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Oct 26 / BARD CEP

International Research and Policy Intern, Food & Water Watch – Washington DC

Organization: Food & Water Watch

Position Title: International Research and Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: 15 hours/week minimum up to full-time

Application Deadline:

 Spring: This position may be full or part-time (15 hours per week minimum). Spring dates are January — May.

Summer: This position is full-time and runs for 10 weeks during May-August. Small stipends may be available for summer interns.

Fall: This position may be full or part-time (15 hours per week minimum). Fall term dates are September — December.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Description: Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people to take action and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. Since 2005, we have won significant victories to protect our food and water. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets. For more information check out our website at

The International Intern works directly with members of the international team to provide information, analysis and written materials to support Food & Water Watch campaigns. This internship is located in a relaxed office environment in Washington, DC and is metro accessible.


  • Research both corporations and government to help our team craft reports, briefing papers, and articles for the general public, media, NGOs, elected officials and government agencies
  • Assist researchers with data collection, synthesis, and analysis
  • Research emerging issues to move campaigns forward
  • Writing popular education blogs about our international campaigns
  • Lobbying Congress on international policy issues
  • Some administrative support (less than 10%)


•  Strong interest in Food & Water Watch issues and demonstrated commitment to social change.

•  Strong verbal and written communication and time management skills.

•  Sense of humor and ability to work well in a team.

•  Experience in academic and corporate research is a plus, as is a background in any of the following: international development, environmental science and policy, agriculture and natural resources management, food and nutrition, economics, political science.

•  Fluency in Spanish, French a bonus.

•  Preference given to current M.A. students.

How to Apply: Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, and writing sample to (Subject: International Research & Policy Internship). Please put the specific term for which you are applying in the subject line.

Oct 26 / BARD CEP

Internship Programme with OECD – France

Organization: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Position Title: Internship Programme

Location: Paris, France

Hours and Compensation: 40 hours per week, up to 6 months

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015; 2 rounds per Year; currently accepting for Winter Programme

Winter Programme (for those who wish to start the internship between January and June): Internship vacancy available on our website from mid-September to mid-March.

Summer Programme (for those who wish to start the internship between July and December): Internship vacancy available on our website from mid-March to mid-September.

Description: The OECD Internship Programme has been designed to bring highly qualified and motivated students with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation to work on projects linked to the Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General. Its main goal is to give to successful candidates an opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills as well as the experience to work in a truly international environment.


Research, data analysis and drafting

  • Participate in the preparation of studies and documents in areas of work of the Directorate or Service concerned.
  • Carry out documental research and review of existing material.
  • Collect, organise and evaluate data.
  • Contribute to the production of documents, working papers and publications resulting from the above activities, including drafting notes and preparing technical annexes.

Liaison and outreach

  • Participate in the organisation of meetings and seminars.
  • Establish and maintain professional contacts and build networks with officials in national administrations, researchers, other international organisations and member country Delegations.
  • Undertake other tasks as required.


Academic Background: Full time student in the field of economics or in another discipline related to the work of the OECD (social affairs, trade, agriculture, development, education, employment, environment, finance, fiscal affairs and statistics, among others).

Professional Background: International experience in research and analytical activities through studies, internships or professional activities would be an asset.

Tools: Solid quantitative and computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Languages: An excellent command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Key Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated by academic success and professional achievements.
  • Strong interest in the work of OECD in promoting international co-operation.
  • Ability to plan and implement independent research.
  • Proven ability to organise and summarise complex material.
  • Good organisational skills, ability to work effectively on the basis of general instructions with the capacity to prioritise tasks, often according to tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural and team oriented environment and to adapt to changing working methods and technologies.
  • Very good drafting and communication skills.

How to Apply: Please note that you will need to be enrolled as a student during your stay as an intern. Don’t forget to mention your availability in your cover letter. If you wish to apply for an internship at the OECD please click here.

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

Senior Project Analyst, The Climate Trust – Oregon

Organization: The Climate Trust

Position Title: Senior Project Analyst (Forestry)

Location: Portland, Oregon

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; Salary is commensurate with experience. The Climate Trust offers a very strong benefits package, including a generous medical, dental and vision plan; 5 weeks PTO; flexible work hours; a 401K match; and a bus/bike incentive program.

 Application Deadline: Open until filled (posted October 7, 2014)

Description: The Climate Trust, a quickly growing non-profit based in Portland, OR, is a national leader in the development and promotion of high quality greenhouse gas offset projects. The Trust is seeking a detail oriented forestry expert to provide technical expertise to support project acquisition efforts in the forestry sector, prioritize the adoption of land based conservation projects throughout the US for acquisition as part of The Climate Trust’s portfolio, and assist in delivery of climate services as related to project acquisitions. This is an exciting opportunity to work on innovative climate change solutions in a highly collaborative, congenial, and entrepreneurial atmosphere.

• Evaluate greenhouse gas emission reduction projects including eligibility assessment, quantification, protocol requirements, and project viability with a preference for individuals with demonstrated experience in forestry sector projects
• Track and advise The Climate Trust on forest carbon policy and market related developments. Serve as the primary point of engagement with Project Standards organizations on respective forest carbon project protocols
• Work with project owners to gather the necessary information to measure, monitor, and verify a project’s emissions reduction performance
• Manage and track the contractual obligations and performance of forest carbon emission reduction purchase agreements and additional emission reduction purchase agreements as assigned
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including technical experts, registry staff, verifiers, and project developers in multiple sectors
• Contribute to the development and implementation of forest carbon climate services initiatives such as scoping and budgeting and executing climate services deliverables


• Ability to travel
• MA or MS in natural sciences
• Strong working knowledge of forestry compliance and voluntary carbon market standards and protocols
• Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the models used in quantifying forestry carbon offset projects
• Strong communication skills
• Strong Excel, database, and quantitative skills
• Strong writing, research, and analysis skills
• Ability to translate technical concepts into written deliverable to non technical audiences

How to Apply: Use the Apply page on our website, or email your resume and cover letter (including desired salary range) directly to Please include the position title in the subject line. You can also mail a hard copy of your application to:

Attn: Sr. Project Analyst, Forestry
The Climate Trust
65 SW Yamhill St., Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

Government Affairs Intern, Land Trust Alliance – Washington, DC

Organization: Land Trust Alliance

Position Title: Government Affairs Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time (part-time considered); unpaid

 Application Deadline: This internship is part of our year-long Government Affairs internship program. If you are unable to join us for the spring, we welcome you to consider another period:

  • Spring internship will run from January 5to May 29, 2015.
  • Summer internship will run from June 1to August 21, 2015.

Description: Help strengthen land conservation across America by joining the dedicated, dynamic government affairs team at the Land Trust Alliance!  We’re looking for a full-time, unpaid Government Affairs Intern (part-time may be considered for the fall and spring periods). The fall internship will run from September 8th through December 19th. The spring internship will run from January 5 through May 29. The ideal candidate is a student or young professional with demonstrated interest in government affairs and conservation policy who is capable of proactively researching political relationships, drafting informational materials on conservation issues, and communicating directly with land trusts, coalition partners, and federal officials. You’ll find that interning for a small organization will give you ample opportunities to interact with all aspects of our work, be in the room at key meetings and events, and gain valuable nonprofit and Capitol Hill experience.


  • Organizing the third annual Land Trust Advocacy Day
  • Recruiting congressional co-sponsors, primarily by mobilizing local land trusts to ask
  • Securing letters of commendation to Accredited land trusts from their representatives
  • Gathering and presenting success stories of effective advocacy and program benefits
  • Supporting our advocacy network by recruiting email subscribers, tracking land trust relationships with Congress, and analyzing debrief reports from our Advocacy Day
  • Supporting our tax incentive and farm bill coalition meetings, initiatives, and events
  • Drafting and updating policy fact-sheets, web content, Congressional district maps, and other communications for a variety of internal and external audience
  • Scheduling, preparing packets for, and occasionally attending  meetings with public officials


  • Demonstrated interest in public policy. Previous involvement in grassroots campaigns or experience on Capitol Hill a plus.
  • Familiarity with land conservation, including knowledge of land trusts and of relevant tax issues, highly desirable.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, ability to communicate effectively with both the Alliance members and public decision-makers.
  • Willingness to balance direct advocacy with the detailed record keeping and follow-through that will be essential to our success.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications is essential, with database and/or GIS experience a plus.
  • Must be able to work constructively with others from a broad range of political perspectives.

How to Apply: Send resume and brief cover letter detailing your qualifications and availability by email with the subject line of Government Affairs Intern and your last name. If email is not an option, applications will be accepted by mail to Bethany Erb, Land Trust Alliance, 1660 L Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

Policy Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society – Belgium

Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society

Position Title: Policy officer (temporary)

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Hours and Compensation: Part time (50%) until end of June 2015 (with a possible extension)

 Application Deadline: Open until filled (Updated October 21)

Description: Reports to: Director of European Policy and Government Relations

Position Objective: The Policy Officer’s role is to support the WCS Director of European Policy in promoting WCS conservation policy objectives and assisting with administrative tasks. The post will be based in the WCS Brussels office and will require close coordination with WCS Europe in London and WCS’s programme development and international policy departments based in New York.

Responsibilities: Policy: working with the Director of European Policy and the Vice President for International Policy to:
• Prepare briefings related to policies relevant to WCS Brussels office activities;
• Support the WCS International Policy programme, particularly the Director of European Policy, in advocating WCS policies to
relevant individuals and organizations;
• Help to create effective communication with key partners and others, and help develop and extend working relationships to
inform policy makers of WCS’ work;
• Undertake any necessary administrative duties to ensure the  smooth running of the office; and
• Assist with the management and organization of events and meetings as required.


• A Degree, preferably to Masters level and in a field relevant to  wildlife conservation
•  Excellent oral and written communication skills
•  Fluency in English required; fluency in  German, French or any  other European languages would be an asset
•  Ability to engage effectively with others in policy
•  Experience of using new digital media, creation of web based content and social media would be an asset
•  Relevant qualification or experience in organizing meetings and ensuring follow-up
•  Knowledge of biodiversity policies or another policy area relevant to this post
•  Commitment to conservation
•  Experience of, and evidence of successfully working with, decision-makers, parliamentary and civil service contacts
•  In-depth knowledge of current affairs where appropriate
•  Confident and personable in character
•  Computer literate
•  Willingness to work flexible hours

How to Apply: Apply online at Wildlife Conservation Society website.

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

Western States Program Assistant (Internship), Union of Concerned Scientists – California

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientist

Position Title: California & Western States Program Assistant (Intern)

Location: Oakland, California

Hours and Compensation: This is a full-time, benefits-eligible internship position, lasting from January 5, 2015 through September 30, 2015. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is the equivalent of $15 per hour.

 Application Deadline: November 9, 2014

Description: The California and Western States Program Assistant will help the California and Western States office organize and communicate support for strong climate, clean energy, and clean vehicles policies. In particular, the Program Assistant will help organize support from key audiences, coordinate events that educate policymakers on UCS issues, and aid in other outreach activities.

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible 9-month paid internship position.


•  Manage planning of events that connect UCS experts with policy makers;

•  Support organizing of scientists, other experts, activists, and coalition partners in California and other western states;

•  Assist with online communications to UCS citizen and science networks;

•  Assist with drafting of letters, fact sheets, talking points, letters-to-the-editor, website content, emails, and other communications;

•  Support office in handling day-to-day projects and activities based on urgency, such as background research, responding to inquiries, or attending meetings and events;

•  Track outreach activities and help maintain databases and distribution lists.

Qualifications: Candidates must have strong demonstrated organizational skills as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Must have the ability to be flexible to respond to fast-changing campaign needs; ability to write for and speak to lay audiences; and ability to communicate effectively with professionals who may be expert and/or prominent in their fields. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Some understanding of database maintenance, web management and on-line organizing tools is preferred. Strong candidates will have a proven track record of taking initiative and being comfortable managing projects. Campaign experience is a plus. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, how you learned about the position and resume via email to and include “California Program Assistant” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

Midwest Energy Advocate, Union of Concerned Scientists – Illinois

Organization: Union of Concerned Scientists

Position Title: Energy Advocate (Midwest)

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Hours and Compensation: This is a one-year, temporary position. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is in the high $50s to high $60s.

Application Deadline: November 2, 2014

Description: Based in UCS’s Chicago, IL office, the Energy Advocate is responsible for advocating for UCS’s legislative and regulatory policy positions in key Midwest states, particularly related to advancing clean energy and other efforts to reduce carbon pollution.  The Energy Advocate supports UCS’s research, analysis, communications and outreach efforts and engages with policymakers, regulators, and other stakeholders to promote greater use of clean energy resources and reduce fossil fuel use at the state, regional and national level.


  • Develop and implement legislative and regulatory advocacy initiatives in key states to promote and support UCS clean energy policies and positions. Represent UCS positions in meetings with governor’s offices, state agency staff, environmental and utility regulators, state legislators and legislative staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Track and evaluate relevant legislative bills, policies, and regulations. Compile, draft, and deliver comments and testimony for public agencies and legislators on energy policy issues, including expert testimony and cross-examination in regulatory and legislative proceedings.
  • Develop legislative strategies that target key decision-makers in collaboration with UCS outreach staff. Collaborate with outreach staff to mobilize UCS supports, scientists and other experts in support of UCS’s policy objectives.
  • Utilize UCS’s research and analyses to support the organization’s efforts to advance policy, regulatory and market support for clean energy development in the electricity sector at the state and regional levels.
  • Support the development of reports and other materials that highlight the results of UCS’s technical analyses. Maintain UCS’s engagement in coalitions and advise coalitions on advocacy strategy in accordance with UCS’s policy objectives.
  • Represent UCS’s positions and convey UCS’s analyses in state and regional coalitions, at workshops, hearings, conferences, and other public forums. Consider impact of activities on UCS’s reputation and credibility in both public and private venues.

Qualifications: Position requires 5-7 years of comparable and relevant experience. Position requires broad knowledge of Midwest energy and climate issues as well as a thorough understanding of advocacy campaigns and the legislative process, including advocacy/lobbying techniques. Master’s degree level knowledge of energy and/or environmental issues with emphasis on a broad array of both clean and conventional energy technologies and policies in Midwest states is required.  A proven track record in the application of advocacy and lobbying techniques, proficient oral and written communications skills (including the ability to translate technical information for non-technical audiences), and public and media relations capabilities are pre-requisites for this position.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to and include “Midwest Energy Advocate” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please.

Oct 25 / BARD CEP

India Climate Change Initiative Intern, Natural Resources Defense Council – California

Organization: Natural Resources Defense Council

Position Title: India Climate Change Initiative Intern

Location: San Francisco, California

Hours and Compensation: Scheduling details are negotiable, but candidates must be prepared to work the equivalent of at least 18-24 hours in NRDC’s San Francisco office over the course of the Spring 2015 academic term.

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: NRDCis a leading nonprofit environmental organization that has been marshaling science and the law to protect the environment and public health since 1970. NRDC engages in scientific research, litigation, lobbying, and public education on air, water, public health, climate change, energy, public land, smart growth, international, urban, environmental justice, and nuclear issues.

Responsibilities: NRDC’s India Initiative on Climate Change and Clean Energy, launched in 2009, works with partners in India to help build a low-carbon, sustainable economy. Our work in India involves interrelated projects, which build on decades of NRDC’s experience confronting environmental challenges in the United States and around the world.

NRDC seeks interns with the intelligence, skill, confidence, and maturity to assume serious responsibility. The ideal candidate will be a current law student or graduate student, who can integrate the internship into an ongoing course of study and obtain academic credit and/or work-study funding to support the work. Interns work with the India Initiative team to research legal and policy issues related to our work in India and the United States. Interns are invited to participate in team planning and strategy meetings. Strong research and writing skills are required; technical skills in renewables, efficiency, and public health are sought.

How to Apply: To apply, please create a profile and upload your cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample and reference list. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible. If you have questions about the application process, please email Ariel Cooper at Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Oct 20 / BARD CEP

Conference: 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development, Global Environment Facility – Washington, DC

Conference: 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development

Organization: Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office

Conference dates: November 4-6, 2014

Location: Washington, DC

Description: The 2nd International Conference will tackle the difficulties linked to the evaluation of climate change and development, described by many as a major 21st century evaluation challenge. Participants for the conference are expected to be drawn equally from the global South and North to take stock of existing tools and methods but also reflect on and share experiences on emerging approaches in order to improve the practice of climate change evaluation. Efforts will also be made towards identify new and innovative ways to create an enabling environment for the demand and use of climate change and development evaluation in order to improve policy making”

The conference is FREE, however, badges are upon invitation. Go to this link for non-presenters in order to have a badge.

Oct 20 / BARD CEP

Funding Opportunity: The Wetland Foundation Travel Grant

Organization: The Wetland Foundation

Who can apply: Any student currently enrolled full-time at an academic institution in the USA and who meets the specific criteria for one of the types of grants listed to the left. The funded activity (conference, research, course) may take place anywhere, including non-USA locations, and international students are eligible IF they are attending a university in the USA.

Grant application deadline: Deadline for the 2015 travel grants is Nov. 22, 2014.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated interest in wetland science.  Travel grants are to support participation in wetland science education and research activities.  The successful grantee will demonstrate this interest in the application package.
  2. Demonstrated intent to use the grant for wetland science-related activities.  The successful grantee will clearly document this intent in the application package.
  3. Demonstrated aptitude to succeed in a wetland science career.  The successful grantee will clearly document their potential to succeed in pursuit of a career in wetland science.
  4. Demonstrated need for the grant.  Travel grants are meant to aid promising students with limited travel funds.  The successful grantee will demonstrate need in the application package and document it through current and pending support and letters of support.

Description: To learn more about these travel grants, visit the Wetland Foundation website.

Conference Travel Grant Type 1 ($600): For advanced undergraduate and graduate students who have never attended a wetland scientific conference and who have limited funds for travel.

Conference Travel Grant Type 2 ($1200): For advanced undergraduate and graduate students with limited funding to present their wetland research findings at a conference.

Field Travel Grant Type 1 ($800): For outstanding graduate students with limited funding to defray field expenses associated with thesis or dissertation research on wetlands.

Field Travel Grant Type 2 ($1000): For promising undergraduate students to attend field courses focused on wetlands.

How to apply: The application package should be prepared by the applicant and include six components:

  1. A 1-2 page resumé and a separate, high-resolution photograph (jpg) of you doing fieldwork, labwork, or a hobby.
  2. A statement of what you hope to be doing in five years (one page or less).
  3. Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) records. It is acceptable to send a photocopy or a downloaded copy of a transcript, but it must contain the institutional name/logo, your name, and all of your coursework, grades, and GPA.
  4. 2 letters of support, one from your department chair and/or advisor who can attest to your academic standing, academic financial status, need for travel funds, and interest in wetlands.  The letters must include an official letterhead and complete contact information and should be sent separately by your references via email.
  5. Current and pending support for you and your major advisor (indicate what portion pertains to you) (C&P.doc).
  6. Description of how the grant would be spent (depends on type), including a budget (budget.docx):

Conference Travel Grant Type 1 :  provide the name, the location, and the dates of the conference; in addition, provide a 1-2 paragraph description of why you want to attend this conference and what you hope to gain from the experience.

Conference Travel Grant Type 2:  provide the name, the location, and the dates of the conference; in addition, provide the title of the paper you plan to present, names and contact information of other authors (if any), and a copy of the abstract to be submitted.

Field Travel Grant Type 1:  provide a 2-page description of your research, including title, and how the grant would be used.

Field Travel Grant Type 2: provide information about the field course or workshop (what, when, where, how much) and a 1-page description of why you want to attend and what you expect to get out of the experience.

The student should submit the application package by email; applications submitted by the student’s advisor will not be considered; if university rules require grant applications to be submitted by their sponsored programs office, the student must be copied on the submission email. The application package should be emailed to by the close of business (5 pm CST) on November 22. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all required documents are submitted; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Oct 18 / BARD CEP

Policy and Legislative Fellow, Global Green – California

Organization: Global Green

Position Title: Policy and Legislative Affairs Fellow

Location: Santa Monica, California

Hours and Compensation: 25 hours/week – full-time; modest stipend available

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Global Green USA’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Department seeks a Fellow for a minimum of six months to assist with Global Green’s various policy and advocacy initiatives on green buildings, renewable energy and climate change. Timing is flexible, but position will ideally run from mid-July through end of December. The P&LA Fellowship position carries with it some of the same responsibilities as paid staff and is an incredible opportunity to contribute directly to the work of Global Green and hone skills.


  • Research on policy and legislative issues
  • Assisting in crafting policy analysis, written statement and testimony, fact sheets, etc.
  • Assisting in outreach and public awareness efforts
  • Attending meetings on relevant topics
  • General office administrative tasks.

Qualifications: Positive attitude and demonstrated maturity in a professional setting; Ability to communicate effectively and public speaking skills are important; Strong writing skills also important; Applicant should have knowledge of or interest in climate change, green building, renewable energy policy issues; Ability to work independently a must; automobile required. This position is based out of our Santa Monica office and cannot be done remotely.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter describing their interest in this position via email Please put “P&LA Fellow” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. EOE.

Oct 18 / BARD CEP

National and Southeast Program Intern, Climate Action Network – Southeast

Organization: Climate Action Network

Position Title: National and Southeast Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC (preferred); or working remotely from Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, New Orleans, or any other Southeast transportation hub

Hours and Compensation: 35-40 hours/week, $800 monthly stipend.

 Application Deadline: Open until filled; Position dates: Early September 2014- December 2014 or beyond; interns are expected to commit for a duration of 4 to 6 months. Specific dates are flexible; negotiable start and end dates.

Description: The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) is the largest US network of organizations focused on energy and climate issues. USCAN’s mission is to support and strengthen US-based civil society organizations’ influence on the development and implementation of local, national, and international climate policy and action. The Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN), a program of USCAN, is a regional network of nearly 200 organizations working across 12 states in the Southeast. SCEN’s mission is strategic coordination among organizations in the Southeast to secure fair, just and science-based climate and energy policies. As an intern for USCAN, you will work for both the national outreach and Southeast regional programs. Through both, you will have the opportunity to get a bird’s eye view on what’s happening in climate and energy politics on a national and regional level.

Here, you’ll obtain real-world experience while supporting our outreach and programmatic work. Your duties will include research, programmatic support, event planning, and outreach. You’ll have the opportunity to work with the diverse collection of organizations that make up the clean energy and climate movement. Best of all, an internship with USCAN introduces you to and puts you in touch with our entire network.


The intern’s position will be dynamic and include work in outreach, programs, fundraising, and event planning, such as:

  • Monitor major state newspapers for climate and clean energy news,
  • Routinely review the websites of member organizations and other stakeholders for campaigns or announcements,
  • Create and deliver summary reports to supervisor,
  • Establish working relationships with USCAN and SCEN organizational members,
  • Assist with listserve management, and
  • Other duties as required.

For national outreach and membership:

  • Attend and assist with organizing community meetings and briefings for USCAN members,
  • Design new outreach documents and digital materials,
  • Attend briefings, congressional hearings, and other events as needed,
  • Help coordinate USCAN member engagement and surveys,
  • Help manage USCAN member database and list serves, and
  • Research, identify, and assist with outreach to potential new member organizations.

For Southeast regional coordination:

  • Prepare weekly Huddle Round-Up newsletter for members.
  • Track progress of Southeast state legislative sessions, state and municipal public service commissions, and the Environmental Protection Agency,
  • Assist in the development of a Southeast climate and clean energy strategic plan and power map,
  • Continuously update SCEN member roster information,
  • Research grant opportunities for SCEN and its members,
  • Assist with fundraising research,
  • Logistics and event planning for SCEN summits, and
  • Represent SCEN in calls, conferences, and events when possible.


  • Knowledge of climate and energy issues,
  • An understanding of community organizing, civil society, and government,
  • Event planning skills,
  • Writing and research experience is highly desired,
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively and responsibly communicate via phone, email, and Skype,
  • A passion for working with diverse constituencies,
  • Ability to work remotely is highly valued,
  • Takes initiative and completes tasks independently,
  • Strong organizational skills,
  • Positive attitude,
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and other software applications, and
  • Ability to travel in the Southeast.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a brief cover letter describing their interest in this position, resume, and professional references via email to Rudi Navarra ( with the subject ‘First Name Last Name, USCAN Internship’. Position available until position is filled. No inquiries by phone, please.

Oct 18 / BARD CEP

Environment Associate, PEW Charitable Trusts – Washington, DC

Organization: PEW Charitable Trusts

Position Title: Associate, Environment

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full-time; competitive

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: For the past two decades, Pew has been a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Our work is focused on reducing the scope and severity of three major global environmental problems:

Dramatic changes to the Earth’s climate brought about by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the planet’s atmosphere; The erosion of large terrestrial wilderness ecosystems that contain a great part of the world’s remaining biodiversity; and, The destruction of the world’s marine environment.

Reporting to the senior officer and executive advisor, this position will support the implementation of a broad array of work critical to the ongoing success of the environment department. Working as part of a team directly supporting the executive vice president, the individual in this role will help to meet key deliverables that advance the department and institutional agenda and the mission of the organization.


  • Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of issues related to the portfolio and strategic goals of the environment group.
    ·  Draft, review and edit letters and reports, including web-based materials.
    ·  Prepare materials as needed to support internal and external meetings.
    ·  Help organize events, donor trips, speaking engagements, meetings and workshops.
  • Monitor trends, external developments and news related to the work of the environment group and prepare succinct daily summaries.
  • Develop briefings and background papers; contribute to the development of reports, articles or other materials as needed.
  • Undertake research as needed to ensure the highest standard of information is available to the executive office of the environment group and the broader environment program.
  • Help to implement systems designed to ensure the smooth functioning of the environment group’s executive office.
  • Provide support to ensure the successful execution of special projects.
  • Support effective communication and interface with other departments through timely response to requests and preparation of information to meet deadlines.
  • Other tasks, as assigned.


  • Develop and maintain a broad knowledge of issues related to the portfolio and strategic goals of the environment group.
  • Draft, review and edit letters and reports, including web-based materials.
  • Prepare materials as needed to support internal and external meetings.
  • Help organize events, donor trips, speaking engagements, meetings and workshops.
  • Monitor trends, external developments and news related to the work of the environment group and prepare succinct daily summaries.
  • Develop briefings and background papers; contribute to the development of reports, articles or other materials as needed.
  • Undertake research as needed to ensure the highest standard of information is available to the executive office of the environment group and the broader environment program.
  • Help to implement systems designed to ensure the smooth functioning of the environment group’s executive office.
  • Provide support to ensure the successful execution of special projects.
  • Support effective communication and interface with other departments through timely response to requests and preparation of information to meet deadlines.
  • Other tasks, as assigned.

How to Apply: Apply online at PEW Charitable Trusts website.

Oct 18 / BARD CEP

Forestry, Agriculture and Climate Change Expert, South Pole Carbon – International

Organization: South Pole Carbon

Position Title: Forestry, Agriculture and Climate Change Expert

Location: Medellin, Colombia; or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; or Zurich, Switzerland

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: Would you like to be part of our dynamic, global, and growing team? South Pole Carbon is an energetic, international company focusing on growing new products and solutions to improve the state of the climate and environment. With 13 offices around the globe and operations in more than 20 countries, the company enables the implementation and operation of high-quality emission-reduction projects that address climate change and sustainable development. Our mission is to inspire and enable our customers to create value from environmental and social sustainability.

Market-based approaches to reduce GHG emissions have emerged as key instruments for international and national climate policy making. The UNFCCC process (with the upcoming COP in Lima, and the crucial COP 21 in Paris) is showing progress towards defining a long lasting framework for the AFOLU sector (including for REDD+MRV and finance). Therefore, there is a strong need for policy advice and decision making support in relation to: development of baselines, reference (emission) levels, NAMA feasibilities and implementation, design and implementation of emission trading schemes, internal carbon prices and clean agricultural commodity policies.

These climate policy advisory services will be required to support the development of sustainable land use sector / agricultural sector programs or projects. Our clients are multi-lateral organisations and development banks and NGOs.

Responsibilities: As a member of our asset development unit, you will work on the implementation of project development and advisory mandates in the land use area in an international team and with external experts and organisations.

Support South Pole Carbon’s forestry project department in technical work and support of marketing and sales of solutions such as forest carbon credits or forest footprints.


  • A university degree in Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Socioeconomics, Environmental Economics, Forestry, Geoecology, Geography, Political sciences or related disciplines
  • At least two years of relevant experience in project development or consultancy positions
  • Excellent oral and written command of Spanish and English (French, German or Portuguese are an advantage)
  • Understanding of REDD+, Climate Smart Agriculture and Land Use related carbon methodologies and markets, and of existing market based GHG mitigation instruments and concepts
  • Project management, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to act independently in a multicultural environment
  • Analytical Skills
  • Diligent, reliable and independent approach to work
  • Knowledge of statistical software application, forest inventories and Geographic Information Systems are an advantage.

How to Apply: If you are interested in joining a young and international team looking to make a difference to the world we would be happy to hear from you! We offer competitive compensation and company benefits.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Christian Dannecker, Director Forestry, per e-mail using

Oct 18 / BARD CEP

Housing Opportunity: Rhinebeck Room Available to BCEP Student/Staff for Spring 2015

Available to a non-smoking BCEP graduate student or staff for the 2015 Spring semester:
Sacious basement sitting bedroom with adjoining bathroom-kitchenette, fully furnished with TV/Wifi and use of shared washer/dryer in Rhinebeck, New York, which is about 12 miles south of Bard College, but not on the Bard shuttle bus routes.  The L-shaped room has a 4’x4′ window facing south, while the kitchenette has a small window facing north.
Entrance is private, but entry must remain available for the landlady to access the washer/dryer and other basement areas. Rent for the spring semester is $ 1900, including all utilities.
If interested, call Isabella Scholte after November 1, 2014, at (845) 876 2781 or e-mail


Oct 17 / BARD CEP

Part-Time Stream Restoration Technician, Bergen SWAN – New Jersey

Organization: Bergen Save the Watershed Action Network

Position Title: Part-Time Stream Restoration Technician

Location: Westwood, New Jersey

Hours and Compensation: 10 hours per month (flexible hours), 8 months per year; two years

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities: For an existing stream restoration project along a waterway traversing the Emerson Woods Preserve, Emerson, NJ, installed in October 2013. Working independently, or with the assistance of other professionals (naturalists, engineers, watershed ecologists)

and volunteers:

  • Establish a thorough knowledge base of the project and the surrounding circumstances – tour the project, study diagrams and file documents, observe the landscape in and around the work site, talk with past and present key players.
  • Maintain healthy plantings – hand water, mulch, add soil amendments as necessary. Determine a viable regular source of water for the site. Replace sick or expired plants with the same or similar native species. Compile a list of recommended plants for the site with an emphasis on diversity and the best choices for erosion control and wildlife needs. Create a database of local sources for native plants and develop a relationship with the nursery owners.
  • Control invasive species – identify the range of invasives; create an action plan for eradication; weed out garlic mustard, stilt grass, violets, pachysandra and other problem plants. Orchestrate volunteer pulls on pre-determined dates.
  • Maintain site integrity – note and address any issues with regard to compromised fencing, intrusion by wildlife or vandals.
  • Document conditions at the site – regularly compare current plantings to the original planting list; record overall health of plants individually and collectively, noting any signs of disease, dieback, encroachment, or loss. Identify causes. Keep an eye on the flow and clarity of the stream. Photograph conditions and changes.
  • Prepare preliminary quarterly reports – Using the above documentation, prepare a quarterly report for submission to and editing by the Bergen SWAN Director, who will in turn submit it to the NJDEP Land Use Regulatory Program.
  • Optimize the stormceptor system – gain a technical understanding of how this system operates and how it should be periodically cleaned. Work with the Emerson DPW to implement twice yearly clearing out of debris. Report any system malfunctions.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have prior experience with planning, implementing, and managing ecological landscapes along waterways in the northeast, as well as a working knowledge of stormwater issues and practices, and familiarity with the Hackensack River Watershed. They should know native vs. invasive flora and fauna of the region. Good writing, speaking, and photographic skills are a must. They will need expertise with PC software necessary to produce professional looking reports. An ability to interact cooperatively with a wide range of key players – municipal representatives, naturalists, and volunteers, and Bergen SWAN staff – is key, as well as the facility for supervising a small group of volunteer workers.

The candidate must have stamina and a strong back as a good deal of physical work is required. Candidates must carry their own medical and workers’ compensation insurance as an independent contractor or via their employer, school, or other institution.

How to Apply: Please email your resume and any questions to, or call 201-666-1877.

Oct 12 / BARD CEP

Policy and Communications Intern, Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition – Virginia

Organization: Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition

Position Title: Policy and Communications Intern

Location: Reston, Virginia (This internship can be performed from a remote location)

Hours and Compensation: 20 hrs/week; unpaid

 Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description:  Virginia Advanced Energy Industries Coalition (VAEIC) seeks one to two graduate or under graduate student who i) has a passion for green energy and sustainability; ii) has an academic focus on either political science/government, environmental/sustainability studies, or communications/marketing/business or related fields; and iii) has knowledge and experience in the clean tech and/or sustainability industries. The candidate must possess strong analytical and communication skills.

Responsibilities: The intern will be engaged in a subset of the following activities: i) planning, researching energy policy and commercial issues; ii) analyzing economics and policy; iii) identifying and interviewing field experts; iv) writing policy white papers and media-focused position pieces; v) tracking industry media; vi) managing and posting to our social media sites; and vii) supporting various organizational functions including membership support, membership development, and membership communications. We will provide the interns structured tasks and project oriented work that provide opportunities to learn, develop capabilities and network in our industry.

The internships will provide hands on experience in our rapidly growing industry, will develop broadly applicable careers capabilities and will provide access to our dynamic and growing coalition. Work hours will be structured to meet the individual needs but we expect 20 hour per week during the school year. We will support any student who wishes to use the internship towards academic credit.

How to Apply: Please submit an email describing your qualifications and resume to

Oct 12 / BARD CEP

Indonesia Climate Policy Analyst, World Resources Institute – Indonesia

Organization: World Resources Institute

Position Title: Indonesia Climate Policy Analyst

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

Hours and Compensation: Starting date:  as soon as possible; End date:  March 2015.  Contract may be extended depending on program needs and consultant performance.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The World Resources Institute (WRI)’s Climate Program is seeking a Climate Policy Consultant to provide scoping and analysis of Indonesia’s land use, energy and climate policy sectors under the Open Climate Network (OCN).

OCN brings together independent research institutes and civil society groups from key countries to track and report on their countries’ progress toward addressing climate change.

As part of these efforts, OCN is currently seeking to address information and analysis needs related to the formulation of post-2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation pledges or intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) in major economies, including Indonesia. INDCs are expected to be put forth in early 2015 by most major economies and finalized at the end of 2015 as part of a global agreement under the Under Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. With a new Presidential administration taking office in Indonesia in October 2014, there is much uncertainly regarding the timeline and substance of Indonesia’s INDC.  WRI aims to better understand the climate policies and emissions reductions targets that will be promoted by this new administration, as well as the existing research that may help inform the INDC process.

WRI seeks a climate policy expert, based in Indonesia, to lead a scoping assessment, which will include interviews with key officials and desk research.  This assessment will gather critical intelligence and identify analytical and influence priorities for Indonesia’s mitigation goals going forward.  The expert will be supported by the WRI Indonesia team based in Jakarta and WRI’s Climate Program staff based in Washington, DC.


Major responsibilities

  • Research and report on the current state of Indonesia’s INDC process and the formulation of its post-2020 pledge.
  • Identify and analyze existing government and non-government reports, articles, or other media that can inform the INDC process (e.g., studies of GHG emissions baselines from different sectors, potential GHG mitigation impact of different policies).
  • Identify and analyze key GHG mitigation policies at the national and sub-national level, across all sectors, including current status and implementation challenges.
  • Provide recommendations for further OCN analysis to support Indonesia’s INDC process and mitigation goals more broadly.

Required Deliverables

  • Memo outlining intelligence on the formulation of Indonesia’s INDC
  • Paper synthesizing literature on Indonesia’s future GHG emissions and discussing implications for Indonesia’s INDC
  • Memo proposing recommendations for monitoring climate policy implementation in Indonesia


  • Knowledge of national and international climate policy
  • Strong network with senior Indonesia government officials and research organizations
  • Strong analytical background (e.g., familiarity with GHG projections, expertise in forestry or energy sector, policy formulation, or other related work)
  • Ability to communicate in English (oral and written)
  • Ability to understand, read and write Bahasa Indonesia fluently; native speaker preferred
  • Flexible schedule and availability through March, 2015

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

Oct 12 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, American Forests – Washington, DC

Organization: American Forests

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: American Forests’ Policy team develops the organization’s positions on forest conservation issues, directs the advocacy engagement activities and manages the government relations of the organization.


•  Monitor federal legislation, regulations and policy information on strategic conservation issues relating to American Forests’ policy platform and priorities.

•  Help prepare communication materials related to such issues in the form of updates and alerts, advocacy letters, blog posts, website content and fact sheets.

•  Attend meetings with federal agency and congressional staff members and monitor legislative briefings and hearings related to strategic conservation issues.

•  Prepare internal research briefings on strategic conservation issues to inform organizational policy positions.

•  Aid in the implementation of program and policy initiatives

Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university. Must be receiving college credit for the internship. Demonstrated interest in policy and federal government affairs related to environmental, forest, or natural resource issues is preferred.


  • Strong verbal/written communications
  • Strong computer skills
  • Skills and experience in interpreting natural resource data are preferred.
  • An ability to work in a team environment and to manage multiple tasks is required.

How to Apply: We are currently accepting applicants for fall 2014 and beyond. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Turner (

Oct 12 / BARD CEP

Environmental Officer, World Food Programme – Kenya

Organization: World Food Programme

Position Title: Environmental Officer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Hours and Compensation: Full-time

 Application Deadline: October 20, 2014

Description: The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill the position of Environmental Officer (Administration) P3, based in our Regional Bureau in Nairobi, Kenya with direct reporting lines to our Facilities Management Branch (RMMI) at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The position may be subject to location change in the future.This position covers the core compliance with UN-wide initiatives and WFP’s specific commitment to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as to work towards a wider framework of environmental managements systems addressing areas of water, waste, and natural resources. The person in such position is a technical advisor and implementer of environmental management systems, standards and practices. The position allows WFP to have technically well founded programmes, operate from an environmental sustainability standpoint, and affirm its leadership in “greening up to the last mile” within the UN system.

Responsibilities: The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill the position of Environmental Officer (Administration) P3, based in our Regional Bureau in Nairobi, Kenya with direct reporting lines to our Facilities Management Branch (RMMI) at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The position may be subject to location change in the future. This position covers the core compliance with UN-wide initiatives and WFP’s specific commitment to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as to work towards a wider framework of environmental managements systems addressing areas of water, waste, and natural resources. The person in such position is a technical advisor and implementer of environmental management systems, standards and practices. The position allows WFP to have technically well founded programmes, operate from an environmental sustainability standpoint, and affirm its leadership in “greening up to the last mile” within the UN system.



  • University degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, or related

subject is required.


  • At least five years of progressively responsible post degree experience in

environmental management and/or corporate/project reporting roles is required;

experience should span energy/GHG management and at least one other from this

list: water management; waste management; air pollution; environmental

compliance; Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Management

Systems; corporate reporting;

  • Prior experience of applying the Greenhouse Gas Protocol is required.
  • Prior experience of applying international environmental management standards,

(ISO, EMAS, GRI or similar) will be highly regarded;

  • Prior experience of the Climate Neutral UN initiative, Sustainable UN working group

and/or prior experience at WFP will be highly regarded;

  • Use of MS Office software to at least the intermediate level is required, including


  • Experience of database management (particularly Oracle-based systems) is

required. Prior experience with ARCHIBUS facilities management software will be

highly regarded.


  • WFP’s core competencies for professionals include action management,

communication skills and high standards of ethics and values.


  • Working knowledge (proficiency/level C) of English and intermediate knowledge

(level B) of another UN official language, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and

Spanish, or one of WFP’s working languages, Portuguese.

Non-Rotational Nature

Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. This position is

however classified as “non-rotational” which means the incumbent shall not be subject to

the regular reassignment process unless the position is reclassified as rotational.

Terms and Conditions

Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of

one year.

How to Apply: Go to:

Step 1: Register and create your online CV.

Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit

your application.

NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for

this vacancy.