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Sep 19 / BARD CEP

Science and Solutions Intern, The Climate Reality Project – Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Science and Solutions Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation:

  • This position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week and a maximum of 20.
  • Based on the candidate’s availability, a slightly flexible schedule may be possible.

Organization Overview: The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

Description: The Science and Solutions team is looking for an intern who will be part of a campaign to make the general public aware of climate change science, impacts and the push for clean energy solutions.


  • Researching climate and energy related issues.
  • Summarizing reports, briefings, and hearings.
  • Preparing support materials for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
  • Preparing support materials for Climate Reality’s annual flagship event – “24 Hours of Reality.”
  • Daily curation of Reality Drop website, including deleting inappropriate articles, reviewing and categorizing relevant climate news articles.
  • Providing administrative help to the team, as needed.


  • A strong interest in and educational background related to climate change and energy.
  • Excellent analytical research skills, strong written and oral communications skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple deadlines and assignments.

How to Apply:  Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Solutions internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

Sep 19 / BARD CEP

Economic Policy Intern, Environmental Defense Fund – NYC

OrganizationEnvironmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Economic Policy Intern

Location: New York City (preferred), Boston and/or Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation:  Full-time 35 hours per week during the Summer. Part-time opportunities available as needed during Fall/Winter and Spring

8- to 12-week terms during Fall/Winter, Spring or Summer

Application Deadline: 

Organization Overview:

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy,Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

Description: EDF’s Office of Economic Policy and Analysis (OEPA) is seeking qualified and motivated students of economics for its seasonal internships. Economic Policy Interns will assist economists in EDF’s Office of Economic Policy and Analysis in developing and analyzing market-based solutions to a wide range of environmental problems (including climate change, energy, and ecosystem and water markets) through research, data analysis, and assistance with writing internal reports and public communications.


  • Help create and maintain information databases based on a wide variety of economic models and sources;
  • Provide timely in-house economic analyses for the following EDF programs (U.S. Climate and Energy; International Climate; Ecosystems; Oceans);
  • Monitor and assist in responding to economic queries from press/media, government, and internal sources;
  • Assist in writing reports and press releases on economic issues;
  • Provide support for the above tasks through internet and library research.


  • Undergraduate or graduate student with economics background (at least two college-level economics classes required; economics major or related discipline preferred);
  • Interest in public policy and advocacy, particularly energy, climate change policy and use of market-based solutions to environmental problems;
  • Highly proficient in MS Word and Excel;
  • Exceptional organizational skills–must be detail oriented and able to multi-task;
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment with changing needs and critical deadlines;
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work in a team setting as well as independently.

How to Apply:

To be considered for one of the rewarding internships with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Office of Economic Policy and Analysis, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter. In your letter please describe your interests in environmental economic policy, relevant completed course work, whether or not you are able to work for class credit and/or note any work-study or grant money you will be able to provide.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Click here to apply online.

Sep 19 / BARD CEP

Program Administrator, Tufts Institute of the Environment – Massachusetts

Organization:  Tufts Institute of the Environment

Position Title: Program Administrator

Location: Medford, Massachusetts

Organization Overview:

The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is an interdisciplinary university-wide institute that initiates, supports, facilitates, and connects environmental education, research, and outreach toward a sustainable future. The focus of TIE’s support can change over time and may include such areas as water, climate change, One Health, environmental aspects of food security, or ecology. TIE aims to stimulate systemic change in environmental education in undergraduate, graduate and professional education. TIE’s programs are directed by an Administrative Director and a group of Faculty Co-Directors who along with the Associate Provost define university-wide environmental research agendas, identify promising research and funding directions, stimulate multi-investigator proposals and allocate resources to the achievement of specific goals. Through its leadership and its programs, TIE interacts with related school-based programs of the university with the goal of enhancing collaboration and identifying and exploring promising new directions.


The Program Administrator develops, implements, and manages various programs and collaborations at the Tufts Institute of the Environment including the review of new initiatives. Serves as administrator of programs under the purview of the Tufts Institute of the Environment. Monitors program expenditures and provides budgetary summary reports to Director; oversees website development, program outreach strategy, and review of proposed new initiatives; manages events such as symposia and workshops; identifies programmatic funding opportunities and coordinates grant submissions; hires and supervises program interns; and works closely with students and faculty related to the programs.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
    •5+ years of experience
    •Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Publisher; basic knowledge of WordPress and Dreamweaver
    •Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree or 5+ years of experience in academia preferred. Background in environmental studies or equivalent background preferred.

Hours and Compensation: 

Full time with occasional evening and weekend work

How to Apply: Click here to apply online.

Sep 18 / BARD CEP

Portfolia Associate, Kiva Microfunds – Nairobi, Istanbul, Bangkok

Organization: Kiva Microfunds

Position Title: Portfolio Associate

Location: Nairobi, Kenya; Istanbul, Turkey; or Bangkok, Thailand

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week

Application Deadline: October 17, 2014

Organization Overview:

Called the “hottest non-profit on the planet” by FORTUNE magazine and a Top 50 Website by TIME, Kiva is the world’s first personal micro-lending marketplace with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. In just 8 years, Kiva has raised over $500 million for more than 1 million borrowers in 73 countries. Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with an intense focus on alleviating poverty and serving the borrower-to-lender connection. Kiva is poised to take its initial success to a whole new level – targeting $1 billion in loans by 2017 and continued expansion into new areas (e.g. student loans, water, mobile, etc.). Headquartered in San Francisco, Kiva’s team has 100+ employees and 500+ volunteers worldwide.


Kiva’s Partnerships team works primarily with Field Partners who post borrower profiles from all over the world onto the Kiva website. The team is responsible for sourcing, monitoring and managing relationships with Field Partners, training Partners, reviewing their loan profiles prior to public release, and ensuring that existing Partners are compliant with Kiva policies and aligned with Kiva’s social mission and strategic focus. The Partnerships team includes Risk and Operations, the Review and Translation Program, Strategic Initiatives, and three regional teams focused on managing partnerships in Europe & Asia, Africa, and Latin America & Caribbean. We are looking for a talented and highly motivated rock star professional to join our team.


The Portfolio Associate role is responsible for developing, fostering, and supporting relationships with the Kiva Field Partners. In addition to prospecting for new partners, this role provides onboarding, training, and operational support to Field Partners to ensure compliance with Kiva policies and the effective and efficient use of Kiva systems.  The Portfolio Associate is also expected to monitor the financial, social, and operational performance of Partners through analyses of financial statements and other relevant reports, regular borrower verifications, and occasional on site visits. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and a team player who is clearly passionate about Kiva’s mission and thrives and succeeds in designing creative solutions in a high growth environment where priorities shift fast.


Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Finance, International Affairs, and/or NGO management experience required.

Required Experience: 

  • 2-5 years’ work experience in finance, and/or social impact business role.

  • Experience in microfinance industry, non-profits, social enterprise, or financial sector in general.

  • Ability to network extensively and manage relationships.

  • Flexible and willing to adjust schedule in working across varying time zones.

  • Comfortable travelling extensively when needed, and working remotely in developing countries; ability to travel up to 30% of the time.

  • Cultural sensitivity with demonstrated commitment to the region, which may include prior work experience.

  • Strong communication skills including the ability to tailor communications to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage time well and prioritize across competing tasks.

  • Comfortable designing and delivering trainings to individuals and groups.
  • Tech savvy. Proficient in MS Office and adept at learning and using web-based platforms.

How to Apply: 

To apply, please attach your resume and cover letter as a single PDF doc called “YourName_Resume&CL” at the Kiva Jobs website.

Sep 17 / BARD CEP

Paid Fellowship, Alfa Fellowship Program – Moscow

Organization: Alfa Fellowship Program

Position Title: Paid Fellowship

Location: Moscow, Russia

Hours and Compensation: 

  • Four-month Russian language tutoring program in the U.S., U.K. or Germany
  • Four-month Russian language course in Moscow
  • Orientation seminar in Washington, D.C., with accommodation and roundtrip travel
  • Housing in Moscow for the duration of the program
  • Moscow seminar program
  • Generous monthly stipend
  • Three regional excursions throughout Russia and one to a neighboring country
  • Limited international health, accident, and liability insurance

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

Organization Overview:

The Alfa Fellowship Program is a distinguished professional development program placing accomplished young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, public policy and related areas.

The program accepts up to 15 American and British citizens per year and has been expanded this year to also include three German citizens.

The program includes intensive Russian language training, seminar series, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance.

The Alfa Fellowship Program aims to expand networks of American, British, German, and Russian professionals, develop greater intercultural understanding, and advance knowledge of Russia in the West.


Candidates for the Alfa Fellowship Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. U.K. or German citizen
  • 25–35 years old at the application deadline
  • Russian proficiency is preferred; qualified candidates with fluency in another second language may be considered
  • Graduate degree or equivalent training in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or a related field
  • At least two years of relevant work experience; candidates without a graduate degree must demonstrate extensive and equivalent professional experience in their field, approximately six years, in order to qualify for the Alfa Fellowship Program.

How to Apply:

Click here to see application instructions at Fellowship website.


For more information, please contact:


Sep 4 / BARD CEP

Job Openings with the National Young Farmers Coalition

Investments and Partnerships Director – Application Deadline: September 5th, 2014

The Investments and Partnerships Director is critical to NYFC’s success.  This position will serve as a spokesperson and ambassador for the organization.  S/he is primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with a portfolio of community leaders and individuals who are prospective partners and investors in our work.   S/he will cultivate these relationships and take a lead role among a team of talented professionals to solicit their investment of time, talent and financial support in NYFC’s mission. Full job description and application instructions.

Operations Manager (Part-time) – Application Deadline: September 8th, 2014

The Operations Manager will play an essential role in this trajectory by tracking progress on strategic goals, tackling administrative and financial filing, and helping to ensure that NYFC is efficiently run and an inspiring place to work. Full job description and application instructions.


More information here:

Aug 26 / BARD CEP

Staff-Level Economist- Silver Spring, MD

Organization: I.M. Systems Group, Inc.

Position Title: Valuation Economist

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed


Job Description:

The NOAA / Office of Program Planning and Integration is looking for a senior staff-level economist to represent climate/weather/observational portfolio to carry out valuations of the NOAA’s products and services; aimed at ensuring maximum return on NOAA’s investments.

The position is available through IMSG and is posted here:

Aug 17 / BARD CEP

Program Assistant- Washington DC

Organization: NRDC

Position Title: Program Assistant

Location: Washington DC

Hours and Compensation: full time

Application Deadline: not listed


Organization Overview

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.3 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.


NRDC seeks a Program Assistant to work in its Washington, D.C. office located at 1152 15th Street, NW, Suite 300. The Program Assistant will provide administrative support in the International program for its climate policy and Canada projects. The successful candidate must have good communication and problem solving skills and be able to handle administrative tasks such as: management of budgets, contracts and processing expenses, formatting and proofreading documents, photocopying, coordinating and booking travel, scheduling meetings, coordinating meetings and events, and researching and preparing materials.



  • Coordinates staff schedules and sets up meetings
  • Coordinates and books travel
  • Processes and tracks invoices, contracts, grants, and budgets
  • Coordinates with finance, development, IT and other support departments to ensure smooth running of program work
  • Copies, scans and distributes documents
  • Proofreads and edits correspondence and various documents including fact sheets and fundraising reports and proposals
  • Researches and writes background information for projects
  • Support Program Director who overseas entire International program


  • Assists with media and other communication outreach and maintains press database
  • Takes notes at meetings for team
  • Helps plan logistics for special events
  • Provides research support for corporate, technical, legal and other projects around tar sands issues as well as other Canada project priorities including clean energy opportunities
  • Maintains and updates Congressional and Administrative contact database
  • Helps provide outreach to policy makers

(Supporting International Program Director, Climate Policy, and Global Strategy)

  • Supports Program Director in a range of needs including scheduling, logistical planning, event support, notetaking
  • Takes notes at meetings for team
  • Helps plan logistics for special events
  • Provides research support on international climate change and other global issues.
  • Supports development of blogs, fact sheets, issue papers, and other written material
  • Helps provide outreach to policy makers
  • Blogs on international climate policy issues and topics


  • Bachelor’s required
  • Previous administrative experience a plus
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be detail oriented
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in environmental issues
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure
  • Must possess a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook, Microsoft Access a plus

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website at, create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-866-927-2472#.

For further information about NRDC, please


Aug 12 / BARD CEP

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Positions

 Six new open positions on the NEIWPCC website:

Environmental Analyst (14-NYS-SR-001) Stony Brook, NY

Assistant Information Officer (14-NYS-SR-003) Stony Brook, NY 

Environmental Analyst – Biologist (14-NYS-SR-005) Stony Brook, NY 

Environmental Program Specialist (14-NYS-SR-006) Stony Brook, NY 

Environmental Engineer I (14-NYS-SR-009) Long Island City, NY 

Environmental Analyst – Biologist/Ecology (14-NYS-SR-012) Long Island City, NY


For more information visit:



Jul 29 / BARD CEP

Cottage for Rent in Rhinecliff

Cottage in Rhinecliff.

Cozy, newly renovated split level barn style. Downstairs kitchen and living area, upstairs bedroom and bathroom. Each floor approx. 300 sq ft. Private parking space, adjacent to The Rhinecliff Hotel and Amtrak Station.Rent $750 per month plus utilities and heat (electric). Can be rented furnished for an additional fee.

Available Aug 6th. Call Dave at 917 797 8331.

Jul 28 / BARD CEP

Room for Rent in Rhinebeck

Located about 12 miles south on Route 9 from Bard College, a furnished spacious basement room with private bath and limited kitchenette is available to a non-smoking graduate student or staff for $ 1900 for the full fall semester, which includes utilities, Wifi, TV, and use of the washer/dryer. Entrance is private, but the landlady must be allowed access to the washer/dryer. The sitting room/bedroom has a 4’x4′ window facing south and the bathroom has a small window facing north. Rhinebeck is not on the Bard shuttle route, but there have always been other BCEP students living in Rhinebeck to share transportation, and there is a Dutchess County Loop bus with a stop close by.

If interested, either or call 1-845-876-2781.

Jul 16 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity: Tivoli Garden

For rent beginning September 1 – $850 per month . (one year lease) 
Tivoli Garden one-bedroom condominium. This 562 square foot apt. is super clean and well cared for. 

It has the following features: 

   * Central A/C 
   * A detached one-car garage with storage 
   * A deck off the bedroom 
   * South facing living room windows (tons of light – even in winter) 
   * Beautiful new hardwood floors 
   * New stainless-steel refrigerator and dishwasher 
   * Washer and Dryer 
   * Good closet space 
   * Nicely painted (no drab off-white) 
   * ½ mile from the charming village of Tivoli 
   * 4 miles north of Bard College 
   * 1 mile from the Hudson River 
   * A landlord who cares about his property and fixes things when needed 
   * Non-smokers and no pets only 
   * Tenant will be dealing directly with landlord, no rental fees, realtors, middle-men 
   * Landlord pays water bill; tenant responsible for electricity and cable only (no gas) 

This property is in a quiet condominium complex. This rental is suitable for those looking for a nice, quiet place to live. I respect the neighbors and you should also. 
I will be showing the apt. in late July/ early August. 

Contact Michael for an appointment 

Jul 7 / BARD CEP

Hudsonia Workshop: Conservation of Urban Biodiversity

On Friday, July 25, Hudsonia will be hosting a day long workshop entitled “Conservation of Urban Biodiversity” at Rutgers University (Newark Campus).  This event is free for students to attend (preregistration necessary)!

For more information contact:

Erik Kiviat, PhD, Executive Director, Hudsonia Ltd.
P.O. Box 5000 / 30 Campus Road, Annandale NY 12504 USA; 
tel. 845-758-7273, fax 845-758-7033;

See attached flyer:

Prof workshop urban biodiversity 2014 flyer final 3-july

Jul 7 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity in Clermont, NY

Spacious (upstairs) apartment available in colonial house located in Clermont, NY (10-15 mins. from Bard Campus)
  •  2 bedroom/2 bath.
  • $1200./mo includes heat.
  • Contact Mrs. Maus  518-537-6480.
  • Available mid August.
Jul 7 / BARD CEP

Apartment Rental Available

1100 sq. ft. apartment 4 mins from Bard:

  • 2 bedroom,
  • kitchen/dining room/living room area
  • Full bath
  • Garage
  • Patio,
  • Washer/dryer,
  • Central air,
  • Partially furnished
  • Quiet-surrounded by big trees
  • $1250 including utilities
  • Having a car helps

Available Aug 10th -showing after Aug 1.

Contact Joan Tower for more information:

Jul 1 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity in Elizaville

One bedroom house for rent in Elizaville

  • Quiet country setting
  • Nice yard with a stream and shed
  • Radiant floor heating with a new on demand propane hot water heater
  • Cathedral wood ceiling, a large second floor deck overlooking stream
  • New front porch with roof
  • Rent is $900/month plus utilities
  • Available mid july or august 1st
  • Contact Ken Barret at 845-853-4059


Jun 30 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity for Bard CEP Students

3-5 Bedroom/3 Bathroom House available for 10 month or full year lease in Elizaville, NY. 

  • 2,600 per month
  • maintenance and utility costs included
  • 1.54 acres
  • private drive w/ landscaped courtyard and water fountain
  • living room w/ fireplace, kitchen, dining area, oversized deck, partially finished walkout basement (perfect for a craft room, media room, or workshop)
  • lake access and close proximity to Taghkanic State Park, Rhinebeck, and Redhook

Contact Michael Potamousis at for more information if interested.

Jun 27 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity

One bedroom apartment for rent two miles from Bard

  • Includes spacious bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen.
  • Attached to family home with private entrance.
  • Internet and Cable included.
  • Very accommodating and sweet landlords.
  • Asking price is $600 plus heat and electric.

For any interest or questions please be in touch with Yonah Greenstein: 516-426-1175 or Diane Dalton: 845-901-4435

Jun 10 / BARD CEP

Fall 2014 Rental

Fall Rental available for non-smoking graduate student. Provided is a spacious basement room with annex bathroom and limited kitchenette in Rhinebeck, NY, which is about 12 miles south of Bard and is not on the Bard shuttle routes. It has a private entrance, but must allow landlady access to use the shared washer/dryer. Cost is $ 1900 for the semester including utilities, which include wifi and TV. If interested, e-mail or call 1-845-876-2781.



Apr 29 / BARD CEP

International Climate and Energy Intern-Washington, DC

Organization: National Wildlife Federation Headquarters

Position Title: International Climate and Energy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Temporary, $10/ hour

Application Deadline: Not listed


Internship Description:

National Wildlife Federation is looking for a highly motivated individual to fill a full-time, paid internship to support its International Climate and Energy team. ICE promotes reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through the sustainable production and use of biofuels and biomaterials, and market-based initiatives that address large-scale commodity agriculture as a driver of tropical deforestation. This is a fast-paced, demanding internship that requires dealing with many interlinked activities, often across different time zones, and grasping complex issues subject to rapid change.

The ICE intern will undertake a number of research, advocacy and administrative tasks in support of the Senior Adviser and the international team, and may be expected to represent the program under a variety of circumstances. Therefore, excellent interpersonal and communications skills are a definite plus.


  • BA/BS degree in international relations/political science, international development, natural resources management, or a relevant field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong research and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Proven ability to multitask with competing priorities
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated commitment to environmental advocacy a plus

Professional language proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Chinese preferred.

This position offers $10/hour plus core benefits. Must be available to work a minimum of 24 (maximum of 48) weeks at 40 hours per week.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply online via