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Student GIS Technician – Tufts University (Medford, MA)

We are looking for a Tufts student GIS technician for a Bengali Oral History project here at Tufts starting ASAP. The position will geocode oral history transcripts of prominent Bengali intellectuals. This will entail identifying places within the transcripts and then locating geo-historical sites mentioned in the transcripts using historical maps, Google Earth, and GIS data. Required experience with ArcGIS; preferred experience with Google Earth, MS Access, MS Excel. Pay rate: $12 per hour. Number of hours per week: 8. Please note this position is only open to current Tufts students.  Please send your resume to patrick.florance@tufts.edu

Research Associate – NMR Group (Somerville, MA)

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning, providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists in a field that makes a difference.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through master’s level graduate education or prior work in policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports

The ideal candidate has recently completed or will soon complete a master’s degree in policy, economics, sociology, or another social science field. We will also consider candidates with bachelor’s degrees who have relevant work experience. Successful employees should have strong expectations of rapid advancement in this growing company and field.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to openings@nmrgroupinc.com. For more information, please click here.

Organic Land Care Program Coordinator – NOFA/Mass

Deadline for application is February 17.

The NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care Program, in its 13th year, is the statewide educational and outreach resource for organic landscaping information. The coordinator position is for a self-starter with flexible hours who can not only develop and envision the job, but set his/her own schedule and coordinate/collaborate with NOFA/Mass staff, NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs), other industry organizations and non-profits, and collaborate with CT NOFA and the Organic Land Care Program committee.

Position requires working closely with NOFA/Mass Education/Executive Director, Organic Land Care Program Manager (in CT), and volunteer NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care committee to:

  • Develop, publicize, market and fully coordinate two professional-level trainings in Organic Land Care (one half-day intensive and one full day on Organic Turf) as well as educational programming and outreach events targeted at homeowners/ consumers (as deemed appropriate and where time allows)
  • Maintain a NOFA/Mass Organic Land Care steering committee composed primarily of AOLCPs to help guide program development and sustainability and to build up the NOFA/Mass volunteer base on the land care topic
  • Direct inquiries from the landscaper and consumer/homeowner community toward appropriate resources
  • Collaborate with NOFA/Mass outreach staff and CT NOFA staff to promote and advocate for organic land care topics at OLC related events, trade shows and conferences

This part-time job will require approximately 300 hours per year, with the majority of hours worked between Oct. 1 and April 1. Starting compensation is $13/hour. Working with NOFA/Mass is for folks who have an entrepreneurial bent, see this work as part of a living in the world of organic sustainability and enjoy working with others who have a passion for social change.

Skills required:
·       MS Word and Excel
·       Online social media networking proficiency
·       Interest in / basic familiarity with topics in organic land care and farming

Skills preferred:
·      Accredited Organic Land Care Professional strongly preferred. The ideal candidate has direct experience in landscaping, horticulture, nursery production and/or soil fertility
·      InDesign, Quark, PhotoShop or other design software experience helpful
·      Marketing, outreach or community organizing experience is also helpful

Send resume, cover letter and 3 letters of recommendation to Julie Rawson at julie@nofamass.org. Questions, email or call Julie at 978-355-2853. This position will start on March 15, 2013. For more information, click here.

National Climate Seminar – Bard CEP

Join the Bard Center for Environmental Policy the first and third Wednesday of each month at noon eastern to hear climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest climate change issues.

Climate Seminar calls are held via conference call (Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385) and professors can assign the half-hour calls to their students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions. Have questions for the speakers? Email them beforehand or during the call to climate@bard.edu. All calls are available as podcasts, 24 hours after the event.

In case you haven’t seen it, a new World Bank study confirms that we are on track for 750 ppm by 2100– or sooner– and a 4° C hotter world. Next Wednesday, February 6, at noon eastern, NRDC’s Daniel Lashof will talk about how to address the issue, focusing in particular on “Using the Clean Air act to Sharply Reduce Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants”. One of Dan’s key messages is that this won’t happen without pressure from climate activists.

Other speakers this semester will include Mike Tidwell on Cutting Carbon at Power Plants, Brenda Ekwurzel on After Sandy, What Next?, Mark Reynolds on Lobbyists for Climate Action, Katharine Wilkinson on Between God and Green, Bill McKibben on Corruption, Democracy, Climate, and Manuel Pastor and James Boyce on Co-benefits and Climate Justice.

For more information, click here.

Clinton Global Initiative University (April 5 – 7) – St. Louis, MO

The application deadline is today, January 30.

The sixth annual meeting of CGI U will take place from April 5 – 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, bringing together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The meeting will bring together student leaders, NGO representatives, topic experts, and celebrities to brainstorm ideas, share best practices, and develop their action plans for the months ahead. Join President Clinton, Jack Dorsey, Salman Khan, and many other to-be-announced innovators and entrepreneurs.

More than $400,000 in funding for select attendees is now available. The Resolution Project will provide $100,000 total to the winners of a social venture competition on-site. The CGI University Network will provide more than $300,000 total to student attendees from member universities. To be eligible for funding, students must first apply online to attend CGI U.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Program Associate – Alliance to Save Energy (Oakland, CA)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis through January 27, 2013.

The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a full-time Program Associate to assist with implementation of its PowerSave Campus Program.  The Program Associate will work in the Alliance’s Oakland, CA office or from a home office in the LA area.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy (www.ase.org) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

The PowerSave Campus Program is a student-driven energy efficiency and workforce education and training initiative currently serving 23 campuses nationwide, including 16 in California.  The program employs and manages paid student interns to develop and implement projects that promote careers in the sustainability field, generate energy savings on campus, increase awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourage the infusion of sustainability concepts into academic curricula.  Over 75 university students are employed yearly through the PowerSave Campus Program, each trained to emerge as a highly skilled sustainability and energy efficiency professional at the time of graduation.  For more information about the program, please visit: www.ase.org/powersavecampus.

Candidates must have exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills, along with experience in project management, team building, public speaking, and meeting facilitation.  In addition, candidates should be self-starters who can juggle multiple tasks with minimum supervision, have a good eye for detail and, at the same time, be capable of seeing the bigger picture. Experience working with campus sustainability initiatives is desirable, and a familiarity with energy efficiency technologies is a definite plus.

How to Apply: Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to Meghan Kearns at mkearns@ase.org. For additional information, please click here.

Sustainability Capacity-Building Internship – Second Nature (Boston, MA)

Apply at: careers@secondnature.org by January 25, 2013

Second Nature is seeking applications for an intern to join the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) Program Team to assist on projects that aim to advance climate leadership and sustainability education initiatives at colleges and universities across the country.  The Sustainability Capacity-Building Intern will work on a variety of activities to advance the goals of the ACUPCC and other Second Nature initiatives related to education, green building, greenhouse gas reporting, and climate action planning.  These program activities may include analysis of energy and climate data, outreach support to signatory institutions, blogging, social media management, and webinar development. The Intern will also focus on supporting special programs with minority-serving institutions, climate adaptation and resiliency, and select fundraising activities.

Position Details: This position requires a 6-month working presence in the Second Nature office in downtown Boston during working hours (9am-5pm), beginning late January or early February 2013. Candidates will work 20-30 hours/week with flexibility around holidays and academic calendars. This is a competitively paid internship.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position and qualifications to careers@secondnature.org. Applicants should include the names and contact information of two references in their resume and explain their work availability (see position details).

For more information, click here.

Business Development Internship – Green City Growers (Boston, MA)

Green City Growers, Massachusetts’ premiere vegetable gardening business, is seeking an intern for spring 2013. GCG specializes in raised-bed garden installations, maintenance, and education for residential, business, restaurant and community locations. We are a small business (6 full time staff), and operate out of Union Square in Somerville.

GCG is seeking a positive, driven individual interested in immersing themselves in a growing business. Your time at GCG will be focused on sales, marketing, and business development. You will learn many aspects of running a small business. If you are looking to gain a wide variety of professional experience, this internship is for you. Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Creating and executing newsletters
  • Blogging and utilizing social networks
  • Emailing and following up on sales leads
  • Assistance in scheduling and coordinating workshops out of the GCG Office space
  • Attending and finding events
  • Track and analyze marketing data
  • Aid in the development of new sales techniques

The position will last until the end of May. The internship is part time (2-3 days a week). Candidates will only be considered if they can commit to the position until the end of May.

Please send a resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in obtaining this internship, when you can start and your availability. More information can be found by clicking here.

Fellowship – Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship until February 3rd! GHC believes that a global movement of individuals and organizations fighting for improved health outcomes and access to healthcare for the poor is necessary in order to change the unacceptable status quo of extreme inequity.

GHC provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity. Our fellows have a measurable impact on the health of the communities in which they work, and draw upon that experience and the GHC alumni network to deepen their impact throughout their careers.

  • Increasing the impact of great organizations today: Fellows work with high-impact organizations in year-long paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make a significant and measurable contribution to the placement organization and the target population.
  • Training and supporting the leaders of tomorrow: Global Health Corps will create a pipeline of young leaders for the global health equity movement. Fellows participate in a wide range of activities aimed at increasing their effectiveness as practitioners and their development as leaders, both during and after their fellowship year.
  • Building a global community of changemakers: Fellows build a set of shared values, commitment and skills that they carry well beyond the fellowship year. The GHC community serves as a source of opportunity and strength throughout fellows’ lives and careers.

This year, applicants can apply for up to 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. We are looking for people from a broad range of sectors and disciplines. No prior health experience is necessary! The only requirements are that applicants be 30 years old or younger, hold a university degree, and be proficient in English. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Jennifer Gottesfeld, U.S. Program Manager at jennifer@ghcorps.org. To apply and find out more, click here.

Somerville Maple Syrup Project Interns – Groundwork Somerville (Somerville, MA)

Groundwork Somerville is seeking interns to help run our Somerville Maple Syrup Project, now entering its tenth year! Each winter we tap local sugar maple trees, collect the sap for 4-6 weeks, and run educational programming in the Somerville Public Schools’ second-grade classrooms, teaching about the science and history of maple syrup. Finally in early March, we host a two-day boildown event at the Somerville Growing Center, with music, snacks, tapping demos, and onsite syrup production.

We are looking to hire several interns in three areas: Fundraising & Marketing; Event Planning (aiding with coordination of the tapping and boildown); and Education. Interns should be able to commit at least 2-4 hours per week from mid-December through mid-January and more in late January through March; they must be able to attend the Boildown on March 8th and 9th, 2013; and they should be able to travel independently around Somerville, including the Union Square area.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, good organization, reliability, and responsibility are required, as well as self-motivation and a creative streak! While these internships are unpaid, we are happy to provide recommendations and references; in addition, interns will gain valuable skills in coordination, planning, fundraising, teaching, urban agriculture, and maple sugar production.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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