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Feb 25 / BARD CEP

New England Executive Director, GRID Alternatives – Massachusetts

Organization: GRID Alternatives

Position Title: New England Executive Director

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The New England Executive Director will initially report to GRID Alternatives’ CEO and once a board of directors is formed will report to the GRID Alternatives New England Board of Directors. He or she will have the opportunity to develop this board jointly with GRID Alternatives’ co-founders. The Executive Director will then work directly with the local Board and GRID Alternatives’ HQ leadership to develop local partnerships, reputation and infrastructure to meet service/production goals and build a solid regional office that will be able to serve families and job trainees throughout the New England Area. Initially the focus will be on Massachusetts with the office anticipated to be located in the Boston area, but as the office and surrounding state solar markets develop, the region is expected to serve Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and possibly Maine in the future.

Due to the start-up nature of this regional office, the Executive Director will initially be required to do a little bit of everything which may include volunteer management, construction related tasks, administrative duties and taking out the trash. The specific job duties this position include:

  • Hiring and managing staff – in the first 12 months this is likely to consist of outreach, construction, development, and volunteer management staff
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships and joint programs with affordable housing developers, job training programs, energy efficiency providers, local government departments, and other local organizations
  • Fundraising from New England based private foundations, corporate sponsors, local governments, and individual donors, including grant writing and donor cultivation
  • Working directly with and helping to build a local Board of Directors
  • Working directly with GRID Alternatives’ co-founders and other headquarters staff to ensure all New England operations are consistent with GRID Alternatives policies, best practices, culture and long-term vision
  • Managing the finances of the regional office with the support of GRID Alternatives’ headquarters-based financial/accounting staff, including preparing the affiliate budget and managing expenditures to that budget
  • Building GRID Alternatives’ presence and representing a positive public image of GRID Alternatives in the region, including networking and speaking presentations
  • Working directly with GRID Alternatives’ the local Board of Directors and GRID Alternatives’ co-founders to develop both a short-term and a long-term vision for regional operations
  • Overseeing identification and selection of program clients
  • Overseeing the recruiting and management of volunteers
  • Overseeing solar electric installations, inspections, and paperwork (previous solar installation experience is not required)
  • Establishing the local infrastructure to support long-term regional operations, including finding an office (most likely in Boston), warehouse, purchasing trucks and tools, etc.


  • Passion for sustainability, affordable housing, workforce development, the environment, and/or environmental justice
  • Excellent leadership/management skills
  • Polished public speaker
  • Ability to problem solve and learn new skills
  • Articulate writer
  • Comfortable working with and communicating with diverse populations
  • Self-motivated and driven, and able to create a local GRID Alternatives presence where one did not exist before
  • Able to both work independently, as well as work collaboratively with GRID Alternatives’ staff
  • Strong ties and roots in the region
  • Previous non-profit management experience
  • Connections to affordable housing, philanthropic, job training and low-income advocacy organizations/communities
  • Knowledge of solar energy
  • Technical skills (specifically Microsoft Office and Salesforce

How to Apply: Applicants must submit both a resume and cover letter online at Mailed and emailed applications are not accepted.

Feb 25 / BARD CEP

Climate and energy legislative intern, Friends of the Earth – Washington, DC

Organization: Friends of the Earth

Position Title: Climate and energy legislative intern

Location: Washington, DC

Dates and compensation: This temporary 3-month internship pays $10.50/hour, with 37.5 hour workweeks. There are no additional benefits


Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Friends of the Earth is looking for a legislative intern to support its climate and energy program. The intern will work across a wide range of issues to help the team better follow actions that Congress and the administration are taking that impact public health and the environment. This position will be part of a team of six staff and will support their efforts to fend off environmental attacks by Republican leadership. Responsibilities will include tracking votes in Congress, attending hearings, producing lobbying materials, and following news coverage of Congress. The intern will learn about legislative processes and Congressional process, as well as important environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act.


  • Track congressional votes that impact the environment and public health;
  • Monitor news coverage of environmental legislation;
  • Monitor congressional hearings on topics that impact the environment and public health;
  • Draft and edit written materials including fact sheets, action alerts, letters to the editor, editorial board memos, press releases and letters to government officials;
  • Set up meetings with congressional staff;
  • Conduct research on climate and energy issues, such as hydraulic fracturing and carbon taxes;
  • Perform other functions as needed.


  • Ability to quickly learn in a fast paced environment;
  • Understanding of the political system, government, and the lawmaking processes;
  • Interest in progressive politics and promoting a progressive agenda;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • The ability to excel whether working individually or in teams;
  • Passion for protecting our planet and the people on it;
  • Attention to detail.

 How to Apply: E-mail cover letter, resume and short writing sample to with the subject heading “Legislative Internship.” No mail applications or phone calls.

Feb 25 / BARD CEP

Compost and Recycling Internship, The Greenburgh Nature Center – New York

Organization: The Greenburgh Nature Center

Position Title: Compost and Recycling Internship

Location: Scarsdale, New York

Dates and compensation: The position begins the week of May 18th and ends the week of August 17th (these dates are approximate). You are expected to work 20 hours a week. For the right candidate, we are flexible on the start and ending date, and can discuss the specific hours that you will be in the office and on-site in the community. Please note that this position is unpaid.

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: We are looking for a College or Graduate level student who is interested in getting some hands-on experience at a non-profit organization. The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33 acre nature preserve that has an indoor and outdoor animal collection and serves the larger NY community. In addition to walking trails and animals, we host educational programming and events throughout the year.

Over the summer, you will learn:
– Proper management of waste streams
– Public communication and teaching skills
– How to record and track data

What We Require:
– An outgoing and engaging person, who is comfortable talking to people of all ages and backgrounds
– A valid driver’s license
– You must have a willingness to work hands-on with waste: garbage, recycling, and compost
– Willingness to learn and work in a team
– Interest in sustainable practices

What we would love:
– Familiarity and/or experience with recycling and composting
– Previous teaching experience
– Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office, especially Excel
– Organized, creative, and flexible

How to Apply: Send an email to Braeden Cohen: or call 914-589-0526

Feb 25 / BARD CEP

6-Month Apprenticeship with OneNature – New York

Organization: OneNature

Position Title: 6-Month Apprenticeship

Location: Based out of our Beacon, New York office. Some travel will be required to our plant nursery in Montgomery, New York.

Dates and compensation: 20-30 hrs/week

Application Deadline:

Description: One Nature’s mission is to build remarkable landscapes, create green jobs, and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. We use ecological principles to design and build projects that regenerate, restore, and preserve ecological health. Our interdisciplinary team is uniquely qualified to envision and execute environmentally-oriented, landscape-scale projects.  Our plant nursery in Montgomery, NY, acts as an incubator for hyper-local genotypes of plants and trees which allows us to protect and promote local varieties of plants and promote biodiversity.

Work will include both office-based and outdoor tasks. This may involve plant nursery work, technical support for scientific studies, support with native plant installation, writing and editing articles and professional documents, and construction of scaled models of landscapes. Must have excellent writing and communication skills. Must be able to work outdoors in summer heat and repeatedly lift up to 40lbs. Experience with landscape architecture, design, plant propagation, sustainable agriculture, or restoration ecology is preferred but not required.

How to Apply: To apply email cover letter & resume to No phone calls please.

Feb 25 / BARD CEP

Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative Workshop March 12, BCEP – New York

Organization: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy

Conference Name: Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative Workshop

Date: March 12, 2015

Description: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy seeks your input into the value and role of a potential “Hudson Valley Food Policy Initiative” based at Bard CEP. The Initiative would mobilize the research efforts of our graduate and undergraduate students, supported by faculty, to address the policy needs of organizations building an ethical and sustainable food system in the Hudson Valley. To that end, we are pleased you will be joining us for an afternoon workshop at Bard, on March 12th from 1 PM to 9 PM. The primary purpose will be to brainstorm the shape of a potential Food Policy Initiative at Bard, and will include participation by Molly Anderson of the College of the Atlantic, Michael Rozyne of Red Tomato, and Lindsey Lusher Shute of the National Young Farmers Coalition.

(There is no registration fee for the workshop, and we will provide a farm-to-table dinner for invited participants.


1:00-1:30 Registration

1:30-2:00 Introduction. Bard as a Food Systems Resource

2:00-2:45 Keynote by Molly Anderson. Food Systems and Academic Centers: The INFAS Experience.

3:00-4:00 Panel. Policy and Sustainable Agriculture: Lindsey Lusher Shute, Jerry Cosgrove, Jake Claro, Michael Rozyne

4:00-5:30 Workshop Sessions. What service could an HVFPI provide?

5:45-7:15 Farm to Table Dinner

7:30-9:00  Keynote By Michael Rozyne. Making Food (and Agriculture) Better: What Difference Can Bard Make?

Contact: Please contact Eban Goodstein Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability/Bard Center for Environmental Policy at with any questions.

Feb 25 / BARD CEP

National Equity Atlas Intern, PolicyLink – California

Organization: PolicyLink

Position Title: National Equity Atlas Intern

Location: Oakland, California

Dates and compensation: June 1 – August 7, 2015; $21/hour for 40 hours/week

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Description: PolicyLink operates a summer internship program for continuing graduate students (master’s or doctoral) in public policy, urban planning, and related fields. Internships are paid and the duration is generally 10 weeks. PolicyLink occasionally hosts interns during the academic year, depending on project needs and student interest.

We strive to provide each intern with two main opportunities: 1) a meaningful and challenging assignment (or set of assignments) that provides a chance to apply and hone the skills they are learning in graduate school to influence public policy; and 2) the opportunity to learn about the process of policy change and the way that PolicyLink accomplishes our mission of advancing economic, social, and racial equity through policy change.

Each intern plays an integral role in helping our organization further policy impact through research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy. We have had interns from nearly 20 different universities and colleges, in programs such as urban planning, public policy, public health, community development, information management, and journalism/communications.

Interns gain insight into the field by assuming responsibility for a project under the guidance of experienced professionals. Most internship positions are based in our Oakland office; however, if space is available and there is need, we also host interns in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and New York. Communications interns are based in our New York office.

PolicyLink is seeking a graduate student intern to provide research support to a project focused on providing practitioners and advocates with useful data, analyses, and policy ideas to advance equitable growth. PolicyLink is engaged in a formal partnership with the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), a research institute based at the University of Southern California, to produce relevant research about equity, demographic change, and the economy. In October 2014, we released the National Equity Atlas, a comprehensive online resource for data to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth in America’s regions, and states, and nationwide. The Atlas contains data on demographic change, indicators of racial and economic inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the largest 150 regions, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States as a whole.

The intern will help the team continue to build out this living resource and connect it to on-the-ground change efforts. Assignments may include analyzing regional industry sectors and occupations for equitable growth opportunities; developing short analyses of how regions and states perform on various indicators of equitable growth (such as racial inclusion in high-opportunity industries and occupations); researching new indicators, data displays, and analyses and writing content for the website; contributing research and analysis to tailored equitable growth analyses for specific regions; and researching and writing short profiles about the use of equity data for inclusive growth to include in the “Data In Action” section of the site.


  • Graduate student in urban planning, economics, business, public policy, or related field.
  • Commitment to social equity issues and experience working with low-income communities of color.
  • Experience with data analysis and quantitative research.
  • Passionate about making data relevant and actionable, able to write about data and develop user-friendly data displays for non-experts.
  • Knowledge of SPSS and GIS is a plus.

How to Apply: PolicyLink is accepting applications for summer 2015 internships. The deadline for applications is March 6, 2015. Review the PolicyLink website ( for additional information.

Candidates may apply for up to two internship opportunities. Separate applications should be sent for each position and the candidate should indicate if they have applied to two positions in their cover letter.

Applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to

Please include in subject line: Your Name – Specific Internship Name.

We encourage you to submit the application components in a single document if possible (rather than three separate files) so we can print double-sided and save paper.

Interviews will take place during the month of March. Applicants will be contacted by telephone to schedule an interview that will take place in person or over the telephone. Candidates not selected for interviews will be notified by email in early April.

Feb 24 / BARD CEP

Executive Director, Friends of the Desert Mountains – California

Organization: Friends of the Desert Mountains

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Palm Desert, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Friends of the Desert Mountains is the Coachella Valley’s largest nonprofit conservation land owner as well as the support organization for the 280,000 acre Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.  Established in 1987, the group is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors that represents conservation, education, development, agriculture, and philanthropy from throughout the local communities.  “Friends” is further supported by over 150 active volunteers who have organized themselves into ten primary units that donate their time for programs ranging from Visitor Services to Land Stewardship.

Friends is a group of passionate community members that love the mountains and desert land of the Coachella Valley and have organized ourselves to care for them. We believe that in doing so, we not only protect the mountains, but also enrich our entire community. We acquire land, protect it, lead hikes, build and maintain trails, pull weeds, educate kids, give talks, staff the National Monument’s Visitor Center, and many other things. We invite prospective staff team members to submit an application to join us.

Friends of the Desert Mountains is currently searching for an Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Friends of the Desert Mountains and is responsible for organizational leadership, strategy development, implementation and overall management of the programs, fiscal stewardship, fundraising, and the 3 full time staff. The Executive Director works closely with the Friends’ Board, including the members of the board and volunteer committees.

The Executive Director is also responsible for leadership in all relationships with key external stakeholders, including individual donors, volunteers and the many governmental and nonprofit agencies in the Coachella Valley that deal with land conservation and management. Reporting directly to the Executive Director are the Conservation Lands Manager, the Director of Operations and the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator.

How to Apply: Please see attached PDF for full position description and more information about the organization. For further information, please contact  Rebecca Driscoll, Board Member, Friends of the Desert Mountains (

FODM Executive Director

Feb 24 / BARD CEP

Government Affairs Intern, Environmental Working Group – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Working Group

Position Title: Government Affairs Intern

Location: Washington DC

Dates and compensation: Fall Term (September through late December); Unpaid

Application Deadline: August 15

Description: EWG seeks an intern interested in public policy and environmental health issues to join our government affairs team. We conduct original research – poring over government data, legal documents, and scientific studies– to expose threats to health and the environment, and to find solutions.

The Government Affairs Intern will help shape policy that will protect public health and the environment on a broad range of issues. The intern will assist the many of EWG’s projects. Issues include:

  • GMO Labeling.Defending consumers’ right to know what is in their food by advocating for the implementation of mandatory genetically engineered food labeling nationally.
  • Reforming chemical policy to ensure that chemicals are safe for children before they enter the market by strengthening the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, ensuring consumer right to know regarding cleaning products, removing hazardous chemicals from personal care products and consumer products and promoting safer alternatives.
  • Energy Policy.Promoting renewable energy polices that ensure that we address our energy and global warming issues wisely including the phase-out of corn ethanol and support of sustainable energy.
  • Natural Resources.Working with local communities to protect them from the natural gas boom — focusing on chemical disclosure, clean water and mortgage protection. Protecting Western public lands, including National Parks, monuments and other areas that are currently threatened by significant increases in metal mining.
  • Working to ensure that Congress takes smart votes to support our food system from nutrition assistance to biofuels to food safety to organics to farm subsidies.


  • Research policy, legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Draft materials for dissemination to Congress and coalition partners.
  • Attend Capitol Hill hearings and events.
  • Disseminate EWG materials.
  • Support for legislative and Capitol Hill database.
  • Help organize briefings and events.


  • Demonstrated interest in environmental, public health and governmental affairs issues preferred.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and internet research.

Summer Term (mid/late May through August): Deadline March 31st – Unpaid

How to Apply: 

Applicants must send resume and cover letter including the title of the specific internship to which they are applying and their approximate start date to Scott Mallan at Position is available in our DC office only.

Feb 24 / BARD CEP

Government Affairs Policy Analyst, Environmental Working Group – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Working Group

Position Title: Government Affairs Policy Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental research and advocacy organization with offices in Washington, DC; Ames, IA; and Los Angeles and Oakland CA, seeks a one-year temporary legislative policy analyst position to support EWG’s research and advocacy efforts related to toxic chemical pollution and consumer protection from harmful products, including asbestos, and other signature toxic chemicals found in consumer products.


  • Develop and advocate policies to reform chemical safety laws, including laws related to asbestos, civil liability protections, consumer protection statutes, and harmful chemicals in consumer products.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with nongovernmental organizations advocating reform of federal chemical safety laws, including organizations working on asbestos-related policies, civil liability protections, consumer protection laws, and other harmful chemicals in consumer products.
  • Develop and disseminate materials in support of chemical safety reforms, including policies related to civil litigation protections, asbestos, toxic tort laws, and chemical pollution.
  • Represent EWG in coalitions and collaborations with other organizations and interests pursuing objectives that complement EWG’s objectives.


  • A strong commitment to advocacy to improve the environment and protect human health is essential.
  • Experience influencing the development and implementation of legislative and administrative policy is essential.
  • Substantial familiarity with chemical safety issues is a plus.
  • Experience working with and ongoing relationships with nongovernmental organizations, interest groups, and legislative and executive branch staff major plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with EWG research, communications, and government affairs staff in a fast-paced organization.
  • Excellent communications skills, including experience with print, broadcast, and new media, and strong written and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to

Feb 24 / BARD CEP

Health Equity and Place Intern, PolicyLink – California

Organization: PolicyLink

Position Title: Center for Health Equity and Place Intern

Location: Oakland, California

Dates and compensation: June 1 – August 7, 2015; $21/hour

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Description: PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works®. PolicyLink collaborates with a broad range of partners to implement strategies to ensure that everyone—including those from low-income communities of color—can contribute to and benefit from economic growth and prosperity.

PolicyLink operates a summer internship program for continuing graduate students (master’s or doctoral) in public policy, urban planning, and related fields. Internships are paid and the duration is generally 10 weeks. PolicyLink occasionally hosts interns during the academic year, depending on project needs and student interest.

We strive to provide each intern with two main opportunities: 1) a meaningful and challenging assignment (or set of assignments) that provides a chance to apply and hone the skills they are learning in graduate school to influence public policy; and 2) the opportunity to learn about the process of policy change and the way that PolicyLink accomplishes our mission of advancing economic, social, and racial equity through policy change.

Each intern plays an integral role in helping our organization further policy impact through research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy. We have had interns from nearly 20 different universities and colleges, in programs such as urban planning, public policy, public health, community development, information management, and journalism/communications.

Interns gain insight into the field by assuming responsibility for a project under the guidance of experienced professionals. Most internship positions are based in our Oakland office; however, if space is available and there is need, we also host interns in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and New York. Communications interns are based in our New York office.

The 2015 intern for the Center for Health Equity and Place will provide research and technical support on key projects focused on environmental and policy change strategies designed to improve health outcomes in low-income communities and regions across the country. The selected intern will provide support to the Center in the following key areas:

1) Assist team in advancing institutionalization of health equity with public health departments and academic institutions through convenings, development of toolkits, and creation of framing paper. Also required will be analysis of interview findings and convening discussions.

2) Research to support the development of indicators to assist communities in assessing health equity, tracking changes in health equity, and tying their advocacy efforts to those changes.

3) Tracking, monitoring, and analysis of national, state, or local policies and programs that promote and support healthy communities.

4) Opportunities to work across teams, including the Center for Infrastructure Equity, Boys and Men of Color, and Promise Neighborhoods.

Tasks may include literature reviews, web-based research, interviews with national experts and program leaders, data and indicators research. Written products may include internal research memos, community profiles or case studies, and drafts of external publications.

Internship projects may be tailored to the specific interests of the intern provided that they match the needs of existing project areas.


Internship positions are open to graduate students in public health, urban planning, public policy, MSW, or related fields, with an interest in multifield environmental and policy approaches to improving health equity in communities.


  • Understanding of health equity.
  • In-depth knowledge of place-based environmental change strategies.
  • Commitment to economic and social equity.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Policy / advocacy experience (not required).
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research, as well as the ability to organize and communicate research findings.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Extensive computer skills.
  • Good team player.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

How to Apply: Candidates may apply for up to two internship opportunities. Separate applications should be sent for each position and the candidate should indicate if they have applied to two positions in their cover letter.

Applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to

Please include in subject line: Your Name – Specific Internship Name.

We encourage you to submit the application components in a single document if possible (rather than three separate files) so we can print double-sided and save paper.

Interviews will take place during the month of March. Applicants will be contacted by telephone to schedule an interview that will take place in person or over the telephone. Candidates not selected for interviews will be notified by email in early April.

Feb 23 / BARD CEP

Watershed Program Director, Hudson Riverkeeper – New York

Organization: Hudson Riverkeeper

Position Title: Watershed Program Director

Location: The Watershed Program Director will be based in our White Plains office, located at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Pace University School of Law, but will occasionally work at Riverkeeper’s main office in Ossining, located at 20 Secor Road (right by the Metro North train station).

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015

Description: Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. For more information, visit

Riverkeeper is seeking a Watershed Program Director to lead the organization’s efforts to protect the New York City drinking water supply watershed, which provides drinking water to nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. The position is ideal for an experienced attorney and manager who deeply cares about environmental issues and who is looking for a high profile assignment that will allow her/him to use litigation, advocacy/lobbying, media outreach and public education tools to shape the future of the New York City watershed and influence critical regional, state and national campaigns.

Responsibilities: The Watershed Program Director will serve to manage the Watershed Team. Specifically, the director will:

  • Lead all efforts to protect the shared drinking water supply of New York City and the lower Hudson Valley and monitor the Department of Environmental Protection’s operations to ensure compliance with the NYC Watershed Agreement and all other applicable rules, regulations and agreements;
  • Direct all pollution control and enforcement efforts to ensure compliance with Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) within the New York City watershed;
  • Lead program efforts on numerous issues, including projects and cases to curb sprawl and prevent non-point source pollution; ensure effective state and local storm water management plans; minimize environmental impacts of large-scale development projects; and continue our statewide campaign to prevent harmful impacts of hydraulic fracturing and related infrastructure projects;
  • Raise awareness through education and outreach, including engaging watershed partners and stakeholders; Board of Directors, donors, members and communities;
  • Collaborate with Hudson River Program Director and Special Projects Director to address cross-program issues and initiatives, as appropriate.
  • The Watershed Program Director reports to Riverkeeper’s president.
  • The Director manages a team of two attorneys and a staff scientist.


  • Attorney, admitted in NYS; seven years of practicing environmental law and two years of managerial experience;
  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of Riverkeeper; familiarity with non-profit organizations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience working with media and public relations, fundraising, community outreach etc.
  • A strong team supporter, able to handle multiple projects, cases and deadlines;
  • Some travel and evening work will be required.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a litigation-based writing sample to Please write: WATERSHED PROGRAM DIRECTOR in the subject line. Phone calls and faxes will not be accepted.

Feb 22 / BARD CEP

Pacific Northwest Field Program Director, National Forest Foundation – Oregon

Organization: National Forest Foundation

Position Title: Director, Pacific Northwest Field Program

Location: Portland, Oregon

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Description: For full details, please read attached Position Description (PD Director Pacific Northwest Field Program).

PD Director Pacific Northwest Field Program.pdf

Qualifications: The Director, Pacific Northwest Field Program develops projects, builds partnerships and works with local communities, nonprofits, and Forest Service in Pacific Northwest. Understanding of natural resource issues, facilitation skills, ability to work with diverse interests are necessary. A master’s degree (or equivalent) in natural resource-related field and 10 years’ experience in the field of conservation and proven track record in fundraising required.

How to Apply: Send resume and coverletter to Position location is Portland, Oregon. No phone inquiries. Competitive compensation package.

Feb 22 / BARD CEP

Climate Change Intern, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Maryland

Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Position Title: Tech Student – Climate Change Intern

Location: College Park, Maryland

Application Deadline: March 02, 2015

Description: The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) in College Park, MD has an undergraduate internship opportunity for one or more students to work with our economics and climate change modeling and analysis team. The intern will help develop an emissions data processing system in the R programing environment. This opportunity requires data processing and/or programing skills, writing skills, and good personal interaction skills. Available for current students only. Paid internship (hourly) can continue through summer break and into the next school year (contingent on performance). Located at University Research Court off of River Road, but accessible by University of Maryland-College Park shuttle to/from main its main campus. Please attach a cover letter to your resume. Note that our preferred candidates are from local universities who can work during the summer and continue part time during the school year.

JGCRI houses an interdisciplinary team dedicated to understanding the problems of global climate change and their potential solutions. JGCRI’s research program includes the continuing development and application of an integrated assessment computer-modeling framework that combines models of the human and Earth systems, including energy and the economy, land-use, agriculture, water, climate, air-pollution, and ecosystems.

JGCRI researchers work with scientists and decision-makers in US Federal agencies, state governments, industry, foundations, and universities and publish in leading scientific journals. JGCRI researchers are leaders in the international and national climate and global change research communities through prominent roles in science-based integrated assessments of energy and agricultural systems and water resources. Located in College Park, Maryland, JGCRI is a partnership between the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy and the University of Maryland at College Park. The work environment at JGCRI is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, focused on solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges associated with energy, water and environment.


Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university.  Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 3.0.

The successful candidate should have a major in atmospheric sciences, geography, environmental science, computer science or related field. Programing background is a strong plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are necessary.

How to Apply: Apply online at the PNNL employment opportunities page.

Feb 22 / BARD CEP

Africa Regional Communications Coordinator, Center for International Forestry Research – Kenya

Organization: Center for International Forestry Research

Position Title: Regional Communications Coordinator, Africa

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Dates and compensation: The appointment will be for 2 years, inclusive 9 months’ probationary period, with a possibility of extension contingent upon performance, continued relevance of the position and available resources.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

Description: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a nonprofit, global research organization dedicated to advancing human well-being, environmental conservation and equity.

We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of tropical and sub-tropical forest landscapes. We help policy makers and practitioners shape effective policy, improve the management of tropical forests and address the needs and perspectives of people who depend on forests for their livelihoods. Our multidisciplinary approach considers the underlying drivers of deforestation and degradation which often lie outside the forestry sector: forces such as agriculture, infrastructure development, trade and investment policies and law enforcement.

CIFOR is looking for Regional Communications Coordinator, Africa. The Communications Coordinator will lead an ambitious, well-funded and creative program with the goal of translating CIFOR’s high-caliber research from across Africa into meaningful, real-world impact. The program uses a range of media – including blogs, video documentaries, radio programs, conferences and workshops, TV and newspapers – so that policymakers, donors, NGOs, the private sector and other key stakeholders have the latest research on how best to manage the continent’s forests, especially in relation to climate change, livelihoods, food security, energy and water management.

We need a dynamic, creative and self-directed Communications Coordinator to take the freedom and resources we offer and make it happen – whether it involves working alongside our scientists to develop communication strategies for specific research projects, traveling to the field with a TV crew, writing blogs, organizing a workshop or talking to journalists.


  • Update, expand and oversee implementation of a communications strategy to deliver research findings to key stakeholders in Africa and elsewhere,
  • Develop communication strategies for specific research projects in Africa and oversee implementation; manage communication budgets in these projects,
  • Provide strategic guidance to two national communications staff (in Zambia and Cameroon) and one full-time communications consultant (in Burkina Faso),
  • Work closely with CIFOR’s headquarters in Indonesia, especially others in the Outreach team, with staff and consultants worldwide, and a Multimedia unit, which overseas CIFOR’s many web platforms and publications,
  • Write and edit blog stories, fact sheets, press releases, video synopses and scripts and other editorial,
  • Oversee production of films and multimedia packages,
  • Organize or support conferences and workshops in Africa in which to showcase CIFOR’s research,
  • Advise and mentor scientists on communications, especially on speaking to journalists, blog writing and on giving presentations to non-scientific audiences,
  • Foster relationships with journalists across Africa and beyond to encourage media attention on CIFOR’s research.

Details of duties, assignments and objectives will be further discussed and laid out in the staff’s annual performance contract.


Education, knowledge and experience

  • A minimum of Bachelors’ degree in communications, science (e.g. biophysical sciences, social sciences, political sciences, economics, etc.), or a related field. Master’s degree is desirable,
  • At least seven years’ experience in producing high-quality communications materials across a range of mediums (samples to be requested),
  • Demonstrated interest in science and environmental issues and ability to grasp new material quickly,
  • Demonstrated ability to write and edit English across multiple styles and formats at a very high level (better than average native speaker),
  • Experience working with technical experts, preferably in a multicultural context,
  • Professional experience in Africa is preferable,
  • Fluency in English and French,
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • Go-getter, self-motivated and resourceful – someone who can make things happen,
  • Dynamic and creative,
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively and positively with people in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment,
  • Able to work well under pressure,
  • Strong client service approach,
  • Stickler for high quality and accuracy.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit our career site at

Feb 22 / BARD CEP

2015 Climate Fellow, University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute

Organization: University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute 

Position Title: 2015 Climate Fellow

Location: Project-dependent.  2015 Fellows may be based in Durham, New Hampshire; in Boston, Massachusetts; or in Bozeman, Montana. For some projects, state or regional travel may be required.

Dates and compensation: 40 hours per week, June 1-August 14, 2015; Fellows receive mentorship, unique networking opportunities as well as a $6,000 in exchange for their work on various deliverables.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

Description: The University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute is inviting applications for our competitive Climate Fellowships. The Climate Fellows program pairs outstanding students with challenging, important projects that will propel the US toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.

  • All applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programwhen they apply(seniors graduating in May are welcome).
  • Academic backgrounds in the fields indicated in the individual project postings are preferred; these vary widely.
  • We will encourage, but not require, an academic sponsor or reference for each fellow, and where possible we will ask that course credits are awarded.
  • There is a MANDATORY three-day, two-night orientation in Durham, NH, from May 27-29.  Lodging and food will be provided, but Fellows are asked to pay their own associated travel costs.
  • There is a $35 application fee, payable online.  (However, this may be waived for UNH students or in the case of financial hardship.  To request a waiver, applicants should contact UNHSI.)
  • The Fellowship does not cover any costs for temporary (summer) relocation or housing, beyond the $6,000 stipend.

How to Apply: By March 13: Apply: Fill out the online form and upload a single PDF document with cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample. Pay $35 fee (waivers available for UNH students, financial hardship.)
By April 6:      UNHSI will set up phone or Skype interviews with selected candidates.
By April 24:    UNHSI will extend Fellowship Offers to selected candidates.
By May 1:       Signed offer letters due back to UNHSI for 2015 Fellowships.

Apply at

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Environmental Health Intern, Environmental Health Strategy Center – Maine

Organization: Environmental Health Strategy Center

Position Title: Environmental Health Intern

Location: Portland, Maine

Dates and compensation: This is a full-time, unpaid, ten-week internship from June to August of 2015 (final dates TBA). We are happy to work with students to secure institutional funding and/or course credit.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Description: Interested in exploring a career in public health, environmental advocacy, and social justice? Want to spend the summer fighting to make sure everyone has the chance to grow up in a safe and healthy environment, without being needlessly exposed to toxic chemicals?

The Environmental Health Strategy Center is seeking talented, hard-working candidates to work on local and national campaigns to protect communities from chemicals linked with cancer, asthma, and other health problems. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary, science-based policy organization and build your skills in community organizing, campaign advocacy, communications, and/or development.


Grassroots Organizing

  • Work on local and national policy campaigns
  • Build relationships with target constituencies such as cancer-affected communities, local businesses, and parent groups
  • Organize outreach events such as films and workshops
  • Recruit activists to join rallies and media events
  • Reach out to supporters to take action through phone calls, emails, and social media
  • Conduct outreach at fairs and festivals throughout the state

Communications and Development

  • Help coordinate the summer fundraising campaign
  • Write blogs
  • Create tools and templates for activists

Research and Policy

  • Conduct scientific literature review on health effects
  • Research government and corporate policies
  • Develop fact sheets


  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Demonstrated work ethic
  • Strong team player
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Serious commitment to social justice

How to Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, skills, and experience — we want to know who you are, what you’re interested in, and what strengths you would bring to our work. Feel free to include a writing sample (optional). Send to Emily Postman at membership (at)

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Marine Debris Intern, Clean Ocean Action – New Jersey

Organization: Clean Ocean Action

Position Title: Marine Debris Intern 

Location: Highlands, New Jersey

Dates and compensation: The summer internship is a full time position and is located at Gateway National Recreation Area – Sandy Hook Unit and at COA’s office, also located on Sandy Hook, NJ. No housing or transportation is provided. Hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday, except for the day of programs when hours are 8:30am until 4:30pm. Corporate Beach Sweeps are scheduled throughout the summer, therefore, the intern must be able to work outdoors in the extreme heat.; This position is paid.

Application Deadline:

Description: The Marine Debris Internship with Clean Ocean Action (COA) is an exciting opportunity for a student to help address the environmental impacts from pollution. The internship brings together interests in environmental education, science, public policy, and citizen action. The intern will assist with the Corporate Beach Sweeps and statewide 30th Anniversary Beach Sweeps program, as well as with a microplastics research project. The Marine Debris intern will gain experience in education, event coordination, research, public speaking, writing, and organizing.

COA’s Corporate Beach Sweeps Program is a hands-on, environmental awareness, and team building “get-away retreat” with employees from businesses (including those on the Fortune 500 list). Corporations and businesses choose from two separate Corporate Summer Programs which include the Beach Sweeps and the Scavenger Hunt. Beach Sweep participants clean marine debris from beaches at Sandy Hook, find out how and why litter ends-up on the beaches, and learn solutions to prevent pollution. The Scavenger Hunt is a “spin-off” of the signature Beach Sweep program and inspires participants to find specific debris, build sculptures, and talk about the harmful impacts of marine debris. COA’s Corporate Beach Sweeps take place at least once a week from May until October at Sandy Hook.

COA has been a leader in investigating marine debris on the New Jersey coast for the past 30 years. Since the inception of the bi-annual Beach Sweeps in 1985, by collecting data COA turned a two-day per year volunteer effort into a legacy of information. 2015 marks the 30th Anniversary for this program and COA is planning a conference and creating a brand to link marine debris, specifically plastic pollution, with citizen science. The Marine Debris Intern will assist in planning this conference projected to take place in late July or early August.

The summer 2015 Marine Debris Intern will also be responsible for assisting in the organization and coordination of the Corporate Beach Sweeps program along with pre-planning other educational programs. Specifically, the intern will:

Handle the logistics of the Corporate Beach Sweep Program, including

  • Attend all Corporate Beach Sweeps
  • Organize the logistics and pre-event details of the Corporate Summer Programs (i.e. lunch, transportation, bathroom access, and refreshments).
  • Educate and motivate Beach Sweeps and Scavenger Hunt volunteers on site
  • Create flyers and other printed materials to promote the program
  • Give the educational overview and lead a Corporate Sweeps and Scavenger Hunt at the intern’s last event
  • Update data information after each Corporate Sweep, as well as send report and photos to each company
  • Produce a Report on the data collected from all the Corporate Beach Sweeps over the course of the summer, and a report from the Scavenger Hunts over the summer

Assist the Marine Science Education Coordinator and Coastal Programs Coordinator with implementation of the 30th Anniversary Beach Sweeps Program, including:

  • Collaborate with the marine debris community
  • Assist in planning the 30thAnniversary Conference
  • Create educational programs to be implemented into schools leading up to the October Beach Sweeps

Assist the Marine Science Education Coordinator with other education programs, including:

  • Enhance already established education programs, which include, but are not limited to, creating and updating materials (i.e. brochures and reports)
  • Reach-out to potential new contacts
  • Begin planning for the Fall Beach Sweeps and Student Summit
  • Implementation of a microplastic research project

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of 3 references with affiliations and contact information to: with ‘Marine Debris Internship’ in the subject line

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Energy Program Manager, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection – Maryland

Organization: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Position Title: Energy Program Manager

Location: Rockville, Maryland

Compensation: $55,006-$91,109

Application Deadline: February 26, 2015

Description: Montgomery County, Maryland is a national leader in environmental and energy policies and programs. As the first county in the nation to pass a benchmarking bill, Montgomery County is committed to providing engaging and innovative programs to help residents and businesses save energy, cut costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Department of Environmental Protection seeks an Energy Program Manager to represent these programs within the community, drive engagement and participation, and advance energy efficiency, clean energy generation, and emission reductions. The Program Manager position will play a key role in the management and roll-out of energy programs for the community, including the recently passed Benchmarking Law, clean energy financing, and efforts to help commercial building owners access utility incentives and make energy improvements.

As part of the newly-created Office of Sustainability, the ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of energy efficiency and clean energy, and bring experience successfully collaborating with diverse stakeholders to meet common energy goals.

Do you have a passion for advancing energy and sustainability issues on a community-scale? This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of local energy policy innovations and experience the results of on-the-ground implementation.

How to Apply: To view the complete job posting and submit an application, please visit and then click on “Search Jobs.” The requisition number is IRC15900.

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position,
which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the *Helpful Hints for Applying for Jobs* on the Office of Human Resource’s Careers webpage for important information about the County’s application requirements and process.

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Live Earth Partnerships Manager, The Climate Reality Project – Washington, DC

Organization: The Climate Reality Project

Position Title: Live Earth Partnerships Manager

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: March 5, 2015

Description: The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time position for a Live Earth Partnerships Manager. This position will play an integral role in a fast-paced organization that combines strategic campaigns and cutting-edge communications to win concrete victories on the path to solving the climate crisis.

The Live Earth Partnerships Manager is responsible for the organization’s Live Earth concert outreach and promotion and for supporting efforts to establish and maintain relationships with outside partners including the private sector, non-governmental organizations, grassroots coalitions, governments, and other groups.

Climate Reality has offices in Washington, D.C. and Boulder, Colorado. The location of this position is in the DC office.

Responsibilities: Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cultivating and coordinating new and existing partners, relationships, and logistics as it relates to Live Earth concert promotion.
  • Developing new partnerships with organizations, associations, public and private sector institutions and other stakeholders globally in support of Live Earth, as well as Climate Reality’s initiatives around combatting climate change.
  • Collaborating with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to develop an effective Live Earth partnership strategy for the organization that outlines best partner engagement opportunities over short-term and long-term timelines.
  • Supporting outreach to existing and new Climate Reality partners and supporters to foster strong long-term relations and partnerships.
  • Managing and fielding phone calls and emails regarding potential partnerships.
  • Helping to or developing, evaluating and making recommendations on proposals for potential partnerships.
  • Liaising with other departments to stay up-to-date on Climate Reality’s outreach efforts and overall work.
  • Serving as surrogate at events and meetings on behalf of Climate Reality.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, marketing, or communications.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in international campaign planning and/or concert promotion.
  • Personal commitment to the organization’s mission and demonstrated knowledge of climate and environmental issues.
  • Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal and oral communications skills.
  • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines.
  • Experience in engaging diverse constituencies.
  • Strong customer service skills, in person, over the phone and in writing.
  • Knowledge of relationship management systems. Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Ability to synthesize information and communicate it to different audiences with different levels of content.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and enjoy effective working relationships with people from a variety of organizations and with a wide variety of functional expertise.
  • Team player.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%-50% of the time.
  • Demonstrable proposal writing experience.
  • Proven ability to think outside the box to develop innovative partner and external engagement strategy ideas.
  • Previous experience working on campaign initiatives.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to

Feb 21 / BARD CEP

Community Lead Organizer, Empower Efficiency – California

Organization: Empower Efficiency

Position Title: Community Lead Organizer

Location: Woodland, California

Dates and compensation: $35,000 to $45,000 per year (commensurate with experience)

Description: The Lead Organizer is responsible for the creation and implementation of grassroots organizing in Woodland, overall program performace, as well as the management of community organizers, volunteers, and daily operations in the community. They will collaborate with local leaders and partner organizations to engage Woodland residents in energy saving behaviors, products, and programs. We are looking for applicants who know the Woodland community and have local ties. The Lead Organizer will coordinate the strategic planning efforts of this community-based initiative in collaboration with partner organizations, using grassroots organizing and advocacy approaches to effectively lead the outreach team. The Lead Organizer must manage complex projects with many moving pieces and oversee task completion, as well as have strong communication and computer skills, excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff, and outside clients, and vendors. The job also requires an individual who is flexible and creative, as well as have the ability to take direction.

Responsibilities: Ø Supervising and program oversight: set up and organize the local field office; create employee protocols; manage community organizers; review organizers’ priorities and oversee project tasks; track and celebrate program performance; and ensure performance goals are met. Ø Outreach: manage the creation and implementation of campaign plans; research, attend, and staff an information booth at local events; research and partner with local community organizations; attend relevant municipal meetings; plan local workshops and events; canvass; build stakeholder relationships; report weekly to the Empower leadership team; oversee participant acquisition; and manage data entry tasks. Ø Building stakeholder relationships: contact local groups and solicit partnership agreements; present at public meetings on behalf of the program; conduct trainings for community groups, including preparation of training materials; assist in creation of campaign plans; and interact with public officials. Ø Volunteers: identify and train volunteers; recognize and celebrate volunteers; and increase volunteer responsibilities. Ø Data quality: ensure data is properly entered and tracked; analyze data regularly to improve outreach strategies. Ø Media relations: support media and public relations efforts, including drafting press releases and supporting the organization of press events. Ø Other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications: Ø Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, graduate education is a plus Ø A minimum of two (2) years of experience with campaign organizing, a minimum of one (1) year of experience managing a team of staff and campaigns Desired Qualifications: Ø Fluency in additional non-English languages, especially Spanish, is a plus Ø Successful community organizing experience in clean energy, energy efficiency, or sustainability campaigns Ø Experience building and working with broad-based coalitions, such as, business interests, environmental organizations, health associations, union interests, teachers, faith-based organizations, and others Ø Successful media outreach experience, including skillful press advisories and releases Ø Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience in preparing and delivering public presentations and communicating directly with lawmakers Ø Ability to condense and explain technical information to concise and pointed summaries that can be understood by a diverse constituents Ø Ability to work independently and as a member of a team Ø Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships Ø Ability to design a work plan, prioritize and meet goals Ø Computer skills, including: word processing, databases, excel and power point Ø Well-organized, high attention to detail, and self-motivated

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following documents to

Resume – No more than two pages

Cover Letter – Please address the following questions in your cover letter: § Why do you want this job? § What do you bring to our team? § What are your top three to five strengths?

At least two professional references (name, phone, email, position, company, span of dates that worked for the reference, and permission to contact the reference) In the subject line of the email please put: Community Lead Organizer Woodland – [First Name Last Name]