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Single-Family Residential Team Program Operations - Program Operations - 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.

NYSERDA’s One-to Four-Family homes programs are responsible for advancing solutions to increase access to clean energy solutions and the delivery of associated benefits to homes across New York State. NYSERDA’s Single Family Residential team administers the EmPower NY, Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, Comfort Home Pilot, and Residential Energy Assessment programs as well as several pilot efforts. Together, the programs serve approximately 20,000 households annually with energy efficiency and clean energy recommendations and upgrade options; however, there will be a significant annual increase needed by 2030 to achieve New York’s energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

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 the Summer and academic year.

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 and up to 18.5 hours per week during the semester, when attending classes.

The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist the Single Family Residential team in program operations work, including:
    • Updating program documents, including forms and applications;
    • Creating instructional workflow documents;
    • Data analysis and summarizing research.
    • Development and enhancement of tracking tools;
  • Engaging with stakeholders including:
    • Participating Contractors;
    • State sponsored energy efficiency programs;
    • Other NYSERDA teams.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum qualifications

  • Current, full-time college student, pursuing a degree in engineering, mathematics, sustainability, energy, environmental studies, business, communications, political science, law, sociology, or similar degree.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with external stakeholders
  • Ability to synthesize stakeholder feedback
  • 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

Preferred but not required

  • Prior experience working with and analyzing large data sets
  • Understanding of clean energy retrofits and/or energy efficiency especially for residential buildings

To Apply

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

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