In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the related distance working protocol, Hull Street Energy is offering a modified Internship Program that can be executed remotely during the Summer Term between June 8th and August 14th.

Project Goal: We are selecting a handful of graduates (Intern Class) throughout the U.S. to do research relating to the electricity industry, which is in the midst of an historically important technological and commercial transition, in their respective local regions. To qualify for this project, interns must be enrolled in an accredited college or university academic program to which the substance of the research (defined below) is applicable. We encourage all interns to consider continuing their learning as it relates to the U.S. power industry through their respective academic programs and will provide support upon request to help interns gain access to academic credit for the work done during or after the Summer Term. The results of each intern’s work will be shared in the following two ways. First, we will host a video conference wherein each intern will present their results to the firm using a PowerPoint presentation. Presentations should take less than 20 minutes. Second, we will compile the results into a database which we will make available to the entire intern class in order to support prospective future academic research.

Topic: There are three types of electricity (and sometimes gas) customers: industrial, commercial, and residential. Since deregulation in 1998, many states have allowed retail energy suppliers to sell electricity and natural gas directly to retail customers, displacing conventional utilities. More recently, many states and cities have started implemented incentive and penalty systems to reduce carbon emissions regionally. These programs have mobilized building owners of various types to perform efficiency and environmental upgrades of existing buildings and/or to implement environmentally friendly equipment in the design of new buildings and factories. The most common types of energy service improvements include solar panels, geothermal climate control, lighting upgrades, kitchen conversions (gas to electric), insulation enhancements (especially windows), and third party renewable power or carbon offset purchase agreements. Interns will seek to answer a variety of questions about renewable programs, energy service companies, commercial customers, utility and independent demand side management programs and electric vehicle use in your region.

Contact Information: Interested students should send resume RE: INTERNSHIP to the Internship Program Supervisor, Ms. Shijia Chen or the Program Associate, Danielle Colson by 5:00 pm Thursday June 4th, 2020.