Ceres is currently accepting Internship applications for spring semester 2014
Ceres actively seeks to engage interns in our work. We have a number of exciting projects going at any one time and find the logistical, research, analysis, and writing support of interns to be of great value. We also hope working here inspires the next generation of professionals to "accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainability business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy."
Ceres hires a combination of undergraduate and graduate students, and that is often dictated by the projects we are managing. There are three times throughout the year when we solicit applications from potential interns.
Each August, Ceres looks for candidate who would like to intern in our office, in one of our program areas, from September through mid-December. During the fall session, interns will work between 10-15 hours a week. (This is adapted to work with class or other work schedules.) The pay rate is $12.00 an hour. We generally hire about 6-8 individuals.
Each December through early January, Ceres searches for individuals to intern in our office, from mid-January through mid-May. Again, these interns will work between 10-15 hours a week. The pay rate is $12.00 an hour. During this time, we also hire about 6-8 individuals.
Summer Intern Program
Each February, Ceres advertises for our summer program. During March we conduct interviews and make placements. Our Summer Intern Program is held during the months of June and July, and runs for an 8-week period. The work hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. We pay a stipend of $3300 for the eight weeks and provide a pass on the MBTA systems for June and July. We typically hire 8-10 interns, who are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.
Should you be interested in working as an intern at Ceres, please apply during the times noted, and provide us with a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. You may send your applications to "firstname.lastname@example.org". In the subject line of your message, please note if you are applying for the Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or the Summer Intern Program and which program position you are applying for.
Corporate Program Intern
The Corporate Program works with the 60+ members of the Ceres Company Network to help them develop sustainable business strategies that address key challenges like climate change. Ceres focuses its engagement around four areas, which are laid out in The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability; corporate governance, stakeholder engagement, disclosure, and sustainability performance, which includes topics such as supply chains, operations and products. The intern will support our corporate engagement work through:
- Researching and analyzing the sustainability performance of a company and/or sector against the expectations laid forth in The Ceres Roadmap, using publicly available disclosure (primarily corporate sustainability reports)
- Providing research support for ad hoc projects on key topics such as executive compensation, sustainable supply chains, and stakeholder engagement
- Researching, compiling and presenting industry trends
We are looking for candidates with solid research skills, an ability to work independently, and some familiarity with how environmental and social sustainability issues apply to businesses. Graduate students preferred, but all will be considered.
Water Program Intern
Ceres is working with companies, investors, water providers, policymakers, environmental organizations and other stakeholders to improve water management and increase reporting on water issues that pose risks to businesses, communities and the environment. We are seeking a graduate student intern to help us advance our work on water infrastructure, water risk disclosure, and corporate water management. Our current projects focus on the oil and gas, food and beverage, electric power and apparel industries, as well as water infrastructure and infrastructure financing. Graduate students preferred, but all will be considered.
The Policy Program at Ceres works with companies through Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) and investors in our Investor Network on Climate Risk to advance climate and energy policies on the state and federal levels. The Policy Program is looking for an intern to assist in its work with companies on energy and climate policies. This position will support the Policy Team primarily through research and writing projects focused on key federal and state policies as well as help with the on-going Climate Declaration campaign. We are looking for candidates with solid research skills, an ability to work independently, and some familiarity with environmental and social sustainability policies. Graduate students preferred, but all will be considered.
How to Apply for an Internship
- Review each program internship opportunity carefully and apply for the one you feel best fit
- Send a resume, cover letter, and two (2) brief writing samples to email@example.com
- Please identify which program position and which term you are applying for in the subject line of your email (i.e. Water Program- Fall Intern)
- Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Address all correspondence to:
Ceres – Intern (please indicate which semester you are applying for: Fall, Spring or Summer)
99 Chauncy St., 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111