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Who Are We Looking For?

Who Are We Looking For?

The Utah Office of Energy Development (OED) is seeking an Energy Pathways Intern to join the State Energy Program (SEP) team. The intern will help advance energy initiatives throughout the state of Utah via education, collaboration, research, and outreach. OED’s mission is to advance Utah's energy and mineral economy to ensure affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy for Utahns by supporting the Governor’s vision of energy in the state.

The ideal candidate has strong skills in writing, research, and collaboration as well as a desire to effect positive change on the energy landscape in the state. Interns will report to the State Energy Program Manager. This position will work 20 hours per week and will be paid for a term not to exceed 4 months. Hybrid telework options are available. We require interns to be in the office at least one day per week.

The Energy Pathways Intern Will support OED through the following tasks

  • Support research and data collection/analysis
  • Draft educational and communications materials
  • Support coordination, reporting, and facilitation of SEP
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of OED events
  • Attend and report on partner events
  • Assist on research/white papers
  • Legislative tracking and coordination
  • Support for the Renewable Energy Systems Tax Credit (RESTC) incentive program
  • Other duties as assigned

This internship provides opportunities to

  • Gain program management experience
  • Increase understanding of the nuances and complexities of the energy landscape
  • Network with industry and policy leaders
  • Learn about civil service and policy

Required skills and qualifications

  • Graduated or anticipated graduation from an institution of higher education between May 2022-May 2026
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
  • Graduated from or seeking degree in a related field of study

Preferred Qualifications

  • Desire to learn about and understand the complexities of the energy industry at the state level
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working as part of a team
  • An ability to work independently, multitask, and take ownership over projects and assignments

Commonly Asked Questions

Who Should Apply?

Internship applications are welcome from undergraduate juniors and  seniors, recent graduates and graduate students, trade school graduates, and community college graduates personally committed to making energy the focus of their future career. We welcome applications from many majors, and from all U.S. universities.

Is This a Paid Program?

Yes, OED interns are paid.

Where Will You Intern?

OED’s office is based in downtown Salt Lake City, UT. At this time, we anticipate a hybrid format for internships and you must be able to come into the office at least one day per week. We believe that being here in person is a valuable aspect of this opportunity.

What Format Should the Cover Letter and Resume be Submitted in?

We require both cover letter and resume to be submitted as a PDF.

Are the Internships Full-Time or Part-Time?

Internships are customized to individual interns’ schedules. Interns will work with OED 20 hours per week for up to 4 months.

What Skills are Needed to be a Great Candidate?

The ideal candidate has strong skills in writing, research, and collaboration as well as a desire to effect positive change on the energy landscape in the state.