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RGGI, Inc. is seeking an Assistant Director for Program Implementation, as well as a Summer Intern. Full job announcement and application instructions are available in PDF form at links below.


Summer 2017 Intern

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.) seeks to hire a student intern (unpaid, for credit) for the Summer 2017 semester.

RGGI, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established to support the implementation of RGGI---the nation’s first mandatory, market-based program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The nine states participating in RGGI have reduced carbon pollution while supporting economic growth, and reinvesting in a cleaner and more efficient energy system. Interning at RGGI, Inc. offers an exciting opportunity to learn more about how this successful program works on a daily basis, and to gain experience in greenhouse gas reduction, energy programs, and policy communications.                    

Candidates must be full-time students who can use the internship to earn academic credit. The internship is scheduled for June through August 2017.  Start dates, end dates, and hours are flexible according to the intern’s class schedule, but it is expected that interns could commit to 6-10 hours per week.

Working with the Director of Program Implementation and Communications Manager, the intern will assist in the monitoring and tracking of RGGI allowances, auction proceeds, and electricity use in the RGGI region. The intern will also assist in keeping stakeholders, the media, and the public informed about RGGI.  

Potential tasks include

  • Monitoring RGGI’s presence in the news media and summarizing trends.
  • Researching and reviewing databases, spreadsheets, and economic modeling.
  • Assisting with the preparation of presentations, graphs, fact sheets, summaries of academic reports, and other communications materials.
  • Assisting with updates and improvements to the website.
  • Researching events and other opportunities to inform audiences about RGGI.

Qualifications include:

  • Strong research and written communication skills.
  • Coursework or experience in communications, media relations, economics, environmental science and/or policy.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Excel.
  • Positive attitude with motivation to take on new projects.
  • Familiarity with greenhouse gas emissions programs a plus.
  • Full time undergraduate or graduate student.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by May 15, 2017. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.


Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), Inc. Assistant Director for Program Implementation


The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (“RGGI, Inc.”) seeks to hire an Assistant Director for Program Implementation to be based in New York City.

RGGI, Inc. is a non-profit corporation created to provide technical and administrative services to the states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. RGGI is a cooperative effort among the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont to cap and reduce CO2 emissions from the power sector.

Core responsibilities:

  • Supports the Executive Director and the Director of Program Implementation in the coordination and implementation of the RGGI CO2 allowance auctions including management of auction calendar, state approvals and external contractor work flow.
  • Assists with support for RGGI COATS (CO2 allowance and emissions tracking), offsets program, and CO2 allowance market monitoring.
  • Assists the Director of Program Implementation in supporting the workflow of the independent market monitor and the day- to-day program contact for the independent market monitor.
  • Supports the coordination and facilitation of committee calls with state agency representatives.
  • Assists with administrative, project management and program coordination across all program areas.
  • Supports overall scheduling, logistical and process management.
  • Liaison with the Board of Directors:
    • Maintains Board records.
    • Coordinates logistics and materials for meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinates logistics and materials for state agency staff and stakeholders on program components.
  • Assists the Executive Director:
    • Manages timelines and logistics for deliverables, such as agendas, program materials and presentations.
    • Assists in the preparation of these deliverables.


Qualifications include:

  • Outstanding record of successful project management.
  • Demonstrated experience managing or facilitating project team, clients, consultants, or stakeholders both in face to face and remote environments.
  • Academic record including at minimum a bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree preferable.
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant work experience.
  • Understanding of the RGGI program or state programs which address GHG emissions reduction.
  • Ability to:
    • Manage projects independently and think strategically.
    • Initiate, implement and evaluate administrative procedures.
    • Organize resources and establish priorities.
    • Manage multiple projects and deliver against deadlines.
    • Prepare clear and effective written memos, agendas, reports.
    • Communicate effectively with state agency staff, fellow employees and external parties.



Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will include a benefits package.



Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. addressed to Andrew J. McKeon, Executive Director. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

No telephone inquiries please.

RGGI, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity employment.