Summer 2022 Internships - Communications & Marketing

Remote - New York City, NY

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!

Timeline:

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 internprogram@rmi.org. 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.


The Roles

RMI is seeking an entrepreneurial, motivated, creative-minded intern to work across the Communications and Marketing team. This is a real opportunity to apply your marketing and communications skills on a variety of projects 

We are seeking an intern with a strong desire to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and tackle climate change. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work with a team in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Interns will assist with daily operations such as writing stories and blogs, drafting media, supporting creative production, updating the Web site, building media lists, and assisting our communications and marketing team embedded in RMI’s programs, such as Buildings, Electricity, Transportation, Industry and Global Energy Transitions sectors. 

We have two specific positions available for summer 2022. Both positions are based remotely and will report to the Strategic Communications Director and the Lifecycle Marketing Lead (respectively).

Role 1: Marketing and Communications Generalist  

This individual will get to contribute and experience the full suite of marketing and communications tactics, from helping with media and thought leadership, to working with our social media team and editorial staff, to supporting research, metrics, and analytics across RMI’s communications channels. 

 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Help implement communications and marketing strategy across RMI’s channels by supporting the creation of clear and compelling content to a variety of audiences in support of diverse programs dedicated to securing a clean, prosperous, zero-carbon future for all 

  • Develop content for promotional materials including newsletters, website, social media, and blog 

  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications  

  • Help develop creative concepts and marketing strategies for promoting RMI’s work and thought leadership 

  • Set up meetings/interviews, capture action items, update status reports 

  • Monitor social media and stay ahead of news events and media trends/conversations in key industries 

  • Assist with updating the RMI’s external and internal communications content as needed 

  • Support virtual event logistics and planning as needed 

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s program, ideally Sophomore and Junior applicants 

  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week, over 12 weeks throughout Summer 2022 

  • Digitally savvy; experience with B2B digital marketing experience is a plus 

 

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Excellent written communication skills 

  • Highly organized, meticulously attentive to detail, and good at multitasking 

  • Excellent initiative and follow-through 

  • Very creative, innovative, and a problem-solver 

  • Experience using project management and analytical tools such as Monday.com, Microsoft Teams, Meltwater, and Sprout Social 

  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal / collaborative skills with staff and counterparts at all organizational levels and with external partners 

  • An intense drive for results and impact 

  • A fast learner, can take a complex idea/topic and can explain it in a simple, accessible and engaging way 

  • Self-starter, can take initiative and work independently  

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Passion to change the way we use energy and tackle climate change 

This is a paid marketing internship for 40 hours per week, over the course of 12 weeks. The intern will work remotely and communicate and collaborate with RMI staff virtually by email, phone, internal messaging platform, and video conferencing software. 


Role 2: Lifecycle Marketing  

RMI is seeking a Lifecycle Marketing Intern to support and execute RMI’s Lifecycle Marketing strategy.

The ideal candidate will have experience planning and executing email marketing campaigns in Pardot or Marketing Cloud Salesforce platforms.


This position will work closely with other Communications team members, including media, social, editorial, and design. The role will support audience segmentation strategies and marketing automation goals to engage and motivate key industries, stakeholders, and audience segments to ultimately influence energy sector decision-making


As such, the ideal candidate willexhibit curiosity toward each program’s focus areas, be proficient in tailoring communications for different audiences,and excel at coordinating and workingwith internal partners, including RMI programs, the Development team, and the Corporate Engagement team. 

This position is based remotely and reports to the Lifecycle Marketing Lead.


KeyResponsibilities: 

  • Develop a marketing strategy that highlights the impact of RMI’s work on communities around the world, including the content, cadence,  

  • Partner with Development team, Corporate Engagement Director, and R&C teams to plan the Impact Series’ touchpoints across channels and in support of RMI’s theory of change for diverse audience segments 

  • Support Lifecycle Marketing Lead in the following areas as needed:  

  • Support subscriber database clean-up, data enrichment, and audience segmentation 

  • Test new marketing channels for RMI, including but not limited to SMS messaging, in-product, and direct mail; 

  • Plan and execute a/b split testing strategy for email and other lifecycle campaigns; including partnering with Web team to implement a/b testing on RMI.org with the goal of optimizing subscriber opt-in experience; and  

  • Support Web and Media teams and external vendors on SEO, Sponsored Social, and Paid Media marketing plans.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s program, ideally Sophomore and Junior applicants  

  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week, over 12 weeks throughout Summer 2021  

  • Digitally savvy; experience with email marketing is a plus  

  • Experience with Pardot or similar marketing tools; Google Analytics is a plus  

 

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Excellent written communication skills  

  • Highly organized, meticulously attentive to detail, and good at multitasking  

  • Excellent initiative and follow-through  

  • Very creative, innovative, and a problem-solver  

  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal / collaborative skills with staff and counterparts at all organizational levels and with external partners  

  • An intense drive for results and impact  

  • A fast learner, can take a complex idea/topic and can explain it in a simple, accessible and engaging way  

  • Self-starter, can take initiative  

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Passion to change the way we use energy and tackle climate change 

This is a paid marketing internship for 40 hours per week, over the course of 12 weeks. The intern will work remotely and communicate and collaborate with RMI staff virtually by email, phone and video conferencing software.


  

What will you walk away with? 

  • Learn the basics of B2B social media marketing and the use of digital tools for analyzing online data. 

  • Master content writing and ad / creative building to inform our diverse audience of C-suite leaders, businesses, NGOs, government, policymakers, researchers, engineers, journalists/media and more. 

  • Develop an eye for a sharp, relevant news angle in the energy & environment field. 

  • Learn how to craft nuanced pitches for key media outlets and sell in these stories to the press  

  • Work alongside our Marketing & Communications team to test and refine our social media and email platforms. 

  • Exposure to the organization of 260 clean energy-focused researchers, operations staff and senior leaders. 


FAQ

Location

These two internships will be conducted remotely in Summer 2022.

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.

Payment

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

Benefits

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

·       Paid Company Holidays

Applications

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

Diversity     

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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