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GIANT LEAP PROGRAM - Strategy and business development Intern (energy transition)

Vaisala provides measurement solutions that have an impact where it truly matters enabling climate action and solving some of the biggest challenges of our time. We are a global leader in weather, environment, and industrial measurements. Our technologies can be found in demanding environments, from hospitals, national parks, and data centers to airports and wind farms all over the world, even on Mars! Building on over 80 years of experience, Vaisala employ approximately 2 200 professionals worldwide today. We are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange and our headquarters is located in Finland. 

Vaisala is the world leader in automatic weather station across several types of applications, such as meteorology, aviation, industry, and energy including solar.

To accelerate the transition to a green energy economy, VAISALA France SAS is recruiting a GIANT LEAP - Strategy and business development Intern (energy transition) M/F.
As the share of renewable energies expands, the need for reliable and innovative weather solutions becomes increasingly critical across the entire energy ecosystem.
Reporting to the Head of Urban Insights, Strategy & Business Development, working with the team, your missions will consist in:

  • Conducting market analysis on the energy transition in the electricity grids sector through desktop research and interviews with industry experts and customers.
  • Generating compelling insights on market dynamics, trends, challenges, and untapped opportunities, leveraging your unique area of expertise.
  • Identify and make contact with leading customers and industry experts, fostering relationships that lay the groundwork for future collaboration.
  • Collaborating with our internal experts to develop and implement actionable go-to-market strategies that address both short and long-horizon opportunities for Vaisala.
  • Generating, prioritizing and validating solution concepts, including leading hardware and digital solutions, through rapid experimentation techniques and/or pilots, continuously gathering valuable learnings along the project.
  • You propose to your manager your project’s schedule, feeding in recommendations and validated learnings on the market segment to support the business unit’s strategy development.


Currently studying for a Bac+5 in Engineer/Business school or Master’s degree in business, technology, engineering orientation.
Academic and Technical skills:

  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing), French is a bonus
  • Analytical skills 
  • Project management experience in a relevant context
  • Previous experience in relevant fields such as technology, business development, lean startup methods, financial modeling, data science, service design, etc. is considered a plus.

Soft Skills :

  • Dynamic, motivated, proactive
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Analytical and synthetic



Practical Aspects
Workplace : Saclay (91), free shuttle service from RER B "Le Guichet" station
Contract : Internship agreement for a period of 6 months
Starting Date : March 2024

What we offer:

  • A human-sized company of committed people striving to change the world by providing innovative solutions to measure weather and environmental conditions.
  • A technophile and challenging business, management methods that encourage development, autonomy and leadership.
  • An inclusive company that promotes diversity, equity and respect for all.
  • An exceptional working environment close to Paris, with multiple advantages: excellent company culture, team buildings, a gym room, a meal voucher paid 60% by the company (unit value of a meal voucher: 11€), a 50% company-paid transport voucher, a daily delivery service of ready-made meals in connected fridges, and free coffee and hot drinks.



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