Monthly Archives: March 2013

Planning/Policy Intern – ChangeLab Solutions (Oakland, CA)

ChangeLab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law & Policy or PHLP) is hiring a Planning/Policy Intern. The intern will support our team of urban planners, lawyers, and policy analysts to explore planning and policy solutions to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity. We develop tools for training advocates about the relationship between the built environment and public health and provide technical assistance on implementing policies that support healthier communities. ChangeLab Solutions provides interns with an opportunity to work in a fast-paced policy environment on projects that have substantial impact on the policymaking process in numerous communities and states across the country.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide research and analysis to strengthen state and local policies to create healthy, sustainable communities.
  • Research and writing on a variety of cutting-edge transportation, food systems, and land use policy strategies.
  • Collect and synthesize a variety of primary and secondary research sources, including interviews, reports, municipal codes, general plans and zoning codes and other planning/policy documents, and academic literature.
  • Conduct key informant interviews with policy practitioners and other experts to inform research and product development
  • Craft clear, easy-to-read fact sheets, technical assistance responses, and other written resources for ChangeLab Solutions’ audience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in city and regional planning, public policy, public health, or related field. Bachelors degree in a related field with two years of policy research and writing experience can be substituted.
  • Current graduate students will also be considered.
  • Familiarity with land use planning processes, including transportation, economic development, climate change, sustainability, and food systems, preferred, but not required.
  • Familiarity with food systems, active living, transportation, or other chronic disease prevention policies preferred, but not required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

Internships – The Esplanade Association, TEA (Boston, MA)

The Esplanade Association (TEA) works to restore and enhance Boston’s Charles River Esplanade. TEA is currently seeking responsible interns for the following open positions:

  • Development Intern
  • Docent Intern
  • Landscape Intern
  • Plant Records Intern

Internships are unpaid, but a weekly travel stipend is granted. Start/end dates and weekly schedules are flexible, but some positions require the individual to be at the park for certain programs and events. For more information and to apply, click here.

New Eco-Ambassadors & Eco-Reps + Recyclemania 2013

2013 Medford January Eco-Ambassadors receive their certificates of completion from instructors Tina and Dani

As we continue to thaw out from the snowstorms, the Office of Sustainability is also shaking off its winter hibernation. We would like to congratulate our five new Eco-Ambassadors: Barbara Eisenhaure and Jennifer Carland, both from the Office of the Vice Provost; Sara Hepburn of Technology for Learning in the Health Sciences (within the School of Medicine);  Amey Callehan from Tisch Library; and Elizabeth Erenberg from the Music Department. They are now part of the group of Tufts staff and faculty who champion sustainability in the workplace and serve as “green” resources within their offices or departments.

We are also excited to welcome four new Eco-Reps this spring – “meet” them in the section below and read about what they are up to this semester! You may spot them at Dewick on Wednesdays from 6-7pm promoting Meatless Meals, but look out for Eco-Rep events within the dorms.

RecycleManiaStudent residents who think their dorm/house is the greenest on campus will get a chance to prove it: Tufts is once again competing in the annual RecycleMania Tournament. TuftsRecycles interns will be walking through Tufts dorms and off-campus houses grading recycling efforts. (The exact prize for the winning dorm is still under wraps, but you and your hallmates could win a party with incredible food and entertainment!) Interdorm recycling results and Tufts’ live Recyclemania standings are available online, so check them out and make sure to recycle everything you can – and tell your neighbors!

Finally, please remember that you are always welcome to drop in at the Office of Sustainability! We share a space with the Tufts Institute of Environment and Environmental Studies Program in Miller Hall (across the parking lot from Tufts Hillel). Among many other resources here at the Office, you can compost; recycle your chip bags, energy bar wrappers, batteries, and light bulbs; and even take a spin on a bicycle generator to charge your cellphone. We hope you visit us soon.

Stay Green!
Tufts Office of Sustainability

Student Sustainability Advisor – Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

Application due March 31, 2013

The Student Sustainability Advisor is charged with supporting and advising the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI), a program that is part of Student Leadership & Involvement. The advisor will support the SSI in the development of long and short term vision and goals and in the implementation of a comprehensive, innovative sustainability programming model that is grounded in student development and sustainability education theory. This position supports the Oregon State University academic mission by developing engaged, reflective citizens, creating opportunities for experiential learning, and supporting the institutional strategic plan centered on healthy people, planet, and economy.

Through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff, the Advisor will be responsible for advising, supporting, and growing student-driven co-curricular sustainability outreach, engagement, and educational projects and efforts in order to promote and advance a culture of sustainability that engages Oregon State’s diverse student demographic. The Advisor position is responsible for supporting programming that will allow students to acquire and cultivate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead more sustainable lifestyles and be agents of change. Along with the SSI Director, a student position, the Advisor will provide advising and supervision support to the student staff housed in the Student Sustainability Center. In cooperation with other SLI staff and the OSU Sustainability Coordinator, the Advisor will continuously develop co-curricular engagement and sustainability opportunities that meet the needs of the contemporary student population.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelors degree with minimum experience equal to two full years or relevant professional experience gaining requisite knowledge, skills and abilities pertaining to the position OR any equivalent combination of experience, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, abilities have been achieved. In particular, this position requires:

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Student development theory and practice
  • Sustainability principles, frameworks, and models
  • Advising, mentoring, coaching techniques and theory

Experience with:

  • Working with, supporting, and developing diverse populations
  • Coordinating and prioritizing work for self and others
  • Event and program planning

For more information and to apply, click here.

Research Intern (part time or full time): Sustainability Roundtable Inc. (Boston)

Research Intern

Type: Part-Time or Full-Time

Position Description

Interns contribute to multiple aspects of SR Inc’s business from database management to content delivery to client process research on topics within the Sustainable Business & Enterprise Roundtable (SBER) research agenda.

SBER Research and Executive Guidance is based on Member-Client interviews, case studies, secondary resources, and discussions with sector experts and vendors. Research reports always include actionable guidance for executives who manage real estate portfolios. The published reports are continuously enhanced through Member-Client feedback; they are updated regularly as market conditions, technologies, and practices evolve. Research findings are presented at Client meetings throughout the U.S.

Responsibilities

  • Perform secondary research and analysis on an array of topics relating to management best practices in greater sustainability in real estate portfolios.
  • Contribute to written reports, briefings, and advisories for Members-Clients.
  • Track existing and anticipated government policies and regulations, including financial incentives, related to sustainability.

Qualifications

  • Junior, senior, or recent college graduate.
  • Individuals with an course work in architecture, building science, mechanical engineering, real estate, environmental science, energy, or urban planning, with a focus on sustainability preferred.

Requirements

  • Experience in business or academic research, preferably in a field related to sustainability.
  • A developed interest in the key global sustainability issues and major sustainability initiatives by the private, nonprofit, and public sectors both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Excellent and written communication skills.
  • The ability to efficiently contribute to publication quality written documents.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially PowerPoint.

Additional Information

  • Location in Greater Boston.

Please send cover letter, resume, and short writing sample in electronic format (PDF or MS Word) to careers@sustainround.com.