Solar Outreach Internship

 Are you looking to learn more about how New York communities are accessing the benefits of solar power and exploring career opportunities in this growing industry? Solar One’s Barrio Solar campaign, launched in partnership with nonprofit Fifth Avenue Committee, is bringing solar power to low- and moderate-income homeowners throughout Brooklyn. This internship will give you first-hand experience conducting solar outreach and education. It will also be a great opportunity to expand your skills and learn about residential solar project development as well as community solar.


Internship Details

·         6-month internship program with 15-18 hours required a week.

·         Paid internship - $18/hr for undergraduate/HS students, $20/hr for interns with a college degree or at least six months of full-time National Service.

·         Flexible schedule to accommodate student s.

·         Flexible start date: January 2022.



·         Students currently enrolled in a Career and Technical Education Program, college

or university within New York; or

·         A New York State resident having attended a college or university within New York between 2021-2022.

·         Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 is a requirement for this internship.


To apply, please submit your coverletter and resume at


Internship Overview

As a Solar Outreach Intern, you will be an integral member of Solar One’s Here Comes Solar (HCS) team. You will receive mentorship from the Barrio Solar Program Coordinator and you will join HCS team meetings and be invited to Solar One internal and external events, providing you with broad exposure to Solar One’s work and expanding your professional network. You will receive training specific to the projects that you are working on from your supervisor, in addition to general training regarding solar technology, system design, economics, policy, installation/workforce, and more.


Barrio Solar, a unique community-based group solar campaign, providing Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) energy to low-to-moderate-income (LMI) households in New York City to ensure more equitable access to the benefits of solar. The program addresses localized problems in Solar PV installations and supports homeowners in the installation process from start to finish. The highlight of this program is an unrivaled incentive of up to $3,500 in cash subsidies that qualified homeowners can use towards the cost of solar installation.


This internship is currently planned to be a hybrid internship, where interns will be meeting both digitally and in-person with supervisors and constituents, there may be optional opportunities for interns to visit completed solar installations or to shadow solar site assessments in New York City. The focus of the internship is community engagement. Barrio Solar is a program that looks to support Low-Moderate Income homeowners, interns will focus on outreach to specific neighborhoods to schedule homeowner meetings, one-on-one sessions and workshops with interested homeowner groups and community organizations.


You can read more about our program here:



Internship Responsibilities

·         Educate Brooklynites about the benefits of solar power  through workshops, email correspondence, organizing meetings and phone conversations.

·         Research residential solar models and help develop informational resources for Solar One’s websites and social media accounts to educate the public

·         Attend HCS events and meetings to provide support and contribute to project and partnerships.

·         Provide support to the Barrio Solar Program Coordinator, including research, community outreach, event coordination, writing and preparing presentations.

·         Participate in mentorship activities with supervisor and other Solar One staff.

·         Complete a culminating project that assists with the clarification and development of professional goals.



·      Strong knowledge of and/or interest in renewable energy, environmental justice, community organizing, and/or affordable housing.

·      Eagerness to learn and apply new skills, and will be open to feedback and collaboration.

·      Team player with a passion for Solar One’s mission of expanding access to clean energy, and a commitment to advancing that mission during the internship.

·      Strong interpersonal, time management, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

·      Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to handle competing priorities.

·      Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and internet research.



Solar One is an equal opportunity employer. Solar One strives to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of renewable energy and resilience and people in a rapidly changing world. Solar One recruits and employs through a lens of equity and encourages people of all races, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law to apply.

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