Careers & Internships

Available Positions:

Administrative Assistant


SELF is a hard-working, team-oriented, international development organization committed to using solar energy to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in the world.  We welcome interns with the same qualities.

Our unpaid internships are highly competitive and typically offered to undergraduate candidates with specialized skills, relevant experience, and good language skills.

Internship opportunities at our Washington, DC office:

  • Communications, Research, and Development
  • Social Media

We offer three internship cycles a year:

  • Winter: January to May
  • Summer: June to August
  • Fall: September to December

Specific dates are flexible, but internships remain the same from cycle to cycle. 

Preference will be given to interns who can commit at least two full days a week in the office.

If you are seeking credit for this internship, we are pleased to work with you and your school.

To apply, send your resume, a writing sample (school assignments are fine!), and a cover letter that clearly states what position you are seeking, why you are suited for it, and what specific skills you can bring to SELF to   Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; so, internships are open until filled.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! - Powering a brighter 21st century.

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Since 1990, SELF has completed projects in more than 25 countries and pioneered unique applications of solar power such as for drip irrigation in Benin, health care in Haiti, telemedicine in the Amazon rain forest, online learning in South Africa and microenterprise development in Nigeria.

Contact Us

2021 L Street NW Suite 101-344
Washington, DC 20036

+1 (202) 234-7265