Organization: Dickinson College
Position Title: Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: April 26, 2015
Description: The Projects Coordinator of Dickinson’s Center for Sustainability Education (CSE) will develop and manage projects, workshops, and events that use the campus as a living laboratory for hands-on learning about sustainability. The Projects Coordinator will supervise six to ten paid student interns each semester in a variety of projects, develop student volunteer opportunities, oversee Dickinson’s Handlebar Bike Cooperative, update and improve Dickinson’s greenhouse gas inventory, coordinate reporting about Dickinson’s sustainability efforts to external organizations, and assist with other activities that advance Dickinson’s sustainability goals. The Projects Coordinator will interact with staff from all divisions of the College, will work closely with facilities management staff and administrators, and will be the primary liaison between CSE and student organizations. The Projects Coordinator will perform these responsibilities with a high degree of independence and minimal supervision and will report to the Director of CSE. This is an entry-level position that will pay a competitive salary for an individual with a bachelor’s degree plus one or two years of relevant experience.
A bachelor of arts or science degree or equivalent work experience.
One or two years experience managing sustainability or other projects in a college or similar setting.
Experience educating young people using experience-based learning methods.
Experience supervising student interns, volunteers and/or other workers.
Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in building sustainable communities.
Bike mechanic skills and demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for bikable communities.
Hands-on knowledge of renewable energy and energy conservation.
Familiarity with greenhouse gas inventories of colleges or other institutions.
Computer literacy and ability to work efficiently with word processing, spreadsheet and email applications.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills for working with students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and community members.
Trade skills (e.g. carpentry, electrical, plumbing), DIY skills or ‘handy-man’ skills a plus.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
How to Apply: Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcripts. Apply online.
Organization: As You Sow
Position Title: Energy Program 2015 Summer Fellow
Location: Oakland, California
Dates and compensation: June 1 – August 7 (10 weeks); 20 hours/week (part-time); $12.50-15/hour
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The 2015 Summer Energy Fellow will work with Energy Program staff to research the 30 top hydraulic fracturing companies for the 2015 Disclosing the Facts Scorecard report. The Fellow will conduct research on coal-fired utilities and other energy companies to assist corporate engagement activities, and draft memos on issues such as fugitive methane, stranded fossil fuel assets, and more. The Fellow will gain insight into advocacy, corporate social responsibility, energy and power issues, and utilize extensive research and writing skills.
-Background in energy and/ or finance and/ or sustainable finance preferred.
– Passion for climate protection. – Ability to read and summarize financial statements required.
– Excellent research, data analysis, data synthesis, writing, and communication skills.
– Proficiency with internet research, reviewing reports, and assimilating detailed information.
– Detail oriented, willing to complete tedious tasks as needed.
– Organized, good time management, strong follow through.
– Upbeat attitude, persistent/ not easily discouraged/ voices concerns promptly.
– Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Word, and Excel.
– Preference for current graduate students who will not be jobseeking over summer.
– This role will require research and writing tasks that arise on an as-needed basis. The office is fast paced, and priorities can change quickly. As such, the tasks and scope of this role may fluctuate. We seek a candidate who is comfortable with ambiguity, and works efficiently in fluid circumstances
How to Apply: Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Energy Program 2015 Summer Fellow” in the subject line. For more information, go to: www.asyousow.org
Position Title: Summer 2015 Hudson River Program – River Policy Intern
Location: Ossinig, New York
Dates and compensation: The River Policy Internship is unpaid, but we will work with your school or institution to secure academic credit for your work, if that is feasible. The River Policy Intern is expected to work 40 hours per week at the Riverkeeper headquarters in Ossining, NY, though remote work (up to one day per week) and off-site meetings with local, state, and federal agencies (across the Hudson Valley and into New York City), as well as softball team games, will regularly get the River Policy Intern out of the office! The River Policy Internship is expected to begin immediately after Memorial Day, and run through the first week of August.
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Riverkeeper’s Hudson River program is seeking interns during the summer of 2015 for its new interdisciplinary summer internship program. Interns will gain in-depth and practical experience in the field of public-interest environmental science, law, and policy, and will play a critical role in helping Riverkeeper further our core mission: to safeguard the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries by tracking down and stopping polluters. Interns will work closely with Riverkeeper staff attorneys—investigating pollution claims, building cases, and advocating for strong environmental policies in New York City and the Hudson River Valley. Responsibilities may include conducting research, drafting memorandums and other advocacy documents, and investigating pollution reports.
Qualifications: Riverkeeper prefers applicants with strong interdisciplinary backgrounds, ideally focused on water issues. Applicants should ideally have a basic understanding of environmental sciences and/or policy and have exposure to federal and state environmental issues. We are looking for interns with strong research and writing skills, organized work habits and a passionate desire to advocate for clean water and ecosystem protection. We will strive to provide interns with a valuable, rewarding work experience that is challenging, educational, and fun. Masters degree candidates preferred.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (limit 10 pages), and the names and contact information of two (2) references to Sean Dixon, Staff Attorney, via email at email@example.com. Please write “Summer 2015 Hudson River Program – River Policy Intern” in the subject line. No calls please.
Organization: National Park Service
Position Title: Diversity or American Indian Intern
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Dates and compensation: Approximately 30 weeks; $15,000 ($2,000/mo.)
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The GeoCorps participant will be responsible for assisting Human Dimensions staff in projects and materials in support of the Wildlife Conservation Branch (WCB) and Biological Resources Division (BRD) within the NPS Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS). NRSS is a Washington, DC Support Office, physically located in Fort Collins, CO about an hour north of Denver, CO. We provide technical assistance to parks across the country and also develop policy guidance and synthesize information on emerging conservation issues that affect multiple parks and regions. The Human Dimensions Program provides guidance and assists parks and regions in integrating information about people’s varied perceptions of biological resources and management to ensure that the public is considered and engaged in the stewardship of our national heritage. Theories and techniques from the social sciences and humanities are utilized to help managers better understand audiences and management contexts and use this knowledge to improve decision-making, stakeholder engagement, communication, and management outcomes that meet ecological and social needs today and into the future.
The participant will work on a variety of research, outreach, and program assistance tasks. The participant’s main task will be data management, analysis, and report writing for national review of hunting, trapping, and fishing activities allowed in parks. The participant will be responsible for quality assurance and quality control of data collected through an online survey interface, contacting parks when necessary to ensure data accuracy. The participant will also synthesize data and prepare a report on the findings and will investigate data sharing and display options. In addition, the participant may assist with projects such as evaluation of the social outcomes of bioblitzes, development of tools for collaboration and civic engagement, and development of Human Dimensions program content for outlets such as web pages and program briefs. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required. This position is offered through the Geological Society of America’s GeoCorps Program in partnership with the National Park Service’s Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Program.
Qualifications: Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in human dimensions, biological resource management, wildlife biology, conservation biology, or other related field with a broad understanding of both biological and social science concepts and terminology. Graduate students, especially in the field of human dimensions of natural resource management, are preferred. The participant should have excellent computer skills (MS Office), organizational, technical and non-technical writing and editing, and oral and written communication skills, as well as an ability work well with others in a problem-solving capacity. Experience with database management and survey design is desirable. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Prior to starting this position a government security background clearance will be required.
How to Apply: To apply, visit: http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/apply.htm
Organization: American Rivers
Position Title: Director, California Central Valley River Restoration
Location: Sacramento, California
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Central Valley River Restoration Director will help American Rivers protect and restore floodplains in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Basin, promote opportunities for Central Valley communities to recreate on Central Valley rivers, and promote a river stewardship ethic among California decision makers. The Director will work to promote program objectives in close collaboration with numerous organizations American Rivers has partnered with, including other conservation groups, government agencies, universities and communities. The Director will contribute policy and technical expertise to our efforts to restore Central Valley floodplain functions and reform flood management policy at the state and national level.
- Help develop solutions to technical, legal and political challenges of expanding flood bypasses on the lower San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers.
- Identify, map, describe and evaluate opportunities for flood plain restoration and multi-benefit flood management projects in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, including reservoir re-operation.
- Conduct analysis of local, state and federal laws and policies to identify changes necessary to expedite flood management reform in the Central Valley.
- Conduct research, including literature reviews, interviews with issue experts and stakeholders, and data collection.
- Review plans and environmental documents. Draft comments and advocacy letters to shape river management projects, programs and policies.
- Draft fundraising proposals for restoration projects.
- Conduct quantitative analyses as needed (Excel-based modeling and data analysis).
- Represent American Rivers in public planning forums such as the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan, and the State Water Resources Control Board’s update of the Delta Water Quality Control Plan to promote floodplain restoration and non-structural flood management strategies.
- Take a lead role in developing public outreach and education strategies and materials to promote understanding of the benefits of floodplain restoration and non-structural flood management strategies.
- Participate in outreach to key decision makers in the local, state and federal government to promote program goals.
- Master’s degree with an emphasis in environmental planning, engineering, science, economics, policy or equivalent professional experience. Law degrees considered.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in California river and water policy field or equivalent.
- Proven experience developing, funding and advancing on-the-ground projects, including land acquisition, particularly wetland and river restoration projects.
- Excellent understanding of California water law and policy, with focus on flood management, hydrology/hydraulics and river restoration preferred.
- Proven involvement in analytically complex projects and the ability to read and synthesize large amounts of data. Strong analytical skills coupled with a solid understanding of and interest in data and metrics preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and the ability to effectively communicate with senior agency and legislative representatives.
- A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor.
- Initiative, coupled with creative and strategic thinking. An insightful, curious, pragmatic, and strategic mind.
- Willingness to work from a home office near Sacramento and to travel frequently in the Central Valley.
- Personal commitment to American Rivers’ mission.
How to Apply: Applications will be considered immediately. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “CA Central Valley Position” in the subject line or to American Rivers, Attn: CA Central Valley Position, 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls please.
Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Position Title: Conservation Policy Internship
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
Compensation: $1,800 per month
Application Deadline: April 22, 2015
Description: Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) Great Plains Regional office in Bismarck, North Dakota, is seeking to hire a highly-qualified individual for a Conservation Policy Internship. This 12-month position will assist DU’s professional staff in researching and promoting public policy initiatives affecting wetlands, waterfowl and other habitat conservation issues. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience and knowledge working as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and government affairs personnel on a variety of state and national policy issues. Applicants should be highly-motivated individuals that possess excellent communication skills, strong analytical abilities, computer knowledge, and must be able to work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision. Knowledge of current wildlife conservation, agriculture and water policies is highly desired.
Responsibilities: Provide advocacy support for state and federal conservation programs; Assist DU’s staff in developing technical reports, handouts, press releases and other legislative briefings;Provide outreach, communications and other social media support;Help coordinate field tours and events with conservation partners, media and policy makers and their staff; Work closely with agency and non-governmental partners to promote conservation programs and policies on private and public lands; Assist with other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Basic knowledge of waterfowl and wetland ecology, management and conservation; Knowledge of federal Farm Bill, Department of Interior and other state conservation programs; Proficient using Microsoft Office and other web-based software; Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work activities and meet deadlines; Ability to prepare and present information on conservation programs and policies to lay audiences and elected officials; Possess strong communications skills and ability to work effectively with private landowners, partners, legislative staff and other wildlife professionals; Possess a valid driver’s license.
Must possess or be pursuing a 4-year degree in wildlife management, environmental policy, political science or other closely related fields; Must possess the education, experience and training needed to fulfill the required job duties outlined.
How to Apply: Fill out the application forms provided at www.ducks.org/jobs; attach a cover letter, resume, and three references with daytime telephone numbers; and submit by April 22, 2015. For more information regarding this position, please contact Eric Lindstrom, Government Affairs Representative, at (701) 355-3500 or email@example.com.
Organization: Western Organization of Resource Councils
Position Title: Intern
Location: Billings, Montana
Dates and compensation: The interns will receive a stipend of $320 per week for up to 12 weeks. We are interested in at least three month internships for the summer months in 2015.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Description: The internships will provide an excellent opportunity to be involved in federal, state and local public policy decisions within the context of a rural, community‑based organization, and to learn about community organizing, advocacy, and research. Our current priorities are our Campaign for Clean Energy and Responsible Development,which works to reduce the impacts of oil and gas, coal, and uranium development on public and private land, air, and water, and promotes the sustainable production and use of renewable energy; and our Farm to Market Sustainability Project, which seeks safe food policies and economic justice in agricultural markets, promotes local food policies, and opposes animal factories.
Responsibilities: The internships will support WORC’s program activities. Responsibilities of the Billings interns will include researching and writing on our priority issue areas, writing and editing fact sheets and action alerts, and assisting with other publications and tasks.
Qualifications: Strong writing, research and communications skills; a commitment to family‑farm agriculture, environmental protection and grassroots organizing; and a familiarity with Windows computers and software are required. Candidates must possess excellent organizational skills and enjoy striving to achieve high standards in a hardworking, small office environment. WORC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to:
John Smillie, Executive Director, WORC
220 S. 27th Street, Suite B
Billings, MT 59101, 406-252-9672
Organization: Gulf Restoration Network
Position Title: Campaign Director
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Dates and compensation: Full-time; $50,000-55,000
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
Description: The Gulf Restoration Network is a non-profit organization made up of an alliance of groups and individuals committed to uniting and empowering people to restore the resources of the Gulf region. GRN is seeking an experienced and passionate individual to work full time leading campaign development and implementation including management and supervision of GRN campaign staff. The position requires extensive work with coalitions, allies, the media, funders, and policymakers.
- Managing and directing the work of GRNs campaign staff, consultants, and intern.
- Developing a vision for GRN’s campaign work in terms of issue focus, organizational goals and growth consistent with GRN’s strategic plan.
- Designing and implementing campaign and outreach strategies in cooperation with other senior staff; and serving in a leadership capacity for GRN in management and planning.
- Serving as an organizational spokesperson on campaigns or issues that have regional implications or touch upon a wide range of GRN work.
- Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with coalition partners, key constituencies and non-traditional allies.
- Assisting the Executive Director and Development Director with foundation and major donor fundraising, including meetings with foundation staff, development of letters of inquiry and grant proposals.
- Ensuring integration of campaigns and projects, through regular communication with senior staff (Executive Director, Communications Director, Development Director, and Senior Policy Director).
- At least seven years’ experience in environmental policy, nonprofit advocacy, issue campaigns, planning, organizing, or other related fields.
- Experience managing and supervising both junior and experienced personnel with diverse scopes of work.
- Excellent writing and oratory skills.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
- Ability to function as part of a team and work collaboratively.
Master of environmental policy or JD preferred.GRN values and respects all types of diversity and strongly encourages applicants from traditionally marginalized groups to apply. We prohibit discrimination and harassment and provide equal employment opportunity without regard to, and not limited to, ethnicity, religion, race, national origin, abilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or genetic information. We are committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting those from traditionally marginalized groups.
How to Apply: Interested Applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: The Heinrich Boell Foundation North America
Position Title: Heinrich Boell Foundation Fall Internships:
Energy and Ecology Intern
International Policy Intern
Economic Governance/G20 and Climate Finance
Location: Washington, DC
Hours and Compensation: 40 hours per week; $500/month
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
Description: The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) is a non-profit organization striving to promote democracy, civil society, human rights, international understanding and a healthy environment internationally. We are affiliated with the German Green Party. Headquartered in Berlin, we have 32 offices worldwide. The HBF Washington, DC office was created in 1998 to support our international efforts.
The HBF offers internship opportunities for college students, graduate students and recent graduates focusing on energy and environmental policies, international relations, development and related areas.
Interns are recruited year-round on a rolling basis for the Washington, DC office. The internship requires a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) for the period of at least 3 but no more than 6 months. Part-time internships are also possible for applicants from the DC metro area or part-time students. The HBF offers a small monthly stipend of USD 500.- for a full-time commitment (proportionally less for a part-time internship).
We currently have three internship opportunities beginning in September 2015. Each intern will support one of the following programmatic areas: Ecology and Energy Policy, International Politics, or Economic Governance/G20 and Climate Finance. For detailed information about these internships and to learn more about our current projects, please visit our website: http://us.boell.org
– working together with our program officers
– researching current policy issues of relevance to the ongoing work of the Washington Office
– collecting background information for events, visitor programs, conferences and workshops
– monitoring and summarizing current developments in research areas relevant to the office’s work
– editing and proof reading of publications
– attending policy briefings, lectures and conferences
– if you would like to and have the time, you may write a policy paper or article
Administrative duties and responsibilities:
– providing logistical support for the conceptualization, preparation and management of visitor programs, events, conferences and workshops
– answering telephones
– responding to information inquiries
– updating and managing of the office database
– follow up and event documentation
– at least 2 years of college/university
– proven excellent research, writing and editing skills
– strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail
– creative, pro-active, self-directed and responsible
– a genuine interest in the values and mission of the Heinrich Boell Foundation
– commitment to a full-time internship for 3 to 6 months
– experience in the desired project area
– proficiency of English required; German proficiency desirable
How to Apply: If you are interested in applying, please send your resume along with a cover letter indicating which program area you are interested in supporting and describing your motivation for interning with us. Send your application to Lauren Edwards by e-mail email@example.com.
Organization: The Aspen Institute
Position Title: Energy and Environment Program Coordinator
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Program Coordinator will work directly with EEP Executive Director, Deputy Director, Senior Project Managers, other Aspen Institute staff and external vendors to support the program’s various energy, environment, and sustainability projects and events by providing event planning and logistics, high touch correspondence with external stakeholders, research and writing, data maintenance, communications management, project finances, materials development and distribution, and related activities.
Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator is primarily tasked with leading all administrative and logistical details associated with the Program’s annual energy and water forums, dialogues, public forums and roundtable events.
Forum, Dialogue and General Meeting Coordination
Lead the administrative functions associated with EEP events, including but not limited to:
- Conducting primary and secondary research to support programming (agenda development, participants, bios, background info, etc.)
- Producing draft invitations and thank you letters, track RSVPs, prepare correspondence regarding event and participant logistics and disseminate to participants
- Contacting/following up with invitees and attendees
- Coordinating logistics for EEP events including participant travel and lodging/rooming lists.
- Managing agenda and participant lists
- Assisting in venue selection and management of communications with venue, catering, and other contracted services, (e.g. caterers, meeting venues, transportation companies, AV etc.)
- Serving as lead Administrative POC for on-site events; Manage on-site event preparation and logistics
Research and Communications
- Draft communications materials for EEP events for emails, web and social media
- Draft, proofread and format final drafts of correspondence, reports, and publications produced by EEP team
- Review and summarize conference/event content related to EEPs forums and dialogues
- Draft grant proposals and donor reports, assist in preparation of other grant reporting requirements and/or deliverables
- Update project websites on a regular basis – keeping them current and accurate
- Managing the Program’s website pages; uploading materials to websites; and general communications support
- Overseeing document and publication production (editing, organizing and dissemination)
- Conduct research and provide additional support as needed for EEP research and communications efforts
General Team Support:The Project Coordinator will also provide general support for all Aspen EEP projects which includes:
- Administrative support for senior staff and general project and program support
- Coordinating individual staff and program schedules
- General correspondence, including preparing and tracking group email and mailings; mail merges
- Preparing team meeting notes, ordering supplies, delivering materials, background research etc.
- Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of experience in a professional environment required
- Think tank/NGO, government (Hill) or business work experience required
- Event management experience required
- Experience in domestic and global environmental, energy, sustainability and policy issues preferred
- Excellent computer skills (excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite) required. (HTML and social media experience preferred)
- Excellent research, communication, organizational and writing skills required
- Vendor management experience highly preferred.
- Proficiency with website management software and procedures e.g. RegOnline, Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce. Ability to learn new website management programs quickly and manage data input and track output efficiently
- The ability to plan, organize and follow through with senior staff and a variety of constituencies with little to no prompting.
- Ability to be proactive in fast-paced environment and anticipating event and/or senior staff needs
- Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with variety of internal and external constituencies
- Excellent attention to detail, organizational abilities and time management skills required.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks with detail, precision, accuracy and speed required
- Internalized understanding of the need for prolonged attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
- Excellent interpersonal skills, energy, and initiative required
- Ability to take direction, successfully work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with little daily supervision
- Ability to be flexible and work on multiple projects at once in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment
- Ability to work nights and weekends with little advance warning
- Ability and willingness to travel at least 10-15 percent to staff events
How to Apply: Visit the Aspen Institute’s career page, www.aspeninstitute.org, and follow the instructions to submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter should highlight applicant’s specific qualifications for this position. Applications without a cover letter may not receive full consideration.
Organization: The Conservation Law Foundation
Position Title: Ocean Conservation Program Intern
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
Description: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an Ocean Conservation Program intern to conduct a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to enrich and promote the advocacy work of its Ocean Conservation program. The Ocean Conservation Program intern will primarily assist with creating original content and conducting social media outreach for blogs managed by the Ocean Conservation Program that foster informed discussion about New England ocean issues. He or she will also be expected to complete a variety of other tasks, including researching and writing blog and website content for CLF’s organization-wide blog, the CLF Scoop; conducting additional research projects of interest to the Ocean Conservation Program staff; and assisting with occasional administrative tasks to increase the organization and efficiency of the Ocean Conservation team.
- Research and draft blog posts for publication on New England Ocean Odyssey,Talking Fish, and the CLF Scoop;
- Use social media tools to market blog content and track views and sharing;
- Assist with research on a variety of ocean-related topics that are of mutual interest to the Ocean Conservation Program staff and the Ocean Program intern;
- Assist with administrative tasks, including indexing press clips and documents and assisting with file organization.
- Preferred major in ocean or marine studies
- Exceptional research, analytical, organizational, and writing skills;
- A strong and demonstrated interest in environmental advocacy and policy, preferably including a basic understanding of fisheries management and ocean conservation issues;
- Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite and social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter; knowledge of WordPress content management system and Adobe Photoshop is a plus, but not required;
- The ability to work independently and take initiative;
A strong commitment to CLF’s mission, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should to send a cover letter (e.g. “SMITH J COVER), resume (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME), and a writing sample to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: Marine Stewardship Council
Position Title: Fisheries Outreach Intern and Commercial Outreach Intern
Location: Seattle, Washington
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Commercial Outreach: Working with outreach team on business development and account management type function, including analyzing market data, supporting communication with partners, and evaluating the success of various programs.
Fisheries Outreach: Working with outreach team to assist with various research activities, help track progress of fisheries in the MSC program, organize communication with fisheries and related contacts, and evaluate the success of certification for the fisheries.
Qualifications: Interns should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in the selected work area.
MSC is looking for undergraduate or graduate students in the Seattle area with majors in the relevant subject matter (Business/Marketing; Fishery/Environmental Science; Marine Affairs/Policy; Communications/Journalism). Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
How to Apply: To apply, please send a letter and resume to:
MSC US Program
2110 N. Pacific St., Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98103
Organization: Institute for Policy Studies
Position Title: Environmental Justice and Climate Policy Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Dates and compensation: While we’re psyched about the training experience we’re offering, we also know that you can’t pay for groceries with experience; therefore, we offer a maximum stipend of $3,800 to offset the cost of working with IPS while you help us build the future of the progressive movement.
IPS firmly believes that financial barriers shouldn’t exclude people from internship opportunities. However, we strongly encourage applicants to find resources through their schools and other scholarships. Many schools offer assistance for summer internship programs, and we ask that all applicants explore those options first in order to allow us to accept a greater number of interns that do not have access to those resources.
Interns may also receive academic credit. IPS offers transportation assistance of 8$ per day but does not offer housing assistance.
Application Deadline: April 5, 2015
Description: The Next Leaders Program aims to compel action by sharpening young voices and new ideas through training in public scholarship, a term we define as the connection between policy research and grassroots activism. Team up with us for this 10 week program, and you can forget fetching coffee and filing folders!
Responsibilities: Our summer intern will help support our domestic climate justice work in collaboration with the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) and other US partners. This summer we will be engaging through writing, research, analysis and policy proposals in the following efforts:
- EPA’s announcement of final guidance to states via the Clean Power Plan
- Support CJA and its members in developing an Energy Democracy Platform
- Support CJA’s “Summer of Our Power” tour and help prepare for 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina capstone event in New Orleans (does not include traveling to LA)
Qualifications: We’re looking for someone with a passion for climate justice and an understanding of the connection between economic, racial and environmental justice (you don’t need to be an expert, but should at least have an inkling and a willingness to explore innovative approaches to addressing climate change and inequality)
- Strong writing and research skills
Takes initiative and takes research risks within agreed parameters
How to Apply:
Part 1: Please fill out the application form found here. Be sure to select “Climate Justice, Environment, and Sustainability” as your issue of interest on the form.
Part 2: When you’ve submitted your form, please send your resume and a 2-page writing sample to email@example.com with “Next Leaders Application” in the subject line. For your writing sample, we say, go wild! This can be a blog piece, an essay excerpt, a letter to the editor for a newspaper, an article in your school’s newspaper, etc.
Feel free to provide a couple sentences of context if you’re excerpting your selection from a larger piece. The important thing is for us to get a sense of something you’re passionate about…oh, and, we’d love to see if you can string a sentence together too.
Position Title: Sustainability Associate
Location: Pleasantville, New York
Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
Description: PACENow is the leading research and advocacy national non-profit organization promoting Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. PACE is a simple and effective way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades to buildings. PACE can pay for new heating and cooling systems, lighting improvements, solar panels, water pumps, insulation, and more for almost any property – homes, commercial, industrial, non-profit, and agricultural.
Funded primarily through foundations, PACENow supports efforts of states to design and implement effective PACE policy. We provide leadership, resources, information, and networking to this vibrant and growing industry comprised of governments, scores of companies providing administrative, financing, and other PACE related services, real estate owners, energy service companies, investors, lenders, and other non-profits that share our passion. PACENow was founded in 2008 and today the organization has evolved from a think tank to a national leader and convener for PACE market stakeholders. 2015 is an exciting year for PACENow because we are beginning to transition into an industry association and are launching a number of major initiatives. Please learn more from our website: www.pacenow.org.
The Sustainability Associate will provide industry leadership in the following ways:
- Manage PACE market data collection and reporting by working with PACE programs nationally,
- Expand PACENow‘s already extensive contact list to keep PACE stakeholders and the broader public up to date on PACE news and initiatives,
- Work closely with PACENowstaff on white papers, case studies, data analyses, etc.
- Develop presentation materials and webinars.
This is a full-time position based in Pleasantville, NY with some flexibility of working from home.
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in sustainability, environmental science, or a related field.
- 0-3 years of experience working in the sphere of sustainability, real estate, marketing, finance, or law.
- Strong knowledge of MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress platform, and social media.
Who we are looking for: We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our small and dedicated team. The ideal candidates are curious about sustainability in the built environment and should demonstrate the ability to learn quickly and take on increasingly more responsibility. Design and social media skills are a big plus. Excellent writing/communication and telephone presentation skills are paramount for this position as Sustainability Associate will be working with PACE market participants from all over the country. Since the PACE market is rapidly changing and growing, candidates must work effectively with evolving priorities and goals. In the past three years, the PACE market went from being a $100M industry to nearly a $1 billion industry. Ability to quickly get up to speed with the new developments and respond to news isn’t optional for us.
How to Apply: If you are interested in joining the team, please send your resume and short answers to the following questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line “Sustainability Associate.” Deadline is April 24th, 2015.
Why do you want to help build the PACE market?
What are your interests and hobbies outside of work?
Organization: Long Island Pine Barrens Society
Position Title: Project Coordinator
Location: Riverhead, New York
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Long Island Pine Barrens Society, a progressive, fast-paced environmental education and advocacy organization seeks energetic and motivated Project Coordinator. Position requires experience in writing, public relations, community organization and project management. Expertise in Microsoft Office products required. Applicant must have strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Exceptional analytical, listening and communication skills are essential.
- Research environmental impact of development and/or conservation efforts including the analysis of media stories, development applications, environmental impact statements, and legislation
- Develop, implement and evaluate educational and advocacy projects through print, radio and television
- Prepare educational materials, letters to the editor, and coordinate rallies and other events
- Support direct mail/print projects, including complex merges
- Manage constituent data, including collection, entry and retrieval in member/donor database
- Manage and answer public inquiries via telephone, email, at our website, and in person at events
- Provide project and organizational fundraising support, including direct mail follow-up, newsletter assistance, database upkeep for incoming donations and member requests, and special event support
- Support earned-media campaigns, including organizing press conferences and developing press releases
- Manage social media outlets and campaigns
- Demonstrated experience in planning, implementation & evaluation of community projects
- Demonstrated knowledge of organizing strategies and planning
- Experience working with coalitions and in a small office environment
- Expertise in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
- Proficient Internet Skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills and strong attention to detail
- The ability to handle a multitude of tasks and thrive under deadline pressure
- Exceptional listening, communication and analytical skills
- Willingness and desire to learn new skills and concepts
How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter & writing sample to: email@example.com; Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.
Organization: Ironbound Community Corporation
Position Title: Environmental Justice Community Organizer
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) is a 46-year nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and empower individuals, families and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community. ICC strives to address the needs of our diverse, multi-lingual, multi-cultural community. Today, ICC serves more than 1000 children and families every day with a wide range of programs and services. ICC also strengthens communities through advocacy, neighborhood organizing, and community development initiatives.
Conduct outreach and organizing around key environmental justice issues and build a base of environmental justice advocates
Develop and implement a strategic base building plan that establishes a core of engaged environmental justice advocates
Participate in weekly door-2-door knocking to share information about campaigns, and invite people to participate
Mobilize residents and environmental justice advocates to local community events, public meetings, and important actions.
Conduct weekly outreach in places where community congregates (churches, schools, parks, community centers, etc.)
Share ICC services with environmental justice advocates
Promote and conduct outreach for leadership development trainings and teach-ins.
Build on the relationships ICC already has established with local partners, churches, etc.
Establish new relationships with churches, social services agencies, business organizations, etc. to identify ways of collaborating that will push an environmental justice agenda forward.
Work with EJ programs manager and other EJCD staff to develop and assist with environmental justice campaigns
Participate in the planning and coordinating of community events, actions, etc.
Work with other organizers to connect active EJ advocates to campaigns
Lead outreach for trainings and teach-ins in the first few months of employment
Develop facilitating and presentation skills to be able to conduct effective trainings and teach-ins for new ICC contacts
Continue to work with existing partners and allies to build a local, regional, state, national, and international environmental justice movement.
Attend monthly Coalition for Healthy Ports meeting & conduct necessary local outreach and organizing around ports, trucks, and general freight/goods movement issues
Work with EJ Program Manager to reconnect (or connect for the first time) local organizations and agencies to the Coalition for Healthy Ports work around ports issues
Identify potential public health collaborations with non-traditional partners, such as business districts, planning agencies, etc.
- Excellent written and oral communication in English and at least one other language (Spanish/Portuguese)
- Organizing experience with demonstrated results
- Organized, effective community organizer with experience working in low-income communities of color
- Ability to work and communicate with diverse audience: staff, organizational partners and community members
- Experience organizing and/or participating in direct actions
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Suite is a plus.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends (preferred)
- Demonstrate effective teamwork skills
- Experience with campaign development and base-building(preferred)
- A valid New Jersey Driver’s License and own transportation (preferred)
- A minimum of a B.A. in a relevant field or 5 years of organizing experience
How to Apply: If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Environmental Justice Organizer.”
Organization: Clean Production Action
Position Title: Research Associate
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: BizNGO and the Chemical Footprint Project are two programs of Clean Production Action (CPA). CPA is a nonprofit organization that advances safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. Our mission is to design and deliver strategic solutions for green chemicals, sustainable materials, and environmentally preferable products.
BizNGO is a unique collaboration of business and environmental leaders working together to define and implement the leading edge in safer chemicals and sustainable materials. Since 2006 we have been creating tools, strategies, principles, and policies for transforming our chemical and material economy. Now we need a dedicated researcher to support BizNGO’s work on alternatives assessment, safer chemicals, sustainable materials, and public policies.
The Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) is a new program launched in 2014 to measure the performance of leading corporations in their efforts to reduce toxic chemicals and choose safer alternatives in products and manufacturing. CFP aims to become the standard for measuring the chemical footprint of corporations and will be groundbreaking in its impact. The program is a collaborative effort between nonprofit organizations and corporations in key economic sectors – socially responsible investors, health care organizations, retailers, and others – that are leading the market shift to safer chemicals. CPA is partnering with the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the consultancy Pure Strategies in launching the CFP. We seek an individual who can effectively research and write content for both BizNGO and the CFP.
This is a new position. The employee will work closely with and report directly to the Chair of BizNGO and Co-Director of Clean Production Action. It is a full time position located in Somerville, MA. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing skills across a diversity of disciplines, including policy, toxicology, chemistry, and business sustainability, as well as an interest in multistakeholder initiatives that advance green chemistry.
Responsibilities: Essential duties and responsibilities include:
position papers on public policies, including federal and state chemical policy initiatives,
guidance documents for CFP,
reports based on data collected from CFP, and
content for BizNGO and CFP websites.
Review and analyze data collected from CFP on the chemical management practices of businesses.
Researching and writing:
blogs for BizNGO and CFP,
articles for BizNGO newsletter, Trending Topics,
case studies on business practices,
factsheets on an array of topics, including how to implement chemicals management programs in businesses and the business value of participating in CFP, and
reports on trends in the chemical industry, chemicals used in plastics, and availability of safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.
Participate in BizNGO and provide research and writing support to its workgroups on safer chemicals, sustainable materials, alternatives assessment, and public policy.
Present research work and findings at conference and meetings.
Qualifications: Successful applicants will:
- Have a master’s degree in science or public policy and two years of professional research and writing experience.
- Have excellent researching, writing, and editing skills.
- Have a sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including businesses, investors, and environmental groups. Knowledge of business sustainability is preferred.
- Have excellent communication skills.
- Be self-starting and entrepreneurial; enjoying the creation and implementation of new and challenging initiatives.
How to Apply: If you are comfortable working in a dynamic, evolving, and innovative environment, and believe you are an excellent candidate, then please submit your resume, two writing samples, and cover letter specifically addressing the position responsibilities and qualifications as soon as possible to: email@example.com
Subject line: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Organization: Los Angeles Waterkeeper
Position Title: Deputy Director
Location: Santa Monica, California
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: This position is meant for an experienced professional in non-profit management and fundraising who will perform a central and significant leadership role for the Los Angeles Waterkeeper. The Deputy Director will be responsible for enhancing and managing the internal organization and infrastructure of the Waterkeeper, and for developing new fundraising and community engagement opportunities.
The Deputy Director will be charged with the day-to-day management of the operating budget, fundraising activities, and administrative, communications and development staff. An ideal candidate should also be able to support the Executive Director and program staff in strategic planning and implementation of the organization’s public policy and advocacy work.
- Demonstrate passionate belief in the mission of Los Angeles Waterkeeper
- Assist the Executive Director in sustaining a transparent, accessible, professional organization
- Represent the mission, programs and point of view of the organization to stakeholders
- Ensure that staff and volunteers understand and exemplify the mission
- Work closely with Los Angeles Waterkeeper’s Executive Director to develop, communicate and execute a strategic plan consistent with the organization’s mission, vision and values
- Meet or exceed annual revenue goals as described in the annual budget
- Work with staff and board to prepare and execute an annual fundraising plan that aligns with the budget, strategic plan and annual work plans
- Develop and maintain relationships independently–and with staff and Board–with individual, foundation, government and corporate funders
- Oversee formal and informal funding proposals and timely, accurate reports to funders
- Ensure diverse funding resources that enable the organization to carry out its mission with overall financial stability and adaptability to emerging opportunities
- Work closely with the organization’s bookkeeper and Executive Director to achieve:
- Annual organizational budget (and mid-year revision as required) for board approval
- Timely, accurate reporting to the board and/or committees
- Develop and track/manage program budgets with staff
- Effective management of receivables and payables
- Work with Board to ensure policies and procedures are in place, understood and followed by organization to maintain proper financial controls, reporting and management
Management & Administration
- Supervise staff as determined
- Lead human resources and work closely with Executive Director to ensure hiring, firing, salary and compensation decisions related to employed and volunteer staff are consistent with best practices, budget, strategic plan and policies set by the Board
- Provide staff with opportunities for professional development and advancement
- Oversee operations of the organization, including facilities, equipment and technology
- Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulation
- Work with the Board of Directors Development Committee to develop and implement annual fundraising plan and annual fundraising events
- Provide the Board with timely financial information and updates at quarterly Board Meetings and regular Executive Committee meetings
- Provide opportunities for the Board to contribute to the operational, financial and fundraising success of the organization
- Minimum of five years of professional management experience
- Bachelors degree required; advanced degree in related field preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge of sound business operational principles
- Proven fundraising and development experience, including cultivation of new donors
- Substantive knowledge of current Waterkeeper programs and overall environmental issues preferred
- Experience working with nonprofit organizations and nonprofit Boards of Directors
- Demonstrated management capabilities, including staff supervision and development, budget and financial management, and fundraising
- Demonstrated success as an inspirational manager who has successfully motivated staff to achieve and sustain excellence
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse organizations, agencies and stakeholders
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
- Passion and commitment to coastal and watershed protection
How to Apply: Please email a resume, cover letter, salary history and 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Amazon Conservation Team
Position Title: Program Planning & Evaluation Intern
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Dates and compensation: A minimum of three months or 360 hours commitment is required. During that time, interns are expected to work a minimum of 4-6 hours per day for 4-5 days per week. Schedule is flexible as agreed upon by the internship coordinator and intern.; The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $250, assuming the above time requirements are met.
Application Deadline: May 20, 2015
Description: Under the guidance and mentorship of ACT’s Strategic Planning & Evaluation Assistant, the intern will assist ACT-HQ with a range of programmatic planning and evaluation needs, including but not limited to assisting in the systematic documentation of ACT’s programmatic theory and the development of a programmatic monitoring plan. The intern will be expected to follow ACT Headquarters’ policies and procedures as detailed in the Intern Orientation Guide. Without guarantee, the intern may be offered the opportunity to renew the internship for consecutive seasons or semesters.
Responsibilities: Among other assignments, the intern will be primarily responsible for the assisting with the following activities:
- Assist in the development and documentation of programmatic “theory of change” models
- Conduct research needed to develop and implement monitoring plans for ACT’s field programs
- Development of narratives explaining ACT’s programmatic theories
- Development of an ACT programmatic glossary
- Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish
- Experience or dedicated training in one or more of the following: tropical ecology, forest or wildlife management, human dimensions of natural resources management, community-based social marketing, environmental education, environmental science, community development, indigenous affairs, or another related field
- Access to and strong aptitude in online research of academic databases (Galileo, JSTOR, Google Scholar, etc.)
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
How to Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, or mail to:
Amazon Conservation Team
4211 N Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
Organization: Voices for Progress
Position Title: Director of Climate Policy & Legislation
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Voices for Progress seeks a Director of Climate Policy & Legislation to lead our advocacy to win and protect policies combating climate change, and to work on other issues as they arise. The ideal candidate will be a personable, strategic thinker with strong writing skills, attention to detail, and experience working as an advocate or on Capitol Hill to advance public interest legislative policy. This position will report to the Policy & Legislative Director.
Monitor and analyze federal legislation, regulations, and relevant polling
Research key issues; and strategize on the most effective way for Voices for Progress to maximize its impact on key policy and political issues, with a primary focus on combating climate change.
Develop relationships with executive branch and congressional staff, and guide Voices for Progress members in meetings with elected officials.
Research, write, and edit policy backgrounders and talking points for grass-tops members to use when they meet with or talk to elected officials.
Write policy email updates and policy materials for website.
Under contract to a legally non-connected PAC, provide assessments of candidate policy views in order to guide the candidate endorsement process.
Represent Voices for Progress at advocacy coalition meetings on climate and selected other issues with allies, and help to craft strategy for the movement.
This position is exempt from overtime rules, expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks when needed. Schedules are flexible, but fulfilling these responsibilities frequently requires work on evenings and weekends.
Five or more years of experience in climate policy or with the legislative process, ideally on Capitol Hill or in policy advocacy.
Expertise in climate policy, with understanding of recent federal initiatives like the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills
Significant research and strategy experience.
Ability to thrive in a small office that must respond to quick changes in legislative development
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, writing sample (1-3) pages, and your response to the questionnaire below. To: firstname.lastname@example.org – “Director of Climate Policy & Legislation” in the subject line.
- Your name.
- Your daytime and evening numbers and the best time to reach you by phone.
- Where you saw this job listing, aside from this website.
- Why you are interested in this position.
- What you anticipate to be one challenge and one reward of working at Voices for Progress.
- The salary range you would expect to be paid for this position.
- Additional comments (if you choose).