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Renewable Energy Mentorship Program featuring Levelten Energy
Energygps, Microsoft, Vestas and University of Washington
Updated on 3/20/2023
Seattle, WA, USA
Experience Level
  • Energy 101: Students will learn the nuts and bolts of energy markets, develop foundational analytical skills, and explore vital industry background. The frame for learning these fundamental concepts, and for the entire summer, will be a utility-scale wind or solar project, itself. Students will dissect the project development process from start to finish, developing an appreciation for siting, permitting, interconnecting, and key technological issues. Students will learn how to value the energy produced by a project and will learn how to trade energy in a wholesale market
  • Diverse Experience: Each participating company will lead different lessons, providing students with a broad overview of the available opportunities and the skills required to succeed in those jobs. Students will learn the industry from the perspective of a project developer, an analytics firm, a Fortune 50 power buyer, and an energy exchange operator
  • Hands-On Projects: Though students will gain the unique perspectives of all five participating companies, the experience will be highly coordinated. The connective tissue linking the lessons learned at each organization will be a renewable energy project. On day one, each student will be assigned an actual wind or solar project under development. Students will carry these projects with them throughout the summer, developing a deep, nuanced understanding of the industry through a project lens
  • Going Forward: For dedicated students, the first summer may be just the beginning. Participating companies will offer additional internships (both school year and summer) and career opportunities to talented and motivated students. Student-company matches will be based on the preferences of both the scholar and the organization
  • Explore Seattle: Get to know your classmates and the Pacific Northwest! Scholars will be housed, for free, on the beautiful University of Washington campus in Seattle for the summer. A dedicated program coordinator will organize numerous social events throughout the summer
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S
  • Strong energy interest
  • Solid mathematical and analytical skills (some demonstrated coursework)
  • A commitment to the program, willingness to learn, and a passion for renewable energy
  • A commitment to spending the duration of the program in Seattle
  • Developing a deep understanding of wholesale energy market operations and renewable energy technology
  • Supplying scholars with foundational energy analysis skills
  • Providing professional development opportunities including informational interviews with companies, mock interviews, coaching sessions, industry networking, and key connections for future internships
  • Opening up clear and viable energy career tracks for scholars with a variety of interests and skills
LevelTen Energy

51-200 employees

Renewable transaction infrastructure platform