Careers & Internships


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

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

Virtual internship opportunities:

  • Communications
  • Development
  • Research and Writing

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.

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. Internships are open until filled.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

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SELF is a global leader in the fight against energy poverty. Since 1990, we’ve pioneered unique applications for solar energy, powering progress on food security, health care, education, gender equity, and more. 

501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN: 52-1701564

Contact Us

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

+1 (202) 234-7265