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Dec 6 / BARD CEP

2015 Coastal Management Fellow, NOAA – Various Locations

Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management

Position Title: 2015 Coastal Management Fellow

Location: Various locations

Hours and Compensation: Full-time 2-year position

Application Deadline: Application packages are due to your local Sea Grant director by January 23, 2015.

Description:

  • A fellowship established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.
  • A two-year opportunity that offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and relocation and travel expense reimbursement.
  • A program that matches postgraduate students with state coastal resource agencies to work on coastal projects proposed by the state and selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management.

Qualifications:

  • Any student completing a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015.
  • Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: All applications must include the following items:

  1. Resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages using 12 pt. font).
  2. Statement of the applicant’s goals with emphasis on what the applicant expects from and can contribute to the fellowship experience (500 words or less).
  3. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s principal professor. If no principal professor exists, the faculty member who is most familiar with the applicant’s academic work may be substituted.
  4. Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.

Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant program office in the state where you earned your degree by January 23, 2015. Each Sea Grant program office may select and forward up to three applications to the NOAA Office for Coastal Management for review. Applicants from states not served by a Sea Grant program office should contact the Office’s fellowship coordinator for more information on submitting an application (contact information is below).

Dec 6 / BARD CEP

State Capacity Building Intern, League of Conservation Voters – Washington State

Organization: League of Conservation Voters

Position Title: State Capacity Building Intern

Location: Seattle, Washington

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; paid

Application Deadline: January 2, 2015

Description: LCV works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

The State Capacity Building Intern works with the State Capacity Building Department of (LCV). This position assists the Vice President of SCB and the Events and Operations Manager, manages the online database, maintains the SCB website, manages SCB quarterly meetings and retreats, and assists with administrative functions of the Seattle office. This is a part- or full-time, 6-8 month paid internship, 20-40 hours a week, based in Seattle, Washington. Compensation is Seattle minimum wage.

Responsibilities:

  Online Administration

  SCB Meetings Coordination

  Seattle Office Administration

  Data Collection Assistance

  Special Projects Assistance

Qualifications:

  Work Experience: Previous office experience preferred. Familiarity with word processing, databases and spreadsheets (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel) helpful.

  Education: High School Diploma required. College grad preferred

  Skills: Good written and oral communications skills; excellent skills in word processing, spreadsheets (Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel required, PowerPoint preferred), and phone systems; strong database background preferred. Good with numbers, attentive to details, and adept at maintaining systems for easy access to information and data. Able to balance variety of work demands.

  Capabilities: Demonstrated relationship building skills; solid judgment; critical thinking skills; a sense of movement and community; ability to handle multiple details and tasks; highly organized; commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV. Good sense of humor is a plus.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “State Capacity Building Intern” in the subject line no later than January 2, 2015. No phone calls please.

Dec 5 / BARD CEP

Director of Eastern Field Program, National Forest Foundation – Washington, DC

Organization: National Forest Foundation

Position Title: Director, Eastern Field Program

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Description: The Director, Eastern Field Program reports to the Executive Vice President. The incumbent is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing conservation programs with the Forest Service, communities, conservation nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private sector partners to support National Forest Foundation (NFF) strategic initiatives and long-term goals in the eastern United States.

Responsibilities: The Director, Eastern Field Program is responsible for:

 Building and developing a close and mutually beneficial relationship between the Forest Service, the NFF, and eastern field partners to implement effective community-based conservation partnerships.

 Implementing our program of work in the eastern United States, which currently includes three conservation campaign sites, investing in local initiatives through Ski Conservation Funds and Forest Stewardship Funds and

other diverse projects and programs.

 Developing conservation projects and programs with public and private sector partners that support the Foundation’s strategic initiatives and long-term goals.

 Expanding the base of private sector supporters and partners by actively pursuing funding opportunities and creating new development opportunities.

 Effectively communicating and engaging the public in caring for their

National Forests and Grasslands through community-based conservation initiatives.

 Reviewing and providing due diligence for all grant proposals from the area as necessary.

 Participating in efforts to create synergy between the Forest Service and the NFF to build a stronger constituency for our National Forest System.

 Communicating the availability of Conservation Connect to support capacitybuilding of NFF’s eastern field partners; identify partner group’s specific needs, and incorporate technical assistance into projects when necessary.

 Maintaining a breadth of knowledge about current trends, emerging issues, policy interventions, and innovations in the field of conservation programming to enhance the NFF’s strategic efficacy.

 Serving as the point of contact in all conservation and development activities in the eastern United States.

Qualifications: NFF expects the incumbent to possess the following educational and experiential qualifications:

 Master’s degree in natural resources-related field (or equivalent experience).

 A minimum of 10 years’ experience with proven results in conservation programming and related community-based collaborative conservation to include a strong knowledge of and experience in Forest Service policies, procedures and regulations.

 A strong understanding of eastern natural resources issues.

 A demonstrated commitment to the environment.

Abilities and Skills: NFF expects the incumbent to possess the following proven abilities and skills:

 Ability to represent the NFF with diverse constituents in a clear and professional manner through excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.

 Ability to collaboratively manage programs and evaluate their outcomes against quantifiable measures of success.

 Ability to cultivate new donor relationships.

 Ability to effectively set priorities, while managing a variety of projects and tasks to successful completion.

 Ability to work well and be flexible in a team-oriented environment.

 Ability and willingness to travel frequently.

 Excellent research and analytical skills with a strong attention to detail.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:  sbombard@nationalforests.org

Dec 5 / BARD CEP

SASH Program Assistant, Grid Alternatives – California

Organization: Grid Alternatives

Position Title: SASH Program Assistant 

Location: Oakland, California

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; This is an entry-level position with a rapidly growing organization and opportunity for advancement. GRID Alternatives also offers excellent benefits including Health, Dental, FSA, 5 weeks of paid time off per year, professional development funds, and optional enrollment in a 403b retirement plan.

Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is December 31, 2014. The ideal candidate will start in January 2015.

Description: We are seeking a highly motivated and self-directed individual to support GRID’s administration of the California Solar Initiative’s Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program. The SASH Program is the nation’s first dedicated low-income solar program, providing solar rebates to eligible families in California’s Investor Owned Utility (IOU) territories. This position will be focused exclusively on GRID’s projects and operations in California, and a large portion of the position will be managing projects installed through GRID’s Sub-Contractor Partnership Program (SPP).

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of solar sub-contractors located throughout California.
    • Work directly with sub-contractors from project bidding stage through project completion.
    • Be the primary liaison between GRID and sub-contractor
    • Track all project details within the portfolio
  • Perform design reviews for solar projects. Work with solar contractors throughout CA on solar project design and installation issues.
  • Track projects across multiple regional offices and prepare regular project status reports.
  • Maintain sophisticated project and client databases with Salesforce; includes data entry and generating reports.
  • Perform a variety of administrative functions including fielding and responding to program related inquiries, staffing program meetings, reviewing project documentation for completeness and accuracy, and sharing responsibilities with the department’s general administration duties.

Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities and demanding work loads
  • Superior written and verbal skills
  • Database management and analysis (Excel or other spreadsheet)
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member in a dynamic and culturally diverse environment
  • Passion for renewable energy, sustainability, affordable housing, the environment, or environmental justice
  • Familiarity with solar project design and installation
  • General understanding of PV solar industry and California policy around energy efficiency and solar
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM database software

How to Apply: Go to www.gridalternatives.org/jobs and submit your resume and cover letter. Applications without cover letters will be considered incomplete. Please DO NOT e-mail or fax your resume or call or email about the position.

Dec 5 / BARD CEP

Sustainability Program Coordinator, Emory University – Georgia

Organization: Emory University

Position Title: Sustainability Program Coordinator

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the Director of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, university committees, and campus groups in fulfilling Emory’s sustainability vision.
  • Develops and executes work plans in various areas of sustainability.
  • Assists with annual sustainability report cards and quarterly updates, oversees the Residence Hall Association Sustainability Chairs program, addresses behavior modifications in graduate and undergraduate students and staff to achieve Emory’s Sustainability Vision and Climate Action Plan goals, and organizes the Student Sustainability Forum.
  • Provides guidance and support to sustainability-related student groups, staff sustainability events, and supports coordination of annual student-focused events, such as Green Networking Night, New Student Orientation, Earth Day, Campus Sustainability Day, Commencement and Energy Competition.
  • Manages student internship program and leads students in finding ways to reduce environmental impacts from student life.
  • Manages Sustainability Incentives Fund and supports occasional grant writing and management.
  • Represents the sustainability initiative at school-wide forums and area sustainability committees, initiates and maintains relationships, and serves as a liaison with various campus groups.
  • Coordinates marketing needs and manages newsletter and web-based communication efforts. Helps maintain social media and website presence.
  • Plans and leads meetings, identifies priorities, delegates action items, manages campaigns and outcomes and communicates with team about campus-wide efforts.
  • Supports sustainable food initiatives by serving on Sustainable Food Committee, overseeing farmers market intern, implementing educational opportunities, coordinating volunteers at the Depot Educational Garden and collaborates on Dining waste-management efforts.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

How to Apply:  All interested applications should send a resume and cover letter to Ciannat Howett at ciannat.howett@emory.edu.

Dec 4 / BARD CEP

Spring Rental in Rhinebeck

Available for the 2015 Spring Semester for a non-smoking BCEP graduate student in Rhinebeck -
A spacious, furnished L-shaped basement room with sunny 4’x4′  window plus private bathroom and limited cooking facilities. Equipped with Wifi, TV. Separate washer/dryer must be shared with landlady. Otherwise, private entrance. Rhinebeck is not on the Bard shuttle service and is about 12 miles south of Bard.  Rent for the entire semester is $ 2000, which includes all utilities and use of washer/dryer for occupant. If interested, please call (845) 876 2781 or e-mail scholte104@frontiernet.net
Dec 3 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Office of State Representative Anne Gobi – Massachusetts

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Office of State Representative Anne Gobi, Massachusetts 5th Worcester District

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Student Name and Class Year:  Serafina Zeringo, 2014

Organization description:  The 5th Worcester District is located in Central Massachusetts. Encompasses the towns of: Barre, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Spencer (Precincts 2, 3, 4), Ware (Precinct A: Hampshire Co) and West Brookfield.

Representative Gobi was born and raised in Spencer and still lives there today.  She attended David Prouty High School and studied at Worcester State College.  She began work as a teacher at Leicester High School, while attending Massachusetts School of Law in pursuit of her Law Degree.

​A member of the Spencer Democratic Town Committee since 1998, she was elected to serve as the State Representative for the 5th Worcester District.She has been a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for 12 years now, serving on multiple committees including the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, on which she currently acts as Co-Chair.

Dec 3 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Massachusetts

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

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Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Student Name and Class Year:  Serafina Zeringo, 2014

Organization description:  NEEP was founded in 1996 as a non-profit whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.

How We Do It

Speed Adoption of High Efficiency Products – Accelerate the adoption of high-efficiency, quality consumer and business sector lighting solutions, electronics and appliances that reduce total home and building energy use and peak demand.

Reduce Energy Use in Buildings – Make possible a future in which all homes and buildings are zero net energy, through incremental yet aggressive improvements to building energy policies and programs.

Advance Knowledge and Best Practices – Promote knowledge and the use best practices that support the expansion, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs to increase and accelerate energy efficiency.

Make Efficiency Visible – Position the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region as the national leader for efficiency as a critical and tangible resource to support environmental sustainability, a robust economy, and a reliable and affordable energy system.

Dec 2 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: The Energy and Resources Institute – India

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: The Energy and Resource Institute

Location: New Delhi, India

Student Name and Class Year:  Jedamiah Wolf, 2014

Organization description:  A dynamic and flexible organization with a global vision and a local focus, TERI was established in 1974, with the initial focus on documentation and information dissemination. Research activities, initiated towards the end of 1982, were rooted in TERI’s firm conviction that efficient utilization of energy and sustainable use of natural resources would propel the process of development.

All activities in TERI, the largest developing-country institution working towards sustainability, move from formulating local- and national-level strategies to shaping global solutions to critical issues. Towards this end, we have established regional centres in Bengaluru, Goa, Guwahati, Mumbai and the Himalayas. We have also set up affiliate institutes – TERI-NA, Washington, DC, USA, and TERI Europe, London, UK – and also have a presence in Japan, Malaysia, and the UAE. We have also established a research base in Africa with an aim to both provide technical assistance as well as facilitate exchange of knowledge amongst the communities in various African states.

Buoyed by more than 40 years of excellence in research and innovation, TERI is now poised for future growth, driven by a global vision and outreach, with a philosophy that assigns primacy to enterprise in government, industry, and individual actions.

Dec 2 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Mass Energy Consumers Alliance – Massachusetts

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

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Organization: Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Student Name and Class Year:  Brian Sewell, 2014

Organization description:  Since 1982, Mass Energy has pursued a mission to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable for the consumers of Massachusetts.

Mass Energy is making it easy to green your electricity right now.  It’s the simplest, most effective thing you can do make sure that the electricity you use is met with power from clean, local, renewable energy.  Our non-profit was founded more than 30 years ago, and we’ve been connecting our members with local clean energy sources for more than ten years now.

We promote residential energy efficiency to reduce our member’s energy use, and help consumers across Massachusetts to access ratepayer funded energy efficiency programs. We advocate for stronger energy efficiency policy; create partnerships to serve hard to reach/hard to serve populations; and we assist cities and towns as they implement energy efficiency programs.

Dec 1 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Georgia

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlantic

Organization: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Student Name and Class Year:  Justine Schwartz, 2014

Organization description:  The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is part of the central bank of the United States. The Federal Reserve System—the Fed, as it is often called—consists of twelve Reserve Banks located around the country and the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

The Atlanta Fed and the other Reserve Banks play an important part in all three of the Fed’s functions: monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and the operation of a nationwide payment system.

In its monetary policy role, the Bank seeks to keep prices stable and economic growth at its maximum sustainable rate. The Bank president plays a role in deciding the direction of interest rates and meets with the other Bank presidents and the seven governors at the Board every six weeks at the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The Bank’s Board of Directors—drawn from the business community, banks, and labor and consumer organizations—makes recommendations every two weeks on the level of the discount rate, which is the rate at which the Bank lends to commercial banks.

The Atlanta Fed’s Supervision and Regulation staff seek to promote the safety and soundness of the banking system, foster stability in financial markets, ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and encourage banking institutions to responsibly meet the financial needs of their communities.

Dec 1 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Solar Energy Industries Association – Washington, DC

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Solar Energy Industries Association

Location: Washington, DC

Student Name and Class Year:  Oliver Peckham, 2014

Organization description:  Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is building a strong solar industry to power America.

As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its member companies to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

SEIA is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association. Our sister organization, The Solar Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, oversees policy-driven research and develops education & outreach programs to promote the further development of solar energy in the U.S.

Dec 1 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Global Carbon Exchange Africa – South Africa

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

GCX Africa

Organization: Global Carbon Exchange Africa

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Student Name and Class Year:  Oliver Peckham, 2014

Organization description:  Alone, it’s impossible for one company to prosper sustainably. But the strength of an ecosystem lies in diversity and collaboration. Taking nature’s lead, GCX Africa is making business more sustainable through a powerful network of partnerships. Our goal is to help businesses become better corporate citizens, better environmental custodians, and more valuable organisations.

Environmentally or socially damaging operations erode the future of a business, and only add ‘thin’ value through short-term profits. ‘Thick’ value is added when innovative operations help society and ecosystems to flourish, and results in value that grows and endures. Thick value is the output of authentic sustainability.

We collaborate with businesses to embed sustainability and innovation into their DNA, helping to create thick value. This not only enhances lasting profits, but makes businesses more adaptable and resilient to change.

Innovation, collaboration and transparency are keys to authentic sustainability. Through measuring and managing, educating and involving, providing solutions and communicating, GCX Africa enables businesses to unlock the abundant opportunities for growth in this new economy.

Dec 1 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay – Massachusetts

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Student Name and Class Year:  Vickash Mohanka, 2014

Organization description:  Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is a non-profit, public interest harbor advocacy organization made up of thousands of citizens as well as civic, corporate, cultural and community leaders and scientists. Our mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and the marine environment and share them with the public for all to enjoy.

Save the Harbor was founded in 1986 by the attorney who initiated the Boston Harbor Case, the judge who first heard it, the reporter who covered the case for the Boston Globe and a passionate advocate who wanted to make Boston Harbor clean enough for her children to enjoy.

Today we are the region’s leading voice for clean water and continued public investment in Boston Harbor, the region’s public beaches, the Boston Harbor Islands and serve as the Boston Harbor Connection for a generation of young people and their families. In 2013, our free youth environmental education and family programs connected nearly 16,000 underserved young people and their families to Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands.

Nov 30 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: NYC Department of Environmental Protection – New York

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Location: Kingston, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Serena McIntosh, 2014

Organization description:  The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution.

DEP is a New York City agency of nearly 6,000 employees that manages and conserves the City’s water supply; distributes more than one billion gallons of clean drinking water each day to nine million New Yorkers and collects wastewater through a vast underground network of pipes, regulators, and pumping stations; and treats the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce each day in a way that protects the quality of New York Harbor. To achieve these mandates, DEP oversees one of the largest capital construction programs in the region. As the City agency responsible for New York City’s environment, DEP also regulates air quality, hazardous waste, and critical quality of life issues, including noise.

Nov 30 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Woodstock Land Conservancy – New York

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Woodstock Land Conservancy

Location: Woodstock, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Megan McClellan, 2014

Organization description:  The Woodstock Land Conservancy permanently protects open lands, natural resources, scenic areas, and historic sites in Woodstock and the surrounding eastern Catskills.

We believe that it is the places we love most that bring us together as a community, and that everyone benefits from conserving the forests, fields, wetlands, and streams that keep the air and water clean, support farming, logging, and tourism, and are home to diverse wildlife.

WLC works with landowners who want to determine the future use of their land. By offering alternatives to selling land for development that both respect private property rights and can provide substantial tax benefits and financial advantages, we support the needs of landowners and local communities while protecting natural resources. WLC often collaborates with other conservation groups, businesses, and local and state agencies to achieve our goals.

Beyond protecting and caring for our lands, WLC offers fun and exciting nature education events to the community. By bringing people, especially, children and families, outdoors we encourage future generations to appreciate the beauty and history of the special places in Woodstock and the Eastern Catskill Mountains.

Nov 30 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Global Green USA – New York City

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

Organization: Global Green USA

Location: New York City, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Rochelle March, 2014

Organization description:  Global Green USA is the American affiliate of Green Cross International, founded by President Gorbachev, to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. For 20 years, Global Green USA has been a national leader in advancing smart solutions to climate change that improve lives and protect our planet.

We create transformative model projects and advance new policies that build sustainable and resilient communities and affordable housing. We help local governments, schools, and public agencies integrate sustainable design, clean energy, and water reduction measures. And we help people reduce waste, live better, and act more sustainably today–and in the future.

Global Green USA has influenced more than $20 billion dollars worth of building construction by encouraging the integration of green building and sustainability practices, and educates millions of people about climate-friendly solutions through its five annual events including the green Pre-Oscar Party. Our impact has been felt across the country, particularly in areas affected by disasters such as Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans where we led green rebuilding efforts and continue to provide assistance and resources to local residents.

Nov 30 / BARD CEP

Internship with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Massachusetts

Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Position Title: Various internships

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

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

Application Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

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

• Tracking policy and program developments and statistics

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

• Outreach to state agencies, market actors and utility staff

• Helping to build and maintain our contacts database

• Writing/editing articles for our blog, www.EnergyEfficiencyMatters.org

• Helping to plan and coordinate workshops and conference calls

• Supporting coalition-building and educational efforts

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

• Reviewing legal contracts and agreements

Qualifications:

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

• Some experience in energy or environmental program or policy work

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

• Strong project management and analytic skills

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

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

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

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

How to Apply:

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

• Send your resume and a writing sample to: interns@neep.org.

• Please specify the timeframe you are interested in working

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

• References are needed only upon request

• For more information on NEEP and its important mission visit: www.neep.org

Nov 29 / BARD CEP

Public Policy Associate, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Massachusetts

Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Position Title: Public Policy Research and Analysis Associate

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (“NEEP”) is seeking a full-time Public Policy Research and Analysis Associate to work as an integral member of the organization’s team that seeks to reduce energy use in homes and buildings through public policy and best practices in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

The Policy Research and Analysis Associate assists NEEP’s development of educational materials to inform policymakers of the role of energy efficiency to meet public policy goals, including those within economic, environmental and energy system platforms. The responsibilities of the position include: conducting research, using analysis and analytical tools that supports policy outreach activities; assisting in the preparation of reports, presentations and other materials to regional policy-makers, using the results of these analyses; and, as needed, representing the organization in a variety of public policy venues, including hearings, working groups and other public meetings. The position also includes updating information for the NEEP website and

internal library materials. Based in Lexington, the Associate reports to the Director of Public Policy, works closely with the Senior Manager for Public Policy Outreach, and coordinates activities with the manager of the NEEP Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Forum Regional Energy Efficiency Database (REED).

Responsibilities:

  • Research and track state legislative, regulatory and/or administrative proceedings for pertinent information regarding energy efficiency, including opportunities for NEEP to provide public comment
  • Monitor and analyze trends in state and regional energy efficiency programs and initiatives with an understanding of basic energy statistics and data sources
  • Communicate the value of energy efficiency to state and regional policymakers and find or develop data to illustrate this value
  • Support other NEEP project teams with public policy research and analysis
  • Coordinate with EM&V Forum team to help interpret and message trends or other developments made evident through the Regional Energy Efficiency Database (REED)
  • Produce and update public policy research and analysis results via online resources to make such information readily available to policymakers and other stakeholders
  • Catalog, document, organize and update the data that NEEP has acquired and assure the overall quality of this data through
  • Support coordination of NEEP efforts with other efficiency and environmental advocates/allies
  • Develop/maintain a tracking tool for policy/regulatory proceedings
  • Participate as a team member in NEEP’s Public Policy project area
  • Maintain a catalog of research and data files for internal and external use
  • Represent NEEP in various public policy venues and/or events, as needed

Support NEEP organizational objectives in the following ways:

  • Contribute to NEEP’s Public Policy bi-monthly newsletter with timely and informative pieces
  • Assist in preparing timely quarterly progress reports
  • Assist in preparing timely progress reports to funders
  • Assist with grants and other materials to solicit and secure resources to support project activities, as well as with preparation of an annual business plan to implement strategic goals and meet funding requirements for the building energy code project
  • Participate as an active member of the NEEP staff team including attendance and contributions to staff meetings, teleconferences, planning, reporting, organizational development and other staff projects

Qualifications:

  • Some experience in energy and/or environmental policy work
  • Strong skills in both qualitative and quantitative analysisNortheast Energy Efficiency Partnerships 91 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421 P: 781.860.9177 www.neep.org
  • Familiarity with energy, economic and/or environmental analysis tools
  • Research experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including presentation skills
  • Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others
  • Proficient use of spreadsheets, word processing, database and Internet tools
  • Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision
  • General knowledge of and interest in energy and/or environmental policy issues.

How to Apply: To apply please email a resume, along with a cover letter stating where you saw this posting and outlining your interest in NEEP’s mission, to Bob McTighe at: bmctighe@neep.org. No phone calls please.

Nov 29 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Oregon Chapter of Sierra Club – Oregon

*If you want more information about this BCEP graduate’s internship experience or want to get in touch with a student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley at ramaley@bard.edu.

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Organization: Oregon Chapter of Sierra Club

Location: Portland, Oregon

Student Name and Class Year:  Lauren Lafleur, 2014

Organization description:  Named “the most influential environmental organization” in an Aspen Institute poll, the Sierra Club gives the public the information and the means to make their voices heard. As the world’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, the Club’s 750,000 members in 65 chapters and over 400 local groups nationwide possess the unique ability to empower people and influence public policy through community activism.

The Sierra Club’s Oregon Chapter represents the organization’s 20,000 members in Oregon and has worked to protect Oregon’s environment and natural resources since 1978. Today, the Sierra Club employs eight staff in Oregon who work with volunteer leaders to advance the chapter’s conservation priorities. Current priority conservation efforts of the Oregon Chapter include:

  • Protecting Oregon’s wild forests.
  • Protecting Oregon’s high deserts.
  • Stopping reckless liquefied natural gas pipelines and terminals.
  • Fighting for clean energy solutions.

Additionally, the Sierra Club maintains a professional presence at the state capitol and is active in efforts to influence legislative and administrative decisions that impact Oregon’s environment.

The Oregon Chapter also conducts a wide array of activities that engage members and the general public in efforts to explore, enjoy and protect our shared environment; including outdoor hikes, service activities, community forums, and research efforts.