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Planning/Policy Intern – ChangeLab Solutions (Oakland, CA)

ChangeLab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law & Policy or PHLP) is hiring a Planning/Policy Intern. The intern will support our team of urban planners, lawyers, and policy analysts to explore planning and policy solutions to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity. We develop tools for training advocates about the relationship between the built environment and public health and provide technical assistance on implementing policies that support healthier communities. ChangeLab Solutions provides interns with an opportunity to work in a fast-paced policy environment on projects that have substantial impact on the policymaking process in numerous communities and states across the country.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide research and analysis to strengthen state and local policies to create healthy, sustainable communities.
  • Research and writing on a variety of cutting-edge transportation, food systems, and land use policy strategies.
  • Collect and synthesize a variety of primary and secondary research sources, including interviews, reports, municipal codes, general plans and zoning codes and other planning/policy documents, and academic literature.
  • Conduct key informant interviews with policy practitioners and other experts to inform research and product development
  • Craft clear, easy-to-read fact sheets, technical assistance responses, and other written resources for ChangeLab Solutions’ audience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in city and regional planning, public policy, public health, or related field. Bachelors degree in a related field with two years of policy research and writing experience can be substituted.
  • Current graduate students will also be considered.
  • Familiarity with land use planning processes, including transportation, economic development, climate change, sustainability, and food systems, preferred, but not required.
  • Familiarity with food systems, active living, transportation, or other chronic disease prevention policies preferred, but not required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

Internships – The Esplanade Association, TEA (Boston, MA)

The Esplanade Association (TEA) works to restore and enhance Boston’s Charles River Esplanade. TEA is currently seeking responsible interns for the following open positions:

  • Development Intern
  • Docent Intern
  • Landscape Intern
  • Plant Records Intern

Internships are unpaid, but a weekly travel stipend is granted. Start/end dates and weekly schedules are flexible, but some positions require the individual to be at the park for certain programs and events. For more information and to apply, click here.

Student Sustainability Advisor – Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)

Application due March 31, 2013

The Student Sustainability Advisor is charged with supporting and advising the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI), a program that is part of Student Leadership & Involvement. The advisor will support the SSI in the development of long and short term vision and goals and in the implementation of a comprehensive, innovative sustainability programming model that is grounded in student development and sustainability education theory. This position supports the Oregon State University academic mission by developing engaged, reflective citizens, creating opportunities for experiential learning, and supporting the institutional strategic plan centered on healthy people, planet, and economy.

Through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff, the Advisor will be responsible for advising, supporting, and growing student-driven co-curricular sustainability outreach, engagement, and educational projects and efforts in order to promote and advance a culture of sustainability that engages Oregon State’s diverse student demographic. The Advisor position is responsible for supporting programming that will allow students to acquire and cultivate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to lead more sustainable lifestyles and be agents of change. Along with the SSI Director, a student position, the Advisor will provide advising and supervision support to the student staff housed in the Student Sustainability Center. In cooperation with other SLI staff and the OSU Sustainability Coordinator, the Advisor will continuously develop co-curricular engagement and sustainability opportunities that meet the needs of the contemporary student population.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Bachelors degree with minimum experience equal to two full years or relevant professional experience gaining requisite knowledge, skills and abilities pertaining to the position OR any equivalent combination of experience, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, abilities have been achieved. In particular, this position requires:

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Student development theory and practice
  • Sustainability principles, frameworks, and models
  • Advising, mentoring, coaching techniques and theory

Experience with:

  • Working with, supporting, and developing diverse populations
  • Coordinating and prioritizing work for self and others
  • Event and program planning

For more information and to apply, click here.

Administrative Intern – Metropolitan Regional Planning Agency (Boston, MA)

The Administrative Intern will serve as a core member of MAPC’s four member Administrative team, which supports the 70 members of the MAPC staff. MAPC is located in the downtown crossing section of Boston. This is a part-time position with some flexibility as to working hours; pay pro-rated accordingly. Base week is 20- 25 hours. Duties include a wide variety of office support tasks, including ordering supplies, assisting with mailing projects, maintaining electronic calendars, assisting all staff members with research and database tasks using various software tools.

Candidate must currently be in school to be eligible for the position working toward either an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or higher degree. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidate must also be able to lift objects including boxes with a weight not to exceed 50 pounds. Hourly salary is $15.00 per hour, with no benefits. To find out more and to apply, click here.

Campus Sustainability Planner – Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)

As a member of the university’s core sustainability team, the primary role of the Campus Sustainability Planner is to work collaboratively with the campus community to conceive, develop, implement, and measure new sustainability initiatives in support of the Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment and Sustainability Plan. There are five main responsibilities in this position: (1) Coordinate the implementation of the undergraduate student internship program, (2), Identify opportunities to expand and strengthen the campus sustainability program, (3) Develop campus community outreach and engagement programs, (4) Coordinate strategic planning efforts for the sustainability office, and (5) Document, measure, and report on campus sustainability initiatives.Successful candidates will be able to strike a balance between providing a vision for the office on how to further create a campus sustainability culture, designing new programs with a strategic intent, and maintaining a public presence to nurture and expand the network of sustainability champions on campus.

Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in urban or environmental planning, environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related field or equivalent training and/or experience.
- Considerable experience in the development and implementation of sustainability initiatives in an institutional environment.
- Experience working with interns and/or leaders, and building collaborative partnerships within an organization.
- Must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the principles of sustainability and how they relate to organizations and university campuses.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite and a Windows operating system environment.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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