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Unpaid Internship - Portola Valley - Sustainability Program Intern

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  • Brandi de Garmeaux
    Sustainability Program Intern Town of Portola Valley Location: Portola Valley, California, 94028 Posting Date: January 13, 2011 The Town of Portola Valley, a
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      Sustainability Program Intern

      Town of Portola Valley

      Location: Portola Valley, California, 94028

      Posting Date: January 13, 2011

      The Town of Portola Valley, a small rural (population 4,500) community located 5 miles west of Stanford University in the foothills of San Mateo County seeks a highly organized and enthusiastic Intern to assist with the Town�s sustainability-related efforts. The Sustainability Program Intern will perform a variety of duties in support of programs related to energy and water conservation. The primary assignment will be assisting the Sustainability & Resource Efficiency Coordinator and Sustainability Committee with implementation of a residential energy and water efficiency program, with additional opportunities to work on diverse programs. The Intern will help develop program materials, set up tracking systems and coordinate trainings and other events. This internship is an ideal opportunity to work within the planning department while learning about a local government approach to sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.


      Effective team player who is able to prioritize and work independently with minimal supervision. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and have demonstrated skill in detail-oriented work. The successful candidate must also demonstrate knowledge and interest in environmental issues, energy conservation programs and sustainability planning. Fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required; experience with Adobe Illustrator or InDesign a plus. Ability and desire to work effectively with community members is essential.

      Open to students and non-students. Candidates must have completed or be currently enrolled in a Bachelor�s degree program in urban, regional, or environmental planning, environmental studies, ecology, or a closely related field; volunteer or work experience related to sustainability highly desired.


      This is an unpaid internship. We are seeking a commitment of at least 15 hours per week for three to six months. Work hours are flexible, but most work will be completed between 8:30 � 5 p.m. weekdays. There will be opportunities to attend and participate in evening and/or weekend meetings and give community presentations.

      To Apply:

      To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Brandi de Garmeaux at bdegarmeaux@.... Please include the date you are available to start work. Applications will be evaluated as they arrive; the position is open until filled. For more information about the Town of Portola Valley visit www.portolavalley.net. Please no phone calls.

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