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Climate Action Intern – San Francisco, CA

Organization: Business Council on Climate Change

Position Title:  Climate Action Intern

Location:  San Francisco, CA

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Unpaid.

Position Dates: Start as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: As soon as possible.

Posted On: March 20, 2013.

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.

Description:

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).

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with good project management skills to assist in every level of running the BC3 Program.
  • 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.
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Available to work 30-40 hours/week for a minimum of three months.
  • 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 desirable.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Comfortable conversing with a range of individuals from various sectors, including high-level municipal staff and business leaders.

How to Apply: We are currently recruiting for this position and are looking to hire for March or early April. Please email your resume and cover letter (as one PDF) to bc3@bc3sfbay.org with subject line “[YOUR NAME] Application for Climate Action Intern 2013″. PLease don’t hesitate to email us with any questions.

Contact Information:

Business Council for Climate Change, http://www.bc3sfbay.org

1455 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Job URL: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/ZKxnK8cGSz5P/

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