Intern, Impact Measurement (2) at Planet
Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.
Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.
Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.
As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.
We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.
Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth.
About the Role:
Planet’s data, products and services can help organizations in many different fields deliver measurable social and ecological benefits. For example, insights derived from our imagery can be used to help farmers improve their yields, while reducing their use of fertilizer, pesticides, water, and other inputs. Likewise, they can be used to monitor deforestation, and enable more targeted efforts to reduce or eliminate it, and help monitor 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, among many other worthwhile objectives.
How do we measure the impact of the use of our data - not in the abstract, but in the particular? The Impact team at Planet is seeking two Impact Measurement Interns to help us find out. As part of a team working on our Impact Measurement and Evaluation strategy, your mission will be to assist the VP of Sustainability and Impact Initiatives and the Impact Program Manager on a cross-functional study and customer engagement to determine how customers are creating measurable social and environmental impact with our tools.
You will help quantify the impact of Planet’s satellite imagery and products by interviewing and assessing sustainability outcomes of Planet customers, and collecting and analyzing the resulting data. A strong interest in measurement and evaluation is a must, as well as fluency with the principles of good data science, with a focus on quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, creative thinker, and a great communicator.
Impact You’ll Own:
- Data collection, analysis and report of the social and ecological impacts of Planet customers related to their use of Planet’s data, products and services.
- Helping to influence the overall measurement and evaluation strategy at Planet
What You Bring:
- Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research skills in economics, the social sciences, or a related analytical field
- A strong interest in sustainability and social impact
- Attention to detail and an ability to work independently
- High energy and a positive attitude
- Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
- Desire to work at a mission driven company or tech forward business
What Makes You Stand Out:
- Familiar with ESG measurement and evaluation frameworks
- Background in forestry and/or agriculture
- Knowledge of remote sensing, GIS and geospatial imagery products
Some Press About Us:
Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog
“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”
Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News
“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace” —Planet Blog
Why we care so much about Belonging.
We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion. If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply! At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description. We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts. We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride.#LI-REMOTE#LI-TK1