Summer Internship

Summer Internship @ Let There Be Light International

Summer Internship Length: 8 weeks

About Us

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. To date, more than one million people have benefited from LTBLI programming since 2014. LTBLI offers summer internship opportunities for students interested in contributing to our mission – read below for the role description, requirements, and how to apply.

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.

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.


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).