Hidden Image

Large-Scale Renewables, Tier 4 - Albany or New York City Office


New York is leading the nation in the fight on global climate change and the transition to a clean energy-powered economy. With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York has codified the most aggressive climate change program in the nation with goals to reach zero carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040; install 9 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035; 6 gigawatts of solar by 2025; and 3 gigawatts of energy storage by 2030. Additionally, the law creates the Climate Action Council comprised of the leaders of various state agencies and authorities as well as legislative appointments to develop a plan outlining how the state will achieve an 85% reduction in GHG emissions from 1990 levels by 2050, and eventually net zero emissions in all sectors of the economy.

Tier 4 is NYSERDA’s program to bring renewable energy to New York City, the state’s most fossil-fuel-dependent city. The Tier 4 projects have been awarded, one is moving into construction, and the other has started its Article VII application process. For more information, please click here.

This is a paid internship for current, full-time college students. The pay rate is from $15 to $17 per hour based on current class year. This internship will begin in the Spring 2023 semester and continue through December 31, 2023.

Interns must be located in New York State while working. It is expected that interns will follow our telework policy, with a combination of in-office and remote work. Interns 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 classes.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work directly with the Program Manager, and others, to facilitate processes and procedures for cloud-based tools, such as Sharepoint, Salesforce, etc. to maintain project documentation and implement changes in software systems as necessary
  • Monitor and maintain tracking tools, assist with outreach activities and events
  • Help develop reporting templates
  • Prepare monthly status reports, agendas, minutes, website content
  • Perform comparative analysis and summarize in written reports/memos
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time college student with strong interest in helping NYSERDA achieve its goals
  • Excellent writing and computational skills
  • Familiarity with Sharepoint, or similar cloud-based collaboration tool
  • Familiar with database and software development (conceptually), ability to quickly learn existing tools
  • Extensive skill with the Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Some experience with MS Project desired, or project management coursework.
  • Ability to work independently, develop and discuss alternatives
  • Understand and maintain data confidentiality
  • 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 one file that includes both your cover letter and resume.

Apply Now