Daily Archives: January 24, 2012

Intern, Green Development Center, Local Initiatives Support Coalition (Boston, MA)

Interns will be integral parts of the project team, providing research support and using their writing skills to produce project-specific memos and more general white papers on green building, sustainable transportation, food systems, and economic development topics. Interns will receive hands-on project training. This position will provide the opportunity to learn about a variety of sustainability issues nationally, and give input into how to promote these topics at the local, state and federal policy levels. Intern should be available approx. 12-16 hrs/wk for the spring semester, with a possible extension to full-time through the summer. Start and end dates are negotiable and schedule is flexible within normal business hours.

For further information, visit http://www.lisc.org/gdc.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Julia Prange, jprange@lisc.org

Internship, Massachusetts Rivers Alliance (Boston, MA)

The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, a statewide environment organization focused on the protection and restoration of rivers across the state is looking for an intern to work 10-15 hours/week to help with outreach and communications, including producing content for an electronic newsletter and the Alliance’s website. Seeking someone who is motivated, well-organized, a good writer and familiar with webpage design/maintenance. The office is easily accessible by public transportation in downtown Boston, 1 block from Park St. station. A great opportunity to work with the Executive Director and Tufts Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Alum, Julia Blatt, in an organization focused on policy change, supporting grass roots organizations, and building a strong voice for rivers in the Massachusetts. This internship is unpaid.

For more information, contact juliablatt@massriversalliance.org or visit the Alliance’s website here.

Sustainability Coordinator, Student Housing, U California Davis

Student Housing at the University of California, Davis seeks a sustainability coordinator to lead the development, implementation and management of its sustainability initiative. The coordinator will also provide billing analysis, reporting and benchmarking for Student Housing facilities respective to electricity, domestic water, steam, chilled water, natural gas and sewer. Successful candidates will have experience performing program analysis and evaluation of technical and non-technical operations.

Full details can be found here.

Sustainability Coordinator, North Central College (Naperville, IL)

North Central College (IL) seeks a sustainability coordinator to develop and maintain a campus-wide sustainability plan including strategies, policies and programs. The coordinator will also assist with green product purchasing and the development a campus recycling program. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. The review of applications will begin Jan. 31, 2012.

Check out the full details here.

Interns, New Leaders Initiative, Earth Island Institute (Berkeley, CA)

The Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative, which seeks to elevate bold, emerging young leaders in the environmental movement through the Brower Youth Awards and other year-round programs, invites applications for 2012 interns. Interns will be exposed to some of the leading grassroots and national youth-led efforts, and have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of working in an environmental nonprofit. Intern tasks vary seasonally according to the program cycle and include outreach and communications, application recruitment and processing, event planning, media outreach and soliciting donations and program partners.

Applications should be sent to Anisha Desai at anisha@earthisland.org and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, see the website here.

Feb 29: MBTA Fare Proposal Hearing

When: Wednesday, February 29, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Public hearings and a written public comment process are in progress on the MBTA’s proposal to increase fares and reduce service to address their dire financial situation.  Information about the proposal and how to comment are available at http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/?id=23567.

Jan 21 to 29: Brookline Climate Week 2012

This year’s Brookline Climate Week offers over 40 events and displays across town from Larz Anderson Park to Brookline Village. All events and displays are free and open to the public unless noted. For updates, full descriptions and weather cancellation only if the town declares an official snow emergency, visit www.climatechangeactionbrookline.org. Questions? Contact info@climatechangeactionbrookline.org

Sierra Club Environmental Career Apprenticeship Program 2012

About the Program

The program that you are applying for involves a full-time, 6 month paid staff position that will be based in one of the Sierra Club’s offices. This period will run from Monday, July 2, 2012 through Friday, December 21, 2012. In addition to your salary, the Sierra Club will pay (up to a certain amount) for your transportation to our office at the start of your employment if you presently reside outside of the area and for your return transportation home at the end of the program if you are not remaining in that city. You will be responsible for your living expenses during the program.

The apprenticeships will be comprised of a variety of work experiences including but not limited to grassroots organizing, administrative policy advocacy and public communications. You will be trained and guided in your job responsibilities by a team of experienced Sierra Club staff. At the end of six months, if you wish to continue working for the Sierra Club, you may apply for job vacancies in any of our offices. Regardless of your choice, we are committed to supporting and assisting you to find your future career path, and we hope that your experience with the Sierra Club will encourage you to seek a career in the environmental movement.

All recent graduates are welcome to apply, and will be given consideration.

The Sierra Club maintains a commitment to building a diverse workforce, and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


In order to be eligible for the Apprenticeship Program, you must be a recent college graduate (within the 12 months prior to the program start date preferred) with a B.A., B.S., or graduate level degree. You are encouraged to apply in advance of your graduation, but will be asked for confirmation that you have completed your degree prior to starting the program. You must be able to relocate to the office to which you are assigned for the full six months of the program.  If selected, you will be expected to work full-time for the Sierra Club for six months. Past placements have been in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Chicago,Minneapolis, Austin, and Los Angeles.

Like all Club employees, you will be expected to:

  • Be a conscientious, dedicated, and reliable team player.
  • Be either a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, legal resident with a valid work permit, or be able to attain a valid work visa independently to be considered eligible for this program.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Have high attention to detail and be able to follow instructions.  This application is your first chance to demonstrate those skills.

For this program, we are seeking people who:

  • Have pride in their ability to work well in a fast paced and ever changing environment.
  • Have shown leadership in their community, work, or academic experience.
  • Have a commitment to learning and a passion for sharing their knowledge and skills with others.
  • Are resourceful, self-directed, and results-oriented.
  • Respect and value the mission of the Sierra Club, which is to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

Instructions for applying

  1. Complete the online application and upload your essay answers by Friday, February 24th, 2012.
  2. Provide transcripts, letters of recommendation, and proof of graduation (if you have already graduated).  Documents must be received by Friday, March 9th, 2012.

Click here for more information!

Jan 26: Lunch & Learn with Kevin J. Lane GIS in Environmental Health Research: Improving Exposure and Cluster Modeling

When: Thursday, January 26th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where: Lincoln Filene Center Rabb Room

The integration of GIS into environmental health studies has allowed for novel approaches to improve exposure and cluster modeling that allow researchers to better understand the relationship between exposure to toxicants and adverse health effects. Kevin J Lane, Jr., a Doctoral Candidate in the BU School of Public Health, has worked in the GIS field for a decade and is an adjunct GIS professor at the Boston University Metropolitan College in the department of City Planning.