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Internship Trade Compliance

Calpine Corporation is America's largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with operations in competitive power markets. Its fleet of 76 power plants in operation and one under construction represents nearly 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity. Through wholesale power operations and its retail businesses, Calpine serves customers in 22 states, Canada and Mexico. Its clean, efficient, modern and flexible fleet uses advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner.
The company was established on the premise that a strong commitment to the environment is inextricably linked to excellence in power generation and corporate responsibility. Since its founding in 1984, Calpine has led the power industry in its unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. In addition, its renewable geothermal plants use steam generated deep below the earth's surface to produce clean, renewable electricity.

Job Summary (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned)
Reporting to and working with Compliance Group personnel while jointly participating in cross-functional teams as it relates to enterprise-wide trade compliance with CFTC and FERC-related regulatory requirements (Compliance Requirements).

Job Responsibilities
The internship will work on developing & maintaining compliance monitoring systems or policies, including any programs to assist with Compliance Requirements, including processes for evaluating and clearing non-compliance events. The internship is in the legal area and may include coordinating with Legal, CCO, IS, Government/Regulatory regarding requests for information, audits, spot checks and other compliance activities. This involves participating in the internal audit processes required to maintain consistent standards in complying with any applicable Compliance Requirements.

Depending on the applicant, a job function area may be working within the data science team augmenting existing processes by contributing to the development, review and approval any software code related to the scoring and ranking of compliance risk. Applicant should have an understanding of “trading” concepts including futures, options, stocks, etc. Another area of responsibility may include written policies and procedures necessary for compliance with all Regulatory Requirements applying to Calpine, specifically as they relate to: Purchasing/Selling of fuel, power and renewables. For compliance with all Regulatory Requirements applying to Calpine, specifically as they relate to: Purchasing/Selling of fuel, power and renewables.

Job Requirements
  • Completion of at least the Junior year of coursework for a Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science/Data Science/Mathematics, or Pre-law at an accredited college or university.
  • Data Science area - familiar with anyone of the following: Python, R, Javascript, C#, Java, Matlab
  • Pre-Law - Strong technical writing skills, English, Logic
  • Minimum GPA 3.25
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S. now and in the future for any company
  • Strong desire to have exposure to industrial operations and/or regulatory compliance, accounting auditing.
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and MS Office.
  • Self-motivated team player with strong time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Able to follow instructions precisely and be detail-oriented.
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week.
  • Must be able to sit and operate a computer with video screen for extended periods of time.
Additional Calpine Information
Vaccination Information: Calpine requires an individual who is newly hired into this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 within the first 28 days of employment - if not already vaccinated prior to starting employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Calpine’s HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Calpine does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.
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