Intern: Workforce Development and Training - Albany Office

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks an intern to join the Workforce Development and Training (WFD) team. Workforce development and training are essential components to a bustling 21st century economy and a cleaner, healthier New York. But today’s workforce is not yet set up to meet the requirements and achieve possibilities of the clean energy economy. With a commitment of nearly $70 million through 2025, NYSERDA will work to change the landscape of New York’s workforce through clean energy workforce development and training.

The intern will play a key role in assisting the WFD team in expanding opportunities for underserved populations to join and benefit from the clean energy economy. Specifically, the intern will conduct research related to environmental justice and priority or underserved populations to inform the team’s participation in various initiatives. In addition, the intern will pursue data gathering activities to educate the program’s target populations and will be tasked to assist the team in developing stakeholder surveys and marketing materials. Other areas of technical skills learned will include areas of project management and research techniques. 

This is a paid internship for a current full-time student, pursuing a bachelor or master’s degree. This internship will begin in the Spring 2020 semester, with the potential to continue into future semesters.  The selected intern will 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

  • Conduct Environmental Justice research in relation to workforce development
  • Survey existing workforce development programs throughout the world including objectives, incentives, pilots, and target populations
  • Gather and analyze data on underserved, unemployed, and/or underemployed populations within New York State
  • Assist the team in developing a stakeholder survey for job fairs
  • Proof-read and edit integral project management documents and marketing materials
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current full-time undergraduate or graduate student studying social welfare, public policy, environmental studies, anthropology, urban studies, or a related social science field
  • Experience or interest in working with diverse populations
  • Proficient in PowerPoint and comfortable with Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to research primary and secondary sources including utilizing databases and conducting interviews
  • Strong written, communication, proof-reading and editing skills
  • Adept at extrapolating/synthesizing/reporting out on relevant highlights quickly from dense reports; ability to take large groups of data often ambiguous and isolate good insight/intelligence (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of equity and inclusion principles (preferred)

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.