We Are Hiring!

Business Development Intern


Posting Date:  March 2023
Schedule:         Full Time
Location:          San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Position Summary

Project development in renewable energy and alternative fuels can be difficult for many reasons. Even with recent policy tailwinds, the industry faces many barriers to meet atmospheric warming targets set in Paris and subsequent world conferences. New Energy Risk (NER) helps solve these global challenges at an industrial scale to accelerate project development. Our clients are technology and project developers seeking capital to commercialize their novel, energy-transition positive technologies. 

NER is seeking a curious, self-starting student or young professional who can work both independently and collaboratively. This role requires comfort with extensive multi-tasking, critical attention to detail, an analytical mindset, and social intelligence with superlative communication skills on the phone, over video, and in person.  

Since NER’s business is at the nexus of finance, technology innovation, and industrial project development, ideal candidates will be interested in developing a multi-disciplinary career and already be passionate about the energy transition. Preferably, candidates will have some familiarity with technology, commercial and industry trends in NER’s core segments: bioeconomy, waste to energy, energy storage, and energy efficiency. 

This role offers a platform for professional development with exposure to NER’s engaged pipeline and opportunities to learn about various emerging technologies, project development, structured financing, and the insurance industry. The intern will report to business development leaders and work closely with the entire NER team to promote cross-functional learning, product development and transaction execution.  

By analyzing business models and transactions, and meeting with NER’s vast network of projects and industry partners, the intern will develop and deliver a thesis on the factors affecting rapid project deployment today. They will present their findings to the company at the conclusion of the internship using a format of their choosing. 


  • Collecting and analyzing data to identify trends, patterns, anomalies, and other helpful information to assess market demand and competition to support product development 
  • Consolidating and sharing insights with team in a concise manner for more informed decisions regarding market strategy 
  • Familiarize self with leading market publications and appropriate resources
  • Utilizing and regularly updating our Salesforce CRM 
  • Phone, video, and email communication with clients and insurance partners, as needed 
  • Coordinating internally with the business development, capacity, and diligence teams 



  • Student pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM or business, beginning their 3rd or 4th year of study in Fall 2023 
  • Self-starting, motivated attitude and a readiness to dive into new content and guide their own research 
  • Superlative written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to multitask, stay organized, and keep track of details in the face of complex responsibilities 
  • Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • A team player with a desire to work with close-knit and high-performing colleagues 
  • Passion for the energy transition 


  • Some familiarity with (macrotrends in) renewable energy and bioeconomy industries, both commercially and technologically 
  • Proficiency in data collection, analysis, and visualization, using MS Power BI or equivalent
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar CRM systems 

Timeline, Location, and Compensation

This will be an hourly, paid position for 12 weeks from May – August, with exact dates confirmed with the chosen candidate. The hourly rate will be commensurate with experience. The intern will work in San Francisco, CA on a hybrid schedule.  

About NER

New Energy Risk assesses both commercial and technology risk and design insurance solutions that relocate these risks from the capital markets to the insurance markets. As a result of this risk transfer, our products reduce our clients’ cost of capital and accelerate their commercialization. More, faster, and cheaper capital investment promotes the deployment of critical innovations against climate change, pollution, and other issues facing our world today. NER is a unique platform with partners including some of the world’s largest insurance companies and institutional investors. Founded in 2010, we have the reputation of an established company with the nimbleness of a startup.