Environmental Sustainability Intern: Waste Reduction – California

Agency
Presidio Trust
Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Category
Internships
Website
http://www.presidio.gov/volunteer/Internships
Salary
$300 every two weeks; Free housing; Transportation benefit
Start Date
04/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/30/2018
Description
With support from Waste Reduction Program Staff, the Environmental Sustainability Intern, with a focus on Compost and Waste Reduction, will support various sustainability initiatives around the Presidio. Major duties include hands-on support to the Presidio Compost Program, and advancing the study of carbon inventory and sequestration in the Presidio. This intern will also provide support to the Salvage/Excess Property Disposal programs. In addition, this intern will lead volunteers and education groups in related work.

Start Date: As early as April 2017
Length of Position: 10-12 month commitment
Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday; occasional weekend days, holidays and evenings

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide support to the Presidio Compost Program: build and water compost piles and assist with quality control
• Support the Waste Reduction Program by performing audits, moving or organizing materials, rectify waste management issues
• Learn about Presidio Trust Salvage/historic materials collection: help maintain collection and promote re-use throughout the Presidio Trust
• Learn about compost production and compost application
• Develop and lead initiatives and/or research related to Carbon inventory, carbon sequestration of Presidio landscapes and compost program
• Collect, organize, and effectively communicate information pertaining to the Presidio Trust’s Waste Reduction and Compost Programs
• Engage in Waste Reduction and Sustainability outreach to Presidio Trust shops, offices, and residences
• Lead volunteer programs, and develop appropriate projects for volunteer engagement
• Additional Duties as assigned

BENEFITS
Stipend: $300 every two weeks
Transportation Benefit: $50 monthly parking permits for car owners or $50/month for non-car owners
Housing: Interns are provided single occupancy dorm-style housing in the Presidio and abide by a set of residential rules. You must live in the housing provided to receive the stipend; we cannot accept non-residential interns.

WHY APPLY
• Gain professional development skills working both independently and in a team setting
• Learn valuable skills in waste reduction program management
• Develop leadership and public speaking skills
• Attend a wide range of classes through the Park Academy
• Great opportunity to live in a national park and work with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in engaging the public and preserving the natural and cultural history of the Presidio

TO APPLY
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact information (including full name, title, phone number and email address) for at least two references by email to Abby Morris at interns@presidiotrust.gov. PDF format is preferred but Microsoft Word versions are acceptable.
Qualifications
• Positive attitude and ability to work with a professional demeanor and as part of a team
• Keen interest in Sustainability, both environmental and economic
• Knowledge of, or experience working in waste management, recycling, composting, waste reduction, sustainability, and/or other related programs
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong research and analytical skills
• Comfortable working both outdoors and indoors
• Ability to perform manual work
• Enthusiasm for engaging and leading the community, including volunteer and community groups
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
• Bachelors of Science degree OR equivalent work experience in a related field
• Must be a US Citizen and at least 21 years old
• Must possess and maintain a valid State driver’s license
Contact Person
Abby Morris
Contact eMail
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