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State and Regulatory 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 a state and regulatory affairs intern to work with our regulatory and state affairs departments. The ideal candidate will be available 20-25 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 and regulatory process, keep up with current events in clean energy, 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 state and regulatory affairs team and get an insider look at federal and state advocacy efforts on behalf of the solar and storage industries. Interns will gain expertise in state and regional markets, monitor industry trends, and track and analyze legislative and regulatory developments around the country that impact solar and storage deployment. Those with a legal background can be expected to assist on regulatory filings and proceedings.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Legislative, regulatory, economic, and policy research

  • State, Federal & Executive Government relations

  • Community and grassroots organizing

  • Coalition‐building

  • Member communication

Experiences Offered:

  • Problem-solving

  • Organization

  • Flexibility

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite

This position is 20-40 hours/week. All majors are encouraged to apply.



To Apply

Please submit a cover letter & resume with title “2022 State & Regulatory Affairs Intern.” Submissions that are in the form of a single Word or PDF document facilitate review and are preferred.

Please name all files using the following format: "name]_[document title, e.g. Resume]_SEIA." No calls please; direct applicants only, no search or placement firms.

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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.