Summer internships are starting to come in. Here is a really great one working with some RE/EE grads and a former RE/EE instructor! If you are interested, get in touch with Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will look over your application and forward your information. Turnkey would like you to come through the college.
Spring 2013 internship opportunities in solar research, marketing, and building science:
- Internship Questionnaire for Town of Greenfield (4) ONE INTERNSHIP FILLED, THERE IS ONE LEFT!
- GuideMeSolar-Internship Questionnaire for Business Partners – STILL OPEN
The following internships have been filled. Please take a look at them as they give you a good picture of the range of internships in the RE/EE program.
- Internship Questionnaire for Building Diagnostics FILLED
- Internship Questionnaire for Renewed by the Son - THIS IS FILLED
- Internship Questionnaire for Finding Earth Works - THIS IS FILLED
- HES internship
A number of our alumni and current students have completed internships. Please see the following attachments to get a sense of their experiences:
- Sam King internship Profile
- Going Green – Sandri – Alvord Profile 2-24-12
- Junio-Anthes-Moody Internship
- Cynthia Fand
Internships that have recently been filled by GCC students:
Internships offer students the opportunity to take learning experiences out into a specific work setting to advance their educational and professional goals. The intern works closely with an employer-mentor and a GCC faculty-mentor to design an individualized ‘course’ that may range from 35 hours up to 210 hours on the job. The internship also involves academic work designed to support the learning goals and demands of the work site. For example, a student intern at an architecture firm might submit a portfolio of work, while a solar installation intern might submit designs of solar systems and photographs of installs performed.
Internships range from one to six credits. Each credit requires 35 hours ‘on the job’ and some additional time to pursue the academic components of the project. These credits count as Science Electives toward the certificate in Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency, the A.A. in Liberal Arts, Renewable Energy Option, or toward any Associates degree with elective credits. These credits are billed in the same way as course credits.
Finding an internship site
Many RE/EE businesses are connected with GCC and interested in hosting interns. Students are also welcome to identify internship sites and bring those ideas to the first meeting with their faculty mentor.
Steps to getting an internship
Step 1: Do some thinking: Consider your educational and professional goals. What kind of job experience do you want? What local businesses do you know of that might be of interest? Please download the following forms and fill them out before your first meeting:
- Internship intake document
- Career Guidance Systems 2011
- 3-step profile sheet
- Classes to Internship EXPLORATION – 2
Step 2: Meet with the REE Program Assistant Christine Copeland at (413) 775-1472 or email@example.com . At this first meeting, you will create learning objectives, identify possible internship sites, and select a faculty mentor.
Step 3: Communicate with internship site mentor to finalize the shared goals of the internship. Your faculty mentor can assist with this process.
Step 4: Complete required internship registration forms. see attached pdf internship forms to fill out (2)
Step 5: Enjoy your internship. Meet regularly with your faculty & employer mentors.
Step 6: Meet with and/or communicates regularly with faculty mentor. Complete assessments and activities as described by the internship agreement.