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.
The Office of Program and Innovation Policy Analysis (OP-52) leads the development and analysis of innovation and technology policies. OP-52 provides analysis and develops related policy options, programs, and strategies related to (a) the research, development, demonstration, deployment, and diffusion of energy technologies and services; (b) the establishment and/or maintenance of reliable and resilient energy systems and infrastructures; (c) US and international innovation and industrial policies; and (d) the role of public policy in promoting private sector energy investments.
The Student will be tasked with supporting OP-52’s energy technology program, market, and competitiveness analyses, likely including energy storage technologies. Tasks will include:
- Researching and analyzing program, market, and competitiveness data,
- Contributing content to a collaboratively-written white paper or other project deliverable,
- Preparing a presentation on analytical results for OP staff and senior leadership,
- Attending project and staff meetings, and
- Assisting with other duties as assigned.
- 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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