Category: Opportunities Outside of Duke (Page 1 of 14)

These opportunities are at companies or organizations that are not associated with Duke University.

RDU Area – Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster – Analyst

RTCC: The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an industry-funded, nonprofit initiative of business, government, academic, and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating cleantech innovation and economic growth in the Research Triangle region. RTCC’s vision is to create cleaner communities through cleantech innovation and adoption.

 DELIVERABLE: A research report that characterizes the firms located within North Carolina’s Research Triangle region that are engaged in cleantech. The research will define industry verticals, interrelation of industries, and describe which industries are dynamic and growing.

COMPENSATION: Fee to be determined. Please contact Susan Sanford with questions and if you have interest: susan@researchtrianglecleantech.org, 919-334-4078.

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is seeking to hire an experienced economic analyst/consultant with proficiency in the cleantech sector to complete a follow-on study to initial taxonomy research completed in 2013. Alternatively, this research may be provided through service learning via faculty and graduate students. This research would uncover new and growing sub-industries in the region. A successful product will substantively:

  1. Consolidate “general knowledge” of the cleantech industry in the region
  2. Update the list of firms in the smart energy vertical and in RTCC’s prior taxonomy report
  3. Describe the core strengths of the region, including basic capabilities of firms in subindustries
  4. Describe where local firms fit in the value chain
  5. Illustrate value chain linkages across cleantech verticals
  6. Describe near-term trends, i.e., which industries are growing and shrinking
  7. Inventory the firms in the cleantech industry in the 13-county Research Triangle region
  8. Assign the firms to technology categories; count the number, employment, and sales of firms
  9. Describe public and private supporting institutions and assets for top three, industry verticals.

BACKGROUND: RTCC is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization. RTCC’s primary source of revenue is membership dues. RTCC was established as a marketing organization in 2013 to market the Research Triangle region as a global destination for cleantech innovation. In 2016, RTCC’s membership model expanded to enable tiers of membership to welcome organizations of different sizes and stages of growth. This “larger tent” elicited different value propositions for organizations to be part of RTCC, i.e., wherein multinational firms funded the marketing and talent attraction mission, smaller corporations have expressed interest in business development with other members and organizations in the region.

The 2019-2021 EDA RiS grant provided framework for RTCC to expand its work toward convening and soft, project facilitation through developing a NC Cleantech Corridor—convening local governments to brainstorm on their energy needs with RTCC members and utilities in the room to hear firsthand the “aggregate voice of the customer.”

By January 2021, RTCC will have identified strategies to replace the EDA funding either with increased membership revenue—a function of a highly-articulated, value proposition—and/or with public funds in the form of a grant or ideally, state, legislative allocation.

Durham, NC – Audacity Labs – Internships

Audacity Labs is an innovation incubator and after-school program for teens, where teams of high school student entrepreneurs work together to conceive, develop, and launch new ventures. We offer a working space, connections, and a structured program of content and coaching. Through an entrepreneurial curriculum, series of field trips, and constant support from both undergraduate students and successful individuals from around the Triangle, Audacity Labs seeks to provide high school students with the opportunity to participate in the entrepreneurial spirit that is permeating Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill.

1.   DETAILS

A.     HOURS

i.         8 hours a day (not including 1-hour lunch break)

ii.         All national holidays off. Meetings can be remote.

iii.         June 8 – Aug 14

B.     SUPERVISORS

i.         Quinci King – B.A. ‘20

ii.         Manuel Hernandez – B.A. ‘20

iii.         Matt Nash — Managing Director for Social Entrepreneurship

C.     LOCATION

i.         ReCity

1.     Durham Co-Working space focused on social impact.

2.   Positions

A.     Curriculum Developer

i.         Work alongside the executive team and I&E department to create summer and full schoolyear programming. These are two timeframes that are more extensive than Audacity Labs has ever catered to before, so we are looking to hire someone to build out our entrepreneurship focused curriculum. This is the core of Audacity Labs, and you will have a massive job shaping the experience of our student participants.

ii.         Tasks

1.     Transform Audacity Labs’ curriculum as we look to expand to more students over the summer and the next year.

2.     Plan field trips, workshops and speeches from influential figures in the start-up community in the Triangle in an attempt to educate students on the diversity, entrepreneurship, and history of Durham.

3.     Work with past Audacity Labs participants to receive feedback regarding how to optimize the program’s reach, impact, and success as we attempt to provide more offerings outside of typical business skills.

B.     Fundraising and External Relations

i.         As a nonprofit, fundraising and external relations are very important. From grant writing to attending community partner meetings to interacting with sponsors, this role is vital for the health and success of Audacity Labs. In this role, you will be responsible for helping obtain the resources, whether physical, monetary, or otherwise, that will allow Audacity Labs to provide the best experience for a diverse set of individuals.

ii.         Tasks

1.     Work with the Executive Director to create a database of grants and timelines for the entire grant writing process while maintaining a Grant Calendar which shows when a grant application and/or report is due.

2.     Work with coaches, mentors, and students to identify areas of needs where a grant would help solve a problem or fill a need.

3.     Attend community and volunteer events with Audacity Labs to share information with attendees about what we do and how to get involved.

4.     Create and implement outreach strategies that engage corporate and community sponsors to want to engage with Audacity Labs

3.   Qualifications

i.         Current enrollment status as a freshman, sophomore, or junior undergraduate student at Duke University

ii.         A GPA of 3.2 or higher

iii.         An extreme passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and teamwork

iv.         Experience in leadership roles, team management, and/or prior classroom experience with Durham High School students

v.         Exceptional problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills (verbal and written), as well as attention to detail

vi.         Ability to multitask and work independently, as well as will team members to collectively meet proposal deadlines

vii.         Proficiency using Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office

viii.         Availability to work for the dates provided above and located in Durham

New York – AlphaSights – Associate Program

Available Start Dates: January 2021

Associate – Client Service Team

What should the start of your career look like? Do you look for an introduction to the world of business and exposure to a wide variety of industries? A role offering autonomy and measurable personal impact? A clear path towards leading your own team and managing blue-chip client relationships in two years’ time? Running your own multimillion-dollar book of business in five years?

If this resonates with you, read on.

AlphaSights is the world’s knowledge partner, comprised of ambitious professionals committed to accelerating progress for our clients and our people alike. From the moment you join us as an Associate, you’ll have significant autonomy and personal responsibility. You’ll receive training and professional development opportunities to help you excel in your role. Hard work, drive, and a commitment to delivering results will put you on a path to becoming a Manager in around two years from joining us, and a Vice President in around five.

All along, you’ll be working in the company of like-minded, driven colleagues from across the globe: we work as one global team that’s dedicated to growing our business, improving ourselves, supporting one another, and celebrating wins together. Our alumni go on to join some of the world’s most prestigious companies or pursue further study at top graduate schools.

About AlphaSights

AlphaSights provides global investment and business professionals with on-demand access to business expertise across all industries and geographies. Through AlphaSights, decision makers from investment management, private equity, management consulting, and corporates connect with a dynamic network of industry experts that provide qualitative and quantitative market insights, industry expertise, and execution support. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and our global team of 700+ professionals in nine offices on three continents, we support our clients 24/7 around the globe. AlphaSights regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. Learn more at alphasights.com.

The Role

As an Associate, you’ll act as the connection point between our clients and industry experts. Your role is to understand clients’ knowledge gaps and identify experts with the knowledge that can address them. You’ll need to think quickly yet critically, conduct high-level research on companies and industries, and identify the world’s best experts with the right experience and insights to address our clients’ questions. You’ll spend considerable time on phone and email reaching out to people and assessing whether they possess the knowledge our clients seek, and you’ll connect qualified experts to our clients.

Working on several client requests at once, you’ll quickly develop effective project, client, communication, and time management skills. This is a fast-paced, commercial role with a clear focus on results and revenue generation, and Associates who succeed at AlphaSights often embark on successful careers in commercial and operational leadership.

Find out more about the AlphaSights career path here.

What We Look For

AlphaSights welcomes candidates with different backgrounds and experiences. Here are some qualities that many of our successful applicants possess:

  • Strong academic credentials gained from any undergraduate major
  • Innate curiosity and excitement about the world of business, ideally evidenced through choice of undergraduate degree, past internships, etc.
  • High levels of extracurricular involvement and leadership
  • A client-first mindset, which means a relentless commitment to work on clients’ behalf and surpass their expectations
  • The drive and resilience to deliver excellent service amidst tight timelines and changing circumstances
  • Growth mindset: the ability to develop in your role over time and view setbacks as learning opportunities

What You Can Expect 

  • A fast-paced environment with measurable deliverables and a focus on results
  • The opportunity to gain transferable skills, including results-oriented research, sales, negotiation, commercial acumen, professional communication, and project and time management
  • A team-oriented, strongly supportive culture emphasizing transparency, continuous feedback, professional development, and celebrating wins
  • A professional development team that works to ensure that you’re supported and on a clear career trajectory both within our firm and beyond
  • Comprehensive medical benefits (health, vision, and dental)
  • Subsidized lunch program, corporate gym discounts, monthly team events, free breakfast & snacks

Requirements

  • 0-3 years work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, with strong academic credentials and noteworthy extracurricular leadership
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in a relevant foreign language is a plus

Hiring timelines

  • We hire on a rolling basis until our program is full

AlphaSights is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that unfortunately we are unable to sponsor visas for this position.

Remote – Real Estate Tech Startup – Website Developer

Website Developer (unpaid)

 About our venture

 This is a student-run venture founded by two students, one at Duke and one at Cornell. Our venture is a real estate matching service that provides landlords and tenants with the best fit possible by reversing the rental process. Think eHarmony for real estate.

Our mission is to increase transparency in the right places, showing off each tenant’s reliability while eliminating bias by removing demographical information from tenants’ profiles. Landlords find the best tenant possible, while tenants don’t have to spend hours searching for an apartment.

Job Description

 We are looking for a full stack developer, open to the idea of becoming our third and final co-founder. This should be a student who will be dedicated to the venture while also staying true to our mission and values.

We have proven demand through market research and developed a functional wireframe for the product. Our website developer will be tasked with building the front and back end of this platform as a minimum viable product (MVP) and eventually a fully functional website.

Job Requirements

·      Full stack development experience

·      Willing to learn about the real estate industry and our product’s implications

·      Willing to take part in entrepreneurship programs offered through Duke and Cornell

·      Some interest in business and entrepreneurship beyond just the technical aspect

·      Capable of developing products that are user-friendly and highly functional

Contact Us

If you are interested in this position, email Ryan at rpt11@duke.edu or Chase at cm784@cornell.edu

Remote – The Massapequa Tutor – Software Engineering Intern

Software Engineering Intern (Unpaid)

About The Massapequa Tutor

The Massapequa Tutor (TMT) is a K-12 peer tutoring company founded in 2016 based on Long Island, New York. Our mission is to exceed parents’ expectations of a tutoring session through the use of young, personable, and engaging tutors who not only help their student perform academically but also act as peers to inspire their student to achieve greatness. Our core values include Commitment to the customer, Attention to detail, Convenience, and Passion. We specialized in one-on-one subject tutoring and SAT/ACT group classes, as well as hold group classes for major exams.

Job Description

We’re currently undergoing a huge pivot to change the way peer tutoring occurs and our company operates, and we’re looking for engineering talent to help us craft an innovative solution. You will not only be building but helping shape our product strategy and contribute to our vision.

Job Requirements

  • Front-end development experience (any platform), full stack preferred
  • Willing to work in an agile environment
  • Be able to devote at least 10-15 hours per week on this role
  • Be able to think strategically, analytically, and creatively
  • Be a fervent learner; we do not expect you to know everything for this role, but we expect your to know what to do when you do not know something
  • Be an immaculate communicator
  • Be incredibly organized
  • Passion about this position and our mission
  • Be able to prioritize well
  • Be able to take ownership over a problem
  • Be customer obsessed
  • Be radically transparent
  • Be humble

Application Process

There will be a first round interview with our CTO to assess technical skills and a second-round with our CEO to assess cultural fit. The deadline will be Friday June 12th. Apply here: https://forms.gle/R6seHX6fBeHLSGB18. Please direct any questions to info@themassapequatutor.com.

 

 

Remote – Young Founders Institute – Summer Entrepreneurship Program Director

Summer Entrepreneurship Program Director

Program Directors at Young Founders Institute are responsible for planning, preparing, and leading teams of teen entrepreneurs through the process of building companies. Our Young Founders are embarking on an exciting life journey that is both strenuous and rewarding. The Program Director’s job is to lead them through the process on an emotional and social level. The YFI Summer Program is a 2-week experience where Young Founders work in small teams to build new companies entirely from scratch all the way to real profit during that time. An experienced team of entrepreneurship facilitators and mentors is also part of the team that guides the founders on their journey.

Location: Fully remote. Reliable, high-speed internet is a must.

Requirements: Program Directors are social, fun-loving, group-oriented people. They are sensitive to the needs of both individuals and groups. They should either have or be seeking a 4-year college degree full time.

Benefits: Paid position | Personal and professional skills learned at Young Founders Institute are applicable to many experiences for years to come:

  •  Startup experience: gain real world exposure working with company founders on a daily basis and supporting startups in the program.
  •  Leadership and responsibility: guide 15 teenagers in all social and reflective aspects of the program.
  •  Entrepreneurial mindset: develop your entrepreneurial mindset and skills in customer discovery, MVP development, sales and marketing, design thinking, and leadership.
  •  Networking opportunities: Spend two weeks connecting with entrepreneurs, CEOs, and top business school professors from one of the leading startup hot spots in the US.
  •  Creativity and innovation: build new companies in a fun and exciting atmosphere.
  •  Relationship building: become a role model by building strong connections with teens and instructors to create a strong community.

Please email your resume to Will@youngfoundersinstitute.com by May 31st, 2020

 

Remote – SourceIT – SWE Intern

Remote- SourceIT- Software Engineer Intern

SourceIT is a platform that connects demand for technical outsourcing with the supply of that in Eastern Europe. SourceIT is an early stage startup. We are looking for a software engineering intern to join our team.

Software Engineer Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the product manager in helping to understand the initial specifications of the client and its feasibility
  • Work with the software engineering team in Armenia to help find easy solutions to the client requirements
  • Do Quality Assurance Testing
  • Help design SourceIT website
  • Provide technical support to the team

An Ideal Candidate should be

  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated to work on an early stage startup
  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Take the initiative to propose new solutions
  • Entrepreneurial and interested in working in a high risk environment
  • Have great communication skills

Email Lucy Stepanyan at lusine.stepanyan@duke.edu

 

Remote – Permanence Partners – Eldercare Real Estate and Healthcare Entrepreneurship Intern

Permanence Partners – Eldercare Real Estate and Healthcare Entrepreneurship Intern

If you are an entrepreneur at heart but don’t yet know your path to CEO, if you are interested in healthcare and creating a better aging experience, and if you are interested in private equity and real estate development, this internship may be of interest. Permanence Partners is a Search Fund dedicated to buying, building, and operating assisted living and memory care communities that bring meaning and security to the lives of our residents. Permanence Partners was founded in 2019 by Jonathan Schatz, Trinity ’07, Stanford Law School JD ’16, Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA ’16. Permanence Partners is a startup structured as a Search Fund, a special purpose private equity fund, dedicated to a single investment thesis and with the long-term goal of owning and operating one business in the senior housing sector. Permanence Partners will operate in three steps:

  • Identify a market need in senior housing
  • Develop and buy senior housing properties
  • Operate world-class senior housing communities where the stories of our residents’ lives are shared and written every day.

We seek interns who are above all else entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurial means that you have a bias towards action, you want to make an impact in the world, you don’t want to spend your life working for other people, and you are willing to fail if it means you fail in pursuit of your curiosity and your freedom.

This internship will be a deep dive into the dynamics of:

  • Search Fund Entrepreneurship (i.e. entrepreneurship through acquisition)
  • Healthcare – how to keep seniors safe and well, especially in a post-COVID world
  • Real Estate Development

Permanence Partners is a for-profit startup with a deep social mission – to create a better way of aging while building communities that build wealth for our investors and our employees. If you would like to be on the ground floor of this entrepreneurial journey and develop a toolkit to become a CEO in the near future, we look forward to meeting with you. This internship will report directly to the CEO. Please send resumes and cover letters to Jonathan.Schatz@permanencepartners.com. All backgrounds and majors are encouraged to apply. The role is intended for the summer but can be extended if desired.

Remote – White Paper Project

From Duke Alum Les Ottolenghi: Several of the F-500 companies we are consulting with have limited resources to develop Whitepapers for:

1.) the New IT operating models,
2.) new cybersecurity operating models and
3.) Digital Business Transformation Roadmaps including high-level business models?
Would there be an interest from students to develop – per our guidance – and author white papers (max 15-20pp) and an operating model (high level DCF estimates for new business lines) with a roadmap (again 15-20pp). We also have a request for a future of journalism whitepaper — “what does journalism with truth and trust look like in the 21st century — workable models, and a way to re-invent local journalism”

My estimate is 3-4 students to do all three projects or possibly a 5 with a good writer/editor.

Please email lottolenghi@me.com if you are interested!

 

Remote – StudentSide – SWE Internship

About StudentSide

StudentSide is an edtech company working on an end-to-end platform to help high schoolers learn about their dream schools firsthand from college students who attend those schools. Our mission is to destress and demystify the college process so high schoolers can make the best quality college decision. Given how large of an investment a college degree is monetarily and in terms of one’s time, it is worth conducting the proper due diligence to ensure a school is the right fit.

Job Description

We’re looking for a software engineering intern to help us automate workflows and develop our product. It can be on a part-time or full-time basis, but we are looking for a student to commit at least 10-12 hours a week. Given this opportunity is unpaid (we’re broke college students as well), we want to make this a learning opportunity for you to work on what you think you would benefit from most. If your work is of high quality and you are a fit within our culture, we can explore having you work with us on a more regular basis during the school year.

Job Responsibilities

  • Expected to work with Co-Founders on the robust development of an envisioned website
  • Developing a front-facing database system to allow students to search for college mentors using filters (e.g. University, Year, Major, etc.)
  • Developing back-end of allowing users to submit a form to register as a mentor, and taking the provided information and automatically entering it into the database (with Administrative approval).
  • Allow users to create accounts with our site, registering either as students or as college mentors.
  • Keep up-to-date with Agile softwares (e.g. Trello) for timely website development.

Job Requirements

  • Prior experience with website design and development. Any language accepted (e.g. Javascript, HTML, etc.).
  • Experience with front-end and/or back-end development.
  • Capable of creating products that are user-friendly, effective, and appealing
  • Able to design tests and protocols for prototyping and IT management
  • Be self-driven and dedicated.
  • Be able to devote at least 10-15 hours per week on this role.
  • Be able to think strategically, analytically, and creatively.
  • Be communicative and cooperative.
  • Be able to take full ownership of work.
  • Be capable of working on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Be able to do what it takes to get the job done, whether it involves getting your hands dirty (metaphorically) or losing some sleep.

Application Process

Please apply using the following link:

https://forms.gle/NpMXSGoL6i6QK6VM8

If you have any further questions regarding this position or would like further details, reach out to us at the thestudentside@gmail.com.

Applications are due May 25. We look forward to reading your application!

 

 

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