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Apr 15 / BARD CEP

Industry Efficiency Program Internship, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Industry Efficiency Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a paid internship of flexible duration (3-6 months) starting around June 1, 2015. The project will require a time commitment of 20-40 hours/week depending on the successful applicant’s academic schedule and availability.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

Description: This intern position will support ACEEE-led outreach and communications efforts by the Energy Efficient Code Coalition, local governments supporting sustainability policies and other stakeholders to educate local governments and code officials around technical code issues that improve the energy efficiency of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The intern’s main duties will be to update information supporting an outreach and communications campaign in the run-up to the Final Public Comment Hearings in the fall of 2016. The intern in this position will gain an understanding of how public policy is implemented in the current national model energy code development process.


  1. Development and maintenance of local government outreach and contact information, as well as fundamental local government statistics such as population data, organizational memberships, etc.
  2. Prepare periodic reports on local government participation in the

model code process and customized reports and data products for coalition members and campaign participants.

  1. Research, gather and organize contact information (email and postal mailing addresses) of local government code officials for local, regional and national outreach efforts.
  2. Compile and maintain schedules of events, meetings and conferences related to the outreach effort.



  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably working towards an advanced degree in a relevant academic area.
  2. Interest in and familiarity with a range of energy efficiency policies and/or local level sustainability policies strongly preferred.
  3. Familiarity with energy-efficient technologies preferred, but not required.
  1. Familiarity and experience with outreach and information campaigns, policy advocacy and issue campaigns, or political campaigns.
  2. Strong Internet and interview-based research ability.
  3. Strong writing and oral communication skills required.
  4. Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple assignments (as needed), work efficiently, and meet deadlines.

How to Apply: Please send a resume with cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to Please use “Building Code Intern” in the subject header. We do not accept calls about our internships.

Apr 15 / BARD CEP

Environmental Impact Analysis Intern, Beneficial State Foundation – California

Organization: Beneficial State Foundation

Position Title: Social and Environmental Impact Analysis Intern

Location: Oakland, California

Dates and compensation:

8 week internship – June 15th to August 6th
Work Hours: M-Th 9:30 – 5pm
Location: Oakland, Seattle, Portland and Sacramento
Compensation: Stipend $3,600

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Summer Internship Program at Beneficial State:
To help build the pipeline for the next generation of leaders, Beneficial State Bank and Foundation are proud to offer an intensive summer internship program which provides valuable work and learning experience to high-caliber students interested in beneficial banking, community economic development and responsible financial services. Through this 8-week program – with tracks for both collegiate and MBA students – interns will work on challenging projects and complete deliverables designed to contribute to the intern’s educational and career development. Under the direction and mentorship of bank staff, each intern will complete a capstone project and present their findings to the senior leadership team and the entire staff at the end of the program.

To supplement the learning experience, interns gain additional exposure to community and socially-responsible banking through the Beneficial Banking Curriculum & Speaker Series. Led by experts in the fields of community banking, investing, and responsible finance, these workshops provide exposure to the challenges confronted by professionals in the industry and may include site visits for interns to see the work in action. Past interns have both joined the Beneficial State team after graduation and leveraged their rich internship experience into careers in financial services and a variety of industries.

Responsibilities: This intern will assist the Beneficial State Foundation impact team in gathering, analyzing and reporting social and environmental impact data and provide recommendations. Our ideal candidate is a socially responsible MBA or graduate student with an interest in public policy, urban planning or economic/community development. However, exceptional undergraduates with a similar academic focus are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: For more information, visit direct questions to Maritessa Bravo Ares, Program Manager at

To apply for an internship position, please prepare a thoughtful cover letter and submit along with your resume at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure full consideration.

Apr 15 / BARD CEP

Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard, Oberlin College – Ohio

Organization: Oberlin College

Position Title: Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard

Location: Oberlin, Ohio

Dates and Compensation: This position provides a salary of $30,000 and an excellent benefits package

Application Deadline: May 01, 2015

Description: The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard.  This is a full-time, one-year, non-continuing grant-supported position, with the potential for renewal.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assist in the management, communication, development and assessment of “Environmental Dashboard,” a novel technological system that provides community residents with environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on electricity and water flows and environmental conditions through residential and commercial buildings and through whole cities.  More information on the project can be found at:  Specific responsibilities include:

Monitoring progress on all components of the project.  This includes managing and updating task lists and meeting agendas.

Communicating with community partners and serving as a point person for further development of content for the “Community Voices” component of the project.

Working closely with K-12 teachers and college faculty to develop educational materials that incorporate the Environmental Dashboard.

Teaching short lessons in K-12 classrooms on resource use and climate change using the Environmental Dashboard.

Presenting the project and/or assisting in the presentation of the project in a variety of contexts to members of other communities that might be interested in replicating all or part of Environmental Dashboard.

Assisting in management of and serving as a resource for students who work on the social science portion of the project.  Contexts include student research assistants, students taking the “Practicum in Ecological Communications and the Oberlin Project,” private readings, independent research and honors projects.

Playing a significant role in managing the Environmental Dashboard website and content on the digital signage.

Assisting the faculty research team in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting on experiments associated with the project.

Qualifications: We seek an individual with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.  The hire must have excellent organization and project management skills, strong analytical skills, strong communications skills (verbal, writing and visual presentation), a high level of responsibility, demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a collaborative team, ability to communicate effectively with diverse segments of society ranging from children, city officials, members of the business community, low income communities, civic and political leaders, etc.

Experience with: project management, teaching (especially K-12), curriculum development, organizing for environmental and/or social justice causes, website management, photography and graphic design, statistical analysis, advanced computer skills.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a résumé, 2- to 4-page writing sample, and a cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position and contact information for at least three references to:  Dr. John Petersen: Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Program Intern, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators – Washington, DC

Organization: National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Position Title: Summer Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: May 4 – August 28, 2015; $1,000/month stipend

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Description: The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) seeks a highly motivated intern who is passionate about the environment and has experience planning large events. The program intern will support the planning and execution of NCEL’s National Issues Forum, to be held in Seattle, Washington from July 31-August 2.

NCEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with environmentally minded state lawmakers to advance pro-environment initiatives and defend against the rollback of environmental safeguards. The Caucus comprises a nationwide network of over 1,000 state legislators with membership in all 50 states and from both major parties. Our annual National Issues Forum provides an opportunity for legislators to learn about emerging environmental issues and collaborate with their colleagues from other states. More than 130 state legislators from across the country attended our 2014 forum. For more information, visit


  • Creating event materials for the Summer Conference and program work.
  • Coordinating travel for state legislators and event presenters and processing reimbursements.
  • Manage the registration process for the conference on an ongoing basis, including room and meal counts.
  • Developing and distributing event itineraries.
  • Work with NCEL staff to identify and recruit expert speakers for the forums. This will include following up with speakers to acquire bios, presentations and relevant handouts.
  • Assisting with phone calls and mailings to participants.
  • Updating member profiles and other databases.
  • Facilitating day of event logistics.
  • Handling of post event evaluations/recaps.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience organizing large events.
  • Experience with graphic design (Adobe InDesign or similar program preferred.
  • Volunteer experience or familiarity with non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely and from a personal computer.
  • Experience managing databases with Excel and similar programs.
  • Students majoring in special event planning, marketing, communications, hospitality, non-profit management, public relations, or similar field preferred.
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week from May 2015 through August 2015 and attend the forum.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume describing your qualifications and interest in the environment and event planning to Dylan McDowell at Include “NCEL INTERN 2015″ in the subject line.

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Research Assistant Intern, Earth Day New York

Organization:  Earth Day New York

Position Title: Research Assistant Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: $500 stipend upon completion of internship

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Description: About Earth Day New York: We aim to make Earth Day more than a one-day event or annual environmental wake-up call. We hope to be a catalyst for ongoing education, action, and change as we simultaneously broaden the base of support and rekindle old commitments through highly participatory strategies. Earth Day New York is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes environmental awareness and solutions through partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, and governments. We do so through year-round programs as well as our annual Earth Day events.

Past interns have gone on to work on the City of New York’s recycling initiatives, landmark urban farming projects, and corporate responsibility at multinational corporations.

Responsibilities: We’re developing several projects as part of our 25th anniversary activities that center around large-scale advocacy campaigns and a sustainable living mini-magazine. The Research Assistant Intern will be responsible for laying the groundwork for these programs and spearheading their development over the course of the summer. It is a good opportunity to gain experience with substantive research, manage a project from start to finish, and learn about the breadth of the sustainability field.


  • Internet-based research skills.
  • Excellent writing abilities.
  • Experience researching and drafting academic research papers or reports.

Desired abilities:

  • Knowledge of and interest in sustainability.
  • Experience with graphic design and publishing tools.
  • Experience writing for a variety of audiences, including academics, laypeople, businesspeople, and public officials.

How to Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Climate Program Director, Scion Staffing – China

Organization: Scion Staffing

Position Title: Climate Program Director

Location: Beijing, China

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Scion Staffing has been engaged to conduct the search for a new Climate Program Director for our client, a well-respected and top wildlife conservation organization based in the Bay Area. This position is for direct-hire and will be based in Beijing, China.

The Climate Program Director will join a dynamic team of talented environmental activists and nonprofit professionals and will be responsible for leading the development of the China Climate Program, both thematically and financially. The China Climate Program aims to encourage individuals to reduce their carbon emissions by modifying their daily routines, thereby developing grass-roots support for overall climate policy change in China. The CPD is responsible for identifying program opportunities and strategies, cultivating and securing partnerships in China, driving program development and launch, as well as implementing evaluation tools to measure the campaign’s effectiveness.


  • Leverage sector knowledge and contacts to identify key program targets and partners; strategically develop target relationships to maximize program impact
  • Utilize the organization’s media strength and approach; fully embrace the power of the media to create awareness and excitement, cultivate partnerships, launch events, and develop new program ambassadors
  • Ensure all program initiatives are aligned with overall goals by introducing effective evaluation tools to accurately measure campaign results against program objectives
  • Provide timely and detailed reporting on program progress to funders, as well as develop supporting materials—including report and grant writing


  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree a plus
  • 5 years minimum program management experience in an international organization, with focus on climate change and relevant environmental issues in China
  • Self-motivated, proactive, entrepreneurial and independent—candidate must possess the ability to manage competing priorities in a dynamic and nimble start-up environment
  • A collaborator and team player, the ideal candidate is an excellent and proactive communicator, easily able to build and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to succeed in multicultural settings is a must; spoken Mandarin highly desirable
  • Must possess fundraising experience and the ability to cultivate relationships with senior-level stakeholders—including grant-making organizations and country directors
  • A background in media, communications, public relations, new media, marketing, advertising, or experience in television/video production a plus

How to Apply: Scion Staffing, Inc. has been engaged to conduct this search for a new Climate Program Director. For immediate consideration please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Scion Executive Search via email

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, City Kids Wilderness Project – Washington, DC and Wyoming

Organization: City Kids Wilderness Project

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC and Jackson, Wyoming

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of high-quality youth development programming. The Program Coordinator partners with the Program Directors for the High School & Alumni and Middle School Programs to provide integrated programming for City Kids Wilderness Project participants. Responsibilities include outdoor adventure and educational programming, youth recruitment and engagement, and volunteer program coordination. This position reports to the Program Director.


  • Coordinate all aspects of outdoor adventure and educational programming to support positive youth development for middle school, high school and alumni youth in Washington, DC and in Jackson, WY. Programming includes summer camp, weekend outdoor adventures, afterschool programs, family workshops, as well as individual youth and family mentorship.
  • Coordinate logistics and lead outdoor adventure trips. Planning includes youth outreach, staffing, permitting, food, gear, outfitter coordination, and transportation.
  • Create and maintain written program materials; design activities and lessons that incorporate goal-setting, rituals, and reflection activities to align with organizational goals.
  • Foster participant, family, school and programmatic partnerships. Maintain and develop strong relationships with community members and partners to provide a network of support for youth.
  • Support the recruitment of new participants annually and work to retain enrolled participants throughout the program.
  • Conduct regular outreach to program participants to provide feedback, identify needs and connect youth with available resources for support.
  • Design and initiate a volunteer outreach and training plan to grow the volunteer program. Leverage volunteer resources to expand program offerings and deepen the impact of our programs.
  • Support Program Directors with hiring, training and supervision of seasonal staff and volunteers.
  • Manage inventory, storage, inspection, and repair of outdoor gear. Train staff on proper gear use, including emergency response communication technology and mapping resources. Maintain pro-deals and act as the lead for gear donations.
  • Support program evaluation through regular tracking of attendance and program activities in participant database as outlined in our evaluation plan.
  • Collect and compile required youth records and ensure they are properly maintained in participant database and paper files.
  • Support development functions and events.
  • Be a leader in implementing risk management practices.
  • Ensure strict adherence to City Kids Wilderness Project policies and procedures and/or other applicable standards.
  • Maintain an internal culture that reflects City Kids values of respect, experiential learning, appreciation of the environment and belief in the possibility of each of our youth.
  • Role requires alternative working schedule based around program calendar, often requires work on weekend and evenings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • A personal commitment to and understanding of CKWP’s mission.
  • Experience and passion for working with underserved urban youth.
  • Knowledge of the theory, practice and current industry standards of wilderness adventure education, outdoor education, experiential education, environmental education, risk management, afterschool programming, and state and local regulations.
  • A successful track record of program management and direct staff supervisory experience.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and listening skills.
  • Flexibility, creativity and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.
  • An engaging and dynamic personality that demonstrates warmth and good humor when working with individuals.
  • Personal qualities of maturity, humility, strong work ethic, and a roll-up-my-sleeves attitude.
  • A valid, clean driver’s license.
  • Current CPR, Wilderness First Aid, or higher certification.

How to Apply: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter, resume, and salary history should be sent to: Please indicate the job title in the email subject line. For more information about City Kids Wilderness Project, please refer to our website at

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Program Associate, Aquaya – Kenya

Organization: Aquaya

Position Title: Program Associate

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Dates and compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and benefits.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Description: We are searching for a Program Associate who exemplifies the abilities and commitment to support our senior staff in the implementation of a diverse and expanding project portfolio, particularly in Francophone Africa. Eligible candidates must demonstrate three essential attributes: 1. a passion for working in developing countries, 2. expertise in data management and statistical analysis, and 3. fluency in both English and French. The Program Associates will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and report to Aquaya’s Senior Research Manager.

Qualifications: · Minimum of two years of work experience or equivalent, including significant activity in developing countries · Preferred graduate degree in a relevant field (international development, public health, civil and environmental engineering, public policy, microbiology, economics, environmental sciences, epidemiology) Skills and Attributes · Previous work experience in developing countries · Expertise in data management and statistical analysis · Fluency in English and French · Strong work ethic and a commitment to delivery · Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills · Outstanding organization and time management skills, with an attention to detail and an ability to establish systems to manage constant flows of information and deliver on deadlines · Ability to travel up to 50% of the time and adaptive to different cultures and contexts · Eligible to obtain the legal right to work in Kenya · Proven ability to work closely with a small team and to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, while maintaining a positive and productive attitude and a good sense of humor!

How to Apply: Please submit your resume via e-mail to along with a thoughtful cover letter by April 30, 2015. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in Aquaya’s mission, values, and activities. Please also tell us why your skills and background make you the ideal candidate for this position, specifically highlighting your experience in developing countries, your background in quantitative data analysis, and your ability to work effectively in both English and French. Please note that we will not consider applications without a cover letter. In your e-mail subject line, please specify ‘Program Associate 2015’. No phone calls please.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Junior Consultant, Climate Focus – Netherlands

Organization: Climate Focus

Position Title: Junior Consultant

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dates and compensation: Initial contract term is one year with the possibility to become open ended. Competitive salary based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2015

Description: For our Amsterdam office we are looking for a qualified individual as a junior consultant. The team in Amsterdam focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy, industry and transport, mostly in developing countries. Core areas of consulting include the development and implementation of protocols for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV), assisting clients with their strategies for low-carbon development and the securing of sources of international climate finance for projects and policies that reduce emissions. Climate Focus typically works in multidisciplinary teams of staff and external partners that bring together specific technical, legal and business expertise.

Responsibilities: § Analysis and advice on the quantification of reductions of greenhouse gas emissions; § Development, application and implementation of protocols for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of emission reductions; § Contribution to the development of smart monitoring tools applying mobile phone technology and cloud-based computing; § Policy research into low carbon development and market mechanisms to mitigate emissions; § Supporting Climate Focus in preparing proposals and in developing business plans for new ventures.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have: § Master in Science, Business Administration or Economics or Environmental Sciences; § Proven interest in sustainable development and climate change; § Experience in a similar position; § Strong analytical capacities and interest in quantitative analysis; § Good writing and communication skills; § Fluency in English (spoken and written), additional languages a plus; § Permission to work in the Netherlands; § Willingness to travel internationally. The candidate should be a team player that enjoys working in an international field of business.

How to Apply:  Application If you are interested in the position please submit your resume and a cover letter in English via e mail until 17 April to Climate Focus Adriaan Korthuis, Director Direct line +31 20 262 10 31 Email

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Program Manager, Webuild – China or California

Organization: Webuild

Position Title: Climate Change Program Manager

Location: Beijing, China or San Francisco, California

Compensation: $85,000 – 120,000

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Webuild ( is seeking a Climate Change Program Manager to lead the development and implementation of a long term, consumer based climate change / greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction campaign throughout the Asian and Chinese marketplaces.

Responsibilities: This would be a high profile, country leadership role in cooperation with Asian governments, in which the Program Manager will have direct responsibility for the development and implementation of greenhouse gas reduction / climate change initiatives focused on creating consumer awareness and behavior change through the use of mass media, public awareness and educational events that target over 1 billion consumers regionally.

Additional responsibilities will include the development of the strategic marketing plan of action, conducting fund raising efforts, and working with staff (i.e. country directors, celebrities, political operatives, etc.) for overall program success.

Qualifications: The ideal individual would have 8+ years of related work experience leading climate change and specifically GHG reduction technical studies that bring awareness to greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. Must have the abilities to conduct climate change research, identify strategic opportunities, develop strategy, partnerships, manage stakeholders, secure celebrity endorsements and implement a mass media campaign (social media, print advertising, tv commercials, etc..) related to strategic public transportation, sustainable agriculture, industrial consumption and energy efficiency initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Requires a degree in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, Business Administration or related discipline. MBA preferred. Must have strong climate change, greenhouse gas reduction and sustainably program management experience related to Asian Cultures desired.

Candidates that have an environmental technical background with previous experience in mass media, public awareness campaign implementation efforts for governmental agencies, foundations, non-profits or public organizations will be given priority consideration. Position can be based in either Beijing, China or San Francisco, CA.

How to Apply: Apply online.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Summer Research Assistant, Clean Energy States Alliance – Vermont

Organization: Clean Energy States Alliance

Position Title: Summer Research Assistant (job/internship)

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Dates and compensation: The position is available for 10-12 weeks, for up to 37½ hours per week. The position will begin as soon as the individual is available, but no sooner than May 18, 2015.; $16 per hour for an undergraduate; $18 per hour with a bachelor’s degree; $19 per hour for a graduate student in a relevant program

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Research Assistant will carry out research, writing, data collection and administrative tasks related to several CESA projects. Responsibilities will include:

  • Collect and analyze information about individual states’ programs that incentivize and support renewable thermal technologies, including geothermal, air source heat pumps, solar thermal, and biomass.
  • Collect and summarize documents about offshore wind for posting on the Offshore Wind Hub.
  • Carry out research tasks to assist CESA Project Directors.


  • This position is appropriate for a graduate student, an individual with an undergraduate degree, or an upper-level undergraduate with relevant academic training.
  • Knowledge of energy issues and renewable energy technologies.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample via email to For the email’s subject line, use “Research Assistant 2015”. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Organizer-Road to Paris, The Climate Reality Project – Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Organizer-Road to Paris

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Description: The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time position for an Organizer for the Road to Paris campaign. This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced organization that combines strategic campaigns and cutting-edge communications to win concrete victories on the path to solving the climate crisis.

The Road to Paris Organizer is responsible for the development and implementation of local, national and international campaigns aimed at harnessing the grassroots, partner, VIP and communications power of The Climate Reality Project and translating that power into measurable impacts on climate change policy domestically and abroad, with a focus on the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Climate Reality has offices in Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. The location of this position is in the DC office. This position is specific to the Road to Paris campaign and will end following the close out of the work for COP 21.


Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Developing campaign plans to include:

  • Identify long-term campaign goals that drive towards the organization’s mission
  • Research issues and policy solutions
  • Power-map campaign targets
  • Develop comprehensive campaign strategy
  • Integrate classic and innovative tactics
  • Create timeline for implementation of tactics

Developing campaign materials to include:

  • Manage process of creating campaign branding
  • Craft campaign story
  • Draft petitions, coalition letters, and other written materials

Implementing campaign plans to include:

  • Train and motivate staff and volunteers through individual and multi-person trainings in person and over the phone
  • Ensure message discipline across personnel, physical materials, and online content
  • Build systems for tracking campaign metrics
  • Report campaign results

Ensuring synergy between Climate Reality campaigns and all other program areas.

Developing and managing relationships with members, partner groups, VIPs, government officials, donors, and members of the media


  • 3-5 years experience in organizing and advocacy
  • Bachelor’s degree required/advanced degrees welcome
  • Organizing experience preferred
  • Experience developing campaign plans
  • Experience managing campaign staff
  • Experience training staff or volunteers in skills of grassroots organizing
  • Understanding of international environmental policy
  • Ability to track and analyze metrics and data
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, particularly advocacy writing and listening
  • Excellent planning and self-management systems
  • Ability to manage deadlines and multi-task
  • A dedication to solving the climate crisis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Mac preferred

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to

Apr 12 / BARD CEP

Communications Coordinator, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – North Carolina

Organization: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Position Title: Communications Coordinator

Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Application Deadline: May 25, 2015

Description: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – a regional, nonprofit environmental advocacy organization that promotes responsible energy choices to solve global warming problems – seeks a highly motivated, organized and creative individual to serve as Communications Coordinator. This position is full-time and will be based in one of SACE’s three offices (Atlanta, Ga., Asheville, N.C. or Knoxville, Tenn.).


  • Manage the organization’s social media platforms (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Youtube)
  • Create engaging content, including graphics and videos, for organizational print and virtual media
  • Coordinate with SACE staff on website and blog content
  • Conduct research on potential avenues for organization’s online growth
  • Provide support to Director of Policy & Communications for all media interactions including earned media, tele-press conferences, etc
  • Archive media hits monthly and circulate to relevant staff
  • Format and send all electronic communications (including Action Alerts, e-newsletters, Save the Dates) to supporters, members, and donors


  • 1 or more years of professional experience; Bachelor’s degree required – in a relevant field of study is desirable
  • A solid understanding of traditional, digital and social media platforms
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as time-management, creative thinking, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in teams; ability to take intiative
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, demanding work environment
  • Proficiency with HTML, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • A commitment to the mission of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

The ideal candidate will also have previous work experience with WordPress, iMovie, and some form of email platform (Mailchimp, etc.), or be willing and able to learn new editing platforms quickly.

How to Apply: To apply, email a resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications and experience to: Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, we are unable to personally contact all applicants. Please be assured that every application is reviewed and considered by a senior member of our staff.

Apr 12 / BARD CEP

Communications Fellow/Intern, Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council – Maryland

Organization: Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council

Position Title: Communications Fellow/Intern

Location: Mount Rainier, Maryland

Dates and compensation: Compensation to start will not be monetary; but a highly skilled, conscientious and versatile candidate will be tapping into an exciting network of experienced and effective change agents, thought leaders and nationally recognized economic, environmental and social justice leaders and activists.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2015

Description: The Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council, a multi-sectored, quickly expanding business-led advocacy organization based in the DC region, seeks a driven, passionate, highly motivated and organized change-agent Fellow/Intern to refine and increase its social media presence, networking, organizing, and outreach needs.

Must be able to work virtually, recognize the value of your role and input, and be able to work 4 to 8 hours per week.

Serious grad level, upper-year undergrad stand outs, and those who have beaten their own path (i.e., not from an academic background) are encouraged to respond.

It is hoped that this opportunity could evolve into a permanent, paid position.

Academic credit can be arranged and is encouraged.

How to Apply: Deadline for applications is Monday, April 27, 2015. Interviews with selected candidates will take place in early May. Fellowship/internship will commence in late May.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Ms. Kira Austin, Executive Assistant & Operations Manager, at

Apr 12 / BARD CEP

Bronx River Ecology Coordinator, Bronx River Alliance – New York

Organization: Bronx River Alliance

Position Title: Bronx River Ecology Coordinator

Location: Bronx, New York

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Description: The Bronx River Alliance seeks an Ecology Coordinator to lead our environmental planning and watershed policy efforts, as well as interagency coordination and coalition building on issues of critical importance to the river.


  • Build the Alliance’s local and regional networks and coalitions related to water quality, green infrastructure, wildlife habitat and other river-related environmental issues; create and maintain relationships with critical partners, agencies and organizations.
  • Coordinate and track ecological restoration and green infrastructure projects in the watershed, including working with the Conservation Manager to coordinate the field work of the Conservation Crew with policy and planning activities.
  • Assist with the Alliance’s water quality monitoring activities and guide its ability to answer critical questions about the health of the river.
  • Co-manage the Bronx River Ecology Team, a group of scientists, partner representatives, and community members committed to improving the ecological health of the river and watershed.
  • Develop annual program budgets and track expenditures with the Conservation Manager.
  • Assist with the development of funding proposals/reports and the management of grants.
  • Supervise consultants, program staff and interns as necessary.
  • Other as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience in environmental or related field work research and data collection orMaster’s degree in environmental or related field.
  • Knowledge of ecological principles related to river systems.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and with diverse partners, including scientists, agency representatives, educators, and local residents, while leading independent projects.
  • Ability to review and interpret environmental assessments and studies.
  • Excellent report and presentation writing, public speaking and organizational skills.
  • Experience with grant management, including tracking, reporting, and invoicing, preferred.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Valid New York State driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of GIS, agency permitting processes, and toxicology, preferred.

How to Apply: Please send resume with cover letter by May 1, 2015 to Maggie Scott Greenfield, Director of Programs and Development:

Apr 12 / BARD CEP

Science and Policy Advocate, Clean Ocean Action – New Jersey

Organization: Clean Ocean Action

Position Title: Science and Policy Advocate

Location: Highlands, New Jersey

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Science and Policy Advocate is the primary technical expert on ocean pollution issues. The Advocate investigates issues, develops positions, identifies solutions, and creates outreach materials. The Advocate is responsible for reviewing and evaluating state and federal policies for impacts to marine water quality and for developing and implementing pro-ocean protection policies, strategies, and actions. The Science and Policy Advocate will also track, coordinate, and participate in targeted advocacy campaigns throughout the region.


¨ Help shape regional and national ocean protection policies

¨ Monitor issues and respond proactively to protect water quality

¨ Investigate and evaluate proposals, regulations, projects and issues, and prepare comments

¨ Write, prepare, and collaborate on policy/technical reports and position statements on water quality or related issues

¨ Advocate, communicate, and coordinate science, technical and policy aspects of issues with a diversity of people including policy, legal, and outreach experts, coalition members, media, students, citizens, agency representatives, and elected officials

¨Consult with COA’s legal team to define and organize legal positions and actions

  • Maintain focus and message on pollution prevention
  • Stay current on state/federal policies, regulations and rules
  • Update relevant programs and information on website, and write newsletter articles
  • Manage email accounts
  • Support and promote development efforts, including assistance with grant proposals and reports, and the COA Annual Report


  • JD with science background or science degree (PhD preferred) with law background required
  • Strongly motivated to protect and improve coastal waters
  • Knowledgeable about marine sciences, pollution, and policy
  • Familiarity with legal documents, regulations, and compliance issues

How to Apply: Position currently open. Applications will be accepted until position filled. Please send cover letter, CV, three references with affiliations, one writing sample, and salary expectations to with “Science and Policy Advocate” in the subject line.

Apr 10 / BARD CEP

Science Policy Interns, Research!America – Virginia

Organization: Research!America

Position Title: Science Policy Interns

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Dates and compensation: Internships are typically 3 month appointments and are paid.

Application Deadline: April 17, 2015

Description: Research!America is offering a paid, temporary internship in our Alexandria office. Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. Internships are typically 3 month appointments.


  • Track relevant policy issues, including budget and appropriations legislation
  • Perform background research and write fact sheets, newsletter articles and text for Research!America’s website
  • Complete and present a self-directed project on a science policy topic relevant to the mission of Research!America
  • Attend briefings, meetings, and hearings on Capitol Hill, as well as events off Capitol Hill that are relevant to our organization’s mission
  • Provide administrative and project management support as requested

Qualifications: College seniors, graduate students or recent graduates with a science, political science, public policy or related degree (or degree goal) who seek science policy experience in the areas of biomedical research, health services research and other health research disciplines, and related Research!America priorities. Ideal candidates have a strong academic background and excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the health and life sciences research sectors is preferred. Candidates must have experience with the Microsoft Office software.

How to Apply: Please submit all materials by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015.

E-mail résumé and cover letter, including academic status and specific area(s) of interest and expertise, reason(s) for wanting to be a Research!America intern; availability; a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write about science and/or policy for the public (two pages or less); and contact information for three references to: Caitlin Leach, Director of Policy and Advocacy;; 571-482-2726

Apr 10 / BARD CEP

Latin American Rights & Security Research Fellow, Center for International Policy

Organization: Center for International Policy

Position Title: Latin American Rights & Security Research Fellow

Location: Flexible

Dates and compensation: Unpaid;

Fall Term (August – December): July 28
Spring Term (January – May): November 17
Summer Term (May – August): March 16

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The LARS research fellow supports CIP’s Americas Project, the TransBorder Project, and general Latin America security work. The fellow will assist with general research on a variety of topics ranging from border security issues, to federal imprisonment of immigrants, to cross-border environmental issues, to researching and helping to prepare policy briefs on a variety of subjects, including the drug war strategy in Mexico.

An exceptional candidate would possess strong research skills, excellent writing and analytical skills, be self-motivated and an independent worker, and preferably be a Masters’ student or have equivalent knowledge and experience in the region/themes. A qualified candidate would also be fluent in Spanish and able to translate documents. Additional research projects will depend on a candidate’s interests and research ability. This is a flexible position and can be anywhere from 30 to 40 hours a week; location is also flexible. As with our internships, our fellowship position is unpaid.


Respond to short-term and time-sensitive research requests from project directors

Undertake longer-term research projects

Assist with the LARS social media presence

Translation as needed

Research for blog posts, fact sheets, memos as needed

General project/administrative support


Ability to translate Spanish ↔ English

Knowledge of Mexico, Central America

Knowledge of security issues in the region, border issues, drug policy

Ability to work independently and take initiative

Experienced with high-level internet research

Ability to adapt to new computers/technologies

Knowledge of blogging, social media platforms, Mac computers

How to Apply: Please submit the following:

A cover letter (please include your availability)

Your resume

A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)

A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information)

Most weight will be placed on the cover letter. Please email your application materials to Faith Koleszar at For easy identification, please use the following format for the subject of your email: “Your Last Name_LARS Intern” for example, “Koleszar_LARS Intern.”

When attaching your files, please include your last name in all file names as well. For example “Koleszar_Cover Letter.docx” or “Koleszar_LARS”

You will receive an automated response when your application has been received. We will reply if interested.

Please save as a contact to avoid our emails being marked as spam.

Apr 10 / BARD CEP

Special Research Associate, International Union for the Conservation of Nature – Switzerland

Organization: International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Position Title: Special Research Associate – Junior Professional

Location: Gland, Switzerland

Application Deadline: April 15, 2015

Description: The primary duty of the Special Research Associate is to support the Director General (DG) in her daily duties. The Special Research Associate’s responsibilities will include in a wide variety of tasks, including drafting correspondences, arranging meeting and trip logistics, managing the DG’s schedule, and performing other ad hoc items as needed. The Special Research Associate reports directly to the DG and works closely with the DG’s Office (DGO). This role also involves frequent interaction with Directors, Managers and staff within and across IUCN’s offices and sectors, and requires tact and discretion.


  • Conduct daily debriefings with the DG on her work and issues relating to projects/events and solicit feedback; this includes issues pertaining to and raised by the management team and stakeholders.
  • Work with DG Office colleagues to manage and prioritize the DG’s workflow (including meetings, letters and email correspondence) and to coordinate engagements.
  • Support the Senior Adviser and Special Adviser with: briefing materials and logistics for DG’s internal and external meetings; and background materials and logistics for missions, meetings, and conferences.
  • Work with the IUCN Communications team to support the DG on tasks such as review of memos/letters, media related documentations, speeches, briefing packages, social media, etc.
  • Work with the IT department to ensure that the DG’s devices (e.g. laptop, iPad, etc) are most up-to-date and functional, in particular prior to travel.
  • Work with the other members of the DG Office to ensure highest quality and integrity of documents and communications sent under the DG’s name.
  • Support the DG in both internal and external meetings, conferences and other assignments by taking minutes, preparing documents, and organizing follow-up with relevant teams based on outcomes/decisions made in meetings.
  • Work with the DG and other IUCN colleagues to manage DG’s travel, including gathering background materials for briefing books and working with the administrative team on travel bookings and logistics. Be prepared to accompany DG in travel as needed.
  • In addition to the tasks listed above, the Special Research Associate may also be requested to work on specific tasks including research, statistical and other analytical support, and Human Resources Initiatives/Projects.


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in relevant discipline.
  • Proven analytical, conceptual, organization, multitasking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Up to 2 years experience in a similar function an advantage.
  • Trustworthiness, integrity, dedication, perseverance, and “can-do” attitude, and ability to work long hours as required.
  • Complete fluency in the English language, including excellent demonstrated English writing skills; additional languages are strong assets but not required.
  • Sound understanding of information technology, with experience in applying Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) as a minimum skill set. Social media experience is a must, as is a general understanding of IT and troubleshooting, particularly with the iPad.
  • Demonstrated record of independent analytical and research support work.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and quality assurance.

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the “Apply” button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).

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Apr 9 / BARD CEP

Various Internships, Solar Energy Industries Association – Washington, DC

Organization: Solar Energy Industries Association

Position Title:

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Positions open until filled

Description: SEIA is the national trade association for solar energy companies in the U.S. With over 1,100 member companies, SEIA works to make solar energy a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, strengthening the industry, and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. For more information, see the SEIA website at

Qualifications: Graduate and Undergraduate students in political science/government, legal, economics, environmental studies or other related field.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter,  resume, and a brief writing sample to Heather Whitpan, at with the subject heading “Government Affairs Internship”. Positions are open until filled.