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Business Development Intern


About SEIA

Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is building a strong solar industry to power America. Click here to learn more.

Internship Description:

The membership team is charged with providing the association about 60% of the its revenue. In order to meet these goals, membership needs additional support outside of our daily functions to close new business and retain more members. 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 agenda.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in all member service related activities
  • CRM database initiatives
  • Business development
  • Inbound and outbound sales calls


  • Problem-solving
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Organization and high attention to detail
  • Can do attitude
  • Flexibility
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Experience with Salesforce and MS Outlook preferred
  • Previous professional or academic experience in research, communications, public relations or a related field

This position is 20-30 hours/week. All majors are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Thomas Kiggen at with the subject line “Spring Business Development Intern."

This position pays DC minimum wage. Start and end dates are flexible. For our internship Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Working at SEIA

SEIA values diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the solar industry. We strive to welcome different perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, regardless of job function in order to create a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable solar industry. SEIA envisions an industry that is committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity. We aim to achieve this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and progress. We will develop strategies, programs, and tools that seek to equalize opportunities within SEIA and allow for discussing and sharing best practices within the solar industry.