Summer Associate - Government Affairs

Position Details

Organization: EDP Renewables Department: Communications & Government Affairs
Level: Graduate, Level: Undergraduate Start/End Dates:
June 6, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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The Government Affairs Summer Associate will conduct extensive independent research and writing for Government Affairs and create outreach materials for the Eastern Region. This is a 10-week full-time and paid internship that will start on or around June 6, 2016.


  • Analyze legislation on how they could impact our current or future plans
  • Research specific projects related to renewable energy – such as the schedules and interveners for state Integrated Resource Plans, trends in state RPS’s, or current state electricity portfolios and how that could change in the future
  • Develop public outreach campaigns where needed
  • Update, maintain, and pull reports from CRM database to enable and analyze outreach efforts
  • Travel to EDPR Wind Farms and sites of Wind Farm development and assist in public outreach material
  • Research state and regional regulatory dockets on directed renewable energy issues
  • Write op-eds, letters to the editor, articles for the EDPR internal news website and other outreach materials
  • Additional duties as required
Application Requirements

REQUIRED EDUCATION: Current undergraduate (Junior or Senior) or graduate student


  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Interest in renewable energy, electricity markets, and public policy


  • Strong analytical skills
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated
  • Able to learn & understand EDPR’s existing Wind Farm portfolio, project “pipeline”, and potential opportunities