Are you looking to learn more about how New York communities are accessing the benefits of solar power and exploring career opportunities in this growing industry? Solar One’s Community Solar Internship will give you first-hand experience in community solar project development and support to expand your knowledge and skill-set.
● 6-month virtual internship program with 15-20 hours required a week
● Paid internship - $18/hr for undergraduate students, $20/hr for interns with a college degree or at least six months of full-time National Service
● Flexible schedule to accommodate for student classes
● Flexible start date: September 2020
● Students currently enrolled in a college or university within New York; or
● A New York State resident having attended a college or university within New York between 2019-2020
As a Community Solar Intern, you will be an integral member of Solar One’s Here Comes Solar team. You will receive mentorship from the Senior Community Solar Program Manager and you will join HCS team meetings and be invited to Solar One internal and external events, providing you with broad exposure to Solar One’s work and expanding your professional network. You will receive training specific to the projects that you are working on from your supervisor, in addition to general training regarding solar technology, system design, economics, policy, installation/workforce, and more.
Solar One is developing community solar projects, large-scale solar projects that can serve renters Citywide, throughout New York City in close partnership with affordable housing providers and environmental justice organizations. These community solar projects will provide utility bill savings and employment opportunities to low- and moderate-income New Yorkers. As a Community Solar Intern, you will learn about the community solar project development process and gain firsthand experience educating New Yorkers about the benefits of community solar.
This internship is currently planned to be a virtual internship, however, pending the public health situation, there may be optional opportunities for interns to visit completed solar installations or to shadow solar site assessments in New York City.
You can read more about our programs here: www.herecomessolar.nyc
● Educate New Yorkers about community shared solar projects through workshops, email correspondence, and phone conversation
● Research community shared solar models and help develop informational resources for Solar One’s websites and social media accounts to educate the public
● Attend weekly team meetings on Monday from 1-2PM
● Attend HCS events and meetings to provide support and contribute to projects and partnerships
● Provide ad hoc support to the Senior Community Solar Program Manager, including research, analysis, writing and preparing presentations
● Participate in mentorship activities with supervisor and other Solar One staff
● Complete a culminating project that assists with the clarification and development of professional goals
● Strong knowledge of and/or interest in renewable energy, environmental justice, community organizing, and/or affordable housing.
● Eagerness to learn and apply new skills, and will be open to feedback and collaboration.
● Team player with a passion for Solar One’s mission of expanding access to clean energy, and a commitment to advancing that mission during the internship.
● Strong interpersonal, time management, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
● Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to handle competing priorities.
● Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and internet research.
Solar One is an equal opportunity employer. Solar One strives to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of renewable energy and resilience and people in a rapidly changing world. Solar One recruits and employs through a lens of equity and encourages people of all races, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law to apply.
Are you looking to learn more about how New York communities are accessing the benefits of solar power and exploring career opportunities in this growing industry? Solar One’s Community Solar Internship will give you first-hand…