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Intern - Forecast Support

ISO New England Inc., Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America Req #380
Monday, September 2, 2019
ISO New England oversees the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of  New England and administers the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for the buying and selling of wholesale electricity. The power system is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge and energy policies evolve. There is a lot going on at our organization behind the scenes to make sure the grid continuously yields reliable electricity at competitive prices while addressing the unique challenges that come along with our industry.
Intern: Forecast Support
Minimum Education Level: Graduate Student
Preferred Majors: Engineering, Economics, Statistics, or Meteorology

Department description:
 

The forecasting team is responsible for forecasting electricity demand, energy efficiency (EE), and solar photovoltaic (PV) resources. These responsibilities span both short-term forecasting activities in support of (for example) ISO's administration of the Day Ahead Market, as well as ten-year forecasts that guide ISO's long-term planning activities.

What will you be working on:

 
Assist with data acquisition, analysis, and modeling in support of a variety of load, EE, and PV forecasting activities.

 How will you make an impact:

  • Access and assemble internal and publicly-available data
  • Conduct both descriptive and predictive statistical analysis
  • Collaborate with forecasting staff to create and maintain Matlab code and standalone applications in support of varied forecasting activities

What we look for in a candidate:
  • Experience performing statistical analysis of large data sets
  • Knowledge of statistics, econometrics, and/or forecasting in the context of the power industry
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Academic concentration in engineering, economics, statistics, meteorology or equivalent
  • Significant programming experience, strong familiarity with Matlab is required 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
To be eligible for the internship candidate must have completed at least the first year of college and be currently enrolled in a four year or graduate-level academic program. Candidates must have the authority to work in the US on a permanent basis, without requiring sponsorship.

 
Equal Opportunity
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.
Drug Free Environment 
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 1, 2020
  • Job End Date Friday, August 14, 2020
  • ISO New England Inc., Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States of America