Renewable Energy Operations Internship

July 10, 2024 Maria Camila Jimenez

Renewable Energy Operations Internship

Mission Clean Energy is seeking a Renewable Energy Operations Intern, part-time, to join our Operations Team team in our San Francisco office. 

Mission Clean Energy (“Mission”) is a values driven company focused on accelerating the clean energy transition. Our mission is to decarbonize the grid responsibly, one renewable energy project at a time. We develop utility-scale solar and battery storage projects across the US, and in this internship,  you will actively participate in the behind-the-scenes operations that support bringing these projects to life. 

Mission is a well capitalized company with an established leadership team that is focused on delivering extraordinary results. We value our strong employee culture rooted in collaboration and transparency and favor innovative thinkers who help us reach our ambitious growth and impact goals.

About the Internship:

In this internship you’ll be responsible for providing administrative and operational support alongside our Operations Team, focusing on the company’s renewable energy development projects. The ideal intern will be able to track complex project activities accurately and efficiently, effectively communicate with staff, assist with ad hoc projects, and be eager to learn in our hands-on, entrepreneurial environment while maximizing their impact on the clean energy transition.

You’ll report to the Operations Manager and work closely with our growing cross functional group that includes representation from finance, engineering, GIS, real estate, permitting, transmission/interconnection, and revenue contract origination. 

If you’re interested in getting exposure and hands-on experience in the renewable energy industry while still in school, this internship is the perfect opportunity for you!  Additional learning opportunities include company-wide weekly staff training and education seminars on various aspects of the renewable energy industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Track and maintain details and reporting for multiple renewable energy development projects, across multiple databases.
  • Work with third-party vendors for vetting, authorizations, invoicing and necessary approvals. 
  • Provide administrative and operational support for various project-related tasks including but not limited to: arranging site visits and travel; obtaining deeds; recording memos; ordering title reports; acquiring insurance quotes or certificates of insurance; creating, registering and tracking project-specific LLC’s and business licenses; auditing project files and databases.
  • Support contract process through preparing, mailing and tracking outgoing contracts.
  • Attend development meetings to learn and track company activities and direction. 
  • Prepare and organize company materials, spreadsheets, and notes.
  • Pitches in as needed to achieve company goals, and other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree, or recent graduate in a related field.
  • Passionate about renewable energy 
  • Must be highly personable self-starter
  • Ability to work in-person from our San Francisco office three or more days per week.
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills to maintain progress on multiple ongoing projects for multiple clients
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and juggle competing deadlines effectively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Google calendar and Google documents
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint or Google Earth a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and work effectively with cross-functional employee groups; we’re looking for people whose references will say you’re a great teammate.

Internship Logistics:

  • Desired start date: Beginning of Fall semester, no later than the week of September 2nd. 
  • Hours: 15-20 hours per week, across 3-4 days in the office 
  • Duration: at least a full semester (apprx. 3 months), ongoing through multiple semesters/quarters  preferred 
  • Compensation: $20/hour 
  • Location: San Francisco Office (3210 21st St, San Francisco, CA 94110 – Mission Neighborhood) 

We seek a diverse candidate pool in this and every search. Mission Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.