Equity and Workforce Development Internship
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.
SEIA is currently building resources and programs to support our membership in building a more diverse and equitable solar economy. Intern will have an opportunity to learn about SEIA’s work in the industry, and do research and writing to help create tools for staff and SEIA members to support our Equity and Workforce Development efforts.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Research and Writing
Researching and conducting outreach to support the growth and improvement of the diverse suppliers database
Drafting DEIJ-related and workforce development member resources
Drafting DEIJ and workforce-related blogs
Researching and compiling a list of local community-based organizations doing solar training/construction training, especially those within communities of concern
Researching and compiling list of high school/middle school skilled trades training programs or potential partners
Attend and participate in webinars and meetings to help expand your understanding of current topics in the solar industry
Interest in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
Interest in learning more about the solar industry
Basic proficiency in internet-based research
Writing & oral communication skills
Ability to use basic functions in MS Word & Excel or Google Docs & Sheets
This position is 20-30 hours/week.
Academic Majors: This internship is targeted at individuals with one or more years of college or equivalent experience. All majors/specializations are encouraged to apply.
Candidates of diverse backgrounds, identities, or experiences are encouraged to apply including but not limited to candidates of Historically Black Institutions and Colleges (HBCUs), Minority-Serving Institutions, community colleges, and those with non-traditional educational backgrounds.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line "Equity and Workforce Development Intern Summer 2022.”
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.