Wind Energy Internship Positions Available
Project: Coastal Wind Initiative, North Carolina Solar Center
Timeframe: February 2010 – August 2010
Location: North Carolina Solar Center, with the opportunity for remote work
Hours: 10 hours per week, schedule flexible
The Coastal Wind Initiative at the North Carolina Solar Center provides education and outreach and
technical assistance for wind energy technology to communities in coastal North Carolina. The Solar
Center is seeking two (2) Wind Energy Interns to help with the development and delivery of its
community wind development outreach, and wind resource assessment activities. Interns will work under
the supervision of the Coastal Wind Initiative coordinator and will: (1) research financial and business
models for community wind development; and (2) research wind energy curricula for K-12 students.
Created in 1988, the North Carolina Solar Center serves as a clearinghouse for solar and other renewable
energy programs, information, research, technical assistance, and training for the citizens of North
Carolina and beyond. Through its programs and services, the Solar Center seeks to stabilize energy costs
for consumers, stimulate local economies, reduce dependence on foreign fuels, and mitigate the
environmental impacts associated with fossil fuels. By capitalizing on its close ties with the state
government of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, the renewable energy industry, and
various non-profit organizations, the Solar Center has developed into one of the premier renewable
energy centers in the United States.
The Solar Center is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Administration's State Energy Office, the U.S.
Department of Energy, and the North Carolina Solar Center Foundation. The Solar Center is operated by
the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Wind Energy Extension Specialist
North Carolina Solar Center