Organization: Third Way
Position Title: Social Policy and Politics Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: Third Way’s Social Policy & Politics Program advances the case for moderate-led U.S. politics, advocates for 21st century education policies, and aims for progress on hot-button social issues like marriage for gay couples, guns, abortion, marijuana, and social mobility. In our politics work, we conduct original research and provide analysis of existing polling and trend data to educate policymakers, advocates, the media, and others about the beliefs, policy preferences, and concerns of self-identified moderate voters. Our education work aims to modernize the teaching profession and establish an education agenda and narrative that allows moderate Democrats to reclaim their title as the party of education. On social policy, we offer groundbreaking new frameworks, approaches, and policy solutions to move our country forward and find common ground on often divisive social issues.
- Produce internal background memos on specific policy issues for the Social Policy & Politics team and Third Way senior staff;
- Attend events and Hill meetings as a representative of Third Way and reported back to the Social Policy & Politics team;
- Compose draft letters of support for specific pieces of legislation for submission to the Congressional Record;
- Track the progress of ballot measures and state legislative efforts on social policy issues in the states; and,
- Research, analyze, and brief the Social Policy & Politics team about new public opinion research on relevant issues.
- Education: The ideal candidate will be in graduate school or have just finished a degree
- Policy interest: A knowledge of and interest in national politics is necessary
Research skills: A strong background in quantitative analysis, outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as an excellent attention to detail, are imperative.
How to Apply: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please send the following in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please reference the semester and program in which you are interested within the subject line of your email (e.g. Summer Internship).
Organization: International Council on Clean Transportation
Position Title: Fuels Program Intern
Location: London, England
Dates and compensation: June 1 – September 7, 2015; The internship will be paid commensurate with experience. The range for masters students is $2,100-$2,300.
Description: The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change. The ICCT is a small and dynamic organization that offers an opportunity to directly contribute to policies addressing climate change and air quality impacts from the transportation sector. The ICCT has offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, and Berlin.
The ICCT has an internship opportunity in its Washington, DC office to work with our fuels program on environmental issues related to expanding palm oil biodiesel use in Indonesia. This position will be attractive for students and graduates interested in deforestation, land use change and development economics. Experience living or working in Indonesia and/or Indonesian language skills would be an advantage. We expect that applicants will have one or more degrees in technical disciplines such as environmental science, engineering, economics, or the pure sciences. We are also interested in applications from highly numerate candidates with a focus in politics and international relations. Preference will be given to students with, or working towards, postgraduate qualifications, although comparable experience will be considered, as will applications from exceptional undergraduates. The successful applicant will work on some or all of the following questions:
- Assessing the environmental impacts of increasing palm oil biofuel demand in Indonesia;
- Analyzing opportunities for the development of advanced biofuel industries in Indonesia using wastes and residues as feedstocks;
- Understanding the potential to reduce fossil diesel consumption in Indonesia through vehicle efficiency measures.
Our Fuels Program is actively engaged globally in the development of policies to promote the use of cleaner fuels in transport. The successful applicant may also be asked to contribute to other projects that work toward the broader mission of the ICCT.
How to Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, a short writing or project sample, along with name and contact information of three references (letters not necessary) to email@example.com. Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. Use the position name “Internship, Fuels Program” as your message’s subject heading. Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis and the position will remain open until filled. Do not contact our offices, the ICCT will contact directly candidates that are deemed qualified.
Organization: Food & Water Watch
Position Title: New Jersey Field Organizer (Job or Internship)
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Dates and compensation:
Hours: 2-10pm Monday through Friday; Part time schedules are available for the same hours (must be available at least three days a week)
- $500-700 per week; contingent on performance and leadership responsibilities
- $100-140 per day for part time schedules
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid sick and vacation days available after six months of employment
- Advancement and career opportunities are available for qualified individuals
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Since 2005 Food & Water Watch has advocated for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water. We have utilized original research and grassroots organizing to effectively change both corporate and governmental policies to better protect the public. Our team is currently working to require labeling of genetically engineerd foods sold in New Jersey but we have successfully passed local, county, and statewide legislation to stop fracking, prevent the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, halt the privatization of water, and a host of other issues. To help bolster public participation in the legislative process we are hiring field organizers in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Responsibilities: The duties of the field organizer will be to educate the public on critical consumer and environmental issues and to help build strength in numbers to effect policy changes. Organizers will be responsible for petitioning, fundraising, letter writing and phone call campaigns, and registering volunteers.
Qualifications: We are looking for exceptional candidates with excellent verbal communication skills, a background in environmental, public health, or consumer issues, and a passion for social justice and progressive change. We offer leadership training and advancement opportunities for qualified individuals and ensure that all staff members develop valuable political advocacy skills.
How to Apply: Call our office at (732) 839-0861 to schedule an interview or email our staff director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
Position Title: Program Manager
Location: New York City, New York
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) coordinates and implements New York State’s disaster recovery programs in response to damages sustained by Super Storms Sandy, Irene and Lee. GOSR provides funding and grants for housing, small businesses, infrastructure and community planning.
Within the GOSR’s Economic Development team, the Program Manager will play a critical role in developing and advancing GOSR’s agenda and supporting the Program. The Program Manager will assist in planning, operations, policy/procedure development and expediting processing the pipeline of applications. The Manager will also complete additional Program tasks as assigned and will work with the Director of Small Business to identify potential Program impediments and develop solutions at the programmatic, local, state and/or federal levels.
- Reviewing proposals/applications for program eligibility and compliance with Program policies and procedures
- Providing technical assistance to Program Partners including interpreting program regulations and policy as needed
- Assisting in developing policies and procedures for implementing, monitoring, and ensuring compliance
- Supporting the Program Director in overseeing third-party implementers
- Performing program-related analysis and reporting
- Utilizing Excel and web-based file systems to process applications
- Using knowledge of GOSR policies and procedures to communicate, execute and identify opportunities for improvement involving the programs systems and practices
- Providing consistent, detail-oriented, professional product, as well as delivery of all work within established time frames
- Preparing program communications and reports as requested
- Assisting in providing support and/or data for external auditors as requested
- Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers.
- Acting within scope of responsibilities in a manner consistent with GOSR guidelines, policies and practices.
- Additional duties as may be assigned by Director of Vendor Management
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Business Management or equivalent work experience
- A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a related field
- Must be a New York State Resident or be able to relocate
- Demonstrated excellence in managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
- Preference for candidates who also have an understanding of: construction, disaster recovery, CDBG-DR, federal and state environmental review processes, and/or federal verification of benefits processes
- Ability to maintain a positive, solution-oriented attitude in a challenging, fast-paced environment
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong ability to manage multiple priorities
- Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel (including formulas and report building), and PowerPoint
- Ability to write well and work collaboratively with program and communication staff
- Ability to think creatively and identify opportunities to increase efficiency
- Strong interpersonal skills, and the desire to work collaboratively
- Strong research and analytic skills
How to Apply: All candidates must submit a resume, 3 references, and letter of interest to StormRecoveryJobs@stormrecovery.ny.gov. Please include the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line. We cannot interpret omissions or vagueness in your favor. You are responsible for an accurate and clear description of your training, work experience, and how you meet the qualifications of the position you are applying for. Please set forth all relevant employment history, including the name of each employer, dates of employment and titles held. Be sure to describe the nature of the work that you personally performed for each position held. If you had supervisory responsibilities, state how many people you supervised and the nature of such supervision.
Organization: Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Position Title: Hampton Roads Climate Organizing Fellowship
Location: Norfolk or Richmond, Virginia
Dates and compensation: 20 hours per week: the positions start on June 15th and end on August 21st.; These positions are unpaid but fellows will receive a weekly travel stipend of $25.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
Description: Hampton Roads is ground zero for the climate crisis in Virginia. Coastal Virginia is second only to New Orleans and Louisiana’s Gulf Coast as the largest U.S. population center at greatest risk of flooding due to sea-level rise. We need adapt to the sea level rise we’re already locked into, while investing in Virginia clean energy to reduce the pollution at the heart of the problem.
In the 2015 General Assembly, CCAN introduced an historic piece of legislation that would do just that. The Virginia Coastal Protection Act would generate up to $200 million per year to invest in adaptation measures in Hampton Roads and clean energy statewide, all while lowering emissions of the heat-trapping pollution causing our seas to rise. While we didn’t win in 2015, we built a strong base of support and we’ll be bringing this legislation back in 2016. This summer, we need to capitalize on the momentum we built and lay the groundwork that we need to win. Our Hampton Roads Climate Organizing Fellows will be part of making climate history in Virginia.
- Participate in community outreach such as collecting petition signatures, door to door canvassing and phone banking
- Host events including community activist meetings and climate workshops
- Help recruit and train new volunteers
- Help recruit new coastal partners
- Lobby legislators
- Conduct campaign related research as needed
- Conduct data entry as needed
- Driving passion to combat climate change, protect coastal Virginia and secure clean energy victories
- Eagerness to learn environmental advocacy and organizing skills (experience with grassroots organizing preferred)
- Ability to work independently and within a team to meet goals under deadline
- Comfort with public speaking
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong research and problem-solving skills
- Blogging experience and social-media skills (preferred)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- A sense of humor, and a friendly positive attitude
- Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
How to Apply: Apply today! Please indicate that you are applying for the Hampton Roads Climate Organizing Fellowship. Attach a one-page resume detailing your relevant experience. Supplemental writing samples in the form of letters to the editor, blogs or other advocacy documents are encouraged. Applications are due March 31st and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications are highly encouraged.
Please email Harrison Wallace, CCAN’s Hampton Roads Organizer, with any questions. Harrison can be reached at email@example.com.
Organization: Clean Energy Project
Position Title: Program and Outreach Director
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: A successful Program and Outreach Director will work closely with the Executive Director on the following key operational areas: Strategic Planning and implementation, Program development and management, and Community partnerships.
- Assist in the implementation of CEP’s board approved strategic plan of educating and engaging Nevadans on the economic benefit of clean energy development.
- Develops and conducts education programs to inform the community on the benefits of a Clean Energy economy.
- Cultivates partnership opportunities with business and community leaders in Nevada
- Identifies outreach opportunities and implements engagement plans and strategies to promote the economic benefit of clean energy development.
- Develops and maintains outreach campaigns with community partners and organizations.
- Develops effective education materials to support outreach and engagement.
- Performs miscellaneous duties as required.
—Knowledge of environmental policies, politics and the legislative and regulatory process in Nevada.
--Demonstrated experience in non‐profit organizational program, development and management. (required)
—Demonstrated successful community organizing experience including outreach to policy makers, community leaders and “grasstops”. (3 years required)
—Knowledge and experience of how the media works, the needs of journalists and how to get stories placed, and proven success creating earned media. Knowledge of digital media.
—Demonstrated success in working with diverse communities and ability to work well with teams and coalition partners. (required)
—Excellent oral and written communication skills. (required)
—Good listening and communication skills. (required)
—Strong organizational skills; detail oriented. (required)
—Ability to work well under pressure, juggle competing demands, and maintain good working relations with colleagues and partners. Able to work effectively as a team player. (required)
The Clean Energy Project offers a competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience, vacation and platinum level healthcare.
How to Apply: Please send cover letter, one writing sample and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Rainforest Action Network
Position Title: Climate & Energy Program Assistant
Location: San Francisco, California
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: For 25 years, Rainforest Action Network has campaigned for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life. In coalition with indigenous communities and allies from around the world, RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to stop destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that reduce their contributions to global warming.
RAN is looking for a motivated, passionate and hard-working person to support the Climate and Energy Program Director and the Climate and Energy team. The ability to interact with staff at all levels—while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient—is essential. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial.
This is an ideal position for a recent graduate interested in environmental advocacy. The successful candidate will have a passionate commitment to environmental protection and/or corporate campaigning. They will love developing and maintaining systems for efficient working and will have an interest in developing their research skills.
Position Summary: This position provides administrative and campaign support for the Climate and Energy Program, provides support to the Climate and Energy Program Director (PD), and handles special projects as assigned. This position is full-time with full benefits and reports to the Climate and Energy Senior Research and Policy Campaigner.
The PD oversees strategic development of Rainforest Action Network’s Climate and Energy campaigns, organizes other special projects, ensures funding, administrative and organizational support for RAN’s campaigns, and supervises campaigners. The Program Assistant will provide overall administrative support to the PD for these areas. As a critical member of the Climate and Energy team, this person will have the opportunity to participate in strategic discussions, corporate negotiations, and campaign planning sessions. Beyond meeting the administrative needs of the team, special research projects will be assigned based on the skillset of the selected applicant.
- Track weekly reports and collect agenda items for team check-in meetings;
- Monitor Program budget, track team spending, maintain fundraising records and participate in development pushes;
- Coordinate weekly team meetings
- Make logistical arrangements for internal and external meetings for Climate and Energy team, collect agenda items and take minutes at weekly team meetings and as requested at other meetings;
- Coordinate paperwork for contractors, assist with hiring processes and onboard new team members;
- Supervise interns when needed and manage team annual review timelines;
- Support program planning processes, implement workplan evaluations and coordinate campaign calendars;
- Handle appropriate written and verbal correspondence;
- Assist PD and campaign team in other projects as needed or as requested;
- Compile daily summary of Program specific news items;
- Conduct campaign-related research for the climate and energy program on a range of topics, including climate change, finance, and the energy industry;
- Develop and run project management systems for Program projects;
- Support other aspects of RAN’s work (e.g. helping during major fundraising events, grassroots trainings, or campaigns priorities as requested by PD);
- Participate in weekly RAN staff meetings;
- Share office responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace.
- College degree or equivalent;
- Excellent verbal communication skills in English and the ability to write clearly and persuasively
- Strong organizational and time management skills;
- Strong research skills, including the ability to independently investigate and communicate about complex topics;
- Highly organized, ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced campaigning environment;
- Solid computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and basic internet skills);
- Previous experience in administrative position required, campaigning, or advocacy experience preferred;
- Passionate commitment to environmental protection and/or corporate campaigning is required.
- Experience working in non-profits is preferred;
- Knowledge and interest of issues surrounding climate change a plus;
- Knowledge and interest of issues surrounding anti-oppression and diversity a plus.
RAN values diversity, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and integrates these values into all of our work. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just, inclusive, and sustainable work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities.
How to Apply: Please send resume and letter of interest to: HR, Rainforest Action Network, 425 Bush Street, Suite 300, SF, CA 94108, fax 415.398.2732, or e-mail: email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc.
Position Title: Evaluation, Measurement &Verification Forum Intern
Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
Dates and compensation: This is an unpaid internship but NEEP will help the student obtain a stipend if available either through their school or the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Clean Energy Internship Program
Description: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) is seeking a Summer 2015 Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V) Forum Intern to work as an integral member of the organization’s team that seeks to support the Regional EM&V Forum, a project launched in 2009 by NEEP to facilitate the development of consistent EM&V savings and reporting protocols across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region for demand-side resources, with an initial focus on energy efficiency resources.
Based in NEEP’s Lexington, Massachusetts office, the Intern works closely with the EM&V Forum Associate and Regional Energy Efficiency Database Manager, and also works with the Forum Director and Senior Research & Evaluation Manager. Responsibilities of the Intern may include research and analyses, project management assistance and administrative tasks.
Research and Analyses
- Track and collect recently completed evaluation studies from the Forum region and update the Forum’s Repository of State & Topical EM&V Studies
- Research state, regional and national evaluation policies and activities and update the Forum’s EM&V Resource Library
- Provide support to the REED Manager to review and conduct QC on data submitted to REED, including analysis of data and cross referencing with savings assumptions from state Technical Reference Manuals (TRMs)
Project Management Assistance
- Proof read documents and reports
- Attend project subcommittee teleconferences/meetings and take meeting notes
- Compile information for project management updates
- Assist with communications to project subcommittees
- Assist with Forum website updates, e.g., monthly calendars, subcommittee membership lists, subcommittee meeting information
- Complete Forum contact list updates, e.g., distribution lists, tracking worksheets, private website user permissions
The Intern may take on other tasks, based on needs and the Intern’s interest and ability.
- Undergraduate or graduate student, or degree in related discipline preferred, e.g., public policy and administration, management, environmental policy
- Research experience
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others
- Strong organizational skills
- Proficient use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
- Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision
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 Julie Michals at firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc to Bob McTighe at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Organization: Institute for Market Transformation
Position Title: Finance and Policy Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: 35 hours/week; The internship will be paid with salary commensurate with experience.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is seeking a smart, self-motivated intern to work with our Energy Efficiency Finance and Building Energy Performance Policy teams. The internship is expected to start in April 2015 and will last from three to six months. This internship is full-time but will consider strong candidates on a part-time schedule. For more information about IMT and our program work, visit http://imt.org/.
- Conduct research on new developments in energy efficiency finance
- Assist in creating commercial and residential green valuation case studies
- Help organize training and industry events related to commercial green appraisal
- Conduct research on progressive building energy policies, data resulting from newly implemented policies, and the activities of key players
- Organize written educational pieces (e.g. case studies, papers, model policies, etc.) to make them more accessible and more readily adopted by public and private sector stakeholders
- Assist in developing educational thought-leadership pieces on building energy policy
- Perform administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings/calls, building IMT’s contact list, etc.
- Advanced undergraduate or graduate student with experience in finance, policy, real estate, economics, data analysis, or related fields
- Interest in energy efficiency, green buildings, and mitigating climate change
- Ability to perform self-directed research
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
- Experience with phone surveys and comfort speaking with external stakeholders by phone
How to Apply: Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Organization: New York State Senate
Position Title: Legislative Fellowship
Location: Albany, New York
Dates and compensation: September 10, 2015 – July 13, 2016; A Grant-in-Study Stipend is awarded — $33,000 — distributed in biweekly installments prorated from the first day to the last day of enrollment. Some benefi t options are available (health, dental, vision, life insurance, and the New York State retirement program)
Application Deadline: April 28, 2015
Description: Each Legislative Fellow is assigned to a specific Senator’s office, where they will function largely as if they were regular staff. While duties vary depending on the needs of the member, Legislative Fellows generally perform in-depth policy research, take part in meetings with various interest groups and constituents, and attend legislative sessions.
Qualifications: In most cases, Fellows must be full-time matriculated graduate students in an accredited university during the immediate previous spring and fall semesters. Fellowships are open to all Academic Majors. The Biggane Fellow may be a person in midcareer, at the time of application. Biggane applicants need not be currently enrolled in graduate-level study, but must have previous graduate-level experience
How to Apply: Writing samples: The first writing sample is an essay. Any topic is acceptable. The essay may be a paper or portion of a paper previously prepared for a class. The essay should be between 6-10 pages (double-spaced, single-sided 8.5 x 11). The second writing sample is to be a policy proposal (single-spaced, one page). The third writing sample is to be a rebuttal of your policy proposal (single-spaced, one page). The fourth writing sample is your Statement of Purpose. It should be no more than two single-spaced, 8.5 x 11 pages. The Statement should explain why you are applying, what you hope to accomplish, and which fellowship you prefer and why.
Interviews and Selection Interviews will be scheduled during the months of May and June and selections determined in July. Office Placement All office placements are arranged by the Office of Student Programs only. Each Fellow is assigned to a specific office and is expected to function as a regular staff member. While most placements are to the office of an elected member, the Roth, Wiebe, and Biggane placements are made to central staff offices rather than the office of an elected member. The Roth placement is made to the Senate Majority Press Office, the Wiebe placement to the Majority Counsel/Program Services Office, and the Biggane placement to the Senate Finance Committee. Concurrent employment, on-campus obligations, and class work that may conflict with fellowship commitments are prohibited. Upon arrival in September, Fellows participate in an orientation program in addition to regularly scheduled informational forums.
Send application to: Nicholas J. Parrella, M.A., Director Offi ce of Student Programs Mail to: NYS Senate, Legislative Offi ce Building #1426, Albany, NY 12247 Location: 80 South Swan Street, Suite 1426, Albany, NY 12210
Tel: (518) 455-2611 • E-mail: email@example.com • Fax: (518) 426-6827
Organization: Casey Trees
Position Title: Design and Advocacy Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: $13-15 an hour
Description: Job Summary: The mission of Casey Trees is to “restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the nation’s capital.” Casey Trees is looking for an intern to work with its Design & Advocacy department to conceptualize and implement tree related advocacy initiatives in D.C. in accordance with our mission.
This internship is open to candidates with relevant work experience who have an undergraduate degree, are current graduate level students, or graduate degree.
The ideal candidate is an experienced, enthusiastic, highly motivated individual, loves working with people, and is dedicated to the Casey Trees mission. The candidate should have excellent research ability, superior oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work with others and independently. The candidate must be able to meet deadlines and communicate project status with supervisors. Attention to detail is required.
- Research information related to community tree preservation and maintenance
- Maintain up-to-date information on upcoming, tree related planning and community meetings
- Update databases
- Assist with preparation of meeting both at Casey Trees’ headquarters and off-site
- Other responsibilities to be assigned, as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, environmental policy, English, communications or related field.
- Basic regional tree and plant knowledge is preferred.
How to Apply:
- Email the following items to Maisie Hughes, Director of Design & Advocacy, firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please refrain from sending your application to additional oralternate email addresses).
- Enter “Design & Advocacy Intern” in the subject line of the email.
- Include all application materials:
- Cover letter
- Writing Sample
- Available start date
- Phone and email contact information for three references
Position Title: Biodiversity Assessment Unit Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: Stipend of US $1,000 a month.
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
Description: The IUCN Global Species Programme produces, maintains and manages The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ™. It implements global species conservation initiatives, including Red List Biodiversity Assessment projects to assess the status of species for the IUCN Red List. The IUCN-CI Biodiversity Assessment Unit is currently working with NatureServe to gain a better understanding of the status and priorities for freshwater biodiversity throughout Canada. As part of this work a prioritization workshop to identify Key Biodiversity Areas for freshwater biodiversity in Canada is scheduled to take place in Toronto (Canada) in the week of July 20th 2015.
The incumbent will work closely with IUCN staff, principally in Washington D.C. and Toronto, to ensure that preparations (see listed items) for the above mentioned workshop are undertaken efficiently and within budget over the period of May-June 2015.
- Lead process of organizing workshop logistics for July scheduled Key Biodiversity Assessment Workshop for Canadian Freshwater Biodiversity (Toronto). This primarily includes working with participating experts and IUCN/CI BAU staff to ensure travel and accommodation needs are met within budget.
- Work with IUCN staff based in Toronto to establish Canadian Freshwater Biodiversity workshop venue.
- Assist in finalizing any post-workshop logistics (final week of internship).
- Assist IUCN/CI BAU staff with any pre-workshop species data collection as requested.
- Participate as a facilitator in Toronto workshop (week starting 20th of July) if required.
- Undertake any other duties as requested by Manager of IUCN/CI BAU within internship period.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline, such as environmental studies, sustainable development, biology.
- Experience or keen interest in the field of biodiversity/species conservation.
- Good written and oral communication skills in English.
- Excellent teamwork, coordination, and time management skills.
How to Apply: Please email, in PDF form, a resume and cover letter to Neil Cox at email@example.com . The subject line should read “BAU Internship Application”.
Organization: Council on Foreign Relations
Position Title: Volunteer Intern, Energy and Geoeconomics
Location: New York City, New York
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning.
The Council has a volunteer internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will report to the Fellow for Energy and Environment and will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary projects on energy and the environment.
- Assisting with research on long and short term projects including writing research briefs for fellow, locating data sets and/or collecting open source information for future analyses
- Assisting in research and fact checking for CFR publications
- Other logistical responsibilities, as assigned
- Undergraduate student focusing on Economics, Environmental/Energy Studies, International Relations, or related major.
- Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Extensive research experience and previous administrative experience
- Strong proofreading, speaking, writing and editing skills
- Attention to detail and excellent organization
How to Apply: Qualified candidates may email, fax, or mail their resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME, DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 58 East 68th Street, New York, NY, 10065, US
Organization: David Gardiner & Associates
Position Title: Summer Intern
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Dates and compensation: May 15 – August 31, 2015 (flexible); unpaid
Application Deadline: March 25, 2015
Description: David Gardiner & Associates (DGA) offers a full-time internship program to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. This is a competitive program that seeks qualified candidates with strong interest, education, or experience in climate, sustainability, and clean and renewable energy policy. This is an unpaid internship.
DGA is a strategic advisor to organizations seeking a sustainable future. We deliver practical, innovative and tailored solutions for businesses and non-profits through planning and leadership, research and analysis, and communications. Our extensive energy and sustainability knowledge, strong relationships with key decision makers and opinion leaders, and laser focus on your objectives provide the solutions necessary for you to succeed. Our seasoned professionals provide unparalleled service, straightforward strategies, and premium and highly-regarded results.
- Corporate Sustainability
- Electricity markets and regulation
- Renewable energy financing and policy
- Commercial building retrofit financing
- Industrial energy efficiency
- Clean Air Act rules
- Energy financing and policy
The intern will work closely with all staff and principals to gain experience by attending meetings and briefings, performing research, attending relevant seminars, writing summaries, etc. We work with the intern to assign projects that will increase their knowledge in energy and climate issues while supporting their strengths and interests. Interns receive in-depth experience and exposure to DGA’s expertise and clients as they work with project supervisors who provide background information, clear direction, and feedback regarding the intern’s efforts.
DGA’s Internship Program goal is for the intern to have a high-quality learning experience in a business environment which will increase their knowledge and experience, bolster their professional resume, and benefit from being a dedicated member of the DGA team and networking opportunities made available throughout the internship.
- Strong academic and/or work experience in climate and energy policy and sustainability and a strong interest in and thirst-for-learning-more about the field.
- Enthusiasm for the process of finding solutions to climate and energy challenges
- Excellent won’t-quit-until-I-find-the-answer research and communication skills
- Independent worker and eager to ask questions
- Highly organized, self-motivated, attention to detail
- Values high-quality work and importance of deadlines
- Familiarity with the US political process
- Flexibility, positive attitude, and sense of humor
How to Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to email@example.com.
Organization: Public Policy Institute of California
Position Title: Water Scarcity Intern
Location: San Francisco or Sacramento, California
Dates and compensation: This summer internship is located in PPIC’s San Francisco office. Compensation is $17.50 per hour. This fulltime internship will last up to three months, ideally beginning June 1, 2015.
Application Deadline: March 8, 2015
Description: This internship program provides an opportunity for students interested in a public policy career to work in a policy research environment. This internship is funded by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Intern projects are proposed by PPIC researchers and designed around a specific set of tasks and deliverables that can be accomplished within the term of the internship.
Responsibilities: The internship would focus on the initial stages of the project. In particular, the intern would work with the research team on gathering qualitative and quantitative data relating to drought management, at the local, state, and federal level. This would include working with large datasets as well as participation in interviews and workshops with relevant stakeholders and decision makers. The intern will also prepare and conduct a presentation summarizing this work to PPIC staff in San Francisco.
Qualifications: The intern for this project should have:
* Familiarity with California water science and policy
* Strong computer and analytical skills
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Interest in environmental science and policy
* Graduate training in a field related to ecology or environmental policy a plus
PPIC values the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of our research staff, and key elements in the consideration of qualified candidates include excellence; diversity of talents, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and a strong fit with the institute’s mission, values, and goals.
The Research Environment: Interns are offered the opportunity to participate in the collegial atmosphere of PPIC through daily interaction with all aspects of the institution. They are invited to join the research staff in their regular meetings and to attend PPIC’s outside events, including the institute’s public affairs programs and research briefings. PPIC offers access to the Institute of Governmental Sciences library at the University of California, Berkeley, allowing interns to work with many important databases, journals, and statistical datasets. The intern program also includes a Sacramento orientation, with a tour of the state capitol and a discussion of California state policy by PPIC’s government affairs staff.
Each intern’s project will include an initial meeting with research staff, evaluation and feedback at the beginning, midpoint and end of the project, and a briefing by the intern on the goals, findings, and significance of the project. Interns are encouraged to discuss their work throughout the course of the project, to meet with research staff to discuss careers in research, and to meet with communications staff to learn about outreach and building an audience of policymakers.
How to Apply: In addition to filling out this application, copy and paste a cover letter highlighting the particular skills you bring to the project and describing how this internship would contribute to your career development, and attach your resume including grade point average and references. The resume attachment can be in either MS Word or PDF format. Apply online at the employment opportunities webpage.
Organization: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy
Position Title: Associate Director
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Compensation: $58,000 – 89,000
Application Deadline: March 23, 2015
Description: The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy seeks to advance fresh thinking,ethical awareness, and analytically rigorous approaches within environmental decisionmaking. A longstanding, joint initiative between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES) and the Yale Law School (YLS), the Center aims to serveas a locus for connection and collaboration by all members of the Yale University community who are interested in environmental law and policy issues.
The Associate Director oversees the programmatic, research, and administrative functions of the Center in coordination with the Faculty Director.
- Reporting to the Director, serve as the day-to day leader of the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, responsible for the development and execution of the programs and projects of the Center.
- Develop and facilitate programmatic activities (e.g., research projects, scholarly articles or policy white papers, speaker series, workshops, and conferences).
- Oversee administration of the Center, including its budgets and finances, accounts, operations, staff, and student research assistants.
- Manage the Center’s and the Director’s research projects.
- Serve as a liaison to the Center’s external advisory board. This responsibility includes periodic reports to the group and individual contact as frequently as needed.
- In consultation with the development offices of the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, help the Center’s Faculty Director, raise funds for the Center by identifying potential funders, drafting proposals, and stewarding existing funders.
- Oversee the Center’s brand and outreach activities and materials. This includes developing, implementing, and managing social media, websites, blogs, podcasts, brochures, newsletters, and any research-related publications.
- Hire, train, and supervise Center staff and student research assistants. Analyze personnel needs and allocate appropriate resources on an ongoing basis. Identify and pursue opportunities for staff and student development and training.
- Master’s Degree in an environmental field and three to five years of experience in environmental policy, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. JD preferred, but not required.
- Management and administrative experience is strongly preferred.
- Top-notch writing and editing abilities, particularly in regard to policy materials.
- Superior oral communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills for effective, positive interactions inside and outside of Yale.
- Strong leadership, negotiation, organizational, and management skills.
- Team player with ability to work well with staff, faculty, and students.
- Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
- Capacity to act independently and in coordination with a diverse team of colleagues.
How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Josh Galperin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Organization: Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition
Position Title: Policy and Outreach Fellow
Location: Seattle, Washington
Dates and compensation:
This fellowship may be used for college credit
Hours/Schedule: 20+ hours/week. Flexible schedule; Fellowship is a 3 month commitment with potential for extension
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition – a nonprofit conservation advocacy group – seeks an enthusiastic and motivated fellow to assist with policy research, outreach and communications.
This position offers an opportunity to strengthen your organizing, outreach and communications skills, learn about the finer points of federal and state conservation policy, build your professional resume, and help protect the environment in a fast-paced office.
We are committed to providing excellent skills development, networking assistance, informational interview referrals and professional references for successful candidates. Course credit may be available for university students.
- Work with high-powered board: The Coalition’s 60 member board includes former Governors and Congressmen, sitting state legislators and businessmen and women. An ability to respectfully represent the Coalition is strongly desired.
- Policy research: Fellows will gain extensive knowledge of federal and state conservation policy and the history of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP).
- Writing: This fellowship is the perfect fit for someone determined to build messaging skills and who is interested in translating wonky policy language into a compelling narrative. The largest portion of the fellowship will be spent researching conservation, habitat and recreation demand in Washington state and building a constituency in Eastern Washington.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong editing and internet research skills
- Demonstrated attention to detail
- Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
- High level of organization
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
- Ability to respond well to guidance but work independently
- Ability to adapt to changing priorities
How to Apply: Qualified applicants may submit resume and cover letter to Ethan@WildlifeRecreation.org. Please use “Policy and Outreach Fellowship” as the subject line. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.
Organization: Leadership for a Clean Economy
Position Title: Research & Outreach Intern
Location: San Francisco, California
Dates and compensation: Flexible dates; unpaid
Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
Description: Leadership for a Clean Economy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting legislative candidates in California who are climate change and clean energy leaders. We aim to leverage policy expertise, advocacy experience, and business relationships to support the best candidates who will lead California’s clean economy future.
LCE seeks a Research & Outreach Intern to manage research projects, perform outreach, manage social media engagement, and provide administrative support. The ideal candidate will be values-driven, highly motivated, and hard-working, and will have excellent written and verbal communications skills. The Research & Outreach Intern will work closely with the Political Director and the Executive Director. Electoral, legislative and/or environmental policy experience a plus. Advanced Microsoft Excel and/or intermediate SQL skills a plus.
Responsibilities: The Research & Outreach Intern will coordinate the following projects:
– Outreach & Strategic Planning: The Research & Outreach Intern will research prospective candidates and help build LCE’s statewide network.
– Social Media Engagement: The Research & Outreach Intern will manage LCE’s social media presence @CleanLeadership, [http:facebook.com/CleanLeadership|facebook.com/CleanLeadership].
– Administrative Responsibilities: The Research & Outreach Intern will assist our small team in miscellaneous administrative tasks, as needed.
We are looking for people who are interested in elections and passionate about shaping California’s clean energy future.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Position Title: Decision Science Intern
Location: Bay Area of California. Work can be done remotely, but regular visits to EDF’s office in San Francisco will be encouraged.
Application Deadline: Position until filled
Description: Environmental Defense seeks two Decision Science Interns for the Research and Development arm of Environmental Defense Fund’s Oceans Program. The R&D team works to find breakthrough solutions and identify emerging issues in environmental conservation.
Decision Science is an umbrella term encompassing many scientific disciplines devoted to understanding why people behave as they do and why they make the decisions they make. As human behavior is at the root of both environmental problems and their solutions, it’s vital to incorporate scientific understanding of human behavior into the environmental movement.
Under the supervision of the director of the R&D Team, Rod Fujita, the interns will play a vital role in helping to determine which findings from decision science are most robust in creating pro-environmental behaviors. The intern(s) will be assisting in the creation of a comprehensive decision science database, ultimately leading to a publication that examines how decision science can be used to improve environmental campaigns and policy and potential application to a specific ocean conservation initiative (e.g., combatting illegal fishing).
- Assist members of the Research and Development team with research in the field of decision science
- Reviewing scientific literature related to specific behavioral science principles (such as loss aversion or the use of well-designed defaults)
- Extracting and entering key findings into a database and summarizing findings in a report for distribution
- Coordinating the sharing of key environmental findings with team members
- Advanced undergraduates and co-terms, preferably with experience or coursework in neuroscience, behavioral economics, cognitive psychology or similar
- Strong proficiency in statistics – understands intricacies in various tests (ANOVA, t-tests, regression, chi-square, etc.) and in calculating effect size
- Attention to detail, organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently
- Some experience with meta-analysis
- A committed interest in the conservation-related mission of EDF
How to Apply: Apply on the EDF jobs webpage.
Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Position Title: Project Manager, Conservation Leadership Council, US Climate and Political Affairs
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: Summer 2015
Description: The Conservation Leadership Council (CLC), launched in 2011, is a partnership between EDF and visionary leaders from the highest levels of government, business and advocacy organizations to reinvigorate conservative leadership on the environment. The CLC solicits and publishes new policy ideas from conservative thought leaders, holds public policy roundtables to debate and advance conservative approaches to conservation and the environment, and advocates for solutions-oriented engagement by conservative policymakers in the most important environmental challenges of our time.
Project Manager will play a critical role in the execution of day-to-day operations of the CLC and long-term project planning. The incumbent will develop recommendations and action steps using advanced knowledge gleaned from previous experience, key stakeholders, and EDF staff. Project outcomes must be practically and technically sound from a business and operational perspective, and yet aggressively address environmental concerns. The Project Manager’s role is three-fold: (1) to be the team lead in working with EDF staff, Council members, and partner organizations to develop and execute strategies to advance the CLC’s goals, (2) to coordinate and manage cross-cutting teams, both internal and external, in support of the CLC’s public events, internal and external communications, publications, and website, and (3) help establish metrics for success of the project and communicate progress toward project goals internally and externally.
- Contribute to the CLC’s success by facilitating strong communication among CLC members, project teams, and stakeholders. This includes articulating project goals and keeping the team in sync on progress and desired results.
- Develop and apply appropriate means for measuring success.
- Play an integral role in other activities including fundraising, evaluating and recommending new project ideas; disseminating and communicating project results; and being a team player in the development of a vibrant and entrepreneurial program.
- Develop and manage relationships with key external stakeholders, subject matter experts, and relevant academic/research communities to generate actions related to project. Coordinate the work of other partner organizations as needed.
- Develop, launch and evaluate the outcomes of the project to engage academic and other subject matter experts and encourage action/advocacy.
- Support the CLC and project teams in maintenance of website content and social and traditional media outreach.
- Represent EDF at meetings with CLC members and partner organizations as needed.
- Communicate project results to Environmental Defense Fund staff, partners, and other stakeholders through reports, presentations, and other methods.
- At least four or more years of related experience, or advanced degree in a related field with at least two years’ related experience
- Experience in project management and exceptional personal organization and attention to detail;
- An ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of small teams in a dynamic and creative environment;
- Strong analytical skills and experience performing rigorous analysis in support of highly visible work;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with colleagues and partners of varied backgrounds and experience;
- Ability to juggle many tasks and deadlines and to respond quickly to changing opportunities.
- A broad understanding of environmental issues and demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse scientists and industrial stakeholders in large-scale, multi-initiative studies.
How to Apply: APPLY HERE