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Date: May 28, 2013 (page 2 of 2)

Knowledge Management/ Communications Intern – United Nations Development Programme (New York, NY)

The knowledge management/communications intern will support the Sustainable Energy Team primarily with producing and updating knowledge products and communications material in line with UNDP’s current activities and involvement in Sustainable Energy for All.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The research intern will work on updating UNDP’s Energy Portfolio analysis from 2011. This will primarily involve combing through large datasets and doing large scale data extraction and analysis. Another element of work will also involve data verification and calling Regional and Country Offices to seek additional project information.

The responsibilities of the intern will encompass the following:

  • Analysis of UNDP Energy Portfolio
  • Assisting project manager in updating UNDP energy portfolio with additional project information and figures.
  • Data verification. She or he will help verify projects captured in the database are in fact energy projects.
  • Improve spread sheet so that information such as country count, funding sources are easily identifiable. This will also entail categorizing and separating funding sources in the database.
  • Project documentation research. This includes searching for existing project summaries, project documents and fact sheets that are on Country office page. It will include liaising with regional service centres, global energy team counterparts, and environment & energy focal points in country offices to verify data on energy related projects. This will sometimes require follow up of emails or by telephone.
  • Producing a summary document and PowerPoint presentation illustrating results of the analysis

Other potential responsibilities:

  • Assist with organizing conference, meetings, and other energy related events
  • Assist with developing energy case studies in different areas of our work and produce write ups.


  • Excellent ability to synthesize large amounts of raw data, extract trends and package data into a comprehensive and understandable manner. Demonstrated experience with large data sets is required.
  • Knowledge on energy or off grid energy technologies in developing countries is an advantage.
  • Strong research, analytical and writing abilities.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel is required, experience with STATA or SPSS is advantageous.
  • Excellent demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines in an independent working environment.
  • Demonstrates skills to also work well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills; fluency in English, both written and oral, is required. Fluency in French or Spanish is advantageous.
General Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (masters level or above).
  • Completed at least four years of full time studies at a university or equivalent.
  • Has not graduated prior to the beginning of the internship.
Specific Education and Work Experience:
  • Current graduate students in Economics with interest in environment /energy issues or graduate students in economics, public policy, environment/energy, international affairs with some communications experience.
  • Some relevant work or internship experience related to environment and energy, etc.
Financial Aspects:
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. All costs connected with an intern’s participation in the Programme must be borne by:
  • The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students;
  • The student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, insurance, etc as necessary.

Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme;
  • Have a valid visa to work in the US;
  • Letter of endorsement from a faculty member who has worked with the student in the recent past and who is knowledgeable on the student’s performance;
  • Complete and sign the “Application Form” which is available at http://www.undp.org/internships.
  • UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

Click here for more information about the internship.

Environmental Interpretation Internship – US Fish and Wildlife Service (Laurel, MD)

Salary: $98-$156 per week (20-32 hours per week) intern stipend.

Location:U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland – duty station will be located in Fairfax County, VA.

Dates of employment: August 1, 2013 – June 15th, 2014 (dates are negotiable).

Qualifications: Must have well-developed written and oral communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with both children and adults. A Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field is desired. A working knowledge of computer programs such as Excel, Word, Power Point necessary. Social Marketing interest a plus. A valid driver’s is license necessary. Applications must be received by June 6, 2013.

For inquiries, please contact Brad Knudsen at 301-497-5582.

Full listing and more information at: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/patuxent/internann.html#ei_intern

EcoDistrict Energy Fellowship – Boston Redevelopment Authority (Boston, MA)

Fellowship Summary:

The EcoDistrict Energy Fellow will be the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) and City of Boston’s primary staff person dedicated to developing Boston’s EcoDistrict program and district energy and clean energy policy and planning. In collaboration with the BRA Chief Planner; Boston’s Chief of Environment & Energy, assist the BRA Senior Architect for Sustainable Development in:

A) Identifying and implementing district energy pilot projects;
B)Crafting Boston’s citywide EcoDistrict Program;
C) Identifying pilot districts and launching the first EcoDistrict in the Innovation District, and
D) Supporting the 2013 EcoDistrict Summit in Boston.

Applications must be hand-delivered, e-mailed, or mailed to:

Boston EcoDistrict Energy Fellowship Application c/o Boston Redevelopment Authority, HR
43 Hawkins Street
Boston, MA 02114

E-Mail: hr.bra@cityofboston.gov

Boston residency is required on the date of hire.

City of Boston website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/

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