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Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs

Thanks to Ed Carley’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs newsletter, we’ve got some really cool promising opportunities that you could be looking into for the summer and post-grad! To sign up for Ed Carley’s newsletter, please sign up here: edsjobslist.com


Communications and Policy Internship (Summer 2021). Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Remote/ Washington, DC. https://www.eesi.org/internships/communications-and-policy.

Policy Internship (Summer 2021). Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Remote/ Washington, DC. https://www.eesi.org/internships/policy.

Access Clean Energy Savings (ACES) Project Internship. (Summer 2021). Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Remote/ Washington, DC. https://www.eesi.org/internships/aces.

Sustainability Intern. San Antonio Housing Authority. San Antonio, TX. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2968021-0/sustainability-intern?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage#.

Sustainability Intern. Pierce County. Tacoma, WA. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2979074-0/sustainability-intern?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage.

Seasonal Environmental Intern. City of Roseville. Roseville, MN. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2950779-0/seasonal-environmental-intern?page=2&keyword=sustainability&isTransfer=False&isPromotional=False&pagetype=searchPage.

Entry level:

Project Manager. The Sustainability Group. London, UK. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2381755111/?alternateChannel=search&refId=SpdI59nCkbqnuBBPPtzdCA%3D%3D&trackingId=fov9aLtKhzXw5wZllG3EpQ%3D%3D&trk=flagship3_search_srp_jobs. Entry level. 

Communications Associate. Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Washington, DC. https://www.eesi.org/about/careers. Appears to be entry level. 

Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator. Eau Claire County. Eau Claire, WI. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2965368-0/recycling-sustainability-coordinator?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage. Appears to be entry level. 

Sustainability Program Administrator. Ventura County. Ventura, CA. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2964024-0/sustainability-program-administrator?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage. Appears to be entry level. 

Policy Advisor, Carbon Capture and Industrial Emissions. Third Way. Remote/Washington, DC. https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-advisor-carbon-capture-and-industrial-emissions/. 1-2 years experience. 

Client Services Associate. SRECTrade. Somerville, MA or Solana Beach, CA. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?currentJobId=2358668497&f_C=351333&geoId=92000000. Entry level to 2 years experience. Thanks Tina!

Electric Vehicle Analyst. Cadmus. Oakland, CA or Santa Monica, CA. https://careers-cadmusgroup.icims.com/jobs/1924/electric-vehicle-analyst/job?mobile=false&width=1115&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. 0-4 years experience, depending on education.

Program Coordinator, Drawdown Lift. Project Drawdown. Remote. https://drawdown.org/careers/program-coordinator-drawdown-lift. 2-3 years experience.

Senior Account Executive- CSR. VOX Global. Washington, DC. https://careers-voxglobal.icims.com/jobs/4650/senior-account-executive–csr%2c-washington%2c-dc/job?mobile=false&width=1300&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. 2-4 years experience. Thanks Meaghan!

Jr. Project Developer. Liberty Renewables. Albany, NY. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2365542538/. 2-4 years experience. Thanks Molly!

Analyst/Associate – Investment Team. Generate Capital. Location not specified. https://generatecapital.com/career-opportunitites/analyst-associate-investment-team/. 2-5 years experience.

Business Development Executive, HVACR Energy Efficiency. Protek. Statewide, New York. Job description. 3+ years experience. Thanks Spencer!

Energy Management Coordinator. City of Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk, VA.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/norfolk/jobs/2959696/energy-management-coordinator?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 3+ years of experience. Apply ASAP, closes 2/12. Thanks Esi!

Climate Risk Specialist. East-West Center. Honolulu, HI.  https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-risk-specialist/. 3+ years experience. 

Environmental Sustainability Coordinator. State of Washington. Olympia, WA. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2974534-0/environmental-sustainability-coordinator00913do?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage. 3 years experience.

Communications Specialist. Climate Focus. Washington, DC. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2404110387. 3 years experience. Thanks Betty!

Senior Associate, Project Finance. Generate Capital. Location not specified. https://generatecapital.com/career-opportunitites/senior-associate-project-finance/. 3-5 years experience. 

Energy and Water Conservation Coordinator. City of Mesa. Mesa, AZ. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2965857-0/energy-water-conservation-coordinator?page=2&keyword=sustainability&isTransfer=False&isPromotional=False&pagetype=searchPage. 3-5 years experience. 

Clean Energy Entry-Level Jobs

Here are a few entry-level position listed on Ed Carley’s Clean Energy & Sustainability newsletter (Thanks, Ed!!):

Entry level to five years experience

Climate Change & sustainability Consultant. Mott MacDonald. Iselin, NJ. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2355696505/. Appears to be entry level. Thanks Adam!

Program Associate – Weatherization Assistance Program – Remote. Colorado Energy Office. Denver or remote within Colorado. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/2957561/program-associate-weatherization-assistance-program?keywords=program%20associate&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs. 1 year experience. 

Environmental Educator (PT). Alice Ferguson Foundation. Accokeek, MD (Washington, DC area). https://fergusonfoundation.org/job-opportunities/. 1 year experience. Thanks Alex!

Project Coordinator II, National Climate Action. WRI. Washington, DC. https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/oKG3dfwq. 1-3 years experience. Thanks Betty!

Research Analyst. Energy Acuity. Denver, CO. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2372227228/. 1-3 years experience. Thanks Nathan!

2021 Internship @ Rocky Mountain Institute Working on Global Energy Transition

This, just in, from 2014 Middlebury alum at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) offering up several undergraduate and entry-level positions in their various offices in Colorado, Washington, DC, New York City, and Beijing, China. She notes: “We’re currently hiring summer interns (application is open until Jan 20th) and have a number of other open entry level (Associate/Senior Associate) positions in addition to these.” Application deadline on January 20th, 2021.

You could be assigned to any of the following areas*:

Carbon-Free Electricity, Carbon-Free Buildings, Carbon-Free Mobility, Climate-Aligned Industries, Climate Intelligence, Breakthrough Technologies, Energy Transition Academy, Urban Transformation, China, India, US, or RMI: Africa, Southeast Asia and Islands.

About Rocky Mountain Institute   

Rocky Mountain Institute transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. That is our mission. That is our passion. And every day, every member of our team of nearly 260 works relentlessly to achieve it. We are driving the global energy transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables by working in partnership with businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to advance market-based solutions. We achieve this by developing breakthrough ideas, testing and refining them, reshaping markets, and bringing solutions to scale. RMI is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $70 million and offices in Basalt and Boulder, Colorado; New York City; Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing, China.   

Do you love solving challenging problems, thinking in numbers and working in groups? Do you also have the self-motivation, curiosity, creativity and ability to persuade others toward meaningful results? Are you passionate about making the world a better place?

If ‘Yes’ to the above, then apply before the January 20th deadline for a 2021 Summer internship today!!

High Meadows Fund 2-Yr. Post-Grad Fellowship-Info Session 12/4

You are invited to join an Information Session to learn more about the High Meadows Fund 2-year post-graduate Fellowship offered exclusively to Princeton and Middlebury seniors graduating between December 2018-May 2019. Tomorrow’s event, Tuesday, December 4th, is  at 4:30 in The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest (Room 103).  Hear from current fellow, Will Lathrop, Environmental Philanthropy Associate and a Princeton graduate. He will discuss his day-to-day work on sustainability issues throughout the state of Vermont and in particular how a community’s values inform their land use.

Here is a description from the the High Meadows Fund of the issues they work on:

Climate disruption threatens Vermont’s communities and working landscape. It is urgent Vermonters address it head-on by both lowering their contribution to a warming planet and adapting to the changes already underway. High Meadows applies this sense of urgency in three areas of focus:

  • Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and watershed land use that protects communities, soil, and water quality.
  • Clean and Efficient Energy: Lowering fossil fuel use, especially in homes of low income Vermonters.
  • Farm, Food and Forest Enterprises: Promoting vibrant enterprises as well as healthy ecosystems.

We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convenings, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact. We particularly value social and marketplace innovation and collaboration.

Please see our website, www.highmeadowsfund.org, for more information and join the event tomorrow to learn more about the position or contact thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu if you cannot attend.


Featured Opportunities in Handshake

These jobs (and more) are about to expire on Handshake. Check them out now before they’re gone!

Fall 2018 Domestic Program Internship, Center for Economic and Policy Research – DUE 7/27

The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the US economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress, along with some research for upcoming reports and economic opinion pieces.

Analyst- YouthTruth, Center for Effective Philanthropy – DUE 7/30

As an Analyst, you will be instrumental in putting important student perception data into the hands of those making instructional and leadership decisions in K-12 schools. Being part of YouthTruth, a national nonprofit, gives you the chance to apply and grow your skills while making a difference in education.

Environment America Clean Energy Fellow, Environment America – DUE 7/31

We work to mobilize the support it takes to build more solar and wind power and reduce global warming pollution, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws.

Quantitative Research Assistant, Research for Action – DUE 8/01

Research for Action (RFA) is seeking an Assistant in Quantitative Research to contribute to education policy and evaluation studies through data collection, cleaning, analysis and writing. The Research Assistant will collaborate with project directors and project team members across a variety of research projects focused on education topics.

Renewable Energy Internships & Jobs on Handshake…SO MANY!!!

From Middlebury alumni Bob Hinkle and Dylan Peters: Metrus Energy is a leader in energy efficiency (EE) financing for large retrofit and building upgrade projects at commercial, industrial, and institutional facility portfolios. They are looking to hire for a paid Summer Business Development intern for their headquarters in San Francisco, who will assist Metrus’ Business Development team in originating, developing, and financing large-scale energy efficiency projects for Fortune 500 and major institutional customers. Designed as a learning opportunity for students interested in renewable energy, energy efficiency, or cleantech finance, the Summer Business Development Intern will be exposed to ongoing training sessions with Metrus leadership on topics related to cleantech project finance and energy efficiency. While an ideal candidate will have some basic familiarity with current trends in utility markets and energy efficiency, the most important prerequisite for the Summer Business Development Internship is a demonstrated interest in exposure to work at the nexus of sustainability and financial services. Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply before the 4/20/18 deadline on Handshake, click here:   https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1495662

Speaking of energy efficiency…check out these other opportunities on Handshake in the growing clean energy sector. GET YOUR APPLICATION IN BEFORE THE DEADLINE TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING NOTICED!:

Clean Energy Group – Summer Research Assistant

Clean Energy Group is a leading national, nonprofit advocacy organization working on innovative policy, technology and finance programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. We promote effective clean energy policies, develop low-carbon technology innovation strategies, and work on new financial tools to advance clean energy markets. Our projects concentrate on climate and clean energy issues at the state, national, and international levels as we work with stakeholders from governments, and the private and nonprofit sectors. The Summer Research Assistant will carry out research, writing, data collection, and administrative tasks related to CESA’s programs. The Research Assistant will primarily conduct work on CESA’s solar projects, but occasionally will focus on other clean energy-related policy matters. Paid and in Montpelier, VT. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

Solar Energy Industries Association – Business Development Intern

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy. SEIA is looking for an intern to work on a variety of high-priority membership, business development, and outreach functions focused on growing the overall revenue of the association. Paid and in Washington, DC. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

Solar Energy Industries Association – Research Intern

SEIA is looking for a summer intern to work on a variety of high-priority research projects focused on the U.S. solar industry. Internship duties will include, but are not limited to: solar industry and energy policy research, data collection and analysis, construction of data visuals, and professional writing (that could include fact sheets, reports and/or web content). Paid and in Washington, DC. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE. Many more SEIA internships in Handshake….

Cleantech Open Northeast – Cleantech Open Start-up Intern, Summer 2018

Cleantech Open Northeast is the world’s largest and oldest clean tech startup accelerator. Our six month program teaches startups the skills needed to successfully complete their business development, and speeds along the process that all startups have to go through. The NYC Metro Area for the Cleantech Open Northeast is seeking unpaid Cleantech Open Start-up Interns (“CTO Start-up Interns”) to assist participating companies, called “Semifinalist Teams”, with the production of deliverables for this summer’s accelerator program. Each CTO Start-up Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with real cleantech startups, to gain experience in the cleantech industry and establish connections with professionals in the greater Northeast cleantech ecosystem. This is unpaid, but a unique opportunity to gain experience in the cleantech industry. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

Modern Energy Management – Summer Analyst

Modern Energy is an energy asset management firm that invests in businesses that bring emerging energy technologies to market and the energy resources those businesses produce. From energy efficiency in the United States to solar projects in Brazil to virtual power plants in the United Kingdom, Modern supports leaders in the transition to a digital energy ecosystem.  When you join Modern Energy as a Summer Analyst, you are joining a private equity firm that will challenge you and invest in your professional development. In this role, you will work with Modern Energy the fund manager as well as its portfolio companies that are working to drive the transition to affordable, reliable, sustainable energy. This is a paid position in Durham, NC. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

City of Cambridge, MA – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Internship

Cambridge Energy Alliance (CEA) was created in 2007 to help Cambridge residents and businesses identify and pursue energy efficiency and clean energy opportunities. Through outreach and education CEA helps facilitate energy efficiency improvements and assist in renewable energy adoption by coordinating with energy assessment providers, construction experts, financial institutions, and renewable energy providers. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Intern will assist in CEA’s efforts to reduce energy demand and drive commercial and residential renewable energy adoption in the City of Cambridge, increase awareness of CEA’s programs by overseeing the development and dissemination of outreach materials, and by coordinating and executing outreach across the City. This is a paid internship located in Cambridge, MA. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

3Degrees, Inc. – Renewable Energy Outreach Associate – Portland, Maine

3Degrees is a certified B Corporation with the mission to connect people with cleaner energy on a massive scale — in part by providing renewable energy opportunities to residential and commercial utility customers. They are looking for outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic outreach associates to drive their community education and activation efforts through person-to-person tactics like [door to door canvassing, and event tabling]. You will be a stellar verbal communicator with infectious enthusiasm who shares their vision for a sustainable world. You will increase awareness and participation in the Maine Green Power program by approaching customers, delivering pitches, and discussing program benefits. This is a paid position in Portland, ME. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

CEA Recruiting – Coordinator, Clean Energy Access (Full-time Job)

California Environmental Associates (CEA) Recruiting is assisting CLASP with this search. CLASP’s mission is to improve the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & equipment we use every day, accelerating our transition to a more sustainable world. CLASP is seeking experienced and motivated professionals with an interest and/or background in energy access, international development, policy, and/or engineering to help us execute our portfolio of clean energy access initiatives. Central among these is an ambitious new research and innovation program known as Low-Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA), which focuses on accelerating off- and weak-grid markets for highly efficient appliances. LEIA is funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and will support a suite of high-impact market development, technical, policy, research, and innovation interventions.This position is full-time and based in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

LA Solar Group – Solar Energy Consultant (Full-time Job)

LA Solar Group is one of the fastest growing solar companies in the country, but we pride ourselves in the quality of our equipment, design, installation, and service. We have highly-trained specialized staff that is the best at each step of the solar design and installation process. This is a paid job and located in Van Nuys, CA. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

CED Greentech – New England – Solar Sales and Management Training Program

CED Greentech is our solar-focused group within the CED organization. In order to support our current growth plan, we need talented people to join our organization in our Solar Training Program.We offer full training to successful candidates.  You bring the talent and energy, and we provide the resources and guidance.  The program is focused and demanding, and is customized for each candidate based on past experience. CED Greentech has 33 locations in the US and is a paid position. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

There are TONS more opportunities. Check out Handshake and use some relevant keyword searches: Solar, energy, cleantech, wind, etc…Lots to be found there!!

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