2016 Solar Scholars

The GW Solar Institute is committed to educating and training a rising generation of clean energy leaders and offers several research and program based internships each semester. Solar Scholars work directly with GW Solar Institute staff to support the Institute’s mission of identifying, creating, and sharing pragmatic solutions to the public policy barriers preventing the adoption and scale of solar energy.

Many Solar Scholars take a leadership role on a customized research project that meets their interests and complements the GW Solar Institute’s research priorities. Solar Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of tasks in support of the GW Solar Institute’s research agenda such as gathering data on solar energy technology and industry trends, analyzing important articles and papers, and contributing to Solar Institute projects and publications. Students may also help execute the annual Solar Symposium, update and enhance the Institute’s website, and learn how to use other media channels to disseminate Institute work products.  

Exemplary undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and schools at the George Washington University are encouraged to apply. Students from other local Universities are also eligible. Solar Scholars able to commit at least 10 hours per week are eligible and will be cited as contributors in any published research they work on. Interested parties should fill out this application and send all required materials to gwsolar@gwu.edu in advance of each term’s start date. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for summer, fall, and spring opportunities.

We are currently accepting applications for the following dates:

  • Spring 2017 (Starting January 17, 2017)
  • Summer 2017 (Starting May 22, 2017)

**Students seeking assistance on a solar energy related research, capstone, or practicum project should email us directly at gwsolar@gwu.edu** 

**Students seeking career opportunities in the solar energy fields are encouraged to visit our Solar Policy Jobs website**