SolarFi Internship Initial Interview Screening

SolarFi is a pioneering renewable energy and technology company with a strong commitment to making a positive impact on underserved communities in South Africa. Our mission is to empower communities through clean, green, and innovative energy solutions. We believe that access to reliable electricity, the internet, and healthcare services is fundamental to improving lives, fostering economic development, and addressing environmental challenges.

SolarFi leverages cutting-edge technology, strategic partnerships, and a deep understanding of local needs to deliver transformative energy solutions. Our flagship product, the SolarFi Bliss Power Pod, is a portable, deployable green energy hub designed to bring reliable electricity to off-grid and remote areas, enhancing lives and promoting economic growth.

Partnership with GE Healthcare and MIT:

SolarFi is proud to collaborate with two world-renowned institutions, GE Healthcare and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in a groundbreaking initiative aimed at providing power and internet connectivity to rural communities, including hospitals and farmers.

GE Healthcare: As a global leader in healthcare technology and solutions, GE Healthcare brings its expertise in medical equipment, healthcare services, and innovation to this partnership. Together with SolarFi, GE Healthcare is working to ensure that remote healthcare facilities in South Africa have access to reliable power, enabling them to provide life-saving services even in off-grid areas.

MIT CityScience Group: SolarFi has joined forces with MIT's CityScience group, a cutting-edge research division dedicated to improving urban living conditions. This collaboration is focused on leveraging advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to address the energy, water, and healthcare needs of rural communities. Through simulations, predictive analytics, and real-world applications, we aim to empower communities with data-driven insights for effective urban design and decision-making.

Key Objectives:

  1. Enhancing Healthcare Access: Our partnership with GE Healthcare aims to ensure that rural healthcare facilities have uninterrupted power, enabling the use of medical equipment, telemedicine, and data management. This translates into improved healthcare delivery and outcomes for communities in remote areas.
  2. Empowering Farmers: Access to electricity and the internet is critical for farmers to enhance agricultural productivity and access market information. SolarFi, in collaboration with MIT's data-driven solutions, is working to connect farmers to the resources they need for sustainable and profitable agriculture.
  3. Data-Driven Decision-Making: Leveraging MIT's expertise in data analytics, we are developing systems that provide valuable insights into energy usage, water management, and healthcare service delivery. This data empowers communities, local authorities, and organizations to make informed decisions for sustainable development.

Our Commitment:

At SolarFi, we are committed to improving the quality of life in rural communities while promoting environmental sustainability. Through our partnership with GE Healthcare and MIT, we are pioneering innovative solutions that bridge the gap in energy access, healthcare, and internet connectivity. We envision a future where even the most remote communities have the resources they need to thrive, and we are dedicated to making this vision a reality.

Together with our partners, SolarFi is not just providing power and internet to rural communities; we are lighting the path to a brighter and more connected future for all.This isn't exclusive to Africa, but also in the USA where natural disasters continue to effect communities. Natural disasters range from wild fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.

SolarFi is growing and looking to hire a number of interns across different areas.

Internship Positions we have open include:
• Business Development Intern (Grant Writing/Sponsored Research/Partnerships)
• Video Editor Intern (Marketing)
• Social Media Intern (Marketing)
• Public Relations Intern (Marketing/Sponsored Research)
• Solar/Electrical Engineering Intern
• Mechanical Engineering Intern
 Software Engineering Intern  

Please see our website for press releases and recent news updates:

What we offer:
Excellent opportunity to be on the ground floor of an exciting startup and non-profit. There will be incentives in place so that people can earn equity in the company.

You will work directly with our Director who was recently named to the Forbes Next 1000 list, also is an Executive-In-Residence at Columbia University, and a Professional Advisor at MIT Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship.

Each intern will have different needs according to their work and school schedule. We offer you the ability to work remotely, and have interns distributed across the country/world.

Diversity is essential to us. To solve global issues, we need to have a team that comes from different parts of the world and from a variety of backgrounds.

Skills gained include:
• Making connections with business leaders in the global community
• Increasing communication skills, written and oral.
• Enhanced relationship-building skills
• A greater understanding of working with a start-up
• Real-world experience with many degrees of exposure
• Travel/cultural experience
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Are you more interested in Africa or the USA? *
Which internship are you applying for? *
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Which country, city and state do you live in?  *
What city and state will you primarily live in during the duration of your internship? *
Do you have a car? *
Are you currently attending school? Where? *
What are your plans for after graduation?
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How do you plan to support yourself during this unpaid internship? Business development roles can earn commissions. Some universities provide funding for students to work on unpaid clean energy internships for instance at times we are able to have interns that study or live in NY or MA have a paid internships. *
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