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May 17 / BARD CEP

Policy Internship, National Renewable Energy Lab – Colorado

Organization: National Renewable Energy Lab

Position Title: Policy Intern (Year Round)

Location: Golden, Colorado

Dates and compensation: A student internship is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Integrated Applications Center. NREL is the nation’s primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We have an immediate opening for a year round student internship in our Golden, Colorado office. The position would be part- to full time (30-40 hours per week) during the school year with the potential for development into a full time position during school breaks and in the summer.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

Responsibilities: The intern will support the research and technical assistance teams by providing research and writing providing summaries and potential policy impacts to state and local jurisdictions. Other tasks include supporting team members as they respond to technical assistance requests, through online research, data gathering, and primary research.

Qualifications: Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. ; Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. ; Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Preferred: master’s degree student in public policy, environmental studies, engineering, quantitative methods, energy studies, international policy, or equivalent. Proven organization skills, familiarity with Microsoft Excel and SharePoint, and working within a team environment are highly valued in this position as well as an interest in supporting states and localities with meeting their clean energy goals.

How to Apply: Apply online.

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