The Global Green USA Green Building Resource Center and Office in New Orleans is accepting applicants for Spring/Summer 2013 on an ongoing basis for volunteer opportunities for students and individuals interested in gaining practical experience in green building, environmental research, public policy, and the legislative process. We offer opportunities for educating and assisting the public through green building advice and outreach to rebuilding citizens of the Gulf Coast. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support both organizational, individual and community development.
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Time Commitment: Preferred minimum two months, 10-15 hours weekly. Exact hours to be agreed upon by volunteer and Global Green/academic institution.
Location: New Orleans Office and Green Building Resource Center (2705 S. Broad, New Orleans, LA); Holy Cross Project Visitor’s Center (409 Andry Street, New Orleans, LA).
About GGUSA: Founded in 1993 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. Global Green USA is the only national environmental nonprofit headquartered in Southern California and has offices in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and New York. It is one of 31 national GCI affiliates throughout the world.
Mission: To foster a value shift towards a more sustainable and secure future. Global Green is working to address some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. In the United States our work is primarily focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities.
Values: Professionalism; Respect, Trust, and Teamwork; Transparency, Openness, and Communication; Nimble Yet Focused Risk-Taking Entrepreneurialism; Optimism; Balance and Fun
Compensation: Academic credit is available. There is no monetary compensation, housing, stipend, parking or transportation provided by Global Green USA in relation to these positions. Please work out academic credit details with your academic institution.
To Apply: Please send resume, three references and a letter of interest (including statement of environmental background) by e-mail to Heidi Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.