Environmental Research Internship - Albany Office

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. These efforts are key to developing a less polluting and more reliable and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. Collectively, NYSERDA’s efforts aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills. 

This is a paid internship for current, matriculated students. Selected candidate must be available to work onsite during the school year.  Students will work up to 18.5 hours per week during the semester, and up to 37.5 hours per week in between semesters, when not attending class.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in reviewing and finalizing many final reports related to the biomass heat program.
  • Act as Lead in some short-term research projects, including data analysis, in support of the environmental program.
  • Help with the collection of weekly energy data needed by the Energy Analysis team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate level student working in environmental or public health, mechanical engineering or chemistry.
  • Good understanding of environmental and health issues and terminology, especially those relating to air quality and the clean air act.
  • Ability to work independently, under the guidance of a supervisor, as well as in a team setting.
  • Good computer skills, including use of spreadsheets a plus.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to research primary and secondary sources.
  • Skill in managing multiple activities, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment.
  • Strong work ethic.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to internship@nyserda.ny.gov and include Internship, Environmental Research in the subject line.