Thank you to everyone who applied for a 2015 internship position with the Solar Living Institute. We were overwhelemed with the number of qualified applicants looking to gain knowledge in susitable living practices to help protect the future of our environment. We are very excited to welcome our new group starting in April! Find out more about the incoming crew here. 

Many an intern alumnus would agree that one of the Solar Living Institute's strongest and most effective programs is the Internship Work-Trade program. We'd like to share with you exactly why.

During the course of their time at SLI, interns will offer their unique talents in a specific focus area within the organization. Beyond the support of SLI in their focus areas, interns will give tours to the public, educational tours to school children, serve as representatives of the SLI at conferences and festivals, maintain the organic garden, and take a plethora of SLI workshops.  When there is a moment to spare, Mendocino County has opportunities galore for them to explore rivers, mountains, and the extended community.

Perhaps the greatest experience each intern leaves the Solar Living Institute with is that of communal living. It is no small chore to live in harmony with a handful of strangers, not to mention work and play as well.

If you would like to support our internship program, you may consider making a donation and noting "Internship Program" in the comments area.  Our deepest gratitude in advance for your generosity!

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The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for over 15 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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