Summer Intern, Clean Energy Transaction Innovation

5 days ago

Job Description

Why Intern with CEBA?  
As an intern, you will gain professional skills and experience in a non-profit business association while working alongside our world-class team. You will have a birds-eye view of how system change can be accomplished and will grow to understand the daily tasks and activities that will get us there.  


Interns learn about clean energy including how energy customers across all sectors, like Google, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, and Citi are shifting the energy system, while building professional skills across a wide range of topics within the clean energy space. 


Internship Overview/Summary:  

As an intern with the Transaction Acceleration Group, you will support work focused on solving clean energy transaction barriers for commercial and industrial energy customers – these may include challenges related to clean energy project finance, stakeholder engagement and coordination, and/or access to relevant financial and educational resources. The ideal candidate is eager to learn, an excellent written and oral communicator, a strong secondary source researcher, and has some experience or interest in clean energy transactions and project finance.  


Core Intern Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct research related to clean energy procurement for industrial manufacturers, small to medium companies, and sub-investment grade companies 
  • Conduct market segmentation research on prospective clean energy customers lacking investment-grade credit  
  • Support development of new educational resources and related events (e.g., primers, webinars, and workshops) 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Required Qualifications 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Able to work effectively with others in a collaborative, supportive environment 
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. 


Preferred or Additional Qualifications: 

  • Experience with clean energy transactions and project finance and/or domestic manufacturing and supply chains.  
  • Passion for learning and attention to detail  
  • Self-motivated and dynamic workstyle  
  • A commitment to CEBA’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence (RISE)  


Possible Projects: 

  • Political and stakeholder landscape research  
  • Stakeholder relationship management  
  • Clean energy market research 
  • Greenhouse gas accounting (methods and recognition frameworks)  
  • Research and development of grant proposals  
  • Small-to-medium businesses engaging in CFE procurement (particularly on-site) 
  • SBTi/RE100 requirements  
  • Retail choice  


Internship Structure: 

  • Physical Demands: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.  
  • Benefits: Interns are not eligible for benefits including health, dental, vision, paid time off, and paid sick time. Interns receive pro-rated holiday pay during CEBA’s organization-wide holidays. 
  • Educational credit: Eligibility for credit is determined by your educational institution. 
  • Schedule: 40 hours/week. Weekly schedule to be determined with your supervisor, capped at 40 hours.  
  • Orientation: All interns are required to virtually attend two welcome and orientation sessions. Exceptions may be considered after hire.  
  • Content: Interns work directly with CEBA’s programs and quickly become an important part of the team. You work with a supervisor who guides daily work, and a Mentor who ensures a positive experience and continual growth. Interns will identify 2-3 key objectives which are intended to be met throughout the course of the internship, agreed upon with your Supervisor, to ensure a mutually beneficial internship experience. 


To Apply: 

To be considered for this opportunity, please provide a resume and cover letter describing how your skill set aligns with the core responsibilities and requirements of this position and what you plan to gain from this internship.  


** If you have any experience aligned with our preferred qualifications or possible projects, be sure to speak to that! 


At CEBA You Belong   

Our members come from all walks of life and so do we. Our commitment to a zero-carbon energy system is for everyone and so is our workplace.  


CEBA is committed to maintaining a workplace where all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in company policy and the way we do business at CEBA and is an important principle of sound business management.   


Inclusion goes beyond diversity. All CEBA staff shall be committed to accepting and encouraging different perspectives. Creative solutions to tough problems are fostered by respectful challenges of one another’s thoughts and assumptions. CEBA is committed to being open to a variety of cultural practices and norms. We strive to ever increase our understanding and unveil our unconscious biases so we can counteract them.  


Achieving CEBA’s vision of a resilient, zero-carbon energy system requires creative problem-solving and a wide range of perspectives; CEBA knows that diversity not only makes our organization stronger, but also is foundational to our mission success.   


About Clean Energy Buyers Alliance 

Together, the Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) and the Clean Energy Buyers Institute (CEBI) form the Clean Energy Buyers Alliance, and share a collective vision of customer-driven clean energy for all. The Alliance is an inclusive community of energy customers, clean energy providers, service providers, NGOs, philanthropies, and clean energy thought-leaders. Our aspiration is to achieve a 90% carbon-free U.S. electricity system by 2030 and to cultivate a global community of energy customers driving clean energy. 


The Clean Energy Buyers Association is a business association with a mission to activate a community of energy customers and partners to deploy market and policy solutions for a carbon-free energy system. The Clean Energy Buyers Institute is a public benefit charity with a mission dedicated to solving the toughest market and policy barriers to achieving a carbon-free energy system. 


Our guiding values and tenets are: we value respect in our treatment of people and the planet; integrity in how we conduct ourselves; service to our mission, stakeholders, and colleagues; and excellence in our programs and work. The core tenets that CEBA strives to foster include: Mission oriented, grounded by strategy, a spirit of partnership inside and outside of CEBA and innovation and entrepreneurship through healthy and respectful discord. We know that diversity is critical to realizing our vision of customer-driven clean energy for all because innovative solutions come from great minds who do not think alike.  


CEBA provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, results of genetic testing, caregiver status, and past, present or prospective service in the military in addition to any other protected categories required by state, federal or local regulations. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, discipline, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, benefits and training.  All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.