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Intern, MassDEP (Various Locations)

The Department of Environmental Protection is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. In an effort to assist MassDEP with its succession planning, MassDEP continues to recruit individuals who are interested in working and utilizing their skills in the environmental field. MassDEP is providing opportunities to undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and other individuals who are seeking experience in the environmental field.

Application Deadline: November 25th
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Conference Scholarship, BuildingEnergy (Boston, MA)

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is now accepting scholarship applications for students to attend the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show on March 8th, 2017. Current voc/tech, college, and graduate students passionate about renewable energy, sustainable building, and high-performance design are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. We are calling upon members of our extended community to help us spread the word to qualified students.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2016
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Graduate Student Research Assistant, Global Development and Environment Institute (Medford, MA)

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), affiliated with Tufts University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.

Position Description:

Professor William Moomaw is looking for two graduate student research assistants to help with a major project concerning the role of bioenergy in addressing climate change. There is considerable confusion and misunderstanding of the carbon dioxide and other emissions associated with burning trees and other plants for heat and electricity. In addition to climate related emissions, this study plans to assess the multiple ecosystem services lost when forests and forest lands are used as an energy resource. The project will also assess how soil loss from forests, grasslands and other ecosystems plays a role in climate change. The social justice dimensions and competition for food from the use of biofuels will also be evaluated.

Job duties will include:

  • Find and analyze bioenergy studies from researchers, IPCC, IEA, etc
  • Identify policies of governments and intergovernmental organizations such as the World Bank, Sustainable Energy 4 All, FAO and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • Gather research on Sustainable Development Goals that relate to how bioenergy is used.
  • Gather and analyze data on national and international climate goals and obligations, and assess the likelihood of meeting these goals and obligations.

This work will inform a major international study for the UN that will begin early next year. There is an opportunity for the research assistants to co-author published research papers. These are paid positions with a time commitment of 10-15 hours per week through May 2017, with a possibility of extension. Start date is immediate.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate student
  • Organized, responsible, and detail oriented individual
  • Excellent writing skills and capacity to write fluently in English
  • Previous research experience in any of the following fields: Climate change policy, Renewable energy technology or policy, Forest or agricultural policy or ecology, Bioenergy technology or policy
Application Deadline: ASAP
Send a resume, cover letter, and references to gdae@tufts.edu. Please indicate if you have work-study status.

Campus Coordinator, BostonCAN (Boston, MA)

BostonCAN is a group of Boston residents taking action in personal, social, and political ways to achieve climate justice. It is comprised of a 7-member board, a larger action team which implements the campaigns,  and a contact list of over 450 activists. They are seeking a consultant to serve as Campus Coordinator to help them lead their new campaign focused on expanding access to renewable energy for Boston residents via Community Choice Aggregation.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate bi-weekly meetings and campaign activities of action team
  • Help implement Community Choice Aggregation campaign by: building relationships with City officials and gain political knowledge about how to influence the Walsh administration and city council during election year; strengthen relationships with partner groups and develpo a shared action agenda; help lead campaign to win approval of City ordiance and/or Mayoral executive action prior to an international climate action meeting in Boston during summer 2017
  • Recruit new members to campaign via monthly events organized with action team in Winter 2016-17
  • Plan and facilitate meetings and events with partner groups and city officials in order to further the campaign
  • Organize and attend campaign-related events, including occasional public speaking
  • Document activities and expenses regularly for BostonCAN board and treasurer

Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • At least 2 years community organizing or campaign experience, including creating and implementing campaign strategies, recruiting new members, and developing organizational leadership
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, attending events throughout Boston
  • Familiarity with issues of energy policy, climate change, and environmental justice, especially as they relate to decisions about energy pricing and provision at city level
  • Experience working with small, grassroots organizations
  • Experience working with, and preferably coordinating, collaborative networks
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies, preferably low-income communities of color, public officials, private sector partners, and non-native English speakers
  • Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods and with the diverse array of groups working on climate change from variety of perspectives
  • Experience with social media and digital organizing tools
  • Ability to communicate in second language widely spoken in Boston preferred
  • Experience writing grants preferred

Compensation

  • BostonCAN’s board anticipates being able to fund either a full-time or part-time position, with rate per hour and hours per week to be decided collaboratively between the Consultant and Board. Duration of contract is negotiable, with the opportunity of renewal contingent on funding.
Application Deadline: Nov 11, 2016
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to bostonclimateaction@gmail.com

 

Sustainability Intern, Stonyfield (Londonderry, NH)

Are you seeking an internship in sustainability that will provide you with broad exposure to a corporate sustainability platform? Are you interested in working at a fast-moving, entrepreneurial CPG company that is part of a global leader in their category? Are you passionate about saving the world? Stonyfield has an exciting opportunity in Londonderry, NH for a dynamic individual to gain experience as a Sustainability Intern. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and expand your leadership skills, work on important real-world challenges, and collaborate with some of the best in the business.  During the summer, you will make a contribution and help Stonyfield demonstrate that doing good can be good for business.

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