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Education Marketing Internship: Fall 2017

Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement. 

Urban Green is seeking an Education Marketing Intern to assist with marketing and relationship cultivation for its education programs, including Green Professional Building Skills Training: GPRO and Conquering the Energy Code.  GPRO is a national certificate program delivered through a series of courses and exams, designed to teach professionals who build, renovate and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability and trade-specific green construction knowledge. Conquering the Energy Code teaches architects and engineers about the 2016 New York State and City energy codes, as well as how to incorporate the best design practices into their projects.

Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm and good humor.                                                                                                           

Key Responsibilities:

  • Update and create marketing materials for GPRO and Energy Code programs.
  • Conduct market research into new potential partners.
  • Maintain and update the GPRO website and social media.
  • Make outreach calls to potential Energy Code and GPRO partners.
  • Help organize and maintain Salesforce, including data entry and reporting.
  • Conduct grant research and writing for GPRO.
  • Assist with partner and student correspondence.
  • Work on special projects as required.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate); environmental, marketing or building-related field of study preferred.
  • Interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in marketing and outreach.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Experience with HTML.
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred).
  • Ability to supply your own laptop.

Compensation:
This internship will begin in September and last through December. Fall interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events.

How to Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume as a single PDF titled “EducationMarketingIntern_[Name]” with “Education Marketing Intern - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by August 18th, 2017.

Education Programs Internship: Fall 2017

Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement. 

Urban Green is seeking an Education Programs Intern to assist with administration and outreach for its education programs, including Green Professional Building Skills Training: GPRO and Conquering the Energy Code.  GPRO is a national certificate program delivered through a series of courses and exams, designed to teach the people who build, renovate and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability and trade-specific green construction knowledge. Conquering the Energy Code teaches architects and engineers about the 2016 New York State energy code how to incorporate best design practices into their work.

Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm and good humor.                                                                                                                  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with data entry and management, mailings and errands
  • Engage with training participants 
  • Maintain progress and performance reporting data
  • Aid with miscellaneous administrative tasks
  • Research delivery partners and course venues
  • Draft marketing materials
  • Proctor GPRO exam sessions, as needed

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate); environmental or building-related field of study preferred.
  • Interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Competence in HTML (WordPress preferred).
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred).
  • Background in architecture or construction.

Compensation:
This internship will begin in September and last through December. Fall interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events.

How to Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume as a single PDF titled “EducationIntern_[Name]” with “Education Programs Intern - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by August 18th, 2017.

Communications and Development Internship: Fall 2017

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about contributing to the green building movement in New York City.

About the Position:
The part-time Communications and Development Intern will assist with fundraising and communications projects as part of Urban Green’s external relations. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and good humor.                                                                                                       

Key Responsibilities:

  • Find and curate content for social media and the Urban Green website.
  • Help organize and maintain Salesforce, our donor database, including data entry and reporting.
  • Provide minor updates and maintenance to the Urban Green website.
  • Assist with web graphics and help organize photo archive.
  • Assist with fundraising and membership correspondence.
  • Assist with event planning and execution.
  • Work on special projects as required.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate); environmental or
    building-related field of study preferred.
  • Interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in communications or fundraising.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Experience with HTML.
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred).

Compensation:
This internship will begin in late August and last through December. Fall interns are expected to work approximately 20 hours a week and are paid a bi-weekly stipend. All Urban Green interns are also extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events.

How to Apply:
Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “Development-Communications-Intern_[Name]” with “Communications and Development Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by August 18, 2017.

Policy Internship: Fall 2017

Urban Green Council, the NYC affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, is seeking a self-motivated and highly capable Policy Intern for the fall semester to help the Policy Department tackle climate change by driving green building progress in New York City.

Urban Green is NYCʼs go-to nonprofit for sustainable building policy, twice managing blue ribbon commissions for the city on green codes and building resiliency. We’re now focused on re-envisioning sustainability in NYC to develop the energy efficiency policies needed to meet the city’s goal of 80% carbon reductions by 2050 (80 x 50). The Policy Intern will support the Policy Department’s advocacy and collaboration with the City of New York, New York City Council, the State of New York and professional associations including the Real Estate Board of New York. The position will provide broad exposure to leading thinking in urban sustainability and the opportunity to positively impact the future of New York City.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze issues affecting Urban Green’s policy initiatives, including energy benchmarking, appliance energy use, deep retrofits and energy code requirements.
  • Gather and examine raw data; perform spreadsheet analyses.
  • Conduct literature reviews; draft summaries.
  • Communicate findings simply and effectively.
  • Help craft policy advocacy briefs, presentations and legal and regulatory proposals.
  • Perform administrative tasks as required.

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Master’s Degree (in process) or Bachelor’s Degree (in last two years of study); sustainability, policy, design, or nonprofit focus preferred.
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building, energy efficiency, climate change and urban environmental issues.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proactive, diligent, flexible, enthusiastic and creative.
  • Detail-oriented, able to work independently on multiple tasks.
  • Proficient with MS Office, with an emphasis on Excel.

Additional Skills (optional but preferred):

  • Background in public policy, architecture, engineering or construction
  • Experience with law, policy analysis, statistics and data management

Compensation:
Urban Green provides a modest bi-weekly stipend for internships. Internships generally last for three months, with the opportunity for one three-month extension. Urban Green Interns also receive free admission to our many educational programs and events.

How to Apply:
Please email resume, cover letter and a writing sample (no more than 5 pages) demonstrating your analytical abilities in a single PDF document titled “PolicyIntern_[Your Name] with “Policy Internship – [Your Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org by August 25, 2017. Please list your availability (full-time or part-time) in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.