Summer Intern: Clean Transportation - 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.

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.

The settlement with VW for its emissions fraud has been finalized, and NYSERDA expects to manage a significant portion of this money.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on the eligible project types that we can use the settlement funds for (which will include researching the technical specifications, costs, and benefits of specific emissions reduction technologies) and help NYSERDA staff prioritize potential uses of funds to maximize NOx and GHG emission reductions.
  • Review how other states are setting up their programs to spend settlement funds to see if there are best practices that NYS should emulate.
  • Find contacts at fleets, technology vendors, and other partners and make contact with them to gauge their interest in participating in NYSERDA’s upcoming program.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time undergraduate or Masters student.
  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Strong research and communications skills.
  • 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, Clean Transportation, PB in the subject line.