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Business Operations Internship



Oklahoma, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

We'd love to hear from you if you want to

  • Join a quickly growing, profitable startup ($5M contracts won in last 18 months)

  • Work on a product with hypergrowth metrics (14X revenue in last 12 months)

  • Solve problems in a huge market ($1T market size)

  • Work on products that have an impact in the real world

About this role

As a Business Operations Intern at Picogrid, you will collaborate closely with our founding team, contributing to developing our go-to-market strategy, researching potential growth avenues, and offering operational support to our engineering and business development teams. This role provides a unique opportunity to engage with different facets of the business and make meaningful contributions.

NOTE: This apprenticeship opportunity is a program with Cameron University in Lawton, OK. It is currently open to students enrolled in full-time degree programs.

In this role, you'll

  • Actively assist our founders in implementing key business initiatives, playing a significant role in the execution of high-priority projects.

  • Engage in comprehensive research and lead generation activities to bolster business development efforts, contributing to the identification and pursuit of new growth opportunities.

  • Develop and prepare written documents and presentations, ensuring high-quality communication materials are available for both internal decision-making and external engagements.

Who you are

  • You are interested in defense technology and acquisition processes.

  • You enjoy ownership. You don’t wait for work to be assigned, take pride in getting the job done, and seek feedback at crucial junctures.

  • You can be outgoing and thoughtfully navigate personal relationships, but also hunker down to get the work through the finish line.

Some types of experiences we're especially excited to see:

  • In the penultimate year of a Bachelor's or Master's degree program.

  • Exhibiting a strong academic record.

  • Enrolled in a BSc or MSc, ideally in technical discipline.

  • Skilled in analytics.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in professional or extracurricular settings.

  • A history of initiative-taking and leadership in various environments.

  • Characterized by resourcefulness, intellectual curiosity, high energy, and maturity.

  • Exceptional at tackling open-ended problems in unstructured scenarios.

  • Adaptable and introspective, ready to learn, teach, lead, and follow.

Why join us?

Picogrid is a profitable, quickly growing company building hardware-software systems for public and private sector customers. We offer:

  • A unique learning experience for a 2-3 month internship

  • Travel to our offices in El Segundo, CA

  • Competitive compensation

  • Remote/hybrid-friendly work environment

  • A one-time stipend of $250 to assist with expenses that come with setting up a home office

  • Unique office on Main Street in El Segundo, CA, stocked with quality coffee & snacks

About Picogrid

Picogrid is a defense technology company that builds a common platform for autonomous systems.

We connect fragmented technologies including visual surveillance, radar, and electronic warfare to enable new capabilities across sensors, artificial intelligence, and command and control systems.

From day one, your work will touch the lives of our users across the U.S. Army, Air Force, CAL FIRE, PG&E, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and others.

Export Control Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.