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Sustainability Capacity-Building Internship — Boston, MA

Organization: Second Nature

Job Title: Sustainability Capacity-Building Internship

Location: Boston, MA

Hours and Compensation: Candidates will work 20-30 hours/week with flexibility around holidays and academic calendars. This is a competitively paid internship.

Application Deadline: Jan. 25, 2013

Position Dates: This position requires a 6-month working presence in the Second Nature office in downtown Boston during working hours (9am-5pm), beginning late January or early February 2013.

Posted On: Jan. 16, 2013

Organization Overview

Second Nature is a Boston-based non-profit organization working to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education through a variety of initiatives including the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment(ACUPCC), a program which supports over 660 colleges and universities in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.


Second Nature is seeking applications for an intern to join the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment(ACUPCC) Program Team to assist on projects that aim to advance climate leadership and sustainability education initiatives at colleges and universities across the country. 


The Sustainability Capacity-Building Intern will work on a variety of activities to advance the goals of the ACUPCC and other Second Nature initiatives related to education, green building, greenhouse gas reporting, and climate action planning. These program activities may include analysis of energy and climate data, outreach support to signatory institutions, blogging, social media management, and webinar development. The Intern will also focus on supporting special programs with minority-serving institutions, climate adaptation and resiliency, and select fundraising activities.


Necessary skills include excellent project and time management, a strong phone and interpersonal communication style, knowledge of campus sustainability, and ability to work independently and contribute to the growth of a team. Outstanding candidates will possess: data analysis skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, knowledge of Salesforce or other customer management software, an advanced understanding of the ACUPCC including experience with greenhouse gas inventories and/or climate action planning, in-depth knowledge and passion for climate leadership issues relevant to higher education, and the ability to contribute to the growth of the organization and program through new skills, insights, and ideas.

How to Apply

Apply at: by January 25, 2013

Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position and qualifications Applicants should include the names and contact information of two references in their resume and explain their work availability (see position details). Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2013 on a rolling basis.

Who Should Apply: Graduate students, highly motivated undergraduates, and recent graduates are invited to apply. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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