Are you interested in biochar? Are you looking to contribute your skills to the growth of an emerging industry in the sustainable development and clean energy arenas? Do you have a strong background in online research and significant experience using database tools and spreadsheets along with basic writing and proofreading skills? If so, please consider working as an Industry Research Intern with the International Biochar Initiative (IBI)—the leading non-profit promoting biochar research and commercialization. The intern will be primarily responsible for (listed in order of priority and time commitment):
1. Compiling information on companies involved in the production and distribution of biochar, pyrolysis equipment, and related activities
2. Developing web-based surveys and conducting telephone interviews with producers and consumers to document biochar industry trends
3. Assisting IBI staff in other commercialization-related activities
The internship is unpaid but the intern will gain valuable experience working with a diverse team of professionals at IBI. The time commitment is 8 hours per week from February 1 (or sooner) through April 30. The intern will work remotely and is expected to be in regular communication with IBI staff on a weekly basis. Priority will be given to students working towards science or business degrees. IBI can provide the intern a letter confirming service at the conclusion of the internship.
If this sounds like a good opportunity, please email us a brief cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit for this internship. In the cover letter, describe your experience in these three areas (listed in order of importance):
1. Web-based research, and manipulating databases and spreadsheets, primarily Microsoft Excel
2. Biochar history and use
3. Business development
Send the cover letter and your resume to Shiva Scotti at 4IBIJobs@gmail.com by February 1. For more information on IBI visit our website http://www.biochar-international.org/. Please note, cover letters MUST be included—any resume submitted without a cover letter addressing all 3 of the points above will be discarded, unread. Thank you for your interest!