2021 Internship Cohort | UPKEY

2021 Internship Cohort

Job type Internship Company 8minute Solar Energy Location Remote


Through our paid 8-week rotational internship program, students will have the opportunity to be exposed to various aspects of the development cycle by working within each of our functional groups. Interns of our program will be provided guidance and mentorship from members of our exceptional staff to help ensure success during the duration of the internship. We are seeking students who bring a sense of curiosity, exhibit leadership abilities based on their current involvements on campus and have a strong interest in the renewable energy field.


  • Fall 2021 interns will spend the first week of the program receiving an introduction to 8minute and each part of the organization along with the basics of solar development together as a cohort
  • Interns will be partnered with a team member from one of our functional groups (Development, Engineering or Finance) who will act as a mentor and be tasked to complete a project
  • After completion of projects and rotations, interns will provide a culminating presentation to be virtually presented summarizing their experience

All Remote - Pacific to Central time zones preferred

About You

  • Currently in pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited university in Engineering, Environmental Science, Finance, HR etc.
  • Strong Excel capabilities
  • Strong research capabilities
  • Strong interest in renewable energy sector
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Ability to maintain strong communication abilities given fully remote working environment
  • Must be able to commit to 3 days per week for duration of program
  • Interns must maintain committed to the completion of internship in order to receive academic credit

About the Company

As a record-breaking, unrivaled technology leader, 8minute Solar Energy (8minute) is championing the clean energy transition in the United States and shaping the future of energy through its next generation of smart solar power plants. Since its founding in 2009, 8minute has successfully put 2 GW of solar projects in operation and currently has over 18 GW of solar and 24 GWh of energy storage projects under development. By prioritizing technology and engineering innovation, 8minute’s best-in-class team has continued to set new industry records: developing the largest solar plant in the nation starting in 2011, delivering the first operational solar plant in the U.S. to beat fossil fuel prices in 2016, and securing a deal to deliver solar with storage at record-low prices in 2019. Now one of the largest solar developers in the country with an established track record of delivering above-market profitability, 8minute’s relentless pursuit of smart energy generation is unlocking growth and expanding access to affordable and reliable clean energy.

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