The Environmental Defense Fund is looking for interns interested in environmental issues:
EDF is seeking a Research Intern to support various projects within the Smart Power program, based in Austin, Texas. Interested applicants should have knowledge of writing and research. A basic knowledge of government and environmental issues is preferred
This work may also support a variety of diverse constituency engagement activities, including political and economic issues, producing info-graphics and presentations, drafting blog posts and talking points, and developing special reports, info-graphics and other communications assets.
Approximately Dec 2, 2013 to April 4, 2014. (432 hrs./18 weeks)
Are you an environmental studies student? Want money to support your education?
The New England Water and Environment Association (NEWEA) Scholarship Committee has announced the availability of applications for the 2013-2014 NEWEA Student Scholarships. Three $3,000 scholarships will be offered: Undergraduate student majoring in an environmental related career, Graduate student majoring in an environmental related career, Undergraduate student majoring in any field. The awards are based on academic performance and demonstrated interest in environmental protection. The objective of the scholarships is to encourage and provide incentive for capable and motivated individuals to continue their studies in the advancement of the water environment protection skills and to enhance and promote the quality of their performance as environmental professionals.Download the guidelines and apply here. Deadline: 3:00 pm, Friday, November 22, 2013
Info about an awesome urban-planning/environmental internship:
CNU New England, a local chapter of the national Congress for the New Urbanism, is seeking applicants for two new internship positions. Please see internship descriptions attached. Please forward along to your students and colleagues. More information about the organization can be found on the website:http://cnunewengland.org . Please feel free to contact Christopher R. Di Fronzo at:email@example.com or Robin Bergstrom firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. For more information, visit: http://cnunewengland.org
Info about the Bottle Bill ballot initiative Below:
The ballot initiative, if passed, would update the current bottle bill (the nickel deposit on carbonated beverage containers) to reflect changes in consumer taste and beverage sales. As a result, the recycling rate for these “new” beverages would increase from their current 22% to 80%. Bottle litter, which is mostly water and other non-carbonated beverages, would significantly decrease.
- This would add non-carbonated beverages (e.g. bottled water, iced teas, sports drinks, and fruit juices), except dairy products, infant formula, and FDA approved medicines. Beverages in cardboard containers and juice boxes would not be added.
- The Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Affairs would review the handling fee, the amount paid to grocers and redemption centers, and make adjustments for inflation. (This is paid by the bottlers, not the public.) The deposit amount would also be reviewed and adjusted for inflation.
- The proposed law would re-establish a Clean Environment Fund to receive forfeited deposits, just as it had existed previously. These funds would help fund recycling efforts, protect our water resources, help clean up our parks, and help fund projects that would improve air quality, and help combat climate change.
Volunteer Opportunity Information
Practically Green is growing rapidly, and we depend on competent, can-do interns so we can deliver on our mission to help people live healthier and greener lives. Our digital platform that motivates people to take smart, efficient actions in their everyday lives. Practically Green?s primary business focus is on selling, configuring, and optimizing this suite of apps for a growing customer base of major corporations and other organizations. PG interns support this effort in numerous important ways.
We believe that helping people live healthier and greener is a worthwhile cause ? and an attractive business opportunity. We have a great sales team, and happy, paying customers. We believe that bright undergraduate and grad-student interns are essential to our start-up. We work with a number of colleges and universities to provide credit for Practically Green work and view our intern program as a best-in-class training program for those who are considering a career in sustainability. These positions are unpaid, require a commitment of 20+ hours per week in the office, and position the student for full-time employment.
We currently have openings for a Sales & Marketing intern and a Social Media and Communications intern for the term that begins in January 2013. We will also accept applications for Summer 2013.
We?re looking for doers. You should have experience working on a team to accomplish projects and get results. You have the ability to write short copy, e.g. customer service emails, promotion blurbs, Facebook posts, and tweets. You should be very comfortable taking notes and producing reports, preferably with fluency in Excel and Powerpoint. You love hunting down info on the internet. You are comfortable owning a project from start to finish without being managed, and you are not shy about asking for help when direction is unclear. You believe in green, and in helping people improve their lives. You are interesting, love to work, and are fun to spend time with. You read carefully, so put pancake bunny in the subject of your email. The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, wide-ranging reading and viewing habits, keen interest in popular culture and the benefits of sustainability for businesses and enterprises of all types. High energy and a willingness and excitement to learn and pitch in is essential!
Please send a note to Sarah Finnie Robinson, Founding Partner & Head of Social (sarah@) with your resume and any supporting materials including how you may be going green in your own life.
Interns contribute to multiple aspects of SR Inc’s business from database management to content delivery to client process research on topics within the Sustainable Business & Enterprise Roundtable (SBER) research agenda.
SBER Research and Executive Guidance is based on Member-Client interviews, case studies, secondary resources, and discussions with sector experts and vendors. Research reports always include actionable guidance for executives who manage real estate portfolios. The published reports are continuously enhanced through Member-Client feedback; they are updated regularly as market conditions, technologies, and practices evolve. Research findings are presented at Client meetings throughout the U.S.
- Perform secondary research and analysis on an array of topics relating to management best practices in greater sustainability in real estate portfolios.
- Contribute to written reports, briefings, and advisories for Members-Clients.
- Track existing and anticipated government policies and regulations, including financial incentives, related to sustainability.
- Junior, senior, or recent college graduate.
- Individuals with an course work in architecture, building science, mechanical engineering, real estate, environmental science, energy, or urban planning, with a focus on sustainability preferred.
- Experience in business or academic research, preferably in a field related to sustainability.
- A developed interest in the key global sustainability issues and major sustainability initiatives by the private, nonprofit, and public sectors both in the U.S. and abroad.
- Excellent research skills.
- Excellent and written communication skills.
- The ability to efficiently contribute to publication quality written documents.
- Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially PowerPoint.
- Location in Greater Boston.
Please send cover letter, resume, and short writing sample in electronic format (PDF or MS Word) to email@example.com.
- See more at: http://www.sustainround.com/employmentpos/research-intern-part-time-or-full-time/#sthash.fGCM1mYF.dpuf
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The UN-Habitat – Research and Capacity Development Branch/Capacity Development Unit internship is for 3 months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the department. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. For more information, click here.
|The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is seeking a work-study eligible graduate student to serve as our Farmer Training Course Assistant. Must be available on Wednesday evenings from 5 – 9 pm and able to travel to Lowell, MA. Course meets from October – December and again January – March on Wednesday evenings for a 3-hour session. Responsibilities include: preparing course materials for trainings; scheduling speakers and field trips to farms/markets; coordinating logistics for training courses; attending training sessions and providing technical assistance to participants; evaluating training sessions; and assisting in revisions of training manuals. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Hashley, New Entry Director:firstname.lastname@example.org|
The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks with a focus on the transportation planning in general, including the traffic calming program, bicycle/pedestrian studies, bicycle parking program, the Parking & Transportation Demand Management program and other projects as needed. In addition, the candidate will provide basic administrative support to these programs and other activities as needed in the division. To apply, please send a cover letter with a resume to: Bill Deignan, Environmental & Transportation Planning Division, Community Development Department, 344 Broadway,Cambridge, MA 02139, Email: email@example.com
Ceres is a national coalition of investors, environmentalists, labor unions and public interest groups, dedicated to increasing corporate sustainability and responsibility. Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations. Each internship position requires 10 to 15 hours of work per week. Schedules can be flexible to fit with class and/or work schedules. Ceres compensates interns at a rate of $12.00 hour. Our Fall Internship runs from September 2013 through mid-December 2013. Address all correspondence to: Ceres – Fall Intern, 99 Chauncy St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org