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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.

Energy Intern – Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Boston, MA)

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.

Qualifications:

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.

To apply:

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.

Internships – Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (Boston, MA)

The MWRA provides reliable, cost-effective water and sewer services to 61 Massachusetts communities. MWRA is committed to ensuring affordable rates, protecting the environment and modernizing the region’s water and sewer infrastructure. MWRA’s Intern Program is designed to provide students with entry-level professional experience working alongside top scientists, engineers and business professionals.

Summer Internship positions include:

  • Harbor Water Quality Data Intern: The MWRA Environmental Quality Department is seeking a Harbor Water Quality Data Intern to provide technical support to MWRA’s harbor monitoring projects. Works under the supervision of a Biologist.
  • Deer Island Mechanical and Electrical Interns: The MWRA Operations Division has 2 paid Intern positions available at our Deer Island Facility located in Winthrop. We are seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented individuals to perform mechanical and electrical duties and assisting Engineers, Project Managers and Program Managers as needed.
  • GIS Intern Position: The MWRA Planning Department has a paid GIS Intern position and is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to perform beginning level GIS tasks, and assisting GIS staff in the development and maintenance of MWRA’s enterprise GIS data and creation of cartographic products.

All positions are paid and require a minimum of 15 to 37.5 hours per week. For specific information on responsibilities/qualifications and to apply, click here.

Environmental Analyst II – MA DEP (Boston, MA)

Under the supervision of the Branch Chief for Commercial Waste Reduction, the Environmental Analyst II will implement waste ban compliance and enforcement initiatives. The EA II will be responsible for conducting and tracking waste ban inspections and enforcement actions. The EA II will coordinate with regional staff to target enforcement efforts based on the review and analysis of facility waste ban reports and other reported information.

Through this compliance and enforcement effort, the EA II will identify business sectors needing compliance assistance and develop programs to deliver outreach and assistance to improve compliance. Efforts will be targeted towards improving compliance of haulers/generators of construction and demolition debris and other specific solid waste streams such as municipal and/or commercial waste generators. The EA II will also conduct training as needed to waste haulers, generators, and solid waste facilities on complying with the State’s waste bans. The EA II will provide other support as needed to advance waste ban compliance, including updating waste ban guidance and outreach materials for solid waste facilities, haulers, and generators. The EA II will also provided other services as demanded in support of the implementation of the Department’s solid waste /recycling programs. The EA II will be required to take health and safety training and be trained in other aspects of performing the duties of the position.

For more information and to apply, click here.

National Climate Seminar – Bard CEP

Join the Bard Center for Environmental Policy the first and third Wednesday of each month at noon eastern to hear climate and clean energy specialists talk about the latest climate change issues.

Climate Seminar calls are held via conference call (Call-in number: 1-712-432-3100; Conference Code: 253385) and professors can assign the half-hour calls to their students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions. Have questions for the speakers? Email them beforehand or during the call to climate@bard.edu. All calls are available as podcasts, 24 hours after the event.

In case you haven’t seen it, a new World Bank study confirms that we are on track for 750 ppm by 2100– or sooner– and a 4° C hotter world. Next Wednesday, February 6, at noon eastern, NRDC’s Daniel Lashof will talk about how to address the issue, focusing in particular on “Using the Clean Air act to Sharply Reduce Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants”. One of Dan’s key messages is that this won’t happen without pressure from climate activists.

Other speakers this semester will include Mike Tidwell on Cutting Carbon at Power Plants, Brenda Ekwurzel on After Sandy, What Next?, Mark Reynolds on Lobbyists for Climate Action, Katharine Wilkinson on Between God and Green, Bill McKibben on Corruption, Democracy, Climate, and Manuel Pastor and James Boyce on Co-benefits and Climate Justice.

For more information, click here.

Clinton Global Initiative University (April 5 – 7) – St. Louis, MO

The application deadline is today, January 30.

The sixth annual meeting of CGI U will take place from April 5 – 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, bringing together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The meeting will bring together student leaders, NGO representatives, topic experts, and celebrities to brainstorm ideas, share best practices, and develop their action plans for the months ahead. Join President Clinton, Jack Dorsey, Salman Khan, and many other to-be-announced innovators and entrepreneurs.

More than $400,000 in funding for select attendees is now available. The Resolution Project will provide $100,000 total to the winners of a social venture competition on-site. The CGI University Network will provide more than $300,000 total to student attendees from member universities. To be eligible for funding, students must first apply online to attend CGI U.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Environmental Educator (Boston, Cambridge, Somerville)

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 andrewthai.einc@gmail.com. In your cover letter please specify past skills in any or all of these three arenas and any urban classroom or after school experience.

Recruitment Outreach Intern – Green Corps (Boston, MA)

The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. The Recruitment Outreach Interns will help coordinate the following projects:

· Event Planning: The interns will coordinate the planning of Green Corps’ 2nd Round Interview weekends with an expected attendance of 300 candidates. This includes duties such as VIP outreach for invited guests and major donors, weekend locations and logistics, travel and housing arrangements for candidates and materials creation and duplication.

· Online Outreach: The interns will coordinate our online recruitment campaign to raise the visibility of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing. This will include planning and implementing targeted outreach to websites, job boards, blogs, and social-networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.

· Career Center and Campus Outreach: Interns will contact career centers across the country to coordinate recruitment, visibility events and on-campus interviews. Interns will also recruit top student leaders for the Green Corps program with campus outreach.

Hours The start and end dates are flexible, although most interns begin in January and work through March, with the possibility of continuing year-round. Interns typically work between 10-20 hours/week, and the level of commitment can be tailored to your schedule.

Qualifications We are looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, and have a desire to strengthen and grow the environmental movement.

Benefits The internships are unpaid, but interns are given the opportunity to audit portions of Green Corps’ August Introductory Classroom Training, which features training from top environmental leaders in organizing, advocacy, and leadership skills. Course Credit supervision is also available.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Environmental Interpretation Internship – Patuxent Research Refuge (Laurel, MD)

Number of Positions: 2

Salary: $195 per week stipend with dormitory housing available

Dates of employment: Feb. 10th, 2013 – May 10th, 2013

Interns provide quality educational experiences for all visitors to the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Patuxent Research Refuge through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours focusing on wildlife management and research, working with Scout groups, and assisting with all operations of a visitor center. Applicants must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and experience working with children and adults is preferred. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field desired. Driver’s license necessary. Internship is 40 hrs/wk.

For more information or to apply, click here.

ELP Fellowship Program

The Environmental Leadership Program supports emerging environmental and social change practitioners eager to connect their specialized work to larger environmental and social concerns. ELP is committed to selecting Fellows that represents diversity of race and ethnicity, gender, sector, sexual orientation, education levels, professional background, values and traditions, and expertise. Our Fellowship Programs offers intensive leadership and skill training, regional and national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Through retreats and optional additional trainings, our curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies.

We address the needs of emerging environmental leaders from academia, business, government and non-profits by:

  • Providing training and learning opportunities to increase their leadership capacity through our Fellowship Program;
  • Connecting Fellows with peers through our regional and national networks;
  • Linking Fellows with experienced environmental leaders through substantive interactions and mentoring opportunities;
  • Focusing attention on the need for the environmental community to develop the next generation of leaders.

Applications for 2013 classes are now available and are due February 1, 2013. For more information and to apply, click here.

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