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Positions: Content Creator; Data Science Engineer; Software Engineer
Location: Hybrid setup in San Francisco, but possibility for remote
Innovation Area: Energy, Food, and Water Nexus; Software and Data Analytics
Position Type: TomKat Center-supported
Compensation: $7,500
Internship Term: 8 weeks

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Scope Zero is a fintech platform that facilitates its new employee benefit called a Carbon Savings Account™ (CSA). Employees use CSA funds for eligible home technology and personal transportation upgrades that reduce their utility bills and fuel consumption. The CSA lowers the upfront costs of upgrades in two ways: employer matches (think health savings account), and referral discounts from partner vendors within the CSA marketplace ecosystem. The CSA-enabled carbon reductions contribute to corporate sustainability goals by lowering scope 3 work-from-home and commute emissions.

This collaboration between corporations and individuals creates the financial incentives and educational foundation to address the 33% of total US carbon emissions that come from residential energy consumption and personal vehicle usage.

Content Creator

Responsibilities

  • Author and design public-facing media like blogs, LinkedIn posts, and white papers, maintaining consistency with branding and product flow
  • Create marketing communications materials like newsletters and video overviews
  • Ensure media and communication materials complement the Carbon Savings Account™ platform’s design and message

Who Should Apply

  • Passionate about individual and/or corporate sustainability efforts
  • Strong skills in creative, concise, and effective writing
  • Artistic with strong attention to detail
  • Familiar with or willing to learn how to use graphic design tools

Required Expertise

  • Graphic design
  • Copywriting

Preferred Skills/Majors

  • Marketing
  • Creative writing
  • Design
  • Communications

Data Science Engineer

Responsibilities

  • Refine data models that calculate baseline utility usage and associated carbon emission reductions for end-users with and without interval utility data
  • Optimize relationships between home energy and water data, utility pricing, electricity carbon emissions based on employee’s home location, square footage, occupancy, and utility connections
  • Create machine learning models to forecast CSA-enabled financial savings and carbon emission reduction

Who Should Apply

  • Passionate about individual and/or corporate sustainability efforts
  • Experienced in database structures, data analysis, and machine learning
  • Proficient in Python
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Required Expertise

  • Experience with Python required
  • Preference for familiarity with Postgres databases

Preferred Skills/Majors

  • Data science
  • Computational and mathematical engineering
  • Computer science

Software Engineer

Responsibilities

  • Intern project will be determined based on the individual’s interest and skills, but possible projects include:

  • Front-end focused work
    • Collaborate with Scope Zero’s UI/UX designer and founders to improve front-end experience for end-users
  • Back-end API work
    • Collaborate with Scope Zero’s software engineer and founders to implement a third party API integration to improve carbon emission reduction calculations and to surface utility and government rebates that end-users are eligible for

Who Should Apply

  • Passionate about individual and/or corporate sustainability efforts
  • Experienced TypeScript and React, or with Python
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Required Expertise

  • For front-end project, experience with TypeScript and React
  • For back-end project, experience with Python
  • Intern can also get exposure to working with Docker and Terraform for infrastructure and DevOps needs, but prior experience with these technologies is not required

Preferred Skills/Majors

  • Computer science
  • Symbolic systems