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Marketing & Communications Internship (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Green Power Marketing & Communications Internship: Winter/Spring 2015

 Help consumers make the switch to clean energy!

The Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy) is a non-profit organization that has been working for 32 years to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable.  We aim to help consumers and policymakers find cost-effective ways to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050.

Our green electricity program provides over 7000 members with energy from local renewable sources. Green Power Marketing & Communications Interns are instrumental to help grow membership. We’re looking for good communicators, interested in marketing, who feel passionately about clean energy.

Specific Responsibilities include:

·        Overseeing operations and administrative tasks in our green power program;

·        Providing customer service to members for Mass Energy’s green power program;

·        Planning and managing Mass Energy’s presence at local events;

·        Working on a team to design new strategies to promote our green electricity programs;

·        Maintaining a robust presence for the organization on social media platforms;

·        Assisting in creating videos, whitepapers, or other materials for members and prospects.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with renewable energy and its positive impact, with a desire to learn more.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills, in-person, on the phone, and in a team setting.
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, and professional demeanor.
  • Experience in customer service and/or sales.
  • Experience with basic video editing software is a plus, but not a requirement.


·        A chance to use your skills for a tangible project in the renewable energy sector.

·        Exposure to the nitty-gritty of the green power market.

·        An opportunity to gain knowledge, experience, and relationships in the non-profit sector through a well-known and well-respected organization with roots in the community.

Other Details:  The intern will be expected to commit to a full-time work schedule of 40 hours/week during the winter and spring. The internship will begin as soon as possible, and continue through mid to late June 2015. Intern will work from our office in Boston, and will be expected to travel for events and occasionally work at night and on weekends.

To Apply:  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. You must have permanent residency in Massachusetts, or be attending a MA college or university. Your graduation year must be 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017. Apply ASAP. Email cover letter and resume to katy@massenergy.org with subject line “Green Power Intern.”  Address why you are interested and what skills you bring. No phone calls.

Program Assistant, Water Program (Ceres)


The Water Program is hiring a Program Assistant to support this thriving and growing team. This job is an opportunity for an organized, detail-oriented, and mission-driven individual. This is a full-time position based in Boston, MA. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide event and scheduling support to team & Program Director, including booking travel and managing calendars
  • Organize team meetings and work with Program Director on developing agendas, facilitating meetings logistics and taking notes
  • Support Ceres’ green bond initiative, including coordinating internal and external meetings and events, organizing webinars and related outreach
  • Support projects related to water infrastructure and hydraulic fracturing, specifically coordinating meetings and events, taking notes, and organizing webinars and report distribution
  • Assist with coordinating and organizing Water Program activities at Ceres Annual Conference
  • Serve as database point person for team, including updating information as directed by senior program staff
  • Perform duties such as filing, photocopying, mailing correspondence, and organizing and shipping materials
  • Process reimbursement documents for Program Director and 2 other senior staff
  • On an as needed basis, provide research and writing support to team
  • Support Program Director on planning team retreats, specifically overseeing logistics
  • Work with team and Communications to develop Water Program newsletter and update webpages
  • Support team with fundraising meetings or proposals and track deliverable activity for grant reporting


Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, preferred. Associate degree, required.
  • 1 – 3 years of work experience, required.
  • Demonstrated interested in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred.
  • Prior office experience, preferred
  • Data entry experience and familiarity with database systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and word processing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects
  • Experience managing calendars and scheduling for senior staff
  • Solid writing and research skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Able to work well independently and as a team member
  • Comfortable working with different personalities and people
  • Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment


Application Instructions:

Candidates are asked to visit the Ceres website www.ceres.org to make themselves familiar with our organization. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to careers@ceres.org to be considered for this position.

Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.


about the Organization:

Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilizes a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. Our mission is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

Ceres is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the business, investment and advocacy communities. To advance our mission and vision, we leverage the power of our partners—leading investors, Fortune 500 companies, thought leaders and policymakers—to positively influence change. To accomplish our mission, Ceres relies on the power and expertise of the companies we engage with, the investors we bring together and the public interest groups we work with.


about the Program:

Water is a finite and precious resource, but our economic systems treat it as limitless and of little value. For many companies and other water users, their water bills are so small that it hardly seems worthwhile to conserve. The result is unsustainable water use across much of our economy—from industry to agriculture to homeowners.

Ceres brings unique capital market solutions to these challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their investment decisions. By reshaping how key economic actors value water, we can turn smart water management into a business fundamental and water stewardship into an economic imperative.

We focus on three key sectors with enormous responsibility for protecting our nation’s water security— water utilities, oil and gas, and agriculture. Taken together, these sectors are responsible for more than 90% of the nation’s water consumption. By improving their water management, we can build an economy that protects freshwater for the future.



Environmental GIS Intern (Arlington, MA)

Spring Internship with MyRWA!

The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) seeks a GIS Intern to assist in a project investigating relationships between water quality data from stormwater systems and features of stormwater infrastructure, land use, population, and other variables.  The GIS intern may be asked to assist in other data projects, if appropriate.

The GIS Intern will develop, edit, verify, and analyze spatial data related to drainage basins, municipal stormwater infrastructure, and water quality within the Mystic River Watershed.  Experience with ArcGIS software and fluency with Excel are required.

Interns will learn about efforts that a watershed association undertakes to advocate for water quality improvements. The intern must be able to work independently and as a team. This is a part-time position that requires a commitment of two to three days a week during the Monday through Friday work week. Position begins in January and concludes mid-April – exact dates can be flexible depending on the candidate.

An interest in science, the environment and advocacy is encouraged.
This is an unpaid position.

 Since 1972, MyRWA has played a unique role in the whole of the watershed by its science, advocacy, and outreach efforts. The Mystic River Watershed Association is based in Arlington, MA and is accessible via several bus routes. The Mystic River Watershed Association is an equal opportunity employer.

If interested, please send your resume to WQInternship@MysticRiver.org. No phone calls please.

Deadline for application: January 4, 2015.

Sustainability-Focused Entrepreneurial Internships (Panama)

2015 Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions Now Open for Application with Kalu Yala

Days are spent 4-and-4: 4 hours of a traditional director-led internship, followed by 4 hours of your own entrepreneurial project — you dream it, we’ll help you do it.

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Assistant Sustainability Studies Professor, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL)

Roosevelt University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Sustainability Studies for a tenure-track position beginning 15 August 2015. Applicants should have the ability to teach multiple courses in the Sustainability Studies (SUST) undergraduate curriculum as well as general education, honors, and/or special topic courses related to their areas of expertise.

The application deadline is January 5, 2015.

For a full job description and application instructions, visit their website here.

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