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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.

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