Undergraduate Summer Internship Opportunities at VLS Institute for Energy and the Environment - Clean Energy Advocacy Interns

Energy and the Environment is again offering 2 summer internships for students in environmental studies and sciences who have at least completed their sophomore year by the start of the internship.  Our Clean Energy Advocacy Internships offer a chance for 2 students interested in future careers in clean energy advocacy to spend the summer with us at our Institute for Energy and the Environment and to work on one of our research or energy clinic teams which are each made up of 3-5 Master of Energy Regulation and Law grad students or JD students specializing in energy law with faculty supervision.  Our teams are currently working on issues such as advancing community solar particularly for underserved communities and advancing clean transportation with a focus on vehicle and transit bus electrification policy at the local and state levels.  We also have a new Farm and Energy Initiative that we expect to launch this summer.  Last summer we had two great students, Paige from Allegheny College’s Environmental Sciences program and Rachel from UVM’s Environmental Studies program — these awesome students convinced us to offer the opportunity again.

Clean advocacy interns are paid a $1,000 stipend (taxable), can take one of our two-week summer sessions classes for free (2 credits) and work with our faculty and graduate/JD students on clean energy projects.  The internship begins the day after Memorial day and runs through the first week in August which is the same as our summer environmental program.  More information on the summer program and classes can be found here.  Application materials include a current resume, cover letter explaining the student’s interest in a clean energy advocacy career, and one letter of recommendation from an undergraduate professor.  Applications are due via email by Monday, March 12 at 8am eastern to Sue Folger, IEE Program Coordinator, [email protected]w.edu  We plan to make decisions by Monday April 2, 2018.    Sue or I would be glad to answer any questions about these internships or our clean energy law and policy program.