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SolarCorps Construction Design Fellow

GRID Alternatives


Opportunity summary

Term length

09/16/2024 - 08/15/2025

Application window

05/23/2024 - 07/31/2024


Oakland, California

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

GRID Alternatives' SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for an 11-month paid service term. In this position, you'll gain valuable experience in the renewable energy and non-profit industries while making significant contributions to communities most impacted by environmental and economic injustice!

Opportunity description

We are seeking a full-time SolarCorps Construction Design Fellow to engage with the construction team in residential solar PV Design. Construction SolarCorps members will serve directly on GRID's low-income solar installation projects, helping complete all aspects of installation including system design, permitting, installation of solar panel systems, approval, and utility interconnection. The fellow will split their training between solar PV design and hands-on solar installation.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications


Must be 18 years or older To be eligible for AmeriCorps, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States. High computer literacy. Ability to learn and retain new concepts and technology quickly. Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs. Able to work outdoors, on rooftops, and in extreme temperatures. A passion for environmental justice and clean energy Willingness to learn skills on the job . Clean, valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Preferred qualifications

Strong math skills. Previous experience with drawing / design software. Previous solar experience or a functional understanding of solar energy systems. Conversational speaking ability in languages other than English.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Solar and renewable energy systems installation
  • Environmental justice
  • Economic development support for energy transition communities
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Urban
  • Outdoor