Environmental Research Intern / Assistant


PSE Healthy Energy is a non-profit energy science and policy research institute dedicated to supplying evidence-based scientific information and resources on the environmental, public health, social equity, and climate dimensions of energy production and use. Our work focuses on oil and gas, power plants, renewable energy, energy storage, and energy transitions. Much of our positive, dedicated, and high-functioning team is based out of our headquarters in Oakland, CA with staff also located across the United States.

PSE’s mission is to bring scientific transparency and clarity to energy policy discussions, helping to level the playing field between communities, the media, policymakers, and the private sector by generating, translating, and disseminating scientific information. No other interdisciplinary collaboration of physicians, scientists, and engineers exists to focus specifically on issues of health and sustainability at the intersection of energy science and policy.


PSE Healthy Energy is seeking an hourly intern/assistant at the undergrad/masters level to assist PSE scientists in building a comprehensive natural gas composition database. This role could be a 2022 summer internship for 20-40 hours per week and possibly go beyond the summer. This task involves contacting agencies to procure air permits for oil & gas infrastructure, downloading individual pdfs and sifting through the air permits to find relevant information, and transcribing gas composition data measurements into a google doc. These data will feed into PSE’s larger goal of assessing air quality and health implications of oil and gas emissions. Interns will be expected to meet regularly with PSE staff to provide updates on progress. Strong candidates will be organized, dependable, and have strong attention to detail.


Oakland, CA. Remote locations will also be considered.


 PSE will pay between $20-$25/hour dependent on experience and location.


Please send your resume/CV and a 1-paragraph description of why you are interested in the position to Kelsey Bilsback with “ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INTERN/ASSISTANT” in the subject line. Applications are due by May 30, 2022 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


PSE Healthy Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.