Cypress Creek Renewables believes solar energy makes the world safer, cleaner and better. Our team solves problems to successfully develop, design, build and operate solar facilitates across the United States. With more than 2.2 gigawatts solar energy deployed in more than a dozen states, Cypress Creek Renewables is one of the country’s leading solar companies. We are a national company with offices in North Carolina, California and throughout the country.
JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Role
The Economic Development Intern will have a role ensuring the success of Cypress Creek’s Economic Development department. As a fast-paced division of Cypress Creek Renewables, Economic Development is responsible for working with local communities located throughout the country to secure critical incentive agreements for our project developments. You will learn about and support the Development team with the Economic Development process. You will learn how local economic development agreements provide support to the development of large-scale solar projects across the country. Current students and graduates are encouraged to apply. This position is based in our Durham, NC office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Update and review tax assessment and abatement options for solar facilities across the country
- Review the Company's project pipeline to ensure that economic development data is sufficiently and accurately represented across markets
- Assist the Economic Development team in the creation of market-specific and project-specific materials for on-the-ground meetings
- Prepare a report on the economic development benefits of utility-scale solar in the Company's tier-one markets.
- Assist the department in day-to-day operations as needed.
- Degree (in progress) in Business, Law, or City and Regional Planning (with a specialization in Economic or Community Development)
- Strong work ethic and ability to self-start in a fast-paced environment
- Strong organization, communication skills and attention to detail
- Experience with financial analysis or economic development through experience or coursework preferred.
- Demonstrated interest in renewable energy through experience, volunteering or coursework
- 25 hours a week minimum and ability to come into Durham office for ten weeks between the months of June and August.