Sustainability internship at climate tech startup (Copenhagen or remote)

Salary Competitive

About Reel

Reel is a climate tech startup aiming to transform the electricity market and accelerate the transition to renewable energy on a global level. We see this as a pivotal step towards a zero-carbon economy and avoiding irreversible climate change and damage to life on earth.

We are working on a groundbreaking solution for energy procurement that enables all companies to enter an emerging type of energy contracts (Power Purchase Agreements, PPAs) that accelerate the renewable transition. Reel aggregates SMEs to enable them to act as a synthetic, large company and sign PPAs. We achieve this through an aggregational software model, a novel risk management system and a standardized contractual framework. We aim to become a central marketplace for renewable energy procurement – transparent and available for all.


Working at Reel

At Reel, creating a creative, safe, and inclusive environment is front and centre. We want to make sure that everyone has the independence and support to do exceptional work and feel great in the process. We don't believe that stressful deadlines and endless meetings create the desired results. We believe in a focused, calm workspace where employees are trusted to make independent decisions. We believe in a workspace where people have the time and capacity to do the things they are passionate about outside of work.

Sure, you will experience busy periods working at Reel. We're a startup, and from time to time it will be necessary to take two steps at a time. But busy isn't the default. Thoughtful, deliberate work is. We are a close-knit community and at busy times, we help each other out. We strive to create a workspace that our team members want to remain a part of for years to come.

We are a small team of four. We are at the pre-seed level. Working here, you'll get to experience all the ups and downs of working at an early-stage startup. That probably means you'll do well if you are happy to roll up your sleeves and work independently. We will do our best to support your growth journey here, but don't expect a big support back-office.


Your Role at Reel

As a Sustainability Intern, you'll take charge on developing a new sustainability framework for quantifying, attributing and monitoring environmental impacts from electricity. Reel is rooted in science and we are looking to transform academic research on sustainability and energy systems into actionable insights for companies.

Your main task will be to help build the sustainability arm of our tech platform. Among other things, this will include:

  • Qualitative research and data collection

  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis and transformation

  • Framework and wireframe development for our tech platform

  • Blog-post writing to help shape the public debate on renewable energy

  • Contribution to the writing of a scientific article on our sustainability assessment framework


Your Profile

We imagine you have a background in environmental studies, environmental engineering, social sciences or similar. You are comfortable working with a high level of autonomy and independence. As a team member, you are conscientious, curious, and eager to learn. As a human, you are thoughtful, kind, and supportive. We are - for now - a small team, so your ability to be part of the team in a meaningful and positive way is of paramount importance to us.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have some (not necessarily all) of the following traits:

  • Strong academic profile (ideally Master's student, but Bachelor's students can also apply)

  • Demonstrated interest in sustainability. Knowledge of renewably energy and Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) is a plus but not a requirement

  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience in LCA specific software (e.g. SimaPro or openLCA) is a plus but not a requirement

  • Highly organized with attention to detail

  • Quick learner and ability to process and understand information quickly

  • Strong writing and communication skills. Danish is not required, but a plus if you can read and write Danish

  • Curious - ability to self-motivate and know when to ask question

We encourage all candidates, regardless of age, gender, sex, ethnicity, religious beliefs, etc. to apply.


Details:

  • Full time for 5-6 months

  • Work is in English

  • Paid internship and/or ECTS counting towards your degree

  • Start date is ideally September 1st, but with some flexibility

  • Location: Remote or in-person in our Copenhagen office


Apply

Send us a 1-page resume in PDF (no profile picture please) before 13th of August 2021 midnight CET. You do not need to send us a cover letter.

For more information or questions please contact us at jon@reel.energy or phone number +45 51 52 83 19

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Reel

Reel is a climate tech startup aiming to transform the electricity market and accelerate the transition to renewable energy on a global level. We see this as a pivotal step towards a zero-carbon economy and avoiding irreversible climate change and damage to life on earth. We are working on a groundbreaking solution for energy procurement that enables all companies to enter an emerging type of energy contracts (Power Purchase Agreements, PPAs) that accelerate the renewable transition. Reel aggregates SMEs to enable them to act as a synthetic, large company and sign PPAs. We achieve this through an aggregational software model, a novel risk management system and a standardized contractual framework. We aim to become a central marketplace for renewable energy procurement – transparent and available for all.

Read more about Reel

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