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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.

CEQ Internship – White House Council on Environmental Quality (Washington, DC)

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) interns are given a wide range of assignments including conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, and writing memos on a variety of environmental issues.  Interns have the opportunity to be involved in groundbreaking projects, working closely with staff from all levels and a variety of backgrounds.  The pace in the office is fast, so accuracy and attention to detail are absolute requirements.  Interns can expect to begin with the basics and gradually add more specialized projects as they gain experience.

Other essential intern duties include answering phones, routing mail, copying  documents, filing and retrieving information (conventionally or electronically), assembling briefing materials and performing assigned research tasks.

Qualifications Needed: We are seeking students who are:

  • Highly motivated
  • Willing to contribute where needed
  • Have the ability to handle the inherent pressure that comes with working within the Executive Office of the President.

Additionally, candidates should have:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Relevant classroom or practical experience

We strongly prefer candidates who are available to work full-time, but will consider applicants who cannot.  CEQ will work with interns who are attempting to arrange credit with a college or university to help fulfill academic requirements.   All internship positions are unpaid.

Most interns work a typical semester-based schedule (May – August, September – December, January – April); however a position may be customized based on applicant availability and project needs.

Deadlines for applications are March 1 (Summer), July 1 (Fall), and November 1 (Spring).

Internship Application: Download the CEQ Internship Application (pdf)

Green Classroom Coordinator – AmeriCorps (Bellingham, WA)

The AmeriCorps member will have the opportunity to create the framework for and implement a Green Classroom Certification program for Whatcom Country. The classroom certification process will have the goal of engaging teachers and students in energy, waste and water conservation measures in their classrooms and beyond. The program will be piloted with elementary schools in Bellingham School District, with the exception that the framework will be designed to be replicable for other school districts after the pilot year. Depending on the success, it may be adapted for middle and high schools as well.

Member Duties:

  • Develop the specific requirements for a Green Classroom Certification process that includes 4-5 required tasks
  • Work with Bellingham School District personnel to recruit at least 100 teacher and/or staff volunteers
  • Design a teacher workshop to be held in January 2014 – The workshop will train 1-2 Lead teachers and/or staff members from each participating school on the details of the program, avaliable support materials and other information to bring back to their schools for other teachers and/or staff
  • Prepare and provide classroom presentations on energy efficiency and climate change for grades K-6 in each participating classroom
  • Design and distribute chosen forms of acknowledgement for program participants, based on Community-based Social Marking techniques
  • Create an eNewsletter to send to Green Classroom participants

To find other more about this position, click here.

CDBG Project Manager – Brockton Redevelopment Authority (Brockton, MA)

The successful candidate will possess some community development and program management experience and graduation from an accredited college or university. An advanced degree in Planning or Community Development is preferred, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.   Experience with state and/or federal grant programs, grant writing, public procurement laws, and contracts are desirable. Starting salary is $40,000 – $45,000 depending on qualifications and experience. In addition to competitive compensation, the BRA offers a great work environment in an exciting community.

Please submit your cover letter and resume on or before 4:00 p.m. July 15, 2013 to: Marc Resnick, Director of Community Development, Brockton Redevelopment Authority, 50 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301, Or Via e-mail: mresnick@brocktonredevelopmentauthority.com

Energy Intern – Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an Energy Intern to work in its Boston office starting in August or September 2013. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional cooperation, which includes protecting the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities.

Examples of Duties:

The energy intern will have significant research responsibilities and will work directly with the Energy Division team to develop and implement MAPC’s energy projects throughout the MAPC region. Projects that the energy intern may work on include researching best practices in municipal-level energy efficiency and renewable energy development and assisting in the development and implementation of energy programs for municipalities in the Boston region.

Qualifications:

The energy intern must be personable, have strong writing skills, and excellent research capabilities. Experience with data analysis and visualization, graphic design and/or building energy audits is a plus. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student studying urban planning, engineering, public policy, architecture, or another related field.  The intern should be willing to commit 20 hours per week and must be enrolled in school during the internship.  This is a paid position.

To apply:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two references.  Position open until filled.  Review of applications begins immediately.  Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.  MAPC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Research Assistant – Tufts Feinstein Center (Medford, MA)

The Feinstein International Center is looking to hire a research assistant during the months of July -September of 2013 in order to create a program that automatically downloads and processes rainfall, NDVI, and other climate variables for the Dar Sila region of Chad as part of a research project on early warning. The climate data represents a first step of analyzing potential drought and flooding in the area. The program has to be completely automated and incredibly simple to use. The program has to produce two outputs (at least initially): 1) a map showing the research area and how rainfall deviates from a twelve year average for that location and time of year and 2) a table that provides the amount of rainfall for that month (for the location as a whole and for specific villages in the region) and how it deviates from a twelve year average for that location and time of year.

Required Skills: ArcGIS, python scripting, strong cartography skills. Preferred Skills: Statistical analysis, proficiency in STATA.

Please contact Anastasia Marshak directly with your CV at anastasial.marshak@tufts.edu

Procurement & Sustanability Manager – DC Central Kitchen (Washington, DC)

DC Central Kitchen seeks a Procurement & Sustanability Manager to join our dynamic team and support our mission of using food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. The Procurement Manager will work to ensure that all goods, both purchased and donated, support and enhance DC Central Kitchen’s mission. In this role, the Procurement manager will work to develop strategic plans and partnership for sourcing necessary food products across DCCK programs. In addition, the Procurement manager will ensure the seamless functioning and operations of the procurement department.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Procurement Manager will meet regularly with kitchen and program staff to ensure effective use of purchase and donated supplies. He/She will be an active part of budget, menu and strategy development. Setting goals for the procurement of local and non-local, purchased and/or donated products. This person will work with management and partners to create an annual procurement budget and ensure that budgets are realistic and monitored. The primary function of this position will build a strong and  fluid system that will streamline procurement operations, food cost, and serve the larger mission of the organization. This person will be responsible for maintaining relationships as commercial vendors, local farmers, donors as well as developing new partnerships as needed. This position will create and maintain standard operating procedures for purchasing and allocating product. Finally, he/she will be responsible for  any reporting necessary for grants,donor, media,and/or promotional materials related to procurement.

Requirements

  • Responsible for supervisory duties of the procurement coordinator.
  • Supervise procurement of food and non-food items across programs.
  • Collaborate with the Transportation Manager or other assigned transportation staff to ensure the seamless pickup and delivery of procured product.
  • Strategically expand donor network and increase overall donations to DCCK fulfilling current and projected needs.
  • Work with accounting to ensure accuracy of invoicing and follow through as needed with collection
  • Design and oversee appropriate methods for tracking and data collection
  • Participate in the annual budget process and monitoring
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with local growers and processors
  • Maintain ongoing analysis of DCCK’s current accounts and procurement methods
  • Manage current vendor accounts and relationships with sales representatives
  • Work  closely with vendor accounts and relationships with sales representatives
  • Develop innovative methods for low-cost and bulk buying opportunities
  • Work to reduce overall food cost percentage across all programs
  • Reach out to, and field inquiries from, perspective new vendors
  • Create standard operating procedures for product requisition and allocation
  • Maintain streamline procurement across departments in order to effectively harness DCCK buying power
  • Prepare detailed monthly reports identifying trends in food cost and product volume
  • Collaborate with staff on menu planning activities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficient in the use of  Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, POS Software.
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Desire to be part of a large nonprofit whose mission is to “combat hunger and create opportunity”.
  • Strong customer service skills (Personable, able to comfortably and pleasantly deal with a variety of people)
  • Bachelor degree required and/or 3-4 years of comparable work experience in a similar position.(Proof of highest degree earned will be required upon hire)
  • Two (2) years of   work experience in procurement
  • Demonstrated success with food purchasing, cost control and inventory management
  • Desire to train, mentor and develop young professionals entering into the field
  • Ability to make critical decisions while adhering to company goals
  • Comfortable with public speaking engagements
  • Must be an organized individual that follows a systematic method of performing tasks
  • Ability to stay flexible and keep a sense of humor while working well in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have Valid Driver’s License and a good driving record.This position requires a high level of professional integrity with a strong ability to communicate with fellow peers, community partners as well as clients.

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Senior Program Officer, International Programs – Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (Agoura Hills, CA)

The Senior Program Officer, International Programs will provide leadership in international grantmaking activities and projects and will have primary responsibility for the Foundation’s Safe Water initiative. This person is a key member of the international program team and reports to the Director, International Program.
Key Responsibilities
  • Strategic Initiative Implementation. Leads implementation of the Foundation’s Safe Water strategic initiative focused on sustainable access to safe water among the
    rural poor in Africa, India, and Mexico (http://hiltonfoundation.org/initiatives
    a programs/water). Presents grant proposals and strategy updates to the Board of Directors. Works with evaluator to track progress toward initiative goals.
  • Grantmaking and Grantee Relations. Identifies potential grantees and projects, investigates and evaluates grant proposals, and presents recommended proposals for funding at Board meetings. Monitors and evaluates strategic initiatives and grantee performance. Conducts site visits as needed. Provides technical assistance to, and maintains an open, ongoing relationship, with grantees.
  • Issues/Trend Analysis. Remains informed of current research, policy, activities, and trends in the issues related to water, sanitation, and hygiene as well as the other international program priority areas of the Foundation.
  • External Relations. Convenes meetings of key government, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders to mobilize coordinated efforts and funding in strategic initiatives. Represents the Foundation to various constituencies through verbal and written communications (e.g., annual reports, brochures, correspondence) and by participating in outside conferences and meetings.
  • Management and Program Team Relations. Builds collaborative and positive working relationships and effective communication channels with team members and staff. Participates in team meetings to review grant recommendations, provide updates on grantee progress, determine technical assistance needs of grantees, plan convening, evaluation, and communications activities, and share and reflect on experiences in the field and related program activity. Identifies the need and scope of work for consultants within the international program area and monitors work as required.
  • Special Projects. Designs and carries out special projects and other duties, as required.

Core Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in public health, public policy, social welfare, or a related field
  • Demonstrated expertise and work experience in international water-related issues at program, research, and public policy levels
  • Familiarity with water, sanitation, and hygiene policy at global, federal, state, and local levels
  • Experience in strategies planning and implementation, and in coordinating public/private efforts for long-term, systemic social impact

To learn more about the qualifications for the job, visit here.

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