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Developmental Intern - Civil Rights & Inclusion


White Plains, NY, US


The New York Power Authority is reimagining the role of the public utility and helping our customers take full advantage of the new electricity offerings. If you’re passionate about the customer experience and want to be part of our journey toward becoming the first end-to-end digital utility in the country, we want to hear from you. Learn more about us, our clean energy technologies and the trend-setting work we’re doing for New York State here.
The Summer Developmental Intern program is ideal for a college or graduate level student interested in …
• Exploring how hydropower, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and more exciting initiatives are changing the power industry
• Seeing firsthand what it’s like to work for New York State, including exposure to labor and employment issues and the develoment of an engaged, diverse and inclusive workforce.
• Learning about NYPA’s commitment to New York State citizens and the communities where our generation facilities are hosted
• Visiting the Blenheim-Gilboa power project to see up close how our power is made and how important pumped storage is to reliable electricity in New York
• Gaining a foundation on the energy regulations that govern our industry
Please apply to only one Developmental Intern position at NYPA. We may consider your experience for other Developmental Intern positions if your experience fits.


• Assist with and support diversity and inclusion initiatives for the CRI office, including: quarterly ERG leadership meetings, the annual diversity month/fair, annual diversity executive briefing and other CRI sponsored events.
• Liaise with Corporate Communications and ERGs to ensure consistent D&I messaging on initiatives.
• Develop and administer content for CRI Powernet web page and sub-sites.
• Assist the office with executing the overall diversity and inclusion strategy for NYPA.
• Assist with investigating AAO, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints.  Work functions include, but are not limited to, interviewing aggrieved individuals and advising them of their rights and responsibilities, conducting document search, reviewing, drafting investigation reports and other documents as assigned, reviewing and analyzing requests for religious and reasonable accommodations. The intern will provide needed administrative and other support responding to complaints promptly.
• Support the collection, analysis and preparation of accurate records using data/information gathered relative to allegations of discrimination in a timely manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task with competing priorities
  • Collaborative and team orientated
  • Strong use of discretion with highly sensitive or confidential matters.
  • Improved communication (written & verbal), presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong engaged listening and strategic thinking.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Polished wAccommodation and Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Knowledge and application of laws and policies related to EEO, anti-discrimination and the ADA/Reasonable Accommodation.
  • Knowlege of Sharepoint, Pivot Tables, Tableau
  • Manage a project from inception to completion
  • Conduct interviews, research information and draft investigation reports
  • Knowledge of EEO, labor and employment laws and practices, ability to conduct research, gather and analyze information, ability to prepare accurate, comprehensive and detailed reports.





Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate with a demonstrated interest in diversity and inclusion issues/initiatives.
Preferably graduate/law students in organizational behavior or sociology or labor and employment law.
Preferred knowledge of Diversity & Inclusion principles, EEO and Affirmation Action laws & regulations.
Preferred experience with Employee Resource Groups or extra-curricular activities

Physical Requirements

To be filled in from the Justification Form


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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