Want a career with purpose? Begin a Lightsource bp internship.

Green energy isn’t the future, it’s the present. Our green electrons are changing power for businesses and utilities today, helping partners accelerate their climate action now. Our world-class team is delivering solar energy at the scale and pace that the climate emergency demands. Join our internship programme and help change power for the better.

Internship programme

What does our internship programme look like?

Our internship programme will give you the opportunity to experience working for a pioneering renewable energy business that’s pushing the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape.

What to expect from our internship

Internships at Lightsource bp with give you a broad experience of the business. Our mentor – or ‘buddy’ – system means you will benefit from access to both senior executives and junior-mid level employees, who will help facilitate your development and daily task management, as well as serving as a point of contact throughout the internship.

Each intake begins with an orientation, where interns are introduced to key Lightsource bp executives from across our worldwide operations and departments. You will then participate in workshops and team-building activities with your peers. Ongoing professional development is given throughout the internship through mentoring and coaching from managers.

Building connections: global alumni network

All incoming interns are invited to our LinkedIn groups where they can connect with our growing intern alumni network. Our community not only shares career, networking and volunteer opportunities, but also organises virtual or in-person meetups.

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Our global business

Internships across the world

Lightsource bp operates in 19 global regions and offer internships across the world. We currently have intern roles at these locations:

  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • UK
  • USA
  • and more!
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varied job roles

No ‘one-size-fits-all’ roles

Working in renewables isn’t just about infrastructure and engineering. Lightsource bp internship roles include:

  • Finance; Structured Finance; Accounting
  • Marketing and communications
  • Strategy; Business development
  • Health and safety
  • Environment and carbon
  • Engineering; Innovation; Delivery & Grid; Technical
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Legal
Get involved and get paid

Learn by doing

You’re not here just to watch. We will give you the opportunity to get involved and make a difference with hands-on experience. We will invest in you, mentor you and give you the tools you need to succeed.

Earn a salary

All our interns are paid a salary – we’ll never ask you to work for free. Our internships run up to a maximum of six months and you will receive a salary for the entire time you are with us.

Eligibility criteria

Am I the right fit?

To apply for a Lightsource bp internship, you need to meet a few basic criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be fluent in English*
  • Be available for the mandatory orientation and internship dates

All students in their penultimate or last year of their BSc, or graduate/MSc students, are encouraged to apply.

*Some placements have more than one language requirement based on the local country requirements.

Intake dates

When can I start?

Summer intake starts in June of every year

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Applications are now closed for this year’s programme.

Please check back in early 2025 for more opportunities.