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Who We’re Looking For
Do you think the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms makes no sense? Is overturning Citizens United one of the most important things we can do to put regular Americans back in the driver¹s seat of our democracy? Do we need to go above and beyond to protect consumers from unsafe or unscrupulous practices?
If you agree, and if you’re willing to work harder than you’ll work at most jobs to win smart solutions on real problems that affect millions of lives, consider a job as a fellow with U.S. PIRG.
We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value organizing experience, including building campus groups.
What You’ll Do
This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG.
You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the world, recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing.
Pay & Benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
To learn more, visit jobs.uspirg.org.
Second Nature is seeking applicants for a Design and Communications Internship that may include, but not be limited to, the following tasks:
- Designing images and documents for the Second Nature website, publications, and the upcoming 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit.
- Assisting with publication of monthly newsletter
- Website content maintenance (WordPress site)
- Database maintenance, including updating and research of contacts
- Some writing including blogs and social media engagement
- Other tasks as assigned
- Knowledge of basic office functions and programs, such as the Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel and Power Point)
- Good domain of Adobe Creative Suite programs (particularly Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)
- Knowledge and experience with WordPress (or similar CMS)
- Excellent communication skills
- Creative problem solving skills
- Ability to contribute to the growth of the organization through new skills, insights, and creative ideas
Outstanding candidates may possess some of the following:
- Experience with email marketing platforms (such as Constant Contact or MailChimp)
- Familiarity with database/customer management software (such as Salesforce)
- Familiarity with html code
- Video editing skills
- Passion for, and experience in, sustainability
Second Nature offers a dynamic and creative work environment with a customized experience for each intern designed to be challenging and build desired skill sets. Interns are involved in team meetings and planning efforts. This position reports to the Communications and Education Manager.
This position requires a working presence at Second Nature’s Downtown Boston offices. The work schedule is flexible, but entails a commitment of approximately 10-16 hours a week, with direct supervision from Second Nature staff. This is a paid internship, and can also be completed for credit. The internship is for a period of 3-6 months, depending on candidate availability. This internship would start in late October or ealier if available.
Who Should Apply:
Students in certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and graduate degree programs are invited to apply. A formal background in design, communications, or marketing is strongly encouraged, but not required. A background or interest in global studies, sustainability and/or climate change is helpful, but not required. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Faculty and Staff: Please forward this application to students that may be a good fit for this experience.
How to Apply:
Please fill out the form here. Upload a Resume, Cover Letter, and at least 2 samples of your design work (or share a link to your online portfolio). Direct your cover letter to: Gabriela Boscio, Communications and Education Manager. In your cover letter, please address what you hope to gain from an internship with Second Nature, your primary interest areas, and what relevant experiences you have. No emails or phone calls, please. Deadline Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Law and Policy Section
Environment and Natural Resources Division / LPS
P.O. Box 7415
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044-7415
Fax: (202) 514-0424
- Under direction of the HEAL anchor team, conceives and overseesHEAL’s online and offline media and communications strategy.
- Works with HEAL anchor team and members to develop framing, narrative, and messaging
- Identifies and pursues communications-related opportunities to advance and support HEAL’s vision and campaign goals
- Coordinates, tracks, monitors, and evaluates HEAL’s progress towards media and visibility targets.
- Manages and administers HEAL’s website, social media presence, and other online tools as appropriate
- Represents HEAL in meetings, at conferences and events, and in media relations as needed
- Supports the HEAL Director in communications with strategic partners and funders
- Supports member organizations and community leaders to serve as speakers, bloggers, and media contacts, and connects members to media opportunities
- Implements communications strategies that support members’ local, state, and regional campaigns
- Identifies media opportunities to uplift the work of HEAL members
- Cultivates and expands HEAL’s relationships with and presence in traditional and new media, across mediums, and beyond food journalists and publications
- Works with members and allies to develop media and communications in their name in support of HEAL campaigns
- Keeps all HEAL members informed of progress, media coverage, and developing campaign work
- Leads production of outreach and communications materials including HEAL media tools, press releases, statements, talking points, tip sheets, and other written resources, including action alerts and rapid responses
- Ensures that all HEAL materials reflect our core values
- Turns complex policy information into easily accessible messages and formats for popular consumption
Job Announcement: Program/Market Manager
Otsego 2000, an environmental and preservation advocacy non-profit, seeks qualified candidates for the position of program/market manager, effective November 15, 2016.
The program/market manager will be responsible for overall management of the year-round Cooperstown Farmers’ Market as well as working closely with the executive director on Otsego 2000’s ongoing programs, including planning and logistics, communications and outreach, and fundraising. The successful candidate will have strong organizational and communications/writing skills, a keen interest in local, sustainable agriculture and economic development, and the ability to work creatively in a team and individually, with people from all backgrounds. Otsego 2000 offers competitive salary commensurate with experience, vacation and benefits.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com no later than 5 pm on October 5th.
Deadline to apply for fall internships: Friday, September 30
Environment Massachusetts is a statewide, grassroots environmental organization working to tackle our biggest environmental challenges and fight for a greener future.
Our interns make a big impact on our campaigns, while gaining valuable skills in political advocacy and grassroots organizing.
As an intern, you¹ll work on campaigns like:
Repowering Massachusetts with 100 percent renewable energy: We can get all of the energy we need from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind. But too much of our power still comes from dirty fossil fuels that contribute to climate change. We¹re campaigning for a goal of 100 percent renewable energy for Massachusetts.
Protecting the Charles River: Every summer, pollution in the Charles River leads to toxic cyanobacteria blooms, which turn the water green and make it unsafe for swimming or boating. These blooms release chemicals that are linked to neurological, kidney, and liver damage. We¹re working to reduce pollution in the river and protect the health of nearby communities.
As an intern with Environment Massachusetts, you¹ll work hard and take on real responsibility. Our interns organize press conferences, write op-eds and letters to the editor, build powerful coalitions, meet with state officials, and mobilize grassroots support for our campaigns.
We’re hiring interns for the fall and spring semesters and for the summer. Interns typically work 10-15 hours per week during the academic year and 20-40 hours per week during the summer. The position is unpaid.
The deadline to apply for a fall internship is Friday, September 30.
Apply today: https://goo.gl/forms/UU39NgKjPi7yvVKq2
Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein: firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-747-4368.
DEPARTMENT OF ORGANISMIC AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY ARNOLD ARBORETUM
RESEARCH IN PLANT POLLINATION
At least two research positions are open for Fall 2016 and subsequent semesters in the Hopkins lab at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University for research projects at the intersection of plant evolution, genetics, and development. These projects will study the mechanisms that Texas wildflowers use to reject unwanted pollen.
The student filling position (1) will assist with an investigation determining key differences distinguishing the development of wanted and unwanted pollen in our system. It involves conducting microscopic observations of female flower parts after receiving different types of pollen. The project will provide experience with plant reproductive development and microscopy techniques.
The student filling position (2) will assist with an investigation on the evolution of incompatibility mechanisms. This project aims to determine if artificial selection for self- compatibility within species increases hybridization between species. The project will involve crossing and phenotyping plants and will provide experience with greenhouse experimentation, quantitative genetics and plant breeding.
The student filling position (3) will assist with an investigation on the genetic basis of incompatibility mechanisms. This project aims to localize the genes responsible for variation in traits associated to flowering and self-incompatibility. The project will involve crossing, genotyping and phenotyping plants and will provide experience with plant breeding, genetics and molecular biology.
Students in all positions will gain valuable research experience collecting and analysing data to answer scientific questions. Positions have flexible hours, but students must be able to be present at least 10 hours per week, in blocks of at least 3 hours. Additionally, given the temporal nature of research on living plants, a minimum of one semester commitment is required.
People with all educational and research experience are welcome to apply. Compensation is dependent on experience and possibilities for course credit may depend on individual university policies. These details will be discussed during formal interviews.
To apply, please send the following information to email@example.com:
· A resume or CV listing courses taken, GPA, research experience, etc.
· A brief (<1 page) statement describing your academic interests and career goals, your past research experience (if any, previous experience not required), and indicating the position(s) in which you are interested and why.
For more information on the Arnold Arboretum: http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/. For more information on Hopkins’s lab research: http://hopkins-lab.org/
Job: GIS Intern
City of Cambridge IT Department
Posting Date: 09/21/16
Closing Date: until filled
The City of Cambridge is looking for a part-time GIS Intern. A major theme of this position is the use of 3D within GIS. The ideal candidate will have at least one year’s experience using ESRI ArcGIS, worked with relational databases, and has experience with 3D. Only individuals with proven, hands on GIS experience will be considered. Experience with 3D in GIS applications, CityEngine, SketchUp, Python, or SQL Server a plus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* Assist Cambridge GIS staff with the development of 3D data, applications, and visualizations.
* Maintain, edit, and develop maintenance procedures for citywide geodatabases using ESRI ArcGIS software
* Work with the City GIS staff to ensure that newly developed databases and map products meet City GIS standards for accuracy, content, and documentation
* Work with GIS user departments in meeting GIS project, analysis and mapping needs.
* Work with relational databases including SQL Server and Access
* Provide user support for ArcGIS questions, projects, etc.
* Enrolled in or completed bachelor’s degree program with major course work in GIS, geography, cartography, land sciences, computer science or related subject area
* Minimum 1-year experience in using ESRI’s ArcGIS software.
* Experience in data manipulation and analysis using relational databases
* Operating Systems: Windows
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
* Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
* Ability to work with other IT staff in integrating databases and technologies.
* Ability to work with other non-IT staff in determining specific project and department GIS needs
* Strong organizational skills
$15.00 per hour.
20 hours per week, possibility of full time hours on a short term basis.
Please provide a cover letter and resume and e-mail to:
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has several exciting and challenging internships for smart, articulate, well organized, and enthusiastic undergraduates, recent graduates or graduate students who are interested in making a difference and being a part of one of Boston’s most effective non-profits.
We are currently seeking several motivated, responsible and high-energy interns willing to commit 20 hours a week to assist us in several areas:
Public Policy and the Environment
Help support our public policy work with the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, which we lead and manage for the Legislature, and help with data analysis for our annual Beach Water Quality Report Card.
Communications, Social Media Marketing and Events
Learn how to write and distribute press releases, create content for our newsletter and blog, and market our events and programs on social media including Facebook and Twitter.
Development & Non-Profit Management
Learn how to conduct foundation and corporate fundraising research, take part in event outreach and crowd building, and learn what it takes to lead, manage and fuel a successful non-profit.
Web Design, E-Commerce & Content Development
Sharpen your skills and build your portfolio as you help develop and manage new content for our current website and blog and launch our new e-commerce site.
You can find out more about these positions on our website at http://savetheharbor.org/jobs-and-internships/
If you would like to be a part of our team and are prepared to commit 20 hours a week to our organization, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.