FastCAP Systems Intern Fabrizio Martini with the FastCAP team.
Through this initiative, 70 clean energy companies across the Commonwealth placed 117 interns in paid internships that are providing meaningful employment, networking opportunities, mentoring from host employers and industry knowledge. The program provides stipends of up to $15 per hour or $6,000 for up to ten weeks for summer interns, and also created a database for students interested in clean energy to upload their resumes for potential employers. Participating companies range from energy efficiency firms such as Boston-based EnerNOC to Diversified Construction Services LLC of Amherst, which is developing cost-effective alternatives to roof-mount solar installations.
"The interns working on our innovative solar implementation are getting valuable experience applying their scientific knowledge to engineering problems in a live business setting," said DCS LLC owner J. David Marley. "Solar is obviously an exciting and growing field. These students are getting a head start on their professional careers."
"My internship at FastCAP is allowing me to directly apply my knowledge from university studies to develop a new and exciting technology, while at the same time giving me valuable insight into how my area of study interacts with other areas of engineering and science." -Fabrizio Martini, Northeastern University
Participating companies have placed interns in a variety of positions from engineering and research to communications and marketing. Mass Energy hired two interns to research, develop, and aid in the implementation of its marketing strategy, promote green power choices to Massachusetts consumers, and help staff maintain relationships with more than 8,000 customers.
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