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Interns, Mass Climate Action Network (Boston, MA)

MCAN seeks to fill 2 internship positions in the spring of 2017, with both positions being focused on the completion of a successful conference on March 5th at Northeastern University. The conference typically brings in 400-450 attendees and speakers, and is in partnership with the Toxics Action Center.

Job 1 – Business Outreach

The position reports to the Executive Director, will be partly based in the office at 14 Beacon Street and partly able to work remotely, dependent on timing. Applicants should have their own phone that they can make occasional calls on. Having your own laptop with Microsoft Office suite is preferred but not required.

 

Roles and responsibilities: Recruit silent auction donations, tables, business ads

  • Contact potential gold, silver, and bronze sponsors
  • Contact businesses for silent auction donations
  • Contact clean energy businesses re: business ads in conference program
  • Re-contact all of last year’s tablers
  • occasional data entry and assistance with mailings as necessary.

 

Expectations:

Work for MCAN 20 hours a week, with flexible hours but in the office at 14 beacon st. one day a week, at a rate of $14 an hour

Work independently (with ED input and assistance) to achieve the deliverables above

Specific hours will be agreed upon mutually

Intern with MCAN for 10 weeks consecutively, starting the week of January 9th.

 

 

Job 2 – Conference outreach and organizing

The position reports to the Executive Director, will be partly based in the office at 14 Beacon Street and partly able to work remotely, dependent on timing. Applicants should have their own phone that they can make occasional calls on. Having your own laptop with Microsoft Office suite is preferred but not required.

 

Roles and responsibilities:  Recruitment of co-sponsors, individuals, lead sponsors

  • Call all chapters, email all chapter leaders
  • Draft and send out all member emails
  • Work with chapter leaders to send out info to their list get folks signed up
  • Call and email lead sponsors, follow up to get out emails and social media
  • Look through drafts of program, etc
  • occasional data entry and assistance with mailings as necessary.

 

Lead sponsor and co-sponsor recruitment –  make calls and send emails to prior and new potential co-sponsors (chapter, non-profit, and individual) to bring them on board

Recruit attendees –  have focused conversations with members and members to both bring them to the conference and to help them reach out to their networks to bring new people in

connect with chapter leaders and help them draft recruitment emails to their lists

Expectations:

Work for MCAN 20 hours a week, with flexible hours but in the office at 14 beacon st. one day a week, at a rate of $14 an hour

Work independently (with ED input and assistance) to achieve the deliverables above

Specific hours will be agreed upon mutually

Intern with MCAN for 10 weeks consecutively, starting the week of January 9th.

To apply, please email carololdham@massclimateaction.net with “spring 2017 internship” in the title and attach your resume.

Volunteers, Boston Food Tank Summit (Boston, MA)

Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com) is one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations around food and agriculture issues, focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty, and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.

Food Tank (www.FoodTank.com), in partnership with The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, is excited to host the inaugural Boston Food Tank Summit on April 1st. This event will feature more than 35 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels.

Food Tank is looking for some high-energy, high-enthusiasm, talented, and committed volunteers to help us with the Summit. 

At past Summits, volunteers have assisted with:

  • Registration & Ushering
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Social Media & Photography
  • Speaker Interviews
  • Show Production

The ideal candidate will have:

  •  Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues.
  •  Excellent communications skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • Social media, photography, film, or performance skills are a plus
  • Conference, event, marketing, and customer service skills are a plus.
  • Restaurant or food handling skills are a plus.
  • Skills in stage management or TV production are a plus.

To apply, please send a resume and your availability on April 1st to Vanesa Botero-Lowry (vanesa@foodtank.com) with “Boston Summit Volunteer” in the subject line.

Intern, GearedforGreen (Boca Raton, FL)

We are looking to add 2 important internship positions at Gearedforgreen. The persons chosen for this position will work directly with the CEO, so no coffee making. You will have a big hand in marketing, business development, research, and connecting our industry to introduce 360 Degrees of Sustainability services. Although this is a non-salary internship, we provide a very solid commission compensation plan, plus there is a strong chance this internship can lead to a full time position once you’ve graduated school.
 
About Gearedforgreen360 Degrees of Sustainability services and market:
Retail trends overwhelmingly show consumers seek to buy green. That’s less of a debate these days. If given the alternative between relatively equal product, 70% or more consumers  buy “products with purpose” from brands they trust are positive for people and planet. Retailers and distributors are aggressively looking to buy green products too, but not solely for obvious environmental reasons or because consumers shop green products. Retailers also want their supply chain to be successful and they recognize sustainability leads to innovation and more efficient effective supply chains. 
 
Plastic Product Manufacturers have heard this all before, yet many manufacturers still haven’t fully jumped into the sustainable ocean. Before we condemn manufacturers making plastic products for not wearing there green hats all the time, we have to put ourselves in the hot seats of executives making products and running manufacturing and distribution operations to understand their concerns.  Spending money on sustainability isn’t overly sustainable if it’s costing the company more money and not increasing revenue or ROI. Businesses today are increasingly searching for ways to reduce costs and increase revenue side by side. The challenge executives face is, how to connect (internal operational sustainability) with (external customer-consumer facing sustainability) to obtain bottom line savings, top line added revenue, and increased brand value? After all, businesses are in business to make profit TODAY. 
 
That is our focus at gearedforGreen. Helping plastic product manufacturers operate sustainably from the inside-out, to make their products more sustainably and then leverage that sustainability in the market. We believe if you aren’t leveraging your sustainability to connect better with customers, consumers, and trading partners, you are missing the next Big Win Opportunity and may very well face the next Big Loss. Having spent years ourselves with our hands on both sides of the sustainability equation, we learned valuable lessons.  
 
1st, on the manufacturing-operations-plastics recycling side of our businesses operating factories and managing production, we had to put on our operations hat and reach out to vendors throughout our supply chain to find ways to improve product quality, reduce operational costs, and gain efficiencies. We conducted Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), measured our carbon footprint, and identified best practices to make improvements that yielded efficiency & reduced cost and waste. We recycled our plastic waste, used recycled plastic resins more resourcefully to make our products, we optimized our packaging and developed reuse programs for used packaging, we made sure we used sustainable plastic products in our own everyday operations, and we implemented water, lighting, and energy efficiencies into our operations to reduce cost and environmental impact. We even changed out our corporate logo uniforms from 100% cotton to sustainable uniforms made from 100% recycled plastics to show our commitment to sustainability to our employees, and we created an end-of-use recycling program for our customers to help recycle our products after their useful life. We were proud of all these incredible initiatives but in the end, they didn’t seem to move the needle in our business P&L quite enough for us to shout from the ceiling.
 
2nd, on the product-sales-marketing side of our business selling plastic products at major retail and through distributors, we put on our sales hat to identify opportunities to leverage our sustainability in the market. We hired expert vendors to develop corporate strategy and to package and communicate our sustainability to consumers, retailers and our team, and to differentiate our products and our companies purpose from our competitors.    
 
Our strategy focusing on 360 degrees of our Sustainability from the inside-out connecting our internal sustainability efforts with external sales marketing efforts together paid dividends and MOVED OUR NEEDLE. Our sales and profitability increased year after year and our products gained significant traction in the market as a valued trusted and sustainable brand. 
 
Fast forward a couple years after selling our business, we launched Gearedforgreen in 2012 to use our expertise and supply chain resources to help other manufactures along with the supply chains that serve them to all succeed greener. 
 
Today Gearedforgreen helps plastic product manufacturing clients operate more sustainably providing 360 Degrees of Sustainability solutions from the inside-out, and instead of carrying the work load all ourselves, we partnered with industry leading providers to form Eco-supply chains™ for our clients, all working connected, transparent, and towards our clients goal, to help clients reduce bottom line cost, improve top line revenue, and increase brand value.  We provide a number of services, offered as either full 360 or a la carte
 
We are looking to add 2 interns, focused on Business Development, Supply Chain Development, and Market Research to identify best practices in helping our clients succeed greener. Although there is no salary for this internship, we do provide a very strong commission compensation plan and there is a very strong possibility this internship will lead to a full time position with Gearedforgreen after you’ve graduated school.

If interested email Dan Schrager: danny@gearedforgreen.com

Tufts Summer Sustainability Trip (Boaca, Nicaragua)

Looking for a summer internship or something to do over the summer related to sustainability?

This summer, Tufts students have the opportunity to travel to Boaca, Nicaragua and work alongside local students to develop school gardens and garden education programs. The trip is 10 days (May 24–June 2) and will focus on sustainable agriculture, immersion into Nicaraguan culture, and environmental activism. The trip fee is $2,489 (which covers everything you’ll need in Nicaragua, including airfare, food, lodging, and transportation), and we will have regular meetings to discuss fundraising ideas and opportunities. There are 20 spots available. The deadline to register is January 30th and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t hesitate if you’re interested!  

For more information, visit https://globalstudentembassy.org/get-involved/university-students/tufts-university/, contact Kat Grellman (katherine.grellman@tufts.edu), or come to our GIM on December 7th, 8pm in Olin (room TBD).

Research Assistant, RecycleHealth.com (Boston, MA)

Spring 2017 Research Assistant at RecycleHealth.com

Dr. Lisa Gualtieri, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, is looking for a graduate student research assistant for the spring 2017 semester to assist with a research project on wearable activity trackers (e.g., Fitbit, Jawbone, Withings), physical activity, and health outcomes. The student will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a research study, from participant recruitment and organization, data collection, analysis, final reporting, and publication.

These research endeavors are tied to RecycleHealth.com, a non-profit started by Dr. Lisa Gualtieri to collect wearable activity trackers (over 900 to date with donations of new ones from vendors as well) and redistribute them to underserved populations. Dr. Gualtieri conducts her wearable research in communities that may benefit most from increased physical activity, but have limited opportunities to engage with fitness devices.

One of Dr. Gualtieri’s completed research studies:
http://www.researchprotocols.org/2016/4/e237/

In addition to the research component of this position, if interested, you will have the opportunity to help with the management and promotion of RecycleHealth and its efforts.

This commitment would be one semester with the possibility for extension, and require approximately 10 hours of work per week.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Exposure to the field of public health and digital health communication
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Working with an IRB and submitting proposals
  • Conducting research in the field
  • Writing research papers
  • Ability to represent information in a visual manner
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Gualtieri at lisa.gualtieri@tufts.edu. Please include Spring 2017 Research Assistant in the subject line.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Interest in public health and/or digital health
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Well organized

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Email: lisa.gualtieri@tufts.edu

Phone: 617-636-0438

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