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Alumni Internship: Urban Sustainability Directors Network – Illinois

Natalie Narotzky; Urban Sustainability Directors Network; [email protected]

Organization: Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN)

Position Title: Internship

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Hours and Compensation: $15/hour, no benefits

Application Deadline: not given

Dates: December 2013/January 2014- May 2014


The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a project of Global Philanthropy Partnership. The USDN Communications and Member Services Intern plays a crucial role in supporting information exchange among over 120 North American municipal sustainability leaders by assisting with member communications and analyses to support peer–‐to–‐peer sharing and collaboration.

Initial Projects:

–‐ Draft content for the weekly USDN member e–‐newsletter, website posts, and tweets.

–‐ Analyze member activity and website use through regular reports for the USDN Planning and Communications Committees.

–‐ Assist in managing a dynamic private networking website.

–‐ Produce and maintain member interest tracking sheets, website profiles, and other tracking documents.

–‐ Manage online member surveys and assist in analysis.

–‐ Other tasks as assigned.


–‐ Smart, analytical, independent, and detail–‐oriented student or recent graduate

–‐ Background in social sciences, communications, environmental sciences, information management, and/or member services

–‐ Skilled in computer technology: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, online newsletter managers, online surveys, social media, etc.

–‐ Comfortable in managing and analyzing large data sets

–‐ Skilled writer: able to write concise summaries of news articles, reports, etc.

–‐ Past experience in detail–‐oriented position preferred

–‐ Willing to do administrative work, including database management, data entry, website maintenance, and scheduling

–‐ Able to productively work from home during normal business hours and provide own workspace with Internet  access and Microsoft Office


–‐ Basic knowledge of HTML, tagging systems, and website administration

–‐ Knowledge of survey design, data collection, and analysis

–‐ Interest in sustainability, local government, or professional network administration

Location: USDN has no central office, so the position is strictly work–‐from–‐home with weekly web meetings. Candidates must be located in the continental United States. Candidates must furnish their own quiet office space for many conference calls with reliable phone service and high–‐speed Internet connection. They must have access to a computer with the Microsoft Office suite.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses the writing, analytical,  and data management skills required by the position, including relevant experience through work and education experiences. Include a resume with three references, and send by email to Mia Arter, USDN Associate Coordinator, at [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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