Position: Solar Analyst Intern (multiple positions beginning in January, 2013)
Company: Sol Systems is a solar finance firm and a leader in financial innovation in the renewable energy industry. Since its inception in 2008, Sol Systems has partnered with 350 solar installers and developers to bring over 3,000 solar projects from conception to completion by offering innovative financing solutions for residential, commercial, and utility-scale projects.
Sol Systems’ financing programs catalyze investments for a broad set of solar projects by simplifying their origination, diligence, and financing processes. Developers seeking financing for projects can access over $2.5 billion in capital through the Sol Systems investor network. In addition to providing financing, Sol Systems also offers project due diligence, deal structuring, and asset management services – all designed to reduce overhead and transaction costs and quicken project development timelines.
Our company is based near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. The Part-Time or Full-Time Solar Analyst would have the opportunity to become intimately engaged in the day-to-day operations of the company as well as long-term strategy decisions.
Requirements: The ideal candidate will be a current student that is: resourceful, detail-oriented, and passionate about the development of renewable energy. A successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
- Enthusiasm and a great attitude
- Intermediate to advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel
- Excellent research and persuasive writing skills
- The ability to understand a complex and evolving market
- A demonstrated interest in energy, renewable energy, energy finance, project finance, entrepreneurship, renewable energy legislation and regulations
Description: A successful Solar Analyst Intern will be critical to the success of a dynamic company in a nascent industry. The Solar Analyst Intern will assist with registration processes, administrative duties, and research tasks.
The Analyst will be expected to provide clearly defined deliverables, related primarily to administrative tasks. The position will require attention to detail, excellent record keeping, and efficient allocation of time and resources. Through this position, the Solar Analyst Intern will gain familiarity with solar legislation, solar finance mechanisms, industry news, and industry language, as well as new product development in a fast paced, start-up environment. This position provides a fantastic launching pad for a career in renewable energy.
Our Approach: We are a group of passionate and capable individuals dedicated to making a lasting and positive change to our energy infrastructure and resources. We are involved in a challenging environment and a competitive market with a high level of intensity.
Location: The Solar Analyst Intern will be expected to work out of our centrally located office in Dupont Circle: 1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036.
Commitment & Compensation: We prefer applicants willing to work full time, but will also accept applicants willing to work part time with an expectation of 20 hours or more each week. Special attention will be given to interns that could stay on full or part time into the fall. Solar Analysts will be paid an amount commensurate with the length of the commitment and prior experience in the form of a stipend. Successful candidates may be eligible for a full time position.
To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter (no more than one page each), a short writing sample, and three references (a mix of academic and professional) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the cover letter, be sure to address the following questions:
- Why do you want to work for Sol Systems?
- Briefly, what is your perspective on the solar industry?
- What past experience qualifies you for this position?
Deadline: Applications for this position will be accepted immediately. We will review applicants on a rolling basis and accept candidates as early as possible. Please apply early.