Energy Innovation Leadership Experience Summer 2018




At The Navy Yard in Philadelphia

The summer 2018 application period has closed. Please check back in the fall for information about summer 2019.

JOIN US SUMMER 2018 for an immersive program that combines hands-on learning in sustainable energy systems with valuable internship experiences. Headquartered at Penn State at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, this program enables students to experience challenging real world problems and at the same time, work with leading companies and research teams on innovative solutions.  Open to undergraduate and graduate engineering students currently studying in the U.S., we are seeking energetic and dedicated students interested in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainable energy technologies, and leadership.

28 students from six different universities participated in 2017. Click Here to see posters created by the students about their internships.

Read about the Summer 2017 program here.

Internship Experience:

Students are accepted into the program based on receiving a job offer from one of the participating employers. 2017 employers included:

Enbala, GE, Intellimation, NECA, Net Zero Microgrid Solutions, OSISoft, PECO, Penn State, PIDC, Private Energy Partners, ProtGen Energy and Square K Energy

To check out the video from the 2016 summer program produced by Jennafer Hakun summer intern 2016 & 2017, CLICK HERE


Coursework Component: 

Students are expected to register for 3-6 credits of coursework. Planned courses for 2018 include:

AE 498 – Leadership in Building Energy Efficiency

AE 469 – Solar Design and Construction 

AE 497 – Living Building Systems

Program Costs:

Tuition, one course (3 credits) required: Pennsylvania in-state = $2,529; Out of state = $4,380 

2018 Program Dates:

May 14 - August 8, 2018


The summer 2018 application period has closed. Please check back in the fall for information about summer 2019.

Questions can be directed to Lisa Shulock at

About GridSTAR Center: 

The GridSTAR Center (Grid-Smart Training and Application Resource Center) was created to develop and deliver responsive professional and skilled workforce educational programming that is aligned with the caliber and pace of the emerging smart grid investments and markets.  The GridSTAR Center is coordinated by the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State.

About The Navy Yard: 

The Navy Yard is a 1,200-acre, dynamic urban development, offering the Philadelphia region a unique and centrally located waterfront business campus committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability.  The Navy Yard is home to more than 12,500 employees and 140+ companies in the office, industrial/manufacturing, and research and development sectors, occupying 6.5 million square feet of real estate in a mix of historic buildings and new high-performance and LEED certified construction. For more information, visit



U.S. DOE Solar Instructor Training Network Penn State Sustainability Institute U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association