Are you in the market for a green energy summer internship? Although it is only February, now is the time to begin your internship search and get those applications out. To help get you started, here is a list of six green energy summer internships.

1. TerraVerde Renewable Partners - Larkspur, Calif.

TerraVerde assists business owners during energy-efficiency upgrades and construction projects, including project development and asset management. The company is searching for qualified candidates to fill the Project Development Engineering Intern position. Candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week for a 12-week period with working hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. TerraVerde will work around the intern's academic schedule. Applications are due by May 10, 2013.

2. Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program matches qualified candidates with host companies for a 10-week summer internship. To qualify for the program, students must be attending a college or university in Massachusetts or be a Massachusetts resident if attending college out of state. Although the program began accepting applications in November 2012, there is still funding for summer 2013 internships.

3. Renewable Energy Group - Ames, Iowa

Renewable Energy Group (REG), a biodiesel producer, has several summer 2013 internship opportunities available at its Ames, Iowa location. Open internships include a chemist, construction engineer, corporate business development, marketing, corporate finance investment banking and a desktop analyst.  

4. Sol Systems - Washington, D.C.

Sol Systems works with its partners to provide financing to solar energy projects nationwide. In just a few short years, the company has helped complete more than 3,000 solar projects. This summer, Sol Systems is searching for solar analyst interns to work out of the company's Washington, D.C., office. Candidates who are able to work full-time and extend their commitment into the fall semester are preferred. The good news is that a full-time position may be offered to successful candidates at the completion of the internship.

5. Clean Cities

Applications for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program will be available later this month. Interns will work with the organization’s workforce development program at one of dozens of locations across the nation.  Intern responsibilities vary depending on position but can include event planning, data analysis, website design, social media marketing and public relations.  

6. American Council on Renewable Energy – Washington, D.C.

The deadline for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) summer internship program is just a few weeks away, March 15, 2013. The ACORE internship program is aimed at seniors and graduate students that plan to pursue a career in the renewable energy industry. The intern’s primary focus will be an individual research project. 

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