Internship: Market Characterization and Evaluation - 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.  This internship will begin during the fall of 2021 and is expected to continue through the academic year. Interns 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

  • Assist project managers in researching and analyzing topics related to program evaluation and energy markets, policies and technologies
  • Assist in compiling large amounts of data over time, preparation of datasets, and data quality assurance
  • Collect and organize information, including market data, in order to help implement evaluation plans, memos, reports, and other documents and presentations
  • Create charts, tables and other tools to communicate data
  • Learn and utilize Microsoft SharePoint, Outlook, Teams and Excel
  • Learn and utilize Jira tracking software
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned; example tasks could include completing preliminary documents for evolving evaluation projects, oversight lead for specific projects, and assistance with procurement issuance and proposal selection
  • Provide general evaluation support
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time undergraduate or Masters student
  • Strong policy analysis and technical writing skills
  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel desired, but not required
  • Statistical analysis and GIS preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated ability researching and analyzing topics related to program evaluation and energy markets, policies and technologies
  • Skill in managing multiple activities, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Spanish language fluency beneficial, but not required

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.