California Electricity Decarbonization Intern

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Environmental Defense Fund

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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7 days ago

Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 1,000 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.

culture , values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
Responsibilities :
Program/Department Overview
In our work, we strive to ensure that all Californians have access to an affordable, clean and safe electric system. Our advocacy focuses on the intersection of regulatory work in the state’s integrated resource planning, transmission planning and legislative priorities to reduce barriers to clean energy infrastructure coming online.

Overall Function
Under the direction of the Director, California Energy Program, the intern will support the rapid decarbonization of the state by helping to make the case to bring online new clean energy infrastructure (both generation and transmission assets). The intern will also support the development of our engagements in expanding the footprint of the California grid into a western wide region. The intern will provide overall regulatory and legislative support, including providing summaries of submitted comments and first drafts of our proposals, and helping track open positions on key legislative priorities.

Key Responsibilities
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
  • Research current legislative and regulatory work on clean energy procurement and transmission.
  • Summarize findings of positions of the parties.
  • Support the drafting of key clean energy procurement work products, including legislative amendments and regulatory submittals.
  • Monitor various workshops and hearings.
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings on clean energy and transmission topics.
  • Participates in advancing EDF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.

  • Be enrolled in/recent graduate of an undergraduate program with coursework and/or experience in public policy, law, engineering, economics or related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in electric generation and transmission.
  • Background in energy is a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and have the ability to work independently when projects are due.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills.

Hybrid in San Francisco, CA or U.S. Remote

Summer 2023 (10-12 weeks)

Full-Time (35 hrs/week)

This internship would involve compensation for work paid at a rate competitive with leading non-profits at $17/hr.

Application Materials
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application.
Pay Ranges:
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.

The pay range for this role is shown below.

Please note that pay ranges are country specific. As a result, the stated currency is not meant be converted into any other currency.

Minimum Salary: USD $17.00/Hr. Maximum Salary: USD $17.00/Hr. EEO Information:
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.