We’re excited that the RMI team is staffing up to analyze climate success with simulators such as C-ROADS and En-ROADS from our team here at Climate Interactive. — Drew Jones
Who: MS level students with energy and/or climate analytic modeling capability
Where: Rocky Mountain Institute, Basalt, Colorado
When: May 31 – August 12, 2016
Pay: $5500 stipend
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has been engaged with examining and facilitating market-based technologies that will play a role in addressing the climate problem. To this end, we are examining transitions currently underway in the energy markets, shifts that are occurring or possible in agriculture, and opportunities for biological, chemical and technological sequestration, and in modeling their combined impact with tools such as C-ROADS and En-ROADS from Climate Interactive.
We seek interns who will contribute skills and knowledge in one or several of the following areas: system dynamics and modeling; climate science; power and thermal engineering; energy and consumer technology markets; carbon sequestration; and data visualization. The work will be performed as a team of 3-4 interns under the direction of an RMI principal. It is expected that this work will lead to publication in peer-reviewed journals and all participants will have their contributions acknowledged.
Work will be conducted at RMI’s newly constructed Innovation Center, a beautiful and award-winning facility which is net energy and water regenerative, situated adjacent to the Roaring Fork River in Basalt, CO, just 30 minutes from Aspen. The Innovation Center is the primary research and convening facility for RMI and includes the offices of Dr. Amory Lovins, Chief Scientist, and several of RMI’s noted principals. The Roaring Fork Valley offers extraordinary opportunities for hiking, biking, mountain climbing, and other outdoor adventure.
About Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—an independent nonprofit founded in 1982—transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. It engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. In 2014, RMI merged with Carbon War Room (CWR), whose business-led market interventions advance a low-carbon economy. The combined organization has offices in Snowmass and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.
RMI-CWR employs rigorous research, analysis, and whole-systems expertise to develop breakthrough insights. In partnership with collaborators, chiefly in the private sector, we test and refine those ideas. Then RMI-CWR convenes and collaborates with diverse partners—business, government, academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and military—to accelerate and scale solutions, creating teachable cases and competitive pressure for emulation. This “snowball” strategy bridges iconic projects—such as the energy efficiency retrofit of New York City’s Empire State Building—with accelerating deployment of solutions in the four energy-using sectors of the global economy: transportation, buildings, industry, and electricity. In each of these sectors, RMI drives innovation in technology, policy, design, and business strategy.
RMI-CWR is a nonprofit institution with multiple revenue sources, principally funded through major gifts from philanthropists who are deeply aligned with the institute’s mission, vision, and programmatic areas of focus. RMI-CWR also receives funding from U.S.-based and international foundations and funding organizations with closely aligned missions and programs.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter with “Climate Study Intern” in the subject heading to HumanResources@rmi.org.
RMI is an equal opportunity employer.