The University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute is offering a 2016 Fellowship opportunity in partnership with The City of Boston.
The University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute (UNHSI) is offering a 2016 Fellowship opportunity in partnership with The City of Boston. UNHSI’s Sustainability Fellowships pair outstanding students with “challenging, important projects that will help propel the US toward a low-carbon future.”
This position will help the City of Boston’s Environment Department get a better sense of credit trends under Article 37 and consider approaches to increase the most important for the City’s overall goals.
The Fellow will work closely with Maura Zlody, Senior Environmental Policy Analyst in the City of Boston’s Environment Department, within the Environment, Energy and Open Space Cabinet. She and I had the chance to talk about how this is an incredible opportunity to contribute to meeting Boston’s long term greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Our City aims to keep on track to reduce GHG 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 from 2005 baseline levels — with the help of new development. This research is critical to our strategy to make deep carbon cuts from buildings before they even happen.
This is also a unique chance to analyze green construction costs and perform life cycle costing analysis. Although not LEED requirements, these evaluations will provide valuable insight to the Interagency Green Building Committee (IGBC), Environment, Energy and Open Space Cabinet, and Boston Redevelopment Authority about the strategies the City can take to keep our carbon emissions low and encourage smart growth in the City of Boston.
Maura is looking for an analytical thinker — they do not need a research background, but should have the ability to conduct analysis on day 1. Because it is a short timeframe, this skill is critical for the internship success. Although not a requirement, it would also be helpful if applicants have some working knowledge of renewable energy and/or energy efficiency.
This is an exciting opportunity, but it’s very important to note that all applicants must meet the specific requirements for the UNHSI’s Fellowship Program. If you’re interested, you must apply through the UNH Sustainability Institute.