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Second Nature Internship (Boston, MA)

SECOND NATURE INTERNSHIP, SPRING 2015

Location: Boston, MA, USA

Second Nature is a Boston-based non-profit organization working to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education. Accomplished through a variety of initiatives including the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) a program with over 680 colleges and universities where the presidents have committed to carbon neutrality and climate action on their campuses.

Second Nature is seeking applicants for internships that may focus on any of the following tasks based on the applicant’s area of interest:

  • Support member institutions with meeting their sustainability and resilience goals, with a focus on programs with minority-serving institutions
  • Assist with recruitment activities for new and existing members
  • Perform research and analysis of current programs to optimize member services and develop new resources for member institutions, utilizing our unique datasets
  • Assist with communications and outreach
  • Provide support for grant submission and corporate engagement initiatives
  • CRM database management and data entry

Knowledge of sustainability and resilience issues, a passion for supporting under-resourced organizations and the ability to contribute to the growth of the organization through new skills, insights, and creative ideas are musts. Outstanding candidates may possess some of the following: research and data analysis skills; excellent writing and communication skills; knowledge of Salesforce or other customer management software; experience developing corporate relationships and external fundraising; an advanced understanding of the ACUPCC (including experience with greenhouse gas inventories and/or climate action planning); and in-depth knowledge and passion for climate leadership issues relevant to higher education.

Position Details: Second Nature offers a dynamic and creative work environment with a customized experience for each intern designed to be challenging and build desired skill-sets. These positions have a flexible work schedule with approximately a 4-5 month, 15-20 hour a week commitment. Interns will have direct supervision from Second Nature staff beginning in Jan/February 2015 and ending April/May 2015, both local and remote options are available. This is a paid internship, and can also be completed for credit.

Who Should Apply: Students at all post-secondary institutions– including graduate level, bachelor’s and associates students– are invited to apply. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty & Staff: Please forward this application to students that may be a good fit for this experience.

How to Apply: Please fill out the form below.  Upload a Resume & Cover Letter. Direct your cover letter to: Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, Director of ACUPCC Inititaitves. In your cover letter please address what you hope to gain from an internship with Second Nature, your primary interest areas, and what relevant experiences you may have.

APPLY ONLINE

About Employment with Second Nature

Second Nature’s mission is to accelerate movement toward a sustainable future by serving and supporting senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.  We believe that in order for society to move in a sustainable direction, higher education must develop a new framework in which the sector and individual institutions operate as a fully integrated communities that teach, research, and model social and ecological sustainability.

Second Nature is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Researcher, Writer, Program Intern – Our Water Commons (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Our Water Commons is a non-governmental organization with a broad mission to preserve water as a common good. Through research, learning exchange, documentation, public education and advocacy, we seek to highlight innovative cases of public and community water and watershed governance and management, ones in which the human right to water and nature’s right to water are preserved. For more information, email: danielmoss9@gmail.com

Sustainable Energy Technology Research Fellow, Oberlin College (OH)

Application Deadline: May 12, 2014

The Environmental Studies Program and the Office of Environmental Sustainability at Oberlin College invite applications for the position of Sustainable Technology Research Fellow. This is a full-time, one-year position (renewal for additional years contingent on grant funding), beginning on June 1, 2014, jointly reporting to Professor of Environmental Studies, John Petersen, and Meghan Riesterer Assistant Vice President of Energy Management and Sustainability and will work closely with the Project Manager for Environmental Dashboard.

Learn more.

Senior Biodiversity Research, ICF (Washington, D.C.)

ICF International seeks a Senior Biodiversity Researcher. This position will serve as the senior biodiversity researcher on a team charged with ‘building the evidence base’ for the USAID-funded Measuring Impact project. Measuring Impact (MI) helps USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity in the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment advance its leadership in developing and implementing rigorous programs that improve conservation outcomes and human wellbeing by building the capacity of the Agency to design, monitor, and evaluate effective programs and by enhancing the evidence base that informs programming decisions. This five-year project is led by Environmental Incentives in partnership with Foundations of Success and ICF International. Learn more.

Interdisciplinary Research Team Facilitator (Annapolis, MD)

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, is a think-tank type research center funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Maryland. SESYNC promotes interdisciplinary synthesis research on the sustainability of coupled human-natural systems, and is seeking a candidate to provide support and leadership for facilitating research team interactions and progress. Learn more.

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