Summer Internship

Length: 8 weeks

About: Let There Be Light International (LTBLI) is a nonprofit based in the USA supporting solar programming in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). LTBLI’s mission is to fight Climate Change and Energy Poverty through innovative and community-based, off-grid solar programming. LTBLI currently works with 12 Distribution and Implementation Partners in 4 countries. As of 4/1/2023, LTBLI has donated solar lights to 33,500 families and solar-electrified 77 off-grid health clinics. More than one million people have benefited from LTBLI programming since 2014.

Internship Description: The Energy Poverty Intern will work closely with LTBLI’s Executive Director and LTBLI’s Communications Director on raising awareness about LTBLI’s core solar programming and impact. Expected deliverables include:

  • Becoming familiar with data collection and analysis in resource-constrained settings using online software and CommCare applications
  • Participating in the analysis of program data to inform program refinement, partner engagement and fundraising goals
  • Communicating programming, impact and fundraising efforts through social media posts and the development of data-informed infographics
  • Collecting and editing stories from SSA partners
  • Publishing a well-researched blog at the end of the summer.

Hours: The start and end dates are flexible, although LTBLI requests a commitment of at least 8 weeks during the summer months (June – August, 2023) for a minimum of 10 hours per week. The hours will include a weekly half-hour planning meeting at the start of the week and a half-hour reflection meeting at the end of each week. Space for in-person work at Buffalo’s Innovation Center will be available, but remote work is acceptable.

Benefits: This position offers a stipend of $1,200 for 80 hours during the Summer of 2023. LTBLI interns can expect to gain the following benefits:

  • Experience working on the global Clean Energy transition
  • Expanded knowledge about Energy Poverty and Sustainable Development
  • Experience working with an international team
  • Engagement with a team of social entrepreneurs
  • Experience contributing to social media campaigns
  • Exposure to international networking opportunities including and the UN Major Groups
  • Experience with environmental, health, and anti-poverty interventions

How to Apply: To apply, send a resume and cover letter by May 1st explaining your interest in the summer internship and your qualifications to [email protected] with the subject line “Energy Poverty Intern.” Please, include relevant past experience (personal as well as professional).