Greentown recognizes that growing your team is the most important part of hitting your milestones and accomplishing your goals. We have curated information and resources around common hiring challenges and opportunities.

Hiring Events

Greentown hosts hundreds of events every year, many of them focused on hiring, growing your team, building a diverse team, and more topics that we know are especially relevant to our members during the stage of the average Greentown startup.

Past Events:

Greentown has had three major virtual hiring events since January 2020. The Cleantech Intern Fair  was our biggest hiring focused event and happens every year in March!
  1. Cleantech Intern Fair Energy Bar - March 5th 2020
  2. Managing Interns: Prospectives on How to Provide a Great Internship - July 16th 2020
  3. MassCEC Programs Overview - September 10th 2020

Promoting Your Job Postings

The Greentown Labs web site features a Careers page that posts jobs in an organized and easily searchable fashion.greentownlabs.com gets many visitors every month and the Careers page is our most highly trafficked page.

To get your job listing posted ongreentownlabs.com simply post a short description and completely detailed PDF to the #hiring Slack channel, or email Reena Karasin directly: rkarasin@greentownlabs.com.

Co-op Programs 

Co-op Programs provide Greentown Labs members interns over a six month period from universities with which Greentown has built a special connection. Most notably: Northeastern University and UMass Lowell.

Why Hire a Co-Op Student?Co-op Hiring Timeline:
There are two co-op cycles that students can be on, January-June (Spring Co-Op) or July-December (Fall Co-Op). Below are helpful timelines to keep in mind when trying to hire a co-op from Northeastern or Umass Lowell.

Fall Timeline: 

Spring Timeline:

Where and How to Post Jobs:


MassCEC Intern Rebate Program

Dozens of Greentown Members and Greentown Labs itself leverage the MassCEC intern rebate program for cash rebates designed to promote and stimulate the hiring of interns and co-ops into the clean energy sector in Massachusetts.
MassCEC Clean Energy Internship Program FAQ 

Current Deadlines:
Registration opens for employers who want to participate in the Spring 2021 program on November 16th 2020

How to apply:
Step 1: Complete the online employer application. All approved employers are eligible to participate in the program for a full year from the date of their application submission.

Step 2: Once your company has been approved for the program, you can access the student database to review candidates during a session’s enrollment window. Select candidates from the student database and submit their names to MassCEC for the required eligibility check. MassCEC will respond to let you know whether or not the student is eligible to participate.

Step 3: You must submit these signed offer letters to MassCEC no later than the "offer letter submission" deadline in order to have your funding reserved. Funding is reserved on a first-come first-served basis so best practice is to submit the signed offer letter once MassCEC confirms your candidate is eligible. 

Step 4: Sign and return your award letter and submit your reimbursement package.

Hiring and HR Support

Anna Asphar is Greentown Labs' external HR consultant.  

She provides high level HR support to start-up, small and medium-sized business owners in the following areas: