Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources: Creating a Clean, Affordable and Resilient Energy Future for the Commonwealth

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) develops and implements policies and programs aimed at ensuring the adequacy, security, diversity, and cost-effectiveness of the Commonwealth's energy supply to create a clean, affordable and resilient energy future. DOER is part of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)


Objectives of the Massachusetts DOER Clean Energy Internship Program

The DOER Clean Energy Internship Programs seeks to provide interns with exciting opportunities to assist the Department of Energy Resources with implementing energy policies in such areas as renewables, energy efficiency, alternative transportation, energy markets, clean tech, and more. The intern program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and other individuals who are seeking experience in the energy and clean tech arenas.

Clean Energy Internship Program Overview

In conjunction with Massachusetts DOER’s talented and professional team, interns are provided with education, training, hands-on experience, supervision, and networking opportunities, utilizing modern technology and information systems during their internships.

Current clean energy internship positions are unpaid; however, DOER can work with interns to earn academic credits. Massachusetts clean energy internships are conducted in supervised settings and are available across DOER’s various divisions and functions.

Summer 2016 Postings

The following DOER divisions and functions have clean energy intern slots available; some have specific projects requiring assistance. If the clean energy internship duties are related to a specific project, click on the attached file in the table below and review to see if your field of study and skills would fit that position. If there is no specific file attached; duties will be generally related to the division/function mission. Note that specific positions may include additional materials to be submitted with your resume and cover letter.

Positions may be part-time or full time depending on schedules of applicants and the requirements of the position.

Massachusetts DOER: Clean Energy Internship Positions 
DOER Divisions & FunctionsCurrent Postings
Engineering InternPosting - Closed April 22, 2016
Leading By ExamplePosting - Closed April 8, 2016
Renewable internPosting - Closed April 22, 2016
Clean Cities  (Alternative Transportation)Posting - Closed April 22, 2016
Fiscal Dept.Posting - Closed April 22, 2016
Energy Efficiency-CommunicationsPosting - Closed April 22, 2016

Depending on the assigned internships, interns might be given opportunities to be involved in statewide conferences, trainings, and/or workshops.

For Summer internships only: In addition to hands-on experience, the internship program coordinates a comprehensive calendar of events with our parent agency, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, which revolves around brown-bag lunches and may include field trips and recreational activities.

Apply to the Massachusetts DOER Clean Energy Internship - Summer 2016

  1. Review available Massachusetts Internship postings and select one to which you wish to apply. If there is no way listed on how to apply-follow the steps below:
  2. Complete DOER Application for Internship. pdf format of DOER Application for Internship
docx format of                             DOER Application for Internship
  3. Unless otherwise specified in the intern description, submit Application Form along with copy of your resume and cover letter via email to with the subject Mass. DOER Clean Energy Internship Program. Please specify which internship you are interested in. Also carefully review the posting as some positions have you directly apply to the Division/Function posting the position. 
  4.  If you have any questions concerning the program that are not answered on the website, please send any questions as well. 

The application process is open and will continue until positions are filled.

Thank you for your interest in DOER's Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program.


This information is provided by the Department of Energy Resources