Summer Intern: Single Family Residential, Rating Pilot - Albany Office

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, known as NYSERDA, promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. These efforts are key to developing a less polluting and more reliable and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. Collectively, NYSERDA’s efforts aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and reduce customer energy bills.

The Single Family Residential Team seeks a summer intern to help with the development of a community-based outreach plan to support the advancement of a home energy rating system pilot. The selected intern will work closely with the team’s project manager, Program Manager, and Program Director to explore options for implementing a home energy rating pilot that can influence real estate transactions. 

This is a paid internship for current, matriculated students.  Students are allowed to work up to 37.5 hours per week in between semesters, when not attending class.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Completing research on communities across New York State with rich real estate markets that would be good candidates for a pilot
  • Developing communications and documents to support the new approach
  • Performing outreach to communities, real estate market actors, and residential contractors
  • Organizing stakeholder meetings and taking notes
  • Coordination with other teams across NYSERDA
  • Working with the Team to develop a Request for Proposals to select communities to participate in the pilot
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current full-time student, pursuing associate, bachelor, or master degree
  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • 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 cover letter and resume to and include Summer Internship, Single Family Residential, Rating Pilot in the subject line.