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Jan 25 / BARD CEP

Graduate Fellow, Women’s Environment & Development Organization – New York

Organization: Women’s Environment & Development Organization

Position Title: Graduate Fellow

Location: New York, New York

Dates and compensation: Internships and fellowships are unpaid (unless otherwise listed) but can be used for college credit. All WEDO Internships and Fellowships are based in our offices in New York City, unfortunately WEDO cannot offer any assistance with travel or visa needs.; The duration of each fellowship/internship depends on the needs of the fellow/intern and WEDO programs. A minimum two-month commitment is required and applicants available for longer commitments are encouraged.

Application Deadline: accepted on a rolling basis

Description: Fellowship and internship applications (for graduate students and undergrads, respectively,) are accepted on a rolling basis. Fellows/interns will conduct research and writing, provide administrative assistance, attend meetings, and undertake other tasks as necessary, under the direction of the relevant programmatic staff.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have:

Enthusiasm for and commitment to WEDO’s mission and goals

Some knowledge, practical or academic, of the program area in which s/he applies to work

Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills

The ability to complete all tasks (mundane to substantive) in a careful, timely manner

Experience working in an office, coupled with an ability to undertake multiple tasks, sometimes under time pressure

A sense of humor, an ability to work well in a small team setting, and a desire to work in an informal environment

The ability to work at least 10-15 hours/week

Fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable but not required

How to Apply: Please send Resume, Cover Letter and References to Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Jan 25 / BARD CEP

Climate and Energy Policy Manager, The Nature Conservancy – Pennsylvania

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Position Title: Climate and Energy Policy Manager

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Application Deadline: February 9, 2015

Description: The Pennsylvania Chapter of The Nature Conservancy seeks an external affairs professional for the position of Climate and Energy Policy Manager. The position, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offers the opportunity to join the staff of one of the largest, most successful conservation organizations in the world. The Nature Conservancy’s global success can be measured by the protection of 117 million acres in over 30 countries. The Pennsylvania Chapter is known in the Conservancy and beyond as a leader in innovative, effective strategies that benefit both people and nature at a scale that matters. The Climate and Energy Policy Manager will play an important role in developing and implementing efforts in Pennsylvania to expand support for action on climate change and affect climate and energy policy to further The Nature Conservancy’s mission.

Position Summary: The Climate and Energy Policy Manager supports The Nature Conservancy’s conservation goals by developing and communicating a clear vision and strategy designed to broaden support in Pennsylvania for action to address climate change. S/he leads project teams, designs and delivers project objectives, and serves as liaison and informational contact on climate and energy issues in Pennsylvania between TNC and federal, state, and local governments, business groups, and non-profit organizations.

The Climate and Energy Policy Manager plans, implements, and coordinates efforts in Pennsylvania to expand support for action on climate change and affect climate and energy policy to further The Nature Conservancy’s mission. Duties include contact with government officials, corporate representatives, non-profit organizations, media, and other key audiences on matters pertaining to TNC’s climate and energy policy priorities. S/he participates in fundraising activity to increase the level of financial support for TNC climate and energy projects and priorities.

Responsibilities: Working closely with TNC leadership in Pennsylvania, other TNC chapters, and in TNC’s U.S. Government Relations program the Climate and Energy Policy Manager:

Develops and executes a strategy to broaden support in Pennsylvania for action on climate change and TNC’s climate and energy policy priorities (e.g., supporting clean energy, energy efficiency, and efficient, healthy land use/sustainable energy siting).

Conducts outreach and represents TNC to government officials, the business sector, non-profit community, media, funders and other audiences.

Identifies key stakeholders and constituencies and develops and implements strategies to engage these individuals and audiences in collaborative action on climate and energy policy.

Creates new and strengthens existing partnerships with other organizations in the non-profit and private sectors, including the environmental, conservation, sportsmen’s, outdoor recreation, business, and other communities.

May manage projects and teams involving research and analysis on a broad range of subjects related to climate and energy policy (e.g., science and technology, economics, public opinion).

Convenes and facilitates external meetings to deepen understanding of climate change impacts, expand support for action on climate change, and advance climate and energy policy priorities.

Monitors legislative, regulatory, and administrative developments and coordinates action on policy opportunities, as appropriate, in support of climate action and TNC’s climate and energy priorities.

Coordinates use of media (e.g., earned, paid, social) in support of climate action and TNC’s climate and energy policy priorities.

Shares information and coordinates strategy with TNC staff in other state, regional, and worldwide office programs.

May supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.

Financial responsibility will include working within/managing a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors and outside consultants, assisting with budget development, and meeting fundraising targets.

Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.

Serves as a team leader for assigned projects and coordinates the work of others.

Ensures that the program complies with federal and state lobbying laws and regulations.

Desired Skills & Experience

The minimum qualifications are; Bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience or equivalent combination, fluency in English, experience presenting to and/or communicating with business, government, or legislative staff and/or program leadership, experience in designing, implementing, and directing multiple complex projects and ensuring program accountability, communications experience including preparing and presenting project proposals and developing written communications, experience working with corporate or NGO partners and government agencies.

The preferred qualifications are; a Master’s degree, familiarity with social, economic, and political conditions and issues in Pennsylvania, experience coordinating projects in a decentralized organization, working across teams, operating units, and functions to achieve optimal results, outstanding written and oral communication, negotiating, and organizational skills, may need to gain cooperation from individuals or groups (inside and outside the Conservancy) over whom there is no direct authority in order to accomplish program goals, demonstrates strong communications and presentation skills and persuasively conveys the need for action on TNC’s climate and energy priorities to a diverse and wide range of audiences, experience building networks and influencing outcomes without direct authority, self-starting, independent worker who can thrive with minimal oversight.

How to Apply: For more information and to apply, please visit and search for job ID#42755 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is February 9, 2015.

Jan 25 / BARD CEP

Environmental Analyst, City of New York

Organization: City of New York

Position Title: Environmental Analyst

Location: New York, New York

Dates and compensation: Salary range $52,000-$65,000, depending upon experience. Position may require two year city residency.

Description: The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced budget and policy analyst for its environmental portfolio, including responsibility for examining the programs and funding of the city’s departments of Parks and Recreation, Sanitation, and Environmental Protection, as well as broader environmental and sustainability issues.

Qualifications: A successful candidate must be self-motivated, a critical and rigorous analyst of public policy questions, able to write clearly about complex policies, and have advanced quantitative and policy analytic skills. Commitment to impartial examination of public policies and spending is essential. Experience with large datasets and SAS (or similar statistical software) is preferred. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with public officials and agency staffs as well as civic and advocacy groups. Ability to work independently, juggle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines is critical. Candidates will preferably have knowledge of the city’s capital and expense budgets or previous experience researching and analyzing municipal budgets and services. A master’s degree in public administration, urban planning, public finance, business, economics, or a related field, along with two to five years’ experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume by January 28 to: or fax to 212-442- 0350. No phone calls, please.

Jan 25 / BARD CEP

Pollution Prevention & Climate Change Program Intern, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – New York

Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2, New York, N.Y.

Position Title: Pollution Prevention & Climate Change Program Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: Rotational, typically 3-12 months, corresponding with, but not limited to, academic cycle.; Unpaid/Volunteer. College credit available.

Description: The intern will work with the P2C2 program office in New York on an Urban Toxics Mitigation and Reduction project.  This project focuses on the greening of small businesses located in areas threatened by extreme weather events (e.g., flooding), through a combination of better management practices (e.g., inventory control, storage) and process modifications (e.g., substitution of raw material inputs by safer alternatives).

This internship offers the opportunity to gain experience with EPA’s partnership programs and related Region 2 initiatives, while interacting with EPA staff, representatives from states, and non-governmental organizations.  The intern might receive training in tools for program implementation, evaluation, and promotion, including, but not limited to:

  • Business and Government Sector Outreach
  • Pollution prevention methods and metrics; and,
  • GIS data manipulation and analysis.

Qualifications: Candidates working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering (e.g., environmental, chemical, mechanical) are encouraged to apply.  The ideal candidate should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of people;
  • Computer literate (i.e., word-processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software);
  • Balance multiple tasks;
  • Independently research small business logistics and operations, analyze data, and produce for team review a set of technical bulletins focused on reduction of toxic chemicals in small business operations.
  • Interact collaboratively as part of a team to accomplish specific goals; and,
  • Analyze manufacturing production processes, and identify potential optimization/pollution prevention opportunities (e.g., green chemistry/engineering, supply change management).

For additional information on the various P2C2 initiatives, please visit

Employment Requirements: The ideal candidate would be nearing the completion of his or her academic studies, graduate or undergraduate, as stated above under “Qualifications”. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for this program. Below is a list of requirements for the Internship Program:

  • Employment is voluntary, based on a for-credit or other curriculum requirement.
  • Length of service is a minimum of 3 months.
  • Although U.S. citizenship is not required, non-U.S. citizens must be students who are lawfully admitted for either permanent residence or on a current student visa.
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

How to Apply: To apply, qualified students should submit the following documentation:

1) Letter of Recommendation, on the Institution’s letterhead, from a Faculty Advisor or other School Official, with signature.
2) Current Resume
3) Copy of the student’s academic transcript.

All information can be provided electronically. An original copy of item 1) will be required if selected for the position.

Once this information is received, it will be reviewed, an in person interview will be set up with candidates. If interested in this position, please respond via email, in writing, or by phone, to the Agency Contact below:

James Feeley
U.S. EPA Region 2
290 Broadway 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007-1866 (212) 637-4178

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Jan 23 / BARD CEP

Operations Director, Alliance for Climate Education – Colorado

Organization: Alliance for Climate Education

Position Title: Operations Director

Location: Boulder, Colorado, with some working from home negotiable

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) has a mission to educate and activate high school students to strengthen and sustain the climate movement. Since 2008, ACE has educated 1.8 million high school students nationwide, and empowered over 300,000 youth to take action in their personal lives, in their schools and as leaders in the broader community.

ACE is at an exciting point in its development: In 2014 we increased revenue by 60%, brought on three new board members, and refined our programmatic strategy. We are poised to move from startup phase into expansion, and seek a dynamic operations and finance professional to serve as our Operations Director. This position will lead the execution of finance, budgeting, human resources and administration needs for ACE.

ACE accomplishes its mission through two program areas. ACE’s Education Program includes delivering the award-winning ACE Assembly to high school students. The ACE Assembly combines climate science with cutting-edge animation and storytelling to create an in-person experience that educates and inspires. ACE’s Action Program includes mentoring high school Action Fellows and leading workshops where students develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to participate in lasting climate solutions. ACE also supports high school teachers to master climate and energy science standards through best-in-class resources and professional development opportunities.

ACE is data-centric and tech-savvy, nimble and creative, passionate and results-oriented. ACE has a current staff of 20, an annual budget of $1.8 million, and maintains local programs in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Reno, New York City, Raleigh & Charlotte North Carolina, and the San Francisco Bay Area. This position will work closely with ACE’s Executive Director in Boulder, Colorado.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include directing the administrative, finance and operational functions of the organization. These duties will include:

  • Finance and accounting: Work with Executive Director, leadership team and consultants to manage expenses, keep books up to date, prepare budgets, manage reporting for grants, and manage accounting policies and systems.
  • Strategic planning:Work with Executive Director and leadership team to develop strategy for effective use of organizational resources, create expense projections based on strategic decisions, and adaptively manage strategy to align with fundraising and programmatic needs.
  • Administration and governance: Work with Executive Director and leadership team to implement the policies and systems to effectively run the organization.
  • Human resources:Manage policies, procedures and services for administering benefits, handling insurance, recruiting, hiring and staffing.
  • Information technology: Work with IT consultants to configure and implement backend functions to support smooth and efficient operations, with a focus on making ACE a primarily paperless organization.


Experience recruiting, hiring and retaining diverse, talented staff

  • Experience managing the finance and administration of a $2+ million organization or business unit; nonprofit experience preferred
  • Minimum of a BA; MBA, CPA or related degree desired
  • Minimum five years experience in a management role ideally with broad financial and operations management experience
  • Experience as an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization; must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations and experience with grant management
  • Proven track record facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Ability to train and manage staff to use finance systems
  • Tech-savvy with experience selecting and managing relationships with software and technology vendors
  • Excellent management and leadership skills with proven ability to engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker
  • Passion for the organization’s mission

How to Apply: Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to, with “Operations Director” in the subject line. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Jan 23 / BARD CEP

Project Associate, SeaPlan – Massachusetts

Organization: SeaPlan

Position Title: Project Associate

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: February 16, 2015

Description: The Project Associate will work on a varied portfolio of SeaPlan projects, which include supporting human use and/or marine resource characterization studies, marine policy analyses, stakeholder engagement efforts, and communications and outreach activities. Project topics span a broad range, including marine planning, climate preparedness, fisheries science, and human dimensions of the marine realm. The Project Associate will also support a variety of SeaPlan operations, including fundraising, communications and administration. Primary responsibilities will center on supporting project teams through research, preparing written and presentation materials, developing project financials, and assisting with stakeholder and project team meeting preparation and documentation; additional duties as assigned.


  • Project support, including research, analysis, deliverable drafting, and schedule/budget preparation
  • Assistance with researching, writing, and producing content for internal and external publications
  • Project and Process workflow development
  • Attend conferences/other events; prepare summaries of key
  • Organizational operations support, including fundraising research, database development and financial systems


  • BS/BA in natural or social sciences, public policy, or related field
  • 1 year of relevant professional work experience
  • Demonstrated writing proficiencies (e.g. technical reports, academic, blogosphere)
  • Familiarity with issues and trends in coastal and marine policy, planning, regulation and management
  • Computer competencies; command of software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and database
  • Ability to organize/prioritize workload to meet demands in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Ability to work, communicate and interact effectively in a team setting


  • Experience with natural resource management issues in a multi-stakeholder setting
  • Experience working with government agencies
  • Graphic design and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with GIS
  • SalesForce proficiency

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to by February 16th, 2015. Writing samples and references are not required at this time. We respectfully request no phone inquiries.

Jan 22 / BARD CEP

Climate Finance Intern, Rainforest Alliance – New York

Organization: Rainforest Alliance

Position Title: Climate Finance Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: 3 Months – 10-12 hours a week minimum. Start and end Dates are flexible.; unpaid

Application Deadline: Inquire for Fall internships

Description: The Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) supports small- and medium-scale farms and forestry enterprises working toward Rainforest Alliance certification, and those already certified, to access the financing they need to help their businesses grow and become economically sustainable. SFI’s work focuses on the following areas: 1/ Financial literacy and business management education for Rainforest Alliance producers and producer groups; 2/ Access to finance for producers and producer groups through the promotion of financial product innovation and linkage to social lenders and local financial institutions; 3/ Building the case for the economic benefits of sustainability for producers and producer groups and the financial community.

Climate Finance: SFI aims to identify climate finance mechanisms to be used to generate additional revenue-streams for Rainforest Alliance producers engaging in carbon positive activities. Research in this area may focus on i) surveying payments for ecosystem services and mechanisms implemented under REED+; ii) researching other climate finance models involving smallholder producers and/or focusing on landscape conservation; iii) assessing Rainforest Alliance’s partners appetite for carbon finance activities.

Qualifications: Ideal for graduate students in good academic standing.  Self-starter, resourceful and detail-oriented individual with great analytical and communications skills needed. Sound research skills, adeptness and ability to conduct interviews with professionals in the field. Spanish proficiency preferred for the climate finance intern.

How to Apply: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE – Send resume and cover letter to Helene Roy, Senior Associate, Sustainable Finance Initiative at with your last and first name, SFI Intern, and preferred focus in the subject line, if any.

Jan 22 / BARD CEP

Staff Auditor for Carbon Services, Rainforest Alliance – Vermont

Organization: Rainforest Alliance

Position Title: Staff Auditor, Carbon Services

Location: Vermont area; Able to travel globally up to 30% of the work year

Application Deadline: February 9, 2015

Description: The Staff Auditor will conduct carbon validation and verification audits for RA-Cert’s Carbon Services, including audit scheduling, on-site visits, and report writing. S/he will serve as Lead Auditor for all engagements under their responsibility and provide customer service, report reviews, quality control and other duties as assigned by their supervisor. Implement quality assurance & risk control measures to maintain and enhance RA’s reputation for exemplary professionalism, technical accuracy, timeliness and quality of service. Conduct outreach and promotion of Rainforest Alliance among stakeholders, clients, prospective clients and the forestry profession. Ensure full compliance with applicable accreditations.



  • Conduct and lead carbon field audits globally to multiple carbon standards including, but not limited to, all AFOLU project types such as Afforestation/Reforestation, Improved Forest Management (IFM), and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD);
  • Conduct desk audits and pre-assessments for carbon engagements;
  • Contribute as part of an RA-Cert team to VCS Double Approval Methodology audits;
  • Manage all travel arrangements to conduct the assigned fieldwork;
  • Write audit reports based on audit findings; and
  • Communicate with clients and RA-Cert staff in preparation and finalization of audit engagements.
  • Manage the execution of validation and verification audits for a portfolio of clients to include budgeting, service contracts, team identification, logistical planning, report review, liaison with clients and finalization of reports for approval;
  • Develop and implement audit plans and ensure timely and efficient completion of audits;
  • Ensure efficiency, quality control and adherence to RA-Cert technical and administration certification protocols for all engagements directly under his/her responsibilities;
  • Receive, process and file forms, conduct data entry and other information for carbon auditing services; and
  • Coordinate with RA-Cert Carbon Services and regional staff to ensure excellent customer service to current and potential clients.

Account Management
Quality Assurance:

  • Develop and maintain strong expertise in Rainforest Alliance and applicable carbon standards, policies and protocols;
  • Provide input for policy development and technical improvements to the carbon auditing systems;
  • Collaborate with Associate Manager and Quality Assurance staff to ensure maintenance of relevant accreditations for carbon auditing, including timely response and follow-up on accreditation reports and nonconformities;
  • Collaborate with Associate Manager and Quality Assurance staff in the development and maintenance of RA-Cert policies and procedures, including manuals, templates, and guidance materials related to carbon services.
  • Collaborate with Associate Manager and Quality Assurance staff to perform quality monitoring functions to ensure full conformance and consistency in implementation of all applicable standards, policies and procedures, including specific risk control measures and Engagement Risk Management (ERM) procedures;
  • Coordinate with Associate Manager and Quality Assurance staff to provide prompt notification of necessary system or accreditation communications, including documents under review, finalized policies, and guidance;
  • Coordinate with Associate Manager to ensure RA-Cert carbon auditing service information is up-to-date on the RA web site and sites managed for staff and auditor resources, e.g., SharePoint, Technical Expert Resource Center (TXRC), and that all relevant new and revised documents are promptly communicated to staff, contract auditors and clients; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor or equivalent degree;
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience, preferably in forestry, forest certification, forest carbon project development, or related field;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in Spanish or French a plus;
  • Previous auditing experience and/or ISO training preferred;
  • Strong skills in MS office, Adobe Acrobat, databases, and Internet; GIS and/or remote sensing skills preferred;
  • Background or interest in environmental conservation, international development or community based natural resource management preferred;
  • Knowledge of RA-Cert certification and/or FSC certification a plus;
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to interact culturally and linguistically with diverse staff and clients;
  • Initiative, self-motivated, resourceful, detail oriented, dependability, strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

  • Able to travel globally up to 30% of the work year;
  • Field auditing in difficult terrain and hot, dry or cold, inclement weather.

How to Apply: Please apply online at Combine cover letter and resume as one single document and upload.

Jan 22 / BARD CEP

Communications and Development Intern, Institute for Market Transformation – Washington, DC

Organization: Institute for Market Transformation

Position Title: Communications and Development Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is an intern position that will be paid with salary commensurate with experience and work schedule. The position is a minimum of three days a week in IMT’s Washington, D.C. office.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description:  IMT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., with a mission to promote energy efficiency in buildings. Achieving that vision requires market transformation, a process of strategic intervention in the market to remove barriers to the broader adoption of energy efficiency in buildings. The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) seeks an intern to assist our communications and development team. She/he will be mentored by our Director of Communications and Grants Manager, and will engage in various digital, editorial, research, and administrative activities. Excellent writing and editing skills are required. A strong interest in the environment, energy policy and/or green buildings is strongly preferred. Familiarity with Expression Engine or WordPress is a plus, as is familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite programs. Please submit two writing samples with your resume.


  • Organize and maintain IMT’s internal media and development tracking systems
  • Update and expand IMT’s press contact list
  • Actively contribute social media and blog postings for IMT’s main accounts and website
  • Perform IMT website content sweep (checking for dead links, grammar issues, and discrepancies, and optimizing SEO across IMT’s main site)
  • Build up and maintain IMT’s database of common metrics, statistics, images, charts, and graphs
  • Maintain and refine IMT’s calendar of events, seeking out forthcoming speaking opportunities
  • Assist in packaging media clips for grant-reporting purposes
  • Provide assistance as needed for the City Energy Project
  • Research and identify prospective funding opportunities
  • Video development, if interested


  • Advanced undergraduate or graduate student with experience in communications and/or marketing
  • Ability to perform self-directed work, manage multiple projects, and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in energy efficiency, green buildings, and preventing climate change
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, a sense of humor, and a drive to succeed

How to Apply: Please email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples No phone calls, please.

Jan 22 / BARD CEP

Summer Organizing Fellow, Chesapeake Climate Action Network – Maryland and Virginia

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Summer Organizing Fellow

Location: Offices in Baltimore, Maryland; Takoma Park, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia; and Norfolk, Virginia

Dates and compensation: Our Summer Organizing Fellowships start Monday, June 15th and end Friday, August 14th. We have full-time and part-time fellowships available. Full-time fellowships are 40 hours/week. Part-time fellowships are 15 hours/week.

Our full-time Summer Organizing Fellowships are paid. Full-time fellows receive a stipend of $325 per week. Our part-time fellowships are unpaid. Part-time fellows do receive $25 per week for incidentals.

Application Deadline: Positions open until filled

Description: Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable grassroots organizing skills and experience?

If so, then Chesapeake Climate Action Network has the perfect summer fellowship for you! We are currently hiring for our Summer Organizing Fellowship. Whether you’re new to organizing or looking to hone your skills, CCAN’s organizing fellowships offer valuable experience to learn more and challenge yourself as a climate campaigner.

For twelve years, CCAN has been working in Maryland, Virginia, and DC to fight climate change by building a powerful climate movement, on and off campus, that can stand up to polluters and push for clean energy solutions. This summer, we’ll be building grassroots power in some of the most politically important parts of our region, educating and engaging new activists in our work to reduce and prevent more climate pollution.

Our Summer Organizing Fellowship includes great training from experienced organizers and managers.


Learn to plan, organize and execute grassroots campaigns, campaign events and creative actions.

Recruit concerned citizens to get involved in our campaigns – through petitioning, canvassing, tabling, phone banking and other field work.

Recruit for campaign events including conferences, town halls and rallies.

Identify and engage local community groups and local businesses in our campaigns.

Help identify and develop new volunteer leaders.

Write and publish blog posts and letters to the editor in support of the campaign.

Have an amazing opportunity to learn grassroots campaigning skills from an organization that climate activist Bill McKibben has called the “best regional climate organization in the world.”


Driving passion to combat climate change and secure clean energy victories.

Experience with grassroots organizing preferred.

Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadline.

Comfort with public speaking.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong research and problem-solving skills.

Blogging experience and social-media skills (preferred).

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.

A sense of humor, and a friendly positive attitude.

How to Apply: Please fill out this application. Attach a one-page resume detailing your relevant experience. Supplemental writing samples in the form of letters to the editor, blogs or other advocacy documents are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Jan 21 / BARD CEP

Conservation Director, Friends of the Forest Preserves – Illinois

Organization: Friends of the Forest Preserves

Position Title: Conservation Director

Location: Chicago, Illinois


o Salary commensurate with experience.

o Benefits include: 3 weeks of vacation, 10 paid holidays, 2 personal days, 10 sick days; retirement with 3% match after 1 year; health, dental, short- and long-term disability insurance; and $100,000 of life insurance coverage.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Mission: Friends of the Forest Preserves works to protect, restore, and promote the forest preserves of Cook County for the benefit of people and nature. Friends of the Forest Preserves is an independent non-profit organization advocating for the responsible management of the nearly 69,000 acres of forest preserves in Cook County through of the nearly 69,000 acres of forest preserves in Cook County through advocacy, intern programs, community outreach, and ecological restoration. Some of the best natural areas in Illinois are right here in Cook County, right outside your urban backdoor, for all of us to enjoy. Join our team and help us ensure they are here for the next 100 years.


The full-time Conservation Director position serves to help facilitate the restoration, enhancement, and recreational opportunities on forest preserve lands by directing Friends’ ecological restoration and diverse internship programs while also working collaboratively with other organizations and volunteers. The Conservation Director will manage the Internship Programs to engage high school age youth and adults in hands-on conservation work. The Conservation Director also serves as a key player within the organization by working in collaboration with the President and Development Staff on projects that help to sustain and build the organization’s long-term viability. Additionally, this person has the technical background to develop, manage, and monitor ecological restoration projects on forest preserves lands.

Intern Programs

Estimated Actual Time: 75%

o Oversee range of internship programs (currently 4) for youth and adults with 5 to 80 participants.

o Supervise and support crew leaders.

o Conduct networking to recruit program applicants.

o Manage budgets and administrative aspects.

o Conduct minimum of two monthly visits to work sites to assess work progress.

o Ensure botanical training and technical expertise is provided to members and leaders.

o Facilitate work progress in partnership with FPCC ecologists.

o Order program tools and supplies and conduct inventories as needed.

o Facilitate site meetings and communications with Nature Centers, Stewards, and FPCC Ecologists.

o Develop final reports with assistance from Crew Leaders.

Ecological Restoration Project Responsibilities

Estimated Actual Time: 15%

o Develop, manage, and administer all aspects of ecological restoration projects including plant monitoring, quality assurance plans, budgets, grant reporting, work progress, and contractor performance.

o Relay information regarding projects to volunteer stewards, donors, other environmental organizations, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission staff, and FPCC Resource Management staff for all sites on an on-going basis.

o Meet with project partners and donors as needed.

Events, Fundraising, and Other Responsibilities

Estimated Actual Time: 10%

o Assist with and attend all FOTFP events.

o Research grant prospects and develop project proposals in partnership with other FOTFP staff.

o Work in partnership with Friends staff, board, and volunteers on variety of other projects and programs as needed.


o Highly interested and committed to open space preservation and local conservation issues.

o Minimum of 7 years experience in conservation and/or program management.

o Self motivated, eager, and dependable.

o Excellent verbal, written, administrative, and organizational skills.

o Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working as a team player with people of different races, ages, and backgrounds.

o Access to car and ability to drive occasionally to select locations within Cook County.

Friends of the Forest Preserves believes in work-life balance; we are here for the marathon, not the sprint (not that we don’t have to do that once in a while).

How to Apply: No calls please.

Mail or email resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references to: or Benjamin Cox, President

Friends of the Forest Preserves

542 S. Dearborn St., Suite 400

Chicago, Illinois 60605

Women, minorities and seniors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Jan 21 / BARD CEP

Various Internships, Environmental Protection Information Center – California

Organization: Environmental Protection Information Center

Position Title: Various internships

Location: Arcata, California

Dates and compensation: Flexible dates; unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: EPIC is a non-profit, environmental law watchdog and advocacy organization that works to protect and restore the diverse landscape of Northwest California. We use science conservation, strategic litigation, public outreach, grassroots organizing and political pressure to achieve our goals.

Biodiversity and Clean Water Intern

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in protecting Northwest California’s environment and quality of life, and has a true desire to learn about environmental law. Must have some familiarity with environmental laws, strong research, writing and analysis skills, and the ability to conduct online research.

Overview: Interns will conduct research and assist staff members as needed. Interns may prepare literature reviews, memos, and assist with technical writing, among other tasks.

Public Lands Intern

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in protecting Northwest California’s environment and quality of life, and has a true desire to learn about environmental law. Must have some familiarity with environmental laws including: National Environmental Quality Act (NEPA) and the Northwest Forest Plan.

Overview: This would ideally be a person with an environmental science and/or forestry background.  This position would entail learning about the Northwest Forest Plan, National Environmental Policy Act and other land management law and would entail research for assisting in developing comments and litigation support. Subject matter includes wildlife (particularly Threatened and Endangered Species), hydrology, geology, botany, fisheries and forestry.

Timber Harvest Plan Reviewer

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position would be a person with environmental science and or forestry background with a desire to learn about the regulatory system that governs California’s Private Industrial Forests.

Overview: This position would entail learning the Forest Practice Rules, learning to read Timber Harvest Plans (THPs), identifying key issues in THPs, and tracking THPs using the Cal Fire website and excel spreadsheets.  For this position, strong language skills are also preferred.

How to Apply: Application process: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in working EPIC, a résumé, a writing sample, a transcript and references to: Please indicate which internship opportunity you are applying for and your availability.

Jan 21 / BARD CEP

Federal Legislative Coordinator, Chesapeake Climate Action Network – Washington, DC

Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Position Title: Federal Legislative Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement and use our proximity to the nation’s capital to push for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.

CCAN is looking to immediately hire a federal legislative coordinator/lobbyist. Candidate should have 3-5 years experience doing legislative work at the state or federal level. Candidate will work by contract for approximately 30 hours per week in support of specific, CCAN-supported clean energy legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. CCAN is offering a six-month contract with the prospect of renewal and possibility of a permanent staff position.

Qualifications: This position requires:

– development of legislative strategy

– meetings with legislators and their staff

– development  of fact sheets

– media outreach

– grassroots involvement

– ability to work well in a team setting

Direct grassroots organizing experience is a plus.

How to Apply: Candidates for this position should send a resume to Ted Glick, CCAN National Campaign Coordinator, at Phone: 240-396-2155. Learn more about CCAN at

Jan 20 / BARD CEP

C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Training Workshop, March 27-29 – New York

Event: C2C Fellows sustainability leadership training weekend workshop

Location: New York City, New York

Date: March 27-29, 2015

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and only 60 participants will be accepted into each workshop.

Description: C2C workshops are for current students and recent graduates who want high-impact careers that can change the future through NGO’s and government, and in sustainable business. Join C2C to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed: how to develop a vision; know what you’re good at; tell your story; raise money; and build your network. The cost of the weekend trainings, including food is $30. Students must arrange their own housing in the NYC area.

Graduates of our workshops are eligible for scholarships to become funded graduate students at Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, and Bard’s new MBA in Sustainability.  Read more about the benefits of joining the growing national network of over 500 C2C Fellows here.

How to Apply: Students aspiring to sustainability leadership in policy, politics and business should apply now to join student leaders from across the country.

You know change is needed. Lead the Change.

Jan 20 / BARD CEP

Environmental Leadership Intern, Human Impacts Institute – New York

Organization: Human Impacts Institute

Position Title: Environmental Leadership Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: Internships with the Human Impacts Institute begin on February 10th (Term 1), May 10th (Term 2), and September 10th (Term 3). Not all Terms are offered all years. Please, inquire at to see if internships are available for your selected Term.

Description: The Human Impacts Institute Internship  program provides an active learning environment for college students and mid-career professionals.  Unless otherwise noted, internships are based in NYC and are for a minimum duration of three months.  Interns are expected to work on-site at least ten hours per week, with a preference for those who can commit twenty hours per week.

Interning with the Human Impacts Institute offers:

Working with a team of environmentalists and artists who are passionate about inspiring social change and have backgrounds in climate science, public engagement, education, policy development, international consulting, private sector advising, and more;

An open and creative learning environment where interns and staff collaborate and co-learn;

A high level of responsibility and a key role in program development and leadership;

Inclusion in a diverse, international network of environmental, sustainable development, and social change professionals; Diverse experiences in education, coalition-building, creative messaging, reporting and research;

A commitment to supporting your personal goals while pushing your leadership skills; and

Significant programmatic and organizational responsibilities based upon your internship descriptions, qualifications, and interests.

We consider our interns part of the HII family and lifelong members of the HII Crew.

Responsibilities: Our Environmental Leadership Intern will work to further develop our programs in coalition building locally and internationally. Focus will be on developing and outreaching for our coalition initiatives: the NYC Climate and MobilizeUS! Coalitions.  Environmental Leadership interns will be instrumental in helping to develop our local and international programs.  Responsibilities will include: developing outreach and web content, teaching, curriculum development, research and partner development, lobbying and advocacy, grant writing, and more. Intern should have a good working knowledge of climate change issues, and climate change & environmental policy and science experience is a plus.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an expressed interest in environmental issues, education, policy development, research, coalition building, and/or not-for-profit organizational work. In addition to this, interns are expected to be: self-motivated, extremely organized, independent workers, creative, highly adaptable to different types of projects, atmospheres, interactions, and have good research skills.

Strong preference is given to applicants who receive college credit (undergraduate or graduate) or occupational training credits. International applicants are welcome, as are mid-career professionals looking to expand their knowledge of environmental work.   There is no stipend or lodging assistance available and intern applicants are encouraged to apply for outside funding assistance.

How to Apply: If interested, please submit:

1) A Current resume;

2) An Introductory letter, including: Why you want to work with HII, the specific internship(s) you are applying to, and

your specific expertise/interests relating to that internship

3) One reference letter;

4) One paragraph with an original idea for a creative project you’d like to do at HII

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of interviews shortly after their application. Applicants are encouraged to apply at least one month in advance of their desired start date.  All applications and inquiries should be directed to:

Jan 20 / BARD CEP

Program Manager (Part-time), Human Impacts Institute – New York

Organization: Human Impacts Institute

Position Title: Program Manager

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: 20 hours a week, remote and on-site; one-year contract with potential for extension; Start Date: February 1st, 2015-February 1, 2016; Four Weeks unpaid vacation/leave; $17,600 ($20/hr)

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: We are currently hiring a Program Manager consultant who will help manage our NYC-based education and outreach programs including Tree Care Tuesday(April-Sept), a youth environmental leadership intensive (2 weeks, summer), and some of our interns.  The Program Manager will also help with grant writing/reporting and social media, including blogging.  Computer-based work can be done remotely, but educational programs will require on-site presence in NYC.  Therefore, all applicants must be NYC-based.

Qualifications: We are looking for someone who is dynamic, outgoing, and has teaching and/or outreach experience, who is creative-minded, and has experience with project management.  You must be passionate about environmental issues and community building and to our mission at the Human Impacts Institute. We love people who are good multi-taskers, efficient, creative and can show us that they are both great team members and self-motivated action-takers who don’t require a lot of heavy-handed oversight!  If you speak Spanish too, that’s even better!

How to Apply: Think this is perfect for you?  Apply today!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  We are looking to hire for February 1st.

Your application must include:

1) An Introductory letter, which includes: a) Why you want to join our crew; b) Why you are the best person for this position; c) Your passion and experience relating to our work; d) What special skills you will bring to our Crewe) Paragraph w/an original idea for a creative project; f) A current resume; 2) Two reference contacts

Please send your application to Applicants will be reviewed upon receipt and you will be notified if we are interested in interviewing you.

Jan 19 / BARD CEP

Microfinance Clean Energy Fellowship, MicroEnergy Credits – India

Organization: MicroEnergy Credits

Position Title: Microfinance Clean Energy Fellowship

Location: Various Locations, India

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The MEC Fellowship is a rare opportunity to work in the field at the forefront of clean energy and microfinance. As an MEC Fellow you will work on-site with a microfinance institution for one or two years.


Program Implementation:

Implement a structured program at the MFI that will take them from start to finish in meeting key milestones for clean energy scale up.

Program will include components such as:

Prefeasibility studies.

Market research.

Business plan development.

Marketing training.

Process development/ Operations manual development.

Process improvement.

Team work:

Effectively leverage MEC’s existing experience, relationships and working documents.

Work as a team with the MFI’s clean energy program manager, to provide frequent updates to the MFI Management and Board on the progress of the clean energy program.

Work as a team with MEC management to track progress, and raise issues early so they may be resolved.

Work collaboratively with other Fellows to share best practices, product knowledge and successful solutions to problems.

Problem solving:

Proactively identify risks and come up with solutions to implement clean energy program.

Technology: train and monitor use of MEC’s mobile phone and internet based carbon technology.

Carbon certification:

Hold stakeholder meetings for carbon compliance.

Coordinate collection of baseline data as needed.

Contribute to MEC blog and photos.

Stakeholder relations:

Work with partners including clean energy manufacturers and distributors.

Government agencies.


Knowledge of microfinance, clean energy, the carbon markets, internet and mobile phone technology, social enterprise, regional knowledge of Africa, India or South Asia.

Bachelors degree.

1 year experience in banking or consulting.

Language skills a plus.

Microfinance experience a plus.

4 months experience living in a developing country.

Word, PowerPoint and Excel skill sets.

Ability to work in a decentralized, global team.

Demonstrated self starter, problem solver, team player, and social mission-oriented.

How to Apply: Please send CV and cover letter to with the subject line “Fellow”. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Jan 19 / BARD CEP

Environmental Justice Organizer, New Virginia Majority – Virginia

Organization: New Virginia Majority

Position Title: Environmental Justice Organizer

Location: Portsmouth, Virginia

Dates and compensation: This position is full-time and is eligible for NVM’s full package of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as monthly phone and transportation allowances.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: New Virginia Majority (NVM) is Virginia’s leading civic engagement organization that mobilizes and organizes voters of color and residents across the state. Our year-round approach to organizing involves mass scale voter outreach, linked to ongoing community organizing campaigns and intensive leadership development.

Acknowledging the importance of climate change to racial and economic justice, environmental sustainability, and movement building, NVM is dedicated to integrating low-income communities and communities of color in policy debate and action to address climate change and environmental impact. NVM seeks to engage our communities around: promoting renewable energy sources and mass transit, limiting fossil fuel drilling, land conservation, and addressing the needs of coastal communities prone to flooding.

NVM is currently expanding its team. We are a seeking conscious and skilled individual with a deep commitment to social change. The Environmental Justice Organizer reports to Organizing Director. S/he will work specifically with communities in Portsmouth and the surrounding Hampton Roads area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify and build a network of leaders in Portsmouth to address climate change
  • With the support of Policy Associate, work with Organizing Director to develop a campaign to engage community around the effects of sea level rise, specifically support for the VA Coastal Protection Act
  • Participate in state and local climate related initiatives to ensure people of color and low income communities have input in public participation forums
  • Maintain contacts in the organizational database and utilize systems to track and evaluate progress toward our base building and campaign goals
  • Collaborate with broader environmental community on collective actions


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in organizing, issue campaigns or advocacy
  • Experience working on environmental justice issues or engaging communities of color
  • Outstanding communications skills and ability to connect with people
  • Successful experience working in coalitions
  • Must be flexible, creative and assume high accountability for all areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines; able to develop and move projects forward with independence and autonomy
  • Experience working with a contact database/CRM
  • Background and commitment to social justice work and demonstration of strong personal commitment to NVM’s mission and values.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evening and weekend work.
  • Regional and sometimes statewide travel will be required.
  • Car / Driver’s license

How to Apply: To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, salary history and 3 references to jgranado[at] Incomplete applications will not be considered. New Virginia Majority is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and LGBTQ encouraged to apply.

Jan 19 / BARD CEP

Hudson River Program Director, Riverkeeper – New York

Organization: Riverkeeper

Position Title: Hudson River Program Director

Location: Ossining, New York

Application Deadline: February 9, 2015

Description: Established in 1966, Riverkeeper is an independent, member-supported environmental organization whose mission is to protect the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its watershed, and to safeguard the drinking water supply of nine million New Yorkers (New York City and Hudson Valley residents). For more information, visit

We are seeking an experienced attorney and environmental advocate with a strong record of achievement to lead our Hudson River Program. The ideal candidate will be a person with vision and energy who possesses the necessary skills to work with the President and the management team to take the program to a higher level of achievement. The position is ideal for an individual who is passionate about environmental issues and seeking a high profile assignment that will allow her/him to use litigation, advocacy, media outreach and public education toolsto shape the future of the Hudson River Estuary.

Responsibilities: The director of the Hudson River Program will serve as a member of the management team. Specifically, the director will:

  • Lead program efforts to protect and restore the Hudson River, through the development and implementation of litigation and policy campaigns focused on a range of river issues, including reducing sewage pollution, addressing the risk of crude oil shipping in the Hudson Valley, closing the Indian Point nuclear power plant, ensuring the remediation of Superfund and other legacy industrial sites, restoring critical habitat and declining fish populations, and improving water quality to achieve a “fishable, swimmable” Hudson.
  • Direct team of attorneys and independent technical and scientific experts in litigation, policy advocacy and preparation of expert reports and research to support Riverkeeper campaign objectives
  • Develop and coordinate enforcement and campaign advocacy actions in collaboration with Riverkeeper’s Boat and Watershed teams, other environmental organizations, and coalition members.
  • Manage and direct litigation support and representation from the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, independent outside counsel and pro bono law firms, as needed to achieve litigation goals
  • Actively support and engage as needed in fundraising with President and Development team, including assistance with grant writing and reporting, individual donor and foundation meetings and regular reporting to Riverkeeper’s Board of Directors.
  • Act as one of Riverkeeper’s lead spokespersons to the media, elected officials, regulatory agencies and the public on Riverkeeper campaigns
  • Be responsible for program budgeting and staff management

Working Relationships

The Hudson River Program Director reports to Riverkeeper’s President, manages a team of four staff attorneys and a program assistant, and serves as a liaison/point of contact for the Riverkeeper Board Litigation Committee on all litigation matters.


  • Attorney, admitted to practice in New York; admission to federal court is preferred but not mandatory; seven years of practicing environmental law and two years of managerial experience
  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of Riverkeeper; familiarity with non-profit organizations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with media and public relations, fundraising, community outreach etc.
  • A strong team-oriented manager, able to handle multiple projects, cases and deadlines
  • Regular travel throughout the lower and mid-Hudson valley, as well as evening and occasional weekend work, will be required.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Please write: HUDSON RIVER PROGRAM DIRECTOR in the subject line. Phone calls and faxes will not be accepted.

Jan 19 / BARD CEP

Chartiers Creek Watershed Intern, Allegheny Land Trust – Pennsylvania

Organization: Allegheny Land Trust

Position Title: Chartiers Creek Watershed Intern

Location: Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Dates and compensation: paid internship, no benefits; Begins summer 2015

Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

Description: This position will assist with critical stewardship, land management, volunteer recruitment, environmental education and restoration of the Chartiers Creek Watershed.

The Intern will conduct visual site and habitat monitoring to ensure that the unique conservation values of the watershed are cared for and upheld. The position will work with a variety of agencies, local, state and federal as well as nonprofit organizations to accomplish tasks for the betterment of the entire watershed.

The position interacts every day with on-site volunteers and property visitors. The Intern should be able to work well with a variety of personalities and be able to motivate them to work together towards a common goal. Communication through traditional notes, emails, letters, texting are all expected. Using a variety of programs, the intern will design posters, educational signage, and brochures to communicate to others the uniqueness of Chartiers Creek


  • Communicate with visitors to promote understanding of the watershed’s unique attributes and threatened resources through a variety of mediums including site walks, social media, and paper materials.
  • Lead interpretive walks of the Abandoned Mine Drainage system at ALT’s Wingfield Pines Conservation Area in Upper St. Clair.
  • Design posters, signs, brochures and other visual elements for property visitors to read and stay abridge to activities happening on site.
  • Assist with invasive species control efforts throughout the watershed.
  • Coordinate, lead, and wrap-up volunteer workdays and events in the watershed
  • Attend a variety of public meetings working with volunteers in support of a healthy Chartiers Creek Watershed. (for example; Chartiers Creek Watershed Association, Washington Co. Watershed Alliance, etc).
  • Perform general maintenance of trails, signs, parking areas and other visitor facilities in conservation areas found in the watershed.
  • Maintain accurate records in the ALT stewardship office of activities and events in the watershed
  • Assist ALT staff as needed


  • Preferred candidate will be pursuing a degree in natural sciences, landscape architecture, environmental studies or a related field
  • Excellent public speaking, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds; be able to use hand tools and some mechanical equipment
  • Familiarity with native flora/fauna as well as invasive species
  • Knowledge of trail maintenance and ecological land management principles, a plus
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends
  • A valid driver’s license and transportation (gas expenses are reimbursed at the federal IRS rate)

How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Emilie Rzotkiewicz, Stewardship Director at with “Hamm Internship” in the subject line.