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To educate its community about clean energy and build homegrown leaders, the Center for Energy Education is partnering with Vote Solar to host a paid summer learning opportunity for Halifax County collegiates.

C4EE will host an information session to share details about a summer internship to learn about clean energy and pathways to address issues related to the energy burden including too high electricity bills.

C4EE and Vote Solar staff will be at C4EE’s Roanoke Rapids campus on Monday at 5 p.m. for an hour-long discussion for information about accelerating the transition to clean energy in Halifax County. The campus is located at 460 Airport Road.

Students from Halifax County will work within the community to drive resilient solar solutions such as weatherization to support the needs, health and well-being of its residents. 

While STEM education pursuits are preferred, students seeking any major are welcome to attend and apply.

“Not only will this internship generate momentum in our clean energy future, but this fellowship will also provide a rich opportunity for homegrown talent to advocate for clean energy solutions,” said Mozine Lowe, C4EE’s executive director. “Vote Solar is an industry ally that will offer professional insight for policy expertise, coalition building and public engagement to help build a strong, just and inclusive clean-powered future.”

Vote Solar Carolinas Regional Director William Munn said, "As we strive to foster a sustainable future, it is crucial that we empower our youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to drive clean energy initiatives." said. 

Munn said, “This internship not only presents an exciting opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in the field but also to become proactive contributors to their community's energy solutions. Together, we are shaping a future powered by clean and affordable energy.”

Planning is still underway; visit C4EE’s website for additional details.