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Internship - Market and Policy

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Colorado - America North
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Company Name NREL
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Internship- Market and Policy
Golden, CO
Student RPP
A student internship is available immediately in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Strategic Energy Analysis Center in our Golden, Colorado office. The position would be full time in the summer of 2013 with the possibility of part-time (8-15 hours per week) during the 2013/2014 fall and spring semesters for local students.
The candidate will support a variety of tasks related to market and policy research in NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center. The successful candidate will have strong research and writing skills. 

Possible key projects include: 
1) Utility curtailment of renewable energy generators 
• Conduct research and compile information on utility or grid operator practices for curtailing renewable energy generators domestically and internationally. 
• Assist in surveying utilities and grid operators to understand curtailment practices. 
• Assist in preparing report on curtailment and other issues related to integrating high penetrations of renewables on the grid. 

2) Support preparation of project development and project financing training for Tribal nations 
• Help develop, prepare and execute two trainings in summery 2013 for Tribal champions on how to develop small to large-scale renewable energy projects 
• Support will include gathering project development and financing tools, information and websites, preparing PowerPoint slides and dealing with conference logistics 
• Support creation of detailed worksheets that walk through specific hypothetical examples of projects, and other fun exercises to reinforce training concepts 

3) Utility Solar Business Model support 
• Working with a cross cutting team, help interview and analyze utility business/process information about how they make generation supply decisions 
• Working with an external team, provide original research and analysis to support identification and exploration of new utility business models for solar, particularly distributed solar 
• Write up memos and white papers to explain research and analysis results; may include writing sections of an NREL technical report 

4) International smart grid policy 
• Assist in developing a marketing and communications plan for an international smart grid policy group, the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) 
• Assist in planning and implementing a webinar series for ISGAN 
• Assist in preparing white papers on key smart grid policy topics
Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program at an accredited institution. 

Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. 

Please Note: 
Be sure to attach your current transcript (unoffical transcripts are acceptable) on the "Submit Attachments" Page during the application process in order for your GPA and student status to be verified.
Student in environmental studies, economics, law, policy, or business, with background in renewable energy, engineering, or other relevant field. 

Very good research and written communication skills. 

Knowledge and experience in one or more: 
• U.S. electric sector – particularly working with or for utilities or ISOs/RTOs 
• Renewable energy technology project development 
• Renewable energy project financing in the United States 
• Working with Tribal nations 

Minimum 3.0 GPA in the last completed semester.
Master's degree student.
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