• Recompute Internship

    05/07/2013

    Posted in: News

    Commercialization and New Product Development Internship offered by Recompute in conjunction with UHGBC

    Overview:

    Starting a company from scratch is a lot of work. However, what if you had the opportunity to grow an existing product and directly learn what it takes to get things off the ground? What if you could take a successful project to the next level and make it the next big idea?

    Recompute is looking for students to be part of a multi-disciplined team in conjunction with the University of Houston College of Architecture Green Building Components Initiative (UHGBC) program. Together, we are excited to offer this unique internship opportunity for hardworking students to get real world experience in running a startup sustainable design technology company.

    An internship with Recompute will expose you to every aspect of what it takes to build and operate a company at the grass roots level.

    We are looking for students, from any local university, in the following disciplines (one or in any combination below):

    • Industrial Design or Architecture: with a product design slant and an emphasis on physical construction
    • UX Development: with a knowledge of graphic design, e-commerce and search-optimized web development
    • PR, Advertising or Communications: being able to market the product in person and online
    • Computer Software/Hardware Engineering: must be Linux savvy

    Details:

    Recompute is the world’s first sustainable production computer system, originating from the UH Industrial Design Program and based in Houston, TX. Recompute is seeking four driven, clever and resourceful students to be part of a collaborative team, which will have first hand opportunity working at an eco-friendly technology manufacturing business. If selected for the team, you will be responsible to work as a group to take Recompute to the next level of larger commercialization potential. Team members will be responsible to run the multi-faceted aspects of the company: managing the website, developing business relationships, marketing, sales, manufacturing, supply chain, technical support, as well as new product development. In a nut shell: Doing what it takes to grow the product and company on a daily basis.

    Return:

    Upon the completion of the Internship, students will receive course credit with the potential continuation from internship to a full time position as well as tuition assistance. There are also opportunities for profit-sharing, company equity and a tuition stipend. This is an investment in sweat equity, bridging the gap between academia and the real world with applied business knowledge in regards to marketing, design and manufacturing. Interns are expected to be goal driven, self motivated and willing to make things happen.

    Brief History of Recompute:

    Recompute began life as a student project that has morphed into the first sustainable production computer manufactured in the world. Guided by the principle of Full Life Cycle Design, Recompute has been globally recognized for its innovation and emphasis on sustainability applied to how technology products are manufactured. Full production began in 2010, and since Recompute has sold units to individuals, companies and universities across the world. It has been featured on hundreds of websites, numerous publications and is on permanent collection in multiple museums. It is our goal to educate the world on the importance of sustainability in technology, and have Recomputes in as many business and educational intuitions as possible.

    How to Apply:

    Application deadline is June 3rd. Internship begins in June and runs through December. This is a full time internship for the summer and negotiable part time fall duration. Internship is located in Houston, TX.

    Applicants should submit a letter of intent/interest to Brenden@Montoroso.com. Please include a brief summary of your independent project or business work that has been accomplished in recent years. Professor recommendations are highly encouraged.

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