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
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks a clean energy intern to work in its office in Boston starting in July 2015. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional cooperation, which includes protecting the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities.
The clean energy intern will have significant research responsibilities and will work directly with the Clean Energy Division team to develop and implement MAPC’s energy projects throughout the MAPC region. The intern will provide direct support to MAPC’s regional energy projects, as well as municipal energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. This work will include but is not limited to research and drafting memoranda on energy technologies and MAPC energy projects, researching utility programs, organizing stakeholder meetings, and researching innovative opportunities for community energy programs in the Greater Boston region.
The intern must be willing to commit 15 to 20 hours per week and be enrolled as a student at the time of the internship. This is a paid position. This position is non-exempt under the guidelines of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), widely recognized as the nation’s premier nonprofit community development intermediary, has a 35-year history of investing in community-based organizations focused on rebuilding urban neighborhoods and rural communities. Boston LISC has a thirty year history of supporting successful community development efforts in Boston and surrounding communities.
Boston LISC accomplishes our mission by deploying a variety of financial tools including loans, grants, and equity investments to support community development efforts. We also provide technical and management assistance to bring a business discipline to implement successful community revitalization efforts.
We are looking for a dynamic Assistant Program Officer (APO) that will fill a variety of roles at Boston LISC, including working with the Senior Program Officer for the Green Retrofit Initiative to help affordable housing owners understand energy use in their buildings and work toward implementing energy-saving retrofits. The APO will organize Green Retrofit Initiative network meetings, workshops and forums, work closely with the Initiative’s consultants and partners, and support participating organizations to ensure program goals are met.
|Application Deadline: July 17th
To apply: Send a cover letter and resume via email to msanchez[at]lisc.org. Please include “Assistant Program Officer – MA Green Retrofit Initiative” in the subject line of your email. Click here for more information about the position.