Low-Income Inclusion Fellow (Summer 2020)

  • Fellowships
  • 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Intern
Title: Low-Income Inclusion Fellow
Compensation: $15/hour
Term: Minimum 20 hrs/week, full-time preferred over the course of 12-14 weeks
Position Overview: More than 50% of Americans currently face little to no opportunity to participate in renewable energy owing to their income and credit status. Join a team at Solstice working with a Department of Energy award to implement a new alternative credit metric, increase energy equity, and grow the solar pie – and stand up some of the first low-income community solar projects in the country.
  • Assist senior staff on all matters related to day-to-day execution of various federally-granted projects
  • Draft program and policy deliverables, and grant reporting, to increase community solar access
  • Design and implement an impact assessment study to evaluate one or more low-to-moderate income community solar energy pilot projects. Interpret and communicate results of analysis
  • Support stakeholder engagement via participation in external meetings and policy proceedings, such as with alliance and coalition partners. Attend conferences and actions as relevant
  • Take and distribute notes from key internal and external meetings, identify next steps, and update task management systems to ensure workflow coordination teammates
Who You Are:
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree (complete or in progress)
  • Polished written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Good with numbers, a creative problem-solver
  • An enthusiastic team player and consensus-builder
  • Background or strong interest in programmatic and/or policy work to support energy democracy
  • Commitment to intersectional social justice, namely environmental, racial, and economic equity
  • Extraordinary attention to detail — coupled with capacity for “big picture” thinking
  • Outstanding time-management to balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proactive work ethic and eagerness to navigate a fast-paced startup environment
As a Low-Income Inclusion Fellow You Will Gain:
  • Experience developing a sustainable, scalable, and replicable project model for inclusive community solar, and advocating for state-level energy democracy policies
  • Access to a network of diverse stakeholders, including community advocates, industry leaders, and public officials at the forefront of policy, finance, and project innovation
  • Deep understanding of the rapidly growing community solar and renewable energy space
  • Hands-on clean tech startup experience, including personal interaction with senior management
Solstice was founded to advance equity and inclusion in America. We are committed to living those values, not just in the work we do to promote environmental and energy justice, but in how we grow as an organization. We seek always to expand leadership opportunities for marginalized communities in the global transition to clean energy.
Solstice is an equal opportunity employer. We hire, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, genetics, veteran status, or any of the other characteristics that give each of us unique perspective and capacities.
We’re a team of mission-driven, passionate, and dedicated individuals. We’ve fostered an inclusive and fun culture through monthly outings, solar farm field trips, and the occasional after-work beer. Apply today and get to know us!




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