Catawba College Energy Corps Seeks Interns, Fellows for Green Energy Positions

09/15/10 by Juanita Teschner

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At a time when jobs are scarce, there’s a ray of hope for college students and recent graduates who have an interest in pursuing a career in green energy. The Center for the Environment at Catawba College in Salisbury is accepting applications for internships and fellowships in its Catawba College Energy Corps.

The program will facilitate the placement of as many as 17 students or recent graduates in on-the-job positions. Candidates must be currently enrolled in college, pursing an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree or a Ph.D., or they must have completed such a program within the past three years. Students from any accredited college or university may apply.

The individuals, who will be selected from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, will work with businesses and organizations that are at the forefront of the state’s transition toward sustainability.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two professional letters of reference to the Center. Officials will review the applications and forward them to the 13 partnering businesses and organizations, which will select the interns and fellows. Applications will be accepted until all the positions are filled.

The green energy-related businesses and organizations involved in the project include: Calor Energy Consulting in Charlotte, Argand Energy in Charlotte, Optima Engineering in Charlotte, Southern Energy Management in Morrisville, TectaAmerica Carolinas in Indian Trail, Sundance Power Systems in Weaverville, Beaver Brothers in Salisbury, Catawba College in Salisbury, gDwell, Inc., in Charlotte, O2Energies in Cornelius, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, Centralina Council of Governments in Charlotte and Davidson County Community College in Mocksville.

For more information, applicants may contact Dan Robertson at droberts@catawba.edu or 704.645.4867 or visit www.centerfortheenvironment.org.

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