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Clean Energy Fund Internship

Internship for "Cow Power Demystified"

2014-15 Projects
Project Timeline: 
07/2015
Project Progress: 
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Project Category: Research/Study

UVM Extension staff, faculty, and students will further their work with farmers to investigate the viability of using farm-produced methane to generate electricity. The Cow Power Education project will make this current research more broadly known to the public. A graduate student from CDAE will coordinate this project in summer 2015. 

Project Champions: Gioia Thompson

CEF Award: $9,800

 

Sustainability Internship Program

Description of Program

The Office of Sustainability offers a few paid and work study internships during the academic year and summer. Interns get involved in projects that relate to programs the Office of Sustainability coordinates both on and off campus. Our interns get to work in a professional environment and gain experience through projects generated by our department and by the interns themselves.

Wrapping up Interviews and Editing

On August 4th, I conducted an interview with Rich Smith, an intern on the technical team whose focus in this project was on geothermal technologies.  We intended to begin the interview around 10am at the library, and move on to filming the survey process at McAuley Hall afterward.  This way, we would know exactly what clips to film in order to match the interview dialogue.  Unfortunately, we both had forgotten Saturday's library hours, which are noon-5pm.  Since we had two hours to fill, I decided to show Rich the interview questions an

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Daniel Hopkins '13, CEF Summer Media Intern

Final Weeks

With the Equine Center Solar PV project completed and the final Comprehensive Campus Renewable Energy Feasibility Study reports being written, these Clean Energy Fund projects are winding down. My outreach duties have not however, and with the final weeks of the internship coming to an end I have been working on multiple press releases, an information pamphlet for the Equine Center, and reflecting on what I have learned over the past weeks and how these new skills will affect my future career.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Kierstin Wall '13, CEF Summer Outreach Intern

Unexpected Obstacles and Video Format Issue Resolved!

The past two weeks have consisted of many unexpected obstacles and more importantly, the solutions to those obstacles.  As I began organizing and editing some of the video clips I’d converted from .MTS (a very uncommon and difficult video format to work with) to .AVI (a standard video format supported by almost all editing systems), I noticed that the trial video converter program I’d been using was shortening the length of each video and reducing the quality dramatically.  Knowing that I would be eventually uploading these videos to Vimeo, which requires rendering and

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Daniel Hopkins '13, CEF Summer Media Intern

Mind Mapping and Career Exploration

The past week I have been working on the final steps to organizing the Equine Center Ceremony. I also stopped by UVM Career Services, a free service offered to UVM students, by suggestion of our internship advisors. On my first meeting, I took the Myers-Briggs personality test; a test designed to tell you what your preferences are, your best features, and where your flaws may lie. The career advisor and I determined I was type ENFJ: extroversion, intuition, feeling and judging. The test then provides in depth descriptions of each type. The tagline for my 'type'?

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Kierstin Wall '13, CEF Summer Outreach Intern

Organization and Time Management

I believe the greatest skills I am acquiring from this internship thus far are organization and time management. Working two labor jobs on top of this internship has proven challenging; physically and mentally. Thankfully, I have been able to keep track of my to do lists and use my resources, including my iPhone and Basecamp, a project management software, to organize myself.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Kierstin Wall '13, CEF Summer Outreach Intern

Video Concepts, CCREFS Filming and Video Conversion

Over the past two weeks I’ve spent the majority of my time writing video scripts, brainstorming new video concepts/themes, filming with CEF intern Jack Lehrecke, uploading time-lapse photos and researching methods of converting AVCHD video files into a high quality format supported by my editing system. 

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Daniel Hopkins '13, CEF Summer Media Intern

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