Internship Opportunity – SunPower



SunPower’s high school internship program connects academics to industry through relevant work-based learning. Interns will explore the solar energy industry, gain exposure to careers, and build work-ready essential skills. Working with their SunPower manager, interns will also learn technical skills related to their specific work project.


Hours and Compensation

  • Internship will be held Wednesdays from 3:30 – 6:00 PM at the SunPower office (1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 1901, Richmond, CA 94804)
  • 9 total weeks. Monday January 9th(or Monday January 16th)
    • A more detailed schedule is coming soon!
  • 34 total hours, approximately 4-5 hours per week.
    • ~3 hours per week at SunPower office
    • ~1-2 hours per week outside of SunPower office. *In order to increase the number of internship hours, SunPower provides supplemental professional development assignments.
  • Hourly wage of $12.50 for SunPower office based work. Hours outside of SunPower are unpaid.


Required Qualifications

  • High school junior or senior and 16 years or older
  • Student in either West Contra Costa USD, Tamalpais Union HSD, or San Rafael City Schools
  • Strong academic standing and have teacher recommendation
  • Ability to transport self to SunPower’s Richmond office
  • Preference given to SunPower Solar Energy Academy graduates


Available Internship Positions

There are five to six internships available in five different areas at SunPower. Interns will rank their interest in each internship position in their application.

  1. Project Management, Utility (1)
  2. Research and Development, Residential (1-2)
  3. Design Engineering, Residential (1)
  4. Sales, Commercial (1)
  5. Marketing, Schools (1)

Find out more about each position here


How to Apply

  • Monday November 28th: Application deadline. Complete the SunPower Horizons 2016 High School Internship Application(Links below for application) and submit it to by 11:59 PM November 28th . Email Subject Line: “Internship Application: ___{Your name}___”
  • Wednesday November 30th: Notification of interview day and time.
  • Monday December 5th – Tuesday December 6th: Interviews.
  • Wednesday December 7th: Notification of acceptance.
  • Thursday December 8th: Please accept or decline your offer
  • Monday January 9th(or Monday January 16th): Start date.


Application (Part 1): High School Internship Application Part 1

Application (Part 2): High School internship Application Part 2 Teacher Rec

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