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Internship, City of Medford (Medford, MA)

The City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment is looking for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in a year-long internship to provide general support to the office. We can offer both paid internships and Federal Work Study positions. The City of Medford is very environmentally progressive, and the E&E office works on programs and projects including municipal wide energy efficiency, reducing Medford’s carbon footprint, wetlands protection, open space development, and storm water outreach. The Office is also spearheading climate change assessment and adaptation planning for the City of Medford. Interns can identify and take the lead on projects based on their interest. For example, previous interns have helped with a local plastic bag ban ordinance, municipal tree protections, developing tools to communicate Medford’s climate vulnerabilities to residents, and generating new GIS data analysis. 

Interns work on individual projects and provide general office support including helping residents, updating the website, researching information needed by the Director and collecting energy use data from municipal sources and keeping it updated in state and federal systems. Site visits to environmental projects and public meetings throughout the city occur spontaneously throughout the year. Additionally, the office organizes Medford’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival each fall, and an intern is hired annually to serve as the Festival Coordinator. 

The Office of E&E is a growing department in Medford and the center of environmental and clean energy development in the City. Located in Medford’s City Hall, the Office is in Medford Square, right off of I-93 and on many 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 requires up to full time during the summer and at least 10 hours a week during the school year, 6 of which must be during municipal business hours. Preference will be given to students who can start this summer either part-time or full-time and work through the school year.

Interested applicants should email a copy of their resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at ahunt@medford-ma.gov.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be organized, a self-starter, able to work independently and to think critically. Ability to multitask and work in an interrupt-driven environment a must. Attention to detail and good customer service skills are important in this office.

Graduate Intern, City of Medford (Medford, MA)

 The City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment is looking for a graduate student interested in a year-long internship who can help move forward Medford’s climate change adaptation and mitigation planning. We can offer both paid internships and Federal Work Study positions.  The Director, with assistance from past interns, has published a municipal climate vulnerability assessment and begun the process of writing a municipal climate adaptation plan. The intern will work with city staff, residents, and will play a key role in drafting the adaptation plan. The intern will also begin to identify strategies to help Medford achieve its carbon mitigation goals and will complete Medford’s annual carbon emissions reporting. Projects will involve research and data analysis, as well as coordinating meetings with city staff and residents, preparing presentations and attending regional resiliency meetings as availability permits.

The Office of E&E is a growing department in Medford and the center of environmental and clean energy development in the City.In addition to spearheading the City’s climate change resiliency and adaptation planning, it is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs in Medford. In cooperation with other departments and organizations, the E&E office works on many initiatives including climate change protection, wetlands protection, open space conservation, improving municipal wide energy efficiency, and stormwater outreach. Located in Medford’s City Hall, the Office is in Medford Square, right off of I-93 and on many 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 requires up to full time during the summer and at least 10 hours a week during the school year, 6 of which must be during municipal business hours. Preference will be given to students who can start this summer either part-time or full-time and work through the school year.

Interested applicants should email a copy of their resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, ahunt@medford-ma.gov.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have strong research, data analysis, and communication skills, be organized, a self-starter, able to work independently and to think critically. Attention to detail and good customer service skills are important in this office. Prior experience with GIS is a plus. 

Harvest Your Energy Festival Coordinator, City of Medford (Medford, MA)

Harvest Your Energy Festival Coordinator – City of Medford, Office of Energy & Environment

A motivated individual is needed to help organize Medford’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival. The Festival will be held on Saturday, October 19 (2019), but organizing and planning begins in spring 2019. It is held at the McGlynn school around the base of the Medford Wind Turbine, and typically has 35-40 exhibitors and sponsors and 400 attendees.

The Coordinator works in Medford’s Office of Energy & Environment (E&E) under the supervision of the Director and in partnership with resident volunteers to organize the festival. The Coordinator will contact exhibitors, organize volunteers, maintain financial records and perform the tasks necessary to coordinate the annual festival. The Coordinator will also help wrap up the festival in October, with thank-you notes and debriefing as necessary. There is also the possibility for future internships with the Office as funding becomes available. Strong preference to someone who can start in the spring, commit to at least part time in the summer and stay through the fall.

The Office of E&E is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs and policies in the City of Medford. Compensation of $12/hour is available for this position, through the City of Medford or Tufts Federal Work-Study. The coordinator works in City Hall and will help with general office tasks including fielding resident requests by phone and walk-in, while in the office. Medford’s City Hall is in Medford Square, we are a 15-20 minute walk or bus ride from Tufts campus or a 5 minute bike-ride. The Office is open Mon, Tue & Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30pm and Fri 8:30-12:30. The position requires a minimum of 8 hours a week during the academic year, with the potential for full-time summer employment. It is expected that the Coordinator will continue working through the Festival on October 19, 2019.

Interested applicants should email a copy of your resume, and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at ahunt@medford-ma.gov

Break Free From Plastic Campus Campaign Director, PLAN

The PLAN team is excited to announce another job opening! We are seeking an experienced organizer to serve as the The Break Free From Plastic Campus Campaign Director. This individual will build and activate a national campaign to divest college and university campuses from single-use disposable plastics by securing commitments to the Break Free From Plastic Campus Pledge.

Application Deadline April 24th. Full position description and details attached. 

Apply at this link.

This position would entail the following:

  • Connect and recruit student groups on college campuses using PLAN’s existing network, starting with those who we’ve been in conversation with in regards to plastic-free work already.
  • Build out a campaign strategy that will secure campus commitments to the BFFP Campus Pledge and grow this campaign over time across the country.
  • Serve as liaison between PLAN, Student PIRG and the international BFFP network, and other organizations working to eliminate single-use disposable plastics.
  • Work with campus stakeholders to build out strategies that fulfill their pledge commitment, building stronger campus communities that do not depend on plastic.
  • Attend student group meetings and various in-person events on participating campuses.
  • Coordinate cross-campus connections between student contacts.

Logistics:

  • Hours Per Week:  Full-Time 40 hours/week (somewhat flexible) with occasional night-time, weekend, and overnight activities
  • Location: Location is flexible, but our two offices are based in Philadelphia, PA and Dover, NH. 
  • Compensation: Salaried position starting at $30,000/annually. Available benefits include PTO throughout the year,  a designated electronics stipend, a monthly health insurance stipend, and annual cell phone plan. While traveling for PLAN-related events, employees will receive per-diem, and housing accommodation, while PLAN will be responsible for transportation-related expenses. For more information see our hiring policy.
  • Start Date: July 8th
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants have experience in campaign organizing, particularly on or in relation to a college or university environment. In addition, applicants have a passion for grassroots environmental issues, social entrepreneurship, and student leadership for positive social change.
  • How to apply: click the button below to fill out the application form. Be sure to attach a resume and a brief statement (1,500 characters or less) about what excites you about the position (because of the short timeline, we are NOT asking for a Cover Letter from applicants. Applications are due at 5pm EST, April 24th, 2019. We will notify applicants between April 25th and May 6th 2019. 

Fair Trade Campaigns Fellowship, Fair Trade Campaigns (various locations)

Are you passionate about Fair Trade and social justice? Are you a student or recent graduate looking for rewarding part-time work? Do you want to gain hands-on experience supporting grassroots organizers, developing leaders, building regional networks, and executing communications strategies?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on to find out more about the 2019-20 Fair Trade Campaigns Fellowship!

Fair Trade Campaigns is hiring eight Fellows to support our work advocating for Fair Trade in communities and on college campuses across the country.

We’re looking for two passionate, skilled organizers in each of the following regions: Mid Atlantic, Northeast, Great Lakes and Southwest. The fellowship program lasts 14 months, from August 2019 to October 2020,and we offer a modest stipend.

Learn More & Apply Here

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The application deadline is May 31, 2019.

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