Summer Youth Energy Specialist (Driver)

Job Type

Part Time Temporary


Details: Your city's minimum wage plus $1/hour



Start Date:



United States


About Rising Sun:

Rising Sun is a premier nonprofit organization working at the intersection of economic equity and climate resilience in the greater California Bay Area since 1994. Our California Youth Energy Services (CYES) program employs local youth to provide free residential energy and water efficiency installation and education services, called Green House Calls, and operates in six Bay Area and Central Valley counties.

The Position:

We’re hiring individuals between the ages of 18 and 22 for the Energy Specialist Driver position with our summer job program, California Youth Energy Services (CYES).

On the job, pairs of Energy Specialists will visit homes in their community by appointment to help save water and energy. On these no-cost “Green House Calls,” Energy Specialists are responsible for completing an energy/water assessment, installing water- and energy-efficient devices such as LED bulbs and showerheads, and further educating the client on ways to save energy and water---all at no cost to the resident! No experience is needed, as we provide all necessary training during the paid training week!

*We especially want you to apply if you speak an additional language or languages along with English*


-18-22 years old

-Responsible, reliable, and willing to learn

-Valid driver’s license, and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record Check with the DMV

-Consistent access to an insured car

-You must be a resident of one of the counties/cities listed below, as we are currently hiring from these areas only: Alameda county, Contra Costa county, Marin county, San Joaquin county, Solano county, Sonoma county, Newark, Hayward, Martinez, Antioch, Oakland, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Richmond, Vacaville, Vallejo, and Stockton

-Availability for the schedule below:

June 22nd through August 10th:

Training week is June 22 and June 25-29, 9:30am-5:00pm.

Normal schedule is July 2-August 10, Tuesday-Friday, 10:30am-6:00pm.

Adjusted schedule days are July 11 and July 25, 12:00pm-7:30pm


Benefits to you:

-Looks like a great internship on your resume, but you're paid!

-Your city's minimum wage plus $1/hour, plus mileage reimbursement at the federal rate

-Weekly paid professional development workshops

-Help your community and the environment

-Possibility of promotion summer-by-summer

-Work with people your own age and have fun!

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply