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USGBC MA Education Internship

by Ann Greaney-Williams on May 29, 2012

Position Summary:

The Education Intern position is a new position with the USGBC MA Chapter. This temporary Intern position will be integral to the development and execution of USGBC MA Educational Programs over the next year.

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, and 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
  • LEED GA 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 Education Committee Chair and will meet at least once a week with the 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 Education Committee meetings and will be required to attend a hands on website and database training.

Students and recent graduates with a degree in education, communications, or environmental design related field are encouraged to apply. Advanced undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply. Depending on skills and interests, intern projects may include helping the Chair manage:

  • Boston LEED User Group Programs (BLUG)
  • Webinars
  • LEED AP & GA Prep Classes
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Monthly Education Committee Meetings
  • LEED For Subcontractors event

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 “Education Internship Application.” Contact:

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