Brixton Energy places the community at the core of its projects. Young people especially; being the future generation of green leaders, should be encouraged to pursue pathways in sustainability and community. For this reason, Brixton Energy runs paid internship opportunities for local young people between 16-24 years old. Through this 40 to 50-hour internship, interns gain an understanding of developing and delivering community-owned renewable energy projects in their local area. Interns commit a minimum of two hours per week, and are paid the London Living Wage. A wide range of topics and skills will be covered through desk based learning, workshops, site visits and guest speakers.
Throughout a typical internship programme the following will be covered:
- Solar-panel making and renewable technology e.g. anaerobic digestion
- Community engagement & surveying
- Energy efficiency and home energy
- Events management
- Project management
- Business Planning
- Marketing & communication
- Solar feasibility and project development
Successful completion of the course means submitting evidence of work after the sessions which will result in obtaining AQA certificates being accredited to the intern. Brixton Energy aims to boost the job prospects of the young interns and give them an insight into the community energy world.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find out more or want to get involved!