Environmental Policy Intern

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

San Francisco, CA, US


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And wedeliver some of the nation’s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, ‘Together, Building a Better California’ is not just a slogan. It’s the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We knowthat the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve theirquality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employerthat actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protectedveteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Environmental Policy (EP) team is part of theGeneral Counsel organization. We provide strategic advice on complex environmental issues to our business partners and help them conduct their operations in a way that demonstrates environmental leadership. EP is also responsible for positioning PG&E as a leaderon a wide range of environmental issues and leads the company’s engagement with federal, state and regional institutions, regulatory agencies, non-profits and associated policy dialogues related to the environment.

At PG&E, we are committed to beingan environmental leader and demonstrating this through our actions. We pledge to think creatively, work cooperatively and be results-oriented in our environmental stewardship efforts. We continually strive to find new ways to improve our processes, measure ourprogress, communicate our performance and partner with others to find more resource-efficient and environmentally responsible ways to meet our customers’ needs.

Position Summary

In support of PG&E’s vision and values, the Environmental Policy teamsupports the company’s commitment to environmental leadership through the following actions:

* Institutionalize environmental leadership and environmental justice within the company, including developing enterprise wide priorities and metrics.
* Identify emerging environmental issues and develop innovative, strategic programs to minimize risk and maximize leadership opportunities.
* Provide centralized legislative, regulatory and policy review and analysis of key environmental issues from thestate and federal legislature and regulators.
* Build, maintain and enhance working relationships with influential environmental stakeholders, including environmental and environmental justice non-profits, federal, state and regional environmental regulatorsand land management agencies, and environmental business professionals.
* Identify and promote applications for important environmental awards and other external recognition for the company’s environmental programs, and recognize PG&E employees for theirleadership


Minimum Qualifications:
* Earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Geography, Land Use Planning, or Political Science (students MUST be continuing education towardsdegree during and/or after internship)
* Must have a valid driver’s license or obtain one at least 30 days prior to start date.

* 3.0 GPA or greater in both cumulative GPA and major GPA
* Experience in utilities, municipalities,construction, or engineering consultation
* Ability to work in a team environment and support fellow team members
* Strong problem solving and analytical skills
* Strong communication skills, both oral and written
* Takes initiative and can workindependently with minimal direction


Environmental Policy is looking for a talented summer intern to help support the company’s commitment to environmental leadership. There is the possibility of extending the internship beyond thesummer for qualified and interested candidates. Main activities include but are not limited to:

* Supporting Programmatic Permitting efforts with US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service.
* Supporting theestablishment and management of Cost Recovery Agreements with Federal Land Management Agencies and other resource agencies.
* Assisting the environmental justice program by identifying processes that require guidance, engaging process owners, working with IT,drafting procedures, and developing communication and change management plans.
* Identifying emerging environmental issues and developing innovative, strategic programs to minimize risk and maximize leadership opportunities.
* Supporting Policy leads inconducting legislative, regulatory and policy review and analysis of key land and environmental issues from the state and federal legislature and regulators.
* Supporting Environmental Policy in building, maintaining and enhancing working relationships withinfluential environmental stakeholders – federal, state and regional environmental regulators, land management agencies, environmental business professionals – by preparing meeting agendas, presentations, and facilitating collaboration among external and internalstakeholders.

The successful intern will have the opportunity to conduct activities as described above, working with a team of experienced Policy professionals. Additionally, the intern will gain knowledge of the larger Land and Environmental Managementorganization and the utility as a whole through the work they will be performing.