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Performance Measurement & Research Intern (Hybrid)

Posting Date: February 26, 2024
Be a part of Alberta’s transformation to a low carbon economy
Apply your skills in clean technology and communication and belong to a team of dedicated professionals working on Alberta’s climate priorities.

Who are we?

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) was established to accelerate the development of innovative technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and secure Alberta’s success in a lower carbon economy. We deliver our mandate by investing revenues from the carbon price paid by large emitters in Alberta into innovative technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase economic competitiveness.

ERA is a key partner of the Government of Alberta in addressing climate innovation priorities, and actively engages with industry and other organizations to identify opportunities to accelerate technology scale up and demonstration where there is an identified market need.

More information about ERA’s mandate, vision, and strategic priorities can be found at

About this Opportunity

ERA is seeking a Performance Measurement intern.  Reporting to ERA’s Director, Climate Policy and Performance Measurement as part of the Policy & Engagement Team, this position supports ERA’s performance management initiatives, including data analysis, reporting and knowledge sharing across ERA’s portfolio of emissions reduction projects to accelerate innovative technologies that reduce GHG emissions in Alberta. 

To be effective in this role the candidate must:

  • Be passionate about innovation and emissions reduction technology, and have an interest in directly contributing to the mandate of ERA.
  • Be highly organized, possessing strong project coordination, time management, technical communication, and analytical skills.
  • Have the ability to work efficiently and collaboratively and ask questions when needed. 
  • Be curious, resourceful and collaborative – seek to identify and understand core issues and find innovative solutions with input from the team.
  • Be flexible and comfortable with adjusting priorities based on organizational needs
  • Be able to understand complex technical information and synthesize it in layman’s terms, in writing, presentation, and verbal formats. 

 About the Position

  • Analysis and reporting 
    • Work with lead staff and the Data Analytics intern to understand ERA’s data architecture and processes to support the collection, cleaning and analysis of data to identify trends, insights and opportunities for efficiency and improvement.  
    • Assist in the preparation of regular performance reports for internal stakeholders by collaborating with Performance Management Leads to ensure accurate and timely reporting of key metrics. 
    • Support other interns to capture lessons learned from ERA funded projects.
  • Research
    • Conduct a research inquiry into open data approaches used by governments, funding agencies, universities, other organizations to compare key attributes of the approaches and offer a perspective of their effectiveness at communicating insights and reaching their intended audiences. 
    • Investigate case studies where machine learning and artificial intelligence have been applied to derive new insights from data to identify options for ERA to consider. This work may require discussion and interviews with internal and external stakeholders. Write up a summary of the findings with conclusions and recommendations for ERA staff to consider. Estimated time for this work is 100 hours. 
    • Explore external data sources and identify those that would be helpful to compliment ERA’s data sets to derive insights and trends.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Be in progress of completing a post-secondary degree.
  • Must demonstrate ability to set and meet deadlines and takes personal accountability for results, including organizing and prioritizing work.
  • Strive to work cross-organizationally with various parts of ERA’s team. 
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with teams across the organization.


  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with attention to detail that reflects ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks, competing agendas and demands.
  • Proven analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to conduct research and communicate findings.
  • Thrives in both well-defined and ambiguous planning and project cycles. Capable of engaging with team members to define outcomes and achieve results.

Compensation and Location

This is a full-time role from May to August 2024.  The pay range for this position is $19-$23/ hour, dependent on skill set and qualifications.

This role will be located at either ERA’s Edmonton or Calgary office, but candidates from anywhere within driving distance of Edmonton or Calgary are welcome to apply.  In recognition of the flexible needs of team members, ERA has adopted a hybrid work policy with a minimum of three days working in the office.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

In addition to the above skills and experience, Emissions Reduction Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce and Board. Applications from all qualified persons are welcome and we encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientations or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas to apply.


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Emissions Reduction Alberta at no later than close of business on March 15 2024.