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Nature-Based Solutions Intern, Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) (Washington D.C.)

The Global Commission on Adaptation’s Nature-based Solutions Intern will assist the Commission and Climate Resilience Practice in its work to incentivize and support actions that enhance resilience to the impacts of climate change and will contribute to the Commission’s Year of Action, with a focus on the Nature-based Solutions Action Track. The position will primarily focus on supporting an ongoing assessment of adaptation in nature-based solution platforms, as well as proactive and creative engagement support for the Track to foster partnerships and influence decision makers.

The intern will join a team of highly motivated and experienced individuals, including members of WRI’s senior leadership and global experts to support the development and production of outputs and engagement during the “Year of Action”. The intern will learn on the job, and will gain experience with stakeholder engagement, science communication, qualitative research, and project and event management.

Assistant Director of Sustainability, Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)

The Office of Sustainability’s mission is to cultivate sustainability as foundational in Princeton’s campus ethos. This Assistant Director position reports to the Director and manages academic engagement and Campus-as-Lab (CAL) initiatives. The program functions at the nexus of operational, educational and research activities that result in the advancement of hands-on learning and applied sustainability. The office recognizes the critical intersection of social and environmental justice in this work and hope you will join in furthering a sustainable, just, and diverse culture.

The Assistant Director serves as a highly collaborative leader and member of the office team toward achieving Sustainability Action Plan goals, by leveraging team strengths and through academic and operational partnerships. Additionally, you will function as the organizational and strategic team lead for a portfolio of projects in the Academic Engagement and CAL Initiatives program areas. This coordination includes engagement of faculty, staff, and students in opportunities related to capital projects and campus lands, management of CAL-related data sources, and active promotion of their use, as well as raising the visibility and helping scale the impact of effective CAL projects across campus and beyond.

*This is a three year, benefits eligible position.*

Communications Intern, Tufts Environmental Studies Program (Medford, MA or Remote)

The Environmental Studies Program is looking for a work-study student for 2-3 hrs a week ($13/hr) to design posters for our weekly lecture series and do social media outreach. The candidate must be proficient in poster design and social media use. Candidates who also have video-making skills or other skills to produce visual products (e.g. StoryMaps) are preferred.

This position can be done remotely as long as the student has access to adequate software to design posters. Otherwise, they will be required to come in person to use a computer in the Environmental Studies Program (Barnum Hall).

Interested students must submit a cover letter, resume, and a work sample including a poster, video, or other visual work sample. This position is only open to undergraduate students – those in the ENVS Program will be given preference.

You can direct questions about this position to Dr. Sara Gomez at Sara.gomez@tufts.edu

Apply before September 6, 2020.

Various Internship Positions, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (Beverly, MA)

New Entry’s mission is to promote sustainable agriculture and help to strengthen local food systems. We offer a variety of opportunities for fall internships, directed-study, research projects, and work-study employment. New Entry appreciates the diverse backgrounds and excellent qualifications of students from various degree programs, colleges, and universities. Examples of prior student involvement reflect a range of learning opportunities. 

Available Positions:

Outreach and Communications Intern – help spearhead new communications projects; assist with tabling/outreach to community groups at conferences and events; develop content for New Entry newsletters and social media sites; solicit media coverage for events and news. Assist New Entry with creation of brochures, flyers, resource guide layout, and other visual identity needs. Compile and update resources and links in the online resource library.

Farmer Training Program Intern – assist with special projects associated with Farmer Training learning objectives and grant deliverables; prepare course materials for trainings; schedule speakers and field trips to farms/markets; coordinate logistics for training courses; attend training sessions and provide technical assistance to participants; evaluate training sessions and revise training manuals. Support participants across online and in-person courses including Farm Business Planning and Crop Production. Support farm manager with production related needs in the field.

Food Hub and Food Access Intern – assist with marketing activities of New Entry Food Hub create promotional materials for the CSA and assist with shareholder recruitment; prepare newsletter/recipe templates; facilitate food access partnerships to expand access for low income families. Assist with the aggregation and distribution of produce coming and going from the food hub for CSA and food access shares. Help build relationships across the local food supply chain.

National Programs Intern – support various aspects of our National and State Networks work including outreach efforts, resource management, and data analysis. This internship offers the opportunity to work closely with the National Program Manager, interfacing with our national capacity building efforts and network facilitation for organizations across the country working on beginning farmer training and local food systems issues

Zero Waste Atlas Fellowship Fall 2020, Post Landfill Action Network (PLAN) (Remote)

The Zero Waste Atlas Fellowship is a brand new program PLAN launched in 2020 to collaborate with students and staff that are passionate about helping their campus develop a strategic plan to achieve zero waste. The Fellowship provides students with the hands-on training and experience to be able to perform a zero waste assessment of their campus. Atlas Fellows will learn how to use the Atlas Campus Programs Checklist to perform the interviews needed to gather data for the campus assessment.

The Fellowship is an (approximately) 50-hour program that PLAN launched earlier this year to provide students with the hands-on training and experience to be able to perform the Stage 1 assessment of their campus. This is in contrast to a traditional Stage 1, where a
member of the Atlas team travels to your campus to interview identified stakeholders for the assessment. Instead, the Atlas Fellow will be supported by campus sustainability staff and receive
remote guidance from an Atlas team member who will provide extensive training on the theory of Atlas, how to use and score the Campus Programs Checklist, and how to interview campus stakeholders to gather the required data. Successful completion of a Stage 1 Assessment will yield an Atlas score and report that benchmarks the campus’ progress towards zero waste.

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