Summer Internship: Talent Management

Job Description: Talent Management Intern

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, is a leading independent power producer providing turnkey solar energy solutions tailored for diverse enterprise customers across North America, including utilities, corporations, and the public sector. It unites the financial strength of a Fortune Global 500 company (#128) and Panasonic’s award-winning history of solar innovation and sustainability leadership with the project development, finance, engineering, construction, and asset management experience of Coronal Energy. The result is smarter solar that translates to smarter business for customers. The collective experience of Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, includes projects in 40 states totaling 2.3 GW, with more than 3.4 GW of greenfield and brownfield projects under construction/contract or in development. 

Summary: Coronal Energy is seeking a Talent Management Intern to support its business and team of ~150 employees. This will be a temporary position for about 10 weeks over the summer ( June 5th – August 11th) in our Charlottesville, VA office. This position will be responsible for supporting the activities of the Talent Management Group.  The group’s charter is:

  • To identify, develop, retain and recruit industry-leading talent, creating breadth & depth across multiple disciplines.
  • To create a work environment that is productive, efficient, dynamic and compelling and therefore irresistible to industry’s top talent.
  • To lead the firm in creating a culture of grit, fun, excitement, and success, enabling Coronal Energy to become the dominant player in the solar industry.

This position reports directly to the VP of Talent Management.

Candidates must demonstrate a keen interest in dynamic, knowledge-based work, be a quick study, have exceptional communication skills (oral and written), and possess exceptional interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to efficiently and effectively multi-task in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.  Impeccable attention to detail (accuracy and thoroughness) and a decent sense of humor are a must.

Roles & Responsibilities (in concert with VP Talent Management):

  • Talent Acquisition: Identify the requisite competency profiles and recruit qualified talent to fill roles across the organization using innovative and effective recruiting channels and methods to attract high quality candidates
  • Talent Development: Design technical and leadership development approaches to build the company’s human capital: Utilize a set of tools and assessment processes to support the placement, development and utilization of talent
  • Build role profiles which identify competencies by role
  • Build assessment technologies which identify core competencies and gaps
  • Talent Deployment: Define the project team staffing model and process to maximize talent utilization; Identify and deploy Resource Management tools required to develop and implement staffing strategies
  • Develop and monitor career ladders providing definable steps to move to the next level
  • Performance management (in partnership with HR): Implement, monitor and analyze performance management processes that provide timely feedback and recognition.
  • Help support the succession planning process
  • Culture curating (in partnership with HR), i.e. the ability to accentuate and celebrate behaviors, customs and milestone events that define and reinforce the desired company culture


  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Managing diversity
  • Comfort around higher management
  • Business and intellectual acumen
  • Listening, receptive and understanding others (groups)
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Humor


Applicant may be a currently enrolled student or a recent graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Other relevant majors will be considered.

This position is likely to be based in Charlottesville, VA and will involve a moderate amount of travel.

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