Growing Community Wind in Maine:
2-4 interns wanted for summer 2014 and possibly longer
Community Energy Partners, located in Freeport, Maine is looking for 2-4 college interns for summer and possibly longer. The workplan for this summer is fast-paced and demanding, but could be richly rewarding as a result of your learning about wind generation, community wind ownership, and renewable energy policy in Maine and elsewhere in the U.S.
Maine is at the forefront of New England in supporting and showcasing community wind, in its various forms – i.e., municipal wind, farmer-owned community wind, coop-owned, school-owned, etc. New legislation has recently passed to help spur local ownership of wind and other renewable energy projects. New initiatives are in store to help community wind develop further in Maine.
Internship job description: to assist in all aspects of education and outreach on community wind in Maine, with possible wind development and project-specific work, too.
Specific job duties:
1. Assist in all aspects of adding new text and information to new website on community wind in Maine. This could entail different kinds of work, to include for example, conducting interviews and drafting case studies, researching particular issues and topics, compiling information and synthesizing it into short, easily-readable information suitable for a website, and drafting outreach materials. Most materials will also be drafted so as to be made available in hard copy for distribution, as well.
2. Conduct research into grants, foundations and other sources of funding for various initiatives related to community wind. Possibly drafting and managing grant applications.
3. Assist in all aspects of managing live educational events (workshop, conference, and possibly a training event).
4. Complete general administrative tasks, and any other necessary tasks.
Compensation: $500-1000 for 8 weeks (part-time), and possibly more. Preference given to interns that come with own funding or credit (from college), or who don’t need partial or full funding.
Must have clear and concise writing skills and style, strong organizational skills (capable of sorting through lots of data and presenting it in clear fashion, such as via charts, spreadsheets), the ability to work independently, and to be flexible and adjust to uncertainty.
Must be available Tuesday through Thursdays generally (with some exceptions), and ready to start on Monday May 27th.
Must be experienced with WORD, Powerpoint, Adobe, Excel and other commonly-used programs. Website maintenance experience would be a plus. Strong social media skills – Facebook, twitter, etc.
One intern must have experience in professional photography, and or major hobby experience in photography and come with his or her own photography equipment.
Must be comfortable on the phone, enjoy “hands on” work (taking leadership over a project). Must be willing to work flexible hours. Am looking for students with strong sense of “getting things done well, and done well the first time”. Am looking for students with leadership and project management experience.
No phone calls please. Interviews in person to be conducted during the week May 19-23rd or at another mutually convenient time.
Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and ½ page essay “5 Things I Would Like to Work on at Community Energy Partners to Grow Community Wind in Maine”, by May 16th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Sue Jones, Community Energy Partners