MREA Grow Solar Program, Installer Internship

Posted on: April 7th, 2022 by Eric Morud

MREA Grow Solar Program, Installer Internship

Work with one of the Midwest’s leading solar installers based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

TruNorth Solar is looking for several solar interns for the spring and summer of 2022 in a workforce development effort with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). TruNorth Solar was competitively selected by a local advisory committee to work with the MREA to execute one of their largest Group Buy programs in recent years. Perhaps YOU are the next member of the ever expanding and always innovating Solar Industry!

This is a paid internship where you will learn valuable skills working alongside a very well-established team of industry veterans.

About TruNorth Solar:

TruNorth Solar offers a fun and exciting culture of Mission driven team members who want to make a meaningful difference in our future energy recipe. We are a passionate, hardworking team that supports each other in creating lifelong learning and growth through career-oriented opportunities. Simply put, we want to attract people who are looking for a home to build their career, and provide the environment and tools that perhaps this may be the last job they ever take…

Job Description:

Support typical small business activities for solar energy contracting. Tasks will mainly include supporting the field installation teams. In addition to supporting construction, intern will also have opportunities to shadow solar energy assessments, observe customer relations, marketing activities, design and permitting activities and any other general administrative operations to get a feel for as many aspects of the solar industry as possible with this unique opportunity.

Preferred skills but not compulsory:

Solid understanding of the mathematics behind solar production and solar production equipment, i.e., a general understanding of how Solar Photovoltaic works. Construction background, carpentry, mechanical, electrical and/or engineering interest or experience is a major boost for the person we are looking to hire. General computer skills (Microsoft/Google Suite), comfortable with heights and able to lift 40lbs plus on a regular basis is required.

General Competence:

Soft skills such as being familiar with construction projects, problem solving, resourcefulness, customer relations, critical thinking, physical endurance, presentation skills and strong organization competencies are a plus.

Title of the Position:  Solar Installer Intern                                     

Reports to: Nick Byram – Construction Superintendent

Department:   Construction Team                                                

Start Date: Immediately

Compensation During Internship:

Starting wage commensurate with experience ($16 to $20 per hour is typical for the internship, for applicants with more experience, full-time wage consideration can be discussed)

In the event internship transitions to full time, regular employment, the following benefits would be available:

  • Paid Holidays PLUS “Paid Time Off”
  • Health/Medical Benefits
  • Matching 401k Program.
  • Training/Education Budget

International students are eligible for this internship/job but legally must be allowed to live and work in the United States.

Interested?  email your resume to


*Full time year-round positions also available.