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September 6, 2013 – 10:03 am
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.
September 6, 2013 – 9:57 am
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Energy Coordinator/Energy Planner (hereafter, Coordinator/Planner) to help achieve the local and regional clean energy goals of its long-range regional plan, MetroFuture. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for metropolitan Boston. Find out more about the MAPC and its energy work.
June 26, 2013 – 12:20 pm
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an Energy Intern to work in its Boston office starting in August or September 2013. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional cooperation, which includes protecting the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities.
Examples of Duties:
The energy intern will have significant research responsibilities and will work directly with the Energy Division team to develop and implement MAPC’s energy projects throughout the MAPC region. Projects that the energy intern may work on include researching best practices in municipal-level energy efficiency and renewable energy development and assisting in the development and implementation of energy programs for municipalities in the Boston region.
The energy intern must be personable, have strong writing skills, and excellent research capabilities. Experience with data analysis and visualization, graphic design and/or building energy audits is a plus. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student studying urban planning, engineering, public policy, architecture, or another related field. The intern should be willing to commit 20 hours per week and must be enrolled in school during the internship. This is a paid position.
Please attach a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two references. Position open until filled. Review of applications begins immediately. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 29, 2013 – 11:42 am
ARAMARK is hiring a sustainability intern at Brandeis University! Projects include but are not limited to waste management, energy conservation, nutrition, health & wellness, and sustainable product sourcing. The position will take place mid-late June through December, at 20 hours per week; $10 per hour. We are looking for someone who is creative, flexible, and of course passionate about sustainability!
April 9, 2013 – 3:16 pm
Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) is seeking a dedicated individual, passionate about working in the non-profit sector, to provide a year of service as a full-time, paid fellow for a cutting edge organization focused on designing innovative solutions to address community climate, energy and resource efficiency goals.
SEI’s Nonprofit Leadership Fellow will have the opportunity to work directly with our Executive Director, in addition working in one or more of our primary program areas (Eco-Smart Education, Green Housing, and Sustainable Communities,) depending on candidate background/ interests and our need for project development and support. This is a full-time (approximately 12-month) paid position, based out of our San Rafael, Marin County Office. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the intended mid-year start date (exact dates to be negotiated.) This position offers exceptional training and professional development and exposure in the areas of climate/energy sustainability and non-profit fundraising/ management.
Support Areas and Associated Responsibilities
This fellow will work on planning and implementing cutting edge resource efficiency programs, with exposure to key components of program design, promotion/ fundraising, implementation, reporting and evaluation:
- Marin School of Environmental Leadership – Approximately half of the fellow’s focus will support our work on MarinSEL (www.MarinSEL.org). This new “school within a school” combines the breadth and diversity of public education with the depth and integrated learning of project-based education. At MarinSEL, teachers guide students through inquiry-based projects where they apply theories from multiple disciplines to address real world environmental and social issues. Rigorous academics are united with field-based opportunities and service to community, building leadership skills as students become stewards of their environment. The fellow will support the Executive Director in overall management of this innovative program, working with teachers, students, and volunteers to ensure success.
- Climate/ Energy Program Support – Depending on interest and experience, a portion of the fellow’s time will be spent in direct support of one of our many programs in the areas of eco-education and curriculum development, green housing, and sustainable communities.
- Proposal Support – A portion of the fellow’s focus will entail working across SEI Directors and Managers to write grant applications to fund our work.
- Special Project Support – Under the direction of SEI’s Executive Director, the fellow will devote the balance of hours to help plan for and implement new and innovative programs that expand our team’s collective body of work and measurable impact.
The qualified candidate is highly skilled working across the Microsoft suite of office automation software (e.g.: MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.). Qualified candidates will also evidence strong quantitative, written and verbal communication skills, in addition to the following:
- Experience working with children, ideally in a group setting
- Demonstrated ability to engage and appropriately discipline youth
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Background and familiarity in basic energy efficiency concepts and conservation practices
- Experience in marketing and/or community outreach
- Excellent computer skills and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite
- Demonstrated analytical and writing skills
- Extremely detail-oriented and organized
- Strong creative thinking skills
- Ability to research, organize, and synthesize information
- Strong analytic skills, experience with Excel (building spreadsheets, formulas and data manipulation,) math or science background
- Basic knowledge of core energy efficiency and building science concepts
- Prior energy, climate change work experience
- Working knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions related activities and current policies and programs
- Understanding of financial analysis or modeling
- Marketing/community outreach experience
- Web/Video Experience
This position offers a stipend at a rate equivalent to the range of $17,500 – $21,000 over a 12-month period, based on candidate qualifications and prorated based on availability. Beyond monetary compensation, this fellowship affords the candidate significant technical skill and non-profit leadership skills development, fieldwork and networking opportunities.
For more information and to apply, click here.
March 15, 2013 – 12:32 pm
The application process will end on April 15, 2013.
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) develops and implements policies and programs aimed at ensuring the adequacy, security, diversity, and cost-effectiveness of the Commonwealth’s energy supply within the context of creating a cleaner energy future. The MA DOER Internship Programs seeks to provide interns with exciting opportunities to assist DOER with implementing energy policies in areas such as renewables, energy efficiency, alternative transportation, energy markets, and more. The program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and other individuals who are seeking experience in the energy arena.
In conjunction with MA DOER’s talented and professional team, interns are provided with education, training, hands-on experience, supervision, and networking opportunities, utilizing modern technology and information systems during their internships. Current internship positions are unpaid; however, MA DOER can work with interns to earn academic credits. Internships are conducted in supervised settings and are available across MA DOER’s various divisions and functions.
Current Postings can be found on the MA DOER website. For more information and to apply, click here.
March 14, 2013 – 3:04 pm
Announcing the 3rd annual
SUMMER INSTITUTE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY
Hosted by the Energy Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (University of Chicago); Energy and Sustainability Engineering (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Initiative for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)
2013 Program Theme: Sustainable Transportation
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the title subjects: sustainability and energy. From August 5-16, a diverse body of participants will converge on the UIC campus and immerse itself in a broad spectrum of sustainability and energy related topics. Issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs. Participants will engage these issues through interactive and interdisciplinary lectures and panel discussions, collaborative research projects that stress scientific innovation and entrepreneurship, networking opportunities with academics and professionals, and tours of sustainability and energy related sites in the Chicago area. This experience leaves graduates of the Summer Institute with a firm foundation for future careers in sustainability and energy, and inspires them to lead the next generation as thoughtful and informed global citizens.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.
Admission into the program is highly competitive. 60-80 participants will be accepted from a pool of national applicants. Those accepted into the program can expect to receive financial support including transportation getting to and from Chicago, lodging during the duration of the program, and most meals.
LEARN MORE ABOUT US!
We invite you to learn more about the Summer Institute.
Visit us on the web at: http://sise.phy.uic.edu/
February 24, 2013 – 3:15 pm
These past two weeks, the Eco-Reps have been in contact with people all over campus. Professor Nancy Gleason talked to us about sustainable development. Our own Ben Rabe shared his experience working as an energy auditor before coming to Tufts and how it relates to dorm life. As you know from our last blog post, we’ve been doing work with Tufts Recycles to work on the Recyclemania challenge. In addition to all of this, our reps have been hard at work planning their first events of the semester. Look out for flyers advertising your dorms event!
Fletcher School alumnus and beloved professor Nancy Gleason’s talk to the Reps about sustainable development was one of the most anticipated meetings of the semester. On the university level, Professor Gleason emphasized that college is the most sustainably most students will ever live in their entire lives. We rarely use cars, all of our food in the dining halls and dorms is composted, we have have low flow shower heads, easily accessible recycling and terracycling. Even those not conscious of sustainable living are living more sustainably. Our mission as Eco-Reps is to make people aware of this fact so that Tufts’ students can graduate being aware of their effect on the planet. On a larger scale, Professor Gleason emphasized climate refugees, the people that will be displaced due to rising sea levels. Some uphill reps will be having an event talking about this the week before spring break. Find out more about Professor Gleason, her work, and her classes. (She’s extremely nice and knowledgeable.)
Ben Rabe, the Blakely Eco-Rep, worked as an energy auditor in Minnesota after undergrad before coming to the Fletcher School. Energy Auditors show you how your home is using energy, where you’re losing it and how to make it more efficient. Ben gave us a presentation of how this relates to dorm life. Opening your window on the top floor of a building for example, doesn’t let any air in, unless there’s a breeze, it just lets air out. This only serves to make the bottom floors colder! If you would like more information regarding dorm energy usage and how you can help, contact Ben!
Recyclemania is in full swing! Tufts could be doing A LOT better. We are doing okay, but so far our first round results are lower than last year. Keep up with your progress here! Also, learn what is recyclable at Tufts . It’s an easy how to guide of what goes in each bin at Tufts. If you live in Lewis or Tilton, hall snack trash sort demonstrations are coming your way. We know Tufts students love being green so let’s show our support for Tufts and the Environment and beat Harvard this year in the National competition!
Last but not least, some great Eco-Rep events are coming up. West and Hill will be joint hosting a Lorax bike-powered movie night! South will be having tasty bike-powered smoothies. Other tasty events to look forward to are Vishakha’s composting event with dirt cups (those delicious pudding + oreo + gummy bear creations) and Sidney’s delicious vegan foods event. Other events are on their way as well. If you live in these dorms definitely go! But if you don’t live in these dorms, you can still come! I know all the reps will be wanting in on these amazing events and treats. If you don’t like delicious food or the environment, then come hang out and let us know what kind of event you want to see from us!
Thanks for reading!