Master’s Internship in digital Innovation

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Digital & Data Science team helps our clients and South Pole design and execute the most ambitious and scalable climate impact initiatives whilst reducing the administrative effort to zero. Our unique track record of running projects across the globe and delivering verified, high quality carbon credits provides us with valuable data we can leverage to identify new, high impact initiatives. We help companies on a day-to-day basis to drive their carbon neutral strategies with their customers, suppliers and their employees through analytics and sustainability software solutions. If you have the skills, ambition and drive to use the best of digital and AI to protect ecosystems, restore forests, drive sustainable agriculture, and enable climate zero journeys across the globe then please apply or register your interest now!


Job summary:

As a student intern you will work within our Digital Innovation team with a focus on the application of geospatial methodologies and AI to develop and validate progress of our projects. This includes the identification of proper databases, preprocessing of spatial data, production of training and validation datasets, training of algorithms and accuracy assessments. You will report directly to the Innovation Lab leader in Colombia and will work closely with all the Geo.AI experts. You will support all the activities related with Geo.AI developments related to digital MRV. Supporting the Geo.AI developments for digital MRV will motivate strategic and critical thinking in your professional career, hands-on experience with training advanced AI pipelines and will contribute to the business goals of the Company. The internship lasts six months from mid to end 2021.


 Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Understand the framework that drives the digital MRV and the needs and challenges of the market that push currently for new Geo. AI developments
  • Conduct a market study to identify the direction in which the market is moving associated with geo-spatial developments focused on AFOLU and farming MRV
  • Support the development of all the requirements related to Geo.AI. Specific tasks will be defined jointly with the Innovation Lab Leader and may include market research, data collection and processing , training of algorithms and monitoring of the latest development in the field 

Requirements:

Essential

  • University degree who are currently participating in a graduate program (Master). University degree in data science, agriculture, climate change, engineering, information technology and sustainability science or related fields with especial emphasis on innovation management
  • SQL (MySQL), Python (Numpy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, TensorFlow-Keras), Google Cloud Platform
  • Knowledge about Geographical Information systems
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability to find commonalities among large amounts of information, and structure them. Prior experience as business analyst or survey designer, or knowledge of decision trees are considered as assets;
  • Effective communication, well-developed oral and writing skills in English.
  • Ability to function independently and strong organizational skills with attention to details, as well as willingness to receive indications and advance in specific assigned tasks
  • Be dynamic, energetic, entrepreneurial and a proactive problem solver with a special ability to deal with new, difficult and strange technical situations, and to avoid traditional and rigid work environments in order to promote significant professional changes

Desirable 

  • Data Viz (Matplotlib, Seaborn), Docker
  • Knowledge in sustainability, carbon markets, biodiversity, environmental assessment or related fields is a plus
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Verification processes for environmental markets

 What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make; South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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