Center for Sustainable Energy
Job Location: 
San Diego, CA

About the Center for Sustainable Energy®

Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is an independent, mission-driven nonprofit organization with offices in San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles and Boston. We accelerate the adoption of clean and efficient energy solutions via program administration, technical assistance, policy innovation, and other forms of market facilitation. We are uniquely positioned and engaged with a variety of stakeholders and market actors, including policy-makers, state and federal agencies, regional and local governments, utilities, business and civic leaders, and individuals in both the general market and equity sectors. Our technical areas of focus include distributed energy resources (renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, fuel cells, combined heat and power) and clean transportation.

Summary of Position

The Intern will work with the San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition (SDRCCC), an independent organization housed at the Center for Sustainable Energy. SDRCCC is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program and is comprised of public agencies, businesses and individuals dedicated to improving air quality and reducing the region’s dependence on conventional petroleum-based fuels. The Intern will work with CCSE research and transportation staff members on initiatives that support the deployment of electric and alternative fuel vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide research on local and regional infrastructure for electric vehicles and alternative fuels in support of the regional alternative fuel readiness plan.
  • Identify current fleet users of alternative fuels such as biodiesel, CNG, LNG. Research market barriers and policy opportunities. Identify opportunities to connect the San Diego region to adjacent alternative fueling corridors.
  • Share findings of above research tasks in written reports, web posts, and presentations. Regular web posts on other clean transportation topics.
  • Assist in other tasks, as assigned.


  • Currently enrolled or graduating student in environmental science and management, public policy, urban planning or related program
  • Strong analytical and writing skills. GIS skills desirable
  • Interest in energy, transportation, or the environment

CSE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

CSE reaffirms its commitment to provide Equal Opportunity and affirmative action in its employee policies and practices