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Spring Sustainability Internship
The Sustainable Endowments Institute is seeking a highly motivated and reliable individual for a part-time internship. The intern will help lay the groundwork for compiling the College Sustainability Report Card 2010. To view previous editions of the Report Card, visit http://www.GreenReportCard.org

Over the past four years, the Institute has had research fellows and interns from dozens of leading schools including: Brandeis, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Northeastern, Penn, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, Vermont Law School, and Williams.

The internship will last approximately 12 weeks, starting March 9, 2009. The intern will work approximately 15 hours per week and should be able to work in the office at least one day per week. Flexible scheduling arrangements will be considered in certain circumstances. The Sustainable Endowments Institute is a nonprofit organization engaged in research and education to advance sustainability in campus operations and endowment practices. Founded in 2005, the Institute is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, our office is easily accessible by public transportation. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our website before applying: www.GreenReportCard.org

Responsibilities:
The intern’s job duties include, but are not limited to:
• Working with Institute staff on current and new research
• Conducting web research on sustainability programs
• Data analysis and entry
• Maintenance of Excel databases
• Reviewing, verifying, and updating previously gathered material
• Coordinating information with other Research Fellows and Institute staff
• Designing/administering surveys of university officials 
• Developing innovative outreach strategies to connect with new constituencies

Qualifications:
• Commitment to advancing sustainability on campus
• Ability to navigate the internet and conduct research
• Proficiency in Word and Excel
• Strong oral and written communication
• Ability to succinctly summarize data
• Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail
• Flexible and cooperative work ethic
• Experience designing and administering surveys, or coursework in survey methodology

Compensation:
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

Application deadline:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For the best chance of being offered the internship, applicants should apply as soon as possible.

Application instructions:
Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample as Microsoft Word or PDF file attachments. Send to Elizabeth Ginsburg, Associate Director at the following email: internships(at)endowmentinstitute.org.

Please address the following questions within the body of your cover letter:
How did you hear about the internship opportunity?
• Why are you interested in working for the Sustainable Endowments Institute?
• What experiences—work-related or otherwise—have you had on the topic of environmental sustainability?
• What set of skills or experiences do you have to offer that will be particularly beneficial in pursuing the mission of the Institute?
• What are you hoping to gain from a position at SEI?

The Sustainable Endowments Institute is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.


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