OPENING DATE: 08/20/14
CLOSING DATE: 09/03/14
The Denver Mayor’s Office of Sustainability seeks unpaid, part-time or full-time Interns for the fall of 2014. Interns will experience a fast-paced, professional environment and will be given the opportunity to witness first-hand, the internal operations of the mayor’s office of a major city, while assisting the Office of Sustainability with achieving the City’s 2020 Sustainability Goals.
The City’s 2020 Sustainability Goals, which were approved by the Mayor on March 11, 2013 can be viewed at www.greenprintdenver.org/2020goals/.
The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to provide leadership, guidance, and coordination to city agencies in Denver’s pursuit of sustainability. Sustainability is defined by the City as both an end result and a process of planning and operating that provides for the needs of our people and businesses today without impairing our ability to continue providing for their needs in the future.
· Conduct research projects relating to emerging technologies, best practices, and sustainability policies that will inform sustainability policy and practices within the City.
· Assist with Office of Sustainability efforts to achieve the 2020 Sustainability Goals through community outreach and communications, quantification/tracking of the goals, or identification of strategies to achieve the goals.
Learn about Mayor Hancock and his sustainability initiatives, Denver municipal government and public service.
All candidates will have completed the equivalent of at least two years of full-time course work at an accredited college or university and be seeking an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Political Science, Journalism, Economics, Statistics, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability or other comparable field.
· Outstanding research skills that go beyond mere Google searches and Wikipedia look-ups. The intern should be comfortable with locating and reading original source material and interviewing people familiar with the subject of the research.
· Good analytical skills, critical thinking and sensitivity to the likelihood of opposing viewpoints,
· Facility with math and statistics, and diplomatic tenacity in the pursuit of facts.
· Excellent writing, proofreading, grammar and spelling.
· Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
· Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
· Good communication skills and professionalism.
· Successful candidates may be required to pass a background check.
Helpful (but not required):
· Ability to translate research results into projectable presentations using PowerPoint or a comparable presentation program, and/or other web-accessible presentation formats.
Schedule: A minimum ten-week commitment of at least sixteen hours per week that includes a consistent work schedule. Schedule is flexible to accommodate work or classes.
Upon request, we will work with your college/university to accommodate the requirements of your school's internship program.
To apply: Please apply online and attach a cover letter (include your schedule of availability), a resume, and writing sample (can be journalistic or technical) no more than 3 pages in length.