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Fundraising/Development Internship – Green Streets Initiative (Cambridge, MA)

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, walkrideday@gmail.com.

Sustainability Planner – Cambridge Community Development Department (Cambridge, MA)

The City of Cambridge has an exciting opportunity for a Sustainability Planner to be part of the city’s climate change mitigation and adaptation program.  The Sustainability Planner will focus on developing and implementing policies and programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and engaging residents and businesses in adopting more sustainable practices. Specific responsibilities include development and management of policies, projects or programs aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions; climate outreach and education at events, meetings and lectures; serving as liaison to local environmental non-profits; supporting the activities of resident and business climate change advisory committee including preparing for meetings, organizing and chairing subcommittee meetings; developing written materials for publications and social and other media; best practice research; and administrative duties including responding to telephone inquiries, update/distribute city publications, organizing awards events, benchmark reporting, budget tracking and report and grant writing.

Applicants should apply by October 9. For more information and to apply, click here.

Communications Intern – Our Bodies Ourselves (Cambridge, MA)

Our Bodies Ourselves, a nonprofit women’s health education and advocacy organization, seeks an intern or work-study student to work 8-12 hours per week on a variety of social media and communications tasks. The internship can be done either onsite at the OBOS office in Cambridge or off site. The position is open beginning fall or winter 2012. Applicants should have strong organizational and oral/written communication skills and experience with social media and online activism. For more information, visit: http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/about/webintern.asp

Parking and Transportation Department Intern (Cambridge)

The City of Cambridge is seeking an intern in its Parking and Transportation Department. The TP&T intern’s main priority will be working on the City’s Bike Rack installation program. This will involve helping select locations in the city that warrant new bike racks (mostly on city sidewalks), creating work orders for each round of installation, mapping locations in gis, photographing and documenting racks, managing contractor, and monitoring the bike racks being installed in the field. The intern will also assist the engineering and transportation planning functions of the department. Hours: Flexible. Up to 37.5 hours/week. Salary: $13.90 per hour.  Fore more information, visit:  http://www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/jobs.aspx

Aug 08: Cambridge Launches their newest Hubway Station

Hubway, the regional bike share system, has just started to open stations in Cambridge! The system is fully integrated amongst the participating municipalities of Cambridge, Boston, Brookline, and Somerville.

Hubway Cambridge Launch Event

On Wednesday, August 8 the City will officially celebrate the opening of Hubway in Cambridge. Join us!

The event will begin on August 8th at 11:00 in front of the City Hall/Central Square Post Office Hubway Station.  This event will include official remarks and the unveiling of the Commemoratory Bicycle Stamps, with a ride and celebration in Harvard Square to follow.

Look for more details about the event on the City website as well as the Community Development Department Twitter and Facebook Pages soon.

Transportation Planning Internship (Cambridge, MA)

The selected candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks with a focus on the bicycle parking program, traffic calming program, bicycle/pedestrian studies, and the Parking & Transportation Demand Management program. In addition, the candidate will provide basic administrative support to these programs and other activities as needed in the division. Work-study eligible candidates are strongly preferred for this internship. Start Date: September 2012 (exact date negotiable). A minimum commitment until May 2012 is required. Hours: 10-15 hours / week; Compensation: $13.69/ hour.

To apply, please send a cover letter with a resume to:

Bill Deignan
Environmental & Transportation Planning Division
Community Development Department
344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139.

Email: wdeignan@cambridgema.gov. Please specify your available start dates and your work-study status in your cover letter.

Watershed Management Assistant (Cambridge, MA)

Application deadline: August 3, 2012

The Watershed Management Division of the Cambridge Water Department is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual for the position of Watershed Management Assistant. The Watershed Management Assistant will support the Watershed Protection Supervisor in reservoir, tributary, and construction site monitoring and aid the Watershed staff with office and field activities. This position provides on-the-job training, opportunities for independent research, and experiences in natural resources management, field data collection and analysis, and watershed protection.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist Watershed Protection Supervisor with water quality monitoring;

• Conduct in-stream flow measurements;

• Manage water quality monitoring databases and assist with Annual Source Water Quality Report;

• Maintain and calibrate field equipment;

• Conduct construction site and dam inspections, as well as haz-mat spill response equipment inventories;

• Review site plans and draft comment letters

• Create GIS maps and develop/edit spatial data;

• Update Watershed Division website;

• Create posters, presentations, brochures, and other outreach materials for Watershed projects;

• Perform other duties as they arise.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Minimum requirements:

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in one or more of the following areas: biology, hydrology, ecology, environmental sciences, or related natural sciences field. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs, ArcGIS. Strong Excel and Access skills a plus. Candidate must have the ability to work in field conditions on a daily basis, regardless of weather. Strong writing and verbal communication skills and attention to detail a must. Must have a valid driver’s license. Experience with water quality monitoring equipment, GIS/GPS, environmental sampling, water resources management desirable. Boating experience a plus.

Physical demands:

The Watershed Management Assistant will lead and assist in field sampling, so must be able to carry up to 25 lbs over rugged terrain, walk distances in wooded areas, and bend. Both office setting and field work will be required.

Rate: $34,723 yearly salary, health insurance, 13 paid holidays

One year position, 40hrs/week

Please send a cover letter and resume to David Kaplan at dkaplan@cambridgema.gov<

mailto:dkaplan@cambridgema.gov> or to the Cambridge Water Department, Attn: David Kaplan, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Jun 26: NESEA Visitor Event at dasHAUS Cambridge

The dasHAUS tour is making a stop in Cambridge this year, and we’ve got a special NESEA event lined up on the evening of June 26th for Members and like-minded friends.

What’s the evening look like?

Welcome from long time member and BuildingEnergy 13 Conference Chair Paul Eldrenkamp

Tour of dasHaus’ incredible traveling sustainable tech pavilion, featuring:

  • A room built to Passive House standards (thin, superinsulated envelope)
  • Triple-pane windows
  • State of the art thin flim PV
  • Design Concepts from Technical University of Darmstadt’s 1st Place-Winning SunShot Entries
  • And more!

After seeing what dasHaus has to offer, come join us at Simmons Hall for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and socializing.

Don’t miss out on this occasion to link up with other NESEA members and see what the other energy aficionados are talking about.

RSVP HERE!

Simmons Hall: 229 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Get Directions

Hope to see you there!

May 29, Jun 12, Jun 28: Free Urban Cycling Workshops (Cambridge, MA)

Considering biking to work? Free cycling workshops are being offered 6:30-7:30pm, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday May 29, Millers River Apartments, 669 Cambridge St. East Cambridge
  • Tuesday June 12, Andrew Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave. North Cambridge
  • Thursday June 28, Central Square Library, 45 Pearl St. Cambridgeport

Questions, or want to RSVP? Email John Pelletier at jpelletier@cambridgema.gov

Research Analysts, Industrial Economics (Cambridge MA)

IEc is looking to hire two Research Analysts (with undergraduate degrees) and one Associate (with an advanced degree) available to work within the next two or three weeks.  Seeking motivated candidates who enjoy analysis, have excellent communication skills, and are comfortable with collaboration and solving problems. Students who would be interested in IEc, but are not available to work until May 2012, should not apply until early next year.  Associate candidates in this group might consider attending the winter Open House to find out more about IEC’s work and culture.  The Open House will take place at their Cambridge office on Friday, February 17, and is open to all those who expect to earn a Master’s degree by June 2012. For further information, visit www.indecon.com.

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