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Public Programs Intern (Winter/Spring 2018)

Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, has an excellent opportunity for a highly-motivated and enthusiastic student­ who is passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement.

Working directly with the Public Programs Department, the Programs Intern will assist with administration and outreach for Urban Green’s educational events. This position offers the unique opportunity to learn from leaders across the green building industry while executing interesting and timely educational programs. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility, enthusiasm, and good humor.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with logistical planning and administrative tasks for public educational programs
  • Provide on-site assistance during events (attendance at majority of evening and early-morning events is expected, approximately 3 per month)
  • Assist with registering programs for continuing education credit
  • Assist with processing continuing education credit requests and coordinate certificate mailings
  • Assist with tracking program statistics and assist in attendee data entry
  • Assist in the drafting of webpage content to promote events
  • Assist with the upcycling of event content to an online course format

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Interest in and understanding of green building and environmental issues
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proactive and detail-oriented 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)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in progress; environmental or building-related field of study preferred
  • Ability to supply your own laptop

Additional Skills (optional but preferred)

  • Background in architecture, design, engineering or construction
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)

Compensation

This internship will begin in late January and end in May. Winter/Spring 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, as well as a year-long Urban Green Membership following the internship period.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “PublicProgramsIntern_[Name]” with “Public Programs Internship - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. Please list your availability in your cover letter.

Policy Intern (Winter/Spring 2018)

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 percent 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 progress) 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, as well as a year-long Urban Green Membership following the internship period.

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.orgPlease list your availability (full-time or part-time) in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Education Program Intern (Winter/Spring 2018)

Urban Green Council, the New York affiliate 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 who is passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement. 

Urban Green is seeking an Education Program Intern to assist with administration and outreach for its two flagship education programs, GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training 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. Conquer the Code is offered throughout New York State, in conjunction with New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, through a series of 8-hour classes. The program is designed to provide crucial training to the state’s architects, engineers and other professionals who build, design and update buildings on the principles of the newly adopted 2016 New York State Energy Code and 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, mailings, and errands
  • Maintaining progress and performance reporting data, creating new report templates
  • Draft marketing materials
  • Assist with outreach communications
  • Make minor updates to the website
  • Aid with miscellaneous administrative tasks
  • Proctor GPRO exam sessions as needed

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • 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)
  • Currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate); environmental or building-related field of study preferred

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 January and continue through May. Winter/Spring interns are expected to work approximately 15-20 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. Interns also receive a complimentary membership for the year following their internship.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter as a single PDF titled “Education Program Intern_[Name]” with “Education Program Intern - [Name]” in the subject line to jobs@urbangreencouncil.org.