Department of Energy
The DOE Office of Policy offers an opportunity for real world experience to students interested in pursuing a career within energy policy. The DOE Office of Policy offers an opportunity for real world experience to students interested in pursuing a career within energy policy. The Office of Policy serves as the policy advisor on domestic energy policy development and implementation as well as DOE policy analysis and activities. The Office delivers unbiased energy analysis to the Department of Energy’s leadership on existing and prospective energy-related policies, focusing in part on integrative analysis of energy systems.
Office of Climate and Environment Analysis (OP-21) leads the analysis of policies to mitigate climate change and efforts to integrate environmental concerns into DOE decision making. OP-21 supports the Department’s efforts to increase the preparedness and resilience of the energy system in the face of climate change. In addition to conducting internal and public analysis and advising relevant departmental elements and EOP, where appropriate, OP-21 coordinates directly with other OP offices, in order to incorporate relevant findings into policy initiatives and into state, local and private sector engagement efforts. OP-21 also provides electricity systems and infrastructure policy and technical analyses and develops related technical and policy options, initiatives and strategies that assure dependable, affordable, environmentally responsible and resilient production, delivery and use of energy.
The Student will be tasked with a variety of assignments in support of OP-21’s mission objectives to include:
- Research and analyze discrete energy sector vulnerabilities and resilience solutions, and identify technical and policy gaps and opportunities;
- Write content for research and policy white papers;
- Draft memos on specific extreme weather and climate change resilience topics for supervisors; and
- Assist in collaboration (e.g., conference calls, webinars, etc.) with electric utilities that are members of DOE’s Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience
- Demonstrate an interest in energy policy, public policy or related field
- Possess the following:
- Strong research and analytical skills
- Quantitative reasoning skills
- Detail oriented
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Be available to inter at least 10 weeks for the given semester
- Be at least a second year undergraduate student or graduate student
- Be a U.S. Citizen
If you receive an offer, supplemental funding may be available from Penn Wharton PPI. Once you hear back from the organization with an offer, please fill out the funding application form here: http://bit.ly/InternshipFunding
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to:
If you have any questions about the program, please e-mail Opinternship@hq.doe.gov
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