Summer Intern: Renewables Optimization and Energy Storage Innovation - 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.  Students are allowed to work up to 37.5 hours per week in between semesters, when not attending class. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Intern will assist in the activities of the Energy Storage Technology and Product Development Program, Renewable and DER Innovation Program, and the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium.
  • Supporting solicitation execution and R&D awardee’s contract development including statement of work and milestone payment schedule formation.
  • Perform research and outreach activities supporting the programs evaluation of key challenges and proposer qualifications.
  • Research activities will focus on innovative technologies improving cost, reliability and adoption of Energy Storage, Renewables, DER and Offshore Wind solutions.
  • Outreach activities will include but not be limited to identification and background research on project proposers and partners, project tracking and portfolio reporting.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time student, pursuing associate, bachelor, or master degree
  • 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.