Summer 2022 Internship - Information Technology

Remote - Basalt, CO

Develop Your Future with RMI!

Do you love solving dynamic problems, thinking in numbers and working in groups? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity and ability to persuade others toward meaningful results? Are you passionate about making the world a better place? If yes, then be an RMI intern this summer!

Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply!


Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 25th, 2022.

We will not start the application review process until January. Due to the large number of applications received, it may take 8 weeks from the time we start reviewing to receive a response. We are working diligently and appreciate your patience.

Internships are 11-12 weeks in duration with the option to start on May 16th, 2022 or June 20th 2022. 

If you have issues submitting your application or uploading your documents, please email You will receive an email shortly after you apply confirming your application has been received - this can go to spam, so please be sure to check there if it is missing.

Position Description:  

RMI is seeking candidates for an IT intern. We are currently looking to fill a position that will automate processes internal to RMI's IT team using tools provided in Office 365 including SharePoint and PowerAutomate. The successfully candidate will automate the business process with the support of the IT team culminating with a lunch and learn presentation for all-staff.  

 Job Responsibilities:  

  • Automate an IT business process using Office 365 tools. 

  • Choose a process to be automated from a list of processes needing automation. 

  • Identify and gather requirements from stakeholders. 

  • Document requirements 

  • Identify the appropriate tools to use for automation. 

  • Optimize the solution for maintainability and easy upgrades. 

  • Document the solution and handle knowledge transfer to IT staff. 

  • Prepare a presentation to RMI staff discussing the project. 


Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Experience with Office 365 tools, including PowerAutomate, PowerApps, and automation within Office 365, and an interest to apply these skills to business situations.   

  • Experience with gathering and documenting requirements for business processes. 

  • Experience turning business requirements into automated processes.  

  • Experience documenting automated solutions for knowledge transfer purposes. 

  • Experience with SharePoint including lists and document libraries. 

Additional Qualifications:  

  • PowerShell experience is nice to have. 

  • Experience with building out SharePoint intranet site pages. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  

  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels, often under pressure, remaining positive, flexible, proactive, resourceful, efficient, and managing multiple demands.  

  • Attention to detail and exceptional accuracy.  

 Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Proficiency in Office 365 tools, including Flows, PowerApps, and automation within Office 365. 

  • Strong team and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.



Interns will either be asked to work in the same office as your immediate supervisor if conditions are agreed to be safe by all parties or the internship will otherwise be offered remotely – details to be determined as more is known about the COVID-19 global pandemic. All our U.S.-based internships were successfully conducted remotely in Summer 2021.

Important Note: As a U.S. federal contractor, RMI must comply with requirements outlined Executive Order Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This Executive Order requires that all federal contractors and subcontractors mandate and verify that all U.S. based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are based in the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status as a condition of employment. You may request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you are based outside of the U.S., this requirement does not apply.

Office locations: New York City, New York; Washington, D.C.; Oakland, California; Boulder or Basalt, Colorado; Beijing, China

** We will be staffing interns in Beijing. If you are interested in working on our China project in Beijing, please explicitly mention this on your cover letter.


Each intern will be paid $20.00 per hour (or equal to, dependent on academic funding participation).


·       403(b) Retirement Options - Must work 24+ hours/week to be eligible

·       Paid Company Holidays


·       Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Be sure to answer why you are considering RMI for an internship in this document.


Increasing the diversity of thought, perspectives, ideas and opinions within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.   

We strive for a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, socioeconomic class, educational attainment or other social identities—is critical to the success of each RMIer and collectively as an organization, ensuring that we:     

·       Have the different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.   

·       Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating others with dignity, respect and appreciation enabling them to feel welcomed, supported and valued.   

·       Effectively connect, communicate and build long-lasting relationships with decision makers, stakeholders and constituents within diverse communities.   


RMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


About RMI  

RMI is an independent nonprofit founded in 1982 that transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions to align with a 1.5°C future and secure a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all. We work in the world’s most critical geographies and engage businesses, policymakers, communities, and NGOs to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut GHG emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. RMI has offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. 



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