We are a climate tech venture studio and investor based in Europe, on a mission to eliminate at least one gigaton of CO2eq from annual emissions.
We partner with scientists, engineers and operators to build deeptech startups that slash emissions, remove carbon, and cool the planet. As Founders-in-Residence, they work with us to uncover high-impact opportunities and shape the most promising idea into a new company. We invest in the best teams at pre-seed.
The climate crisis is the most pressing challenge of our times. Breakthrough technologies will be crucial to reach net zero, as available solutions only get us halfway. However, we cannot place all our hopes in classic tech transfer. The urgency requires an intentional approach to create and deploy radical solutions for hard-to-abate emissions.
About The Role
We are looking for an intern to help us find amazing talent and turn them into deeptech teams pursuing high-impact climate opportunities. Covering operations, community building and talent sourcing, this role is ideal for a people person who thrives in science and startup settings, with an interest in deeptech and a driving motivation to mitigate climate change.
Reporting to our Talent Associate, you will look for brillant individuals, handle day-to-day operations, and contribute to building a community through events (physical and online). Your work will eventually help us in building and investing in ambitious climate companies!
You will have the opportunity to work directly with brilliant Founders on a mission turn the tide on the climate crisis. You will get exposure to all programme activities and to the worlds of deeptech startups, venture capital, and climate solutions.
This is a unique opportunity to get in at the ground floor as we aim to create a new home for early-stage climate deeptech in Europe.
Location: HQ in Paris. Flexible hybrid remote but geographical proximity is preferred.
Language: English and French fluency are required. Another language is a plus.
Availability: 6-month internship starting March 2023.
The main objectives of this role are to recruit the best Founders-in-Residence (scientists, engineers, researchers, domain specialists) and help them along the way. Your day-to-day will vary but mostly fall into four main pillars:
Talent Sourcing. You will identify and reach out to passive outlier candidates with strong technical expertise and Founder potential. You will actively reach out using events and online channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, ResearchGate, Slack, etc). You may initiate or join screening calls to assess candidate potential and interest.
Pipeline & Process : You will cultivate applications throughout the process to build and maintain a top talent pipeline. You will proactively find new ways to track the relevant metrics on hiring exceptional inviduals for our programs.
Operations & tools: You will ensure that our programme runs smoothly on a daily basis to deliver an outstanding experience for our Founders-in-Residence, from onboarding to worksessions, investment committee, and more. You will help us build and maintain our tool stack and knowledge base to maximise efficiency and delight.
Events: You will also contribute to organizing digital and physical events to help gather our communities, while having the chance to network with some of the most brilliant minds in climate tech. You will also be part of some of the most active climate tech digital (slack) communities, and engage with like-minded individuals.
Progress and plans for future work will be summarised in reports to our Talent Associate.
The role may occasionally involve travel to attend conferences and other events.
Skills & Profile
While this role has many dimensions, you will spend most of your time interacting with deeply technical, mission-driven individuals working in climate tech. Your ability to learn on the job will be more important than ticking all the boxes, but if you recognise yourself below, we would love to hear from you:
You are studying for a technical degree and/or you have a passion for science, especially in domains related to emerging climate solutions.
You are passionate about climate tech and deeptech entrepreneurship. You are familiar with some of the key trends and relevant ecosystems.
You have an eye for Founder talent, and you recognise a great team when you see one. Ideally, you are familiar with methods for talent acquisition in startups.
You enjoy engaging with scientists and engineers who may work in highly specialist fields, and to understand their work. You are fascinated by the wonders of chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, clean energy, machine learning, and more.
You have a constant appetite for learning new things. You can quickly grasp key concepts of a new field by speaking with experts and reading summary materials.
You love meeting new people and excel at managing and nurturing relationships. You are approachable, empathetic, and generous.
You are an excellent written and verbal communicator, able to produce engaging online content, as well as presenting in public. Ideally, you have an intuitive sense of design and you are able to create compelling visual narratives.
You are naturally at ease with new tools for social media and team collaboration (slack, notion, airtable, folk, etc.). Ideally, you have an awareness of digital marketing (newsletters, events, etc) & automation tools (zapier) and are keen on curating them to the needs of Marble.
You are a creative thinker, and you enjoy finding new routes to get the word out.
You are self-motivated and action-oriented. You are comfortable defining your own goals and you enjoy working on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. You have a natural ability to prioritise tasks and manage your time.
You thrive in the creative chaos of early-stage startups. You want to get involved at the ground floor of a new project with high ambitions.
You have an intrinsic, driving motivation to mitigate climate change.
What We Offer
€1200 monthly internship compensation
Flexible remote: HQ in Paris. Work from home or our coworking space.
Team + Founder offsites (every 10-12 weeks)
Exposure to our network of top investors, mentors & advisors
A concise cover letter telling us about you and why you want this role
An example of a company or research lab doing amazing work in climate that we may not be not familiar with. In one sentence, describe what you love about them.
We believe that a diverse group of minds is key to solving the climate crisis. We encourage women, people of colour and under-represented candidates to apply. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination.