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Climate Action Intern — San Francisco, CA

Organization: Business Council on Climate Change

Job Title: Climate Action Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours and Compensation: full time desired and Unpaid (Compensation — Although the position is unpaid, this is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student, recent college graduate, or mature undergraduate to establish invaluable contacts with some of the Bay Area’s top businesses (view member list here), build experience in both the public and private sectors, and work on cutting edge efforts to address climate change. A full-time schedule is required to provide interns with the maximum learning, networking, and professional growth opportunities.)

Application Deadline: open until filled (recruiting now)

Position Dates: immediate opening

Posted On: Nov. 7, 2012

Organization Overview

BC3, a project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven non-profit organization that enables Bay Area business leaders to share best practices and establish strong relationships in the effort to reduce GHG emissions within their companies. BC3 members range in size from global corporations to local small businesses and from industries including health care, hospitality, architecture, and environmental consulting.


BC3 is looking for an intern who is passionate about climate solutions, eager to learn, and has a desire to establish themselves in the San Francisco environmental community. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with good project management skills to assist in every level of running the BC3 Program. A track record of independent thinking, significant responsibility in previous jobs, and a problem-solver attitude are a must. Experience in climate action planning or policy, sustainability and / or business management are also valuable. Candidates should have basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and must be available to work 30-40 hours per week for three months (at a minimum).


  • Event Planning: Work with Director to plan and co-manage all BC3 events including brown bags, workshops, and networking events.
  • Special projects: Assist Director and Project Manager in executing special projects, including managing project tasks, timelines, meeting materials, team correspondence, etc.
  • Admin: Schedule meetings, manage BC3 calendar; coordinate, attend, and record minutes for Advisory Committee and other meetings; manage Salesforce database; assist Director in tracking membership dues payments; maintain BC3 website, including creating and updating content, adding news links and calendar events, etc.
  • Team player: Bring an “all hands on deck” attitude to work; be willing to do what needs to get done regardless of type of work.


Understanding of greenhouse gas reporting, green building practices, climate change policy, sustainable business practices, energy policy, local government and other related areas is a significant plus. Familiarity with Google Apps, Salesforce, and Weebly is also desired. Applicants should have excellent writing skills, and be comfortable conversing with a range of individuals from various sectors, including high-level municipal staff and business leaders.

How to Apply

To Apply We are currently recruiting for this position, and are looking to hire immediately. Please email your resume and cover letter (as one PDF) to with subject line “[YOUR NAME]Application for Climate Action Intern 2012”. Please don’t hesitate to email us with any questions.

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