Summer Intern: Counsel’s Office - 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and writing in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy resiliency, and climate change as well as issues concerning the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Freedom of Information Law, the Open Meetings Law, the State Ethics Law, and any other matter that might come before Counsel’s Office.
  • Review documents, attend public meetings, and conduct research regarding nuclear waste and environmental issues concerning the Western New York Nuclear Service Center (West Valley).
  • May also assist attorneys in researching contracting provisions and preparing and reviewing various contracting documents.
  • Assist in the preparation of responses to Freedom of Information Law requests and other information requests including subpoenas.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current, full-time undergraduate or Masters student.
  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite, Lexis Advance, and other legal research resources.
  • 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 internship@nyserda.ny.gov and include Summer Internship, Counsel in the subject line.