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Clean Energy Advocate Internship

Common Energy
Saint Paul, MN
  • Expired: November 02, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Welcome to the Common Energy Impact Team!

Have you heard of the recently-passed 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)? The IRA is the largest climate bill to be passed in American history and represents a major step forward in the fight against climate change. This means there has never been a better time to enter the world of clean energy! If you want to be a part of the transition away from fossil fuels, come join our team!

We are a youth-centered group of climate advocates currently hiring college interns for Fall 2022! We are currently looking for undergraduates living and/or attending college in Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington DC to join our national team of Clean Energy Advocates (CEAs). Our team is a fantastic place to experience your first professional role in the field of sustainability by advocating for a state program called Community Solar. Community Solar is a state initiative that is supported by the new Inflation Reduction Act and offers incentives for the use of clean energy. We connect people in qualified communities to local solar farms and in return residents save money on their monthly utility bills! This program is free, requires no change in utility or rooftop solar installation, and is shaping the clean energy economy to be a more accessible and inclusive space. Read more about Common Energy and our role in Community Solar here!

  • You live in and/or attend school in one of the following states:
    • Illinois
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Minnesota
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • Oregon
    • Rhode Island
    • Washington D.C.
  • You have a network of connections (personal, professional, etc.) within our qualifying states (IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OR, RI, D.C.)
  • If you don't live in and/or attend school in the states listed above, but you have an extensive network in these states, it is possible to participate in this program
  • You are comfortable speaking in public and reaching out to people within your school, workplace, and social networks.
  • You are passionate about the Common Energy mission and about combating climate change!

You would be a great candidate if you...
  • Are an active and engaged member of your college campus, including participation in student clubs and organizations.
    • Leadership positions are a plus!
  • Are outgoing and have a skill for interpersonal communications.
  • Are willing to learn new skills and build upon your professional portfolio.
  • Are passionate about addressing the climate crisis, and are ready to take direct action to build a more sustainable future.

  • Participate 10 hr/wk and earn 3 college credits or participate independently with no hour requirement!
  • Pay structure: $50 per community solar sign up, with additional bonuses at your first, fifth, tenth, and twentieth sign ups!
  • Engage with new environmental legislation, such as the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, and join the frontline of the climate crisis.
  • Training and education in the clean energy industry, as well as weekly networking, learning, and community building opportunities
  • Development of important professional skills such as public speaking, community outreach, virtual team collaboration, and project management
  • An awesome new network of environmental activists and organizers!
  • A chance to involve your local community members in environmental action and take actual steps for a healthier planet!

Interested in learning more? Sign up for an upcoming informational session:

Common Energy


Saint Paul, MN
55106 USA
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