Friday, May 22, 2015

Paid Climate and Energy Internship

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is seeking a full-time intern interested in climate and energy issues to provide technical support to COG’s Climate and Energy team and COG members with implementation of the regional climate and energy action plan, with particular focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory development work for the region. Primary responsibilities of the position regarding climate and energy programs, and GHG inventory development include: 

· Performing technical review of the recently completed COG regional GHG inventory;
· Helping to prepare GHG inventory documentation on inputs, methods, and results;
· Assisting COG member jurisdictions to prepare local greenhouse gas inventories;
· Collecting and applying input data for use in local government operations and community inventories;
· Presenting results and recommendations to COG staff and workgroups;
· Providing technical support to COG and local government members for climate and energy program activities, including progress tracking and analysis of program impacts for various initiatives such as efficiency retrofits, building benchmarking, resiliency planning, and electric vehicle and renewable energy deployment. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicant should be a graduate or undergraduate student in environmental studies, urban studies, engineering, or related field. Demonstrated interest in sustainability, climate change, and/or energy issues is helpful. Intern must have strong quantitative, oral communication and writing skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. The intern will work 40 hours per week, compensated at $13/hour (undergraduate level) or $15/hour (graduate level). Open until filled.

Please send Cover Letter, Resume, & Writing Sample to: Resumes@mwcog.org     

Paid Writing and Editing Internship with the World Resources Institute for Recent Grad

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is seeking a creative professional to assist its Marketing and Communications team in generating content for TheCityFix.com blog and EMBARQ.org news section, as well as monthly email newsletters. This internship is ideal for recent graduates or early-career professionals in communications, marketing, public relations, environmental studies, urban studies, English, liberal arts, or related studies. You will get real world experience in a fast-paced environment. Internships may vary in length depending on your schedule, interest, and abilities.

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities integrates WRI’s global analysis and builds on its on-the-ground experience in urban planning, sustainable transport, energy, climate change, water management, and governance. The Center galvanizes action that will help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world. It operates through a global network of offices in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey, and Washington, D.C. where this internship will be located.
Responsibilities
The intern will gain experience in the following areas:
  • 70% Edit, write, and publish online as support to experts
  • 15% Research news stories, blogs, new initiatives and trends, interact with and assist WRI experts in promoting their work
  • 10% Email marketing
  • 5% Organize content on websites, databases, social media
Qualifications
Required qualifications:
  • Recent graduate or early-career professional with a degree in communications, marketing, public relations, urban studies, environmental studies, English, liberal arts, or related studies
  • Interest in sustainability marketing and communications
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Capable of meeting tight deadlines on a regular basis, and organizing an editorial calendar
  • Strong editing/interviewing/note-taking skills
  • Expert knowledge of MS Word
  • Extremely well organized
  • Strong research ability
  • Ability to learn new technologies and online platforms for publishing quickly
  • Taste for graphic design
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experiencing writing and editing content for a daily online publisher
  • Knowledge of photo editing software
  • Experience with Drupal 7, WordPress, and Vertical Response
  • Experience in developing marketing materials, working with videos, podcasting, blogs, web content management, graphics and email systems
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and/or Mandarin Chinese a plus
Final candidates will be required to take a writing test.

Salary: This is a paid intern position with an hourly rate based on experience.

Duration: 6 months

Location: Washington, DC

Qualified applicants should apply online at www.wri.org/careers

Analyst Position for Recent Grad with the Advisory Board Company

The Education Advisory Board is the firm’s higher education practice, with membership programs serving Chief Academic Officers, Chief Business Officers, Student Affairs Executives and Community College Presidents at institutions in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Our research focuses on the university’s most pressing quality and productivity issues, performing rigorous root cause analysis and conducting hundreds of interviews with thought leaders to identify effective best practices that are shared with the membership through a series of national roundtable meetings, on-site workshops, webinars and publications.

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Discuss study topic and subsidiary issues with team
  • Map the research process and delegate responsibilities
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with university “thought leaders”
  • Perform root-cause analysis
  • Identify and critique best demonstrated practices
  • Brief team regarding research progress and new research developments
  • Revisit hypotheses as necessary
  • Analyze and synthesize research findings
  • Share knowledge, ideas and insight
  • Develop innovative constructs for presentation of findings
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent academic record
  • Minimum of one year of work or internship experience
  • Experience with at least two of the following:
Conducting long-term research (at least 3 months in duration)
Conducting primary and secondary research
Demonstrated interest in higher education
Writing in-depth reports in a professional setting
Analyzing business issues

Ideal Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a team environment, as well as independently and autonomously
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives, in both oral and written formats
  • Experience conducting root-cause analysis
  • Experience with solution focused problem solving and thinking through problems creatively

Agriculture Development Internship for Recent Grad

PROGRAM SUMMARY
Winrock is seeking candidates for an Agriculture Intern to provide administrative and technical support on agriculture and food security projects and proposals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide support to project staff on agriculture and food security projects. This will include assisting with reviewing and editing reports, fielding consultants (drafting TORs, arranging airfare), and other tasks as needed.
  • Contribute to new business development. This will include conducting research on technical topics, potential partners, and other projects, drafting proposal pieces including tables and CVs, reviewing/contributing to technical sections and annexes as appropriate.
  • Conduct research on a range of topics including agriculture, value chains, gender, nutrition, food security, etc. for projects.
  • Attend agriculture, food security, and nutrition-related events on behalf of Winrock and report findings.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
Education:               
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Nutrition, International Development, or related field.
Work Experience:  
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in agriculture-related field, including coursework and/or development projects.
  • Demonstrated writing abilities.
  • Knowledge of and experience in international development required, agriculture/agriculture research desired.
  • Strong research experience in relevant sectors.
  • Experience participating in proposals/new business development desired.
  • Familiarity with USAID a plus.
  • Experience studying and/or working in a developing country a plus. 
Skills:                   
  • Basic understanding of agriculture and/or food security in developing countries.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines.
 Other:                     
  • Fluency in English and strong written English is required.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Healthcare Financial Analysis Summer Internship

Inovalon is seeking an undergraduate or graduate intern for the summer months to work with the Premier Client team, responsible for implementing risk adjustment, clinical and quality outcomes, business intelligence, and auditing solutions for health plans offering products under the Affordable Care Act. The ideal candidate would be interested in health care and be eager to learn about the industry.

Responsibility of the role will include developing, documenting, and managing key business process tools and reports including, but not limited to:  financial analysis, operational metrics, key performance indicators, and comparative analysis. He/she will have the ability to interact with and influence management and contributors many all levels of the organization.  This role requires the candidate be interested in analyzing operational and financial data to define and measure meaningful metrics that lead to insightful business decision-making.

Responsibilities:
  • Build and drive an efficient, user-friendly process for developing financial and operational analyses that link to strategic objectives;
  • Work collaboratively in preparing and automating monthly reporting packages that includes analysis of key business trends and actual versus plan variances, including comprehensive explanations of differences;
  • Determine key performance indicator metrics and help to produce forecasting models to support senior management in decision making;
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of key systems analytics information including operational, financial, and historical metrics, healthcare data patterns, claims utilization, provider utilization, and/or cost and reimbursement patterns to improve the functioning of processes and operation;
  • Collaborate with business owners on data analysis and modeling projects;
  • Develop product knowledge and expertise regarding products utilized by Inovalon clients, and acquire proficiency in healthcare Risk Adjustment for Commercial populations; and
  • Assist on special projects, as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled as a candidate for a Bachelor's Degree or Master’s degree;
  • Eager to learn about the Affordable Care Act, commercial health plans, and the health care industry;
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite, including MS Excel;
  • Basic experience writing queries in SQL or similar software preferred;
  • Must be self-motivated and work well in a team environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
  • Strong attention to detail and solid organizational skills.

EHS Internship in Silver Spring

United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of unique products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions. 

Position Overview:

To provide support for ongoing EHS projects and learn and assist the EHS team with meeting the department objectives.

 Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
  • Work with departmental staff to evaluate the adequacy of engineering and administrative controls, perform or coordinate industrial hygiene assessments and help make recommendations through written technical reports.
  • Assist EHS employees to plan, schedule, coordinate or conduct EHS Training Programs for employees and contractors such as HAZCOM, Blood borne Pathogens, Hazardous Waste Generator,  Laboratory Safety, Fire Protection and Prevention, DOT HAZMAT requirements, etc.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining day-to-day EHS programs, including Laboratory Assessments/Audits, New Hire Orientation, PPE distribution, etc.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Currently pursuing a BS degree
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • No industry experience is required, previous internship experience preferred
 

Fall Internships with the Project on Government Oversight

At POGO, interns will be immersed in the gritty work of government oversight.    Recent intern projects have included:


  • Investigating how different government agencies are implementing the Open Government Initiative
  • Writing about human trafficking issues for the POGO blog

  • POGO takes interns throughout the year, with summer interns generally working from May through August, fall interns from September through December, and spring interns from January through May. Internships are also available during the winter for those on the quarter system. In short, POGO is flexible and will work with an individual’s time restrictions as long as there is a minimum commitment of three months.  All interns work full time. The deadline for fall applications is July 15.



    Paid Human Resources Internship with Five Guys in Lorton, Virginia

    Five Guys is looking for an intern to work this summer with our Recruiting Department. Learn the in's and out's of the recruiting world while gaining hands on administrative skills.

    Human Resources- Recruiting Support Intern
    Your specific responsibilities in this role will include, but not limited to, the following:
    · Evaluate and process incoming candidate applications
    · Post and maintain jobs to local and national job boards
    · Plan and facilitate job fairs, meetings, and interviews
    · Prepare weekly and bi-weekly reports
    · Assist the recruiting team in other areas as determined by management
    · Assist with redesigning job descriptions
    · Set up job alerts and email profiles
    · Source and call candidates for open positions
    Desired Skills and Experience

    · Junior or Senior pursing a Bachelor's degree with a major or minor in Human Resources or similar field
    · Technical skills using MS Office, Social Media and Internet savvy
    · Interest in pursuing a career in human resources, recruiting, or similar profession
    · Ability to handle confidential information using mature judgment
    · Must be an extremely perceptive and organized person who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels
    · Excellent communication and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and coordinate a variety of projects
    · Strong customer service skills, good communication skills and courteous telephone skills
    · Desire and passion to be successful and part of a winning team

    Salary: $15.00 /hour

    Apply here.

    Paid Summer Human Resources Internship

    American Legacy Foundation is currently searching for applicants for the Summer 2015 Internship Program.

    In addition to working within their respective departments, interns will be exposed to tobacco knowledge, current issues in public health and career development opportunities.  The internship duration is June 2015 through August 2015.  Interns are paid competitively (including a travel stipend) and are eligible to participate in the program for up to two semesters.

    The Human Resources Intern will support Legacy's Human Resources expertise center in various function areas and with special projects to broaden their knowledge of the HR function. They will assist with performance management projects, learn HRIS processes and assist in processing employee changes/updates, file/discard HR files and contracts consistent with Legacy's document retention policy, read and understand Legacy policies, procedures, and benefits to answer employee inquiries, and assist with updating benefits information into an HRIS. Experience working on multiple tasks and projects in a fast paced environment is essential.

    Ideal candidates are students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree with an interest in learning more about Human Resources as a profession. An interest in public health or tobacco control is a plus. Those interested in applying should apply here.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Experiential Education Manager

    The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now hiring an Experiential Education Manager for its flagship internship program. The Experiential Education Manager will work at START’s headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park.


    About the Internship Program:

    START offers unpaid internships year round on a variety of our research projects and teams. During the course of their internship, participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism. The program is designed to prepare the next generation of homeland security scholars and practitioners through real-world research experience. START’s internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students (as well as some recent graduates) in any related discipline from any institution.

    Description of Duties:

    The Experiential Education Manager will oversee the internship program and report to START’s Education Director. Additionally, the Internship Manager will work with the Events and Communications Coordinator to put together a program of enrichment and career development opportunities for the interns. The Experiential Education Manager will also regularly attend recruiting functions in order to promote internship opportunities.

    Additionally, the Experiential Education Manager will schedule desk and office space for interns to meet the needs of projects and intern supervisors. He/she will be responsible for ensuring both the scheduling and hiring processes run smoothly. This will require the Experiential Education Manager to work with about 100 interns from dozens of schools throughout the country as well as about 20 intern supervisors based at START.

    In conducting the duties described, the Experiential Education Manager will have the opportunity to work directly with researchers and future professionals in the homeland security enterprise, as well as other scholars, students and administrators.  

    For more information, visit http://www.start.umd.edu/careers/experiential-education-manager