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Year Round Intern - Industry Growth Forum

Company: Nrel
Location: Golden
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Title

Year Round Intern - Industry Growth Forum



CO - Golden


Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)


Hours Per Week



Job Description

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

The Industry Growth Forum (IGF) is one of the several programs run out of the NREL Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) whose mission is to build a cleantech ecosystem to empower market solutions that transform communities around the world.

In its 26th year, the Industry Growth Forum (IGF) is the premier event for cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, and experts from industry and the public sector to build relationships, showcase innovative technologies, and identify disruptive business solutions. The IGF builds on decades of technical expertise and market analysis accumulated at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the nation's only federal lab dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency research.

As part of this dynamic team, you will work in the months leading up to the forum with key stakeholders including investors, cleantech startup entrepreneurs, and other affiliated organizations that are critical to the IEC's ecosystem, our mission, and the success of the event.

Specific objectives:

  • Initial tasks will be focused on helping recruit clean energy startups to apply to present at the IGF through extensive email outreach and proactive calls to startups to inform them of the IGF and value proposition of applying. This involved both researching prospective applicants and the outreach communication to the prospects (September - November)
  • Support IGF team with coordination of and communication to presenting companies once selected (December-April).
  • Support IGF team with the recruitment and coordination of and communication with seated professionals and judges.
  • Support setup and administration of our mobile event management software.
  • Support setup and administration of our event registration software.
  • Conduct industry research and analysis in search of potential sponsorships and attendees.
  • Support the event management of the program in general (IGF email account, website updates, surveys, sponsor recruitment).
  • Support social media and marketing efforts - includes content marketing.
  • Provide on-site logistical support of the event (April 12-14).
  • Work during the summer includes metrics, reporting, data management, planning for the next year's event and supporting other programming in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center.


Basic Qualifications

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution. Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation. Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Please Note:

  • You will need to upload official or unofficial school transcripts as part of the application process.
  • If selected for position, a letter of recommendation will be required as part of the hiring process.


Additional Required Qualifications

Skills needed:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills for communicating with senior level individuals at start-up companies and contribution to content marketing
  • Comfortable making cold calls to prospective stakeholder to articulate value of the IGF and to help with customer service issues
  • Software-savvy: Familiarity with various software platforms and systems-including CRM, mobile app, registration, email marketing, etc. Able to quickly understand and pickup software and virtual platforms.

Preferred Qualifications


Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Annual Salary Range: $31,600 - $50,600

Offers will typically be made in the bottom half of the listed range. NREL takes into consideration a candidate's education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee's salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; and sick leave (where required by law). NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Internships projected to be less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for medical, dental, or vision benefits.

  • Based on eligibility rules

Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.


EEO Policy

NREL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard basis of age (40 and over), color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin/ancestry, race, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding), sexual orientation, and any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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