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Internships: Building Certification / International Communications

Internship: Building certification

The Passive House Institute (PHI) is an independent research institute lead by Dr. Wolfgang
Feist with a continuously growing interdisciplinary team of employees. PHI has played an especially
crucial role in the development of the Passive House concept. Since 1990, the Passive
House Institute has assumed a leading position with regard to research on and development
of construction concepts, building components, planning tools and quality assurance for especially
energy efficient buildings.
In order to collaborate in the development of energy efficient buildings in hot and humid climates,
the Passive House Institute offers one internship:

Place of Internship: Passive House Institute, Rheinstraße 44/46, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Tasks:
• assistance with the consultancy and certification of low energy buildings in warm and hot
climates.
• prepare training materials and other documentation associated with the projects
• translations and proofreading of translations (Spanish, English, German, based on ability)
• research

Requirements:
• Spanish native speaker preferably with Latin-American background, especially Mexico
• fluent in English
• studies in Architecture or building engineering
• proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• knowledge in the use of: SketchUP / Autocad
• interest in energy efficiency and sustainability
• team player and well-motivated
• ability to work independently

Advantages:
• Mexican nationality
• internship within framework of current studies desirable
• proficiency in German
• general knowledge of Passive House/energy efficiency concepts in buildings
• knowledge in the use of: PHPP / DEEVi / DesignPH
• knowledge or experience in sectors of energy efficiency or construction
• experience with online communications (mailing services)

Benefits:
• experience working in an international, scientific-based setting
• exposure to international projects
• paid internship

Please submit CV, cover letter and writing sample to:
Maria del Carmen Rivero, mail@passiv.de
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*Please note applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a suitable applicant is found.

Internship: International Communications

Place of Internship: Passive House Institute, Rheinstraße 44/46, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany

Description: assistance with online and print communications within framework of both EU-funded projects and an international network of professionals, such as:
• website assistance
• article writing
• communication with stakeholders
• proofreading of translations (German or English, based on ability)
• research

Requirements:
• excellent communication skills
• team player
• ability to work independently
• fluent in English (native speakers welcome)
• proficiency in MS Office
• interest in energy efficiency and sustainability

Advantages:
• proficiency in German
• general knowledge of Passive House/energy efficiency concepts
• knowledge or experience in sectors of energy efficiency or construction
• experience with online communications (mailing services, website updating)
• internship within framework of current studies desirable

Benefits:
• experience working in an international, scientific-based setting
• exposure to EU projects
• paid internship

Please submit CV, cover letter and writing sample to:
Amina Lang, info@passivehouse-international.org

*Please note applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a suitable applicant is found.


Various internship
s

The Passive House Institute, a research establishment internationally renowned for its work on energy efficiency in buildings and, more specifically, the Passive House Standard, offers various internships in the different fields of its work at a minimum of six months.

Passive House Institute
Rheinstr. 44/46
64283 Darmstadt
E-Mail: mail[at]passiv.de

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