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Paid Internship: City of San Jose Environmental Services

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  • Richard Kos
    CITY OF SAN JOSE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVCIES DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION -- DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services Department -- DIVISION: Communications
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 20, 2011
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      CITY OF SAN JOSE
      ENVIRONMENTAL SERVCIES DEPARTMENT
      INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

      -- DEPARTMENT:

      Environmental Services Department

      -- DIVISION:

      Communications Division-Better Buildings Program

      -- TERM OF ASSIGNMENT:

      This internship is an 18 month commitment, which concludes in
      September 2012. Interns may only work with the City of San José for up
      to two calendar years (2080 hours cumulative). Candidate must be
      enrolled in a graduate program during the internship.

      -- HOURS PER WEEK:

      20 hours per week during school year; 40 hour per week during summer/
      winter breaks

      -- COMPENSATION:

      $13.70 - $20.25 depending on experience


      -- ABOUT THE CITY’S ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

      The City of San José’s Environmental Services Department (ESD) is
      dedicated to providing a sustainable environment for residents and
      businesses while preserving our beautiful and unique natural habitats.
      In 2007, the City adopted the Green Vision, a fifteen-year plan to
      transform San José into a world center of Clean Technology innovation,
      promote cutting-edge sustainable practices, and demonstrate that the
      goals of economic growth, environmental stewardship and fiscal
      responsibility are inextricably linked. ESD has a leadership role in
      achieving the ten ambitious Green Vision goals while also responsible
      for day-to-day operations and services for treating wastewater,
      collecting garbage and recycling, providing drinking and recycled
      water, and protecting the region’s watershed. Visit www.sanjoseca.gov/esd
      and www.sanjoseca.gov/greenvision to learn more about the City’s
      Environmental Services Department and the Green Vision, respectively.

      -- WHY INTERN WITH US?
      As an intern, you will receive hands-on experience in marketing and
      outreach in one of the City’s most visible departments. The
      department’s award-winning and cutting-edge programs and services are
      recognized nationally as models for environmental leadership and
      innovation.

      -- INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW
      The San José-Retrofit California Whole Neighborhood Energy Efficiency
      and Workforce Development Program, also known as Better Buildings
      Program, is a grant funded program through the United States
      Department of Energy for American Resource and Recovery Act (ARRA).
      This program is a collaborative effort between broad-based public and
      private partners to pioneer new and innovative program models that
      will rapidly accelerate building energy retrofits across the state and
      achieve deep market penetration in focused geographic areas.

      For San José’s Better Buildings Program, the focus will be on a
      specific low to moderate income neighborhood in San José to
      significantly improve energy efficiency. The targeted neighborhood for
      this project is the East San José Weed and Seed Area, located in the
      Strong Neighborhood Initiatives Redevelopment Project Area in the East
      Valley/680 Communities and KONA Areas, namely the Dorsa and Tully-
      Ocala-Capitol-King Neighborhood Association (TOCKNA) Neighborhoods.
      This project will include integrating a variety of energy efficiency
      retrofit and housing rehabilitation services; workforce development;
      and additional neighborhood improvement activities. This project will
      create and demonstrate an integrated, streamlined approach by
      targeting specific building types, outreach methods and energy uses to
      achieve 50 percent reduction in energy consumption.

      -- INTERNSHIP DUTIES

      The internship will assist staff with marketing and outreach efforts
      which include, but are not limited to:

      Community Relations
      • Implementation of a Neighborhood Communication and Marketing Plan
      • Outreach to neighborhood organizations, community leaders and
      businesses
      • Assist with event and training workshop coordination
      • Assist with business and retrofit contractor identification
      • Respond to resident and business inquires

      Media Relations
      • Clip new stories
      • Develop a media database for specific project
      • Draft press releases and media advisories

      Collateral Development

      • Assist with development and production of program collateral:
      design concept, content development, vendor management and print
      coordination

      • Develop an initial best practices guidebook
      • Develop a resource guide for various public and private sectors

      Research and Data

      • Assist in data research
      • Partner with local university on community assessment based on
      economics, language, culture and technology availability

      -- EDUCATION

      Current enrollment in a graduate program at an accredited college or
      university is required. Preferable degree/major areas would be
      marketing, business administration, public relations and mass
      communications. Other degree/major areas are welcome to apply. Strong
      writing and oral communication skills and experience in marketing and
      outreach are desirable.


      -- HOW TO APPLY?

      Submit a cover letter and resume to sarah.sanchez@...

      Subject line – Better Buildings Graduate Internship


      Interviews will be conducted as candidates are identified. This
      posting will close when the City selects an intern for this position.
      If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Sanchez at (408)
      975-2596 or via e-mail at sarah.sanchez@....

      Please visit the City’s student website at www.sanjoseca.gov/students/
      for resources and information.
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