SolarCorps Fellows gain valuable experience in the solar and non-profit industries to help launch their renewable energy careers, while making significant contributions to GRID and the low-income communities we serve. The SolarCorps Fellowship Program is supported by Americorps, the JPB Foundation, Bank of America, and LinkedIn.
To date, more than 300 people have served as fellows in GRID’s SolarCorps program. Fellows come from a wide range of backgrounds and represent the diversity GRID is working to cultivate within the solar industry. Positions are available in areas such as construction, client outreach, and volunteer engagement, and include a stipend and healthcare.
The Fellowship experience also includes:
- Self-paced career development activities, with funds provided for additional professional development support.
- Coaching and mentorship opportunities.
- Annual orientation for new Fellows.
- An annual two-day training event that focuses on building interpersonal skills, industry topics such as solar policy and workforce diversity, and job readiness to support fellows in preparing to move into the workforce after their term of service.
SolarCorps Fellow Profile
SolarCorps is for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals looking to start or further a career in clean energy or the nonprofit world. Fellows come from a wide range of backgrounds and communities. Many SolarCorps have trained, volunteered, or interned with GRID prior to their Fellowships, but this is not a requirement.