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At Rocky Mountain Institute, we believe finding the balance between working to live and living to work is a mutually beneficial relationship between employee and employer. We are committed to supporting our staff in their individual pursuits of happiness.

Diversity of our workforce is one of our core values at RMI and we strive to achieve a level of diversity within our organization that reflects the communities that we serve. Achieving this diversity—whether of race, gender, sexual orientation, or ability—is critical to our long-term success, ensuring that we:

  • Have the diversity of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges
  • Have a culture of inclusion and respect that enables us to attract and keep diverse talent
  • Are able to secure the talent that we need with access to the full talent pool
  • Are able to relate to decision makers within diverse communities
  • Are not disadvantaged in the competition for funding from foundations and other philanthropic sources due to a lack of competitive diversity

Increasing diversity within RMI is a critical change element supporting our long-term sustainability and mission to build a clean, prosperous, and secure energy future.

—Iain Campbell, Managing Director

GLOBAL

Offices

There is opportunity for everyone to find their ideal environment for work and play.

Basalt, CO

RMI Innovation Center—Basalt, CO 22830 Two Rivers Road Basalt, CO 81621 Phone: 970.927.3851 / Fax: 970.927.3420

Boulder, CO

1820 Folsom Street Boulder, CO 80302-5703 Phone: 303.245.1003

New York, New York

29 East 19th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10003 Phone: 315.266.9600

Washington, D.C.

1750 K Street NW, Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20006 Phone: 202.717.8448

Beijing, China

No. 10 West Jintong Road Ocean Office Park, Tower A, Suite 605 Chaoyang District, Beijing China 100020 Phone: +86 85885408

BENEFITS

RMI offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Options (5% match immediately)
  • Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Commuter and Wellness Benefits
  • Casual Work Environment
  • Appreciation of Work-Life Balance

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

RMI staff commits to a set of values and guiding principles that shape our community and culture. Learn More

Lasting Impact
We are accountable to have impact and deliver it through teamwork and external collaboration.

Bold Innovation
We encourage and support entrepreneurship and business building. We foster creativity and innovation.

Effective Frugality
We use our resources thoughtfully and transparently. We promote a healthy balance between work and personal life.

Unrivaled Team
We attract, motivate, develop, and retain the best group of diverse people. We combine humility in our behavior with boldness in our strategic thinking.

HIRING FAQS

We love welcoming talented individuals who have a passion for our mission and vision to the team! Staff and leadership are very involved in the hiring process and time is taken to thoughtfully assess applications.

Submitting an application using the online system is the best way to ensure your materials are properly reviewed. If you are having trouble accessing a job posting or submitting your application, please email humanresources@rmi.org. Due to the large number of applications we are managing, general inquiries will not receive a response.

Case Questions
Case questions are used as a part of the hiring process for positions on the Research and Collaboration (R&C) team, specifically Associate, Senior Associate, and Manager positions. These types of questions are used to assess a number of capabilities including: conceptual and analytical problem solving, structured thinking, and communication skills.

Case questions are not intended to test industry knowledge; instead they are designed to test your thinking process. It is important to have a structured approach, think out loud, and express your curiosity and creativity.

It is recommended you have pencil/pen and paper handy for phone and in-person interviews. We encourage you to seek out examples of general questions, which are readily available online.

Internships
Summer internship opportunities are posted by the end of the calendar year to recruit interns for the following year. Positions are typically filled each year by March. All available positions can be found here. Internships are typically 11–12 weeks of full-time employment and a stipend is provided. Transportation and housing support are not provided with the exception of our Basalt office, where there is potential to rent and share a fully furnished apartment with another intern.

We invite all qualified students to apply for summer internships, however, given the nature of our project work, we have found the level of analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills necessary is better aligned with graduate-level studies.

Visas & Immigration
An international scope is essential to our work. We welcome outstanding foreign-national students and professionals to become part of our organization.

Communication
We will contact you for an interview if your background fits our needs. If you do not hear from us, know that we wish you the best in your career search.

FIND YOUR OPPORTUNITY

Submitting an application using the online system is the best way to ensure your materials are properly reviewed. If you are having trouble accessing a job posting or submitting your application, first try another browser. If you are still having issues, please email humanresources@rmi.org. Note: emailed applications will not be considered. RMI is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.