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Policy & Market Development Intern - United States - Remote

Who We Are 
CleanCapital is a diversified clean energy company focused on the middle-market solar and storage industry. Mission-driven to mitigate the climate crisis, CleanCapital leads the energy transition with strategic investments in early-stage, new construction, and operating renewables projects and development partners. To date, the company has invested $1 billion in projects and companies, including the acquisition of BQ Energy, a national leader in landfill and brownfield renewable energy development. The company has successfully acquired and managed over 230 operating and new construction projects in 26 states and one U.S. territory, totaling 460 MW. 

Location of Position 
This position is a fully remote position, with the option of having a hybrid work schedule if located near our NYC or Buffalo office locations.  

What We Offer 

  • Opportunity to join a top-notch, collaborative team of professionals 

  • Fantastic team environment and collaborative culture 

  • Professional development opportunities to grow into an industry leader 

  • The range for this position is $25-$35/hour   

Our Commitment to Diversity 
CleanCapital is committed to fostering a diverse and equitable workforce reflective of our community while also valuing each persons’ unique perspective, skills, and experiences. CleanCapital does not discriminate against any individual’s race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or nationality and is committed to promoting a more just and inclusive world through intentional policies and actions.  

Position Summary 

The Policy & Market Development intern will report to the Vice President, Policy and Market Development and is critical to CleanCapital’s ability to shape and track policy changes that affect the development and financing of commercial and community solar projects, as well as energy storage projects. The Policy & Market Development Intern will analyze new energy storage and non-residential solar market opportunities, track federal and state energy policy and regulatory updates, and provide state-specific program guidance in solar and energy storage markets nationwide in coordination with CleanCapital’s Policy and Market Development team.    

The Intern will help the Vice President, Policy and Market Development keep the company updated on key policy changes that will have a meaningful impact on the company’s solar and/or storage project pipeline and anticipate changes that could change the company’s prioritization of markets.  As storage is a growing priority for CleanCapital’s balance sheet, previous storage policy experience or knowledge is preferred.  

Core Responsibilities 

  • Track, analyze, and communicate, federal and state-level regulatory dockets, pending legislation, stakeholder working groups, and other sources to understand the nuances of state solar and energy storage markets    

  • Create detailed summaries and regular reports of state and federal solar policy developments    

  • Research energy markets, renewable energy credit markets, or state programs that provide or underpin CleanCapital solar and storage assets.   

  • Support the project acquisition and development team team in analyzing how policy issues impact deal valuation   

  • Represent the company before industry associations, government officials, and other external engagements.   

  • Job description may evolve over time    

  • Other duties as assigned    

Education Requirements 

  • In pursuit of a BS/BA degree in political science, economics, environmental studies, engineering, or a related field   

Technical Skills and Experience 

  • Interest in utility, energy industry, or energy agency experience, including interpreting regulatory and legislative documents, and drafting analyses for colleagues   

  • Knowledge of policy and regulatory matters pertaining to distributed energy resources, with a focus on solar, community solar, and battery storage,   

  • Closely monitor, analyze and develop policy and regulatory priorities across existing and emerging priority markets with a core focus on RTO/ISOs, Power Market Authorities, PUCs, and state legislatures   

  • Develop and apply data-driven insights and methodologies to develop quantitative market insights that will inform our commercial business decisions   

  • Familiarity and experience with project finance concepts, including ability to understand project finance spreadsheets preferred   

  • Experience or familiarity with policy-tracking software, demand side management programs, or other renewable energy demand drivers.   

  • Identify impacts, benefits, and ramifications of policy positions and recommendations for the broader CleanCapital functional teams   

  • Ability to work with trade associations, coalitions, and outside consultants as well as an internal team of professionals   

Psychosocial Skills /Human Skills/Behavioral Skills 

  • Must have the ability to define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and develop sound conclusions.   

  • Proven ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team.   

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.   

  • Keen attention to detail.    

  • Project management skills.    

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to take ideas and run with them from concept to conclusion.   

  • Exceptional verbal and writing communication skills with superiors, peers, partners, and other stakeholders.   

  • Excellent interpersonal skills while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.   

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The physical demands of this job require an individual to be able to work at a computer for most of the day, be able to participate in conference calls and travel to team retreats on a time-to-time basis. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Conditions 

If working remotely, your work environment is what you make of it, however, CleanCapital encourages everyone to have a dedicated workspace that, for the most part, can be free of distractions. If working in one of our Corporate Offices, the work environment is usually quiet (normal city traffic noises are common), a blend of artificial and natural light, temperate and generally supports a collaborative work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

CleanCapital provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants in all company facilities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

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Job Profile

Regions

North America

Countries

United States

Benefits/Perks

Collaborative team environment Diverse and equitable workforce commitment Professional development opportunities

Skills

Energy Storage Market Research Policy analysis Regulatory Compliance Renewable Energy

Tasks
  • Analyze policy developments
  • Represent the company externally
  • Research energy markets
  • Support project acquisition team
  • Track regulatory dockets
Education

BS/BA in Political Science Economics Engineering Environmental Studies

Restrictions

Fully remote with hybrid option near NYC or Buffalo offices

Timezones

America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9