Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services


Spring 2021

Position: Development Intern
Major: Sustainability Senior
Name: T’Jae Freeman

Orsted is a renewable energy company that specializes in developing onshore and offshore solar farms, wind farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants based in Denmark with multiple locations in the United States from Austin, Boston, and Chicago. The company is ranked the most sustainable company in the world and is committed to sustainability. Orsted has clear goals towards keeping down the global temperature rise, transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables, driving down coal consumption, and saying farewell to carbon and achieving net zero emissions. I found this internship through a pathways program called Solar Austin and I discovered this program through Handshake. The Solar Austin pathways to clean energy program is a program specifically designed for underrepresented groups who have an interest in the renewable energy industry. The program has connections with several wind and solar energy companies here in Austin and from selection into the program you will be matched with one of the companies to interview with and secure an internship. The program also provides networking opportunities and mentorship. At Orsted, I am a part of the development team and my work consists of assisting the project developers and managers with tasks pertaining to building solar and wind energy projects. For example, one part of my internship is doing a considerable amount of research to find good investment opportunities for solar and wind acquisition. My overall favorite thing about my internship was working with the development team here in Austin. Even though my internship is remote, the development team in Austin is a great bunch to work with and they are always kind and willing to help when I need it.

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