New York State Clean Energy Internship Program (PON 4000)

Due Date:  Continuous


Up to $9 million is being made available over approximately 6 to 7 years to enhance the talent pipeline through meaningful clean energy internships to students or as described above. Funding is allocated on a first-come first-served basis to businesses that register, perform eligibility checks, and get all completed materials in to NYSERDA. Funding will be allocated until it is exhausted or until the submission deadline.
Reimbursement will be on a sliding scale depending on the size of the business with 90 percent covered for businesses with 20 or fewer employees; 75 percent covered for businesses with 21 to 100 employees; and 50 percent covered for businesses with 100 or more employees.
Internships will last a maximum of 12 weeks. In the fall or spring, interns can work a maximum of 18 hours per week; in the summer, the maximum is 40 hours per week. Intern wages that will be reimbursed can range from the NYS minimum wage at the time of hire to up to $17 per hour. Eligible businesses or organizations will be able to hire up to five interns per session and a maximum of 12 interns over the course of the program.
This program is supported with System Benefits Charge (SBC)/Clean Energy Fund (CEF) funding. SBC/CEF service territory consists of areas with electric service provided by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp., Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Inc., NYS Electric and Gas Corporation, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and Rochester Gas and Electric.  All companies that participate under this PON must have offices in the SBC/CEF service territory or, if a training provider, must have training locations in SBC/CEF service territory.  Any new hire supported under this PON must work in SBC/CEF territory.


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