The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) seeks to hire research assistants and student assistants to support the Center’s research, educational and entrepreneurial programming.

Students will provide between 5 to 10 hours per week during the 2018-19 academic year to support the various programs and initiatives offered by CBEY. These positions are open to Yale undergraduate and graduate students only.

While our recruitment cycle has ended, there are still a few opportunities for students to work at CBEY. Read about each opportunity and reach out to the contact name provided to learn more.

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Blueprint for Clean Energy – Webinar Host

The Blueprint for Clean Energy webinar series is in its ninth year and focuses on new developments, trends, and opportunities in clean energy and energy efficiency.

The Blueprint for Clean Energy webinar series is in its ninth year and focuses on new developments, trends, and opportunities in clean energy and energy efficiency. Through presentations from leaders in the corporate, nonprofit, and public-private arenas, we explore clean energy (energy efficiency, solar, storage, etc) through the lenses of behavior, policy, finance, and technology.  This team works in close coordination with the Clean Energy Finance Forum team to explore topics in clean energy finance related to energy efficiency and solar.

The Blueprint for Clean Energy series runs from October through May with monthly online webinars that are free and open to the public. The series is entirely student-run, with a small team responsible for developing the overall content of the series in addition to conducting outreach for speakers, hosting and managing the webinars. Work on the webinar teams will include

  • Attending meetings with other CBEY RAs working on webinars
  • Coordinating with CEFF editor on topics and themes planned for the series
  • Reaching out to potential presenters
  • Reading through any necessary background materials associated with the webinar theme and pick out some key questions/findings to guide the conversation
  • Taking the lead to post and promote upcoming webinars (through the CBEY website, newsletter and through the Clean Energy Finance Forum)
  • Moderate the actual webinar (introduce the presenter, take questions from the audience, etc.)
  • (When applicable) Write follow up articles for the Clean Energy Finance Forum

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu

To apply for this position, email your resume and 1-2 paragraph statement of interest to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu.

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Clean Energy Finance Forum – Writer

Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF) is a digital news publication that is produced twice a month, is read by 7,000 subscribers, and is the top-ranked English-language news source for professionals in

Clean Energy Finance Forum (CEFF) is a digital news publication that is produced twice a month, is read by 7,000 subscribers, and is the top-ranked English-language news source for professionals interested in learning more about energy efficiency and solar finance.

The main objectives of the publication are the following:

  • Inform finance professionals in the public and private sectors on the most important developments and news in energy efficiency and solar finance
  • Provide journalists with an in-depth source of the most relevant issues to cover in the popular press and trade publications
  • Accelerate the adoption of new or existing financial products developed to spur investment in the clean energy economy
  • Train graduate students to become experts in energy efficiency finance and solar finance and offer them a professional opportunity to learn how to communicate the nuances of environmental finance to a large and diverse audience

Yale students write for CEFF on a wide range of topics from distributed generation to property-assessed clean energy. We focus on news and interviews rather than opinion pieces. Students typically contribute one or two articles per semester, with the opportunity to write more if they are able. Some students also have key roles on our team involving project management, board recruitment, marketing and social media.

The student writing team researches material for the newsletter, works with the editor to develop original content for the publication, attends conferences to make industry contacts and report on new developments, creates profiles of featured thought leaders in the field and identify new trends and activities in energy efficiency and solar finance. 

Benefits of participating in the CEFF writing team can include:

  • Improving your online visibility and Google searchability
  • Establishing professional expertise
  • Learning about clean energy finance
  • Exploring potential research topics
  • Networking and meeting potential employers

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu

To apply for this position, email your resume and 1-2 paragraph statement of interest to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu.

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Climate Markets & Energy Certificates under the Paris Agreement - Summer Research Intern

The Yale openlab, along with multiple collaborators, is spearheading the effort of researching and developing applications of blockchain for carbon and climate accounting.

The Yale openlab, along with multiple collaborators, is spearheading the effort of researching and developing applications of blockchain for carbon and climate accounting. Following two design sprints, one at Yale and one at Oxford, as well as a Hackathon at Yale-NUS in Singapore we are ready to start building. Over the summer you will be working in agile sprints to develop the prototype, an alpha version and kickstart a global open-source project and community. You will be part of the research team to develop frameworks, opportunities, and constraints that need to be considered on the software side of a platform built for the use of countries, cities, and corporations to track their climate pledges.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead and compile the research on post-2020 climate markets under the Paris agreement

  • Lead and compile the research on Renewable Energy Certificates in the New England region and its relationship with the US EPA.

  • Translate research into design frameworks that inform the product development team, and participate in product development

  • Curate documentation into editorial format for eventual whitepaper publication

  • Perform data analysis when necessary

Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate or ideally master student in environmental studies or with a strong background on climate policy

  • Passion for climate and energy policy, governance, data science

  • Strong interest in blockchain, IoT, Big Data and machine learning

Questions? 

Contact martin.wainstein@yale.edu

To apply and read about more positions at Yale openlab, click here.

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Conservation Finance Network – Writer

CBEY is a key partner of the Conservation Finance Network (CFN), and is actively enhancing and expanding the online presence of CFN through building a robust website and insightful original content.

CBEY is a key partner of the Conservation Finance Network (CFN), and is actively enhancing and expanding the online presence of CFN through building a robust website and insightful original content. Redesigned and invigorated in January 2016, the CFN website is the place to go for cutting-edge content on new for-profit models of investment in conservation, along with blended models that combine more traditional public or charitable sources with for-profit investment.

The main objectives of the publication are the following:

  • Inform finance professionals in the public and private sectors on the most important developments and news in conservation finance
  • Provide journalists with an in-depth source of the most relevant issues to cover in the popular press and trade publications
  • Accelerate the adoption of new or existing financial products developed to spur investment in the conservation economy
  • Train graduate students to become experts in conservation finance and offer them a professional opportunity to learn how to communicate the nuances of environmental finance to a large and diverse audience

The student writing team will research material for the newsletter, work with the writer/editor to develop original content for the publication, attend conferences to make industry contacts and report on new developments, create profiles of featured thought leaders in the field and identify new trends and activities in conservation finance. 

Benefits of participating in the CFN writing team include:

  • Improving your online visibility and Google searchability
  • Establishing professional expertise
  • Learning about conservation finance
  • Exploring potential research topics
  • Networking and meeting potential employers

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu

To apply for this position, email your resume and 1-2 paragraph statement of interest to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu.

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Nature's Returns – Webinar Host

Started in 2012, Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services has presented nearly 50 webinars to date.  The series explores

Started in 2012, Nature’s Returns: Investing in Ecosystem Services has presented nearly 50 webinars to date.  The series explores the questions: What do Ecosystem Services projects look like? Who are the practitioners involved and what skills are most important in terms of getting into the profession? What obstacles and opportunities does this field face?

The webinar series will run from October 2018 through May 2019 with monthly online webinars that are free and open to the public. The series is entirely student-run, with a small team responsible for developing the overall content of the series in addition to conducting outreach for speakers, hosting and managing the webinars.

Responsibilities include:

  • Attending weekly meetings with other CBEY RA’s working on webinars
  • Coordinating with Conservation Finance Network (CFN) editor on topics and themes planned for the series
  • Reaching out to potential presenters
  • Reading through any necessary background materials associated with the webinar theme and pick out some key questions/findings to guide the conversation
  • Taking the lead, and organizing other students to do marketing (through the CBEY website, newsletter and through the Conservation Finance Network)
  • Moderate the actual webinar (introduce the presenter, take questions from the audience, etc.)
  • (When applicable) Write follow up articles for the Conservation Finance Network

Please direct any questions about this opportunity to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu

To apply for this position, email your resume and 1-2 paragraph statement of interest to Heather.Fitzgerald@yale.edu.

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