Intern in Process/Mechanical/Energy Engineering in Cologne or Zurich (100%)

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to support the team in energy system analysis.
  • You collect data about low-carbon energy sources globally.
  • You support with the modeling of the energy system, implementing Climeworks’ specific performance indicators, such as carbon footprint.
  • You take part in the energy technology analysis, including definition of Technology Readiness Levels and commercial maturity.
  • You conduct energy resource mapping.
  • You develop a database of worldwide energy resources specific to Climeworks’ needs for Climeworks CDR operations.

Your story

  • You are motivated to complete a 6-month internship with us. The internship starts in February/March 2023.
  • You have a technical degree, BSc or MSc, in Mechanical, Process, Chemical Engineering or similar with a focus on (renewable) energy education.
  • You have detailed knowledge of renewable energy technologies, including technical know-how, system design, maturity, availability, etc.
  • You have already gained knowledge in Power plant design including detailed knowledge of steam and gas turbine cycle design, internal combustion engines, etc.
  • You have a fundamental understanding of Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) for energy technologies.
  • You take ownership of your work and operate with a high degree of autonomy.
  • You thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced and interdisciplinary setting.
  • You have a structured approach to problem-solving.
  • You are fluent in English. 

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

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