The Green Urbanism Department of Global Green USA is offering an internship for graduate students interested in urban planning as it relates to neighborhood scale sustainable practices for affordable mixed-use development. Applicants should have experience with general urban planning issues including urban design, green building, and affordable housing development. Interns will gain experience with the practical application of sustainable urban planning theory through the LEED ND rating system and learn how local governments, developers, and community members may be impacted by this, the first rating system of its kind. This hands-on experience will support both organizational and individual development.
Eligibility: Must be a graduate student interested in sustainability, specifically urban planning, building science, environmental policy & planning or other related areas. Applicants without a working knowledge of both AutoCAD and ArcGIS (9.3 or10) need not apply. Also required: a positive attitude. The ideal applicant should have excellent writing and communication skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, take initiative on tasks, and pay close attention to detail. ArcGIS, Adobe Suite, SketchUp, and AutoCAD experience is preferred. Applicants must be locally based in Los Angeles.
Time Commitment: Must commit to at least 10 hours a week for a period of six months, at least two days a week. Exact hours to be determined with intern and academic institution.
Location: Our office is located at 2218 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
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 non-profit headquartered in Southern California with offices in New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York, and 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 or housing provided by Global Green in relation to these positions. Please work out academic credit details with your academic institution.
To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume and one-page statement outlining your interest, qualifications and current professional or student status to Global Green USA at email@example.com or fax: 310-581-2702. Please put ‘LEED ND Intern’ in the subject line. No phone calls, please. EOE.