Each semester, Southern Tier Solar Works brings in a team of interns to help with the day-to-day running of the organization. Our interns get hands-on experience in the solar and renewable energy industries, as well as valuable career and skill building opportunities throughout their time with us. Our goal is to help young individuals pave their path in whatever career they choose by giving them the skills and tools that will be required of them in the business world, whilst working in a fun, inviting environment where they can learn!
Interns gain knowledge and experience in:
and many more valuable career skills!
Want a green career? Want to reduce climate impacts?
Join the Southern Tier Solar Works Team! We are an innovative community outreach and marketing program of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition. STSW is dedicated to promoting a sustainable culture by deploying solar and growing our local clean energy economy. We create informational materials that we promote on social media, our website, and around the web to recruit interested people to sign up for rooftop and community solar. We partner with local organizations, municipalities, and schools to spread awareness of solar power through in-person presentations. We also do special educational projects for youth and community members around DIY solar art and electronic circuitry. Interns will gain knowledge and experience in the fields of clean energy, community development, and non-profit work.
TYPE OF POSITION
Spring semester: 8-10hrs/week, volunteer or for credit
Location: Offices of First Congregational Church, 30 Main St, NY 13905
INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES/GROWTH AREAS
• Provide educational presentations to a diverse public around the region
• Create flyers, pamphlets, and handouts to inform people about solar and our many events
• Curate our social media page with informative articles and solar promotions
• Provide quality community service support over phone, in person, and through e-mail
• Website curation and optimization
• Assist with organizing public events and program development
• Policy research on regional, state, and national levels
• Assist with program reporting and analysis through careful record keeping and data management.
• Undergraduate and from any discipline may apply
• Students with an interest in energy, environmental policy, social marketing, electrical circuit design, community organizing, web design, graphic design, and non-profit work are encouraged to apply.
• Strong communication skillsare a must
• Candidates must be detail-oriented and conscientious
• Ability to work efficiently and professionally as a part of a team
• Flexibility and a desire to apply and acquire and apply new skills is a must
• Strong computer, graphic design, web application and video production skills are highly valued.
• Special consideration for candidates proficient in graphic design
• Experience and/or course work related to clean energy is a plus but not required.
• Application instructions are listed below
• BU Applicants will be contacted by the BU Career Center to schedule an interview in early December.
• Applicants from other colleges and universities will interview at our offices in downtown Binghamton.
• Successful candidates will be notified within a week of their interview.
• Training materials will be sent to interns for review at least a week prior to the start date.
• Initial training occurs during the first week of the internship.