Job and Internship Openings in Sustainability
Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Intern
The California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) at UCLA exists to create actionable science that improves the sustainability of urban systems. We aim to provide intellectual and conceptual frameworks for new synthesis and thinking in sustainability research for all Californians.
CCSC is partnering with CSU campuses to offer a Water Resources and Policy Initiatives internship at UCLA. Funded by Proposition 1, this internship focuses on offering undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to assist with projects related to water in disadvantaged communities.
Responsibilities include gathering information on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s drought programs by researching water restrictions, tracking water rate changes, and investigating the efficacy of rebate programs.
This is a paid, part-time internship on the UCLA campus for 10-15 hours weekly. Undergraduate students are paid $12.50/hour, and graduate students are paid $15.00/hour. Schedule is flexible.
Students of all backgrounds can apply, but we are particularly enthusiastic about individuals interested in public policy, environmental science, data science, and/or statistics.
Candidates can apply via BruinView (Job ID: 966108). We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email Christina Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about CCSC, visit https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/ccsc/. To learn more about the program itself, visit http://wri.csusb.edu/WRPIinternships.html.
Civic Spark Fellow Opportunity
Are you interested in gaining experience in the sustainability or water field and effecting positive change at the local government level? If so, CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, is right for you! CivicSpark is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address community resilience issues such as climate, water, and access to opportunities. During the 2018-19 service year, 90 CivicSpark Fellows will support over 100 cities, schools, and other public agencies to implement local sustainability projects on topics including sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, climate action planning, water conservation and drought response, and affordable housing, among others. Fellows gain exceptional career experience, training to become future leaders in California’s response to community resilience issues.
CivicSpark is looking for upcoming and recent college graduates who want to gain real-world experience, start their career in the sustainability and water field, and make a lasting impact! Learn more about CivicSpark by attending a Fellow Recruitment Webinar and by visiting our website at http://civicspark.lgc.org/. Applications for the 2018-19 service year open April 2nd. If you want to learn more about CivicSpark, you can contact Ariadna Hernandez at email@example.com or 916-448-1198 x301, or you can visit www.civicspark.lgc.org. Or see Civic spark fellow flyer.
Manager, Environmental Sustainability Projects and Initiaitves, AEG
The Energy and Environment team’s Project Manager is responsible for the planning, executing, and monitoring of energy- and environmental sustainability-related projects identified by AEG’s Energy and Environment team and its internal clients. Projects involve operational and/or capital improvements. Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring prompt delivery of projects that will lower costs, increase revenue, and/or reduce the environmental impacts of AEG’s corporate operations. More details here.
Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Postdoctoral Scholar
We are happy to announce that UCLA and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge team are a part of a larger team that will be developing the first-ever Sustainable County Plan for Los Angeles County. The project recently kicked off, and we are looking to hire a postdoctoral scholar for the data gathering and analysis portion of the work. The individual should have a strong analytical background, great writing skills, and a strong interest and experience in urban sustainability. Link to job summary statement in title.
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Program Associate
The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is seeking an experienced Program Associate to be a core member of the team creating the first-ever sustainability plan for Los Angeles County. The start date for this position is May 1st. Job Description link in title.
To apply, please send a short email explaining your interest in sustainability and stakeholder engagement, your experience with these topics in a work and/or academic context, and a pitch about why you’d be great in this position to Laurel Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please send a copy of your resume/CV and a writing sample.
Community Outreach Coordinator for a Clean Vehicle Financing Assistance Pilot Program, Beneficial State Bank & Foundation Certified B Corp and triple bottom line bank & foundation that with 75% of its lending portfolio going towards sustainably-focused companies & nonprofits. Link here, and job description linked in title.
Climate Resilience Associate, ICF
ICF is seeking to hire a mid-career professional looking to help execute and grow a broad portfolio of work on infrastructure resilience, with an emphasis on the energy sector. Our team works with all levels of government and commercial clients to enhance the resilience of energy, water, and transportation systems, other critical infrastructure, and the vital societal and natural elements that make our communities whole. You will join a team that provides world-class analysis that is based in rigorous science and clearly communicated to enable proactive planning and implementation of resilience solutions. Work from our offices in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York, or San Francisco! Link for more details and application in title.
Communications Director, US Water Alliance (San Francisco)
Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, CSU Long Beach
Recruitment website: https://www.csulb.edu/employment
Job Opening ID: 1013352 (search on website)
Posting Title: Sustainable Transportation Coordinator
Salary: The targeted salary may be set as high as $4,167 per month based on experience. The salary range for this classification is $3,288 to $5,809 per month.
Department: Sustainable Transportation
Time Base/Hours/Units per Week: Full-time
Application Deadline: March 06, 2018
Position Description: The Sustainable Transportation Coordinator facilitates the development, implementation and maintenance of sustainable transportation programs, which includes effectively marketing programs to help increase the use of Sustainable Transportation on campus. The coordinator also participates in campus wide sustainability efforts.
Food Tripping App internships with SHFT.com
SHFT.COM is actively looking for students interested in an internship to help with the Food Tripping App which helps users find more healthy options while on the road. We’re embarking on the app’s second iteration, currently in development with coders. Perfect for Food Systems program students and others. Undergrads and grad students welcome.
Link to Food Tripping on SHFT: http://www.shft.com.php56-20.dfw3-1.websitetestlink.com/foodtripping
Job description: Managing data (entering new entries, purging bad entries, vetting user-generated suggestions) around restaurants, farmers markets, juice and coffee spots, artisan food, artisan drink, and possibly adding regenerative food category). Helpful to have some IT background, but more than anything an interest in helping users find healthier choices when on the road and un-aware of the options in the area. It is a free app that launched four years ago and we are currently developing enhancements to functionality and cleaned up fresh data.
Roughly 6-10 hours a week working remotely with direction and help via email and phone. There is great flexibility as to when the work is done. We’ll have a weekly delivery of clean data, so students can work on their own schedule.
There is no pay or stipend budget at this time, other than our sincere gratitude, but there is opportunity for a future paid job in maintaining the app after re-launch. The app is a free download, but we intend to attach a sponsor which would provide us with a budget to make hires in the future.
There is an opportunity to stay on after V2 is launched to help promote among student community, to help vet user-generated suggestions, and generally keep the app fresh and current.
If interested, please contact: email@example.com via email.