Brighton Energy Co-op is offering a paid Project Development internship to help our community-owned solar business expand.
This is a great way to gain insight into a community-owned renewable energy organisation. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to spend time with the successful Brighton Energy Co-op team, understand the career path of the Directors, as well as get a reference and valuable field experience.
Interns are paid at national living wage rates here.
Why are we looking for a Project Development (PD) intern?
BEC is growing and looking to develop new renewable energy sites. We want to expand our PD staff and start brining through the future generation of community energy workers.
What are the tasks the intern will tackle?
1/ Learning and developing the process of finding new sites for community energy. You will work with our in-house team, learning our unique and successful approach to site procurement.
2/ Contacting potential new clients to discuss what BEC can offer. You will learn the best way to approach different kinds of clients, developing your online and face to face skills, as you encourage new contacts to join the community energy revolution.
3/ Putting together proposals for new clients. Once you have potential sites on board, we will take you through the stringent process of putting together proposals.
4/ Understanding and participating in the process involved in getting a project from beginning to end. You will take part in the end-to-end project, from planning stage to final implementation.
We are looking for someone with:
- An interest in community energy
- An interest in people
- Communication skills
- Experience or interest in PD
- Some understanding of basic electricity
Who are our internships available to?
Internships are eligible to recent graduates or post-graduates, interested in working in the environmental sector or a purpose-driven business.
Our office is in Brighton, so we’re looking for candidates from the Brighton area. Placement is for 100 hours to be completed before the end of June 2021.
Apply for an Internship at BEC
How do I register my interest?
To register your interest in the internship with BEC please fill in the form here. Applications closes 17:00 on Friday 12th Mar 2021.
Before applying, have a good dig around on our website. Have a look at what we do, what we’ve been doing lately, and our background. There are several hundred community energy groups like BEC around the country – for more about that, have a look here.
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