Position: Outreach & Education Intern
Location: 2013 E. Genesee Street, Suite 2, Syracuse, NY and some travel possible to other locations in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cortland, and Cayuga counties;
Dates: June 10, 2019 – July 12, 2019 (5 weeks);
Time commitment: full-time, mostly within the 9am-5pm window with occasional weekend and evening hours;
Housing: We will assist student with finding low cost housing for the period of the internship.
Put your communication, research, and data management skills and your interest in sustainability and renewable energy to good use during a summer internship with Alliance for a Green Economy based in Syracuse, NY. You will assist with the HeatSmart CNY campaign in which AGREE partners with the CNY Regional Planning and Development Board working to familiarize and educate municipalities, not-for-profits, and the public with technologies that allow buildings to minimize or get off fossil fuel combustion for heating and cooling (ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and energy efficiency improvements). The HeatSmart CNY campaign is one of eight first-round programs across the state. You will attend and assist with numerous meetings and events, help assemble case studies, draft brief documents, proofread materials, and assist with keeping our database up-to-date. You will gain exposure to a wide-range of issues related to environment, energy, and climate. You will meet leaders from local environmental organizations. You will come away with a greater understanding of how policymaking on the state level really works and how state policy is being implemented locally to transition New York to a renewable energy system.
Must have: database /spreadsheet skills; good communications skills; an interest in energy policy and sustainability; attention to detail; reliability; and ability to work collaboratively as well as with minimal supervision.
Appreciated skills: website management; event planning; tabling for outreach; a creative streak.
To apply, please submit a PDF with a one-page cover letter and one-page resume to [email protected]. Please address your cover letter to Alliance for a Green Economy HeatSmart CNY Campaign. Please explain why you are interested in interning at AGREE and what skills you will be able to contribute. Include details about your availability and contact information (telephone and email) for two recent references.
About Alliance for a Green Economy:
Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) works for safe, affordable energy and the development of a green economy in New York State. AGREE was founded in 2011 by several organizations that had previously joined forces to stop a proposed nuclear power reactor in Oswego, NY. In forming AGREE, the groups agreed to work toward a transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy system, based on the principles of economic, social, and ecological justice. AGREE has emerged as a leader in the movement for a renewable energy transition in New York. By building alliances across grassroots and community-based environmental and social justice organizations, AGREE helps groups work together on a broad platform for a sustainable and affordable energy system.