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May 31 / BARD CEP

Climate Policy Specialist, ICF International – England or Belgium

Organization: ICF International

Position Title: Climate Policy Specialist

Location: London, England or Brussels, Belgium

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Continued growth in demand for our services means we are now looking to appoint a climate change policy specialist with expertise in low carbon fuels and technologies, and climate mitigation, energy efficiency and renewable energy policies.

This is an opportunity to shape EU, national and international policy on climate change and energy. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for the development and implementation of effective policy and enjoys working in a multi-national, collaborative, project-based environment.

The successful candidate will win, manage and deliver climate and energy policy and strategy contracts for European, national and international clients. He or she will work within a team of analysts, economists, scientists and technical specialists here in Europe and across our international network of offices. Ideal candidates will have a strong track record in successfully delivering European Commission policy projects as well as having a consulting background and a successful business development track record. They will have a track record in design and appraisal of policy.


  • Win, manage and deliver climate and energy policy and strategy contracts for European Commission, governments and private sector clients.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key clients.
  • Provide leading contributions on technical, emissions, energy and economic impacts of climate and energy policy.
  • Manage project teams and subcontractors, taking responsibility for meeting client needs within quality, time and budget constraints.
  • Market the company at client meetings, events and networking groups through presentation of papers on pertinent topics.


  • Degree in engineering or science.
  • Complementary relevant Master’s degree would be preferred.
  • Between 5 and 9 years of relevant professional experience in a consulting or research environment;
  • Experience winning and successfully delivering climate and energy policy and strategy contracts for European Commission, governments and private sector clients.
  • Expertise in areas such as low carbon fuels and technologies, CCS, energy efficiency, renewable energy, shale gas and energy markets.
  • Experience in development and implementation of climate and energy policies including EU ETS technical building blocks (MRV, allocation, registry, market oversight etc).
  • Knowledge of energy, industry and transport sectors.
  • Business development and marketing experience.
  • Project management experience, preferably including trans-national projects.

Professional Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills in relevant areas.
  • Ability to lead and work within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams spread across several countries and time zones.
  • Good proposal and project management skills.
  • Sound business ethics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work independently towards challenging targets and to prioritise, multi-task and work to strict deadlines.

How to Apply: Apply online.

May 30 / BARD CEP

Program Associate, The Alliance to Save Energy – California

Organization: The Alliance to Save Energy

Position Title: Program Associate

Location: Oakland, California

Dates and compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits.; Start date: Ideal candidates can start immediately.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The PowerSave Campus Program is a student-driven energy efficiency and workforce education and training initiative currently serving 16 campuses in California. The program employs and manages paid student interns to develop and implement projects that promote careers in the sustainability field, generate energy savings on campus, increase awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourage the infusion of sustainability concepts into academic curricula. Approximately 75 university students are employed yearly through the PowerSave Campus Program, each trained to emerge as a highly skilled sustainability and energy efficiency professional at the time of graduation. For more information about the program, please visit

Candidates must have exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills, along with experience in project management, team building, public speaking, and meeting facilitation. In addition, candidates should be self-starters who can juggle multiple tasks with minimum supervision, have a good eye for detail and, at the same time, be capable of seeing the bigger picture. Experience working with campus sustainability initiatives is desirable, and a familiarity with energy efficiency technologies is a definite plus.

The Program Associate will work in the Alliance to Save Energy’s field office located in downtown Oakland, CA which houses a small, collegial, and busy team of environmental education professionals.


Campus Lead Duties with Intern Teams (approx. 40%)
• Manage PowerSave Campus intern teams on 3-4 campuses
• Ensure interns understand team responsibilities and complete program deliverables in a timely fashion
• Oversee and advise intern project implementation and evaluation – projects may be technical, educational, and/or workforce-oriented in nature
• Facilitate partnerships with key administrators, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders on campus
• Recruit, interview, hire, and train new PowerSave Campus interns
• Visit campuses approximately once per term, or as needed
• Conduct weekly conference calls with intern teams
• Review and edit team monthly newsletters, project proposals, and marketing materials
• Ensure a positive experience for all interns and serve as mediator for team conflicts
Administrative Responsibilities (approx. 25%)
• Write and edit narrative monthly reports to program funders
• Track metrics for intern projects and program as a whole
• Track program expenses and create expense reports
• Other tasks as needed
Program Development, Innovation, & Marketing (approx. 10%)
• Actively identify opportunities to add value to the PowerSave Campus Program
• Work collaboratively with the Alliance to Save Energy Education Team (in Washington DC, Oakland, and Los Angeles) to plan and develop new initiatives as needed
• Research emerging energy policy and technologies as applicable to the program and develop new projects
• Develop program marketing materials
Special Event/Conference Planning (approx. 25%)
• Collaborate with Alliance to Save Energy colleagues to plan and implement semiannual program-wide PowerSave Campus conferences
• Arrange meeting rooms, hotel lodging, transportation and/or catering for event
• Organize and/or facilitate workshops and training sessions to support intern development

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, energy, education, or other applicable field; Master’s degree a plus
• 1-2 years full-time professional experience preferred
• Campus organizing, sustainability work, budgeting, and/or nonprofit experience a plus
Job requirements:
• Demonstrated project management skills and dedication to environmental causes, specifically those related to energy efficiency
• Demonstrated ability to be organized, detail-oriented, and reliable
• Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task
• Exceptionally strong writing skills
• Excellent communication and people skills
• Strong public speaking skills
• Strong project planning and facilitation skills
• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to deal with fluid work situations
• Willingness to learn and apply new concepts and skills
• Willingness to travel
Other preferred skills:
• Experience working with college-level students
• Experience in energy-related field, especially energy efficiency
• Technical knowledge of and/or hands-on experience conducting energy audits
• Strong budget management and administrative skills
• Experience with data analysis
• Knowledge of website design and maintenance
• Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Familiarity with design software (e.g. Publisher, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

How to Apply: Please apply via the link provided, uploading your resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through May 19. Position is open until filled.

May 30 / BARD CEP

Tropical Forests for Climate and Development Intern, Center for Global Development – Washington, DC

Organization: Center for Global Development

Position Title: Tropical Forests for Climate and Development Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: 30 hours/week; paid

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization in Washington, DC seeks a part-time intern to provide research and administrative support to the Tropical Forests for Climate and Development Initiative through the remainder of 2015. This is a paid internship for a maximum of 30 hours per week.

The Intern’s primary responsibility will be to assist the fellows in the final stages of producing a book, Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change. The Intern may be asked to support the fellows in other ways as well.


Research support

  • Conduct background research in relation to Why Forests? Why Now?book project
  • Provide other research, writing and editing support for book chapters, documents, and web content related to the project
  • Manage references and resources related to book project
  • Contribute to drafting and editing briefs, blogs, communications, and reports
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Team and administrative support

  • Organize and coordinate outreach events, in Washington, DC and internationally
  • Liaise with internal and external colleagues, including the CGD communications team and external partners
  • Provide administrative support to Senior Fellows


  • Currently completing her or his final year in a Bachelors program, or enrolled in a Masters Program, ideally in economics, development studies, environmental studies, journalism, or a related field.
  • At least one year relevant work experience.
  • Experience contributing to a large research or writing project
  • Impeccable communication skills
    • Very strong interest and proficiency in writing
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Knowledge of climate change and tropical forests (REDD+) helpful though not strictly necessary
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
    • Ability to work independently within a small, closely-knit organization.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a short cover letter, CV, and short writing sample to Please use the title “Intern – Tropical Forests for Climate and Development” in all e-mail correspondence. No phone calls please.

May 29 / BARD CEP

Sustainable Development Program Manager, Futurewise – Washington state

Organization: Futurewise

Position Title: Sustainable Development Program Manager

Location: Seattle, Washington

Application Deadline: June 19, 2015

Description: A Sustainable Development Program Manager is sought to assist local governments, community members, and community groups with sustainable development policy and climate change and community resiliency at the local, regional, and state level. The position involves community education and engagement on climate, environment, and health issues. The Sustainable Development Program Manager requires the ability to make research, data, information and other science based information accessible and approachable. The position also requires the ability to work one-on-one with community members, help develop and implement community engagement events and activities, and work with partner organizations and decision makers. We seek an individual with strong analytical, decision-making, creative, interpersonal, organizational, and communication (written, verbal, visual) skills.

The Program Manager will work independently and collaboratively with others. Qualified applicants must be able to communicate effectively to diverse groups and have a commitment to social equity and environmental stewardship. Qualified applicants must have the ability to be flexible, handle multiple assignments, work well with people, be available for night and weekend meetings and be able to travel at least two days a week to communities within western Washington. This position reports to the Futurewise Director of Science and Policy.


  • Develop and conduct community engagement and outreach programming for community resilience, climate impact, and environmental policy related issues;
  • Assess community conditions to inform education and outreach opportunities;
  • Assist communities to identify and prioritize resiliency and adaption projects by working with community members, decision makers, local governments, stakeholder groups, and others at the local, regional and state scale;
  • Meet and interact with community members, stakeholders, and local government to identify their needs, challenges and opportunities, and develop solutions to community resiliency, climate adaption, and community health and environmental issues;
  • Analyze and develop policies and regulations related to Futurewise’s mission;
  • Give formal and informal presentations at local, regional, and state conferences and workshops;
  • Organize meetings and work with local community partners to plan engagement and outreach activities and events;
  • Assist a diverse group of partners and stakeholders in reaching consensus on strategies;
  • Conduct and oversee the research, design, and development of strategies;
  • Conduct one-on-one education and outreach activities;
  • Design and implement engaging communication and educational tools (such as presentations, displays);
  • Measure and track progress to determine success of efforts and strategies; and
  • Maintain and update relevant websites and design and maintain outreach material for social media.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience working to educate and conduct outreach to community members, and demonstrated communications skill, including ability to work with science research to translate and transfer research for community use and benefit;
  • Experience/training in use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Adobe, and visualization decision support tools preferred;
  • Experience reviewing and developing policies or regulations;
  • Experience leading or co-leading a program or project to completion in a fast-paced environment;
  • Experience working on a small team or independently as well as working with partners;
  • Experience with designing community outreach and education material for social media and websites;
  • Demonstrated history of entrepreneurial work ethic; and
  • Graduate degree in planning, community development, environmental science or related field is preferred; Bachelor’s degree will be considered if applicant has relevant experience.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email cover letter (addressed to Hiring Director), resume, writing sample and three references in PDF format to Please place “Sustainable Development Program Manager” in subject line. Please label all attachments with last name.NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

May 29 / BARD CEP

Washington Director, Climate Solutions – Washington

Organization: Climate Solutions

Position Title: Washington Director

Location: Seattle, Washington

Compensation: Range starts at 75,000 and increases based on experience

Application Deadline: June 4, 2015

Description: Climate Solutions is looking for a senior level person to provide leadership and cohesion to Climate Solutions’ Washington-based work to maximize the organization’s impact in statewide policy advocacy and in our programs.

Climate Solutions is building the biggest campaigns and programs in the organization’s history, and seeks a hungry leader to accomplish ambitious objectives. The best candidate is inspirational, a strong manager, knowledgeable about climate and clean energy policy, and can build powerful partnerships with a diverse array of players across Washington.


  • Develop Climate Solutions’ short and long term legislative strategy for strong climate, clean energy, and energy efficiency policies in Washington, interfacing and mobilizing with allies in the business, labor, communities of color, environmental, and other communities and coordinating Climate Solutions regional resources into these efforts.
  • Serve as a key Climate Solutions spokesperson in the state, including communicating with the media, public presentations, testifying at legislative hearings and providing regular content for the organizational communications (e.g. email engagement, social media, blog posts, and newsletters).
  • Serve as Climate Solutions representative on the steering committee of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, and play a leadership role in building and winning one of our top priorities- pricing and capping carbon pollution in Washington state as part of our broader West Coast Climate Campaign.
  • Collaborate with other Climate Solutions staff to integrate Washington-based work on programs including New Energy Cities and Sustainable Advanced Fuels to achieve maximum impact.
  • Coordinate the campaign for a Washington Clean Fuel Standard.
  • Represent Climate Solutions in primary coalition efforts including the Washington Environmental Priorities Coalition.
  • Supervise Climate Solution WA state contract lobbyist, policy associate, and other staff and consultants as needed.
  • Represent Climate Solutions in regional policy initiatives to foster synergy among climate change and clean energy campaign efforts in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Work in concert with other Climate Solutions’ programs, develop annual statewide organizational objectives.
  • Develop Climate Solutions positions on policy issues in concert with senior directors.
  • Work with other Climate Solutions staff to educate and advocate the Washington Congressional delegation and state legislature about critical climate and clean energy policy.
  • Participate in the Climate Solutions Senior Management Team.
  • Additional duties may be assigned within the course of the work.


Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to develop and execute all levels of advocacy campaigns, including communications, lobbying, organizing, and coalition building.
  • Ability to work independently, but also willing and able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills.
  • Deep knowledge of state and federal political landscape and legislative process.
  • Political savvy.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of Climate Solutions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with policy makers, stakeholders, and other influential groups and individuals.
  • Communicate complex technical information, both verbally and in writing, to policy makers, media representatives, stakeholders, and the public to gain support for legislative action.
  • Write communications materials targeted to legislators and a public audience, both printed and electronic.
  • Ability to operate desktop computer and Microsoft Windows and Office Software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and specialized software applications in a network environment.


  • At least five years of experience working on policy and/or community organizing.
  • At least two years staff supervision experience.

How to Apply:

  • Email a résumé, cover letter and at least three professional reference contacts in PDF format to
  • Please put WASHINGTON Director APPLICATION as the subject line of the email and address the cover letter to Gregg Small, Executive Director.
  • Please label the cover letter and resume with your last name.
  • In the body of the email, please let us know how you found out about the position.
  • This position is open until filled, but priority review will be given to candidates who have submitted their applications by June 4th. Applications received after that date may be reviewed in a second round.
May 29 / BARD CEP

Research Analyst, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Research Analyst, Environmental Policy

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: ACEEE seeks a research analyst for its Federal Policy program. The position provides a balance of research, analysis, and outreach on energy efficiency policy in the United States, as well as in other countries. The research analyst will coordinate and lead on research in project areas laid out below, which include both small and large teams of ACEEE staff as well as external organizations and energy efficiency experts. This person will also support research with ACEEE’s executive director, policy director, and other senior policy staff. The research analyst will be supervised by the senior policy advisor in the Federal Policy program.

Responsibilities: Project areas include:

  • Lead author of ACEEE’sInternational Scorecard
  • Federal policy, including helping to estimate energy savings and emissions impacts from proposed energy efficiency legislation
  • Regulatory issues at the state and federal level, including the role of energy efficiency in compliance with air pollution regulations and opportunities to advance efficiency through non-legislative action in federal agencies and state regulatory bodies
  • Developing policy fact sheets and helping to develop policy funding proposals and reports
  • Special projects (e.g., recent projects have focused on statistical analysis of the impact of energy efficiency on electricity consumption, natural gas policy and federal policies for promoting energy efficiency in buildings)
  • Working directly with staff in congressional offices to address requests for legislative analysis and answer technical questions

Qualifications: ACEEE seeks a quick learner with a background and strong interest in energy and environmental policy. This position requires someone who can work independently and is comfortable coordinating across different teams and subject matter areas. The ideal candidate will be poised and professional and have the skills and expertise to respond to inquiries from advocates, regulators, and policymakers at the national, state, and local levels. Additional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Advanced degree or rigorous coursework in policy analysis, natural resources, and/or environmental studies strongly preferred
  • At least three years of experience related to the energy and environmental sectors
  • Experience with or sound knowledge of energy efficiency and environmental regulation
  • Understanding of U.S. agency rulemaking and federal regulatory processes
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented with good spreadsheet analysis skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superb organizational and project coordination skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to and use “Buildings Program—Research Analyst” in the subject line. We do not accept phone calls.

May 29 / BARD CEP

Flow Restoration Coordinator, The Freshwater Trust – Oregon

Organization: The Freshwater Trust

Position Title: Flow Restoration Coordinator

Location: Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: June 30, 2015

Description: The Freshwater Trust, a nonprofit leader in river restoration, is seeking a Flow Restoration Coordinator to support the development and implementation of streamflow restoration projects in priority basins throughout Oregon. This full-time position will work closely with the Flow Restoration Director to coordinate program funding for environmental water transactions as part of the Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program (CBWTP); implement strategic program plans; manage partner relationships with funders, agency personnel, and local entities; and integrate flow restoration work into all facets of restoration across the organization. In addition, the Flow Restoration Coordinator will support the Flow Restoration Director in the day-to-day operation of the program.


  • Assist with administration of flow restoration grants, including preparing transaction funding proposals, creating invoices, distributing landowner payments, and uploading project documentation.
  • Coordinate closely with Flow Restoration Pod, landowners, and funders to facilitate on-time completion of project tasks.
  • Assist with drafting of program budgets, status updates, and grant reports.
  • Manage flow restoration database and generate reports.
  • Support development and implementation of flow restoration projects including water right research and due diligence; communications with Oregon Water Resources Department staff; and administration of contracts with local entities.
  • Collaborate with Communications and Development staff on flow-related outreach materials, funding proposals, press releases, etc.
  • Work closely with the Flow Restoration Director, Habitat Restoration Director, Monitoring Manager, and other staff to integrate flow restoration with the organization’s other restoration and consulting offerings.
  • Support a variety of other flow-related initiatives as needed


  • Strong project management skills: demonstrated capacity to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities within a high energy office
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well in a team environment and with diverse stakeholders, including federal, state, and tribal agencies; research organizations; and rural landowners
  • Commitment to implementing innovative, cooperative projects to achieve freshwater conservation goals
  • Dynamic and highly motivated
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • 2 years relevant work experience
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, advanced degree preferred

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of water management, water policy, and water regulation in Oregon or another Western state
  • Experience working with rural farmers and ranchers to implement resource conservation projects
  • Knowledge of or experience with irrigation efficiency and conserved water projects
  • Knowledge of freshwater ecosystems and hydrological processes
  • Experience working with Microsoft Access and ArcView GIS

Position Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Position may require frequent travel (up to one week per month), and the ability to traverse uneven ground such as pastures and agricultural fields

How to Apply:

Supply the following documents in a single PDF not to exceed 5MBin the order listed below:
Cover letter (limit one page)
Resume (limit two pages)
Three professional references
Submit required information and documentation here.
Please, no phone or email inquiries about this position.

May 29 / BARD CEP

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Scholarship: Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

Application Deadline: June 1 and December 1, 2015

Description: Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.

Requirements: Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays in answering the following questions:

How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?

The essay needs to be between 600-1000 words, and must be submitted to our mailing address no later than June 1st or December 1st of each year. A current resume must also be included with the essay. Giva will choose the scholarship winners and will award the scholarships by August 15th and February 15th of each year. Students can only apply once in any 12-month period.

In addition to the scholarship winners will be entered into Giva’s six-month Worldwide Community Ambassador essay program. Giva will provide a social media platform wherein subsequent essays written by the award winners will be published on the Giva website, as well as other social media. The essays will reflect the personal experiences, perspectives and aspirations of the winners in order to encourage and inspire others.

Your educational institution must post this scholarship announcement on their public web site so that all students at your school have an opportunity to apply. If you found Giva’s scholarship on another web site, please advise your school of our scholarship and ask them to please post it on their public web site. Otherwise, you will not be eligible.

Essays may be competitively judged in a public forum and posted anonymously on Giva’s public web site for judging so do not include private information in your essay or anything you do not want posted on the Internet.

Qualifications: All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The candidate must be enrolled and active as a student already, not a high school student and not waiting to attend the college/university. The award is for school tuition so the scholarship check will be written out to the student’s educational institution. Giva employees, family relatives and vendors are not eligible.

How to Apply: You must send a hard copy of this application, essay and resume to Giva’s headquarters mailing address and also send Giva an electronic version of all documents. Please see the application for emailing instructions.

Click to download an application.

Giva mailing address:
1030 E. El Camino Real, Suite 200
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Attention: Student Scholarship Selection Committee

May 28 / BARD CEP

Summer Intern, Urban Green Council – New York

Organization: Urban Green Council

Position Title: 2015 Summer Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: Internships generally begin in January and last through April. A modest monthly stipend is available for full-time positions (5 days/week). All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events. Our Summer Scholarship can provide up to $6,700 additional income to those selected, you must apply for the internship to be considered for the scholarship.

Application Deadline: June 26, 2015

Description: Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement.

Urban Green is seeking a Policy Intern to assist in data analysis, report production, and administrative support to the Policy departments. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and creativity.


  • Contribute to report content and production
  • Assist with sustainability planning projects
  • Research and review legislation and agency rules on NYC Green Codes
  • Examine raw data and perform basic spreadsheet analysis
  • Assist with data visualization and presentation
    • Perform administrative tasks as assigned, including general office work and event assistance
    • Develop and maintain web content for ongoing projects


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor’s candidates in their last two years of study will be considered); environmental, engineering, or building-related fields of study preferred
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic
  • Detail-oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to supply your own laptop

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in architecture, engineering, or construction
  • Experience with statistics and data management

How to Apply: lease email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “PolicyIntern_[Name]” with “Policy Internship – [Name] – Idealist” in the subject line to by June 26th, 2015. Please list your availability (full-time or part-time) in your cover letter.

May 27 / BARD CEP

Drivers of Deforestation Project Manager, Global Canopy Programme – United Kingdom

Organization: Global Canopy Programme

Position Title: Drivers of Deforestation Project Manager

Location: Oxford, England

Dates: Full-time 6-month contract subject to renewal

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: The Global Canopy Programme (GCP) is seeking a Forest Risk Commodities Senior Project Manager, to be based at our offices in Oxford as part of the Drivers of Deforestation Programme. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a pioneering, versatile and dynamic NGO, committed to demonstrating new approaches that benefit both forests and people. Today, tropical deforestation is caused in major part by demand for land on which to grow agricultural commodities. GCP is pioneering research into how to reduce the impacts of these commodities on forests and how to create demand among producers and retailers for a transition to more sustainable ‘green’ supply chains, while improving the livelihoods of forest communities who live and work at the forest frontier. We are looking for an experienced professional who can help GCP strengthen its leadership position in this fast-developing field, working with the private sector, Governments, and NGOs.

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving forward this research agenda with our team and partners, investigating ways to reform the major commodity supply chains driving deforestation and degradation: beef/leather, biofuels, palm oil, soy and timber/paper with a focus on GCP’s groundbreaking Forest 500 project ( ).

You will work in close collaboration with other GCP researchers to: · innovate and lead research, producing reports and other outputs to support our ‘Forest Footprint’ theme · provide evidence-based advice for stakeholders and other GCP programmes; · attend and present at relevant meetings worldwide; · work in close collaboration with our key partners the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other NGOs.

Responsibilities: Manage the delivery of the Forest 500 project ( which analyses, assesses and tracks the policy performance of the world’s key powerbrokers of zero deforestation ANALYSIS – Commission and analyse studies by sub-contractors and collaborators, synthesising findings with other desk-based research to produce reports and other project outputs. Analysis of economic, trade, land-use change and supply chain data. COMMUNICATIONS – Contribute to creating change through written and other media outputs based on research; including reports, policy briefs, academic papers, and other formats as needed. CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT –Attend targeted meetings and webinars with companies and investors on “forest risk commodities”, explain complex issues to non-specialist audiences and ultimately engage the private sector to take steps to reduce their “forest footprint”. WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS – Help to organise, attend and lead workshops & meetings in the UK and abroad with the private sector, governments, civil society and academia engaged with forest risk commodities and deforestation. PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Manage research and report production. This includes managing in-house research, managing contracts and budgets, collaborating with a range of partners, especially CDP and National Wildlife Federation in the USA. FUNDRAISING PROPOSALS – Originate and contribute to relevant fundraising proposals.


  • MSc and/or PhD in environment, geography, economics or similar. Good knowledge of supply chains, commodity trade and/or deforestation monitoring. · At least 3 years of post-degree work experience (or equivalent) in the environment, economics or supply chain sector, with an established research and publication record/reputation in this field; strong quantitative data analysis skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills. · Existing network within research organisations and private sector organisations engaged in commodity production in Latin America, Africa or Asia. · Excellent organisational skills, with experience of managing complex projects and workload as well as managing work with project partners. · Good knowledge of two or more of the following priority themes: forest risk commodities, markets, procurement policy, drivers of deforestation · Communications experience in an NGO/ non-profit environment. · Experience presenting at international conferences or events, and the confidence and skillset to explain complex issues to a governmental or business audience. · Ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-changing environment. · Availability for extensive international travel. Desirable · Fluency in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Bahasa or Mandarin. · Experience of multi-stakeholder roundtables and other demand-side measures to reduce commodity-driven deforestation.

How to Apply: Send CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience and providing evidence of how you meet the essential criteria listed below, and what your salary expectation is, to by Monday 1st June 2015.

May 27 / BARD CEP

Environment and Media Program Associate, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation – New Jersey

Organization: Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Position Title: Environment and Media Program Associate

Location: Morristown, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation seeks an enthusiastic, curious, and collaborative candidate to join its team of grantmakers and help foster sustainable, creative, and engaged communities in New Jersey. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a keen interest in New Jersey and the non-profit sector, and an appreciation of the power of responsible and caring philanthropy to drive social change and improve communities.

Specifically, the Foundation is recruiting for a full-time program associate who will support the Environment and Media Program Directors, assisting with all facets of the grantmaking process. The Program Associate will gain an exposure to a wide array of environmental and media issues in New Jersey, as well as a diversity of communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the state.

Responsibilities: The position includes a combination of administrative and programmatic responsibilities and will include the following:
• Administrative support to the Environment and Media Program Directors including scheduling and calendar management, meeting and event coordination, response to inquiries, data entry, and file maintenance;
• Support and assist Environment Program grantmaking, including grant management, proposal review and evaluation, research, data collection and evaluation, grantee site visits, and preparation of written grant recommendations and declinations;
• Assist with grant program assessment, impact evaluation, and strategic planning;
• Contribute to external communications including blogging, social media posts, and internal and external presentations;
• Completion of special assignments, as needed, including research on relevant issues and organizations, and implementation of special programs and initiatives.

• Solid, demonstrated administrative skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and establish work priorities.
• Strong writing and oral communications skills; ability to gather, synthesize, and summarize information and data; experience with group presentations.
• Knowledge and interest in environmental protection, sustainability, and/or resiliency including: land and water protection; connecting communities to nature; urban greening and resiliency; environmental justice; sustainable agriculture and food systems; and/or fostering and promoting environmental stewardship.
• Experience working at the community level to drive change.
• A college degree with 5+ years of relevant work experience.

The ideal candidate is someone who is:
• Open minded and curious
• Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Able to work collaboratively, with a team of colleagues who spend a significant amount of time in the field, and on the road
• Self-directed and flexible with the ability to think ahead and anticipate program needs
• Adventurous, unafraid to venture into unfamiliar territory
• Communicative, fun, with a healthy sense of humor
• Interest in acquiring skills, knowledge, and experience to further a career that fosters sustainable, creative, and engaged communities in New Jersey

How to Apply: Apply online. Send your resume, a cover letter outlining your interest, and your salary history through the link provided.

May 27 / BARD CEP

Intern, Silent Spring Institute – Massachusetts

Organization: Silent Spring Institute

Position Title: Intern

Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: We seek applicants with skills and interests in environmental health science and policy and non-profit management. Responsibilities will be tailored to the skills and interests of the applicant.

Each intern will work directly as an assistant to a supervising staff member, and interns are encouraged to develop an independent project to be completed during the internship as well. Responsibilities may include literature searches, interviewing, environmental sampling, data management, and writing, among other possibilities. Undergraduate and masters level interns are expected to spend approximately 20% of their time on office support tasks (telephones, etc.). Interns are expected to maintain regular work hours, with some flexibility to accommodate major assignments and exams.

Examples of previous and projected intern activities:

  • Identify from chemical engineering references the consumer products that are likely sources of exposure to endocrine disrupting compounds
  • Using GIS, map likely air pollutant exposures on Cape Cod
  • Assist in developing web site capabilities and content
  • Help maintain and expand the Institute’s 6,000-item special library
  • Using interviews and published literature, identify the best models of community based participatory research
  • Interview breast cancer activists about environmental attitudes

Qualifications: Excellent academic record. Chemistry, biology, statistics coursework an asset for research interns. Energetic, flexible, constructive outlook. Excellent attention to accuracy, ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary team. Commitment to careful and impartial research in a context of partnership between scientists and the public.

How to Apply: Send cover letter describing your interests and experience related to this internship, resume, writing sample, and copy of academic transcript (photocopy is fine) to Diane Czwakiel, Administrative Manager, Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, or email to with ‘Internships’ in the subject line. Please designate the time period you are interested in.

May 27 / BARD CEP

Assistant Coordinator, Fort Lewis College Environmental Center – Colorado

Organization: Fort Lewis College Environmental Center

Position Title: Assistant Coordinator

Location: Durango, Colorado

Dates and compensation: The salary is $29,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package. Fort Lewis College offers domestic partner benefits. This is a 40-hour/week, 9-month permanent position with an August 10th start date.

Application Deadline: Applications received by June 8, 2015 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Description: The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center (EC) is seeking an organized and energetic individual to assist with the EC’s programmatic, operational and administrative functions. The EC is a dynamic student organization that provides various environmental services to the campus, implements campus and community programs highlighting environmental and social justice issues, and supports 20-30 student staff through training and mentorship. The EC is committed to: 1) Cultivating and empowering environmental leaders who create social change, 2) Implementing meaningful environmental initiatives that advance regional sustainability and shift our collective paradigm, 3) Engaging in campus and community partnerships to amplify our collective environmental impact and strengthen a culture of sustainability in our region and 4) Enhancing student success by complementing academic learning with applied research, valuable internships, and relevant hands-on projects

The Assistant Coordinator position will play an integral role in training and supporting our student leaders, overseeing office operations, spearheading projects/programs in our focus areas, and coordinating various operations. The latter includes work with both our in-vessel compost system and our campus garden. The ideal candidate will be approachable, enjoy working with students in both a supervisory and educational capacity, and excited to work in a collaborative environment. The Assistant Coordinator reports directly to the Environmental Center Coordinator. This is a 40-hour/week, 9-month permanent, exempt staff position.

Qualifications :
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Strong background in student mentorship and development
• Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with colleagues, students, and other stakeholders
• 2-4 years of program management/office management, event planning, or project management.
• Demonstrated ability to set priorities, self-direct workload, adapt to changing circumstances, and focus on quality and process improvement
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team settings
• Commitment to environmental and social justice issues

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with website management
• Experience with gardening/agricultural production and/or compost systems
• Previous experience working in a college or university
• Previous experience working for a community-based environmental or non-profit organization
• Previous experience in the sustainability field
• Community Organizing experience

Student Leadership Development (40%)
• Work with EC Coordinator to manage student staff teams, their student coordinators, and all affiliated student-led sustainability projects
• Facilitate student’s personal & professional development through coaching, mentorship, and training
• Work with EC Coordinator to develop and implement an outcomes-based development strategy the incorporates staff retreat, staff trainings and external development opportunities.
Program & Project Management (30%)
• Work with stakeholders and students to identify and develop projects that 1) meet student learning outcomes and 2) hold potential of greatest impact on sustainability at both a local and global level; focus areas may include campus sustainability and zero waste initiatives
• Manage and expand the FLC Composting Program
• Build co-curricular opportunities that advance project and program goals

Office & Media Management (20%)
• Manage student-related human resources tasks (ie. Hiring paperwork, scheduling, etc)
• Provide administrative support to the Environmental Center Coordinator and student teams as needed
• Create and revise office procedures for various office operations, systems, and internal communication
• Oversee general office maintenance and cleanliness
• Manage website, calendar, and other electronic outreach outlets
• Manage and maintain the EC’s resource library

Organizational Support (10%)
• Serve as a non-voting member of the EC Board of Directors and affiliate committees as appropriate
• Assist with creation and implementation of fundraising strategies including grant writing
• Assist with budget tracking, planning, and management
Miscellaneous Other Duties as Assigned

How to Apply: Please provide the following materials for consideration:
• A letter of interest specifically addressing qualifications and responsibilities
• Résumé
• Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references

The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts, and pass a background check.

May 26 / BARD CEP

Energy Program Director, The College of New Jersey

Organization: The College of New Jersey

Position Title: Energy Program Director

Location: Ewing, New Jersey

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Description: The Sustainability Institute at the College of New Jersey seeks a motivated person to join our team working on the Sustainable Jersey Certification Program as Director of Energy programs. SI@TCNJ is a “think and do” tank that works to advance understanding and implementation of best practices that will lead to sustainable development.

SI @TCNJ manages a number of cutting edge research and outreach programs focused on sustainable development, including the award winning Sustainable Jersey Certification Program, a USEPA Climate Showcase Communities Project, a USDOE SEP Grant, among others. Our mission is to advance sustainable development through research, outreach, and training. We work with local, state, and federal government, as well as the private sector, to help decision makers develop better capacity to understand the long term consequences of their actions.

The position will have a significant role implementing the award winning Sustainable Jersey Certification Program. The Director of Energy will report to the Co-Director of the Institute, and will be responsible for leading a team of Institute staff and external stakeholders to design and implement programs that support state and local government in implementing sustainable energy which includes efficiency and renewable generation. This will include developing policy recommendations, designing new training and technical support programs, piloting and deploying new best practices, and identifying opportunities for developing shared services among local governments.


  • Manage major contracts and funder relationships for the Sustainable Jersey program relating to energy
  • Conduct applied research and engage in report writing and policy analysis
  • Convene and work with stakeholder groups to design and implement new programs
  • Update existing best practices for local governments to ensure they are current
  • Coordinate with external partners and funders
  • Design and implement technical assistance and education programs
  • Assign and oversee tasks to other SI@TCNJ staff

Qualifications: This position requires a bachelor’s degree in planning, public policy, engineering, economics, environmental science, or other relevant discipline plus significant relevant professional experience. Organizational capacity, creative and entrepreneurial thinking, and superior personal and communicationskills are required. The successful applicant will have familiarity with the varied economic, social, environmental, and policy topics associated with research and outreach on sustainable development, and with energy policy in particular. The position also requires experience with project management, and working in a public policy development and implementation context.

Preferred: An advanced degree is preferred. Specific experience in New Jersey is a plus but not required. Experience with spreadsheet models, Sankey diagrams, and quantitative assessment of energy policy interventions is also a plus but not required.

How to Apply: Applicants should forward their cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2015. Applications received after that date will only be accepted if a suitable candidate has not been identified. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

May 26 / BARD CEP

Energy & Environment Program Fellowship, The Aspen Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: The Aspen Institute

Position Title: James E. Rogers Energy Fellow, Energy & Environment Program

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is seeking applications for the James E. Rogers Energy Fellow to serve as the lead position for research, development and delivery of the Program’s major annual forums focused on energy, the economy and the environment. Working directly with the Executive Director and program staff, the James E. Rogers Energy Fellow will contribute to the overall direction for the forums, conduct limited original research and writing, agenda planning, financial development of the forums, and convene workshops and other events. The Institute’s highly-regarded energy and environment forums are situated at the intersection of energy policy and markets with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on power generation, transmission and distribution; oil and gas development and production; and the environment.This is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the Institute’s strategic convening role in discussing energy and environmental policy issues with over 300 distinguished participants and diverse stakeholders every year in Aspen, Colorado.


  • Program lead for convening the Institute’s premier energy forums and roundtables.
  • Content specialist on energy, business and regulatory issues, present and future.
  • Operational and administrative responsibility for organizing 3-4 annual energy forums.
  • Program-assisted fundraising and sponsor development responsibilities.
  • Writing, editing and producing program appropriate materials and commentary.
  • Interacting with the Institute’s membership and participating in Aspen programs and activities.
  • Educating a broader public audience through media interviews and public speaking.


  • 10 – 12 years professional experience; advanced degree or equivalent expertise required.
  • Legislative, policy and regulatory experience and/or significant business experience preferred.
  • Working understanding of domestic and international energy business and regulatory policy including but not limited to hydrocarbon development and production, utility markets, renewable or clean energy, energy efficiency, and environmental policy.
  • Outstanding communication, writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project planning and organizing; supervisory and/or management skill.
  • Ability to work independently with good humor while also flourishing in a small program team.
  • Accustomed to delivering against timelines under pressure; not intimidated by time limitations.
  • Familiar and comfortable with demands of economic and financial program development.
  • Firm grasp of the Institute’s mission as well as the strategic purpose, role and reputation of the Energy and Environment Program within the energy and environment policy community.

The ideal candidate will be flexible, entrepreneurial, and adept at developing partnerships, with the ability to manage fundraising efforts and to communicate easily with donors and sponsors. Strong candidates will have extensive contacts among higher levels of government, academic, philanthropic, media, and business communities, and will be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government officials, current and potential funders, and Aspen’s senior management. The Fellow will be expected to competently lead issue-focused meetings, high-level forums, and other events, and maintain relationships with representatives of governments and agencies, international organizations, members of Congress, and executive branch personnel.

How to Apply: Applicants must apply online at the Aspen Institute’s career page, submitting a full resume and a cover letter addressing qualifications and the applicant’s awareness of the Energy and Environment Program’s mission. Cover letter is required and should highlight applicant’s specific qualifications for this position and why this job is of particular interest.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

If you have trouble uploading any portion of the application processes, please try using the escape key to exit the screen. Your document should then safely upload. No phone calls or emails please.

May 26 / BARD CEP

Climate Finance Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative – California

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Climate Finance Analyst

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: Position is open until filled

Description: CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, collaboration, and pragmatic problem solving. The role of Analyst supports the deliverables of CPI’s international Climate Finance workstream, focusing on issues such as the governance of international funds, the evaluation of their allocation and effectiveness, and the design of innovative climate finance instruments that effectively align public and private interests.

The Analyst undertakes robust and careful analysis, drawing on methodologies from micro- and macroeconomics, public policy, regulatory economics, finance, behavioral science, risk management, statistics, law, engineering, and other academic and commercial disciplines.

In conducting analysis, the Analyst is required to work in close cooperation with a range of international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams throughout the world. Previous work experience with climate policy, finance, regulation, and carbon markets, as well as knowledge and understanding of national regulatory institutions and/or multilateral or bilateral financial institutions and national or regional development banks and/or private finance institutions are valuable assets.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Climate Finance.


  • Perform rigorous quantitative evaluation of national and international climate finance mechanisms and climate and energy policies.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Director of Climate Finance, design, manage, and implement complex research assignments and analytical projects.
  • Engage clients throughout the research process, and advise policymakers on the implications of research findings.
  • Assist in the writing and editing of high-quality CPI products, including full reports, executive summaries, blogs, and presentations.
  • Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working around the globe.
  • Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree; Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, or a related, quantitatively rigorous field strongly preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience analyzing climate finance, economics of policy choices, and/or energy and climate markets, government or multi-lateral experience valuable.
  • Understanding of current climate and energy policies under discussion in relevant countries, with a specific focus on the interaction with finance.
  • Experience in financial modeling and/or macroeconomic modeling of energy and climate markets.
  • An insightful, independent, analytical mind with a strong track record of applying sound political and strategic judgment in complex situations.
  • Outstanding English writing and verbal communication skills. Comfort with communicating complex qualitative and quantitative analyses to expert as well as non-technical audiences.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, ability to interact with a diverse array of people, and a sense of humor.
  • A deep commitment to the mission and values of CPI.

 How to Apply: Visit link to submit an application. With your application, attach your resume and a cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

May 25 / BARD CEP

Energy Finance Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative – England

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Energy Finance Analyst

Location: London, England

Compensation: The position is available for immediate appointment. The position will be based in London. Travel will be required. CPI offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, relationship management, effective collaboration and pragmatic problem solving skills. CPI is looking for a talented, highly skilled and motivated analyst to join its Energy Finance program, which focuses on the potential for financial and policy innovations to drive a transition to low carbon energy.

The analyst position will be responsible for:

Executing research on (1) European energy policy and regulations, (2) Prevailing practice and perspectives in European energy infrastructure financing, and (3) The impact of policies on energy infrastructure financing (both low carbon and carbon-intensive); and Contributing to the organization, management and delivery of CPI Energy Finance work.

The successful applicant will lead and undertake robust analysis that draws on methodologies from a range of disciplines including public policy, finance, and economics. In conducting analysis, he/she will be required to work closely with a range of local and international partners, including government agencies, investor groups, project developers, electric utilities, and other private sector actors. Furthermore, the analyst will be expected to work closely with the Senior Director to support day-to-day management of CPI Energy Finance program and operations. Some regional and international travel may be required.


Manage rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis and evaluation of European energy policies and energy infrastructure financing.

Build up and maintain a policy database for a selection of European Member States.

Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines.

Help develop, maintain, coordinate and facilitate strong relationships and good communication with business partners, clients, and team members.

Interact with policymakers, private sector participants and other stakeholders on a regular basis to conduct joint analysis, communicate research findings effectively, and/or to ensure analysis undertaken is policy relevant.

Support the Senior Director for ad-hoc research efforts in line with the mission of CPI Energy Finance.

Travel in support of CPI Energy Finance, as necessary.


In-depth understanding of the European regulatory landscape and processes for energy infrastructure at the European and Member State levels: power generation (both low carbon and carbon-intensive), electric transmission & networks, customer side of the meter, etc.

Experience with electricity market design, energy systems, and commodity price modeling.

A good understanding of corporate and project finance and the asset management process.

An insightful, independent, analytical mind with a strong track record of top-notch analysis.

Proven ability to initiate, manage, and deliver projects on time.

Ability to communicate methods, results and recommendations from complex qualitative and quantitative analysis to expert and non-technical audiences.

Familiarity and comfort working with government officials, academics and research organizations, and leaders from the private sector.

Professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, and ability to interact with a diverse group of people.

Respect for your fellow colleagues and a deep commitment to the mission and values of CPI.


Fluency in English is required. Fluency in German, Italian, or Spanish is desirable.


Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy or a related quantitatively rigorous field strongly preferred.

4+ years of experience analyzing, designing or complying with policy and market mechanisms in the European energy sector.

Experience working with government or private sector experience (leading consulting firm, think tank, financial institution, utility, etc.).

Project management experience.

How to Apply:

Visit to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV/resume, (2) a cover letter, followed by a writing sample of 5 pages or less that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

May 25 / BARD CEP

River Stewardship Coordinator, OARS – Massachusetts

Organization: OARS

Position Title: River Stewardship Coordinator

Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: This is a part-time paid position, 20 hr/week on average, occasionally including weekends and evenings.

Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

Description: We are seeking an energetic and dedicated person to coordinate river stewardship activities.

Responsibilities: The River Stewardship Coordinator:

  • Engages volunteers in field work.
  • Researches relevant policies and scientific studies.
  • Assists the Executive Director responding to issues within the watershed.
  • Represent OARS at regional and state meetings on water resource stewardship.
  • Assist with public outreach and education, including workshops and meetings, news articles and press releases, and uses social media to increase OARS’ visibility.

Bachelors degree in environmental policy or stewardship, conservation, or a related field. Course work and work experience should demonstrate working knowledge of environmental conservation and policies pertaining to water resource management. Enjoyment of kayaking, canoeing or fishing and knowledge of the SuAsCo watershed are assets.

OARS staff are self-starters, confident, creative, and work as a team. The ideal candidate feels comfortable speaking to groups, managing teams, and working independently. Excellent written, spoken, analytical, and interpersonal skills are required.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to: OARS, 23 Bradford Street, Concord, MA 01742 or email (put “River Stewardship Coordinator” in subject line) by May 29, 2015.

May 25 / BARD CEP

Policy, Strategy and Sustainability Intern, NRG Energy – New Jersey

Organization: NRG Energy

Position Title: Policy, Strategy and Sustainability Intern

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: This position will focus on key issues facing the power sector, such as regulatory systems that support distributed energy resources, EPA regulation of GHGs, and smart technology for decentralized energy system management.

– Policy research and analysis, technology assessment, and business development;
– Use of spreadsheet models to generate policy and commercial insights (involves Excel / MS VBA programming); other programming skills a plus
– Supervised by Manager, Policy & Strategic Sustainability and will involve direct interaction with the SVP, Strategy and Sustainability
– Interact with and support multi-disciplinary, multi-business unit teams


– Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Energy and Environmental Studies, Law or a related field
– Strong interest in renewable energy, regulatory policy and new business development
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Research skills in complex subjects such as law, regulation, policy or engineering
– Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in an open office team setting
– Demonstrated self-starter, flexibility and ability to learn quickly
– Proficient in basic software platforms including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

How to Apply: Apply online

May 21 / BARD CEP

SAMS Water Intern, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards – Virginia

Organization: Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards

Position Title: SAMS Water Intern

Location: Appalachia, Virginia

Dates and compensation: 20 hour/week unpaid; June – August 2015

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Description: The Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) are looking for a part time water intern to help with their water campaign. Interested applicant with backgrounds in Chemistry, Hydrology, Geology, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Policy and Planning, or other equivalent natural sciences should apply. The primary tasks of this internship position will be data collection of conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, pH and temperature as well as the grab sampling for heavy metals in streams believed to be polluted by coal mining.

Other tasks may include, pulling of mining permits from the local Department of Mines Minerals and Energy.


  • Being able to apply the scientific method
  • Being able to follow proper QA/QC protocol
  • Attention to detail
  • Background in Hydrology
  • Knowledge of GIS software including: ArcGIS, Google Earth and GRASS
  • Time management and self direction
  • Being an awesome person!

Other desirable qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with Surface Mining and Reclamation Act and Clean Water Act
  • Prior organizing experience
  • Toleration of Lack of Privacy
  • Community living (with people and pets)
  • Ability to decipher the legal language of the Clean Water Act and SMCRA

How to Apply: Intersted applicants should  contact or with a resume. Or fill out our interest form: