Large Scale Renewables, Offshore Wind - New York City or Albany 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.
This is a paid internship for current, full-time 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 Summer 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 37.5 hours per week between semesters, when not attending classes.
- Assist project managers with organization and review of materials to support federal and state offshore wind activities
- Track regional offshore wind activities, meetings, and opportunities for engagement with NYSERDA Conduct industry research and data collection to inform internal databases that support State offshore wind policy
- Support the OSW and Environmental Research Teams Phase I workstreams for Master Plan 2.0: Deep Water
- Perform other responsibilities as assigned
- Current, full-time college student, pursuing a degree in environmental management, public administration and policy, renewable energy, systems management, or a related field
- Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
- 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 and enthusiasm for the OSW and marine environmental fields.
Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume.