Communities and Local Government 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 the Communities and Local Government team with research, program development, project management, contracts data entry and management, metrics tracking, data analysis, and written reports as needed 
  • Assist with developing case studies for completed projects
  • Coordinate updates for NYSERDA’s website with the Marketing department
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time undergraduate or Masters Student, pursuing a degree business, public administration, environmental engineering, sustainable development, statistics or similar subject matter.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Word, including mail merge functions.  Experience with Excel should include knowledge of more advanced features that can be used to analyze large quantities of data in short periods of time, including production of clear charts and graphs showing meaningful trends or outcomes. 
  • Some experience working with, developing, or utilizing databases to store information and run reports.  Experience with ArcGIS is also preferred.
  • Ability to perform meaningful, original research resulting in clearly written analyses, summary reports, and program recommendations.
  • Skill in managing multiple activities, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment.C
  • Strong work ethic.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to and include Internship, Communities and Local Government in the subject line.