A group of renewable-energy companies in the Charlottesville, Virginia, area believes there is strength in numbers when recruiting interns.
The Charlottesville Renewable Energy Alliance recently launched an online portal that enables college students and recent graduates to send their resumes to multiple local energy companies through a single internship application.
Charity Pennock, director of the CvilleREA, said the portal gives member companies access to a database of applicant resumes that they can use whenever they are seeking interns.
“Attracting talent is a challenge that almost everyone in our industry is facing,” Pennock said. “Internships are important for that; a number of interns have turned out to be great full-time employees for our companies.”
Pennock said the CvilleREA welcomes internship applications from students majoring in any discipline. While some positions require engineering and environmental science knowledge, others deal with finance, marketing, communications or other areas of business.
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