Internships

EnergyMag offers a limited number of virtual internships to both college and high school students who want to make the world a better place by increasing the share of renewable energy in the world, learn about the energy storage industry, and get work experience in an exciting and fast-moving environment. The application form is at the bottom of this page, but please read the rest of the page CAREFULLY.

Why do we offer virtual internships?

  • We believe that the world that we millenials are inheriting needs a lot of help, and that we can show those who work with us how to help improve it for the rest of their lives – by taking a small piece and making it better. Knowledge is power: by developing and sharing information about a critical part of the infrastructure for our future (renewable energy storage), we are helping develop a consensus for what is needed, and providing others with the knowledge to make the right decisions, whatever their position is.
  • We want to help motivated students acquire research and analysis skills into both science and business issues that will be immensely valuable to them for the rest of their professional lives, whatever their job may be.

What are virtual internships?

Virtual internships provide students the opportunity to gain on-the-job training in non-school settings without having to work on-site. Instead, internship hours are completed virtually.

Why choose virtual internships?

Both place-based and virtual internship experiences allow students to obtain work experience in fields of their choice while applying skills and knowledge learned in other courses taken within their educational program. But virtual interns reap additional, unique rewards.

They enjoy flexibility in fitting the internship experience into their busy personal and professional lives, since work can often be completed evenings and on weekends. They have the opportunity to learn from experts regardless of their geographic location. They strengthen their information and computer skills as they employ technology to communicate with their site mentor and conduct their work.

Internships are strong resume boosters, for employers, graduate college programs, and undergraduate programs. Having your name on the web site is pretty good too!

Practical details

We offer half-time and quarter-time virtual internships.

Our half-time internships come in increments of 2 weeks, from 2 to 8 weeks of duration.  We expect our interns to work approximately 20 hours per week. Half-time internships are available in summer.

Our quarter-time internships come in increments of 1 month, from 1 to 9 months. We expect our interns to work approximately 8 hours per week. Quarter-time internships are available all year round.

It is OK for interns to request lengthening an internship by a week or two because of conflicting time pressure from school, and we always agree. But we only accept a limited number of slips 🙂

You will work from your home, and be in daily electronic contact (skype, email, text, voice) with EnergyMag and your mentor.

What you will do: depending upon your graduation date, your academic record and your experience, we will ask you to research and analyze a specific company, a specific technology, a specific (narrow) market, or similar activities. You will get plenty of help in the process – as much as you need!

You will need to research the topic, find and get in contact with people who have the relevant information, analyze and synthesize the information you gather, and produce a draft analysis report, which will reference your name, and be published on the site after appropriate editing and formatting.

You will have a mentor, who will brief you, help you, supervise your work and answer your questions.  If you produce a publishable report (you will if you work hard and follow your mentor’s advice), we will give you an internship Letter of Accomplishment, which will summarize your work and our appreciation of it for any third-party to which you wish to present it.

We are not a for-profit institution, and internships are unpaid.

Again, the application form is at the bottom of this page, but please read the rest of the page CAREFULLY.

What you will learn

Our goal for your internship is for you to learn on-the-job skills that are not easy to acquire at school, but that will make a big difference to your future professional success.

  • you will learn how to research a scientific or business issue
  • you will learn how to approach strangers with positions of authority in a friendly and professional manner, and get them to share valuable knowledge
  • you will learn to analyze and synthesize information obtained from multiple sources
  • you will learn to communicate professionally in writing, well enough to have any professional reader satisfied with your delivery.

Requirements for college internships

  • an application explaining why EnergyMag should grant you an internship. What counts to us: your passion, your focus, your academic record, your personality, the likelihood that your work will help you grow and help the world become a better place.
  • a skype or voice interview
  • upon request, a writing sample.
  • upon request, a listing of your academic record (does not have to be an official transcript). We expect a GPA above 3.0.
  • upon request, the contact info for your academic adviser

Requirements for high school internships

focus will be chosen appropriately to student level

  •  sophomores, juniors and seniors only
  • at least one honors science or honors English class, although we will make exceptions in appropriate cases
  • GPA over 3.25
  • an application explaining why EnergyMag should grant you an internship. What counts to us: your passion, your focus, your academic record, your personality, the likelihood that your work will help you grow and help the world become a better place.
  • a skype or voice interview
  • upon request, a writing sample.
  • upon request, a listing of your academic record (does not have to be an official transcript).

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