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INTERNSHIP – Market Structures Strategy


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Internship/Co-op
Date Posted: December 4, 2022
Reference Code: 1079
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 a full-time summer intern on the Market Structures Strategy team.

This intern will assist with secondary research and help write the 2023 Industry Scan, an important support document for the NYISO's annual strategic planning exercise. This scan provides information about news and development of market participants and influencers, as well as information about other regional system operators, transmission owners, and competitive power producers. This intern will also assist with secondary research and analysis for the creation of white papers that support the 2023 Strategic Plan. Topics could include renewable energy technologies, hydrogen production and storage, battery storage, Distributed Energy Resources, energy efficiency, electrical vehicle charging, small nuclear reactor technology, etc.. The intern will be expected to develop a discussion and/or presentation providing a high-level summary of the findings as well.


  • Current enrollment in Business, Economics, Sustainability, or Environmental Studies, or a major that encompasses relevant research abilities and comprehension.

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.