Dear Potential Internship Supervisor,
College of Marin (COM) is pleased to announce the Energize Colleges Internship Program and its partnership with Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI). Designed to provide students with real-world work experience in the fields of energy and sustainability, the program matches students with internships that enhance learning through projects aligned along one or more of the designated career pathways listed below:
- Building Construction & Architecture
- Energy Engineering (such as energy efficiency (EE), energy storage, smart grid, energy-water nexus, etc.)
- Environmental Controls Technology (such as HVAC, building commissioning, operations, building controls, etc.)
- Energy Auditing
- Solar Design, Sales, and Estimation
- Installation & Maintenance (such as EE retrofitting, HVAC, lighting, solar and retro-commissioning, etc.)
- Energy Storage
- Energy & Environmental Management (such as utility bill analysis and monitoring, policy, utility program management, government, etc.)
Join us in preparing the future workforce!
We are reaching out to you as we are identifying internship sites for COM students. In hosting an intern, you gain visibility for your organization and are able to influence a student’s educational path. Additionally, you can count on student interns to bring creativity, enthusiasm, and a new outlook on your organization’s work.
Brief Overview and Requirements
Hours and Compensation: Student interns work approximately 8-10 hours per week at $13 per hour at their respective sites. Each intern will work about 75 hours. Interns are paid through SEI, and receive training and support from the Energize Colleges Program Coordinator.
Academic Credit: In addition to receiving work experience and compensation, student interns seeking academic credit for their internship can enroll in a course designed to build professionalism, critical thinking skills, and an opportunity to learn how to get the most from their internship experience.
Meaningful Internship Experiences: We ask supervisors to assign their interns meaningful projects that will allow students to apply their academic learning to the workplace and providing students exposure to professionals in the field.
Mentoring and Coaching: Internship supervisors are expected to work with student interns to identify, develop, and achieve job-related learning objectives to guide their internship experience. In addition to mentoring and coaching student interns, your assessment of their performance will provide a chance for students to reflect on areas for growth, as well as provide COM valuable information about how to better prepare our students.
Interested in Hosting an Intern?
Please contact us if you have internships that fit within these career pathways, or if you have internship project ideas and want to explore these ideas further. We are happy to discuss these options with you.
Joanne Wong, COM Energize Colleges Fellow and Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org