At SEA, fellowships and internships aren’t just “another thing” that we do. They have been the lifeblood of who we’ve been for over twenty years. Like the charge of clean energy, we don’t see that stopping anytime soon. We take pride in finding and fostering new, radiant voices within the clean energy sector. SEA is firmly committed to the future – and those that help make the future the present.
In our efforts to find and nurture great local talent, SEA is proud to engage in the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Internship Program.
Internships & Fellowships
We are currently seeking Research Associate Interns for the upcoming Spring 2023 (January – May) session. Already have plans for the Spring? Let your future self thank your past self and secure your internship for Summer 2023 (May – September) and Fall 2023 (September – December) now! Review our Job Description below:
Looking for the next step in your renewable energy career but aren’t entirely sure what that step is? You should consider a one-year Fellowship at SEA, where you’ll be hands on in our policy analytics, client projects, new services, or even our market-leading subscription services. Review our Fellowship Job Description below:
Interested? Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com to apply!
*Note: SEA work is done in a hybrid environment, with much of our staff coming in a few days a week (so we can remember each other’s faces). We believe in the benefit of both working collaboratively and with flexibility and will work with qualified candidates to find the right blend.
Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer, and strives to build and advance a diverse team. SEA is committed to an inclusive work environment and supporting a talented workforce of diverse backgrounds and identities. All qualified applicants will be considered on merit, without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or medical condition (including pregnancy), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Don’t just take our word for it – read some excerpts from recent intern evaluations on their internship experience with SEA.
“SEA has been a great place to quickly build up my knowledge of the renewable energy industry. The people at SEA are extremely knowledgeable and are always willing to help. SEAers at every level took the time to ensure I had a solid understanding of anything I was working on. Everyone at SEA is so passionate about the work they do, which makes coming into the office each day exciting and fun. I am very grateful for the time I have spent at SEA and know that the skills and knowledge I have gained during my time here will allow me to continue working towards a career in the renewable energy sector!”
-V. Molitor, Summer 2022
“The people at SEA are amazing to the nth degree; everyone is so knowledgeable, helpful, engaged, and accommodating – not to mention super friendly – which made the work all the more fun! And, I learned more in my three months there than I ever could have hoped for… There is no doubt that working at SEA means you will be working on many different interesting and exciting projects, and you can be sure that you will learn a ton while doing it.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work at this wonderful company. If you are looking to learn about the renewable energy world in the Northeast (and really the entire U.S.), SEA is the place to be. I could not recommend it enough.”
-J. Barton, Summer 2022
“Overall, I had the most fantastic experience interning at SEA. The people were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, the work was fulfilling and interesting, and the skills I gained were tangible and useful… working here is an absolute joy and privilege and I am sad to go. The opportunity to work alongside such passionate and driven people at the intersection of clean energy and policy is one that I would highly recommend.”
-K. Bombard, Spring 2022
“It is a unique opportunity to work for a consultancy while in school, even more so for one that is intentional about intern professional development. The internship begins with subject area orientations across the company and regular lunch and learns. My supervisor, Po-Yu, was the best mentor I could have asked for. She was accessible, thoughtful, and ensured I had a grasp on my specific subject matter. Whether this is a person’s first role in the industry or nth there is always more to learn from the colleagues at SEA. It is a workplace full of kind-hearted individuals who are using their brain powers to create a more livable future for everyone. I look forward to staying in touch with my friends from SEA for many years to come.
What are you waiting for? Apply!”
-K. Will, Spring 2022
“I cannot speak more highly of my colleagues. Throughout the internship, everyone was kind, personable, and respectful of my other commitments as a graduate student. The team took an interest in my research outside of the company, which helped me realize connections between my other seemingly unrelated projects and the evolving renewable industry. The skills and connections I developed during this internship leave me equipped and eager to pursue a career at the intersection of renewables, marine policy, and conservation.”
-R. Bratton, Spring 2022
“If you want to quickly ramp up your knowledge of everything renewables, SEA is the place to be. Despite SEA’s high status in the New England renewable market, the small size of the company still allowed for lots of interaction between intern/entry level workers and upper management. This created many opportunities to work with and learn from true experts in their field, all within the structure of a very friendly and supportive environment.”
-W. Swanson, Summer 2021
“Overall, I had a great experience during my summer internship at SEA— everyone was kind, friendly, and team-oriented. My supervisor, Eric, constantly prioritized my learning and was a wonderful mentor. I was able to contribute to real projects, and I gained a lot of new knowledge. SEA has a focus on excellence and producing high-quality work for clients, and it was exciting to work at the unique intersection of clean energy, economic market analysis, and policy. I would highly encourage anyone else interested in this area to apply!“
-S. Sharaf, Summer 2021
“Overall I feel, SEA’s team is very tightly knit with their work culture being flexible, friendly and positive. I always felt respected, valued and acknowledged and I can proudly say that it was one of my most fulfilling experiences. I can confidently feel myself walking out of SEA, not just understanding how renewable energy technology works but also how key policies drive the market and have a huge impact on smaller businesses that are stepping into the clean energy sector“
-S. Bakht, Summer 2020
“I felt lucky to be an intern at SEA when I saw how closely the company works with stakeholders to draft new policies, studies and analysis. The positive and helpful work environment at SEA helped me a lot during my first few weeks. SEA staff was more than happy to get me up to speed on issues I did not fully understand. The internal trainings held by SEA staff were also very beneficial. I appreciated my colleagues’ willingness to share their knowledge to new members of the team. After the end of my internship, I significantly expanded my qualitative and quantitative skills. SEA gladly offered me a position after my internship. I strongly recommend this internship to anyone who wants to learn about renewable energy in a positive environment.“
-N. Al Ferzly, Spring 2019
“My time as an intern with Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA) was engaging, challenging, and extremely rewarding. The experience gave me a solid grounding in the basics of renewable energy markets and policy while challenging me to dive deeper into the finer points of the proceedings I tracked. The diversity of projects that I was included on allowed me to develop both qualitative and quantitative skills, and exposed me to the various work done by SEA. Coming out of the internship I can confidently say my technical writing, Excel skills, and knowledge of VBA (Excel’s coding language) were significantly improved.
In addition to the rewarding work, the work environment made me feel valued, respected, and like I could be myself. I would recommend the position to anyone hoping to be challenged who is ready to learn a lot about renewable energy.“
-T. Armstrong, Summer 2018
“I enjoyed my internship with SEA and I am both thrilled and humbled to be continuing to work here. I appreciate that, even before I had talked to anybody about possibly extending my position, SEA was investing in me, my career, and my curiosities. I feel fostered here, and like I’m becoming a crucial part of a team that I deeply respect.”
-B. Walton, Fall 2017
“I walked in as somebody with a very basic understanding of how renewable energy markets- and more broadly- renewable energy itself functioned, and while I cannot profess to be an expert on these markets, I have new found confidence that has allowed me think and communicate on a deeper level about these issues.”
– J. McDermott, Summer 2016