Intern: Environmental Research - 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, 2020 and continue through the academic year.  Interns work onsite 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 

  • Support NYSERDA’s Environmental Research Program with air-quality and public-health related research
  • Perform technical analysis, review final reports, and assist in contract development of research projects
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current full-time student, pursuing bachelors or graduate degree
  • Experience in environmental, public health, physical science or engineering
  • Good understanding of environmental science, air-quality related health issues and terminology
  • Ability to work independently, under the guidance of a supervisor, as well as in a team setting
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Excellent skills with Word and Excel
  • Skill in managing multiple activities, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgement
  • 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.