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New York State Energy Research and Development Aut Human Resources Intern in Albany, New York

New York is leading the nation in the fight on global climate change and the transition to a clean energy-powered economy. The Climate Act ( has created the most aggressive climate change goals in the nation and requires an ambitious agenda that blends proven catalysts with innovative approaches while operating across a broader energy arena that is rapidly evolving. New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a driving force in realizing this agenda. NYSERDA works with stakeholders that span residents, business owners, developers, community leaders, local government officials, universities, utilities, investors, entrepreneurs, and more, to develop, invest, and foster conditions that:

  • Attract the private sector capital investment needed to expand New York’s clean energy economy.

  • Overcome barriers to using clean energy at a large-scale in New York.

  • Enable New York’s communities and residents to benefit equitably from energy efficiency and renewable energy.


The Human Resources Team makes the company work. We are involved in every aspect of the employee’s work lifecycle - from application to interview to onboarding to transitioning – and everything in between. The intern will gain vast exposure to the inner working of a successful HR Team and how we serve our internal and external customers.

This is a paid internship for current students at an accredited college. The pay rate is from $15 to $18 per hour based on current class year. This internship will begin on April 2024 and continue to Fall 2024.

Interns must be located in New York State while working. It is expected that interns will follow our telework policy, with a combination of in-office and remote work. Interns work up to 18.5 hours per week during the semester, and up to 37.5 hours per week between semesters, when not attending classes.


  • Intern Program.

  • Assist teams throughout the recruitment process, including monitoring intern requests, editing intern postings, reviewing candidate applications, and candidate debrief.

  • Schedule and host orientations and meet & greets for the summer intern cohort.

  • Schedule meetings and monitor the open chair program for summer interns.

  • Facilitate the weekly intern check-in for the intern cohort and monitor the intern team’s channel.

  • Conduct exit interviews.

  • Onboarding and new hire assimilation.

  • Assist with new hire paperwork preparation and documentation for interns.

  • Conduct intern new hire orientation.

  • Employee engagement.

  • Ability to be creative and host team-building events.

  • Procedure documentation.

  • Data Presentation.

  • Employee Newsletter Preparation.

  • Scheduling meetings for the team as needed.

  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college.

  • Demonstrated interest in Human Resources.

  • Excellent skills with the Microsoft Office suite of programs.

  • Ability to utilize various Excel functions (e.g., VLOOKUP) to maintain employee records.

  • Demonstrated ability to research primary and secondary sources.

  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to work in teams.

  • Shown interest and passion in public speaking.

  • Skill in managing multiple activities, delivering on commitments, and operating with speed, accuracy, and strong judgment.

  • Strong work ethic.