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Prelude Ventures

Energy Markets Intern - Partnerships & Energy Storage



Sales & Business Development
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024
About Voltus
Voltus represents the "potential of us" to better manage energy through simple, cost and risk-free demand response programs. Our commercial and industrial customers generate cash by allowing us to maximize the value of their operational flexibility in energy markets. We hire teammates who are bright, gritty, and good and who have a genuine passion for delivering a cleaner energy future and for working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
About the Role
Voltus is hiring a whip-smart, entrepreneurial, proud energy nerd with an unparalleled understanding of energy markets and demand side management. This multifaceted role will be responsible for helping refine Voltus’s strategy for partnerships, with a particular focus on energy storage. The intern will model energy storage assets across North American energy markets as well as conduct research to assess the market potential of various types of energy storage assets across markets. If you are bright, gritty, good, and intellectually curious, and if your brain marries creativity and engineering diligence, you’re a great fit.
Voltus is a remote and virtual company, distributed across the US, Canada, and abroad with many team members in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and other cities. This is a remote role and you can work from anywhere, with the ability to engage in market-facing activities and to hold meetings with coworkers and stakeholders during Central and Eastern Time business hours.
This role is for a full-time summer internship. Please include a brief cover letter with your materials outlining your interest in working at Voltus and how your background is relevant to this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the role of demand response and other distributed energy resources in energy and carbon markets
  • Assist in researching general product partnership models and modeling financial opportunities with specific partners
  • Conduct market research to help refine the both short-terms and long-term product partnership strategies
  • Develop analytical tools to support the operational needs of our market activities as well as the customer-facing needs of our Sales and Marketing efforts
  • Work across teams, including Sales, Finance, Product, and Operations to maximize the value of our portfolios across markets and products


  • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Exceptional Excel skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Uncommonly driven to succeed and maniacally self-initiated
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-throughput environment
  • Analytical and business applied programming experience (Python preferred; R, MATLAB, or similar also great)
  • Candidate for MBA or similar graduate-level degree
  • 1-2 years experience in the demand-side energy industry (Preferred, not required)
At Voltus, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer because we recognize that a diverse organization begins with a diverse candidate pool. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or marital status.