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Date: March 19, 2012

Policy Internship, Environmental and Energy Study Institute (Washington, D.C.)

Assist EESI Staff with research and writing projects focusing on energy and environmentally-related policy issues including, but not limited to: climate change, sustainable transportation and green communities, smart growth, high performance green buildings, energy efficiency initiatives, renewable energy and other various topics as needed.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Research, write, and edit articles and web content on a broad range of energy, environment, and policy issues.
  • Attend Congressional hearings, other legislative activities and scientific and policy briefings and share observations with staff verbally or in writing.
  • Policy research and analysis, including budget, appropriations and current and upcoming legislation at the federal and state level.
  • Research and draft program and legislative reports (fact sheets, white papers.)
  • Assist with outreach, logistical preparation and execution of EESI sponsored Congressional briefings.
  • Identify, monitor and report on relevant science, technology and policy issues.
  • Update and maintain social media presence.
  • Project-related administrative tasks as necessary.

Intern Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree (or degree in progress) in a field directly related to environmental policy or public policy. (This requirement may be waived for candidates with demonstrated skill, experience, and interest in these fields.)
  • Interest in environmental and energy issues, with particular enthusiasm for the communication of pertinent information to policymakers and other interested parties.
  • Strong writing and research skills; clear and concise writing is required for newsletters, hearing/briefing write-ups and facts sheets.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Open to feedback, with strong desire to develop professional skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team or independently as needed
  • Ability to represent EESI professionally at events on Capitol Hill
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Internship Application Requirements

This internship requires a commitment of 25-40 hours per week for 10-12 weeks, with a possible extension. You will work with EESI Staff on one or more program areas: Energy & Climate, Sustainable Transportation & Communities, High Performance Green Buildings, or as the Intern to the Executive Director. Please specify in your cover letter if you have an interest in a specific program area of focus, or if you have specific qualifications for a particular program area. Please also specify the time period during which you seek to intern. Citizens of any nation may apply. We offer a friendly, informal and progressive work environment.

To apply please submit the following to Alison Alford at aalford [at] eesi.org:

  • Cover letter explaining your interests, what you hope to gain, and what you can contribute during an internship with EESI. Please include any specific areas of interest in the energy and environmental field.
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample, two-to-five pages in length; can be an excerpt of longer paper.
  • Unofficial transcript

The application deadline is Monday, April 2. The position is unpaid, however, a transportation benefit is available. Thank you for your interest.

Full details are available here.

Apr 4: “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Modern World”

Daniel Yergin, Author; Executive Vice President & Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates presents “The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Modern World”

Wednesday, 4/ 4 @ 5PM

Harvard University, Science Center B, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Daniel Yergin is the author of the new bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. He received the Pulitzer Prize for The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which became a number one New York Times best seller, was translated into 17 languages, and was made into an award-winning documentary. Dr. Yergin is Chairman and Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and serves as CNBC’s Global Energy Expert. He serves on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and chaired the US Department of Energy’s Task Force on Strategic Energy Research and Development. He is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, on the Board of the New America Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative.

April Madness: Upcoming Conferences and Film Showings


Spring Break has finally arrived! Hooray! While most of the country’s college basketball fans are fully immersed in March Madness, we at the Office of Sustainability are for preparing for “April Madness.” Make sure to check out some of these amazing events and important deadlines coming up at the end of March and throughout April. On your mark, get set, mark those calendars!

Upcoming Conferences/Symposiums:

March 31: Future of Food and Nutrition Student Research Conference, Friedman School, Tufts University
April 20-21: Tufts Energy Conference 2012 (*Early bird registration until March 21st)
April 20-21: Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference (*Poster deadline March 30th)
April 27: WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium

Spring is here! (Photo by: Alonso Nichols/TuftsPhoto

Upcoming Environmental Film Series:

April 4: Defending Eden
April 12: Vanishing of the Bees
April 19: YERT


RecycleMania ends March 31st, check out how your dorm is doing at the midpoint and see if it improved or got worse over the past few weeks.

Apply to be an Eco-Rep for next year! Applications are due March 30th, so act quickly!

Tufts Sustainability Collective, the Office of Sustainability, and the Eco-Reps are hard at work planning Earth Fest and Earth Week 2012. Earth Week runs from April 16-22. Earth Fest will take place on Friday, April 20th and will include a clothing swap! Stay tuned for more details and start collecting those unwanted clothes! If you have an event that you would like to be included in the Earth Week calendar, please register it here.

On behalf on the Office of Sustainability team, have a wonderful spring break and get outside!

-Nick Lusardo
Communications Intern, Office of Sustainability

From Mission to Market: A Conference on FundNortheastern Students 4 Givinging Social Impact in the New Economy (Boston, MA)

This full-day conference will engage social change agents from diverse sectors and disciplines in thoughtful conversations about funding social impact in the new economy. Panelists will examine a variety of models from innovative grant making and social justice philanthropy to market-oriented solutions including domestic microfinance, social enterprise, and social impact bonds.

Nonprofit leaders, funders, social entrepreneurs, researchers, faculty, students, and others who share an interest in investing or securing resources for social impact are encouraged to attend.

Where: Curry Student Center, Northeastern University 
When: Monday, April 2nd, 2012, 9am – 4pm 
Cost:Registration for this event is free of charge and includes a continental breakfast

For more information and to register, please visit:


Cambridge “Local Thirst” Trivia Night (Cambridge, MA)

Join Cambridge Local First for the March “Local Thirst” event at the hip new Area Four Restaurant in Kendall Square. Cambridge Local First is partnering with the Green Streets Initiative and the Cambridge Energy Alliance for a night of networking and trivia.

Come prepared on your trivia knowledge for all things energy, health, and community! Area Four will be donating pizzas for this exciting event.

Where: Area Four, 500 Technology Square, Cambridge
When: 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: Free

For more information email Cambridge Local First.

SBN ALLocal Dinner at Local 149 (Boston, MA)

Join us for an exciting ALLocal Dinner, at South Boston’s hip new haunt Local 149!

With a year round moto of “by the neighborhood for the neighborhood” guiding the restaurants regular menu, Local 149 will take the ALLocal Dinner to new heights with an array of unique treats. The evening will start with Local 149′s resident Mixologist, who will feature craft cocktails infused with Eva’s Garden herbs of Dartmouth, MA,

accompanied by fresh Island Creek Oysters of Duxbury, MA, shucked by the famous “Oyster Dude”C.J with varied accoutrements. Chef Leah and her team will spoil us with an eclectic local menu featuring short ribs from Second Chance Farm/Longfellow Creamery in Avon, ME, or a vegetarian option sourced from Eva’s Garden and local farms.

Get your tickets today and come join us for a fun evening of fabulous local food!

When: Monday, March 26, 6-8:30pm
Where: Local 149, 149 P Street, South Boston, MA 02127
Cost: $55  
Registration: http://bostonlocalfood.com/allocal-dinners/upcoming-dinners/

Communications Outreach Manager, Ceres (Boston, MA)

The new position of Communications Outreach Manager at Ceres will handle day-to-day media relations for Ceres and its Investor Network on Climate Risk.

This opening is designed for a highly motivated, self-starter looking to help frame Ceres’ message and manage our interaction with both traditional and new online media on cutting-edge issues such as the far-reaching business impacts from global climate change. This Communications Outreach Manager will have regular and close interaction with traditional and online reporters, write extensively on behalf of Ceres programs, activities and executive staff, and coordinate numerous media outreach campaigns.

Ceres is a nonprofit organization based in Boston, MA, with a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as climate change and water scarcity. Ceres also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 leading institutional investors with collective assets of over $10 trillion.

For more information, visit the Ceres website. To submit a resume and samples, contact maureen@msalkinassociates.com.

Sustainability Coordinator, Knox College (Galesburg, IL)

Knox College invites applications for a newly created position as Sustainability
Coordinator to provide broad institutional leadership and support for the College’s
efforts to create a culture of sustainability on campus. The position is full-time, 12
months, and begins July 1, 2012. Salary and benefits for the position are
competitive. The coordinator will report to the Vice President for Finance and
Administrative Services and will serve as convener for the President’s
Sustainability Task Force.

Candidates should have a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 2
years of relevant experience. Experience in campus sustainability practices is
preferred. For information on the Knox College community and our progress in
sustainability, see this link.

•    Collect and integrate information to monitor progress on meeting college
sustainability goals and share this information in multiple formats with campus

•    Work with the College’ Sustainability Task Force and with students, faculty, and
staff across campus to educate and increase collaboration among campus
•    Work with students and relevant campus units to develop, assess and implement
campus programs that will motivate and engage individuals and offices to act more
•    In collaboration with the campus Advancement office, identify and pursue external
funding opportunities in the area of sustainability.

We seek an individual with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, the
ability to integrate qualitative and quantitative data, interest in working with non-
campus constituents, a well-rounded conception of sustainability that is continually
updated with professional development, and a contagious energy and enthusiasm
for improving sustainability on campus through innovation and creative practices.

About Knox College:
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of
1,420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by
social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in
the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With
a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states
and 51 countries, Knox is a vibrant and creative community.

Please send cover letter and resume including contact information for three references to: Gina Zindt, Director of Human Resources, Knox College, Galesburg, IL. Review of applications will begin April 4th and continue until the position is filled.

Internships, Round the Bend Farm (South Dartmouth, MA)

Round the Bend Farm (RTB) was started in 2007; it is a 52 acre (with access to 25 acres more hayfield and pasture) farm located in South Dartmouth, MA. The farm enjoys the benefits of close proximity to the ocean, neighboring Audobon Society Sanctuary, and many close farms and friends. RTB has mainly produced animal and vegetable products (pork, eggs, milk, beef, vegetable, herbs and greens, lamb, mutton, wool, goat) in the past. We hope to diversify our produce to include hospitality and educational services and community service. We experience an abundance of opportunity – we capitalize on these opportunities with creative entrepreneurial solutions. The farm is beautiful. The ocean is visible and a nutrient rich sea mist blankets our fields and pastures each morning. Many things grow well at RTB.

The apprenticeship and foodie opportunities will take place from mid- April through mid- November. They will offer potential educational outreach and teaching opportunities in conjunction with a local non-profit; the Marion Institute (www.marioninstitute.org).


Participate in the holistic experience that is diversified small farming in hopes of building confidence and skills to prepare you for an independent future. Round the Bend Farm seeks a farm apprentice to join the farm manager and one to three interns. We are looking for a person who is excited by the prospect of learning all things farming from vegetable gardening to seed saving to animal husbandry. We are looking for a self starter with a strong work ethic. Working closely with the farm manager, you will help to operate/create a small-scale holistic farm business and gain experiential skills to carry you into the future.

Resident Foodie:

Round the Bend Farm seeks a resident foodie to join the farm manager, small farm apprentice and the farm community. We are looking for a person who is excited by the prospect of immersion into a vibrant and diverse local food culture. We are looking for a self starter with a strong work ethic. Working closely with the farm manager, you will help to nourish a small-scale holistic farm business. You will specialize in food care and preparation while gaining experiential skills to carry you into the future.

For full position descriptions, see here.

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