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Spring/Winter Solve Intern, MIT(Cambridge)

Spring/Winter Solve Intern, MIT(Cambridge)

Solve is an initiative from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aimed at developing and implementing real and lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, from education and health, to sustainability and economic sustainability. Solve is a membership community that brings together technologists and researchers, social entrepreneurs and business leaders, policymakers, change agents, and activists from across the globe to unearth and implement solutions to specific actionable challenges.

An internship with Solve is designed to provide individuals the opportunity to work in an exciting professional setting. Solve is a new initiative of MIT, and interns will get a front row seat to a start-up office culture within MIT. Solve interns will collaborate with Solve teams to create materials, develop content, and execute strategic outreach to a variety of audiences, including partners, members, students, and the general public. Interns have the opportunity to learn about the logistical aspects of the event production and programming, and will be responsible for data cleaning/management, member prospecting, research, social media, outreach, scheduling, speaker coordination, note-taking, and/or editing.
Notably, winter/spring interns will participate in the preparation and on-site execution of Solve’s flagship event in May, Solve at MIT.

For more information, visit their website.

Application Deadline: November 11
Applicants should send a résumé and 1 page cover letter to intern@solve.mit.edu​.

 

Zero Waste Manager, Boston University

Zero Waste Manager, Sustainability, Facilities Management & Planning, Sustainability

Job Description

Be a part of the solution. Help Boston University achieve its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2040. sustainability@BU, Boston University’s award-winning sustainability office is building capacity to support the Climate Action Plan recently approved by the Board of Trustees. This is an unparalleled opportunity to build a Zero Waste program from the ground up. You will report to the Sustainability Director, and collaborate closely with the Associate Vice President for University Sustainability and the sustainability team, Campus Planning and Operations, Dining Services, and many other departments across the University. In support of the University’s Climate Action Plan, this position will be responsible for leading the design, development, and implementation of a Zero Waste program for the University. The successful candidate will be a strong collaborator with considerable knowledge of waste minimization and supply chain. This candidate will have experience with waste management processes, regulations, methods and procedures and be passionate about waste minimization and diversion.

Visit us to learn more at https://www.bu.edu/sustainability/ and http://www.bu.edu/climateactionplan/

If you’re a data-driven, tenacious collaborator and passionate about waste reduction, this position is for you!

Required Skills

This position requires high proficiency with Microsoft Office and advanced knowledge of Excel. This candidate will have the ability to collaborate and function effectively as part of a dynamic team and across departments. This position requires three to five years of related experience. Qualifications: A TRUE Advisor, trained on and experienced in the TRUE Zero Waste Rating System preferred. A strong understanding of sustainability, specifically waste and waste diversion issues. Exceptional problem-solving and organizational skills. Exceptional communications skills, especially written and verbal. A self-starter and collaborator who can get results.

Must include cover letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

 

Application Deadline: rolling
Apply online here. Application must include a resume and cover letter.

Clean Energy Intern, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Boston)

Clean Energy Intern, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Boston)

We’re looking for current grad students who can commit 15-20 hours/week for at least the fall. The intern will get to work on exciting projects, from greenhouse gas inventories to climate planning and innovative technologies. Strong writers highly encouraged. Contact:  Patrick Roche.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks a clean energy intern to work in its office in Boston for fall 2018. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in Metropolitan Boston. For more details, see MAPC’s website. 

About MAPC:
MAPC, established by statute in 1963, is the Regional Planning Agency (RPA) serving the people who live and work in metropolitan Boston.  Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration, 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. We are guided by MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region, our regional policy plan for a more sustainable and equitable future, which was adopted in 2008, and by the agency’s Strategic Plan, which was adopted in 2014.  For more information about MAPC, MetroFuture, and the Strategic Plan, visit www.mapc.org/about-mapc and www.mapc.org/metrofuture.

Application Deadline: open until filled
Apply online at www.mapc.org. Please attach cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references. A review of applications will begin immediately.

 

 

Various Fellowships, Climate Action Business Association (Cambridge)

Climate Action Business Association (CABA) addresses the climate crisis by organizing local business leaders to be more effective advocates on climate change. To do this, CABA works with our member businesses to increase their sustainability initiatives,  become more effective policy advocates, and build a stronger community.

CABA is hiring for two positions:

 

Communications Fellow

The Communications Fellow is responsible for managing social media and assisting with traditional media functions and website maintenance for CABA and our partner organization, Climate XChange. Management of social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, should be data-driven in order to strategically build an audience. Creativity and new ideas are highly encouraged.

You will work closely with our Communications Director to assist with website work and traditional media projects, such as writing press releases and articles for publication, ghost-writing emails and story pitches to reporters and editors, drafting our weekly newsletter, and calling media outlets on the phone.

Deliverables of the fellowship include independently carrying out an entire social media campaign, as well as writing and getting an article published in a media outlet.

 

Climate Resiliency Fellow

We are seeking a motivated student to help us carry-out our 2018 BARS (Businesses Acting on Rising Seas) Campaign for coastal communities in Massachusetts.

The campaign will involve door-to-door canvassing in coastal towns of Massachusetts as well as work in our Boston Office. CABA aims to educate businesses about the risks of rising sea levels in several areas of the state and provide them with tools to create their own resilience plans. The success of this campaign depends on the fellow’s ability to communicate clearly and be able to engage with small businesses.

The climate resiliency fellow will be responsible for communicating CABA’s vision and mission, promoting the BARS Campaign, and following up with businesses that are interested in joining CABA. Other responsibilities include data entry and media outreach. Candidates must be comfortable with public speaking and have previous communications experience.

* Applicants should have access to a car or be comfortable with taking public transport to communities outside the Boston area.

Application Deadline: rolling
Please fill out this form if you are interested in either position. The form and more information can be found on our website. If you have any issues please email Amanda.Griffiths@cabaus.org.

 

Community Assistant, Global Development and Environment Institute (Somerville)

Community Assistant, Global Development and Environment Institute (Somerville)

The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE) is an interdisciplinary research center at Tufts  that works to reform economic theory, transform the way economics is taught, and reshape policies to promote sustainable development. GDAE pursues its mission through original research and publications, curriculum development, conferences, and other activities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Communications Assistant will work with GDAE’s Communications Specialist to help maintain and expand our outreach efforts. Job duties will include: responding to emails sent to gdae@tufts.edu, maintaining email subscriber database in MailChimp, planning and promoting events, drafting email newsletters, designing flyers and outreach materials, tracking media mentions, updating GDAE’s website, maintaining GDAE’s social media presence, and assisting with administrative tasks around the office as needed.

 

Application Deadline: Rolling until filled
Apply Online.

Send a resume and cover letter to monica.barros@tufts.edu.

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