Mechanical Engineering Intern Job Description


Candidate will collaborate closely with CCE’s and SDED’s experienced professionals and receive valuable guidance in the process. CCE and SDED have a proven track record of helping interns gain real world experience that has better prepared them for obtaining jobs – especially in challenging times and markets.


Candidate must:

  • Have or be working on a degree in one of the STEM fields.
  • Have a working knowledge of structural engineering.

Highly desired:

  • Experience or training in structural engineering as it potentially relates to support structures for solar arrays.
  • Experience or training in the solar energy business specifically cost projections.


Candidate must:

  • Be passionate about addressing climate change, especially through decarbonization of the economy.
  • Desire the opportunity to collaborate with and learn on the job from experienced professionals with deep knowledge of the energy sector.
  • Be able to demonstrate a willingness to collaborate closely with others when required, but also perform as a motivated individual contributor.
  • Be comfortable working remotely.


Candidate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate strong research skills.
  • Quickly learn the basics of solar energy mounting systems
  • Recognize the possibilities for change that could help us more quickly achieve decarbonization while simultaneously creating value for key stakeholders, especially rate payers.
  • Grasp and use language and terminology appropriate to the space.
  • Help position two organizations: The Center for Community Energy (CCE) and The San Diego Energy District (SDED). This will require understanding the critical differences between the two organizations.