Organization: AWS Truepower
Position Title: Wind Project Intern
Location: Albany, New York
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; paid
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: For nearly 30 years, AWS Truepower’s passion for innovation and commitment to providing the highest levels of integrity to our clients and colleagues has made our company into an international leader in renewable energy technology applications. We offer an exciting working environment at our corporate headquarters in a rapidly growing industry, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a great location in the Capital District of New York State. Additionally, we have offices in Barcelona, Spain, Bangalore, India and Curitiba, Brazil and Denver, CO USA.
Responsibilities: AWS Truepower is a rapidly growing industry leader in the field of renewable energy consulting and currently seeks an intern to support our growing domestic and international wind resource assessment and wind energy project planning activities. Specific duties will include assisting with weekly monitoring of meteorological data transmitted from remote towers, monthly validation and reporting of wind data collected by developers at prospective wind project sites, and analysis of climatological data to assess the viability of proposed sites for wind development.
Qualifications: Pursuing or have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Studies, Geography, or related field.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to work with large datasets, have basic statistical knowledge, apply and enforce company quality-control standards, and be able to assist meteorology and modeling staff in meeting deadlines. Capabilities in Geographic Information Systems are also preferred. The candidate should be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and possess excellent organization, communication, and time management skills.
How to Apply: Apply online at the AWS Truepower website.
Organization: Rails to Trails Conservancy
Position Title: Transportation Policy Intern
Location: Washington, DC and Oakland, California
Hours and Compensation: 20 hours for a minimum 3 months; unpaid
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Description: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is the nation’s leading advocate for rail-trails and a national champion for active transportation policy. RTC is a significant voice in federal legislation related to creating bikeable and walkable communities. RTC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
RTC is seeking senior/or master students enrolled at a college or university interested in working on environmental and public policy issues. Interns will provide assistance to the program, and the policy. Assignments will consist of administrative support. Interns will participate as full-time staff members including attending staff meetings, retreats and social gatherings. Hours are flexible to accommodate class schedule(s) or other commitments. Generally hours are four days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Responsibilities: The policy & administrative intern will assist the Sr. Vice President of Federal Relations, and other policy staff with many time-intensive but not terribly demanding tasks; a tentative list of support activities includes:
- Credit card reconciliation statements
- Reimbursement request paper work
- Materials preparation for Hill visits
- Hill request fulfillment
- Lobbying reports
- Flight bookings when needed
- Printing/copying as needed
- Light research on members of Congress
- Data base creation to track issues based campaign
Qualifications: Undergraduate degree or a senior with three years of college; an interest in transportation policy; and alternative transportation issues, mass transit/biking/walking.
RTC operates off a PC/Microsoft Office platform, and experience in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook is expected. Applicants should be task-oriented, highly organized and possess a strong interest in environmental issues or related studies in sustainable transportation, public policy and bike/ped/trail developments.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume (no phone calls, please) indicating a “Transportation Policy Internship” preference, including how you learned of this announcement, to:
Attn: Elton A. Clark
Human Resources Manager
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, 5th Floor, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Organization: Marine Conservation Institute
Position Title: Policy Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full-time, January – April 2015; Unpaid
Application Deadline: October 1, 2014
Description: Marine Conservation Institute’s internship program provides motivated and academically-promising students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a real‐world arena. During their internship, students work closely with science and policy staff on cutting edge issues in marine conservation biology and ocean policy. Most of the internship opportunities are geared towards graduate students or students who have recently completed graduate degrees, although we have on occasion developed opportunities for undergraduates to work on pressing marine conservation issues.
For internship positions, we seek individuals with excellent communication skills, substantive knowledge or professional experience in marine or environmental science or policy, and who share our commitment to the preservation of marine life and biological diversity. We also prefer candidates who have a demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision.
Working out of our DC office, policy interns have the opportunity to work closely with our policy staff to gain important skills in conservation advocacy. Previous policy interns have had the opportunity to assist with establishing National Monuments and our National Marine Sanctuaries Reauthorization efforts, our work to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, development of our MPAtlas project, and on GLORES, among other projects. Policy interns have described their internship experience as being important for learning about lobbying and the legislative process and for understanding more about packaging science for Federal decision makers. These internships coincide with the academic calendar.
Conducting research on US marine policy
Setting lobbying appointments with congressional staffers
Accompanying Marine Conservation Institute staff on visits to the Hill/agencies and keeping records of visits
Staying abreast of and briefing staff on marine conservation news
Preparing educational materials and fact sheets
Providing administrative support (answer phones, file, purchase office supplies, open & distribute mail, computer troubleshoot, etc.). This constitutes approximately 20% of the intern’s time.
How to Apply: To apply to the internship, please send the following material via e-mail to email@example.com. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting October 1st, 2014. Please reference the internship title and your name in the subject line.
A cover letter detailing your interests, relevant experience, goals and availability;
A writing sample (2 page maximum);
A course list detailing applicable coursework experience;
A list of 3 references.
Please no calls.
Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council
Position Title: Latin America Project Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Unpaid
Description: NRDC is seeking an intern to work with the International Program’s Latin America team in our Washington, D.C. office on research, analysis and advocacy related to NRDC’s work on climate change, energy and sustainable coastal communities in Latin America. As our team prepares for the UN climate conference (COP20) in Lima in December, as well as the expected commitments from countries leading up to the conference in Paris in 2015, the intern will help our team develop reports, fact sheets and blogs. S/he will also be assigned a specific research project to develop over the course of the internship; we will discuss possible topics and appropriate products during the first days of the internship. Recent interns’ projects have included:
Reviewing existing research and new literature about drivers of deforestation in Latin America, and drafting an issue brief about the issue;
Researching and analyzing climate change adaptation efforts underway Peru and Mexico;
Researching black carbon and diesel pollution in Latin America; and interviewing country representatives about vehicle emissions and fleets, fuel quality regulations, and air quality regulations and monitoring.
Responsibilities: Work with the Latin America team specifically and others in the institution to help NRDC prepare for the UN Climate Conference in Lima in December. This includes contacting partner groups, helping to create and execute communications strategies, collaborating on fact sheets and reports we may release at the conference, and assisting with logistical coordination for travel and events for our team while at the conference.
Research a specific topic—to be developed in consultation with the Latin America team at the beginning of the internship—and produce an appropriate final product (to be determined at the same time as the topic). This will require working independently, while checking in with our team on a regular basis for group discussions. We expect the intern to be able to conduct research professionally via the internet, telephone, skype, etc.
On a weekly basis, work with the Latin America team to identify and read relevant Spanish articles, and then summarize them in English for inclusion in our weekly news blog.
Assist the Latin America team with any other needs that may come up, from social media requests to ad hoc quick research needs.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or a related subject area;
Previous research experience is a plus;
Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with the capability to handle multiple tasks, work well under pressure and be detail-oriented;
Ability to work independently as well as with a team;
High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
The position requires working in both English and Spanish so applicant is expected to be bilingual, or a native speaker of one language and highly proficient in the other. Familiarity with Latin America, especially Chile or Mexico, is a plus. Graduate or very committed undergraduates are preferred.
This is an unpaid internship, but school credit can be arranged.
How to Apply: To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting.
Organization: The Institute for Environmental Solutions
Position Title: Environmental Program Intern
Location: Denver, Colorado
Hours and Compensation: Unpaid internship; 15-20 hours/week
Description: The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is an independent non-profit organization that engages stakeholders to deliver technically sound solutions to complex environmental and health problems – without unwanted side effects. IES is seeking motivated graduate interns passionate about protecting the environment!
IES is seeking enthusiastic graduate interns to join one of our project teams: The Tree Project or the Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Project. The Tree Project’s mission is to improve the environment of Colorado’s urban areas through proper tree selection and management. The CEC Project seeks to mitigate and prevent water pollution from trace contaminants in household and personal care products through alternative products, elementary and adult education, and research.
Support technical and program work in all phases of the current and upcoming projects.
- Conduct independent background research and analysis on various environmental issues
- Participate in project design, project implementation, stakeholder meetings, community workshops, and educational programs.
- Help build and maintain IES outreach to and communication with stakeholders.
- Assist with writing, editing, and submitting grant proposals to support project work.
- Assist with the development and distribution of marketing materials.
- Design and implement real world elementary education programs including lesson plans for a variety of age groups.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be self-motivated, detail-oriented graduate students or college graduates. Excellent writing, verbal, presentation, research, and organizational skills are required. The intern must have the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and communicate effectively in a team-oriented environment. Completed studies in technical areas such as environmental science, chemistry, biology, engineering, urban planning, health, economics, or nonprofit management are desired.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Solutions@i4es.org. Be sure to include why you are interested in this position and your availability (in Denver). Please include the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email. IES does not have a central office. Interns work independently, and participate in Institute and Project meetings in Denver. Please mention how you learned of this opening.
Organization: Concordia College
Position Title: Sustainability Coordinator
Location: Moorhead, Minnesota
Hours and Compensation: Full-time
Description: The Sustainability Coordinator serves as a key facilitator of sustainability-related activity on campus. The successful candidate will provide broad institutional leadership in the college’s efforts to infuse sustainability principles into all curricular and operational aspects of the college. The central focus of the position is on engaging with students, faculty, and staff to promote sustainability across campus and to facilitate worthy initiatives. The Sustainability Coordinator will work collaboratively with a diverse array of units of the college as Concordia moves towards achieving its Vision for Sustainability.
Specific responsibilities include the following.
-Work with the President’s Sustainability Council and the various units of the college to refine and pursue the goals and initiatives consistent with the Concordia College Vision for Sustainability and Strategic Plan. Conduct information-finding research and data collection as needed.
-Track progress on meeting college sustainability goals, produce an annual sustainability report, and keep the college up-to-date in its STARS reporting.
-Promote sustainable practices and sustainability principles on campus through efforts to increase understanding, foster collaborative educational experiences across all campus constituencies (students, staff, and faculty), and promote behaviors consistent with local and global sustainability.
-Assist units in developing and implementing changes that reduce the ecological footprint (including carbon emissions) of college operations.
-Work closely with students, assisting them in pursuing sustainability initiatives and creating a culture of sustainability.
-Run the Eco-Reps program, oversee EcoHouse programming, and provide overall coordination for the campus organic garden.
-Manage the sustainability section of the college’s website and promote awareness of the college’s sustainability efforts.
-Represent the college’s sustainability efforts to community and other external audiences, including alumni of the college
-A Master’s level degree, preferably related to environmental or sustainability studies.
-Two years of experience working in the field of sustainability and/or in higher education.
-Highly effective leadership, collaborative, and interpersonal relationship skills; able to work successfully with students, faculty, administrators, and support staff.
-Strong organizational skills and able to handle at one time multiple projects of varying size and complexity.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills; good computer skills.
-The ability to understand technical and financial data (on carbon emissions, electricity costs, etc.) and to relate them to the general community.
-An understanding of and interest in the global dimensions of sustainability.
Demonstrated ability to design, manage, and implement projects of various types.
-Support for the mission and vision of Concordia College.
How to Apply: Apply at the Concordia College website.
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Organization: The National Council for Science and the Environment
Position Title: Program Coordinator and Communications Specialist
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled. However, a decision is expected to be made soon to fill the position on or before October 01, 2014.
Description: National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis of environmental decision-making. It seeks to be a bridge that spans the divide between science, its applications, and policy.
NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge to make science useful to policies and decisions on critical environmental issues.
We engage scientists, educators, policy-makers, environmental managers, government agencies, conservationists, and business leaders. While an advocate for science and its use, NCSE does not take positions on environmental issues. With a reputation for objectivity and non-partisanship, we are able to provide a neutral forum for all. NCSE assists communities in jointly finding acceptable solutions to complex environmental challenges by using expert facilitation, problem solving processes, and fostering joint implementation.
All sciences and technical areas relevant to decisions are recognized as important, including physical, biological, and social sciences, as well as engineering. Research, scientific synthesis and assessment, tools that support decision-making, formal and informal education, communication, are all respected and utilized.
Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of this position will support NCSE’s various services related to the University Affiliate Program, Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD), Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL), and the Community College Affiliate Program (CCAP).
Specific Tasks: This position will primarily report to the Associate Executive Director of NCSE. Support with planning, coordination, and implementation of all activities is required.
Specific list of responsibilities may include coordination of monthly conference calls; ensuring that NCSE’s affiliate members receive the best value for the services offered; CEDD, CEREL, and CCAP conference and event planning; collaboration with federal agencies, academic community, and others; outreach and communications with partners/collaborators; logistics, promotion and marketing of events; participation in NCSE events; support with all CEDD, CEREL, and CCAP pre- and post-conference related activities; Co-create and support all responsibilities related to the publication of “Daily Environmental News Digest” and weekly Newsletters; CEDD, CEREL, and CCAP web-page content management; promotion and marketing of CEDD, CEREL, and CCAP events, activities, and services; Support and help with all other NCSE activities and tasks to include memberships and development.
- Attention to details
- Solution oriented
- Social media savvy
- Productive attitude
- Team player
Education (Required): Bachelor’s Degree. (Master’s Degree preferred).
Candidates with an earned degree in environmental sciences, sustainability, or related fields will be preferred.
Candidates with excellent communication (written and verbal) skills will be preferred.
Experience: Prefer candidates with 1 year of professional experience related to program coordination (internship experience will be considered)
How to Apply: To apply for the position, please submit
- Resume (not to exceed 2 pages)
- Cover Letter (not to exceed 1 page)
Please send the Resume and cover letter to Christopher Prince (NCSE Meetings and Office Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Title: Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow
Location: The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments in the African Union, Bangladesh, Burma, Cote D’Ivoire, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Somoa, and Timor-Leste.
Hours and Compensation: Fulbright-Clinton Fellows will spend 32 hours per week in their professional assignments and 8 hours per week pursuing related academic projects.
Application Deadline: 2015-2016 Competition Deadline: October 14, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST
Description: Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country.
Policy and budget development and analysis; program monitoring and evaluation
Drafting speeches, talking points, and correspondence
Record keeping and note taking
General project management
Fellows will have the opportunity to use their subject area expertise, language fluency, and other skills, such as IT proficiency, during the program to support the achievement of host institution goals. Responsibilities will be finalized after the placement is made. Participants will also be expected to carry out an academic component, such as an independent research project or related coursework.
Qualifications: Successful applicants must be young professionals who have a strong service orientation, flexibility and resourcefulness, outstanding organizational skills, a wide range of competencies including strong writing, communication and IT skills, and the ability to work behind the scenes in a supportive role.
All candidates must:
- Be U.S. citizens by October 14, 2014.
- Have a Master’s level degree (MA, JD, MBA, MPA, MPH, MSW, MSc, or other) with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy prior to September 1, 2015, OR be currently enrolled in a doctoral program prior to the grant period which will commence in September 2015. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. at the time of application or who will hold a Ph.D. at any time during the grant period are not eligible. Candidates with Medical Degrees are eligible with some stipulations; please see the FAQs on the application website for details.
- Have at least two years of full-time, professional work experience in policy-related fields.
Preference in selection will be given to candidates with:
- Fluency in the local working language(s).
- Deep knowledge of the host country/region (history, culture, etc.).
- A strong service orientation and a high degree of versatility, resourcefulness, and creativity.
- Applicable professional experience.
- Advanced communication skills.
Advanced Degree Required
How to Apply: For more information and to apply, visit the Fellowship website.
Organization: The Herbert Scoville, Jr., Peace Fellowship
Position Title: Herbert Scoville, Jr., Peace Fellow
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: full-time for at least six months; salaried
Spring 2015 Fellowship–October 6, 2014
Fall 2015 Fellowship–January 5, 2015
Description: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.
The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media. To date, 154 fellowships have been awarded.
How to Apply: Visit the Scoville Peace Fellowships applicant resource page for information on applying.
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
322 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Organization: The Climate Reality Project
Position Title: Science and Solutions Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation:
- This position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week and a maximum of 20.
- Based on the candidate’s availability, a slightly flexible schedule may be possible.
Organization Overview: The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.
Description: The Science and Solutions team is looking for an intern who will be part of a campaign to make the general public aware of climate change science, impacts and the push for clean energy solutions.
- Researching climate and energy related issues.
- Summarizing reports, briefings, and hearings.
- Preparing support materials for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
- Preparing support materials for Climate Reality’s annual flagship event – “24 Hours of Reality.”
- Daily curation of Reality Drop website, including deleting inappropriate articles, reviewing and categorizing relevant climate news articles.
- Providing administrative help to the team, as needed.
- A strong interest in and educational background related to climate change and energy.
- Excellent analytical research skills, strong written and oral communications skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to juggle multiple deadlines and assignments.
How to Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to email@example.com. Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Solutions internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.
Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Position Title: Economic Policy Intern
Location: New York City (preferred), Boston and/or Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: Full-time 35 hours per week during the Summer. Part-time opportunities available as needed during Fall/Winter and Spring
8- to 12-week terms during Fall/Winter, Spring or Summer
With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy,Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.
Description: EDF’s Office of Economic Policy and Analysis (OEPA) is seeking qualified and motivated students of economics for its seasonal internships. Economic Policy Interns will assist economists in EDF’s Office of Economic Policy and Analysis in developing and analyzing market-based solutions to a wide range of environmental problems (including climate change, energy, and ecosystem and water markets) through research, data analysis, and assistance with writing internal reports and public communications.
- Help create and maintain information databases based on a wide variety of economic models and sources;
- Provide timely in-house economic analyses for the following EDF programs (U.S. Climate and Energy; International Climate; Ecosystems; Oceans);
- Monitor and assist in responding to economic queries from press/media, government, and internal sources;
- Assist in writing reports and press releases on economic issues;
- Provide support for the above tasks through internet and library research.
- Undergraduate or graduate student with economics background (at least two college-level economics classes required; economics major or related discipline preferred);
- Interest in public policy and advocacy, particularly energy, climate change policy and use of market-based solutions to environmental problems;
- Highly proficient in MS Word and Excel;
- Exceptional organizational skills–must be detail oriented and able to multi-task;
- Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and critical deadlines;
- Excellent research skills;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
- Ability to work in a team setting as well as independently.
How to Apply:
To be considered for one of the rewarding internships with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Office of Economic Policy and Analysis, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter. In your letter please describe your interests in environmental economic policy, relevant completed course work, whether or not you are able to work for class credit and/or note any work-study or grant money you will be able to provide.
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Click here to apply online.
Organization: Tufts Institute of the Environment
Position Title: Program Administrator
Location: Medford, Massachusetts
The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is an interdisciplinary university-wide institute that initiates, supports, facilitates, and connects environmental education, research, and outreach toward a sustainable future. The focus of TIE’s support can change over time and may include such areas as water, climate change, One Health, environmental aspects of food security, or ecology. TIE aims to stimulate systemic change in environmental education in undergraduate, graduate and professional education. TIE’s programs are directed by an Administrative Director and a group of Faculty Co-Directors who along with the Associate Provost define university-wide environmental research agendas, identify promising research and funding directions, stimulate multi-investigator proposals and allocate resources to the achievement of specific goals. Through its leadership and its programs, TIE interacts with related school-based programs of the university with the goal of enhancing collaboration and identifying and exploring promising new directions.
The Program Administrator develops, implements, and manages various programs and collaborations at the Tufts Institute of the Environment including the review of new initiatives. Serves as administrator of programs under the purview of the Tufts Institute of the Environment. Monitors program expenditures and provides budgetary summary reports to Director; oversees website development, program outreach strategy, and review of proposed new initiatives; manages events such as symposia and workshops; identifies programmatic funding opportunities and coordinates grant submissions; hires and supervises program interns; and works closely with students and faculty related to the programs.
- Bachelor’s degree
•5+ years of experience
•Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Publisher; basic knowledge of WordPress and Dreamweaver
•Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Advanced degree or 5+ years of experience in academia preferred. Background in environmental studies or equivalent background preferred.
Hours and Compensation:
Full time with occasional evening and weekend work
How to Apply: Click here to apply online.
Organization: Kiva Microfunds
Position Title: Portfolio Associate
Location: Nairobi, Kenya; Istanbul, Turkey; or Bangkok, Thailand
Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week
Application Deadline: October 17, 2014
Called the “hottest non-profit on the planet” by FORTUNE magazine and a Top 50 Website by TIME, Kiva is the world’s first personal micro-lending marketplace with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. In just 8 years, Kiva has raised over $500 million for more than 1 million borrowers in 73 countries. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with an intense focus on alleviating poverty and serving the borrower-to-lender connection. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level – targeting $1 billion in loans by 2017 and continued expansion into new areas (e.g. student loans, water, mobile, etc.). Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva’s team has 100+ employees and 500+ volunteers worldwide.
Kiva’s Partnerships team works primarily with Field Partners who post borrower profiles from all over the world onto the Kiva website. The team is responsible for sourcing, monitoring and managing relationships with Field Partners, training Partners, reviewing their loan profiles prior to public release, and ensuring that existing Partners are compliant with Kiva policies and aligned with Kiva’s social mission and strategic focus. The Partnerships team includes Risk and Operations, the Review and Translation Program, Strategic Initiatives, and three regional teams focused on managing partnerships in Europe & Asia, Africa, and Latin America & Caribbean. We are looking for a talented and highly motivated rock star professional to join our team.
The Portfolio Associate role is responsible for developing, fostering, and supporting relationships with the Kiva Field Partners. In addition to prospecting for new partners, this role provides onboarding, training, and operational support to Field Partners to ensure compliance with Kiva policies and the effective and efficient use of Kiva systems. The Portfolio Associate is also expected to monitor the financial, social, and operational performance of Partners through analyses of financial statements and other relevant reports, regular borrower verifications, and occasional on site visits. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and a team player who is clearly passionate about Kiva’s mission and thrives and succeeds in designing creative solutions in a high growth environment where priorities shift fast.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Finance, International Affairs, and/or NGO management experience required.
2-5 years’ work experience in finance, and/or social impact business role.
Experience in microfinance industry, non-profits, social enterprise, or financial sector in general.
Ability to network extensively and manage relationships.
Flexible and willing to adjust schedule in working across varying time zones.
Comfortable travelling extensively when needed, and working remotely in developing countries; ability to travel up to 30% of the time.
Cultural sensitivity with demonstrated commitment to the region, which may include prior work experience.
Strong communication skills including the ability to tailor communications to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders.
Ability to manage time well and prioritize across competing tasks.
- Comfortable designing and delivering trainings to individuals and groups.
- Tech savvy. Proficient in MS Office and adept at learning and using web-based platforms.
How to Apply:
To apply, please attach your resume and cover letter as a single PDF doc called “YourName_Resume&CL” at the Kiva Jobs website.
Organization: Alfa Fellowship Program
Position Title: Paid Fellowship
Location: Moscow, Russia
Hours and Compensation:
- Four-month Russian language tutoring program in the U.S., U.K. or Germany
- Four-month Russian language course in Moscow
- Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C., with accommodation and roundtrip travel
- Housing in Moscow for the duration of the program
- Moscow seminar program
- Generous monthly stipend
- Three regional excursions throughout Russia and one to a neighboring country
- Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014
The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.
The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year and has been expanded this year to also include three German citizens.
The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.
The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance knowledge of Russia in the West.
Candidates for the Alfa Fellowship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- U.S. U.K. or German citizen
- 25–35 years old at the application deadline
- Russian proficiency is preferred; qualified candidates with fluency in another second language may be considered
- Graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
- At least two years of relevant work experience; candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify for the Alfa Fellowship Program.
How to Apply:
Click here to see application instructions at Fellowship website.
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Investments and Partnerships Director – Application Deadline: September 5th, 2014
The Investments and Partnerships Director is critical to NYFC’s success. This position will serve as a spokesperson and ambassador for the organization. S/he is primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with a portfolio of community leaders and individuals who are prospective partners and investors in our work. S/he will cultivate these relationships and take a lead role among a team of talented professionals to solicit their investment of time, talent and financial support in NYFC’s mission. Full job description and application instructions.
Operations Manager (Part-time) – Application Deadline: September 8th, 2014
The Operations Manager will play an essential role in this trajectory by tracking progress on strategic goals, tackling administrative and financial filing, and helping to ensure that NYFC is efficiently run and an inspiring place to work. Full job description and application instructions.
More information here: http://www.youngfarmers.org/about/jobs/
Organization: I.M. Systems Group, Inc.
Position Title: Valuation Economist
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Hours and Compensation: Not listed
Application Deadline: Not listed
The NOAA / Office of Program Planning and Integration is looking for a senior staff-level economist to represent climate/weather/observational portfolio to carry out valuations of the NOAA’s products and services; aimed at ensuring maximum return on NOAA’s investments.
The position is available through IMSG and is posted here: http://www.imsg.com/job/noa1425-valuation-economist/
Position Title: Program Assistant
Location: Washington DC
Hours and Compensation: full time
Application Deadline: not listed
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.
NRDC seeks a Program Assistant to work in its Washington, D.C. office located at 1152 15th Street, NW, Suite 300. The Program Assistant will provide administrative support in the International program for its climate policy and Canada projects. The successful candidate must have good communication and problem solving skills and be able to handle administrative tasks such as: management of budgets, contracts and processing expenses, formatting and proofreading documents, photocopying, coordinating and booking travel, scheduling meetings, coordinating meetings and events, and researching and preparing materials.
- Coordinates staff schedules and sets up meetings
- Coordinates and books travel
- Processes and tracks invoices, contracts, grants, and budgets
- Coordinates with finance, development, IT and other support departments to ensure smooth running of program work
- Copies, scans and distributes documents
- Proofreads and edits correspondence and various documents including fact sheets and fundraising reports and proposals
- Researches and writes background information for projects
- Support Program Director who overseas entire International program
- Assists with media and other communication outreach and maintains press database
- Takes notes at meetings for team
- Helps plan logistics for special events
- Provides research support for corporate, technical, legal and other projects around tar sands issues as well as other Canada project priorities including clean energy opportunities
- Maintains and updates Congressional and Administrative contact database
- Helps provide outreach to policy makers
(Supporting International Program Director, Climate Policy, and Global Strategy)
- Supports Program Director in a range of needs including scheduling, logistical planning, event support, notetaking
- Takes notes at meetings for team
- Helps plan logistics for special events
- Provides research support on international climate change and other global issues.
- Supports development of blogs, fact sheets, issue papers, and other written material
- Helps provide outreach to policy makers
- Blogs on international climate policy issues and topics
- Bachelor’s required
- Previous administrative experience a plus
- Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Must have strong interpersonal skills and be detail oriented
- Must have a demonstrated interest in environmental issues
- Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks
- Must have the ability to work well under pressure
- Must possess a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft Access a plus
NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit our website at www.nrdc.org/jobs, create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-866-927-2472#.
For further information about NRDC, please visitwww.nrdc.org
Six new open positions on the NEIWPCC website:
Environmental Analyst (14-NYS-SR-001) Stony Brook, NY
Assistant Information Officer (14-NYS-SR-003) Stony Brook, NY
Environmental Analyst – Biologist (14-NYS-SR-005) Stony Brook, NY
Environmental Program Specialist (14-NYS-SR-006) Stony Brook, NY
Environmental Engineer I (14-NYS-SR-009) Long Island City, NY
Environmental Analyst – Biologist/Ecology (14-NYS-SR-012) Long Island City, NY
For more information visit: http://www.neiwpcc.org/employment/neiwpccopenings.asp
Cottage in Rhinecliff.
Cozy, newly renovated split level barn style. Downstairs kitchen and living area, upstairs bedroom and bathroom. Each floor approx. 300 sq ft. Private parking space, adjacent to The Rhinecliff Hotel and Amtrak Station.Rent $750 per month plus utilities and heat (electric). Can be rented furnished for an additional fee.
Available Aug 6th. Call Dave at 917 797 8331.
Located about 12 miles south on Route 9 from Bard College, a furnished spacious basement room with private bath and limited kitchenette is available to a non-smoking graduate student or staff for $ 1900 for the full fall semester, which includes utilities, Wifi, TV, and use of the washer/dryer. Entrance is private, but the landlady must be allowed access to the washer/dryer. The sitting room/bedroom has a 4’x4′ window facing south and the bathroom has a small window facing north. Rhinebeck is not on the Bard shuttle route, but there have always been other BCEP students living in Rhinebeck to share transportation, and there is a Dutchess County Loop bus with a stop close by.
If interested, either email@example.com or call 1-845-876-2781.