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Internship: Events

Summary:

As the leader in the transition to a renewable energy economy, we develop premier industry conferences that position ACORE as the most prominent renewable energy leader for finance and policy in the United States. The ACORE Event Internship is a unique opportunity to learn how event planning, logistics, marketing, sales, and budgeting come together to create compelling convenings that shape the industry. This position works closely with the events team by assisting in event planning, marketing, and developing/maintaining promotional partnerships.  Interns will report to the Director of Events and the Corporate Relations Associate and will spend approximately 50% of their time on a research project of their choice.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Events and Marketing team to develop and execute ACORE conferences, meetings, webinars, and other convenings.
  • Tracking industry event calendar on ACORE site and Outlook.
  • Researching supporting partners for our 3 main events.
  • Managing partnerships by submitting bi-weekly reports on status.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Experience planning meetings, events, fundraisers, or organizing logistics.
  • Focus on renewable energy studies.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, PP, and other Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Experience with Photoshop a plus.
  • Experience with data analytics.

How to Apply:

You are invited to apply for the internship program by submitting a cover letter and resume to intern@acore.org In your cover letter, let us get to know you by explaining what you would like to gain from an ACORE internship, why you want to make a career in the renewable energy industry, and what kind of future career paths are of interest to you.

Internship: Communications

Summary: 

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is seeking a passionate, energetic and talented communications intern to join our team and help us deliver on our mission to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. The intern role will involve supporting efforts around web content development, event promotion, social media management, earned media outreach and industry collaboration.

The ideal candidate has strong writing and speaking skills, the ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment. Interns will report to the Vice President of Communications and the Communications Manager and will spend approximately 50% of their time on a research project of their choice. Candidates should be working towards a major in marketing, communications, public relations, political science or similar fields. Interest or background in clean energy trends, renewable energy policy, project finance or advocacy is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft, edit and/or proofread a wide variety of written content (e.g., press releases, PowerPoint presentations, factsheets, newsletters, reports, issue briefs, executive quotes, key messages)
  • Draft and schedule content for ACORE’s social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Create shareable graphics using Canva and/or Adobe Spark
  • Assist with maintenance and management of content on ACORE.org and three event microsites
  • Help to collect and analyze data from the organization’s communications efforts, including earned media coverage, website analytics, email marketing reports and social media metrics
  • Update media lists, speaking and event calendars, and team project management dashboard
  • Support event promotion strategies for signature conferences and other key ACORE events
  • Attend and report on industry events and/or hearings on behalf of the organization
  • Prepare for and participate in weekly team meetings to learn about best practices in integrated communications and membership organization marketing
  • Perform other administrative tasks and miscellaneous duties as assigned (e.g., research journalists, data collection renewable energy issues)

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a professional environment
  • Self-motivated and dependable
  • Solid writing skills, including familiarity with Associated Press style
  • Ability to work independently, multitask and take ownership over projects and assignments
  • Intellectual curiosity and an interest in renewable energy policy and finance
  • Familiarity with social media channels
  • Experience with MS Office suite
  • Visual/graphic communications experience preferred, but not required

How to Apply:

You are invited to apply for the internship program by submitting a cover letter and resume to intern@acore.org 

In your cover letter, tell us why you want work in the renewable energy industry and what you would gain from an ACORE communications internship.

Internship: Policy/Program

Summary:

The American Council on Renewable Energy is looking for an intern to help lead the transition to a renewable energy economy. Our policy/program intern will leverage his or her skillsets to support the policy and programs teams in their efforts to advocate for effective renewable energy and finance policies. The ideal candidate has strong writing and speaking skills, an interest in energy policy, and the ability to work independently and multitask in a fast-paced environment. Interns will report to the Vice President of Programs and the Senior Program Associate and will spend approximately 50% of their time on a research project of their choice. ACORE is the business voice of renewable energy, and works to develop and support policies to expand the renewable energy industry and attract needed capital to the sector.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on a wide variety of energy policy topics, including federal energy and tax policy, tax incentives, trends in the electric power sector, RTO/ISO markets, state renewable energy policies such as renewable portfolio standards and net metering, among others.
  • Draft reports, letters, fact sheets, and other documents.
  • Create a research project of your choosing (with input from ACORE staff), and present your research to the ACORE staff.
  • Attend Congressional hearings, seminars and other events related to renewable energy and energy policy.
  • Assist ACORE staff with managing and developing programing for ACORE’s Partnership for Renewable Energy Finance (PREF) and Partnership for Renewable Integration and Market Expansion (PRIME) programs.
  • Attend ACORE conferences and webinars (as appropriate).

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Currently in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Classwork or major in business, finance, public policy or related desired, but not required
  • Excellent research abilities and strong writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to work independently, multitask, and take ownership over projects and assignments.
  • Self-motivated and dependable.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working as part of a team.
  • Interest in renewable energy, business and/or finance.

How to Apply:

You are invited to apply for the internship program by submitting a cover letter and resume to intern@acore.org In your cover letter, let us get to know you by explaining what you would like to gain from an ACORE internship, why you want to make a career in the renewable energy industry, and what kind of future career paths are of interest to you.

Internship: Corporate Relations

Summary:

The Corporate Relations Intern is responsible for providing business development research and administrative support for the Corporate Relations Team. Interns will gain valuable experience in non-profit membership and database management, sales and business development, and first-hand knowledge of the renewable energy sector. Interns will report to the Director of Membership and the Corporate Relations Associate and will spend approximately 50% of their time on a research project of their choice. Candidates with an interest in renewable energy business, finance, and energy markets are preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct background research on prospective new member organizations
  • Provide strategic research in suggesting new business development targets
  • Receive training in Salesforce and assist in data entry tasks
  • Generate monthly membership reports
  • Update member profiles on ACORE site
  • Shadow Corporate Relations team on prospective member sales pitches
  • Focus research project on business trends in the renewable energy industry (preferred)

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Current or recent undergraduate student or equivalent experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Interest in renewable energy, with special interest in the financial/project development aspect of renewable energy a plus
  • Past marketing or public affairs internship experience preferable
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

How to Apply:

You are invited to apply for the internship program by submitting a cover letter and resume to intern@acore.org In your cover letter, let us get to know you by explaining what you would like to gain from an ACORE internship, why you want to make a career in the renewable energy industry, and what kind of future career paths are of interest to you.

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