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Mar 7 14

Paid Undergraduate Summer Research Internship at University of Northern Iowa

by Sarah Neville
Paid Undergraduate Summer Research Internship
Are you interested in hands-on Hyperspectral Imaging (HI) experience and learning how to work with interdisciplinary teams?
The GeoTREE Center (www.geotree.uni.edu) and the Geography Department (http://www.uni.edu/csbs/geography/) at the University of Northern Iowa once again host a NSF-funded REU program to introduce young scientists to a highly interdisciplinary research environment with fundamental and applied research in hyperspectral imaging (HI). HI is widely used in various disciplines such as Earth Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Forestry, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geographic Information Science (GISc), and more. If you interested, application and more information is available online at http://www.geotree.uni.edu/reu/.  The application deadline is March 28, 2014.
Summer Stipend: $4,000 for eight weeks (May 19-July 11, 2014). In addition, the program will cover the cost of housing, a meal plan, lab supplies, and up to $750 for follow up activities.
Contact: Dr. Bingqing Liang (bingqing.liang@uni.edu), or Dr. Andrey Petrov (andrey.petrov@uni.edu).
Mar 3 14

Summer Forestry/Stewardship Technician

by Sarah Neville

Summer Forestry/Stewardship Technician: Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Reservation Stewardship Department

Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (The Forest Society) is one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most successful state-based land conservation and forestry organizations. A full-time staff of 40 administers programs in land protection, conservation education, environmental advocacy, and sustainable forest resource management. Reservation Stewardship staff currently oversees the management of 174 properties totaling over 52,000 acres, located in 105 NH communities.

The Forest Society is currently seeking two full-time, temporary, 12-week summer stewardship technicians to perform the following tasks: (for a full position description visit http://forestsociety.org)

Job Responsibilities (may include some to all of the following):

  • Work alone, with forester or other intern to perform annual boundary line maintenance (60 miles).
  • Engage in everyday stewardship activities, which could include trail work, recreation management, property maintenance, or other needs identified by Forest Society Reservation Stewardship staff.
  • Assist staff with running volunteer workdays and trainings such as Monadnock Trails Week.
  • Work on other forestry and recreation projects as directed.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ability to work long hours in rough conditions including heat, rain, and rugged terrain
  • Ability to use hand tools to perform physically demanding tasks
  • Ability to work alone and navigate with map and compass and GPS in sometimes remote locations
  • Ability to use a chainsaw and other power tools and equipment (helpful but not required)
  • Experience in natural resources field data collection and familiarity with forestry field tools (clinometer, Biltmore stick, d-tape)
  • Ability to use ESRI ArcGIS 9/10 software (helpful), Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, vehicular insurance, and ability to travel throughout New Hampshire
  • Outdoor skills and savvy
  • Ability to do an occasional overnight or weekend

Benefits:

  • Hourly Wages
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement @ the current federal mileage rate for use of a personal vehicle.

Application process:

Please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references, no later than April 05, 2013 to Rita Carroll, Reservation Stewardship Program Coordinator, Society for the Protection of NH Forests, at rcarroll@forestsociety.orgNo phone calls, please.

For more information about the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, go to http://forestsociety.org.

Feb 20 14

Market Strategies Program Manager – NEEP (for young alums)

by Sarah Neville

MARKET STRATEGIES PROGRAM MANAGER

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (“NEEP”) is seeking a Market Strategies Program Manager to manage NEEP’s regional projects to accelerate the adoption of highly efficient emerging technologies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.  A member of NEEP’s Market Strategies Team, this full-time position manages NEEP’s Emerging Technologies initiatives and its new Commercial Advanced Lighting Controls (CALC) project as well as supports the development of regional initiatives.  This position reports to the Director of Energy Efficiency Strategies and interfaces with NEEP’s sponsors, partners, state and federal agencies, and the energy efficiency industry.

About NEEP:

Founded in 1996, NEEP is a regional nonprofit that promotes the efficient use of energy in homes, buildings and industry in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. NEEP advances cutting-edge products and practices through coordinated, whole-building efficiency programs and policies. Saving energy creates a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and a more reliable and affordable energy system. For more information visit www.neep.org.

Overall Responsibilities:

The Market Strategies Program Manager furthers NEEP’s mission via research, development and management of recommended regional strategies to accelerate the market adoption of both residential sector and commercial sector emerging technologies; management of processes, relationships and events with NEEP sponsors, state agencies, trade allies and other stakeholders to inform strategy development and implementation across the region; research to track and highlight relevant best practice programs to achieve market adoption goals in New England, New York, and the Mid-Atlantic region; communications and outreach to build understanding of and support for consistent and broad regional strategy implementation and evaluation; and strategic coordination with relevant national, federal and other regional efforts. The Market Strategies Manager reports to the Director of Energy Efficiency Strategies and is a member of the Market Strategies team which includes Associates or Interns and other Program Managers.  This position involves some travel to effectively serve the region and coordinate with related national efforts.

Strategy Planning, Research and Development:

  • Planning:  Assist preparation of annual program plans and budgets, and inform proposal development to guide and secure resources for NEEP activities.
  • Strategy Development:  Facilitate development of regional strategies with annual updates to achieve major energy savings from the accelerated market adoption of high efficiency products in the residential and commercial sectors (e.g., lighting, appliances, business and consumer electronics, HVAC, water heating).
  • Research, Analysis and Tracking:  Conduct market research and analysis to support strategy development and preparation of annual updates; track relevant programs, technologies, policies and market developments

Facilitation, Coordination and Management:

  • Partnership Groups:  Facilitate and coordinate the activities of Working Groups and Leadership Advisory Committees for one or more projects to inform and support regional strategy development and implementation – recruit, orient and actively engage participants; plan and execute meetings; develop, reports, presentations and relevant follow up to maintain constructive and valued relationships with NEEP sponsors, trade allies and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Market Activities:  Track market developments; build and maintain working relationships with leading trade allies; provide information to facilitate development and implementation of cooperative promotional activities between market actors and efficiency program administrators.
  • Strategic Coordination:  Coordinate project activities with the ENERGY STAR Program and related national and regional efforts including participation in selected conferences and workshops (e.g., ACEEE, CEE, TopTen USA, AESP).
  • Internal Coordination:  Coordinate project activities and materials with other NEEP projects to advance energy efficiency (e.g., building energy codes, appliance efficiency standards, Regional Evaluation, Measurement and public policy outreach) and actively participate in and contribute to NEEP staff meetings and activities to advance NEEP’s mission.

Communications:

  • Reporting:  Prepare quarterly and annual progress reports and provide information as needed for internal and external communications.
  • Presentations & Publications:  Facilitate and assist preparation of presentations and reports and speak publicly to increase the visibility and understanding of strategies, activities and results.
  • Media:  Manage NEEP high efficiency products web-based resource center updates; prepare regular blog and newsletter contributions; and assist preparation of news releases.
  • Workshops and Webinars:  Plan and hold in-person and web-based events to support strategy development and implementation across the region.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in energy efficiency program planning, delivery and/or evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing complex projects involving multiple participants and perspectives
  • Expertise in energy efficiency products, programs, market analysis and structures
  • Experience and skills in project and budget management and reporting
  • Bachelor (or higher) degree in business, marketing, or energy/environmental studies.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills including proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, along with a knowledge of current and emerging social media

Application Process:

To apply please email a resume, along with a cover letter stating where you saw this posting and outlining your interest, to Bob McTighe at: bmctighe@neep.orgNo phone calls please.

NEEP is committed to an organizational culture of inclusion, diversity and equity.  We are committed to a policy of non‑discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, and physical or mental disability.  We apply this policy to assure non‑discriminatory practices in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and all other activities.  It also supports our capacity to achieve our mission to accelerate energy efficiency with broad participation across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.

Feb 20 14

Science and Technology Fellowship + new JumboJobs listings

by Sarah Neville

Science & Technology Policy Fellowship:

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy recently posted a Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. You can see the listing here in Jumbo Jobs: https://www.myinterfase.com/tufts/job_view.aspx?token=qT3aYA8XxLmsj6ke4KMTnw%3d%3d

New JumboJobs listings for Environmental Studies students:

Project Administrator- Innovation and Industry Support Division, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Quantitative Analyst Intern, Genscape (global provider of energy information for the commodity and financial markets)

Energy Communications and Marketing Intern, PowerOptions (Mass. energy buying consortium )

Energy Policy Analyst, PowerOptions

Energy Analyst, PowerOptions

Science & Impacts Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Environmental Scientist, Mystic River Watershed Association

Renewable Energy Engineering Summer Internship, New England Hydropower

Various Positions,  Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Environmental Scientist or Engineer, Neponset River Watershed Association

Outreach & Marketing Manager, Massachusetts Watershed Coalition

World Ocean Council Intern, World Ocean Council

Energy Analyst Intern, Retroficiency

Home Energy Advisor, Next Step Living

Consultant, Energy Efficiency Policy & Analysis, Navigant Consulting Inc. (Seniors only)

Science Communications/Data Visualization Internship, and Water Quality Monitoring Internship, Mystic River Watershed Association

Marketing Intern, and Online Program Coordinator (Spanish Speaker), Earthwatch Institute

Feb 19 14

Assistant Canvass Director Job

by Sarah Neville

About Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.:

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. is a consulting firm that runs face-to-face engagement campaigns on behalf of progressive nonprofit, political, and humanitarian organizations such as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Oxfam, the Sierra Club, and the national Democratic Party. Our core expertise is launching national small donor fundraising and membership recruitment drives using site-based and door-to-door canvassing. We also run voter registration drives, voter mobilization campaigns, and grassroots lobbying efforts.

Grassroots Campaigns maintains a network of field offices in 20 cities around the U.S., with plans to expand further. The work done by our teams on the ground advances our partners’ ability to create change on issues like LGBT equality, fighting hate groups, lifting people out of poverty, and curbing climate change.

Assistant Canvass Director Job:

Assistant Canvass Directors will help manage a GCI field office. A typical office will have annual goals of contacting 65,000 citizens, identifying 10,000 members, and raising $365,000 for our partner organizations. The Assistant Canvass Director is responsible for working with the Canvass Director to develop and implement a strategy to meet or exceed the targets set by the particular campaign. Assistant Canvass Directors will have bottom line responsibility over particular realms of office management, such as planning and executing recruitment drives or developing and implementing the training plan.

Sample job duties:

  • Recruitment: Build a team of 15-50 canvassers by recruiting from within the local community. Develop and execute a visibility strategy to generate candidates. Interview prospective staff and make hiring
  • Staff Management: Work with Canvass Director to supervise a team of 15-50 canvassers. Conduct individual and group meetings to set goals and provide ongoing feedback and evaluation. Identify, promote, and train leaders. Set and enforce expectations for performance and conduct. Cultivate a welcoming, professional, and motivating atmosphere.
  • Canvassing and Training: Work with Canvass Director to develop and execute a strategy to maximize overall fundraising results. Teach canvassing/fundraising skills to canvassers. Canvass in the field three to four days per week, to train new and experienced staff in the field, give feedback to crew leaders, and demonstrate strong fundraising techniques and results. Ensure all canvassers are representing our partners well in the field.
  • Administration: Track income and expenses. Manage the budget for your office. Process staff payroll. Maintain records for future organizing efforts.
  • Organizational Development: Identify and evaluate candidates for management positions. Develop local knowledge and contacts in your area to help identify future campaign opportunities.

Qualifications: Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications. Previous field or canvassing experience is a plus, and may qualify candidates for additional leadership positions.

Training: Newly hired directors will receive training in existing offices along with periodic classroom trainings. Additionally, directors receive support from regional management staff throughout their time on staff.

Expectations: Minimum commitment through August 31, 2015. Campaign hours can run 60-80 hours per week, including work on weekends.

Salary/benefits: Annual target salary for Canvass Directors begins at $24,000, plus health. Paid training, vacation and sick days are included; student loan assistance is available. Salaries and benefits may vary by location.

Timing and location: Positions are available in cities nationwide. Currently hiring in MA, NY, PA, OH, IL, NM, NV, MO, NC, CO, CA, WA, OR, TX, AZ, FL, and Washington, D.C. In order to make the largest impact possible, some directors will have a chance to organize in a city and then expand the progressive movement by opening new projects in other states.

Contact: If interested please contact Toney Thompson at tthompson@grassrootscampaigns.com or tthompson.gci@gmail.com with your resume.

Feb 19 14

Toxics Action Center’s Local Environmental Action Seeking Volunteers

by Sarah Neville

Toxics Action Center’s Local Environmental Action is a day of learning, networking, and being inspired. It’s a chance to meet with hundreds of other activists from around New England to learn new skills and get motivated. This year will cover a wide range of topics, including energy, fracking, toxics in products, and more. The keynote speaker will be coal activist from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Teri Blanton. The event will take place on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Northeastern University.

Check out a full list of topics and all the details for the event here at localenvironmentalaction.org.

They are currently seeking volunteers to help at the conference. For some light lifting (set up, registration, prepping the lunch tables) you get free entry to the event. (A $20-40 value.) If you’re interested in volunteering, you can sign up here.

Jan 27 14

Corporate Accountability International is hiring 2014 Interns!

by Cooper McKim

Corporate Accountability Intl. has several internships available for students interested in working in a campaign-oriented organization to protect the environment, public health and human rights from corporate abuse.

The internship positions available are: Campaign Organizing, Communications and Media, Graphic Design, Membership Outreach, Non-Profit Administration, Non-Profit Finance and Accounting, and Think Outside the Bottle Student Organizers/Leaders. Learn more about the internship positions here. 

 

Jan 27 14

Mass Mentoring Partnership Government Relations & Organizing Internship

by Cooper McKim

Headquartered in Boston, Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand quality mentoring for youth to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. MMP is seeking an intern to work with the Manager of Government Relations and Field Resources to execute state level budget and policy advocacy campaigns to benefit the youth mentoring field, and to track budget and policy activity on the federal and local level relevant to mentoring programs. Position is 16 hours/week, Tuesday-Friday. To apply, please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity in Word format to Elena Sokolow-Kaufman, Manager of Government Relations and Field Resources at ESKaufman@massmentors.org, with the subject line as Government Relations Internship. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Jan 16 14

CUAHSI is hiring a Communications Intern

by Ann Greaney-Williams

Communications Intern wanted for water research organization.

http://www.cuahsi.org/NewsDetails.aspx?id=40

 

Jan 16 14

Operations Intern: New Economy Coalition

by Ann Greaney-Williams

 

SUMMARY
The New Economy Coalition (NEC) is offering an Internship with our Operations team in Cambridge. All Operations positions are a blended role handling administrative tasks, data management, project coordination and finance. You will be responsible for supporting our whole management team, reporting to Operations but also occasionally working with other senior staff and the President to keep things running tightly and smoothly as we approach our national conference in early June. This is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week).
DESCRIPTION
The Operations Intern performs administrative tasks, data management and, occasionally, finance tasks. You will be responsible for directly supporting our Operations team, which in turn serves the whole organization, reporting to the Operations Manager but also occasionally working with other senior staff and the President. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, resourceful and able to multitask. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for dealing with everyone inside and outside the organization in an appropriate manner. You will need to understand the objectives and goals of the organization and the emerging frame of the New Economy, and make sure you are contributing to achieving them in the most effective way. The goals and key functions of this job include the following:
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting the management team in both special and routine projects and activities; helping with external correspondence, coordination for key organizational meetings, agendas and materials for all staff and senior staff meetings, scheduling and setting up spaces as needed; maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings/attendance at events, including time/location, re-arranging meetings, planning travel with travel agent
DATA MANAGEMENT: Using and helping improve data collection systems and procedures to insure timely reporting for internal and external use; reviewing data to identify issues and challenges affecting program operations, internal administration and fundraising; maintaining campaign databases and other resources.
FINANCE: The Operations Intern will have or quickly develop an understanding of basic accounting principles and Accounts Payable and Receivable and nonprofit accounting practices. The Operations Intern may be involved in periodic finance tasks including AP processing and weekly deposits, as well as invoicing clients and assisting with payroll processing and budgeting.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Office administration needs (inventory and office supplies, drafting email and other external correspondence, photocopying, file organization and maintenance, book travel arrangements, preparing large mailings, coordinate team-wide calendar and logistics and other clerical work as needed).
  • Assisting with logistics, planning and coordination of upcoming projects, deadlines and events, and managing volunteers for organization events.
  • Executive assistance, supporting the President’s planning and activities.
  • Data collection, recordkeeping, data entry, compiling, organizing and updating database using Salesforce and other online applications.
  • Finance tasks including, light bookkeeping, budgeting, invoicing, processing donations and purchases.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Commitment to the New Economy Coalition’s mission and the emerging New Economy movement.
  • Experience in office management or administrative role is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills. Keen attention to detail is a must.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work independently, being proactive in identifying problems and finding solutions.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of records and information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database management (Experience with Salesforce or equivalent software is a plus).
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles and practices (Experience with QuickBooks or equivalent software is a plus).
SALARY LEVEL
This is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week).
EMPLOYMENT TYPE
Part-time