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Solar Youth Green Jobs Intern Application Form: Fall 2019

Download and print an application                                                                                                                

Applicant Information
Have you been involved with Solar Youth in the past?

Applicant Please remember – there are no right or wrong answers to these questions! We are simply interested in who you are, so tell us about yourself. If you have any trouble with the application, do not give up on applying! Talk to us first. Stop by the Solar Youth office (53 Wayfarer St) and ask for Michael, or call to set up an appointment with him (203.387.4189).

DON’T WAIT! Submit this application as soon as you’re done.

                                                          PART ONE                                                              

Besides earning money, why are you interested in the Green Jobs Youth Development?

What positive qualities would you bring to the Solar Youth Green Jobs Team?

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning totally independent, 3 meaning it depends, and 5 meaning as a team, how would you describe your work preference? Please explain why you gave yourself that number.

Describe an actual situation when you chose to do the ‘right thing’.

Tell us about a time you had to work outdoors. What were the challenges? What did you like? Dislike?

Name one person in the world (past or present) whom you think is an ‘important leader’. Why did you pick this person?

Do you want to be a leader? Why or why not?

Are you willing and able to commit to this 12 week program?
And are you willing and able to work 15-18 hours a week?
Are you willing to get dirty and sometimes work in the rain?

What concerns, if any, do you have about the program?

Can you and a guardian attend a mandatory orientation on September 9, 2019 at 5pm?

                                                         PART TWO                                                         

Task: Look through a newspaper or on the internet and find either:

  • a new article about jobs
  • a recent job announcement

Attach it to this application. (If you use an internet article or job posting, just write the link to the website where you found it.) In the space below, write a statement about why you chose this a) article or b) job announcement.

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Download Reference Form                                                                                                                             

Please attach your reference form to this application if possible. The reference may mail, fax, or email the form if needed [see reference page]. Note: references from family members will not be accepted. If you cannot find a reference, call us for help.

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Parent / Guardian Permission Is Required -- If you are selected for the Green Jobs Internship, your parent or guardian must provide their signature granting permission for your participation. 

If you have any questions, or need help filling this out, please ask Michael or Nicole



Please Return NO LATER THAN 5PM, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 to:

Michael Sellers * 53 Wayfarer Street * New Haven, CT 06515 * (203) 387-4189


This application is also available to be completed online at

The submission of this application does not ensure an internship with Solar Youth. Once your application is submitted it is your responsibility to  print the reference form from our website and obtain at lease one reference from a former educator (this can be a Solar Youth Educator) or community member. Once your application is submitted by clicking I Understand below, a Solar Youth staff member will reach out to you to schedule and interview. 

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