Position: Solar Analyst Intern (position beginning in January 2014) targeted towards undergraduates

Description: The Solar Analyst Intern will assist with registration processes, administrative duties, and research tasks, and will be expected to provide clearly defined deliverables. 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 vocabulary, 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. 

Company: Sol Systems is a boutique financial services firm that offers investor clients direct access to the renewable energy asset class and provides developers with sophisticated project financing solutions. Founded in 2008, Sol Systems focuses on meeting the most critical needs of the industry, including SREC monetization, capital placement, tax equity, and New Market Tax Credits. To date, the company has arranged financing for thousands of projects and facilitated hundreds of millions in investment on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, private equity, family offices and individuals.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will be a current student who is: resourceful, detail-oriented, and passionate about the development of renewable energy.  A successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  1. Enthusiasm and a great attitude
  2. Intermediate to advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel
  3. Excellent research and persuasive writing skills
  4. The ability to understand a complex and evolving market
  5. A demonstrated interest in energy, renewable energy, energy finance, project finance, entrepreneurship, renewable energy legislation and regulations

Location & Hours: Our office is one block from Dupont Circle at 1718 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC. Our business hours are 9:30am to 6:30pm.

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 summer, as the case may be. Interns 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 with Sol Systems, pending current availability.

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 jobs@solsystemscompany.com.  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. Please apply early.