To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, Cities Alliance, IHC – Global Coalition for Inclusive Housing and Sustainable Cities, USAID, the Wilson Center, and the World Bank are co-sponsoring the 7th annual paper competition for graduate students, seeking abstracts on urban poverty in the developing world.
The grand prize winner will receive a travel stipend to attend the United Nations Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. Winning papers will be published and selected authors will be invited to present their work in a policy workshop at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
-See more at the Wilson Center website.
The Medford Office of Energy & Environment is looking for a work-study student for the spring semester. The Office of Energy and Environment is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs in the City of Medford. The E&E office works on climate change protection, wetlands protection, open space conservation, to improve energy efficiency, and storm water outreach. The Office is also spearheading the resiliency and adaptation planning for the City of Medford.
General office help is needed and frequently involves collecting energy use data from municipal sources and keeping it updated in state and federal databases as well as updating the website and helping residents. Site visits to environmental projects throughout the city occur spontaneously throughout the year. In the spring and summer, help is needed to organize and run Medford’s Harvest Your Energy Festival and the Medford Green Awards. In addition, there are frequently residential outreach programs that need coordination.
|To Apply: Email a copy of your resume and letter of interest to Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy & Environment, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.