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Apr 24 / BARD CEP

Clean Air & Energy Program Associate, Environmental Advocates of New York

Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York

Position Title: Clean Air & Energy Program Associate

Location: Albany, New York

Dates and compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, excellent health benefits, retirement savings including an employer contribution, and a vibrant, fast-paced work environment.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Description: Environmental Advocates of New York seeks applicants for the position of Clean Air & Energy Program Associate. The Program Associate is a member of Environmental Advocates’ team that focuses on clean air, renewable energy, and climate change issues.

Environmental Advocates has served as the state’s government watchdog in Albany for more than 45 years. We are a nonprofit organization that advances the cause of environmental protection and we seek candidates who are highly motivated to change public policy and build the movement for sustainability and conservation.

Responsibilities: The Clean Air & Energy Program Associate is a full-time salaried exempt position that reports to the Program Director. The Associate director participates in the advocacy efforts around the inter-related issues of climate change, air emissions/air quality, and energy policy. This includes, but is not limited to, lobbying on and engaging the public in our efforts to protect existing and promote new policies that improve air quality. The Associate will also take a lead role in grass-roots organizing and mobilization what we consider the most pressing issue of our time; climate change.

The Clean Air & Energy Program Associate should have a broad knowledge of environmental issues with a particular interest and knowledge of climate change, air emissions/air quality, and energy use. Experience in organizing and/or issue-based campaigning is a tremendous plus.


  • Advocacy efforts that engage decision makers on clean air, energy and climate change;
  • Serve as a public spokesperson before the general public and the media;
  • Work with the communications staff to develop and execute a communications strategy that includes electronic and web-based communications, media releases, and the development of other outreach materials;
  • Work with program staff to develop strategies for achieving the organization’s policy goals;
  • Conduct public outreach and be able to build and lead effective coalitions;
  • Serve as a lobbyist and spokesperson before the state legislature; and
  • Conduct analysis of specific regulations, legislation, the state budget and other policies as needed.

Project Management

  • Assist with the creation of goals for programs and projects including intermediate objectives and timelines for achieving them;
  • Stay up-to-date on developments that influence programs and projects;
  • Identify funding opportunities, develop grant proposals and foundation reports, and maintain relationships with donors; and,
  • Track environmental legislation in the New York State Legislature.


  • At least two years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, policy analysis, and/or government relations;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in public policy or environmental;
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, manage multiple projects, and work in the team environment;
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills;
  • Strong interest in public policy and politics; and,
  • Licensed driver with a willingness to travel as needed;

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, references and a writing sample to:

Conor Bambrick
Air and Energy, Program Director
Environmental Advocates of New York
353 Hamilton St
Albany NY  12210-1709


Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Legislative & Policy Intern, Environmental Advocates of New York

Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York

Position Title: Legislative & Policy Intern

Location: Albany, New York

Dates: Start and end dates flexible. Position is full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), depending on intern’s availability. Interns must maintain a regular schedule.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: As the leading environmental watchdog, Environmental Advocates of New York offers interns a front row seat and active role in the policy making process. While learning about a host of environmental issues, we assure our interns that they will see how a bill really becomes a law in New York and will work behind the scenes to make it happen. Interns will learn how to draft position memos, lobby, and monitor committee meetings and session of the State Senate and Assembly.  There will also be opportunities to collaborate with advocates from other organizations and to engage with the communications and membership teams here at Environmental Advocates.

Responsibilities: The intern will tackle a variety of substantive assignments, including: research, writing, lobbying, and coalition building. Environmental Advocates’ current issue areas include climate change, clean air and energy, fracking, water quality and natural resources protection, fiscal policy and other environmental and public health issues. Often the issues are before the Legislature, but some of our policy work is direct advocacy before the executive branch and involvement in Congressional education and outreach.

Qualifications: Demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills; interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm, and willingness to tackle new projects.

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the address below, with the job title in the subject line. Please include in your letter the hours to which you would commit and the start/end date that works for you, along with specific environmental issues that interest you.

Contact Information:
Intern Coordinator
Address: 353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210
Phone:(518) 462-5526

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

North Carolina Environmental Policy Intern, Environmental Defense Fund

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: North Carolina Environmental Policy Intern

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Dates and compensation: 10 weeks during the summer; full time (35 hours per week); start dates: May 11, May 18, June 1 or June 15; $5,000 for the summer/$14.30 per hour

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The intern will become an integral part of EDF’s NC-based policy team, supporting EDF’s work with policymakers, agency staff, environmental NGO’s and other stakeholders. The intern will assist in formulating policy recommendations and providing information to support and promote EDF’s priority policy objectives. The intern will also get an inside look at the workings of NC state politics and policymaking within both administrative agencies and the state legislature.

Reports to: Senior Policy Analyst

Responsibilities: In fulfilling this role, the intern will have opportunities to:

  • Research, compare and contrast proposed NC legislation, rules and regulations with EDF model policy recommendations and leading practices adopted in other states.
  • Attend meetings at the NC General Assembly, the NC Environmental Management Commission (EMC), NC Mining and Energy Commission (MEC) to track important discussions and assist in monitoring the rulemaking and legislative processes.
  • Monitor the 2015 session of the NC General Assembly to track legislation relevant to EDF’s 2015 energy and environmental policy goals.


  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate program and have completed at least two years by the time of the internship.
  • Degree major or significant coursework in political science, environmental studies, or government.
  • Reliable transportation to and from Raleigh office (near PNC Arena) and ability to travel downtown to legislative sessions as needed.
  • Quick and reliable internet research skills.
  • Ability to think on your feet and produce high quality work under time constraints.
  • Must support and uphold the mission of Environmental Defense Fund.

How to Apply: Apply online. Interested applicants should attach a cover letter and resume to the EDF application.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, Environmental Defense Fund – New York

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Location: New York City, New York

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Program Coordinator’s role is primarily to support the Chief Financial Officer while also providing support to the Controller and the Corporate Counsel. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize and organize the workload within this extremely critical department. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to use business skills in support of a key component of EDF’s strategy and policies.

Responsibilities: This position requires quick-thinking and strong judgment, high caliber communication skills, strong knowledge of EDF’s core issue areas, and appropriate contact with high-level stakeholders. The key responsibilities fall into three main areas:
Departmental coordination and administration:

  • Apply excellent organizational, communication, and planning skills by responding to requests for information, helping to coordinate activities and projects for the team and preparing correspondence and reports as needed.
  • Organize, compile, and distribute Audit and Finance Committee meeting materials for the all EDF legal entities, including setting deadlines for contributors, proof-reading, and formatting/design.
  • Create/design data/chart-heavy PowerPoint presentations.
  • Keep informed about major projects; learn and stay abreast of current priorities as they relate to the CFO’s goals and strategy.
  • Organize meetings with internal programs as well as outside organizations.
  • Create and maintain administrative and tickler systems
  • Facilitate expense reports, invoices, contracts, and other financial documents requiring approval and administration.

High-caliber executive support to the CFO:

  • Maintain calendar for Finance Department. Develop schedule effectively relative to CFO’s and Finance’s short-term needs, long-term plan and yearly goals
  • Prepare CFO for meetings including printing documents, collecting supporting documentation and researching background information.
  • Answer and screen phone calls and emails. Take messages and field questions as appropriate

Project management:

  • Maintain document management system and governance files.
  • Assist with special projects that arise and that may include extensive Excel and database systems work.
  • Assist Program staff and other EDF colleagues to communicate and coordinate on joint projects and assist with meetings and special projects
  • Act as liaison with other internal departments/programs and outside organizations.


  • At least five years’ work experience preferred
  • A Bachelor’s degree required
  • Creativity, energy, and the ability to multi-task and get work done under pressure.
  • Experience with budgeting, accounting and/or bookkeeping.
  • Excellent attention-to-detail and administration skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior skills in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a strong team player, while at the same time able to work independently and as a self-starter.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • An understanding of and commitment to Environmental Defense Fund’s mission of protecting the natural environment and limiting humankind’s impact on the planet.

How to Apply: Apply online.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, Tejon Ranch Conservancy – California

Organization: Tejon Ranch Conservancy

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Los Angeles area, California

Dates and compensation: The Tejon Ranch Conservancy offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The location for this position is flexible. The Conservancy’s headquarters are located in Lebec, CA, approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Bakersfield. To successfully carry out the internal and external duties of the role, the Executive Director must be based in a location that allows her or him to spend significant time (approximately half) at headquarters and on the Ranch, as well as engage in frequent travel.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Tejon Ranch Conservancy seeks a mission-focused, dedicated, and innovative Executive Director to build on its accomplishments to date and expand its contributions to conservation on Tejon Ranch and beyond, leading the Conservancy to its next level of financial, programmatic, and organizational success. This is a high-profile opportunity for a dynamic conservation professional. The successful candidate will provide outstanding organizational leadership and passionately communicate the Conservancy’s mission and achievements to internal and external stakeholders. Working in partnership with the Board, Tejon Ranch Company, conservation leaders, and other critical community stakeholders, the Executive Director will serve as a strategic leader in implementing the Ranch-wide Agreement and executing sustainable and forward-looking conservation programs and public access activities on Tejon Ranch’s conserved lands. The Executive Director will also interact with public agencies on important conservation programs and other critical planning activities. S/he will be a collaborative leader, an excellent manager, and an accomplished fundraiser. The ideal candidate will have a deep familiarity with land trust practices, as well as an entrepreneurial mind and the capacity to provide tangible benefits to the Conservancy.

The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and will lead and oversee all functions of the Conservancy in accordance with policies established by the Board.

The Executive Director will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Guide the Conservancy in achieving its mission, ensuring its programs build on accomplishments to date and further strengthen the quality, relevance, and profile of the organization.
  • Recommend to and assist the Board in developing overall objectives, strategies, and programs to achieve the organizational goals of the Conservancy, and oversee the implementation of all adopted policies, programs, plans, and procedures.
  • Ensure the preparation of annual plans and budgets for review and adoption by the Board of Directors and be responsible for overseeing staff and ensuring that the approved work program is carried out, pursuant to the adopted budget.
  • Work with the Development Director to fundraise for the implementation of the Ranch-wide Management Plan and significantly increase financial support for the Conservancy’s science, public access, and restoration programs from individual, institutional, agency, and corporate supporters.
  • Represent the organization externally, making public presentations as required and engaging in and overseeing communications with members of and contributors to the Conservancy, the general public, media, governmental agencies, and representatives of groups interested in environmental issues.
  • Raise the profile of the Conservancy within the national land trust and conservation communities, garnering recognition for its valuable and unique assets and programs.
  • Guide the development of the second iteration of the Ranch-wide Management Plan—including the Public Access Plan—in conjunction with Conservancy staff and Board, partners, and consultants.
  • Work closely with the Pacific Crest Trail Association, Tejon Ranch Company, and the US Forest Service to re-align the Pacific Crest Trail through Tejon Ranch.
  • Ensure that the books, records, and files of the Conservancy are maintained in good order at all times, and that financial records are at all times in compliance with all nonprofit reporting and other legal requirements.
  • Oversee real estate and land acquisition transactions in compliance with the highest standards of land trust practice.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • 10+ years of substantive and relevant work experience, land trust experience strongly preferred
  • Strong leadership skills, including an engaging and energetic demeanor and the ability to inspire and motivate staff, donors, and potential partners
  • Demonstrated conservation ethic and a commitment to serving the Conservancy’s mission
  • Demonstrated leadership and business acumen and a proven record leading organizational growth and effectiveness
  • Proven success securing funding for an organization or business/program function
  • Experience engaging and fully utilizing a board
  • Comfort in dealing with the budgeting process, project coordination, and management of staff and financial resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and constructively with colleagues and partners with disparate interests and backgrounds
  • History of conservation work in working lands or private ranch/farm settings
  • Ability to increase fundraising with individuals of high net worth, private, and family foundations and corporations, and an interest in trying new ideas in fundraising
  • Experience working with county, state, and national public policy leaders and an understanding of the important role of regulatory agencies and other community planning bodies
  • Experience working on land transactions and with title companies, appraisers, etc., highly desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree in natural resource science or management or equivalent experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, with proven ability to write and speak articulately and persuasively
  • Ability to listen to others and learn from their best ideas
  • Initiative, inquisitiveness, and intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders to resolve issues in a win/win manner
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and sense of humor
  • A personable, trustworthy, and diplomatic demeanor, and impeccable integrity
  • Exceptional analytical, strategic, and tactical abilities
  • Willingness to travel

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow this link to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. CEA Recruiting is assisting the Tejon Ranch Conservancy with this search. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Senior Development and Outreach Associate, NW Energy Coalition – Washington State

Organization: NW Energy Coalition

Position Title: Senior Development and Outreach Associate

Location: Seattle, Washington

Compensation: $51,000 – 55,000

Application Deadline: April 27, 2015

Description: The senior development and outreach associate is responsible for maintaining and increasing funding from all donor categories as well as from sponsoring companies and organizations through effective donor identification, cultivation and solicitation. In addition, this person will help organize appropriate events to broaden the Coalition’s donor and supporter base and to engage our membership. This person will work closely with the executive director, board development committee and Coalition staff.


Donor and sponsorship outreach and cultivation (60%)

  • Lead high-quality campaigns and strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit existing major donors, and sponsors and to develop new prospects.
    • In collaboration with the executive director and board members, manage a portfolio of major individual and corporate donors.
    • Initiate and maintain contact with potential major donors and corporate sponsors.
    • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies that involve staff and board members.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with the clean energy industry.
  • Develop and implement a new corporate donor/partner campaign.
  • Mobilize new and nontraditional resources using tools such as social media and crowdfunding platforms.
  • Develop donor communication materials.
  • Work collaboratively with Coalition staff, board and member organizations.

Development administration (20%):

  • Provide leadership and support for board development activities.
  • Document all gift donations and acknowledgement activities.
  • Maintain a donor database, track relationships and actions, build donor profiles and generate reports.

Event management and support (20%):

  • Work with outreach and communications staff to manage and coordinate special events, including the Coalition’s annual awards gala:
    • Coordinate logistical details prior to and during events
    • Publicize events through development of promotional materials and outreach.
    • Mobilize Coalition allies and prospective donors to attend events.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years experience in non-profit development and fundraising. Experience may substitute for education.
  • Additional relevant professional experience including (but not limited to) work in event planning or marketing.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, with strong follow-through and the ability to engage with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds and work with donors.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and ability to handle multiple projects and priorities.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and experience working in teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be a resourceful worker with a can-do attitude who can take initiative, follow through and manage time efficiently.

How to Apply: Application review will begin 4/27/15.In order to help us efficiently process applications and to ensure that your application is received, please observe the following:

1.) Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Gwen Heisterkamp at gwen (at) nwenergy (dot) org.
2.) In the subject line of your e-mail: “Your Full Name, Sr. Development Associate”
3.) In your cover letter, please reflect on your experience with the following: major donor cultivation, sponsorship cultivation, corporate partnership cultivation, events management, social media/crowdfunding, and database management.
4.) In your resume, please provide specific dates of employment (month/year).
5.) In your cover letter, please indicate where you found out about the position.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Assistant Director for Energy Services, University of Florida

Organization: University of Florida

Position Title: Assistant Director for Energy Services

Location: Gainesville, Florida

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Assistant Director for Energy Services has responsibility for management, development, and administration of the direction of the University of Florida’s Energy Services group within the Utilities & Energy Business Unit (3 direct reports and total staff of 15). The unit’s responsibility includes management of the Building Automation and Control System covering 12 MGSF of general education, laboratory and research space and administering energy management initiates and develops strategies to improve energy and operational effectives of building systems. The position is responsible for technical development of the university’s HVAC system direction and of campus policy covering its usage.

As this position is responsible for Energy Management and Building Control System initiatives for the campus, the ideal candidate must possess strong skills and significant experience in design and/or maintenance of complex commercial, institutional, or university HVAC systems. Additionally, the candidate will also need expertise in leading Building Automation System programming, installation, and management, including high level knowledge of IT concepts related to the communication of BACnet systems in a multi-vendor large device count environment. This position requires a candidate with both high-level strategic leadership as well as detailed technical understanding of energy and control systems.


Campus Energy Management

Development of department/university direction for campus energy initiatives and programs. Provides leadership and consultation for general campus energy consumption reduction and carbon footprint reduction. Oversees measurement and verification of facility energy utilization to stand as a basis for recommendations for operational, system or behavioral improvements. Position will coordinate, analyze and identify ways and means (technical and procedural) to improve the effectiveness of energy consumption on campus, identify technical system issues and propose solutions for campus HVAC and lighting controls systems. Develop and track key performance indicators for energy use at E&G and HSC facilities, including performance reviews of university utility plants (chilled water, waste water, and electrical generation). May perform or oversee third party engineering/feasibility studies and may participate in development of energy savings performance contracts. Serves as the key advisor and consultant for future construction and renovation projects. Responsible for effective use of staff in managing campus energy consumption and implementing energy saving initiates.

Building Automation and Facility Support

Responsible for providing technical guidance and leadership to the Energy Services Unit for the development, deployment and utilization of the Building Automation and Control Systems. The position is responsible for developing the vision, standards, and methods that are employed by the university staff in utilization of the building control systems. This includes recommendation of future changes, system specifications, and technical solutions to meet the demands of the campus. The position will manage the building automation staff and provide support to the Physical Plant Division – Operations Department to troubleshoot and resolve HVAC and building control issues. Position will coordinate work scope of department staff as required to support university projects and objectives.


Prepare annual reports to include quantitative documentation of improvements in energy consumption and lessons learned from completed projects. Prepare energy reports for university administrative officers. Prepares and distributes recurring reports as appropriate. Develop energy conservation projects and prepare proposals for submission. Maintains appropriate records on equipment and personnel. Hires, trains and supervises staff. Coordinates “special” projects and reports as directed. Assists in the preparation of the Utilities & Energy business plan. Monitors the department’s budget execution to ensure that it remains within fiscal constraints.

A criminal background check will be conducted.

Requirements: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience.


–          The position provides vision, direction and prioritization of energy management initiatives for the utility plants, HVAC control and lighting systems within buildings and requires a strong understanding of the underlying technology and concepts.
–          Degree(s) in mechanical, electrical or energy engineering
–          Licensure in engineering (PE)
–          Certified Energy Manager – CEM or other energy certification
–          Certified Building Commissioning Professional – CBCP or other commissioning certification
–          Management, Deployment and Integration of Multi-Vendor Building Automation Systems
–          Experience in higher education institutions
–          Experience managing technical and trade craftsmen
–          Experience in implementation of energy efficient and sustainable practices
–          Health Assessment Required:    No

How to Apply:  Apply online. This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. Application review began on March 31, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after this date will be considered at the discretion of the hiring committee.

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

2015 Science Communication Internship, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography – Washington, DC

Organization: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Position Title: The 2015 ASLO Science Communication Intern

Location: Washington, DC area

Dates and compensation: The internship will begin in early to mid-September and last 14 weeks.; Travel Funds: The intern will be assisting with the organization of events for the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting (February 2016, New Orleans, LA) and the USA Science & Engineering Festival (April 2016, Washington, DC). While these events take place after the conclusion of the internship, travel funds for the intern to attend and participate in both events will be available.; This is a paid internship and carries a stipend of $6,000.

Application Deadline: June 5, 2015

Description: The 2015 ASLO Science Communication Internship will provide exposure to the many forms of science communication over a 14-week period beginning in September 2015 in the Washington, D.C. area. The internship is available to current or recent graduate students in the aquatic sciences. Selection criteria include demonstrated interest in one or more aspects of science communication, strong communications skills, and excellent academic record.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will participate in a wide variety of communication projects in the areas of Policy, Education, and Public Outreach.

• Policy. Get a first-hand look at how policy is formulated in the U.S. during the Geosciences Congressional Visits Day and by attending hearings and topical briefings on Capitol Hill.
• Education and Outreach. Learn more about aquatic science education by participating with ASLO’s Education committees and in the COSEE Consortium. Reach the masses by designing part of ASLO’s exhibit for 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival, which has an anticipated attendance of 300,000 people. Hone science writing skills by preparing material for ASLO’s social media channels.

Qualifications: This internship is available to current or recent graduate students in the aquatic sciences.

How to Apply: To apply for the ASLO Science Communication Internship, please submit the following via email to Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science, at . Applications must be received by midnight EST, June 5, 2015.
• Cover letter (2 pages max) stating your communication interests and what you feel you can contribute to ASLO’s Policy, Education and Outreach programs.
• Resume
• A letter of support from an academic advisor or other mentor (sent directly by the reference to

In addition to the above, you must send official copies of your college transcripts. Transcripts must be postmarked by June 5th and sent to:
Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography
ASLO Internship Application
10410 Kensington Parkway, Suite 216
Kensington, MD 20895

Questions about the internship should be sent to Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science, at

Apr 20 / BARD CEP

Call for Papers and Posters: Integrity of Creation Conference on Climate Change – Pennsylvania

Conference: Integrity of Creation: Climate Change, Call for Papers and Posters

Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2015

Organization: Duquesne University

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Deadline to submit: May 15, 2015

Description: Duquesne University invites academic Papers & Posters on Climate Change to be presented at this inaugural annual conference. The interdisciplinary conference series provides a scholarly forum to explore topics related to the Integrity of Creation.

How to Apply: There is no fee to register for the conference. For questions contact Glory Smith, at: or 412-396-4504. Please apply on the conference website at:

Apr 19 / BARD CEP

Research Intern, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport – China

Organization: Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport

Position Title: Research Intern

Location: Shanghai, China

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Description: SLoCaT Partnership is looking for a research intern who has a strong interest in global policies on transport, sustainable development, and climate change. He or she will work directly with the SLoCaT Secretariat, which is based in Changning District in Shanghai, China.

The research intern will be mainly responsible for providing research support on sustainable transport based on one or more of the following 5 work streams of SLoCaT Partnership:

  1. Results Framework on Sustainable Transport
  2. Financing Framework for Sustainable Transport
  3. Collaborative Work Program on Sustainable Transport and Poverty
  4. Work Program on Transport and Climate Change
  5. Rural Transport

Detailed information and plans under the 5 work streams can be found in the SLoCaT Partnership Work Program 2015-2016.

Responsibilities: The internship with SLoCaT Partnership will focus on the following areas with potential for expansion into other areas depending on the needs of the organization:

  • Assisting with qualitative and quantitative research projects on various topics relating to sustainable transport;
  • Preparing and checking collected information on the global development of sustainable transport;
  • Using spreadsheet and other software to analyze qualitative data; assist in generating data summaries with graphics and tables;
  • Perform any other additional task for SLoCaT Partnership.


  • Able to commit to between 3 and 6 months of working full-time in the Shanghai office;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in transport, urban planning, public policy, or other fields related to sustainable development;
  • Has a passion for promoting global sustainable development through transport;
  • Experiences with Microsoft office;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter plus two references in English to Talya Enriquez Romano ( Only English resumes will be considered.

Apr 19 / BARD CEP

Research Fellow, Project Drawdown – California

Organization: Project Drawdown

Position Title: Research Fellow

Location: Sausalito, California

Dates and compensation: The summer program will run from May 11–August 14th 2015, with fellows joining on a rolling basis depending on other work commitments. Research fellows are not required to commit themselves for the entire program period, but must commit to at least five weeks (on average, fellows work on three solutions over ten weeks). Specific schedules and deadlines for each fellow will be determined individually at the beginning of each fellowship, with updates on progress submitted regularly to the Project Drawdown Research Team.; Research fellows will receive a stipend of US$1,000 per solution undertaken. In addition, fellows will benefit from professional development opportunities, networking with our broad coalition of climate leaders, and attribution in all materials produced from their research. . Travel and accommodation costs will not be compensated.

NOTE: There will be several recorded orientation sessions scheduled throughout May for fellows to familiarize themselves with our methodology and background readings.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: Research fellowships are available to scholars and professionals with previous experience evaluating the impact of technological, social, and/or ecological solutions to climate change. Working part-time, typically in conjunction with other work commitments, research fellows are expected to produce technical reports and models on 2-4 solutions over the course of their fellowship. Fellows can also assist in the finalization process by contributing to the development of our integration model incorporating all 100 solutions.

Responsibilities: Each solution requires:

1) Technical Report (5,000-6,000 words);
2) Solution-specific financial and climate models; and
3) Supplemental information (depending upon solution).

4)  Policy or Financial Memo (1,500 words) recommending actions needed to spur global adoption.

It is estimated that each solution requires 40-60 hours to complete, depending on previous experience and knowledge of the solution.

During the last two weeks of their fellowship, research fellows can also join the finalization team, helping to develop our integration models, database components, and online platform, as well as prepare for our presentation and workshops at the COP21 in Paris this December.


  • Master’s degree required, PhD or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, energy efficiency, bio-sequestration, agriculture, international development, sharing economy, or related field
  • Experience in quantitative analysis, data modeling, econometrics highly desired
  • Strong research, analysis and writing skills
  • Experience with preparing clear, compelling, and high-quality reports and presentations
  • Project management skills, capable of meeting deadlines and working with large groups of people

How to Apply: Please complete our online application form. All candidates should be sure to upload their most recent resume or CV, a list of references, and two recent writing samples (see below for details). We will also consider letters of support from supervisors or institutions, if applicable.

Apr 19 / BARD CEP

Program Support Associate, Elevate Energy – Illinois

Organization: Elevate Energy

Position Title: Program Support Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: April 27, 2015

Description: The Program Support Associate assists in supporting Elevate Energy’s customer programs and contributes to ongoing communication and education activities. A primary responsibility is the support of Elevate Energy’s real-time electricity pricing programs. As part of the customer support center, the Associate works to maintain relationships with customers and assists in the accompanying production work. The Associate shares responsibility for the accurate documentation of these customer interactions as they relate to Elevate Energy programs.


The Program Support Associate reports directly to the Manager, Program Support. The Associate collaborates closely with other Elevate Energy staff on operations and production activities.


  • Provide customer support services. This includes:
    • Answering incoming phone, email, and live chat communications
    • Providing information on a variety of Elevate Energy and client programs and services
    • Tracking and addressing customer comments, requests, and complaints using a customer relationship management database.
  • Learn and stay up to date on current dynamic pricing and energy efficiency developments.
  • Support the creation, review, and implementation of customer communications and education materials.
  • Support the program logistics. This includes working with our communications and marketing teams to:
    • Assemble mailers, flyers, and event materials
    • Support both incoming and outgoing mailings
  • Perform other duties as required in assistance to and in cooperation with other Elevate Energy staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Passion for environmental issues, economic/social justice, and/or energy efficiency
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required
  • Previous experience with direct customer service
  • Exceptional organizational and coordination skills
  • Ability to independently leverage critical thinking skills to address real world customer issues based on well-defined program guidelines
  • A demonstrated attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications with a focus on excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting

How to Apply: To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary history to:

Email to: or fax to: 773-698-6869

Elevate Energy
322 S. Green Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607

No phone calls, please.

Apr 19 / BARD CEP

U.S. Climate Program Assistant, Environmental Defense Fund – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Program Assistant, U.S. Climate Legal and Regulatory

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Environmental Defense Fund is seeking a Program Assistant who will provide administrative and program support for the Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy.The Program Assistant will be an experienced administrative professional who can provide complex administrative support for the team by performig difficult and specialized administrative and technical responsibilities.


  • Prepare written materials, respond to information requests, and help coordinate and track activities for the Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy
  • Attend internal meetings and be able to document, identify and track key takeaways, next steps, including resources or research needs
  • Collaborate on preparation and distribution of reports and other written materials
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external contacts
  • Actively promote and ensure clear communications with internal staff at all levels
  • Manage schedules, organize meetings, conference calls and video conferences for the Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy
  • Make decisions on routine tasks and assignments
  • Solve moderately complicated problems using independent thinking and knowledge in both routine and specialized projects
  • Process expense and American Express reports and submit program-related invoices
  • Administer contracts for consultants and work with Finance to ensure timely payments of contracts.
  • Maintain well-organized and accessible electronic and paper files
  • Coordinate projects to ensure deliverables are given within specificied timeframe


  • Bachelor’s degree and some professional office work experience in fast-paced, detail-oriented environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communications ability
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently, and successfully handle and prioritize diverse tasks simultaneously
  • Interest in environmental advocacy is preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of IBM PCs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)

How to Apply: Apply online

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Communications Intern, Earthworks – Washington, DC or Remote

Organization: Earthworks

Position Title: Communications Intern

Location: Washington, DC; While Earthworks is based in Washington, DC we welcome remote applicants and would be happy to have an intern that works from home/their dorm room.

Dates and compensation: Earthworks requires a minimum commitment of 3 months.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

The Program Communications Intern will work closely with our program staff and communications team to update and create new fact-based issue pages for our website. Our key issues are fracking and hard rock mining, and our issue pages range in topic from the 1873 Mining Law to noise pollution from fracking operations.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent research and writing skills. This is the perfect internship for students looking to learn more about the non-profit world, make connections and start building their resume.

-Current student or recent college graduate (all majors welcome)
-Ability to commit at least 10 hours per week
-Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
-Commitment to the environment
-Advanced computer or language skills are a plus

How to apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Please include your weekly availability and desired start and end date.

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Clean Energy Research and Analysis Intern, Environmental Defense Fund – California

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Clean Energy Research and Analysis Intern

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.

Act as a front line researcher providing documents and analysis for expert witnesses to use in testimony in a range of Public Utility Commission Proceedings.


Investigate clean energy activities in other states.

Research the impact on water conservation and jobs from creating markets for clean distributed energy resources.

Research how distributed energy resources can help balance the electricity system as it moves to 50% renewables in 2030.

Help build coalitions, particularly with firms advancing efficiency and clean distributed generation.

Conduct research on utility efforts to promote or block clean energy.

Analyse policy proceedings and final decisions and determine what if any carbon savings can be attributed to them.

Where possible find interesting articles to blog about so as to increase the visibility of of the program.

Good understanding of the electricity industry and energy politics.
Excellent research skills
Excellent analytical skills
Ability to find telling anecdotes and write well
Knowledge of social media opportunities

How to Apply: Apply online

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Midwest Clean Energy Intern, Environmental Defense Fund – Texas

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Midwest Clean Energy Intern

Location: Austin, Texas

Dates and Compensation: Full-time (35 hours/week); $4,200 for the entire summer ($12/hour)

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.

EDF’s Clean Energy program seeks an intern to assist in our effort to advance efficiency and renewables, encourage financing for clean energy, and promote grid modernization in our Midwest operations, with a focus on Illinois and Ohio.

  • Help advance clean jobs legislation
  • Enable customers to cut their energy use by obtaining access to usage data from smart meters.
  • Calculate the greenhouse-gas reductons from advanced meter infrastructure.
  • Encourage new initiatives to finance efficiency and clean energy.
  • Promote microgrid demonstrations that highlight the environmental and economic value of clean distributed generation.


  • Investigate clean energy activities in other states.
  • Help build coalitions, particularly with firms advancing efficiency and clean distributed generation.
  • Conduct research on utility efforts to promote or block clean energy.


  • Current undergraduate student or recent graduate.
  • Good understanding of the electricity industry and energy politics.
  • Ability to find telling anecdotes and write well.
  • Knowledge of social media opportunities.

How to Apply: Apply online

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Energy Specialist, The Wilderness Society – Colorado

Organization: The Wilderness Society

Position Title: Energy Specialist

Location: Grand Junction, Colorado

Dates and compensation: This is a one year grant-funded position which may be extended contingent on funding. This position is based in Grand Junction, CO. No relocation assistance provided.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places, is seeking a full-time Energy Specialist to join its team in Grand Junction, CO.

In coordination with TWS staff and partner organizations, the Energy Specialist’s responsibilities include working with local BLM offices, conservation organizations, individuals, and communities to support oil and gas reforms, including developing and implementing Master Leasing Plans that achieve a more conservation-oriented balance to public lands management and promoting policies to reduce methane and other greenhouse gases associated with oil and gas operations on public lands. The Energy Specialist will cultivate and organize community, agency, business, industry and individual support for these processes, policies, and outcomes in western Colorado, eastern Utah, and nationally.


  • Facilitate successful completion and implementation of specific Master Leasing Plans (MLPs) and related Resource Management Plan (RMP) components, focusing initially on plans in western Colorado and eastern Utah.
  • Build community support for MLPs to ensure that they are successfully developed and implemented, and that the policy endures.
  • Ensure MLPs and RMPs address conflicts between oil and gas development and national parks, wilderness-quality lands, cultural and archeological treasures, sage-grouse and big game habitat, recreation, and other conservation values and achieve an appropriate balance for these resources.
  • Develop and build support for detailed recommendations for MLP proposals, including identifying and cultivating local community members to speak out in community settings and the media for strong conservation designations as part of the energy planning process. Engage with BLM and local partners to advocate for MLPs and balanced management.
  • Work with TWS staff to advocate for strong policies and practices that reduce methane and other greenhouse gas emissions associated with oil and gas development on public lands, and build agency, industry, and community support for their effective implementation.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations, from lawyers, scientists, and policy specialists to grassroots activists to ranchers, hunters/anglers, and other public land stakeholders.
  • Travel as needed to gain first-hand knowledge of wild lands and develop relationships with partners and key players throughout the region.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Experience, Competencies, and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required; additional education and/or work experience in public lands or natural resources issues preferred.
  • A record of success organizing advocacy campaign work.
  • Experience in environmental advocacy, public policy, grassroots organizing and/or public lands issues.
  • Solid understanding of public land management planning and/or issues and land management agency culture and policy.
  • Ability to review and comment on agency proposals and actions, and identify key policy, legal, and political opportunities and pressure points.
  • Ability to translate policy and planning expertise into effective strategies and tactics to protect wild lands.
  • Ability to work with technical experts and translate complex technical information into user-friendly language and forms.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable communicating with diverse constituencies, agency representatives and other governmental decision-makers.
  • Desire and ability to work in teams.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a sense of humor.
  • Excellent strategic instincts and long-term vision.
  • Strong intellect, creativity, drive, and initiative.

Desired Characteristics

  • Highly motivated self-starter with a proven ability to manage multiple demands and deadlines and work independently.
  • Integrity, trustworthiness, tact, and discretion.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Passion for wilderness and land conservation.

How to Apply: For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume (as one attachment) to:

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Energy and Climate Community Outreach Director, Acadia Center – Massachusetts

Organization: Acadia Center

Position Title: Energy and Climate Community Outreach Director

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Acadia Center is engaged in an expanded effort to communicate and message positive approaches to developing a clean energy economy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and benefiting consumers and communities.  Central to this project will be outreach to explain and raise awareness of ways that the state, region, individuals and towns can support and adopt solutions for a better future.  To advance these efforts, Acadia Center is seeking a dynamic, full-time advocate to conduct a broad-ranging speaking and outreach effort to raise awareness and support implementation of clean energy policy initiatives. The core resources for this work are Acadia Center’s comprehensive EnergyVision (2014) and UtilityVision (2015) frameworks.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter of interest, resume and at least two professional references to and please insert ‘Outreach Director’ in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Policy Advocate, Acadia Center – Massachusetts or Maine

Organization: Acadia Center

Position Title: Policy Advocate – Massachusetts or Maine

Location: Boston, Massachusetts or Maine

Dates and compensation: Salary and position title will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and skill level. Benefits including health care, dental, retirement and disability.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Policy Advocate will have a leadership role advancing Acadia Center’s efforts to promote and implement energy and climate policy reforms focusing on, clean energy, utility and power grid policy and energy efficiency. The position is expected to include activities such as representing Acadia Center with senior elected and policy officials and in policy forums; develop policy positions and responses to external proposals; drafting public comments, educational documents and filings; working with partner organizations and building coalitions; and communicating policy issues with media.

Qualifications: The successful candidate has the capacity to synthesize complex information to fashion strong advocacy messages and strategies. While substantive experience in utility and energy and climate policy is highly valued, candidates with an interest in energy and climate policy but without a background in these areas and who are motivated to learn about these issues are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills and a comfort level with data analysis/interpretation are important in our work. Candidates should be excited by opportunities for public speaking, expository writing, and advocacy, and be comfortable working cooperatively in a team structure while handling independent assignments. Candidates should be able to work with diverse constituencies to advance policy goals in legislative, regulatory, and advisory settings and be able to assert the organization’s goals in a professional and competent manner. At least two years of relevant experience in a litigation firm, consultancy, public agency, NGO or comparable public interest setting is desired. Candidates with advanced degrees in law or public policy are preferred but those with relevant experience who evidence a strong interest in and capacity to advance policy reforms will be given equal consideration. Those with greater experience are also encouraged to apply as the position has the flexibility to be fashioned as a more senior role.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter of interest, resume and at least two professional references to and please insert Policy Advocate in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Energy Finance Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative – England

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Energy Finance Analyst

Location: London, England

Compensation: The position is available for immediate appointment. The position will be based in London. Travel will be required. CPI offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, relationship management, effective collaboration and pragmatic problem solving skills. CPI is looking for a talented, highly skilled and motivated analyst to join its Energy Finance program, which focuses on the potential for financial and policy innovations to drive a transition to low carbon energy.

The analyst position will be responsible for:

Executing research on (1) European energy policy and regulations, (2) Prevailing practice and perspectives in European energy infrastructure financing, and (3) The impact of policies on energy infrastructure financing (both low carbon and carbon-intensive); and Contributing to the organization, management and delivery of CPI Energy Finance work.

The successful applicant will lead and undertake robust analysis that draws on methodologies from a range of disciplines including public policy, finance, and economics. In conducting analysis, he/she will be required to work closely with a range of local and international partners, including government agencies, investor groups, project developers, electric utilities, and other private sector actors. Furthermore, the analyst will be expected to work closely with the Senior Director to support day-to-day management of CPI Energy Finance program and operations. Some regional and international travel may be required.


Manage rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis and evaluation of European energy policies and energy infrastructure financing.

Build up and maintain a policy database for a selection of European Member States.

Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines.

Help develop, maintain, coordinate and facilitate strong relationships and good communication with business partners, clients, and team members.

Interact with policymakers, private sector participants and other stakeholders on a regular basis to conduct joint analysis, communicate research findings effectively, and/or to ensure analysis undertaken is policy relevant.

Support the Senior Director for ad-hoc research efforts in line with the mission of CPI Energy Finance.

Travel in support of CPI Energy Finance, as necessary.


In-depth understanding of the European regulatory landscape and processes for energy infrastructure at the European and Member State levels: power generation (both low carbon and carbon-intensive), electric transmission & networks, customer side of the meter, etc.

Experience with electricity market design, energy systems, and commodity price modeling.

A good understanding of corporate and project finance and the asset management process.

An insightful, independent, analytical mind with a strong track record of top-notch analysis.

Proven ability to initiate, manage, and deliver projects on time.

Ability to communicate methods, results and recommendations from complex qualitative and quantitative analysis to expert and non-technical audiences.

Familiarity and comfort working with government officials, academics and research organizations, and leaders from the private sector.

Professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, and ability to interact with a diverse group of people.

Respect for your fellow colleagues and a deep commitment to the mission and values of CPI.


Fluency in English is required. Fluency in German, Italian, or Spanish is desirable.


Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy or a related quantitatively rigorous field strongly preferred.

4+ years of experience analyzing, designing or complying with policy and market mechanisms in the European energy sector.

Experience working with government or private sector experience (leading consulting firm, think tank, financial institution, utility, etc.).

Project management experience.

How to Apply:

Visit to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV/resume, (2) a cover letter, followed by a writing sample of 5 pages or less that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.