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Second Nature Internship (Boston, MA)

SECOND NATURE INTERNSHIP, SPRING 2015

Location: Boston, MA, USA

Second Nature is a Boston-based non-profit organization working to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education. Accomplished through a variety of initiatives including the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) a program with over 680 colleges and universities where the presidents have committed to carbon neutrality and climate action on their campuses.

Second Nature is seeking applicants for internships that may focus on any of the following tasks based on the applicant’s area of interest:

  • Support member institutions with meeting their sustainability and resilience goals, with a focus on programs with minority-serving institutions
  • Assist with recruitment activities for new and existing members
  • Perform research and analysis of current programs to optimize member services and develop new resources for member institutions, utilizing our unique datasets
  • Assist with communications and outreach
  • Provide support for grant submission and corporate engagement initiatives
  • CRM database management and data entry

Knowledge of sustainability and resilience issues, a passion for supporting under-resourced organizations and the ability to contribute to the growth of the organization through new skills, insights, and creative ideas are musts. Outstanding candidates may possess some of the following: research and data analysis skills; excellent writing and communication skills; knowledge of Salesforce or other customer management software; experience developing corporate relationships and external fundraising; an advanced understanding of the ACUPCC (including experience with greenhouse gas inventories and/or climate action planning); and in-depth knowledge and passion for climate leadership issues relevant to higher education.

Position Details: Second Nature offers a dynamic and creative work environment with a customized experience for each intern designed to be challenging and build desired skill-sets. These positions have a flexible work schedule with approximately a 4-5 month, 15-20 hour a week commitment. Interns will have direct supervision from Second Nature staff beginning in Jan/February 2015 and ending April/May 2015, both local and remote options are available. This is a paid internship, and can also be completed for credit.

Who Should Apply: Students at all post-secondary institutions– including graduate level, bachelor’s and associates students– are invited to apply. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty & Staff: Please forward this application to students that may be a good fit for this experience.

How to Apply: Please fill out the form below.  Upload a Resume & Cover Letter. Direct your cover letter to: Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, Director of ACUPCC Inititaitves. In your cover letter please address what you hope to gain from an internship with Second Nature, your primary interest areas, and what relevant experiences you may have.

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About Employment with Second Nature

Second Nature’s mission is to accelerate movement toward a sustainable future by serving and supporting senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.  We believe that in order for society to move in a sustainable direction, higher education must develop a new framework in which the sector and individual institutions operate as a fully integrated communities that teach, research, and model social and ecological sustainability.

Second Nature is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Assistant (Boston, MA)

Organization:

Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. 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.  Our mission is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

Ceres is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the business, investment and advocacy communities. To advance our mission and vision, we leverage the power of our partners—leading investors, Fortune 500 companies, thought leaders and policymakers—to positively influence change. To accomplish our mission, Ceres relies on the power and expertise of the companies we engage with, the investors we bring together and the public interest groups we work with.

Program:

Water is a finite and precious resource, but our economic systems treat it as limitless and of little value. For many companies and other water users, their water bills are so small that it hardly seems worthwhile to conserve. The result is unsustainable water use across much of our economy—from industry to agriculture to homeowners.

Ceres brings unique capital market solutions to these challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their investment decisions. By reshaping how key economic actors value water, we can turn smart water management into a business fundamental and water stewardship into an economic imperative.

We focus on three key sectors with enormous responsibility for protecting our nation’s water security— water utilities, oil and gas, and agriculture. Taken together, these sectors are responsible for more than 90% of the nation’s water consumption. By improving their water management, we can build an economy that protects freshwater for the future.

Position:

The Water Program is hiring a Program Assistant to support this thriving and growing team.  This job is an opportunity for an organized, detail-oriented, and mission-driven individual.  This is a full-time position based in Boston, MA.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide event and scheduling support to team & Program Director, including booking travel and managing calendars
  • Organize team meetings and work with Program Director on developing agendas, facilitating meetings logistics and taking notes
  • Support Ceres’ green bond initiative, including coordinating internal and external meetings and events, organizing webinars and related outreach
  • Support projects related to water infrastructure and hydraulic fracturing, specifically coordinating meetings and events, taking notes, and organizing webinars and report distribution
  • Assist with coordinating and organizing Water Program activities at Ceres Annual Conference
  • Serve as database point person for team, including updating information as directed by senior program staff
  • Perform duties such as filing, photocopying, mailing correspondence, and organizing and shipping materials
  • Process reimbursement documents for Program Director and 2 other senior staff
  • On an as needed basis, provide research and writing support to team
  • Support Program Director on planning team retreats, specifically overseeing logistics
  • Work with team and Communications to develop Water Program newsletter and update webpages
  • Support team with fundraising meetings or proposals and track deliverable activity for grant reporting

 Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, preferred.  Associate degree, required.
  • 1 – 3 years of work experience, required.
  • Demonstrated interested in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred.
  • Prior office experience, preferred
  • Data entry experience and familiarity with database systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and word processing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects
  • Experience managing calendars and scheduling for senior staff
  • Solid writing and research skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Able to work well independently and as a team member
  • Comfortable working with different personalities and people
  • Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment

Application Instructions:

Candidates are asked to visit the Ceres website www.ceres.org to make themselves familiar with our organization.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to careers[at]ceres.org to be considered for this position.

Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Communications Intern (Boston, MA)

USGBC Massachusetts is seeking an Intern for the Winter Semester:

USGBC MA Communications Intern

Position Summary

The USGBC MA Chapter seeks a green building/sustainability enthusiast to help us get our message out, grow our network and meet our mission to enable every person to live, work, learn and play in green buildings within a generation. We are a small organization of two full-time staff and many passionate volunteers that need an individual focused on tightening up and implementing our communications systems, freshening up our materials, and tracking our outreach and assessing its impact.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharing our events and programs via social media consistently and systematically
  • Updating our events calendar
  • Soliciting content from volunteers and partners to share on our network
  • Reaching out to volunteers and partners to share our events with their networks
  • Updating our Communications Manual
  • Developing on-line and print marketing materials
  • Supporting our volunteer Communications and Membership Committees
  • Maintaining and updating the Chapter email distribution lists
  • Assisting with website maintenance, monthly newsletters, and media outreach.

Skills:

  • Highly organized and a good communicator
  • Ability to do both creative and routine work
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficiency in excel, constant contact and photoshop
  • Experience with CiviCRM, Drupal, and/or javascript a definite advantage
  • Graphic Design experience a plus

The Communications Intern will report and work closely with the USGBC MA, Executive Director. The Communications Intern is expected to work from the USGBC MA Chapter office in downtown Boston at least half their time. The Communications Intern will need to attend two meetings a month from 6-8PM as our volunteer Committees meet after normal work hours.

Students and recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply. This is a $10/hour, three month commitment of 20 hours a week, with the potential to be extended or evolved into a more significant position.

Start Date: Early January 2015

 

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Program Director (Silver Spring, MD)

Background

The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) is a network of grantmakers investing to promote healthy people, communities, and environments.  HEFN and its members aim to maximize the impact of philanthropy on environmental health and environmental justice issues.

HEFN does outreach to expand investment in environmental health and justice, provides funders with learning opportunities, and supports its members to connect and collaborate.

Position Summary         

The Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) is looking for an experienced program professional with a passion for environmental health and environmental justice issues. This position will support HEFN’s learning community, including by developing program content for quarterly webinars, an annual meeting, working groups, and co-sponsored events. The position will also support HEFN outreach and communications with members and in philanthropy.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead planning, design, execution, and evaluation of programs including webinars, briefings, and other co-sponsored events.
  • Lead planning of HEFN’s annual meeting, including planning committee management, content management, and meeting communications and logistics in coordination with HEFN staff.
  • Cultivate and maintain excellent relationships with affinity group colleagues, regional associations, and other philanthropic groups.
  • Serve as a resource to the broader philanthropic community and facilitate collaborative programming and initiatives.
  • Develop and disseminate learning resources for members and other funders, like issue briefs, funder stories, and blogs.
  • Support HEFN communications work.  Manage website content and social media related to your work.
  • Help track local, regional, and national trends in environmental health and justice and philanthropy.
  • Support other programs, initiatives, and working groups as needed.
Experience
  • Minimum of five years of experience working in philanthropy or on environmental health or environmental justice issues.
  • Experience developing and executing smart and strategic programs.
  • Proven experience developing and maintaining strong, professional, and collaborative relationships.
  • Event organizing experience preferred.
  • Experience writing reports and newsletters preferred.
  • Experience with social media and blogging preferred.

Skills and Attributes

The ideal candidate will thrive in a small team environment.  Reliability, integrity, flexibility, a quick mind, and a sense of humor strongly valued.  Additional skills and attributes:

  • Understanding of the connections between environmental conditions and health, including the roles of race, place, and class.
  • Competence in a range of tasks from strategy development to webinar planning to meeting logistics to relationship management.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines while maintaining quality and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong editorial skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, database, publishing, and website software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and on a highly collaborative team.
  • Ability to travel.
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Very generous benefits including healthcare, retirement, professional development, and paid vacation.

This position could be located anywhere in the country, with a very strong preference for someone who could work in HEFN’s Silver Spring, MD office.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to recruiting@hefn.org, with your email subject line reading: “Program Director.” We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. No phone calls please.

Geographic Focus:
National
Maryland

Sustainability Internship (Boston, MA)

Sustainability Internship

VOX Global offers a paid internship focused on corporate sustainability in our Boston, MA office. The intern will work primarily with our sustainability team, helping clients to build, execute, and communicate environmental and social sustainability programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, summarize and report on topics and media coverage in the sustainability space
  • Draft and edit press materials, web pages, and other communications
  • Craft high-level written communications for clients, external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Review and summarize reports
  • Staff events

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate institution (preference will be given to candidates who are enrolled in or recently graduated from an MBA or Master’s program in sustainability)
  • Strong interest in sustainability, corporate responsibility, environmental policy, and/or communications
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with social media and online community engagement

The internship is from January-May 2015.

To apply for the Sustainability Internship, please send a cover letter and resume to sustainabilityintern@voxglobal.com

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