About GRID Alternatives:
GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color.GRID is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides direct solar installation and project development; workforce training and service learning opportunities; and low-income solar policy advocacy.
Our vision: a transition to clean, renewable energy that includes and benefits everyone.
At GRID, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole self that includes life outside of work. Our culture supports learning, growth and well-being of all of our team members.
Based in Oakland, California, GRID has 9 regional offices and affiliates serving all of California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware; GRID also works in Nicaragua, Mexico and Nepal. GRID has a dedicated staff of 350 and growing!
Solar Construction IBT Internships
GRID Alternatives North Valley (Sacramento) is a non-profit organization that makes renewable energy technology and training available to underserved communities. The North Valley Regional Office is offering several paid Solar Construction Internships to assist with GRID Alternatives’ North Valley installs. Local applicants preferred.
Solar Construction Interns will complete the Installation Basic Training (IBT) certification in areas the Training Officer finds appropriate for the intern. The position allows for the intern to qualify for GRID Alternatives Team Leader certification program. Team Leaders provide guidance and leadership to less experienced volunteers, ensure a positive and safe experience, and verify that all work is done to our quality standards. Additionally, Team Leader certification qualifies volunteers to commence NABCEP certification hours of advanced installation experience.
GRID Alternatives’ internships provide professional experience in non-profit, housing and renewable energy sector, while boosting your resume with community service. Solar Construction Interns work under the supervision of the Training Officers and Solar Installation Supervisors at GRID Alternatives and in close coordination with SolarCorps fellows. Interns receive mentoring and exposure to all aspects of the GRID Alternatives mission and service-learning training model.
Internship Period: First Cohort 8/28/18-10/5/18; 2nd Cohort 10/11/18-11/16/18; 3rd Cohort TBD
This is a 5 week, Mon-Fri commitment.
Required Commitment: MUST attend all installations and workshops to complete internship.
Application Process: Please fill out online application and email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities for this internship will include, but are not limited to:
Learn the solar installation process from the Training Officers and Construction staff
Attend financial workshop
Complete various solar workshops with Training Officer
Complete one service-learning module
Other job duties as assigned: may include warehouse tasks, office administrative work, data entry, file management, answering homeowner and volunteer questions, talking to media and generally participating in activities necessary to make solar happen for low-income families.