Intern: Energy and Environmental Analysis, Modeling & Analytics - 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 college students.  Students are required to work onsite,  up to 18.5 hours per week during the semester, and up to 37.5 hours per week in between semesters.

This internship will begin in the fall 2019 semester and continue for at least the academic year.

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 internship@nyserda.ny.gov. Please include NYSERDA Internship – Specific Internship Name in the Subject Line.

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