Product Intern – Risk and Economics Division
The Climate Corporation - San Francisco, CA

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About Us:
The Climate Corporation’s mission is to help all the world’s people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change. To achieve our mission, we have built a unique technology platform to enable, for the first time, the real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance. Managing over 200 TB of data, including 34 trillion+ weather simulation data points, 150 billion soil type observations, and more than 3 million daily weather measurements, we are one of the largest users of Amazon Web Services.

The Climate Corporation is focused on the enormous challenge and opportunity of protecting the $3 trillion global agriculture industry from the financial impact of adverse weather – the cause of over 90 percent of crop loss – with fully automated weather insurance products. We are also building web and mobile applications that unleash the power of our unique data and analyses to help farmers manage their daily work with field-level weather and crop insights.

At The Climate Corporation, leaving a mark on the world is in our DNA; we want to make a lasting and meaningful real-world impact. We relish big problems because they are the most interesting to tackle, the most rewarding, and typically, the most valuable to solve. We also thrive on finding the possible in the impossible.

If you are the best at what you do, you like solving interesting problems, and you are looking for like-minded people dedicated to having a major impact on the world, we are eager to talk with you.

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Internship Description:
Risk and Economics is responsible for evaluating, monitoring and reporting risk and works closely with the Product Team in defining strategy and road map in each market in which we operate.

As a Product Intern your responsibilities have a broad span:
§ analyze insurance purchase decisions using empirical methods
§ build and assess new models for insurance contract design
§ investigate new market from an insurance value perspective
§ investigate new market opportunities from a risk perspective
§ develop innovative models to assess risk for a crop insurance portfolio

What you offer:
Drive and talent. You want to work on creating intellectually challenging and innovative products that will meaningfully change the way millions of people manage risk.

Strong background in economics, math and insurance

Pursuing a degree from a top-tier university, ideally in Economics or other technical field

Familiarity with optimization techniques and/or knowledge of actuarial topics and/or insurance contract design

Proven track record of excellence.

Ability to learn quickly and develop deep domain knowledge.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

What we offer:
A driven, motivated and talented team that aims to make a large-scale impact through an innovative technology platform

Energetic, idea-driven work environment with an exciting culture

Exciting world-changing opportunity - we are solving problems that have massive impacts on the world

Award-winning offices in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco

Free catered lunches, well-stocked selection of snacks and beverages

Requirements:
Completed a B.S. in math, economics, finance or other technical field

Graduate students in PhD program close to graduation preferred

Stellar academic record or equivalent work experience

Intellectual drive to learn anything

At this time we are only offering internships to candidates that have the legal right to work in the US.

We are very serious about our work, and we are serious about having a great time doing it. If you are at the top of your class, and are looking for like-minded people dedicated to having a major impact on the world, we are eager to talk with you.

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