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Internship Opportunity: Pattern Energy Government Relations and External Affairs

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This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: San Francisco, CA

Sector: Government Relations, Energy development

Start Date: Summer 2019

This position will commence in late May/early June through August 2019.

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: This internship program will run for approximately 10-12 weeks and include a formal welcome, mentorship opportunities, and executive exposure.

Desired Class Year: Open to all years, including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Working towards a Bachelor's degree in political science, environmental studies, economics, communications, or other similar disciplines, having completed 3 years of coursework, or 1 year of graduate studies.

Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Organization website: https://patternenergy.com/

Brief Description of the organization:

Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America. The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry.

The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility. Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Tokyo, and Toronto. Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.

Every day we work toward our mission of transitioning the world to renewable energy. We contribute to the global supply of low cost, renewably sourced energy, which reduces dependency on fossil fuels, provides opportunities for mitigating greenhouse gases, and contributes to energy security. The vision for our company’s future is guided by our Pattern 2020 initiative which sets out measurable goals and guideposts for our growth into the next decade and beyond.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Pattern Energy is excited to hire our summer 2019 Interns! Pattern’s Summer Internship Program gives undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experience to develop technical skills, as well as a better understanding of the renewable industry. This internship program will run for approximately 10-12 weeks and include a formal welcome, mentorship opportunities, and executive exposure. This is one way that Pattern Energy supports the larger renewable community and invests in the next generation of great minds.

The Government Relations & External Affairs team is seeking an intern to support the group. The role will work with and have exposure to various business functions, including energy development, government relations, and community engagement. This internship will give you the opportunity to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of general external affairs practices and initiatives through hands-on involvement in areas in which we support.

This position will support work that is responsible for financial analysis, due diligence support and modeling. Work duties; include research, data analysis, boots on the ground engagement with policy makers and community stakeholders. This role will afford participants exposure to leading minds across a broad range of energy development, primarily in wind, solar and transmission.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support the government relations & external affairs team with the ongoing management and implementation of the department’s development and operations-based activities.
  • Aid in the development of strategic and meaningful community benefit programs for project areas to reflect Pattern’s Community and Cultural Values.
  • Support development activities and general department work product.
  • Perform general research duties and project analysis.
  • Participate in meetings with internal/external clients, if required.
  • Completion of a formal internship project.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in political science, environmental studies, economics, communications, or other similar disciplines, having completed 3 years of coursework, or 1 year of graduate studies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas effectively and fluently.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment where teamwork and independent work ethic are essential.
  • Ability to synthesize and organize large amounts of information.
  • Ability to organize time well and set proper priorities.
  • Ability to travel.

How to apply:

Apply online here: https://careers-patternenergy.icims.com/jobs/1478/summer-intern%2c-government-relations-and-external-affairs/job

This is an unpaid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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