Tag Archives: development

Int’l Forestry and Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank (Phillipines)

Term: 8 months, with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding availability; Experience level: At least 5 years of experience in climate change focusing on REDD+ and sustainable forest management; Special requirement: In-depth knowledge of REDD+ frameworks, programs, policies, and standard. Learn more.

Fall Internship, CERES (Boston)

Ceres is a national coalition of investors, environmentalists, labor unions and public interest groups, dedicated to increasing corporate sustainability and responsibility. Ceres’ interns support Program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents within the Ceres network: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations. Each internship position requires 10 to 15 hours of work per week. Schedules can be flexible to fit with class and/or work schedules. Ceres compensates interns at a rate of $12.00 hour. Our Fall Internship runs from September 2013 through mid-December 2013. Address all correspondence to: Ceres – Fall Intern, 99 Chauncy St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, Email: careers@ceres.org

AmeriCorps, Various Positions (Boston, MA)

The Boston Local Initiatives Support Corporation office has eleven 1700 hour (full time) LISC AmeriCorps positions available at our non-profit placement partner sites.   LISC is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity – good places to work, do business and raise children. Visit our website

Senior Community Organizer (Jamaica Plain, MA)

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) is a non-profit community development organization committed to revitalizing the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The Senior Community Organizer will work on development projects and with staff from other departments to help integrate an organizing approach into all aspects of the JPNDC. For more information, visit our website.

Human-Environment Systems (Zurich, Switzerland)

The newly formed Human-Environment Systems (HES) group at ETH Zürich seeks to hire a PhD student, commencing as soon as possible, for a period of up to three years. Our group is part of the Institute for Environmental Decisions, within the Department for Environmental Systems Science. The student would pursue research within the thematic area of energy, development and security (HES:EDS) in an externally funded research project. Qualifications and skills: We seek a person with some degree of background knowledge on energy systems, gained through study or work experience, who is interested in focusing on social science research questions involving quantitative and qualitative methods, leading to a continuing career in research. Learn more at our website.

Graduate Research Assistant – Global Development and Environmental Institute (Medford, MA)

The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE),an interdisciplinary research institute administered by the Fletcher School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts, is seeking a graduate research assistant to support the institute’s work on Addressing the Global Food Crisis. Visit our website for more information. Interested students should send a short email cover letter to: tim.wise@tufts.edu .

Sustainability Planning Internship (Cambridge, MA)

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
Email:       jbolduc@cambridgema.gov
 
Agency Description
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.
 
Intern Responsibilities
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.
Compensation: $14.51/hour

Consultant, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) recently collaborated with the Oakland community to complete The Oakland 2025 Master Plan: A vision for sustainable living and mobility, through which we engaged over 500 community members and stakeholders. Oakland 2025′s goal is to guide and support Oakland’s continuing growth as the region’s center of innovation and technology and support the quality of life in Oakland four major residential neighborhoods.OPDC seeks the services of a consultant to lead the planning effort to establish EAH in Oakland. The ideal candidate will be familiar with EAH and understand the utility/functionality of incentive programs such as this. Learn more.

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.

Development Intern – Youth Enrichment Services (Boston, MA)

Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is a successful non-profit organization that serves urban youth and provides them with new outdoor experiences, confidence-building activities, and leadership programs.YES offers a year-round continuum of programs that promote physical activity and guide youth toward positive development, leadership training, community service, career programming, and college planning.

YES is seeking a part-time intern to join its growing development team. This position is responsible for a full range of activities related to fundraising, in particular individual giving and events. Activities include:

  • Coordinating small-to-midsize fundraising events, in coordination with Development Committee members
  • Supporting the coordination of the April 2013 YES Gala fundraiser event
  • Partnering with organizational leadership to execute donor site visits and other cultivation activities
  • Preparing and editing communications for donors (e.g. acknowledgement letters, thank you cards, etc)
  • Assisting with other development projects as requested

For more information and to apply, click here.