Work in Wind
Windustry promotes progressive renewable energy solutions and empowers communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustainable asset. Through member supported outreach, education and advocacy we work to remove the barriers to broad community ownership of wind energy.
Windustry has no employment openings at this time.
Are you a recent college graduate or graduate student with a love for renewable energy? Windustry interns work hard, but do important and tangible work on projects that are an integral part of our mission. After your internship, you'll take away a working knowledge of wind energy and renewable energy issues, valuable professional experience, and a windy souvenir or two.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for the New Era Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program (RTP). This program supports technology development, applied research, and/or training, with a focus on rural communities, to aid in the development of a workforce for bioenergy, pulp and paper manufacturing, or agriculture-based renewable energy.
Windustry is seeking interns for the Summer of 2009 in temporary full-time positions, lasting approximately three to four months. Windustry’s summer interns will work on a variety of projects including the areas of Communications/Media, Research Assistant, and Events Coordinator.
Learn more about green collar jobs and construction opportunities! Click here for the brochure (PDF).
The Northern Maine Community College has announced approval of a wind power technology program on its campus. The program is designed to train wind power technicians to operate, maintain and repair wind turbine generators.
Initial courses are expected to start early next year, with the full program available next fall. You can read the press release here.
Calling all Mentors and Mentees!
Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) is excited for your interest in our Mentoring Program. The original idea was suggested at a past WoWE Luncheon, and we have been conducting sessions since 2008.
The wind energy sector provided 85,000 direct jobs in 2008, and the industry is expected to support up to 1/2 million direct and related jobs by 2030. Our resources offer guidance on the types of jobs available, the skills and training needed, and how to find them.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Science Magazine: The Job Market: Wind Energy Jobs
- Know What's Up. Learn about what is happening in the wind energy sector today. Important areas to cover include the basics of wind energy, politics, and current issues and trends. Windustry provides overview pages of these areas as well as a News and Events section. So click around and see what you can learn.
- Learn the Lingo. Knowing key terms about wind energy and your specific area of interest will get you far. So study up and learn the vocabulary. Windustry's Glossary is a good place to start.
- Get Experience. Many jobs within the wind energy sector require specific skills. So do your research and see if you need experience or further schooling to get your dream job. Check out Windustry's Work in Wind pages to learn more about whether schooling may be required and what schools have degree programs.
- Surf the Web. Trying different key phrases in search engines will give you an idea of where to begin and what's out there. Phrases could include "wind energy jobs," "wind energy training" "wind energy employment", etc.
Relax. Be confident with your skills and knowledge of the field and be open to learning. The field is always changing.
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