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Fall Intern, Office of Energy and Environment (Medford, MA)

Hello,

I am the director of the Office of Energy and Environment in Medford, and I am looking to advertise an opening for a paid internship position that I have available this fall. I am hoping to hire a Tufts student who is interested in issues surrounding energy and the environment to help me with various projects. These include project management of 5 small energy efficiency projects as well as preparing for our annual energy efficiency reporting to the State and Federal government on Medford’s buildings. The intern is needed for 10 hours a week during the Fall semester, but the availability to start in August is a plus. Distribution of the hours can fit your schedule, but must fit within City Hall’s open business hours (Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30, Fri 8:30-12:30).

Tasks include oversight of grant paperwork and bills, visiting the work locations, data entry and general office help. Possibility to continue on other projects in the Spring semester. Compensation is $10 per hour. A good candidate is a self-starter who can work independently, use common sense and take initiative. The City of Medford is also a Federal Work-Study site and students eligible for work-study are encouraged to apply.

Thank you for your help,

Alicia Hunt

ahunt@medford.org

Project Intern – Project Stewardship Initiative (Boston, MA)

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) seeks an enterprising individual for fall and winter who thrives in a fast-paced, small organization. PSI is conducting cutting-edge work on product stewardship and sustainability, and seeks interns who have energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. PSI interns work on a variety of tasks, which allow them to become informed about current stewardship programs in a variety of product industries. PSI staff assists interns in developing one or two specific projects for which the intern can take primary responsibility. Interns also perform some administrative assignments, as do all staff.  There are significant learning opportunities pertaining to substantive initiatives.

 

Application Due Date: August 31, 2012 (however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP)

Time Commitment: Approximately15- 20 hours/week with a possibility of additional hours or a full-time opportunity during breaks and summer.

Compensation: Unpaid.

Potential tasks might include:

  • Conduct research to support ongoing product stewardship projects that have the potential to change the current paradigm of waste management.
  • Develop and assist in writing and editing technical documents, and summarizing legislation.
  • Update PSI’s website and assist on press and communications.
  • Work with PSI members across the country to build coalitions on legislative priorities.
  • Assist in developing funding proposals.
  • Organize national contact lists and databases to enhance the organization’s ability to communicate with its constituents, and conduct other administrative tasks.

 

Qualifications

Interns should have excellent organization, analytic, and communication skills, both written and oral, and be passionate about moving toward a more sustainable future. Ideal candidates will have academic or professional experience or knowledge related to environmental advocacy and/or a sufficient background in environmental and public health issues. Ideal candidates may have an undergraduate or graduate degree in policy, political science, natural science, environmental science, law, business administration, economics, or a related field.  Alternatively, interns may be a degree candidate in one of these areas. The intern’s thoughts and ideas will be considered seriously as a contribution to improving the organization as a whole, as well as forwarding its mission.

 

Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. (PSI) is a national non-profit environmental institute with

membership from 47 states, over 200 local governments, and more than 75 businesses, organizations, universities, and non-U.S. governments. PSI establishes cooperative agreements to reduce the health and environmental impacts from consumer products. For more information, please visit www.productstewardship.us.

 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (preferably one short and one long) electronically to: erin@productstewardship.us.

 

Please address all of the following within your cover letter:

  • Are you able to reliably meet the minimum time requirement?
  • Why are you interested in working on product stewardship Issues?
  • Why are you interested in working for the Product Stewardship Institute?
  • What in your academic or professional experience makes you uniquely qualified for this position?
  • What do you hope to gain from this experience?

Consulting and Executive Transitions Program Intern (Boston)

Third Sector New England (TSNE) provides management and leadership resources to help nonprofits support healthy, just communities. The Consulting and Executive Transitions Program provides capacity-building consulting services, focusing on executive and organizational
transitions, succession planning, coaching for leadership and teams, and general consulting. There are multiple unpaid positions available for the fall semester. This internship will be customized to fit your personal learning goals. However, some potential projects could include: Shadowing consultants in the field, taking notes at meetings and drafting reports for clients, evaluating internal systems and processes, providing recommendations for improvement, analyzing evaluation data and developing reports, researching organizational transitions and developing materials for use by consultants, researching and evaluating businesses used by TSNE for strategic contracting decisions, independent projects co-developed by the intern and TSNE staff. If you would like to apply to this internship, please visit: http://www.tsne.org/jobs/CET_intern.

Intern with Environment America (Washington D.C.)

If you want to spend the fall learning how to make a real impact on the decisions that affect the energy we use, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the places we love, apply for an internship with Environment America. We’re taking applications now for fall internships in Washington D.C. and our 29 state offices around the country.

So, what do interns with Environment America do?  Make a real impact on critical environmental issues!

You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, advocate for smart solutions, and build public support.  And you’ll work one-on-one with one of our advocates and organizers, providing a unique, mentored experience.

Responsibilities vary, but you’ll do some mix of:

  • Researching critical environmental problems and preparing reports to release to the public
  • Coordinating and attending media events, like news conferences
  • Writing and publishing letters to the editor and working on news releases
  • Attending lobby meetings with lawmakers and other decision-makers
  • Working with coalition partners, like public health groups and other environmental groups
  • Tracking legislation or regulations on the federal or state levels
  • Generating public support for our campaigns, such as by collecting petitions or using social media

And you’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn more about environmental issues and gain advocacy and organizing skills.

Although Environment America Internships are unpaid, we’ll work with you to secure academic credit from your college or university if that is an option.

What happens after my internship?

Through an internship with Environment America you’ll get the training and the experience you need to be better prepared for a career in the environmental movement.  And each year, Environment America hires passionate, talented and committed college graduates to join our two-year Fellowship Program. Some of our former interns have gone on to become some of our most successful Fellows.

Qualifications

We are looking for current college students who care about our environment and are driven to preserve it for the future. We look for strong leadership skills, academic excellence, problem solving ability, top-notch written and verbal skills, eagerness to learn, and a sense of humor.

Locations

We’re taking applications now for fall internships in Washington D.C. and in our 29 state offices across the country.

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