Research Internship

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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 summer 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 30-40 hours per week for the duration of the summer.  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 GIS applications 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: Graduate and Undergraduate students in public policy, economics, business (management or finance), statistics, political science or related field.

Compensation: A transportation stipend is available.


To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Shawn Rumery at with the subject line: Research Internship. Positions are open until filled.

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