Post Graduate (Year-Round) Intern - Market Research Analyst and Agreement Support

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Post Graduate (Year-Round) Intern - Market Research Analyst and Agreement Support
CO - Golden
Position Type
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
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Job Description
The Business Management Office of IPO at NREL is looking for a recent science or business graduate to support our partnership team. The Market Research Analyst Intern will help the business development team by conducting research, internal and external, and developing models to better understand current industry dynamics and government goals and budgets. This information will be used by the Partnership Business Development team to develop strategies and action plans to meet partnership goals. This position is full-time.
We are looking for candidates that are passionate about renewable energy, energy systems and the environment. In this role you will support a large and diverse portfolio of activities involving traditional analyses, literature reviews, and tasks focused on data analysis and validation. You will also have opportunities to work on web applications and basic analytic programming tasks. Candidates should be interested in working in an interdisciplinary field, together with business development professionals, agreement specialists, and researchers, which will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The Market Research Analyst Intern will work as part of NREL’s Innovation Partnership and Outreach directorate, supporting the Lab’s partnership growth and development strategy by developing ongoing market analysis, industry insights and general research.
Responsibilities include:
Market Research
  • Support NREL Business Development managers by using market research analysis to answer strategic questions
  • Use Salesforce to analyze historical business development performance and develop strong capabilities in Salesforce reporting and analytics, including use of tools outside of Salesforce to perform more complex analysis
  • Provide compelling, fact-based findings through organizing and extracting data, information, and insights from various sources and methods – including primary and secondary research, competitive analysis and market opportunity analysis.
  • Consult with subject matter experts to develop a complete understanding of the relevant market and technology trends.
  • Assess current market research practices and provides recommendations for new methods to enhance analytics for internal use.
  • Communicate findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner that enables decisive business action.
Basic Qualifications
Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Candidates who have earned a degree may work for a period not to exceed 12 months. Must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Please Note:
  • You will need to upload official or unofficial school transcripts as part of the application process.
  • If selected for position, a letter of recommendation will be required as part of the hiring process.
  • Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.
Additional Required Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Critical thinking skills, strong business acumen and skilled in problem solving.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new tools and systems including the ability to independently learn new technologies.
  • Ability to integrate third-party market analysis, strategic business goals, and data from a variety of sources to provide new insights.
  • Excellent communication skills including writing, presentations and effectively sharing analysis.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects under limited supervision, work well under pressure, meet deadlines and be a strong team player with willingness to take initiative.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Experience using Excel for data analysis.
  • Experience with Power BI.
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM or Marketing suites.
Job Application Submission Window
The anticipated closing window for application submission is up to 30 days and may be extended as needed.
Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)
Job Profile: / Annual Salary Range: $49,100 - $78,600
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Benefits Summary
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; and sick leave (where required by law). NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Internships projected to be less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for medical, dental, or vision benefits.
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