CBEY is excited to be offering a number of opportunities this year for summer internships linked to our programs at the intersection of business and the environment.
In 2014, we launched two new partnerships to create bespoke opportunities for Yale students.
- For students interested to gain international experience, we have developed a partnership with WWF for students to work with WWF’s Asia Pacific Growth Strategy team on corporate engagement programs to advance conservation goals, as well as innovation programs such as Payments for Ecosystem Services. In 2014, placements will be based with WWF China, WWF Singapore, WWF Mongolia and WWF Vietnam.
- In collaboration with the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale and the Alcoa Foundation, we have established the “Alcoa Fellowship – Leadership in Municipal Recycling”. With up to 4 summer interns placed with the City of Austin and City of Boston, the Fellowship aims to study and enhance municipal recycling programs across the United States, with a particular focus on building capacity around best practices and effective implementation.
For Yale students who are looking to stay closer to home, we also have some exciting opportunities linked to leading-edge research programs:
- Supporting a three-year, Department of Energy-funded research project on the Diffusion of Solar Technology, interns will join a team of CBEY research assistants working with Professor Kenneth Gillingham and project partners at NYU, The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), and SmartPower. This major research initiative, entitled “The Influence of Novel Behavioral Strategies in Promoting the Diffusion of Solar Energy” is examining community based marketing approaches for solar across a number of Connecticut towns in coordination the Solarize CT (www.SolarizeCT.com) program.
- Data-Driven Measurement of Corporate Sustainability: Under the guidance of Professor Dan Esty and David Lubin, research assistants will help scope and research a new framework for understanding corporate sustainability . With the limitations of the existing structure of sustainability metrics in mind, this project aims to develop and test a new framework for measuring corporate sustainability in ways that will demonstrate the “materiality” of this agenda to the investor community. The initial phase of the project will focus on the electricity utility industry within the United States.
If you are interested to apply for any of the open positions listed below, and would like further information, please contact Jennifer.OldhamRogan@yale.edu or Stuart.DeCew@yale.edu at the Center for Business and the Environment.
- WWF Mongolia – 6 weeks internship
- WWF Vietnam – 10 weeks internship
- Diffusion of Solar Technology - CBEY Research Assistants, 10-12 weeks.
- Data-Driven Measurement of Corporate Sustainability – YCELP Research Assistants, 10 weeks
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