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 (or any other) position, click HERE.

 

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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

Apply for this (or any other open CBEY position) here.

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Clean Energy Summer Fellowships FT

Support the development of a pilot program on online education. Help us deliver a beautifully ambitious curriculum. And foster the broadening of an engaged community of informed actors who can accelerate the clean energy transition.

Support the development of a pilot program on online education. Help us deliver a beautifully ambitious curriculum. And foster the broadening of an engaged community of informed actors who can accelerate the clean energy transition.

Up to two (2) summer fellowships

Open to current and graduating Yale graduate students

To apply:

To apply please submit the following to Vero Bourg-Meyer at vero.bourg-meyer@yale.edu:

  • A resume (2 pages max) highlighting your most relevant experience; and
  • A cover letter highlighting your interest in the position.

The fellowships run from May 27, 2019 to August 16, 2019 (12 weeks). The compensation is $9,000. The position is based in New Haven, CT.

General information

As part of a pilot program for Yale, CBEY is launching a certificate in financing and deploying clean energy in July 2019.

This program will train working professionals and develop skills in four key areas of the clean energy sector:

  • Policy;
  • Technology;
  • Project finance; and
  • Innovative models for the clean energy transition.

Over the past year, a team of Yale students, faculty, and staff across the University has been working on developing the program, including an online curriculum tailored to working professionals, video production, online content development, online education business models development, cultivating new marketing and sales channels, setting up the administrative infrastructure and more.

As we get closer to the launch date, we are recruiting additional team members to make sure that we deliver both a beautifully ambitious curriculum and an effective and efficient program. Come help us engage a broader community with Yale, and help working professionals become informed actors to support the clean energy transition.

This is for you if:

  • You are passionate about the clean energy transition or climate change mitigation;
  • You are an excellent writer and professional communicator;
  • You are proactive and interested in learning and experimentation;
  • You are familiar with online tools and if not, you can pick up new skills quickly and are interested in doing so;
  • You can work independently, and handle project management efficiently;
  • You are confident and respectful in your interaction with stakeholders, from students, staff, faculty, to external vendors and experts, across functions;
  • You follow through and can adjust your course of action based on feedback.

Activities:

The summer fellows will support all aspects of the design, development, delivery, marketing and administration of the certificate core courses, foundations course, and on-campus week.

This work will include:

  • Research on clean energy policy concepts, clean energy technology, and clean energy finance as needed, including coordination with teaching faculty, and translation of cutting edge research for use into online training modules;
  • Identification of relevant experts and guest speakers to act as live or recorded content providers;
  • Faculty and expert outreach, including coordination of curriculum development activities and video production with faculty members and guest experts, with the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale and the Yale Broadcast Studio, including hands-on work with the team’s senior creative producer;
  • Support of Yale faculty and staff before and during video shoots either on set at the Yale Broadcast Studio or at remote shoot locations (New England);
  • Commenting on and testing of raw video material to facilitate video editing by video production team;
  • Identification and prioritization of existing resources for teaching, including readings and problem sets as well as collection of B-Roll and other third party material;
  • Coordination with an external design team and internal Yale resources to create and document a process for Canvas site development and use;
  • Web-authoring and content development in Canvas, with an eye to (i) accessibility and compliance with Yale policies as well as (ii) design esthetics and (iii) online teaching best practices;
  • Creation and documentation of a process for managing the course delivery with TAs and faculty;
  • Design of metrics to determine (i) effectiveness of learning and (ii) impact of the program, and creation of a data collection and analysis framework to support the development of online programs at Yale;
  • All-hands-on-deck logistical support for a one-week event on campus to be held August 12 through August 16;
  • Administrative support as need be; and
  • Other tasks relating to the marketing, development, or delivery of the program as assigned by CBEY.
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Clean Energy Summer Fellowships PT

Support the development of a pilot program on online education. Help us deliver a beautifully ambitious curriculum. And foster the broadening of an engaged community of informed actors who can accelerate the clean energy transition.

Support the development of a pilot program on online education. Help us deliver a beautifully ambitious curriculum. And foster the broadening of an engaged community of informed actors who can accelerate the clean energy transition.

Up to two (2) summer fellowships - Open to current FES and SOM students only - To apply please submit the following to Vero Bourg-Meyer at vero.bourg-meyer@yale.edu:

  • A one paragraph email indicating preference for a part time or full time fellowship at CBEY, and if part-time, whether you would prefer working with IPC or CGB;
  • A resume (2 pages max) highlighting your most relevant experience; and
  • A cover letter highlighting your interest in the position.

The fellowships run from May 27, 2019 to August 16, 2019 (12 weeks). The compensation is $9,000. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowships, and have demonstrated interest in clean energy finance and/or policy through their coursework, work experience and/or extracurricular activities.

For 10 weeks, the part-time summer fellows will spend 50% of their time working for CBEY and 50% working with either (a) the Connecticut Green Bank, or (b) Inclusive Prosperity Capital.

Starting Monday August 5 to Friday August 16, the fellows’ time will be solely allocated to supporting CBEY for the delivery of an executive education session on Yale’s campus.

General information

As part of a pilot program for Yale, CBEY is launching a certificate in financing and deploying clean energy in July 2019.

This program will train working professionals and develop skills in four key areas of the clean energy sector:

  • Policy;
  • Technology;
  • Project finance; and
  • Innovative models for the clean energy transition.

Over the past year, a team of Yale students, faculty, and staff across the University has been working on developing the program, including an online curriculum tailored to working professionals, video production, online content development, online education business models development, cultivating new marketing and sales channels, setting up the administrative infrastructure and more.

As we get closer to the launch date, we are recruiting additional team members to make sure that we deliver both a beautifully ambitious curriculum and an effective and efficient program. Come help us engage a broader community with Yale, and help working professionals become informed actors to support the clean energy transition.

This is for you if:

  • You are passionate about the clean energy transition or climate change mitigation;
  • You are an excellent writer and professional communicator;
  • You are proactive and interested in learning and experimentation;
  • You are familiar with online tools and if not, you can pick up new skills quickly and are interested in doing so;
  • You can work independently, and handle project management efficiently;
  • You are confident and respectful in your interaction with stakeholders, from students, staff, faculty, to external vendors and experts, across functions;
  • You follow through and can adjust your course of action based on feedback.

CBEY

The summer fellows will support all aspects of the design, development, delivery, marketing and administration of the certificate core courses, foundations course, and on-campus week.

This work will include:

  • Research on clean energy policy concepts, clean energy technology, and clean energy finance as needed, including coordination with teaching faculty, and translation of cutting edge research for use into online training modules;
  • Identification of relevant experts and guest speakers to act as live or recorded content providers;
  • Faculty and expert outreach, including coordination of curriculum development activities and video production with faculty members and guest experts, with the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale and the Yale Broadcast Studio, including hands-on work with the team’s senior creative producer;
  • Support of Yale faculty and staff before and during video shoots either on set at the Yale Broadcast Studio or at remote shoot locations (New England);
  • Commenting on and testing of raw video material to facilitate video editing by video production team;
  • Identification and prioritization of existing resources for teaching, including readings and problem sets as well as collection of B-Roll and other third party material;
  • Coordination with an external design team and internal Yale resources to create and document a process for Canvas site development and use;
  • Web-authoring and content development in Canvas, with an eye to (i) accessibility and compliance with Yale policies as well as (ii) design esthetics and (iii) online teaching best practices;
  • Creation and documentation of a process for managing the course delivery with TAs and faculty;
  • Design of metrics to determine (i) effectiveness of learning and (ii) impact of the program, and creation of a data collection and analysis framework to support the development of online programs at Yale;
  • All-hands-on-deck logistical support for a one-week event on campus to be held August 12 through August 16;
  • Administrative support as need be;
  • Other tasks relating to the marketing, development, or delivery of the program as assigned by CBEY.

Connecticut Green Bank

CGB is a quasi-public authority that designs and structures financial products and transactions that foster the deployment, growth, development and commercialization of clean energy. This position will work in a collaborative environment on investments, projects and products related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and finance in the furtherance of CGB's programs and operations. We are seeking graduate students with a strong interest in sustainable energy/energy efficiency and/or energy finance seeking to match their academic work with professional work experience. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating curriculum, research and/or practical experience in these areas.

Interns will be fully participating members of the CGB team from day one. Individual responsibilities may include:

  • Data collection and analysis to inform cash flow modeling for individual projects, programs, or investments
  • Research and document preparation for external and internal stakeholder meetings
  • Assistance with coordinating various program stakeholders
  • Assistance and analysis with EM&V of various programs
  • Preparation of research reports and materials related to CGB's existing programs or areas of potential program development
  • Data collection to inform analyses of clean versus conventional energy at an individual, firm or community level

Work with CGB will be performed at CGB's Stamford satellite office but there is a possibility of working at our main office in Rocky Hill (for Rocky Hill candidates, applicants should have access to their own transportation as public transport to/from Rocky Hill is limited). 

Inclusive Prosperity Capital

The green energy economy is growing, but we’ve discovered that there is a financing gap that prevents equal access. We believe that the benefits of the green energy economy should be accessible to everyone.

Inclusive Prosperity Capital addresses this gap by increasing access to capital for low-to-moderate income communities and nontraditional credits like nonprofits, faith-based organizations, housing authorities, schools, and smaller businesses. Through our suite of financing products and network of partners, Inclusive Prosperity Capital will reduce the energy burden on residents, improve the health and resiliency of homes and multifamily properties, and help businesses and non-profits in distressed communities.

Inclusive Prosperity Capital is a strategic partner of the Connecticut Green Bank, focused on scaling the Green Bank’s work in Connecticut, and expanding this successful model into other states and regions by accessing new capital sources.

Inclusive Prosperity Capital exists at the intersection of green energy finance, community development, and climate impact.

Specific fellow assignments will be determined based on individual applicants’ strengths and interests.

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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

Apply for this (or any other open CBEY position) here.

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