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Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal Intern

convergentresearch.org

convergentresearch.org

Boulder, CO, USA · Colorado, USA
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024
About Us

[C]Worthy is a non-profit research organization operating like a fast-moving, deep-tech startup. Our singular objective is to enable trustworthy, transparent, science-based quantification of ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR). We are adapting open-source oceanographic modeling and data assimilation tools — developed over decades by scientists and software engineers at public and academic institutions — to establish a fit-for-purpose system for mCDR assessments.

The [C]Worthy research and development team blends exceptional software engineering with deep expertise in oceanographic observations, modeling, and data assimilation. [C]Worthy is on the path to becoming a Focused Research Organization hosted by Convergent Research, part of the Schmidt Futures Network.

Position Description

[C]Worthy is seeking a student or recent graduate with an interest in mCDR to join our team and help us develop our website and public presence. The ideal candidate will have some background knowledge of mCDR and be willing to learn how to maintain our website such that it effectively communicates our mission as well as provides an engaging space for the public to follow along in our development as a company. Additionally, the intern will be tasked with continuing to build out our map of the mCDR ecosystem in Plectica or their preferred complex mapping software.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain a visually appealing and responsive website that clearly communicates our mission and provides updates on our development progress using Framer
  • Post articles and updates on LinkedIn in order to grow our following and maintain our public presence
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings to stay up to date with the happenings of the companies and gather internal content for website publication
  • Collect “mCDR ecosystem map” survey responses and update the map frequently in order to best represent the current companies/actors in the rapidly transforming mCDR space


Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Marketing, Oceanography, Engineering or ANY field (if you are interested in carbon dioxide removal and/or climate solutions, please apply)
  • Self-driven and willing to learn new skills pertaining to social media, website development, and complex system mapping
  • Passion for [C]Worthy’s mission to enable safe and effective mCDR via improved modeling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Attributes

  • Experience building websites and/or mapping complex systems
  • Able to work in-person in Boulder, CO


Location

  • [C]Worthy is based in Boulder, Colorado, and seeks to build a strong collaborative team. We prefer that employees spend significant time working together in person in our Boulder office, however approval for remote or hybrid work is possible


We aim to help fill a structural gap in today's R&D system. We enable fundamental research that requires unusual levels of scale and coordination yet is not rapidly monetizable by industry. We’re bringing together top talent from academia, industry, and startups to build a new model for innovative R&D. As an incubator within the Schmidt Futures Network, we identify high-impact scientific or technical research and development opportunities, ultimately defining and launching these projects as Focused Research Organizations.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law or company policy. We strive for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibit harassment of any kind.