Tackling the climate crisis is a once-in-a-generation, trillion-dollar economic opportunity, and the world needs a healthy global innovation engine to identify and massively scale new climate technology solutions that will speed up the clean energy transition.
Founded by RMI and New Energy Nexus for this purpose, Third Derivative (D3) is a global climate technology startup accelerator aimed at accelerating the rate of climate innovation. Our mission is to build an inclusive ecosystem that rapidly finds, funds, and scales climate tech innovation globally.
We’ve built a vertically-integrated startup accelerator model to back this, which unites investors, corporates, market and policy experts, and startups to work together to increase the success and speed to market for climate innovation.
Since our launch in December last year, our ecosystem includes $3.3T market cap of corporate partners, $1B AUM of investor partners (across five continents), and 46 startups reflecting climate innovations solving for all major emissions sectors.
Now, our high-performance team of climate enthusiasts is growing, and we’re seeking a Startup Intelligence Intern who is excited to learn, work, and join us in our mission.
The Startup Intelligence Intern’s work will center around D3’s climate tech startup database. The database is a key part of D3’s selection process, insight generation, and value proposition to our ecosystem partners. We use it to understand the competitive landscape, track technology trends and progress, and search for the best startups.
To date we have collected data on 800+ startups who have applied to our program. The intern will be working with Airtable--a very intuitive tool with similar functionality to common spreadsheet programs like Excel--to continuously clean, organize, update and supplement this information.
The intern will gain broad experience with a wide range of new technologies and business models. The intern will also join calls with venture capital investors as well as corporate sustainability and innovation teams from around the world, learning about their perspectives, and how they make investment and partnership decisions.
Application Deadline: October 20, 2021
Time Commitment: This internship is designed to be part-time (10-20 hours per week) while you are in school. It would then move to a full-time position in Summer 2022.
Remote within the U.S.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
*Please note not all benefits are available to part time employees
Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas, and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.
We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization, ensuring that we:
RMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.
About New Energy Nexus
New Energy Nexus is a non-profit international organization that strives towards an abundant world with a 100% clean energy economy for 100% of the population in the shortest time possible. To achieve this goal, New Energy Nexus supports diverse clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators and networks. New Energy Nexus started in California and now operate programs in New York, China, India, Southeast Asia and East Africa.