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Mar 25 / BARD CEP

Environmental Policy Intern, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay – Massachusetts

Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Position Title: Environmental Policy Intern

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Minimum 20-30 hours/week; We are looking for applicants for Summer 2015 to begin in June and end in late August-early September depending on availability.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The policy intern will be enthusiastic and interested in working on a variety of projects focused on improving water quality and quality of the beaches in Boston Harbor and Mass Bay. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about the role the non-profit sector plays in environmental improvement and advocacy, as our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization.

Responsibilities: Policy and Communication: Organize information on a number of projects that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay can present at local and regional meetings. Prepare memos and emails that explain new water use policies and proposals to local organizations and officials. Research current policy issues, preserve and organize newspaper clips, prepare policy related mailings and emails. Data Analysis and Interpretation: Review the results of the water tests, and determine whether or not they reinforce current water use policies. Water Quality Testing: Occasionally test the water in the harbor to evaluate the quality of the water for recreation activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. Testing includes formulating collection plans, collecting water samples from the harbor, and delivering the samples to a lab for analysis.


• Excellent writing and communications skills

• Science background is not required, though an interest in science as it relates to the Boston Harbor and water quality is a must

• Attention to detail and accuracy

• Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel

How to Apply: To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to Amy Gaylord at

Mar 25 / BARD CEP

Sustainable Hudson Valley’s Spring Conference, April 10, 2015 – New York

Conference: Sustainable Hudson Valley’s Spring Conference

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015; 8:30am – 4:00pm

Location: Vassar College, Villard Room, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Description: The Hudson Valley is a water-rich region, and one with a high concentration of experts and institutions concerned with the management of water, making water infrastructure and innovation a cluster of important economic activity in their own right.   How can this opportunity be captured through economic development policy and strategy, so that the region fulfills its promise as a center of excellence in sustainable water management, and business practices that restore and enhance our waters become the norm?

This conference explores this potential and strategies to achieve it.

Keynote speaker Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, sets the stage on entrepreneurial opportunities in conserving and restoring resources.

Register: Register online by March 15 for $65 or after for $75.

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Environmental Education and Conservation Intern, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park – New York

Organization: Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

Position Title: Environmental Education and Conservation Intern (2 positions available)

Location: Gansevoort, New York

Dates and compensation: This is a full-time, 12-month internship.  Housing can be provided at no-cost at the Preserve & Park Office.  Pay is minimum wage.  A vehicle is required, but mileage for work-use is reimbursed at the market-rate.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The major responsibilities of the intern are to develop and present indoor and outdoor environmental education programs for the general public, specific groups and elementary school classes.  Secondary opportunities are (1) participation in conservation projects relating to the habitats and species of the Saratoga Sandplains and (2) participation on trail work and support of the recreational programs.


On- and off-site education programs

Developing and reviewing lesson plans

Scheduling and communication with classroom teachers/group leaders

Organizing and prepping all program supplies

Sending out emails and arranging for the needed Environmental Education Volunteers

Participating in Training with Environmental Education volunteers

Communicating with the Environmental Education volunteers, insure they are prepared for programs

Presenting educational programs

Recording program attendance

Following up with group leaders/survey, file hard copies of surveys

Maintaining up-to-date file of current programs and systems

After-school programs

Developing and reviewing lesson plans

Scheduling and communication with BOCES program coordinator

Organizing and prepping all program supplies

Filing of all paperwork relative to program supplies

Maintaining up-to-date file of current programs

Recording program attendance

Public Programs at the Preserve & Park and Tabling Events

Developing and reviewing seasonal schedule of public programs

Organizing and prepping all program supplies

Putting together program flyer

Assisting with PR for programs

Putting all program information on Web Site

Taking reservations for programs if needed

Staffing tabling opportunities at community events

Sending out emails and arranging for the needed Env. Ed. Volunteers

Collecting information from program participants for mailing list

Recording program attendance

Maintaining up-to-date file of presented programs

Developing interpretive displays

Staffing center during public hours

Keeping center stocked with brochures, maps and flyers

Karner blue butterfly restoration efforts; seed collecting, lupine planting

Other studies:  e.g.: woodcock, Blanding’s turtle, amphibian watch, wetland study, bird survey

Creating a new conservation project

Planning, preparation and participation in recreation events like the Moonlight Ski and the Wildlife Festival

Helping with trail work days and with winter grooming

Greeting and communicating information to visitors

Answering the phone and checking the answering machine

Taking messages

Organizing materials and records

Keeping maps stocked at kiosks

Keeping flyers at kiosks up-to-date

Keeping educational supplies organized

Keeping intern computer files organized and up-to-date

Meeting participation

Attending board meetings

Attending volunteer meetings

Attending Education Committee Meetings/Conservation Committee Meetings

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, The Climate Registry – California

Organization: The Climate Registry

Position Title: Program Coordinator, Technical Services

Location: Los Angeles, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled to start immediately

Description: The Climate Registry (The Registry) builds and operates GHG reporting programs for governments and businesses that generate high quality, consistent, and credible data to help organizations become more efficient, sustainable and competitive. Members that report their emissions to The Registry include corporations, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. More information about The Registry is available at:

The Registry offers a hands-on, fast-paced work environment, and tremendous potential for growth and advancement. This position provides the opportunity to join a team playing a leading role in developing climate change policy in North America and worldwide.

Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator’s primary role is to support TCR members as they work to create and report a GHG inventory.  This individual will also assist TCR’s program staff in developing the suite of technical services. The primary responsibilities are outlined below; this list should be viewed as a starting point, as the position will evolve and grow according to the successful candidate’s interests and aptitude, and The Registry’s workflow.  The Program Coordinator, Technical Services will be based in TCR’s main office in Los Angeles.

Program Support (70%):

Assist members with policy interpretation and methodology clarification issues in operating The Registry’s help desk, and in providing training on program requirements and TCR’s online reporting software, known as CRIS, through presentations and ongoing individual communication.

Help develop materials and resources to assist reporting, verification, and emission reduction activities.

Assist in scheduling and coordinating member events, email communications, trainings, workshops, and conference calls.

Help manage online resources including a database of frequently asked questions, reporting tip sheets and calculation tools, member directory and program updates

Respond to general inquiries about TCR’s reporting and verification program.

Undertake and complete research assignments, as requested.

Some local travel may be required.

Administration (30%)

Maintain accurate records on the GHG reporting and verification cycle for TCR Reporters.

Log program questions and software issues.

Assist in documenting programmatic activities.

Help maintain the programmatic portion of TCR’s website.

Assist program staff with other administrative tasks as needed.


BS degree (environmental engineering or related technical degree preferred) or BA degree in public policy, environmental management.

Experience or interest in working with GHG/climate change, corporate environmental management, and/or air quality issues.

Demonstrated exceptional research and writing skills and strong oral communication skills.

Ability to digest technical documents, perform emission calculations, data analysis, and present results in a simple and understandable fashion.

Strong experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and databases.

Social media experience a plus.

U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the U.S.

Strong customer service, interpersonal communication and writing skills

Team player and quick learner who focuses on high productivity and results

Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality

Self-starter with a proactive attitude who can anticipate needs

Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well

How to Apply: The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; interviews may be held in Los Angeles.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. All eligible applications will be considered, however no travel or relocation assistance is available.

Interested candidates should e-mail, mail, or fax the following documents:
Cover letter
Relevant writing sample (maximum of five pages)

Search: Program Coordinator, Technical Services
The Climate Registry
601 W. 5th Street, Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Membership and Marketing Associate, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance – Illinois

Organization: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Position Title: Membership and Marketing Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: March 27, 2015

Description: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a regional membership-based, nonprofit organization based in Chicago with a mission to advance energy efficiency in the region to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. MEEA is committed to be a collective voice for energy efficiency at a national, regional and state levels; serves as a clearinghouse to identify, evaluate and create successful programs and market assessments for the region; and fosters communication on effective energy policy.

Responsibilities: The Membership and Marketing Associate works under the direction of the Membership Manager to assist with MEEA’s membership and marketing functions. The Membership and Marketing Associate will be responsible for supporting MEEA’s internal and external program marketing, and assist with event PR and media messaging. They will also have a supporting role in managing MEEA’s websites and social media. Responsibilities: · Support Membership Manager in all membership department activities, as needed. · Assist in development of MEEA marketing campaigns and materials, including organizational newsletter, membership benefits and program and event promotions. · Provide support in updating MEEA’s websites, including and · Monitor social media outlets and maintain MEEA’s voice and messaging · Work with Membership Manager to support MEEA’s branding programs and PR campaigns · Coordinate with Membership Manager and MEEA Program and Policy staff to ensure brand messaging and style guidelines are maintained. · Assist with online and on-site event management, as requested.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications: · Experience with marketing in B2B and B2C environments · Experience with membership organization structure · Experience with PR programs preferred · Minimum 2 years’ experience working in organizational marketing position · B.A. or B.S. in Marketing, Communications or a related field · Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel · Experience with Word Press and HTML · High-level writing and speaking skills · Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities and adapt to shifting priorities · Passion for and commitment to energy efficiency

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with the subject: Membership and Marketing Associate by March 27, 2015.

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

United States & Africa Programs Intern, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy – New York

Organization: Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

Position Title: United States & Africa Programs Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: Must be able to work at least 12–15 hours a week in our New York office beginning in late April 2015 and commit through August 28, 2015; hours are flexible; between 9am and 6pm; Stipend of $600 per month

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City with offices in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Washington, D.C. ITDP works to promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation policies and projects around the world, with an emphasis on developing countries. ITDP’s programs focus on bus rapid transit, cycling and walking, travel demand management, parking, and urban revitalization. More information about ITDP can be found at

ITDP is seeking an intern to work in the New York City office with the United States and Africa programs. The intern will work closely with all members of the team to assist with technical reports for cities planning BRT corridors in the United States and Africa.


-Work with team to provide technical assistance to cities planning BRT systems in the United States and Africa

-Assist with data processing in MS Excel

-Assist with data modeling in TransCAD

-Help display data in ArcGIS

-Assist with preparation of files (Word docs and images) for technical reports

-Conduct research on BRT systems


-Current undergraduate or graduate student with interest or experience in sustainable transport

-Experience working in a fast-paced office and ability to multi-task

-Strong writing and communications skills

-Strong internet research skills

-Must be organized and detail-oriented

-Proficiency in MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint

-Proficiency in ArcGIS

-Proficiency in TransCAD, EMME, or other traffic modeling software

-Adobe Design Suite experience preferable

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to with United States & Africa Programs Intern in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Internship with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Massachusetts

Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Position Title: Various internships

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: NEEP offers compensation depending on the terms and duration of the internship and will work with candidates to arrange for course credit or State sponsorship. Depending on qualifications and availability, internships may be structured as a few days, a week or fulltime. Schedule and start date will be arranged with the hosting NEEP department.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) is a regional non-profit whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.

NEEP seeks qualified candidates passionate about our mission and interested in contributing to a mission-driven, creative, enjoyable, and stimulating workplace. Various intern positions are available during semester terms or the summer. Reliable transportation is recommended as public transport is limited. Some field travel may also be possible to enhance the learning experience. NEEP is based in Lexington, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston and Cambridge.

Several NEEP departments may be seeking internships, depending on need and timing. These may include: Public Policy Outreach and Analysis, High Performance Buildings, Efficient Products, the Design Lights Consortium, the Regional Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Forum and the Financial & Administrative Team. Please visit to learn more about these groups.

Responsibilities: NEEP interns help provide general support to their department and will also be granted opportunities to learn about energy efficiency and business in a real-world setting. Participating in staff meetings, educational webinars, attending meetings and conferences are all possible. Sample projects include:

• Tracking policy and program developments and statistics

• Research, analysis, writing briefs, fact sheets, etc.

• Outreach to state agencies, market actors and utility staff

• Helping to build and maintain our contacts database

• Writing/editing articles for our blog,

• Helping to plan and coordinate workshops and conference calls

• Supporting coalition-building and educational efforts

• Assisting in entry-level accounting, financial or business systems

• Reviewing legal contracts and agreements


• Candidate may be a student pursuing BA or MA, preferably in a related energy, environmental, public policy or business field

• Some experience in energy or environmental program or policy work

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

• Strong project management and analytic skills

• Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others

• Proficient use of spreadsheets, word processing, database and internet tools

• Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision

• Depending on department, skills and interests can lean toward engineering, economics, marketing, business, social science, government affairs, etc.

How to Apply:

• Please tell us why you are interested in working with NEEP and for which department(s)

• Send your resume and a writing sample to:

• Please specify the timeframe you are interested in working

• Include your name and top pick(s) for a department placement in the email subject line. Example: Sarah Smith – Intern Applicant: Public Policy, Buildings

• References are needed only upon request

• For more information on NEEP and its important mission visit:

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Eel Conservation Intern, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – New York

Organization: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Position Title: Eel Watch Intern

Location: Millbrook, New York

Dates and compensation: June-August, 2015.  If interested, the candidate may also participate in collecting the interviews and surveys in April and May, 2015.; Compensation:  $2,100 for the equivalent of five weeks of work at 7 hours/day.  Candidate may work part-time throughout the summer.

Application Deadline: April 6, 2015

Description: The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is seeking a student (graduate or undergraduate) who is interested in supporting the Education Program’s efforts to assess the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Eel Watch Project.  Each spring, hundreds of volunteers from across the Hudson Valley help researchers count glass eels that are migrating up the Hudson and into the tributaries.  The DEC is interested in learning more about the volunteers who participate, specifically the high school and college students who come to the Fallkill Creek in Poughkeepsie.  After a successful pilot project last spring, we will be doing an additional assessment in 2015 to understand why students participate, what they learn about collecting and analyzing eel data, and whether participating promotes environmental stewardship attitudes and behaviors.  The assessment will involve a pre and post-survey of all participants, along with a small number of interviews.  This project may also be useful as the basis for a senior research project.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will transcribe the interviews and survey results into Excel (or another data analysis program), help develop a coding book for the different lines of inquiry, code the data, and produce a report of results.

Qualifications: We are looking for someone who is interested in environmental education, citizen science, and education research.  While previous experience with conducting education research is not necessary, we are looking for someone who has fluency with Excel.  Familiarity with other research programs such as SAS or nVivo is a plus.  The candidate must be willing to come to the Cary Institute, in Millbrook, NY, for periodic meetings with project staff.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter to which details any previous experience in education research, environmental education, or citizen science, and also explains your facility with data analysis programs.  Deadline to apply is Monday, April 6, 2015.

Mar 23 / BARD CEP

Graduate Research Intern, Environmental Defense Fund – California or Texas

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Graduate Research Intern, Natural Gas Accountability & Compliance Initiative

Location: Position is based in EDF’s San Francisco, CA office. Strong candidates who would like to work from our Austin, TX office will also be considered.

Dates and compensation: Three to six months. The exact term will be agreed upon with the selected candidate.; The position can be full-time (35 hours/week) or part-time (hours negotiable) depending on the selected candidate’s other academic and professional commitments.; Compensation is up to $20/per hour for this position dependent on qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. Our internships typically run for 12 weeks during the summer, fellowships between one to two years. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about having an environmental career.

EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about having an environmental career.

This Graduate Research Intern will support the development of a new initiative within EDF’s Natural Gas Program focused on reducing the environmental impacts from natural gas development – impacts to air, water, the climate, and communities – by increasing the level of accountability among industry and regulators. This intern will conduct high-level, focused research, perform data analyses, and develop comprehensive supporting documentation.


  • Conducting literature reviews and research on topics such as gas industry environmental performance practices, reporting, and compliance; state regulatory agency enforcement practices; and the environmental impacts associated with natural gas development.
  • Identify and collect data sets from diverse sources, and perform qualitative and quantitative analyses.
  • Prepare written documentation including memos, presentations, factsheets, etc.
  • Provide as-needed support to the project director.


  • Demonstrated interest in data analysis and the intersection of environmental science, policy and industry behavior. Knowledge of energy issues preferred.
  • Substantial hands-on experience with Excel. Some experience or familiarity with other software tools for data analysis, management and visualization preferred (e.g. R, ArcGIS, SAS, databases).
  • Highly proficient in all Microsoft office applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be well organized, self-motivated, intellectually curious and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and have the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills.
  • Ideal candidates will be current or recent graduate students of a relevant Master’s program.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online

Mar 23 / BARD CEP

Carbon Research Intern, Forest Trends – Washington, DC

Organization: Forest Trends

Position Title: Carbon Research Assistant (Internship)

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Spring/Summer 2015

Application Deadline: March 30, 2015

Description:  Forest Trends is an international not-for-profit environmental conservation organization based in Washington, D.C., that works to achieve sustainable forest management and conservation by capturing the value for ecosystem services, and expanding the value of forests and other natural ecosystems to society. The Ecosystem Marketplace is an initiative of Forest Trends that works to link practitioners and decision-makers and advises companies, governments and other NGOs on voluntary carbon/forest carbon market developments, transparency, social and environmental co-benefits and other mechanisms. For more information, visit and

We are seeking a full-time research assistant for the Ecosystem Marketplace Carbon Program. Initially, the work will span a 3-month period, with potential for extension for an additional three months.

Ecosystem Marketplace’s Carbon Program produces a range of qualitative and quantitative analyses of the voluntary and forest carbon markets, as well as a suite of other mechanisms for financing forest conservation. Our products include original news articles, annual marketplace reports, periodic topical reports, news briefs, a resource library and tracking carbon offset projects. Additional activities occasionally include providing specialized market and policy consultative services, leading in-person and remote educational lectures and hosting regional to international events.


  • Story identification and summary writing for weekly news briefs, reaching >10,000 readers;
  • Researching carbon news and events to contribute to Ecosystem Marketplace and Forest Carbon Portal website news, feature stories, event listing and other online content platforms;
  • Writing articles for publication on the Ecosystem Marketplace website, as desired and required;
  • Updating forest carbon project profiles in Ecosystem Marketplace’s Forest Carbon Portal database;
  • Contributing to outreach efforts to gather data and insights relevant to the reports;
  • Compiling data and inputting into Excel spreadsheets and conducting data analysis;
  • Basic knowledge of html or familiarity with Content Management Systems;
  • And other tasks that arise.


  • Graduate degree a plus;
  • Interest in conservation finance/payments for ecosystem services and knowledge of the carbon markets or another ecosystem service market; expertise in voluntary and forest carbon markets will be highly regarded;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; comfortable with phone survey outreach;
  • Strong understanding and experience with complicated Excel formulas;
  • Good writing, verbal communications, research and organizational skills; journalism skills a plus;
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a team environment;
  • Spanish-language speakers strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to commute to Washington, DC office

How to Apply: Submit your resume and a cover letter by March 30th. Early submissions encouraged as the work period will commence in early April. Please send your materials to:

Gloria Gonzalez, News Editor/Program Manager, Ecosystem Marketplace,

Mar 21 / BARD CEP

Field Organizer, Elevate Energy – Illinois

Organization: Elevate Energy

Position Title: Field Organizer

Location: Olney, Illinois

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Field Organizer – Olney will work with Elevate Energy’s Community Projects Lead and their Regional Lead Field Organizer to implement community based strategies for educating and engaging individuals on saving both money and energy. This may include providing general awareness of new technologies associated with the “smart grid” as well as helping customers enroll in programs sponsored by Elevate Energy, the utilities, or third parties that will help them reduce their energy bills and environmental impact. The field organizer will be assigned a designated geography and be accountable for achieving a metrics-driven outreach and organizing plan. The position will work closely with Elevate Energy’s communications and outreach team to coordinate messaging across programs and must be well versed in the range of programs and activities of the organization. Tasks may include, but will not be limited to, holding meetings with community leaders to inform them about program offerings, conducting outreach events with community organizations, working directly with individual customers to host meetings in their homes, following up by telephone with customers interested in programs, and carefully tracking the progress of the efforts in electronic database systems.


  • Implement and be held accountable to a metrics-driven outreach plan
  • Lead and direct constituent engagement, including outreach to individuals at community events and house parties
  • Engage key stake holders including but not limited to local elected officials and community leaders
  • Recruit, manage and train local volunteer teams
  • Build partnerships with community organizations
  • Organize community meetings, events and training sessions
  • Develop and implement neighborhood specific messaging with marketing staff
  • Follow-up with interested homeowners to encourage their participation in the program
  • Data entry and maintaining data integrity
  • Other activities as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Passion for environmental issues, economic/social justice, and/or energy efficiency
  • Willingness and ability to become well versed in residential energy use, including smart grid technologies, dynamic electric pricing, energy efficiency technology, and building science
  • Exceptional verbal communication skills – comfort in speaking to large groups, facilitating small group discussions, and excelling at one-on-one interactions
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and political beliefs
  • Strong written communication skills – can craft professional letters or e-mail communications
  • Strong organizational ability and experience in meeting established goals within tight time frames
  • Self-starter, with ability to work independently and remotely, as well as within a team
  • Familiarity with standard business computer applications – experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems would be a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively leading and collaborating with volunteers – management or supervisory experience would be a plus
  • Ability and willingness to motivate individuals to take action regarding their energy usage and engaging in new technology and programs to assist with this – prior experience in sales or organizing is a plus
  • Familiarity with community organizing or political campaign organizing strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Montgomery and surrounding counties in Central/Southern Illinois, their communities, community organizations, and leaders would be a plus
  • Bi-lingual Spanish desirable
  • Familiarity with energy efficiency upgrades or residential construction would be pluses as well
  • Access to reliable transportation, a personal computer with internet access, and a cell phone
  • Organizer will be based in Olney but will have to cover communities in the surrounding area as well (up to approximately an hour away).

How to Apply: To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Elevate Energy
Human Resources
322 S. Green Street, Ste 300
Chicago, IL 60607

Write position in the subject line or envelope.
Fax to 773-698-6869
Email to No phone calls please.

Mar 21 / BARD CEP

Science and Policy Associate, Green Science Policy Institute – California

Organization: Green Science Policy Institute

Position Title: Science and Policy Associate

Location: Berkeley, California

Application Deadline: April 2, 2015

Description: The Green Science Policy Institute (GSP) is hiring a full-time Science and Policy Associate to contribute to our scientific research and policy work. GSP is looking for a motivated, organized, and capable individual to work with our team of science and policy experts and play a key role in advancing GSP’s mission.

The Science and Policy Associate manages and implements projects and activities for the organization including scientific research, writing, policy and project management work; drafts materials for publication and distribution; and helps maintain relationships with partner organizations. The Associate will have the opportunity to advance to a leadership position in a growing organization.

The Associate should be able to work with minimal supervision to:

  • Manage GSP projects such as:
    • Responsible disposal for furniture and plastics containing flame retardants
    • Green Building Initiative for safer insulation products
    • International Flammability Standards project
    • Furniture Flammability project – scientific and policy support for California and national policy for increased fire safety without flame retardant chemicals
    • The Class Concept project for a new vision for reducing toxics to protect health
  • Co-author scholarly papers, op-eds, and other publications
  • Develop educational and presentation materials
  • Aid in the preparation for and present at Green Science Policy symposia at UC Berkeley, nationally, and internationally
  • Write grant proposals and help with development activities



  • An advanced degree in chemistry, biology, environmental engineering, public health, toxicology, environmental science, or a related field
  • Ability to take initiative, think creatively, and solve problems
  • Efficient, organized, resourceful, and a proven track record of on-time delivery of high-quality work
  • Attention to detail, diligence, persistence, and flexibility
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to research and synthesize information on scientific and policy topics
  • Work experience managing projects and people
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Familiarity with web-based communication technology and applications including email and Google Apps
  • Passionate about our mission to protect health and environment worldwide


  • Work experience in chemistry, biology, engineering, toxicology, public health, and/or public policy
  • Experience working with industry, NGOs, and/or government
  • Experience researching and writing peer-reviewed papers
  • Experience teaching or working with undergraduates
  • Website and/or database maintenance and development skills

The Green Science Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply: To apply, visit the website.

Mar 21 / BARD CEP

Water Quality Manager for Western Long Island Sound Program, Connecticut Fund for the Environment – New York

Organization: Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Position Title: Water Quality Manager for Western Long Island Sound Program

Location: Mamaroneck, New York

Dates and compensation: This is a salaried staff position with benefits, plus reimbursement for travel and expenses. Salary is in the range of $45,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience. The Water Quality Manager will work approximately 40 hours a week but will need to have a flexible schedule to accommodate some long days and occasional weekend days.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2015

Description: Save the Sound is a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE), a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting Long Island Sound and the air, land, and water of Connecticut. Our Western Long Island Sound Program works to restore the Sound by reestablishing ecological health to the most stressed region of the Sound, the western basin. For additional information on Save the Sound and CFE, visit

Responsibilities: Save the Sound is building a citizen science water quality testing program in the western basin of the Long Island Sound. The goal of the program is to gather and disseminate water quality data and use those data to 1) identify and remediate pollution sources, 2) educate and engage the public, and 3) identify and build support for clean water initiatives and investments in the region. The Water Quality Manager will work closely with the Director of the Western Long Island Sound to build, run and expand this program.

This full time position will support all aspects of the Western Long Island Sound Program including:

  • Managing CFE/Save the Sound’s seasonal water quality sampling program (May through September) including volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling and coordination.
  • Conducting water quality sampling for source tracking and other investigations in addition to scheduled seasonal sampling.
  • Managing all sample processing and equipment maintenance in our EnteroAlert lab.
  • Data management including maintenance of data spreadsheets, posting data online and conducting periodic data Quality Control reviews.
  • Assisting with data analysis.
  • Recruiting, training and coordinating citizen groups to run stream outfall surveys.
  • Engaging and recruiting other NGO’s and governmental entities to share their data with STS for inclusion in our website and messaging.
  • Creating content for blog posts and other social media communications including photography and writing.
  • Scheduling and attending public meetings, either with or on behalf of, Save the Sound.
  • Conducting research on water quality and related Long Island Sound issues and initiatives.
  • Creating internal reports for management, finance and the Board of Directors.
  • Assisting with logistics and administrative tasks as needed to support the program.


  • College degree and at least three years of work experience required
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Great attention to detail and highly organized
  • Excellent analytical skills – a scientific background and/or lab experience is very advantageous
  • Able to manage own workload and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexible attitude – willingness to take on a wide range of tasks
  • Must be personally committed to Save the Sound’s mission
  • Previous environmental, educational and/or community organizing experience is a plus
  • Must have access to a car
  • Experience on boats desirable

How to Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail a resume, cover letter and list of three references to Valerie Wormely-Radford at vwormely-radford@cfenv.orgwith the words WLIS Manager in the subject line. The application process will remain open until a candidate is selected.

Mar 21 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, Elevate Energy – Illinois

Organization: Elevate Energy

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Dates and compensation: Internships at Elevate Energy are paid positions, for current college or graduate students, or recent college graduates. The usual time commitment is for ten weeks, 35-40 hours/week but there is some flexibility with this internship. If interns are handling confidential data, they will be asked to comply with security policies, as required. In addition, all policy interns are asked to comply with a confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement.

Description: The Elevate Energy Policy Intern will work on policy research, analysis, and writing tasks. The Policy Intern will assist the Policy Director with researching policy positions and drafting memos and presentations. Other duties may include tracking state and federal legislation and summarizing relevant government decisions. The Policy Intern should have a strong interest in the electricity and natural gas industries and government.


Research utility industry and regulatory conditions in Illinois and other states to inform Elevate Energy positions, comments, and program expansion

Summarize and draft memorandums to Elevate Energy staff on policy conditions related to program areas

Drafting comments to regulatory bodies based on research and Elevate Energy expertise

Track state and federal legislation, as needed

Other duties as required



Attention to detail

Persistence and creativity in finding specific documents and information, often with little guidance

Excellent writing skills

Familiarity with energy issues

Familiarity with basic structure of federal and state government

How to Apply: To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Elevate Energy
Human Resources – PI
322 S. Green Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Email to:
No phone calls, please.

Mar 20 / BARD CEP

Energy Efficiency Community Coordinator, City of Newton – Iowa

Organization: City of Newton, Iowa

Position Title: Energy Efficiency Community Coordinator

Location: Newton, Iowa

Dates and compensation: Two year, part time

Application Deadline: April 6, 2015

Description: This two year, part time position will provide direction and oversight for the Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards Program. This program is a temporary, two year partnership between Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy, and the City of Newton which sets community goals around energy efficiency and sustainability and implements local initiatives to meet those goals.

The position will play a critical role in working with businesses and individuals looking to improve their energy efficiency and sustainability. The City of Newton is looking for a motivated, organized, community-oriented individual to oversee the responsibilities of the Hometown Rewards Program.


  • Works with businesses and individuals to improve energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Leads community programs, projects, and events related to energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Coordinates and facilitates the local Hometown Rewards Steering Committee. Works with the Hometown Rewards Steering Committee in goal setting, project planning, and implementation.
  • Communicates with prospective partners and local media
  • Creates and distributes community education and marketing materials
  • Recruits and coordinates volunteers
  • Recruits program partners
  • Timeline management
  • Budget, payment, and invoice coordination
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Knowledge and Professional Certification: Requires completion of a certificate or associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental science, marketing, communications, public administration, or equivalent.

Minimum Job-related experience: Requires no previous experience.

Supervisory Responsibility: Requires partial or general supervision of a work group, unit, project team, or volunteers.

Human Relations: Requires frequent contacts with the public, employees, and other departments to solve problems using considerable judgment, coordinate work, influence, and obtain cooperation of other people.

Complexity, Guidance and Judgment: Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Plans and performs work where only general methods are available. Receives limited guidance, i.e., policies and procedures are applicable in general terms. Work is guided by administrative routine, established soundness of judgment and overall adequacy within the limits of policies, standards and precedents.

Working Conditions: Agreeable working conditions. Job has no effect on personal comfort.

Mental and Visual Demands: Requires mental and visual attention which must be maintained for sustained periods; continuous attention to detail, and/or pressure to meet deadlines.

Additional Requirements: For those tasks where a personal or City vehicle is used, individual must be physically capable of operating the vehicle safely, possess a valid Iowa operator’s license and have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Experience and Training: A four-year degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental science, marketing, communications, public administration, or equivalent is preferred; experience in sustainability planning, event planning, or volunteer facilitation is preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. National Career Readiness Certificate recommended.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application to the City of Newton, HR, 101 W 4th St S, Newton, IA 50208. The application is available at Submissions may be submitted electronically at

Mar 20 / BARD CEP

Energy Policy Intern, – Washington, DC


Position Title: Energy Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Description: The mission of (OEP) is to facilitate substantive public dialogue on energy policy issues, and make that dialogue available as a resource to the American people, policymakers, and the media. It is our belief that this ongoing exchange will lead to better-informed and more effective U.S. energy policies. OEP also offers a comprehensive energy resource portal, which includes an Events Calendar, a Library of reports, legislation, white papers, etc., recent news headlines related to energy, and new energy legislation. Importantly, OEP is not an advocacy organization and has no partisan, economic, technological, or environmental agenda. Our goal is simply to foster expert discussion and aggregate energy resources to provide to the American public.


  • Work with OEP staff to advance key programmatic initiatives such as content development, website administration, online/social marketing and communications, and event planning
  • Review new and existing energy sector literature, identifying compelling issues for Expert discussion
  • Assist in managing the online Resource Library and Events Calendar
  • Identify industry, advocacy, and nonprofit groups, as well as leading energy sector experts, to engage in dialogue onorg.
  • Interface with Congressional offices, and industry, advocacy, and nonprofit groups
  • Attend conferences and events
  • Help an exciting start-up organization develop and deliver its mission


  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Familiarity with and interest in energy issues
  • Understanding of policy making process, including the roles of industry, advocacy and non-profit organizations
  • Proficiency with online tools and media, and knowledge of online community development
  • Pleasant, upbeat attitude

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and a brief, relevant writing sample to Sandra Dickison, Program Manager, at Please contact same with any questions.

Mar 20 / BARD CEP

NYC Parks Fellowship – New York

Organization: New York City Parks

Position Title: NYC Parks Fellowship

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: The fellowship year starts on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 and ends Friday, June 24, 2016.; Corps Members are paid $18.00 an hour and are eligible for health insurance after 90 days from start.; Corps Members are responsible for finding their own housing; NYC Parks does not pay for or subsidize any relocation or housing costs.

Application Deadline:  April 13, 2015

Description: We are seeking motivated and energetic individuals to apply to the 2015-2016 NYC Parks Fellowship and Conservation Corps Program.

Participants will gain valuable work experience that will help them become the next generation of leaders dedicated to public service and to protecting and enhancing New York City’s parks and natural resources.

Program Features

The NYC Parks Fellowship & Conservation Corps Program is a paid, 40-week public service commitment. The program features professional placements throughout the agency, as well as professional development and career counseling opportunities that will include a multi-day orientation, introduction to divisions at NYC Parks, and service projects. This year, we will select 10-15 applicants to participate in the NYC Parks Fellowship and Conservation Corps Program. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Corps Member Placement Opportunities

Hands-on restoration of natural areas including forests, marshes and trails damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Special projects and support for NYC Parks’ marketing, budget, legal or other administrative divisions.

Supporting environmental education programs for New Yorkers of all ages.

Leading community engagement efforts, volunteer restoration projects, or greening and clean-up events.

Surveying and mapping natural areas using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Connecting New Yorkers to fitness programs, recreational opportunities and special events.


Ability to understand and be understood in English.

Ability to work at least 35 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends.

A United States citizenship is not required. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the United States for the entire fellowship period. The Conservation Corps Program does not sponsor work visas.

Candidates who are not current City residents are required to establish City residency within 90 days from hire to meet the NYC residency requirement.

Fellows are discouraged, but not prohibited, from attending graduate school at night, as long as it does not interfere with their responsibilities at work.

There are no age restrictions to apply to the program.

Preferred skills:

A college degree from an accredited college or university.

Interest in New York City and its parks, public service, urban planning or the environment.

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks, and take initiative on projects.

Strong communication skills, including written, oral, and presentation abilities.

Strong leadership skills and a willingness to work as a member of a diverse team.

Willingness to work outdoors and in inclement weather.

How to Apply: Apply online

Mar 20 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Office Manager, University of Missouri

Organization: University of Missouri

Position Title: Sustainability Office Manager

Location: Columbia, Missouri

Dates and compensation: $45,600 – $65,000; Shift: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: To develop, promote, coordinate and integrate sustainability efforts across the campus to position the campus as a leader in sustainability thought, practice and education.  Communicate efforts and successes in incorporating sustainability principles into campus operations.

Responsibilities: Research and document sustainability issues on the campus.  Create and maintain sustainability indicators, such as energy and natural resources usage, waste generation and recycling.

Develop recommendations for sustainability plans, programs and policies in cooperation with faculty, staff, students and appropriate campus committees, assessing cost effectiveness, technical feasibility and means of achieving acceptance.

Generate detailed project implementation plans.  Facilitate the implementation of sustainability plans across the campus.

Manage sustainability issues with faculty, staff, students and appropriate campus committees and work to implement projects and activities.

Research, identify, write, secure and administer grants in support of sustainability efforts.

Provide communication to the campus and local community on sustainability issues in order to generate an awareness of, appreciation for, and participation in sustainability efforts and successes.

Document and evaluate sustainability activities across the campus.  Work with existing programs to support sustainability efforts.

Initiate and coordinate a composting program, diverting organic matter and fly ash from several campus sources; supervise the operation of the compost site to produce high quality ‘artificial’ soils or alternate usable materials.

Manage efforts to increase the amount of waste materials recycled; plan, conduct and coordinate promotional activities, programs and training to increase awareness and improve participation; monitor recycling program and serve as liaison between the University and the recycling vendor(s); monitor recycling markets and evaluate marketing options;

Prepare periodic and special reports, management plans and public relations materials.

Prepare, monitor and reconcile budgets, approve expenditures; reduce solid waste expenses and minimize future increases.


A bachelor’s degree in related field or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. A master’s degree is preferred.

Minimum of four years of experience in a related field is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts or related area, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

Five years’ experience with energy management, conservation, solid waste management, recycling, building design and construction and alternative transportation, including knowledge of environmental regulations is required.

Experience with the methods and practices of public presentations, public relations and training presentations is required.

How to Apply: Apply online

Mar 20 / BARD CEP

Academic Sustainability Coordinator, Weber State University – Utah

Organization: Weber State University

Position Title: Academic Sustainability Coordinator

Location: Ogden, Utah

Application Deadline: March 30, 2015

Description: The Academic Sustainability Coordinator will serve as the primary staff assistant to the Director of the WSU Center for Sustainability Practices and Research. S/he will work to advance the mission of the Center which is to inform and educate WSU students, faculty, staff and the local and statewide community in order to ensure the sustainability of our region and our world for future generations. S/he will work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders both on and off campus to plan, develop, implement and evaluate a variety of sustainability-related events, projects and programs.

The individual in this position will spend a significant amount of time managing and implementing the annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit A love for special event management, excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to build relationships with internal and external partners is a must.


– Manage all logistics involved in successfully hosting the annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit at WSU with the advice and input from the ISS volunteer planning committee.

– Work with the Energy & Sustainability Office to make progress on the goals outlined in the academic, engagement, and planning/administration sections of the nationally recognized Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

– Provide faculty support for sustainability course development and sustainability-related research.

– Prepare and manage budgets and pursue grant/development opportunities.

– Collaborate with a variety of on and off campus entities to host sustainability-related guest speakers, workshops, and events.

– Facilitate community-based projects which provide opportunities for faculty-student collaboration across disciplines through applied research and consulting with private, public, and non-profit community partners (e.g. launch a community solar program).

– Work with the University Sustainability Coordinator to maintain WSU’s sustainability website, social media sites, newsletters, brochures, and other promotional materials.

– Work with the University Sustainability Coordinator to build involvement in sustainability initiatives for the University among students, employees, supervisors, management, and representatives from other campuses in the region.

– Work with the University Sustainability Coordinator to foster organizational and individual behavior change for enhanced sustainability using social marketing and other effective, efficient methodologies.


A Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or studies, environmental policy, business or public administration, urban planning or a related field. An Assoicates degree with 6 years of specific experience with sustainability could be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Seeking applicants with:

Excellent communication skills, including but not limited to technical writing, public speaking, and oral presentation.

Website and social media content creation and management.

Finance/Budget preparation and management skills.

Preferred Qualifications include:

Course work in environmental science or studies, environmental policy, business or public administration, urban planning or a related field.

Strong organizational, analytical, and research skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent marketing and promotion skills.

Three or more years of work experience creating and implementing sustainability projects, programs, or events.

One year or more of experience managing staff or volunteers.

One year or more of experience with budget preparation and management.

Grant writing and development experience.

Creative and collaborative problem solving skills.

How to Apply: To apply, complete the online application and attach a cover letter, current resume and the names and contact information for at least three references. Additionally, attach one writing sample (Other Document 1) and two samples of work (Other Document 2) that showcase your communication and /or advertising skills (preferably sustainability related). Screening of applications will begin March 30, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.

Mar 16 / BARD CEP

Clean Energy Policy Advisor, Third Way – Washington, DC

Organization: Third Way

Position Title: Clean Energy Policy Advisor

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Third Way is seeking a Policy Advisor to join the Clean Energy team, who has substantial knowledge of the electricity sector (with a particular focus on nuclear energy) and of Congress. This position is a great fit if you are seeking to marry your passions for politics, energy issues, and climate change, have a willingness to think beyond orthodoxies, and have a desire to tackle seemingly intractable problems.

Here are some of the questions our next Policy Advisor will be wrestling with:

  • What will the global electricity market look like in 20 years, and how can the U.S. government help American businesses compete in that market?
  • What support does the private sector need from the federal government to maintain our current nuclear fleet and develop advanced nuclear energy technologies in the US?
  • How do we balance demand for cheap energy with national interests like reliability, fuel diversity, and emissions reduction?

You do need strong research and writing skills, along with a familiarity with basic quantitative methods. Our work environment is collaborative and fast-paced. Our people are passionate about what they do.

Responsibilities: On an average day you would work closely with the team to:

  • Research and distill complex issues, including assembling and analyzing quantitative data into succinct and accessible products like policy reports, briefings, memos, and op-eds;
  • Build alliances with Congress, the Administration, advocacy organizations, and the energy sector that advance our clean energy policies; and
  • Represent Third Way on Capitol Hill, in meetings with the Administration and agency offices, and with advocacy organizations.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, graduate degree in a relevant policy or science discipline preferred but not required
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience working on energy policy and advocacy in the energy sector, on Capitol Hill, with an issue advocacy organization or the equivalent.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing samples, and salary requirements to: with “Policy Advisor, Clean Energy Program” in the subject line.