Internship: Single Family Residential, Contractor Recruitment - 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 June 1, 2021 and continue for 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 in the planning, developing and implementing strategies to engage with new types of residential energy service providers, such as windows and siding companies and remodeling contractors
  • Analyze the effectiveness of NYSERDA’s current programs and proactively make recommendations on the strategy going forward, particularly on reaching more contractors
  • Research industry best practices, summarize findings, and provide insights to the team
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings and document discussion, action items, and outcomes
  • Proof-read and edit integral project management documents
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time undergraduate or Masters student, pursuing a degree in environmental science, economics, business, engineering, political science, or similar studies
  • 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 internship@nyserda.ny.gov. Please include NYSERDA Internship – Specific Internship Name in the Subject Line.