- EMERGING INITIATIVES
- ABOUT MassCEC
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program helps prepare the next generation of clean energy workers by funding internships for students and recent graduates at Massachusetts clean energy and water innovation companies.
Enrollment for the summer 2018 session of the MassCEC Internship Program is currently open!
Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program Host Employer FAQs
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Funding is allocated on a first-come first-served basis to employers that register, perform eligibility checks, and get all completed materials in to MassCEC
If a student is located in the database it does not necessarily mean that they are eligible to participate in the Internship Program (seeQuestion #11) . Please send all eligibility checks firstname.lastname@example.org before making any official job offers to candidates and be sure to evaluate the student eligibility criteria (seeQuestion #10) . All interns must be paid on a W-2 employee status for the Host Employer to be eligible for reimbursement and you must notify MassCEC and submit a new W-9 if your address changes (seeQuestion #18 ). You must be able to provide proof of wages/taxes paid with your reimbursement package submission in the form ofpaycheck stubs and/or a payroll summary . All interns must be paid at least $15/hr, MassCEC will reimburse up to $16/hr. (seeQuestion #17) . Interns are not allowed to sign non-compete agreements (seeQuestion #15) . Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements are acceptable. MassCEC endeavors to make this program as inclusive and diverse as possible. There are many eligible candidates listed in the student database from a variety of different backgrounds. MassCEC hasnon-internship related resources available atwww.masscec.com/jobs andwww.masscec.com/resumes to assist clean energy employers in locating high-quality talent for full and part-time positions.
IMPORTANT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM DATES
March 1, 2018
Open enrollment and intern selection begins
May 16, 2018
Summer 2018 session start date
June 15, 2018
August 31, 2018
Summer 2018 session end date
September 30, 2018
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM PARTICIPATION STEPS
Register to participate by completing the application found on:www.masscec.com/intern
Respond to any employer communications you receive and reach out to clean energy employers you are interested in working for. A map of clean energy employers that have previously participated in our program can be found on the http: //www.masscec.com/internmap page to help in your outreach to companies.
- If an employer is interested in hiring you, they will send your name to MassCEC for an eligibility check.
- If you are eligible, the employer may contact you for a phone or in-person interview.
MassCEC will reach out to you if we need any additional information from you before your employer will be able to take any further steps with bringing you on for an internship. Please respond to any communication promptly so that we can confirm your eligibility for your potential employer.
If you are confirmed as eligible and the employer wishes to take you on for the session, they will send you an offer letter for you to sign. The offer letter must include your name, expected date range to be worked, and wage/hour. You must return your signed offer letter to your employer, who will then submit it to MassCEC no later than the session deadline of June 15th. We will not approve placement of any interns past this date.
- Only after your signed offer letter has been received by MassCEC will we be able to officially reserve your funding for the session.
Please ensure information on the offer letter is accurate and you are not being asked to sign a non-compete agreement(Question #11) .
- Enjoy your Internship!
Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity by learning valuable skills on the job and by networking with others in the industry.
- Fill out the student survey
PROSPECTIVE INTERN FAQS
The objectives of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program are to:
- Provide the clean energy community with a talented pool of young professionals
- Enable students to gain significant career opportunities in a challenging economic environment
- Enable clean energy employers to mentor students and provide internship opportunities across a broad spectrum of student backgrounds
- Support the need for greater diversity in our clean energy workforce
- Provide a peer network of students interested in working in clean energy
Students will be required to meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Must attend, or have attended:
- A college or university located in Massachusetts, or
- A college or university outside of Massachusetts, if the student is a Massachusetts resident and is able to present proof of residency
Eligible students must meet one of the following: Students must have completed or will complete at least their freshman year of college the semester before the internship (24 Credits), or have graduated within the past year. Your year of graduation must be 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021.
If a student attends or attended a community college (or 2‐year associate program), the student must have completed at least 24 credits by December 31, 2017. If a student has attended a training program, that program must have been completed between December 31, 2016 and December 31, 2017.
Graduate students must have completed or will complete a Master's Degree program in or after 2017.
Some students are not eligible to participate in this program:
Law School students, Ph. D. candidates, or students who have been previously enrolled or matriculated in a Ph.D. or Ed.D. program, are not eligible to participate in the program.
Host Employers cannot hire the same intern(s) for sequential sessions. You will not be able to participate in this program with the same Host Employer for two sessions in a row.
MassCEC does not fund existing interns that have been on payroll for greater than 12-weeks within the current calendar year at a Host Employer prior to the session’s start date. Current or previously terminated non-internship full or part-time employees of the Host Employer are ineligible to participate in this program with that employer. Any intern participating in the Internship Program must be approved before work can be carried out under the program.
- Ensure all of your submitted information in your application is accurate and up-to-date.
- Respond quickly to any communication received from interested employers or MassCEC staff.
Learn more about the program and use the resources available to you onwww.masscec.com/intern .
- Reach out to clean energy employers in your area to let them know about the internship program and also express your interest in interning for them over a session.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email the Workforce Development team at email@example.com
Since its inception in 2011, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program has placed thousands of students and recent graduates at clean energy companies across the Commonwealth, with hundreds of those interns going on to receive full or part-time job opportunities at their host companies.
The program helps provide Massachusetts clean energy businesses with a talented pool of young professionals, with MassCEC providing stipends for interns during fall, spring and summer sessions.
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