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Environmental Consulting Internship: Green Restaurant Association (Boston, MA)

The Green Restaurant Association is seeking an intern in the Boston area to work 10 hours per week for a minimum duration of 3 months. The intern will be responsible for supporting the consulting department in day-to-day operations, writing reports, and conducting research related to environmental sustainability. This is an unpaid internship and will start immediately. If interested, please send a resume and letter of interest or a 1 minute video explaining why you want to intern with the GRA and what skills and background you would contribute to jobinfo@dinegreen.com. For more information, visit: http://dinegreen.com/employment.asp

White House Internship, (Washington D.C.)

The application for the Summer 2013 White House Internship Program is open, and the application deadline is soon approaching. All application materials, including recommendations, must be submitted on or before January 27, 2013.
The White House Internship Program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President, and engage them in public service opportunities. A complete application includes: short answers, two essay questions, a one-page resume, and two letters of recommendation. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships

Sustainable Food & Cultural Events Marketing Internship

Are you passionate about healthy, sustainable, and local? Are you eager to take part in planning and promoting cultural and food-based events the matter? If so, The Williams Agency may be the place for you!

The Williams Agency is an award winning, full-service public relations, marketing, and event planning firm that specializes in branding and promoting sustainable food and cultural events. With a variety of nonprofit and for-profit clients, the Agency works with mission driven projects and issues we are passionate about.

We are excited to announce that we are now recruiting for our spring and summer Internship Programs. Interns will be working directly with staff members in all aspects of marketing and event planning and become involved in sponsorship development, branding, volunteer recruitment, social media, public relations, advertising, and design. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to make a difference while gaining hands on experience with a small, growing, faced paced company. Event planning and marketing skills are ideal for this position. Communications skills and social media skills are also desirable. The position also requires person to own a laptop.

Projects may include:

  • Second Annual Circle The City, Boston, MA. This is Boston’s premier open streets event promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Boston Jerkfest, Boston, MA. Boston Jerkfest is a food festival celebrating all things hot, and includes a Jerk cook-off, Chef Demos, and wine, beer and distillery tastings.
  • 21st Annual Cambridge Carnival International. Cambridge, MA Cambridge’s largest festival, a colorful and festive celebration that is rooted in African and Caribbean traditions.
  • SBN’s Local Craft Brewfest and Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest: Showcases local breweries, wineries, cider, mead, distilleries, and artisan beverages produced in Massachusetts and New England.
  • 4th Annual Boston Local Food Festival, Boston, MA Boston’s premier food event promoting the joys and benefits of eating local food.
  • Boston Farmers Markets. Marketing Campaign, Boston, MA. This project includes marketing, public relations and branding for all 27 Boston farmers markets. This year’s season includes several campaigns, including a seafood campaign, themed “Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean.” with Chef Demos at selected markets.
  • Buy Local Trade Show and Seminar, Boston, MA. This event designed for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products

 

 

Event Marketing Internship duties may include:

  • Work closely with Agency marketing and production teams
  • Attend meetings with senior staff, board members, and volunteers
  • Work collaboratively with marketing team and to implement marketing campaigns
  • Maintain and update client, sponsorship databases
  • Solicit volunteer and coordinate volunteer database
  • Implement public relations campaign, including researching and updating media lists, email and faxing press release, PSA’s, and event listings, and conducting follow-ups.
  • Develop and manage Constant Contact and similar e-newsletter campaigns for events
  • Enhance and maintain client event websites
  • Design and manage social network tools for enhancing website and incorporating into marketing campaigns.
  • Explore web marketing and email marketing opportunities and techniques for driving traffic to website
  • Liaison with printers and other designers for the development and production of communication materials and collateral.
  • Work collaboratively with marketing team and to implement event marketing campaigns
  • Provide logistical support for events including contacting vendors for quotes
  • Maintain files and keep up to date
  • Respond to general inquiry calls for client projects and The Williams Agency
  • Follow and participate in The Williams Agency Sustainable Leadership Program guidelines
  • Assist in developing and upholding sustainability program and initiatives

Qualifications

  • Event planning interest or experience helpful
  • Proficient with office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint); e-mail, and basic web design; ability to use design software helpful (Photoshop, InDesign, Word press, Dreamweaver)
  • Self-directed
  • Social media experience or skills
  • Proficient with office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, databases); e-mail, ability to use design software helpful (Photoshop)
  • Very organized and detailed-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must be organized and demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Able to establish and build professional relationships and team player

Hours: Part time/ Full time, Spring Semester, Summer, & Fall Semester
Compensation: Unpaid, college credit available
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to: jacqueline@thewilliamsagency.net, please include “Events Marketing Internship”, desired time frame (spring, summer or both) aalong with your name in Subject Line of email.

Mar 02: Campus Cultivation Conference

Campus Cultivation Conference
March 2nd
Tufts University
RSVP by Feb 15
http://cultivatecampuses.tumblr.com/

In 2010, Middlebury College hosted the first Campus Cultivation Conference, bringing together students from liberal arts schools with a garden or farm – or just a dream for one – in the Northeast for a day of networking and sharing. The following year, Wellesley College picked it up, hosting such schools as Babson, Brandeis, Olin College of Engineering, Bennington, Tufts, and of course, Middlebury.

This year, on March 2, 2013, Tufts University student gardeners are planning to keep it going!

We’ll be focusing on issues surrounding cultivation in an urban environment, with workshops on diverse topics including hydroponics, medicinal uses for herbs, and how to garden in cold climates. We will also have a collective problem solving exercise to help students create strategies for issues such as using limited resources and in the face of high membership turnover.

Working schedule includes:

Keynote speaker: Groundwork Somerville

Workshops:
Hydro/aquaponics by Sabrina from Rootdown Hydroponics

Canning/Preserving by TBA
Designing Food Systems Curricula by Jeff Hake (check out his blog )
Medicinal Uses for Herbs by Naturopathic Dr. Zartarian
Soil Health by Jeff Hake
Cold Climates by Tufts Biology Professor George EllmoreFor more information, email tuftsstudentgarden@gmail.com.

See you in March!

Environmental Protection Specialist: Environmental Protection Agency (Washington D.C.)

Job Title: Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-13

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number: LV-OAR-DE-2013-0016

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 10, 2012 to Friday, December 21, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0028-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time – Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy – Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any U.S. citizen may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA.  See more about us here:  http://www.epa.gov.

This position is located in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, in Washinton, DC.
For more information on this office, visit their website: http://epawww.epa.gov/oar/index.html

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit resume and required documents(See How to Apply)
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

DUTIES:

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You will:
Analyze commercial building energy and water use data using statistical methods and econometric analysis; Propose and conduct energy, financial, and/or emissions analyses; Communicate the technical aspects of ENERGY STAR to critical stakeholder communities, including examining and explaining the relationship between building codes and building energy performance; Train buliding industry partners in the use of ENERGY STAR technical tools; Coordinate with the Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, on improvements to future Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) data collection efforts; Serve as the technical lead in meetings with senior officials and executives from private companies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations; Manage contractors assisting EPA in carrying out many of the activities conducted as part of the ENERGY STAR program.

 

You will spend less than 25%, of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as experience conducting technical, statistical or policy analyses of environmental and/or economic impacts; AND experience managing studies evaluating the economic and environmental impact of energy efficiency and/or renewable energy regulations policies or issues.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:  Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of analyzing commercial building energy and environmental data; Knowledge of development and management of technical tools and resources used  by ENERGY STAR partner organizations; Ability to orally communicate the technical aspects of ENERGY STAR to critical stakeholder communities; Ability to examine and explain the relationship between building codes and building energy performance in writing.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

 

This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified Category.

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options!  Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more visit
Benefits
.  To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the bargaining unit.

 

Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.

 

EPA participates in e-Verify.  E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.

 

This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment.  The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

 

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.


HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you
submit your application for this position.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.  To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement.

For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm .

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Documents to be submitted on-line:

–Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section.  In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
–Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire
–Veterans’ Preference Documents – DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.
–Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP – copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.

Additional information can be found on our web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Glinda Hawkins
Phone: 702-798-2401
Fax: 702-798-2433
Email: TeamVegas@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Building A, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
89119-7528
US
Fax: 702-798-2433

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account.  You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

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