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Government Affairs Internship


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: 

SEIA is looking for 1 government affairs interns to work with our federal and state affairs departments. The ideal candidates will be available 30-40 hours per week, demonstrate an interest in energy and environmental policy, and possess strong writing skills. Candidates should also have an understanding of the legislative process, keep up with current events, and have the ability to multitask in a fast‐paced environment. Computer literacy (online research, familiarity with Word, Excel, etc.) is expected.

Interns at SEIA will have the opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced high-energy government affairs team and to participate in federal and state advocacy efforts on behalf of the solar energy industry. The interns will be involved in all aspects of SEIA’s government affairs agenda, including renewable electricity standards, public lands, transmission, tax policy, and appropriations. Those with a legal background can be expected to assist on regulatory filings and proceedings.

Experiences Offered:

  • Legislative, regulatory, economic, and policy research
  • State, Federal & Executive Government relations
  • Community and grassroots organizing
  • Coalition‐building
  • Member communications


This position pays minimum wage

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Heather Whitpan with the subject line “Government Affairs Internship 2018” to Position is open until filled.