Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Internship - Strategy Intern (Summer 2024)



Woburn, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023
Giving everyone in the world access to clean, reliable, affordable energy will require substantial expansion of global electricity transmission networks. VEIR is developing a new generation of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS)-based transmission lines, enabling long distance, reliable, low loss, cost–effective power transfer in far smaller right–of–ways. VEIR’s innovations overcome the main barriers to transmission expansion, enabling the world to access the very lowest cost renewable power.
VEIR is seeking an Intern on the Strategy Team to help VEIR further develop its strategy for the US and global markets.

You Are:

  • A strong communicator. You understand that it takes many individuals across teams to complete projects and keep others informed as you work. You clearly communicate goals, findings and any issues and ask for help when needed. You also know how to synthesize findings into concise summaries and have strong verbal and written communication skills to present your results.
  • A capable collaborator. You understand that we can accomplish more as a team than as an individual. Working by yourself is essential, but the ability to help the group achieve its objectives are key.
  • A problem-solver. You know how to break down a problem into discrete tasks and effectively seek information to gain insights and answer questions.
  • Motivates. You work with minimal supervision and can work self-directed. You are able to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
  • Analytical. You have a strong background in primary research and an ability to translate and communicate research into strategic insights. You have strong analytical and quantitative skills.

You Will:

  • Execute projects and support other ad hoc assignments to help VEIR define its strategy. This may include work on: Pricing / Strategic planning / Market potential assessments / Pro Forma financial forecast updates
  • Report to the Executive Director of Growth and engage with the CEO, Chief Commercial Officer, Director of Product and others.
  • Present final findings at company-wide meeting

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with strategic analysis
  • Bachelor of Arts (in history, economics, finance, statistics) or Bachelor of Science (in engineering, physics, mathematics, economics, finance or statistics)
  • Familiarity and comfort working with and creating Excel spreadsheets and reports to support work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, Master of Science, or PhD candidate with experience in strategic analysis
  • Two to three years industry experience in finance, engineering, or energy
  • Experience with techno-economic analysis, electric utility industry

Expected Outcomes during your Internship:

  • Report(s) summarizing your findings and a presentation to the company on what you have accomplished.
  • A clear understanding of what it is like to work at a start-up and how to conduct practical analysis that informs strategy.
  • Learning about the power sector and what it means to develop clean tech.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and any other protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. We strive to respect the dignity and ‎‎independence of people with disabilities and are committed to giving them the same ‎‎opportunity to succeed as all other employees.
To all recruitment agencies: VEIR does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, VEIR employees, or any other organization location. VEIR is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.