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Dec 16 / BARD CEP

Policy Program Intern, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Utilites, State, and Local Policy Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a 12-16 week internship starting in early January 2015 and may be extended into the summer. The project will require a time commitment of 20-40 hours/week.; This is a paid internship.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: ACEEE, a leading national nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks an intern for its for its Utilities, State, and Local Policy Program. ACEEE act as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors.

The intern will support ACEEE’s Utilities, State, and Local Policy Program providing assistance for energy efficiency policy research. For local policy, the intern’s primary task will be data collection and analysis for a report assessing the progress of U.S. and Canadian cities toward improving the energy performance of their local government, buildings sector and community as a whole. For state policy, the intern will provide research and administrative support for the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard and the State and Local Policy Database. Specifically, this position will support data collection efforts related to utility and state government programs. The intern may also contribute to other state policy work, including research on mature utility programs, on an as-needed basis.


  Collect city greenhouse gas or energy inventories, other energy performance data sets, and document the related goals set by these cities.

  Complete basic analysis of the findings from this research. Time permitting, the intern may also begin writing the performance assessment report and/or assisting in interview with city staff regarding efficiency strategies.

  Manage updates to database of state-led efficiency programs using publically available data.

  Assist with organization of utility data, including outreach to state contacts, as part of the State Scorecard.

  Contribute to research on high-performing utilities by gathering information on program offerings and achieved savings.

  Assist, as needed, with other administrative, research and outreach tasks related to state and local energy efficiency policy.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably working towards an advanced degree in a relevant academic area.
  • Interest in and familiarity with a range of energy efficiency policies and/or local level sustainability policies strongly preferred. Familiarity with energy-efficient technologies preferred, but not required.
  • Strong internet and interview-based research ability. Experience researching legislation and policy strongly preferred.
  • Experience with basic quantitative analysis, including experience working with large datasets in Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills required.
  • Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple assignments (as needed), work efficiently, and meet deadlines.

How to Apply: Please send a resume with cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to Please use “State and Local Policy Intern” in the subject header. We do not accept calls about our internships.

Dec 16 / BARD CEP

Associate Director, Urban Adamah – California

Organization: Urban Adamah

Position Title: Associate Director

Location: Berkeley, California

Dates and compensation: Start date Winter/Spring, 2015

Application Deadline: January 4, 2014

Description: Our farm is currently located on a one-acre undeveloped lot in the heart of Berkeley, which we temporarily lease, and includes raised beds for vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruit, greenhouses, an aquaponics system, teaching tents, meditation spaces, chickens, bees and milking goats. All farm structures are designed to be portable, and were innovatively constructed with mostly recycled and sustainable materials.

While the Urban Adamah Fellowship is our core program, our farm has quickly evolved into a thriving Jewish environmental education center and gathering place for the entire Bay Area Jewish community. We now offer a robust set of youth programs and camps, holiday celebrations, workshops and public programs, which we continue to develop to meet the needs and interests of our participants.

Responsibilities: The Associate Director manages multiple programmatic and administrative areas within the organization.

Program Vision and Management Strategic guidance

  • Supervision and support
  • Budget development and oversight
  • Program evaluation and support
  • Curriculum design support
  • Communications and marketing support
  • Leadership for new program initiatives

Administration and Site Management

  • Standardizing staff evaluation and performance review protocols
  • Supervising upgrading/maintenance of all back-end systems related to marketing, fundraising and database management.
  • Staff training and professional development

Additional Roles and Responsibilities

  • Public Relations
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Board Development and Support
  • Teaching – internally and externally – in any appropriate topic area including but not limited to the core strategic program areas of Jewish tradition, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness and social action.
  • New Projects

Qualifications: We are looking for someone who is in personal alignment with the mission, values and heart/mind/body/spirit approach of Urban Adamah. Individual should have strong and proven communication, administrative and management skills, and a minimum of 3 years of management experience. Individual should be detail oriented, able to manage multiple projects at once, skilled in Microsoft Office and have a strong track record of successful program and people management.

How to Apply: Complete the on-line application available at:

Application submittal  includes: cover letter, resume with three professional references and responses to three short questions.

Dec 14 / BARD CEP

Meridian Institute Fellowship Program – Washington, DC or Colorado

Organization: Meridian Institute

Position Title: Meridian Fellowship Program

Location: Meridian has two offices (Washington, D.C. and Dillon, CO), and Fellows may be placed in either office, depending on staffing needs.

Dates and compensation: The Fellowship will begin summer 2015. The Fellowship is a two-year position, contingent upon performance and needs of the organization. Meridian leadership and the Fellow will periodically review the Fellow’s performance and interest throughout the Fellowship. Fellows will be encouraged to explore a variety of post-Fellowship career choices, including graduate school and employment with other organizations.; First year Fellows are offered a minimum salary of $30,000 per year in a non-exempt position. An excellent benefits package is included.

Application Deadline: February 6, 2015

Description: Meridian Institute is pleased to announce position openings for Project Assistants within the Meridian Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. Meridian has two offices (Washington, D.C. and Dillon, CO), and Fellows may be placed in either office, depending on staffing needs.

Responsibilities: Meridian Fellows provide research, writing, and other types of support for projects focusing on a wide variety of challenging issues. Meridian Fellows may:

  • Assist in the preparation of meeting materials and summaries, press releases, and other communications
  • Help prepare for new projects by researching and developing background documents
  • Interview or otherwise engage participants in Meridian processes, including leaders of the private, non-profit, and government sectors
  • Help plan, attend, and/or provide logistical support for both domestic and international meetings
  • Actively engage in dynamic teams focused on helping design and facilitate collaborative public policy processes
  • Attend policy briefings, hearings, seminars, and other events as needed to track key topics and activities and provide summaries of these events to project teams
  • Provide administrative support for Meridian projects and the organization, including but not limited to maintaining websites and list serves, drafting emails, taking notes, and participating on internal Meridian teams to assist with organizational development
  • Other duties as assigned

How to Apply: Please reference the 2015 Fellowship Position Description for details and application instructions. Also, find additional information in the Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF).

Completed applications are due by 10 pm EST on Friday, February 6, 2015. Please submit your application using our online application form—Submit Online Application.

Dec 14 / BARD CEP

Program Intern, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators – Washington, DC

Organization: National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Position Title: Winter Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Winter 2015; $1000 – $1500 per month stipend

Application Deadline: December 26, 2014

Description: The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators is an independent 501 (c)(3) organization founded by state legislators as a resource for state legislatures. The Caucus was organized in 1996 for the purpose of providing environmentally progressive legislators with an opportunity to coordinate their activities with respect to national legislative organizations, and to share ideas both on affirmative and negative environmental issues.

NCEL is seeking a Program Intern for the winter of 2015 to assist our effort working with environmentally minded state legislators. Each year, NCEL works with legislators across the country to protect our air, water and open spaces. We support Caucus participants by providing them with the most up-to-date science on issues, sample legislation that Caucus participants have introduced in other states to address environmental problems and by hosting a national issues forum for our membership each year.

Responsibilities: The Program Intern will work directly with the Executive Director to provide support to our members across the country. Responsibilities will include:

– Tracking and researching pro- and anti-environmental legislation in the states to provide members with support for their priorities;

– Preparing regular email issue alerts about the most urgent environmental topics impacting state legislatures;

– Helping identify topics and potential speakers for the summer National Issues Forum;

– Assisting staff with logistics in planning the forum and events across the country;

– Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Successful candidates for this position should be interested in environmental policy and legislation and have strong written and verbal communication skills. The ability to interpret legislative language and break down complex issues is needed. Candidates will work closely with the Executive Director, but should be self-starters.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to Jeff Mauk at by December 26th.

Dec 13 / BARD CEP

Transatlantic Internship, Ecologic Institute – Germany

Organization: Ecologic Institute

Position Title: Ecologic Transatlantic Internship

Location: Berlin, Germany

Dates: Full-time; 6-12 months beginning August 2015

Application deadline: Rolling

Description: Enrolled students from the US and Canada are invited to apply for a position as a Transatlantic Intern at Ecologic Institute. Each year, Ecologic Institute brings young people interested in environmental policy to its headquarters in Berlin to be part of its international environmental research and consulting program.

Interns are integrated into Ecologic’s policy research and office routines, providing them real-world experience in an academic environment. The intern’s work will depend on his or her particular interests, skills, and experience as well as on current projects at Ecologic Institute. Interns also have the opportunity to participate in events and conferences hosted by various organizations in Berlin’s transatlantic community, enabling them to gain a broader understanding of important policy issues.

Applicants should generally have at least a bachelor’s degree. Students may wish to pursue an internship at Ecologic Institute in tandem with a graduate degree program (in public policy, international relations, environmental studies, law or other relevant disciplines). Start and end dates are flexible; generally, internships last six to twelve months. Interns wishing to improve their German language skills are encouraged to take time from their full-time schedule at Ecologic Institute to pursue language classes.

How to Apply: Apply online. For any questions please contact Diana Hildenbrand at 0049 (0)30 86880-193 or send an email to

Your online application should include the following documents:
a cover letter (with your preferred start date and duration)
a CV
a writing sample (e.g. article, essay paper; max. 20 pages) in English
Certificates (e.g. a copy of your diploma, transcripts of your university or recommendation letters of former employers)

Dec 13 / BARD CEP

Call for Presentations, Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference – North Carolina

Conference: Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina

Dates: July 26-29, 2015

Application deadline: December 19, 2014

Submit a proposal online by clicking here.

The Soil and Water Conservation Society is seeking oral and poster presentations and symposia proposals for the 70th International Annual Conference, taking place in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Each year SWCS identifies topics or a theme for special attention at the Annual Conference. The overarching theme for the conference this year is Coming Home to Conservation: Putting Science into Practice.

The 70th Annual Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) Conference will provide a forum to celebrate past conservation accomplishments as well as share and promote science-based knowledge on critical, current issues facing soil, water, and environmental sustainability.

Accepting submissions. Submissions are being accepted for the General Conference Sessions, which include eight traditional topic areas and two special areas of focus. Oral and poster presentations submitted within these topics should cater toward the conference theme.

Alternately, there are two competitive call for symposia topic areas. Submitting to one of these symposia will also require participation in an extended Q&A or panel as part of the symposium. Due to scheduling constraints, a limited number of symposia and workshops will be accepted.

Dec 13 / BARD CEP

Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship – New York

Organization: Loewy-Mohonk Preserve

Position Title: Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship

Location: New Paltz, New York

Hours: Full-time, June through mid-August 2015

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Description: The Mohonk Preserve will award fellowships for 2015 to conduct research projects related to priorities of the Preserve’s Land Management Plan. A total of $10,000 is available for 2015 Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Fellowships, made possible through funding from the Loewy Family Foundation. Faculty and graduate students are eligible to apply. Housing is available on-site.

Proposals will be evaluated in terms of their contribution to land management planning at the Mohonk Preserve and the use of the Mohonk Preserve as a research site. A committee of Conservation Science staff and members of the Conservation Science Committee will review the proposals and make recommendations. Successful applicants will become Research Associates of the Mohonk Preserve.

Awards will be announced on January 31, 2015.

Responsibilities: A written progress report must be submitted half-way through the funding period and a written final report, at the end of the funding period. The stipend will be made in three payouts:

  1. at the start of the funding period
  2. at submission of the half-way progress report
  3. at the submission and acceptance of the final report.

Any publications resulting from this project must acknowledge support by the Mohonk Preserve and the Loewy Family Foundation. Original data and copies of any publications should be submitted to the Mohonk Preserve.

How to Apply: One copy of the complete proposal must be submitted electronically (.pdf format preferred) to John Thompson, Director of Conservation Science at by December 31, 2014.

The following items must be included in the application:

  • Cover Sheet form
  • Project Description (limit of four pages)
  • Proposed budget and justification for personnel, travel, supplies and materials, other costs, and total project cost. Overhead will not be funded.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of support
Dec 12 / BARD CEP

Urban Program Director, Center for Whole Communities – Vermont

Organization: Center for Whole Communities

Position Title: Urban Program Director

Location: Remote

Hours: Fulll-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Center for Whole Communities (CWC) is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is committed to our mission and values to serve as Urban Program Director. The responsibilities call for strong leadership, program development and management, a deep knowledge base of community engagement and urban conservation. Center for Whole Communities is specifically seeking to enhance its organizational diversity within the make-up of our staff. Therefore we encourage candidates who identify as a person of color or from a non-dominant background to apply for this position

Responsibilities: The Urban Program Director will lead the implementation of the Center for Whole Communities’ urban leadership development program. The goal of the Urban Leadership Development program is to create a foundation, and then expand the CWC’s urban program work to cities across the U.S. actively linking and bridging with environmental and social sector organizations. This will involve working in partnership with the executive director to:

  1. Develop and implement a business plan for urban engagement of CWC alumnae/i.
  2. Develop and implement training curriculum for urban conservation leadership with a focus on cross-sector collaboration that is culturally sensitive, progressive, and addresses issues race, class and privilege in urban conservation work.
  3. Recruiting, developing, training, and managing an urban faculty team that is available to provide leadership development training for organizations and leaders doing urban conservation work.

This position can be held remotely, and does not need to be based in our Vermont headquarters.

Qualifications: Ideal Experience and Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for, involvement in and/or commitment to social justice, environmental and community restoration, land and human health, and will have a high level of literacy and skill working with issues of racial and environmental justice. Candidate should have at least 5 years of experience in developing and delivering training programs.Program Management skills and leadership experience

  • BA/BS degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in facilitation and program development
  • Clear oversight, consistent follow-through, and ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Experience coordinating a team and large groups. Experience with organizing information through databases and spreadsheets
  • Self-directed, highly organized, great on details, and deadline-oriented

Community engagement and outreach

  • High level of comfort and demonstrated experience and success in relationship building and partnership development with grassroots community groups.
  • Advanced cultural competency level and demonstrated skill in working with diverse groups and bridging differences in a collaborative and progressive style.
  • Strong communicator who is comfortable and effective by phone, email, and in person

Administrative skills and experience

  • Experience with MS Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Experience with databases and spreadsheets a plus
  • Ability to work alone and with a team

Personal Characteristics

  • A personal commitment to the values of social and environmental justice
  • Collaborative team player who participates in all levels of tasks to accomplish goals
  • Flexibility with shifting schedule, including an ability to travel, work long days and some weekends
  • A healthy sense of humor
  • Committed to and enthusiastic about our mission and programs
  • Creative, highly organized, and able to juggle work projects

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, résumé and concise writing sample to with “Urban Program Director” in the subject line. This is a full-time position to be filled as soon as possible and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Dec 12 / BARD CEP

Director of Communication and Policy, American Forest Foundation – Washington, DC

Organization: American Forest Foundation

Position Title: Director of Communication and Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Hours: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Reporting to the Executive Vice President, American Tree Farm System, Woodlands, and Policy, the Director, Communications and Policy leads the development and execution of a vibrant and effective, multi-channel communications strategy to assist AFF’s Woodland Team in accomplishing its priorities, focused on targeted external audiences, and evaluates its impact on such audiences. He or she is responsible for identifying and marketing the value of the brands of AFF, focusing on AFF’s woodland-related programs including the American Tree Farm System to engage external audiences in Foundation activities and priorities.

The Director also facilitates effective relationships with targeted media contacts to advance the Foundation’s woodland-related priorities and provides ongoing professional communications support to AFF’s Woodland programs, when aimed at external audiences. In addition, he or she serves as the main liaison with public relations agencies and supervises/evaluates their performance.

On the policy side, the Director develops and implements political strategies, in collaboration with the Executive Vice President and the Senior Policy Manager, on a set of assigned woodland policy issues, to accomplish the organization’s public policy goals, using multiple channels including direct lobbying, “grassroots” advocacy, and strategic “grasstops” leadership development. This also includes establishingand maintaining a presence on Capitol Hill, building relationships with key congressional officials and committee staff, and with federal agencies, relevant to assigned policy issues.

Finally, the Director works with Development and Program staff to create and implement a communications strategy with sufficient brand power to attract new revenue from targeted funders and donors.

Responsibilities: The new Director, Communications and Policy will demonstrate a clear passion for the AFF mission by actively engaging a variety of constituents—coworkers, business and community leaders, donors, board members, volunteers, policymakers, and the general public. The high-potential candidate will be driven to effect positive change by thinking critically and analytically to accomplish clearly identified goals, and translate his/her ideas and insights into coherent action plans.

This role requires an individual who can collaborate with other team members, and model independent initiative and resiliency. The successful candidate is enthused by managing multiple priorities, and can coordinate the steps necessary to produce meaningful results, including managing deadlines and budgets accordingly. The ideal candidate demonstrates leadership capabilities that create a unified and structured environment for an eager team of staff members and volunteers.

Strong candidates will have existing relationships with media contacts and know how to build upon these relationships, and have previous exposure to the policy issues surrounding conservation, forestry, and environmental stewardship. Experience with successful branding and selecting and managing external consultants is desirable.


Collaborative team player and confident leader

Highly developed organization and time management skills

Self-starter and problem solver with a sense of urgency

Flexible and willing to adapt based on what is learned through experience

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide array of constituencies

Strategic and organized planner, adept at anticipating deadlines

Self-aware and perceptive of sensitive or confidential issues


Get Familiar with AFF — In the short term, the new Director will work to fully understand AFF’s existing woodland brands, quickly become conversant regarding AFF’s woodland work, and position the organization to effectively tell the story of the value of that work to a variety of audiences. Communications Strategy—In conjunction with AFF Development and Program staff, the new Director will lead the effort to develop and execute a comprehensive and consistent communications strategy with focused messaging for different audiences including donors, the media, and high level policy makers among others.

AFF Policy Work — The new Director will quickly become conversant with AFF’s existing policy work, take on leadership of one or two specific issues, and play a continuing leadership role across the entire policy campaign. This will include utilizing multiple political channels such as direct lobbying, coalitions, “grassroots” advocacy, and “grasstops” efforts to accomplish the organization’s goals.

Relationship Building — The new Director will gain a comprehensive understanding of key influencers in the media, on Capitol Hill, in the community, among volunteers and long-term supporters, and within the organization.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in communications, public relations, political science, or a related field is necessary; an advanced degree is preferred.

Five to seven years of related experience and supervisory experience required ideally with significant exposure to communications, public relations, media relations, government relations, and policy advocacy.

Must be proficient on an IBM-PC, the Microsoft Office Suite, and have experience with database applications.

How to Apply: All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please submit a carefully crafted cover letter and resume at Cover letters should be addressed to Ed Rogan. Interviews are ongoing

Dec 12 / BARD CEP

U.S. Policy Manager, – Washington, DC


Position Title: U.S. Policy Manager

Location: Washington, DC

Hours: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: is looking for a skilled and energetic new hire based out of Washington, DC willing to do what it takes to win big victories on our national political priorities. This is a full time position. Title could be ‘U.S. Policy Campaigner,’ or ‘U.S. Policy Manager,’ depending on experience.

Responsibilities: In this position you would report to and work with’s U.S. Policy Director to help craft and implement political plans for our leading campaigns, from Keystone XL to fossil fuel divestment, to fracking. We’re looking for someone who can ghostwrite a divestment floor speech for a Senator, write a campaign plan for defeating a bad fracking bill in congress, and generally help maximize the political impact of’s U.S. campaigns.

This is a fast-paced environment and you’re going to be covering a lot of issues. You’ll be interfacing with all the tools in our toolbox: big grassroots actions, digital campaigns, media strategies, lobbying, electoral campaigning, and sometimes civil disobedience. If you’re looking for policy analysis job this isn’t the right position for you. We’re looking for a generalist who isn’t afraid of getting their hands dirty.

If you’re excited about unleashing the force of a growing social movement on our stale political system, you might just be the perfect fit.

Qualifications: Here are the required qualifications:

  • Exceptional communicator in English, with a pension for persuasion.
  • Fast and talented writer, in English – especially via email.
  • People-person who can artfully build relationships with decisionmakers, partners, staff, and our volunteer network.
  • Ability to become an expert on new issues quickly, from fracking to immigration reform.
  • Has nuanced understanding of the U.S. political landscape with an interest in shaking things up.
  • Familiar with climate and environmental issues.
  • Experience managing projects, teams, and volunteers.
  • Ability to write and implement plans.
  • Has deep-rooted desire to fight climate change
  • Advanced interpersonal communicator
  • Creative problem solver, including the ability to generate fresh campaign ideas.
  • Comfort working remotely with colleagues in multiple time-zones via skype, conference calls, and other online tools.

Big pluses include (we expect a successful applicant to have 2 to 3 of these):

  • 2-7 years of professional advocacy or political experience
  • Connections to the climate movement and other progressive political spaces including volunteer and professional networks.
  • Experience working in government or on political campaigns
  • Experience and competency working in multicultural groups
  • Familiarity with large-scale events or protests
  • Experience working with the press
  • Experience leading social media efforts, and other digital campaigns.
  • Fluency in Spanish

We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others. Working at requires the ability to lead and follow. This particular position will be accountable to line management, campaign teams and their managers, and a grassroots base who trusts us to represent their interests in DC.

How to Apply: Apply online. Remember, you’re applying for an advocacy role where you’ll be spending a lot of time pressuring decision makers to adopt our views–so be persuasive! We’re looking for someone who can instantly capture our attention and make us want to read more.

Dec 10 / BARD CEP

Economic Governance Intern and Climate Finance Intern, Heinrich Boell Foundation – Washington, DC

Organization: The Heinrich Boell Foundation North America

Position Title: Economic Governance and G20 Intern

Climate Finance Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time for 3-6 months; $500/month

Application Deadline: January 11, 2014

Description: The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) is a non-profit organization striving to promote democracy, civil society, human rights, international understanding and a healthy environment internationally. We are affiliated with the German Green Party. Headquartered in Berlin, we have 32 offices worldwide. The HBF Washington, DC office was created in 1998 to support our international efforts.

The HBF offers internship opportunities for college students, graduate students and recent graduates focusing on energy and environmental policies, international relations, development and related areas.

Research assistance:
– working together with our program directors
– researching current policy issues of relevance to the ongoing work of the Washington Office
– collecting background information for events, visitor programs, conferences and workshops
– monitoring and summarizing current developments in research areas relevant to the office’s work
– editing and proof reading of publications
– attending policy briefings, lectures and conferences
– if you would like to and have the time, you may write a policy paper or article

Administrative duties and responsibilities:
– providing logistical support for the conceptualization, preparation and management of visitor programs, events, conferences and workshops
– answering telephones
– responding to information inquiries
– updating and managing of the office database
– follow up and event documentation


– at least 2 years of college/university
– proven excellent research, writing and editing skills
– strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail
– creative, pro-active, self-directed and responsible
– a genuine interest in the values and mission of the Heinrich Boell Foundation
– commitment to a full-time internship for 3 to 6 months
– experience in the desired project area
– proficiency of English required; proficiency in Spanish or Turkish preferred

How to Apply: If you are interested in applying, please send your resume along with a cover letter describing your motivation for interning with us. Send your application to Lauren Edwards by e-mail at

Dec 10 / BARD CEP

Trash-Free Seas Analyst, Ocean Conservancy – Washington, DC

Organization: Ocean Conservancy

Position Title: Trash-Free Seas Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Trash Free Seas Analyst works with the Trash Free Seas program (TFS) Director, Ocean Conservancy senior leadership, and the TFS team to develop, implement, and coordinate efforts in support of Ocean Conservancy’s campaign to implement a global, systemic solution to ocean plastic pollution. The TFS Analyst will also work closely with the Trash Free Seas Alliance (TFSA), a co-operative group of businesses, leading environmental organizations and others, to leverage the power of collaborative partnerships to develop systemic solutions to ocean plastics. S/he will advance our work related to corporate responsibility, sustainability issues, and public-private partnerships. S/he is responsible for conducting research and analysis; providing synthesis and guidance; and generating written products and presentations to support the TFS program. S/he represents the organization to, and supports ongoing relationships with key NGO, academic, and corporate partners.


  Assist the TFS Director in tracking concurrent projects and managing day-to-day communication with scientists, subject matter experts, and external consultants.

  Develop whitepapers, presentations, and other materials as requested by the Team Lead to support the plastics campaign agenda.

  Conduct research and analysis, and provide review and recommendations to support the TFS.

  Present, brief, or communicate analytical research material to industry, academia, policy makers, or NGOs.

  Work closely with TFS staff to identify and create opportunities to develop and implement strategies and tactics to advance the ocean plastics campaign.

  Assist TFS team members in preparing materials and arranging logistics for conferences, briefings, and meetings.

  Participate in planning, developing, and implementing general TFS activities.

  Perform other duties as directed to support Ocean Conservancy’s overall conservation efforts.


  Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, and synthesize complex information.

  Demonstrated ability to prepare written documents quickly, clearly, and efficiently.

  Ability to think strategically and identify, maximize, and create opportunities to advance Ocean Conservancy’s campaign goals.

  Willingness to challenge the status quo.

  A high-level performer who will bring the necessary creativity, energy, and commitment to Ocean Conservancy’s plastics campaign.

  Superior oral and written communication skills, including capacity to communicate complex ideas compellingly to a variety of audiences.

  Proficiency in Microsoft office products required.

  Ability to be flexible and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

  Great multi-tasking skills with the ability to see the big picture and remain attentive to details, deadlines, and deliverables.

  Highly responsive and collaborative with an appreciation of the benefit of a multi-disciplinary team approach; willing to take on a variety of tasks to further the program goals.

  Basic understanding of marine debris preferred.

  Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a related field.

  Experience with or exposure to corporate sustainability issues, preferred.

How to Apply: If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities along with your resume and salary expectations to: and note your name and “Trash Free Seas Analyst #1411″ in the subject line.

Dec 9 / BARD CEP

Conservation Policy Special Assistant, Ocean Conservancy – Texas

Organization: Ocean Conservancy

Position Title: Special Assistant, Conservation Policy

Location: Austin, Texas

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Special Assistant is responsible for working with the Vice President to manage day-to-day operational aspects of Conservation Policy and Programs. The Special Assistant will work with a team of Ocean Conservancy staff, including members of Executive Leadership, to coordinate and manage the flow of regional and national programmatic campaigns to ensure Ocean Conservancy’s program goals and objectives are met.

Responsibilities: Executive Support: Responsible for the day-to-day operations and workflow of the Vice President, Conservation Policy and Programs. Provides budget inputs and assists in monitoring office and program budgets. Oversees quality control of communications, routing and tracking, filing procedures, and handling of confidential materials. Manages flow of information between program team members and with Vice President, Conservation Policy and Programs to ensure and enhance communication within the team and achieve maximum effectiveness. Provides logistical and administrative support to the Austin office and program directors within the Conservation Policy and Programs portfolio. Responsible for the organization and coordination of the Austin, Texas office operations, procedures, and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Program Coordination: Supports the Vice President, Conservation Policy and Programs to ensure team accountability through: facilitating timely completion of program deliverables; monitoring progress on program goals, expenditures, and available resources under comprehensive work plans; and assessing results and impact. Supervises regular programmatic reporting to accurately communicate success and effectiveness. Convenes meetings for status updates, problem solving, and work plan development, in consultation with Director of Program Development, to fully flesh out project development and on an ongoing, regular basis to facilitate communication of project progress across the organization.

Schedule Management: Judiciously manage the Vice President, Conservation Policy and Programs time in the office and offsite. Responsible for overseeing meeting and travel arrangements and associated logistical details. Responsible for scheduling meetings with the Executive Team, the Policy and Program Directors, or other senior staff as appropriate and preparing materials for the Vice President, Policy and Programs in preparation for these meetings, as well as circulating summary notes afterwards. Coordinates with other Ocean Conservancy staff to ensure timely completion of action items identified at meetings or otherwise specified by the Vice President, Conservation Policy and Programs. Ensures the Vice President, Conservation Policy and Program’s calendar is kept updated and accurate and that appropriate supporting arrangement for meetings are completed.


  Three years or more of experience in project management preferred; with proven experience in fiduciary management.

  Working knowledge preferred in one or more of the following: marine/coastal ecosystems, human impacts and threats to oceans/coasts, ecosystem protection and management, and program management/strategic communication methods.

  Familiarity with U.S. or state fishery management systems, regulations and policy preferred.

  Proven ability to multi-task and handle a fast-paced work environment.

  Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to communicate complex scientific or technical concepts to policy and lay audiences (writing samples will be requested).

  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with past success in working collaboratively and functioning as part of a team.

  A strategic thinker who can bring the creativity, energy, discipline and commitment needed to help secure sustainable fisheries and restore and enhance the Gulf of Mexico.

  A high-level performer who remains attentive to details and adheres strictly to deadlines and deliverables while keeping a larger vision in mind while supporting accurate, timely, and powerful policy, products, and positions.

  Personable, passionate, productive, and focused on advancing the cause of ocean conservation.

  Proficient in Microsoft Office software and other standard office technologies.

  Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred in a relevant interdisciplinary specialty, such as management, communications, public policy, or another field closely related to coastal/marine affairs or environmental protection.

How to Apply: If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities along with your resume and salary expectations to: and note your name and “Special Assistant, Policy and Programs #1409″ in the subject line.

Dec 9 / BARD CEP

Arctic Policy Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Fund – Washington, DC

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Fund

Position Title: Arctic Policy Advocate

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled (posted November 26, 2014)

Description: NRDC is seeking an experienced policy analyst and advocate to work with the Land & Wildlife team in our Washington DC, office, to provide collaboration, leadership, and communication for challenging, high profile, high stakes conservation campaigns related to the Arctic, across a spectrum of advocacy forums, with periodic travel to Alaska and, potentially, Canada.


  Executive Branch and congressional advocacy related to conservation of Arctic natural areas and wildlife;

  Coordinating with and enhancing the advocacy efforts of coalition partners working on Arctic conservation;

  Drafting briefing papers, formal comments, and other advocacy documents;

  Communicating effectively with media professionals about Arctic conservation issues;

  Contributing to NRDC social media on Arctic conservation;

  Assisting with outreach to NRDC members about the Arctic;

  Staffing NRDC leadership for high level meetings;

  Contributing to development and strategic adjustment of NRDC’s Arctic initiatives;

  Providing substantive expertise and strategic advice on Arctic issues to NRDC staff working on related issues;
  Supervising consulting experts


  Five to seven years of professional experience related to federal policy advocacy (preferably including time in a policy-related congressional or agency staff position), or an advanced degree in the natural sciences and 4 years’ such experience;

  Demonstrated success both (i) working collegially on and (ii) providing leadership in, policy advocacy;

  Strong aptitude for mastering scientific and technical background for policy debates;

  Very developed writing skills.

How to Apply: To apply, please create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter to the NRDC jobs website.

Dec 9 / BARD CEP

EDF Climate Corps Fellow, Environmental Defense Fund – Various locations

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps

Position Title: EDF Climate Corps fellow

Location: Various locations

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; 10-12 weeks; Fellows are paid $1,250 per week and reimbursed for travel expenses to the EDF Climate Corps Training and the annual EDF Climate Corps network event.

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015

Description: Become an EDF Climate Corps fellow this summer and launch your environmental career. Our fellows gain real-world experience working at leading organizations on energy management.

To set our fellows up for success, we provide a week of expert, practical training in energy management in May, and provide support throughout the summer. Backed by EDF’s 45 years of expertise and the powerful EDF Climate Corps network of sustainability professionals, our fellows are equipped to make a tangible impact. Are you up to the challenge?

How EDF Climate Corps Works

  1. Rigorous Selection: We choose top-tier graduate students from our pool of applicants based on the needs of host organizations.We take into consideration student skills, experience and location preference in determining placement.
  2. Expert Training: In May, we host a weeklong training for our fellows with EDF experts and sustainability consultants. The curriculum covers energy efficiency, sustainability strategy, carbon accounting, building systems, financial analysis and more.See the 2014 training agenda.
  3. Professional Experience:Every summer over 100 EDF Climate Corps fellows hit the ground running to work on-site at their host organizations. They spend 10 to 12 weeks on customized energy projects.
  4. Final Deliverables: At the end of the summer, each fellow presents his or her findings to their host organization and submits a final, actionable report of their work.
  5. Follow-Up: After the fellowship ends, EDF staff follow up with each host organization to find out whether fellow recommendations are being implemented. Also, EDF convenes all of the fellowship alumni and host organization participants for its Annual EDF Climate Corps Network Event.

 How to Apply: Apply online at the Climate Corps website.

Dec 7 / BARD CEP

Franklin Williams Intern, Council on Foreign Relations – New York City and Washington, DC

Organization: Council on Foreign Relations

Position Title: Franklin Williams Internship

Location: New York City, New York, and Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 16-21 hours/week; paid by the hour

Application Deadline: CFR will select two individuals each term (fall, spring, and summer) to work in the Council of Foreign Relations’ (CFR) New York City and Washington, D.C. offices.

Description: The Franklin Williams Internship, named after the late Ambassador Franklin H. Williams, has been established for undergraduate and graduate students who have a serious interest in international relations. The internship is designed to develop the intern’s knowledge and leadership abilities as a foundation for future work in the foreign policy arena.

Ambassador Williams had a long career of public service, including serving as the former American Ambassador to Ghana, as well as the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University, one of the country’s historical African American colleges. He was also a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he made special efforts to encourage the nomination of African Americans to membership.

CFR will select two individuals each term (fall, spring, and summer) to work in the Council of Foreign Relations’ (CFR) New York City and Washington, D.C. offices. The intern will be involved with tasks such as, program coordination, substantive and business writing, research, and budget management. In addition, the intern will be encouraged to attend the CFR’s extensive meetings programs and participate in informal training designed to enhance management and leadership skills.

Qualifications: Applications are accepted on a term basis for both the New York and Washington, D.C. offices. Candidates should be currently enrolled in either an undergraduate program or in a graduate program in the area of international relations or a related field. Recent graduates will also be considered. Candidates should have a record of high academic achievement, proven leadership ability, and previous related internship or work experience.

How to Apply: To apply to CFR, please send a resume and cover letter to

Dec 7 / BARD CEP

Internship with EcoHealth Alliance – New York

Organization: EcoHealth Alliance

Position Title: Internship

Location: New York City, New York

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: EcoHealth Alliance integrates innovative science-based solutions and partnerships that increase capacity to achieve two interrelated goals: protecting global health by preventing the outbreak of emerging diseases and safeguarding ecosystems by promoting conservation.

We accept interns throughout the year based on our project needs.  Internships are typically based at our NYC headquarters and are unpaid.

How to Apply: To be considered for an internship, please email the following materials to with “internship” in the subject line.

Statement of interest (include time availability)

Current Curriculum Vitae

Dec 6 / BARD CEP

2015 Coastal Management Fellow, NOAA – Various Locations

Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management

Position Title: 2015 Coastal Management Fellow

Location: Various locations

Hours and Compensation: Full-time 2-year position

Application Deadline: Application packages are due to your local Sea Grant director by January 23, 2015.


  • A fellowship established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.
  • A two-year opportunity that offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and relocation and travel expense reimbursement.
  • A program that matches postgraduate students with state coastal resource agencies to work on coastal projects proposed by the state and selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management.


  • Any student completing a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015.
  • Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: All applications must include the following items:

  1. Resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages using 12 pt. font).
  2. Statement of the applicant’s goals with emphasis on what the applicant expects from and can contribute to the fellowship experience (500 words or less).
  3. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s principal professor. If no principal professor exists, the faculty member who is most familiar with the applicant’s academic work may be substituted.
  4. Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.

Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant program office in the state where you earned your degree by January 23, 2015. Each Sea Grant program office may select and forward up to three applications to the NOAA Office for Coastal Management for review. Applicants from states not served by a Sea Grant program office should contact the Office’s fellowship coordinator for more information on submitting an application (contact information is below).

Dec 6 / BARD CEP

State Capacity Building Intern, League of Conservation Voters – Washington State

Organization: League of Conservation Voters

Position Title: State Capacity Building Intern

Location: Seattle, Washington

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; paid

Application Deadline: January 2, 2015

Description: LCV works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

The State Capacity Building Intern works with the State Capacity Building Department of (LCV). This position assists the Vice President of SCB and the Events and Operations Manager, manages the online database, maintains the SCB website, manages SCB quarterly meetings and retreats, and assists with administrative functions of the Seattle office. This is a part- or full-time, 6-8 month paid internship, 20-40 hours a week, based in Seattle, Washington. Compensation is Seattle minimum wage.


  Online Administration

  SCB Meetings Coordination

  Seattle Office Administration

  Data Collection Assistance

  Special Projects Assistance


  Work Experience: Previous office experience preferred. Familiarity with word processing, databases and spreadsheets (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel) helpful.

  Education: High School Diploma required. College grad preferred

  Skills: Good written and oral communications skills; excellent skills in word processing, spreadsheets (Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel required, PowerPoint preferred), and phone systems; strong database background preferred. Good with numbers, attentive to details, and adept at maintaining systems for easy access to information and data. Able to balance variety of work demands.

  Capabilities: Demonstrated relationship building skills; solid judgment; critical thinking skills; a sense of movement and community; ability to handle multiple details and tasks; highly organized; commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV. Good sense of humor is a plus.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “State Capacity Building Intern” in the subject line no later than January 2, 2015. No phone calls please.

Dec 5 / BARD CEP

Director of Eastern Field Program, National Forest Foundation – Washington, DC

Organization: National Forest Foundation

Position Title: Director, Eastern Field Program

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Description: The Director, Eastern Field Program reports to the Executive Vice President. The incumbent is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing conservation programs with the Forest Service, communities, conservation nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private sector partners to support National Forest Foundation (NFF) strategic initiatives and long-term goals in the eastern United States.

Responsibilities: The Director, Eastern Field Program is responsible for:

 Building and developing a close and mutually beneficial relationship between the Forest Service, the NFF, and eastern field partners to implement effective community-based conservation partnerships.

 Implementing our program of work in the eastern United States, which currently includes three conservation campaign sites, investing in local initiatives through Ski Conservation Funds and Forest Stewardship Funds and

other diverse projects and programs.

 Developing conservation projects and programs with public and private sector partners that support the Foundation’s strategic initiatives and long-term goals.

 Expanding the base of private sector supporters and partners by actively pursuing funding opportunities and creating new development opportunities.

 Effectively communicating and engaging the public in caring for their

National Forests and Grasslands through community-based conservation initiatives.

 Reviewing and providing due diligence for all grant proposals from the area as necessary.

 Participating in efforts to create synergy between the Forest Service and the NFF to build a stronger constituency for our National Forest System.

 Communicating the availability of Conservation Connect to support capacitybuilding of NFF’s eastern field partners; identify partner group’s specific needs, and incorporate technical assistance into projects when necessary.

 Maintaining a breadth of knowledge about current trends, emerging issues, policy interventions, and innovations in the field of conservation programming to enhance the NFF’s strategic efficacy.

 Serving as the point of contact in all conservation and development activities in the eastern United States.

Qualifications: NFF expects the incumbent to possess the following educational and experiential qualifications:

 Master’s degree in natural resources-related field (or equivalent experience).

 A minimum of 10 years’ experience with proven results in conservation programming and related community-based collaborative conservation to include a strong knowledge of and experience in Forest Service policies, procedures and regulations.

 A strong understanding of eastern natural resources issues.

 A demonstrated commitment to the environment.

Abilities and Skills: NFF expects the incumbent to possess the following proven abilities and skills:

 Ability to represent the NFF with diverse constituents in a clear and professional manner through excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.

 Ability to collaboratively manage programs and evaluate their outcomes against quantifiable measures of success.

 Ability to cultivate new donor relationships.

 Ability to effectively set priorities, while managing a variety of projects and tasks to successful completion.

 Ability to work well and be flexible in a team-oriented environment.

 Ability and willingness to travel frequently.

 Excellent research and analytical skills with a strong attention to detail.

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