NJ BPU Division of Clean Energy Internships

NJ BPU Division of Clean Energy Internships

RIPPAC Internship Guide - Summer 2021


 Name of Company / Association / Organization NJ Board of Public Utilities Division of Clean Energy


Internship Coordinator Division of Clean Energy


Coordinator’s Phone / Email  humanresources@bpu.nj.gov 


Location of Main Office Trenton


# of Summer 2020 Interns Accepted 2


Where will the internship be done?


In the main office      

Remotely (student works from home)      

Combination of Remote & In-Office


Dates / Length of Summer Internship

June 7, 2021 through August 20, 2021. An extension through the end of August and/or into the Fall 2021 semester will be taken into consideration.

Required Hours/Week 15-20 hours per week


Is there some type of salary or stipend?   Yes

If so, how much? $15/hour


What is the application process?  (please include deadlines and other requirements.  Attach additional pages if needed

Please submit the following to humanresources@bpu.nj.gov by May 12, 2021: resume; brief writing sample; most recent transcript (unofficial copy acceptable); Personal Relationships Disclosure Form  and three references (name and phone number for either professional or educational contacts). Please make sure to include the posting number in the subject line.


Intern work areas:      Clerical           Research        Errands           Organizing   


Please explain the work that will be required of the intern: 

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program (NJCEP), administered through the Division of Clean Energy, promotes energy efficiency programs and the development of clean, renewable sources of energy, including solar, wind, geothermal, combined heat and power, and sustainable biomass. The Division of Clean Energy works to lower energy costs, reduce demand for electricity, emit fewer pollutants into the air, and create jobs. Through its programs, the Division of Clean Energy offers education, outreach, and financial incentives to residential, commercial businesses and industry, schools, and governmental customers. Project Description: The Division of Clean Energy is seeking one Energy Efficiency Intern. This Intern will have the opportunity to work with the Deputy Director and the Energy Efficiency team to learn and develop an understanding of the NJBPU’s role in the industry. Tasks will include the following: Energy Efficiency Intern


What you will do:

  • Reports to the Deputy Director in the Division of Clean Energy at the NJBPU and willwork day to day with the energy efficiency team on assigned tasks.
  • Works closely with Division Staff and contractors to advance the mission of the NJBPUand specifically NJCEP.
  • Assists program staff with day-to-day program implementation.
  • Performs research, data collection, and analysis on energy efficiency resourcedevelopment topics as needed in support of the Division objectives.
  • Reviews the program design, incentive levels, eligibility criteria, and other parameters ofpeer state programs comparable to those available through the NJCEP towardrecommendations for refinement of existing programs.
  • Will work to research and design new or modified energy efficiency programs, as well asperform assigned tasks related to the energy efficiency transition.
  • Will focus on other aspects of Energy Master Plan implementation and clean energyagenda initiatives, such as, but not limited to, water and energy benchmarking, buildingelectrification, and more.
  • Participates in internal and stakeholder meetings.


What you will learn:

  • Gain insight into the structure of programs.
  • The process of getting program approval.
  • The technologies that save energy.
  • The regulatory aspect of clean energy initiatives.

What we’d like to see:

  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively work in teams and independently.
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs, such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Education/Experience: Recent graduates or current students with at least 2-3 years of college experience in the accounting, business management, or engineering from an accredited college or university. NJBPU will work with an educational institution’s cooperative education office to enable students to obtain college credit upon request.

Note: We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve New Jerseyans from every background. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us.


Will there be opportunities for the intern to observe:


Internal strategy sessions?      Legislative sessions?           Committee hearings? 


Is the intern expected to work evenings and weekends?  If so, please explain. 




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