May 16, 2006

Full-Time Analyst/Engineer Opening at EPA Clean Energy Program

Posted in internships and jobs at 2:23 pm by cuenv-main

For all of you seniors still scrambling to get a job–how does $36,671 – $100,554 sound?

Program Analyst/Engineer

EPA’s Clean Energy-Environment State Partnership Program seeks an energetic person to help provide technical assistance to states pursuing clean energy efforts, including programs to support energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean distributed generation. He or she would be responsible for a range of analytic efforts to support this program that works with state energy, environmental and utility regulatory officials across the country. The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical background, combined with excellent writing skills, and experience working on clean energy policies, ideally at the state and/or local level. Duties would include: researching, analyzing and documenting state clean energy best practices; helping assess co-benefits associated with a range of policies and programs; assisting senior staff in preparing presentations and guidance documents for the states; managing grant solicitations and contracts; and, assisting with outreach efforts.

For more information about the EPA Clean Energy-Environment State Partnership Program, visit the EPA site.

Send a resume and cover letter to Julie Rosenberg at if you're interested.


April 18, 2006

CCE Arranges UN Site Visit

Posted in cu official shenanigans, internships and jobs at 11:00 pm by cuenv-main

Feel like working for the UN? Check it:

The Center for Career Education has organized a site visit to the UN where you will get a chance to hear about career paths and job opportunities at the UN and speak to Human Resources representatives about the variety of opportunities available at the UN.

The visit is Friday 4/28 from 1 to 5 PM. RSVP on CCE’s site or email Joanna Desmond if you have questions.

April 10, 2006

Internships with the Union of Concerned Scientists

Posted in internships and jobs at 10:43 am by cuenv-main

The Union of Concerned Scientists is looking to fill two internships in their Washington, D.C. office this summer:

  • Clean Energy Internship, to “assist in planning and implementing state and federal campaigns to promote clean, renewable energy,” and
  • Scientific Integrity Program Internship, to “work with the Scientific Integrity Program (SIP) team to strengthen communication with the scientific community and raise awareness about scientific integrity with policy makers, the media, and the general public.” Relevant background:

    The scientific community over the past several years has witnessed unprecedented and pervasive manipulation, suppression, and distortion of federal government agency science research and federal advisory committees. The UCS Scientific Integrity Program (SIP) works to prevent this practice by publicizing abuses of science, organizing scientists to educate decision makers about the problem and needed reforms, and working to implement systemic changes that will improve the role and effectiveness of science in federal policy making.

Check the UCS internships page for details and application information. Non-US citizens are also welcome to apply.

April 5, 2006

Internships at Public Interest Research Groups

Posted in internships and jobs at 12:32 pm by Aditi Sriram

If you’re interested in working to solve some of our generation’s most pressing problems after you graduate, such as global warming, oil dependence, and big money in politics, consider positions with the State PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups). The State PIRGs are a network of state-based, nonprofit organizations with more than 30 years of experience. They have positions available in 30 states and DC in their Campus Organizer and Fellowship Programs for recent college graduates.

For more information, check out their website or contact Emily Figdor at 202-546-9707.

April 4, 2006

Nonprofit Support Center Internships

Posted in internships and jobs at 9:36 pm by Aditi Sriram

The Support Center for Nonprofit Management strengthens the leadership and management capacity of nonprofit and public interest organizations. We provide training, coaching and consulting to nonprofit organizations, foundations, and other public interest organizations.

The Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Inc. is dedicated to promoting excellence in nonprofit leadership and management through:

* Public Training Workshops
* Coaching
* Consulting Services and Technical Assistance
* Custom-Designed, On-Site Training Programs
* Executive Leadership Services and Transition Management
* Information Dissemination
* Building Strategic Alliances

Interns are needed in the following capacities:

1. Communications Intern

Intern will assist with communications and basic journalism projects. Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communications skills and must be computer literate (Word, Internet savvy) and familiar with or quick to learn Excel and other programs. Strong candidates should have some journalism and/or public relations experience.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge of the nonprofit sector and network with professionals involved with public interest organizations.

Projects will include:
· Assist in researching and writing materials for publication and dissemination.
· Attend organizational events/meetings to take pictures and report on activities.
· Organize news section of website.
· Opportunities to pursue personal interests and areas of specialization.

Positions are currently available, and time commitment is flexible. This is a part-time position for approximately 3 days a week. We provide TransitChecks to cover transportation within NYC, a modest stipend, and the opportunity to attend our workshops for free.

2. Informational Research Intern

Interns will assist with marketing and informational research. Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communications skills and must be computer literate (Word, Internet savvy) and familiar with or quick to learn Excel and other programs.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge of the nonprofit sector and network with professionals involved with public interest organizations.

Projects will include:
· Customer feedback – testimonials
· Data gathering of constituents
· Research clients, foundations, and grant-makers
· Opportunities to pursue personal interests and areas of specialization

Positions are currently available, and time commitment is flexible. This is a part-time position for approximately 3 days a week. We provide TransitChecks to cover transportation within NYC, a modest stipend, and the opportunity to attend our workshops for free.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jamie Canton with “Research Intern Application” in the subject line.

March 30, 2006

UN Millennium Project Seeks Research Analyst

Posted in internships and jobs at 10:57 am by cuenv-main

The UN Millennium Project (headed by J-Sachs) is looking for a full-time research analyst:

Work closely with the Deputy Director and Policy Advisors at the UN Millennium Project. The Research Analyst will assist governments and UN country teams in preparing MDG-based national development strategies. In particular, this includes:

  • Adapting needs assessment tools for MDG based planning to country specific contexts.
  • Analyzing country planning documents and needs assessments.
  • Refining and building new tools for MDG-based planning, as necessary.

In addition, the Research Analyst will work closely with the Deputy Director and Policy Advisors to:

  • Support strategies for implementation of selected Quick Impact Initiatives.
  • Undertake original research as required and draft research papers.
  • Review core Project documents for external dissemination.
  • Support Millennium Project outreach activities, and
  • Perform other research and administrative tasks as needed.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of undergraduate degree, preferably in mathematics, economics, engineering or natural sciences with exceptional academic record. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Comfort working with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Demonstrated capacity to perform outstanding research.
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written, in English. Strong writing skills
  • Broad understanding of the analytical and policy issues of international development.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a multi-cultural team environment.
  • Flexibility in responding to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

The position will be based at UNDP Headquarters in New York with duration until December 2006 and possibility of renewal. Candidates should send a cover note, CV, and writing sample by email to the attention of Mr. Gonzalo Pizarro, c/o Ms. Rose Estevez-Vidal. Please include the words “Application for Research Analyst” in the subject line of the message.

Summer Internships with CIESIN

Posted in internships and jobs at 7:48 am by cuenv-main

Here’s an opportunity for anyone with a quantitative background interested in global poverty issues to get involved in some amazing work, and maybe get paid.

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) of Columbia University is seeking student assistants to work on various projects at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences. Summer positions are available with flexible hours (15-40 hours/week) and some possibility for extension. Current projects include:

  • African Millennium Research Villages – designing, building and populating a large database of household surveys, remote sensing and other data for a major Earth Institute rural development project
  • Gridded Rural Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP) – collecting and analyzing data on the spatial extent of cities worldwide
  • Global poverty mapping project – analysis and dissemination of data related to the global distribution of poverty and how it relates to environmental factors
  • Successful applicants will be matched to specific tasks based on skills and interests. Knowledge of basic statistics and some of the following software will be needed: ArcGIS, SPSS or Stata, Excel and Access.

    Current enrollment at Columbia University is preferred but not required.

    Work is located at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY; a 40 minute ride from the Morningside Heights campus on the shuttle bus that makes 5 round trips on weekdays.

    To apply, send a statement of interest and resume to Please include details of your availability, Federal work-study status, software and statistical skills, coursework and experience.

    Work Study and non-Work Study positions available. Work Study positions are for July and August 2006, you must be an enrolled Columbia University Student with Federal Work Study eligibility as part of your 2006-2007 Financial Aid Package.

    If you want to know more about the CIESIN intern experience, talk to Julien.

    March 29, 2006

    The New York City Social Justice Fellowship Program

    Posted in internships and jobs, other groups and events at 8:22 pm by Aditi Sriram

    The New York City Social Justice Fellowship Program (SJF) encourages and supports individuals who are creating innovative public interest projects that address critical social issues.

    The program is dedicated to supporting social justice advocacy and grassroots leadership within marginalized communities in New York City.

    Fellows work in a wide range of social change activities including
    organizing, service delivery, and advocacy. For further information and a copy of the application form, please click here.

    Applications are due by Monday 5/1 at 12 PM.

    If you have any questions about the fellowship program, please contact Program Coordinator, Ms. Sheila Harris at (212) 992-8716.

    March 26, 2006

    CCE Career Panels: Human Rights; International Development

    Posted in internships and jobs at 11:20 pm by cuenv-main

    The fine folks at CCE are having some career panels. First is about careers in human rights:

    Come to this panel to hear professionals in the field discuss their current jobs and career paths. Panelists will speak about what it is like to work in various areas of human rights, including international human rights law, related international development issues, and human rights consulting. For further information regarding this event, please contact Katherine Jo by sending email to

    Next, international development careers:

    If you’ve ever contemplated a career in international development this is the opportunity to hear from professionals in the field. Find out about career opportunities and what it’s like to work for development agencies. Representatives from United Nations agencies and from private not-for-profit development organizations will address their career paths, entry points, and expected competencies. Bring your questions!

    Both events are “full” according to the CCE site. Now, we all know that people don’t show up for these things, but plan accordingly.

    Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates

    Posted in internships and jobs at 10:45 pm by cuenv-main

    SEE-U is probably the most well-publicized environmental summer internship on this campus, so I’ve refrained from posting about it for a while. But there’s an info session this Wednesday 3/29 at 6 PM in 1015 Schermerhorn Extenstion. If you haven’t heard about the program and are still firming up your summer plans, check out their site.

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