Washington DC / Baltimore – Legends of Learning – Summer Associate

Founded by Duke BME graduate Vadim Polikov (Pratt, ‘03 and PhD, ‘09), Legends of Learning is building the future of game-based learning. With a marketplace of 1000+ curriculum-aligned science and math games, we are transforming classrooms into fun, productive learning environments. Our games are used by over 1.2M students in 20K schools and growing fast. We are also the creators of Legends Academy, a 3D adventure role-playing game, for kids to explore and learn through gaming at home. We were recently named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in the Greater Washington area by the Washington Business Journal.

We’re looking for a summer intern to help with multiple facets of the business. A core portion of your role will be supporting the Developer Community Manager, who oversees new incoming games for the platform, as we prepare for our upcoming Math product release at the end of the summer. Other roles may include customer success and marketing/analytics, or others based on your interest and skillset.

What we’re looking for in candidates:

  • Interest in entrepreneurship
  • Record of working in small, collaborative teams
  • High attention to detail and organization
  • Technically savvy
  • Concise communicator, both verbal and written
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude, curious, and open-minded
  • Students of all years are welcome to apply

Benefits:

  • Weekly CEO-led entrepreneurial seminar
  • Experienced management team with multiple successful startup exits
  • 2 day a week work from home schedule
  • $13.25/hour compensation

Start Date: June 3rd

End Date: ~August 9th, flexible

To apply:

Email your Resume and Cover Letter to brian@legendsoflearning.com with subject line: Legends of Learning Internship Summer 2019

Durham – StrongKey – Marketing Internship

Hi everyone, my name is Paula Shaffer, and I’m the People & Ops Manager at StrongKey. Our COO Jake Kiser is a Duke Alum who earned his Master’s in Business Administration in 2011.

Who We Are

StrongKey is making data breaches irrelevant. We are redefining the way businesses and government agencies secure their information against the inevitability of a breach through providing four specific practices that ensures their data, no matter the format, remains encrypted and protected at the highest possible level. While other security solutions focus on predicting, containing, or looking after the perimeter, StrongKey provides strong authentication, encryption, and digital signatures – underpinned by key management – to ensure data security, even with an attacker on your network. We’re trusted by some of the largest companies and critical government agencies around the globe, and we have tailored solutions whether you’re a multinational corporation, small business, or just you – working from your home office.

Founded in 2001, we are now at a pivotal time to grow. This creates a unique opportunity for people joining the StrongKey team. We can offer the autonomy, excitement, strategy-setting, navigating ambiguity, and challenge of a startup backed by 18 years of proven success. If you are tired of being lost in the crowd or feel like you don’t have the opportunity for personal impact, we think we could be a compelling place for you to work. And if you drool at the opportunity to collaboratively create something new, we want you on board.

What You’ll Do

We are looking for an enthusiastic marketing intern to join our marketing department and provide creative ideas to help achieve our goals. You will have administrative duties in developing and implementing marketing strategies. As a marketing intern, you will collaborate with our marketing team in all stages of marketing campaigns. Your insightful contribution will help develop, expand and maintain our marketing channels.

This internship will help you acquire marketing skills and provide you with knowledge of various marketing strategies. Ultimately, you will gain broad experience in marketing and should be prepared to enter any fast-paced work environment. Your role will encompass the following responsibilities.

  • Support the marketing team in daily administrative tasks
  • Assist in marketing and advertising promotional activities (e.g. social media, direct mail and web)
  • Assist with writing and editing of all marketing copy
  • Assist with PR activities and internal communications
  • Prepare promotional presentations
  • Help distribute marketing materials and organize events
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data from marketing campaigns

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Solid understanding of different marketing techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Familiarity with marketing software / applications (CRM tools, Google analytics, etc.)
  • Passion for the marketing industry and its best practices
  • Current enrollment in a related BS or Masters degree

How to Apply

Send an email to jobs@strongkey.com with subject: Marketing Internship.  Please include a copy of your resume.

Bay Area – Maven Ventures – Summer Associate (MBA or Graduate Student)

Firm: Maven Ventures

Position: Summer Associate

Status: Full time during a 8-10 week summer program, plus some availability to wrap up projects in a part-time capacity through the middle of first academic term

Compensation: $5,000/month or $1,200/week

Start Date: Flexible based on applicant’s academic calendar

Location: Split time between San Francisco and Palo Alto

The Team

Maven Ventures is the leading VC firm investing in seed-stage consumer software companies led by exceptional founders with a “vision worth fighting for” in billion-dollar markets. Our team identifies future consumer trends that will make a difference and improve the way millions of people communicate and live. We’ve already seen our investment predictions come to life in areas like self-driving cars, the proliferation of mobile, video communication, the future of retail, and digital health. Notable investments include: Cruise (acquired by GM), Zoom ($1B valuation), and Chariot (acquired by Ford). As we only make 5 new startup investments each year, we focus on each one, rolling up our sleeves to teach founding teams how to achieve product/market fit, hone their consumer messaging, reach millions of customers with viral marketing, and set them up for success. This investment strategy has produced top-tier returns, with a 1.8X DPI for Maven Fund I (2013) and a 1.6X TVPI for Maven Fund II (2016). The Maven team includes Jim Scheinman (Founding Managing Partner), Sara Deshpande (Partner), and Alexa Binns (Senior Associate).

The Role

We are seeking a versatile, driven, and detail-oriented Summer Associate to join our small, high-performing team. There are always new and exciting challenges generated by the daily roller coaster ride of Silicon Valley startups and their investors, and we need someone who can adapt to this ebb and flow and not be limited by the job description. Key elements of the role include:

  • Sourcing

    • Building a list of startups and founders that fit the Maven Ventures investment thesis. Review our Angellist applications and qualify the best applicants.

    • Network with other VC summer associates, interns, recent grads, and startup founders. Be the Maven representative at events and conferences for your university, helping the team connect with entrepreneurs and future venture leaders in your network and in the Bay Area over the summer.

    • Support investment execution by drafting investment memos, participating in founder pitch meetings, and doing diligence and research. Strengthen the Maven investment theses in focus areas through market research and analysis.

  • Portfolio

    • Establish the onboarding process for new investments. Produce a checklist covering the documents and questions to be covered in the onboarding process for new portfolio companies. Formalize the Maven Startup Kit with the resources and best practices the team recommends for new founders.

  • Marketing

    • Strengthen and expand the Maven Ventures Blog: ghostwrite two or more thought pieces on behalf of the partners, revise/update/strengthen partners’ thought pieces already published, and form a strategy for additional distribution and readership.

    • Coordinate speaking opportunities for firm partners’ to broaden the strength of the Maven brand at incubators, conferences, and events.

  • Events

    • Host one to two Maven-branded events for the Maven Community and portfolio companies with relevant sponsor partners (TriNet, Airtable, Carta, Salesforce Essentials) including but not limited to office hours, lunch-and-learns, happy hours, and other social and networking events

    • Support Maven’s annual Hypergrowth Retreat, the premier event for consumer startups seeking to achieve hypergrowth. This could include content curation, ticket sales, and day of problem solving.

More About The Ideal Candidate

The Maven team is small, nimble, and always willing to pitch in and do what it takes to succeed across all levels of the organization. We are looking for someone who will fit into a can-do team environment and encapsulates the following Maven core values and characteristics we require from all team members:

  • Collaborative – We are not political. We are willing to share praise, and be honest and transparent with each other.

  • No jerks – We are happy, positive, and fun to work with.

  • Accountable – We are high-performing, get stuff done, and value attention to detail.

  • Curious – We are always willing to learn. We are knowledgeable and strive to be experts in our field.

  • Self-starters – We take initiative, work autonomously, and are resourceful.

You might be right for this role if:

  • You are currently enrolled in a top MBA, Masters in CS/Design/Statistics, or other relevant program

  • You have 3+ years of prior experience in the technology, investing, or investment advisory fields

  • You relish in the fact that job descriptions (this one included) are just a guideline; on our small, nimble team various unforeseen needs arise and you’re ready and excited to tackle them

  • You are eager to solve ambiguous analytical problems and are intellectually fascinated with discussing social trends from a business perspective

  • You communicate clearly and feel comfortable discussing processes that you may not have prior experience working on (legal, finance, accounting)

  • You enjoy networking and maintaining relationships with external contacts

  • You can run a project successfully by managing a tight timeline, strict budget, and sundry vendors without letting any details slip through the cracks

  • You can juggle many tasks at the same time and prioritization is second nature

  • You can work independently and are a self starter

  • Your professional writing skills are top-notch and you can skillfully craft clear, concise business communications

To Apply

To apply, you’ll need to please fill out this brief application and send your resume with Summer Associate in the subject line to Alexa Binns alexa@mavenventures.com. Applications are due by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, April 21. Qualified candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis so submit your application asap.

Any US City – Goldman Sachs – Digital Innovators Research Program

I hope you’re doing well! I wanted to pass along a new opportunity that could be interesting for Duke students, in particular for seniors. Would you mind sharing?

Goldman Sachs announced today the launch of the Digital Innovators Research Program to support curious and talented engineers in their explorations of the intersections of technology and financial services.  You may have seen some of the press on this launch in the Wall Street Journal and CNBC.

 The Digital Innovators Research Program is a year-long initiative in which engineers from outside Goldman Sachs use Marquee APIs and datasets. Selected researchers will pursue projects of interest to institutional clients, potentially addressing needs around Data Visualization, Machine Learning, Mobile, and more.

 Applications opened today and will close May 31. More information about the application process can be found onhttp://www.gs.com/digitalinnovators.

 The program will run from September 2019 through August 2020.

 Feel free to share the below attached flyer with anyone that may be interested in applying and submitting a proposal.

Digital Innovators Research Program

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in a technical field, such as computer science, math, statistics, engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Passion for technology and applications in financial services; previous experience conducting financial or technical research is a plus
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Availability to execute project on a full-time basis from September 2019 – August 2020

Durham – Deep Visual Insights – AI

Deep Visual Insights (DVI) is a Duke startup, commercializing AI software for security camera maintenance. Security cameras are used everywhere and critical during investigations, but their view can become compromised. We provide an enterprise AI solution to quickly and accurately inspect all cameras. The software is in use at Duke and the city of Durham. DVI was founded by Prof. Jordan Malof (Pratt; Duke ECE’15) and Dr. Daniel Reichman (Duke ECE’17).Join DVI as a software development summer intern to expand the capabilities and features of the user-interface of the camera inspection software.
Requirements:
* 2+ years’ experience with the full stack web-development
* Knowledge of HTML, CSS/Less, Bootstrap, Javascript/jQuery, PHP, and MySQL
* Knowledge of modern UI/UX principles
* Deep appreciation for the “Don’t Repeat Yourself” coding principle
If you are interested, please contact daniel@deepvisualinsights.com

Durham – Audacity Labs – 2 Positions

Audacity Labs is hiring for two short-term positions!!
1)Graphic Designer/ Media Consultant: we need someone to work with the 3 student teams to do mockups/pitch decks for their final pitches and create a 10 min conclusive video for the program presented on May 2. Pays $300 for the month of April. DEADLINE IS APRIL 6.

2)R&D Summer Intern: Next fall, we will be incorporating our curriculum as an elective for high schools in addition to the after-school project-based work. From late May to July, we need someone to review all of our curriculum, consolidate and optimize for an entire semester course, and create methods of assessment and scaling. The pay will be provided in a $1500 stipend and we will allow mobile work.
https://www.audacitylabs.org DEADLINE IS APRIL 11

If interested in either, please reach out and email your resume with the position you are applying for as the subject: quinci.king@duke.edu

SF Bay Area or LA – Powerplant Ventures – Associate (MBA only)

Overview:

Powerplant Ventures is a growth equity fund investing in emerging consumer food & beverage, foodservice and food-tech companies. We provide capital, strategic guidance, and operating expertise to visionary entrepreneurs building businesses that are transforming how food is manufactured, distributed and consumed. Our mission is to re-architect our global food system by advancing world changing companies that deliver better nutrition in more sustainable and ethical ways.

In 2015, we raised $42MM for PPV Fund I and have 15 current portfolio companies. Within the consumer packaged food & beverage sector, we have made investments in breakout brands such as Beyond Meat, Ripple Foods, and REBBL Beverages. We have also backed several innovative tech-enabled foodservice companies such as Farmers Fridge and Oh My Greens. And last, within our tech vertical, we are invested in world changing companies such as Apeel Sciences and Thrive Market.

With Fund I fully deployed and showing early success, we have currently raised $100MM for PPV Fund II, and anticipate raising $150MM to close out the fund.

Investment Strategy:

PPV Fund II is looking to make 10-12 investments in companies generating sales between $2-$20MM and looking to raise Series A/B rounds. Ideally, we are the lead or co-lead investor writing a first check between $4-$8MM and supporting our companies in subsequent rounds up to $15MM in each portfolio company.

Opportunity:

Position: Sr. Associate
Location: San Francisco Bay Area (Mill Valley) or LA (Hermosa Beach) Start Date: TBD

Description

PPV seeks an Associate to join its four Managing Partners. As a firm, we have identified 6 broad functions that serve as value drivers to ensure success of our fund: (1) LP Management, (2) Deal Sourcing, (3) Diligence and Deal Structuring, (4) Portfolio Company Operations, (5) Deal Realization, and (6) GP Management. The successful candidate will support the firm in all aspects of our business, but key focus areas will be: (1) Deal Sourcing (2) Investment Diligence and Deal Structuring and (3) Portfolio Company value-add operations/guidance/analysis.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Senior Partners to develop and research investment theses. Examples of work include deep industry and category reports and sector mapping projects.
  • Attending industry conferences and developing relationships with companies and intermediaries (e.g., bankers, industry players, consultants) to source investments.
  • Take an active and hands-on role with the review, analysis and modeling of prospective investment opportunities
  • Assisting in deal diligence and deal execution (including market, customer and competitive analysis; financial modeling; and, deal structuring)
  • Working with portfolio companies and supporting Senior Partners as necessary for board level work and strategic operations.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will ideally have at least 3 years of work experience in VC or Private Equity with a focus on the consumer sector, specifically consumer food & beverage. Investment Banking, Equity Research or CEO/CFO backgrounds also viewed favorably. The candidate will have demonstrated an ability to source, review, model and perform due diligence on prospective investments. This person will have superior analytical skills (required expertise in modeling earnings, building cap tables and waterfall models), excellent writing and research skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of accounting and finance principles. It is important that the person have both the willingness and capability to assist in the investment process at every stage, including all analytics and screening of potential investments, in addition to sourcing.

The successful candidate’s prior experience will include increasing responsibilities with external constituents, such that he/she will have experience interacting with portfolio company management teams,negotiating,marketing,andperformingexternalduediligence. Thepersonwillhaveoutstanding interpersonal skills and the charisma, presence and maturity to establish credibility and inspire confidence both inside and outside the firm. Ideally the candidate will also have an established, growing and active professional network in the industry.

The candidate is expected to have an exceptional work ethic and a background evidencing a high level of achievement. He/she must be energetic and highly motivated in addition to being comfortable in a small firm environment. Furthermore, he or she must be committed to a healthy lifestyle consistent with Powerplant’s mission and values. The candidate must be a self-starter with a positive, “can do” attitude as no task should be too big or too small for him/her. The candidate should be able to discharge his/her responsibilities with minimal supervision or oversight while maintaining a sense of urgency. This person should be detail-oriented with superior communication and organization skills and have the ability to effectively manage large quantities of information and multiple projects.

Please email a copy of your CV and cover letter to dgluck@powerplantvc.com. In the subject title, please type “Sr. Associate Applicant”

 

Durham – BizBuzz – Social Media

BizBuzz Social Media Management, a student-run social media management company, is looking to expand its team as it acquires more clients. Our largest client is a baby product retailer with headquarters in New York City and high volumes of online sales. We are looking to hire a few Duke students to help manage their social media platforms, preferably students looking to dedicate themselves to a new, long-term venture. This would be a paid position, beginning as soon as possible and extending into the summer and next school year. Applicants should only be students not going abroad in the fall of 2019.
If interested, please email bizbuzzmgmt@gmail.com with your resume and a statement of interest by Thursday, 3/28. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

Durham – Deep Visual Insights AI – Internship

Deep Visual Insights (DVI) is a Duke startup, commercializing AI software for security camera maintenance. Security cameras are used everywhere and critical during investigations, but their view can become compromised. We provide an enterprise AI solution to quickly and accurately inspect all cameras. The software is in use at Duke and the city of Durham. DVI was founded by Prof. Jordan Malof (Pratt; Duke ECE’15) and Dr. Daniel Reichman (Duke ECE’17).

Join DVI as a software development summer intern to expand the capabilities and features of the user-interface of the camera inspection software.

Requirements:
* 2+ years’ experience with the full stack web-development
* Knowledge of HTML, CSS/Less, Bootstrap, Javascript/jQuery, PHP, and MySQL
* Knowledge of modern UI/UX principles
* Deep appreciation for the “Don’t Repeat Yourself” coding principle

If you are interested, please contact daniel@deepvisualinsights.com

Remote – Banish – Marketing Associate

Banish is not just a skincare company; it is a revolution to empower us to be the best version of who we are. We do not believe in cliche beauty standards; ‘poreless’, ‘anti-aging’ and ‘flawless’, do not exist in our vocabulary. Instead, we want each individual to love themselves the way they are and feel confident from the inside out.

We can’t do it alone. That is why we are looking for a Marketing Associate to help spread this mission to others. This rockstar marketing associate will work directly with the CEO and marketing team to implement never before marketing tactics to grow the cult brand. This rockstar will embody the core values of Banish: innovative, results oriented, reliable, consistent, humble, flexible, and have a can-do attitude! This is a completely remote full-time position, so work at home in your PJs, with 50% flexible hours. From the job requirements, we value cultural fit with the position much more than skills. At Banish, we believe in empowering you to develop your skills!

Role includes:
CEO Story and brand awareness: writing articles for news publications, blogs, etc. on behalf of company and CEO
Managing image of CEO: writing articles, crafting social media images, writing correspondence, etc.
Partnerships: Brainstorming and collaborating with other brands, social organizations and influencers
Outreach: Reaching out to media publications and establishing relationship, if you read this, please insert the word ‘tea’ in the upper right-hand corner of your cover letter,and following up with partners

Personality traits:
-You have incredible follow through;
-You are the most reliable of your friends; your word is your honor
-You are painstakingly determined; you will not stop until it gets done!
-You are highly flexible: you are able to shift gears, have days where you work on one project at once and others where you suddenly have 5 projects due the next day
-You have the ability to prioritize: you realize that not every task or project needs the same amount of focus, money, and energy
-You have a genuine interest in people, are curious about them, and can read people well. You do well in observing group dynamics
-You are incredibly consistent: you are described by your group of friends as predictable, reliable, and consistent. If you say you’ll show up to a party, you will no matter if you don’t feel like it.
-You have the highest sense of integrity. You do the right thing even when no one is looking.
-You have the ability to take on a project with no guidance/training and be able to run with it with results and feedback
-You have the ability to work with those from other cultures in a global team

Skills:
-You are a social media wizard: we mean you KNOW social media like the back of your hand. You know the latest tips and tricks to grow an audience and engage with your followers
-You have great communication and article writing skills
-You know everything going on in the beauty and social media realm

Preferred skills:
-Fluent in Photoshop and video editing
-Skilled in product photography and editing

-Programming knowledge

To apply, please include:
-cover letter: Please explain 3 factors that most excite you about this opportunity and 2 reasons for considering a job change
In a paragraph, explain 3 critical factors for a social media brand to succeed and what brand on social media u predict to grow quickly

-Updated resume
-If you’re a college student or recent grad, please include a copy of your transcript

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • programming: 1 year (Required)
  • Adobe Photoshop: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Apply here

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