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For Employers

Welcome, and thank you for your interest! 

Future of American Energy internships help prepare the next generation of energy workers by funding internships for students in energy-related jobs.  FAE actively recruits young women and people of color and encourages them to explore rewarding careers in the energy field by applying for summer internships with participating employers. Returning employers will be able access the student applicant database using their existing login credentials.

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How does the program work?

The Future of American Energy (FAE)  is a non-profit organization created by a group of energy professionals to address the need for greater diversity in the energy field. 

The program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for employers with energy-related jobs by facilitating the placement of women and people of color who are considering career opportunities in energy through paid summer internships.  Consistent with FAE’s role as a catalyst in growing the talent needed by the energy industry, the internship program is designed to provide students and employers with the tools to connect.

FAE recruits applicants for you:  FAE staff actively recruit applicants for the internship program on college campuses, working with student organizations and career services offices to spread the word about careers in the energy sector.  To participate in the program, students must have attended a college or university within the past 12 months before applying, in the undergraduate curriculum, and must be pre-graduation.

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Costs and Benefits

Cost to your company:  Employers agree to hire the student for a minimum of $15/hour for a minimum of 10 weeks ($6000), plus FAE asks you to make a tax-deductible donation of $3000 per intern to support FAE’s programs.  These funds are used for outreach and to support internships for government and non-profit agencies that lack funding.

Benefits of participation:

  • Developing a diverse pipeline of future talent for your company
  • The FAE logo can be placed on your HR web page and recruiting materials, to signal to potential employees that your company has made an active investment in workforce diversity [put logo on page next to this]
  • A motivated summer intern!

How does my company apply for an intern?

Please be advised that intern selection for the 2017 Summer session of the FAE Internship Program is not yet open. Intern applications will be opening up once again for the fall session in October for review by approved employers. We will start accepting employer applications shortly. To be informed by email when student applications open, please sign up here.

Step 1: Complete the online employer application when becomes available.  You may apply for as many interns as you want.

Step 2: Once your company has been approved for the program, we will send you a notification that allows you to access the student database to review candidates.  The interview process and the decision who to hire is up to your company. 

Step 3: When you have selected a student intern, let us know at employers@futureamenergy.com. We will invoice you for the $3000 per-intern program donation and send you an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes.   

Our program's terms and conditions are outlined here.

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FAQ

The Future of American Energy (FAE) Internship Program is a non-profit workforce development initiative that seeks to recruit a diverse workforce for the energy sector. The program focuses on enhancing the talent pipeline for employers with energy-related jobs by facilitating the placement of women and people of color who are considering career opportunities in energy through paid summer internships.  Consistent with FAE’s role as a catalyst in growing the talent needed by the energy industry, the internship program is designed to provide students and employers with the tools to connect.

The objectives of the FAE Energy Internship Program are to:

  • Provide the energy community with a talented pool of young professionals from a non-traditional demographic
  • Introduce a new generation of students to career opportunities in the energy field
  • Enable energy employers to mentor students and provide internship opportunities across a broad spectrum of student backgrounds
  • Support the need for greater diversity in our energy workforce 
  • Provide a peer network of students interested in working in energy-related jobs

Students looking for an internship in the energy industry are required to complete an online application that includes a resume, transcripts, and supporting eligibility documents (more fully discussed in Question 5). Students are asked to identify their academic background and the industry subsector in which they would prefer to intern.  Employers looking to host interns review these applications and select candidates with the qualifications that are most suited to their needs. Internships are required to take place over at least a 10-week consecutive period on a full or part-time basis, and be paid a minimum of $15/hour. Host employers must provide a meaningful internship opportunity and a mentor for each intern. 

FAE actively recruits interested students from the campuses of accredited colleges and universities, but anyone is welcome to apply online.

The program will begin accepting intern applications for the summer of 2017 through its website in October 2016.  Applications will only be accepted online, and must include (in PDF format) an uploaded resume, transcripts, and supporting eligibility documents, if applicable.

There is no formal deadline for applications, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to increase their chances of being matched with a host employer.  Once all internship positions have been filled, notice will be posted on the website indicating that funding is no longer available.

Students will be required to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Must attend, or have attended within the past 12 months:
    1. A college or university, in the undergraduate curriculum
    2. Be pre-graduation
  2. Eligible students must meet one of the following: 
    1. Students must have completed or will complete at least their freshman year of college the semester before the internship.
    2. If a student attends or attended a community college (or 2‐year associate program), the student must have completed at least 24 credits by December 31, 2016, and have completed some of those credits within the past 12 months.
    3. Some internships are not accessible by public transit.  If the student will not have access to a car, that should be noted on the application.

Some students are not eligible to participate in this program:

  1. Graduate school or professional school candidates, or undergraduates who have not attended school within the past 12 months, or who have already graduated, are not eligible to participate in the program.
  2. Host employers cannot hire the same intern(s) for sequential sessions. You will not be able to participate in this program with the same host employer for two sessions in a row.
  3. Interns that have been on payroll for greater than 12-weeks within the current calendar year at a host employer prior to the session’s start date are not eligible. Current or previously terminated non-internship full or part-time employees of the host employer are ineligible to participate in this program with that employer. Any intern participating in the Internship Program must be approved before work can be carried out under the program.

While it is ultimately up to the employer to decide on who they would like to work with them in a given session, employer feedback has indicated that proactive and detail-oriented students overwhelmingly end up being the ones to receive internships through this program. It is suggested that you:

  • Ensure all of your submitted information in your application is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Respond quickly to any communication received from interested employers or FAE staff.
  • Reach out to energy employers in your area to let them know about the internship program and also express your interest in interning for them over a session.

Interns will be hired and paid directly by the host employer.  The pay rate should be established prior to accepting the internship offer. Employers are expected to pay their interns on a schedule that was previously explained and agreed to by the intern.  Employers are not allowed to pay an intern less than fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour. Please be sure you are aware and agree to the terms of the internship before starting any work. Please be aware that host employers may pay an intern(s) more than $15/hour. 

The program will begin accepting intern applications for the summer of 2017 through its website in October 2016.  Applications will only be accepted online, and must include (in PDF format) an uploaded resume, transcripts, and supporting eligibility documents, if applicable.

There is no formal deadline for applications, but students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to increase their chances of being matched with a host employer.  Once all internship positions have been filled, notice will be posted on the website indicating that funding is no longer available.