Do you want to be part of the climate solution, work alongside a talented mentor and colleagues, and enhance a supportive and energetic culture? Founded in 1995, Energy Solutions is an employee-owned clean energy and climate mitigation consulting firm. We deliver large-scale environmental benefits by engineering, designing, and implementing market-based energy efficiency and demand management solutions and developing policies that are better for businesses and better for society with a focus on equity and access. We have a talented and committed team, provide a stimulating, healthy, and participatory workplace, and emphasize innovative approaches to maximize the reach and value of our services. With nearly 400+ staff, we are honored to serve a diverse range of utility, public agency, commercial, and industrial clients.
Energy Solutions interns will have opportunities to shine, network across the company, connect with other interns, and present your work to supportive stakeholders. These are paid remote internships with an expectation of 20 – 40 hours/week for a minimum of 10-12 weeks between 6/12/2023 – 9/15/2023. These opportunities, paired with Energy Solutions mission driven approach, create a perfect environment for individuals who want to have an active voice in shaping the energy future.
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2023 Internship Opportunities
Disadvantaged Communities Program
Care deeply about environmental social justice? As part of the Energy Efficiency team, you will support our Hard-to-Reach (HTR) and Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) program implementation. This role includes program support, outreach and marketing tasks, and supporting implementation of HTR/DAC strategies outlined in the Environmental Social Justice (ESJ) Baseline Report for California Foodservice. Apply here!
Heating & Cooling Trade Ally Management
Have a gift for outreach? As part of the Energy Efficiency team, this intern will support the Associate Director of the HVAC and Water Heating Trade Ally domain. You will help with Trade Ally market intel collection and sharing, and you will support our robust Energy Efficiency programs in Trade Ally outreach operations. Apply here!
New England Incentive Program Strategy
In partnership with the Energy Efficiency team, this intern will support our New England non-lighting incentive program and strategy research. This includes market research related to the clean heating sector, and claim processing and data analysis for electrification measures. The goal for this role is to gain a fundamental understanding of energy market principles and insight into project management. This is an eastern time zone internship for up to six months during a gap year or if your academic schedule allows. Apply here!
Northwest Program Support
Are you seeking an opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of energy market principles and insight into project management? In partnership with the Energy Efficiency Team, this intern will support program operations related to our utility programs. Our program support and implementation activities include processing, program reporting, research, outreach, and special projects. This is a western time zone internship for up to six months during a gap year or if your academic schedule allows. Apply here!
Environmental Social Justice
Are you invested in environmental social justice? Interested in working with community organizations on equity issues? Have a knack for data? As a part of the Energy Efficiency Team, you will work with a passionate and mission-driven group to help develop product enhancements and partnerships that can maximize our impacts across disproportionately impacted populations. This role will perform market research, lead internal coordination across multiple teams, and document key strategies for integrating environmental social justice in our work. Apply here!
California Building Decarbonization
California is paving the way towards carbon-free homes and is leading the nation through decarbonization. As part of the Energy Efficiency Team, you will support TECH Clean California, the state’s flagship heat pump market transformation initiative for space and water heating. TECH Clean California makes installing heat pumps easy and accessible for contractors and customers, demonstrates scalable solutions to key market barriers via regional pilot projects, and informs the state’s decarbonization decision-making with public data, analyses, and case studies. This role will support program implementation, market research, and data analysis, while focusing on equity and environmental social justice. Apply here!
Distributed Energy Resources
HPWH Market Research
Interested in clean water heating technology, or demand management and response? In partnership with the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Team, this intern will support our demand management practice with a focus on heat pump water heaters (HPWH). You will research clean heating products and evaluate their demand management capabilities by conducting interviews with manufacturers and reviewing literature. You will develop tools to estimate the energy and financial impacts of switching from gas to a HPWH. Apply here!
Electric Vehicle-Grid Integration Research
Enthusiastic about the electric vehicle industry and technology? In partnership with the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Team, this intern will research existing and planned Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) pilots, key market actors, emerging technologies, and use cases. Apply here!
Solar Program Support
Interested in solar technology? In partnership with the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Team, this intern will support our demand management practice with a focus on solar, solar policy, and program implementation. You will work with work on a variety of projects for program customer support, market analysis, and application processing. Apply here!
Policy & Ratings
From Analysis to Solution
Do you have a general understanding of U.S. environmental regulations and policy? Would you enjoy using data, math, and analytics to solve real world problems? In partnership with the Policy and Ratings team, this intern will conduct research and support our work in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation space. Join us to learn about the process of developing solutions to real world energy and environmental solutions. Apply here!
Investment Project Analysis
In partnership with the Finance Team, this intern will produce a standardized model in Excel for software investment projects to include ROI, NPV, and discounted cashflows. This is an opportunity to use concepts learned in finance classes in a real world setting and learn how a mission-driven clean energy company sets priorities and makes decisions. Apply here!
China Relationship Development
Interested in East Asian markets? Fluency in Mandarin? Or experience working or living in China? In partnership with the Business Strategy team, this intern will identify, contact, and develop relationships with partner organizations that will help Energy Solutions work in China. You will research, track, and document firms for outreach, and assist in developing communications, presentations, and data analysis to support our relationship-building effort. Apply here!
Natural Gas Strategy Research
Interested in emerging technologies around decarbonization? In partnership with the Business Strategy team, this intern will research and support development of Energy Solutions’ natural gas strategy and focus on decarbonization efforts. This is an opportunity to gain knowledge of the industry as it pertains to current market trends and conduct research on emerging technologies. With the support of a mentor and colleagues, you will conduct research, prepare and deliver a presentation to stakeholder groups, and translate your research into deliverable action items and barriers to program implementation. This is an eastern time zone internship. Apply here!
New Markets Research (Energy, Agriculture, or Automotive sectors)
Interested or experienced with embodied carbon in steel or cement? Tire efficiency? Low emission-producing livestock feed? Refrigerant management? In partnership with the Business Strategy team, this intern will investigate new markets in the energy, agriculture, or automotive sectors. You will catalogue previous and existing work performed by our Policy & Ratings and Business Strategy teams on the topic of embodied carbon; research barriers to scale that are identified in current papers; interview SMEs within Energy Solutions; identify potential funders for solutions; and develop a SWOT analysis for each area. This is an eastern time zone internship for up to six months during a gap year or if your academic schedule allows. Apply here!
Energy Equity Resources and Training
Would you like to gain a deep understanding of how equity intersects with the energy efficiency industry? In partnership with the Business Strategy team, this intern will help us develop an energy equity-focused resource library, training materials, and other deliverables to support internal education and standardization of knowledge across the company. With collaboration and oversight from team members, you will have opportunities to research, categorize, and analyze energy equity-focused reports and white papers; develop training curricula, presentations, talking points, and fact sheets; help develop a strategy to disseminate information to key stakeholders. Apply here!
State Decarbonization Policy
Are you an energy policy wonk, or want to become one? In partnership with the Business Strategy team, this intern will conduct market and policy research around state-level policy and program strategies enabling decarbonization in select states. You will research state approaches to the Inflation Reduction Act, particularly specific provisions / programs around building electrification and community solar. In this role, you will gain an understanding of state goals and desired outcomes with regard to decarbonization, the policy mechanisms that states can leverage to achieve those desired outcomes, and how industry can assist states in implementing those policies / programs. This internship will hone your abilities to research and report on the cutting edge of energy policy, as well as develop your presentation skills. Apply here!
Want to gain a deep understanding of Energy Solutions’ products and services, client drivers, client goals, and how these might relate to business development? In partnership with the Growth Management and Strategy team, this intern will conduct research on potential clients to identify relationships for new business opportunities. You will develop a library of client profiles containing, program portfolios, performance, implementers, operating structure, and regional landscape (customers, political stances, policies, environmental justice). In this role, you will learn about utility regulatory environments and energy demand-side management for multiple industries: energy efficiency, solar, storage, electric vehicles, building codes, and appliance standards. All Energy Solutions interns prepare and deliver a presentation based on your work to a supportive audience. If interested, you will have an opportunity to explore analysis skills and develop visualizations of data in Excel or Tableau. Apply here!
Accessibility Best Practices
In partnership with the Growth Management and Strategy team, this intern will develop an in-depth guidebook for accessibility with design support and guidance from our creative team on best practices and use cases. In this role, you will produce a resource that includes best practices for accessible Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents; research and suggest accessibility improvements for marketing and communications pieces; and help standardize company templates with accessibility-focused instructions. You will learn to use accessibility testing software like WAVE, JAWS, and Validator to audit current Energy Solutions documents, videos, and websites (both internal and external) for ADA compliance. Apply here!
Energy Solutions is focused on creating large-scale environmental impacts by providing cost effective, market-based carbon, energy, and water management solutions.
For more than 25 years, Energy Solutions has created reliable, market-driven strategies to protect the planet. View our qualifications.
Our employee-owners are passionate about developing solutions that are good for people, the planet, and our clients’ bottom line. See our openings here.