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Month: July 2013 (page 3 of 3)

Christine Mirazayan Science and Technology Fellowship (Washington, DC)

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to engage early career individuals in the analytical processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows obtain the essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Fellows spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that sciences and engineers play in advising the nation.

More information: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/policyfellows/index.htm

HEAL Utah Fall 2013 Internship – Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

Are you passionate about helping protect Utah from nuclear and toxic waste, and promoting a renewable energy future? Do you want to support this work by helping grow one of Utah’s premier grassroots advocacy organizations? Are you interested in getting hands-on experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, policy, outreach and more?

HEAL Utah is seeking Fall 2013 interns to help with the following projects:

  • Helping us reach new supporters around the state, via tabling and outreach events
  • Research and writing to support our campaigns, such as: Urging Gov. Herbert to keep hotter nuclear waste out of Utah; Fighting the proposed Green River nuclear reactors; Working to transition as quickly as possible away from dirty coal power plants; Pushing renewable energy
  • Ongoing organizational tasks, such as helping us engage dozens of HEAL Utah volunteers, manage our list of over 9,000 existing supporters and help cultivate hundreds of new supporters.
  • Assist with HEAL Utah events, including press conferences, regulatory hearings and monthly HEAL Community educational nights.

We are looking for a highly-motivated self-starter. Successful applicants will be: passionate about Utah’s health and environment; outgoing; disciplined; and have an engaging personality. Preference will be given to those with a background in: environmental issues, public policy, research, public speaking, activism, nonprofits, fundraising and marketing.

• Passion for HEAL Utah’s work and dedication to helping us grow
• Ability to commit 10 hours per week from roughly late August through December.
• Available some weekends
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Compensation: Interns will be paid a stipend of $500.

Submit: (1) A detailed cover letter explaining your fit, (2) A resume describing prior relevant experience, and (3) one or two names whom we can call for references to jobs@healutah.org by August 23, 2013. Questions can be directed to: Matt Pacenza at matt@healutah.org or 801-355-5055

Energy & Environment Intern – Medford Office of Energy & Environment (Medford, MA)

The Medford Office of Energy & Environment is looking for an unpaid full or part-time intern for the rest of the summer, with the potential to convert to a work-study position in the fall.  The Office is working on a number of exciting projects that the intern will assist with, including a residential solar outreach program, organizing the annual Harvest Your Energy Festival and launching a no-idling campaign.  In addition to working on these projects, the intern will assist with the office’s website, answering the phone, and helping residents that walk into the office.

The Office of E&E is a growing department in Medford and the center of environmental and clean energy development in Medford.  Located in Medford’s City Hall, the Office is a 10 minute bike ride or 25 minute walk from the Tufts Campus and is on the 95 and 96 MBTA bus routes. The Office is open Mon, Tue & Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30pm and Fri 8:30-12:30.  The position is a minimum of 15 hours a week during the summer, up to 35 and at least 8 hours a week during the school year.

Interested applicants should email a copy of your resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at ahunt@medford.org

Beyond Oil Campaign Intern – Sierra Club (Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA; or other locations)

Oil is the #1 source of U.S. climate-disrupting pollution. Americans consume 25 percent of the world’s produced oil, yet our nation has less than 3 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves. If left unchecked our appetite for oil will continue to grow, and the costs of this dangerous addiction are high. Every year we send billions of dollars overseas, much of it to hostile regimes that do not share America’s values. Our addiction to oil puts the entire nation at risk, and leaves our economy vulnerable to price shocks. Oil is a leading source of smog, particulate matter, and other toxic pollution that contributes to tens of thousands of deaths each year. Our addiction is also the cause of oil spills in our rivers and oceans, poisoning our drinking water sources, polluting our communities and destroying fragile ecosystems. It’s time to break Big Oil’s stranglehold on our nation. The Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil campaign aims to cut America’s addiction to oil by stopping destructive and dirty fossil fuels and promoting real solutions such as smart transportation systems, clean cars, and clean, renewable energy that won’t run out. The Beyond Oil intern will assist the campaign’s team members to move our nation beyond oil-based fuels.

Job Activities/Scope: Interns will provide support to all aspects of the Beyond Oil Campaign, including its three sub-campaigns: dirty fuels, green transportation, and green fleets & electric vehicles. Past job activities have included conducting research and writing, assisting in outreach efforts, organizing program activities and events, preparing educational materials, providing administrative support, and contributing to program blogs and social media.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to research complex issues
  • Ability to gather and synthesize complex information and communicate it in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting
  • Ability to converse comfortably on the phone
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with grassroots organizing and campaigns is a plus
  • Possessing good time management and organizational skills
  • Enthusiastic about ending America’s oil addiction!

Compensation/Pay: All Sierra Club internships are unpaid. Participants may be able to gain college credit for their internship.

Term: Interns are accepted on a rolling basis
Hours: Minimum 20 hours per week preferred

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: jessica.eckdish@sierraclub.org with “Beyond Oil Internship Application” in the subject line.

Campus Ecology Ecology Graduate Fellowship Program – National Wildlife Federation

Spots are still available for National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program  2013 GRADUATE Fellowships. 

NWF’s Campus Ecology Fellows confront climate change on their campuses and help to educate and engage the campus community on
climate action solutions.

Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to graduate students working with members of the faculty, staff, or administration on projects designed to help address climate change impacts and to protect wildlife and habitat on campus and beyond. In addition to a modest grant, Fellows also receive project support, leadership development, recognition of their accomplishments and other perks.

This year’s Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work with one of the four following campaigns:

• Stopping Expansion of Dirty Energy
• Safeguarding Wildlife and Habitat in the Appalachian Forests
• Protecting Wildlife in Urban and Suburban Habitats
• Clean Energy Solutions

Please visit www.nwf.org/Fellows to learn more and access application materials

Applications are due July 14th, 2013.

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