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Internship and Job Opportunities 12/18/09

December 17, 2009

Sierra Club Political Organizing Intern
Do you want to be on the front lines of addressing clean energy and environmental justice in the Bay Area? The Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter is hiring interns to build the next generation of the environmental movement!

This is an outstanding opportunity for students interested in local grassroots environmental politics to gain references and resume experience in the environmental field.

Job Scope:
The San Francisco Bay Chapter serves four Bay Area Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Francisco. Conservation Interns work with our Community Organizers to recruit and organize Sierra Club volunteers and activists for local environmental efforts. Some of our current campaigns include protecting critical habitat and open space, promoting clean renewable energy, and working directly in elections to pass environmental ballot measures and elect environmental leaders. The Sierra Club plays a vital role in the environmental movement by getting our 30,000 local members directly involved in grassroots lobbying and elections.

· In depth experience in the non-profit sector.
· Past interns have gone on to career employment in the non-profit and political field.
· Plan, implement, and attend exciting events.
· Inclusion in regular staff meetings, field campaign activities, and everyday workplace fun.
· Real life experience in the progressive non-profit sector.
· Opportunity to work for a nationally respected environmental group.

* A passion for organizing and recruiting volunteer grassroots efforts.
* Commitment to environmental issues.
* Strong communication skills.

Availability: Evenings and weekends, September thru end of semester.

Reports to: Community Organizers.
Hours: 15- 20 hrs/ week, 3 to 4 shifts per week.

Compensation: This position is unpaid. The Sierra Club Bay Chapter will reimburse some transportation expenses and help secure academic credit if applicable. References are given based on performance.

Apply: All ages, genders and ethnicities encouraged to apply. Please email a cover letter and resume to

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities with the Scientists and Engineers of America Virtual Science Policy Program
As part of SEA’s objective, we have developed an intensive science policy and communications seminar during which students become fluent in government affairs, and practice the interdisciplinary problem solving and analysis that takes place in policy-driven environments. Interns are responsible for brief readings, short essay assignments and active participation in weekly science policy discussion conference calls. During the majority of conference calls, interns will hear from science policy analysts, government agencies, think tanks, research institutes, and scientific societies.

Weekly topics include scientific integrity, impartiality, communications with the press, and specific climate, health care, and technology legislation, as well as the history of the intersection of science and politics.

Requirements: 10 hours of research and participation each week, and responsible correspondence with SEA staff and Science Policy Fellows.
Application due date: January 15, 2010.
Internship start date: February 1, 2010.
Number of interns per session: 15 undergraduate students. 15 graduate students.

SEA Science Policy Fellows are post-doctoral researchers or experienced scientists in industry who lead a committee of interns. Within committee meetings interns interact with, ask advice from, and learn from their leaders, while the Fellows further develop their skills of leadership, patience, and communication. Once each week, Science Policy Fellows and Interns meet in their topic-specific committees to discuss articles, address any difficulties with the subject content prior to the conference call, and take the topics further in the direction of the interns’ interest.

Both SEA’s Interns and Fellows are assigned several members of Congress to track on the SHARP (Science, Health and Related-Policies) Network. This ensures that they recognize the ongoing developments in science and technology legislation, and the reactions from politicians. Please feel free to visit the SHARP Network at

You can download the application here.

Employment Opportunities With Scientific Certification Systems
If you are looking for rewarding work in the environmental field, please review the current job listings below. If you do not see the position you're looking for, please feel free to send us your résumé for future consideration. As Scientific Certification Systems grows, we are very interested in reviewing environmentally literate candidates’ credentials.

If you feel SCS is the right fit for you, especially if you are a highly trained environmental scientist, please submit your résumé using our on-line application form.

SCS is an equal opportunity employer and as such, considers individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We value diversity and are a company that values employees of many backgrounds. Accordingly, SCS does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, physical disability, mental disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law. Further, SCS prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Current Job Openings:
Web Application Developer
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Verification Coordinator, Greenhouse Gas Program
Food Safety Auditor
Recycled Content/Significant Attributes Program Manager
Field Auditor, FSC Chain of Custody (Midwest and Southern US)
Junior Graphic Designer
Environmental Certification Services Program Associate
Life Cycle Practitioner

All job descriptions can be viewed online:

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