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May 1, 2013 – 9:58 am
The Cambridge Community Development Department is seeking candidates for the 2013-2014 Sustainability Internship. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Contact: John Bolduc, Environmental Planner
Address: Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 349-4628
Fax: (617) 349-4633
The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division is responsible for improving the city’s quality of life by working to protect and improve the city’s environment and create a more sustainable community through initiatives on transportation, energy, and climate change.
The divisions’ sustainability planning activities cover transportation planning and implementation, with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit modes; energy efficiency and renewable energy planning and implementation; climate protection and preparedness planning and implementation.
The Sustainability Intern will assist the Environmental and Transportation Planning Division staff primarily on climate protection and preparedness projects, including local energy planning. This will involve implementation of programs and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with activities in the community and municipal operations. The intern may also be called upon to assist on other environmental projects such as the review of major development projects, responses to public inquiries, and investigation and remediation of site contamination. This is a chance to work on a wide range of municipal sustainability initiatives.
Desired Skills and Interests
Ability to use various computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Knowledge and interest in the technical and policy basis of climate change, energy, air quality, and sustainability. Interest in community process and participation is also desired.
WORK-STUDY ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ARE PREFERRED, BUT NON-WORK STUDY STUDENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Starting Date: 06-01-13
Ending Date: 05/31/14 unless extended by Department
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, not including holidays summer; 10hours/week during the school year. Hours are flexible, however. A summer-only internship is not available.
May 1, 2013 – 9:45 am
Deadline: June 28, 2013
Ruby on Rails Developer, Sustainable Endowments Institute
The Billion Dollar Green Challenge, which helps colleges and universities invest in energy efficiency and resource efficiency projects on campus,has been creating a web tool called the Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS) over the past year and now has a working beta version of the tool. You can read more about GRITS here and see a video demo. The purpose of GRITS is to help colleges and other institutions manage and track their energy, financial, and carbon savings from energy efficiency projects. We are looking to add a developer that is skilled in Ruby on Rails to work with the existing beta version to build out a final platform that can be used by early September.
April 16, 2013 – 4:34 pm
theMOVE (getoutma.org) organizes farm-volunteer workdays for diverse urban groups throughout Metro Boston, to connect our participants hands-on with fresh food, and with the labor and land that sustain us. We focus most of our outreach towards low income communities, people of color, and youth. We primarily work with schools and community organizations to set up trips for their groups, but we also host occasional open sign-up trips for individual adults and families. We are seeking an energetic Educational Program Coordinator to coordinate and lead our trips this season.
The responsibilities of the position will vary, but will foremost comprise the coordination of farm-volunteer trips:
(a) match/schedule groups with appropriate farms, and plan out trips using varied transportation;
(b) facilitate workdays, oversee the work, and keep volunteers motivated and cared for (we will strive to have
two staff members on all trips; the program coordinator will oversee at least 2/3 of them);
(c) lead reflective educational activities (including pre/post sessions at groups’ program sites across Boston);
(d) administer a simple impact survey at end of trips, and tabulate data.
Additionally, the educational programs coordinator will:
(a) conduct outreach to community groups to get new audiences excited about farm-volunteering;
(b) develop reflective/educational activities for use on trips, to expand our existing curriculum;
(c) refer participants to further community engagement/education opportunities, and develop systems to do so;
(d) support fundraising and community event organizing efforts, as needed.
COMPENSATION: $16 per hour (no health/vacation benefits)
HOURS: 40 hours per week (flexible scheduling – will range 30-50 hours/week)
DURATION: May 1 to November 15
For more information and to apply, click here.
April 8, 2013 – 10:07 am
The City of Cambridge DPW department seeks a qualified individual to supervise a six-week summer youth program. The supervisor will work with a group of approximately 12 high school students to lead and coordinate educational activities to support learning and work objectives related to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in an urban setting, and to help these students develop a final project that reflects what they have learned by participating in the program. Experience working with youth (ages 14-18) in informal or experiential education setting. Demonstrated experience with group facilitation and team-building. College coursework in environmental science, urban planning, or education preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Equivalent experience may substitute for education. $20 per hour. Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest by 5pm on 5/14/13 via email to: email@example.com or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.cambridgema.gov and click on Jobs. We are an AA/EEO employer.
February 22, 2013 – 3:36 pm
The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. The Community and Partnership Manager will build and sustain the on-line community as a key enabler of the project’s overall research mission; establish relationships with partner organizations and maintain existing relationships; work closely with multiple Climate CoLab contests and volunteers who run them; monitor and evaluate community growth and assess which community approaches lead to development of more effective solutions; coordinate with and contribute to social science experiments which will be a key part of the project; create and implement community engagement and partnership development plan; manage existing network of partners/volunteers and the online community; undertake initial web and email outreach to prospective partners/new members; collaborate with other key groups; and coordinate with and contribute to the research team undertaking social science observation and experimentation.
REQUIREMENTS: an undergraduate degree (advanced degree preferred) and experience building successful on-line communities and/or successful organizational relationships. Five years of experience in marketing, management of on-line communities, or social media is preferred. Enthusiasm for and commitment to addressing climate change is highly desirable, as is knowledge of or experience with collective intelligence/crowdsourcing initiatives. Must possess outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills; the ability to work independently as part of a cross-disciplinary team that includes faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to work virtually across geographic distances.
This is a one year appointment with possibility of extension. Flexible hours/part-time appointment possible. For more information, click here.
February 14, 2013 – 1:48 pm
Cambridge Local First is a network of locally owned and independent businesses formed in October 2005 to build a strong Cambridge economy and a vibrant community. CLF is seeking the following interns: Sustainable Economies Marketing and Communications Intern and Fundraising and Sponsorship Intern.
Sustainable Economies Marketing and Communications Intern: CLF is seeking an intern to help with CLF’s annual marketing campaigns, social media sites, member engagement, and to plan and promote future events that would benefit CLF members and the public. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with many local Cambridge businesses, as well as city officials and community partners.
Fundraising and Sponsorship Intern: CLF is seeking an intern to research and create new and exciting fundraising and sponsorship opportunities and to assist in existing fundraising campaigns- specifically the CLF annual Business Directory and direct coupon mailer.
December 19, 2012 – 10:54 am
Environment Science Educator needed for the following school year.
“e” inc. — the environmental learning and action center, now in its ninth year, is currently seeking an environment science or biology teacher interested in working in urban settings within Greater Boston. “e” inc. is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate and support children and adults to be lifetime citizen environmentalists. We accomplish this by teaching the deep science that comprises natural resource systems and by helping individuals, groups, and classes create and support actions that foster sustainability locally and/or globally
All candidates must be mature and focused, able to negotiate a role within a larger urban institution, and be comfortable working independently. We supply lessons that: (1) are engrossing and age appropriate, (2) build science skills, and (3) motivate students to use their science confidently as they formulate and carry out sustainability projects.
Applicants need to be comfortable with a wide range of teaching techniques from inquiry- based challenges and experiments to creatively involving children in data collection. All candidates must be conversant in one or more of these topics: oceans, rainforest biodiversity, New England habitats, animal behavior, the basic science of energy and renewable resources, climate systems and global warming/climate change.
We seek to create a vibrant work atmosphere that is committed and creative. We invite like-minded educators and science minds to apply.
“e” Inc. has that following part-time opening (20 hr per week) that we are seeking to fill:
1) Kids Green the Schools Educator: Earth Action Inc. is spearheading its new residency program, Kids Green the Schools (KGTS), at 10 local public elementary schools. Each residency will take place 1 morning/week and follow a 7 week cycle based on the number of classrooms served. KGTS Educators are assigned to specific schools and will teach both science and the action projects to green the school. The Kids Green their Schools curriculum is provided. We have an initial three sites that we are looking to place an educator in.
There is a possibility of adding on more sites and programs in the coming months, as well as summer programs. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have had experience working with middle school aged students.
You must be able to commit from January until the end of school year. Access to a bike or car for travel to some of our sites will be helpful for efficient use of your time. However, most teaching sites are accessible via MBTA, but not all. Sites are in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.
Please send resume and cover letter addressed to Andrew Thai, “e” Inc’s Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter please specify past skills in any or all of these three arenas and any urban classroom or after school experience.
November 27, 2012 – 2:44 pm
Clover Fast Food is hiring 2 interns to help promote and manage the Clover CSA pickup program for the 2012-2013 season.
Clover operates 6 food trucks and 2 restaurants in Boston and Cambridge, serving around 3,000 people every day, with the dream to increase the availability of CSAs in the mainstream. Next year, Clover wants to triple their dollar impact, add more farms, add online ordering and payment in installments, and bring CSA pickups to other restaurants, including the first Clover restaurant in the suburbs.
The positions are 20 hours/week, unpaid, with school credit available. Internships are available for both the winter/spring and summer. Ideal candidates are students in food policy or a related field who want to put their names on something really big. For more information or to apply, please email Lucia Jazayeri, Communications Director, or click here.
October 26, 2012 – 11:17 am
The Climate CoLab, a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, seeks to apply the approach used in systems like open source software and Wikipedia to develop and gain support for creative new ideas to address climate change. The Climate Co Lab is currently seeking Fellows with interest in areas including: decarbonization of energy supply, reducing emissions in the fossil fuel supply chain, reducing emissions from energy conversion/transmission in electric power, reducing emissions from the transportation sector, industrial efficiency, social attitudes toward climate change, reducing consumption/dematerialization of the economy to reduce emissions. Fellows are expected to spend 1-2 hours per week on average over the course of the year, and are typically either postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, or others with a background in environmental science, management, or other fields related to climate change, or concerned citizens with knowledge of and interest in climate change-related issues.
Those interested in applying should contact Robert Laubacher.
September 25, 2012 – 2:34 pm
Green Streets Initiative (GSI), a Cambridge-based nonprofit involved in promoting sustainable and healthy transportation, is seeking a Fundraising/Development Intern for the fall semester and beyond. In this role, you will work with GSI to expand and sustain sponsorship and partnerships with community corporations, retailers and institutions. Candidates should have a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the GSI mission 1+ years’ work experience in related field, excellent written and verbal communications skills and more. Compensation: This position is currently an unpaid internship, with the caveat that, as funds are raised, the intern will be compensated based on GSI sponsorship acquired.
To apply, send resume, cover letter and 2 other writing samples to Director, Green Streets Initiative, email@example.com.