ADL Internship Program

ADL is growing and we love having interesting conversations with folks who are passionate about sustainability and eager to be a part of cleantech innovation.

Our Program

Through our internship program, we welcome current students and recent graduates to join our team in 3-4 month paid positions. ADL interns gain hands-on experience, a connection to a network of top industry leaders and entrepreneurs, and an unparalleled opportunity to kickstart their careers by creating meaningful change in energy, buildings, and smart cities. Juniors at ADL not only work on big picture strategy but also get immersed in ADL’s “do tank” by launching and nurturing new ventures.

ADL interns have gone on to highly competitive and stimulating roles internally or in other companies in cleantech, consulting, finance, technology, venture capital such as BlackRock, McKinsey & Company, PwC, BCG, Amazon, EY, Turner & Townsend, etc.

Who We Are & Why ADL

ADL Ventures is a group of entrepreneurs and technology commercialization experts focused on developing and deploying new clean energy technologies and services in collaboration with major infrastructure players. Sectors of focus include building technologies, power / utilities innovation, and smart cities / transportation. Major clients include leading companies in sectors such as building materials, chemicals, and energy such as PG&E and Sto Corp, as well as high-growth venture-backed companies. ADL is also a key technology scaling partner of the US Department of Energy, helping lead programs such as the Advanced Building Construction Collaborative and the American Made Challenges.

The ADL internship is an opportunity to:

Program Alumni

Qinyi Ma

Analyst (Energy and Utilities)

I worked at a smart-light company as their marketing intern and learned how to build and execute a marketing strategy. Before that, I was part of a startup that created affordable and sustainable air filters for low-income countries. I contributed by conducting market analysis, pitching to green-tech investors, and mentoring Nepali and Chinese students in environmental science.

I worked on a variety, but my favorites were NREL-Perovskite, SBIR and TCR.

The fun and tight-knit work culture.

That it is a skill to balance between lateral and horizontal thinking and to be able to dive into the details of a project without losing sight of the bigger picture.

Explore sustainability and ESG consulting!

Justin Giffee

Analyst (Buildings and Construction)

Non Profit Management, Marketing, and Outreach Intern with The SWEEP Standard, Research Assistant at Stone Living Lab

NREL Digitizing Utilities; ADL ICI project; weekly buildings content for LinkedIn, Mantacode Incubator and Accelerator Research; buildings long blog post for ADL website; 2023 conference outreach and planning; State and Local Retrofit Incentives Research; ProblemSpace Winners information synthesis; pulling contacts weekly with GetProspect; SalesForce information input, PETROLERN summary task; Commercialization Reference Database; ICI website interface brainstorming; Crunchbase research

My favorite part about being with ADL was having the opportunity to expand my knowledge of new innovations, policy creations, and projects in the buildings and energy verticals. I loved learning about new technologies and how ADL was working with others to develop extremely creative solutions. This experience gave me great insight to the future of both buildings and energy industries in the U.S. and across the world. I also had the great opportunity of enhancing my business skills by learning how ADL operates. I interacted with stakeholders on projects, engaged with leaders for potential conference targets in 2023, and took notes on really interesting brainstorming workshops. Working with a variety of the ADL staff was really cool because I learned of their roles and they all taught me so much!

While working at ADL, I improved my outreach and professional language skills when sending out important conference outreach emails. I also improved my research and writing skills through weekly buildings content posting. I learned how to navigate relevant articles in the buildings industry and write effective content for LinkedIn. I continued my research and writing skills while drafting my buildings post for ADL’s website. I became savvy with online tools such as GetProspect, SalesForce, Crunchbase for different applications. I vastly improved my content knowledge in the buildings and energy industries through weekly research, meetings with different ADL team members, and workshops.

I am thinking of continuing my education after college with interests in renewable energy, green technologies, sustainable business, and market based solutions. I am also considering working after college in those different fields. I am thinking of applying to ADL again as an associate after college too!

Bryce Hickam

Analyst (Energy and Utilities)

Internship at Caltech’s Tech Transfer Office

PG&E Undergrounding, Trellisense spinout, and several other monetizing innovation projects for utility clients. 

I enjoyed being able to get involved in a range of projects at varying stages of completion. I also really enjoyed being able to work with most everyone on the energy side of ADL and learning from each of their diverse backgrounds!

I particularly enjoyed diving into US and UK electric infrastructure and finding opportunities to bolster existing infrastructure for long-term stability.

I am finishing up my PhD in Physical Chemistry and then will pursue a career, most likely in consulting.

Isabelle Gorrivan

Analyst (Energy and Utilities)

Previously I worked as a consultant for my college’s Sustainability Solutions Lab as well as with solar, architecture, and urban planning firms.

I worked on a data monetization project for a US utility and supported work on ABC Collaborative, Endurance (Monetizing innovation project), Clean transportation management for a US utility, NREL Perovskite, ProblemSpace open innovation challenge, and also have worked with startups supporting their growth through the ADL Scaffolding program. 

Gaining exposure to the construction, energy, and transportation industries through my work on a variety of projects.

Some of the most valuable skills I learned from the internship were how to do research more effectively and how to synthesize large amounts of data for clients.

Jacqueline Guyol

Analyst (Buildings and Construction)

Worked as a Program Coordinator for building decarbonization programs at MassCEC and a Campaign Organizer at Environment Maine.

Endurance (Monetizing innovation project), Volumetric Modular Offsite Hotel Whitepaper for the ABC Collaborative, and Clean energy impact analysis for a major software company.

Learning from ADL employees and working on building decarbonization programs.

How to leverage industry knowledge to strategically think through business models and create financial projections for an emerging company.

Continue working in the clean energy field, focusing on building decarbonization.

Jose Atienza

Analyst (Energy and Utilities)

Journalism, Logistics and Consulting

Clean Transportion Management project for a utility, ProblemSpace open innovation challenge, Clean energy impact analysis for a major software company 

Seeing first-hand how consulting projects are run and getting exposure to sustainability.

Continue to pursue a career in consulting!

Amisha Kunvar

Analyst (Energy and Utilities)

Technology Consulting Intern at PwC (Cloud & Digital practice), Data Analysis Intern at USAID (Office of Local Sustainability), Engineering & Technology Intern at GE Aviation, Member and Researcher in Engineers Without Borders USA (UMCP chapter)

I have contributed to a variety of commercial and government projects involving project management, market analysis, and technical research. On the commercial side, I have supported energy startups, open innovation challenges, and Load Management projects. On the government side, I have worked on the SBIR, NREL prizes, and DOE OTT projects.

My favorite part of ADL has always been the close-knit community and having an opportunity to actively engage with and learn from a smaller, yet very diverse and knowledgeable team! I enjoyed working with the ADL team to support the climate tech sector while learning about many interesting topics.

I had no exposure to the energy industry before ADL, and I learned a lot about sustainable tech and the climate sector. Moreover, I gained many new project management skills alongside consulting.

I will be doing Tech Consulting full-time at PwC and seeking other opportunities to support the sustainability sector.

Corey Christian

Senior Associate (Business Strategy)

I worked as an engineer and deputy project manager at Draper Labs and on the investment team at Clean Energy Ventures.

The NREL perovskite solar cell projects and growth strategy project.

My favorite part of my internship was working alongside ADL team members to help start-ups in the climate tech sector grow and or mature their products.

I previously had limited knowledge of perovskites but quickly brought my self up to speed on the topic. I also became more knowledgeable on how venture studios function and key elements that make these entities successful.

I will be interning at Energy Impact Partners venture capital firm this summer.

Ben Eisinger

Clean Energy Intern

Research Assistant at two Duke laboratories.

A startup scaffolding project – EV Button, Venture Engagement database, Lab-embedded entrepreneurship program outreach.

Learning from and building connections with the knowledgeable professionals at ADL.

I explored the venture capital landscape and how to build my brand within this space.

Selma Sharaf

Clean Energy Intern

Research Associate Intern at Sustainable Energy Advantage (renewable energy consulting firm), Climate Action Plan Research Intern at Bennett College, student researcher in MIT Atmospheric Chemistry and Composition Modeling Group and Resilient Infrastructure Networks Lab.

I worked primarily on Utility Partners monetizing innovation, Data monetization project for a US power utility, PG&E load management, and NREL prizes (especially the Perovskite Startup Prize.

A great team, opportunities to learn about a lot of interesting topics, engaging slide decks.

I learned about market analysis and the commercialization process.

Nick Delaney

Clean Energy Intern

Intern at Pharos Capital Group (small healthcare PE firm) and STEER Partners (boutique M&A consulting group) “Ignite” Fellow at Glasswing Ventures

External Projects in Monetizing innovation and commercialization. Internal – Data Monetization blog post, Interconnection API, Misc. research projects

I really enjoyed how hands on our responsibilities were as interns. We were able to take models, slides, and reports into our hands and really create things in our own direction, while still having a lot of support from the team. My favorite project was probably the monetizing innovation for one US utility, since there was a lot of exposure to unique ideas in the sustainability / cleantech space.

I felt like I learned a lot about research methods and how to tell a story with the different data sources we use. The guidance on slide creation and graphics was really helpful.

Deal Tech Associate at EY-Parthenon

Rose Carroll

Clean Energy Intern

Project Development Intern at ENGIE, Photovoltaic and Electrical Team Member at Illinois Solar Decathlon, and Global Engineering Ambassador at UIUC

I have worked on NREL’s American Made Solar Prize and Solar Forecasting as well PG&E’s Load Management Strategy.

One of my favorite parts of ADL was the level of involvement and responsibility the team puts in the role of the interns. It was rewarding to see the direct impact that I was able to contribute within each project. Working with such a small team everyday was a highlight to see everyone’s passion in sustainable development while sharing resources to learn about innovative clean technology.

Project management skills and learning how to communicate effectively with clients to help them achieve their goals.

Sponsorship Director at Illinois Solar Decathlon

Jen Taylor

Clean Energy Intern

UMass Institute of Life Sciences Fellowship – helping UMass startups and spin-offs with business development, internship at Daimler – mechatronics department, internship at UMass Clean Energy Center, internship at C3 Boston as an HVAC engineering intern.

I have covered several projects that included product, market and technical research and discovery. These projects were about bringing energy efficient solutions to buildings industry. I have been working on several blog posts that were about energy efficiency in the buildings industry. 

I loved the fast pace and the variety of projects I got to work on everyday! I love that the work we do is potentially so impactful, and I hope I am helping contribute to a cleaner and brighter future for upcoming generations.

I want to continue to work in the clean tech and clean energy field.

Lexi Nelson

Clean Energy Intern

Research as an undergraduate laboratory assistant and NSF REU student; Data Analyst Intern at BW Research Partnership, Inc.; Student Environmental Remediation Intern at the State of Rhode Island DEM; medical interpreter at the Rhode Island Free Clinic; lifeguard and youth sports coach.

I have worked on a market discovery project for a leading company in connected fleet electrification solutions, DOE’s Advanced Buildings Collaborative, NREL prizes, and general business development.

Learning about new sustainable technologies and collaborating with our passionate team on challenging and impactful work.

I hope to work on the technical side for a startup developing sustainable technology, perhaps in water or energy services.

Risk and Transaction Analyst at REsurety, Inc.

William McCormack

Clean Energy Intern

Before ADL, I interned at a data-driven news magazine named The Wire China and previously worked as a Yawkey Fellow at Raising A Reader Massachusetts, a nonprofit based in Boston.

I have helped out with a non-diesel alternatives project for PG&E, work with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and business development efforts at ADL

Having the opportunity to learn more about the energy transition and clean energy innovations with my everyday work has been a highlight. Gaining hands-on experience collaborating alongside supportive ADL colleagues and clients with deep expertise in energy has also been valuable.

I hope to find fulfilling opportunities that allow me to keep learning. While I don’t yet have one specific industry in mind, I’d be interested in continuing to pursue work that contributes to decarbonization and combating climate change.

Gib Versfeld

Clean Energy Intern

Prior to ADL, I was an analyst for a hedge fund in New York City, Navy Capital, where I developed bottom-up financial models. I have also served as a research assistant for one of my political science professors at Amherst, Eleonora Mattiacci. Our work focused on nuclear policy and rebel group social media campaigns.

I have worked on a project for a startup with advanced sensor technology and been assisting with business development across ADL.

I have been continually challenged and encouraged to think differently, which has been really enjoyable! My favorite part has been the level of ownership over the advanced radar project that I have held. It has been rewarding to have such an impact on each project. I can’t forget to mention that it has been extremely fun to work alongside a talented and supportive team.

I plan to continue working as a consultant, specifically involved in sustainability and socially driven initiatives. These two areas excite me and will drive future growth and advancements moving forward. My goal is to further my education to earn my MBA while developing more in-depth industry-specific knowledge. I am also really passionate about coaching lacrosse and would like to stay involved in underserved areas.

Caroline Kenton

Clean Energy Intern

Process engineering with Shell, Analyst with Rhapsody Venture Partners, Business Development with SiTration, and immunology research

Wildfire Ignition Prevention with PG&E and supporting the E-ROBOT challenge with the D.O.E.

Being able to research clean energy technologies and learn something new every day!

I’d like to work at a renewable energy startup on the engineering side. I’m really interested in energy storage and I’d love to play a role in the energy transition.

Roberto Interiano

Building Innovation Intern

  • – Interned at architecture, structural engineering, and construction management firms
  • – Researched and experimented with sustainable building materials.

I have worked on the DOE’s Advanced Building Collaborative, startup with advanced sensor technology, LBL Window-Wall Integration, and E-Robot.

The people! The ADL team genuinely cares about your success, and the environment is exceedingly supportive. Interns are encouraged to take on a lot of responsibility, and there are plenty of opportunities to shape the internship experience to align with your interests.

I want to work as an external consultant or internal strategy associate in a sustainability-related field. I am particularly interested in off-shore wind and smart cities.

Associate Consultant at Turner & Townsend

Yan Yan


Engineer Associate at REsurety.

The flexibility of schedule and constantly have new projects to work on.

Project management skills.

Senior Associate at ADL Ventures!

Helene Rowland

Clean Energy Intern

Various including economic consulting, solar development, and sustainability

Meeting/working with incredible people!

How to move from a school to work mindset

Analyst at Analysis Group in Boston

Helena Rowe

Market Research Intern

  • – Interned as a Strategic Marketing Intern at a business incubator for clean-tech and biotech startups
  • – Climate change risk analysis research with a professor in the GW Business School
  • – Led a group of business development managers for a non profit focused on cross cultural exchanges in the workplace

Gaining exposure to a wide variety of projects… each team member was eager to share their projects and experience with me which was extremely helpful as an undergraduate navigating career options!

While at ADL, I learned a lot about the construction industry which I had little exposure to before. I’ve always been interested in sustainability and clean energy, so learning about advanced construction opened my eyes to the importance of our built environment to the sustainability and climate change conversation since buildings account for about 40% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

I am a full time student and doing research with my data analytics professor. We are collecting electric vehicle (EV) data from different organizations over time from different organizations to understand how forecasts change within and between organizations as well as over time.

Thor Elfarsson

Technology and Innovation Intern

Served on the board of Harvard Student Agencies, founder of a traffic incentives startup, and member of a consulting club.

Learning about the energy industry from my coworkers and industry experts.

How to synthesize information and communicate with clients, along with interview outreach techniques.

Incoming Summer Associate at Boston Consulting Group