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Mar 5 / BARD CEP

Energy & Sustainability Intern, City of Cambridge – Massachusetts

Organization: City of Cambridge

Position Title: Energy & Sustainability Intern

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: 10-12/hours per week; temporary 4-6 month position; $16.63 per hour

Application Deadline: March 9, 2015

Description: The City of Cambridge Department of Public Works is seeking a motivated, well-rounded individual with a commitment to excellence and an eye for detail to assist with energy efficiency and sustainability projects for municipal buildings and programs. Tasks will include data collection and analysis, and assistance with developing and implementing energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability programs.

Responsibilities:

Maintain, collect and ensure accuracy of the City’s energy and facility databases and tracking systems

Perform monthly uploads of data into MassEnergyInsight tracking system

Assist in benchmarking energy performance of municipal facilities by performing site visits, interviewing staff and analyzing building drawings

Organize and maintain information into centralized online library

Prepare analyses and reports on municipal energy and sustainability performance, including updates for employees and department website

Perform research and provide assistance for new energy efficiency and sustainability programs

Perform other related work as assigned

Requirements:

  • College or higher-level coursework in building sciences, environmental sciences, public policy, or equivalent work experience.
  • Interest in and understanding of environmental sustainability and energy management principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, and proficient at learning various software applications for data entry, manipulation and report preparation.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments to meet schedules and timelines
  • Experience gathering and organizing data for preparing comprehensive, accurate reports and presentations
  • Experience working effectively with staff and building occupants desired
  • Understanding of structural and/or mechanical building science, and ability to read and understand engineering drawings preferred

How to Apply: Applicants must submit their resume and letter of interest no later than 8pm on 3/9/15 via email to:employment@cambridgema.govor to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

Mar 5 / BARD CEP

Internship, Beyond Pesticides – Washington, DC

Organization: Beyond Pesticides

Position Title: Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Internships are based on a small ($600 monthly) stipend and vary in length from 3 months to 1 year.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Beyond Pesticides is a national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1981, dedicated to educating the public about the toxic hazards of pesticides and safer alternatives. The organization advocates for strong policy to protect public health and the environment.

Responsibilities:
Researching health and environmental impacts of pesticides and/or materials for use in organic agriculture.

Producing materials, including factsheets, articles, report contributions, and online materials.

Assisting in fielding phone calls and emails from the public, researching and answering information requests.

Assist the executive director and program staff with outreach, research and administrative tasks on an as-needed basis.

Interns are given tasks that match their interests, skills and background with Beyond Pesticides’ goals. In addition to working on specific projects, interns will gain insight into the importance of grassroots action, the complexities of environmental issues, and how non-profits function.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter outlining what type of internship interests you, what you hope to gain from the experience and what time frame you are available to: Job Search/Internship, Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 or via email to info@beyondpesticides.org.

Mar 5 / BARD CEP

Research Fellow, ARCHIVE Global – New York

Organization: ARCHIVE Global

Position Title: Research Fellow

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: 28 hours/week for a minimum 6 months; paid

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The organization seeks a part time Research Fellow (intern) to support its work in the area of population health and economic analysis. ARCHIVE Global projects aim to have a large level of community involvement so it is imperative that the Research Fellow creates an arena where community voices can be heard by health authorities.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing relationships between ARCHIVE Global and community, private and government and international agencies
  • Authoring articles for inclusion in academic and/or trade publications
  • Developing research proposals as well as formulating reports
  • Providing administrative and research support, including: literature reviews; assisting with data collection; designing charts, graphs, and tables
  • Writing project grants for new international and local initiatives
  • Setting and managing research agenda for stakeholder meetings
  • Attending ARCHIVE Global events

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Global Health, Health Economics, Public Policy, Economics, Political Science, Statistics, International Development, urban planning or related fields
  • Proven track record or interest in development
  • For this role, candidates with a Masters degree in relevant area; experience/interest in research, economics and/or global health are strongly preferred
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and on small teams while managing multiple priorities
  • Must be able to manage multiple deadlines
  • Good time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills; good interpersonal skills; interest in public policy, public health, or experience with statistics, economics, or social sciences through coursework.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Candidates will need to demonstrate interest or experience in the non-profit/development sector.

How to Apply: For the respective roles, please send a cover letter and your resume to: intern@archiveglobal.org with respective subject titles “Project Officer, External Relations Officer or Research Fellow”.

Mar 5 / BARD CEP

Project Officer Intern, ARCHIVE Global – New York

Organization: ARCHIVE Global

Position Title: Project Officer Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: 28 hours/week; paid

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Forbes Magazine recently described ARCHIVE Global as one of the 8 best sustainability ideas in the world. We’re feeling proud! If you’re a smart creative, ambitious and willing to take risks, then we’d like to hear from you – asap!

Are you seeking to use your skills to help improve health/living standards among the world’s poor? We have exciting new projects being developed on 5 continents and we need your help!

The organization seeks a Project Officer (intern) based in New York to assist in designing the framework for new international projects.

If you love developing projects, programs and new initiatives as much as you love helping those most in need – then get in touch now!

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Global Health, Health Economics, Public Policy, Economics, Political Science, Statistics, International or Sustainable Development, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Architecture or related fields
  • Proven track record or interest in international development
  • Masters degree in relevant area; experience/interest in urban planning, public health, international development or related fields
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and on small teams while managing multiple priorities
  • Must be able to manage multiple deadlines
  • Good time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills; good interpersonal skills; interest in international development, urban planning, public health or related fields

How to Apply: For the respective roles, please send a cover letter and your resume to: intern@archiveglobal.org with respective subject titles “Project Officer, External Relations Officer or Research Fellow”.

Mar 5 / BARD CEP

Nonprofit management internship, Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development – Maryland

Organization: Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc.

Position Title: Nonprofit management internship

Location: Riverdale, Maryland

Application Deadline: March 16, 2015

Description: Sowing Empowerment & Economic Development, Inc. (SEED) provides food, clothing, education and training while promoting self-sufficiency and empowerment directly to low- to moderate-income families and communities. Through education, housing & community services, SEED will create environments where all individuals are empowered, all children are nurtured, families are strengthened, and communities are transformed.

SEED, located in Riverdale Maryland, operates a K-8 charter school, after school tutoring & technology program, food distribution center & clothes closet; provides workforce development training and is a HUD approved housing counseling agency. SEED offers internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in education, non-profit management and communications.

Nonprofit management: This intern position will assist in several aspects of nonprofit management including development, board governance, program evaluation and measurement and marketing. Interns will also conduct environmental assessments, comparative analysis and research related to major donors and corporate and community foundations. Intern will also assist with data-entry and performance measurement programming. Administrative duties as assigned. Excellent organizational and computer skills and a strong interest in learning about the nonprofit management field are essential to this internship.

How to Apply: Contact Sarah Burton at sburton@seedinc.org for internship application. No phone calls

Mar 5 / BARD CEP

Writer/Social Media Coordinator, Local Economies Project of the New World Foundation – New York

Organization: Local Economies Project of the New World Foundation

Position Title: Writer/Social Media Coordinator

Location: Kingston, New York

Dates: 25 hours/week

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Writer/Social Media Coordinator will work closely with the Manager of Community Relations to support outreach efforts for the Local Economies Project (LEP) and its newly created Hudson Valley Farm Hub.  He/she is responsible for developing and writing dynamic content on a regular basis for websites, e-communications, and social media platforms under the direction of the Manager of Community Relations.  In addition, he/she will assist with proofreading and editing, special events promotion, and other outreach activities as assigned.

Responsibilities: Specific duties:

  • Help draft and implement a social media plan for LEP and manage day-to-day execution on social media platforms.
  • Research and write articles and news posts for e-newsletters and websites, including interviewing subject experts, partners, and team members.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with Community Relations team to develop story ideas and plan content development and production schedule.
  • Follow influencers and relevant news in the field of resilient agriculture and food systems.
  • Work with Program Assistant to align visuals and design elements with written content.
  • Assist with proofreading and editing of LEP/FH written materials.
  • Assist with events promotion and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications: The position requires the ability to conceptualize, research, write, and maintain high quality material in such a way that effectively communicates the vision and mission of the organization to both general and agricultural audiences.  Experience with social media platforms and web publishing, superior organizational and communication skills are required.   Knowledge of agriculture and local food systems strongly preferred.

  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.  The ability to develop story ideas, and write with both creativity and efficiency.
  • Proficiency with a range of social media platforms and strategies.
  • Experience with web publishing, HTML, SEO and basic content management systems. Familiarity with WordPress a plus.
  • Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with local food systems, agriculture, together with enthusiasm for the organization’s mission.
  • Experience with on-line writing techniques as well as traditional promotional content.
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and deadline-driven.
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude and the ability to work independently.
  • A bachelor’s degree and minimum 3 years experience in journalism, communications or related field.

How to Apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and three writing samples by March 12th to:
Brooke Pickering-Cole, Manger of Community Relations, Local Economies Project
brookepc@newwf.org

Mar 3 / BARD CEP

Center Communications Manager, Public Policy Institute of California

Organization: Public Policy Institute of California

Position Title: Center Communications Manager

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Public Policy Institute of California is building capacity for a new water policy center and seeks an experienced communications professional to join the team. The communications manager will work with center and PPIC communications staff to develop and implement effective programs and products that expand the audience for PPIC’s water work. This position is based in San Francisco and reports jointly to the director of the PPIC Water Policy Center and PPIC’s vice president of communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with PPIC communications staff to ensure consistency with PPIC’s overall approach, including quality, messaging, and timing.
  • Serve as primary liaison with the media on water issues. Cultivate and maintain strong media contacts. Respond to inquiries and proactively promote products and experts to traditional, new, and ethnic media.
  • Work with water center research staff to develop publications that are high quality, timely, and accessible for our policy audience. Manage editorial and production processes—including outside vendors and consultants—for research products.
  • Manage digital marketing efforts, including email campaigns and social media efforts. Develop and update content for water center web pages.
  • Write, edit, proofread, or contribute to web features and summaries, commentaries or blog posts, grant proposals, corporate publications, invitations, talking points, and other items.
  • Develop and revise briefings and presentations for water center researchers.
  • Plan and manage briefings and other events. Create opportunities for PPIC experts to participate in events hosted by other organizations.
  • Support institutional communications programs and participate in outreach and planning meetings with PPIC communications, research, and president’s office colleagues.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years of experience in a communications and media-related function, ideally in a nonpartisan policy research setting
  • Strong organizational and people skills to effectively manage key internal and external relationships
  • Ability to synthesize complex research ideas and communicate them effectively to diverse policy audiences
  • Proficiency in all levels of editing, from developmental to proofreading
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills
  • Project management experience. Ability to manage multiple tasks under strict deadlines and handle crisis situations
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator
  • Experience in event planning (press conferences, forums) and media training
  • Fluency in Spanish desirable

PPIC values the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of our research staff, and key elements in the consideration of qualified candidates include excellence; diversity of talents, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and a strong fit with the institute’s mission, values, and goals.

How to Apply: Visit http://www.ppic.org/main/opportunities.asp

Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Please tailor your cover letter to highlight how your credentials meet the qualifications listed above.

Mar 3 / BARD CEP

Global Climate and Energy Campaign Strategist, Greenpeace – International

Organization: Greenpeace

Position Title: Global Climate and Energy Campaign Strategist

Location: Any Greenpeace office globally. Individuals with experience across Africa, China, Brazil, Indonesia or Philippines are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Greenpeace is looking to hire a team of superstars to help lead us out of this climate mess. We need amazing storytellers and communicators who can inspire a billion acts of courage to change our broken economic system to help save the climate. We need strategists and experts who can find the chinks in the armor for mass movements to exploit. We need people who can convert big ideas into transformative experiences.

The role as Strategist for Climate & Energy campaigns 
You identify new opportunities for intervention, prepare the groundwork for campaigns in new areas, and intensively mentor and collaborate with national offices. You strengthen Climate & Energy campaigners’ and movement-builders’ ability to build a green and peaceful future. You help to marry excellent analysis of global trends with opportunities for transformative change.

Responsibilities:

  • Shape Greenpeace’s overall Climate & Energy strategy and roll up your sleeves to make it happen.
    • Help national offices develop ambitious, targeted campaigns and work in a team to shape and sharpen the overall basket of global projects.
    • Deploy your special talent – whether that’s communication, movement-building, legal experience, killer campaigning, expertise in the energy sector, economics, transport, agriculture, global impacts of climate change or whatever relevant brain-power you have – and grow that ability across Greenpeace through mentoring and skills-sharing.
    • Foster innovation, incubate special projects and keep looking for opportunities to catalyze transformative change.
    • Cultivate and build alliances to keep a steady flow of new ideas into Greenpeace, and to deploy Greenpeace’s leadership and insights to fuel external movements.
    • Demonstrate excellent project management and foster collaboration between national offices. Support offices through all phases of project lifecycle – project pitching, development, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation. Encourage and promote a risk-taking approach in order to test new ideas and innovate.
    • Help develop fast feedback loops to improve ongoing projects and fearlessly seize moments for action.

Qualifications:

Greenpeace is looking for excellent strategists with a mix of skills and expertise, including but not limited to communications, movement-building, energy sector, campaigning, investigations, economy, and legal. You may even have a non-traditional background but brilliant insights in how to achieve big wins on climate or radically change peoples’ consumption habits. If interested, please submit your application to start the conversation about how your skills might help this team achieve our ambitious goals.

Is this you? 
• Do you know how to change the world’s energy and economic systems to make them more sustainable and people-powered?
• Do you thrive on delivering highly ambitious campaigns or projects?
• Can you inspire people from diverse backgrounds to change our broken economic system and move toward more just, inclusive and sustainable societies?
• Are you a people-person and team-builder who can resolve conflicts, negotiate, facilitate and communicate your ideas excellently?
• Do you enjoy mentoring others, being a sounding board for strategies and enabling knowledge-sharing?
• Can you make organizations nimbler and more streamlined?
• Can you model cultural values to create a sense of unity in a common purpose, camaraderie and excellence?

There has never been a more exciting and challenging time to work with Greenpeace, as we catalyse transformative change through people-powered campaigning, joining hands with other movements and stakeholders. In a time of multiple, intersecting threats to our environment and democracies, it’s up to all of us to find creative ways to exploit the cracks and injustices to create durable change.

How to Apply: If you are interested in this rare opportunity to apply all your energy, experience and intellect to a truly worthwhile challenge, please submit your application to start the conversation about how your skills might help this team achieve our ambitious goals.

Compensation will depend on the work location, and the specific grading will be determined after the recruitment process has been completed.

Upload your English CV along with a letter of motivation via the link below.

https://greenpeace.redirect.your-jobresponse.com/G/39315/V147/solliciteren

Mar 3 / BARD CEP

Invasive Plant Management Internship, Highstead – Connecticut

Organization: Highstead

Position Title: Invasive Plant Management Internship

Location: Redding, Connecticut

Dates and compensation: Position Dates: Monday, May 25 – Friday, August 7, 2015; Stipend: $5000.00 and free furnished housing.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2015

Description: Highstead, a regional land conservation and ecological research center, is accepting applications for one field intern to participate in Highstead’s long-term research and monitoring of invasive plant species for the summer of 2015. The primary project will be to map the current extent of Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) on our 150+ acre property. The intern will gain experience identifying the plant and using a Trimble GeoExplorer and ArcGIS to record and map populations. Other potential projects may include designing a restoration planting, herbarium work, or other invasive mapping. The position will be predominantly field-based but will also include data entry, background research, mapping of historical data, and preparing a 15-minute final presentation for Highstead staff.

Qualifications: Upper level undergraduate or recent graduate in botany, plant ecology, or related field. Applicants should have previous experience with field work. Successful applicants must (1) have an interest in invasive plant management (2) be energetic and enthusiastic about conducting intensive fieldwork in hot, humid and sometimes rainy weather; in a landscape with deer ticks; and in forest understories with downed trees and thick, often spiny (i.e. Japanese barberry, multiflora rose) shrub layers. Applicants must also be comfortable working alone.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (with relevant experience and contact information for three references) to jcologgi@highstead.net; reference Invasive Plant Management Intern Application as the email subject. Accepting applications immediately through March 15th.

Mar 3 / BARD CEP

Program Officer (Temporary Job or Internship), International Center on Small Hydro Power – China

Organization: International Center on Small Hydro Power

Position Title: Program Officer (temporary job or internship)

Location: Hangzhou, China

Dates and compensation: Salary and Visa Information The role here is classified as ‘voluntary’. Applications will therefore have to apply for the F Business Visa generally. While we cannot influence the outcome of any visa decision, we do provide administrative to support for your application.

The successful candidate will be provided, in return for full time hours (8.30-16.30 Monday to Friday) the following: – Free and secure accommodation at the Secretariat with cooking facilities – Lunch on Monday to Friday – Monetary reimbursement to meet additional needs

Given the voluntary nature of the position, it is important to note that any applicants have the financial means to purchase the flight tickets and obtain the “F” visa. ICSHP does not reimburse these costs.

Length of contract is for 6 months initially (with the option to extend for capable candidates).

Preferred starting date: as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Description: About International Center on Small Hydro Power International Center on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP) is a public and non-profit institution directly under the auspices of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), China’s Ministry of Water Resources and Ministry of Commerce. ICSHP serves as the headquarters of the International Network on Small Hydro Power (INSHP), an international organization with more than 400 members from 78 countries.

World SHP Development Report Project The first World Small Hydropower Development Report (WSHPDR) was published in the last quarter of 2013. The report includes country reports for countries across all regions in the world that use or have small hydropower potential. Related to this, ICSHP has collected case studies that need to be published separately.

There is an opportunity for one self-motivated team player to join the Secretariat to support editing and publishing the WSHPDR Report for 2016.The role would suit a native English speaker, recent or experienced graduate in one of the following fields: § Journalism § Mass communication § Desktop publishing

Responsibilities:

– Editing/copy-editing and proofreading existing articles – Concept development and follow-up research for new publication – Division support (e.g. project proposals, translations, newsletter, website contributions) – Maintaining contact with network members

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) with a minimum of two years work experience in one of the following areas: journalism, publishing, environmental policy, renewable energy, engineering, international relations or economics.

Essential skills – Native English or very good English level – Editing and proof-reading experience – Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time – Ability to work autonomously and research given topics – Excellent communication skills to maintain relations with network members or other international institutions – Excellent computer skills. Skills in desktop publishing software and knowledge and/or experience in the publishing industry is a plus – Desktop publishing/writing/editing

Desired skills – Other languages

-Website development – Project management – Ability to work in a team

How to Apply: Please apply with CV and letter of motivation to the International Center on Small Hydro Power report@icshp.org

Mar 2 / BARD CEP

Internship with United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security – Germany

Organization: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security

Position Title: UNU-EHS Intern

Location: Bonn, Germany

Dates and compensation: Start date June 2015; full-time basis for a contractual period ranging from 3-6 months. The internship is not remunerated.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused program initiated to develop effective adaptation and mitigation measures to climate change. Its overall objective is to enhance the resilience of social-ecological systems to the impacts of climate change and increased climate variability. The geographical focus of WASCAL is on selected case study watersheds in West Africa.

WASCAL is based on three principle components: a Competence Center, a core Research Program and a Graduate Research Program. The Core Research Program relates to the scientific activities of the Competence Center, and is implemented by a network of German and West African research institutes. Within the core research program, UNU-EHS will analyze rural households’ vulnerabilities and risks to rapid onset and creeping hazards in the context of climate change and explore potential coping and adaptation strategies. Specifically, UNU-EHS deals with the identification, characterization and quantification of major climate change-related hazards to rural households/communities at different spatial and temporal scales, the assessment of the social-ecological system’s social, environmental and economic vulnerabilities as well as their resilience to multiple climate change-related hazards and consequent cascading effects.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct background literature searches in the context of vulnerability and risk assessment,
  • Search for secondary data from various sources,
  • Compile and edit data,
  • Support the work of the team in spatial (GIS) data processing and analysis,
  • Support the work of the team in data analysis,
  • Any other duties as may be assigned or required.

Qualifications:

Field of Study: Geography, Social Science, Environmental sciences with social sciences minors, or a related field.

Essential Skills and attributes:

  • Very good command of oral and written English,
  • Proven record of computer proficiency (particularly strong skills in excel),
  • Experience with data collection and management,
  • Experience with data entry, validation and processing,
  • Knowledge of GIS and SPSS is required,
  • A willingness to learn new technology skills and methods is a must,
  • Ability to be flexible and multitask.

Desired Skills:

  • French would be desirable,
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis tools would be desirable,
  • Research experience in West Africa would be an asset,
  • Background in vulnerability assessments and indicator development will be looked on favourably.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit their application, preferably by e-mail, and must include the following:

  • Quote reference number UNU-EHS/EVES/WASCAL/2015(1) in the email subject line;
  • Curriculum Vitae in English;
  • Cover letter in English: outlining your motivations, possible contributions to the programme and future career goals;
  • Completed UNU-EHS application form (downloadable at: ehs.unu.edu/article/read/about-the-internship-programme-at-unu-ehs under Links & Documents);
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Applications: By email to: internship-applications@ehs.unu.edu

By post to:

UNU-EHS / UNU-ViE
Internship Coordinator
UN Campus
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
D-53113 Bonn, GERMANY

Mar 2 / BARD CEP

Internship with The Association for Water and Rural Development – South Africa

Organization: The Association for Water and Rural Development

Position Title: Intern to support an integrated systemic resilience approach to natural resource management in the Olifants River Basin

Location: Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, close to the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Dates and compensation: The incumbent(s) will be provided with accommodation together with other interns at AWARD and will be provided with transport to and from work. The expected duration is one year or 12 months. March 2015 – February 2016

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Description: The internship opportunity: Supporting an integrated systemic resilience approach natural resource management.

In the second year of the research phase, AWARD will continue building an integrated systemic picture of natural resources in the Olifants River Basin to inform natural resource management practices that build resilience. AWARD has commissioned research on drivers of change of the natural resources in the Olifants, ranging from climate change and political economy to mining, agriculture and waste water treatment works, to understand how these drivers affect natural resources, ecosystem services, and human well-being.

The intern will analyze and synthesize some of this commissioned research to be incorporated into an assessment about which natural resources and related livelihoods are vulnerable. AWARD calls this a resilience assessment. The intern will further support the resilience assessment tasks by developing and narrating diagrams showing the casual links between characteristics of the natural resources, ecosystem services and outcomes in the basin and determining the likely impact of various future scenarios.

This support includes desk-top research, scribing for meetings and organizing materials for field visits. The final two aspects of the internship are: reporting regularly on current practices of natural resource management and providing support for organizations governing water resources. This support includes coordinating meetings and workshops, assisting in writing reports, and presenting about the USAID RESILIM-O project at meetings with strategic partners. The successful applicant will work as part of a broader team.

Responsibilities: Tasks for this position may include the following:

  • Providing support to the USAID RESILIM-Olifants project team, specifically in Theme 1
    • Assisting with the development of research and resilience assessment
    • Contributing towards the objectives of enhancing resilience in the Olifants River basin
    • Conducting desk-top research
    • Collecting field data, through interviews and the VSTEEP process
    • Coordinating meetings and workshops
    • Organizing materials for field visits
    • Scribing or note taking for planning, meetings, workshop activities and various other activities
    • Minor support on facilitation activities
    • Providing support for the data analysis
    • Supporting the report writing process (deliverables) and presentation of reports
    • Plus any duties as assigned by the project manager or senior researchers

Qualifications:

Microsoft Office proficiency: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to work in teams; show initiative in terms of understanding and responding to research needs; written skills and report writing; interest in the inter-relationships between multiple factors (e.g. social, economic an biophysical).

A master’s degree in natural resource management or a related field or an honours degree with an exceptional academic record is a minimum requirement. Specializing in water resource management, studying towards a PhD degree and/or work experience will be an added advantage, along with an exceptional academic record.

How to Apply: Candidates who meet the above requirements, should forward their motivation letter, detailed CV’s and educational transcripts, including at least three references to: kelvin@award.org.za

Please clearly indicate in your application the following reference: “Internship: NRM”

Applicants that have not been contacted by the 19th March, 2015 must be considered unsuccessful. Only short listed candidate with be consider

Mar 2 / BARD CEP

Government Relations Intern, Wilderness Society – Washington, DC

Organization: Wilderness Society

Position Title: Government Relations Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Summer term is June-August; Fall term is September-December; unpaid

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The Government Relations team at The Wilderness Society (TWS) is seeking highly motivated individuals to join us for our spring internship session.  Our team is dedicated and passionate about protecting wild places across the US.  We are responsible for the public advocacy of TWS’s agenda.  Our priority campaigns include work on wilderness designation, conservation funding, and responsible energy development on public lands.  The GR team manages legislative and regulatory strategy, issue positioning, Executive Branch and Congressional outreach and education, appropriations matters, strategic communications, and builds grassroots support for the protection and management of public lands.  This spring promises to be an exciting and busy time for TWS as the 114th Congress is sworn in and new legislation is introduced.

The Government Relations team offers unpaid internships to students enrolled in an accredited education institution, who wish to gain firsthand experience working closely with dedicated staff on public lands issues

Responsibilities:

  • Review reports and pending legislation, attend Congressional hearings and mark-ups and participate in other meetings and events relevant to TWS mission and work
  • Conduct research  and prepare blogs, letters, fact sheets, and other written materials on legislation and administrative policies, and deliver materials to Congressional and administration staff
  • Track legislation from introduction to passage, including summarizing content and maintain target database and policy information and occasionally attending lobby meetings
  • Engage in coalition activities with partners, including attending coalition meetings, helping with lobby days and trainings, calling activists and like-minded organizations
  • Perform general administrative duties in support of assigned project work.

Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an educational institution with courses leading to the attainment of a degree, certification, or diploma.
  • Demonstrated desire to learn about and work on public land issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; Access database and GIS experience a plus.
  • Must be a team player and willing to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Willingness to adapt and remain flexible as projects and priorities change.
  • Self-motivated, passionate, and professional.
  • Most of all – willingness to have fun while producing great work!

 How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and recent writing sample to: internships@tws.org.  Please use subject line: ‘Government Relations Internship’ and indicate what semester (spring, summer or fall) you are applying for in the email body or cover letter.

Mar 1 / BARD CEP

Conservation GIS Analyst, Defenders of Wildlife – Washington, DC

Organization: Defenders of Wildlife

Position Title: Conservation GIS Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Conservation GIS Analyst is a key member of Defenders of Wildlife’s Landscape Conservation Department and provides mapping and spatial analysis services throughout the organization.He/she contributes to a variety of projects, from policy analysis, to field conservation projects, to fundraising requests and membership outreach. The incumbent is the lead GIS point person for the organization and provides leadership, coordination and support for other GIS license holders. Through spatial analysis, the Conservation GIS Analyst supports the organization’s strategy planning and priority setting. The position is also part of our emerging interdepartmental team of conservation data specialists and spends a portion of his/her time developing new tools and ideas for strategically using data for advocating for improved biodiversity conservation policies and practices.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a system to manage and prioritize project requests from all departments, including policy programs, field conservation, government relations, litigation, development, communications, membership, and public outreach. Ensure projects are completed in a timely manner.
  • Support annual and long-term internal strategic and program planning through spatial analysis. Participate in interdisciplinary program teams to provide guidance and support on the strategic use of spatial information in achieving program goals.
  • Work with IT staff and other staff with GIS duties to develop systems for obtaining and creating new data, updating existing data, ensuring data compatibility where possible, storing, organizing, sharing, and displaying data.
  • Work with online communications and publications staff to develop static and interactive communications materials based on core GIS products (e.g. interactive web-maps, etc).
  • Work with other conservation data staff to develop new tools to analyze and/or interact with and display conservation data and provide technical support and training in support of conservation staff.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Advanced degree in Geographic Information Systems, landscape ecology, conservation biology, conservation planning, natural resources management, or related discipline. Advanced training and/or expertise in GIS is required.
  • Experience: 3+ years of progressively responsible experience is required in at least one of the following areas: developing and implementing programs to conserve biodiversity, conservation or land management planning, working with land or resource management agencies, or developing planning or policy programs for non-profit organizations. Experience with managing GIS in natural resource agencies and /or environmental non-profits is essential for this position.

How to Apply: Interested applicants please reference Conservation GIS Analyst position in your subject line and submit a letter of interest along with your resume and salary history to us via e-mail at: HR@defenders.org

Mar 1 / BARD CEP

Water Sanitation and Conservation Intern, EduCARE India

Organization: EduCARE Inida

Position Title: Water Sanitation and Conservation Intern

Location: Rajasthan, India

Dates and compensation:

  • We offer total Pre-Departure Support prior to arrival in India (visa invitation letter, health, safety, and cultural training, travel trips to India), orientation upon arrival
  • Interns get free accomodation.
  • A 24/7 Support team will be accessible for the duration of time spent in India.
  • We require a minimum of 2 month stay but you are welcome to stay for longer dependent upon your schedule and budget.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: EduCARE India has an internship position available in a project working with Water Literacy and Conservation in Rajasthan, India. Water scarcity is an issue in arid and desert zones. Overall rural India has a big water sanitation issue. Technical and educational intervention is needed on Water Literacy but local communities need to know how to use and maintain equipment, implement basic water conservation techniques and change the way water is used.

Responsibilities:

  • Interns would be working to create awareness of water issues and implement conservation technology into homes, villages, offices, and more.
  • The team will also promote efficient irrigation and rural rainwater harvesting, bore-well recharging, and recycling of used water for underprivileged communities and villages in Rajasthan.
  • Interns will be learning how to use engineering, technology, education, and community partnerships to save precious water for rural population.
  • Learn how to work with data to help create water policies and community suggestions.

This is an internship in which you are not just in the office all day but out in the field visiting facilities and people bringing water literacy to the masses, and getting a hands on education experience at the technical projects. You will learn about many innovative technologies that are being developed and get a chance to see many of them in various sites.

Email us at hr.educare.in@gmail.com to apply!

How to Apply: To apply please submit your CV and cover letter to hr.educare.in@gmail.com

Mar 1 / BARD CEP

Internship with Orange County Municipal Planning Federation – New York

Organization: Orange County Municipal Planning Federation

Position Title: Intern

Location: Goshen, New York

Dates and compensation:
Generally, the OCMPF internship is configured as a full-time position (35 hours per week) lasting approximately six weeks, although this duration may vary given the type and nature of the work and the availability of the candidate.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2015

Description: Each year the Orange County Municipal Planning Federation sponsors one paid summer internship position, to work in conjunction with the staff of the Orange County Department of Planning.

Generally, the intern will work on a selected project or study chosen by the OCMPF, under supervision of Department of Planning staff; the internship concludes with a presentation of findings at the OCMPF Annual Meeting.

The Intern is also strongly encouraged to attend their local municipal land use board meetings throughout the internship.

Qualifications: Candidates Must:
be a resident of Orange County, New York
be enrolled in or pursuing a full-time Degree in one of the following subjects / disciplines:
Geography; Urban, Regional, or Community Planning; Urban Design and/or
Landscape Architecture; Cartography / Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
Civil Engineering and/or Surveying; Environmental Studies/Sciences;
Public Administration; or a related field.

How to Apply: Resumes are accepted by mail or email (preferred) until April 24th 2015
Email: mboulanger@orangecountygov.com
Mail address: Martha Boulanger
Orange County Department of Planning
124 Main Street, Goshen NY 10924

Feb 28 / BARD CEP

Climate Change/Indigenous Peoples Intern, Conservation International – Bolivia

Organization: Conservation International

Position Title: Summer Field Internship, Climate Change/Indigenous Peoples

Location: La Paz, Bolivia

Dates and compensation: The selected student must have a valid US passport, commit to the full internship period from June 22, 2015 to August 7, 2015 and sign a volunteer waiver release.

Application Deadline: March 29, 2015

Description: For the summer of 2015, Conservation International (CI) is offering a summer internship for a student in our Bolivia country program. This is an exciting opportunity to experience one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and understand the intrinsic connection between Mother Nature and local communities.Our work in Bolivia supports municipalities and indigenous groups with land use plans that lead to natural and sustainably managed landscapes. These activities are affecting more than 7 million hectares (a little over 17 million acres) and contributing to the well-being of approximately 60,000 residents. Under the direction of CI Bolivia’s Technical Manager, the selected intern will not only gain a better understanding on CI’s work in climate change mitigation and adaptation, but will witness firsthand the efforts that Bolivia is taking to mitigate climate change and engagement with local communities. Based in CI’s office in La Paz, the internship will include field site visits to our work in Rurrenabaque and Pando. CI’s work in Pando aims to promote community conservation of indigenous lands, avoiding deforestation while promoting human well-being. The program is the first included as a part of the national policy on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Requirements:

  • Current student pursuing a college degree with emphasis in a social science including sociology, anthropology, economics, policy or other related areas
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Ability to work in field conditions including long walks in the rainforest
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to a variety of cultural situations
  • Independent and able to thrive in challenging situations
  • Comfort in environment with limited technology
  • Basic knowledge of climate change policy and concepts preferred

How to Apply: For more information on the internship, application requirements and to apply, please visit the Careers page on conservation.org

Feb 28 / BARD CEP

Spring Policy & Lobbying Intern, League of Conservation Voters – Washington, DC

Organization: League of Conservation Voters

Position Title: Spring Policy & Lobbying Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and Compensation: Unpaid; During the summer, we’re looking for candidates who are able to work with us on a full-time basis for 10 weeks (late-May thru July). There is also limited availability for a 2 to 4 week stint in August.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

Description: Interns support staff in the Policy & Lobbying department in their work to influence members of Congress and the Administration and to educate the public on environmental issues. The League of Conservation Voters internships provide a unique opportunity to participate first hand in federal environmental advocacy and learn about Congress first-hand, as well as gain exposure to a broad cross-section of national environmental groups.

LCV policy interns are an integral part of the Policy & Lobbying department, which works to enact strong environmental laws. Policy interns track legislation and participate in environmental campaigns around key legislation. LCV’s top legislative priority is protecting the EPA’s ability to move ahead with standards to reduce carbon pollution, which is increasingly under attack by anti-conservation members of Congress. LCV also works on a broad cross-section of conservation issues, including renewable energy, environmental funding, public lands, water, transportation, and toxics, among others.

Responsibilities:
• Covering committee hearings and briefings, calling and lobbying Hill staff, sitting in on lobbying and coalition meetings, researching members of Congress’s records, researching legislation, and dropping materials to Congressional offices.

Qualifications:
• Work Experience: Interns are selected based on their education and experience, as well as their conservation and political interests; background in energy and climate change policy and government affairs is a plus.

  • Education: High School Diploma required.
  • Skills: Strong research, writing, and editing skills; works well in a fast-paced environment; minor administrative duties shared by all LCV interns, including covering the front desk a few hours per week.
  • Capabilities: Demonstrated relationship building skills; solid judgment; critical thinking skills; a sense of movement and community; ability to handle multiple details and tasks; highly organized; commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV. Good sense of humor is a plus.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Policy & Lobbying Intern” in the subject line no later than March 13, 2015. No phone calls please.

Feb 28 / BARD CEP

ESA Intern, Ecological Society of America – Washington, DC

Organization: Ecological Society of America

Position Title: ESA Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: 4-month internship beginning summer 2015; $12/hour

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Description: Looking for a fun, energetic intern with a passion for the environment to join our scientific society here in Washington, DC for 4 months to assist mainly with sales/marketing and annual meeting responsibilities.

Please note: Phone work is a big part of this position so telemarketing and/or prior sales experience is helpful. Intern must be able to work on-site at our 2015 Centennial Celebration and Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD during the week of August 9-14. Transportation, hotel and a per diem will be provided by ESA.

How to Apply: Please submit resume with cover letter to eric@esa.org.

Feb 27 / BARD CEP

Global Programs Intern, Rights and Resources – Washington, DC

Organization: Rights and Resources

Position Title: Global Programs Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This is a part-time, paid internship based in Georgetown, Washington DC.  The position requires 30 hours of work per week, with compensation at a competitive hourly rate based on skills and experience.

Application Deadline: Rolling for Summer and Fall

Description: We are looking for a hard-working individual who will take initiative, demonstrate responsibility, and become an integral part of our small and dedicated team.

The Intern will have the opportunity to become closely involved in the programs and functions of the coalition, and to learn about the work of RRI in human rights, forest tenure, poverty alleviation, livelihoods security, and conservation. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to gain experience in the sectors of human rights and international development, while contributing to the work of an international coalition.

The individual will report directly to the Private Sector Analyst, and will work closely other Global Programs and RRI staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Support RRI’s core analytical work to finalize a baseline of the extent of lands globally to which Indigenous Peoples and local communities have management and/or ownership rights, including gathering and processing data and facilitating peer review.
  • Assist in ongoing project management for this work, including consultancy contracts, tracking budgets and expenditures, and reporting.
  • Support preparation and coordination of international events, including RRI’s 17thDialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change.  Act as primary point of contact for event participants on event logistics.
  • Support RRI’s thematic research on land and forest tenure, climate change, private sector engagement, gender, and conservation as required.
  • Provide general program for the Global Programs team, and willingly undertake other tasks as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, particularly Word, Excel and Access, is necessary; knowledge of GIS and web platforms also valued.
  • Knowledge of land and natural resource tenure, environment/climate, and/or international development issues.
  • Strong and demonstrated research and communication skills.
  • Must be fluent in English. Professional fluency in French and/or Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Ability to organize complex international events, including travel.
  • Some experience in project or financial management.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive assignments.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Courteous and professional manner, with respect for other cultures.
  • Familiarity or demonstrated interest in an international context, and demonstrated interest in the issues at the heart of Rights and Resources Initiative’s program of work.
  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in economics, geography, environmental science, or related discipline.
  • Initiative and ability for self-directed, independent work.
  • Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced office environment.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and short (1-2 pages maximum) writing sample to hr@rightsandresources.org.  The subject line of the email must read: “Strategic Analysis Intern – Spring 2015”.

Applications will be accepted immediately and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Apply early. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.