Monthly Archives: February 2013

Environmental Assessment Internship: Green Restaurant Association (Chicago)

The Green Restaurant Association is seeking an intern in the Chicago area to work 10 to 20 hours per week for a minimum duration of 6 months. The intern will be responsible for assisting local restaurants in gathering information for the environmental assessment process. This is an unpaid internship and will start immediately. If interested, please send a resume and 1 minute video explaining why you want to intern with the GRA and what skills and background you would contribute to jobinfo@dinegreen.com. For more information, visit: http://dinegreen.com/employment.asp

Environmental Consulting Internship: Green Restaurant Association (Boston, MA)

The Green Restaurant Association is seeking an intern in the Boston area to work 10 hours per week for a minimum duration of 3 months. The intern will be responsible for supporting the consulting department in day-to-day operations, writing reports, and conducting research related to environmental sustainability. This is an unpaid internship and will start immediately. If interested, please send a resume and letter of interest or a 1 minute video explaining why you want to intern with the GRA and what skills and background you would contribute to jobinfo@dinegreen.com. For more information, visit: http://dinegreen.com/employment.asp

White House Internship, (Washington D.C.)

The application for the Summer 2013 White House Internship Program is open, and the application deadline is soon approaching. All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before January 27, 2013.
The White House Internship Program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President, and engage them in public service opportunities. A complete application includes: short answers, two essay questions, a one-page resume, and two letters of recommendation. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships

Organic Land Care Program Coordinator – NOFA/Mass

Deadline for application is February 17.

The NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care Program, in its 13th year, is the statewide educational and outreach resource for organic landscaping information. The coordinator position is for a self-starter with flexible hours who can not only develop and envision the job, but set his/her own schedule and coordinate/collaborate with NOFA/Mass staff, NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs), other industry organizations and non-profits, and collaborate with CT NOFA and the Organic Land Care Program committee.

Position requires working closely with NOFA/Mass Education/Executive Director, Organic Land Care Program Manager (in CT), and volunteer NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care committee to:

  • Develop, publicize, market and fully coordinate two professional-level trainings in Organic Land Care (one half-day intensive and one full day on Organic Turf) as well as educational programming and outreach events targeted at homeowners/ consumers (as deemed appropriate and where time allows)
  • Maintain a NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care steering committee composed primarily of AOLCPs to help guide program development and sustainability and to build up the NOFA/Mass volunteer base on the land care topic
  • Direct inquiries from the landscaper and consumer/homeowner community toward appropriate resources
  • Collaborate with NOFA/Mass outreach staff and CT NOFA staff to promote and advocate for organic land care topics at OLC related events, trade shows and conferences

This part-time job will require approximately 300 hours per year, with the majority of hours worked between Oct. 1 and April 1. Starting compensation is $13/hour. Working with NOFA/Mass is for folks who have an entrepreneurial bent, see this work as part of a living in the world of organic sustainability and enjoy working with others who have a passion for social change.

Skills required:
·       MS Word and Excel
·       Online social media networking proficiency
·       Interest in / basic familiarity with topics in organic land care and farming

Skills preferred:
·      Accredited Organic Land Care Professional strongly preferred. The ideal candidate has direct experience in landscaping, horticulture, nursery production and/or soil fertility
·      InDesign, Quark, PhotoShop or other design software experience helpful
·      Marketing, outreach or community organizing experience is also helpful

Send resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation to Julie Rawson at julie@nofamass.org. Questions, email or call Julie at 978-355-2853. This position will start on March 15, 2013. For more information, click here.

Graphic Design Intern, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

Are you a creative, energetic, responsible individual who is interested in making a difference in the field of sustainability? Then you are in luck – we are looking for a Graphic Design intern!

Job Description

The role of the Graphic Design Intern is primarily to assist the Office of Sustainability Marketing team in the design and layout of its communications materials.

Among the responsibilities of the intern are:

  • Create and update materials such as brochures, newsletters, posters, flyers, signs, etc.
  • Design layouts for both print and online communications
  • Take and edit photographs as needed
  • Assist in the production of content for the various communications channels (online and traditional)

Work Study students preferred but not required. The rate is $10/hr and the intern is expected to work 8-10 hours/week.

The Graphic Design Intern should ideally possess the following characteristics:

  • Graphic design proficiency in Adobe Design Creative Suite, especially Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Excellent organization skills with ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with online tools such as Mailchimp, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and Hootsuite
  • Basic HTML & CSS skills proficiency preferred but not required

Candidates who provide a portfolio of work/design samples will be given priority.

To apply, visit the JobX student employment website, job ID 4918. Good luck! Application closes Feb 12, 2013.

 

Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award (Deadline: Mar 8)

Applications are now being accepted for the Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award, recognizing outstanding use of the library’s collections and experts in the production of an exemplary research paper or project.

All currently registered undergrads are eligible. Winners must agree to contribute materials to a Tisch display and to submit their entry to the Tufts institutional repository. Projects/papers completed between January 2012 and March 8, 2013 (the deadline) are eligible. 

One $500 first prize and one $250 second prize will be awarded in each of three categories

·    Projects/papers completed for the first year writing program (ENG 1-4 or any course taken to fulfill the college writing requirement)

·    Projects/papers completed for 001-99 level courses

·    Projects/papers completed for 100-200 level courses

For more information

View the award information site (http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/award/info.html)

View last year’s winners (http://www.library.tufts.edu/tisch/award/winners.html)

Email the committee (tischlibraryawards@elist.tufts.edu)

Herring Habitat Monitoring Internship, Mystic River Watershed Association (Arlington, MA)

The Mystic River Watershed Association is happy to offer internship opportunities for summer 2013:

 Herring Habitat Monitoring Internship - 2 positions available – assist in a scientific study on habitat and river herring populations from May 6 through August 30.Help coordinate community water chestnut removal events!For all positions, the exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate. These are unpaid positions.
The Mystic River Watershed Association is based in Arlington, MA and is accessible via several bus routes.
The Mystic River Watershed Association is an equal opportunity employer.

We hope you’ll consider joining our TEAM!

 

Also check out additional internship opportunities from MyRWA!

Aquatic Invasive Management Internship, Mystic River Watershed Association (Arlington, MA)

The Mystic River Watershed Association is happy to offer internship opportunities for summer 2013:

Aquatic Invasive Management Internship (Water Chestnut) – assist in organizing an effort to remove the invasive species Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) from the Mystic River. Responsibilities include organizing and assisting group and community events and managing teams of volunteers to remove plants from the river by canoe.

 

For all positions, the exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate. These are unpaid positions.
The Mystic River Watershed Association is based in Arlington, MA and is accessible via several bus routes.
The Mystic River Watershed Association is an equal opportunity employer.

We hope you’ll consider joining our TEAM!

 

Check out additional internship opportunities with MyRWA!

Water Quality Monitoring Internship, Mystic River Watershed Association (Arlington, MA)

The Mystic River Watershed Association is happy to offer internship opportunities for summer 2013:

Water Quality Monitoring Internship (Cyanobacteria)2 positions available – will gather data on Cyanobacteria populations and key water quality parameters from approximately ten water bodies to safeguard the public health of residents who live in the watershed.

For all positions, the exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate. These are unpaid positions.
The Mystic River Watershed Association is based in Arlington, MA and is accessible via several bus routes.
The Mystic River Watershed Association is an equal opportunity employer.

We hope you’ll consider joining our TEAM!

 

Check out additional internship opportunities with MyRWA!

Sustainable Food & Cultural Events Marketing Internship

Are you passionate about healthy, sustainable, and local? Are you eager to take part in planning and promoting cultural and food-based events the matter? If so, The Williams Agency may be the place for you!

The Williams Agency is an award winning, full-service public relations, marketing, and event planning firm that specializes in branding and promoting sustainable food and cultural events. With a variety of nonprofit and for-profit clients, the Agency works with mission driven projects and issues we are passionate about.

We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for our spring and summer Internship Programs. Interns will be working directly with staff members in all aspects of marketing and event planning and become involved in sponsorship development, branding, volunteer recruitment, social media, public relations, advertising, and design. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to make a difference while gaining hands on experience with a small, growing, faced paced company. Event planning and marketing skills are ideal for this position. Communications skills and social media skills are also desirable. The position also requires person to own a laptop.

Projects may include:

  • Second Annual Circle The City, Boston, MA. This is Boston’s premier open streets event promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Boston Jerkfest, Boston, MA. Boston Jerkfest is a food festival celebrating all things hot, and includes a Jerk cook-off, Chef Demos, and wine, beer and distillery tastings.
  • 21st Annual Cambridge Carnival International. Cambridge, MA Cambridge’s largest festival, a colorful and festive celebration that is rooted in African and Caribbean traditions.
  • SBN’s Local Craft Brewfest and Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest: Showcases local breweries, wineries, cider, mead, distilleries, and artisan beverages produced in Massachusetts and New England.
  • 4th Annual Boston Local Food Festival, Boston, MA Boston’s premier food event promoting the joys and benefits of eating local food.
  • Boston Farmers Markets. Marketing Campaign, Boston, MA. This project includes marketing, public relations and branding for all 27 Boston farmers markets. This year’s season includes several campaigns, including a seafood campaign, themed “Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean.” with Chef Demos at selected markets.
  • Buy Local Trade Show and Seminar, Boston, MA. This event designed for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products

 

 

Event Marketing Internship duties may include:

  • Work closely with Agency marketing and production teams
  • Attend meetings with senior staff, board members, and volunteers
  • Work collaboratively with marketing team and to implement marketing campaigns
  • Maintain and update client, sponsorship databases
  • Solicit volunteer and coordinate volunteer database
  • Implement public relations campaign, including researching and updating media lists, email and faxing press release, PSA’s, and event listings, and conducting follow-ups.
  • Develop and manage Constant Contact and similar e-newsletter campaigns for events
  • Enhance and maintain client event websites
  • Design and manage social network tools for enhancing website and incorporating into marketing campaigns.
  • Explore web marketing and email marketing opportunities and techniques for driving traffic to website
  • Liaison with printers and other designers for the development and production of communication materials and collateral.
  • Work collaboratively with marketing team and to implement event marketing campaigns
  • Provide logistical support for events including contacting vendors for quotes
  • Maintain files and keep up to date
  • Respond to general inquiry calls for client projects and The Williams Agency
  • Follow and participate in The Williams Agency Sustainable Leadership Program guidelines
  • Assist in developing and upholding sustainability program and initiatives

Qualifications

  • Event planning interest or experience helpful
  • Proficient with office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint); e-mail, and basic web design; ability to use design software helpful (Photoshop, InDesign, Word press, Dreamweaver)
  • Self-directed
  • Social media experience or skills
  • Proficient with office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, databases); e-mail, ability to use design software helpful (Photoshop)
  • Very organized and detailed-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must be organized and demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Able to establish and build professional relationships and team player

Hours: Part time/ Full time, Spring Semester, Summer, & Fall Semester
Compensation: Unpaid, college credit available
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: jacqueline@thewilliamsagency.net, please include “Events Marketing Internship”, desired time frame (spring, summer or both) aalong with your name in Subject Line of email.

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