Charlotte Energy Committee Solarize Charlotte

Williams Summer Internship
Job title: Solarize Charlotte
Organization: Charlotte Energy Committee (
Location: Charlotte, VT
Dates: Flexible, but ideally full-time for 6-8 weeks
Contact: Rebecca Foster, [email protected]
Housing/Transportation: A portion of the internship may be done virtually; the organization will
assist with free housing leads
Application: Apply to the contact with a resume, statement of interest, and any questions
The Town of Charlotte Energy Committee (CEC) is comprised of volunteers who advise and guide
the community and the Select Board on resiliency in the use and production of energy.
Charlotte is in need of an implementation plan for the ambitious renewable energy production
goals it is required to reach: an additional annual output of 7,548-16,031 MWh within the town
by 2050, or about 216-458 MWh of new generation each year.
The CEC seeks an intern to develop a Solarize Charlotte program to work along several lines:
encouraging new residential solar projects; encouraging new commercial solar projects; and
laying the groundwork for both town-owned and community solar. The intern will conduct
intensive research to understand the local context for these projects; coordinate with Town
officials and volunteers; and develop detailed plans for achieving the town’s renewable energy
production goals. The first part of the internship, with an emphasis on research, could be
conducted virtually, but in-person work for the remainder is preferred. The ideal candidate is
able to work independently and collaboratively, is a quick learner and problem-solver, is
comfortable interviewing local stakeholders, and is excited to play a crucial role in advancing
Vermont’s resiliency by working at a tangible, local level.