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USGBC MA Communications Intern

by Ann Greaney-Williams on May 29, 2012

Position Summary:

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Massachusetts Chapter is seeking a communications intern to assist with a range of communications projects.

The mission of the Chapter is to promote the design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings and communities in Massachusetts through education, mutual support, and advocacy, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

Candidates must:

  • work well independently
  • be able to work from home
  • have reliable transportation to attend events and Chapter meetings
  • have a passion for expanding the green building industry

The Chapter is seeking an Intern who is detail oriented, proactive, ideally has prior experience with the MA Chapter, is a member in good standing, is comfortable working with websites and databases.

General Job requirements:

  • Ideally studying marketing, communications, business, public affairs, government affairs or other related courses, whether as a major or as a minor in an architectural, engineering, environmental studies, or other associated discipline
  • Must be computer and internet savvy; website experience/knowledge a definite plus, with proficiency in word, excel, and photoshop. Experience with CiviCRM, Drupal, and/or javascript a definite advantage
  • Graphic Design experience a plus
  • Prepared to do both innovative and everyday work
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Highly organized and a good communicator
  • Willing to commit to working hard and, once committed, being reliable
  • Knowledge of construction, environmental issues or energy conservation a plus.

The Intern will report to the Chapter Operations Manager and Communications Committee Chair and will meet at least once a week with the Chapter Operations Manager for updates and planning. Interns are expected to work from the USGBC MA Chapter office at least once a week. The Intern will attend monthly Membership Committee meetings and will be required to attend a hands-on website and database training.

Students and recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply. Advanced undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply. Depending on skills and interests, intern projects may include:

  • Maintaining and updating the Chapter distribution lists
  • Graphic design work on chapter materials
  • Assisting with website maintenance, monthly newsletters, and media outreach.
  • Helping to maintain partner relationships.
  • Writing and editing press releases and summaries on Chapter news
  • Monitoring local green building news and reporting relevant items to Chair
  • Supporting Communications Committee work, attending monthly meetings

This is a six month commitment of at least 10 hours a week. (One year commitment is preferred.)

Send resume and statement of career goals. No phone calls, please email; subject line MUST include the term “Communications Internship Application.” Contact: Suzanne Abbott –

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