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Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
DescriptionThe Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in Massachusetts—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts.
MassCEC provides seed investments to startup companies, funds renewable energy rebates for residents and businesses and supports the development of a local clean energy workforce. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program, run by MassCEC and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), helps prepare the next generation of clean energy workers by connecting students and recent graduates with Massachusetts companies in need of interns.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program connects students who are interested in careers in the clean energy sector, with MassCEC providing stipends for interns during fall, spring and summer sessions.
The program helps provide Massachusetts clean energy businesses with a talented pool of young professionals, who in turn are given valuable experience they can use as they begin their careers in this quickly-growing sector.
Since its inception in 2011, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program has placed hundreds of students and recent graduates at clean energy companies across the Commonwealth, with dozens of those interns going on to receive full-time job opportunities at their host companies.
To participate in the program, students and recent graduates must attend (or have attended) a Massachusetts college or university, or be a Massachusetts resident, with proof of residency, who attended an out-of-state college or university. Ph. D. candidates are not eligible to participate in the program.
RequirementsMassachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program Prospective Intern FAQ
2014 Summer Session
1. What is the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program?
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program is a workforce development initiative offered through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) that focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for Massachusetts employers engaged in the clean energy industry. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program facilitates the placement of students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in clean energy through paid internships across the state. Consistent with MassCEC and NECEC’s role as a catalyst in growing the talent needed by the clean energy industry, the internship program is designed to provide students and employers with the tools to connect, and MassCEC will reimburse eligible employers for intern stipends.
2. What are the objectives of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program?
The objectives of Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program are to:
? Provide the clean energy community with a talented pool of young professionals
? Enable students to gain significant career opportunities in a challenging economic environment
? Enable clean energy employers to mentor students and provide internship opportunities across a broad spectrum of student background
? Support the need for greater diversity in our clean energy workforce
? Provide a peer network of students interested in working in clean energy
3. How does the program work?
Students looking for an internship in the clean energy industry will be required to complete an online application that includes a resume, transcripts and supporting eligibility documents (as discussed in the response to Question 5). Students will identify their academic background and the industry subsector in which they would prefer to intern. Employers looking to host interns will review these applications and select candidates with the qualifications that are most suited to their needs. Internships are required to take place over a 10-week consecutive period on a full-time basis. Host employers must provide a meaningful internship opportunity and a mentor for each intern. Upon completion of the internship, eligible employers will request a reimbursement from MassCEC for the stipend paid to the intern.
4. When will the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program begin accepting intern applications and how do prospective interns apply?
The program will begin accepting intern applications through its website on March 18. Applications will only be accepted online, and must include an uploaded resume, transcripts and supporting eligibility documents (in PDF format).
Direct link to the application: https://forms.cleanenergyeducation.org/ic_dev/