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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 e-mailscholte104@frontiernet.net 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 
mmoloneyiths@yahoo.com 

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; kiviat@bard.eduwww.hudsonia.org

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: tower@bard.edu

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 mpotamousis@gmail.com 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 scholte104@frontiernet.net 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 viahttp://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Jobs-at-NWF.aspx

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Federal Affairs Intern-Washington, DC.

Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society (DC Office)

Position Title: Federal Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: 24 hours/ week. Unpaid

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

The Washington, D.C. Office of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) seeks motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Federal Affairs interns for the summer term (May through August). These interns will have the opportunity to help shape policy that will protect wildlife and natural resources on a global scale, and learn about the legislative process first-hand.

The components of this internship will include the following:

  • Track developments in Congress and relevant Federal Agencies related to natural resources, foreign policy and climate change
  • Research and analyze federal funding allocations to programs addressing natural resources, foreign policy and climate change
  • Attend briefings and hearings on Capitol Hill

The ideal candidate for this internship should be a current Master’s degree student with a concentration in political affairs, foreign policy, climate change, natural resources policy or a law student with a strong interest/background in legislation and policy. Advanced undergraduate students will also be considered.

Additional qualifications for an ideal candidate include:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest/background in wildlife conservation, foreign policy, climate change, and other federal legislative issues
  • Willingness to take initiative, and the ability to collaborate effectively as a member of a team
  • Commitment of 25 hours/week

This internship is unpaid but there is a travel stipend. Academic credit is provided, if applicable.

How to apply:

For full consideration of your application for this internship, please submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample. Please include in your cover letter your interest in this internship and your availability.

Send your application via e-mail to: msalmon@wcs.org. Specify “DC Federal Affairs Intern” in the subject of your email.

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Research Assistant, Forests & Livelihood Portfolio-Indonesia

Organization: Center for International Forestry Research

Position Title: Research Assistant

Location: Indonesia

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: 30 April 2014

 

Job Description:

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)is a nonprofit, global research organization dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity.

We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of tropical and sub-tropical forest landscapes. We help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement.

CIFOR is looking for a

Research Assistant: Global Comparative Study on REDD+ Module 2

Overview
CIFOR’s research on Forests and Livelihoods is one of three research portfolios. The portfolio focuses on building understanding of how improved policies and practices, related to the management and use of forests and forested landscapes, can enhance the livelihoods of all people, particularly the poor and disadvantaged. This research team brings together a range of social science disciplines including economics, anthropology, sociology, social geography, and collaborates with scientists and projects in other disciplines. It is conducted within the context of CGIAR Research Programs on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP6) and Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CRP7). The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Senior Research Officer in providing data support for the preparation of upcoming Global Comparative Study on REDD+ Module 2 publications.

Summary of responsibilities
The Research Assistant will assist the Senior Research Officer of Global Comparative Study (GCS) on REDD+, Module 2 on Subnational Initiatives, in managing the Survey of Project Implementation (SPI) database of 23 sub-national REDD+ initiatives. The primary role of the position is to maintain the database, extract data needed for analysis and assist in preparation of publications.

1. Maintain the SPI Database

  • Maintain and update the Survey of Project Implementation (SPI) database.
  • Check and clean data related to SPI in collaboration with country teams.
  • Maintain communication with other team members, in particular country teams and field research supervisors, in updating the latest data on SPI.

2. Process and provide data required for the analysis and preparation of GCS REDD+ M2 Publications

  • Extract and process data from the SPI database.
  • Prepare data, graphs and charts for report writing and publications.
  • Assist in reporting (e.g., minutes of meetings, translations).
  • Other duties as required by the project.

Requirements
Education, knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor Degree (S1) from any major. A degree in statistics, economics, forestry or science is preferred.
  • Good command of English is required.
  • Experience is not required.
  • Skills set: Quantitative research, statistics, MS Excel, data processing and analysis. Familiarity with MS Access is preferred but not necessary.
  • Familiarity with forests and climate change/REDD+ is helpful but not required.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • Competent in personal organization and priority setting, with the ability to work effectively under time pressure and manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrates initiative, capable of working independently and as an effective team player.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with people in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

We are looking for people who share our mission and our commitment to professionalism, innovation, impact and collaboration.

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a nationally recruited position. CIFOR offers a competitive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience.
  • The contract is for 8 (eight) months with the position based in Bogor, Indonesia.

How to apply

Application process

  • The application deadline is 30 April 2014
  • We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

To apply, please visit our carrer site at
http://www.cifor.org/about-us/careers-with-cifor.html

To learn more about CIFOR, please visit our website at
http://www.cifor.org

CIFOR is an equal opportunity employer. Staff diversity contributes to excellence.

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Harvest Internship- Forest Ranch, CA

Organization: Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm

Position Title: Harvest Internship

Location: Forest Ranch, CA

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Internship Description:

We are looking for an energetic harvest intern to work on our certified organic blueberry farm and at some farmer’s markets during the 2014 harvest season (May-August). Do you have an interest in working on an established certified organic farm, in a beautiful part of California surrounded by miles of forests? The season is short, the hours are long, the days are hot, but the nearby crystal clear creeks help wash the dust off, and housing may be provided. We are currently taking applications (resume + letter of interest) for paid internships for the 2014 season; this position involves co-managing the harvest crew, oversight of packing crew, quality control and logistics. We are seeking a 6-8 week commitment for the duration of the harvest season; typical work days are 5:30 am to late afternoon, 5-6 days a week for the harvest. A valid drivers license is beneficial, no children or pets. The farm is remotely located, and limited transportation to town is provided.

To apply:

http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/job/harvest-internship-forest-ranch-ca-sierra-cascade-blueberry-farm-83a3f4cc41/?d=1&source=alert

 

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Climate & Digital Media Intern 2014-2015 (telecommuting)-Washington, DC

Organization: Climate Interactive

Position Title: Climate & Digital Media Intern 2014-2015

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Not listed

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Internship Description:

 

Climate Interactive seeks a self-motivated intern to join our talented team in developing ways for people to understand how to address climate and sustainability challenges worldwide. This internship will offer the right individual an exceptional opportunity to gain experience as they work within a small organization that has a global reach and impact. The intern will assist with many aspects of our operations, from research and administration to media and communications. Climate Interactive does not have a physical office, so this is a telecommuting position. The internship is 30 hours per week for up to 12 months. Compensation will be $14/hour. The intern is responsible for providing all computer equipment and software necessary for the position.

Responsibilities are listed below. The top three characteristics required are 1) self-motivation and ability to telecommute effectively, 2) writing and communication skills, including web and social media skills, and 3) productivity and attention to detail with administrative tasks.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

Administration (40%):
• Entering data and analyzing spreadsheets
• Organizing staff travel – researching hotels and flights
• Completing miscellaneous computer tasks and responding to short term needs for help from staff
• Creating, organizing and reviewing expense reports

Communications & Media (50%):
• Maintaining and updating website, blog, and social media
• Developing and writing content for online communications and electronic newsletters
• Creating and editing video and images
• Responding to email inquiries from external partners
• Creating user accounts and managing contact database

Research (10%):
• Gathering relevant information on climate and energy policies and impacts to serve Climate Interactive projects on clean energy and climate resilience

Qualifications, skills, & core competencies:

• Highly self-motivated, responsible, and independent
• Recent graduate seeking experience in the climate, sustainability, or energy sector
• Available to telecommute during Eastern time business hours
• Excellent writing and editing skills with a strong attention to detail
• Well-organized, self-motivated, and able to manage deadlines
• Team player willing to perform a variety of tasks
• Exceptional computer skills
• Proficient in website maintenance (HTML & CSS), blogging, and social media
• Experience with video and image editing
• Able to quickly master new technology systems
• Interest in climate, sustainability, and energy issues
• Experience in system dynamics, systems thinking, and organizational learning would be a plus

This position offers the chance to contribute significantly to the mission of the organization. Please visit Climate Interactive’s website to familiarize yourself with our work before applying.

Hiring process:

Applicants should fill out an application. Please note that we appreciate your interest in the position, though due to the volume of applications can not respond to all individually. Please do not submit any other materials or contact Climate Interactive staff.

Climate Interactive is a project of New Venture Fund, which is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.

TO APPLY
Click here to apply - Please mention that you saw the job on Orion Grassroots Network

 

 

Apr 29 / BARD CEP

Forest Ecologist-New York

Organization: Prospect Park Alliance, Inc

Position Title: Forest Ecologist

Location: New York

Hours and Compensation:  Not listed

Application Deadline:  Not listed

 

Job Description:

The Prospect Park Alliance, working in partnership with City of New York and the community, restores, develops, and operates Prospect Park for the enjoyment of all by caring for the natural environment, preserving historic design, and serving the public through facilities and programs. Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s 585-acre historic flagship park, designed by the famed Olmsted and Vaux. It is the home of Brooklyn’s only lake and forest, with nature trails, numerous recreational activities, public educational programs, volunteer opportunities, the first urban Audubon Center and the new Lakeside Center, featuring ice and roller skating, a water playground, and restored lake views.

 

The Prospect Park Alliance is currently seeking a Forest Ecologist.  Reporting to the Director of Arboriculture and Natural Resources, the Forest Ecologist implements and carries out ecological restoration projects, scientific monitoring to assess the success of the Park’s long term restorations and other research topics, and works as a member of the Natural Resources Crew to carry out additional day to day tasks.  The Forest Ecologist also supports youth projects by hiring, overseeing, and working with a variety of interns, and by working on a limited basis with the Prospect Park Woodlands Youth Crew.

 

Responsibilities:

for the Forest Ecologist include but are not limited to the following physical tasks: invasive plant removal by mechanical and chemical means, safe operation of a range of equipment from hand tools, through chainsaws and weedwhackers, all the way up to a large woodchipper, installation of fencing and/or erosion control measures, garbage and snow removal, and tree and shrub planting.  The Forest Ecologist also plays a key role in documenting ecological restoration work including ordering plants, collecting data, writing and reporting on data and on other activities relating to natural resources, making suggestions to guide the direction of the research and ecological restoration program, and attending regional meetings.

 

Qualifications for the Forest Ecologist include:

  • BS or higher in Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Fisheries or related field from an accredited university or three year’s field experience in any of the areas of Biology, Ecology, Forestry, or Natural Resource Management.
  • NYS DEC Pesticide Applicator’s License, or able to obtain one within 6 months.
  • NYS Driver’s License in good standing.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team

 

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to job221@prospectpark.org

The ideal candidate for the Forest Ecologist has proficiency in Microsoft Office, GIS experience, and experience working with the public.

The Forest Ecologist is a full-time position eligible for benefits including a tax-deferred 403(b) plan. The annual salary for this position is $36,000.

Prospect Park Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please. Although we appreciate your interest, we will only contact applicants we are considering for interview.

 

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Staff Attorney-Bakersfield, CA

Organization: Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Position Title: Staff Attorney

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Hours and Compensation: 55,728 – 65,193/annual

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

A medical-legal partnership is a health care delivery model that improves the health and well-being of low-income and other vulnerable populations by addressing unmet legal needs and removing legal barriers that impede health. The Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney partners with front-line physicians, nurses, case managers and others to: (1) provide direct legal assistance to patients; (2) develop/align strategies to improve health and legal institutions and practices; and (3) change policies, all in service of ensuring vulnerable people get and stay healthy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed by the California State Bar.
  • Knowledge of the principles of civil law and their application.
  • Knowledge of trial procedures and rules of evidence.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Ability to present statements of facts, law and argument clearly and logically.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others..
  • Must have the ability to travel to locations outside of the regular office to perform necessary legal services.
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English desirable.
  • Community lawyering; working with low-income clients.
  • Experience in health, housing, education, or environmental justice plus.

Responsibilities

  • Firmly integrate within the South Kern Building Healthy Communities and with other local and state partners to collaboratively address systemic barriers to health and well-being in the areas of health, housing, education, and environmental justice
  • Co-locate at designated clinic locations.
  • Screen referrals and provide advocacy in cases that help build the case for addressing systemic barriers to health and/or well-being outcomes in South Kern.

How to apply:

To apply please submit resume, cover letter, legal writing sample and three professional references to:

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Attn: Human Resource Dept.

615 California Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93304

Email: careers@gbla.org

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Communications Manager – Energy & Finance-San Francisco, CA

Organization: Rainforest Action Network

Position Title: Communications Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours and Compensation: Salary is competitive and benefits include health, vision & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO, and a 401K-type program.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Job Description:

Since 1985, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. What makes RAN unique? We are a network of people that go to the roots of environmental problems. Whether it’s logging companies defacing the Boreal forest or the banks that are funding the coal industry, our focus is on the corporations that cause the most harm to our environment and our communities. We run corporate campaigns that focus on pressuring and inspiring these global titans to pass policy solutions that transform business as usual. The RAN idea is that when people come together to directly challenge corporations we can achieve David and Goliath level impacts for our forests, our communities, and our future. We believe it because we’ve seen it.

The RAN network has moved dozens of the world’s largest corporations. It was our network that pushed entertainment giant Disney and its 3,500 subsidiaries to change everything about the way they source and use paper. We moved the top eight banks in the country, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo, to cut funding for companies practicing mountaintop removal coal mining. We also inspired 11 of the top publishing companies in the country to stop buying paper from the endangered forests of Indonesia. And that was all within the last four years. Each time we run a campaign, we learn how to win bigger, smarter, faster, and we see the world change that much more. If that’s the kind of work you want to be part of then keep reading.

ABOUT THE POSITION: RAN’s Energy and Finance Program has succeeded in pushing leading banks like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi and Royal Bank of Canada to pass policies that curb investments in companies that contribute to deforestation and climate change. The program is now in its most ambitious phase, calling on the leading financiers of the coal industry, banks like Bank of America and Citi, to end their underwriting of coal completely and redirect funding into renewable energy projects.

Rainforest Action Network is seeking a Communications Manager to shape the communications strategy for our Energy and Finance program. We’re looking for someone who’s got great judgment, who’s quick on their feet and ready to seize the opportunities that the news cycle provides, and who’s excited about a campaign focused on the intersection between banks, dirty energy and climate change. The ideal candidate is fast but highly detail oriented, has strong writing skills with good instincts on campaign messaging, existing relationships with key reporters or a proven ability to build them, and a track record of taking projects to successful completion.

RESPONSIBILITIES:The Communications Manager will be responsible for leading communications for the Energy and Finance Program. The Communications Manager is primarily responsible for developing relationships with regional and national reporters and producers, pitching and placing stories, as well as serving as a campaign spokesperson. In addition, this position is tasked with overseeing the messaging strategy for the campaign and the editorial production process for communication materials. In particular the job duties include:

  • Work with campaign staff to develop and implement strategic, media-worthy campaign events. Crafting long-term strategic vehicles for promoting RAN and program messages and stories.
  • Handle rapid response communication, developing messages, and writing op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points and other media materials.
  • Train and coach staff and volunteers in media skills.
  • Cultivate relationships with vendors and other strategic allies who can help in furthering promotion of the program.
  • Spearhead and manage production of creative print and online collateral, including high-impact ads and clever web videos, shareable social media content, etc.
  • Conduct target- and market-specific media research as necessary to support campaign objectives.
  • Write and copy-edit material for RAN publications, website and activist emails.
  • Contribute to staff-wide strategy meetings, and stay current on developments in energy, finance and climate issues.
  • Create press lists and keep media contact database current.

Qualifications

  • 3 years prior experience as a media liaison or journalist involving media/press relations. Public relations experience absolutely necessary–a journalism background alone does not meet the qualifications for this job.
  • 2 plus years experience with online promotion.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills that are adaptable to various offline and online media.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with reporters (existing relationships with environment, climate, business and/or finance reporters and bloggers highly desired).
  • Fast – you enjoy working on a deadline and can turn things around quickly.
  • Strong judgment on what kinds of tactics and campaigns will attract press attention.
  • Good framing and messaging skills,you understand how to talk about a campaign or a media moment in the most advantageous terms.
  • Proven ability to work with advertisers and designers to develop creative offline and online content.
  • Solid copy-editing skills and familiarity with AP Style.
  • Familiarity with media database technology, ideally Meltwater.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities effectively in a heavy workload and coordinate complex projects.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity.
  • A strong anti-oppression analysis and ability to work with Indigenous and affected communities.
  • Passion for RAN’s mission and the use of non-violent direct action as a strategy for change making.
  • Knowledge of issues such as energy and climate, finance, and social change movements is preferred.

The Communications Manager will be supervised by the Communications Director.

Salary: Salary is competitive and benefits include health, vision & dental insurance, 4 weeks PTO, and a 401K-type program.

RAN values diversity, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and integrates these values into all of our work. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just, inclusive, and sustainable work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities.

How to apply

Please send resume and letter of interest to:resumes@ran.org.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Divest-Invest from Fossil Fuels Internship-Washington, DC

Organization: Institute for Policy Studies

Position Title: Divest-Invest from Fossil Fuels Internship

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation:  15 hours/week. $12.50 per hour

Application Deadline: April 28, 2014

 

Internship Description:

The Institute for Policy Studies is a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally. We work with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.

Interested in global justice? Passionate about the planet? Imagine an internship that is flexible and rewarding. The Institute for Policy Studies seeks an enthusiastic organizerwith fantastic communications skills to join our committed team of experts and scholars working towards a more equitable society and healthy planet.

The Project: Divest-Invest Individual

We are seeking an intern to help us with our Divest-Invest (DI) Individual campaign DI Individual calls upon investors to join with colleges, universities, foundations, religious and health endowments, private and governmental pension funds, in the movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in a new- energy economy. Divest-Invest Individual unites people in collective action to respond to the global climate crisis and support a sustainable future. Ethically, we encourage investments that don’t contribute to dangerous climate change. Financially, we acknowledge that fossil-fuel assets are over-valued as most of their reserves cannot be burned. The DI Individual Campaign will spread the word that investors can get good, safe returns while helping to build a new-energy economy.

We need your help to catalyze and engage individuals of all income levels to divest their funds from fossil fuels and develop innovative investments in the new energy economy.

Internship Responsibilities

We seek an intern to:

A) Help with back-end support for the initiative, including fielding requests, questions, and invitations. We need help collating data and sources for the website.

B) Support the organization stakeholder activities for Divest-Invest Individual, including a steering committee.

C) Compile and manage training and resource materials.

Skill Set:

The best candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for someone who isn’t afraid of Excel and a little bit of number crunching. If you have an eye for design, that’s a plus, but not required. And, of course, we want someone excited about the possibilities of the Divest-Invest Campaign!

Timeline:

A team is working on this for the next 24 months. Ideally an intern would work between 10-20 hours a week at defined but flexible times, until year-end. However, if you can’t work until the end of the year, we ask for a minimum commitment of 45 days. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and 2 page writing sample to emilyn@ips-dc.org. In the subject line, please write Divest-Invest Individual Internship Application.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Development and Fundraising Internship-Washington, DC.

Organization: American Farmland Trust

Position Title: Development and Fundraising Internship

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: 30 hours/week. Paid.

Application Deadline: We accept intern applications on a rolling basis as interns often have the opportunity to extend their initial term into the next semester.

 

Internship Description:

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is seeking a part-time Fundraising/ Development intern (20-30 hours/week, schedule flexible) to assist the Development team (beginning and ending dates are flexible). While at AFT, the intern will have the opportunity to work with a supportive and cordial team of Development professionals on a variety of projects, and will learn about multiple facets of individual giving, stewardship and development operations.

The position is essentially administrative. The intern will be helping behind-the-scenes to cultivate, solicit and steward our donors. Different aspects of the work may include identifying and researching prospective donors; preparing correspondence to funders; coordinating mailings; and data entry. We prefer someone who has experience with databases and applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge.

This position is located in our Washington, DC office (near Farragut North/DuPont metros, walking distance from The George Washington University).

Qualifications

Strong research skills. Organized, motivated, and flexible individual interested in learning about fundraising and building support for issues such as conservation and the environment. Attention to detail is very important.

Pay

Pay is hourly.

About Our Organization

AFT is the leading national organization dedicated to protecting America’s farm and ranch land, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. As the vital link between farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, we’re focused on ensuring the viability of farms, availability of fresh food and a healthy environment. Since our founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, we’ve helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for establishing sound environmental practices on millions more. Headquartered in Washington, DC, AFT works in various regions of the U.S. For more information, visit our web site: www.farmland.org

Contact information

American Farmland Trust

1150 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 600

Washington, DC 20036

How to apply:

No phone calls please. Email resume and cover letter to:jobs@farmland.org with the subject line: “Fundraising/ Development Internship”.

DEADLINE: We accept intern applications on a rolling basis as interns often have the opportunity to extend their initial term into the next semester.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Center for City Parks Excellence Internship-Washington D.C

Organization: The Trust for Public Land – SF Headquarters

Position Title: Center for City Parks Excellence Internship

Location: Washington D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Position is for 40 hours per week at $15 per hour.

Application Deadline: Not listed.

 

Overview:

Our Washington DC office is seeking a Temporary Associate/Intern for our Center for City Park Excellenceand in particular to work on an analytical project related a major database on parks.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain a database
  • Research public data sources. Outreach to government offices via phone and e-mail required.
  • Organize, analyze and disseminate data. Some statistics required.
  • Write summaries in support of key program work elements.
  • Prepare materials for presentations, our website, and other project related needs.
  • Coordination with other staff
  • Perform other relevant duties, including some administrative tasks, as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required, and masters degree in related field is preferable. Course work or experience in environmental studies, public policy, statistics, urban planning or related area.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Strong research and analytic skills and a facility with numbers.
  • Coursework in statistics required.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient with Excel and Access
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated commitment to parks and cities
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems.

Timing

Roughly mid-June to mid-December. Start and end dates are flexible.

Salary

Position is for 40 hours per week at $15 per hour.

How to apply

How to Apply:

Please apply online.