Gratitude for Our Fall 2021 MBA Interns

Each semester at CEV we are joined by a collection of MBA and undergrad interns as part of our team. Our interns drive due diligence efforts with support from CEV and CEVG leadership, they work on sector roadmaps across clean energy sub-sectors, and they help with other special projects as true team members.

Each semester, Clean Energy Ventures and our sister organization Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG) have been fortunate to have the opportunity to leverage the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) internship program to source candidates for our climate tech VC internship program. This program brings us highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students who have a passion for clean energy and fixing climate change. Hiring interns from diverse backgrounds and geographies is also something that’s important to our organization as we try to diversify the talent and perspectives in this industry; the MassCEC program has helped us discover interns that can add to our own diversity each semesteer.

Hear directly from Corey and Alsey about their experience this semester in our VC internship program:

Corey Christian

Harvard Business School

I joined CEV because of its commitment to advancing clean energy innovation—a direct alignment with my passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. From day one, I was immersed into meaningful work. I performed a zinc battery landscape analysis which gave me an opportunity to interview founders of leading zinc battery companies. I conducted ten interviews and presented an investment recommendation to inform the team’s strategic plan. 

Additionally, I had the opportunity to screen companies that applied through the pipeline, and I participated in deeper diligence for the companies that passed the screening process. Coming from a deep technical background, I loved the level of technical rigor that CEV put into evaluating potential investments.

Overall, I enjoyed the opportunity to learn from and be part of a team that is looking to make global impact by investing in disruptive renewable climate technologies. This opportunity is great for anyone who is interested in early-stage cleantech venture capital, and wants to join an inclusive culture and a passionate team of leaders!  

Alsey Davidson

Harvard University

I had such an amazing experience throughout my Clean Energy Ventures internship, and I learned so much in such a short period of time! The CEV team allowed interns to participate in every aspect of the process – including listening to entrepreneur’s pitches, assisting with diligence efforts, and working directly with portfolio companies.

The CEV partners and technical leads were always willing to answer questions, and made every effort to get interns involved as much as possible.  I felt like I really learned what it’s like to work for a venture capital fund, and I’m so fortunate to have had this awesome opportunity!