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Sustainability Internship with VOX Global

Sustainability Internship

VOX Global offers a paid internship focused on corporate sustainability in our Boston, MA office. The intern will work primarily with our sustainability team, helping clients to build, execute, and communicate environmental and social sustainability programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, summarize and report on topics and media coverage in the sustainability space
  • Draft and edit press materials, web pages, and other communications
  • Craft high-level written communications for clients, external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Review and summarize reports
  • Staff events


  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate institution (preference will be given to candidates who are enrolled in or recently graduated from an MBA or Master’s program in sustainability)
  • Strong interest in sustainability, corporate responsibility, environmental policy, and/or communications
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with social media and online community engagement

The internship is from January-May 2015.

To apply for the Sustainability Internship, please send a cover letter and resume to sustainabilityintern@voxglobal.com

Sustainability Programs Manager, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

Brandeis University is seeking a Manager of Sustainability Programs. With a dual report to the Executive Director of Facilities and the Vice President for Campus Operations, this person will build and develop a broad campus sustainability program focusing on all aspects of operational practices and campus life, and will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for connecting to research, curriculum, and other university areas. The essential purpose of this position is to lead and coordinate others in pursuit of a more sustainable Brandeis campus.

More info on the position and how to apply, here.

Boston Public Schools Energy Conservation Campaign Intern

Boston Public School (BPS) Facilities Management Department is seeking an Energy Conservation Campaign Intern to assist in data assessment, program outreach and educational resource development for a new energy behavior change program. As part of the Energy Conservation Campaign, all 128 Boston schools (k-12) will receive monthly utility usage reports highlighting their usage of water, gas and electric. Additionally schools that sign up to participate in the Conservation Program (expecting 10-20 schools) will receive direct support in the form of technical assistance, grade specific educational resources, onsite trainings and awards and recognition. At the close of the program (March 2015), schools that have been able to reduce at least 5% above their baseline will be rewarded financially through a shared savings incentive.
The intern will work 10-20 hours per week from December 2014 through March 2015 with the possibility of an extension through May 2015. Holiday and winter break schedules are flexible. Pay ranges from $12-$15/hour depending on experience.

- Research behavior change energy conservation program best practices
- Develop tools for tracking and communicating each school’s progress in saving energy
- Develop educational energy conservation resources for schools
- Create and disseminate marketing materials to promote the Energy Conservation Campaign
- Visit schools, classrooms and district events to educate stakeholders on simple ways they can reduce energy in their school
- Develop a summary report of program outcomes and savings
- Strong understanding of building occupant energy conservation techniques and experience
- Experience with implementing sustainability focused behavior change campaigns
- Strong quantitative data collection, management, analysis, and presentation skills, including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
- Strong interpersonal skills including an interest and ability to work with students in grades k-12
- Experience developing and teaching energy education activities, especially with youth
- Ability to work independently, travel to schools throughout the City with minimal supervision
- Strong written and verbal skills and experience with social media

Applicants should send a detailed cover letter and resume to pbeierle@bostonpublicschools.org with “Energy Conservation Intern” in the subject line. Applications must be received by Nov 24, 2014.

Terms of Internship
This position is part time, temporary position. The Intern will work from the BPS Administrative Building, Facilities Management Offices – 26 Court Street, Boston MA 02108. Travel to other administrative buildings in Dorchester and schools across the City will be required.
A phone and desktop computer will be provided. The position does not cover transportation or other benefit coverage.

Sustainability Compact Coordinator, City of Cambridge Executive Office

The Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future was launched in 2013 by the City of Cambridge, Harvard, MIT and multiple large businesses to leverage the intellectual and entrepreneurial capacity of the business, non-profit, education, and municipal sectors in Cambridge to contribute to a healthy, livable and sustainable future. For more information see: http://cambridgecompact.org/


The Coordinator will assist the Deputy City Manager and current chair of the Compact in coordinating the activities of the Compact, including performing research and developing projects; soliciting agenda items and drafting agendas; convening meetings and coordinating other members activities; creating social media and other content; writing reports; and performing other duties as needed.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Perform research and develop projects materials to be used by Compact members.
  • Engage with senior city staff to develop projects and coordinate participation in Compact activities across multiple city departments.
  • Coordinate Compact meetings, resources, and communication.
  • Work with Compact members to identify Steering Committee and Board meeting dates and times.
  • Assist in creating agendas, taking notes and producing meeting minutes.
  • Serve as liaison and maintain communication among Compact members.
  • Facilitate and organize Compact-related meetings and events.
  • Create print, web, and social media content related to Compact activities.
  • Assist in developing and producing annual report.
  • Perform other duties as required.


The Coordinator should be familiar with climate change and sustainability policies and programs. Must be able to work with a wide variety of people, coordinate projects, and manage administrative, research and project responsibilities required. Should possess excellent project management, organizational, communication, presentation, computer, and writing skills. Minimum of two years of related professional experience and a related Bachelor’s degree required, advanced level coursework strongly preferred.


  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills, and ability to multi-task while remaining organized
  • Must be able to work independently, as a proactive team player
  • Experience in staffing committees or similar organizations with diverse membership
  • Understanding of climate change and sustainability
  • Experience working in both the private and public sectors a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with computers, software and social media
  • Knowledge of the Cambridge community


$25.00 per hour, up to 15 hours per week



External applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on 12/11/14 via email to employment@cambridgema.gov or Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312



Employment Opportunity: Communications Assistant

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), affiliated with Tufts University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. GDAE is independently funded by grants from government and private foundations to pursue its mission through original research, policy work, publication projects, curriculum development, conferences and other activities.
Student Communications Assistant
Communications Assistant will work with GDAE’s Outreach Coordinator to help maintain and expand our outreach efforts. Job duties will include: design flyers and outreach materials, assist with event planning, update social media accounts, track media mentions, assist with website redesign, research methods for expanding our email outreach list, and other projects as assigned.
An ideal candidate will have work-study funding and be available through the spring semester and summer. This is a flexible 6-10 hrs/week position. Pay will be $10-12/hour depending on experience. See qualifications and application instructions.
More information on the position can be found here or here.



Do you want to protect and strengthen EPA’s authority to regulate carbon from power plants? Do you want to promote increased use of renewables in key states and nationally as a key pathway to reducing carbon emissions? The Energy team at the Union of Concerned Scientists is expanding, and we have four positions available. Is one of them right for you?  Learn more about our jobs and how to apply at http://www.ucsusa.org/jobs
Energy Research Associate (Cambridge, MA): Assist with research and analysis in support of a team of energy analysts on a variety of projects focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural gas, coal, and energy resilience.
Energy Analyst (Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC): Conduct research and analysis to advance understanding of renewable and conventional energy technologies, policies, and markets, and to evaluate and advocate for clean energy solutions and climate change mitigation options in the electricity sector.
Energy Modeler (Cambridge, MA): Conduct analysis and modeling of clean energy and climate policies at the state, regional and national level, including modeling and spreadsheet analyses of proposed renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate policies at the state, regional, and national level. Conceptualize and design modeling scenarios.
Washington Representative (Washington, DC): Support advocacy efforts related to UCS’s national climate and energy policy agenda. Help to develop and implement campaign strategy for climate and energy policy, focusing on education and outreach to policymakers and Washington-based stakeholders.

Green Corps Employment Opportunity

Early Fall Application Deadline: October 11, 2014
Click here to request more information about Green Corps. Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems – global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others – with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. For more information, visit http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore.


Washington DC

NRDC is seeking a Senior Energy Advocate or Attorney to work with our energy team based in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include: Provide written and oral advocacy in furtherance of NRDC’s electric sector carbon standard, utility reform, clean energy and energy efficiency priorities at the state and federal level; develop relationships and collaborate with utilities and utility associations in DC and at the state or regional level; develop state-level support to push for federal regulations on carbon emissions from the electric sector; conduct legal and policy research and analysis to develop and support positions; coordinate and represent NRDC in coalitions on specific issue-areas; and finally respond to media requests and develop advocacy material to spread NRDC’s message. For further information about NRDC, please visit http://www.nrdc.org


Vienna, Austria

IIASA’s Energy Program is looking to recruit a motivated and talented young researcher to join a team analyzing a wide range of issues surrounding energy economics and climate change. The successful applicant’s research will focus on modeling energy use among the global poor with the MESSAGE model and its extensions. The purpose of the research is to inform international policy efforts, such as the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative (http://www.se4all.org/), that aim to improve health, gender equality, education, and economic development by improving the access to and affordability of modern energy services in developing regions. Deadline for receipt of applications: 31st October 2014More information is available here.

Job opportunities at MIT

The Office of Sustainability at MIT works to collaboratively develop, strengthen, and realize MIT’s institutional vision, commitments, and goals to integrate principles of sustainability into all aspects of MIT’s facilities, activities and operations. We are currently seeking four paid Sustainability Research Fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the potential for continued funding through summer 2015. Current open position include: Sustainability Working Group Research Fellows (2 Positions) Communications, Design, and Outreach Programs Fellow Campus Sustainability Data and Metrics Research Fellow. All applications must be received by Friday, September 26, 2014.

To apply send a cover letter and resume to ofsjobs@mit.edu. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. More info at: https://sustainability.mit.edu/jobs

If you aren’t ready to submit by 9/25, call Susy Jones in the office of sustainability or email: sustainableMIT@mit.edu, to let her know and you can arrange a submission date with her.
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