Jobs

Internships

Please apply to internships by sending a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the internship title in the subject line. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Unless otherwise specified, internships are unpaid.

At this time, all Solar United Neighbors internships are remote.

 

Colorado Program Intern

Solar United Neighbors is seeking a Program Intern to provide support for the Colorado program. The intern will research potential partners and outreach channels for our solar co-ops, track community solar projects throughout the state, and work to identify local funding opportunities. The intern will be invited to attend local educational presentations and will learn about rooftop solar PV. Additional projects may include collecting solar stories, outreach to solar co-op participants, and tabling or other engagement opportunities. The intern must have strong research and data analysis skills, be comfortable working with Microsoft office, be able to multi-task, and be organized and detail oriented in their work. The intern should also be comfortable self-managing their efforts working on short and long-time projects and have an upbeat attitude with a willingness to work on various high priority projects as they arise. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a huge plus. The intern should have their own laptop computer to work on throughout the internship.

 

Development Intern

Solar United Neighbors is looking for a Fundraising and Grant Writing Intern to provide support to our development department. This position will report to the Development Director but will also work closely with the Grants Manager as well as with program and operations staff. 

Projects might include: Foundation and donor prospect research; helping to write, edit, and proofread development communications (e.g., funding proposals, narrative reports, letters, donor appeals); supporting fundraising campaigns; information management and reporting (using Salesforce); topic research on emerging renewable energy, climate change, and energy policy issues; and other related duties as assigned. Experience in any of these areas is a plus.

Candidates should have an interest in philanthropy, clean energy, and/or nonprofit management; strong research, writing, and editing skills; and a thorough, organized, and detail-oriented work style. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint also a plus. Candidates should also be willing to take direction, work with diverse staff, be eager to learn, ask questions of staff, and take initiative to improve their topic knowledge and development skills. The intern should have a laptop computer that can be used during the internship. 

 

Engagement Intern

Solar United Neighbors seeks an Engagement Intern to provide administrative and coordination support for our engagement initiatives. The intern will work independently on projects as assigned, checking in regularly with the Director of Engagement. 

The national engagement intern will support engagement staff in planning and implementation of national engagement initiatives, event planning, volunteer training and coordination, tracking engagement activities, database management, and other duties as assigned. 

The intern must have strong research and data analysis skills, be comfortable working with Microsoft office, be able to multitask, and be organized and detail oriented in their work. The intern should also be comfortable self-managing their efforts working on short and long-time projects and have an upbeat attitude with a willingness to work on various high priority projects as they arise. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a huge plus. The intern should have their own laptop computer to work on throughout the internship.

Marketing & Communications Intern

Solar United Neighbors seeks a Marketing & Communications Intern to provide support for our marketing and communications efforts. The intern will assist with the promotion of our events and programs to help people all over the U.S. to go solar. This may include the creation of marketing and communication campaigns, the development of written communications and graphics, and interaction with members online or in person. 

The intern will be exposed to all marketing and communication efforts for the organization. Additional projects may include assisting with outreach initiatives in person and digitally, website editing and uploading, as well as general administrative support. The intern must have strong verbal and written communication skills, be comfortable working with web-based communication platforms, be organized and detail oriented, and have an interest in spreading solar through creative marketing and communications campaigns.. 

The intern should also be comfortable self-managing their efforts working on short and long-time projects and have an upbeat attitude with a willingness to work on various high priority projects as they arise. 

The intern should have their own laptop computer to work off of during the internship.

 

Office Operations Intern

Solar United Neighbors seeks an Office Operations intern to provide administration and coordination support of organizational operations.  Projects are varied based on the changing needs of the organization, as well as interest of the individual, but one can expect to research and compile resources and development of tools for managing the office better.

We are looking for someone who is organized and detail-oriented.  A high level of discretion for confidential work and information is imperative. The intern must be comfortable self-managing their efforts working on short and long-term projects and have an upbeat attitude with a willingness to work on various high priority projects as identified by Solar United Neighbors. 

Strong written and verbal communication skills are a huge plus. The intern should have their own laptop computer to use during the internship. 

 

Solar Policy & Advocacy Intern

Solar United Neighbors seeks a Solar Policy and Advocacy Intern to provide support to our state and national programs. Projects will primarily focus on assisting with policy research, developing presentations and other materials, and advocacy outreach initiatives. Additional tasks may include online and administrative support. 

The intern must have an interest in solar energy in an advocacy context; strong research and writing skills; be able to multitask and be organized and detail-oriented; be comfortable self-managing their efforts working on short and long-term projects and have an upbeat attitude with a willingness to work on various high priority projects. The intern should have their own laptop computer to work off of during the internship.