Position Title: Program Associate
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Dates and compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and benefits.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Description: We are searching for a Program Associate who exemplifies the abilities and commitment to support our senior staff in the implementation of a diverse and expanding project portfolio, particularly in Francophone Africa. Eligible candidates must demonstrate three essential attributes: 1. a passion for working in developing countries, 2. expertise in data management and statistical analysis, and 3. fluency in both English and French. The Program Associates will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and report to Aquaya’s Senior Research Manager.
Qualifications: · Minimum of two years of work experience or equivalent, including significant activity in developing countries · Preferred graduate degree in a relevant field (international development, public health, civil and environmental engineering, public policy, microbiology, economics, environmental sciences, epidemiology) Skills and Attributes · Previous work experience in developing countries · Expertise in data management and statistical analysis · Fluency in English and French · Strong work ethic and a commitment to delivery · Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills · Outstanding organization and time management skills, with an attention to detail and an ability to establish systems to manage constant flows of information and deliver on deadlines · Ability to travel up to 50% of the time and adaptive to different cultures and contexts · Eligible to obtain the legal right to work in Kenya · Proven ability to work closely with a small team and to successfully manage multiple and changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, while maintaining a positive and productive attitude and a good sense of humor!
How to Apply: Please submit your resume via e-mail to email@example.com along with a thoughtful cover letter by April 30, 2015. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in Aquaya’s mission, values, and activities. Please also tell us why your skills and background make you the ideal candidate for this position, specifically highlighting your experience in developing countries, your background in quantitative data analysis, and your ability to work effectively in both English and French. Please note that we will not consider applications without a cover letter. In your e-mail subject line, please specify ‘Program Associate 2015’. No phone calls please.
Organization: Climate Focus
Position Title: Junior Consultant
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates and compensation: Initial contract term is one year with the possibility to become open ended. Competitive salary based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
Description: For our Amsterdam office we are looking for a qualified individual as a junior consultant. The team in Amsterdam focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy, industry and transport, mostly in developing countries. Core areas of consulting include the development and implementation of protocols for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV), assisting clients with their strategies for low-carbon development and the securing of sources of international climate finance for projects and policies that reduce emissions. Climate Focus typically works in multidisciplinary teams of staff and external partners that bring together specific technical, legal and business expertise.
Responsibilities: § Analysis and advice on the quantification of reductions of greenhouse gas emissions; § Development, application and implementation of protocols for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of emission reductions; § Contribution to the development of smart monitoring tools applying mobile phone technology and cloud-based computing; § Policy research into low carbon development and market mechanisms to mitigate emissions; § Supporting Climate Focus in preparing proposals and in developing business plans for new ventures.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have: § Master in Science, Business Administration or Economics or Environmental Sciences; § Proven interest in sustainable development and climate change; § Experience in a similar position; § Strong analytical capacities and interest in quantitative analysis; § Good writing and communication skills; § Fluency in English (spoken and written), additional languages a plus; § Permission to work in the Netherlands; § Willingness to travel internationally. The candidate should be a team player that enjoys working in an international field of business.
How to Apply: Application If you are interested in the position please submit your resume and a cover letter in English via e mail until 17 April to Climate Focus Adriaan Korthuis, Director Direct line +31 20 262 10 31 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Title: Climate Change Program Manager
Location: Beijing, China or San Francisco, California
Compensation: $85,000 – 120,000
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: Webuild (www.webuildstaffing.com) is seeking a Climate Change Program Manager to lead the development and implementation of a long term, consumer based climate change / greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction campaign throughout the Asian and Chinese marketplaces.
Responsibilities: This would be a high profile, country leadership role in cooperation with Asian governments, in which the Program Manager will have direct responsibility for the development and implementation of greenhouse gas reduction / climate change initiatives focused on creating consumer awareness and behavior change through the use of mass media, public awareness and educational events that target over 1 billion consumers regionally.
Additional responsibilities will include the development of the strategic marketing plan of action, conducting fund raising efforts, and working with staff (i.e. country directors, celebrities, political operatives, etc.) for overall program success.
Qualifications: The ideal individual would have 8+ years of related work experience leading climate change and specifically GHG reduction technical studies that bring awareness to greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. Must have the abilities to conduct climate change research, identify strategic opportunities, develop strategy, partnerships, manage stakeholders, secure celebrity endorsements and implement a mass media campaign (social media, print advertising, tv commercials, etc..) related to strategic public transportation, sustainable agriculture, industrial consumption and energy efficiency initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Requires a degree in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, Business Administration or related discipline. MBA preferred. Must have strong climate change, greenhouse gas reduction and sustainably program management experience related to Asian Cultures desired.
Candidates that have an environmental technical background with previous experience in mass media, public awareness campaign implementation efforts for governmental agencies, foundations, non-profits or public organizations will be given priority consideration. Position can be based in either Beijing, China or San Francisco, CA.
How to Apply: Apply online.
Organization: Clean Energy States Alliance
Position Title: Summer Research Assistant (job/internship)
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Dates and compensation: The position is available for 10-12 weeks, for up to 37½ hours per week. The position will begin as soon as the individual is available, but no sooner than May 18, 2015.; $16 per hour for an undergraduate; $18 per hour with a bachelor’s degree; $19 per hour for a graduate student in a relevant program
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Research Assistant will carry out research, writing, data collection and administrative tasks related to several CESA projects. Responsibilities will include:
- Collect and analyze information about individual states’ programs that incentivize and support renewable thermal technologies, including geothermal, air source heat pumps, solar thermal, and biomass.
- Collect and summarize documents about offshore wind for posting on the Offshore Wind Hub.
- Carry out research tasks to assist CESA Project Directors.
- This position is appropriate for a graduate student, an individual with an undergraduate degree, or an upper-level undergraduate with relevant academic training.
- Knowledge of energy issues and renewable energy technologies.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample via email to email@example.com. For the email’s subject line, use “Research Assistant 2015”. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Organization: The Climate Reality Project
Position Title: Organizer-Road to Paris
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Description: The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time position for an Organizer for the Road to Paris campaign. This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced organization that combines strategic campaigns and cutting-edge communications to win concrete victories on the path to solving the climate crisis.
The Road to Paris Organizer is responsible for the development and implementation of local, national and international campaigns aimed at harnessing the grassroots, partner, VIP and communications power of The Climate Reality Project and translating that power into measurable impacts on climate change policy domestically and abroad, with a focus on the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Climate Reality has offices in Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. The location of this position is in the DC office. This position is specific to the Road to Paris campaign and will end following the close out of the work for COP 21.
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Developing campaign plans to include:
- Identify long-term campaign goals that drive towards the organization’s mission
- Research issues and policy solutions
- Power-map campaign targets
- Develop comprehensive campaign strategy
- Integrate classic and innovative tactics
- Create timeline for implementation of tactics
Developing campaign materials to include:
- Manage process of creating campaign branding
- Craft campaign story
- Draft petitions, coalition letters, and other written materials
Implementing campaign plans to include:
- Train and motivate staff and volunteers through individual and multi-person trainings in person and over the phone
- Ensure message discipline across personnel, physical materials, and online content
- Build systems for tracking campaign metrics
- Report campaign results
Ensuring synergy between Climate Reality campaigns and all other program areas.
Developing and managing relationships with members, partner groups, VIPs, government officials, donors, and members of the media
- 3-5 years experience in organizing and advocacy
- Bachelor’s degree required/advanced degrees welcome
- Organizing experience preferred
- Experience developing campaign plans
- Experience managing campaign staff
- Experience training staff or volunteers in skills of grassroots organizing
- Understanding of international environmental policy
- Ability to track and analyze metrics and data
- Strong written and verbal communications skills, particularly advocacy writing and listening
- Excellent planning and self-management systems
- Ability to manage deadlines and multi-task
- A dedication to solving the climate crisis
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Proficiency with Mac preferred
How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Position Title: Communications Coordinator
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Application Deadline: May 25, 2015
Description: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – a regional, nonprofit environmental advocacy organization that promotes responsible energy choices to solve global warming problems – seeks a highly motivated, organized and creative individual to serve as Communications Coordinator. This position is full-time and will be based in one of SACE’s three offices (Atlanta, Ga., Asheville, N.C. or Knoxville, Tenn.).
- Manage the organization’s social media platforms (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Youtube)
- Create engaging content, including graphics and videos, for organizational print and virtual media
- Coordinate with SACE staff on website and blog content
- Conduct research on potential avenues for organization’s online growth
- Provide support to Director of Policy & Communications for all media interactions including earned media, tele-press conferences, etc
- Archive media hits monthly and circulate to relevant staff
- Format and send all electronic communications (including Action Alerts, e-newsletters, Save the Dates) to supporters, members, and donors
- 1 or more years of professional experience; Bachelor’s degree required – in a relevant field of study is desirable
- A solid understanding of traditional, digital and social media platforms
- Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as time-management, creative thinking, and organizational skills
- Ability to work independently and in teams; ability to take intiative
- Comfort working in a fast-paced, demanding work environment
- Proficiency with HTML, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
- A commitment to the mission of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
The ideal candidate will also have previous work experience with WordPress, iMovie, and some form of email platform (Mailchimp, etc.), or be willing and able to learn new editing platforms quickly.
How to Apply: To apply, email a resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications and experience to: email@example.com. Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, we are unable to personally contact all applicants. Please be assured that every application is reviewed and considered by a senior member of our staff.
Organization: Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council
Position Title: Communications Fellow/Intern
Location: Mount Rainier, Maryland
Dates and compensation: Compensation to start will not be monetary; but a highly skilled, conscientious and versatile candidate will be tapping into an exciting network of experienced and effective change agents, thought leaders and nationally recognized economic, environmental and social justice leaders and activists.
Application Deadline: April 27, 2015
Description: The Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council, a multi-sectored, quickly expanding business-led advocacy organization based in the DC region, seeks a driven, passionate, highly motivated and organized change-agent Fellow/Intern to refine and increase its social media presence, networking, organizing, and outreach needs.
Must be able to work virtually, recognize the value of your role and input, and be able to work 4 to 8 hours per week.
Serious grad level, upper-year undergrad stand outs, and those who have beaten their own path (i.e., not from an academic background) are encouraged to respond.
It is hoped that this opportunity could evolve into a permanent, paid position.
Academic credit can be arranged and is encouraged.
How to Apply: Deadline for applications is Monday, April 27, 2015. Interviews with selected candidates will take place in early May. Fellowship/internship will commence in late May.
Please send cover letter and resume to: Ms. Kira Austin, Executive Assistant & Operations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization: Bronx River Alliance
Position Title: Bronx River Ecology Coordinator
Location: Bronx, New York
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
Description: The Bronx River Alliance seeks an Ecology Coordinator to lead our environmental planning and watershed policy efforts, as well as interagency coordination and coalition building on issues of critical importance to the river.
- Build the Alliance’s local and regional networks and coalitions related to water quality, green infrastructure, wildlife habitat and other river-related environmental issues; create and maintain relationships with critical partners, agencies and organizations.
- Coordinate and track ecological restoration and green infrastructure projects in the watershed, including working with the Conservation Manager to coordinate the field work of the Conservation Crew with policy and planning activities.
- Assist with the Alliance’s water quality monitoring activities and guide its ability to answer critical questions about the health of the river.
- Co-manage the Bronx River Ecology Team, a group of scientists, partner representatives, and community members committed to improving the ecological health of the river and watershed.
- Develop annual program budgets and track expenditures with the Conservation Manager.
- Assist with the development of funding proposals/reports and the management of grants.
- Supervise consultants, program staff and interns as necessary.
- Other as assigned by supervisor.
- Bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience in environmental or related field work research and data collection orMaster’s degree in environmental or related field.
- Knowledge of ecological principles related to river systems.
- Ability to work within a team environment and with diverse partners, including scientists, agency representatives, educators, and local residents, while leading independent projects.
- Ability to review and interpret environmental assessments and studies.
- Excellent report and presentation writing, public speaking and organizational skills.
- Experience with grant management, including tracking, reporting, and invoicing, preferred.
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
- Valid New York State driver’s license.
- Knowledge of GIS, agency permitting processes, and toxicology, preferred.
How to Apply: Please send resume with cover letter by May 1, 2015 to Maggie Scott Greenfield, Director of Programs and Development: email@example.com.
Organization: Clean Ocean Action
Position Title: Science and Policy Advocate
Location: Highlands, New Jersey
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Description: The Science and Policy Advocate is the primary technical expert on ocean pollution issues. The Advocate investigates issues, develops positions, identifies solutions, and creates outreach materials. The Advocate is responsible for reviewing and evaluating state and federal policies for impacts to marine water quality and for developing and implementing pro-ocean protection policies, strategies, and actions. The Science and Policy Advocate will also track, coordinate, and participate in targeted advocacy campaigns throughout the region.
¨ Help shape regional and national ocean protection policies
¨ Monitor issues and respond proactively to protect water quality
¨ Investigate and evaluate proposals, regulations, projects and issues, and prepare comments
¨ Write, prepare, and collaborate on policy/technical reports and position statements on water quality or related issues
¨ Advocate, communicate, and coordinate science, technical and policy aspects of issues with a diversity of people including policy, legal, and outreach experts, coalition members, media, students, citizens, agency representatives, and elected officials
¨Consult with COA’s legal team to define and organize legal positions and actions
- Maintain focus and message on pollution prevention
- Stay current on state/federal policies, regulations and rules
- Update relevant programs and information on website, and write newsletter articles
- Manage email accounts
- Support and promote development efforts, including assistance with grant proposals and reports, and the COA Annual Report
- JD with science background or science degree (PhD preferred) with law background required
- Strongly motivated to protect and improve coastal waters
- Knowledgeable about marine sciences, pollution, and policy
- Familiarity with legal documents, regulations, and compliance issues
How to Apply: Position currently open. Applications will be accepted until position filled. Please send cover letter, CV, three references with affiliations, one writing sample, and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Science and Policy Advocate” in the subject line.
Position Title: Science Policy Interns
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Dates and compensation: Internships are typically 3 month appointments and are paid.
Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
Description: Research!America is offering a paid, temporary internship in our Alexandria office. Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. Internships are typically 3 month appointments.
- Track relevant policy issues, including budget and appropriations legislation
- Perform background research and write fact sheets, newsletter articles and text for Research!America’s website
- Complete and present a self-directed project on a science policy topic relevant to the mission of Research!America
- Attend briefings, meetings, and hearings on Capitol Hill, as well as events off Capitol Hill that are relevant to our organization’s mission
- Provide administrative and project management support as requested
Qualifications: College seniors, graduate students or recent graduates with a science, political science, public policy or related degree (or degree goal) who seek science policy experience in the areas of biomedical research, health services research and other health research disciplines, and related Research!America priorities. Ideal candidates have a strong academic background and excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the health and life sciences research sectors is preferred. Candidates must have experience with the Microsoft Office software.
How to Apply: Please submit all materials by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015.
E-mail résumé and cover letter, including academic status and specific area(s) of interest and expertise, reason(s) for wanting to be a Research!America intern; availability; a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write about science and/or policy for the public (two pages or less); and contact information for three references to: Caitlin Leach, Director of Policy and Advocacy; email@example.com; 571-482-2726
Organization: Center for International Policy
Position Title: Latin American Rights & Security Research Fellow
Dates and compensation: Unpaid;
Fall Term (August – December): July 28
Spring Term (January – May): November 17
Summer Term (May – August): March 16
Application Deadline: Rolling
Description: The LARS research fellow supports CIP’s Americas Project, the TransBorder Project, and general Latin America security work. The fellow will assist with general research on a variety of topics ranging from border security issues, to federal imprisonment of immigrants, to cross-border environmental issues, to researching and helping to prepare policy briefs on a variety of subjects, including the drug war strategy in Mexico.
An exceptional candidate would possess strong research skills, excellent writing and analytical skills, be self-motivated and an independent worker, and preferably be a Masters’ student or have equivalent knowledge and experience in the region/themes. A qualified candidate would also be fluent in Spanish and able to translate documents. Additional research projects will depend on a candidate’s interests and research ability. This is a flexible position and can be anywhere from 30 to 40 hours a week; location is also flexible. As with our internships, our fellowship position is unpaid.
Respond to short-term and time-sensitive research requests from project directors
Undertake longer-term research projects
Assist with the LARS social media presence
Translation as needed
Research for blog posts, fact sheets, memos as needed
General project/administrative support
Ability to translate Spanish ↔ English
Knowledge of Mexico, Central America
Knowledge of security issues in the region, border issues, drug policy
Ability to work independently and take initiative
Experienced with high-level internet research
Ability to adapt to new computers/technologies
Knowledge of blogging, social media platforms, Mac computers
How to Apply: Please submit the following:
A cover letter (please include your availability)
A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information)
Most weight will be placed on the cover letter. Please email your application materials to Faith Koleszar at firstname.lastname@example.org. For easy identification, please use the following format for the subject of your email: “Your Last Name_LARS Intern” for example, “Koleszar_LARS Intern.”
When attaching your files, please include your last name in all file names as well. For example “Koleszar_Cover Letter.docx” or “Koleszar_LARS Intern.zip.”
You will receive an automated response when your application has been received. We will reply if interested.
Please save email@example.com as a contact to avoid our emails being marked as spam.
Organization: International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Position Title: Special Research Associate – Junior Professional
Location: Gland, Switzerland
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
Description: The primary duty of the Special Research Associate is to support the Director General (DG) in her daily duties. The Special Research Associate’s responsibilities will include in a wide variety of tasks, including drafting correspondences, arranging meeting and trip logistics, managing the DG’s schedule, and performing other ad hoc items as needed. The Special Research Associate reports directly to the DG and works closely with the DG’s Office (DGO). This role also involves frequent interaction with Directors, Managers and staff within and across IUCN’s offices and sectors, and requires tact and discretion.
- Conduct daily debriefings with the DG on her work and issues relating to projects/events and solicit feedback; this includes issues pertaining to and raised by the management team and stakeholders.
- Work with DG Office colleagues to manage and prioritize the DG’s workflow (including meetings, letters and email correspondence) and to coordinate engagements.
- Support the Senior Adviser and Special Adviser with: briefing materials and logistics for DG’s internal and external meetings; and background materials and logistics for missions, meetings, and conferences.
- Work with the IUCN Communications team to support the DG on tasks such as review of memos/letters, media related documentations, speeches, briefing packages, social media, etc.
- Work with the IT department to ensure that the DG’s devices (e.g. laptop, iPad, etc) are most up-to-date and functional, in particular prior to travel.
- Work with the other members of the DG Office to ensure highest quality and integrity of documents and communications sent under the DG’s name.
- Support the DG in both internal and external meetings, conferences and other assignments by taking minutes, preparing documents, and organizing follow-up with relevant teams based on outcomes/decisions made in meetings.
- Work with the DG and other IUCN colleagues to manage DG’s travel, including gathering background materials for briefing books and working with the administrative team on travel bookings and logistics. Be prepared to accompany DG in travel as needed.
- In addition to the tasks listed above, the Special Research Associate may also be requested to work on specific tasks including research, statistical and other analytical support, and Human Resources Initiatives/Projects.
- Bachelors or Masters degree in relevant discipline.
- Proven analytical, conceptual, organization, multitasking, and problem-solving skills.
- Up to 2 years experience in a similar function an advantage.
- Trustworthiness, integrity, dedication, perseverance, and “can-do” attitude, and ability to work long hours as required.
- Complete fluency in the English language, including excellent demonstrated English writing skills; additional languages are strong assets but not required.
- Sound understanding of information technology, with experience in applying Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) as a minimum skill set. Social media experience is a must, as is a general understanding of IT and troubleshooting, particularly with the iPad.
- Demonstrated record of independent analytical and research support work.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and quality assurance.
How to Apply: Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the “Apply” button.
Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).
Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/
Organization: Solar Energy Industries Association
- Federal/State Affairs Internship
- Membership Market Analysis Internship
- State Affairs Legal Internship
- Research Internship
- Communications Internship
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Positions open until filled
Description: SEIA is the national trade association for solar energy companies in the U.S. With over 1,100 member companies, SEIA works to make solar energy a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, strengthening the industry, and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. For more information, see the SEIA website at www.seia.org.
Qualifications: Graduate and Undergraduate students in political science/government, legal, economics, environmental studies or other related field.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to Heather Whitpan, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Government Affairs Internship”. Positions are open until filled.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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