• Policy Research Intern

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Job ID
    2018-1742
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Regulatory Affairs
  • Overview

    Enel Green Power North America is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development across the US and Canada. At Enel, we have a fast paced work environment and talented employees who crave learning new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern, you will get the opportunity to work with a variety of our staff while contributing to real projects that will help grow and foster our core values of proactivity, trust, responsibility and innovation.

    Responsibilities

    PROJECT 1
    Develop regional analysis for Pacific Northwest and Southeast renewables market and regulatory frameworks, focusing on wind, solar, and battery storage opportunities 2018-2021.
    PROJECT 2
    Summarize and analyze legislative and regulatory proposals, particularly consideration of FY 2019 budget proposals from Congress and the Administration. Track and report on relevant changes in appropriations levels and policy-related riders attached to the legislative process.

    The Policy Analysis Intern will assist with policy research, legislative analysis, and market evaluation.
    In addition to the projects described above, day-to-day work will include 1) integrated work with the Regulatory & Institutional Affairs team and 2) purposeful background education on the fundamentals of energy policy.
    - Support regular RA activities, including: 1) Note taking at weekly team meetings. Send summary report around to group by the morning following the meeting; 2) Compilation of RA updates for monthly internal reports; 3) Quick responses to information and presentation requests to the RA group, particularly in the Western US and Eastern US; 4) EGPNA participation in external events.
    - Study fundamentals of electricity regulation thru weekly reading assignments and discussions with RA staff. A major part of the policy analysis profession is learning how to learn and learning how to teach. Our job is to understand an impossibly vast and complex set of policies, political dynamics, and regulatory processes and to teach the important parts of those elements to the company’s management. To help the Policy Analysis Intern get up to speed and learn to learn, several resources have been made available: 1) Electricity Regulation in the United States; 2) Energy Law in a Nutshell; 3) Sustainable Energy in America 2018 Factbook.
    - Attend and provide summaries on relevant DC events and briefings.
    Basic logistics:
    - Arrive by ~9am, leave ~5pm
    • Earlier starts may be necessary for offsite meetings
    • Later ends will be necessary only for some events
    - Be curious and proactive
    - Start each day with a ~15 minute talk with one of the designated Regulatory & Institutional Affairs contacts on goals and work for the day
    - At the end of each day, send a status report email on specific projects and general work items

    Qualifications

    Qualified candidates should have experience in the energy and environment fields and/or legislative experience, with an interest in the promotion of clean energy markets and development of energy policy. Graduate and law students are preferred, but undergraduates are also welcome to apply.

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