Renewable Energy Internship Opportunity (Part-Time, Remote)
Location: Remote OR 1425 K St NW, Suite 1110, Washington, DC 20005
Who we are
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) is a community of energy buyers accelerating the zero-carbon energy future—greening the grid for all. We are an alliance of large clean energy buyers, energy providers, service providers, and NGOs, who are unlocking the marketplace for all non-residential energy buyers to lead a rapid transition to a cleaner, prosperous, zero-carbon energy future. Learn more: https://rebuyers.org/.
We value Respect in our treatment of people and the planet; Integrity in how we conduct ourselves; Service to REBA’s mission, members, and colleagues; and Excellence in our programs and work. Diversity is critical to realizing a zero-carbon energy system. We invite collaboration among people with different perspectives, identities, and ideas because innovative solutions to these complex challenges come from great minds who do not think alike.
Why intern with us?
REBA Interns gain professional skills and experience while working alongside our world-class team of supportive and collaborative individuals. You will build understanding of complex system change, the renewable energy industry, as well as how a trade association operates day-to-day. You’ll become part of a respectful community of staff and interns dedicated to building the zero-carbon future while offering your unique skills to achieving our goals.
· Compensation: $25/hour.
· Benefits: Most intern positions are not eligible for benefits except for paid sick leave related to covid-19. All are eligible for 1 paid Friday off per month.
· Educational credit: Eligibility for credit is determined by your educational institution
· Schedule: 20 hours/week. Weekly schedule is flexible and will be determined with your supervisor.
· Location: This position may be performed remotely from any U.S. location with reliable internet access or at the REBA office at 1425 K St NW, Washington, DC.
· Term: 3 months, with possibility to extend based on performance and availability.
· Start Date: Projected for 1/31/22with some flexibility based on your availability.
· Intern Support: Interns work directly in one or more of REBA’s programs and quickly become an essential part of the team. Your Supervisor will support daily and weekly projects and tasks throughout your internship. You will also connect with a Mentor who helps ensure that you have a positive experience and are working toward individual learning objectives which you determine together.
About the Innovations Internship
As an intern with the Innovations team, you will support work that solves the toughest policy, regulatory, and market barriers in clean energy. The Innovations team enhances the ability of REBA’s members to engage on policy and market design by providing research, analysis, and actionable information so members are equipped to achieve their sustainability and clean energy goals. The Innovations team also engages with federal and state policymakers, along with other key stakeholders, to communicate large energy buyers’ policy needs and priorities.
The Innovations intern will support the creation and dissemination of policy-focused content. Given the diversity of REBA’s membership, and the Innovations team’s expansive issue portfolio, the intern is expected to engage on a wide-ranging set of policies. Specific tasks include:
· Furthering REBA’s policy advocacy at the federal level by mapping the locations of REBA members’ facilities to Congressional districts.
· Tracking updates to energy-related legislation and regulations at the state level, with particular emphasis on the Southeastern United States.
· Supporting REBA’s engagement with Congress.
· Reviewing recent submissions or issuances at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
· Remotely attending FERC monthly meetings and technical conferences as directed.
· Aiding in the planning and execution of REBA meetings, webinars, and other interactions with members by developing agendas, presentations, and related materials.
· Assisting in the creation of REBA newsletters and other internal communications materials to inform members about ongoing policy initiatives.
· Supporting the development of external-facing communications (e.g., position papers, op-eds, blog posts) to elevate the voice of large energy buyers in policy discussions.
- Actively enrolled in undergraduate or graduate course of study
- Prior internship experience in federal or state government is preferred, but not required
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is preferred, but not required[BM1]
- Passion for achieving REBA’s vision of a resilient zero-carbon energy system
- Commitment to REBA’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence (RISE)
- Able to work effectively with others in a collaborative, supportive environment
- Strong written and verbal communicator or strong commitment to improving these skills
- Eligible to work in the U.S.
Submit your cover letter and resume on via BambooHR portal. Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 AM ET on 11/1/21.
REBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer where applicants are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.