For Brave and Courageous Changemakers

  • Are you a kind, thoughtful person yearning to do something meaningful?

  • Are you a visionary thinker obsessed with reversing the existential threat posed by Climate Change?

  • Do you want to surround yourself with bold, imaginative trailblazers who represent some of the most brilliant minds in environmental policy?

  • Does working for a rapidly growing non-profit startup founded by a former Chief Economist to President Obama’s White House sound appealing?

  • Are you fed up with the status quo, ineffectiveness, and apathy?

If you answered with a resounding YES, then we want to hear from you…


Hi, We’re Climate Vault, a diverse collective of dreamers and doers who share a mighty commitment to a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow. Incubated at the University of Chicago, we exist to rapidly accelerate Carbon Zero as a reality. We are unapologetically audacious in our vision: a smarter, simpler, scalable, and more cost-effective way to keep the planet healthy and thriving.

Founded by Michael Greenstone, one of the world’s foremost luminaries on environmental policy, a University of Chicago economics professor, the Chief Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, and featured on NPR and in The Wall Street Journal, Climate Vault takes a laser-focused, innovative and verifiable approach to not only reducing but ultimately removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere.

We’re building the world’s first large-scale ecosystem linking offsets, carbon markets, and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. In other words, Climate Vault is making an immediate impact at scale and catalyzing the market for elusive, but essential CDR solutions that will be necessary to sustain a vibrant planet for future generations. This is an unprecedented and transformational change.

In our first year, with some extraordinary partners, we are doing big things. Big things like working with Gemini on an initiative to decarbonize Bitcoin. Big things like helping Vanderbilt University to achieve its Carbon Zero goals decades ahead of schedule. We’re just getting started and we are obsessed with making the promise of Carbon Zero accessible to all. But we can’t do it without YOU! Want in? Learn more and join our movement at


Climate Vault Internship is a paid ($15/hr.) unique, 13-week program that empowers students to drive measurable change in the fight to stem the Climate Crisis. Interns commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. If there is a fit, we love building longer-term partnerships with Interns (i.e. continuing on for multiple semesters).

As an Intern, you will play a critical role in advancing the mission of Climate Vault and gain invaluable exposure to some of the world’s most influential and impactful climate experts.

Operations Interns will play an integral role in the rapidly growing and dynamic organization including:

  • Analyze business goals, objectives, and needs
  • Help plan and design business processes and make recommendations for improvement
  • Perform research and analysis in support of operations
  • Assist in resolving business issues using systems and data
  • Assist in evaluating Carbon Dioxide Removal technologies
  • Estimate costs and benefits of multiple actions and/or solutions and provide recommendations
  • Help launch new initiatives
  • May perform additional projects upon request

Being selected as Climate Vault Intern is a true partnership. Our Interns are expected to perform at a high standard, deliver meaningful work and bring their authentic selves to the organization. Each Intern will be responsible for an end-of-cycle strategic presentation to the Climate Vault Executive Team. They will receive access to an extraordinary network, caring mentorship, and opportunities for full-time employment. Climate Vault cares deeply about fostering a collaborative, inclusive culture.


  • Curious, intellectually dynamic thinkers who will bring a diversity of thought – and energy – to the organization;

  • Ambitious self-starters who can thrive in unstructured environments and who embrace the challenges and opportunities of this work;

  • A bias for positivity, transparency, and possessing genuine concern and empathy for your coworkers and the world around you;

  • Diligent relationship-builders who can work seamlessly across functions and leadership styles while earning trust and credibility;

  • An ability to digest and distill large amounts of information;

  • A can-do, inventive approach to problem-solving and building durable solutions to both the world’s biggest problems and daily organizational challenges;

  • A coachable type who can channel feedback to grow and evolve;

  • A person with the tenacious commitment to the issue of Climate Change;

  • A capacity for identifying and seizing growth opportunities;

  • Exceptional self-awareness and clear, effective communication skills.


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills