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Senior Research Analyst, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, (Roxbury, MA)

ICIC is seeking a research and advisory intern who is able to work part-time throughout the spring 2016 semester. There is the possibility to continue through the summer. The intern will work closely with research and advisory staff to support research projects concerning urban economic development, food system resilience, and business growth issues.


For more information, please contact Austin Nijhuis at anijhuis@icic.org.

Sustainability Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Emory University seeks applications for the Sustainability Distinguished Teach Fellowship, a two-year postdoctoral position beginning in August, 2016. The university is looking for a strong scholar of applied behavioral social science with experience in engaged learning. This postdoc offers a supportive teaching and research position for career development at one of the leading institutions of sustainability in higher education.

To download the full description click here.

Application Deadline: Application review begins early February, open until the position is filled.
Submit applications to Dr. Peggy Barlett, Search Chair at sustfellowsearch@emory.edu

Student Research Assistant, GDAE (Medford, MA)

The research assistant will work with the Research Coordinator on updating research and basic graphic design materials for the economic and environmental education texts published by the Theory and Education department at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University. In addition, they will help to prepare and organize GDAE’s Social Science Library Project (a project developed in conjunction with the United Nations Decade for Education for Sustainable Development) through which educational resources are distributed to university libraries in developing countries around the world.
This is a paid position with a flexible 5-12 hours/week.

Learn more. 

Sustainability Intern, Office of the Mayor (Newton, MA)

Newton, Massachusetts is developing a sustainability program in order to improve environmental, social and economic outcomes throughout the city. The Sustainability Department, which is in the Mayor’s Office, is offering several internships – this summer and throughout the year – to qualified graduate students who are enrolled in sustainability or environmental programs. This is an opportunity to help design and implement sustainability strategies that will have measurable results, and to get “hands- on” experience with the interplay of policy and politics at the local level.

Duties will include:

  • Identification, research, and analysis of environmental, social and economic data in order to establish key performance indicators and baselines
  • Developing data bases, information sets and other methods of storing, sorting, retrieving and analyzing relevant information
  • Creating reports, presentations, graphics and other means of conveying information to, and working with, city officials, residents, businesses, advocates and other important constituencies
  • Planning and logistics for, and participation in, workshops and meetings
  • Developing social media and other methods for communicating and engaging with stakeholders

The City seeks highly motivated candidates who have distinguished themselves by their educational achievements and experience through outstanding academic performance and leadership in a variety of extracurricular and/or community service activities.  Candidates must possess a good work ethic, be able to think creatively, solve problems as they arise, work collaboratively, take initiative, attend to details, and take responsibility for task completion. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

The internships are unpaid, however the Director will sign off on course credit or other requests of that nature.

Application Deadline:  n/a

How to apply:  Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information to Andrew Savitz, Director of Sustainability, at asavitz[at]newtonma.gov. Please also include: any experience you have had related to the list of duties, as described above; the skills experience you are interested in developing during the internship with the City of Newton; the dates and times that you are available.

Sustainability Action Plan Coordinator, Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)

Western’s Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) is intended to become the University’s guiding document for the incorporation of sustainable principles and practices into the broad areas of academics, operations, outreach, and administration.  The SAP will consist of several chapters related to the different areas of sustainability activity on Western’s campus including Western curricula, student life, campus engagement, management of resources and operations, facilities planning and design, research activities, community relations, business and finance, the extra-curricular life of Western and others.  Each chapter will contain content such as background information, long term goals, potential objectives and strategies, prioritized action steps relative to resource need, and key performance indicators.

With oversight from the Sustainability Manager, the SAP Coordinator will act as the primary organizing position and editor for the creation of Western’s Sustainability Action Plan.  This will be achieved through several mechanisms including meeting facilitation, public input, research, writing, and presentation.  This position will form a working relationship with Western’s Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC), the body charged with completion of the SAP.  The SAP Coordinator will usher the SAP through the necessary approvals, aligning the document to Western’s mission and strategic plan.

Application Deadline:  6/30/2015

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