Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Position Title: Agricultural Water Project Manager
Location: The Agricultural Water Project Manager will have the option to work beside EDF’s experts on supply chains based in Bentonville, Arkansas, EDF’s water or agriculture staff in Boulder, Colorado. Other arrangements may also be possible, particularly locations in Arizona.
Dates and compensation: Commensurate with experience; this is a nine month grant-funded opportunity with a deadline of November 30, 2015. Depending on scoping study results and additional fundraising, there may be opportunities to continue this work further.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Agricultural Water Project Manager will design and implement a scoping study exploring retail supply chain opportunities focused on produce production in the Lower Colorado River Basin area that influence Western agricultural producers’ water efficiency, conservation, and participation in water markets and create an internal strategy paper outlining those opportunities and next steps to further explore and develop the opportunities. In coordination with the EDF Colorado River Program and with the guidance of the Corporate Partnerships Program, the Agricultural Water Project Manager will incorporate into this scoping exercise the identification of potential tools or mechanisms to generate environmental benefits from water conservation, efficiency, and other markets driven by supply chain opportunities. The Agricultural Water Project Manager will use the ideas, outcomes and data from the internal strategy paper to help design a sustainable agricultural water protocol and pilot on optimizing supply chain water use while maintaining high agricultural productivity and generating measurable stream flow, riparian, or groundwater supply benefits.
Work with EDF staff, consultants, academic and business partners, and others to:
- Develop a thorough understanding of the current issues relevant to western water law and western agriculture and irrigation water management.
- Map the western agricultural supply chain and nodes of influence; identify and interview key players to assess possible paths for driving desired changes and likely hurdles.
- Incorporate development and testing of mechanisms to generate environmental benefits from water conservation, efficiency, and other markets driven by supply chain opportunities into this scoping exercise.
- Identify thought leaders on western water and agriculture and assess potential of innovations and alternative approaches to achieve desired changes.
- Synthesize findings into a strategy document, including environmental, financial, and regulatory implications.
- Use learnings and additional interviews to inform draft recommendations for a supply-chain based sustainable agricultural water protocol.
- Design a process to pilot the protocol and test some of the assumptions of environmental benefit; recruit at least 2 supply chain companies to participate.
- Leverage EDF’s scoping study and lessons learned to evaluate similar opportunities in California’s Central Valley.
- Communicate project results to EDF staff, corporate partners, businesses, and other stakeholders through reports, presentations, and other methods.
In addition to these responsibilities, the incumbent may participate in general program activities, and be an overall team player in a vibrant and entrepreneurial organization.
Qualifications: The optimal candidate will have deep knowledge of western agriculture and environmental issues; a strong background in business and supply chains; and an understanding of the broad range of environmental challenges facing retail and consumer product companies. The qualifications for this position include:
- Master’s degree or higher in business, environmental science, agriculture, hydrology, or other relevant discipline.
- A solid educational background or experience in quantification and measurement; experience with food production and supply chains preferred.
- Strong analytical skills and experience in performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders, from growers to scientists to retailers.
- Solid experience in project management.
- A broad understanding of western agricultural water issues.
- Understanding of, or experience in, business management or strategy, especially in retail supply chains.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Ability to juggle many tasks and deadlines and to respond quickly to changing opportunities.
- An ability to work both independently and as a member of small teams in a fast-paced, dynamic and creative environment.
- A willingness to undertake extensive travel to sites in Arizona, California, Colorado and Arkansas.
How to Apply: Go to this EDF job listing to apply.
Organization: Groundwork Portland
Position Title: Various internships
Location: Portland, Oregon
Dates: A time commitment of at least 50 hours within a 3 month time frame
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Groundwork Portland offers internships for school credit and/or personal educational development. We are currently expanding our internship program and are recruiting for several different internships. Internships can begin and end at any point.
We are currently accepting applications for several internship positions, the descriptions of which will be posted here within the month:
- Social Media and Communications Intern
- Emerson Street Garden Intern
- Environmental Justice Research Intern
- Community Engagement Intern
- Program Support Intern
We are looking for individuals with the following skills and/or experience:
- Bi-cultural or muti-cultural competency and/or experienceor
- Experience working with diverse populations including communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities and low-income communitiesand
- Understanding of environmental justice and social justice or a willingness to learn
We are also looking for individuals with skills and/or a willingness to learn in the following area’s:
- Community development
- Environmental and public health
- Food justice, permaculture and gardening
- Community organizing
- Event planning
- Communications (including social media)
- Research skills
- Organizational/administrative skills
Examples of Intern Projects
- Facilitating workshops at Emerson Street Garden
- Organizing events such as our annual fundraiser and volunteer appreciation event
- Organizing meetings and call downs
- Facilitating open house gardening at Emerson Street Garden
- Updating social media and website
- Outreach to various communities
- Technical assistance in various areas such as engineering, grantwriting and website design
How to Apply: If you are interested please send your resume and a brief cover letter to email@example.com.
Position Title: International Senior Portfolio Manager – Climate and Energy
Location: Globally from any of Greenpeace’s offices
Application Deadline: February 28, 2015
Description: Guide, inspire, and support National & Regional Office project teams in all phases of the campaign project lifecycle to deliver high quality, strategic and impactful projects in the Greenpeace Global Programme. Provide high-level expertise and facilitate/foster skill/information sharing, collaboration, best practices, lessons learned and innovation between projects, National & Regional Offices, and external stakeholders.
Contribute to the development and realization of the Climate & Energy strategy in order that Greenpeace achieves organizational goals and objectives as outlined in the (interim) Global Framework.
• Advise the Global Campaign Leader on the overall strategic orientation of the campaign strategy on an ongoing basis and contribute to development of long term strategy through the Long Term Global Framework.
• Advise the Global Campaign Leader on projects being pitched by National & Regional Offices or clusters in order that decisions can be made on the composition of the Climate & Energy Unit.
3. Campaign Portfolio leadership and management
• Lead and develop high level expertise related to one or more of the strategic drivers of the campaign, in order to enhance the overall strategy. Identify strategic opportunities; provide guidance and encouragement to National & Regional Offices in order to seize them.
• Lead in an environment of change where innovation and sharing of ideas and best practices is encouraged, in line with Greenpeace’s values, in order to achieve results in a changing internal and external environment.
• Monitor delivery of the campaign strategy for the assigned portfolio, encourage and share innovative approaches and troubleshoot as needed to overcome challenges to implementation.
4. Best practice and knowledge management
• Keep up to date with best practices within area of expertise, foster innovation and inspiring examples and create opportunities related to the strategic area/s of expertise, drawing on examples from both inside and outside of Greenpeace, in order to develop expertise and new ways of working for Greenpeace globally.
• Facilitate expertise transfer and development (to National & Regional Offices and respective projects) in new areas as required by campaign strategy. Develop training and identify skill share opportunities to build capacity and further develop expertise.
5. Stakeholder Relationships
• Initiate, lead and manage relationships with influential thought leaders in particular related to area of expertise and represent Greenpeace in different fora as appropriate.
• Build good working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders within as well as outside of Greenpeace in order to represent Greenpeace’s interests and to realize effective cooperation and sharing of knowledge.
6. Supporting National & Regional Offices
• Engage with National & Regional Offices and provide high-level expertise related to one or more of the strategic drivers affecting the campaign strategy, enhancing their capacity to deliver high quality, strategic and impactful projects in the Global Programme. Encourage collaboration among National & Regional Offices and seek synergies between projects in order to contribute to step change.
• Support and advise National & Regional Offices through all phases of campaign/ project lifecycle – project pitching, development, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation in order to ensure the Climate & Energy Unit delivers to its strategy and objectives. Encourage and promote a risk-taking approach in order to test new ideas and innovate.
7. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
• Support evaluations led by National & Regional Offices in conjunction with the Performance Accountability & Learning unit and ensure that lessons learned and management action are communicated and followed up on.
• Support National & Regional Offices in developing fast feedback loops to improve ongoing projects and increase responsiveness.
• A track record of delivering ambitious campaigns or projects, with more than 7 years experience at senior level
• High level expertise in one or more strategic areas identified for the basket
• Experience in working with multi-cultural senior staff and teams and across borders.
• Experience in implementing and bringing about significant positive changes in work culture, practices and performance.
• Exceptional influencing skills, and strong negotiation, conflict resolution, communication and presentation skills.
• Excellent project management skills
• Excellent skills in capacity-building, training & knowledge transfer
• Experience in building exceptional teams.
• Knowledge of communications best practices
• Fluent written and spoken English
• Experience in working to very tight deadlines and under stressful conditions.
• Flexible, resilient and organised
• Ability to travel
How to Apply: Please apply by going to http://workfor.greenpeace.org/. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: Climate & Energy Senior Portfolio Manager – YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until February 28th. No phone calls please.
Organization: Greenpeace USA
Position Title: Arctic Campaign Director
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Arctic Campaign Director is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the GPUS Arctic Campaign, in pursuit of the goals identified in the Greenpeace’s Global Campaign Strategy. The Arctic Campaign Director directs and manages the US Arctic Campaign team. This position reports directly to the Campaigns Director.
- In conjunction with the Campaigns Director, develop strategies for ambitious, high impact, well researched, campaigns that lend themselves to our theory of change – campaigns that use the power of people and have the courage to confront politicians and corporations; ensure that campaign strategies support Greenpeace long-term global campaign goals.
- Working with the Deputy Campaigns Director, oversee the identification and development of projects falling out of the theory of change, including delegation to project leaders, resource allocation to projects and ongoing maintenance of well-functioning programmatic teams.
- Identify, delegate and task manage project leaders to develop and implement projects falling out of the theory of change and shepherd the project leader through the program management sign off process
- Ensure the safe and successful delivery of non violent direct action as a campaign tactic.
- Supervise, train and mentor Campaign Team members; oversee performance management of team members including hiring and firing.
- Coordinate relationships with and information flow between the Arctic Campaign Team and other relevant Departments including the Research Unit, Communications, Online, Grassroots Actions, Development and Legal Departments.
- Develop and maintain relationships with Greenpeace colleagues around the world, with the purpose of being able to develop and implement projects in collaboration with other Greenpeace offices.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders including reporters, politicians, corporate CEOs, funders and NGO allies; represent Greenpeace in the media and at key external events.
- Work with the Development Department to maintain and expand Greenpeace’s relationship with high net worth individuals and Foundation donors.
- Oversee Arctic campaign expenditures and budget; ensure all necessary monitoring, evaluation and reporting expectations are met
- Perform other job-related duties as required and assigned by Campaigns Director and Senior Management
- Demonstrated ability to think both strategically and creatively
- Strong project leadership and project planning skills to enable the delivery of projects to time, to budget and to deliver clear objectives
- Strong communication skills – ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of people both verbally and in writing; public speaking skills; ability to make effective presentations
- Demonstrated understanding of effective online communication to diverse audiences
- Ability to represent Greenpeace and our work effectively to media, Greenpeace donors and others as needed
- Ability to make and maintain strategic relationships with diverse stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to work with journalists
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to work well with a diverse range of individuals and organizations
- Organizational skills, including experience in project administration and ability to build and manage teams
- Experience in non profit financial management
- Able and willing to travel as needed
- Willingness to work outside normal business hours
- Commitment to progressive values and peaceful direct action as a means to affect change
- Excellent spoken and written English; Fluency in another relevant language desired
- Minimum of 10 years experience in public interest campaigning with environmental organizations preferred
- Experience at management level in nonprofit organization, working closely with the executive director and management team, many peer managers across departments and supervising staff
How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: ARCTIC CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR – YOUR NAME. No phone calls please.
Position Title: Policy and Legislation Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: A $1,000 monthly stipend is provided for full-time work (amount pro-rated if working part-time).
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Through this internship, the candidate will work with the Policy and Legislation (PAL) department, which is comprised of environmental lobbyists and advocates who work with members of Congress as well as other environmental groups to protect and strengthen the same environmental laws Earthjustice defends in the courtroom. The intern will learn how a non-profit environmental organization weighs in on environmental policy at the federal level, and gain considerable insight into congressional procedures, the policy process, environmental nonprofit lobbying and advocacy strategizing, and associated communications and outreach.
- Assist in various tasks, including online research
- Attend congressional hearings and coalition meetings
- Prepare and disseminate information to Congressional offices
- Make phone calls to Hill offices
- Create website and action alert updates
- Manage databases
- Draft and edit policy documents and fact sheets
- Opportunity for short and/or long-term research projects on a variety of issues, depending on the intern’s interests
- Must be currently enrolled in a college/university program to apply. Undergraduates in their Junior or Senior year and graduate students are preferred.
- Able to work for approximately three months, preferably mid-May to mid-August. Our preference is for a full time intern (37.5 hours per week), but depending on class and work schedule, we would be willing to accept a minimum of 25 – 30 hours per week.
- Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.
- Working knowledge of online research and MS Office programs is required.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Click here to apply.
Organization: Concordia College
Position Title: Sustainability Coordinator
Location: Moorhead, Minnesota
Application Deadline: March 12, 2015
Description: The Sustainability Coordinator serves as a key facilitator of sustainability-related activity on campus. The successful candidate will provide broad institutional leadership in the college’s efforts to infuse sustainability principles into all curricular and operational aspects of the college. The central focus of the position is on engaging with students, faculty, and staff to promote sustainability across campus and to facilitate worthy initiatives. The Sustainability Coordinator will work collaboratively with a diverse array of units of the college as Concordia moves towards achieving its Vision for Sustainability.
This is an exciting position for someone who wants to use their talents to advance sustainability at a liberal arts college uniquely positioned on the border of Minnesota and North Dakota. Concordia has just over 2,500 students and is located in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area, a dynamic community of over 220,000 people surrounded by rich farmland and prairies.
-Work with the President’s Sustainability Council and the various units of the college to refine and pursue the goals and initiatives consistent with the Concordia College Vision for Sustainability and Strategic Plan. Conduct information-finding research and data collection as needed.
-Track progress on meeting college sustainability goals, produce an annual sustainability report, and keep the college up-to-date in its STARS reporting.
-Promote sustainable practices and sustainability principles on campus through efforts to increase understanding, foster collaborative educational experiences across all campus constituencies (students, staff, and faculty), and promote behaviors consistent with local and global sustainability.
-Assist units in developing and implementing changes that reduce the ecological footprint (including carbon emissions) of college operations.
-Work closely with students, assisting them in pursuing sustainability initiatives and creating a culture of sustainability.
-Run the Eco-Reps program, oversee EcoHouse programming, and provide overall coordination for the campus organic garden.
-Manage the sustainability section of the college’s website and promote awareness of the college’s sustainability efforts.
-Represent the college’s sustainability efforts to community and other external audiences, including alumni of the college
-A BA/BS with at least two full years working in the field of sustainability or in higher education and with a demonstrated record of achievement.
-Highly effective leadership, collaborative, and interpersonal relationship skills; able to work successfully with students, faculty, administrators, and support staff.
-Strong organizational skills and able to handle at one time multiple projects of varying size and complexity.
-Demonstrated ability to design, manage, and implement projects.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills; good computer skills.
-The ability to understand technical and financial data (on carbon emissions, electricity costs, etc.) and to relate them to the general community.
-An understanding of and interest in the global dimensions of sustainability.
-Support for the mission and vision of Concordia College.
-A Master’s degree, preferably related to environmental or sustainability studies.
-Four or more years of experience working in higher education in the area of sustainability.
How to Apply: To apply, go to https://hr.cord.edu/postings/1147.
Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation
Position Title: Clean Air Program Intern
Location: San Francisco, California
Dates and compensation: The intern is expected to work full-time for up to 16 weeks during the summer. The location of the internship is the ICCT’s San Francisco, CA office (located in the financial district above the Montgomery BART station). The internship will be paid commensurate with experience.
Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve public health and mitigate climate change through research designed to bring cleaner fuels and engines into the global transportation fleet. Our Clean Air Program focuses on reducing the public health effects of vehicle emissions exposure and the impacts of short-lived climate pollutants. The ICCT is seeking applicants for its Summer 2015 internship position in the Clean Air Program. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background and will be interested in exposure to the process of how science is translated into real-world policy to promote social good.
The global transportation fleet consists of cars, trucks, buses, ships, trains, and other mobile engines powered almost exclusively by fossil fuels like diesel and gasoline in internal combustion engines. The incomplete combustion of these fuels produces gases and aerosols that cause innumerable impacts – from ischemic heart disease via fine particulate matter to rapid melting of ice and snow via black carbon. A handful of countries have addressed these impacts through regulation of all manner of mobile engines, which is contributing to a rapid drop in the contribution of transportation to outdoor emissions in these places. But we expect rapid growth of emissions and impacts in countries that have yet to adopt such measures. If nearly all countries adopted the measures currently in place in North America and Europe, the number of early deaths caused by vehicle emissions exposure could fall 75 percent in 2030. Significant near-term climate co-benefits would result as well.
The Clean Air Program intern will be tasked with two areas of research focus: (1) cross-cutting research to evaluate and communicate the global health impacts of the transportation fleet; and (2) time-sensitive research needs in India, China, Brazil, Mexico, and targeted megacities.
- Strong research or technical background in atmospheric science, chemical engineering, biology, environmental engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related fields
- Excellent technical writing skills and proficiency in English. Verbal proficiency in a second language is preferred.
- Experience with atmospheric dispersion models, chemical transport models, or emissions modeling is preferred.
- Strong candidates will have a demonstrated passion for environmental issues or social causes and will have research experience on issues that relate to air quality, transportation, climate change, or energy.
How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and experiences, a writing sample, and the name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to email@example.com with the subject line “Clean Air Program Internship 2015.” The ICCT is an equal opportunity employer.
Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation
Position Title: Fuels Program Intern
Location: Washington, DC or London, England
Dates and compensation: June 1 – September 7, 2015; The internship will be paid commensurate with experience. The range for masters students is $2,100-$2,300.
Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change. The ICCT is a small and dynamic organization that offers an opportunity to directly contribute to policies addressing climate change and air quality impacts from the transportation sector. The ICCT has offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, and Berlin.
The ICCT has an internship opportunity in its Washington, DC office to work with our fuels program on environmental issues related to expanding palm oil biodiesel use in Indonesia. This position will be attractive for students and graduates interested in deforestation, land use change and development economics. Experience living or working in Indonesia and/or Indonesian language skills would be an advantage. We expect that applicants will have one or more degrees in technical disciplines such as environmental science, engineering, economics, or the pure sciences. We are also interested in applications from highly numerate candidates with a focus in politics and international relations. Preference will be given to students with, or working towards, postgraduate qualifications, although comparable experience will be considered, as will applications from exceptional undergraduates. The successful applicant will work on some or all of the following questions:
- Assessing the environmental impacts of increasing palm oil biofuel demand in Indonesia;
- Analyzing opportunities for the development of advanced biofuel industries in Indonesia using wastes and residues as feedstocks;
- Understanding the potential to reduce fossil diesel consumption in Indonesia through vehicle efficiency measures.
Our Fuels Program is actively engaged globally in the development of policies to promote the use of cleaner fuels in transport. The successful applicant may also be asked to contribute to other projects that work toward the broader mission of the ICCT.
How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, a short writing or project sample, along with name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. Use the position name “Internship, Fuels Program” as your message’s subject heading. Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and the position will remain open until filled. Do not contact our offices, the ICCT will contact directly candidates that are deemed qualified.
Organization: The Product Stewardship Institute
Position Title: Senior Associate for Policy and Programs
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Application Deadline: March 3, 2015; Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Description: In your role as Associate for Policy and Programs, you will be responsible for managing multiple, multi-faceted, and often complex product stewardship projects. You will conduct research, draft and edit reports, facilitate conference calls and meetings with diverse stakeholder groups, craft policies, develop legislative strategy, and (where appropriate) advocate for legislation. You will also be responsible for pursuing new business/funding opportunities, aiding in strategic planning, and establishing and nurturing partnerships with industry, government, and environmental groups. You will manage one or more staff and be able to work well alone and as part of a team.
- Manage multiple, complex, and fast-moving projects from conception through implementation and measurement/reporting;
- Design and conduct research, analyze data, and write meaningful public reports;
- Ensure that projects and programs meet quality, timeline, and budget goals;
- Design, coordinate, and facilitate multi-stakeholder meetings and conference calls pertaining to technical product stewardship topics;
- Create impactful PowerPoint presentations and speak on behalf of PSI at conferences, meetings, and on webinars;
- Write grant proposals;
- Seek out and develop projects that advance the organization’s mission;
- Build and nurture relationships with companies, environmental groups, and government agencies;
- Keep abreast of domestic and international product stewardship initiatives, and be able to advise PSI’s Chief Executive Officer, Members, and Partners—particularly during the legislative process;
- Provide input into the organization’s Strategic Plan, and advise in its implementation;
- Manage and mentor junior staff and interns.
The ideal Associate of Policy and Programs will have a strong environmental background, preferably in waste/materials management and product stewardship/EPR, and may have specific background in environmental science, economics, environmental policy, or a related field.
- Masters Degree or equivalent in an environmental discipline strongly preferred. At least 6-10 years experience in the environmental field.
- Adept at managing multiple, complex projects simultaneously with proven ability to produce high-quality results, on time, and within budget.
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced organization with numerous priorities.
- Demonstrated success in team leadership, management, and mentoring junior staff.
- Ability to work collaboratively and objectively with representatives from government, industry, and environmental groups.
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including exceptional writing, presentation, and data analysis skills, and the ability to translate ideas into clear, compelling proposals, presentations, and reports.
- Ability and initiative to identify and build relationships with potential clients and partners.
- Positive “let’s make it happen” attitude.
- Knowledge of voluntary and regulatory product stewardship programs, laws, and regulations in the U.S. and abroad.
How to Apply: Please email (with subject line “Associate of Policy and Programs”) a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (one research report and one shorter piece, preferably provided via hyperlink) to email@example.com. Applications received without writing samples will not be considered. Additional work samples welcome.
Organization: Mekong Energy and Ecology Network
Position Title: Information Officer
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates and compensation: We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, though the starting date will be considered on an individual basis – please inform us of your availability in your cover letter.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Mekong Energy and Ecology Network (MEE Net) addresses the emerging nexus of social and environmental problems arising from the rapid growth of the electricity sector in the Mekong and wider SE Asian region. Our regional network includes over 40 organizations throughout Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
MEE Net is searching for a self-motivated individual to join our Bangkok team in the position of Information Officer. We are looking for someone who combines the roles of researcher and activist. As part of the MEE Net Coordinating Team, you will participate fully in all aspects of the organization, including events and workshops organizing, partners outreach, research and project planning.
- Location: based in office in Bangkok, Thailand.
- Travel Opportunities: The position will involve regional travel within the Mekong countries.
- Commitment: We are looking for candidates who can commit to the position for the period of 1-2 years.
The Information Officer will contribute to MEE Net’s programmatic work, in tandem with our local partners in SE Asia. This position will have broad freedom to develop and implement projects with partners. In line with this, the Officer will research and monitor issues on the electricity sector in the Mekong region, based on MEE Net’s three regional themes.
Additionally, the Officer will develop information-sharing processes between MEE Net and our partners, ensuring that knowledge flows within our network, via our website and other various channels. MEE Net is also launching a Salween Commons website to act as a repository for data stemming from Salween River research and three major Salween Studies conferences. Coordinating with the MEE Net network will be a large part of the role.
The Officer will also oversee MEE Net’s public presence and communications, including drafting position papers, maintaining the organization’s website and editing reports. An important part of the job will be maintaining communications with our donors and funders.
Since we are a small office, we want someone who can dive into all aspects of the organization. As part of the MEE Net Coordinating Team, the Officer will contribute to a range of varied activities, including organizing research programs, events and workshops. The role will also provide logistical support for programs and events, including budgeting and travel planning. The position also involves some administrative and office tasks, including light phone duties.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field related to energy, development studies, or the environment, or relevant work experience in a similar field.
- Fluency in English is required, both spoken and written
- Strong interest, understanding and passion for environmental issues are required. Ideally we want someone who is part researcher, part activist.
- Working knowledge of research methodology
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and high pressure, as needed
- Highly self-motivated, mature and independent worker in a loosely structured environment with minimal oversight
- Ability to work closely on a team
- Flexibility and willingness to take on whatever tasks are needed on hand
- Excellent intercultural communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite – especially Word and Excel
- Given a willingness to learn, technical knowledge of or background in electricity is not strictly required
- Previous experience in international development work, the NGO sector, an energy-related field or research in the Mekong region
- Interest and experience with one of MEE Net’s three regional areas, particularly Follow the Money Trail, as we are currently building a research network around this theme
- Interest and experience on the Mekong, Irrawaddy or Salween Rivers or hydroelectric dams
How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, CV/resume and other supporting documents (research articles and publications, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “YOUR NAME_Job Application.”
Organization: Charles River Watershed Association
Position Title: Watershed Science Internships
Location: Weston, Massachusetts
Summer application period: March 1 – April 30
Summer internship period: June 1 – August 31
Fall application period: July 1 – August 15
Fall internship period: September 1 – December 31
Summer internships require a time commitment of 24 hrs/week
Description: Opportunities are currently available for watershed science internships with CRWA. CRWA’s internship program offers on the job training in a variety of field science and watershed management tasks. Areas of focus may differ depending on intern skills and interest, but may include support for field science projects, the annual Charles River Earth Day Cleanup, volunteer engagement, invasive plant management and removal, data management and analysis, and environmental advocacy.
All internships are unpaid, but in many cases, interns are able to coordinate with their school programs to receive college credit
Internship schedules are flexible within normal business hours
The internship program requires a commitment of at least 16 hours per week
Interns work directly with CRWA staff and volunteers
See below for information on application and intern program timeline
Potential Skills Gained:
Learning about important water quality and environmental issues
Volunteer engagement, communications and event planning
Professional experience working with a small non-profit organization
Working with various types of water quality data
Watershed mapping and spatial data display
Grant and report writing
Field investigations of water quality issues and rain event run-off monitoring
Learn more about current CRWA projects
An interest in environmental and water quality issues
Willingness to learn and ability to work independently
A major or coursework in civil/environmental engineering, water resources, hydrology, biology, chemistry, environmental science, or a related field
Access to a car and a valid driver’s license is helpful
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
How to Apply: If interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Julie Dyer Wood.
Organization: Sierra Club
Position Title: “Keep Dirty Fuels in the Ground” Campaign Director
Location: San Francisco or Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Sierra Club is hiring a senior level Director to lead and grow our “Keep Dirty Fuels in the Ground” campaign. This important initiative is focused on reducing climate disruption and hastening a transition to a clean energy future by keeping the majority of America’s oil, gas, tar sands and other dirty fuels in the ground. We need a proven leader who can direct a team of eleven staff across different facets of the organization (e.g. communications and grassroots organizing) and work with our Advancement team to raise significant funds to expand the campaign.
To thrive in the role, applicants should be very comfortable leading effective teams, developing campaign strategy, fundraising, lobbying, using media, collaborating with volunteers and partner groups, and managing complex budgets. Significant experience with advocacy and grassroots engagement, as well as an in-depth understanding–and passion for–the conservation issues is important. Extensive travel will be required.
For all the details and to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/1DaFS0a
Organization: Charles River Watershed Association
Position Title: Rita Barron Fellowship
Location: Weston, Massachusetts
Dates and compensation: The Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position, and provides a stipend of $30,000 plus benefits for the work period. The Fellowship runs from June 1, 2015 to June 15, 2016.
Application Deadline: March 3, 2015
Description: The Rita Barron Fellowship is named in honor of the Charles River Watershed Association’s (CRWA) second Executive Director, who worked for fifteen years as a pioneering leader in river and watershed protection. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for a qualified candidate to work in an exciting and dynamic organization under the direction of some of the country’s leading water resources scientists. The Fellow will work closely with the science and advocacy staff of CRWA on a variety of ongoing projects and programs. Tasks are likely to include some or all of the following: working with and training volunteers; supervising and mentoring interns; conducting field work; maintaining field equipment; managing and analyzing data; performing desktop geographic analyses, producing maps and graphic presentation materials; researching, writing and editing scientific reports and grants; advocacy work; and public presentations to various audiences.
The Fellowship, now in its tenth year, provides a recent graduate an opportunity to work in a dynamic non-profit organization. This position is intended for a well trained individual entering the field of watershed science and management; individuals with significant experience in this field will not be considered for the position. The position will provide the right candidate with valuable real-world experience in water resources management, significant on the job-training and skill building, and opportunities to work with a variety of other environmental agencies and organizations.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will:
- Have a documented interest in the environment.
- Have a Master’s degree in one of the following areas: environmental science, water resources, hydrology, biology, chemistry, civil/environmental engineering, or a related field.
- Be highly proficient in ArcGIS.
- Have experience working as a volunteer or with volunteers; volunteer management experience is a plus.
- Be able to perform physical tasks in the field under all weather conditions, including lifting at least thirty pounds without difficulty.
- Be able to work periodic early mornings, evenings and weekends and have flexibility to be on-call for water quality sampling during wet weather events.
- Be available to legally work in the U.S.
- Have a valid driver’s license and regular access to a car.
Candidates must be self-motivated and demonstrate an ability to work well with others as well as on their own with minimal supervision. Strong computer, public speaking, research and writing skills are all highly desired, fluency in Spanish is a plus. Experience with environmental field work, particularly water quality monitoring and/or benthic macroinvertebrate sampling, invasive species management and data analysis, either paid or volunteer, is a plus. Database management, statistical analysis experience, web coding and programming, or direct experience with Massachusetts environmental policies and regulations are all also a plus. Candidates will be interviewed and selected based on criteria such as prior experience, recommendations, academic performance, communication skills, and technical skills.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume by email no later than March 3, 2015 to Julie Wood, Director of Projects.
Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Position Title: Federal Clean Energy Lobbyist
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement and use our proximity to the nation’s capital to push for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.
CCAN is looking to immediately hire a federal legislative coordinator/lobbyist. Candidate should have 3-5 years experience doing legislative work at the state or federal level. Candidate will work by contract for approximately 30 hours per week in support of specific, CCAN-supported clean energy legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. CCAN is offering a six-month contract with the prospect of renewal and possibility of a permanent staff position.
This position requires:
– development of legislative strategy
– meetings with legislators and their staff
– development of fact sheets
– media outreach
– grassroots involvement
– ability to work well in a team setting
Direct grassroots organizing experience is a plus.
How to Apply: Candidates for this position should send a resume to Ted Glick, CCAN National Campaign Coordinator, at email@example.com. Phone: [[tel:240-396-2155|240-396-2155]]. Learn more about CCAN at www.chesapeakeclimate.org
Organization: Rights and Resources
Position Title: Global Programs (Strategic Analysis) Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: This is a part-time, paid internship based in Georgetown, Washington DC. The position requires 30 hours of work per week, with compensation at a competitive hourly rate based on skills and experience.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Rights and Resources (RRI) seeks an Intern to support the Global Programs, with a term of employment from January to May 2015. We are looking for a hard-working individual who will take initiative, demonstrate responsibility, and become an integral part of our small and dedicated team.
The Intern will have the opportunity to become closely involved in the programs and functions of the coalition, and to learn about the work of RRI in human rights, forest tenure, poverty alleviation, livelihoods security, and conservation. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to gain experience in the sectors of human rights and international development, while contributing to the work of an international coalition.
The individual will report directly to the Private Sector Analyst, and will work closely other Global Programs and RRI staff.
- Support RRI’s core analytical work to finalize a baseline of the extent of lands globally to which Indigenous Peoples and local communities have management and/or ownership rights, including gathering and processing data and facilitating peer review.
- Assist in ongoing project management for this work, including consultancy contracts, tracking budgets and expenditures, and reporting.
- Support preparation and coordination of international events, including RRI’s 17th Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change. Act as primary point of contact for event participants on event logistics.
- Support RRI’s thematic research on land and forest tenure, climate change, private sector engagement, gender, and conservation as required.
- Provide general program for the Global Programs team, and willingly undertake other tasks as requested.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, particularly Word, Excel and Access, is necessary; knowledge of GIS and web platforms also valued.
- Knowledge of land and natural resource tenure, environment/climate, and/or international development issues.
- Strong and demonstrated research and communication skills.
- Must be fluent in English. Professional fluency in French and/or Spanish strongly preferred.
- Ability to organize complex international events, including travel.
- Some experience in project or financial management.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive assignments.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
- Courteous and professional manner, with respect for other cultures.
Successful applicants will possess:
- Familiarity or demonstrated interest in an international context, and demonstrated interest in the issues at the heart of Rights and Resources Initiative’s program of work.
- A bachelor’s degree, preferably in economics, geography, environmental science, or related discipline.
- Initiative and ability for self-directed, independent work.
- Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced office environment.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and short (1-2 pages maximum) writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of the email must read: “Strategic Analysis Intern – Spring 2015″.
Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Apply early. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Organization: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Position Title: Communications Coordinator
Location: There is flexibility for this position to be located in any of PASA’s three offices (Central, Eastern or Western region) with daily attendance and/or connection expected.
Dates and compensation: Full-time $30,000 – 50,000
Application Deadline: Interviews will begin from among the first pool of candidates by the week of April 6, 2015
Description: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) works to improve the economic viability, environmental soundness and social responsibility of food and farming systems in Pennsylvania and across the country. As the largest statewide, member-based sustainable farming organization in the United States (over 5,000 members), PASA conducts programs that include farmer-focused education, regional marketing and business support, consumer outreach, advocacy work and community building strategies. The successful candidate will be an important team player advancing this mission.
- Associate degree required, BA/BS preferred in marketing, journalism, public relations or a related field.
- Highly organized professional individual with ability to work independently and maintain consistent attention to detail.
- Superior project management and time management skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Must possess good problem solving and interpersonal skills.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, database systems and website management is expected
- Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital/social media.
- Experience with HTML, Python programming languages and Plone Content Management System a plus.
- Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
- Strong creative, strategic, analytical and sales skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities.
Responsibilities: This position is a full-time, salaried position with occasional evening and weekend work expected. The successful candidate will support PASA staff in various ways including, but not limited to, the following:
- Responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive communications program that will enhance the organization’s image and position within the marketplace and general public, and facilitation of both internal and external communications.
- Management of PASA’s Good Food Neighborhood ® program of outreach to the general public, including establishing an informal membership option for consumers and anyone interested in supporting local food systems within our reach.
- Coordinate appearance of all organization print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, etc.
- Provide editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all organization publications.
- Writing press releases and serving as the company liaison with media representatives.
- Develop and distribute materials that explain or convey the company’s policies or position on issues; compile press kits.
- Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for our communications program and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluation performance.
- Promote PASA’s visibility in the region through speaking engagements at events, meetings & area conferences.
- Be an active and supportive team member of the PASA staff.
- Other tasks as deemed necessary by supervisor and/or executive director.
How to Apply: Please send cover letter indicating understanding/acceptance of the objectives for this position, a statement of your professional goals, any specific salary requirements and your resume, including contact info for at least three references, to PASA, Communications Coordinator Search, PO Box 419, Millheim, PA 16854 or to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted continuously until the position is filled, but interviews will begin from among the first pool of candidates by the week of April 6, 2015.
Organization: Renewable Northwest
Position Title: Renewable Energy Summer Internship
Location: Portland, Oregon
Dates and compensation: This is a paid 10-week summer position at $11/hour.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2015
Description: Renewable Northwest is a nonprofit advocacy group based in Portland, Oregon. We are a coalition of environmental and consumer groups and energy developers who promote the implementation of clean, renewable energy in the Northwest region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana). Renewable Northwest works to get proposed wind, solar and geothermal projects into the ground, push for policies promoting renewables and energy efficiency, and nurture the market for green power.
The intern will assist Renewable Northwest in conducting research and/or outreach work in one or more projects to be completed over 10 weeks during the summer.
Qualifications: The following are examples of some possible internship projects. The decision of which projects(s) the position will focus on will depend greatly on the skills of the final candidates.
Collect and organize data on Northwest utility voluntary consumer green power programs and create a summary for publication.
Collect data on utility Renewable Portfolio Standard compliance in Washington, Oregon and Montana, and create a summary to educate the public on the success and value of the policies.
Collect information on the economic impacts of the wind and solar energy industries in the Northwest and compile a report;
Research information on a number of renewable energy issues and create fact sheets and web content for use in renewable energy advocacy work. Topics may include renewable energy technologies, environmental benefits, economic impacts, consumer education issues, etc.
How to Apply: To submit an application, send the following materials via email by February 28, 2015. The email version must be sent by the deadline to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application will include:
- Cover letter (Include a few sentences on which of the projects above is most interesting to you and why);
- Current resume;
- A writing sample of 3 to 5 pagesthat highlights your writing and research skills on a topic of your choosing;
- List of three references.(Please include name, title, relationship to applicant, phone number and/or email address)
Please include the four requested documents as separate attachments in MS Word, PDF or rich text (RTF) format. Documents in other formats may not be considered.
Send electronic files via email to:
PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION IS FOR THE SUMMER INTERNSHIP IN BOTH YOUR COVER LETTER AND EMAIL SUBJECT LINE.
Please direct questions to:
Organization: The Trust for Public Land
Position Title: Program Manager II
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Dates and compensation: Full-time; $52,605 – 70,140 salary
Application Deadline: March 16, 2015
Description: The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization dedicated to conserving land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural areas, has an opening in its St. Paul, MN office for a Program Manager II. This position works with Program and Project Directors to ensure funding is in place for the Trust for Public Land’s work; acts as a liaison with the stakeholders of our work; and establishes and cultivates relationships in support of it.
A complete job description is available at www.tpl.org.
Qualifications: The position requires a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Public Policy or a related field; 4+ years experience working with community groups, environmental organizations, developers and/or public agencies; knowledge of and experience with philanthropy; knowledge of real estate and/or site development; knowledge of and experience with public funding sources and experience working with program staff, marketing and philanthropy to develop program support materials.
How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to http://tpl.catsone.com/careers/
Organization: American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic
Position Title: Program Specialist, Virginia Healthy Air Coalition Coordinator
Dates and compensation: Full-Time Opportunity (Grant-funded – guaranteed for 1 year)
Description: The coalition will engage in a series of actions over the coming year to educate the public on the value of the clean air safeguards to Virginia and the health and health care implications of efforts to weaken the law or failure to enforce it. The Coordinator will plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a well-coordinated and comprehensive Virginia campaign (including grassroots advocacy, media advocacy, and direct lobbying) to protect clean air safeguards from being weakened, dismantled or unenforced, and work proactively to secure important new clean air safeguards at the federal and state levels. The incumbent will report directly to the CEO.
Responsibilities: Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve as primary campaign contact for the American Lung Association (ALA) and partner organizations and primary staffer for the Healthy Air Coalition
- Recruit state and community level health and health care organizations and groups to grow existing broad-based statewide Healthy Air Coalition
- Maintain ongoing communications with coalition partners, Congressional members and staff, state-level legislative and administrative decision-makers and staff, and other stakeholders
- Represent ALA and the Healthy Air Coalition at public meetings
- Develop tools for recruiting, training, and mobilizing partner organizations
- Identify and cultivate grasstops who have a relationship with key decision-makers
- Collect compelling personal stories of those negatively impacted by air pollution
- Organize and train grassroots advocates
- Provide issue briefings on air pollution and health, the Clean Air Act, and the federal policy landscape relevant to this campaign
- Assist in organizing a variety of media events, with duties including, but not limited to, event logistics, media outreach, and generation of earned media
- Create campaign collateral, messaging, action alerts, letters to the editor, op-eds, press releases, and testimony as needed
- Strategically integrate social media into campaign efforts
- Use campaign successes and challenges to generate supporters, advocates and donors both online and off
- Plan, organize and execute in-district meetings during Congressional recesses
- Manage campaign budget
- Work independently in achievement of individual and grant goals as well as working collaboratively with a team to support the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic’s goals
- Complete other duties as may be assigned
· Bachelor’s degree required
- Graduate degree in public health or policy preferred
- 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in public policy work at the state or federal level including direct lobbying, media/public relations, and grassroots advocacy
- Demonstrated ability to form and support strategic partnerships
- Impeccable written and oral communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently
- Self-motivation and ability to take initiative on projects
- Facilitation and leadership skills
- Ability to travel throughout Virginia with the possibility of some overnight stays
- As field organizer, coalition manager, or event planner
- Effective public speaker
- Interest in public health policy and the health effects of poor air quality
- Experience in managing a budget
- Ability to work on a number of fast-paced concurrent projects and to prioritize and meet deadlines
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, including attention to detail
- Strong analytical and strategic reasoning skills
How to Apply: Interested candidates please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic Department of Human Resources 630 Churchmans Rd; Suite 202 Newark, DE 19702
Or e-mail your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Title: Climate Change Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: Oceana prefers that interns be available to work 40 hours a week for 3-6 months. This is a paid internship. Oceana accepts interns who receive academic credit for their internship. Both recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Oceana is working to protect the oceans from the duel threats of climate change and ocean acidification. Oceana is currently working to educate about the threats of ocean acidification and climate change and prevent them by advocating for the regulation of global warming pollutants from international shipping, the prevention of expanded offshore drilling, and the development of offshore wind farms.
We are seeking motivated individuals to be science interns in our Washington, D.C. office. Oceana science interns will work closely with the climate change campaign team and assist the science team with their substantive work in support of these advocacy efforts. The successful applicant(s) will spend a considerable portion of their time undertaking research and writing projects related to the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on the oceans. There will be opportunities to accompany staff to Congressional and Administration meetings, attend hearings, and network with other ocean advocates.
Qualifications: The ideal candidates should possess:
Master’s degree in biology, climate or marine science or similar
A good understanding of climate change and the oceans
Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
Ability to work effectively in a team effort
Energy, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn
Ability to work independently on discrete projects
A strong interest in environmental issues
GIS proficiency is a plus
How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and a brief description of your interests to Oceana, Inc., via e-mail (email@example.com) subject line: Science – Climate Change Internship; fax (202-833-2070) or mail 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036. Applications are continuously accepted.