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Climate Toolkit Internship

Climate Toolkit Internship
*Note: Start date for internship is negotiable depending on the student's summer course credit period. *
 
DESCRIPTION OF INTERNSHIP:
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is currently seeking a Climate Toolkit Intern for the spring semester of 2023. The Climate Toolkit (www.climatetoolkit.org) is an initiative created by Phipps Conservatory that allows gardens, zoos and museums to collaborate on sustainability projects to help address climate change within their own operations. The Toolkit embraces thirty-two goals that institutions attempt to complete in area such as: energy, food service, transportation, waste, landscapes and horticulture, investments, internal and external engagement, and research. The Climate Toolkit embodies a network of sustainable change by hosting webinars, creating sustainable content, interviewing organizations who have created sustainable policies, and discussing how organizations can work together to achieve their sustainable goals.
 
As the Climate Toolkit intern, you will play an integral role within the project assisting with a wide variety of projects including internal development, managing the Toolkit’s communications, coordinating webinars, conducting interviews, and composing articles about public institutions who are addressing climate change. You will gain real-world experience in the realm of marketing, technical writing, and climate change.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·     Currently a sophomore, junior or graduate student
·      Candidate must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in environmental science/studies, sustainability, biology, engineering, chemistry, food systems, or degrees with a focus in sustainability
 
SAMPLE OF RESPONSIBILITES:
·       Develop/execute an outreach initiative to public institutions who are not a part of the Climate Toolkit.
 
·       Attend meetings with institutions who want to discuss their sustainability plans, are interested in signing up for the Climate Toolkit, and seek more information about joining the Climate Toolkit.
 
·       Conduct and write interviews with institutions who have completed Climate Toolkit goals and related sustainability initiatives.
 
 
·       Brainstorm new internal development for the Climate Toolkit including webinar, article, interview, goals, and collaboration ideas.
 
·       Manage and update the internal system of the website with new articles, institutions, webinars, and other content produced.
 
·       Facilitate new conversations and share valuable resources on our Listserv.
 
OTHER INFORMATION:
·       Flexible with schedule but expected to work 10 – 20 hours a week.
·       If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to climatetoolkit@phipps.conservatory.org 
·       For more information about the Climate Toolkit, please refer to our website at: https://climatetoolkit.org/