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Date: May 30, 2013 (page 2 of 2)

Green Light Goal Intern – Green Light New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)

Green Light New Orleans‘ mission is to invest energy in people and assist New Orleans residents face to face, one household at a time. Our volunteers install free energy efficient light bulbs to demonstrate that a mass movement of individual actions creates a significant impact on our environment and community. Green Light New Orleans connects residents to relevant, local opportunities and encourages individual actions so that everyone can benefit from a vibrant, resilient, and sustainable community.

Green Light New Orleans, a community-based, environmental non-profit, is looking for 6 interns to start as early as May-June 2013. The position is a paid internship. Positions expectations are detailed below.

Interns will be working to implement the primary goal of the organization — reduce energy consumption and environmental pollution by facilitating the installation of free energy efficient lighting for residents throughout Orleans Parish. Interns will be paired to create two-person outreach teams. Each intern will be required to commit to 10 full days per month. Internship duration will be determined via a monthly performance evaluation and maximum internship duration is 6 months. This position has the potential to become a part-time staff position at Green Light New Orleans dependent on the outcomes of each individual’s work and the capacity requirements of the organization at the end of the internship.

Persons applying for this position must value the following:

  •  Must be committed to the mission of Green Light New Orleans
  • Must be committed to community service and environmental sustainability
  • Must be hardworking and committed to achieving significant organizational and personal goals
  • Must be a good verbal communicator and able to engage in proactive conversation
  • Must be able to learn and implement from constructive feedback
  • Must be able to reflect upon and assess task quality
  • Must collaborate well in pairs and partnerships
  • Must pay close attention to detail

Intern responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Take action by Installing free energy efficient lighting for residents to meet monthly energy reduction goals.
  • Drive to meet residents at their homes.
  • Communicate and engage with residents to increase energy efficiency outcomes.
  • Conduct outreach to increase community impact. (May include: canvassing, attending neighborhood meetings, recruiting volunteers, etc.)
  • Respect all community members without discrimination.
  • Execute duties with effective practices and thoughtful awareness.
  • Document all work and keep detailed records of tasks completed.
  • Be proactive in task execution from start to finish.

Monthly compensation per intern will be a $400 stipend. The position and stipend require that each intern commit at least 10 full days per month in collaboration with a partnering intern or volunteer. Each intern MUST HAVE A CAR and will be reimbursed for fuel used to accomplish intern duties.

Green Light New Orleans is an equal opportunity organization and has a strict policy of non-discrimination. Anyone able to meet the requirements of the position is welcome to apply.

To apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond by sending a cover letter and resume to Bernie January, Program Manager, by email b.january@greenlightneworleans.org

Green Light New Orleans will be interviewing potential candidates on a first-come basis. Positions may start as soon as May-June 2013.

Education and Outreach Intern – Stewardship Partners (Seattle, WA)

Who We Are:

Stewardship Partners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization that helps private landowners restore and preserve the natural landscapes of Washington State. Our projects restore fish and wildlife habitat, improve water quality, protect open space, and “green up” the built environment while maintaining working landscapes of farms, forestland, and livable communities throughout the State. We work with agricultural landowners to implement environmental practices and conduct habitat restoration projects while promoting a sustainable farming economy.

Internship Overview:

Salmon-Safe certification is an emerging regional eco-label that recognizes agricultural practices that protect water quality, biodiversity, and habitat for fish and wildlife, particularly Northwest native salmon. Stewardship Partners is collaborating with the Oregon-based program to recognize and promote Puget Sound farmers committed to environmental practices. We are seeking a self-motivated, highly organized, outgoing, creative and enthusiastic intern to assist in educating the public about the Salmon-Safe program in support of Salmon-Safe certified farms.

The project will focus on promoting and elevating the visibility of the Salmon-Safe label, and Sal the Salmon, bringing awareness of the label and its meaning to the public. This will benefit consumers who want to support local ecologically minded farms, farmers, making the work they do more economically sustainable, and the larger eco-system, bringing more awareness to the opportunities for farms to function more harmoniously with the surrounding environment and its inhabitants.

The goal for this project is to create awareness with the general public and landowners of Salmon-Safe. This means much of the work will be outreach and education. To begin, we will have a series of planning and strategy meetings developing outreach methods, choosing events to attend, and creating new material for outreach. Some outreach methods will include tabling at events such as farmer’s markets, attending food or farm centered events, and social media promotions. Many of the events will include outreach as Sal the salmon, an eight foot long king salmon mascot. There will be regular check-ins and refinement of strategy and methodology. The candidate will be exposed to habitat restoration and conservation issues, sustainable agriculture, environmental certification and marketing, issues related to local/natural food systems, and non-profit management.

Duties and Responsibilities :
• Schedule, set up and staff Salmon-Safe information booth at farmers markets, festivals, and other relevant events.
• Create and organize Salmon-Safe display materials.
• Recruit and manage additional volunteers to assist with staffing information booth.
• Assist with organizing website content including writing briefs of Salmon-Safe certified farms and overview of habitat restoration projects.
• Maintain and update informational materials including news articles, photo archive, etc.
• Provide administrative support for the Salmon-Safe program (including filing, photocopying, and mailing information packets).

Minimum Requirements:
• General background in environmental studies or related field with basic knowledge of salmon related issues and personal /professional interest in sustainable agriculture.
• Ability to interact with public as Sal, an 8 foot long King salmon
• Strong communication skills (verbal and written), outgoing, positive attitude, attention to detail, and a desire to work both individually and within a team environment.
• Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
• Creative design skills helpful

To apply for this position, email a letter of interest and resume to ak@stewardshippartners.org.

Publication Editor Intern – Bridging Nations (Washington, D.C.)

As an intern with us you will:

  • Review articles, brochures, books, or any other publication materials for grammatical, spelling, or other errors
  • Assist in translating compiled research into comprehensive written form
  • Internship includes other administrative tasks
  • Assignments are subject to change from day to day as needed
  • Visit http://www.cees-edu.org and http://www.bridgingnations.org

Qualifications for this internship are:

  • Completed degree or senior year or higher of significant classroom and practical experience in communications or another related field
  • Competitive GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Strong computer and organizational skills Strong research and writing skills
  • Background in energy, environment, sustainability, and education is helpful.
  • Great personal initiative and independence
  • Significant understanding of Microsoft Office applications, Google Docs applications and standard social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Comfortable assisting with and assuming responsibility for routine office tasks
  • Start date and end date are flexible.
  • Hours are approximately 20 to 40 hours per week.
  • Foreign students must have permission to work in the United States

How to apply:

We accept interns on a rolling admission. The intern coordinator is flexible in setting up schedules and understands if students and recent graduates must work part-time in addition to the internship. Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to bridgingnationshr@gmail.com

Communications Intern – Green Light (New Orleans, LA)

Green Light New Orleans, a community-based environmental non-profit, is looking for a summer intern to manage Green Light’s web presence. The position is an unpaid internship. Position expectations are detailed below.

Green Light New Orleans’ mission is to invest energy in people and assist New Orleans residents face to face, one household at a time. Green Light New Orleans works to increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of New Orleans households to demonstrate that a single action can lead to big changes that benefit everyone if that action is repeated many times by many different people.

Intern will maintain all social media platforms to increase Green Light’s visibility on the web, including blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

To increase awareness in the community about sustainability issues by using social media to maintain Green Light’s presence on the web.

Ideal candidates will:
-Possess excellent writing skills
-Pay close attention to detail
-Have experience with social media platforms

Green Light New Orleans is an equal opportunity organization and has a strict policy of non-discrimination. Anyone able to meet the requirements of the position is welcome to apply.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond by emailing your cover letter and resume to rachel.dorfman@greenlightneworleans.org with “Communications Intern Inquiry” as the subject.

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