Department: Policy & Programs
Reports to: Vice President of Programs and Content Strategy
The Director of Research promotes the transition to renewable energy through high-quality original research, modelling and data analysis. This position works closely with the ACORE policy and programs team to support ACORE’s workstreams through economic and environmental impact analysis, market modeling, data analysis and other research areas as appropriate. The Director of Research will closely monitor market trends and commercial activities and use quantitative methods to analyze the impact of current and proposed policies on the renewable energy industry. This position will support ACORE’s grant-funded and member-driven programs and play a key role in the development of high-quality reports, fact sheets and other publications. The ideal candidate will have subject matter expertise on renewable energy, wholesale power markets and related business issues; have at least five years of quantitative research and analytical experience; and have a demonstrated track record of producing high-quality written materials and successfully executing multi-faceted projects.
This position is based in Washington, DC though all staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19.
Submit resume, cover letter and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
ACORE is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Department: Policy, Programs, & Corporate Engagements
Reports to: Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
The development associate will assist in bringing together internal stakeholders and external collaborators to strategically grow ACORE’s programs through philanthropic support. Working closely with ACORE’s management team, this position will collaborate on strategies for launching and supporting grant-funded activities designed to advance America’s transition to renewable energy. Based in Washington DC, this position will facilitate meetings with current and prospective members, foundations, and before government bodies.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as public policy, political science, economics, finance, law, science or technical field, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree a plus, but not required.
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Department: Corporate Engagement
Reports to: Executive Vice President for Corporate Engagement
ACORE is committed to social and economic justice as part of the transition to a greener future, and is actively working to cultivate a culture of inclusion and equity within the renewable energy sector.
This position will focus on advancing and expanding ACORE’s work around diversity, equity and inclusion. A large focus of this position will center around building community and coalitions across the renewable energy industry to support ACORE’s DEI work. This will include the oversight and management of ACORE’s Accelerate membership program, which is designed to build opportunities for renewable energy companies owned and operated by women and/or people of color. The DEI Director will also help provide thought leadership and organize convenings on sector-wide issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion – such as workforce development and equal access to clean and affordable renewable power.
Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as part of a just transition to renewable energy and be ready to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.
Programs and Policy
Internship applications are welcome from students and recent graduates who are committed to making renewable energy the focus of their career paths. All ACORE internships are paid.
Intern program participants engage in research, writing, and cross-departmental assistance based on their interests and the organization’s current focus. ACORE interns are also responsible for the development and presentation of an individual research project. This project focuses the intern’s attention and knowledge on a facet of the renewable energy industry, preparing them to seek career opportunities in that area. Interns work on their presentations by researching a topic of their choosing and interviewing members of the renewable energy sector, as well as potential employers, through personal introductions by staff and networking opportunities.
ACORE is committed to social and economic justice as part of the transition to a greener future, and is actively working to cultivate a culture of inclusion and equity within the renewable energy sector. To this end, we have partnered with Ørsted to connect select interns with an industry mentor who will serve as a resource for them during and after the ACORE internship. For more information on the Ørsted mentorship program, please contact Mario Da Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In your cover letter, let us get to know you by explaining what you would like to gain from an ACORE internship, why you want to pursue a career in the renewable energy industry, and what kind of career paths are of interest to you. Please indicate the specific ACORE department(s) for which you are applying.
Deadline to apply for Summer 2021 semester: March 5, 2021
Deadline to apply for Fall 2021 semester: July 9, 2021
Deadline to apply for Spring 2022 semester: November 5, 2021
Who should apply? Internship applications are welcome from rising seniors, new graduates and graduate students personally committed to making renewable energy the focus of their future career. We welcome applications from many majors, and from all U.S. universities. Please note that ACORE does not assist with obtaining visas to work/study in the U.S.
Where will you intern? ACORE’s office is based in Washington, D.C. At this time, we anticipate a virtual/telework format for internships.
Are the internships full-time or part-time? Internships are customized to individual interns’ schedules. Most interns work with ACORE for 2 or 3 days of the week for up to 10 weeks. All of ACORE’s interns are expected to work part-time.
Is this a paid program? Yes, ACORE internships are paid. Upon approval of your internship application, we’ll discuss compensation details.