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Updated: August 21st, 2018
Three Internship Opportunities with the StraightUp Solar
Positions: Solar Support Specialist Intern, Permitting Specialist Intern, Onsite Solar Technician Intern
Solar Support Specialist Intern
The goal of this position is to educate customers and help them find the right "solar solution" for their home. This requires a unique combination of technical and communication skills, passion, and excitement for customer's choosing to put solar PV on their home. Respond to solar inquiries, educate potential clients about solar, gather energy usage and other site information, and manage customer data.
20-40 hours per week for 160 hours.
Permitting Specialist Intern
The goal of this position is to assist in the duties of utlity interconnection applications and permits. You'll thrive in this position if you're a good communicator and have proven systems for keeping track of deliverables and staying organized.
20-40 hours per week for 160 hours.
Onsite Solar Technician Intern
This hands-on internship helps complete PV projects through system layout, roof attachment, racking and module assembly, combiner box installation, home run wiring, and voltage testing. Applicants will benefit by having previous experience in construction and knowledge of safety best practices.
20-40 hours per week for 160 hours.
To learn more and apply to any of the above positions, click here.
Job Opportunities with the Illinois Power Agency
Position: Program Managers for New Solar Programs - Chicago
The Illinois Power Agency is seeking two Program Managers to staff solar energy incentive programs that the Agency is launching to support the development of new solar generation across Illinois. This includes the Adjustable Block Program for the development of photovoltaic distributed generation and community solar, and the Illinois Solar for All Program to support solar for low-income households and communities. Please see the attached job description for more information on the duties of the position and the qualifications required. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Anthony Star, Director, Illinois Power Agency
160 North LaSalle Street, Suite C-504, Chicago, Illinois 60601
No phone calls please.
Applications without a cover letter describing the applicant’s relevant experience and why he or she would be a strong candidate for this position with the Agency will not be reviewed for consideration. Please indicate in the cover letter your interest in serving as Program Manager for the Adjustable Block Program, the Illinois Solar for All Program, or both.
Job Opportunity with the Natural Resources Defense Council
Position: Illinois Clean Energy Advocate - Chicago
NRDC is seeking an Illinois Clean Energy Advocate to join the Midwest Region team of the Climate & Clean Energy Program, to be based in NRDC’s Chicago office. This role requires a commitment to developing Illinois as a leadership state on climate and clean energy policy, experience working collaboratively and in a team-based setting with both internal and external partners, ability to represent NRDC in the media and other public forums with credibility and enthusiasm, interest in cultivating relationships with state and local officials, the executive branch and agencies, and a willingness to travel to Springfield, Illinois and elsewhere to advance NRDC’s policy goals with lawmakers.
Internship Opportunity with the Illinois Solar Energy Association
Position: Fall Semester Intern - Remote, Illinois-based
The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is looking for an intern for the upcoming Fall semester.
ISEA is a non-profit organization that promotes the widespread application of solar and other forms of renewable energy through our mission of education and advocacy. It is the state resource for renewable energy related policy developments, educational classes, events, and access to local renewable energy businesses.
As the ISEA intern, your responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:
Job Opportunity with Ailey Solar Electric
Position: Solar Project Administrator - Chicagoland Area
Ailey Solar seeks a talented, organized, and highly motivated individual to work in our operations and sales teams as we develop solar projects throughout the Chicagoland area. Hands on training will be provided. The position will involve assisting the sales team during contact with prospective customers and then during production moving solar projects through operational milestones such as permitting, utility interconnection, scheduling and other items. The successful individual will report directly to the management team and will work closely with both operations and sales team members.
There are opportunities for advancement as the organization continues to grow. This is a great way to start your career in solar. Learn on the job and be a part of the solar renewable energy movement.
B.A. or similar preferred.
Some knowledge of Excel, Word, PDF Editors
Experience using Google Docs
Familiarity with social media (Twitter, Facebook, WordPress)
The Solar Project Administrator's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Manage customers throughout the process of obtaining solar on their home.
Compile, complete and submit building permits and plan set documents.
Obtaining the interconnection agreements and net metering agreements for each project.
Recording the progress of each project in the internal systems.
Verifying that all needed parts for each project have been ordered.
Perform additional duties as needed.
Job Opportunities with Sunrun
Position: Sales, Installation - Chicagoland Area
Sunrun is seeking motivated and highly qualified individuals to join our team in a variety of positions, including Field Sales Consultant, Lead Installer, Electrical Foreman, and Retail Solar Advisor.
Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. Sunrun believes there is a better, less expensive, cleaner way for families to power their homes. With Sunrun’s residential rooftop solar, storage and energy services, homeowners are saving money while dramatically reducing the amount of air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) they release into the atmosphere. After 10 years, Sunrun is still a steadfast believer in the power of the sun, and we aren’t alone. Continued, growing demand for our products and services proves that more and more Americans want better energy options. Our mission is simple – create a planet run by the sun.
The history of our company is a biography of great talent. We hire, build, and grow great teams, and Sunrun’s talent distinguishes us from all other companies. We look for passionate, solution oriented individuals who have the courage to help customers change the way they power their lives.
Job Opportunity with Salem Land
Position: Land Acquisition Professionals
Land is currently seeking experienced Land/Site Acquisition
Professionals for upcoming renewables projects in several regions of the
US, including the Midwest.
To be considered, you must have experience acquiring fee and leased land on solar energy projects.
with site selection and feasibility studies, negotiations with
landowners and local governments, and presenting at community meetings
email your resume in confidence to email@example.com. Visit us at
www.salemland.com. All positions will be subject to a background check
and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening based upon Salem's Drug
and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.