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Dec 1 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Solar Energy Industries Association – Washington, DC

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

Organization: Solar Energy Industries Association

Location: Washington, DC

Student Name and Class Year:  Oliver Peckham, 2014

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

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

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

Dec 1 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Global Carbon Exchange Africa – South Africa

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

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Organization: Global Carbon Exchange Africa

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Student Name and Class Year:  Oliver Peckham, 2014

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

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

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

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

Dec 1 / BARD CEP

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

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

Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Student Name and Class Year:  Vickash Mohanka, 2014

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

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

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

Nov 30 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: NYC Department of Environmental Protection – New York

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

Organization: New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Location: Kingston, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Serena McIntosh, 2014

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

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

Nov 30 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Woodstock Land Conservancy – New York

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

Organization: Woodstock Land Conservancy

Location: Woodstock, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Megan McClellan, 2014

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

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

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

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

Nov 30 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Global Green USA – New York City

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

Organization: Global Green USA

Location: New York City, New York

Student Name and Class Year:  Rochelle March, 2014

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

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

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

Nov 30 / BARD CEP

Internship with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Massachusetts

Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Position Title: Various internships

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

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

Application Deadline: Rolling

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

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

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

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

• Tracking policy and program developments and statistics

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

• Outreach to state agencies, market actors and utility staff

• Helping to build and maintain our contacts database

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

• Helping to plan and coordinate workshops and conference calls

• Supporting coalition-building and educational efforts

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

• Reviewing legal contracts and agreements

Qualifications:

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

• Some experience in energy or environmental program or policy work

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

• Strong project management and analytic skills

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

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

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

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

How to Apply:

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

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

• Please specify the timeframe you are interested in working

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

• References are needed only upon request

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

Nov 29 / BARD CEP

Public Policy Associate, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Massachusetts

Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Position Title: Public Policy Research and Analysis Associate

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Support NEEP organizational objectives in the following ways:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Nov 29 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Oregon Chapter of Sierra Club – Oregon

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

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Organization: Oregon Chapter of Sierra Club

Location: Portland, Oregon

Student Name and Class Year:  Lauren Lafleur, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 29 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Sierra Nevada Alliance – California

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

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Organization: Sierra Nevada Alliance

Location: South Lake Tahoe, California

Student Name and Class Year:  Danny Lapin, 2014

Organization description:  Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities. Our mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities.

The organization is an Alliance of conservation groups that are based or work in the Sierra Nevada region. There are over eighty-five Member Groups that span the entire 400 mile mountain range.

The Sierra Nevada Alliance unites individuals and groups behind a common vision. The Alliance envisions a Sierra where natural and human communities coexist in harmony. A Sierra where residents and visitors alike understand and value the unique qualities of the range and protect the places they love.

Nov 29 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Acadia Center – Rhode Island

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

Acadia Center

Organization: Acadia Center

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Student Name and Class Year:  Craig Johnson, 2014

Organization description:  Acadia Center is a non-profit, research and advocacy organization committed to advancing the clean energy future. Acadia Center is at the forefront of efforts to build clean, low carbon and consumer friendly economies. Acadia Center’s approach is characterized by reliable information, comprehensive advocacy and problem solving through innovation and collaboration.

Acadia Center is the new name of Environment Northeast (ENE). Although the  name and logo have changed, the staff, programs and commitment to results continues unchanged. Over the past 15 years, Environment Northeast (ENE) has built a successful track record of providing solutions to advance state and regional efforts to promote effective clean energy and climate policy. The new Acadia Center brand more accurately reflects the organization’s geographic scope and evolving approach.

Vision

Acadia Center envisions a clean energy, low carbon economy focused on using advances in clean technology—not fossil fuels—to heat buildings and power cars and generate power. The clean energy future will empower consumers, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve economic productivity and the livability of our communities. Acadia Center is pursuing reforms in four key sectors that will work simultaneously to drive this profound and much-needed transformation:

  • Use low- or no-carbon electricity to heat and cool new buildings and power our vehicles
  • Clean up our energy supply by advancing renewable energy
  • Reform outdated utility regulations and financial rules so that the regional power grid embraces renewable energy and new energy technologies installed at our home and businesses
  • Maximize investments in energy efficiency — the lowest cost and cleanest fuel available

Acadia Center is working to build this system now. States and regional systems urgently need myriad energy policy changes. Regulatory barriers that limit new technology must be removed. Long-term infrastructure investment decisions being made today will lock in consumer costs and options for decades to come. Acadia Center is advancing policies that will facilitate new, clean technologies and protect customers and grow the economy.

Nov 28 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Carvalho & Associates, P.C. – Georgia

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

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Organization: Carvalho & Associates, P.C.

 Location: Marietta, Geogria

Student Name and Class Year:  Lauren Hubbell, 2014

Description:  Carvalho & Associates, P.C. is a small law firm with big firm experience. We offer a client-centered approach that starts with a thorough evaluation of our client’s goals and objectives. We provide practical and pragmatic legal advice to our clients, and seek to maximize value along the way. Tough, intelligent and passionate, Mike Carvalho is an experienced environmental trial lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars in damages from large corporate polluters.

Michael Carvalho, President of Carvalho & Associates, is an Environmental and Energy Attorney with over 20 years of technical, business and legal experience. He is also an experienced trial lawyer and has recovered millions of dollars in connection with violations of federal Clean Water Act, Superfund, and the Clean Air Act.

The attorneys at Carvalho & Associates routinely litigate cases in Land Use, Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Real Estate Matters, among other areas. We specialize in Environmental Law and Regulatory matters to include CERCLA/SARA “Superfund” (defense, cost allocation, and cost recovery actions), RCRA, TSCA, CAA, and the Clean Water Act. Mr. Carvalho regularly advises business clients on environmental and related transactional matters involving risk allocation and transfer, as well as regulatory, permitting and licensing.

Nov 28 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: International Union for the Conservation of Nature – Washington, DC

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

Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature Global Gender Office

 Location: Washington, DC

Student Name and Class Year:  Margaux Granat, 2014

Organization description:  Gender equality and equity are matters of fundamental human rights and social justice, as well as a pre-condition for sustainable development and the achievement of IUCN’s mission.

IUCN’s Global Gender Office enjoys worldwide recognition for the extensive work it has carried out over the past 12 years addressing gender equality issues within the environmental sector.

Experience includes the development of sector-specific gender tools, gender-mainstreaming efforts with a variety of global forums including the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity), UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), CSD (United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development), CSW (Commission on the Status of Women) and World Water Forum, along with the establishment of gender entities in environmental ministries throughout Central America. IUCN has provided support to UNEP and the CBD to develop gender action plans.

In the past five years, the IUCN Global Senior Gender Adviser has been conducting a series of activities to ensure that gender considerations are fully integrated in climate change and biodiversity policies. Part of her work has been the creation and consolidation of the GGCA (Global Gender and Climate Alliance), training to delegates from all around the world to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), building capacity at the governmental and nongovernmental institutions together with the development of various manuals as well as articles dealing with the topic.

Nov 28 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: Ocean Acidification Research Center – Alaska

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

Organization: Ocean Acidification Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

 Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Student Name and Class Year:  Lauren Frisch, 2014

Description:  Due to the growing concerns over increasing acidity in the ocean and the impacts this phenomenon will have on Alaska’s marine ecosystems the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has created an Ocean Acidification Research Center (OARC) within the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS).

Placement of this center in Alaska is critical to the state’s long-term interests because the region will experience the effects of ocean acidification faster and to a greater degree than in lower latitudes due to colder water temperatures, ocean circulation patterns and highly productive continental shelves. These characteristics act to enhance the transport of CO2 from the atmosphere into the ocean.

Nov 27 / BARD CEP

Research Fellow, Economics for the Anthropocene Initiative – Various locations

Organization: Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) research initiative

Position Title: E4A Research Cohort

Location: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and York University in Toronto, Ontario

Hours and Compensation: PhD and MS students at UVM, McGill, and York may receive a generous 12-month E4A research stipend. The majority of tuition for this program will be covered via scholarships and teaching assistantships. Travel and research funds are also available. PhD funding is guaranteed for three years.

Application Deadline: See below

Description: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and York University in Toronto, Ontario seek up to nine PhD or MS students to join the international Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) research initiative, in Fall 2015. The Fall 2015 cohort will focus broadly on applying approaches based on ecological economics to issues of energy supply and use in Eastern Canada and Northeastern U.S. Students will have considerable latitude and assistance in developing the direction of their work.

The Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) project builds on the strengths of McGill, York and UVM in ecological economics. They form the core of a diverse partnership of 25 academic, government, and NGO partners designed to improve how the social sciences and humanities connect to ecological realities of the Anthropocene. E4A’s overarching goal is to articulate, teach and apply a new understanding of human-Earth relationships grounded in and informed by the insights of contemporary science. The partnership will

(1) Create a vibrant international research network in ecological economics;
(2) Train students to become change agents capable of analyzing and managing the unique challenges of the Anthropocene;
(3) Actively link academic and non-academic partners in solving transnational problems that exemplify these new challenges; and
(4) Integrate the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities by extending the core vision of ecological economics to other normative disciplines such as finance, law, governance, ethics, and cosmology.

The partnership will train up to 60 graduate students in three cohorts over six years. Students will enroll at any of the three universities, and cohorts will take core courses together through web-enabled classrooms that link our campuses. Joint field courses will engage non-academic partners in providing hands-on experience in transdisciplinary problems and their ecological, social, and economic dimensions. E4A partners and collaborators will help guide research questions, mentor students, and provide internship opportunities. The partnership will

focus on three daunting challenges: water security, energy supply and use, and climate justice.

Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred for PhD applicants, but all highly qualified candidates interested in all four dimensions of the program will be considered.

How to Apply: Interested students should contact one of the following:

McGill: Peter Brown: peter.g.brown@mcgill.ca
Nicolas Kosoy: nicolas.kosoy@mcgill.ca
Applicants must apply to the Department of Natural Resource Sciences by February 15.

UVM: Jon Erickson: Jon.Erickson@uvm.edu
Joshua Farley: Joshua.Farley@uvm.edu
Taylor Ricketts: Taylor.Ricketts@uvm.edu
Asim Zia: Asim.Zia@uvm.edu (on Sabbatical FY 14)
Applicants must apply to the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources PhD program at UVM by February 1st and meet all of the admissions requirements.

York: Ellie Perkins: esperk@yorku.ca
Peter Victor: pvictor@yorku.ca Graduate admissions: Gwen Gringhuis: gweng@yorku.ca
Applicants must apply to the Faculty of Environmental Studies PhD program by January 8, or the Masters in Environmental Studies (MES) program by February 5 (international applicants) or March 12 (Canadian applicants), and must meet all of the admissions requirements.

Applications from women and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nov 27 / BARD CEP

Program Director, Dogwood Alliance – North Carolina

Organization: Dogwood Alliance

Position Title: Program Director

Location: Asheville, North Carolina

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Dogwood Alliance is increasing protection for millions of acres of Southern forests by transforming the way corporations, landowners and communities value them for their climate, wildlife and water benefits. Dogwood Alliance has revolutionized the environmental practices of some of the world’s largest corporations.

The Director of Programs will be responsible for the operational success of Dogwood Alliance’s programs, ensuring seamless team management, development, program delivery and quality control and evaluation. In this newly established role, the Director of Programs will manage a growing staff. The Director of Programs will be a key external face of Dogwood Alliance in the community. The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programs, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling program activities.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have skills and/or successful experience in the following:

  • Experience working in environmental advocacy with a minimum of three years  in a team management role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in Climate Change and/or Forest Conservation policy analysis and strategy development
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
  • Political strategy/government advocacy  experience
  • Experience working with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
  • Demonstrated results in outcome based management through complex systems and organizational change
  • Proven experience negotiating win-win agreements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for Dogwood’s mission

How to Apply: To apply, call 828.251.2525 X32 and then follow this link.

Nov 26 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Policy Intern, World Wildlife Fund – Washington, DC

Organization: World Wildlife Fund

Position Title: Climate Change Policy and Public Mobilization Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Minimum 20 hours/week; Minimum of one full semester (~3 months). Exact dates would be discussed between WWF and the successful applicant; unpaid

Application Deadline: January 6, 2014

Description: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a motivated, dynamic Climate Change Policy and Communications Intern to help with a variety of initiatives as diverse as helping to organize an outdoor stunt on Earth Hour to engage the general public, engaging Latinos on climate change, pushing for a global emissions policy in the aviation sector, and researching China’s ability to meet their emissions targets.

Responsibilities: WWF has followed the negotiations on climate change through the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since their inception in Rio de Janeiro. Today we continue to push for a fair, global deal on climate change that helps put the world on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels that ensure we avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Over the course of the next 13 months WWF is organizing activities to support a positive narrative of international action and putting pressure on countries to scale up their climate commitments, so that that a fair and ambitious climate agreement is reached in December 2015 at COP21 in Paris.

Depending on WWF priorities, intern professional interests and capacities, the intern will support one or several of the initiatives primarily by conducting research and providing logistical support.

Qualifications:

Excellent research skills
Attention to detail
Organized and self-motivated
Must be flexible to shifting priorities.
Preferred attributes:
Graduate school student majoring in environmental policy, environmental economics, or public policy.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment; strong interpersonal skills crucial for developing working relationships internally and externally; strong organizational skills; and attention to detail.
Project management/coordination background.
Professional proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin language is a plus, but not required.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter through the WWF Careers page.

Nov 25 / BARD CEP

Energy & Climate Associate I, World Resources Institute – Washington, DC

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Energy & Climate Associate I

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: This is a twelve-month, limited term full-time position with the potential to become a full-time position contingent on funding availability and performance.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities seeks an Associate to guide several urban energy and climate research and institutional development projects to successful completion and measurable impacts. The Associate will develop research and provide writing and project management support to the Energy and Climate team, which contributes to research and project implementation in the areas of energy, climate change and finance related to cities and urban transport.

The position is being offered in a small and expanding team that is working on energy and climate change in cities with an underlying focus on development impacts of related activities within the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.  The Associate will contribute to the Energy and Climate team’s objective to help cities power development with affordable sustainable electricity, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerability to climate change impacts, meet ambitious goals on access to urban opportunities and energy, and drive ambition in both sub-national and national climate commitments.

The candidate will be required to actively support all elements of the strategy to reach this aim and so will need to have a firm grounding in both urban energy system analysis and urban low-carbon policy and practice on all levels from the local to the international.  The candidate will also be expected to possess an understanding of related issues, such as financing sustainable low carbon urban infrastructure (including climate finance), the UNFCCC negotiations, and enabling frameworks (both domestic and international) for low carbon urban development. In particular, she / he will support the development and dissemination of content related to urban energy system and low-carbon urban infrastructure planning and financing.

The position is located in WRI’s Washington, D.C. office and will report directly to the Director of Energy and Climate of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

Responsibilities: The Associate will be responsible for facilitating the management and timely operations of all Energy and Climate projects. His/her main areas of responsibility will include approximately:

60% Research
15% Project Management
15% Internal and external communications
10% Program support

Research

  • Researches and documents emerging trends and best practices in finance and climate finance, in urban energy and low-carbon cities, in transport and land-use integrated planning and in urban environmental sustainability;
  • Leads the development and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and analytical framework of urban energy system;
  • Leads research initiatives, including coordinating necessary inputs, literature reviews, synthesizing research findings, development of analytical framework, collection and analysis of complex data, and critical writing, editing, and revising;
  • Draws on knowledge of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities to provide research and advisory support to colleagues across WRI;
  • Follows the latest development of the UNFCCC negotiation;
  • Has confidence conducting research both independently and as part of a large multi-disciplinary team;
  • Contributes to development and testing of analytical framework, tools and models;
  • Co-authors WRI working papers and reports, and academic publications; and
  • Serves as an internal and external reviewer.

Project Management

  • Leads several concurrent sustainable low-carbon urban development research, impact evaluation and institutional process projects to successful achievement of outcomes;
  • Monitors and manages project deliverables, setting and clarifying priorities for project teams;
  • Monitors and manages project budget performance, expenses and revenue;
  • Develops project strategies and work plans in collaboration with the Director of Energy &Climate of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities;
  • Manages dynamic teams of researchers, engineers, economists, communicators and designers – including remote staff – to implement project strategy;
  • Evaluates and reports projects’ impacts; and
  • Completes institutional and donor reporting (narrative, quantitative and financial) for projects.

Communications

  • Manages writing and review of research publications;
  • Develops project influence strategies and executes them in collaboration with WRI Marketing & Communications experts;
  • Writes succinct and timely content related to sustainable urban energy systems and low-carbon cities;
  • Develops and leads others to develop refined presentations for internal and external audiences;
  • Produces clearly and persuasively written content for print and online media;
  • Synthesizes complex quantitative and qualitative information into concise info-graphics;
  • Delivers oral presentations with competence and confidence;
  • Contributes written and graphic content to reports and presentations summarizing the Energy and Climate unit, projects and related issues, trends and opportunities;
  • Contributes written content for funding proposals and concept notes;
  • Drafts text of partner agreements and MoUs;
  • Participates in conference calls and meetings;
  • Summarizes content and next steps from key meetings;
  • Uses positive influence to improve communications among team, partners and donors; and
  • Elevates issues to senior staff when necessary.

Program Support

  • Contributes to sustainable energy & climate knowledge sharing across WRI network;
  • Contributes to developing research funding proposals (both narratives and budgets);
  • Organizes and leads project team meetings;
  • Proactively engages with colleagues across WRI;
  • Manages and takes responsibility for the outputs and contributions of external partners;
  • Interacts with WRI’s global network members and partner institutions;
  • Effectively manages own workflow after ensuring understanding of expectations;
  • Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders;
  • Provides complete and timely project reporting;
  • Reliably and responsibly meets deadlines and ensures team completes high quality work;
  • Sets and manages interim milestones to meet project deadlines;
  • Seeks input and elevates concerns in a timely way; and
  • Supports the maintenance of shared datasets.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master’s Degree in economics, urban energy policy, transport planning, urban/regional planning, or environmental science, PhD in economics, urban planning, or environmental science preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Spanish required, Portuguese and/or Chinese will be a significant plus.
  • Minimum 2-4 years work experience in the field of urban development or planning, transport planning, low-carbon cities or climate finance, either in a project implementation or research capacity in a developing country.
  • Professional history of increasing project management responsibilities, including leading diverse teams and managing six-figure project budgets.
  • Experience with external relations, communications and/or donor management
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and research skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, sometimes competing, priorities.
  • Ability to work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, start-up nonprofit environment.

Preferred:

  • Prior supervision and mentorship of one or more junior staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect research results to measurable external change.
  • Published research in peer-reviewed journals

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit 2 writing samples.

Nov 25 / BARD CEP

Alumni Internship: United Nations Development Program – Turkey

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

Organization: United Nations Development Programme in Turkey

 Location: Cankaya, Turkey

Student Name and Class Year:  Ceyda Durmaz Dogan, 2014

Description:  UNDP Turkey works for progress in three core areas: Capacity building for democratic governance; action and advocacy for poverty reduction; and environment and sustainable development. In addition to these core areas, UNDP Turkey is emphasizing the role of women, private sector, capacity development, and information and communication technology in its policies and programmes. To achieve progress in these areas, UNDP seeks to establish partnerships with the central government, local administrations, civil society, academia and private sector to strengthen its contribution to Turkey’s development.

Nov 25 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Intern, WorldFish – Malaysia

Organization: WorldFish

Position Title: Climate Change Intern

Location: Penang, Malaysia

Hours and Compensation: Full time; A monthly stipend, a return ticket, and medical insurance will be provided

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

Description: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a program that aims to achieve sustainable food security by contributing to increasing the incomes and well-being of millions of poor people dependent on rural livelihoods, contributing to a reduction in hunger, and contributing to climate change mitigation by enhancing carbon storage and/or reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Natural Resources Management (NRM) Discipline of WorldFish is currently seeking an intern to support a CCAFS project to identify and implement support of mitigation priorities and opportunities in rice-dominated landscapes.

The project will provide support for policy makers in setting priorities and planning the scaling up of priority greenhouse gas mitigation options to meet national targets for low emissions development in Viet Nam. The project will use spatial targeting of hotspots and analyses of mitigation potential and effects on smallholders’ livelihoods to identify tradeoffs in scaling-up best bet options such as alternate wetting and drying, integrated soil crop system management, livestock feeding practices, land restoration and afforestation at regional/national scale. The Climate Smart Villages being established by CCAFS will provide proof of concept.

Responsibilities: This will be a 6 months paid internship and duties will include but not limited to:

Conduct literature survey on:

  1. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aquaculture production activities in relation to nutrient flows;
  2. Carbon losses from land use change to aquaculture (e.g. mangrove conversion);
  3. Associated greenhouse gas emissions resulting from post-harvest and other activities along the aquaculture value chain; and
  4. Mitigation strategies for reducing GHG emission from aquaculture-related operations.
  • Collect information through literature search and in consultation with experts (international and local) on specific characteristics of aquaculture production systems and their operational extent in the Mekong River Delta (MRD).
  • Compile a database for the above that can be used for estimating GHG balances for the aquaculture industry in the MRD.
  • Compile a report providing the background for project reports and papers.

Qualifications:

  A Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Sustainable Development or a related field

  A diploma or relevant certification in carbon management/accounting will be an added advantage

  Good analytical skills and interest in climate change and natural resources management

  Good spoken and written English communication skills

  The ability to work within a team

How to Apply: Please send us a resume and cover letter no later than 15 December stating your knowledge of and experience in research and participatory methods and related work experience. Your cover letter should also demonstrate what you hope to gain from this internship.