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Environment and Sustainability Internship- Washington, D.C.

Organization: Bridging Nations College of Energy

Job Title: Environment and Sustainability Internship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Application Deadline: Now accepting applications.

Posted on: March 13, 2012

 

Organization Overview

Bridging Nations is a nonprofit, policy organization based in Washington D.C. that explores ways to facilitate cooperation in an increasingly interdependent and multipolar world.

In 2002, Bridging Nations was established in order to explore ways to make countries more competitive in light of the changing world order. As a response to the increasing need for understanding among nations, Bridging Nations has since aimed to build cultural, political and economic bridges.”The India-China Center initiative is an example of Bridging Nation’s efforts to increase understanding among nations.” This center strives to strengthen India-China relations by identifying overlapping interests and involving more people in the policy making process.

There is perhaps no greater need for bridge building than in the field of energy. Therefore, in 2011, Bridging Nations established the College of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) to educate people globally about energy technology and policy. The College offers online courses that combine interactive academic learning with practical mentorship programs. Attendance has quadrupled every trimester, and the College currently enrolls students from over 20 countries.

Description

Bridging Nations, a non-partisan policy and education organization, is seeking bright, motivated interns to work with theCollege of Energy, Environment, & Sustainability, a recently launched education initiative.

Bridging Nations will consider applicants from a wide variety of academic fields including policy studies, environmental studies, sustainable development, communications, english, business and others. Before all else we seek interns who have a strong interest in international energy and environmental affairs and who are comfortable conducting research while providing substantive support to senior staff.

Responsibilities

Interns will focus on the following programs:

  • Bridging Nations College of Energy, Environment & Sustainability

The College of Energy, Environment and Sustainability is a graduate level education program focusing on green energy technology and policy. Interns working on this program will assist with different elements of a higher education institution while gaining experience in marketing, web design, social media outreach, research, presentation skills, event planning, and alternative energy issues.

  • Bridging Nations Foundation:

The policy division of Bridging Nations focuses on international affairs, specifically India-China-US relations. Interns will have a chance to research policy and attend events, as well as write about their research findings for short articles, newsletters, website posts, etc.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or higher
  • Strong computer and organizational skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Applications
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and remain organized
  • Event planning and/or marketing and outreach experience
  • Graphic design/web design skills a plus
  • Comfortable assisting with and assuming responsibility for routine office tasks

Past Bridging Nations interns have gained experience in:

  • Research
    o Use library resources and the internet to research international relations topic
    o Research energy and environmental issues and policy
  • Marketing Skills & Public Relations
    o Media and web design
    o Forming and maintaining relationships within the industry, e.g. with professors or companies in the energy sector
  • Event Planning/Office administration
    o Day to day tasks and procedures
    o Seminar management
    o Web conferencing

How to Apply:

To apply please submit a resume, one page cover letter, transcript and writing sample (no more than three pages) to: ian@bridgingnations.org

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