Carbon Intern - Europe (Basel)

  • Indigo
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • Nov 17, 2021

Job Description

We’re an international AgTech startup pioneering an ambitious mission in a high-growth industry where agriculture meets technology to solve our toughest climate and economic challenges. Through the use of data- driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced partner ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike.

Our mission is unique, and therefore our teams are too: from multigenerational farming experts who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge technologists and scientists on the frontier of innovation, our teams are a reflection of the range of the stakeholders we serve: the Earth, the Farmer, and the Consumer.

Indigo Agriculture Europe is looking for a highly motivated candidate for an open intern position based out of the Basel office in Switzerland. The internship position will be a paid position for a period of 6 months and assigned to work within the carbon offer team.

Responsibilities: 

  • Support the development of Indigo’s carbon modeling capabilities in Europe including a deep analysis of the available soil carbon sequestration science
  • Support the development of our carbon project development activities and the listing of projects in Europe
  • Support the data collection and quality control of our carbon projects across Europe
  • Overall support the establishment of the Indigo Carbon business in Europe
  • Understands and embodies our mission & core values
    • Excited by Indigo’s mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission and values
    • Optimistic and innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
    • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:
      • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly

Competencies:

  • Highly entrepreneurial, able to jump on a task and act fast, figuring out what and how to do it, reach out to people in/outside Indigo to get to results.
  • Strong analytical/ problem solving skills.
  • Able to present conclusions in professional/ management style.
  • Comfortable in basic programming in any one popular software language.
  • Comfortable engaging with farmers and working at field level.
  • Previous experience (at research or work level) in Life Cycle Assessments and/or generally default emission factors.
  • Passionate about the role agriculture can play in being part of the climate change solution.
  • Social skills and positive can-do-it attitude.
  • Highly motivated to learn and do a stellar internship job within a highly ambitious agtech company.
  • Attention to detail

Qualifications:

  • Recent graduate with a degree in agronomy, agricultural economics, soil science, environmental sciences or similar. (Masters preferred)
  • No previous business experience is required; however, relevant experience is welcome
  • Fluency in English and German is required, with a third major European language strongly preferred
  • The candidate must already possess the right to live and work in Switzerland

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

Organization Type

Company

Sectors

Food & Agriculture

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