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Climate CoLab Fellows, MIT (Cambridge, MA)

MIT Climate CoLab is seeking volunteer Fellows, to support a forthcoming series of Climate CoLab contests. Roles are available in outreach and marketing, support for expert evaluation processes, and quantitative impact assessments.
Topic areas include: energy supplies, shifting attitudes & behaviors, transportation, adaptation, land use change & more.
To learn more about the roles available, see:

Applications are accepted until April 30th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Mystic Mural Environmental Education Coordinator, Somerville Arts Council (Somerville, MA)

Applicant will work with Arts Council director and Mystic Mural project director to coordinate and lead fieldtrips and explorations focused on the Mystic River and local environs. This contract work will provide experiential learning environment for teen-age youth participating in the Mural project. Applicant will lead trips and/or coordinator with other local environmental leaders to lead trips. Topics to address are: flora/fauna, environmental justice, invasive species, water quality, and historical commercial and industry uses of the river. For more information and images go to:


Scope of Service:
• Present experiential workshops to youth about the Mystic River and its environs.
• Collaborate with Mural Artist to implement the environmental component of Mystic Mural program.
• Collaborate with other agencies and specialists to enrich the youth muralists’ experience and knowledge; help lead fieldtrips.
• Adapt and implement an existing 10-topic questionnaire/evaluation to use as a pre/post assessment for the program.
• Complete a program review narrative.

Seeking applicant who has environmental education experience working with youth. This is NOT a position to support the design and painting of the mural, but rather to support environmental education component of the summer project. Contract ideal for teacher or others seeking a fun, enjoyable short contract for July.


Teaching/On-site: 5 hrs/day x 8 days x $20/hr = $800
Plan/prep/evaluation: 10 hrs x $20/hr = $200
Total Compensation: $1000


2017 program year will start Monday, July10th and continue for 3- 4 weeks.


To apply:
Please send short email letter outlining experience and attached resume. Send to: Gregory Jenkins,

Medford Sustainability Intern, City of Medford, Office of Energy & Environment (Medford, MA)

Medford Sustainability Intern

*Position open to undergraduate and graduate students

The Energy and Environment Office (E&E) is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs in the City of Medford. In cooperation with other departments and organizations, the E&E office works to improve energy efficiency, air quality, climate change protection, wetlands protection, open space conservation, and storm water management.

The City of Medford has a long list of firsts and initiatives in energy and environment activities starting with the first municipal Climate Action Plan (PDF) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its most prominent “first” is the first municipal scale wind turbine in the Commonwealth. The Office works closely with residents, the Medford Energy Committee, Walk Medford, the Medford Community Garden Commission, Medford Complete Streets Project and the Medford Conversations Project, among others.

The E &E Office is located in Medford City Hall and has a great deal of interaction with other City Offices and Medford residents.  The atmosphere is fast-paced and interrupt driven, an ability to focus and manage priorities is very important.

Typical Hours:

  • City Hall hours are: Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:3-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30, Fri 8:30-12:30
  • It is anticipated the fellow will work primarily during City Hall hours, but may be invited to attend evening meetings.

Fellowship description:

The Office of Energy & Environment has a large number of rotating projects and programs in the sustainability field covering everything from construction to community outreach and education. During the summer of 2017 it is anticipated that the two most prominent community-based programs will be working on Medford’s Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan and working with the Medford Conversations Project. We anticipate having a stormwater construction project, a dog park construction project and solar panel installation occurring during the summer months.

The Office currently has graduate students from Tufts & MIT working on our Climate Vulnerability Assessment, with their availability wrapping up in May. It is anticipated that the Tufts Fellow will continue work on this project, picking up where these students leave off. While the exact role and activities will depend on the state of the project at the end of the spring, activities will likely include working with community outreach and engagement.

The Medford Conversations Project is currently planning a winter series entitled “Who Belongs? Dialogues on Race and Diversity in Medford and Beyond.” During the summer months we hope to be engaged in developing our next conversations series, potentially with a sustainability topic and the Tisch Fellow would be an active part of this process.

Due to the wide range of sustainability activities the Office works on, there are many activities and projects available to move forward during the summer months and we try to match intern/fellow interests with potential projects. It is the goal of the office to have 2-3 students working with us during the summer.

Work Environment:

The Medford Energy & Environment Office is an open layout space with 2 full-time staff and space for 3 additional interns and volunteers to work. We share responsibility for answering the phone and assisting residents and developers that come to the office. In addition to the Director, there is an Associate Environmental Agent who handles most environmental requests and staffs the Medford Zoning Board of Appeals.  Fellows may help with routine work of sending out mailings & filing in addition to managing your own projects. We work extensively with other Medford offices, Commissions and community groups.

Occasional opportunities for field trips to environmental projects within the City of Medford and to meetings outside of City Hall.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Must be a self-starter, able to organize ones own work and priorities, pay attention to details and the ability to speak with residents and work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be able to handle an active, interrupt-driven workplace.


Language Skills Required:

  • Must be able to communicate well in written and spoken English, other languages a bonus.

Skills and Experience the Fellow Will Gain:

  • In depth exposure to environmental & political issues
  • Exposure to the complexities of working within a government office
  • Ability to take the lead on a local sustainability project and gain leadership experience
  • Students are invited to attend meetings of interest with the Director.  These can include: the Tisch Community Research Center Board meetings, meetings convened by the EPA including the Mystic River Watershed Steering Committee, projects with the Mystic River Watershed Association, meetings with the Mayor and various state agencies, construction site visits throughout the community that are under the oversight of the Conservation Commission.


Alicia Hunt, the Director of E&E, reports directly to the Mayor of Medford and coordinates all environmental and sustainability activities for the City of Medford.

If interested, contact

Clean Air Coordinator, MAPC (Boston MA)

Job Description

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Clean Energy Coordinator/Planner who will work on a wide variety of projects in our region, including undertaking comprehensive local energy and climate planning, energy-related technical assistance, and regional energy procurement; supporting procurement activities in LED lighting and other fields, including interviewing vendors, designing specs and scopes, conducting product and market research, convening municipalities, issuing bids, collecting and managing data, tracking project progress, and troubleshooting problems; developing and analyzing energy use baselines and inventories; facilitating the drafting and adoption of supportive bylaws, ordinances, permitting procedures, and design guidelines; managing programs, budgets, and stakeholder relationships; designing and evaluating policies, strategies, toolkits, and reports on energy-related topics; and evaluating and recommending improvements to laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage clean energy and regional collaboration, and presenting on topics to diverse audiences.


Candidates must have either a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting or a Master’s degree in planning, public policy, engineering, or public or business administration, with training in energy systems, climate, or related disciplines and a minimum of one year of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting.

  • Experience with the laws, rules, and regulations regarding energy procurement practices, the Green Communities Act and Global Warming Solutions Act, and other environmental, climate, and renewable energy federal, state, and local regulations and policies;
  • Knowledge and experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy technology, particularly in lighting, LEDs, and municipal procurement;
  • Ability to analyze energy data and identify energy use trends;
  • Ability to convey basic energy topics, issues, and data to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Strong research, writing, analysis, and public presentation skills;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and key energy related tools, such as MassEnergy Insight or Energy Star Portfolio Manager;
  • Competency and flexibility in public process, facilitation, and collaboration; ability to work with the public and to articulate planning and policy issues to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively with community groups and government officials, especially local elected and appointed officials; and
  • Ability to work well independently on projects and programs as well as within a team setting.

How to Apply

The position is open until filled; and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.
Apply here

Learn more about the job and MAPC here.


Fall Sustainability Video Production Intern, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking a student to produce a series of videos about sustainability at Tufts for our new website as well as social media. The intern will work closely with the Office of Sustainability staff on conceptualizing and planning the video content, and he/she will oversee other elements of video production, including shooting video footage as needed. The intern will also assist with general communications for the office including responding to office emails and creating content for social media. You must submit both a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position. In your cover letter, please include a link to a video that you have produced.

Required Skills & Qualifications: • Mastery of video editing software, such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere Pro • Experience producing videos • Exceptional organizational skills • Interest in sustainability • A can-do attitude

Hours: 8/Week

Compensation: $11.00/hr

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