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Various Positions, Urban AdvenTours (Boston, MA)

Urban AdvenTours, Boston’s Downtown Bike Shop, has many employment opportunities for 2013.  We are looking for cyclists familiar with Boston.

There are immediate openings for qualified Bicycle Mechanics and Sales Associates and in the summer we have a great need for Bicycle Tour Guides and Customer Service Associates.

Our full listings are available at www.urbanadventours.com/employment.

Internships – Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (Boston, MA)

The MWRA provides reliable, cost-effective water and sewer services to 61 Massachusetts communities. MWRA is committed to ensuring affordable rates, protecting the environment and modernizing the region’s water and sewer infrastructure. MWRA’s Intern Program is designed to provide students with entry-level professional experience working alongside top scientists, engineers and business professionals.

Summer Internship positions include:

  • Harbor Water Quality Data Intern: The MWRA Environmental Quality Department is seeking a Harbor Water Quality Data Intern to provide technical support to MWRA’s harbor monitoring projects. Works under the supervision of a Biologist.
  • Deer Island Mechanical and Electrical Interns: The MWRA Operations Division has 2 paid Intern positions available at our Deer Island Facility located in Winthrop. We are seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented individuals to perform mechanical and electrical duties and assisting Engineers, Project Managers and Program Managers as needed.
  • GIS Intern Position: The MWRA Planning Department has a paid GIS Intern position and is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to perform beginning level GIS tasks, and assisting GIS staff in the development and maintenance of MWRA’s enterprise GIS data and creation of cartographic products.

All positions are paid and require a minimum of 15 to 37.5 hours per week. For specific information on responsibilities/qualifications and to apply, click here.

Executive Assistant Intern – Fund for the Public Interest (Boston, MA)

The FUND partners with more than 50 leading progressive political organizations working to protect the environment, public health, and human rights. The Executive Assistant Intern will work side by side with the FUND’s Assistant National Canvass Director to help coordinate the following:

  • Communication with the Field Team: Interns will work to pull together daily field updates on our voter registration progress.
  • Event Planning: Interns will work with to organize special events in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and California. This will include event planning logistics and coordinating outreach to key leadership staff.
  • Campaign Product: The intern will be responsible for achieving campaign deliverables, planning a news conference and writing Letters-to-the Editor.
  • Organizational Development: The intern will work with the Assistant National Canvass Director on projects to strengthen our institutional systems. This will include working on developing a media and photo database, managing our contact database, and updating our website.

Hours: The start and end dates are flexible, although most interns begin in mid-May and intern through mid-August. Interns work between 40 hours/week, and the level of commitment can be tailored to your schedule.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Naomi Roth, nroth@fundstaff.org.

Environmental Analyst II – MA DEP (Boston, MA)

Under the supervision of the Branch Chief for Commercial Waste Reduction, the Environmental Analyst II will implement waste ban compliance and enforcement initiatives. The EA II will be responsible for conducting and tracking waste ban inspections and enforcement actions. The EA II will coordinate with regional staff to target enforcement efforts based on the review and analysis of facility waste ban reports and other reported information.

Through this compliance and enforcement effort, the EA II will identify business sectors needing compliance assistance and develop programs to deliver outreach and assistance to improve compliance. Efforts will be targeted towards improving compliance of haulers/generators of construction and demolition debris and other specific solid waste streams such as municipal and/or commercial waste generators. The EA II will also conduct training as needed to waste haulers, generators, and solid waste facilities on complying with the State’s waste bans. The EA II will provide other support as needed to advance waste ban compliance, including updating waste ban guidance and outreach materials for solid waste facilities, haulers, and generators. The EA II will also provided other services as demanded in support of the implementation of the Department’s solid waste /recycling programs. The EA II will be required to take health and safety training and be trained in other aspects of performing the duties of the position.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Internships – The Esplanade Association, TEA (Boston, MA)

The Esplanade Association (TEA) works to restore and enhance Boston’s Charles River Esplanade. TEA is currently seeking responsible interns for the following open positions:

  • Development Intern
  • Docent Intern
  • Landscape Intern
  • Plant Records Intern

Internships are unpaid, but a weekly travel stipend is granted. Start/end dates and weekly schedules are flexible, but some positions require the individual to be at the park for certain programs and events. For more information and to apply, click here.

Administrative Intern – Metropolitan Regional Planning Agency (Boston, MA)

The Administrative Intern will serve as a core member of MAPC’s four member Administrative team, which supports the 70 members of the MAPC staff. MAPC is located in the downtown crossing section of Boston. This is a part-time position with some flexibility as to working hours; pay pro-rated accordingly. Base week is 20- 25 hours. Duties include a wide variety of office support tasks, including ordering supplies, assisting with mailing projects, maintaining electronic calendars, assisting all staff members with research and database tasks using various software tools.

Candidate must currently be in school to be eligible for the position working toward either an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or higher degree. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidate must also be able to lift objects including boxes with a weight not to exceed 50 pounds. Hourly salary is $15.00 per hour, with no benefits. To find out more and to apply, click here.

Internship – Ceres (Boston, MA)

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. Ceres’ interns support program staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations. While providing some administrative support, interns will primarily work in one of the following areas using skills in research, project coordination, IT and communications.

Description & Responsibilities:

  • Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a $10 trillion network of investors which promotes better understanding and advocacy concerning the risks of climate change among institutional investors
  • Industry programs, which seek to create positive change in specific industries such as insurance, oil and gas, and electric power
  • Corporate accountability and coalition programs, which build Ceres’ capacity as a force for change through corporate sustainability reporting and stakeholder engagement with companies
  • Ceres’ Policy program which engages business leaders to support the passage of climate legislation
  • Development, which focuses on working with individual, corporate, and foundation donors
  • Communications, which deals with press relations and print, web, and email communications
  • Conference, which focuses on Ceres’ signature event bringing together business leaders and thought leaders

Internship positions are full time (40 hours/week) and will last eight (8) weeks; exact start and end dates could be flexible, but our actual Summer Program begins June 3, 2013 and ends July 26, 2013. Ceres provides a $3300 stipend and a “T” pass for approximately nine interns. We are looking for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information or to apply, send a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples to careers@ceres.org.

Community Planner – Boston Redevelopment Authority (Boston, MA)

Under the direction of Senior Planners / Community Planning, support public outreach and its internal coordination. Assist with workshops, as well as planning, zoning and land use regulation initiatives. Prepare meeting minutes and conduct research. Provide assistance on the following neighborhood planning projects:

  • Urban Agriculture Initiative
  • Roxbury Strategic Master Plan implementation
  • Fairmount Line Planning Process
  • Downtown Crossing Economic Improvement Initiative
  • Downtown Crossing arts initiatives.

For more information and to apply, click here or contact: hr.bra@cityofboston.gov

Conservation Finance Research and GIS Associate – The Trust for Public Land (Boston, MA)

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

The Conservation Finance Research Associate will conduct or assist in research, writing, technical analysis, and presentations of reports and data management for a national team of conservation finance experts.  This person will be responsible for the following primary tasks: 1) research for the Conservation Almanac, a comprehensive database of public land conservation activities, programs and policies on a state-by-state basis; 2) research for the National Conservation Easement Database, a comprehensive database to track conservation easements in the United States; 3) GIS support for both the Conservation Almanac and National Conservation Easement Database projects; and 4) research and written reports for the Conservation Finance Program.  These reports will evaluate the potential of state and local governments to design public funding programs for land conservation.

Essential Functions 

  • Research and summarize information on state land conservation activities for the Conservation Almanac
  • Contact government agencies to assemble acquisition data, including GIS shape files on local, state and federal land conservation programs nationwide, as well as developing a list of contacts in those states.
  • Overall support for TPL’s Conservation Almanac and NCED team in these database building efforts by collecting, creating, managing and serving out GIS data for protected lands in the United States.
  • Functions include supporting the Conservation Finance team with viewing of GIS data, responding to questions about the data and the creation of maps and other presentation products.
  •  Work with GIS analysts to build the spatial components of the  Conservation Almanac and National Conservation Easement Database databases
  • Identify and collect information from stakeholders through email and phone contacts; gathering data and qualitative information from existing materials (e.g. journal articles, government reports, legal statutes).  Also to manage project relationships and project documentation.

Other Responsibilities 

  • Assists in the development of GIS program standards, systems and protocol for workflow, system design, implementation, management and quality control standards.
  • Assist with the creation of presentation materials such as but not limited to PowerPoint presentations and report statistics and maps.
  • Convey complex, technical project components to non-technical/non-GIS staff and partners

 Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on environmental policy/natural resources and use of GIS technology such as Geography, Urban Planning, Ecology, Engineering, GIS, Landscape Architecture, Remote Sensing or a directly related field.
  • Two years of hands-on professional experience working with geographical or land information systems to input and present data, including project management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of ESRI software ArcGIS 10.0 including: ArcView, ArcInfo, Model Builder, Geoprocessing tools, MAPLEX, Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, Geodatabase and file-based database design and management.

Salary and Benefits: This position is expected to be offered in the range of $18-20/hr. Benefits are offered.

How to Apply:

Please apply online. For more information, please click here.

Youth Conservation Corps Staff (Boston, MA)

Deadline: March 31, 2013

Boston Natural Areas Network is looking for committed, energetic adults with a passion for the outdoors to work with YCC teens.

We are hiring for 3 staff positions:
• Field Manager/Coordinator (1 opening)
• Crew Supervisor (3 openings)
• Urban Agriculture Crew Supervisor (1 opening, begins mid-spring)

Click HERE to download job descriptions and requirements for all staff positions.

To Apply:
Send a detailed cover letter and resume to Dana Chepulis, Interim Program Manager at dana@bostonnatural.org. Please include your first and last name in the title of your file attachments. Staff Application Deadline: March 31, 2013.

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