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Organization Description: SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, project developers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants and financiers. Established in 1974, SEIA works to make solar energy a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, strengthening the industry, and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Internship Description: SEIA is looking for a fall intern to work on a variety of high-priority research projects focused on the U.S. solar industry.  Internship duties will include, but are not limited to: solar industry and energy policy research, data collection and analysis, construction of data visuals, and professional writing (that could include fact sheets, reports and/or web content).  Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate and talented individuals in a fast-paced Washington DC environment, with responsibilities that touch on all aspects of SEIA’s research agenda.

Candidates should be available to work 20-40 hours per week for the duration of the fall academic semester.  Ideal applicants will have an interest in energy, environmental policy, economics, business and/or statistics. Previous professional or academic experience in policy research and analysis and proficiency with Microsoft Excel is preferred.  Experience with Salesforce, GIS applications, or programming a plus.  A top applicant will be a detail-oriented self-starter with strong communication skills across all mediums and a demonstrated ability to think critically.

Academic Majors: Undergraduate students in public policy, economics, business (management or finance), statistics, political science or related field.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Shawn Rumery at interns@seia.org with the subject line: "Fall 2015 Research Internship". Positions are open until filled.