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Solar Energy

Solar Energy

Remote internships in solar energy out of Tanzania contribute to establishing reliable solar power across the country. Solar energy interns help local companies to establish and maintain cost-effective solar technology systems, identifying, evaluating and purchasing products for use in schools, hospitals, hotels, NGOs and farms.

Internship Highlights:
  • Work on real solar energy projects with engineers and technicians
  • Get to know the market for renewable energies in East Africa
  • Help to improve economic and societal development in rural areas of Tanzania
  • Improve your marketing and sales skills
  • Gain practical career experience from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Solar energy companies
Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
Get job-ready with our Experiential Learning Curriculum
Suitable for English language speakers
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Suitable for students with at least one year of higher education in a related field, such as engineering, sustainable energy systems, renewable energy, etc.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Electrical Engineer, Solar Technician, Renewable Energies Specialist, Solar Energy Systems Designer, Solar Utility Procurement Specialist, Utility Interconnection Engineer, Materials Scientist, Solar Project Developer

Internship details

This remote internship in solar energy out of Tanzania contributes to establishing reliable solar power across the country and allows interns to develop practical experience with solar energy technologies.

This is a remote internship you can conduct from home. Click here to view our Engineering internships that you can do in-country, if you’d prefer to travel and intern abroad.

The national power grid in Tanzania only supplies around 12 percent of the population with electricity, and can be unreliable. Tanzania is becoming focused on solar energy as a sustainable resource, and by participating in this virtual internship in solar technology you can help to plan, develop and implement solar energy for local homes and businesses.

This is a cutting edge virtual engineering internship, offering genuine experience as an intern with solar energy companies. These companies are involved in designing, installing and maintaining solar energy systems such as solar-powered energy, heating, irrigation and backup systems, generators and water pumps.

Remote solar energy interns can expect to assist local engineers with designing and developing solar energy systems and technology, taking into account Tanzanian conditions. Installations are typically with hotels, lodges and camps, NGOs, schools and hospitals as well as farms. Interns can also help with product design, analysis and procurement, identifying and evaluating the best solar energy systems, and purchasing and importing technology. Interns may also assist in marketing and sales, where interns write and update product descriptions and technical documents for websites.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Engineering interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Designing, developing and installing solar energy systems

  • Maintaining solar energy technology

  • Product design

  • Analysing and procuring solar energy products

  • Evaluating solar energy systems

  • Purchasing and importing technologies

Professional development opportunities:
  • Solar energy system design and engineering

  • Logistics and procurement of solar energy projects

  • Marketing and sales of solar energy products

  • Learn about the market for renewable energy companies in East Africa

  • Teamwork and intercultural communications skills

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence

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Academic credit available for all internships

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.