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Summer 2023 Marketing Intern - Climate Tech

Who We Are

The Clean Fight is a not-for-profit business accelerator working to significantly speed the growth of the inclusive clean energy economy of New York State, and beyond. Our goal is to help fulfill the necessarily aggressive climate targets enacted by the City and State, with a growth-stage accelerator and prize programs focused on scaling the best climate tech companies from around the world. We do this by assisting with business development, corporate and investor partnerships, tailored technical support, and providing non-dilutive grants to help de-risk pilots in New York.

Underpinning our work is a focus on supporting solutions that will disproportionately impact frontline and underserved communities, supporting underrepresented founders, and ensuring that the energy transition is just and equitable.

We are supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation advancing clean, resilient, and affordable energy solutions for New Yorkers and the US Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Commerce. We are the NY chapter of New Energy Nexus, an international non-profit organization that strives to achieve a 100% clean energy economy for 100% of the population in the shortest time possible by supporting diverse clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks. New Energy Nexus operates programs in the US, China, India, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.

About the Role
The candidate will support the general marketing needs of The Clean Fight and specifically those of its Empire Technology Prize - a high-profile $10M prize focused on decarbonizing New York’s tallest buildings through innovative solutions from around the world. The candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research and outreach to potential applicants to the Prize, leading to a deeper understanding of the technologies, key decision makers, and stakeholders crucial to the decarbonization of NY’s buildings sector. The candidate will gain intimate knowledge of the dynamics and strategies of high-profile prize design.
The candidate will also take part in a variety of team meetings and strategic brainstorms, while playing a fundamental role in the strategic amplification of one of the largest prizes set against tall building decarbonization in the country. This opportunity allows the candidate to join a small team of experienced professionals who are on a mission to decarbonize New York and create a healthier, more abundant future for all through accelerating adoption of the most promising climate solutions. Applicants can expect to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment where they will develop professional skills in communication, research, writing, and project management.

  • Assist in the marketing and communication efforts for the Empire Technology Prize, including market research, communication planning and targeted outreach
  • Assist with The Clean Fight’s overall brand marketing
  • Research and contribute to case studies and blogs
  • Help with the build-out and management of content calendar
  • Support social media efforts through graphic design, copy-writing and sourcing relevant content
  • Support updates to the website

An ideal candidate will have:
  • Execution-focused with a sense of urgency, solutions oriented and resourcefulness in a lean, all-hands-on-deck work environment
  • Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Experience with social media platforms and tools, especially LinkedIn
  • Website optimization and graphic design skills
  • Experience with research and outreach tools such as Mailchimp and
  • Advanced research and investigative skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in team environments
  • Good time-management skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • A passion for clean energy, sustainability, and innovation

  • 6-8 weeks; Start Date: End of May/early June (Flexible)
  • Hybrid, NYC (office in downtown Manhattan)
  • Open to remote work within the US

How to Apply
We value and celebrate diversity among our employees and in our movement. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, family/marital status, or veteran status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To be considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing why you’re right for the role in Workable.

  • $15/hour