With 2023 coming to an end, we want to express our gratitude to everyone who has supported and followed All In Energy and the work we do. A special shout-out goes to the incredible interns who joined us this year, embedding their passion and talent into our journey. Here are glimpses of the interns we had the privilege to collaborate with this year, offering a sneak peek into their journey with us.
Lilo Roque attends school at Bunker Hill Community College, and is currently enrolled in a communication concentration. This marks Lilo’s first internship experience in the clean energy field, serving as the Program Team Intern and Outreach Support at All In Energy.
Some of the projects Lilo was involved in were creating guides, formulating icebreaker questions, and preparing invoices for Communities.. This experience enhanced Lilo's attention to detail, creative thinking, and ability to ask insightful questions, fostering valuable connections and learning curves within her concentration.
"My future plans are to endeavor into more knowledge and continue working on my manuscript Polar Garden." - Lilo
Jake is a political science student at Bridgewater State University. This was Jake’s third internship but the first in the energy field.
Serving as a Program and Outreach Support Intern, Jake collaborated mainly with Natalie and Luis, supporting them on various projects. His main project centered on weekly activity tracker reporting, offering insights into the close collaboration between communities and the organization to achieve shared goals.
Jake received an offer from a non-profit focusing on mental health and homelessness, his role involves finding homes for individuals in need.
“This experience will help me in my future career. Before this internship, I only had state and municipal government experience. Gaining non-profit experience opens me to a whole different road.“ -Jake
Faith is a current student at Framingham State University, majoring in Business Management with a minor in fashion merchandise. Despite having several previous internships, her experience at All In Energy stands out as a unique opportunity. Taking on the role of Marketing and Communications intern was a completely new venture for Faith, especially within the context of the clean energy industry.
Her primary responsibilities at All In Energy included creating QR codes for multiple assets, duplicating outreach toolkits in multiple languages for communities, and transferring translations across files. The intricate duplication process involved scrutinizing each outreach material, ensuring the accuracy of seals, logos, urls and correct sizes and dimensions. Regularly reporting back to her supervisor, Ana, Faith received guidance and feedback to navigate subsequent steps.Faith also contributed to develop graphics for social Media.
“As a Marketing intern, I was given a range of responsibilities, from working on projects to assisting in the creation of marketing campaigns. I was able to work alongside experienced professionals and learn from their insights and strategies. Through their guidance, I was able to develop a deeper understanding of the industry and refine my skills as a marketer and as a future entrepreneur. I will use these skills in the future to help shape and mold my company with the ideas and motivation I gain from this internship. Although I am unsure of my next steps I know the skills and knowledge I gained from All In Energy will help me.” - Faith
Tiffany is pursuing a master's in business administration at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). This was Tiffany’s first experience in the clean energy industry where she worked as the Program Administration and Outreach Support Intern.
Tiffany's main projects included the creation of the intern one-pager and the college partnerships project. Through these projects, Tiffany gained insights into the intricate nature of project progress, recognizing there are multiple perspectives that add new scopes and goals. Her supervisor helped her in navigating these new goals and projects.
“I believe that this experience will help me in my goal of becoming a project coordinator as it helped me gain experience leading a project as well as dealing with multiple small projects at a time. I am going to be starting my MBA this fall and will be going into internships this fall dealing with business development and website operations. I am also doing volunteer work for organizations in specialized skills and I focus on website design and content planning.“ - Tiffany
Belle is an Undergraduate Senior at the University of Massachusetts, set to graduate in May 2023. This was her first internship in the clean energy industry. Belle assumed the role of Implementation Coordinator Intern at All in Energy. Working closely with Serra Kiliç, Belle concentrated on updating the Phone Customer Pathways. While the intricacies of integrating the calling system posed challenges, the gratification of witnessing the call flows she created or edited go live was immensely rewarding.
Belle expresses her admiration for Serra's leadership skills and acknowledges the profound impact on her career development. The support and guidance received were evident in Serra's patience in teaching the intricacies of the system.
“Outside of my biweekly 1 on 1 meeting with Serra, I felt supported and heard in our weekly All in Energy team meetings which were always a highlight of my week. The entire company would virtually come together and share fun facts and updates on their individual work. The passion and hard work of all employees at All In Energy is something I have never seen before. Being a part of a fully remote business taught me virtual business communication skills that will last with me throughout the rest of my career. I am grateful to have been a part of All in Energy Spring 2023 and I am lucky to have the opportunity to stay on with the team for Summer 2023." - Belle
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"Serra has been amazing and patient, even when she had to explain things to me several times for me to understand certain tasks. From my first day until the last, she guided me through all the complex materials. I also worked with many other people in the organization who gave me a warm welcome and lots of support. I really appreciate how friendly everyone is here."
His main project and responsibility involved setting up and creating the calling system using a worksheet and RingDNA. Tee tackled many challenging tasks, which provided great learning opportunities. He was particularly focused on understanding the entire program quickly so he could get started immediately. This experience enhanced his quick-learning skills. He also believes he has become more detail-oriented, as working on the project required him to carefully review details to ensure a flawless call flow.
The opportunity at All In Energy has transformed his perspective on the energy industry. It has broadened his career horizons in the clean energy sector. Tee is eager to work again in this field because he believes it contributes to making the world cleaner.
Tee is eager to gain experience in the analytical field, aiming to work at the forefront where he can apply his analytical skills to make informed decisions for businesses and organizations he is involved with. Over the next 10 years, he is passionate about using his skills, experience, and knowledge to contribute positively to the community he lives in.
As a Program Administrator and Outreach Support intern, Penelope was primarily responsible for overseeing task management software, tracking upcoming events, organizing invoices, uploading media, and helping the Program team with other miscellaneous tasks they needed support with. From this internship experience, she learned the value of working among a great group of people and the fact that she enjoys doing a lot of the “behind the scenes” background work that allows the organization to run smoothly.
An example of this was shown when she had to learn to check, revise, and upload invoices from many different communities and she found it very satisfying to confirm that more and more communities would be receiving funding for all their hard work. Another example of this was when she was tasked with taking notes and collecting feedback about prior training sessions so that we could improve trainings for the upcoming year and it felt good to her knowing her work would be supporting future training opportunities.
"Knowing that this type of work is work I enjoy doing is incredibly valuable and something I will definitely use to inform my future career decisions. "
While working with All In Energy, she gained experience working within an organization advancing an inclusive clean energy economy, gained a better understanding of all the work it takes to support Massachusetts communities, worked within a great team, and gained more insight into herself as a worker. In the future, she hopes to continue working for organizations with the same mission/s and eventually go back to school to learn more about environmental policy/law.
"I had a great time as a Spring 2023 intern with All In Energy and hope to stay in contact and up to date with all the great work they do!"
Thank you everyone for joining us along this journey!
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All In Energy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to advance an inclusive clean energy economy. We bring energy efficiency and renewable energy to underserved communities, while increasing job opportunities for diverse talent in the clean energy industry.