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Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Outreach Associate, 3Degrees – Various locations

Organization: 3Degrees

Position Title: Outreach Associate – Energy Efficiency and Green Power

Location: Portland, Oregon (Similar positions available throughout U.S. – San Francisco, Seattle, Richmond, Va., Bend, Ore., Hartford, CT, Missouri and Illinois. Check jobs section)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Description: 3Degrees is a certified B Corp with a mission to connect people with renewable energy on a massive scale. We have helped build an industry which enables hundreds of thousands of customers nationwide to support renewable energy. We are a 6-time winner of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Green Power Leadership Award and the 2014 EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year.

We are seeking outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic Outreach Associates to drive our community education and activation efforts through door-to-door, event promotion, and community outreach campaigns. The ideal candidate will be a stellar communicator, committed to environmental causes and renewable energy, and comfortable with engaging with the general public to promote our regional programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Increase awareness and participation in local sustainability programs by approaching customers, delivering pitches, and discussing the program benefits
  • Participate in team door-to-door Courtesy Knock campaigns
  • Perform outreach at community events and storefronts; including transporting and setting up booths, displays, tents, and banners
  • Set up displays, tents, banners, and booths for events and properly store and maintain all equipment and materials
  • Maintain or exceed a minimum enrollment average rate
  • Complete administrative duties promptly after each shift
  • Adhere to all customer service and safety policies
  • Meet with the regional Outreach Coordinator and attend team meetings/trainings
  • Work 10-20 hours per week, which may include weekdays, weeknights, and weekends
  • Shifts may require employee to carry up to 50lbs, set up at events, and walk or stand up to 5 hours at a time in unpredictable weather

Requirements:

  • Passion for sustainability and renewable energy
  • Sales, events, or canvassing experience preferred but not required
  • Must be comfortable approaching, engaging, and speaking to the general public on a regular basis
  • Well spoken, outgoing and dynamic personality
  • Positive, outgoing, motivated, and enthusiastic self starter
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Willingness to stay on feet for 4-5 hours at a time and work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Access to reliable transportation, computer, personal email account, and reliable mobile phone

How to Apply: Apply directly on our website: https://3degreesinc.applicantpro.com/jobs/185493.html

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Advisory and Research Associate, ClimateWorks Foundation – California

Organization: ClimateWorks Foundation

Position Title: Advisory and Research Associate

Location: San Francisco, California

Application Deadline:  Position open until filled

Description: ClimateWorks is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Associate to provide research and analytical support to ClimateWorks and its partners. Under the direction of the Director, Advisory & Research, the Associate will design and manage complex analytical assignments and provide additional project management and communications support. This position will work on projects of both national and international scope. (S)he will support the Foundation’s rigorous quantitative evaluation of carbon mitigation opportunities with a variety of tools. As such, the Associate will be deeply familiar with the Foundation’s quantitative models and analytical approaches and will provide synthesis of the latest trends and news in the energy, climate, and policy field.

The Associate will work in a challenging environment that requires detail-oriented, independent work, quick thinking, and professional interactions. Due to the nature of the work, the Associate must be comfortable managing a varying work load that can be, at times, both heavy and time-sensitive. The ideal candidate will have exceptional quantitative skills, a proven interest in climate change research, excellent written and oral communication skills, a solid understanding of issues related to public policy and economics, and experience working with clients or other high-level external stakeholders.

Responsibilities: The Associate, Advisory & Research, will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Work to design and scope topics on climate, energy, and policy that affect ClimateWorks’ strategies. This includes synthesis and evaluation of the latest trends and news in the energy, policy, and climate change fields. Communicate and synthesize the above information in written reports, infographics, and presentations for ClimateWorks and partners, as requested.
  • Support the Advisory & Research team efforts in estimating, tracking, and reporting on progress toward ClimateWorks’ quantitative GHG reduction targets and other outcome metrics related to decarbonization. This includes the use of analytical tool kits and in-house models to track program team goals and progress towards goals and use of new analytical tools to quantify technological, economic, and social impacts from policies.
  • Provide analysis of existing datasets and mitigation opportunities on topics such as national policies, cities, global supply chains, energy access, etc., and when appropriate, prepare background briefs and presentation material in preparation for senior management discussions, conferences, and decision-making meetings as requested.
  • Serve as the liaison to internal communication requests on datasets, reports, synthesis of analysis, etc.
  • Assist in the writing, editing, and management of select ClimateWorks communication materials.
  • Assist in the scheduling, logistics, and note-taking for meetings, conference calls, and workshops.
  • Serve as the liaison to ClimateWorks’ Programs team to provide regular updates, briefings, new reports, and presentations on relevant topics.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with coursework in either data science, finance, economics, or public policy
  • At least 1-2 years of experience post-degree in analytical work, through an array of diverse positions (i.e., in academia, private sector, or nonprofit sector)
  • Proven ability to produce clear analytical notes and reports on complex issues, as well as quality applied research
  • Exceptional writing, editing, communications, and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet modeling, superior MS Excel skills, experience with other statistical software tools and data visualization platforms desirable
  • Ability to create well designed graphics and presentation material preferred
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to reach out to different organizations within the ClimateWorks network and to interact with a diversity of individuals at external organizations
  • Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities and respond quickly to management requests
  • International experience, especially in China, valuable

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. CEA Recruiting is assisting ClimateWorks with this search. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled. http://job.ceaconsulting.com/jobs/associate-advisory-research-san-francisco-ca-33589

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Climate Speakers Network Intern, The Climate Reality Project – Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Climate Speakers Network Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This position requires a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Climate Reality Project offers an unpaid internship program to qualified candidates in several areas of interest including communications, grassroots organizing and development. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned an intern mentor who is responsible for ensuring that the intern experience is educational and rewarding. The overall objective is for the intern to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible while working with the organization.

The Climate Speakers Network (CSN) is a new program that seeks to engage the “silent majority” of Americans who are concerned about climate change, but are unsure of what they can do to support solutions. CSN trains, supports, and empowers peer messengers to use their own values and vocabulary to engage their communities on the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change. Climate Speakers represent a diverse set of backgrounds, from businesses and local community groups to churches and cultural organizations. By leveraging peer messengers and shifting the narrative on climate change to focus on solutions, the Climate Speakers Network is expanding the chorus of voices calling for action. CSN is looking for an intern to help expand the program in Summer 2015.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching local community groups and engagement opportunities for Climate Speakers.
  • Assisting in development of training materials.
  • Conducting grassroots outreach to event hosts and partner organizations.
  • Assisting in recruitment, event coordination and logistics.
  • Representing CSN at meetings, conferences, and other events.
  • Organizing and maintaining the CSN database.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in environmental advocacy, grassroots organizing, or political campaigning.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, in-person and on the phone.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.
  • Basic skills in Salesforce.

How to Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to internships@climatereality.com. Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Climate Speakers Network Organizing Internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Solar Ambassador Intern, RE-volv – California

Organization: RE-volv

Position Title: Solar Ambassador Intern

Location: San Francisco, California

Dates: August 1 start date.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Description: RE-volv is looking for driven, creative, and passionate college students to help spread solar around the country. The Solar Ambassador Program is a fellowship for one academic year that gives college students the opportunity to spearhead a solar project in their community using RE-volv’s innovative solar financing model. From each university RE-volv seeks a Solar Ambassador team of four or more students, though applications with fewer than four students will still be considered. To apply for the fellowship the team must identify a community center or campus building that they want to solarize and have a representative of the facility indicate interest in participating in the program. The teams most poised for success will be awarded the fellowship. Throughout the duration of the fellowship, teams will work with RE-volv to bring their proposed solar projects to completion. To facilitate this, each team will select one Project Lead who will be flown to San Francisco for an allexpense-paid Solar Ambassador Leadership Summit, held August 1-4 in the San Francisco Bay Area. This summit will train Project Leads on solar finance and policy, crowdfunding, event planning, communications, and how to work with their community to develop the proposed solar project. During the academic year all team members will participate in biweekly webinars with RE-volv staff and invited guests from leading environmental organizations and solar companies, who will speak on topics related to renewable energy and environmental organizing.

Responsibilities and benefits: In addition to being part of a vibrant network of clean energy leaders from across the country, each Solar Ambassador fellowship team will receive:

  • Up to $1,500 reimbursement for approved Solar Ambassador expenses
  • Professional development focused on leadership, project management, communications, community outreach, and fundraising through bi-weekly webinars
  • For Project Lead, financial support to attend a four-day leadership summit including costs for food, travel, and lodging
  • Expanding your network by building meaningful relationships with other clean energy organizers around the country
  • One-on-one support for planning, executing, and communicating about your project from RE-volv staff Opportunities for public recognition for your project through media and web promotion
  • Form a Solar Ambassador team and select a Project Lead
  • Work with local solar installer and the selected community organization to plan, crowdfund, and execute a solar project
  • Attend bi-weekly webinars
  • Each Ambassador must write at least one blog post for the RE-volv website per semester
  • Plan and hold Solar Education Week event
  • Actively engage with RE-volv on social media

Qualifcations:

  • Enrollment at accredited college or university
  • Thorough understanding of climate change, renewable energy and the environment
  • Demonstrated interest in activism and campus organizing for clean energy
  • Ability to self-manage, organize teams and delegate tasks to accomplish goals
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communications skills
  • Project Lead must be able to attend training in San Francisco Bay Area August 1-4. All expenses paid.

How to Apply: Please visit www.re-volv.org/studentsolar to view full program description, application guidelines, and for information on how to apply.

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Policy Intern, The Climate Reality Project – Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week. Based on the candidate’s availability, a slightly flexible schedule may be possible.

Application Deadline:

Description: The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

The Climate Reality Project offers an unpaid internship program to qualified candidates in several areas of interest including communications, grassroots organizing and development. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned an intern mentor who is responsible for ensuring that the intern experience is educational and rewarding. The overall objective is for the intern to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible while working with the organization.

The Science and Solutions team is looking for a policy intern who will be part of a campaign to encourage a strong international agreement on climate change and push key countries on their international targets.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching domestic and international climate and energy related policy.
  • Summarizing reports, briefings, and hearings.
  • Preparing internal briefings and memos on domestic and international climate change policy, and how it affects The Climate Reality Project’s campaigns.
  • Preparing support materials for other campaigns.
  • Reviewing, summarizing and categorizing relevant climate news articles.
  • Providing administrative help to the team, as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in and educational background related to climate change and energy policy.
  • Excellent analytical research skills, strong written and oral communications skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple deadlines and assignments.
  • Applicants who have recently obtained an undergraduate degree or are pursuing a graduate degree focused on international energy and climate change law and/or policy, environmental finance, or public policy are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to internships@climatereality.com. Please use the subject line in the email to identify that you are interested in the Solutions internship. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

Mar 28 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, Dept. of Environmental Studies Mount Holyoke College – Massachusetts

Organization:  Department of Environmental Studies Mount Holyoke College

Position Title: Program Coordinator for the Mount Holyoke College Restoration Ecology Program

Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Position is available immediately and start date is negotiable. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience ($48,000 – $60,000 per year).

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 27, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

Description: This proposal is for a Program Coordinator to help with the management and coordination of the Mount Holyoke College Restoration Ecology Program (REP). The program coordinator will organize and manage all aspects of the REP, including support of the research, community outreach, restoration practice, curriculum to career, and administrative components of the REP. In addition to program management, duties may include data management, analysis, and interpretation, campus-based research activities, grant writing, collaboration on REP publications, and coordination of student internships and programs.

Responsibilities: May Include: Outreach • Coordinate the Restoration Scholars Summer Program (free restoration-based education program for high school girls from neighboring cities). • Coordinate REP-related Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE) programs • Advertise and coordinate tours to the REP sites • Coordinate the REP Booth at the S. Hadley Farmer’s Market • Produce publications on the REP program • Maintain REP Website and Facebook Page • Share in creative design of outreach materials, including project site signage • Carry out program marketing and outreach. Recruit students to the program via campus visits and presentations in courses. Research • Contribute to design and maintenance of REP research projects • Maintain database of REP projects • Maintain record of research projects (e.g., dates, their findings, next steps and follow-up ideas) • Manage summer student hiring, payroll, housing, and other administrative tasks. • Coordinate summer student social programing • Manage purchasing by faculty and students • Support REP research equipment and supply orders • Manage an annual student research symposium, including abstract submission and invitations to attendees. • Coordinate student small-grant program (student peer-review of small restoration-based research and/or project grants). • Build database of restoration projects in the area, noting their potential as research sites. Restoration Practice • Participate in the planning and implementation of on-campus restoration projects • Communicate with collaborating agencies regarding funding and coordinated projects o e.g., manage proposals, communication, and follow-through letters and legalities of funding from mitigation agreements • Contribute to independent and collaborative grant-writing, sometimes with local partner organizations e.g., attend local restoration meetings as the MHC REP representative. Determine what role MHC REP can/should play Curriculum to Career • Independently research and assess internships possibilities and communications with scientists and/or practitioners at various projects to maximize internship opportunities for students, through e-mail, phone-calls, and occasional site visits. • Publicize awards for summer internships and other research opportunities, manages applications, assesses appropriate matches between applicants and internship opportunities and recommends placements. • Advise students regarding finding information about internships, jobs, and graduate study. • Maintain program databases, including student internship and certificate applications, prospective internships sites, field experiences, and program curriculum. Administrative • Arrange and co-conduct meetings of the faculty steering committee. • Develop and manage annual budget and provide periodic financial reporting for Director. • Research and maintain database on restoration people and activities in the region. • Help write and submit grants to support program • REP relationships with locals teaching, researching, and/or practicing restoration. • Research and draft annual report for editing and review by Director; co-write final draft. • Hire, train, and supervise student workers as required. • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate degree in related field of science. Demonstrated knowledge of restoration ecology and/or environmental science is advantageous but not required. • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with diverse populations • Ability to work productively and creatively with minimal supervision • Proficiency with data management, website management, and use of Microsoft office. • Strong commitment to promoting and developing the Mount Holyoke College Restoration Ecology Program.

How to Apply: Interested persons should send a curriculum vita, cover letter, and names and complete contact information for three references to Dr. Kate Ballantine via the following website: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu.

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

International Policy Intern, Alliance to Save Energy – Washington, DC

Organization: Alliance to Save Energy

Position Title: International Policy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: Full time: 40 hours/week; flexible. Paid: $11/hour from April through August 1, 2015

Description: The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking an intern to work within the International Policy Program. The intern will work on a variety of international policy programs, but will focus heavily on supporting the implementation of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity (GAEP). The GAEP is a new Alliance initiative with a mission to secure policymaker and corporate commitments to double energy productivity (economic output per unit of energy consumed) by 2030 in India, the European Union, China and other countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with communication between the GAEP Secretariat (the Alliance to Save Energy) and its Steering Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, Partners and Endorsers.
  • Provide support in preparations and logistics for meetings with its U.S. and international partners.
  • Work with Alliance Events and Marketing team to develop GAEP brochure and other materials.
  • Research potential GAEP Partners and Endorsers in China, India and the European Union.
  • Draft news articles and blogs for the Alliance website, in conjunction with Alliance Communications Department.
  • Provide logistical and research support as needed for other Alliance international/policy programs.

Qualifications:

  • Clear writing, proof reading and editing abilities
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Experience organizing meetings or planning events
  • Interest in international energy and environmental issues

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, relevant writing sample (2-pages max) and cover letter using this link: https://rn11.ultipro.com/NEO1000/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=8

Cover letters can be addressed to “Internship Coordinators.” Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

New York Director of Development, National Audubon Society

Organization: National Audubon Society

Position Title: Director of Development, New York State

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Audubon New York (A-NY) is a highly regarded state conservation organization with 30 plus staff, seven sanctuaries and Audubon centers, and a $2.8 million contributed income budget. As a state program of the National Audubon Society (NAS), A-NY serves more than 50,000 members and has chapters in 27 communities. A-NY’s science, conservation, policy, and education experts focus on five core conservation strategies to protect birds and their habitats throughout New York.

A-NY is supported by a diverse portfolio of individual, foundation, and corporate donors, annual gifts, and government grants as well as earned revenue from Center and education programs. A-NY is led by an engaged and giving 25 person state Board of Directors, and its seasoned senior staff team members are leaders in their fields of expertise and share the responsibility of development work. We believe where birds thrive, people thrive, and we are working to inspire a movement of bird conservation.

The Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing sustainable revenue plans and draws support from the A-NY team, A-NY Board, and NAS development staff in order to effectively manage donor relations and solicit contributions to support annual budgets, projects, and campaigns.  S/he will oversee the development team and coordinate and coach various program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising plans. The Director will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects. Additionally, as a member of the A-NY leadership team, the Director of Development will be instrumental in planning and building state and program budgets and matching donors and prospective donors to those budgets. S/he will also manage and/or coordinate the efforts of staff, contractors and volunteer leaders to coalesce strategies and plans to generate abundant and additional financial support for A-NY’s ambitious conservation agenda.

Responsibilities:

Donor Relations:

  • With executive and program directors, develop relationship strategies for annual budget.
  • Plan and lead donor relationship, cultivation, and solicitation efforts.
  • Build and manage a personal portfolio of 100 major donors.
  • Establish sound donor stewardship programs, and for each donor.
  • Manage prospect pipeline and efforts to identify and engage new donors.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors and prospects with planned giving capacity.
  • Manage “development teams” (development staff, program staff, Board committees). Work with other Audubon state programs and national staff on donor strategies under the One Audubon approach to members and donors.
  • Manage research to support donor relations and prospecting and proposals.
  • Work with program staff and volunteer leadership to plan, schedule, and carry out donor cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Work with program and communications staff to organize annual fund and online appeals.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the A-NY Board Development Committee, including developing agendas, content, and action items from quarterly meetings, in collaboration with the Development Committee Chair.
  • Identify for the Executive Director’s consideration potential new Board members.

Management and Planning

  • Plan, construct, manage, track, and report progress for annual and three-year contributed income work plans to support annual budgets.
  • Using best donor cultivation and fundraising practices, articulate development strategies that will offer sustainable, long-term growth in contributed income. Provide a reliable template for transparent reporting to Executive Director and A-NY Board of Directors that leverages (if not improves upon) existing systems.
  • Strategize, plan and implement periodic campaigns for growth, projects, and endowments.
  • Organize and manage planned giving strategies.
  • Manage the work of development staff and contractors that support donor relations, annual giving, and achieving contributed income budget and program fundraising.
  • Coordinate and coach program leaders to carry out their responsibilities for donor relations, proposals, events, and fundraising to achieve contributed income budget.
  • Work with NAS and other A-NY office staff on Audubon’s strategic priorities.
  • Supervise and manage the Development Associate responsible for special events.
  • Supervise and manage the Assistant Director of Development for Institutional Giving responsible for fundraising through the competitive grant process.

Marketing and Communications

  • Work with program and communications staff to organize statewide marketing and communications outreach and events to support development goals.
  • Create and produce case statements, proposals, and collateral materials.
  • Co-supervise Development and Communications Associate.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, public relations, marketing or related field, as well as 5-7 years of senior-level fundraising with increasing responsibility and results is required.
  • Demonstrated track record of securing $1,500,000 or more in operating or campaign funds through a variety of sources, including major donors, foundations, corporations, and endowments is required.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, experience coordinating and motivating teams of three or more, and experience working collaboratively with peers and as part of a management team is required.  Experience working in a decentralized organization is a strong plus.
  • Sales-oriented entrepreneurship, with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and with a wide variety of stakeholder groups. Experience with marketing concepts and activities strongly desired.
  • Excellent writing skills backed by proposal and case statement examples.
  • Superb verbal and presentation skills; must also have strong planning, organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills.
  • A can-do attitude and a tolerant, friendly personality with a sense of humor are essential. High standards for integrity and quality of work.
  • A flexible approach to work, with the willingness to travel frequently and work some weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, as well as strong expertise in donor database management systems essential; experience with Millennium a plus but not a requirement.
  • Interest, understanding, and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitat is critical, as is the ability to communicate Audubon’s mission, goals, and programs effectively and with the highest professional standards.

How to Apply: Please direct all inquiries to: Elyse Barbell, Managing Director, Stephen-Bradford Search; elyseb@stephenbradford.com

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Sustainable Working Group Research Fellow, MIT Office of Sustainability – Massachusetts

Organization: MIT Office of Sustainability

Position Title: Sustainable Working Group Research Fellow

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Fellows will work 40 hours per week during the summer of 2015 (May-August). Pay ranges from $15-$18/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both upper-level undergraduate and graduate, MIT and non-MIT students.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Description: MIT’s Office of Sustainability (OFS) is seeking a full-time summer Sustainability Fellow to actively support and drive the research and writing needs of its current and future sets of Sustainability Working Groups. The current set of groups is: Stormwater and Land Management; Sustainable Design and Construction; Materials and Waste Management; and Green Labs. These working groups have met regularly since the fall of 2014 and include staff and faculty representatives from MIT administrative and academic departments. The aim of the Working Groups is to assess current conditions, identify best practices and cutting edge models, and develop a set of recommendations for integrating sustainability into campus operations, while enhancing the core academic mission of MIT. In addition, a new set of working groups will be launched in the fall of 2015. The purpose of this position is to support the processes for both the existing and new working groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research, perform data collection and analysis
  • Synthesize research, analysis, and recommendations into a report
  • Draft, review, and present written, quantitative, and visual material for MIT students, staff, and faculty groups
  • Conduct literature reviews and assessments of best practices and innovative technology & policy solutions
  • Develop and maintain professional collaboration with MIT Working Group members and other institutional partners

Qualifications:

  • Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel
  • Demonstrated coursework in water, land, energy, materials, food systems, and/or building-related topics within the Departments of Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar

How to Apply: Applicants should send a detailed cover letter and resume to ofsjobs@mit.edu. Specify “Summer Working Group Research Fellow” in your email subject line. Applications must be received by: April 10, 2015.

Mar 26 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow, MIT Office of Sustainability – Massachusetts

Organization: MIT Office of Sustainability

Position Title: Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dates and compensation: Fellows will work 40 hours per week during the summer of 2015 (May-August). Pay ranges from $15-$18/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both upper-level undergraduate and graduate, MIT and non-MIT students.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Description: The MIT Office of Sustainability is seeking to hire a student Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow to support the research and planning needs of MIT’s climate preparedness efforts. The Fellow will assist in synthesizing and launching climate change related activities managed by the Office of Sustainability, primarily through research, writing, and implementation planning for a climate vulnerability assessment and preparedness planning for the MIT campus.

Responsibilities:

Provide research and implementation planning for a climate vulnerability assessment of the MIT campus

Conduct literature review and assessment of adaptation planning needs to minimize disruption to campus as a result of extreme weather events, heat, and flooding from storm surge

Assist in preparing a formal RFP for a climate vulnerability assessment

Ensure alignment between the Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the City of Cambridge and the needs and priorities of the MIT campus

Research and consider approaches for engaging individuals and departments across campus in the implementation of the assessment

Assist in developing preparedness and planning materials to ensure climate change risk is incorporated into emergency management processes

Perform data analysis and data collection

Research best practices for climate vulnerability assessment and climate preparedness, as applies to urban institutions

Provide support for documentation, outreach, and implementation as needed

Qualifications:

In addition to those listed at the top of the page, we seek candidates that have:

Strong interest and demonstrated experience in climate change risk, climate change adaptation, and climate change vulnerability in urban and institutional contexts

Experience and/or strong interest in climate change impacts in urban environments

Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel

How to Apply: To apply, send a detailed cover letter and resume to ofsjobs@mit.edu with Climate Change Vulnerability Fellow in the subject line. Applications must be received by: April 10th.

Mar 25 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Specialist, Governor’s Coral Reef Advisory Group – American Samoa

Organization: Governor’s Coral Reef Advisory Group

Position Title: Climate Change Specialist

Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Application Deadline: March 29th, 2015

Description: The Climate Change Specialist will work as an integral part of the Governor’s Coral Reef Advisory Group (CRAG). CRAG coordinates all of American Samoa’s coral reef management activities. The group is a partnership of five local agencies: the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR), the Department of Commerce (DOC; including AS Coastal Management Program & National Marine Sanctuary of AS), the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Samoa Community College (ASCC), and the National Park of American Samoa (NPSA). Member agencies work together by mutual consensus to manage the estimated 296 square kilometers of coral reefs with the vision “to protect and conserve reefs for the benefit of the people of American Samoa, the United States, and the world.”

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and improve the quality of CRAG’s climate change-related programming through continuous improvement, adaptive management, and prioritization of actions and efforts.
  • Act as point of contact for CRAG member agencies for climate change-related activities;
  • Support ongoing science and research projects related to coral reefs and climate change within American Samoa, including supporting and liaising with local and off-island scientists to develop and implement projects related to coral reef resilience, taimasa, ocean acidification, and other impacts related to climate change;
  • Communicate climate change, associated impacts, and potential solutions to local stakeholders such as decision-makers, community members, and staff.
  • Facilitate strategic partnerships in the field of climate change for program implementation, resource mobilization, learning and advocacy at local, regional, and national levels.
  • Identify new areas of needed research with CRAG member agencies and the Local Action Strategy working group, and sit as lead for Climate Change LAS Group
  • Coordinate and conduct relevant training opportunities to build local capacity and increase community awareness about climate change and climate variability (including ENSO-related impacts);
  • Work with partner agencies to integrate climate information and adaptation into community-based planning and outreach efforts;
  • Work with partner agencies to implement the adaptation options identified by the climate change task force and outlined in the Territorial Climate Change Framework.

In addition to the above tasks, other duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  1. Facilitate outcomes from the CC Local Action Strategy, by providing support in planning, coordination, and implementation;
  2. Provide expertise about local climate change impacts to Territory agencies, organizations, and governmental working groups as needed;
  3. Serve as a liaison to ongoing national, international, and regional initiatives;
  4. Seek additional public and private funding opportunities for the operations and projects of the American Samoa Territorial Climate Change Adaptation Framework as needed; and
  5. Undertake other climate change-related projects and initiatives as identified by the CRAG Chair and the CRAG Coordinator.

 Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in natural resource management, Climate Change, Coral Reef management or environmental-related fields with 2+ years’ experience is required.

The following background and skills are *required* for this position:

  • Expert knowledge on climate change impacts specific to small-island states and coral reef ecosystems;
  • Experience in spearheading and managing climate change science and research projects and programs;
  • Highly skilled in facilitation, specifically to drive outcomes from a multiagency working group
  • Knowledge of climate change adaptation strategies for Pacific islands;
  • Experience disseminating climate change information to diverse audiences via education and outreach programs;
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and interpersonal communication and leadership skills;
  • Project management experience;
  • A proven ability to be well-organized and able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks; and
  • Creativity, flexibility, and willingness to learn and adapt!

The following background and skills are *preferred* for this position:

  • Experience living and working in another culture or in an island community;
  • Desire to be involved in many aspects of coastal and marine resource management (e.g., fisheries, coral reef monitoring and management, nonpoint source pollution, etc)
  • Knowledge of sustainable development, including, but not limited to: alternative energies, waste management, and smart growth;
  • Knowledge of and experience working in tropical marine ecosystems;
  • Public speaking, events planning, and meeting facilitation experience;
  • Snorkeling and/or SCUBA diving experience
  • Sense of humor!

How to Apply: Applicants must send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three references (phone numbers and email addresses) by Sunday, March 29th, 2015. Applicants should email these documents to Kristine.bucchianeri@crag.as with email subject Climate Change Specialist Position. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Mar 25 / BARD CEP

Planning & GIS Intern, New Yorkers for Parks

Organization: New Yorkers for Parks

Position Title: Planning & GIS Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: This is a 26 week paid ($14/hour), part-time internship beginning the week of June 1, 2015 and concluding December 11, 2015. The initial internship period will be structured to end on September 4, 2015. NY4P may extend an offer to the selected intern to remain for the balance of the internship period at its option. There will be breaks during the weeks of July 6-10 and November 23-27.

The position requires three days of work per week, including several days of weekend work throughout the internship period.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P) is the independent citywide research and advocacy organization championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods. For over 100 years, New Yorkers for Parks has advocated for the city’s parks, beaches and playgrounds.

NY4P regularly hosts interns to assist with research & planning projects relating to the efficient and equitable delivery of public park services in New York City. Interns will spend time conducting research and writing on open space planning issues and will also be asked to assist with field work, other outreach and advocacy work and other organizational activities as needed.

Responsibilities:

Starting in the summer of 2015, NY4P will be launching two major research project fieldwork sessions, culminating with data analysis and report writing in the fall. This position will support NY4P staff by conducting fieldwork, collecting physical data, and contributing to the writing and editing of the project reports.

The Open Space Index is a set of 15 population-adjusted targets for park access and environmental sustainability designed specifically for New York City neighborhoods. NY4P will conduct an open space assessment of the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn using our OSI methodology.

In response to the city’s commitment to implement physical, maintenance, and programming improvements at a group of historically under-funded parks across the five boroughs through the NYC Parks Department Community Parks Initiative (CPI), NY4P will be conducting a baseline Inventory of CPI Sites. This Inventory, which will be conducted based on Report Card on Parks methodology used by NY4P since 2002 to track maintenance and safety conditions at sites across the city, will provide baseline data against which future conditions at these parks will be measured.

This position’s scope of work includes the following:

  • Collecting field data for NY4P’s Brownsville OSIand Inventory of CPI SitesOSI fieldwork requires block-by-block canvassing to assess and measure each open space in Brownsville. For the Inventory, the physical survey will include precise documentation of open space conditions using tablet computers and digital cameras. Fieldwork for both projects may also include in-person interviews with park visitors and systematic social observation of park use.
  • Creating maps to support the Open Space Indexand Inventory data collection and analysis.
  • Gathering supplemental neighborhood data, including US Census data and land use patterns.
  • Contributing to writing and editing content for the OSIand Inventory
  • Monitoring and evaluating legislation, rezoning and planning actions, real estate development plans, and community efforts affecting parks and greening issues. This may include assisting the Research & Planning Analyst in the composition of briefing literature and testimony.
  • Performing other tasks to support ongoing NY4P projects, as needed.

 

Qualifications: NY4P seeks a self-starting graduate student who has strong research and people skills, clear and polished writing ability and excellent computer skills. Qualified candidates will either have completed or be working on a graduate degree in urban planning, public policy, geography, sociology, or a related social science or public administration field. Candidates must have the ability to initiate and complete long-term projects, as well as the flexibility to work as part of a collaborative office environment. Candidates must be able and willing to spend extended periods of time in city parks in summer conditions and travel throughout all five boroughs on mass transit. This position requires fluency with ESRI Arc Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Candidates should be proficient in all Windows-based programs. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, 2-3 sample maps, and references as a single PDF attachment to Lucy Robson, Research & Planning Analyst, at lrobson@ny4p.org.

Mar 25 / BARD CEP

Environmental Policy Intern, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay – Massachusetts

Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Position Title: Environmental Policy Intern

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Minimum 20-30 hours/week; We are looking for applicants for Summer 2015 to begin in June and end in late August-early September depending on availability.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description: The policy intern will be enthusiastic and interested in working on a variety of projects focused on improving water quality and quality of the beaches in Boston Harbor and Mass Bay. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about the role the non-profit sector plays in environmental improvement and advocacy, as our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization.

Responsibilities: Policy and Communication: Organize information on a number of projects that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay can present at local and regional meetings. Prepare memos and emails that explain new water use policies and proposals to local organizations and officials. Research current policy issues, preserve and organize newspaper clips, prepare policy related mailings and emails. Data Analysis and Interpretation: Review the results of the water tests, and determine whether or not they reinforce current water use policies. Water Quality Testing: Occasionally test the water in the harbor to evaluate the quality of the water for recreation activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. Testing includes formulating collection plans, collecting water samples from the harbor, and delivering the samples to a lab for analysis.

Qualifications:

• Excellent writing and communications skills

• Science background is not required, though an interest in science as it relates to the Boston Harbor and water quality is a must

• Attention to detail and accuracy

• Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel

How to Apply: To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to Amy Gaylord at gaylord@savetheharbor.org

Mar 25 / BARD CEP

Sustainable Hudson Valley’s Spring Conference, April 10, 2015 – New York

Conference: Sustainable Hudson Valley’s Spring Conference

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015; 8:30am – 4:00pm

Location: Vassar College, Villard Room, Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Description: The Hudson Valley is a water-rich region, and one with a high concentration of experts and institutions concerned with the management of water, making water infrastructure and innovation a cluster of important economic activity in their own right.   How can this opportunity be captured through economic development policy and strategy, so that the region fulfills its promise as a center of excellence in sustainable water management, and business practices that restore and enhance our waters become the norm?

This conference explores this potential and strategies to achieve it.

Keynote speaker Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, sets the stage on entrepreneurial opportunities in conserving and restoring resources.

Register: Register online by March 15 for $65 or after for $75.

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Environmental Education and Conservation Intern, Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park – New York

Organization: Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

Position Title: Environmental Education and Conservation Intern (2 positions available)

Location: Gansevoort, New York

Dates and compensation: This is a full-time, 12-month internship.  Housing can be provided at no-cost at the Preserve & Park Office.  Pay is minimum wage.  A vehicle is required, but mileage for work-use is reimbursed at the market-rate.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The major responsibilities of the intern are to develop and present indoor and outdoor environmental education programs for the general public, specific groups and elementary school classes.  Secondary opportunities are (1) participation in conservation projects relating to the habitats and species of the Saratoga Sandplains and (2) participation on trail work and support of the recreational programs.

Responsibilities:

On- and off-site education programs

Developing and reviewing lesson plans

Scheduling and communication with classroom teachers/group leaders

Organizing and prepping all program supplies

Sending out emails and arranging for the needed Environmental Education Volunteers

Participating in Training with Environmental Education volunteers

Communicating with the Environmental Education volunteers, insure they are prepared for programs

Presenting educational programs

Recording program attendance

Following up with group leaders/survey, file hard copies of surveys

Maintaining up-to-date file of current programs and systems

After-school programs

Developing and reviewing lesson plans

Scheduling and communication with BOCES program coordinator

Organizing and prepping all program supplies

Filing of all paperwork relative to program supplies

Maintaining up-to-date file of current programs

Recording program attendance

Public Programs at the Preserve & Park and Tabling Events

Developing and reviewing seasonal schedule of public programs

Organizing and prepping all program supplies

Putting together program flyer

Assisting with PR for programs

Putting all program information on Web Site

Taking reservations for programs if needed

Staffing tabling opportunities at community events

Sending out emails and arranging for the needed Env. Ed. Volunteers

Collecting information from program participants for mailing list

Recording program attendance

Maintaining up-to-date file of presented programs

Developing interpretive displays

Staffing center during public hours

Keeping center stocked with brochures, maps and flyers

Karner blue butterfly restoration efforts; seed collecting, lupine planting

Other studies:  e.g.: woodcock, Blanding’s turtle, amphibian watch, wetland study, bird survey

Creating a new conservation project

Planning, preparation and participation in recreation events like the Moonlight Ski and the Wildlife Festival

Helping with trail work days and with winter grooming

Greeting and communicating information to visitors

Answering the phone and checking the answering machine

Taking messages

Organizing materials and records

Keeping maps stocked at kiosks

Keeping flyers at kiosks up-to-date

Keeping educational supplies organized

Keeping intern computer files organized and up-to-date

Meeting participation

Attending board meetings

Attending volunteer meetings

Attending Education Committee Meetings/Conservation Committee Meetings

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Program Coordinator, The Climate Registry – California

Organization: The Climate Registry

Position Title: Program Coordinator, Technical Services

Location: Los Angeles, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled to start immediately

Description: The Climate Registry (The Registry) builds and operates GHG reporting programs for governments and businesses that generate high quality, consistent, and credible data to help organizations become more efficient, sustainable and competitive. Members that report their emissions to The Registry include corporations, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. More information about The Registry is available at: www.theclimateregistry.org.

The Registry offers a hands-on, fast-paced work environment, and tremendous potential for growth and advancement. This position provides the opportunity to join a team playing a leading role in developing climate change policy in North America and worldwide.

Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator’s primary role is to support TCR members as they work to create and report a GHG inventory.  This individual will also assist TCR’s program staff in developing the suite of technical services. The primary responsibilities are outlined below; this list should be viewed as a starting point, as the position will evolve and grow according to the successful candidate’s interests and aptitude, and The Registry’s workflow.  The Program Coordinator, Technical Services will be based in TCR’s main office in Los Angeles.

Program Support (70%):

Assist members with policy interpretation and methodology clarification issues in operating The Registry’s help desk, and in providing training on program requirements and TCR’s online reporting software, known as CRIS, through presentations and ongoing individual communication.

Help develop materials and resources to assist reporting, verification, and emission reduction activities.

Assist in scheduling and coordinating member events, email communications, trainings, workshops, and conference calls.

Help manage online resources including a database of frequently asked questions, reporting tip sheets and calculation tools, member directory and program updates

Respond to general inquiries about TCR’s reporting and verification program.

Undertake and complete research assignments, as requested.

Some local travel may be required.

Administration (30%)

Maintain accurate records on the GHG reporting and verification cycle for TCR Reporters.

Log program questions and software issues.

Assist in documenting programmatic activities.

Help maintain the programmatic portion of TCR’s website.

Assist program staff with other administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

BS degree (environmental engineering or related technical degree preferred) or BA degree in public policy, environmental management.

Experience or interest in working with GHG/climate change, corporate environmental management, and/or air quality issues.

Demonstrated exceptional research and writing skills and strong oral communication skills.

Ability to digest technical documents, perform emission calculations, data analysis, and present results in a simple and understandable fashion.

Strong experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and databases.

Social media experience a plus.

U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the U.S.

Strong customer service, interpersonal communication and writing skills

Team player and quick learner who focuses on high productivity and results

Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality

Self-starter with a proactive attitude who can anticipate needs

Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well

How to Apply: The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; interviews may be held in Los Angeles.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. All eligible applications will be considered, however no travel or relocation assistance is available.

Interested candidates should e-mail, mail, or fax the following documents:
Cover letter
Resume
Relevant writing sample (maximum of five pages)

Search: Program Coordinator, Technical Services
The Climate Registry
601 W. 5th Street, Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90071
hr@theclimateregistry.org

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Membership and Marketing Associate, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance – Illinois

Organization: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Position Title: Membership and Marketing Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline: March 27, 2015

Description: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a regional membership-based, nonprofit organization based in Chicago with a mission to advance energy efficiency in the region to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. MEEA is committed to be a collective voice for energy efficiency at a national, regional and state levels; serves as a clearinghouse to identify, evaluate and create successful programs and market assessments for the region; and fosters communication on effective energy policy.

Responsibilities: The Membership and Marketing Associate works under the direction of the Membership Manager to assist with MEEA’s membership and marketing functions. The Membership and Marketing Associate will be responsible for supporting MEEA’s internal and external program marketing, and assist with event PR and media messaging. They will also have a supporting role in managing MEEA’s websites and social media. Responsibilities: · Support Membership Manager in all membership department activities, as needed. · Assist in development of MEEA marketing campaigns and materials, including organizational newsletter, membership benefits and program and event promotions. · Provide support in updating MEEA’s websites, including mwalliance.org and meeaconference.org · Monitor social media outlets and maintain MEEA’s voice and messaging · Work with Membership Manager to support MEEA’s branding programs and PR campaigns · Coordinate with Membership Manager and MEEA Program and Policy staff to ensure brand messaging and style guidelines are maintained. · Assist with online and on-site event management, as requested.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications: · Experience with marketing in B2B and B2C environments · Experience with membership organization structure · Experience with PR programs preferred · Minimum 2 years’ experience working in organizational marketing position · B.A. or B.S. in Marketing, Communications or a related field · Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel · Experience with Word Press and HTML · High-level writing and speaking skills · Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities and adapt to shifting priorities · Passion for and commitment to energy efficiency

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@mwalliance.org with the subject: Membership and Marketing Associate by March 27, 2015.

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

United States & Africa Programs Intern, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy – New York

Organization: Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

Position Title: United States & Africa Programs Intern

Location: New York City, New York

Dates and compensation: Must be able to work at least 12–15 hours a week in our New York office beginning in late April 2015 and commit through August 28, 2015; hours are flexible; between 9am and 6pm; Stipend of $600 per month

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City with offices in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Washington, D.C. ITDP works to promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation policies and projects around the world, with an emphasis on developing countries. ITDP’s programs focus on bus rapid transit, cycling and walking, travel demand management, parking, and urban revitalization. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.

ITDP is seeking an intern to work in the New York City office with the United States and Africa programs. The intern will work closely with all members of the team to assist with technical reports for cities planning BRT corridors in the United States and Africa.

Responsibilities:

-Work with team to provide technical assistance to cities planning BRT systems in the United States and Africa

-Assist with data processing in MS Excel

-Assist with data modeling in TransCAD

-Help display data in ArcGIS

-Assist with preparation of files (Word docs and images) for technical reports

-Conduct research on BRT systems

Qualifications:

-Current undergraduate or graduate student with interest or experience in sustainable transport

-Experience working in a fast-paced office and ability to multi-task

-Strong writing and communications skills

-Strong internet research skills

-Must be organized and detail-oriented

-Proficiency in MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint

-Proficiency in ArcGIS

-Proficiency in TransCAD, EMME, or other traffic modeling software

-Adobe Design Suite experience preferable

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@itdp.org with United States & Africa Programs Intern in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Internship with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships – Massachusetts

Organization: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Position Title: Various internships

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: NEEP offers compensation depending on the terms and duration of the internship and will work with candidates to arrange for course credit or State sponsorship. Depending on qualifications and availability, internships may be structured as a few days, a week or fulltime. Schedule and start date will be arranged with the hosting NEEP department.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) is a regional non-profit whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. Our vision is that the region will fully embrace energy efficiency as a cornerstone of sustainable energy policy to help achieve a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system.

NEEP seeks qualified candidates passionate about our mission and interested in contributing to a mission-driven, creative, enjoyable, and stimulating workplace. Various intern positions are available during semester terms or the summer. Reliable transportation is recommended as public transport is limited. Some field travel may also be possible to enhance the learning experience. NEEP is based in Lexington, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston and Cambridge.

Several NEEP departments may be seeking internships, depending on need and timing. These may include: Public Policy Outreach and Analysis, High Performance Buildings, Efficient Products, the Design Lights Consortium, the Regional Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Forum and the Financial & Administrative Team. Please visit www.neep.org to learn more about these groups.

Responsibilities: NEEP interns help provide general support to their department and will also be granted opportunities to learn about energy efficiency and business in a real-world setting. Participating in staff meetings, educational webinars, attending meetings and conferences are all possible. Sample projects include:

• Tracking policy and program developments and statistics

• Research, analysis, writing briefs, fact sheets, etc.

• Outreach to state agencies, market actors and utility staff

• Helping to build and maintain our contacts database

• Writing/editing articles for our blog, www.EnergyEfficiencyMatters.org

• Helping to plan and coordinate workshops and conference calls

• Supporting coalition-building and educational efforts

• Assisting in entry-level accounting, financial or business systems

• Reviewing legal contracts and agreements

Qualifications:

• Candidate may be a student pursuing BA or MA, preferably in a related energy, environmental, public policy or business field

• Some experience in energy or environmental program or policy work

• Excellent verbal and written communications skills

• Strong project management and analytic skills

• Ability to take direction, work independently and coordinate work with others

• Proficient use of spreadsheets, word processing, database and internet tools

• Ability to be an advocate for NEEP’s mission and vision

• Depending on department, skills and interests can lean toward engineering, economics, marketing, business, social science, government affairs, etc.

How to Apply:

• Please tell us why you are interested in working with NEEP and for which department(s)

• Send your resume and a writing sample to: interns@neep.org.

• Please specify the timeframe you are interested in working

• Include your name and top pick(s) for a department placement in the email subject line. Example: Sarah Smith – Intern Applicant: Public Policy, Buildings

• References are needed only upon request

• For more information on NEEP and its important mission visit: www.neep.org

Mar 24 / BARD CEP

Eel Conservation Intern, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – New York

Organization: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Position Title: Eel Watch Intern

Location: Millbrook, New York

Dates and compensation: June-August, 2015.  If interested, the candidate may also participate in collecting the interviews and surveys in April and May, 2015.; Compensation:  $2,100 for the equivalent of five weeks of work at 7 hours/day.  Candidate may work part-time throughout the summer.

Application Deadline: April 6, 2015

Description: The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is seeking a student (graduate or undergraduate) who is interested in supporting the Education Program’s efforts to assess the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Eel Watch Project.  Each spring, hundreds of volunteers from across the Hudson Valley help researchers count glass eels that are migrating up the Hudson and into the tributaries.  The DEC is interested in learning more about the volunteers who participate, specifically the high school and college students who come to the Fallkill Creek in Poughkeepsie.  After a successful pilot project last spring, we will be doing an additional assessment in 2015 to understand why students participate, what they learn about collecting and analyzing eel data, and whether participating promotes environmental stewardship attitudes and behaviors.  The assessment will involve a pre and post-survey of all participants, along with a small number of interviews.  This project may also be useful as the basis for a senior research project.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will transcribe the interviews and survey results into Excel (or another data analysis program), help develop a coding book for the different lines of inquiry, code the data, and produce a report of results.

Qualifications: We are looking for someone who is interested in environmental education, citizen science, and education research.  While previous experience with conducting education research is not necessary, we are looking for someone who has fluency with Excel.  Familiarity with other research programs such as SAS or nVivo is a plus.  The candidate must be willing to come to the Cary Institute, in Millbrook, NY, for periodic meetings with project staff.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter to harrisc@caryinstitute.org which details any previous experience in education research, environmental education, or citizen science, and also explains your facility with data analysis programs.  Deadline to apply is Monday, April 6, 2015.