ENVS Jobs & Internship Newsletter

April 24, 2015

Internships At a Glance

  1. Government Affairs Intern, The Land Trust Alliance
  2. Small-Scale Fisheries Intern, Environmental Defense Fund

Post-Grad Gigs

  1. NOAA Science Camp Educator, University of Washington - MAY 1
  2. Texas Freshwater GLOBE Intern, The Nature Conservancy - APRIL 28
  3. Building Energy Efficiency Professional, Cadmus
  4. George Myers Master Naturalist Intern, New Jersey Audubon - OPEN TIL FILLED
  5. Environmental Analyst, Green Restaurant Association

Summer Internships

1. Government Affairs Intern, The Land Trust Alliance

Location: Washington DC


Summary: Help strengthen land conservation across America by joining the dedicated, dynamic government affairs team at the Land Trust Alliance! We’re looking for a full-time, unpaid Government Affairs Intern from June 1 through August 21, 2015. The ideal candidate is a student or young professional with demonstrated interest in government affairs and conservation policy who is capable of proactively researching political relationships, drafting informational materials on conservation issues, and communicating directly with land trusts, coalition partners, and federal officials. You’ll find that interning for a small organization will give you ample opportunities to interact with all aspects of our work, be in the room at key meetings and events, and gain valuable nonprofit and Capitol Hill experience.


  • Recruiting congressional co-sponsors, primarily by mobilizing local land trusts to ask
    • Securing letters of commendation to Accredited land trusts from their representatives
    • Gathering and presenting success stories of effective advocacy and program benefits
    • Supporting our advocacy network by recruiting email subscribers, tracking land trust relationships with Congress, and analyzing debrief reports from our Advocacy Day
    • Supporting our tax incentive and farm bill coalition meetings, initiatives, and events
    • Drafting and updating policy fact-sheets, web content, Congressional district maps, and other communications for a variety of internal and external audiences
    • Scheduling, preparing packets for, and occasionally attending meetings with public officials

    More Info: http://www.landtrustalliance.org/about/jobs/government-affairs-intern

    2. Small-Scale Fisheries Intern, Environmental Defense Fund

    Location: Washington DC


    Summary: The Oceans Program at EDF has a number of projects working to reform small-scale fisheries, including Fish Forever (a partnership with Rare and the University of California, Santa Barbara) which aims to implement spatial rights-based fisheries management systems in the developing tropics. We seek an intern to conduct research and provide input to the partners on two key areas related to the successful implementation of Fish Forever: fishing cooperatives and supplemental livelihood opportunities. The Fish Forever partners anticipate that fishing cooperatives will play a critical role in both managing fisheries and implementing market interventions to provide economic benefits to fishermen as they transition to sustainable fishery management practices. Additionally, many small-scale fishers in the communities where we work may require additional income opportunities outside of fishing in order to ease the transition. These findings would provide guidance to EDF on how to strengthen existing or establish new cooperatives in Fish Forever countries and elsewhere. The final product produced by the intern will be applied to a range of contexts, giving the intern the opportunity to engage with staff and partners working in Fish Forever countries and other regions.

    The intern will be housed in EDF’s Washington, DC office and have ample opportunity to meet the Oceans Team in DC. S/he will be encouraged to discuss this project and other interests with experts, Oceans or other EDF programs, throughout the organization. DC offers a wealth of opportunities for networking and learning on a range of issues, in which the intern would be encouraged to participate.

    More Info: http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=q339VfwU&s=Indeed&page=Job%20Description&j=ortS0fww

    3. Economic Policy Internship, Environmental Defense Fund

    DEADLINE: Unknown

    Location: Washington, DC

    Summary: EDF’s Office of Economic Policy and Analysis (OEPA) is seeking qualified and motivated students of economics for its seasonal internships. Economic Policy Interns will assist economists in EDF’s Office of Economic Policy and Analysis in developing and analyzing market-based solutions to a wide range of environmental problems (including climate change, energy, and ecosystem and water markets) through research, data analysis, and assistance with writing internal reports and public communications.

    More Info: http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=q339VfwU&s=Indeed&page=Job%20Description&j=ovmlZfwV

    4. Ocean Program Intern, Conservation Law Foundation

    DEADLINE: April 24

    Location: Boston, MA


    Summary: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an Ocean Program intern to conduct a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to enrich and promote the advocacy work of its Ocean Conservation program. The Ocean Program intern will primarily assist with creating original content and conducting social media outreach for blogs managed by the Ocean Conservation Program that foster informed discussion about New England ocean issues. He or she will also be expected to complete a variety of other tasks, including researching and writing blog and website content for CLF’s organization-wide blog, the CLF Scoop; conducting additional research projects of interest to the Ocean Conservation Program staff; and assisting with occasional administrative tasks to increase the organization and efficiency of the Ocean Conservation team.

    More Info: http://www.clf.org/about-clf/employment-opportunities/#oceanintern

    Post-Grad Gigs

    1. NOAA Science Camp Educator, University of Washington


    Location: Seattle, WA

    Summary: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Washington Sea Grant (WSG) are embarking on the thirteenth season of NOAA Science Camp for middle-school youth located at the NOAA Sand Point facility on Lake Washington in Seattle. The camp offers two 1-week sessions in July from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The 6th, 7th and 8th grade campers are divided into five groups and rotate throughout the week to different science disciplines represented within the NOAA facility. Areas of focus include and are not limited to: (1) fisheries and marine mammals, (2) weather, (3) environmental assessment and oceanography, (4) nautical charting and, (5) NOAA research vessels, diving, and ocean exploration. The camp also offers a teen leadership program for high school students. Team building, small-group project presentations, and large-group activities with both campers and Junior Leaders are directed by Camp Educators and Camp Assistants, all of which are very important aspects of the week-long camp.


    • Under the direction of the Camp Director, Camp Educators will play key roles in the success of NOAA Science Camp as experienced educators and group leaders to ensure that all required personnel, materials, and activities for their assigned group are in place and ready each day.
    • Educators will work with Camp Assistants to lead small groups and facilitate larger groups of middle-school campers, lead educational, science-based activities, and promote group team-building.
    • Take a leadership role in small- and large-group settings that include educational activities and games.
    • Manage and motivate middle-school campers and/or high school leadership participants in NOAA Science Camp activities.
    • Foster positive behavior and risk management of campers and Junior Leadership participants.
    • Coordinate and work closely with Camp Assistants and NOAA science staff throughout daily activities, including the smooth rotation of campers to their activities throughout the NOAA campus. (Science activities are held both indoors and outdoors and active camp activities are also held outdoors whenever possible).
    • Facilitate team building and group discussions based on the material provided in presentations and activities by NOAA scientists.
    • Assist a group of campers with the development of a focus project and its presentation;.
    • Participate in the program evaluation process that includes a post-camp debriefing.

    More Info: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=JobProfile&szOrderID=119195&szlocationID=88

    2. Texas Freshwater GLOBE Intern, The Nature Conservancy


    Location: Austin or San Antonio, TX

    Paid, Summer Term

    Summary: The Texas Freshwater GLOBE intern provides technical assistance to Conservancy staff on a variety of Texas Freshwater Program projects. The position will support the project through information gathering and research, maintaining databases in MS Excel and Access, some data analysis, and possibly some GIS analysis and production of maps and other graphic products and reports. The position will also likely have opportunity to assist in other freshwater projects, including some field work.

    More Info: https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=1

    3. Building Energy Efficiency Professional, Cadmus

    Location: Bethesda, MD

    Entry Level

    Summary: The Cadmus Group, Inc. seeks two highly-motivated entry-level professionals to provide program support on energy efficient building technologies, policy, and energy performance rating systems for our clients at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This position involves extensive work with EPA’s ENERGY STAR platform for commercial buildings. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented problem solver with strong analytical, communication and writing skills interested in a career in energy efficiency, energy education, and sustainability. The position also involves handling multiple tasks in a fast-paced consulting environment.


    Responsibilities include providing technical support to organizations (in both the public and private sectors) and to service & product provider energy programs, working with standard software packages to benchmark building energy use such as EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, creating and manipulating spreadsheets and databases, collecting and interpreting data, supporting training sessions (primarily online), and writing or editing reports, case studies, presentations and other documents.


    • BS/BA in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Facility Management/Building Operations, Public Policy, Economics, Science or related area of study
    • 0-2 years of related work or internship experience
    • Proven analytical skills
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel including knowledge of or willingness to learn how to write macros (Visual Basic for Applications)
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, PowerPoint
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Comfortable presenting over the phone and in front of live audiences.
    • Strong organizational abilities.
    • Ability to work well independently and in teams


    • Knowledge of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Buildings Program and ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
    • Experience with all aspects of EPA’s ENERGY STAR program
    • Familiarity with energy standards and codes, energy audits, greenhouse gas inventories, indoor environmental quality issues
    • Familiarity with webinar platforms such as Webex or GoToMeeting, and computer programming languages (including the use of APIs to transfer data between software platforms)
    • CEM and/or LEED Green Associate/LEED AP

    Additional Information

    This position will be located in our Bethesda, MD office.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Cadmus, please call Sonia Brightman, Senior Recruiter, at 617-673-7204, or email: Sonia.Brightman@cadmusgroup.com

    Cadmus is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran’s status, or disability.

    Learn more about Cadmus by visiting our website at: http://www.cadmusgroup.com

    More Info: http://www.cadmusgroup.com/our-company/careers-at-cadmus/online-career-center/

    4. George Myers Master Naturalist Intern, New Jersey Audubon

    DEADLINE: Open till Filled

    Location: Bernardsville, NJ

    Paid with Housing, May-Dec

    Summary: The GEORGE MYERS FIELD NATURALIST INTERN develops a full spectrum of skills through hands-on participation in various educational, research and conservation projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) and Nature Center of Cape May (NCCM), Cape May, NJ (1 May - 23 Dec). Cape May is renowned as one of the world's greatest hotspots for animal migration, as well as being a popular summertime vacation destination and beach resort. The combination of the two, offers great opportunities for wildlife research and education through public outreach. New Jersey Audubon fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

    More Info: http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionAboutNJAS/OpenPositions.aspx

    5. Environmental Analyst, Green Restaurant Association

    Location: Boston MA

    Green Restaurant Association (GRA), founded in 1990, is an international, non-profit organization with the mission of creating environmental sustainability in the restaurant industry.

    Position Summary:
    The environmental analyst is a full-time office position. He/she will help restaurants achieve Certified Green Restaurant® status.


    • Review invoices, digital pictures, and other forms of documentation that clients submit to demonstrate their environmental accomplishments
    • Analyze this Data to determine the steps and points that a restaurant will be credited in accordance with the Green Restaurant Association’s environmental standards
    • Research products to determine any environmental merits
    • Create educational and technical reports for restaurants
    • Contact vendors for product and service information
    • Support Environmental Consultants in tasks to help our restaurants improve their environmental impact and achieve certification


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience with data analysis
    • Attention to detail
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and math
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Understanding of relevant sustainability issues
    • Self-motivated
    • Flexible
    • Ability to take direction and work independently
    • Good Communicator

    Salary range:
    $30,000 plus benefits.

    More Info: https://www.dinegreen.com/employment.asp