Apex Clean Energy Public Engagement Intern, Midwest – Minneapolis, MN in Lake Elmo, Minnesota

Public Engagement Intern, Midwest – Minneapolis, MN

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Apex Clean Energy

PostedMarch 13, 2019

Employment TypeInternship

Compensation$15 per hour for undergrads/$20 per hour for graduate students

CompanyApex Clean Energy

Location8665 Hudson Boulevard North, Suite 110

Lake Elmo, MN 55042




Founded in 2009, Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company focused on bringing utility-scale generation facilities to market, from site origination and financing to turnkey construction and long-term asset management. With a team of over 200 professionals and the nation’s largest renewable energy project portfolio, Apex is a leader in the transition to a clean energy future. For more information, visitwww.apexcleanenergy.com.

Apex strives to excel in every phase of project realization, from origination and financing to construction and asset management. Our mission-driven team seeks determined, resolute individuals who strive to innovate and go above the call of duty, and who will relentlessly do their part to help accelerate the shift to America’s clean energy future.

Apex Clean Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

We recognize and respect the amount of time you are about to invest by applying to this open position. If you complete this job application, you will be kept informed via email status updates (and text messages, if you opt in) throughout the evaluation process.

By continuing with this job application, you will be asked to answer job-specific questions. Please note that the questions contained in this job posting are our sole intellectual property.

Upon receipt of your responses, we will evaluate your submission. If selected for a personal interview, you will receive an email/text with scheduling instructions.

Thank You,

The Apex Team

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Apex Clean Energy is currently hiring one Public Engagement intern in the Lake Elmo, Minnesota office. Significant travel will be necessary. The internship will focus on working with local renewable energy supporters in several Apex project communities, as well as local organizations, and elected officials to promote the financial, health, and economic benefits these projects provide.

Previous experience in campaigns, community engagement, or public affairs is a plus but not necessary. We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who is willing to learn and gain experience in communications, marketing, local government processes, organizing, events, and the renewable energy industry. Candidates who possess a strong personal commitment to renewable energy, business, and/or rural economic development will be well-suited for this role.


  • Enter and maintain data in various data bases and systems including but not limited to NationBuilder, Smartsheet, and Salesforce

  • Event planning and coordination

  • Monitoring of social and traditional media

  • Represent Apex Clean Energy at various business, government, and community meetings and events

  • Meet with and mobilize individuals to contact their local elected or agencies in support of renewable energy

  • As needed, speak to groups, classes, and organizations

  • Draft letters of support for renewable energy for various audiences

  • Help prepare press releases and other community communications

  • Coordinate advertising purchase and placements

  • Conduct desktop research to support community engagement objectives


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and ability to quickly become familiar with NationBuilder, Smartsheet, and Salesforce

  • Strong passion for renewable energy

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to keep track of multiple projects at once

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent social skills and comfort with public speaking

  • Calm and professional demeanor

  • Willingness to travel

  • Previous experience in campaigns, community engagement, or public affairs a plus

  • Familiarity with social media campaigns a plus

  • Must be able to work in Lake Elmo, MN


  • There are no benefits associated with this position