Urban Biofilter Internship Application

Research Intern - Green Infrastructure

Urban Biofilter is a small Oakland-based non-profit, that creates, implements and advocates for biological systems solutions to pollution in urban areas. We are looking for a motivated researcher to assist us with technical research and writing for our Adapt Oakland project. Adapt project focused on using green infrastructure to improve health and economy in West Oakland and is funded by the Strategic Growth Council.

The duties will include researching, creating spreadsheets, writing and editing research papers on topics related to our Adapt Oakland project, as well as writing copy for our master plan.

An ideal candidate will have the following experience:
Required:
• Degree in environmental science, biological science, or related program (or have relevant experience)
• Basic research experience
• Research writing experience
• Passionate about the environment and design
• Excellent self motivation and self direction
• Excellent organizational skills
• Competent in Word and Excel

Appreciated:
• Experience with ecosystem service valuation
• Experience with GIS
• Experience with database management
• Graphic design skills (Adobe Suite)
• Experience with iTree
• Programming experience

This is a part-time position for 3 days a week and is compensated with a stipend. Start and finish dates are negotiable. If you are looking for college credit we can work with you to meet the requirements of your institution. Urban Biofilter is located in Old Oakland, a few blocks from the 12th Street BART station. Check out our websites: www.urbanbiofilter.org and www.adaptoakland.org

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Application Process:

Applicants, are required to complete our personalized online registration form. Responses directly to our individual email addresses, or other school list serves, Internships.com, etc, can not be guaranteed to be read.

Please provide a LINK to your CV, cover letter, and portfolio/research paper if applicable (please do not paste the full text into the form). Your cover letter must clearly address your current skills that will be an asset to our company and the skills and experiences that you hope to gain from the internship.

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Timeframe:

Internships are 3-month commitments.


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