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Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Staff Attorney-Bakersfield, CA

Organization: Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Position Title: Staff Attorney

Location: Bakersfield, CA

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

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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


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

How to apply:

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

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.

Attn: Human Resource Dept.

615 California Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93304


Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Communications Manager – Energy & Finance-San Francisco, CA

Organization: Rainforest Action Network

Position Title: Communications Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA

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

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

The Communications Manager will be supervised by the Communications Director.

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

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

How to apply

Please send resume and letter of interest

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Divest-Invest from Fossil Fuels Internship-Washington, DC

Organization: Institute for Policy Studies

Position Title: Divest-Invest from Fossil Fuels Internship

Location: Washington, DC

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

Application Deadline: April 28, 2014


Internship Description:

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

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

The Project: Divest-Invest Individual

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

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

Internship Responsibilities

We seek an intern to:

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

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

C) Compile and manage training and resource materials.

Skill Set:

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


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

How to apply:

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

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Development and Fundraising Internship-Washington, DC.

Organization: American Farmland Trust

Position Title: Development and Fundraising Internship

Location: Washington, DC.

Hours and Compensation: 30 hours/week. Paid.

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


Internship Description:

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

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

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


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


Pay is hourly.

About Our Organization

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

Contact information

American Farmland Trust

1150 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Suite 600

Washington, DC 20036

How to apply:

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

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

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Center for City Parks Excellence Internship-Washington D.C

Organization: The Trust for Public Land – SF Headquarters

Position Title: Center for City Parks Excellence Internship

Location: Washington D.C.

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

Application Deadline: Not listed.



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

Essential Functions

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


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


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


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

How to apply

How to Apply:

Please apply online.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

IT Project Manager-Watertown, MA

Organization: Pathfinder International

Position Title: IT Project Manager

Location: Watertown, MA

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed


Pathfinder Overview

This job will start on or after July 1, 2014

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Program Overview

The Information Systems Unit is tasked with shaping and supporting the use of technology throughout Pathfinder to enable and further our mission. The technologies supported range from standard infrastructure systems, such as communications, networks, user systems, servers, and storage to complex business systems that handle Pathfinder’s financial and programmatic data.

Position Purpose

Plans and manages a variety of IT projects throughout Pathfinder International. Responsible for all aspects of project management, ensuring successful delivery against internal customer expectations. Manages projects in an international environment, motivating team members across departments and time zones to successfully complete projects on time and on budget. Provides overall transparency into the ISU portfolio of projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • As assigned, lead planning and/or implementation of projects for current and new systems and technologies. May participate in planning, design, implementation, documentation, training and/or testing phases.
  • Direct the definition of project mission, goals, tasks, budgets and resource requirements.
  • Understand client needs and translate into project scope. Set realistic expectations, establish customer satisfaction standards and actively monitor customer satisfaction. Adapt quickly to changing conditions that may impact scope, budget or time and communicate changes in a timely manner.
  • Follow a defined, agreed-upon project management methodology.
  • Assemble project staff and monitor performance. Organize and conduct effective team meetings.
  • Ensure delivery of objectives within prescribed timeframe, managing budget and resource allocation.
  • Build coalitions among various stakeholders; negotiate authority to move projects forward.
  • Create a sense of belonging and ownership among team members; assemble a team with the right mix of skills; coach and motivate team members; delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel; and promote mutual support and interaction.
  • Make decisions and take timely independent action in pursuit of priorities.
  • Resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas.
  • Present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.
  • Identify opportunities for business process improvements.
  • Lead and/or participate in organizational change plan to ensure adoption.
  • Create and follow through on agreed upon communication plans to maintain transparency with all stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Responsible for overall coordination of user acceptance testing and training.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.
  • Minimum 6 years of increasingly responsible experience with outstanding track record of successful delivery (4 years’ experience will be acceptable if candidate has a Master’s degree in a related field).
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development, web technologies, and financial systems.
  • Experience leading a diverse set of IT implementation projects, such as risk, infrastructure and application initiatives, following the full life-cycle methodology from inception to transition to production and post-implementation.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership including the ability to manage and lead without direct authority.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, external stakeholders and other offices and departments.
  • Thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management including phases, techniques and tools.
  • Strong and tested project management skills, including sponsor and risk management.
  • Ability to convey information in a clear and compelling manner. Ability to interpret technical procedures to lay personnel.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Ability to listen effectively and clarify as needed. Able to interpret verbal and non-verbal messages.
  • Ability to handle broad-based, often complex, communication for internal and external audiences.
  • Superior interpersonal, conflict resolution, team-building, motivation and negotiating skills.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project and Visio.
  • Appreciation for diverse cultures and ability to work with staff at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) desired.
  • Basic knowledge of general accounting principles helpful.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics NAV software platform a plus.

Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

How to apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Online Communications Specialist-Watertown, MA

Organization: Pathfinder International

Position Title: Online Communications Specialist

Location: Watertown, MA

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, ensure availability of safe abortion services and post-abortion care, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Program Overview

The External Relations group is responsible for all individual fundraising (from channels including major gift cultivation, direct mail and online), internal and external communications, stewardship of the organization’s brand and positioning and management of Pathfinder’s online properties and channels. The External Relations group partners with all departments within Pathfinder and successfully communicates Pathfinder’s core values and mission.

Position Purpose

The Online Communications Specialist is responsible for Pathfinder’s online communications with the goal of increasing Pathfinder’s external visibility. S/he manages online presence including Pathfinder website, microsites, email marketing, social media, digital media (ie, videos) and other online activities.

In collaboration with Director of Communications, the Online Communications Specialist provides oversight and guidance for all potential content contributors such as Programs, Advocacy, Resource Development, and Human Resources, to facilitate coordinated and comprehensive messaging for all communications. S/he manages, elicits, and supports contributions of online content by field offices, as well as provides support and guidance to the field for web and new media endeavors. The Online Communications Specialist ensures that all communications products adhere to Pathfinder International’s messaging, tone and style as well as accurately represent the work and results of the organization around the world.

Key Responsibilities

Manage and maintain Pathfinder’s website

  • Serve as the point person for all online content, including stories, videos, news, advocacy alerts or other content that help position Pathfinder to meet its online goals.
  • Collect, write, edit, and facilitate creation of content for website, microsites, social media sites and more.
  • Manage relationships with all online vendors, including Convio, Pathfinder’s content management system.
  • Assume overall responsibility for review and timely updating of website design and information; maintain user-friendly and accessible formats.
  • Monitor trends, results, and analytics to ensure website is meeting Pathfinder’s communications goals.

Manage Pathfinder’s social media and online presence

  • Manage all Pathfinder social and emerging media activities include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+ and more. Develop and maintain content for all of these in line with larger Pathfinder communications strategy.
  • As needed, train staff on new media and social media policy.
  • Proactively design and manage web initiatives such as webinars, blogs, social networking, ensuring Pathfinder presence on a range of social media sites.
  • Monitor online conversations and breaking news related to international reproductive health.
  • Quickly write pieces in response to breaking news (i.e., news stories for Pathfinder site, comments on blogs, etc.) and post them on the website and other channels.
  • Oversee Google AdWords account and other site traffic opportunities to drive visitors to Pathfinder initiatives and increase Pathfinder’s housefile.
  • Produce new media materials including photo slideshows and videos.
  • Stay abreast of current online trends and changing landscape for online communications through conferences, memberships and online forums.

Manage Pathfinder’s email marketing

  • In collaboration with internal teams set priorities and strategy for Pathfinder’s email communications.
  • In collaboration with internal teams, coordinate and create HTML emails for various external audiences on behalf of relevant internal groups (ie, advocacy, fundraising).
  • Design and implement innovative campaigns across multiple online channels to increase Pathfinder’s online visibility.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or Liberal Arts requiring extensive writing.
  • At least 4 years of experience increasing visibility for an organization using social media platforms.
  • Experience creating new media content (videos, Facebook pages) and email campaigns.
  • Demonstrated understanding of online communications technology and social networking including active participation in social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Strong grasp of elements it takes to be successful online (i.e. SEO, online relationship building, writing for the web)
  • Excellent organizational and project coordination skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact professionally with a culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • Must possess good judgment, flexibility and patience.
  • Positive, versatile, thoughtful, and strategic thinker.
  • Proven ability to be a strong team player and also work well independently.
  • Ability to manage competing work assignments under tight deadlines.
  • Proven research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint); Familiarity with Photoshop, InDesign and other graphics programs; knowledge of HTML and experience with web content management systems.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree desirable.
  • Familiarity with Convio extremely helpful.
  • Experience working in the field of international development and/or in a non-profit setting preferred. Prefer experience working or living in a developing country.
  • News writing or public relations experience highly desirable.
  • Experience with Flash, JavaScript a plus.
  • Familiarity and experience creating videos for the web.
  • Demonstrated passion and interest in reproductive rights, international human rights.

Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

How to apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Hiring Salaried Campaign Positions for 2014-Pittsburgh, PA, US Denver, CO, US Boulder, CO, US Philadelphia, PA, US

Organization:  Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.

Position Title: Campaign Positions

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USDenver, CO, USBoulder, CO, USPhiladelphia, PA, US

Hours and Compensation: Starts at $24,000 a year

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description:

2014 is a critical year for Progressive politics.

We need to combat the growing threat of climate change, beat back regressive right-wing policies and reclaim the House of Representatives. To succeed, we need a mobilization of Progressive activists nationwide. Grassroots movements like these are built a community at a time, and those communities need leaders.

That’s where you come in.

As a Field Organizer with Grassroots Campaigns you will build an infrastructure of Progressive citizens ready to mobilize at a moment’s notice. This summer Field Organizers will establish a volunteer network and lead them in actions such as petition drives and letter writing campaigns. Field Organizers will then roll over into election projects focused on rallying support around Progressive Democrats this fall and taking back the House.

Apply Now!

Major Responsibilities:

Field Organizers will work as part of a team to develop local field programs centered on recruiting and mobilizing dozens of community members to take part in actions combating climate change. Field Organizers will also analyze the performance of campaign strategies and make recommendations to improve results. The ultimate goal should be to cultivate a lasting infrastructure of progressive leaders ready to stand up and fight at a moment’s notice.


Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to organizing and social change with 1+ years of field work on campaigns or volunteer organizing. Field Organizers will need strong leadership skills, with a proven ability to work within a team. Excellent written/oral communication skills with an ability to tell a compelling story and connect with people are a must. Candidates should be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be willing to travel.Demonstrated commitment to organizing and social change

Apply Now!

Location: Nationwide

Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with relevant professional experience. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

Expectations: Field Organizers must commit through November 2014. Ideally, Field Organizers will continue with Grassroots Campaigns long-term to build our field program.

Visit for more information.

Grassroots Campaigns is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

How to apply:

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Membership Director-Charleston, SC

Organization: Coastal Conservation League

Position Title: Membership Director

Location: Charleston, SC

Hours and Compensation: Full time. Full benefits provided

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description: 

The Membership Director will report directly to the Senior Development Officer and will work closely with the development team and multiple departments on various projects related to membership acquisition, upgrading, and retention. The 2014 membership goals include significantly increasing membership, increasing member retention rates, and creating and implementing a development e-communications and social media strategy.

Key responsibilities include:

  • New Member Development – Research, strategize, plan, and implement new member campaigns including both smaller, targeted mailings and large, direct mailing campaigns; review, analyze, and report on acquisition efforts.
  • Member Retention – Coordinate monthly membership renewal process focusing on retention and renewal upgrades; strategize, plan and implement lapsed and dropped membership campaigns; review, analyze, and report on retention and renewal efforts.
  • Social Media/Communications – Develop and integrate social media strategy and e-communications into membership and development efforts; collaborate with other departments in the development of an organizational social media strategy; develop membership literature, brochures, one-pagers, etc. to support membership, development, and outreach efforts.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed with regard to events, major gifts, Board of Directors, quarterly newsletter, database management, etc.

The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker who thrives in a team-driven environment, can plan and execute diverse projects in tandem and under multiple deadlines, manage internal and external relationships effectively, and possesses excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. This position requires excellent analytical skills, precision and attention to detail, and the ability to make decisions and judgment calls in a variety of situations.

The Membership Director must be a collegial team player who is also able to work independently, is assertive, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is eager to contribute to the collaborative dynamic of the department. She/he must be flexible, adaptable, and willing to perform diverse duties beyond those stated explicitly in the job description. Candidate must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure.

The candidate must have experience in development, specifically membership acquisition and retention, writing for a non-profit development operation, and a strong commitment to environmental advocacy.

Additionally, you must have experience generating strategic membership plans, and managing their implementation, from start to finish. Candidate must be comfortable managing team budgets and working with quantitative data to demonstrate the value of department projects/campaigns to senior staff and the Board of Directors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Five years of relevant development experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Significant experience with and working knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge software, including reporting and queries.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness and ability to attend events beyond work hours, as necessary.
  • Interest in conservation and policy issues.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume Telephone calls will not be accepted. Salary is commensurate with proven skills and experience. This position is in our Charleston, SC office. Full benefits provided. EOE.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Executive Director-Francisco, CA

Organization: Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Resource Center

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Francisco, CA.

Hours and Compensation: 60,000 – 75,000/annual

Application Deadline: May 15, 2014


Job Description:

Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Resource Center (“HERC”) is seeking a talented Executive Director (“ED”).

Founded in 2001, HERC aims to reduce disparities between the health of this at-risk community and the rest of San Francisco’s population through health assessments, education, counseling, and appropriate referrals to qualified medical providers.

The ED is the Chief Executive Officer of HERC. The ED reports to the Board of Directors, and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for HERC’s staff, programs, expansion, fundraising, and the consistent achievement of HERC’s mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of all aspects of HERC and the surrounding community.


Leadership & Management

  1. Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy to achieve its mission, and that it makes consistent and timely progress towards strategic goals. Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  2. Ensure ongoing excellence in all aspects of HERC, including finance, administration, fundraising, communications, systems, and rigorous program evaluation.
  3. Actively engage and energize HERC staff, volunteers, board members, community members, partnering organizations, and funders.
  4. Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors. Seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for operations.
  5. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  6. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  7. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.


  1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
  3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

Human Resources

  1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  3. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  5. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

Budget, Finance, & Fundraising

  1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  4. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
  5. Expand fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion. Identify potential revenue streams to support community services.


The ED will be thoroughly committed to HERC’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree several years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth. Master’s degree or other post baccalaureate education strongly preferred.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, community-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

We offer comprehensive benefits and flexible work accommodations.

For more information, please visit our website: Bayview HERC

How to apply:

Please email your resume/CV and coverletter

For more information, please visit our website: Bayview HERC

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

New York Organizer-Brooklyn, NY

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: New York Organizer

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours and Compensation: Competitive salary, depending upon experience.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Job Description:

Food & Water Watch is a leading national advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting-edge campaigns challenging the corporate control and abuse of our food and water. As an organization that takes no corporate or government funding, Food & Water Watch prides itself on having the independence necessary to take strong stands, like consistent call for a complete ban on fracking – both in New York and across the country.

Our New York City organizing team focuses on building the movement to ban fracking in New York, label GMO food, and other key issues affecting our food and water. More broadly, we see our organizing work as building the larger progressive movement. We seek a talented, creative, and strategic organizer who will be able to build on what we have developed and move our campaigns to the next level.

The Organizer works to develop and implement legislative, field organizing, and media strategies and campaigns in support of Food & Water Watch policy goals. The organizer represents F&WW and works as a leader in local coalitions to broaden support for F&WW’s policy goals. The position will be based in our Brooklyn, NY office.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Build a strong base of organizations and individuals in support of our campaigns.
  • Participate in membership recruitment and fund raising for Food & Water Watch.
  • Advise management of issues particular to assigned region that can improve Food & Water Watch effectiveness.
  • Coordinate and develop coalitions on campaign issues and implement grassroots organizing and public education campaigns.
  • Work with team to develop strategic campaign plans including long- and short-term goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Maintain familiarity with a diverse set of issues and research products, and respond to information requests from activists, coalition members, and media.
  • Develop educational materials such as factsheets, action alerts, web site content and newsletter articles on various campaign issues. Maintain activist database and email lists to effectively communicate to members and supporters.
  • Develop and implement legislative, field organizing, online, and media strategies in support of these campaigns
  • Coordinate events such as, but not limited to, panel discussions and film screenings
  • Travel to target states to motivate local organizations and individuals through public speaking, media appearances, strategic planning and training, and meetings with state and local governments.
  • Engage and train student leaders and supervise interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Education: College degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience: At least one year experience in advocacy on public policy issues, and/or grassroots/field organizing.
  • Knowledge: Organizing, advocacy and legislative strategy techniques; familiarity with federal and state legislatures; consumer and environmental issues; working with the media. Knowledge of water issues a plus. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and planning; excellent organizational skills. Knowledge of online activism and email listservs.
  • Capabilities: Ability to think creatively and quickly to respond to legislative developments and to take advantage of breaking news; demonstrated leadership capability; ability to work well with a wide variety of people and to coordinate diverse tasks; ability to present technical concepts to a mass audience; can-do attitude and commitment to public interest work. Work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks at once, and adapt to changing situations on a daily basis. High level of independent judgment.
  • Conditions: Strong interest in and commitment to promoting the goals of Food & Water Watch. Long hours possible, extensive travel possible.
  • Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.


Competitive salary, depending upon experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes 100% employer paid medical/dental/long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid leave.

How to apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to, noting “New York Organizer” in the subject line. Position open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Food & Water Watch strives for a diverse work environment and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and differently-abled people to apply.

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Program Manager-Bronx, NY

Organization: Catholic Charities-NYC

Position Title: Program Manager

Location: Bronx, NY

Hours and Compensation: Full time and Part time

Application Deadline: Not listed



FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt
Classification: Professional
Reports To: Director of Supported Housing Services
Department: Beacon Of Hope House/East Bronx Supported Housing
Summary: The East Bronx Supported Housing Program is a 60 bed scatter site program serving adults with psychiatric disabilities. It is operated by the Beacon of Hope House, a Division of Catholic Charities Community Services. Twenty five of these beds are designated for clients who have NY/NY status.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Staff Supervision: To provide weekly supervision to all program staff. Supervision meetings should be structured and be a minimum of 45 minutes in duration. The agenda should include a review of assignments and responsibilities completed within expected time frames; monitor compliance with follow up discussed during prior meetings; meeting summaries should be recorded and kept on file and elements of performance management should be applied. Performance appraisals are to be completed within designated time frames and progressive discipline should be implemented as necessary. Supervision of staff is to include coordination of staff schedules, providing approval for time off requests in keeping with program coverage needs and to comply with the accrual amount available to the employee.

2. Intake /Admission: To provide oversight to all intake and admission activity. This includes a timely review of referral materials, communication with referral sources, conducting intake interviews and formulating assessments to make determinations regarding appropriateness for program services. To coordinate the admission process and facilitate admission to program vacancies.

3. Census Management: To consistently fill all program client vacancies in order to operate the program at full census. This includes development and management of waiting lists as necessary.

4. Discharge: To coordinate the discharge process as necessary. This includes collaboration with other service providers and facilitating case conferences for planning purposes as needed.

5. Client Services: To insure that program clients receive the services and assistance provided by the program at the level of frequency consistent with program requirements. This includes conducting weekly Clinical Rounds Meetings for the purpose of ongoing team review of cases to facilitate service planning and problem solving. To facilitate and maintain on file the summaries of all meetings and circulate to designated agency management staff. Collaboration with service providers and participation in case conferences to address client problems and needs. To plan and facilitate client activities for holidays and special events and conduct monthly community meetings. To coordinate an effective response to client emergency situations as necessary

6. Documentation: To facilitate compliance with all documentation requirements for client services and administrative records and reporting in keeping with required time frames.
7. Team Meetings: To conduct team meetings on a regular basis at a minimum frequency of bi-weekly. Content of meetings should include planning program activities; disseminating information; review and coordination of staff schedules. To facilitate and maintain on file the summaries of all meetings and circulate to program and designated agency management staff.

8. Petty Cash: To serve as the custodian for the program’s petty cash fund. This responsibility includes management of the fund, demonstrating accountability for all purchases in keeping with the purpose for these funds and following all required policies and procedures within designated time frames

9. Purchasing: To facilitate the order and purchase of supplies and services to address program needs. To follow agency procedures to order and/or purchase supplies and services. This includes timely reporting of such needs, obtaining appropriate authorization as necessary and maintaining documentation to demonstrate accountability for all orders and purchases. Such efforts must be mindful of the environmental needs of the program office and apartment sites.

10. Environment/Site Issues: To respond to and intervene as needed to address environmental needs/repairs. This will involve active collaboration with agency facility staff and contacts with landlords and vendors as needed. To participate in the review of apartment sites to determine suitability for program use when an apartment site is needed. To visit each program apartment annually to perform a site review.

11. Recruitment: To collaborate with the agency’s Human Resources Department to fill vacant staff positions. This includes the review of applications; conducting interviews and providing timely recommendations regarding applicant qualifications for open positions.

12. Payroll: To collect, prepare and submit all payroll materials within designated time frames.

13. Management Meetings: To attend agency Operations Meetings and other management meetings as necessary.

14. Policy and Procedures: To follow and enforce all agency policies and procedures for Operations and Personnel.

15. Emergency Coverage: To maintain an agency cell phone for the purpose of being available to provide coverage for emergency situations seven days a week on a 24 hour basis.

Education and/or experience required:

• Master’s Degree in the human services
• Five years of supervisory experience in a setting serving individuals with a serious mental illness

How to apply:

Send resume and coverletter indicating position of interest and salary requirements to

Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Director of Communications-New York, NY.

Organization: West Harlem Environmental Action,Inc., New York City

Position Title: Director of Communications

Location: New York, NY

Hours and Compensation: 55,000 – 65,000/annual

Application Deadline: May 23, 2014



WE ACT for Environmental Justice (aka West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.) is a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. Our research partnerships, issue campaigns, community organizing and mobilization initiatives address eight healthy community indicators: clean air, equitable transit, waste, pests and pesticide reduction, toxic-free products, healthy food in schools, sustainable land use, open and green space, and healthy indoor environments. In 2012, WE ACT established a Washington, D.C. office to more effectively engage private and public interest and elected officials in adopting fair and equitable federal, state, and local environmental justice policies. WE ACT is a leader in the nationwide movement for environmental justice, influencing the creation of federal, state and local policies and practices. Our groundbreaking grassroots efforts toward policy-change and advocacy work ultimately improve the well-being of all New Yorkers and provide a blueprint for communities facing similar challenges across the nation.



  • Working with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, assume key role in developing the WE ACT brand, raising visibility and promoting positive perceptions of the organization.
  • Set priorities and develop annual strategic plan for effective issue and public relations campaigns in alignment with New York and Washington D.C. offices.
  • Lead all administrative communications efforts including speaking events, issue campaigns, press and public relations efforts, radio/television broadcast platforms, and other public relations opportunities (i.e., stories, interviews, events, press briefings, press conferences, etc.).
  • Research and prepare all written materials such as press releases, fact sheets, brochures, public outreach and awareness, editorials/letters to the editor, talking points, etc.)
  • Developing and implementing social media strategies, including issue blogs, interactive discourse and other online initiatives to expand public dialogue on EJ issues.
  • Cultivate long-term media and stakeholder relationships to effectively advance issue campaigns, public support and deepen constituent/partner involvement and engagement.
  • Develop and institute policies and practices to build an effective communications department infrastructure.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field; or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of strategic communications and public relations experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple aspects of media relations and branding.
  • Superior writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and group communication skills.
  • Knowledge of environmental health and justice issues.
  • Knowledge and experience with website design and maintenance, desktop publishing, presentation and project management software.
  • Exceptional administrative, organizational and time management skills; ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer proficiency


Send resume and cover letter to Evelyn Joseph, Director of Administration and Human Resources, let us know where you saw this listing.Telephone calls will not be accepted.

  • Include cover letter, resume, three references, and day time contact information
  • Bilingual candidates, people of color, and Northern Manhattan residents are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • We are looking for candidates that have recent or current Communications experience.
Apr 23 / BARD CEP

Executive Assistant-Boston, MA.

Organization: Ceres

Position Title: Executive Assistant

Location: Boston, MA.

Hours and Compensation: Comprehensive benefits offered.

Application Deadline: May 19, 2014



Ceres is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Ceres also launched and directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 leading institutional investors with collective assets of over $10 trillion.

Ceres plays a unique role in the national environmental and sustainability movement by bringing the perspective and power of investors to environmental and sustainability issues and specifically to the performance, practices and policies of corporations. Today Ceres is a growing organization with expanding influence in the investment, environmental, corporate and policy arenas. Our program activities seek to foster greater public disclosure of environmental and social impacts by corporations, encourage engagement between companies and their stakeholders, and create opportunities for collaborative dialogue leading to positive change on key sustainability issues. To this end, we are harnessing the influence of the nation’s largest investors to move high-impact companies, the financial and insurance industries, and policymakers toward bold action on climate and sustainability. For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site (

Description & Responsibilities

We seek an energetic go-getter to assist three executive level staff at Ceres. The primary duties are supporting the Executive Director (ED) / Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President, Climate & Energy Programs (VP, CE) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This is a crucial position, providing administrative support for senior staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide support for meetings led by the ED the CFO, and the VP, CE, often including taking minutes
  • Act as primary point of contact for the ED, the CFO, and the VP, CE; prioritize phone calls and correspondence, determine actions and ensure appropriate follow-through
  • Schedule appointments and oversee travel arrangements for the ED, the CFO and the VP, CE, synchronizing such activities with the President’s calendar
  • Help develop and manage program support systems, including organization wide tools and resources for annual planning, activity/events, deliverable tracking, and calendars
  • As directed by the CFO, assist the finance team performing data entry, collecting monthly credit card reports and payment requests for all staff, collecting and tracking vendor invoices, and scanning financial documents.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as filing, photocopying, and sending faxes and correspondence for the ED, the CFO, and the VP, CE
  • Act as secondary back-up for answering the general Ceres phone line, greeting visitors, and routing deliveries
  • Provide conference and event support


  • Bachelor degree, preferred.
  • Associate degree, required.
  • Two years of professional, office, work experience, required.
  • Outstanding organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills; working with three senior individuals the pace will be fast with various and numerous projects.
  • Ability to manage projects through to completion; handle and prioritize multiple tasks; and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to creating and continually improving systems.
  • Sound judgment, high level of integrity and professionalism, with an ability to handle confidential information and to maintain a high level of discretion, diplomacy and courtesy in all contacts with staff, board and external people.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including professional telephone communications and good writing ability.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and presentation programs.
  • Strong willingness to continue learning and interest in incorporating learning into work environment.

How to apply:

We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before Applicants should submit a resume, list of three references, two writing samples, and a letter describing their qualifications, interests, and potential contribution.

Please list “Executive Assistant” in the subject line of your e-mail message.

Address all correspondence to:

Careers at Ceres

ATTN: Executive Assistant

Email (preferred):

99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor

Boston, MA 02111

Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Project Manager-Port Hadlock, WA

Organization: North Olympic Salmon Coalition

Position Title: Project Manager

Location: Port Hadlock, WA

Hours and Compensation: Not listed.

Application Deadline: 04/30/2014


Job Description:

The Project Manager supports NOSC’s mission by developing, funding and implementing salmon habitat restoration projects in watersheds along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, while supporting work on projects in the remainder of NOSC’s RFEG Region #7. All members of the NOSC staff are expected to work collaboratively with other staff across program and project areas and are expected to use their unique skills and abilities to jointly further the mission of the organization. The project manager will work closely with the senior project manager, and will report to the executive director.


Demonstrated passion for our mission
Bachelor’s degree in related field
Two years relevant work experience including funding and implementing salmon habitat restoration projects, managing consultants & contracts, grant writing and landowner/stakeholder work
Knowledge of northwest habitats, habitat forming processes and restoration techniques, including but not limited to those associated with instream, riparian, estuarine and nearshore habitats
Working knowledge of pacific northwest ecology, specifically as related to salmon and their habitats
Proficiency in written and oral communication for diverse audiences and ability to effectively develop and deliver presentations
Working knowledge of Microsoft office software
Proven leadership abilities
Washington State Drivers license
Able to lift 75lbs
Able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions and ability to work for long periods of time at a computer



To apply:
Please mail two (2) copies of the following (incomplete applications will not likely be considered):
1. Letter of interest
2. Resume
3. Three references

North Olympic Salmon Coalition
Attn: Hiring Committee
205B West Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Questions can be emailed to the Hiring Committee at: nerreca (at) with “Position Inquiry” in subject line.
Please, no phone inquiries.

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Students attachment, internship, practicum , experience-Kenya

Organization: United Global Volunteers International

Position Title: Students attachment, internship, practicum , experience

Location: Kenya

Hours and Compensation: 20 hours/week. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Internship Description:

United Global Volunteers International Is a registered (218/051/2010/0632/6872) non political, non religious Non Governmental international networking volunteer Organization (NGO) comprised of individuals from all facets of Career industry . We understand that few of us make it without the help and support of a team of other people (a “network”). Our purpose is to create the opportunity for people to make key contacts and develop solid industry relationships while exchanging vital resources & providing support for community & career growth through volunteerism, interns, practicum, gap, research and Humanitarian participatory programs.


Volunteers are special people who donate part of their time, energy, & resources to share with them that are unprivileged among us. Call US developers, sponsors, feeders, social workers, volunteers, campaigners, crusaders; supporters, WE ARE brought together by one sole aim— to Empower Communities, groups and individuals enabling them to make life better by providing support for community & individual career growth. From time, resources, sharing, sponsoring—ETC, all of us can give little to make life better for others.


To unite the globe into a world free of disease, poverty and suffering


Uniting global time, energy and resources towards promotion of Human rights and Good governance, Conservation, and Mitigation of HIV/AIDs & disease, in order create outstanding generation with potential to face life challenges.


Empowering communities

Our scope

To positively impact people, communities, destinations and economies, & to alleviate its negative effects and sufferings


  1. Human Rights, good governance & responsible leadership
  2. Environmental conservation
  3. Mitigation of Hiv/Aids and disease

Our Values

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Responsibility
  • Promptness
  •  Fairness
  •  Truthfulness &
  •  Non-compromising

Volunteering in Africa

Africa is one of the most stunning natural and cultural wonders. From tropical beaches to spectacular scenery & unparalleled beauty, you can meet the traditional Maasai on their ancestral lands, spot the incredible wildlife, admire the stunning valley, and explore beautiful villages and cultures, highly organized and respected, offering benefits beyond just professional development.

Why Africa

Africa is a continent with plenty of RESOURCES. Yet people in Africa are characterized and battered by endemic hunger, genocides, wars, corruption, massive underdevelopment and all sorts of untold sufferings. Judging this beautiful continent from its natural resources, one would expect to see people cruising in an age of high mass consumption. Instead, Africa is full of people still struggling with their take-off process. The unconstructive and sometimes unrealistic plans are coupled with the political decisions made by African leaders to cover the interests of western multinational corporations, which has kept Africans in desperate poverty. IT’S TIME TO REACH OUT TO AFRICA AND BREAK THE POVERTY CYCLE THROUGH PARTICIPATORY PROCESS-VOLUNTEERISM

GAP programs

This is the heart of your internship in the areas of education, medical/health care, women’s and children’s issues and rural development – to offer meaningful internships for eager, industrious individuals only.

Intervarsity forums

These opportunities are organized to challenge the college/university students towards creativity, innovation and job creation. It’s a networking forum to exchange ideas and re-think our current policies within African Nations in aid to create effective leaders for tomorrow generation

Volunteer Free Time (optional)

Over the years, international interns have expressed desire to use their free time to tour around countries they are posted for their internship or volunteer program. Interns have free time during the evening and weekends.Who can volunteer?

Everyone is welcome to partner / volunteer in our projects. While you are here, we hope you feel you are among friends. Our staff is at your disposal to assist you in any way possible. We partner with schools, NGOs, CBOs, Health centers, Orphanages, Wildlife, human rights activists, and we support vision 2030 and millennium development goals. We protect rights of volunteers and serve their well being while in our service. It’s our duty to place our clients to the field of their choice. You do not need a college degree or ability to make your verb and adverb agree, all you need is a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love

How to apply:



P. O. Box 60006 Nairobi, Kenya

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Environmental Education Internship-South Africa

Organization: if i could…

Position Title: Environmental Education Internship

Location: South Africa

Hours and Compensation: Unpaid

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Internship Description:

Description: This non-profit organisation provides holistic alternative education that incorporates spiritual well-being, physical health and environmental consciousness. The organisation runs programmes in primary schools, and offer a supplementary curriculum that includes meditation, yoga, food-gardening and earthworm farming.

There are excellent opportunities for like-minded individuals to help with organisational administration, monitoring and evaluation, website redesign and new project implementation.

Ideal Candidate:

  • reliable
  • open-minded
  • concern for environmental issues
  • interested in alternative education
  • dedicated
  • enjoys working with children

Possible Intern Roles:

Can you assist this organisation in one of more of these areas?

  • fundraising
  • business planning
  • research
  • monitoring & evaluation
  • project development
  • website redesign and web development
  • marketing; writing and editing communications
  • database management
  • alternative education curriculum development

Why it’s Important

A crucial aspect of responsible development is considering the processes which are necessary for achieving sustainable progress. This organisation seeks to provide an alternative approach to early education by introducing children to a way of learning that is very hands-on and tied to holistic well-being. A focus on health and environmental connection provides the basis for responsible problem solving in South Africa’s future leaders.

Intern through if i could…, an internship organisation that seeks international candidates who want to intern in South Africa and gain valuable development experience. Our mission is to harness the skills of interns as well as organisations and equip them with the skills needed to further pursue developmental goals.

Note: There is a $1500 fee included.

How to apply:

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Apply on our website:

OR email us at for more information.

Please include the type of internship desired in addition to your resume. We look forward to hearing from you!



Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Transportation Program Intern-Washington, DC.

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Transportation Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours/week. Paid.

Application Deadline: April 28, 2014


Internship Description:

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks an intern for its Transportation Program. ACEEE is dedicated to advancing and deploying energy efficiency technologies, policies, and programs as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.

Position Description:

This position will focus on assisting the Transportation team with preparations for ACEEE’s annual vehicle consumer resource, Vehicles listed in[[|]] earn a Green Score based on a lifecycle analysis of air emissions and energy use.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct research on technical issues relating to vehicles and their impacts and assist in updating the 2014[[|]] methodology report
  2. Conduct research on upcoming alternative technology vehicles for model year 2015
  3. Assist in updating and re-organizing information on[[|]]


  1. Candidate should be working towards or have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  2. Interest in and familiarity with vehicle and transportation issues. Familiarity with vehicle technologies and operation preferred.
  3. Strong Excel analytical skills. Experience with Visual Basic programming preferred.
  4. Strong internet and interview-based research ability.
  5. Strong HTML coding or Dreamweaver skills preferred.
  6. Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple assignments (as needed), work efficiently, and meet deadlines.


This is an 8-10 week, full-time, paid summer internship. Start date flexible.

How to apply:

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

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Research & Outreach Intern-San Francisco, CA

Organization: Leadership for a Clean Economy

Position Title: Research & Outreach Intern

Location: San Francisco, CA

Hours and Compensation: 12-15 hours/week, tailored to your schedule.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Internship Description: 

LCE seeks a Research & Outreach Intern to manage research projects, perform outreach, manage social media engagement, and provide administrative support. The ideal candidate will be values-driven, highly motivated, and hard-working, and will have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Electoral, legislative and/or environmental policy experience a plus. LCE is a start-up organization, and the Research & Outreach Intern will have the opportunity to engage in strategy meetings and work closely with the Political Director and Executive Director.

The Research & Outreach Intern will coordinate the following projects:

– Electoral Support: The Research & Outreach Intern will provide assistance in executing our candidate support efforts for the 2014 cycle.

– Outreach & Strategic Planning: The Research & Outreach Intern will assist the Political Director in planning for the 2016 cycle. This includes duties such as research on the 2016 political landscape in California, helping build LCE’s network statewide, and performing analyses of potential candidates.

– Social Media Engagement: The Research & Outreach Intern will manage LCE’s social media presence by drafting 10-15 Facebook and Twitter posts per week.

– Administrative Responsibilities: The Research & Outreach Intern will assist our small team in scheduling and other administrative work, as needed.

We are looking for people who are passionate about impacting elections and shaping California’s clean energy future.


– May-August 2014, with the possibility to stay on for the fall.

– 12-15 hours/week, tailored to your schedule.

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Rachel Van Wert at

Apr 22 / BARD CEP

Legislative and Policy Internship – Summer 2014-Albany, NY

Organization: Environmental Advocates of New York

Position Title: Legislative and Policy Internship

Location: Albany, NY,

Hours and Compensation: 20 hours/week. Unpaid.

Application Deadline: Not listed.


Internship Description:

As the leading environmental watchdog, Environmental Advocates of New York offers interns a front row seat and active role in the policy making process. While learning about a host of environmental issues, they will get to see how a bill really becomes a law in New York and work behind the scenes to make it happen. Interns will learn how to draft position memos, lobby, and monitor session by attending legislative committee meetings, and observing floor votes in both the Senate and the Assembly. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with advocates from other organizations and to engage with the communications and membership teams here at Environmental Advocates.

The intern will tackle a variety of substantive assignments, including: research, writing, lobbying, and coalition building. Environmental Advocates’ current issue areas include climate change, clean air and energy, fracking, water quality and natural resources protection, fiscal policy and other environmental and public health issues. Often the issues are before the Legislature, but some of our policy work is direct advocacy before the executive branch.

Qualifications: Demonstrated research, writing, and communications skills; interest in environmental protection and learning about state legislative and regulatory processes; enthusiasm, and willingness to tackle new projects.

Work Period: The spring internship runs from May through August. Start and end dates flexible. Position is full-time or part-time (20 hours minimum), depending on intern’s availability. Interns must maintain a regular schedule.

Compensation: All internships are unpaid. We will assist in arranging credit for students through their schools.

How to apply:

Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to the address below, with the job title in the subject line. Please include in your letter the hours to which you would commit and the start/end date that works for you, along with specific environmental issues that interest you.

Contact Information:
Intern Coordinator
Address: 353 Hamilton Street Albany, NY 12210
Phone:(518) 462-5526