Interns at GreenMax work on substantive research, writing and/or quantitative analysis tasks, including proposal development and grant preparation for renewable energy projects, market assessments of renewable energy potential in various countries in our target regions and preparation of information memoranda for investment and debt financing solicitations.
For our Fall program this year, interns will mainly be responsible for performing market research, analysis and outreach in support of our ongoing business activities and consulting engagements, which include:
(1) regional donor-funded assignments mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia-Pacific;
(2) transaction advisory support for a portfolio of African energy entrepreneurs working in the off-grid solar, mini-grid, commercial and industrial, and agricultural productive use market segments;
(3) the Green-4-Access (G4A) First-Loss Facility to support financing of off-grid solar projects in Sub-Saharan Africa;
and (4) the GreenStreet Africa Development Company to support preparation of de-risked portfolios of off-grid projects at public facilities in Nigeria.
For these assignments, we are specifically seeking candidates with excellent written proficiency in English. Fluency or proficiency in French is highly desirable; other language proficiencies in Portuguese or Spanish are also considered a plus. We encourage current students or recent graduates from university programs in sustainable development, renewable energy, energy and environmental policy and finance to apply.
Our undergraduate or graduate school interns are expected to work according to their school’s academic calendar. Recent graduates of programs in the aforementioned fields are asked to commit to 12-week internships. While we encourage and prefer full-time commitments, part-time arrangements may also be accepted to accommodate schedules. We always cooperate with universities to ensure academic credit. The internship is unpaid for currently matriculating students. Recent master’s program graduates of exceptional quality and with prior work experience in the sustainable energy field may be eligible for a stipend during their internship. Some of our interns have been invited to permanent positions with us and many others have used their experience at GreenMax to leverage interesting positions elsewhere in the sustainable energy field.