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Green Retrofit Intern – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Boston)

LISC seeks a detail-oriented, self-motivated individual for a paid Green Retrofit Internship position in Boston. The Intern will provide programmatic support to a small team of Boston LISC staff focused on energy retrofits in affordable housing across Massachusetts. The Green Retrofit Initiative has received an Energy Innovation Award from HUD and match funding from the Barr Foundation to work with multifamily affordable housing owners to analyze energy use and implement retrofits that will achieve energy savings of 20%. The intern should be available approximately 8-15 hours per week during the remainder of the school year, with a possible extension through the summer. Start and end dates are negotiable and schedule is flexible within normal business hours. This is a paid internship and the hourly rate will be based on experience. Application instructions: Please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth (Betsy) Glynn ateglynn@lisc.org  LISC website: http://www.bostonlisc.org/

Special Events and Outreach Internship – Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and Silent Spring Institute

MBCC and SSI interns will assist with building and promoting special events and projects for each of the organizations. The flexibility of the position is substantial. Tasks can be completed from school or home, as internet and telephone will be the primary communication tools for assignments. Interested students must commit to one or more of the following internship opportunities: 1) September 2012 – January 2013, Lesbians & Friends Dance Internship (15th annual) 2) February 2013 – September 2013, Against the Tide Internship (21st annual). In order to be considered for one of the above positions, please email Cheryl Osimo at cherylosimo@comcast.net with a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. While the position is unpaid, we are willing to work with institutions to offer students academic credit and/or stipends through their colleges to cover expenses.  Web site: http://www.mbcc.org

Urban Greening Intern – Urban Ecology Institute (Cambridge, MA)

The Urban Greening Intern will play a key role in organizing tree data as well as analyzing and visualizing the extent and benefits of urban trees as a key component of a city’s green infrastructure. The intern may also be asked on occasion to interact with community residents and train them in the use of technology for performing onsite tree inventories. Required skills for this position include: An interest in urban greening, urban trees, or green infrastructure, familiarity importing data into and creating maps with GIS, comfort doing basic analysis (descriptive statistics) using a worksheet programs such as Excel and more. This is a non-paid internship. Please mail, or email cover letter and resume to: Urban Ecology Institute, Attention: Human Resources, 3 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138, E-mail: kgreaves@urbaneco.org Website: http://urbaneco.org/

 

Entrepreneurial Finance Lab Intern – Fall (Boston)

The Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) offers an internship program to motivated students and young professionals interested in the social impact startup space. We are seeking an undergrad or recent graduate to join our team. We are looking for both part-time and full-time interns to work out of our Boston office. Part-time interns must work a minimum of 10 hours a week, and full-time interns must work 40 hours a week. Both full-time and part-time interns must be willing to commit at least four months of work. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.efinlab.com/efl-fall-internship

Special Events Intern – Fenway Community Development Corporation (Boston)

Fenway CDC seeks an intern to help plan and implement special events. Intern will be provided with direct supervision from experienced staff as s/he contributes her/his energy and skills to our work. Interest in issues pertaining to seniors and low-and moderate-income residents. Interest and/or experience in special events planning and/or community outreach . Can commit 10 to 20 hours per week for at least 6 weeks. . Can volunteer at least one of the following days and time frames: Tue, Wed, &/or Thu 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.  For more information visit: http://www.fenwaycdc.org/volunteer.html

Government Affairs Intern (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an intern to work in the Government Affairs department of its Boston office. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the greater Boston region. 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.

Duties may include:

  • Working with the department to advance the agency’s legislative agenda at the State House and on Capitol Hill;
  • Organizing and participating in program activities related to the agency’s youth violence prevention initiative;
  • Conducting research and drafting policy documents on subjects that may include open space, public health and/or municipal finance.
  • Collaborating with other agency departments (e.g., Communications, Data Services, and Municipal Services) on projects that may arise.

Qualifications:

The intern will have significant responsibilities and will be included in relevant meetings with municipal officials, state legislators and their staff, and various coalition partners. The intern must be personable, have strong writing skills, and possess excellent research capabilities. The ideal candidate is a graduate student with substantial writing experience who is studying law, public policy, public administration, urban planning or another related field. Only current students will be considered for this position. The intern should be willing to commit at least 20 hours per week.

Supplemental Information:

This is a paid position without benefits. Position open until filled. Candidate must have legal authorization and visa status to work in the USA. MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Please see MAPC web site (www.mapc.org) and go to “Jobs at MAPC” AND APPLY ONLINE THERE AT LINK SHOWN. Posted 6-1-12.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Human Resources.

For more information go to the MAPC website.

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.

Government Affairs Internship (Boston, MA)

Description:

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an intern to work in the Government Affairs department of its Boston office. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the greater Boston region. 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.

Duties may include:

  • Working with the department to advance the agency’s legislative agenda at the State House and on Capitol Hill;
  • Organizing and participating in program activities related to the agency’s youth violence prevention initiative;
  • Conducting research and drafting policy documents on subjects that may include open space, public health and/or municipal finance.
  • Collaborating with other agency departments (e.g., Communications, Data Services, and Municipal Services) on projects that may arise.

Qualifications:

The intern will have significant responsibilities and will be included in relevant meetings with municipal officials, state legislators and their staff, and various coalition partners. The intern must be personable, have strong writing skills, and possess excellent research capabilities. The ideal candidate is a graduate student with substantial writing experience who is studying law, public policy, public administration, urban planning or another related field. Only current students will be considered for this position. The intern should be willing to commit at least 20 hours per week.

 

This is a paid position without benefits. Position open until filled. Candidate must have legal authorization and visa status to work in the USA. MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Please see MAPC web site (www.mapc.org) and go to “Jobs at MAPC” and apply online there at the link shown.

Summer Intern – Food to Fork (Boston, MA)

This internship will focus on assessing existing nutrition education and cooking programs in Boston with the aim of establishing a coordinated network of educators and programs across the City and ultimately, empowering residents to prepare healthy and nutritious meals for themselves and their families. The nutrition intern will have two principle responsibilities: investigate existing nutrition education and cooking classes in Boston, their intended audience, cost, and timeframe; propose a forum for knitting these programs together, identifying gaps in programming, and recommend a pathway for the Office of Food Initiatives to improve access to programming in Boston’s neighborhoods.

Contact: Edith Murnane  Food@cityofboston.gov

Campus Sustainability Council Administrative Intern – Graduate Students ONLY

President Monaco recently announced the formation of a President’s Campus Sustainability Council to assess the goals and aspirations for next level of campus sustainability at Tufts. The council will be made up of a small group of faculty, staff and students. In addition, there will be three working groups, consisting of experts in the field, one each for water, waste and energy. The intern will work with the Sustainability Council and working groups to set up meetings and reserve rooms, send out meeting reminders and follow-ups, take and write-up meeting minutes, maintain a Wiki and webpage and conduct research. The Intern may also work with the Eco-Ambassadors, a staff program designed to promote sustainability in the department and administrative offices at Tufts. This is a great opportunity to see the inner workings of sustainability action!

Requirements: Applicants must be reliable, courteous, responsive and very professional. Organizational skills, excellent note-taking and event organizational skills are imperative. This position is only open to Tufts students who are studying at the graduate level. Work-study or non-work-study students are welcome. 15 hours per week anticipated. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to tina.woolston@tufts.edu.

Position to be filled as soon as possible. Applicants should apply early.

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