National Renewable Energy Laboratory Markets and Policy Intern (Year-Round) in Golden, Colorado
Markets and Policy Intern (Year-Round)
CO - Golden
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
The intern will work with staff in the Markets and Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center analyzing legal and regulatory issues related to renewable energy and bulk transmission. Typical tasks may include:
Research regulations (both statutory and administrative) related to renewable energy and transmission permitting and regulation.
Assist in writing publication quality reports analyzing renewable energy legal and regulatory issues and comparisons to other technologies.
Consult with and interview state and federal regulatory agency personnel and other industry stakeholders.
Schedule: Part-time during school year (15-20 hours per week); Full-time during summer. OR Full-Time for recent graduate.
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. Please Note: Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, operations research, economics, environmental science, business, or other energy-related field or equivalent relevant experience.
Additional Required Qualifications
Familiarity with laws and regulations applicable to energy and environmental permitting and regulatory approvals.
Interns should be undertaking Masters, Doctoral or post-doctoral work in a related field (or recent graduate of such a program).
Coursework in administrative law, environmental and natural resources law, water law, oil and gas, and energy law
Familiarity with laws and regulations applicable to infrastructure permitting and regulatory approvals
Demonstrated success synthesizing data from complex legal issues into simplified language
Familiarity with the detail-oriented nature of work involved with combing through laws and regulations and how they work together
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