Intern: Single Family Residential - 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.

Achieving New York’s energy efficiency goals will require a significant reduction in the energy consumption of residential buildings.  NYSERDA’s Single Family Residential team seeks an intern to support several initiatives focused on energy efficiency retrofits in existing one-to four-family homes. 

This internship will provide an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and detail oriented individual to support the efforts of NYSERDA’s Single Family Residential team. This internship is an opportunity to work directly alongside NYSERDA staff members to implement energy efficiency programs. Interns who are interested in energy efficiency, clean energy solution, environmental science, or business management are encouraged to apply.  

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

  • Maintaining participant records within program databases
  • Ensuring accuracy of payments by reviewing and reconciling invoices
  • Reviewing and analyzing program metrics using Excel to create charts for presentations
  • Participating in meetings, taking notes as needed
  • Performing research, summarize findings, and provide recommendations
  • Developing communications and documents to support initiatives
  • Performing outreach to communities, residential contractors, and other stakeholders
  • Performing 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.

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