Intern: Strategic Operations - 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 in the fall 2021 semester, and 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 

In partnership with NYSERDA’s Technology Trainer, the intern will aid in the analysis, development and implementation of training materials and resources to support Program objectives and long-term strategic goals. Specific activities include:

  • Participate in discovery and requirement gathering sessions.
  • Update current training guides and materials on our Confluence training platform.
  • Aid in the development of training videos through scriptwriting, story-board creation and video production.
  • Capture and manipulate images for publication.
  • Develop presentations for Live/Virtual training sessions.
  • Post-Training participant and evaluation follow-up.
  • Track, complete and update project/task plans.
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting as needed.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time undergraduate or Masters student, pursuing a degree in Training, Education, Human Resources, Technical Writing or similar discipline.
  • Some experience with video production and graphic/visual design.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to research primary and secondary sources while collaborating with multiple stakeholders.
  • Skill in managing multiple priorities, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and solid judgment.
  • Strong work ethic.

Preferred, but not required

  • Basic knowledge of Camtasia and SnagIt Pro.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint.

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.