NREL Internship (Year-Round) Policy and Market - RE Grid Integration in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Internship (Year-Round) Policy and Market - RE Grid Integration



CO - Golden


Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Summary

The candidate will support a variety of tasks related to renewable energy market and policy analyses in NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center. The successful candidate will have strong research and writing skills as well as experience compiling and manipulating large data sets for analysis.

The candidate will support renewable energy policy, market, financing, and regulatory projects through data collection and analysis, literature reviews, industry interviews, writing, and coding.

Key projects include:

• Support analysis of integrating increasing levels of renewable generation, with an international focus.

• Support research and writing on emerging best-practices, regulations, and policies for electricity sector planning and market design

• Support research projects examining distributed solar policies, including rate design considerations, integration of storage technologies, evolution of utility business models, and grid benefits from renewable energy.


Required Education, Experience, and Skills

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.


Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree student in engineering, math, environmental studies, economics, law, policy, or business, with background in renewable energy, energy systems analysis, or other relevant field.

Expertise in data collection, cleaning, and manipulation using at least one software tool to manage and analyze data which could include STATA, SPSS, R, MATLAB or PYTHON.

Knowledge and experience in one or more:

  • RE grid integration

  • Clean energy market and policy analysis

  • Electricity system planning and market regulation

  • Renewable energy deployment and technology


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