Jobs & Internships

Fall 2020: Education Program Intern

Urban Green Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement. 

Urban Green is seeking an Education Program Intern to assist with administration, outreach, and delivery for its flagship education program, Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO), and 2020 Energy Code (ECode) Training. GPRO is a national certificate program that teaches tradespeople about high performance building. For more information, please visit gpro.org. ECode training is one-day programming for New York State building and design professionals, teaching code compliance. Candidates should be able to take on multiple projects and work independently with flexibility and enthusiasm. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Organize and maintain data, including entry, auditing, and reporting
  • Draft and design marketing materials with the help of the Communications Department
  • Assist with outreach and social media content creation
  • Write blog posts for the GPRO website 
  • Aid with other administrative tasks as needed

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proactive with a strong work ethic
  • Strong attention to detail; design experience is a plus
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications
  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree program (graduate or undergraduate)

Additional Skills (optional but preferred)

  • Familiarity with online design tools (such as Canva or Adobe Spark) or the Adobe Design Suite
  • Familiarity with CRM Software (Salesforce preferred)
  • Interest in environmental studies or building design and construction

Compensation
Fall Interns are expected to work approximately 15 hours per week and are paid a stipend of $400 per month. All Urban Green interns are extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events. They will also receive a one-year Urban Green membership upon completion of their internship.  

How to Apply
Please fill out this application form. If you would like to apply for more than one internship, you must submit a separate application and cover letter for each position. If you have any questions, please email jobs@urbangreencouncil.orgPlease note that due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, this position will likely be partially remote. Applicants must be local to NYC, as we may return to the office later this year.

Our Values

Excellence: We strive for innovative high-quality programs and ideas.
Inclusion: The diverse voices and backgrounds of our employees, board of directors, members, and partners make us stronger.
Collaboration: We believe consensus delivers better solutions and teamwork is essential to our success. 
Engagement: We promote a culture of performance, participation, and curiosity.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fall 2020: Policy Internship

Urban Green Council, a non-profit organization working to advance sustainability in the urban built environment, has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual passionate about contributing to the growing green building movement. 

Urban Green is NYCʼs go-to nonprofit for sustainable building policy. We convene key building and energy stakeholders around today’s most pressing issues for sustainable buildings in NYC and cities around the globe, and we recommend approaches for addressing them. Our 80x50 Buildings Partnership and Blueprint for Efficiency helped to shape many aspects of NYC’s major building emissions law, Local Law 97, in 2019. We’ve also twice managed blue ribbon commissions for the city on green codes and building resiliency.

As Policy Intern, you will help the Policy team tackle NYC’s most pressing green building, energy efficiency and climate change challenges. You will support our policy development and advocacy, including our efforts to aid in the implementation of Local Law 97, advance building electrification in NYC’s multifamily buildings, help shape an energy efficiency or carbon credit trading program for buildings, and advocate for a greener electricity grid to power NYC’s buildings. 

Your tasks will include research and writing, data analysis, and supporting meetings and presentations. The successful candidate will be able to balance multiple projects and work independently with enthusiasm, creativity, and attention to detail. The position will provide exposure to leading thinking in urban sustainability and the opportunity to positively impact the future of New York City.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze issues affecting Urban Green’s policy initiatives, including building retrofits, building electrification and carbon trading
  • Conduct literature reviews and write summaries/policy memos
  • Draft presentations, issue briefs and meeting minutes
  • Examine raw data and perform spreadsheet analyses
  • Communicate findings simply and effectively
  • Perform administrative tasks as required

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Master’s degree (in process) or Bachelor’s Degree (last two years of study), with environmental, law/policy or building-related focus preferred
  • Strong interest in and understanding of green building, energy efficiency, climate change and urban environmental issues
  • Diligent, detail-oriented and proactive
  • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently on multiple tasks
  • Proficient with MS Office including Excel

Additional Skills (optional but preferred)

  • Background in public policy, real estate, architecture or engineering
  • Experience with law, policy analysis, statistics and data management
  • Familiarity or experience with environmental justice issues

Compensation
Interns are expected to work 15-20 hours a week and are paid a stipend of $400 per month. All Urban Green interns are extended complimentary invitations to Urban Green educational programs and events. They will also receive a one-year Urban Green membership upon completion of their internship.  

How to Apply
Please fill out this application form. If you would like to apply for more than one internship, you must submit a separate application and cover letter for each position. If you have any questions, please email jobs@urbangreencouncil.org. You may be asked to provide a writing sample if offered an interview. Please note that due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, this position will likely be partially remote. Applicants must be local to NYC, as we may return to the office later this year.

Our Values

Excellence: We strive for innovative high-quality programs and ideas.
Inclusion: The diverse voices and backgrounds of our employees, board of directors, members, and partners make us stronger.
Collaboration: We believe consensus delivers better solutions and teamwork is essential to our success. 
Engagement: We promote a culture of performance, participation, and curiosity.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Urban Green Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.