Category: Energy

Remote – Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen – Social Innovation Challenge

Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Social Innovation Challenge Launches 10/15!

The challenges facing the world today are fast-moving, intertwined, and multi-layered. Tackling these challenges will require a combination of fresh minds and experience, passion and vision, creativity and operational expertise. We need the next generation of social innovators. Through the Challenge, our organizations will share the lessons we’ve learned from decades of backing companies, leaders, and ideas with the next generation of social innovators as they explore areas of opportunity, develop ideas of their own, and launch social ventures in the areas of:  Health, Workforce Development, Financial Inclusion, Food & Agriculture, and Energy. Top teams will be invited to join the Student Social Enterprise Accelerator online beginning 1/27. Winning teams will receive up to $20,000 from a funding pool of $100,000.  Register for the virtual competition here.

Register for Lean Startup online course before Tues, 10/15; complete course and submit your social venture idea before Tues, 11/26.

San Diego – Corona Enterprises – Internship

My name is Cody and I graduated from Duke in 2012 with a degree in Environmental Science & Policy, with a focus on the methods and motivations of sustainable development.

I founded Corona my sophomore year hoping to use it as a tool to create positive social impact. To me, the vast inequality in the world is unacceptable when we have all the technology, wealth, and resources to create abundance and eliminate poverty. We’re working to create an economy that regenerates the natural environment as a matter of course, and doesn’t base your ability to have a decent meal and a warm place to sleep on your productive capacity.

We’re looking to hire an intern for the spring and/or summer to help us expand the business and begin fundraising in order to fund several in-house projects. We are looking for expertise ranging from engineering to marketing, operations to finance and in between.

Applicants must have an earnest desire to at least attempt to save the world.

How to apply: Send an email to charrison@corona-enterprises.com with subject: Internship.  Include a copy of your resume and what your dream job was when you were 12.

 

Raleigh, Durham – GoLeafe – Internship

Intro: Hi! My name is Arsheen and I am CEO and Founder of GOLeafe Inc. I graduated from Fuqua with my MBA in 2017. I have a background in Materials Science and Engineering.

Company description:

GOLeafe is an innovative US based company producing advanced materials to solve the world’s most pressing problems. We are exploring applications in clean energy, i.e. alternative technologies for energy generation and energy storage, as well as water desalination. We are looking to expand our team with bright new talent! We are currently looking to fill 2 positions ASAP or over the summer- descriptions below:

Project 1

Qualifications:

Studying Electrical Engineering with experience in batteries

Job Description:

Looking for an electrical engineering student who can engineer an optimized energy storage device using new materials. Materials will be provided. The student will be responsible for:

  1. Precisely measuring and layering various materials (with separators, electrolyte, etc.) for this prototype.
  2. Identifying and testing various electrolytes and report back on effect on efficiency.
  3. Collecting voltage and amperage data on the prototype device, as well as charge/discharge cycles, using a potentiostat.
  4. Finding the best substrate as well as binder (glue) for the material by checking conductivity and stability of the material.

Student should be proficient in the use of characterization equipment including SEM, AFM, XRD, Raman, UV/Vis.

How to Apply: Email your resume to aallam@goleafe.com

Project 2

Qualifications:

Studying Electrical Engineering with experience working in solar. Student must have understanding of effects on band gap and carrier density.

Job Description:

Looking for a student with interest and experience with solar panels. The student will create an optimized panel using various new materials, not silicon. Materials will be provided. The student will be responsible for:

  1. Precisely measuring and layering various materials and creating a prototype of the panel.
  2. Using a solar simulator as well as ambient environment, the student will monitor energy absorption rates across the light spectrum and collect data.
  3. He/she will will need to try various materials for collecting/transporting the charge/electrons.
  4. Finding the best substrate as well as binder (glue) for the graphene by checking conductivity and stability of the material.

Student should be proficient in the use of characterization equipment including SEM, AFM, XRD, Raman, UV/Vis.

How to Apply: Email your resume to aallam@goleafe.com