EEx Internship Program

EEx Internship Program

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In July 2014, Energy Excelerator launched its intern program to put 10 young professionals (mostly women and underrepresented groups) into Energy Excelerator portfolio companies to expose them to innovation and entrepreneurship in Hawaii’s energy system. This is part of the ONR-funded STEM program within the Energy Excelerator, designed to increase diversity and enhance technical skills for the workforce of the future.

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The RISE/Energy Excelerator fellows stated that during their fellowships they gained the following knowledge that will make them a valuable professional and lead to successful employment in the future.

  • Marketing
  • Franchising
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Community Outreach
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Organizational Structure
  • Business Development
  • Graphic Design & Video Production
  • Financial Modeling
  • Analyzing energy data
  • Social Media Landscape & Best Practices
  • Understanding Energy Policy in Hawaii
  • Report Writing

During the RISE-Energy Excelerator fellowships, fellows confidentify stated an increased awareness in 3 key areas.

Energy

  • Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative
  • Hawaii as a test bed for energy innovation

Startups & early-stage companies

  • Go-to-market strategy
  • Lean startup
  • Customer discovery
  • Financing strategies
  • Investor pitch

Technology

  • Pilot project implementation
  • Commercialization
  • Sources of renewable energy
  • Smart grid

Program Outcomes

8/10

COMPLETED FELLOWSHIP

5/8

FELLOWS WANTED TO WORK IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

4/8

FELLOWS WERE OFFERED FULL-TIME POSITIONS

8

SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR SERIES TRAINING

62

SUSTAINABILITY BLOGS POSTED

86%

FELLOWS EXPERIENCED TRAVELLING FOR WORK

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