Pacific Gas & Electric Company Policy Alignment Intern in San Francisco, California

Policy Alignment Intern

Date: Mar 12, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Company: Pacific Gas And Electric Company

Requisition ID # 12772

Job Category : Administrative / Clerical

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : San Francisco


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 we deliver 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 know that 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 their quality 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 employer that 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, protected veteran 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 Energy Policy and Procurement (EPP) organization procures a reliable supply to meet the electricity and gas demands of our customers 24 hours a day. We reduce customer costs and attain stable prices through contracting and financial hedging instruments and in doing so, maintain a focus on sustainability by supporting environmentally-preferred resources.

Position Summary

The Policy Analysis Department in Energy Policy and Procurement (EPP) provides PG&E leaders and other externally-facing personnel (e.g., lobbyists, communications, government affairs) with timely information, analysis, recommendations, and responses to questions, on matter related to public policy (including, but not limited to, energy policy). The Policy Analysis team also supports the internal development of PG&E’s preferred policy positions by providing analysis and recommended policy positions on matters related to public policy, and leads the internal development of PG&E’s preferred policy positions on selected energy policy matters. The team utilizes effective project management, strong written communication and facilitation skills, and breadth of scope to bring together a broad set of goals and objectives.


The Policy Alignment team within the Policy Analysis Department is looking for a talented summer intern to support the team in understanding best practices for policy development and advocacy. This is an important initiative for the Policy Analysis Department as it strives to position PG&E to have a best in class energy policy function.Project duties are expected to include, but not be limited to:

  • Conducting literature reviews and potentially interviews of best in class companies or organizations focused on policy development and/or advocacy;

  • Creating a catalogue of best practices in policy development and/or advocacy already in play at PG&E;

  • Analyzing potential gaps in policy development and/or advocacy at PG&E;

  • Helping establish new venues and governance structures aimed at increasing alignment at PG&E on high priority issues, such as rate design; and

  • Making actionable recommendations that PG&E could implement.

The successful intern will have the opportunity to lead and/or support activities as described above working with a team of experienced employees on the Policy Alignment team and across PG&E. Additionally, the intern will gain knowledge of the larger Energy Policy and Procurement organization and other organizations across PG&E (e.g., Regulatory Affairs) through the work they will be performing and scheduled engagements, such as brown bags.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, business administration, public policy, or a related field (students must be continuing education towards degree during and/or after internship)


  • 3.0 GPA or greater in both cumulative GPA and major GPA

  • Experience in utilities, engineering, and/or public policy

  • Experience and/or interest in organizational design and organizational effectiveness

  • 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 work independently with minimal direction

PG&E typically is unable to provide VISA sponsorship to students on an F-1, J-1 or other student visa for this position.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland