Offshore Wind Intern

New Jersey Economic Development Authority Published: April 4, 2024
Location
Trenton / Remote option, NJ
Skill Level
Internship / Volunteer
Job Type
Internship
Categories
Energy / Planning / Land Use / Strategy Development
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Description

Job Summary

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) serves as the State’s principal agency for economic growth. The NJEDA drives inclusive and sustainable economic development by helping to build strong and dynamic communities, creating good jobs for New Jersey residents, providing pathways to a stronger and fairer economy, and implementing initiatives to strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness.

Within the NJEDA, the Offshore Wind Team seeks to accelerate the growth of New Jersey’s offshore wind industry by conceiving and implementing initiatives that enhance the state’s long term economic competitiveness and the development of New Jersey as a regional hub for offshore wind.

The Offshore Wind Intern will receive exposure to offshore wind sector development policy, project and program analysis, building and maintaining stakeholder relationships, and interacting with numerous government agencies, private sector entities, and non-profit partners.

Interns can work 10-25 hours per week during the Fall/Spring sememsters. Summer interns can work up to 35 hours per week for 8 weeks.

Responsibilities

The Intern supports the Offshore Wind Sector Wind team’s activities, projects, and strategies at the discretion of the Senior Project Officer and other relevant staff, to include but not limited to:

  • Conducting market and policy research on offshore wind
  • Write policy memos to distill research, policy recommendations, and other inofrmation
  • Engage in stakeholder outreach to further develop the offshore wind dsector
  • Develop a strong working knowledge of the offshore wind industry and the opportunities and challenges of the industry in New Jersey
  • Gain exposure to key parties in economic development and learn about public-private partnerships
  • Plan, schedule, and implement logistics for meetings and stakeholder events
  • Assist the Offshore Wind Team through other project-specific and administrative tasks as assigned
  • Promote teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative, and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff, and external customers
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Offshore wind industry interest and/or experience/knowledge in at least one of the following focus areas: clean energy, environmental studies, public policy/administration, economics, business development, or other related topics
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proficient in grammar, spelling and editing; and foster relationships with industry stakeholders and EDA staff
  • Strong attention to to detail and analytical skills
  • Strong initiative and self-starter attitude who has the ability to prioritize workload, stay organized and work independently
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and deal effectively and diplomatically with business professionals and EDA staff
  • Demonstrates respectful behavior and promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software packages

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Must be a full-time graduate student enrolled in a post-undergraduate program (or for Summer Interns, planning to enter a post-undergraduate program in the Fall semester).

Physical Demands

  • Must be available to work between 10 and 25 hours a week during the Fall or Spring semester and/or full-time for eight (8) weeks in the Summer

Travel

  • As necessary to events, meetings, businesses etc., but otherwise working remotely

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • None

Note: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job description. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope, general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Your employment at NJEDA is voluntary and subject to termination by you or NJEDA at will, with or without cause, or with or without notice, at any time.  Nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to conflict, eliminate, or modify the employment-at-will status of NJEDA employees. 

NJEDA reserves the right to amend/revise this job description as necessary to meet current and changing business needs.

Position Requirements

  • Foreign degrees/transcripts must be evaluated by a reputable evaluation service at your own expense and must be submitted prior to a start date. If this cannot be provided within 21 days of an offer the offer will be rescinded.
  • Must comply with the “New Jersey First Act” which requires employees hired after September 1, 2011 to reside in New Jersey. Non-New Jersey resident employees must relocate to New Jersey within one year of their date of hire and provide proof of residency to Human Resources.
  • Must complete an Outside Activity Questionnaire (disclosure of outside office or employment) on an annual basis.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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