Intern: Energy and Environmental Analysis, Data & Markets - 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 for 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 

  • Assist with development of analytical studies, reports and activities
    • Monitoring of fuel price and supply information
    • Heating degree days
    • Transportation fuels
  • Research and analyze energy-related policy and legislation
  • Conduct fuel and infrastructure-related market and policy research.
  • Collect and organize information, including energy statistics, to prepare memos and reports.
  • Support the development of Patterns & Trends including the development and reporting of new distributed energy resource data
  • Collect and analyze data for the New York State Greenhouse Gas Inventory report and State Heating Oil Price Program
  • Assist with development of energy use and pricing forecasts, and energy-related geospatial analysis
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate-level candidate, studying engineering, economics, science, business, public administration, or a related field of analytical study
  • Data and policy analysis, research, technical writing, and spreadsheet knowledge
  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Demonstrated ability to research primary and secondary sources
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Skill in managing multiple activities, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
  • Strong communication skills and work ethic

To Apply

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