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Research Internship – Washington, D.C.

Organization: Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Position Title: Research Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: 30-40 hours/week. Unpaid, but transportation stipend is available.

Position Dates: Duration of the summer. Start May 2013.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Posted On: April 1, 2013.

Organization Overview:

SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, project developers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants and financiers. Established in 1974, SEIA works to make solar energy a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, strengthening the industry, and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.


SEIA is looking for a summer intern to work on a variety of high-priority research projects focused on the U.S. solar industry. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate and talented individuals in a fast-paced Washington, D.C. environment, with responsibilities that touch on all aspects of SEIA’s research agenda.


  • Solar industry and energy policy research
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Construction of data visuals
  • Professional writing (fact sheets, reports and/or web content)
  • Interest in energy, environmental policy, economics, business and/or statistics
  • Previous professional or academic experience in policy research and analysis and proficiency with Microsoft Excel is preferred.
  • Experience with GIS applications a plus.
  • Detail-oriented self-starter with strong communication skills across al mediums and a demonstrated ability to think critically.
  • Graduate or undergraduate student in public policy, economics, business (management or finance) , statistics, political science, or related field.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Shawn Rumery at

Contact Information:

Solar Energy Industries Association,

505 9th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004

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