To prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change, the world must remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. This is in addition to dramatically reducing current carbon emissions. According to the IPCC, we will need to remove 10 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually by 2050 to limit the rise of global temperatures past 1.5°C. Solving this problem enables the opportunity for a trillion-dollar carbon dioxide removal (CDR) industry.

Holocene removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using novel chemistry for direct air capture (DAC). We’re a group of engineers with years of experience leading R&D organizations, commercializing DAC technology, and building climate companies. The company has won several awards, including a student XPRIZE and R&D100 award, and is funded by several grants from programs like Breakthrough Energy Fellows and Innovation Crossroads.

We are looking for Interns to support our development and engineering team on our mission to build our first demonstrator. We value the ability to take ownership, lead with curiosity, and have a passion for making an impact on the world.


  • Set up Holocene’s control engineering infrastructure for the automation of prototypes and internal test environments
  • Work on controls engineering of Holocene’s first demonstrator in close collaboration with the project team
  • Develop electrical systems and hardware requirements for automation equipment, instrumentation, and other hardware components relevant to process automation
  • Develop concepts for data acquisition and evaluation

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Senior or recent graduate in mechanical, electrical, control engineering, or equivalent
  • Passion for software development and IT infrastructure
  • PLC programming experience (Rockwell, Siemens, etc.)

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical, control engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience designing control architectures for industrial PLC platforms

We are looking for interns who:

  • Are excited to work on fast-paced technology development
  • Love to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Want to contribute to a meaningful climate change solution

We are an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate individuals from all backgrounds and firmly believe that our business and team will be stronger with diverse backgrounds, thoughts, ideas, and experiences. If you’re interested in what we’re doing, we’d love to hear from you.