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Innovation Analyst Intern

Title:                           Innovation Analyst Intern

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                   4300 El Camino Real Suit 101, Los Altos, CA (working remote likely and acceptable)

Application closing:  April 30, 2021 (or until filled; looking to fill role asap)

Duration: Ideally, part-time during the school year and 2-3 months full time during summer, but flexible depending upon candidate preferences.

Internship Description 

  • identifying and analyzing start-ups in the energy sector, providing benchmarks on specific topics, and working on trends.
  • analyzing the data regarding start-ups received from databases and partners, such as Crunchbase, Tracxn, Greentech Media, VC partners, and others.
  • potentially joining meetings with executives from the start-ups to evaluate their technologies and business models.
  • assisting the team on managing and updating databases and contacts.

Education and Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and interests in both the technical and business aspects of energy, enabling digital technologies (e.g. AI, IoT, etc.), and potentially with some knowledge of the innovation process
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in Engineering or Energy related sciences, business, or other relevant field and experience
  • Experience with the following would be a plus: utilities; companies engaged in some part of the electricity industry; research in smart grid technologies; start-ups; innovative management; technology scouting

Competencies and professional skills

  • A bright and energetic person motivated to improve the world through energy and digital
  • Self-motivated, autonomous, entrepreneurial, with strong analytical and synthetic skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and deliver under deadlines
  • Ability to work mostly autonomously to analyze, filter, and compare startups
  • Flexible and willing to take on any and all projects to support the team

About EDF

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, EDF operates several entities where among EDF Renewable Energy (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Trading and EDF Energy Services.  Globally, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and services.  EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

Interested candidates should send a resume AND cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with “Innovation Internship” in the subject.

Future Energy Markets Internship

Job Title Intern, Future Energy Markets
Employer EDF Inc. Innovation Lab
Reports To Neha Nandakumar/Sonika Choudhary
Location EDF Innovation Lab, Los Altos, CA
Schedule Part-time/ Full-time
Position Open Summer/Fall 2021

1. Company and department overview

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates over 650 TWh of electricity for 38 million customers, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. With 160,000 employees worldwide, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and energy services. In the US, EDF’s operations include EDF Renewables, EDF Trading & Energy Services, Dalkia, EDF R&D, and several smaller business units.

EDF R&D has 2,000 researchers and 8 labs, including three in France, EDF Innovation Lab in the US, and others globally. Their role is to provide R&D, innovation, and business development support to the EDF Group. This is done through the creation of partnerships and collaborations with leading research institutions and industries and the identification and development of innovative technologies and solutions. EDF Innovation Lab also introduces start-ups and emerging technologies to EDF Group’s business units with the goal of partnering and develop joint ventures.

2. Summary of the position

The electricity industry is currently undergoing profound changes, and renewable energy resources are playing a central role in this evolution. Across the US, more than 170 cities, ten counties, and eight states have already adopted 100% clean electricity goals. Utilities across the country are also pledging 100% clean energy supply. However, these goals vary in their stringency, timeline, technologies to achieve these goals, and impact on new investments to make the 100% clean electricity transition possible.

We are looking for support from an intern in the area to study 100% clean electricity and carbon reduction goals across different states and regions in the US. Intern will also provide insights into new emerging storage technologies needed to achieve deep decarbonization and a review of technology providers and companies in this space.

3. Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:

  • Conducting in-depth research and review of 100% clean electricity, renewables, and carbon reduction goals across the states and regions in the US
  • Quantitative analysis and defining of key performance indicators on benchmarking these goals and their impact on new clean energy investments
  • Review of new emerging storage technologies needed to achieve deep decarbonization of the electricity sector, and technology providers/companies in this space
  • Drafting of presentation, reports, and sharing findings with relevant internal stakeholders
  • Support the broader EDF Innovation Lab activities through research, analytical, and written contributions.

4. Qualifications Education, skills, and experience

  • Pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies, with a focus on sustainability, clean energy, public policy, environmental science, energy economics, and related topics
  • Excellent research, organization, and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Detail-oriented, self-starter, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter AND Resume to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with ‘Intern, Future Energy Markets’ in the subject line.

EDF Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in sustainability and driving impact at scale
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • General investment/financial sector knowledge
  • A strong, intrinsic sense of pride in showing accountability and producing excellent work product

 

Digital Marketing Trends Internship

Title:                           Digital Marketing Trends Internship

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                   4300 El Camino Real Suite 101, Los Altos,CA

Application closing:  May 31, 2020 (or until filled)

Duration:                   part-time during the year and/or 2-3 months full time during summer

EDF Innovation Lab is seeking an intern to support R&D activities related to the understanding of trends in Digital Marketing.

Context

  • Digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence are being increasingly used in order to improve companies’ performance in the areas of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.
  • As an organization serving millions of BtoC and BtoB customers in Europe, EDF is interested in identifying the most relevant trends and innovations in that field.

Objectives

  • Identify the trends in the use of digital technologies for Marketing, Sales and Customer Service:
    • understand the type of technologies (RPA, chatbots, text mining, NLP…)
    • identify the most valuable use case (augmented agents, automation of dialogue with customers, campaign management, call center monitoring…).
  • Identify the best vendors for the most promising technologies and use cases (startup, big tech, and others)

The ideal candidate would:

  1. have a business or marketing major
  2. demonstrate analytical skills and ability to go quickly into new subject
  3. good oral and written communication

The main activities would include:

  • Proceed to information research based on internet search, press and report reading, experts interviewing
  • Analysis of the collected information in order to identify the priorities and to understand the main trends
  • Identification and analysis of relevant startups and other vendors
  • Write a report presenting the finding
  • Deliver oral presentation of the report

The internship will include exchanges with European organizations of EDF in order to understand their needs, monitor the study and present the results.

Ability to work in a collaborative, multicultural environment is a must. A strong interest in innovation and in Digital Marketing is appreciated. Proficiency in the French language is a bonus, but not at all required. About EDF

EDF Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and among the largest renewable energy developer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, EDF operates EDF Renewables (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Energy North America (top 10 power retailer), Dalkia (energy efficiency services provider), and several other business units. EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

nterested candidates should send a resume AND cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with “Digital Marketing” in the subject.

Digital Marketing Trends Internship

Title:                           Digital Marketing Trends Internship

Organization:            EDF Innovation Lab
Location:                   4300 El Camino Real, Los Altos

Application closing:  May 31, 2020 (or until filled)

Duration:                   part-time during the year and/or 2-3 months full time during summer

Pay:                             $25-30 (depending on expierance)

EDF Innovation Lab is seeking an intern to support R&D activities related to the understanding of trends in Digital Marketing.

Context

  • Digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence are being increasingly used in order to improve companies’ performance in the areas of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.
  • As an organization serving millions of BtoC and BtoB customers in Europe, EDF is interested in identifying the most relevant trends and innovations in that field.

Objectives

  • Identify the trends in the use of digital technologies for Marketing, Sales and Customer Service:
    • understand the type of technologies (RPA, chatbots, text mining, NLP…)
    • identify the most valuable use case (augmented agents, automation of dialogue with customers, campaign management, call center monitoring…).
  • Identify the best vendors for the most promising technologies and use cases (startup, big tech, and others)

The ideal candidate would:

  1. have a business or marketing major
  2. demonstrate analytical skills and ability to go quickly into new subject
  3. good oral and written communication

The main activities would include:

  • Proceed to information research based on internet search, press and report reading, experts interviewing
  • Analysis of the collected information in order to identify the priorities and to understand the main trends
  • Identification and analysis of relevant startups and other vendors
  • Write a report presenting the finding
  • Deliver oral presentation of the report

The internship will include exchanges with European organizations of EDF in order to understand their needs, monitor the study and present the results.

Ability to work in a collaborative, multicultural environment is a must. A strong interest in innovation and in Digital Marketing is appreciated. Proficiency in the French language is a bonus, but not at all required.

About EDF

EDF Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, and among the largest renewable energy developer in Europe. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. In the US, EDF operates EDF Renewables (8 GW of renewable generation capacity), EDF Energy North America (top 10 power retailer), Dalkia (energy efficiency services provider), and several other business units. EDF Innovation Lab is the US branch of R&D and seeks to identify, demonstrate, and transfer innovative solutions to the entire EDF Group.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to innovation-lab@edf-inc.com with “Digital Marketing” in the subject.

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Full-time Position Benefits

Culture:

Having a positive culture enables our employees to thrive. We are an agile and forward-thinking business and our employees work hard and celebrate every success.

We also have a number of social events during the year which include annual team-building, happy hours and holiday parties.

Competitive Pay and Benefits:

We offer our employees a variety of benefits along with maintaining a competitive pay structure through an annual salary exercise. Such benefits include:

  • Cover an average of 90% of health costs for employees and their families; 100% employer coverage on some plans
  • Contribute equal to 6% of total compensation to a non-elective 401(k) account with immediate vesting
  • Competitive time-off benefits

Communication:

We aim to be transparent with our business strategy and performance information by giving employees access to the latest news and announcements.

We also provide quarterly Town Halls so that employees can hear business updates directly from executives.

Wellness & Community:

We promote wellness and community involvement by offering benefits such as gym membership reimbursement, community Involvement Time-Off and commuting allowance.