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Summer Intern, External Affairs

Summer Intern, External Affairs

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Pattern Energy is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind and transmission, with limited investments in other generation technologies.

The Pattern Energy team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Pattern Energy operates in the United States and Canada, with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York and Toronto.  Pattern Energy’s corporate headquarters are in San Francisco.


Pattern Energy is excited to hire our summer 2018 Interns! Pattern’s Summer Internship Program gives undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experience to develop technical skills, as well as a better understanding of the renewable industry. This internship program will run for approximately 10-12 weeks and include a formal welcome, mentorship opportunities, and executive exposure. This is one way that Pattern Energy supports the larger renewable community and invests in the next generation of great minds.


The Government Relations & External Affairs team is seeking an intern to support the group. The role will work with and have exposure to various business functions, including energy development, government relations, and community engagement. This internship will give you the opportunity to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of general external affairs practices and initiatives through hands-on involvement in areas in which we support.

This position will support work that is responsible for financial analysis, due diligence support and modeling.  Work duties; include research, data analysis, boots on the ground engagement with policy makers and community stakeholders. This role will afford participants exposure to leading minds across a broad range of energy development, primarily in wind, solar and transmission.



Key Accountabilities

  • Support the government relations & external affairs team with the ongoing management and implementation of the department’s development and operations based activities.
  • Aid in the development of strategic and meaningful community benefit programs for project areas to reflect Pattern’s Community and Cultural Values
  • Support development activities and general department work product.
  • Perform general research duties and analysis.
  • Participate in meetings with internal/external clients, if required.
  • Completion of a formal internship project.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in political science, environmental studies, economics, communications, or other similar disciplines, having completed 3 years of coursework.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express ideas effectively and fluently.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment where teamwork and independent work ethic are essential.
  • Ability to synthesize and organize large amounts of information.
  • Ability to organize time well and set proper priorities.

This position will commence in late May/early June through August 2018.

Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer.