Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Th Environmental Law Institute (ELI) periodically hires recent college graduates to serve as Research Associates. Research Associates work directly with the 15–20 lawyers and scientists in the Research and Policy Division on projects addressing environmental and natural resource protection and pollution prevention. A typical workload combines research and administration.

The Research and Policy Division publishes research studies and conducts a variety of training courses and workshops. Specific subject areas include: air and water quality, climate change, renewable energy, hazardous waste and brownfields, international environmental policy, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation, wetlands management, freshwater and ocean policy, public health, environmental enforcement, and mining law.

(1) Superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills, and
(2) Strong desire to gain knowledge in the environmental field. A background in environmental issues is preferred but not required. Research Associates are asked to stay for a minimum of two years. This entry-level position is designed for recent college graduates. Previous Research Associates have gone on to law school, graduate school, and other positions in the environmental field.

Salary: $29,000 with excellent benefits.

How to Apply:  Submit an application package via ELI’s online application system. 

Note that your submission must contain three uploaded documents (Word or PDF format), as follows:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Resume (must include overall undergraduate GPA)
(3) Analytical writing sample (preferably not scientific or narrative) of 3-5 pages in length

Please note that although the application requests three references, they will only be contacted in the event that you are invited to interview. We will notify you before contacting any references.

Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 15, 2013. You must use ELI’s online application system; ELI cannot accept applications submitted by email, USPS or other shipping service, or hand delivery. No phone calls, please. Please send an email to vanwyk@eli.org if you have any technical problems complying with these application instructions. Questions about the position can be sent to RAsearch@eli.org.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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Meridian Institute is pleased to announce position openings within the Meridian Institute Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. Meridian Institute has two offices (Washington DC and Dillon, CO). We currently anticipate the 2013 Fellows to be based in the Washington DC office, but will consider applicants for either location.

An announcement about the position and instructions for how to apply is attached and available here. The deadline to submit applications is 10 pm EST on February 15, 2013

Meridian Institute professionals combine extensive experience in collaborative process design, deep substantive knowledge, and proven mediation skills to help people engaged in society’s toughest issues solve problems and make informed decisions. At Meridian, we design collaborative approaches that bring together people who understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution.

Meridian selects new Fellows for the program on an annual basis and offers significant personal and professional development opportunities.  Fellows will provide research, writing, logistical and other types of support for projects focusing on a wide variety of challenging substantive issue areas, such as agriculture and food security; climate change and energy; environment and natural resources; global stability and security; health; sustainability and resilience; and science and technology. 

Questions about the Fellowship or application process can be sent to apply@merid.org. For more information about the Meridian Institute, please visit www.merid.org.

Equal Opportunity Meridian Institute welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, creed, or ancestry.

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The program assistant’s primary role is to support reporting and verification services, which includes providing customer services to account holders and conducting review of project reporting documentation of emissions reductions/removals projects under program standards. Program support accounts for 75% of the program assistant’s duties and administrative work accounts for the other 25%.
  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources management, or related field
  • experience or interest in working with GHG/climate change
  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • ability to review and understand technical documents, and present materials in an understandable fashion
  • experience with Microsoft Office applications and databases
  • US citizenship or legal right to work in the US
Compensation is commensurate with experience. Position includes a competitive benefits package.
Position is available immediately.
To apply submit the following information to the Search Committee:
  • Application process
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (maximum 5 pages)
Deadline is Friday December 14, 2012 at 5pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be emailed to the following address with the header “Program Assistant Candidate”: 

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The National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is recruiting for an administrative professional to support several Climate Science Centers in the Western United States.

The position will be located in either Tucson AZ or Corvallis OR, and will be housed at either the Southwest CSC or Northwest CSC, respectively. The position will report to NCCWSC headquarters in Reston, VA and will provide administrative (budget planning and execution, agreements and contracts, travel management and the like for multiple CSCs.

Details can be found on the USAJOBS website. Recruitment remains open until December 14.

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The National Wildlife Foundation is currently seeking a Climate and Energy Coordinator to educate and mobilize the public and policy makers to transition Maryland to a clean energy economy in order to combat the threats of climate change to human health, the environment, wildlife, and our economy. This position will be responsible for coordinating campaign activities on multiple levels with numerous individuals in various organizations and locations.


  • Develop a broad understanding of the activities and accomplishments of the Coalition with the goal of enhancing collaboration among members and raising awareness of activities throughout the state.
  • Coordinate activities within the Coalition including setting agendas, organizing logistics, managing listservs, and ensuring cross-organization collaboration.
  • Convene and facilitate Coalition calls and meetings.
  • Work with the Steering Committee to develop and implement policy priorities, campaign plan(s), and tactics.
  • Support the work of the Coalition to educate, engage and organize key constituencies around priority energy and climate issues and positions.
  • Assist with the planning of and participate in Coalition events.
  • Ensure the Coalition navigates an efficient, productive strategic planning process that outlines near-term and long-term planning.
  • Track progress toward grant deliverables and develop/monitor reporting and accountability systems as needed within the coalition.
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting, budget management/maintaining financial records, and execution of contracts.
  • Manage the Coalition’s web outreach including monitoring and producing content to keep the Coalition’s website(s) up to date, writing blogs, and promoting our work via Facebook, Twitter and other social media systems.
  • Collaborate with communications staff to ensure consistent Coalition messaging and to package campaign stories/ information into effective media and outreach materials as needed.
  • Compile and provide a ‘library’ of information/ materials/ links readily accessible to the Coalition.
  • Support the policy and grassroots subcommittees of the Coalition by conducting research/analysis, writing, and policy document review on energy and climate policy topics as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in natural or environmental resources or other related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience.
  • Experience in organizing a network or coalition around a specific campaign.
  • Experienced in facilitation of various job duties.
  • Experience with clean energy and/or climate policy a plus.
  • Work history that reflects advancement in responsibility as well as experience in developing and implementing advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, media outreach, and environmental advocacy desirable.
  • Familiarity with Maryland and knowledge of regional demographics and politics desirable.


  • Excellent written and verbal as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining focus on the “big picture.”
  • Extremely well organized with great attention to detail.
  • Must be a self starter with a high degree of initiative.
  • Must be adept and comfortable with managing diverse group dynamics.
  • Ability to coordinate various levels of staff activities to meet program goals.
  • Proficiency in social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and skilled in html code preferred.
  • National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, passionate about protecting wildlife for our children’s future. NWF offers an excellent benefits package. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Interested candidates, please submit resume and cover letter to: http://www.nwf.org/About/Jobs-at-NWF.aspx

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The program, based at Johns Hopkins University’s Washington, DC Center, prepares the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the challenges of climate change and sustainable energy systems. Students must complete nine courses and a capstone project for the degree. Core coursework includes: Energy Production Technologies; Science of Climate Change and Its Impacts; Climate Change Policy Analysis; and Carbon Management and Finance. Students also choose five electives from a variety of energy and climate topics that give them the technical and management skills needed to become highly competent and ethical professionals capable of leading societal responses to the challenges of a changing climate.

For more information, visit http://energy.jhu.edu or contact the Associate Direct, Will Burns at wburns@jhu.edu or 202-663-5976.

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Graduate Assistantships/Fellowships are available for Ph.D. and M.S. students to conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University.  Research topics may include:  ecology and management of wildlife (e.g., giant pandas in China, tigers in Nepal), systems modeling and simulation (e.g., agent-based modeling), sustainability science, coupled human and natural systems, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, climate change, land change science, forest and landscape ecology, natural resources and environment, systemsintegration (integration of ecology with demography, economics, sociology, and policy), telecoupling (socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances through globalization, trade, species invasion, migration, and other means).

Examples of publications on these topics by CSIS faculty and students include Science (2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2001), Nature (2005, 2003) and PNAS (2012, 2009, 2008, 2007) (see http://csis.msu.edu/research/publications).  Successful candidates can build on these previous studies and explore new frontiers of research. They will also have opportunities to interact with leaders in these fields worldwide through various ways, such as the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems
(CHANS-Net.org) and the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards Program (http://csis.msu.edu/education/nasa_msu_award), which are organized byCSIS. More information about CSIS is available at http://csis.msu.edu.

Application materials include: (1) letter of application, (2) statement of professional goals, (3) CV or resume, (4) transcripts, (5) GRE scores, (6) TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), (7) list of 3-4 references (names and contact information), and (8) up to three representative publications if any. Unofficial copies of GRE, TOEFL and
transcripts are OK initially.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible to ensure full consideration.  Please email the application materials to Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu at liuji@msu.edu. Questions about these opportunities can also be emailed to Dr. Liu.

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