The Summer Bartlett intern will assist with kicking off a project that involves looking at U.S. roofers and building contractors as potentially important intermediaries in the adoption of residential rooftop solar. The intern will help lay the groundwork for project researchers to eventually interview and survey roofers and contractors. Tasks may include collecting and synthesizing relevant literature, interacting with project partners to obtain relevant data and information, organizing information into usable datasets, and other research management tasks. One of the objectives at this stage of the project is to create a typology of different types of building contractors and roofers that can then be used for targeted interviews and surveys. Candidates for the position should be self-starters, have a keen eye for detail and organization, and feel comfortable independently contacting and interacting with others in a professional setting. Depending on how the project evolves – and the intern’s skill set — there may also be an opportunity for the intern to scrape websites for needed project data. If you have experience with web scraping, please describe this in your cover letter.

Required: Strong communication and organizational skills, proficiency using Excel; Not required but desirable: Experience with Python or other web scraping tools

This internship is available to Harris School of Public Policy graduate students. Application closes April 19, 2021.