Second Nature is seeking applicants for a Recruitment & Research Internship that may focus on the following tasks, based on the applicant’s area of interest:
- Support staff in researching prospective new signatories and partners
- Analyze data on ACUPCC signatory participation and impact using tools like excel
- Conduct market analysis of the higher education and sustainability sector
- Salesforce/CRM database management and data entry
- Other tasks as assigned
This position will be based in the Downtown Boston office of Second Nature with a flexible work schedule, with approximately a 10-20 hour a week commitment, with direct supervision from Second Nature staff. This is a paid internship, and can also be completed for credit. The internship is for a period of 3-6 months, depending on candidate availability. This internship would start in early September.
Second Nature is currently seeking exceptional candidates for three paid internship positions:
- Recruitment & Research Internship: focusing on tasks including partner and prospective signatories research, data analysis, market analysis, and CRM management.
- Operations Internship: focusing on tasks including support in membership dues outreach and processing, CRM database management and data entry, daily operations and coordination tasks, and more.
- Design and Communications Internship: focusing on tasks including design for documents and websites, website maintenance, newsletter, blog, webinar and social media support, and more.
Positions are starting in September, and require a working presence in Second Nature’s Downtown Boston offices and a time commitment varying from 10-20 hours a week (depending on candidate availability). Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Second Nature is a Boston-based non-profit organization working to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education through a variety of initiatives including the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a program which supports nearly 700 colleges and universities committed to carbon neutrality and climate action. Second Nature is seeking applicants for an internship that may focus on the following tasks:
- Support the research & development of a large-scale Carbon Credit and Purchasing Program (C2P2)
- Assist with communications and outreach between existing carbon market participants and with the broader ACUPCC network of potential participants
- Assist with Second Nature’s carbon registry account setup and management
- Provide technical support and assistance for new and existing C2P2 program participants
- Research and data analysis of program outcomes
- Other ad-hoc tasks as assigned and dependent on applicants skills and interest
Knowledge of sustainability issues, including an understanding of carbon offset markets, and sustainability financing are musts. Outstanding candidates will possess: data analysis skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, an advanced understanding of the ACUPCC including experience with greenhouse gas inventories and/or climate action planning, in-depth knowledge and passion for climate leadership issues relevant to higher education, and the ability to contribute to the growth of the organization and program through new skills, insights, and ideas.
Position Details: This position requires a 6 month, 10-20 hour week commitment with some working presence in the Second Nature office in downtown Boston during business hours (9am-5pm), beginning in July/August 2015 and ending January/February 2016. This is a competitively paid internship and can be also completed for credit.
Who Should Apply: Graduate students, highly motivated undergraduates, and recent graduates are invited to apply. Women and people of color applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Pomona College is seeking a talented, energetic, dedicated, and well-organized professional to serve as the Assistant Director, Sustainability. The candidate must be detailed-oriented and comfortable working in a relaxed but busy environment.
The successful candidate will provide leadership to the College’s sustainability programs and will develop, implement, and assess efforts for the integration of sustainability throughout campus operations and programs. This position will develop, enhance, and maintain environmental stewardship within the campus community and among its constituencies as well as develop strategies for: energy and resource conservation and efficiency, building performance and retro-commissioning, cost forecasting, community engagement and outreach, and strategic planning for sustainability. This position oversees the various programs of the Sustainability Integration Office. This position is an ex-officio member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability.
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies or other related field of study required; Master’s Degree preferred; Five years of hands-on experience implementing environmental or sustainability programs is required. LEED level accreditation preferred or the ability to obtain within 18 months.
For 38 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, General Electric, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten human rights, public health, the environment and our democracy. The organization is leading campaigns challenging some of the world’s most powerful industries in food and agriculture, water and tobacco. Our internships are a unique opportunity to gain valuable organizing and non-profit experience. This is a hands-on program, designed to mentor and cultivate students interested in social justice, strengthen their understanding of a fast-paced campaign organization and prepare them with the skills and experience necessary to challenge corporate abuse.
The Campaign Organizing Internship is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission in one of the three campaign areas. Interns will participate in organizing efforts of the Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Campaigns to challenge corporate control of water, the Value [the] Meal campaign to challenge corporate abuse of our food, or the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco. The projects will be coupled with training sessions on action planning, campaign research, media outreach, fundraising, and many other topics.
- Work with the National Organizers and Campaign Directors to organize activists at the local, regional, national or international level;
- Outreach targeted constituencies to get people involved in the Think Outside the Bottle Campaign, the Value [the] Meal campaign, or the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco to develop Corporate Accountability International’s core of activists;
- Recruit activists by organizing and participating in campaign actions and organizing events;
- Respond to requests for information and management of campaign materials;
- Design and layout organizing materials for different constituencies;
- Provide administrative support to National Organizers on short term campaign projects;
- Participate in organizational building activities.
- Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and progressive social change;
- Highly effective written and verbal communication skills;
- Organizational skills and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;
- Experience in a high-energy campaign or non-profit setting preferable;
- Commitment to bringing the campaign back to your campus or community;
- For candidates interested in the Challenge Big Tobacco internship, fluency in Spanish or French is preferred