US EPA Internship Opportunity: Power Sector Clean Air Policy Analyst
EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) is seeking undergraduate and graduate students interested in the design and analysis of state or federal policies, legislation, or regulation to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases from power plants. Interns would work with the Program Development Branch (PDB), whose mission is to develop cost-effective, workable market-based policy, supported by rigorous analysis, to reduce greenhouse gases and improve air quality in the US.
Interns joining this team would have the opportunity to:
- Track notable developments in state-level and Congressional policy proposals and programs affecting CO2, NOX, SO2, and other air pollutants from power plants
- Improve EPA’s power sector modeling toolkit by updating data sources and developing economic models and analytic tools to assess clean power policies, including:
- Updating EPA’s National Electric Energy Data System (NEEDS) that serves as a detailed inventory of every grid-connected generator in the United States;
- Developing and documenting EPA's Power Sector Modeling Platform v6 using the Integrated Planning Model (IPM);
- Extending EPA’s Results Viewer, an Excel spreadsheet tool helping users easily explore model projections via data visualizations; and/or
- Enriching open-source data sets, analytic tools, and models that project future emissions of the power sector
- Develop and maintain relationships with professional experts in and beyond EPA to improve policy analyses informing environmental regulatory design
Interns would ideally serve for three months or more, with exact dates and duration of internships flexibly determined for selected candidates on a rolling basis. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of fall 2020 we are allowing interns to work remotely without relocating to Washington, DC.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens. EPA welcomes candidates of any race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status.
These internships are unpaid but may qualify as academic credit (in addition to professional experience) depending on what candidates can obtain from their academic institution.
Applicants should submit a resume, transcript(s), and a writing sample suitable to the work described above to Jeb Stenhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org, and their email should describe why they are interested in this opportunity and what they would hope to accomplish if selected.