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Solar Ambassador Intern, RE-volv – California

Organization: RE-volv

Position Title: Solar Ambassador Intern

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates: August 1 start date.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Description: RE-volv is looking for driven, creative, and passionate college students to help spread solar around the country. The Solar Ambassador Program is a fellowship for one academic year that gives college students the opportunity to spearhead a solar project in their community using RE-volv’s innovative solar financing model. From each university RE-volv seeks a Solar Ambassador team of four or more students, though applications with fewer than four students will still be considered. To apply for the fellowship the team must identify a community center or campus building that they want to solarize and have a representative of the facility indicate interest in participating in the program. The teams most poised for success will be awarded the fellowship. Throughout the duration of the fellowship, teams will work with RE-volv to bring their proposed solar projects to completion. To facilitate this, each team will select one Project Lead who will be flown to San Francisco for an allexpense-paid Solar Ambassador Leadership Summit, held August 1-4 in the San Francisco Bay Area. This summit will train Project Leads on solar finance and policy, crowdfunding, event planning, communications, and how to work with their community to develop the proposed solar project. During the academic year all team members will participate in biweekly webinars with RE-volv staff and invited guests from leading environmental organizations and solar companies, who will speak on topics related to renewable energy and environmental organizing.

Responsibilities and benefits: In addition to being part of a vibrant network of clean energy leaders from across the country, each Solar Ambassador fellowship team will receive:

  • Up to $1,500 reimbursement for approved Solar Ambassador expenses
  • Professional development focused on leadership, project management, communications, community outreach, and fundraising through bi-weekly webinars
  • For Project Lead, financial support to attend a four-day leadership summit including costs for food, travel, and lodging
  • Expanding your network by building meaningful relationships with other clean energy organizers around the country
  • One-on-one support for planning, executing, and communicating about your project from RE-volv staff Opportunities for public recognition for your project through media and web promotion
  • Form a Solar Ambassador team and select a Project Lead
  • Work with local solar installer and the selected community organization to plan, crowdfund, and execute a solar project
  • Attend bi-weekly webinars
  • Each Ambassador must write at least one blog post for the RE-volv website per semester
  • Plan and hold Solar Education Week event
  • Actively engage with RE-volv on social media


  • Enrollment at accredited college or university
  • Thorough understanding of climate change, renewable energy and the environment
  • Demonstrated interest in activism and campus organizing for clean energy
  • Ability to self-manage, organize teams and delegate tasks to accomplish goals
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communications skills
  • Project Lead must be able to attend training in San Francisco Bay Area August 1-4. All expenses paid.

How to Apply: Please visit to view full program description, application guidelines, and for information on how to apply.

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