Student Friendly Renewable Energy Organizations

Student Friendly Renewable Energy Organizations

Building Your Knowledge

Every hiring process will put your knowledge to the test.  An interview will test your knowledge about the industry, its leaders and its most pressing issues.  So, the trick is to  build your knowledge in two ways.  First, connect with renewable energy organizations to meet people in renewables.  Second, be informed about Renewable Energy when you do .  For example, you need to know about hot topics, new cool technologies, who’s making and losing money, etc.

Renewable Energy Organizations

Listed below is our “short list” of great renewable energy organizations to help you do this (yes, many are friends of Dayaway!).  Some are good for in-person events; some just provide incredibly relevant information.  These organizations will help you connect with the people who can help you get an renewable energy job:

The Green Program – Really cool Renewable Energy education abroad programs
American Energy Society – Serious facts, energy-agnostic, great weekly newsletter
Clean Energy Leadership Institute – Serious Fellowship Program for recent grads
Renewable Northwest – Forceful pacific northwest regional advocates
Environmental Law & Policy Center – Best Midwestern clean energy advocate
The Land Art Generator Initiative – RE can be beautiful
Grid Alternatives – A renewable energy organization providing solar to the under-served
EDF Climate Corps – Awesome internships for graduate students
American Counsel on Renewable Energy (ACORE) – The RE motherload
Engineers for a Sustainable World – Local student chapters rocking sustainable energy
The Solutions Project – Scientists, movie stars & VCs into 100% RE
Student Energy – Coolest energy map ever
Young Professionals in Energy  –  conventional and clean energy membership
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – World’s best RE research
Solar Energy Industries Association – SEIA conference rocks
American Solar Energy Association – Terrific Solar Today publication
American Wind Energy Association – Wind energy motherload
Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy– Women changing our energy future


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