Sustainability at Tufts

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Clean Energy Intern, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) (Boston, MA)

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).

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Apply Online 


Assistant Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Boston, MA)

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] Please include “Assistant Program Officer – MA Green Retrofit Initiative” in the subject line of your email. Click here for more information about the position.

Environmental Analyst, Green Restaurant Association (Boston, MA)

The Green Restaurant Association (GRA), founded in 1990, is an international, non-profit organization with the mission of creating environmental sustainability in the restaurant industry.

Position Summary:

The environmental analyst is a full-time office position.  He/she will help restaurants achieve Certified Green Restaurant® status.


  • Review invoices, digital pictures, and other forms of documentation that clients submit to demonstrate their environmental accomplishments
  • Analyze this Data to determine the steps and points that a restaurant will be credited in accordance with the Green Restaurant Association’s environmental standards
  • Research products to determine any environmental merits
  • Create educational and technical reports for restaurants
  • Contact vendors for product and service information
  • Support Environmental Consultants in tasks to help our restaurants improve their environmental impact and achieve certification


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and math
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of relevant sustainability issues
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Ability to take direction and work independently
  • Good Communicator
Application Deadline: N/A

Apply Online

Summer Intern Positions, MA Dept of Energy Resources (Massachusetts)

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) develops and implements policies and programs aimed at ensuring the adequacy, security, diversity, and cost-effectiveness of the Commonwealth’s energy supply within the context of creating a clean energy future. DOER is part of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).

Application Deadline: N/A
Apply Online



(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Photographing climate change above and below the waterline

Boston photographer David Arnold ( precisely compares glacier and coral scenes to create “then and now” comparisons to illustrate the significant changes already taking place above and below the waterline of a warming planet. His Double Exposure exhibit opened at Boston’s Museum of Science in 2008, then toured the country non-stop for four years. Currently he is working on a second exhibit. He will speak personally to the power of photography, and reflect with audience help about how we got into this mess – and how we can get out.


Every week during the academic year, the ENVS Lunch & Learn lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers.

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to attend.

Food is generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment.

You can’t make it to the talk? No problem!

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