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Clean Transportation, Prizes - 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.

The Clean Transportation Division seeks an intern with a keen eye for detail who is a team player, dependable, and eager to learn. Interns who are interested in transportation equity, clean transportation, clean energy, research, journalism, and data analysis are encouraged to apply. The intern will build writing and communication skills, research skills, data analysis skills, and will become more fluent in technical topics related to clean transportation. Additionally, this position will expose the Intern to a range of actors in government and clean transportation.

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 on June 1st, 2023 and continue through August 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 37.5 hours per week during the Summer.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research case studies and solutions to challenges that the 10 winners of the NY Clean Transportation Prizes projects face
  • Research, conduct interviews for, and write updates highlighting the progress of the 10 winners
  • Support the evaluation of the Clean Transportation Prizes program design
  • Provide management support
  • Help field project questions and maintain project FAQs
  • Coordinate efforts between NYSERDA teams
  • Assist with stakeholder engagement
  • Utilize Microsoft Excel and/or Tableau to produce graphs, tables and spreadsheet to track project progress
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time college student, pursuing a degree in Clean Energy, Public Policy, Planning, Journalism, or another related degree.
  • Skill in managing multiple activities, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment.
  • Highly organized.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate and succinctly summarize complex concepts
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to research primary and secondary sources.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and be a self-starter.

To Apply

Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume.

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