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Announcements

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: GAMES ABOUT CHANGING THE WORLD – THE TESA COLLECTIVE
For over 10 years, we at The TESA Collective have been proud to lead the development and publishing of tabletop board and card games that are about changing the world. Here’s what we’re looking for: Board and card games that address an issue – such as nature and environmentalism, social justice/social change matters, historical events, building people’s power, climate change, and other important issues. The issue your game addresses can be big (like stopping climate change) or small (like growing a community garden) or anywhere in between. In summary, we are looking for games with a strong theme and a message about making the world a better place, in either a big or small way. Learn about how to submit at the link above.

VIRTUAL CROP PRODUCTION COURSES – TUFTS NEW ENTRY SUSTAINABLE FARMING PROJECT
Register today for workshops taught by the New Entry Farmer Training Team as well as guest farmers. They cover topics such as: Crop planning and field preparation, Soil health and management, Post-harvest handling and food safety, and Cover cropping and season extension. Summer Management Workshop: June 22nd to July 20th; Fall Harvest Workshop: August 3rd to August 31. Online every Tuesday evening from 5pm to 6:30pm, plus optional on-farm learning opportunities at Moraine Farm on Thursday mornings and one Sunday per series. The registration price is $395 per 5-week workshop or all three for $895. Needs-based scholarships are available.

SUCCURRO SCHOLARSHIP – AFTERCOLLEGE
We believe that what’s good for students is good for everyone: schools, employers, community, and other students! That’s why we not only help students find jobs and internships, but also offer scholarships to help fund their education. As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who demonstrate professionalism and effectively communicate how they will be exemplary candidates in their field. Applications for $500 scholarships are open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Deadline to apply is June 30.

ES100 ACTIONABLE ENGINEERING DIPLOMACY IN FALL 2021 – TUFTS FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW AND DIPLOMACY
Broadly speaking, science is factual and objective while societal impact is value-based and subjective. Does such a duality in representation and implementation lead to a happy or a troubled marriage? How has this marriage evolved over the last several decades? ES100 Actionable Engineering Diplomacy – to be offered in Fall 2021 – is an attempt to address this tension and make desired societal impact actionable, measurable and tractable. This course is designed and intended for both STEM and non-STEM students. In the course, you will develop transferrable skills and learn usable tools on how to use scientific knowledge to influence policy making and make an actionable impact. Join Professor Shafiqul Islam to find out more about this tension, and make your knowledge, experience, and insight actionable for a better tomorrow.

UPDATE ON UEP PROFESSOR EMERITUS RACHEL BRATT 
Rachel G. Bratt, Professor Emerita, who was a faculty member in the Department from 1976-2014, has had a busy year during the COVID quarantine. Besides appearing at the Annual Conference of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, which we mentioned in last week’s newsletter, she’s also published two book chapters, written publications for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Joint Center of Housing Studies of Harvard University, and worked with one of UEP’s Field Projects teams. Read more here.

SUSTAINABILITY COURSE GUIDE – TUFTS OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
Don’t know which classes to pick for the fall? Have distribution requirements to fill? Fear not, the Sustainability Course Guide has your back! The Eco-Rep group focused on Environmental Education made this guide to help you choose classes from many different departments and explore the intersection of other disciplines with environmental studies.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION – DATA INTENSIVE STUDIES CENTER (DISC), TUFTS DATALAB
DISC is pleased to announce the following upcoming workshops, open to Tufts faculty, staff, and students. Registration and additional information is posted on https://disc.tufts.edu/classes or https://sites.tufts.edu/datalab/workshops/.

  • Retrieving and Analyzing Twitter Data with Python
  • Software Engineering for Researchers: Version Control with Git and GitHub 
  • Build a Twitter Bot in 2 Hours 
  • Software Engineering for Researchers: Automatic Code Checking 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS FOR RESEARCH ENRICHMENT AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE (IEREK)
The “Health & Environmental Resilience and Livability in Cities (HERL)—The challenge of climate change” online conference will take place in collaboration with the Department of Engineering at University of Perugia, Italy. The event will be held from July 19-21, 2021. This conference brings together researchers and practitioners from the Engineering and Health sectors to involve them in a conversation that emphasizes what it is to take part in the science of built environment and climate change and human resilience.

HIRING GRADUATE WRITING CONSULTANTS AND ACADEMIC MENTORS – TUFTS STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY AND ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER
We are hiring graduate students for roles during the 2021-2022 academic year as Graduate Writing Consultants and Academic Mentors (graduate students who work on academic skills development). Applications are due on April 25th. Reporting to the Associate Director of Academic Support, Graduate Academic Mentors are responsible for providing one-on-one and group academic skills coaching to graduates and undergraduates and leading both academic skills workshops and workshops in their area of expertise. Graduate Writing Consultants work one-to-one with both undergraduate and graduate students on a variety of writing activities.

PRO BONO DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES IN GREATER BOSTON – COMMUNITY OUTREACH GROUP FOR LANDSCAPE DESIGN (COGDESIGN)
COGdesign seeks landscape architects and designers (students and professionals) for current projects. All projects are community-initiated and located in Greater Boston. COG provides design partners, a project manager (liaison), contracts and a framework for the process, which may last anywhere from 4-5 months or longer depending on permitting, changes of leadership for clients, and more. Community engagement currently conducted remotely except for initial, masked tour of site. More info on projects: www.cogdesign.org.

UNFCCC TUFTS DELEGATION APPLICATION – TUFTS INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Each year, Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) sends a Tufts delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference. This year, COP26 will be in Glasgow, Scotland, UK on November 1-12, 2021. Through their status as observers, Tufts delegates gain important insight into the discussions that frame global climate change policy and action. Attending this event has long impacted faculty and student research and continues to shape Tufts’ sustainability policy. All members of the Tufts community are eligible to apply. Complete your first round application here. Deadline is June 15, 2021.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH & STUDENT AWARDS – DUMBARTON OAKS RESEARCH LIBRARY AND COLLECTION
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, D.C., administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. It supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Dumbarton Oaks is currently accepting applications from scholars around the world to a variety of opportunities this spring and summer. Please visit the website linked above to learn more.

NEW BLUEBIKES PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES – TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Interested in trying Bluebikes for your commute? You’re in luck! Any student or employee at Tufts University is now eligible for a nearly 50% discount on an annual Bluebikes membership through the Tufts Corporate Bluebikes Program. A normally $99 annual membership will now cost just $52.50/year. With this membership, all rides under 45 minutes are free. For more information visit go.tufts.edu/bluebikes

FIND OPPORTUNITIES ON THE MASSCEC TRAINING & EDUCATION DIRECTORY – MASSCEC CLEAN ENERGY CENTER
Whether you’re preparing for a new career in clean energy, or looking to build your knowledge and skills in an existing career, the MassCEC Clean Energy Careers Education & Training Directory highlights opportunities throughout Massachusetts. This free online resource provides information on career pathways in clean energy, a searchable database of local education and training programs, and other resources for students, professionals, and job-seekers. We’re excited about the bright future for clean energy in Massachusetts in 2021. And the industry’s growth will be mirrored by the continued growth of this free resource, as we strive to help people find rewarding careers in clean energy.

LIGHTS ON WOMEN ENERGY EXPERT LIST – FLORENCE SCHOOL OF REGULATION (FSR)
In 2017, the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) launched the Lights on Women initiative to further enhance economically and socially inclusive energy policy and regulation. The Lights on Women Energy Expert List will serve as a tool to foster gender diversity and inclusion in the Florence School of Regulation’s activities and aims to inspire the wider energy sector to do the same. The Energy Expert List will not only enable our network to increase the opportunities it extends to women in energy, but it will also help us to address the information imbalance about the range of occupations, specializations and fields within the energy sector, which draws upon expertise and skills from diverse backgrounds.


Events

Tufts Events

Non-Tufts Events

LAND BACK: INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPES OF RESURGENCE AND FREEDOM – DUMBARTON OAKS
April 29-June 10 (biweekly), Virtual

This symposium will be held virtually every two weeks on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. ET: April 29, May 13, May 27, and June 10, 2021. The speakers’ pre-recorded papers will be available two weeks prior to each webinar and shared with registrants. The webinar will include facilitated discussions on the papers, allowing the audience to ask questions via a chat format.

This symposium aims to highlight how Indigenous peoples understand and practice political resurgence and freedom across the Americas by refusing colonial territorializations of Indigenous land and life-making practices. We place Indigenous practices of freedom within the particularities of Indigenous place-based laws, cosmologies, and diplomacies, while taking a hemispheric approach to understanding how Indigeneity is shaped across colonial borders. Registration is first come, first served and must be completed at least one week prior to each webinar is required.

2021 SUMMER STUDY ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN INDUSTRY – AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT ECONOMY (ACEEE)
July 13-15, Virtual

Our 14th biennial conference will offer a provocative and dynamic discussion of industry on the brink of transformation. With industry accounting for more than one-fourth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, its decarbonization is more important than ever, and energy efficiency is a critical path forward. Reducing industrial emissions will not only help address climate change but also create clean energy jobs, protect public health, and ensure market competitiveness. Join us as we explore an exciting mix of topics on low-carbon industrial products, processes, and policies. These issues will include: smart energy management, manufacturing, electrification, supply chains, the U.S. auto industry, Big Data, emerging technologies, workforce development, onsite energy generation, grid of the future, low-carbon fuels, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage.


Internships, Fellowships, Grants

SUMMER INTERNSHIP – MT. AUBURN ASSOCIATES
Remote work

Mt. Auburn Associates, a small women-owned firm in Somerville, is a thought leader in community and workforce development and an expert on the cutting-edge of evaluation design.  Many of the firm’s projects are for clients working to advance social justice, address racial equity, and improve the lives of low-income people through large-scale system change. Mt. Auburn Associates is seeking a summer intern to provide project support to senior staff on local and national initiatives related to community development, workforce development, and small business and economic development. The ideal candidate will have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to a project that most closely matches their background and interest and will also gain exposure to all aspects of the firm’s work. This is a paid internship position.  Start and end dates are flexible but ideally span June, July, and August.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Contact: Judi Luciano

ORGANIZING & ADVOCACY FELLOW – ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Boston, MA

The Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) works in underserved and immigrant Asian American communities in the Greater Boston region to create and preserve affordable, sustainable, and healthy neighborhoods. We achieve this by building affordable homes and vibrant spaces, empowering families with asset-building tools, and strengthening communities through resident and youth leadership. ACDC is seeking an Organizing & Advocacy Fellow to support our civic engagement and resident organizing, and to use that experience to inform our advocacy and policy work. The Fellow will work with the Executive Director, the Director of Community Programs and Design, and the Community Outreach & Resident Engagement Coordinator in this capacity.

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS INTERN – WOODWELL CLIMATE RESEARCH CENTER (WCRC)
Falmouth, MA

Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is the world’s leading independent climate research institute, with a mission to advance climate policies through scientific research and outreach. The External Affairs Department seeks an intern to support the cultivation and management of Woodwell’s partnership work, as well as outreach to policy makers. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated interest in environmental and climate change related issues, and a track record of relevant coursework or research. Reponsibilities include outreach to partners and policy makers, and assisting in research and writing for policy briefs related to Woodwell’s five program areas: Arctic, Carbon, Risk, Tropics, and Water.

INTERNS FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2021 – TUFTS OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
Medford, MA

We are hiring summer and fall 2021 interns for the Office of Sustainability check out our website and Handshake to see the open positions, which currently include: Recycling Intern, Summer 2021; Video Production Intern, Fall 2021; Communications Intern, AY 2021-22.

COMMUNITY BUILDING RESEARCH, AMERICORPS SUMMER VISTA – THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPERS
Chelsea, MA

The Neighborhood Developers, Inc. (TND) creates vibrant neighborhoods where people from all walks of life can thrive. The Community Research Summer VISTA will implement NeighborWorks America’s Resident Satisfaction Survey in Chelsea, MA. The survey is administered every three years in our focus neighborhood in Chelsea, and enables TND to measure the impact of community building and financial capability programming as a snapshot (this year) and over time. The Summer VISTA will help recruit, train and coordinate the activities of resident volunteers who will assist with data collection efforts; and will complete data entry. In addition, this VISTA will support place-keeping activities in Revere, MA and will help implement post-event surveys there as well. More than fifteen months into the pandemic, these surveys will assess resident opinions on household and community needs, neighborhood conditions, and the impact of TND’s work in Chelsea.

COMMUNITY BUILDING PLACEKEEPING, AMERICORPS SUMMER VISTA – THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPERS
Chelsea, MA

The Neighborhood Developers, Inc. (TND)  creates vibrant neighborhoods where people from all walks of life can thrive. The Placekeeping Summer VISTA will assist Community Building staff with Sandler Square revitalization efforts. The VISTA will support planning and implementation of the events listed above and will help recruit, train and coordinate volunteer activities before, during and after the events. In order to assess the impact of these initiatives, the VISTA will conduct post-event surveys to gauge resident satisfaction regarding the programming. In addition, this VISTA will support TNDs Community Research Summer VISTA in implementing NeighborWorks America’s Resident Satisfaction Survey in Chelsea, MA. More than fifteen months into the pandemic, these surveys will assess resident opinions on household and community needs, neighborhood conditions, and the impact of TND’s work in Revere and Chelsea.

LANDSCAPE LABORER NEEDED – SHADESCAPES
Cambridge, MA
Local gardener in the Cambridge area, with a degree in Landscaping Operations from Stockbridge @ UMass Amherst. Shadescapes is growing, clientele are select. Looking for an assistant willing to work, P/T 4 days/ week, with the option of increased days. Hours are between 8 am to 5 (or 6) pm, depending on season. Candidate needs reliable transportation and experience but will train in my procedures. Most of the jobs are in the Cambridge area. I am looking for an enthusiastic person that wants to learn and loves to work outside. Please call 508-259-0881 and email a resume, cover letter and three past employer’s contacts or character references to gardens02138@gmail.com. Accepting applications immediately. Starting pay is between $17-$20/ hr, subject to experience.

MARKETING COMMUNICATION MANAGER – ENVIRO POWER
Hartford, CT
Enviro Power is an energy startup based in Hartford, CT that specializes in the development of advanced heat & power solutions. Enviro Power is backed up by its strategic partner, Burnham Holdings, a leading US-based manufacturer with multiple production facilities across the US specializing in heating solutions. Together with our strategic partner, Burnham Holdings, we bring to market the SmartWatt Boiler technology, which is designed as a drop-in replacement for regular heating systems. We offer an internship-program focusing on the marketing and marketing-communication aspects of our go-to-market campaign.

US TRANSMISSION GRID CONGESTION ANALYST, INTERN/CO-OP – LINEVISION
Somerville, MA
LineVision is an innovative smart grid company with advanced sensors and analytics that give electric utilities more reliability, capacity, flexibility, and resiliency for their transmission lines. You will work with the LineVision team to address a major challenge facing the electric grid in the US. Your work will have a direct impact on how LineVision, our stakeholders, and our customers understand congestion and how they work to solve it so more renewable energy can reach the grid. As this is a critical project, it will take dedication, but we are flexible and open to working with your schedule. We anticipate a 20-hour/week commitment for 2-3 months, but can work out the specifics with you

MARKETING INTERN – COI ENERGY
Various locations/Remote work
Want to work at a fun, fast-growing start-up that is tackling one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime? COI Energy is looking for dedicated Marketer that understands and looks for the best ways to engage with businesses of all types. If you thrive on being the best communicator of all times, this is the perfect role for you! Our mission is to make the world more energy efficient by improving building energy performance and grid optimization. Through our proprietary, disruptive technology platform, COI Energy significantly lowers businesses’ energy costs, optimizes the electrical grid, and combats climate change by reducing carbon emissions.

SUMMER RESEARCH AND ANALYST FELLOWSHIP – SUSTAINABLE CAPITAL ADVISORS (SCA)
Washington, DC

Sustainable Capital Advisors (SCA) is a strategy consulting and financial advisory firm that assists public and private sector clients in developing business and financial solutions for the sustainable infrastructure sector. We are seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Research and Analyst Fellow. SCA’s comprehensive fellowship program will provide you with the tools and knowledge to carry you forward in your career. As a Fellow, you’ll have an opportunity to experience meaningful work in your area of interest, define your career goals, develop new skills, and build professional relationships. Pay is $550-600 weekly.

INTERNSHIPS – CITY OF MEDFORD
Medford, MA

The City of Medford’s Office of Community Development and Energy & Environment is looking for undergraduate or graduate students interested in a year-long internship to provide general support to the office. We can offer both paid internships and Federal Work Study positions. This office is responsible for the planning, economic development and sustainability efforts for the city. Projects that we are currently working on include a Comprehensive Master Plan, a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, expanding our economic development activities and strategically increasing affordable housing in Medford. Pay for undergraduates is $14/hour; $16/hour for graduate students.

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERN – D. E. SHAW RENEWABLE INVESTMENTS
New York, NY

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (“DESRI”) is seeking talented and highly motivated students to join its team of developers this summer as interns. DESRI currently owns, operates, or has contracted more than 5,500MWac of solar and wind assets in the U.S. across more than 65 utility-scale projects, a portfolio that has been built over the last decade. This internship provides the opportunity to participate in the development and acquisition of renewable energy assets in an inclusive, collaborative, and engaging working environment. Contact: Liz Peyton (Fletcher alum).

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – MOLECULE VENTURES
Remote work

Molecule Ventures is seeking a dynamic and passionate Summer/Research Associate that is eager to learn about the role of carbon markets and other market-based environmental programs as well as private and publicly-listed companies with a nexus to decarbonizing the global economy. You will support the team’s ongoing due diligence of existing and emerging cap-and-trade programs and other investment opportunities, including those in publicly-listed equities and possibly private companies, water markets, offsets, and elsewhere, with the goal of helping the firm build conviction in its existing investments, deploy more capital, and grow its product and AUM base.

SUMMER INTERN – NASHUA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
Nashua, NH

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission seeks a summer intern to join its award-winning team from approximately May to September. This is a full-time temporary paid position, the duties of which primarily consist of GPS and GIS mobile field data collection. The majority of time (approximately 80%) will be spent on road surface condition assessment, with the remainder (approximately 20%) for economic conditions assessment of the region’s major commercial corridors and high-potential developable areas. This position requires a valid driver’s license.

PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP – MASSDEVELOPMENT
Various locations

MassDevelopment’s summer internships (June – August) offer experience with real-world challenges that go beyond what you will learn in the classroom. Interns will gain exposure to the work we do to support communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – stimulating economic growth throughout the state. Equally important, interns will gain valuable knowledge that can be applied in the future, such as learning about a new field, building a network, and working with a team. Paid internships are available within all areas of the organization, including Community & Economic Development, Municipal Government & Administration, Real Estate Development & Management, Urban Planning & Development, and more. Some remote work may be required. Deadline to apply is May 30. Contact: Matt Wamback.

TALIESIN NAMKAI-MECHE MEMORIAL INTERNSHIP – CLIMATE, ENERGY, AND ENGAGEMENT – CADMUS
Boston, MA/Various locations

The Taliesin Namkai-Meche Memorial Internship was established by Cadmus to honor our friend and colleague, Taliesin. The internship is available to students who share Taliesin’s intellectual curiosity and passion for social justice. The Climate, Energy, and Engagement Intern will support a range of projects related to climate, energy, and resilience, with a particular emphasis on aspects of our work related to equity and engagement. The candidate should have a working knowledge across topics such as renewable energy policy, decarbonization, climate planning, and/or climate resilience.

SEEKING A UEPODCAST CO-PRODUCER – TUFTS UEP
Remote work

Do you have an interest in podcasting and a desire to practice the skill? Join the UEP communications team to help out with our latest endeavor—the UEPodcast! Launched in February, the UEPodcast serves as an extension of the Practical Visionaries blog. The goal is promote collaboration and co-creation across UEP’s networks, with participation from students, faculty members and alumni! Your role would involve supporting the release of two episodes per month. Responsibilities include:

  • Soliciting episodes and episode ideas from the UEP community
  • Producing some episodes yourself
  • Supporting community members in making their own episodes
  • Managing the release of episodes and blog posts to the Practical Visionaries blog
  • Collaborating with the rest of the communications team to ensure cohesion across all of UEP’s communications efforts.

You don’t need to be a podcasting whiz – just someone with the interest and desire to learn! This role will require about 5 to 10 hours per week. Send applications to Ella.Brady@tufts.edu.

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS INTERNSHIP/PART TIME – FINEPOINT ASSOCIATES
Boston area/Remote

We are seeking a candidate to assist with exciting economic recovery planning efforts, including: 1) a regional plan focusing on a bikeway asset to support small business development in neighboring commercial districts, and 2) a plan for a traditional downtown in a low-moderate income city to assist businesses post COVID. Duties will include best practices research, data collection, and assistance with community engagement, writing, and project plans.

CLIMATE FINANCE INTERN – CENTER FOR CLEAN AIR POLICY (CCAP)
Washington, D.C./Remote work

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has an opening for a graduate-level, policy intern based in Washington, D.C or remote. The position will support CCAP’s climate finance policy work. S/he will provide research, analysis, report-writing and conference-preparation support for CCAP’s projects related to climate finance, including capacity building in developing countries. S/he will have the opportunity to contribute to research and analysis on NDC investment strategies, mobilization of private climate finance, and the role of public and private institutions in financing transformational climate projects and programs. This is a paid part-time position.

CARBON MARKETS INTERN – CENTER FOR CLEAN AIR POLICY (CCAP)
Washington, D.C./Remote work

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has an opening for a graduate-level, policy intern based in Washington, D.C. The position will support CCAP’s carbon markets policy work. S/he will provide research, analysis, report-writing and conference-preparation support for CCAP’s projects focused on climate change mitigation policies. S/he will have the opportunity to contribute to research and analysis in support of national policy recommendations and international thought leadership in one or more of the following areas. This is a paid part-time position (16-24 hours per week).

INTERNSHIP – MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING AND SHELTER ALLIANCE (MHSA)
Boston, MA

COVID has dramatically changed Massachusetts’s homeless shelter system for unaccompanied adult individuals. MHSA sees a key opportunity to transition the shelter system from relying on emergency responses to focusing on housing solutions. MHSA has identified inadequate information about the current shelter system as a major barrier to pursuing this opportunity, as COVID-19 drove both the rapid creation of new sites and sudden changes to existing sites. MHSA is looking for a graduate student to a) assist with surveys collecting data about the services currently available, and b) use GIS tools to generate a public-facing map displaying the location and count of these services. This work will provide MHSA with a critical understanding about the shelter services currently available, plus new tools to use in its advocacy efforts.

SUMMER ASSOCIATE – SUSTAINABLE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS BOARD (SASB)
San Francisco, CA

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)’s mission is to help businesses around the world identify, manage, and report on the sustainability topics that matter most to their investors. While there is some flexibility, SASB expects a 10-12 week commitment. In this role, you will partner with SASB’s Analysts and take responsibility for a specific project in support of the development of SASB’s industry-specific standards. In supporting the development of the standards (or the market’s implementation of the standards), you may specialize in one or more sectors and collaborate with Analysts to assess the financial materiality of ESG issues, advance performance measurement, and help drive forward projects that support the market’s use of the SASB standards.

PART-TIME SUMMER WATER QUALITY AND ECOLOGY INTERNSHIP – NEPONSET RIVER WATERSHED ASSOCIATION
Canton, MA/Remote

The Neponset River Watershed Association is looking for two enthusiastic interns, late spring through summer of 2021, with an interest in watershed sciences, water quality, and/or freshwater ecology. The interns will help with all aspects of our volunteer water quality monitoring programs and our brook trout habitat suitability project. This work will provide the interns experience with preparing sampling materials and supplies, field work, data management, laboratory sample analysis, and volunteer coordination. The interns will also assist with planning and coordination for the 2021 Fall Neponset River Cleanup.

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP – LOCAL ENTERPRISE ASSISTANCE FUND (LEAF)
Boston, MA

The Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF) seeks a researcher to help identify financing vehicles/mechanisms that can effectively support the work of Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in the Greater Boston area in their goal to acquire and preserve permanently affordable housing. CLTs represent a unique tool for providing affordable housing, as they aim to hold land and preserve its affordability in perpetuity. The number of CLTs in Greater Boston has grown in recent years, as they gain recognition and popularity among community groups seeking solutions to Boston’s housing affordability crisis. However additional resources are needed for these CLTs to scale their housing portfolios. Pay is $25-35 per hour. Please contact Penn Loh (penn.loh@tufts.edu) with any questions or to explore interest.

INTERN, FUTURE ENERGY MARKETS – EDF INC.
Los Altos, CA

The electricity industry is currently undergoing profound changes, and renewable energy resources are playing a central role in this evolution. However, these goals vary in their stringency, timeline, technologies to achieve these goals, and impact on new investments to make the 100% clean electricity transition possible. We are looking for support from an intern in the area to study 100% clean electricity and carbon reduction goals across different states and regions in the US.


Employment Opportunities

PLANNER III, REGIONAL WATERSHED PLANNER – MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION
West Boylston, MA

$64,294.62 – $94,119.74

ENERGY COMMISSION SPECIALIST II (TED) – CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
Sacramento, CA

Deadline to apply is May 18

GIS LECTURER/GIS SPECIALIST – TUFTS TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Medford, MA

EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR – BOSTON CYCLISTS UNION
Boston, MA

$41,000 – $44,000

HOUSING & ZONING AGENT – TOWN OF WESTWOOD
Westwood, MA

$61,524 – $76,835

CENTRAL REGION DIRECTOR – MASSAUDUBON
Worcester, MA

$73,000–$86,000
Contact: Criss Nickoloff

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – VIETAID
Boston, MA

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE/CONSULTANT – LONDON ECONOMICS INTERNATIONAL LLC
Boston, MA

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING – BOSTON PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (BPDA)
Boston, MA

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – COMMONWEALTH KITCHEN
Boston, MA

$110,000–$150,000; $95,000–$115,000; $70,000–$85,000

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN ENERGY CENTER
Boston, MA

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – RIGHT TO THE CITY ALLIANCE
Various locations

RESEARCH ANALYST, CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
Washington, D.C.

CLIMATE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST – TRAINING RESOURCES GROUP, INC.
Washington, D.C.

FELLOWSHIP MANAGER – ACTIVATE GLOBAL
Boston, MA

ADMINISTRATIVE AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR – HEALTHY WALTHAM
Waltham, MA/Remote work

Contact: Myriam Michel

TRANSPORTATION PLANNER – CAPE COD COMMISSION
Barnstable, MA

$67,769
Deadline to apply is June 1, 9am

DATA MANAGER, CLIMATE INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS FOR OIL & GAS – ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE
Remote work/Various locations

$86,000 – $116,000

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION – DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (DHCD)
Boston, MA
$35,247.68 – 89,000.00

CROSSROADS PROJECT DIRECTOR – FIELDS CORNER CROSSROADS
Dorchester, MA

PROGRAM MANAGER – WALKBOSTON
Remote work/Boston, MA
$63,000-$67,000

RESEARCH AND PROJECT ASSISTANT – HOUSING NAVIGATOR MASSACHUSETTS
Remote work/Cambridge, MA

PROPERTY INVENTORY RESEARCH (PART-TIME) – LDS CONSULTING GROUP
Wellesley, MA
Contact: Lynne Sweet

MULTIPLE POSITIONS  – KIM LUNDGREN ASSOCIATES, INC. (KLA)
Remote

ECODISTRICT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE – COMMUNITY ROOTS HOUSING
Seattle, WA
Contact: Erin Fried
$50,000-$55,000

REAL ESTATE PROJECT MANAGER OR ASSOCIATE – NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COALITION
Salem, MA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – CLIMATE COLLABORATIVE
Remote work

PROJECT MANAGER – URBAN EDGE
Boston, MA

MULTIPLE POSITIONS  – VINEYARD WIND
Multiple locations

ASSOCIATE/ANALYST, ORIGINATION & DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS – LONGROAD ENERGY
Boston, MA

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PLANNER – TAHOE REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY
Stateline, NV/Remote work

HOUSING & ZONING AGENT – TOWN OF WESTWOOD
Westwood, MA
$61,524 – $76,835

ANALYST – NATIONAL GRID
Waltham, MA

REAL ESTATE PROJECT MANAGER/ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER – NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COALITION
Salem, MA

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER – B’NAI B’RITH HOUSING
Boston, MA

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – CLIMATE XCHANGE
Remote work/MA

$41,000-46,000

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER – WORCESTER COMMON GROUND
Worcester, MA

$35,000

CONSERVATION DIRECTOR – TOWN OF TYNGSBOROUGH
Tyngsborough, MA

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – TOWN OF WELLESLEY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
Wellesley, MA

PLACEKEEPING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST – THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPERS, LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION
Chelsea, MA

$17,000

PROGRAM COORDINATOR (PART-TIME) – CARE THAT WORKS
Remote/Boston, MA

$25 hourly
Contact: Lindsay McCluskey
Deadline to apply is May 31

BUSINESS AND GRANTS MANAGER – CITY OF CHELSEA
Chelsea, MA

$65,114.29 – $81,584.86

SENIOR ANALYST, NORTH AMERICAN POWER SERVICE – WOOD MACKENZIE
Boston, MA

PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER – AIR WORLDWIDE
Boston, MA

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – POWER ADVOCATE, INC.
Boston, MA

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
Various locations

INTERNATIONAL FELLOW – CENTER FOR CLIMATE AND ENERGY SOLUTIONS (C2ES)
Arlington, VA

PROGRAM OFFICER, FOOD INITIATIVE – ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION
New York, NY/Remote work

NATURE AND ECONOMY LEAD – THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Charleston, WV/Flexible

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPERS
Chelsea, MA/Remote work

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM MANAGER – MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN ENERGY CENTER
Boston, MA

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER – ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
Princeton, NJ

COMMUNITY ONE STOP COORDINATOR – EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (EOHED)
Boston, MA

$35,247.68 – $100,907.45

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – RAIL~VOLUTION
Minneapolis, MN

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – COMMONWEALTH KITCHEN
Boston, MA

$110,000 – $150,000

COMMUNITY PLANNER – TOWN OF BROOKLINE
Brookline, MA

PLANNER/URBAN DESIGNER – DODSON & FLINKER
Florence, MA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING STRATEGY – CITY OF COLUMBUS
Columbus, OH

ASSOCIATE PROJECT DEVELOPER – EDF RENEWABLE ENERGY
Minneapolis, MN/Remote work

Contact: Andrew Dahlen (Fletcher alum)

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ADVANTAGE
Remote work/Various locations

  • Practice Area Lead
  • Experienced Project Manager
  • Experienced Government Affairs/Market Intel Manager
  • Experienced Renewable Energy Market & Policy Analyst, Modeling Emphasis
  • Renewable Energy Market & Policy Analyst with policy focus
  • Renewable Energy Market Analyst Fellow

PLANNER FOR COMMERCIAL DISTRICT RECOVERY PLANNING PROJECTS (PART TIME, TEMPORARY) – FINEPOINT ASSOCIATES
Remote work

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER – FENWAY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Boston, MA

Contact: Nick Pittman (UEP alum)

ANALYST, PERFORMANCE AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT – MBTA
Boston, MA

$53,400.00 – $71,400.00

MULTIPLE POSITIONS – Y ANALYTICS
Washington, D.C./San Francisco, CA

Contact: Lee Scott (Tufts/Friedman alum)