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PT Unpaid Internship - Town of Portola Valley - Sustainability Programs

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  • bdegarmeaux
    Sustainability Program Intern Town of Portola Valley Location: Portola Valley, California, 94028, United States Posting Date: February 13, 2013 The Town of
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 19, 2013
      Sustainability Program Intern
      Town of Portola Valley
      Location: Portola Valley, California, 94028, United States
      Posting Date: February 13, 2013

      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
      supporting the Assistant to the Town Manager and Sustainability
      Committee with implementation of a residential energy- and
      water-efficiency program, with additional opportunities to work on
      diverse sustainability programs. The Intern will assist with outreach,
      develop program materials, launch specific program components, set up
      tracking systems and coordinate events. This internship is an ideal
      opportunity to learn 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 in 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 or Master’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; however, mileage will be reimbursed at the
      current IRS rate. 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. Due to the
      volume of responses, not every application will receive a response.
      Please no phone calls.
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