Intern-al Review: Brendan Conley

While learning how energy efficiency and sustainability works at home, Brendan, is looking abroad and pursing a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.

What would you like to do with your degree?

I hope to pursue either a M.A. in Environmental Resource Policy or a M.B. in International Affairs.

Why did you choose to intern with VEIC/DCSEU?

My academic interests lie at the intersection of sustainability and economics, which is a niche that the energy efficiency industry fits perfectly into. As such, the DCSEU presented a great opportunity given that my values were in line with those of the organization and the success of the company speaks for itself. Additionally, I first came across the DCSEU during my Urban Sustainability class this past spring semester, so I was very excited to apply whenever I saw a listing for the company.

What are you most excited for during your internships here at VEIC/DCSEU?

I am excited to work alongside experts in the field and learn how an energy efficiency utility works from within. In one of my past courses, energy efficiency was described as the ‘unglamorous’ solution to sustainable energy yet likely the most effective and important. Therefore, I am also very excited to contribute to furthering sustainable energy in the District.  

How do you hope to use your experience here in your future pursuits?

I have no doubt that my experience this summer will provide important insights that I will be able to draw upon in my future. I hope to apply everything I learn to my future studies and career.

What is your craziest skill?

I can swim the entire length of an Olympic size pool (50 meters) underwater.

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