Clean Energy Intern (Paid)-Winrock International

Website Winrock International



Are you passionate about clean energy, a great writer with critical thinking skills, and looking to get started working in international development? If so, we want you on our team! We are seeking an intern who can work part-time or full-time for at least 6 months. We work on off-grid solar applications for rural smallholders, including solar water pumps and solar chillers; and access to energy in developing countries, including solar home/business/school systems, and solar mini-grids. We need an intern to help us with everything from proposal research and writing to implementing our current projects.

The Clean Energy internship offers experience going through a complete proposal cycle from capture to submittal, including budgeting and technical design; experience managing field projects from the US, including research to support project strategy and communications with local business and NGO partners; and the opportunity to learn from thought leaders on energy and environment issues facing the developing world. Our focus countries include Nepal, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zambia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. We have a great track record of hiring our interns for staff positions – for example, roles now occupied by previous interns include Senior Program Officer, based in the US; and Operations Director, based overseas. We’re in a vibrant area of Crystal City, very close to the Metro stop, shops and restaurants.

What we’re looking for: Candidates should have a graduate degree in a field relevant to international development, and a demonstrated interest in renewable energy, such as work/volunteer experience and/or coursework/research. Our work requires concise and articulate business writing, so please include a writing sample in the same document with your cover letter when you submit your cover letter and CV.


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