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The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS) is currently seeking student applicants for part-time paid Sustainability Fellowships for Academic Year 2017/18. Join a dynamic, collaborative office that is developing MIT’s next generation vision of campus sustainability.
Overview (for all positions):
Hours: Full time, 10 hour/week (September-May)
Pay Range: $15-$18
Open to: Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. MIT students only.
Qualifications (for all positions):
Strong interest and demonstrated experience in sustainability and materials management issues as they relate to urban and/or campus sustainability as well as a desire to impact the future of MIT and sustainability in higher education and beyond;
Excellent written, visual and oral communication skills, including presentation of complex data
Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel;
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated coursework in water, land, energy, materials, food systems, and/or building-related topics within the Departments of Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar.
To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the position in the subject line.
See below for descriptions of each positions and associated qualifications.
Academic Year Student Fellow
The MIT Office of Sustainability (MITOS), Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR), and Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) are currently seeking student applicants for a part-time paid Internal Carbon Pricing Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Hours: Part time, approximately 10 hours/week (September-May)
Pay Range: $15-$18
Open to: Graduate students.
Building on work completed in 2015, the Internal Carbon Pricing Fellow will explore opportunities for MIT to introduce an internal price on campus carbon emissions. The fellow will review internal carbon pricing programs at other companies and institutions, conduct interviews with relevant MIT stakeholders, identify specific barriers to implementation (such as metering and accounting infrastructure and processes) as well as potential strategies for surmounting those barriers; and prepare a detailed report with findings and recommendations for next steps. This project requires an incumbent with a deep interest in climate policy, the ability to work independently on a long-range project, and strong qualitative and quantitative research skills.
Duties will include:
Review and synthesize existing literature/research on internal carbon pricing programs; interview stakeholders from relevant MIT departments, including the Office of Sustainability, Department of Facilities, and Office of Campus Planning; offer preliminary assessment on needed infrastructure and process improvements, such as metering and data collection, to enable implementation of an internal carbon pricing scheme; conduct preliminary analysis of the impact of possible responses to a carbon price, including expected reduction in GHG emissions and affects on wider MIT operations; draft report with findings and recommendations before the end of May 2018.
Strong interest and demonstrated experience in policy and institutional responses to climate change as well as a desire to impact the future of MIT and sustainability in higher education and beyond;
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation of complex data;
Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis skills, including proficiency in Excel;
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Coursework in economics, management, policy, urban planning, sustainability, energy, and/or building-related topics.
Familiarity with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol preferred.