Category: Environment

Remote – Peace by Piece International – Public Relations Intern

Peace by Piece International is a social enterprise that helps companies demonstrate their commitment to social and environmental justice through their gifting. We do this by partnering with over 35 underserved communities – all who create beautiful, hand-crafted gifts that companies give to event attendees, senior executives, and for team “thank you”s. Each purchase empowers and restores dignity to makers in communities impacted by war, genocide, human trafficking, climate disasters & incarceration. Most gifts can be branded and customized. All are designed to make sustainable impact across the globe — and a long-lasting impression in the life of every corporate recipient.

What we are looking for:

We’re looking for a dynamic and social media savvy intern to help get us in front of the media. We’d like you to develop a PR Plan and act to:

• build relationships with the media (business, gifting, social impact, events management);
• create a media data base;
• write captivating articles and get them published;
• develop a blog;
• gain access/invites to podcasts and relevant interviews.

This is an opportunity for personal and professional growth and be part of an intimate and passionate team that is making an economic difference for hundreds of people. Our work brings a lot of joy and prosperity to both our recipients and our artisan partners… and that makes being part of Peace by Piece very satisfying.

Our story needs to be shared and you might be the person to do it!

This role will report to our Founder and CEO.

Experience/Skills:

• Previous experience with Public Relations planning is preferred but not required.
• Excellent written AND oral communication skills required.
• Awareness/knowledge of different media agendas and platforms.
• Ability to undertake research and build knowledge around industry trends.
• Strategic thinker and self-starter.
• Exceptional time-management and attention to detail.

The Details:

• 6-7 hours weekly for 8 weeks. Start date: February/March, 2022.
NOTE: This could become a summer position if the internship is successful.
• $1000 stipend/or for credit if preferred
• Work can be done remotely

Please send cover letter and resume to: deborah@pbpinternational.com

Virginia – Aptive Environmental – Summer Sales Intern

Company Background:

Aptive offers leading-edge environmentally responsible pest control services and has been dubbed “The Google of the pest control industry.” Aptive founders sold their first company in 2011 for $30 million, 2nd in 2016 for $135 Million, and formed Aptive in 2016. In only 3 years, Aptive is the fastest growing service company and pest control company in the nation. It is the youngest company on the “2019 Top 100 Companies to Work For”–three spots behind Apple and just ahead of Goldman Sachs. Aptive was the nation’s 7th largest pest control company in 2018, and adding more accounts in 2018 than the next 5 companies combined, it is on track to the be the 4th largest pest company in 2019. Aptive has an incredible culture for students to be a part of, learn from, and grow in. Aptive helps people succeed as professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

Additionally, the company is hugely service-oriented. We finance and volunteer for an in-house charity that builds schools in South America, and we raised nearly $250,000 in 2018 for reducing mosquito-spread Malaria in Africa as a partner with the United Nations’ Nothing But Nets initiative.

We are hiring for 5 positions in summer 2022:

-Sales interns and professionals (With training provided, this is our most coveted, lucrative, and educational position–these spots fill up in early Spring)
-Digital marketing specialists (spots may be filled come January)
-Service professionals (learn environmentally responsible integrated pest management)
-Customer service specialists (learn how to manage and handle customers)
-Administrative support

Qualifications:

-Strong work-ethic, perseverance
-Honest and reliable
-Good communication skills
-Teachable and eager to learn
-Desire to grow and contribute to a strong company culture
-Ability to work on a team and with others
-Capacity to work outdoors, in variable conditions
-Fun 🙂

Compensation:

-Hourly positions are paid $10-18 depending on the position, office, and experience; OT available
-Sales positions have a tiered commission structure
-Sales positions should make no less than $13,000 in a first summer, with those who commit to training often earning over $20,000
-Aptive is happy to review statistical performance of past teams to allow interns and new hires to gauge what they can expect

The Why:

The culture, the nation-leading training, the teams, the leadership, the skillset, the pay, and the experience gained are unbeatable and incomparable. Earn more money, learn better skills, grow more than anywhere else, and experience an awesome culture—find out what makes Aptive the top internship and job for college students.

Empower yourself to graduate debt free. Learn the skills to start your own business. Show the leadership to quickly move into management in future jobs.

Sites for Research:

-www.goaptive.com
-www.aptiverecruiting.com

How to Follow-up:

-Submit a resume Requesting an interview
-Attend a recruiting event, coffee chat, or information session to learn more
-Visit us at a career fair

Timeline:

We recruit through the Fall, and in the Winter/Spring until positions fill (typically early to late February). Our training program begins in January and February and runs through early April. This training program is coveted by other companies (we outperform the closest competitor by 60 percent largely due to our training, along with leadership, resources, and other tools). The sooner people join, the better acquainted they will be with our training program and the more successful they will be in our company.

Contact Us:

Please submit resume to George.jones@goaptive.com. Alternatively, you can call or text to request an interview at 704-345-0163

Remote – E4 Carolinas – Internship

E4 Carolinas Internship

About the project:

In order to assess the adequacy of EV charging infrastructure along hurricane evacuation routes, we will be creating a simplified traffic flow model (of a single route) that we can use to assess the performance of EV charging capacity under varying scenarios. Scenarios will vary by type of evacuation (tiered vs. unplanned), starting state-of-charge of EVs, percent of vehicles that are EVs, spatial distribution of vehicles, and charging capacity at each node. Given our research needs, we will likely use some form of agent-based model, although we have discussed the possibility of other model types as well.

 

About the position:

The position would entail contributing to model design and model parameterization through research, coding, critical feedback, and brainstorming. You would not be expected to be an expert in all of the fields listed below, but having a reasonable grasp on mathematical modeling would likely be important.

 

Recommended knowledge:

  • systems modeling (agent based models, flow models, mathematical programming/optimization, stochastic simulation, etc.)
  • transportation/traffic parameterization (vehicle flow rates, speed-density relationships, # of lanes, etc.)
  • electric vehicle and infrastructure parameterization (EV charger power ratings, vehicle efficiency, battery capacity, etc.)
  • implementing models using code (no need to be proficient in all of these): Excel + VBA, Python, R, JavaScript
    • we will probably set up the architecture in Excel so that it is easier for non-programmers to follow, but we can run the model any number of ways

How to Apply: Contact Dr. Lukas Brun at lukas.brun@duke.edu with the subject line “E4 Carolinas Intern”

Remote – Nature’s Fynd – Extern

My name is Erin Roth and I work on the finance team at Nature’s Fynd – we’re an alternative protein company based out of Chicago that’s developed a novel fermentation technology to grow protein from a microbe originally discovered in Yellowstone. We opened our production facility earlier this year, which we announced when we closed our $80M Series B with Generation Investment Management, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and several others.

I lead our economics work and am currently recruiting for an extern to join our team this fall/winter.  Please reach out to eroth@naturesfynd.com if you are interested!

Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods that both nourish people and nurture the planet.

We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.
The Economics Extern will play a critical role in developing economic models to guide the commercialization of our novel fermentation technology. We are looking for someone who is both passionate about sustainability and biotechnology and looking to accelerate their professional development. The role is based in Chicago (with flexibility for remote work environment) with flexible start dates in ~September 2020 and will last ~3-6 months. Compensation will be in line with industry standards.

What you will do:

    • Conduct economic modeling to guide long-term commercialization strategies
    • Collaborate across the organization, working closely with manufacturing and R&D to guide scale-up decisions
    • Build relationships with critical third-party partners to support efforts

Your Profile:

      • Highly Analytical and Organized:  you can quickly drive to insights, finding scrappy ways to solve complex problems, while maintaining attention to detail and organization
      • Strategic Thinking and Intellectual Rigor:  you can balance thorough analysis with high-level strategic thinking to focus on what matters most
      • Comfort with Ambiguity: you are comfortable with taking nebulous concepts with limited direction and translating them into concrete insights and actions
      • Kind, Optimistic, and Fun: you enjoy collaborating on challenging problems and investing in the success of those around you

Preferred Qualifications:

    • 1-3 years of experience in financial modeling & analysis
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with biotechnology, manufacturing, or supply chain analytics a plus

Apply here https://jobs.lever.co/naturesfynd/948ebbc2-6878-4286-b625-233665769cb6

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.

Remote – Black Fire Ventures – Multiple Roles

Black Fire Innovation™ brings UNLV, one of the nation’s top research institutions, and Caesars Entertainment, the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider, together in a collaborative, environment to spark innovations that drive our industry and community forward.

This summer, Black Fire Innovation is offering the following internships:

Skills needed: Python, UX, blockchain, game design

  • Build a lottery based blockchain game with an interface design to be a digital, online pinball or pachinko machine. Game will be presented to commercial gaming companies and online gaming businesses for a social and real money wagering game license.

Skills needed: tech Innovation, AR, VR, Stats, Business planning, Writing and communication skills, tech background in networking is helpful, renewable energy tech and environmental science. nonetheless, these are not prerequisites.

  • EaglePoint Master Plan. Eagle Point is a Southern Utah based, operational, mountain resort covering more than 4600 protected acres of wildlife and nature. Considered one of the most beautiful locations in the United States it has maintained a pristine environmental habitat. Moreover, EaglePoint if the most central location to the largest number and size of national parks in the U.S. Eagle Point wants to establish eco-friendly, tech infused mindful and balanced living resort experience predicated on forward thinking and progressive notions of nature, harmony, meant health and wellness. A year-round resort that has the opportunity to redefine the Fall-Winter-Spring-Summer getaway by emptying the most advanced technologies to support deepest human values. For example, Augmented reality nature hikes, snowboard based competitions and automated delivery of services via drones are some of the concepts presently underway. Other examples include University nature sanctuaries on the private lands and mindfulness programming including mountain Yoga and meditation. The master plan will explore the complete phased approach to achieve a 21st century, tech infused showcase balancing nature humans and recreational activities.The final plan and presentation to the developers will include the student team and submitted for review by other destination developers after IP protection has been processed.

Skills needed: Data analytics, conservationism, political science, writing, IoT, Drones, engineering design, any skills are applicable and any educational background will be seriously considered.

  • Save the Elephants of Botswana. Black Fire Venture is working with Elephants without Borders in Botswana to design a program to better protect a herd of 15,000 that are endangered. We are seeking a plan that uses advanced technology and Data Science to develop a methodology that overcomes the traditional constraints for protecting endeared species. The plan is to be presented to the foundation and submitted for publication in journals. Key to this project is a sustainable funding model which has not been attempted but aligned to new values of trust brokering and social venture capital.

Skills needed: Business, Software design, UX, customer journey, financial modeling presentation skills, writing skills, data science and analytics.

  • The future business model, supporting technology platform and financial model for casino gaming companies as we result of the challenges presented by technology disruption rapidly changing consumer behavior , competition and COVID-19. The business model will be presented to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, CEOs of various established casino gaming companies, casino gaming manufacturers, Fortune 100 technology companies, and eSports video game publishers. The findings will be submitted for publication in a summary article with HBR and various journals.

 

Boston, Chicago, Washington DC and Sacramento – Environment America Fellows

Environment America (the national chapter) is dedicated to training and developing our new staff. In a three week intensive course, we equip new fellows with skills to successfully lobby elected officials, write and pitch the media, build powerful coalitions, and manage social media. Fellows make a real difference on cutting edge campaigns that promote a greener, healthier world. We are looking for applicants that are passionate and don’t shy away from hard work and long hours. Our campaigns range from promoting 100% renewable energy commitments to banning single-use plastic, to holding big polluters accountable in a court of law. Click here to learn more about our work and here to apply to be a fellow with Environment America.