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 Environmental Health and Development Internship, New York 

Submitted by Ewa Adamkiewicz on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:24

Blacksmith Institute is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to solving life-threatening pollution problems in low and middle-income countries. The organization addresses a critical need to identify and clean up the world's worst polluted places. Blacksmith Institute is seeking a part-time intern to work with the director of development.

This is a paid internship ($12/hr) or academic course credit can be arranged. The internship will be approximately 3 months in duration, up to 30 hours per week, with the possibility to extend.

Tasks:

  • Assisting with development work related to the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) and government fundraising
  • Performing independent research on funding opportunities
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports and summaries related to polluted sites, pollution trends, cleanup projects and environmental health issues
  • Performing other programmatic and administrative tasks as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field (e.g. international development, public health, environmental science or related field)
  • Experience working with non-profits preferred
  • Experience/knowledge in pollution or environmental health research preferred
  • Strong academic record and excellent English writing skills a MUST
  • Available for up to 20-30 hours/week, starting ASAP
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and online research tools
  • High level of attention to detail and the ability to see projects through to completion
  • Self-starter and motivated, must be able to work with directives and minimal supervision
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor and a positive attitude

Application:

For more information, please see the website.

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