Positions: Business Development Intern
Location: San Francisco, CA
Innovation Area: Energy, Food, and Water Nexus; Materials and Chemicals; Software and Data Analytics
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Internship Term: 8 weeks
In recent years, it has become clear that upstream natural resources companies will remain under strict regulatory scrutiny at the local, state, and federal levels. We are building software to abstract away the government and regulatory reporting process for these businesses by automating their rent, royalties, and compliance workflows. Ultimately, this allows us to become a system of record for regulatory interactions and government oversight for landowners, producers, and suppliers, providing a path to identify gaps and suggest solutions to resource, emissions, and environmental risks and opportunities.
Check us out: www.blumensystems.com
- Conduct customer outreach and develop a detailed database of potential customers through public USDA, EPA, and DOI databases
- Work directly with early customers in energy, mining, carbon sequestration, and livestock production to make feature recommendations and product adjustments
- Interface with design and engineering to iterate on the product and various regulatory workflows to improve customer experience
- Travel to the CA central valley and other western states for customer engagements
- Write detailed research memorandums outlining regulatory pathways that natural resources customers engage with and identify market gaps
Who Should Apply
Juniors, seniors, or graduate students interested in natural resources, land management, agriculture, or environmental regulation and software.
Prior summer/co-op/part-time work experience in energy, mining, agriculture, or natural resources regulation (USDA, EPA, ONRR) or early-stage business development.
Currently pursuing or completed a BS in CEE, MS&E, SymSys, or any engineering discipline and/or BA in Political Science, International Relations, or Public Policy.
Demonstrated high quality scientific and technical writing abilities.
Preferred GPA > 3.6