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Apr 19 / BARD CEP

Research Intern, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport – China

Organization: Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport

Position Title: Research Intern

Location: Shanghai, China

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Description: SLoCaT Partnership is looking for a research intern who has a strong interest in global policies on transport, sustainable development, and climate change. He or she will work directly with the SLoCaT Secretariat, which is based in Changning District in Shanghai, China.

The research intern will be mainly responsible for providing research support on sustainable transport based on one or more of the following 5 work streams of SLoCaT Partnership:

  1. Results Framework on Sustainable Transport
  2. Financing Framework for Sustainable Transport
  3. Collaborative Work Program on Sustainable Transport and Poverty
  4. Work Program on Transport and Climate Change
  5. Rural Transport

Detailed information and plans under the 5 work streams can be found in the SLoCaT Partnership Work Program 2015-2016.

Responsibilities: The internship with SLoCaT Partnership will focus on the following areas with potential for expansion into other areas depending on the needs of the organization:

  • Assisting with qualitative and quantitative research projects on various topics relating to sustainable transport;
  • Preparing and checking collected information on the global development of sustainable transport;
  • Using spreadsheet and other software to analyze qualitative data; assist in generating data summaries with graphics and tables;
  • Perform any other additional task for SLoCaT Partnership.

Requirements:

  • Able to commit to between 3 and 6 months of working full-time in the Shanghai office;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in transport, urban planning, public policy, or other fields related to sustainable development;
  • Has a passion for promoting global sustainable development through transport;
  • Experiences with Microsoft office;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter plus two references in English to Talya Enriquez Romano (talya.enriquezromano@slocatpartnership.org). Only English resumes will be considered.

Apr 19 / BARD CEP

Research Fellow, Project Drawdown – California

Organization: Project Drawdown

Position Title: Research Fellow

Location: Sausalito, California

Dates and compensation: The summer program will run from May 11–August 14th 2015, with fellows joining on a rolling basis depending on other work commitments. Research fellows are not required to commit themselves for the entire program period, but must commit to at least five weeks (on average, fellows work on three solutions over ten weeks). Specific schedules and deadlines for each fellow will be determined individually at the beginning of each fellowship, with updates on progress submitted regularly to the Project Drawdown Research Team.; Research fellows will receive a stipend of US$1,000 per solution undertaken. In addition, fellows will benefit from professional development opportunities, networking with our broad coalition of climate leaders, and attribution in all materials produced from their research. . Travel and accommodation costs will not be compensated.

NOTE: There will be several recorded orientation sessions scheduled throughout May for fellows to familiarize themselves with our methodology and background readings.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: Research fellowships are available to scholars and professionals with previous experience evaluating the impact of technological, social, and/or ecological solutions to climate change. Working part-time, typically in conjunction with other work commitments, research fellows are expected to produce technical reports and models on 2-4 solutions over the course of their fellowship. Fellows can also assist in the finalization process by contributing to the development of our integration model incorporating all 100 solutions.

Responsibilities: Each solution requires:

1) Technical Report (5,000-6,000 words);
2) Solution-specific financial and climate models; and
3) Supplemental information (depending upon solution).

4)  Policy or Financial Memo (1,500 words) recommending actions needed to spur global adoption.

It is estimated that each solution requires 40-60 hours to complete, depending on previous experience and knowledge of the solution.

During the last two weeks of their fellowship, research fellows can also join the finalization team, helping to develop our integration models, database components, and online platform, as well as prepare for our presentation and workshops at the COP21 in Paris this December.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required, PhD or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, energy efficiency, bio-sequestration, agriculture, international development, sharing economy, or related field
  • Experience in quantitative analysis, data modeling, econometrics highly desired
  • Strong research, analysis and writing skills
  • Experience with preparing clear, compelling, and high-quality reports and presentations
  • Project management skills, capable of meeting deadlines and working with large groups of people

How to Apply: Please complete our online application form. All candidates should be sure to upload their most recent resume or CV, a list of references, and two recent writing samples (see below for details). We will also consider letters of support from supervisors or institutions, if applicable.

Apr 19 / BARD CEP

Program Support Associate, Elevate Energy – Illinois

Organization: Elevate Energy

Position Title: Program Support Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: April 27, 2015

Description: The Program Support Associate assists in supporting Elevate Energy’s customer programs and contributes to ongoing communication and education activities. A primary responsibility is the support of Elevate Energy’s real-time electricity pricing programs. As part of the customer support center, the Associate works to maintain relationships with customers and assists in the accompanying production work. The Associate shares responsibility for the accurate documentation of these customer interactions as they relate to Elevate Energy programs.

Accountability

The Program Support Associate reports directly to the Manager, Program Support. The Associate collaborates closely with other Elevate Energy staff on operations and production activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide customer support services. This includes:
    • Answering incoming phone, email, and live chat communications
    • Providing information on a variety of Elevate Energy and client programs and services
    • Tracking and addressing customer comments, requests, and complaints using a customer relationship management database.
  • Learn and stay up to date on current dynamic pricing and energy efficiency developments.
  • Support the creation, review, and implementation of customer communications and education materials.
  • Support the program logistics. This includes working with our communications and marketing teams to:
    • Assemble mailers, flyers, and event materials
    • Support both incoming and outgoing mailings
  • Perform other duties as required in assistance to and in cooperation with other Elevate Energy staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Passion for environmental issues, economic/social justice, and/or energy efficiency
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required
  • Previous experience with direct customer service
  • Exceptional organizational and coordination skills
  • Ability to independently leverage critical thinking skills to address real world customer issues based on well-defined program guidelines
  • A demonstrated attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications with a focus on excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team setting

How to Apply: To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary history to:

Email to: careers@elevateenergy.org or fax to: 773-698-6869

Elevate Energy
HR – PSA
322 S. Green Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60607

No phone calls, please.

Apr 19 / BARD CEP

U.S. Climate Program Assistant, Environmental Defense Fund – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Program Assistant, U.S. Climate Legal and Regulatory

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Environmental Defense Fund is seeking a Program Assistant who will provide administrative and program support for the Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy.The Program Assistant will be an experienced administrative professional who can provide complex administrative support for the team by performig difficult and specialized administrative and technical responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare written materials, respond to information requests, and help coordinate and track activities for the Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy
  • Attend internal meetings and be able to document, identify and track key takeaways, next steps, including resources or research needs
  • Collaborate on preparation and distribution of reports and other written materials
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external contacts
  • Actively promote and ensure clear communications with internal staff at all levels
  • Manage schedules, organize meetings, conference calls and video conferences for the Senior Manager, Climate and Air Policy
  • Make decisions on routine tasks and assignments
  • Solve moderately complicated problems using independent thinking and knowledge in both routine and specialized projects
  • Process expense and American Express reports and submit program-related invoices
  • Administer contracts for consultants and work with Finance to ensure timely payments of contracts.
  • Maintain well-organized and accessible electronic and paper files
  • Coordinate projects to ensure deliverables are given within specificied timeframe

Qualifcations:

  • Bachelor’s degree and some professional office work experience in fast-paced, detail-oriented environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organizational abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communications ability
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently, and successfully handle and prioritize diverse tasks simultaneously
  • Interest in environmental advocacy is preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of IBM PCs and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)

How to Apply: Apply online

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Communications Intern, Earthworks – Washington, DC or Remote

Organization: Earthworks

Position Title: Communications Intern

Location: Washington, DC; While Earthworks is based in Washington, DC we welcome remote applicants and would be happy to have an intern that works from home/their dorm room.

Dates and compensation: Earthworks requires a minimum commitment of 3 months.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of mining and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions.

The Program Communications Intern will work closely with our program staff and communications team to update and create new fact-based issue pages for our website. Our key issues are fracking and hard rock mining, and our issue pages range in topic from the 1873 Mining Law to noise pollution from fracking operations.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent research and writing skills. This is the perfect internship for students looking to learn more about the non-profit world, make connections and start building their resume.

Qualifications:
-Current student or recent college graduate (all majors welcome)
-Ability to commit at least 10 hours per week
-Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
-Commitment to the environment
-Advanced computer or language skills are a plus

How to apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@earthworksaction.org. Please include your weekly availability and desired start and end date.

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Clean Energy Research and Analysis Intern, Environmental Defense Fund – California

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Clean Energy Research and Analysis Intern

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.

Act as a front line researcher providing documents and analysis for expert witnesses to use in testimony in a range of Public Utility Commission Proceedings.

Responsibilities:

Investigate clean energy activities in other states.

Research the impact on water conservation and jobs from creating markets for clean distributed energy resources.

Research how distributed energy resources can help balance the electricity system as it moves to 50% renewables in 2030.

Help build coalitions, particularly with firms advancing efficiency and clean distributed generation.

Conduct research on utility efforts to promote or block clean energy.

Analyse policy proceedings and final decisions and determine what if any carbon savings can be attributed to them.

Where possible find interesting articles to blog about so as to increase the visibility of of the program.

Qualifications:
Good understanding of the electricity industry and energy politics.
Excellent research skills
Excellent analytical skills
Ability to find telling anecdotes and write well
Knowledge of social media opportunities

How to Apply: Apply online

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Midwest Clean Energy Intern, Environmental Defense Fund – Texas

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Midwest Clean Energy Intern

Location: Austin, Texas

Dates and Compensation: Full-time (35 hours/week); $4,200 for the entire summer ($12/hour)

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.

EDF’s Clean Energy program seeks an intern to assist in our effort to advance efficiency and renewables, encourage financing for clean energy, and promote grid modernization in our Midwest operations, with a focus on Illinois and Ohio.

  • Help advance clean jobs legislation
  • Enable customers to cut their energy use by obtaining access to usage data from smart meters.
  • Calculate the greenhouse-gas reductons from advanced meter infrastructure.
  • Encourage new initiatives to finance efficiency and clean energy.
  • Promote microgrid demonstrations that highlight the environmental and economic value of clean distributed generation.

Responsibilities:

  • Investigate clean energy activities in other states.
  • Help build coalitions, particularly with firms advancing efficiency and clean distributed generation.
  • Conduct research on utility efforts to promote or block clean energy.

Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate student or recent graduate.
  • Good understanding of the electricity industry and energy politics.
  • Ability to find telling anecdotes and write well.
  • Knowledge of social media opportunities.

How to Apply: Apply online

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Energy Specialist, The Wilderness Society – Colorado

Organization: The Wilderness Society

Position Title: Energy Specialist

Location: Grand Junction, Colorado

Dates and compensation: This is a one year grant-funded position which may be extended contingent on funding. This position is based in Grand Junction, CO. No relocation assistance provided.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places, is seeking a full-time Energy Specialist to join its team in Grand Junction, CO.

In coordination with TWS staff and partner organizations, the Energy Specialist’s responsibilities include working with local BLM offices, conservation organizations, individuals, and communities to support oil and gas reforms, including developing and implementing Master Leasing Plans that achieve a more conservation-oriented balance to public lands management and promoting policies to reduce methane and other greenhouse gases associated with oil and gas operations on public lands. The Energy Specialist will cultivate and organize community, agency, business, industry and individual support for these processes, policies, and outcomes in western Colorado, eastern Utah, and nationally.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate successful completion and implementation of specific Master Leasing Plans (MLPs) and related Resource Management Plan (RMP) components, focusing initially on plans in western Colorado and eastern Utah.
  • Build community support for MLPs to ensure that they are successfully developed and implemented, and that the policy endures.
  • Ensure MLPs and RMPs address conflicts between oil and gas development and national parks, wilderness-quality lands, cultural and archeological treasures, sage-grouse and big game habitat, recreation, and other conservation values and achieve an appropriate balance for these resources.
  • Develop and build support for detailed recommendations for MLP proposals, including identifying and cultivating local community members to speak out in community settings and the media for strong conservation designations as part of the energy planning process. Engage with BLM and local partners to advocate for MLPs and balanced management.
  • Work with TWS staff to advocate for strong policies and practices that reduce methane and other greenhouse gas emissions associated with oil and gas development on public lands, and build agency, industry, and community support for their effective implementation.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations, from lawyers, scientists, and policy specialists to grassroots activists to ranchers, hunters/anglers, and other public land stakeholders.
  • Travel as needed to gain first-hand knowledge of wild lands and develop relationships with partners and key players throughout the region.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Experience, Competencies, and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required; additional education and/or work experience in public lands or natural resources issues preferred.
  • A record of success organizing advocacy campaign work.
  • Experience in environmental advocacy, public policy, grassroots organizing and/or public lands issues.
  • Solid understanding of public land management planning and/or issues and land management agency culture and policy.
  • Ability to review and comment on agency proposals and actions, and identify key policy, legal, and political opportunities and pressure points.
  • Ability to translate policy and planning expertise into effective strategies and tactics to protect wild lands.
  • Ability to work with technical experts and translate complex technical information into user-friendly language and forms.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable communicating with diverse constituencies, agency representatives and other governmental decision-makers.
  • Desire and ability to work in teams.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a sense of humor.
  • Excellent strategic instincts and long-term vision.
  • Strong intellect, creativity, drive, and initiative.

Desired Characteristics

  • Highly motivated self-starter with a proven ability to manage multiple demands and deadlines and work independently.
  • Integrity, trustworthiness, tact, and discretion.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Passion for wilderness and land conservation.

How to Apply: For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume (as one attachment) to:https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12987611

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Energy and Climate Community Outreach Director, Acadia Center – Massachusetts

Organization: Acadia Center

Position Title: Energy and Climate Community Outreach Director

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Acadia Center is engaged in an expanded effort to communicate and message positive approaches to developing a clean energy economy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and benefiting consumers and communities.  Central to this project will be outreach to explain and raise awareness of ways that the state, region, individuals and towns can support and adopt solutions for a better future.  To advance these efforts, Acadia Center is seeking a dynamic, full-time advocate to conduct a broad-ranging speaking and outreach effort to raise awareness and support implementation of clean energy policy initiatives. The core resources for this work are Acadia Center’s comprehensive EnergyVision (2014) and UtilityVision (2015) frameworks.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter of interest, resume and at least two professional references to admin@acadiacenter.org and please insert ‘Outreach Director’ in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Policy Advocate, Acadia Center – Massachusetts or Maine

Organization: Acadia Center

Position Title: Policy Advocate – Massachusetts or Maine

Location: Boston, Massachusetts or Maine

Dates and compensation: Salary and position title will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and skill level. Benefits including health care, dental, retirement and disability.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Policy Advocate will have a leadership role advancing Acadia Center’s efforts to promote and implement energy and climate policy reforms focusing on, clean energy, utility and power grid policy and energy efficiency. The position is expected to include activities such as representing Acadia Center with senior elected and policy officials and in policy forums; develop policy positions and responses to external proposals; drafting public comments, educational documents and filings; working with partner organizations and building coalitions; and communicating policy issues with media.

Qualifications: The successful candidate has the capacity to synthesize complex information to fashion strong advocacy messages and strategies. While substantive experience in utility and energy and climate policy is highly valued, candidates with an interest in energy and climate policy but without a background in these areas and who are motivated to learn about these issues are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills and a comfort level with data analysis/interpretation are important in our work. Candidates should be excited by opportunities for public speaking, expository writing, and advocacy, and be comfortable working cooperatively in a team structure while handling independent assignments. Candidates should be able to work with diverse constituencies to advance policy goals in legislative, regulatory, and advisory settings and be able to assert the organization’s goals in a professional and competent manner. At least two years of relevant experience in a litigation firm, consultancy, public agency, NGO or comparable public interest setting is desired. Candidates with advanced degrees in law or public policy are preferred but those with relevant experience who evidence a strong interest in and capacity to advance policy reforms will be given equal consideration. Those with greater experience are also encouraged to apply as the position has the flexibility to be fashioned as a more senior role.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter of interest, resume and at least two professional references to admin@acadiacenter.org and please insert Policy Advocate in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Apr 18 / BARD CEP

Energy Finance Analyst, Climate Policy Initiative – England

Organization: Climate Policy Initiative

Position Title: Energy Finance Analyst

Location: London, England

Compensation: The position is available for immediate appointment. The position will be based in London. Travel will be required. CPI offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, relationship management, effective collaboration and pragmatic problem solving skills. CPI is looking for a talented, highly skilled and motivated analyst to join its Energy Finance program, which focuses on the potential for financial and policy innovations to drive a transition to low carbon energy.

The analyst position will be responsible for:

Executing research on (1) European energy policy and regulations, (2) Prevailing practice and perspectives in European energy infrastructure financing, and (3) The impact of policies on energy infrastructure financing (both low carbon and carbon-intensive); and Contributing to the organization, management and delivery of CPI Energy Finance work.

The successful applicant will lead and undertake robust analysis that draws on methodologies from a range of disciplines including public policy, finance, and economics. In conducting analysis, he/she will be required to work closely with a range of local and international partners, including government agencies, investor groups, project developers, electric utilities, and other private sector actors. Furthermore, the analyst will be expected to work closely with the Senior Director to support day-to-day management of CPI Energy Finance program and operations. Some regional and international travel may be required.

Responsibilities:

Manage rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis and evaluation of European energy policies and energy infrastructure financing.

Build up and maintain a policy database for a selection of European Member States.

Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines.

Help develop, maintain, coordinate and facilitate strong relationships and good communication with business partners, clients, and team members.

Interact with policymakers, private sector participants and other stakeholders on a regular basis to conduct joint analysis, communicate research findings effectively, and/or to ensure analysis undertaken is policy relevant.

Support the Senior Director for ad-hoc research efforts in line with the mission of CPI Energy Finance.

Travel in support of CPI Energy Finance, as necessary.

Qualifications:

In-depth understanding of the European regulatory landscape and processes for energy infrastructure at the European and Member State levels: power generation (both low carbon and carbon-intensive), electric transmission & networks, customer side of the meter, etc.

Experience with electricity market design, energy systems, and commodity price modeling.

A good understanding of corporate and project finance and the asset management process.

An insightful, independent, analytical mind with a strong track record of top-notch analysis.

Proven ability to initiate, manage, and deliver projects on time.

Ability to communicate methods, results and recommendations from complex qualitative and quantitative analysis to expert and non-technical audiences.

Familiarity and comfort working with government officials, academics and research organizations, and leaders from the private sector.

Professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, and ability to interact with a diverse group of people.

Respect for your fellow colleagues and a deep commitment to the mission and values of CPI.

Language:

Fluency in English is required. Fluency in German, Italian, or Spanish is desirable.

EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy or a related quantitatively rigorous field strongly preferred.

4+ years of experience analyzing, designing or complying with policy and market mechanisms in the European energy sector.

Experience working with government or private sector experience (leading consulting firm, think tank, financial institution, utility, etc.).

Project management experience.

How to Apply:

Visit http://clmtp.lc/UKanalyst to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV/resume, (2) a cover letter, followed by a writing sample of 5 pages or less that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Apr 15 / BARD CEP

Industry Efficiency Program Internship, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Washington, DC

Organization: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Position Title: Industry Efficiency Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a paid internship of flexible duration (3-6 months) starting around June 1, 2015. The project will require a time commitment of 20-40 hours/week depending on the successful applicant’s academic schedule and availability.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

Description: This intern position will support ACEEE-led outreach and communications efforts by the Energy Efficient Code Coalition, local governments supporting sustainability policies and other stakeholders to educate local governments and code officials around technical code issues that improve the energy efficiency of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The intern’s main duties will be to update information supporting an outreach and communications campaign in the run-up to the Final Public Comment Hearings in the fall of 2016. The intern in this position will gain an understanding of how public policy is implemented in the current national model energy code development process.

Responsibilities:

  1. Development and maintenance of local government outreach and contact information, as well as fundamental local government statistics such as population data, organizational memberships, etc.
  2. Prepare periodic reports on local government participation in the

model code process and customized reports and data products for coalition members and campaign participants.

  1. Research, gather and organize contact information (email and postal mailing addresses) of local government code officials for local, regional and national outreach efforts.
  2. Compile and maintain schedules of events, meetings and conferences related to the outreach effort.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, preferably working towards an advanced degree in a relevant academic area.
  2. Interest in and familiarity with a range of energy efficiency policies and/or local level sustainability policies strongly preferred.
  3. Familiarity with energy-efficient technologies preferred, but not required.
  1. Familiarity and experience with outreach and information campaigns, policy advocacy and issue campaigns, or political campaigns.
  2. Strong Internet and interview-based research ability.
  3. Strong writing and oral communication skills required.
  4. Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple assignments (as needed), work efficiently, and meet deadlines.

How to Apply: Please send a resume with cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to interns@aceee.org. Please use “Building Code Intern” in the subject header. We do not accept calls about our internships.

Apr 15 / BARD CEP

Environmental Impact Analysis Intern, Beneficial State Foundation – California

Organization: Beneficial State Foundation

Position Title: Social and Environmental Impact Analysis Intern

Location: Oakland, California

Dates and compensation:

8 week internship – June 15th to August 6th
Work Hours: M-Th 9:30 – 5pm
Location: Oakland, Seattle, Portland and Sacramento
Compensation: Stipend $3,600

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Summer Internship Program at Beneficial State:
To help build the pipeline for the next generation of leaders, Beneficial State Bank and Foundation are proud to offer an intensive summer internship program which provides valuable work and learning experience to high-caliber students interested in beneficial banking, community economic development and responsible financial services. Through this 8-week program – with tracks for both collegiate and MBA students – interns will work on challenging projects and complete deliverables designed to contribute to the intern’s educational and career development. Under the direction and mentorship of bank staff, each intern will complete a capstone project and present their findings to the senior leadership team and the entire staff at the end of the program.

To supplement the learning experience, interns gain additional exposure to community and socially-responsible banking through the Beneficial Banking Curriculum & Speaker Series. Led by experts in the fields of community banking, investing, and responsible finance, these workshops provide exposure to the challenges confronted by professionals in the industry and may include site visits for interns to see the work in action. Past interns have both joined the Beneficial State team after graduation and leveraged their rich internship experience into careers in financial services and a variety of industries.

Responsibilities: This intern will assist the Beneficial State Foundation impact team in gathering, analyzing and reporting social and environmental impact data and provide recommendations. Our ideal candidate is a socially responsible MBA or graduate student with an interest in public policy, urban planning or economic/community development. However, exceptional undergraduates with a similar academic focus are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2015BeneficialStateInternship.Please direct questions to Maritessa Bravo Ares, Program Manager at mares@beneficialstate.org.

To apply for an internship position, please prepare a thoughtful cover letter and submit along with your resume at bit.ly/2015BeneficialStateInternshipApplication. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure full consideration.

Apr 15 / BARD CEP

Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard, Oberlin College – Ohio

Organization: Oberlin College

Position Title: Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard

Location: Oberlin, Ohio

Dates and Compensation: This position provides a salary of $30,000 and an excellent benefits package

Application Deadline: May 01, 2015

Description: The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Assistant Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard.  This is a full-time, one-year, non-continuing grant-supported position, with the potential for renewal.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assist in the management, communication, development and assessment of “Environmental Dashboard,” a novel technological system that provides community residents with environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on electricity and water flows and environmental conditions through residential and commercial buildings and through whole cities.  More information on the project can be found at:  www.EnvironmentalDashboard.org.  Specific responsibilities include:

Monitoring progress on all components of the project.  This includes managing and updating task lists and meeting agendas.

Communicating with community partners and serving as a point person for further development of content for the “Community Voices” component of the project.

Working closely with K-12 teachers and college faculty to develop educational materials that incorporate the Environmental Dashboard.

Teaching short lessons in K-12 classrooms on resource use and climate change using the Environmental Dashboard.

Presenting the project and/or assisting in the presentation of the project in a variety of contexts to members of other communities that might be interested in replicating all or part of Environmental Dashboard.

Assisting in management of and serving as a resource for students who work on the social science portion of the project.  Contexts include student research assistants, students taking the “Practicum in Ecological Communications and the Oberlin Project,” private readings, independent research and honors projects.

Playing a significant role in managing the Environmental Dashboard website and content on the digital signage.

Assisting the faculty research team in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting on experiments associated with the project.

Qualifications: We seek an individual with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.  The hire must have excellent organization and project management skills, strong analytical skills, strong communications skills (verbal, writing and visual presentation), a high level of responsibility, demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a collaborative team, ability to communicate effectively with diverse segments of society ranging from children, city officials, members of the business community, low income communities, civic and political leaders, etc.

Experience with: project management, teaching (especially K-12), curriculum development, organizing for environmental and/or social justice causes, website management, photography and graphic design, statistical analysis, advanced computer skills.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a résumé, 2- to 4-page writing sample, and a cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position and contact information for at least three references to:  Dr. John Petersen:  john.petersen@oberlin.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Program Intern, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators – Washington, DC

Organization: National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Position Title: Summer Program Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: May 4 – August 28, 2015; $1,000/month stipend

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Description: The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) seeks a highly motivated intern who is passionate about the environment and has experience planning large events. The program intern will support the planning and execution of NCEL’s National Issues Forum, to be held in Seattle, Washington from July 31-August 2.

NCEL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with environmentally minded state lawmakers to advance pro-environment initiatives and defend against the rollback of environmental safeguards. The Caucus comprises a nationwide network of over 1,000 state legislators with membership in all 50 states and from both major parties. Our annual National Issues Forum provides an opportunity for legislators to learn about emerging environmental issues and collaborate with their colleagues from other states. More than 130 state legislators from across the country attended our 2014 forum. For more information, visit www.ncel.net

Responsibilities:

  • Creating event materials for the Summer Conference and program work.
  • Coordinating travel for state legislators and event presenters and processing reimbursements.
  • Manage the registration process for the conference on an ongoing basis, including room and meal counts.
  • Developing and distributing event itineraries.
  • Work with NCEL staff to identify and recruit expert speakers for the forums. This will include following up with speakers to acquire bios, presentations and relevant handouts.
  • Assisting with phone calls and mailings to participants.
  • Updating member profiles and other databases.
  • Facilitating day of event logistics.
  • Handling of post event evaluations/recaps.

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience organizing large events.
  • Experience with graphic design (Adobe InDesign or similar program preferred.
  • Volunteer experience or familiarity with non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely and from a personal computer.
  • Experience managing databases with Excel and similar programs.
  • Students majoring in special event planning, marketing, communications, hospitality, non-profit management, public relations, or similar field preferred.
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week from May 2015 through August 2015 and attend the forum.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume describing your qualifications and interest in the environment and event planning to Dylan McDowell at mcdowell@ncel.net. Include “NCEL INTERN 2015″ in the subject line.

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Research Assistant Intern, Earth Day New York

Organization:  Earth Day New York

Position Title: Research Assistant Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: $500 stipend upon completion of internship

Application Deadline: June 15, 2015

Description: About Earth Day New York: We aim to make Earth Day more than a one-day event or annual environmental wake-up call. We hope to be a catalyst for ongoing education, action, and change as we simultaneously broaden the base of support and rekindle old commitments through highly participatory strategies. Earth Day New York is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes environmental awareness and solutions through partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, and governments. We do so through year-round programs as well as our annual Earth Day events.

Past interns have gone on to work on the City of New York’s recycling initiatives, landmark urban farming projects, and corporate responsibility at multinational corporations.

Responsibilities: We’re developing several projects as part of our 25th anniversary activities that center around large-scale advocacy campaigns and a sustainable living mini-magazine. The Research Assistant Intern will be responsible for laying the groundwork for these programs and spearheading their development over the course of the summer. It is a good opportunity to gain experience with substantive research, manage a project from start to finish, and learn about the breadth of the sustainability field.

Qualifications:

  • Internet-based research skills.
  • Excellent writing abilities.
  • Experience researching and drafting academic research papers or reports.

Desired abilities:

  • Knowledge of and interest in sustainability.
  • Experience with graphic design and publishing tools.
  • Experience writing for a variety of audiences, including academics, laypeople, businesspeople, and public officials.

How to Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to info@earthdayny.org

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Climate Program Director, Scion Staffing – China

Organization: Scion Staffing

Position Title: Climate Program Director

Location: Beijing, China

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Scion Staffing has been engaged to conduct the search for a new Climate Program Director for our client, a well-respected and top wildlife conservation organization based in the Bay Area. This position is for direct-hire and will be based in Beijing, China.

The Climate Program Director will join a dynamic team of talented environmental activists and nonprofit professionals and will be responsible for leading the development of the China Climate Program, both thematically and financially. The China Climate Program aims to encourage individuals to reduce their carbon emissions by modifying their daily routines, thereby developing grass-roots support for overall climate policy change in China. The CPD is responsible for identifying program opportunities and strategies, cultivating and securing partnerships in China, driving program development and launch, as well as implementing evaluation tools to measure the campaign’s effectiveness.

Responsibilities:

  • Leverage sector knowledge and contacts to identify key program targets and partners; strategically develop target relationships to maximize program impact
  • Utilize the organization’s media strength and approach; fully embrace the power of the media to create awareness and excitement, cultivate partnerships, launch events, and develop new program ambassadors
  • Ensure all program initiatives are aligned with overall goals by introducing effective evaluation tools to accurately measure campaign results against program objectives
  • Provide timely and detailed reporting on program progress to funders, as well as develop supporting materials—including report and grant writing

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree a plus
  • 5 years minimum program management experience in an international organization, with focus on climate change and relevant environmental issues in China
  • Self-motivated, proactive, entrepreneurial and independent—candidate must possess the ability to manage competing priorities in a dynamic and nimble start-up environment
  • A collaborator and team player, the ideal candidate is an excellent and proactive communicator, easily able to build and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to succeed in multicultural settings is a must; spoken Mandarin highly desirable
  • Must possess fundraising experience and the ability to cultivate relationships with senior-level stakeholders—including grant-making organizations and country directors
  • A background in media, communications, public relations, new media, marketing, advertising, or experience in television/video production a plus

How to Apply: Scion Staffing, Inc. has been engaged to conduct this search for a new Climate Program Director. For immediate consideration please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Scion Executive Search via email toexecutive@scionstaffing.com.

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, City Kids Wilderness Project – Washington, DC and Wyoming

Organization: City Kids Wilderness Project

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC and Jackson, Wyoming

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of high-quality youth development programming. The Program Coordinator partners with the Program Directors for the High School & Alumni and Middle School Programs to provide integrated programming for City Kids Wilderness Project participants. Responsibilities include outdoor adventure and educational programming, youth recruitment and engagement, and volunteer program coordination. This position reports to the Program Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all aspects of outdoor adventure and educational programming to support positive youth development for middle school, high school and alumni youth in Washington, DC and in Jackson, WY. Programming includes summer camp, weekend outdoor adventures, afterschool programs, family workshops, as well as individual youth and family mentorship.
  • Coordinate logistics and lead outdoor adventure trips. Planning includes youth outreach, staffing, permitting, food, gear, outfitter coordination, and transportation.
  • Create and maintain written program materials; design activities and lessons that incorporate goal-setting, rituals, and reflection activities to align with organizational goals.
  • Foster participant, family, school and programmatic partnerships. Maintain and develop strong relationships with community members and partners to provide a network of support for youth.
  • Support the recruitment of new participants annually and work to retain enrolled participants throughout the program.
  • Conduct regular outreach to program participants to provide feedback, identify needs and connect youth with available resources for support.
  • Design and initiate a volunteer outreach and training plan to grow the volunteer program. Leverage volunteer resources to expand program offerings and deepen the impact of our programs.
  • Support Program Directors with hiring, training and supervision of seasonal staff and volunteers.
  • Manage inventory, storage, inspection, and repair of outdoor gear. Train staff on proper gear use, including emergency response communication technology and mapping resources. Maintain pro-deals and act as the lead for gear donations.
  • Support program evaluation through regular tracking of attendance and program activities in participant database as outlined in our evaluation plan.
  • Collect and compile required youth records and ensure they are properly maintained in participant database and paper files.
  • Support development functions and events.
  • Be a leader in implementing risk management practices.
  • Ensure strict adherence to City Kids Wilderness Project policies and procedures and/or other applicable standards.
  • Maintain an internal culture that reflects City Kids values of respect, experiential learning, appreciation of the environment and belief in the possibility of each of our youth.
  • Role requires alternative working schedule based around program calendar, often requires work on weekend and evenings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • A personal commitment to and understanding of CKWP’s mission.
  • Experience and passion for working with underserved urban youth.
  • Knowledge of the theory, practice and current industry standards of wilderness adventure education, outdoor education, experiential education, environmental education, risk management, afterschool programming, and state and local regulations.
  • A successful track record of program management and direct staff supervisory experience.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and listening skills.
  • Flexibility, creativity and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.
  • An engaging and dynamic personality that demonstrates warmth and good humor when working with individuals.
  • Personal qualities of maturity, humility, strong work ethic, and a roll-up-my-sleeves attitude.
  • A valid, clean driver’s license.
  • Current CPR, Wilderness First Aid, or higher certification.

How to Apply: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter, resume, and salary history should be sent to: sara@citykidsdc.org. Please indicate the job title in the email subject line. For more information about City Kids Wilderness Project, please refer to our website at www.citykidsdc.org.

Apr 14 / BARD CEP

Program Associate, Aquaya – Kenya

Organization: Aquaya

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 jobs@aquaya.org 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.

Apr 13 / BARD CEP

Junior Consultant, Climate Focus – Netherlands

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 a.korthuis@climatefocus.com