Venture Capital Internship – Graduate Associate – Powerhouse Ventures

Website Powerhouse Ventures

Powerhouse Ventures backs entrepreneurs building the digital infrastructure for rapid decarbonization

Position: Graduate Associate [Part Time]

Entity: Powerhouse Ventures

Reports to: Senior Associate

Location: Remote or Oakland, CA

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to by Friday, December 8th, 2023 with the subject line ‘Your First and Last Name – Graduate Associate Application’.

About Powerhouse Ventures

Our mission at Powerhouse Ventures is to identify and support founding teams building innovative software to rapidly transform our global energy and mobility systems. We believe that addressing the climate crisis requires deploying our most viable market-based solutions today.

Who Are We Looking For?

Powerhouse Ventures is hiring a Graduate Associate to support the investment team. This individual’s primary role is to support both active market research and diligence, as well as longer-term projects directly associated with our OKRs. The Graduate Associate is expected to work approximately 15 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks beginning in January.

What You’ll Be Working On

  • Support our top of the funnel efforts by reviewing new startups, making recommendations, and supporting initial screening calls

  • Support on data aggregation and CRM management

  • Completing ad-hoc projects to support diligence and fund operations

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

About You

  • Currently enrolled in an industry-relevant Masters or PhD program

  • Preferably bring both relevant industry experience and startup or investing experience

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills and high EQ

  • Strong strategic, analytical, and critical thinking skills

  • A willingness to dive into the details and navigate through ambiguity

  • Driven and self-directed

  • A passion for building climate solutions and deploying clean energy and next-generation mobility technology


  • Exposure to the country’s most innovative climate tech startups and access to Powerhouse Ventures extensive network of industry executives, investors, and thought leaders

  • Insight into climate tech software trends and opportunities

  • Experience on a fast growing, ambitious, and passionate team dedicated to changing the way we power our world

  • $25/hour stipend (non-negotiable)


One of our values is to broaden leadership opportunities for women, people of color, LGBTQ+, and anyone with an experience historically underrepresented in companies, board rooms, and venture funds. We believe that everyone in the industry, and at our fund, has to be committed to pro-DE&I policies and practices. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, safe, and growth-oriented environment for all members of our team.

Purpose, Culture, and Values

Our purpose is to address the climate crisis with innovation.

The Powerhouse and Powerhouse Ventures teams have built a high-performance, results based, and impact oriented environment. We’re committed to cultivating a positive workplace that embraces feedback and supports personal and professional growth.

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