Year Round Intern - Industry Growth Forum
CO - Golden
Intern (Fixed Term)
Hours Per Week
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.
- 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
- Support setup and administration of our event registration
- 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
- Provide on-site logistical support of the event (April
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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 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
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not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover
letter and resume with each position application.
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