Supporting our industry’s future workforce

As part of the association’s ongoing workforce development initiatives, NCBPA coordinates internship opportunities for students and industry professionals with member companies.  The association offers 5 – 6 internships per year to support its own work with member companies.

Companies: Host an Intern

Member companies: send a description of your internship to us at to be posted here and on our Job Board.  We’ll help you outline the internship information and advertise it to community colleges, universities and job programs across the state.

Students and Professionals: Apply for an Internship

Interested students and professionals: send your resume and a description of what type of internship you’re looking for to  Include your desired location, available dates for your term and any other pertinent details that may help find a match.  We’ll post your information on our Job Seekers page and advertise it to industry companies across the state.  Find internships with our member companies by checking our Job Board!

Fall 2018 Internships Available with NCBPA

NCBPA offers internships to qualified students and professionals new to our industry year-round to support our membership services and industry work.  Generally, two internships are available for spring and fall semesters, and up to four in the summer.  For fall 2018, NCBPA has three paid internships available:

  • Commercial & Industrial Buildings: Work with our staff, members and partners to develop research and resources that support high performance construction in commercial and industrial buildings.  NCBPA is increasing its research and development into the design processes, materials selection and installation techniques being used to improve the performance of our state’s new and existing commercial and industrial buildings.  Much of this information is being added to a new building owner/operator education website that will be released this fall.  Perform market research, site visits and interviews with industry companies and report out to the association’s members on best practices.  Code improvements, training programs, regulatory changes and other market development opportunities will result from this work.
  • Policy & Legislation:  Lead research and development of NCBPA’s policy agenda heading into the 2019 long session.  In 2018, NCBPA held successful lobby days during the short session and garnered strong support for new legislation and adjustments to existing legislation that support energy efficiency, building performance and clean energy policies in the state.  With a wealth of work to do ahead of the session, this Intern will be responsible for preparing our industry for policy success in 2019.  Past Interns Ellie Hardwick and Madeleine Guyant coordinated meetings with legislators, wrote reports, created presentations, drafted legislation and performed a wealth of research on key policy issues.  This internship is a great way to learn how clean energy policy works in North Carolina and will provide the Intern with experience and connections to serve their future career.  Last year’s Policy Intern, Madeleine Guyant, stayed on in a part-time capacity during the spring of 2018 to coordinate NCBPA’s short legislative session activities and plan our spring Lobby Days.  This same opportunity is available for the fall 2018 Intern to stay on and support our work during the 2019 session.
  • Research Fellow: In partnership with Allied Partner company BASF, North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) seeks a part-time Research Fellow to perform research and development projects on North Carolina’s high performance construction market during the fall semester of 2018.  The Research Fellow will perform innovative office and field-based research and development in support of bringing new products and market services to North Carolina’s single family residential, multifamily residential and commercial buildings market.  Projects will be initiated and supported by staff from BASF’s Charlotte office and NCBPA’s Raleigh office.  Successful applicants will benefit from the blended experience of working to serve an industry associations member needs and accomplish critical industry research needs for a leading building product manufacturer. This is a rare opportunity to learn how industry works together to accomplish sustainability goals in the Southeast.

For each intern position:

  • A monthly stipend is provided to help pay for meal, parking and travel expenses.
  • Most work will be located at NCBPA’s office in downtown Raleigh.  Some work-from-home opportunities are available.
  • Limited travel is provided.
  • Interns must provide their own computer and phone.
  • NCBPA will complete any required paperwork needed for students to earn credit.

Send your resume, cover letter and which position(s) you’re interested in to to apply.

Past NCBPA Interns

NCBPA would like to recognize these former interns for their great work with us!