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Summer Intern-Washington, DC

Organization: Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF)

Position Title: Summer Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014


Internship Description:

The Solar Electric Light Fund ( is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to design and implement solar energy solutions to assist the 1.5 billion people living in energy poverty with their economic, educational, health care and agricultural development.

Since 1990, SELF has completed projects in more than 20 countries and pioneered unique applications of solar power such as for drip irrigation in Benin, health care in Haiti, telemedicine in the Amazon rainforest, online learning in South Africa and microenterprise development in Nigeria.

We are currently seeking summer interns to assist the team with:

  • General Operations:
    • Updating/maintaining the Microsoft Access donor database
    • Research related to energy, health, gender issues, food security, and climate change
    • Replying to general inquiries about SELF
    • Administrative duties as assigned

The ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in renewable energy, international development, communications, and/or resource development. Candidates should be strong writers, creative, have an eye for detail, and able to work independently.

Check with your school about receiving academic credit.

Dates: Seeking interns to start in May/June – and end in August/September. Dates are flexible.

Minimum hours per week: 15

Duration: Approximately Four Months

Compensation: Unpaid

How to apply:

Please email your resume along with a cover letter explaining how this internship will benefit your program of study to Amanda Silver-Westrick at In the subject line, please include: ‘Summer General Operations Internship – [First Name] [Last Name]’

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