ADL is seeking an intern with an interest in bringing cutting-edge technologies to market utilizing a customer-driven, hands-on approach. Our work environment is collegial, friendly and fun, and the work we tackle on a daily basis is dynamic and ever-changing. We care more about your desire and hunger to commercialize technologies and scale innovations with societal benefit than grades and test scores. While we value relevant experience, we over-index on candidates that share our motivation and priorities. We highly value diversity, equity, and inclusion as vital parts of our company DNA. Our vision is to continue building an organization that provides the opportunity to utilize all perspectives and experiences.
The ADL internship experience is differentiated and unique in that interns often build rich commercialization and operating experience across a number of projects, as opposed to pursuing a single “deep dive” project for a summer or a semester. This affords interns higher-level conceptual and strategic learning across a diverse range of topics, and lends itself well to general management, professional services, and start-up careers. Recent ADL interns have been hired by industry-leading firms in management consulting, green buildings, and government. We are located in Cambridge and have dedicated positions for MA residents and students which are sponsored by Mass CEC, but anticipate significant flexibility and remote work is likely in light of continued convenience, safety and social distancing considerations.
Core activities may include the following depending on interest and ability:
Support Partners / Principals / Engagement Managers in creating concise, data-driven presentations and written content to advance clients' key operational priorities
Conduct market and technology research on leading cleantech sectors to support client decisions such as investment and partnering
Support outreach to scientific and entrepreneurial communities as part of focused technical solicitations
Support technical due diligence of emerging technologies for challenges, prizes and other inbound recruitment activities
Create financial analysis to help assess and define the value of various company and product related strategic decisions
Help drive industry engagement and thought leadership, including blog / social media activity, conferences / events, partner marketing activities, etc.
Ideal candidates will have:
A dedicated commitment to asking the right questions as opposed to finding the right answers
Self-starter who is highly motivated and responsive, and thrives under limited guidance in uncertain situations
Passion for enacting innovation and positive societal change in the energy sector
A strong and polished writing style with an advanced command of the English language
A strong curiosity for and natural inclination toward energy technology commercialization in challenging settings, ideally demonstrated through past activities and employment
Business case or consulting experience either through work or academic curriculum
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Substantive community and extracurricular participation, including working effectively in challenging and diverse group / team settings
College graduate or undergraduate; Graduate-level coursework is a bonus
This is a paid internship for the Summer of 2021 (May 16th - August 31st). Project-based work may be available anytime before that based on fit and project need.
ADL Ventures is a group of entrepreneurs / technology commercialization experts focused on developing and deploying new clean energy technologies and services in collaboration with major infrastructure players. Sectors of focus include building technologies, power / utilities innovation, and smart cities / transportation. Major clients include leading companies in sectors such as building materials, chemicals, and energy such as PG&E and Sto Corp, as well as high-growth venture-backed companies. ADL is also a key technology scaling partner of the US Department of Energy, helping lead programs such as the Advanced Building Construction Collaborative and the American Made Challenges.
ADL Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply.
More about ADL:
Our website: www.adlventures.com
ProblemSpace open innovation challenges: www.problemspace.io
Manufacturing Hub: www.manufacturinghub.io
DOE Advanced Building Construction Collaborative: https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/abc-collaborative