Internship Opportunity with Michigan EIBC and IEI

Internship Opportunity with Michigan EIBC and IEI

The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) and Institute for Energy Innovation (IEI) seek a paid intern to support their regulatory engagement work, energy storage research, and (as needed) administrative tasks. The ideal candidate will be organized, have strong communication skills (written and oral), be comfortable synthesizing complex information into well-written, simplified reports, and will have some background understanding of energy policy (either through classwork or previous experience).

The selected candidate will be expected to dedicate approximately 10-15 hours per week to this work starting on or around October 12, 2020. The internship will be 6 months in length, with the potential opportunity to extend upon mutual agreement. Attendance at virtual (and potentially in-person) workshops (as described below) will be during work hours, but other work can occur when mutually convenient. The selected intern will be paid stipend of $500 per month.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Michigan EIBC and IEI President Laura Sherman ( by close of business (5pm EDT) on September 18, 2020.


Anticipated Tasks

Regulatory engagement

• Attend virtual (and potentially in-person) MI Power Grid workshops conducted by the Michigan Public Service Commission.

• Compile a written report for each workshop to be shared with Michigan EIBC member companies.

• Participate in monthly regulatory sub-committee calls to discuss the MI Power Grid workshops with participating Michigan EIBC member companies.


Energy storage research

• Conduct research on energy storage deployment and policies as directed by Michigan EIBC and IEI staff.


Administrative tasks

• Assist with Michigan EIBC member retention and member database activities as needed.

• Update information in Michigan EIBC member database as needed.


Organizational Background

Michigan EIBC is a trade organization of more than 110 advanced energy companies doing business in Michigan. The organization’s mission is to grow Michigan’s advanced energy economy by fostering opportunities for innovation and business growth and offering a unified voice in creating a business-friendly environment for the advanced energy industry in Michigan. Michigan EIBC is governed by a Board of industry leaders.

IEI is a Michigan-based non-profit that works to promote greater public understanding of advanced energy and its economic potential for Michigan, and to inform the policy and public discussion on Michigan’s energy challenges and opportunities. IEI is governed by a Board of energy leaders with deep connections to industry, research, finance, and policy.