The Taliesin Namkai-Meche Memorial Internship was established by Cadmus to honor our friend and colleague, Taliesin. The internship is available to students who share Taliesin’s intellectual curiosity and passion for social justice. Interns will gain hands-on experience and receive mentorship during their Internship, as they contribute to projects which help our clients achieve extraordinary results, strengthening society and the natural world.
Advancing racial equity within Cadmus and the consulting industry more broadly is a key priority. With this purpose in mind, we are seeking students from underrepresented groups to join our firm for a 10-12 week paid internship beginning May or June 2021. Interns will be assigned to our Portland, OR office but work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applications should be submitted by 5:00 PM PT on Friday, March 19, 2021.
As an intern with Cadmus, duties may include:
- Assist with planning, designing and implementing research efforts to support energy demand-side management program and policy evaluations
- Conduct primary and secondary data collection
- Use statistical software to clean, prepare, and visualize data in preparation for analysis
- Analyze and interpret data to reach meaningful conclusions and recommendations
- Write clear and concise descriptions of data, methodology, and results for inclusion in reports
- Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate degree program in STEM or quantitative social sciences major, with a focus on data science or analysis (Junior or Senior standing required for current students)
- Excellent writing, communication, and critical thinking skills
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, including setting priorities and adapting to changes in a time-sensitive, deliverable driven workplace
- Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills
- Initiative and ability to self-direct on assignments
- Proficient in MS Office applications, including Word and Excel
- Familiarity with energy sector and/or utility industry
- Applied experience with quantitative research activities in academic or professional setting
- Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
- Experience or classwork with predictive modeling, data mining, or machine-learning techniques
- Coursework in econometrics or statistics
- Experience with statistical languages such as Stata, SAS, or R
- Programming experience in Python or MATLAB
- To apply, submit resume along with 3-5 page writing or work sample
- Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States as a U.S Perm Resident or U.S. Citizen
About Taliesin Namkai-Meche
Taliesin lost his life in an act of selfless bravery intervening during a racist attack and horrendous stabbing on a commuter train in Portland, Oregon. Valuing differences and refusing to condone bigotry, he was defending two Black teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab. His act of courage speaks to his immense character and deep regard for others. Taliesin joined Cadmus as a summer intern in 2015. During his internship, Taliesin provided analysis in support of utility energy efficiency program evaluations. The connection between energy and economics became the topic of Taliesin’s senior thesis, which examined household substitution of space heating fuels in response to long-run changes in prices of electricity and natural gas. After graduating from Reed College with a B.A. in economics, Taliesin rejoined Cadmus as a full-time analyst, where he applied his academic training in economics and econometrics. Throughout his time with Cadmus, Taliesin took on ever more challenging work assignments and became a trusted and valued member of the Cadmus team.
Cadmus is a strategic and technical consultancy compelled to help solve the world’s most challenging problems. We assemble the best teams of leading experts who work seamlessly across disciplines to help our clients achieve extraordinary results. From energy, water, and transportation to safety, security, and resilience—together, we are strengthening society and the natural world. Cadmus’ more than 600 consultants serve government, commercial, and nongovernmental organizations around the world.
Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination. Cadmus is committed to providing a respectful workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, military and veteran status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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