Business Development Intern

Mountain View, CA
Business Development /
Seasonal - Intern /
We're building safety-enhancing technology for aviation that will save lives. Automated aviation systems will enable a future where air transportation is safer, more convenient and fundamentally transformative to the way goods — and eventually people — move around the planet. We are a team of mission-driven engineers with experience across aerospace, robotics and self-driving cars working to make this future a reality.

As a Business Development Intern at Reliable Robotics, you will be the lead designer of our Bay Academy Apprentice Program. You will conduct assessments, analysis, and develop the formal program which Reliable and other Silicon Valley startups will use. Our Apprentice Program benefits high school students who want to explore aerospace and STEM by providing paid summer apprenticeships to them. This apprenticeship program adds value to startups and the local community by providing a platform for students to explore the different engineering disciplines impacting the future of STEM. Your contributions to the group will help shape our program in the short, medium, and long term.


In your role as a Business Development Intern, you will gather, analyze, and synthesize information from a variety of sources into actionable output products (business plan, marketing materials, presentations, documentation) for company leadership and program participants. You
will create the standard operating procedure of how we manage the program overall and research additional partner opportunities. The analysis and assessments you will produce will be important for future strategic and tactical corporate decisions. This internship will provide you the opportunity to understand in greater depth the non-profit industry and how businesses can involve students prior to college to help lead them to a rewarding career in STEM.

Basic Success Criteria

    • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate academic program in business, finance, economics, operations, policy, or other highly analytical fields
    • Strong program or project management skills
    • Ability to synthesize research into captivating and informative outputs
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including excellent narrative writing ability for technical and non-technical audiences
    • Availability to be onsite at our HQ in Mountain View, CA.

Preferred Criteria

    • Interest in non-profit programming and management
    • Prior leadership experience
    • Experience with educational programs
This position will help develop analysis that will be directly read by senior company leadership, helping to inform and persuade. As Reliable Robotics grows, this position will help contribute to that growth, such that analysis performed as part of the position will impact the shape of future products, services, and customer/partner relationships.

The location of the position is in Mountain View, CA. No travel is required.

The estimated annualized salary for this position is $84,000.

This position requires access to information that is subject to U.S. export controls. An offer of employment will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to perform in compliance with U.S. export control laws.

All applicants are asked to provide documentation that legally establishes status as a U.S. person or non-U.S. person (and nationalities in the case of a non-U.S. person). Where the applicant is not a U.S. person, meaning not a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful permanent resident, (iii) refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or not otherwise permitted to access the export-controlled technology without U.S. government authorization, the Company reserves the right not to apply for an export license for such applicants whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code requires authorization and may decline to proceed with the application process and any offer of employment on that basis.

At Reliable Robotics, our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or medical conditions, national origin, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment and promotion is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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