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2021 Summer Internship

Renewable Energy Policy Research:

IconEconomic Impacts Research - OR & MT

Now accepting applications through May 21.

The Internship
The intern will assist Renewable Northwest staff in conducting research on the economic impacts of renewable energy projects in Oregon and Montana. This work will support development of fact sheets used for advocacy work to build support for policies aimed at increasing investments in renewable energy. Components of the work will include:

  1. Review of existing literature and previous Renewable Northwest studies and fact sheets on economic impacts. 
  2. Coordination with state and local agencies in each state to gather data related to property tax revenue, employment data, and other economic data. 
  3. Coordination with Renewable Northwest membership organizations to learn about project costs. 
  4. Collect and organize data on renewable energy projects in operation and in development in and update our existing project database and map.

The resultant information will help shape local and regional policy solutions for advancement of clean energy. In addition to the focus on this project, the intern will get broad exposure to the policy and regulatory work of the organization and will gain real-world experience on renewable energy issues in the Northwest.

This is a paid, temporary position at $15/hour.

Click on View Opportunity below for additional information and a pdf of the posting.

2021 Summer Internship

Renewable Energy Policy Research:

icon policyRenewable Hydrogen

Now accepting applications through May 21.

The Internship
Renewable hydrogen has many possible uses both on the electricity grid and across other sectors and is rapidly becoming a topic of interest in the policy and regulatory arenas of the Pacific Northwest. The intern will conduct research on the various uses of renewable hydrogen within the electricity sector and work with staff to develop a set of policy principles for Renewable Northwest. These principles will be used to focus our policy advocacy efforts and must be consistent with the organization's strategic plan, while also supporting the development of a sustainable and functional industry. The work on this project is to be completed over a 10-to-12-week period during the summer. Components of the work include:

  1. Conduct research on the topic of renewable hydrogen policy options and produce an outline, reference list, and list of informants. 
  2. Work with Renewable Northwest staff to conduct preliminary research on the techno-economic aspects of renewable hydrogen production and supply chain in the United States including review of case studies, pilot projects and other demonstrations of this technology followed by collation of that data into a robust and detailed research report including reference resources and bibliography. 
  3. Conduct interviews with Renewable Northwest developer members interested in renewable hydrogen, as well as industry experts in the region, to help identify gaps in policy.
  4. Conduct a review process that includes key Renewable Northwest partners and stakeholders to ensure the principles document is reviewed for accuracy.  
  5. Work with Renewable Northwest staff to develop a final set of policy principles to be used in Renewable Northwest policy strategy discussions around integration of renewable hydrogen. 

The resultant information will help shape local and regional policy solutions for ensuring renewable hydrogen is valued and integrated in a way that supports decarbonization. In addition to the focus on this project, the intern will get broad exposure to the policy and regulatory work of the organization and will gain real-world experience on renewable energy issues in the Northwest.

This is a paid, temporary position at $15/hour.

Click on View Opportunity below for additional information and a pdf of the posting.

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