Intern: Clean Heating and Cooling - 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.  This internship will begin June 1, 2020 and continue through the academic year.  Interns work onsite 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 

  • Support the development of a unified ground source heat pump permit
    • Conduct research on specific topical areas within the permit
    • Provide logistical and coordination support to the NYSERDA project manager and technical assistance contractor
  • Support the launch of elements of the clean heat market enablement plan
    • Coordinate voice of customer research for:
      • Clean Thermal District Systems
      • Heat Pumps in the LMI sector
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time undergraduate or Masters student
  • 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 

To Apply

Please submit one file that includes both your cover letter and resume to Please include NYSERDA Internship – Specific Internship Name in the Subject Line.