Research Intern, Resilience

Academic Credits





2101 L St., NW
Suite 500
United States


The Research Intern will support the development and application of the new GRESB Resilience Module – an extension to the widely used GRESB assessments for real estate and infrastructure. The Resilience Module provides institutional investors with information about risks and opportunities facing property companies and funds around the world. The intern will work under the direction of USGBC’s Research Officer to support Resilience Module users, analyze data, and develop communication materials (e.g., infographics). The intern will collaborate closely with team members in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and Sydney.

Specific responsibilities include

The intern will:

  • Work under the superior of usgbc’s research officer;
  • Address basic user questions during the participation period;
  • Manage and organize information submitted through the module;
  • Analyze data provided by module users; and
  • Develop communications materials.


Education & training requirements/preferences


  • Partial completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, building science; environmental science, geography, data science, real estate, finance, or related disciplines;
  • Coursework and/or experience with resilience and/or social and environmental hazards;
  • Familiarity/interest in building science and sustainability; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.


  • Familiarity with core resilience concepts;
  • Experience with hazard mitigation or emergency response;
  • Familiarity with green building practices and rating programs; and/or
  • Accreditation as LEED Green Associate or LEED Accredited Professional.

Experience requirements

The Intern should have experience:

  • Working with heterogeneous data and large numbers of documents;
  • Conducting project-based scientific research; and
  • Working as part of a diverse, geographically dispersed team.

Other required skills and qualifications

The Intern should have:

  • Demonstrated success working independently, prioritizing tasks, and completing work on schedule.
  • Enthusiasm for data and green building research.
  • A positive “can do” attitude.

How To Apply

Please email or fax your resume and a letter of interest.

  • Note the title of the position you are applying for.
  • Submit files as PDFs or Word documents.
  • Fax: 202-315-3949.
  • No phone calls, please.