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The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is seeking a Programs Intern to help advance renewable energy through education, collaboration, and supportive finance. ACORE represents the nation’s leading renewable energy developers, manufacturers, and investors along with corporate electricity consumers, electricity utilities, and the many other diverse industries that comprise America’s renewable energy economy.

The ideal candidate has strong skills in research and writing as well as a desire to impact positive change on renewable energy finance. Interns will report to the Program Manager. This position has the option to be remote or hybrid.


  • Conduct research on a variety of topics, including renewable energy finance, ESG investment and renewable energy deployment trends.
  • Assist with the drafting of reports, blog posts, fact sheets, and other documents as necessary.
  • Attend ACORE conferences and webinars as appropriate.
  • Create and present an independent research project under the mentorship of ACORE’s programs team.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • At least three days a week of internship availability.
  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy.
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills.
  • An ability to work independently, multitask, and take ownership over projects and assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working as part of a team.

How to Apply:

Candidates are invited to apply for the Programs Internship by submitting a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. In the cover letter, candidates should explain what they would like to gain from an ACORE internship and why a career in renewable energy interests them. For the writing sample, candidates should send no more than two pages that demonstrate an ability to synthesize information.

The Ørsted Mentorship Program

ACORE is committed to social and economic justice as part of the transition to a greener future, and is actively working to cultivate a culture on inclusion and equity within the renewable energy sector. To this end, we have partnered with Ørsted to connect select interns with an industry mentor who will serve as a resource during and after the ACORE internship. If you are interested in the Ørsted Mentorship Program, please indicate in your cover letter why you feel you would be a good candidate.


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Intern Session Timelines

Deadline to apply for Spring 2024 semester: November 3, 2023

Deadline to apply for Summer 2024 semester: March 1, 2024