Fall Engagement Internship

Solar United Neighbors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a clean, equitable, resilient energy system that benefits everyone. We are building a clean energy movement by helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.


We run twelve state programs: DC, MD, VA, WV, MN, OH, FL, PA, TX, IN, CO, and AZ.  Each state program promotes solar throughout its jurisdiction. The programs share three goals:

  1. Develop and scale solar energy projects within communities,
  2. Pass solar policies that expand the local solar market, and
  3. Build a community of clean energy advocates that traverse traditional political fault lines.


At Solar United Neighbors, we believe that all of us have a stake in a future where every community participates in the financial benefits of our energy grid’s ongoing diversification from big central plants and passive consumers to a wider mix of distributed production & renewable energy. 


Our organization is scaling rapidly and is 50/50 remote/in office staff. We are a fast-paced, dynamic, multi-faceted work environment, ideal for an intern who is looking to dive in and experience the workings of a growing, mission-driven non-profit organization. Even though this is a remote internship, there will be many opportunities for the intern to interact with our staff members across the country.


About the position: Solar United Neighbors seeks an Engagement Intern to provide outreach and coordination support on outreach and engagement of Solar United Neighbor supporters in our twelve states. 


Projects will primarily focus on researching and developing lists of contacts to support the growth and expansion of our policy and co-op work, conducting email and phone outreach to engage new partners and supporters, tracking our engagement work to be able to continue effective outreach, and creation of materials to support the building of the solar movement. The intern should be a confident, independent worker with a desire to take on big projects with a big potential for impact. The intern should be responsible and comfortable managing their own time working remotely with a focus on working efficiently. The intern should have strong written and verbal communication skills. 


 NOTE: This is a remote internship, so no in-office time will be required. The intern will work independently on projects as assigned, checking in regularly with the Engagement Team via virtual meetings, Slack, and email. The intern should have their own laptop computer to work on during the internship with reliable access to the internet.


This is a 10 hour per week remote internship starting late August-December with the possibility of continuation through the winter, if interested. College-level interns may obtain college credit for this internship. Work hours can be flexible to meet the intern’s schedule. Funds may be available for this internship. 


To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter using our internship application form