Intern: Energy and Environmental Analysis, Modeling & Analytics - Albany Office

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. These efforts are key to developing a less polluting and more reliable and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. Collectively, NYSERDA’s efforts aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills.

This is a paid internship for current, matriculated students. Students are allowed to work 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 State energy and climate policy by collecting and analyzing data for the New York State Greenhouse Gas Inventory, decarbonization pathways analysis, and related efforts
  • Support macroeconomic, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact analysis of NYSERDA’s portfolio and statewide energy transition activities
  • Research and analyze energy-related policy and legislation
  • Assist with development of analytical studies, reports and activities
  • Assist with development of energy use and pricing forecasts, and energy-related geospatial analysis
  • Collect and organize information, including energy statistics, to prepare memos and reports.
  • Conduct fuel and infrastructure-related market and policy research, including data collection for the New York State Heating Oil Price Program
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate-level candidate with a demonstrated academic or professional interest in energy, environmental sustainability, and/or climate change
  • Background or enrollment in a relevant course of study, which could include Environmental/Sustainability Studies/Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Policy Studies/Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, Science and Engineering, and other disciplines and interdisciplinary fields with an energy or environmental focus
  • Policy analysis, research, technical writing, and spreadsheet knowledge
  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Demonstrated ability to research, evaluate, and synthesize information from multiple primary and secondary data 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.

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