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Common Energy Clean Energy Advocate in New York, New York

Welcome to the Common Energy Impact Team!

We are a youth-centered group of climate advocates currently hiring college interns for Fall 2022! We are currently looking for undergraduates living and/or attending college in New York, Illinois, Maine, Oregon, Maryland, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Washington DC to join our national team of Clean Energy Advocates (CEAs). Our team is a fantastic place to experience your first professional role in the field of sustainability by advocating for a state program called Community Solar. Community Solar allows for people in qualified communities to save money on their monthly utility bills by subscribing to a local community solar farm through their existing utility account. This program is free, requires no change in utility or home installation, and is shaping the clean energy economy to be a more accessible and inclusive space. Read more about Common Energy and our role in Community Solar here!


  • You must live in and/or attend school in one of the following states:

  • Maine

  • New York

  • Illinois

  • Oregon

  • Maryland

  • Rhode Island

  • Minnesota

  • Massachusetts

  • New Jersey

  • Washington DC

  • You must have at least 25 connections (personal, professional, etc.) within our qualifying states (ME, NY, IL, OR, RI, MD, MN, MA, NJ)

  • If you don’t live in and/or attend school in the states listed above, but you have an extensive network in these states, it is possible to participate in this program

  • You must be comfortable speaking in public and reaching out to people within your school, workplace, and social networks.

  • You must be passionate about the Common Energy mission and about combating climate change!

You would be a great candidate if you...

  • Are an active and engaged member of your college campus, including participation in student clubs and organizations.

  • Leadership positions are a plus!

  • Are outgoing and have a skill for interpersonal communications.

  • Are willing to learn new skills and build upon your professional portfolio.

  • Are passionate about addressing the climate crisis, and are ready to take direct action to build a more sustainable future.


  • Participate 10 hr/wk and earn 3 college credits or participate independently with no hour requirement!

  • Pay structure: $15 for every presentation you give, $50 per community solar sign up, with additional bonuses at your first, fifth, tenth, and twentieth sign ups!

  • Training and education in the clean energy industry, as well as weekly networking, learning, and community building opportunities

  • Development of important professional skills such as public speaking, community outreach, virtual team collaboration, and project management

  • An awesome new network of environmental activists and organizers!