Sustainability Internship - Employer Interest 2022 Data

# Submitted Company Name Company & Project Description Internship Timeline Intern supervisor name Intern supervisor email address Internship Location What skills or characteristics will you need for this project? Is this a paid position? If paid or stipend, please describe. Is this position(s) open to students outside of Lewis & Clark or is this position part of an existing internship program within your organization? Additional lnformation
1. 02/10/2022 1:56pm
Global Electronics Council- Marketing and Outreach Intern
Prospect Research: Research and create reports of purchaser and manufacturer contacts. (Purchasers, Campaign, Federal contract teams, manufacturers in new product categories, CIO/CTOs in Federal, State and Local public procurement contacts). Generate reports of contacts. Draft communications for initial connection (sent through other emails, e.g., Shela, Debbie). External Opportunities: Identify and help secure speaking engagements for GEC representatives, including conferences, webinars, paper submissions, manage events calendar. Webinar Calendar: Create editorial calendar of webinar series.
June- August
Alex Dolan
adolan@gec.org
At GEC we do important work, and we are looking for an intern to join our team who shares our passion for sustainable technology and understands the remarkable power of ecolabels to deliver measurable environmental and social benefits!
No
2. 02/10/2022 1:52pm
Global electronics Council- Ecolables and Resources Intern
GEC’s Ecolabels and Resources team is responsible for ensuring that EPEAT remains a credible, impactful Type 1 ecolabel that purchasers can trust. Our team focuses on developing policies and guidance that govern how EPEAT operates; managing the EPEAT Conformity Assurance system (which is how we verify that participating companies meet our requirements); and providing educational support to the participating companies to help them understand what is expected for EPEAT’s higher levels of sustainability performance. As the Ecolabels and Resources Intern, you will support our efforts through the following activities: Reviewing publicly available information to assess whether EPEAT-registered products continue to meet EPEAT requirements. These surveillance activities are an important part of our monitoring framework and crucial in protecting the credibility of the EPEAT Program. Using information from the above, together with additional research, identify trends in how companies incorporate EPEAT requirements into their business practices. We are interested in understanding whether the size or geographic location of a company affects how it meets EPEAT Criteria, and whether these factors vary by product category. The Intern is expected to develop a research report summarizing key findings and trends, and to present their work to the GEC team. Improving some of our guidance materials for participating companies.
June- August
Susan Herbert
sherbert@gec.org
At GEC we do important work, and we are looking for an intern to join our team who shares our passion for sustainable technology and understands the remarkable power of ecolabels to deliver measurable environmental and social benefits!
No
3. 02/01/2022 10:10am
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue (SYCR)
While rescuing and caring for illegally trafficked chimpanzee orphans, SYCR is working to solve the root of the problem through national and international awareness and by working with Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife to support law enforcement and increase forest protection. Position: Helping with Social Media and designing how to reach audiences to develop interest for the use of our educational films and curricular materials.
Summer term, part time - hours and dates negotiable
Niels Marquardt
nielsm@lclark.edu
hybrid
Skills in: Social Media Marketing, Digital Project Management Tools Proficient in social media outreach. Skilled at writing content to encourage interest in our project. Easy to communicate with. Clear communication skills
No
no
https://www.sychimprescue.org/
4. 01/31/2022 3:10pm
Health In Harmony
An internship at Health In Harmony is an opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience and make meaningful social change with a global impact. Our team is small, but mighty, which means that interns play an integral role in our work. Our Marketing Intern will work within a defined communications strategy and inspire our growing audiences by writing, editing, and sharing compelling stories on social media. Responsibilities: - Create content for our social platforms: Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn - Leverage our collection of photos and videos in social posts - Utilize graphics created by our Graphic Designer to accompany and enhance social posts - Follow internal conversations and external media to share timely stories and current events on social - Research topics related to our mission and engage followers in meaningful dialogue on social - Measure the success of social posts by collecting and analyzing metrics monthly, with support from Marketing Associate Manager - Research and share social media best practices with staff to inform strategy and encourage staff awareness and involvement - Support additional social or communications-related projects, as needed
Start Date: May or June Timeline: 3 - 4 month internship, depending on individual’s availability Hours: 10 - 15 hours / week, depending on individual’s availability
Devon Schmidt
devon@healthinharmony.org
Remote (Supervisor is Portland, OR-based)
Qualifications - You believe in - and are passionate about - our mission - Interest, enthusiasm, and some experience using social media - Strong writing skills and an ability to adapt to our voice - Basic photo editing skills - Open-minded and willing to take on a variety of projects Preferred - Familiar with planetary health, anticolonialism, and environmental science - Experience using social media and copywriting in a professional setting
Yes
$15 / hour
No, just Lewis & Clark.
Candidates from diverse communities, communities of color, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply!
5. 01/28/2022 2:45pm
Lewis & Clark College
The student in this role will be assisting Lewis & Clark’s Sustainability Director and Operations Director with a strategic energy management program which will be a key component of our Climate Action Plan. Specifically, the person will be helping us design and implement our program including identifying and delivering on projects, entering data, attending webinars and training, as well as other related activities.
Begin in May 2022 (sooner is possible) extends through May 2023. Student will work 20 hrs per week during the summer term and up to 8 hrs during the fall and spring terms.
Amy Dvorak
advorak@lclark.edu
Remote and in-person at Lewis & Clark, some off campus meetings possible
The student in this role will have: - some interest (or experience) in learning about energy management and mechanical, electrical systems - interest and/or aptitude for developing a behavior change campaigns including communication and outreach, events, educational programs etc - interest and/or experience in managing data sets, data analysis - ability to work with people from different backgrounds, willingness and interest in collaborating with other organizations - any major is okay! We are looking for someone who is curious, hard working and good with detailed work
Yes
$20/hour
No
6. 01/25/2022 2:32pm
Environmental Learning Center @ Clackamas Community College
The ELC offers many opportunities for adults and children alike to explore and learn about the outdoors through hands-on environmental education: field trips, camps, livestreams for the kids, continuing education trainings for professionals, and workshops and special events for community members. Our summer intern this year will assist with our kid’s education programs: developing fun and engaging student worksheets to accompany our Winter Livestream programs, and possibly helping with field trips. Other responsibilities may be added, as time allows.
Start: May 16, 2022 (this would be ideal, since schools are still in session; we can start in June if necessary) End: July 14, 2022 15-19 hrs/week for 8 weeks
Renee Harber
rharber@clackamas.edu
Hybrid: partially remote and part at the Environmental Learning Center @ Clackamas Community College (pending current COVID policy) 19600 Molalla Avenue, OC 97045
• Self-motivation. • Strong communication skills, including the ability to interact well with children. • Strong research & organizational skills. • Computer skills: an aptitude to pick up new skills is sufficient; it’s anticipated that this person will work primarily with Word and/or Publisher
Yes
Intern will be paid $14.85/hr
This position was developed specifically for a Lewis & Clark student, however, may be filled by another student if not filled through Lewis & Clark.
More information about our programs may be found at: www.clackamas.edu/elc.
7. 01/25/2022 11:40am
Lloyd EcoDistrict
Neighborhood Resilience Intern: Lloyd EcoDistrict is a place-based nonprofit working to make the Lloyd neighborhood in Portland one of the most sustainable neighborhoods in North America. Lloyd EcoDistrict engages the community, forms partnerships, and develops programs that create a connected, prosperous, and resilient neighborhood. We set goals and implement initiatives where people, planet, and profit are considered equally. We do this in a way that creates replicable models so that other communities may learn and benefit from our successes. We are looking for a summer 2022 Neighborhood Resilience Intern to assist in developing and supporting our residential and climate resiliency projects and initiatives. Resilience—the capacity of a neighborhood to function so that all people can withstand the shocks and stresses they encounter—is a cornerstone of what an EcoDistrict tries to create. We address resilience with a broad lens that prepares for social, economic, and environmental shocks and we use social justice, placemaking, emergency preparedness, and climate to reach people. Our Residential Resiliency projects focus on identifying ways to build community bonds among Lloyd residents. We also engage in climate resilience work, to prepare our neighborhood for heat, smoke, and other climate-related disasters. Tasks and projects may include: • Organizing standalone emergency preparedness workshops: Setting up in-person or virtual events designed to prepare residents or employees to respond to different emergencies. • Planning our fall E-Preparedness Challenge Campaign: Taking a leadership role in planning the activities, structure, communications, and partnerships needed for a two-month long E-Prep Challenge Campaign in Fall 2022. This campaign works with Lloyd area residents and employees to incentivize participants to complete regular emergency preparedness activities. • Supporting Peace Memorial Park activities: This park is a collective impact project which brings together veterans, open space enthusiasts, social justice activists, and neighbors in Lloyd to revitalize a forgotten and hard-to-maintain peace memorial. We do this through community work parties, workshops, fundraising, and eventually the reconstruction of this space to include fresh landscape, storytelling, and public art. • Assisting with a Lloyd climate resiliency study: Support the Lloyd team working on a comprehensive climate resiliency study for the Lloyd neighborhood of Portland. In recent years, this region has experienced unprecedented wildfires, smoke, heat, and other climate-related natural disasters, which exacerbate pre-existing social and environmental inequities. In order to develop the most effective policies and community initiatives to mitigate these harmful impacts in the long run, we plan to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the current risks and weaknesses—as well as opportunities to make a targeted impact. • Assist with program implementation related to the EcoDistrict Certification Roadmap, which will be completed in Spring 2022 as part of Lloyd EcoDistrict’s national EcoDistrict Certification process.
10-15 weeks, tentatively starting the week of May 23rd and wrapping up in August (flexible). 15-20 hours/week depending on intern availability/interest and organizational capacity.
Joshua Baker
joshua@ecolloyd.org
Hybrid: Lloyd EcoDistrict has an office at 2202 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232. Staff is largely working remotely at this time, though this position is expected to be able to be available to attend limited in-person meetings & events in the Lloyd neighborhood in NE Portland. Any in-person meetings and/or events will adhere to appropriate COVID safety precautions.
Required: • Commitment to the mission of Lloyd EcoDistrict and building sustainable, resilient neighborhoods • Self-directed; able to work independently and with a variety of different types of stakeholders (corporate, small business, government, and local community groups). • This position may require some limited work during evenings and weekends. • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of many different backgrounds. • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. • Strong organizational and time-management skills. • Experience with basic computer programs, web-based tools, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications/tools, • Creative individual who is willing to ask questions and/or share their opinion. • Interested in learning about climate protection, resiliency/emergency preparedness, and/or equity projects. Preferred though not required skills: • Experience helping to coordinate events, particularly those that involve volunteers. • Experience with research and writing (for both technical and general audiences) • Familiarity with emergency preparedness and/or climate resilience efforts.
Yes
$15/hour
No
8. 01/25/2022 11:34am
Lloyd EcoDistrict
Lloyd EcoDistrict is a place-based nonprofit working to make the Lloyd neighborhood in Portland one of the most sustainable neighborhoods in North America. Lloyd EcoDistrict engages the community, forms partnerships, and develops programs that create a connected, prosperous, and resilient neighborhood. We set goals and implement initiatives where people, planet, and profit are considered equally. We do this in a way that creates replicable models so that other communities may learn and benefit from our successes. We are looking for a summer 2022 Communications & Outreach Intern to assist in crafting strategy, stories, messaging, and events that will engage our community on a variety of climate, equity, and resiliency projects. The position will assist in improving our organization’s communication structure and outreach activities. They will be able to develop their skills as a marketing, communications, or public relations professional and gain real-world experience in the promotion of a community and sustainability-focused nonprofit. This position will make connections across the breadth of the Lloyd neighborhood: with non-profits, government agencies, property managers, business leaders, and residents. Specific tasks and projects may include: • General marketing support: email marketing, social media, and web-based support • Write, create & distribute social media posts through various channels • Write and package stories (blogs, interviews, event recaps) for internal and external publication • Plan and execute virtual and in-person events to engage the community, including volunteer cleanups or planting events. • Develop a communications strategy for the rollout and beginning implementation phases of the EcoDistrict Certification Roadmap, which will be completed in Spring 2022 as part of Lloyd EcoDistrict’s national EcoDistrict Certification process.
10-15 weeks, tentatively starting the week of May 23rd and wrapping up in August (flexible). 15-20 hours/week depending on intern availability/interest and organizational capacity.
Joshua Baker
joshua@ecolloyd.org
Hybrid: Lloyd EcoDistrict has an office at 2202 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232. Staff is largely working remotely at this time, though this position is expected to be able to be available to attend limited in-person meetings & events in the Lloyd neighborhood in NE Portland. Any in-person meetings and/or events will adhere to appropriate COVID safety precautions.
Required: • Commitment to the mission of Lloyd EcoDistrict and building sustainable, resilient neighborhoods • Self-directed; able to work independently and with a variety of different types of stakeholders (corporate, small business, government, and local community groups). • This position may require some limited work during evenings and weekends. • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of many different backgrounds • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. • Strong organizational and time-management skills. • Experience with basic computer programs, web-based tools, and social media / digital channels, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications/tools, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to engage with the community and stakeholders. • Creative individual who is willing to ask questions and/or share their opinion. • Interested in learning about climate protection, resiliency/emergency preparedness, and/or equity projects. Preferred though not required skills: • Experience writing articles, blogs, or stories. • Proficiency with social media and prior work experience using social media techniques. • Proficiency in graphic design programs such as InDesign, Canva, etc. • Familiarity with web publishing platforms such as WordPress.
Yes
$15/hour
Not this summer.
9. 01/24/2022 4:03pm
Grow Portland
Grow Portland supports schools and communities by facilitating hands-on garden experiences that foster connections to food, nature and each other. Our actions are grounded in environmental justice, equity, and accessibility to ensure meaningful engagement of all students, families and school personnel connected to our programs. Founded in 2010, Grow Portland has sought to create solutions to a lack of equitable outdoor and garden access in our city, particularly among immigrants, refugees, people of color, and low-income families. We work in solidarity with these groups and in partnership with schools through garden programming and land stewardship. Our program addresses specific systemic injustices, including a lack of access to fresh, local foods, access to green space, and the availability of quality outdoor education for school-aged children. We currently partner with 10 schools in Portland Public and David Douglas School Districts. Interns have the opportunity to choose between 2 different types of internships: 1. Behind-the-scenes with a focus on learning aspects of Development & Outreach, Fundraising, Communication, Grant Writing/Management, etc. or 2. Forward Facing supporting physical garden sites with site upgrades, summer growing & maintenance, development of site assessments, incorporation of native species/growing practices, etc. Depending upon ongoing Covid restrictions, there may be opportunities for interns to engage in in-person programming with students and/or community.
Internship Timeline: Internship dates are flexible from May through August. Would prefer candidates who are available for at least 10 weeks and a minimum of 10 hrs./week
Michelle Welton
mwelton@growportland.org
Hybrid
For behind-the scenes: • Computer/technology skills with experience in social media, Google Suite, and Canva familiarity • Graphic design and/or website experience a plus • Interest in philanthropy, and/or nonprofit administration • Strong proficiency in writing, proofreading, and editing For forward-facing position: • Willingness and ability to do physical/manual work • Ability to document best practices • Strong communication skills for working with other staff, volunteers, etc.
No
Stipend may be available pending grant support
Yes, I have previously made these positions available to students at other local colleges & universities with a similar structure
Grow Portland is a small nonprofit (7 staff, 0 Full Time) and has some exciting initiatives moving forward but Covid also means there are many uncertainties around funding and future direction. This requires all Grow Portland team members to be flexible and willing to adapt to changes needs and be responsive to school communities. We work hard to build intentional internship opportunities, connections with staff, and supporting interns in their interests & desire to learn. Our work requires being self-driven and able to move projects forward independently.
10. 01/24/2022 12:47pm
Acterra: Action for A Healthy Planet
Intern will work directly with the Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet Program Manager to: Design a price comparison document that evaluates the cost differences between plant-based ingredients and animal-based products from local markets, bodegas, and grocery stores Identify and research local restaurants to evaluate their menus in order to assess the availability and accessibility of local plant-based options in the South Bay and Peninsula. Conduct outreach to local mom and pop restaurants in the Bay Area that would be ideal candidates for Acterra’s plant-based consulting program Assist the Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet Program Manager with creating resources, documents, forms, and outlining procedures for working with restaurants Produce social media content for Acterra’s My Healthy Plate, Our Healthy Planet online community Assist the Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet Program Manager with evaluating data from previous dietary and food waste challenges Create educational material for future Healthy Plate dietary and food waste challenges
Part-time, 20 hours a week, Summer 2022. This position will begin in June 2022 and end in August 2022 [Acterra is off the week of July 4]
Robbie Brown
robbie.brown@acterra.org
Remote, work from home, preferably in the SF Bay Area
Experience in or passionate about creating educational marketing materials using Canva Relationship building and communication skills both in verbal and in a written format Passion in food sustainability, preventing wasted food, and plant-based diets Experience with Google Apps such as Google Drive, Word, and Sheets. Creativity and self-directed
No
We hope to secure funding but cannot guarantee it at this time.
This position is open to any qualified applicant.
Our Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet website can be found here: https://www.acterra.org/healthy-plate Feel free to reach out to Robbie Brown. [For both Acterra internships, you can also contact Operations Fellow Rachel Gates at rachel.gates@acterra.org]
11. 01/24/2022 12:44pm
Acterra: Action for A Healthy Planet
HomeGrown Bay Area: HomeGrown Bay Area is a newly formed coalition of Bay Area organizations and individuals working towards a more sustainable and equitable food system. Our vision for 2030 is that all city, town and county governments in the SF Bay Area have committed to policy, purchasing and programming that: makes healthy food, which is predominantly plant-based and minimally processed, accessible and affordable for all, supports small, local farms, including urban farms, with sustainable, regenerative and carbon-reducing farming methods, prioritizes and ensures the safety and well-being of food workers, and minimizes the loss and waste of food from farm to fork. We seek to convene local governments at a summit in Fall of 2022 to learn about solutions, engage with peers, commit to action and sign a declaration to pursue our vision for 2030. Position Description With oversight and support from Acterra’s Food Systems Director, Acterra’s Senior Manager of Policy and External Relations and other key members of the local government outreach committee: Receive training in local government advocacy techniques and key tools to advance sustainable and equitable food policy at the local and regional level Conduct outreach to and develop relationships with key local government contacts via email, phone and videoconference to educate and engage them in HomeGrown Bay Area’s vision and encourage participation in summit and declarations Participate in meetings with the local government outreach committee to help identify and select policy tools, plan for the summit, and record meeting notes Document all communications in a shared tracking document with other volunteers and team members Update existing local government policy research and contact information as needed with new information Participate in Acterra staff meetings and provide updates on progress while learning about Acterra programs and being part of the team at a dynamic nonprofit Connect with other Acterra summer interns to learn and share your experiences
Approx. 10 weeks between June 1 and August 31, 2022. Flexible hours. (Note all Acterra staff take vacation for the week of July 4 and you will have this week off.)
Nicole Angiel
nicole.angiel@acterra.org
Remote, work from home, preferably in the SF Bay Area
Desired qualifications/characteristics: Coursework in environmental studies, food systems and/or policy is preferred Professionalism and excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills Ability to engage and build relationships with people from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures Strong team player and enthusiastic self-starter Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Interest in food systems, environmental sustainability and social justice
No
We hope to secure funding but cannot guarantee it at this time.
This position is open to any qualified applicant.
Feel free to visit our Homegrown site (https://www.acterra.org/homegrown) and reach out with questions to Nicole Angiel.
12. 01/20/2022 11:34am
Environment Oregon
Environment Oregon is a statewide, grassroots environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting Oregon’s clean water, clean air, and open spaces. We coordinate with sister organizations across the country to win critical environmental protections at the national level, and work here in Oregon to promote responsible environmental stewardship. Combining independent research, grassroots mobilization, and tough-minded advocacy, our staff stand up to special interests to produce real results for Oregon’s environment. Summer 2022 Interns will work on one of our campaigns: Climate Defenders: We are running a volunteer mobilization program to build public support for ambitious action on climate in Oregon. Our Climate Defenders program develops volunteer leaders in critical communities who can help educate and engage the public on climate change, recruit new volunteers, train more leaders and execute a variety of tactics. Wildlife Over Waste: One of the most egregious single-use plastics is polystyrene (the stuff we call Styrofoam), which wreaks havoc on our environment and wildlife. We are working to build support for a statewide ban on polystyrene foam takeout containers and cups in the 2023 legislative session. Destination Zero Carbon: Transportation is now America’s number one source of global warming pollution, with greenhouse emissions from cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles surpassing every other source. We are running a nationwide campaign to electrify cars, electrify buses, and reduce the need to drive by making it easier, cheaper and more enjoyable to travel on foot, bike or public transit.
Interns must work a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 10 weeks on a regular schedule, as determined at the beginning of the summer. All work will be remote and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Interns must be on time and prepared. They must be able to work independently. This is an unpaid internship.
Celeste Meiffren-Swango, State Director of Environment Oregon
celeste@environmentoregon.org
Remote
No
The Environment Oregon internship is designed to help train the next generation of environmental leaders by instilling the skills, ethics, and drive it takes to win campaigns. We are looking for people who work hard, communicate effectively, and are dedicated to positive social change; responsibilities include grassroots organizing, media outreach, and organizational building. Interns will have the opportunity to develop and execute campaign strategies for winning critical parts of our state-wide efforts through grassroots organizing, and communications. Specific responsibilities include: Grassroots Organizing: Identifying and organizing businesses, local leaders, and citizens to promote environmental protection Media outreach: Assist in organizing press events and writing letters to local papers Collecting petitions, running activist phone banks, and using our network to put pressure on local leaders directly Organization Building: News Watch: Track media for stories and opinion pieces relevant to our campaign and organization Maintaining reports on the local political climate, researching opportunities for environmental progress Administrative: Help ensure the office and organization continue to run efficiently
13. 01/06/2022 12:07pm
New Seasons Market
New Seasons Market is a regional grocery focused on strengthening the local food economy. As the world’s first B Corp Certified grocer, the company seeks to improve it’s impact on the planet, it’s people and it’s community by using business as a force for good. For this project, New Seasons Market is interested in completing a regenerative agriculture research study as a step to strengthen the environmental impact of our supply chain. Through this project, we seek to learn about active research, planning and studies within the regional food economy related to regenerative agriculture and the impact these practices have on nourishing the planet and sequestering carbon.
8 weeks, 20 hours/week.
Athena Petty
athena.petty@newseasonsmarket.com
Remote (most likely)
Deep research skills, passion and interest in agriculture and sustainability, strong communication skills, great organizational skills, ability to be self-led.
Stipend
$15/hour
We are seeking to fill this role whether through Lewis & Clark or elsewhere.
14. 12/29/2021 3:27pm
SCRAP Creative Reuse
SCRAP Creative Reuse is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community. Our Portland creative reuse center allows community members and local businesses to donate clean, usable materials to SCRAP and keep them out of the waste stream. We are seeking an intern to help with various elements of our mission including but not limited to, education and events program assistance, stalking and organizing within our center, donations reception and organization, building art supply kits to donate to local partner organizations, and various creative pursuits.
We are quite flexible on this, we always need help, and are open every day but Tuesday so we could create a position with as many or few hours as benefits the person. Start date is equally flexible.
Devin O’Leary, 971-420-8945, Liv Markwalder as secondary supervisor
devin.o@scrapcreativereuse.org
We need in person work currently. That said, home work could be provided temporarily if necessary
Creativity and artistic orientation. People skills including customer service of a diverse and occasionally challenging customer body. Teaching skills and patience. Organization and creative problem solving. Team orientation, ability to self start, and strong ability to roll with the punches in state of frequent change.
Yes
$25 craft supplies monthly
We have several interns currently, but we are looking to create one for Lewis and Clark.
We need a wide range of types of help and we would love to tailor the requirements of the position to the skills that the intern is trying to build. We are in particular need of help in the education program and the store organization itself. We could also use help with some of our events such as our fiber night, open donations day, open studio day etc.
15. 12/20/2021 12:16pm
EDP Renewables North America
EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) develops, constructs, owns, and operates wind farms and solar parks throughout North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 58 wind farms, eight solar parks, and seven regional offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed more than 8,600 MW of onshore utility-scale renewable energy projects and has a team of more than 800 employees. EDPR NA is the fourth-largest producer of wind energy in the United States. EDPR NA’s parent company, EDP Renewables, is headquartered in Madrid, present in 25 markets, and is the fourth-largest producer of wind energy in the world. The External Communications Intern will assist in the planning and implementation of community engagement efforts for development-stage wind and solar projects, research and create educational materials for community stakeholders, and miscellaneous support for the Community Engagement team. You will work directly with the Community Engagement lead for the Western & Central regions, as well as other members of the Communications team to develop and implement engagement strategies.
Dates to be finalized, likely beginning early June. 10 weeks of full-time paid work.
Julia McPherson
julia.mcpherson@edp.com
Portland, OR. Hybrid in-person/remote opportunity. Exact ratio to be determined, but at least occasional in-person work will likely be needed.
- Ability to produce quality work in a multi-tasked environment that operates within tight deadlines - Strong writing ability and creative thinker - Strong interpersonal communications skills - Strong organizational and strategic planning skills with the ability to fully execute plans - Strong interest and/or experience in working with rural communities - Proficiency in Adobe InDesign a plus
Yes
Exact hourly rate to be finalized in early 2022.
Yes, part of the existing EDP Renewables summer internship program. We are still finalizing exact program parameters for Summer 2022.
Exact position description to be finalized in early 2022.
16. 12/07/2021 10:08am
Jacobsen salt LLC/Jacobsen Hive Program
Best known for our Flake Sea Salts, harvested from Netarts Bay on the Oregon coast, Jacobsen Salt Co has been in operation since August of 2011. In 2014 Jacobsen acquired Bee Local, a Portland based local honey company and since then have always tried to produce more than just great honeys. From the very beginning we have had a strong focus on hyper local apiaries and the resulting positive integration and mutualism with the local environment. Over the past 3 years working we have been working to further develop the Jacobsen Hive Program through community outreach and education. The Jacobsen Hive Program is specifically designed to aid in the preservation of biodiversity through the support of our pollinator populations. The mission of the Hive program is to spread a stewardship philosophy around beekeeping and help uphold pollinators which are vital to our agricultural systems. Through this program we offer full beekeeping services for clients around Oregon. This includes supplying bees, hive ware and beekeeping equipment to our clients and partners. Once fully installed we offer and conduct all care for the bees on an annual contract. We offer consultation as well as online and in person beekeeping courses. Consultation will be a large part of our overall business in 2022. This coming season we will also be offering a select range of beekeeping items through our online and retail spaces. These retail open offerings will be a new addition to our program and to Jacobsen as well. The Jacobsen Hive program in its current form has existed for about 3 years and has evolved a great deal in that time. This past year we consulted and maintained hives in 15 different locations, and apiaries ranging in size from 1 hive to 20. We are working to sustainably grow this portion of the hive program. It is important to us to continue to mentor and provide resources towards people who wish to keep bees on their own. Increasing the interest and ability of our community to support bees and their work as pollinators is the goal of this program. Currently, this program is run by two full time employees but as look towards 2022 and our plans to grow, we are looking to develop a strong internship program.
The most exciting work happens from March-August. These are the active months for the colonies. -The few months of winter are used to prepare woodware, build hives, get apiaries ready and research. -Through the spring and summer months we will be conducting apiary visits, doing field work, and managing data collection. -The fall months consist mostly of honey harvest, wax processing, winterizing and winter prep and medicating colonies. Ideally we have interns participation 1-2 days per week. approximately 12 hours per week, but would consider more, if more was needed.
Emily Schmiedel -Lead Beekeeper
emily.schmiedel@jacobsensalt.com
Portland Metro Area -Jacobsen HQ is located at 602 SE Salmon Portland, OR 97215
Positivity, creativity and dependability are characteristics that I value. Experience beekeeping would be helpful, but not a requirement.
No
Students would gain experience and knowledge of stewardship-based beekeeping, access to our online beekeeping classes and Jacobsen products as gifts.
We are just beginning to think about this as a new program. It is possible in the future that we may expand this internship opportunity into a more formal portion of the hive program. At this time we are hoping to have about 4 interns for the spring, summer and fall months that are able to commit to one day of work per week.
17. 11/29/2021 12:01pm
Green Empowerment
Green Empowerment is a Portland, Oregon based non-profit that works with partners to provide access to renewable energy and clean water in rural communities in Latin America and Asia. We support integrated projects that improve human well-being, are sustainable over time, limit the impacts of climate change, and have the potential for broad impact beyond any one community. Founded in 1997, we work with a network of partners in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, the Philippines, Malaysia (Borneo), Myanmar, Indonesia and Uganda. Key organizational program areas include: - Water projects that improve health by delivering clean water for drinking, cooking, washing, and irrigation; increase access to improved sanitation; and strengthen community management of water resources. - Renewable energy (solar, hydroelectricity, biomass- improved cookstoves and biogas) systems that power households, health clinics, schools, community centers, small businesses, and income-generating activities. - Environmental programs that prioritize community management of forests and watersheds and utilize sustainable agriculture to generate income and improve nutrition while also preserving the environment. - Impact expansion through network building, training, consulting and innovation. Green Empowerment is seeking a Knowledge Management Intern to help us identify, curate, & synthesize knowledge management tools that match Green Empowerment staff and partner’s needs, while supporting the Innovation Director to define content as well as lead the content architecture and strategy. We are seeking someone with passion for environmental sustainability and familiarity with training techniques, willing to communicate closely with staff and partners to deeply understand knowledge gaps and preferred learning formats. This internship will provide the opportunity to learn about our international development model to achieve sustainable impact in rural communities, support our staff and partners and connect with Green Empowerment global teams.
This unpaid volunteer position requires a commitment of 15 to 20 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks in Summer 2022.
Joaquin Viquez Arias, Program Innovation Director
joaquin@greenempowerment.org
This internship position is remote working with a global team
Minimum Skills and Qualifications: - Strong communication and writing skills - Flexibility and ability to work independently, as well as integrate into a diverse work team - Background in environmental science or studies, renewable energy systems, education, basic water and sanitation infrastructure, civil engineering, or similar - Experience collaborating with people with diverse backgrounds and skill levels - Strong quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis skills - Experience working in the developing world and/or low-resource settings preferable - Spanish language skills highly desirable Desirable: - Has a basic understanding of Knowledge Management principles and techniques - Recognizes the benefits of collaborative working and knows how to use tools to support effective collaboration - Actively participates with other members of the team to share knowledge and positively support others in sharing knowledge
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18. 11/22/2021 10:07am
CREATE!
CREATE! is non-profit working on sustainable development in Senegal with women as the drivers of change. Our sequential model encompasses the sectors of renewable energy, water, sustainable agriculture and income generation. We are seeking a Communications and Program Support/Sustainability Intern to work virtually or at our Eugene office with CREATE!’s Development Associate on multiple communications, social media, fundraising and development initiatives. Each of the goals below can be modified to reflect the intern’s expertise and areas of interest. Opportunities include, but are not limited to: I. Communications - PR and Marketing: o Improving organizational blog and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) presence and outreach o Creating dynamic outreach materials o Assisting with organizing local community outreach and fundraising events II. Development and Grants Management - Development and Donor Relations: o Assisting with the implementation of fundraising and donor outreach campaigns o Assisting with grant research o Providing other development support, like working on proposals as needed. The Communications and Development/Sustainability Intern will be self-directed and will receive assignments each week. The intern will be supervised by our Development Associate and will work on the projects independently and have regular check-in meetings with a CREATE! staff member. CREATE! is also interested in working with students who have French language skills (for translation) and basic videography and video editing skills.
This sustainability internship is available Summer term 2022. Start and end dates are flexible. It will last approximately 6 weeks at 20 hours per week.
Paulomi Bhattacharyya
paulomi@createaction.org
Can be remote, or hybrid. For hybrid, in person location will be the CREATE! office at Eugene.
Social media experience, excellent writing skills. Ability to work on their own. An interest in the environmental sector is preferred but not necessary. Part
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Part of an existing program that contributes to the students academic interests and requirements while helping CREATE!.
CREATE! has partnered with 19 communities in rural Senegal and our work has had a tremendous impact on the lives and livelihoods of the women who participate in our program in the last 10 years. As we enter our second decade of sustainable development work, we envision partnering with more such communities. The intern would play a key role in spreading the word about our work.