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Okta for Good - Sustainability Masters/MBA Intern (Summer 2021)

San Francisco, United States

At Okta, we believe that how we build the future is as important as what we build. Trust is at the core of our technology, our business and how we lead. To be successful, we believe companies have a responsibility not just to shareholders, but to all stakeholders – employees, customers, investors, communities and the environment. That’s why Okta launched our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program in 2020. https://www.okta.com/responsibility/

 The ESG and Sustainability program is highly cross-functional in collaboration with a team of Okta stakeholders through vision-setting, strategy development, implementation and reporting. We’re looking for a passionate, knowledgeable and execution-oriented intern to join us at an exciting and pivotal time for Okta – and the world.

The ESG and Sustainability program is part of Okta for Good - Okta’s social impact and sustainability arm. The team’s mission is to strengthen the connections between people, technology, and community, and to reduce Okta’s greenhouse gas (GHG emissions). Okta for Good was launched in 2016 when Okta took the 1% Pledge and became a publicly-traded company, committing time, product, and equity to giving back. We invite you to learn more about our work at okta.com/okta-for-good and https://www.okta.com/responsibility/.

We are looking for a graduate student Intern who will focus on building Okta’s climate and ESG program. Specific projects may include:

  • Collect data across Okta business units for synthesis and annual reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
  • Review and synthesize for Okta’s “energy and climate” webpage for our annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory emissions study (to be completed by a third party).
  • Identify opportunities within GHG inventory emissions study for Okta to reduce emissions via decreasing energy consumption and transitioning to renewable energy.
  • Analyze Okta’s travel policies and business vendors’ sustainability practices to identify opportunities to lessen emissions.
  • Create a benchmark on corporate climate strategy, net zero plans and make recommendations for Okta’s climate strategy/environmental justice pillar. 
  • Develop resources for employees to reduce energy consumption at Okta and dynamic/home offices and produce assets for purchasing renewable energy from utility companies.

Here’s what you’ll gain:

  • Coaching from an experienced and committed manager.
  • Experience building strategic corporate sustainability programs.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with teams within Okta.

Preferred knowledge and abilities:

This internship will assist with building Okta’s sustainability, particularly climate, program. The ideal candidate will have experience working on sustainability, data collection and analysis, project management and reporting. In addition, candidates should be comfortable approaching problems analytically and applying structure to ambiguity. 

Required Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program with an expected graduation date of Spring/Summer 2022.
  • Pursuing or continuing a career focused on ESG and sustainability.
  • Experience in a B2B organization.
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills.
  • Believes in the power of technology to improve the world.