Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton today announced MassCEC will begin accepting applications for the summer session of the 2013 Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program.
The program provides paid internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates at Massachusetts-based clean energy companies.
Clean energy businesses interested in hosting a student can find out more information and students and recent graduates can apply to the program by visiting the program’s website page at http://ma.cleanenergyeducation.org.
Over the past two summers, the program placed more than 262 students and recent graduates in internships at more than 77 clean energy companies across the state. As a result of the internship program, more than 40 students gained full-time and part-time employment.
Beginning in fall 2012, the program expanded to include fall and spring sessions, as well.
“This program connects emerging and established clean energy companies with the Massachusetts students who can help them expand their businesses,” said CEO Barton.
“These internships provide students and recent graduates with the opportunity to learn by doing, as they take the skills they learned in the classroom and use them in the expanding global clean energy sector.”
During this session, MassCEC will provide Massachusetts-based clean energy companies with stipends of up to $12 per hour for up to 10 weeks for each full-time intern, with a cap of $4,800 per intern.
“This program is helping build a workforce in one of the fastest growing industries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by connecting hundreds of students to companies that provide internships, and in many cases, full-time employment," said Peter Rothstein, President of the New England Clean Energy Council. “This kind of exposure to the clean energy industry is key to attracting talented new workers to this rapidly growing field.”