Thursday, October 2, 2014

Energy related internship/fellowship - PAID and LOCAL

Below is a description of an interesting internship (they call it a fellowship) with the Southeastern Enviroment Education Alliance (SEEAL).  It pays $11 per hour and if you are interested - please act fast to send a resume and email of interest to the person mentioned near the bottom of this message.  THIS WILL NOT BE FOR CREDIT as our credit internship course is well underway however, it will be a good resume item.  The organization must make a decision on an intern by the end of the day Monday Oct 6th so you must apply right away and be ready to interview possibly as early as this weekend.

About the Challenge:
The Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance (SEEAL) launched the SouthCoast Energy Challenge, a community energy savings campaign, to engage and mobilize residents to become more thoughtful energy consumers. The program aims to reduce energy consumption by 15% in the SouthCoast. The Challenge promotes individual action as well as friendly competition among towns, through active promotion of home energy efficiency and solar energy, as well as other actions to reduce fossil fuel use.

Fellowship Description:
The primary focus of the Challenge Fellowship will be community engagement through organizing and outreach, to spread awareness and increase participation in the Challenge.  Fellows will work closely with the Organizing Manager promote the Challenge in the 27 towns we serve. Some of the work will be in the Dartmouth Town Hall office, but predominantly, the fellows will be working in the community at large. We request a one-year commitment with 10-20 hours a week during the school year of 2014.

Primary Responsibilities (Training Provided):
• Contribute to social media and marketing campaigns
• Keep weekly blog and manage website blogs
• Management of a small team of interns
• Assist in the daily management of the non-profit
• Designing community outreach

Desired Qualifications:
• A demonstrated interest in energy and sustainability-related issues
• Eagerness for learning and practicing grassroots organizing skills
• Excellent social skills—ability to fearlessly talk to anyone!
• Persistence, flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm
• Personal laptop computer

AND 2 or more of the following skills, experience, and/or education:
Graphic Design   Student Leadership  Educational Leadership
Business Management  Social Research   Field Work
Physical Science  Public Speaking   Sales
Social Activism   Sustainability   Web Management
Social Work/Sociology  Biology    Marketing

Timeline & Compensation:
Schedules will be flexible in consideration of other commitments.  Pay begins at $11/hr + bonuses and travel stipend. For more information, visit, call 508-910-1871, or contact