Friday, April 1, 2016

Several interns needed

Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF)


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 1.2 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:  Research related to energy, health, gender issues, food security, and climate change; Donor relations and outreach; Prospect research; Assistance with correspondence and proposals; Assistance with social media and communications; Special projects

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.

This is an unpaid position. Check with your school about receiving academic credit.

To apply:  Please email your resume, a cover letter explaining how this internship will benefit your program of study, and a writing sample to Katie Fotofili at katie@self.org. In the subject line, write 'Summer Internship – [First Name] [Last Name].'