The Sustainability Committee of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council is working to develop a community greening strategy and resource toolkit for Downtown stakeholders. We have created this unpaid internship to allow one qualified individual the opportunity to be involved with the administration, outreach and development of our 2009 projects and long-term planning for the Sustainability Committee. Qualified candidates should be interested in the different areas of sustainability that we have chosen to focus on in 2009 (water and energy efficiency, waste and recycling programs, best practices for residents and businesses, etc.). More information on our 2009 projects is available online at www.downtownsustainability.com.
The Sustainability Committee is dedicated to empowering the downtown community to create a culture of sustainability. We will work with the community to increase accessibility to existing programs and services through outreach and public education. We will identify and create opportunities for new programming and partnerships to meet our goals for a more livable, affordable, and efficient urban center. The Sustainability Committee is one of several Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council committees, representing stakeholders who live, work, own a business, or otherwise have a vested interested in our neighborhood.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Chair and Public Vice Chair of the Sustainability Committee, the intern will:
• Work closely with Project Leads to support project-based programming and events;
• Research and develop grant and award applications;
• Research and support the development of the community resources toolkit along the subject matter of the 2009 committee projects;
• Research and assist with the development of a community outreach plan, including a best practices recognition program for residents and businesses in the area.
• Internship period is a minimum of 16 weeks. Hours are negotiable but the intern is expected to commit 15-20 hours/week to the internship under the supervision of the Sustainability Committee chairs. Three days of flexible hours is requested and attendance at regular monthly committee meetings is required.
• Candidates should have the ability to take initiative, work independently, and be a team player.
• Candidates should demonstrate good communication skills and an interest in any of the following areas: local politics, sustainable development, environmental studies, public planning, environmental education, or other relevant fields.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are required. Other graphic skills a plus but not required.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 25, 2009.