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Outreach Intern, Union of Concerned Scientists (Cambridge, MA)

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a non-profit that works to find solutions to the world’s environmental and safety issues through a combination of technical analysis, organizing, and advocacy. Through their work, the organization aims to find solutions that are innovative and practical to stem the tide of climate change, sustainable agriculture and policy, energy, transportation, misinformation, and threat of nuclear war.

Responsibilities of the six month, paid Outreach Intern include working to sign up new early career Science Network members, design and provide support for a scientist mentorship program within that network, develop promotional and educational materials for engagement within the organization’s campus based pilot projects, tracking and evaluating the impact of the campus-based pilot projects and recruitment efforts, and researching opportunities to connect with historically black colleges and universities, women’s universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges.

Application Deadline: July 5, 2017
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Mystic Mural Environmental Education Coordinator, Somerville Arts Council (Somerville, MA)

Applicant will work with Arts Council director and Mystic Mural project director to coordinate and lead fieldtrips and explorations focused on the Mystic River and local environs. This contract work will provide experiential learning environment for teen-age youth participating in the Mural project. Applicant will lead trips and/or coordinator with other local environmental leaders to lead trips. Topics to address are: flora/fauna, environmental justice, invasive species, water quality, and historical commercial and industry uses of the river. For more information and images go to:


Scope of Service:
• Present experiential workshops to youth about the Mystic River and its environs.
• Collaborate with Mural Artist to implement the environmental component of Mystic Mural program.
• Collaborate with other agencies and specialists to enrich the youth muralists’ experience and knowledge; help lead fieldtrips.
• Adapt and implement an existing 10-topic questionnaire/evaluation to use as a pre/post assessment for the program.
• Complete a program review narrative.

Seeking applicant who has environmental education experience working with youth. This is NOT a position to support the design and painting of the mural, but rather to support environmental education component of the summer project. Contract ideal for teacher or others seeking a fun, enjoyable short contract for July.


Teaching/On-site: 5 hrs/day x 8 days x $20/hr = $800
Plan/prep/evaluation: 10 hrs x $20/hr = $200
Total Compensation: $1000


2017 program year will start Monday, July10th and continue for 3- 4 weeks.


To apply:
Please send short email letter outlining experience and attached resume. Send to: Gregory Jenkins,

Medford Sustainability Intern, City of Medford, Office of Energy & Environment (Medford, MA)

Medford Sustainability Intern

*Position open to undergraduate and graduate students

The Energy and Environment Office (E&E) is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs in the City of Medford. In cooperation with other departments and organizations, the E&E office works to improve energy efficiency, air quality, climate change protection, wetlands protection, open space conservation, and storm water management.

The City of Medford has a long list of firsts and initiatives in energy and environment activities starting with the first municipal Climate Action Plan (PDF) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its most prominent “first” is the first municipal scale wind turbine in the Commonwealth. The Office works closely with residents, the Medford Energy Committee, Walk Medford, the Medford Community Garden Commission, Medford Complete Streets Project and the Medford Conversations Project, among others.

The E &E Office is located in Medford City Hall and has a great deal of interaction with other City Offices and Medford residents.  The atmosphere is fast-paced and interrupt driven, an ability to focus and manage priorities is very important.

Typical Hours:

  • City Hall hours are: Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:3-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30, Fri 8:30-12:30
  • It is anticipated the fellow will work primarily during City Hall hours, but may be invited to attend evening meetings.

Fellowship description:

The Office of Energy & Environment has a large number of rotating projects and programs in the sustainability field covering everything from construction to community outreach and education. During the summer of 2017 it is anticipated that the two most prominent community-based programs will be working on Medford’s Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan and working with the Medford Conversations Project. We anticipate having a stormwater construction project, a dog park construction project and solar panel installation occurring during the summer months.

The Office currently has graduate students from Tufts & MIT working on our Climate Vulnerability Assessment, with their availability wrapping up in May. It is anticipated that the Tufts Fellow will continue work on this project, picking up where these students leave off. While the exact role and activities will depend on the state of the project at the end of the spring, activities will likely include working with community outreach and engagement.

The Medford Conversations Project is currently planning a winter series entitled “Who Belongs? Dialogues on Race and Diversity in Medford and Beyond.” During the summer months we hope to be engaged in developing our next conversations series, potentially with a sustainability topic and the Tisch Fellow would be an active part of this process.

Due to the wide range of sustainability activities the Office works on, there are many activities and projects available to move forward during the summer months and we try to match intern/fellow interests with potential projects. It is the goal of the office to have 2-3 students working with us during the summer.

Work Environment:

The Medford Energy & Environment Office is an open layout space with 2 full-time staff and space for 3 additional interns and volunteers to work. We share responsibility for answering the phone and assisting residents and developers that come to the office. In addition to the Director, there is an Associate Environmental Agent who handles most environmental requests and staffs the Medford Zoning Board of Appeals.  Fellows may help with routine work of sending out mailings & filing in addition to managing your own projects. We work extensively with other Medford offices, Commissions and community groups.

Occasional opportunities for field trips to environmental projects within the City of Medford and to meetings outside of City Hall.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Must be a self-starter, able to organize ones own work and priorities, pay attention to details and the ability to speak with residents and work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be able to handle an active, interrupt-driven workplace.


Language Skills Required:

  • Must be able to communicate well in written and spoken English, other languages a bonus.

Skills and Experience the Fellow Will Gain:

  • In depth exposure to environmental & political issues
  • Exposure to the complexities of working within a government office
  • Ability to take the lead on a local sustainability project and gain leadership experience
  • Students are invited to attend meetings of interest with the Director.  These can include: the Tisch Community Research Center Board meetings, meetings convened by the EPA including the Mystic River Watershed Steering Committee, projects with the Mystic River Watershed Association, meetings with the Mayor and various state agencies, construction site visits throughout the community that are under the oversight of the Conservation Commission.


Alicia Hunt, the Director of E&E, reports directly to the Mayor of Medford and coordinates all environmental and sustainability activities for the City of Medford.

If interested, contact

Fall Sustainability Video Production Intern, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking a student to produce a series of videos about sustainability at Tufts for our new website as well as social media. The intern will work closely with the Office of Sustainability staff on conceptualizing and planning the video content, and he/she will oversee other elements of video production, including shooting video footage as needed. The intern will also assist with general communications for the office including responding to office emails and creating content for social media. You must submit both a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position. In your cover letter, please include a link to a video that you have produced.

Required Skills & Qualifications: • Mastery of video editing software, such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere Pro • Experience producing videos • Exceptional organizational skills • Interest in sustainability • A can-do attitude

Hours: 8/Week

Compensation: $11.00/hr

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Fall Sustainability Program Intern, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking an undergraduate student to assist with office projects and communications during the 2017-18 academic year. The intern will support office programs such as the student Eco-Reps, employee Eco-Ambassadors, and the Green Office Certification program, assist with office events, and research and support other sustainability initiatives at the university. Occasionally the intern will be asked to do small chores around the Sustainability Office and empty compost bins. Hours & Timeframe: This position is for the 2017-2018 academic year and will begin in September 2017. Interns are expected to work approximately 8 hours per week. You must submit both a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.

Required Skills & Qualifications: • Excellent writing and research abilities • Reliable, with good time management skills • Exceptional organizational skills • Interest in sustainability • A can-do attitude • Good customer service • Comfortable talking to and working with faculty and staff from across the university in person and via email or phone Preferred Skills & Qualifications: • Knowledge of sustainability efforts at Tufts • Experience organizing events • Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram • Experience with any or all of the following programs: Sprout Social, Mail Chimp, WordPress

Hours: 8/Week

Compensation: $11.00/hr

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