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INTERNSHIP – Market Design


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Internship/Co-op
Date Posted: December 4, 2022
Reference Code: 1077
Job Summary and Essential Functions

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) applies cutting-edge technology to operating a reliable electricity system, managing competitive markets for wholesale electricity, and planning for the Empire State's energy future. The NYISO invites applications for two full-time summer interns on the Market Design team.

This intern will work on one of the following projects:

Capacity Market Design

This intern will assist the Market Design Team in its efforts in the Modeling Capacity Accreditation Project. This individual will work with experts across the company to develop and explore enhancements to the Resource Adequacy model to add or enhance modeling techniques and methodology to more accurately account for reliability risks in the Resource Adequacy model. The intern will also prototype and implement the enhancements, review results, and summarize the information for broader distribution, both internally and externally.

New Resource Integration

The focus of this intern will be to research and produce a report on the ever-increasing opportunities for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to provide retail services. The intern will detail each of the opportunities, compare and contrast when/how DER can participate in one or more retail programs vs. when they must select one they will participate in.


  • Current enrollment in Engineering, Economics, and/or Energy Policy program
  • Ability to read and understand sate policy documents, utility tariffs and Requests for Proposals

The NYISO takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. Our summer internship programs give young professionals the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of New York electricity markets, bulk electricity systems and how we plan for New York State's energy future.

All offers of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a drug screening and background check.

The NYISO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
About this Employer

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is responsible for the reliable operation of New York’s nearly 11,000 miles of high-voltage transmission and the dispatch of more than 500 electric power generators. In addition, we administer bulk power markets that trade an average of $7.8 billion in electricity and related products annually.

As a not-for-profit independent system operator, we are governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Participants and Stakeholders in New York’s electricity markets play a significant role in our unique shared governance system.

We employ more than 550 people and occupy two locations in New York's Capital Region. Given the technical complexity of our mission, over a quarter of the company’s staff are devoted to the development and support of information technology. We have a diverse and engaged workforce, and have been recognized as a top employer in the region.