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Santa Monica, CA
Posted: August 18 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionGlobal Green USA (GGUSA) is dedicated to helping the people, the places, and the planet in need through catalytic projects, transformative policy, and cutting-edge research. GGUSA's signature programs include greening affordable housing, schools, neighborhoods, and cities across the United States through our 4 office locations; Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, Washington D.C. and New Orleans, LA. A key part of GGUSA's work in urban sustainability is with pilot programs, research and events that promote recovery of food scraps from being buried in landfills. The reason for this focus is not only to keep valuable nutrients in our food system, but also to prevent the release of methane - a powerful greenhouse gas that forms when food scraps decompose in a landfill environment.
The purpose of this program is to support innovation in outreach program design and application that GGUSA is currently piloting at a small scale in Los Angeles and Bay Area to determine the impact on food waste prevention and diversion outcomes for residents of Multi-Family Dwellings (MFD) that can be achieved through enhanced tenant outreach and engagement strategies, specifically through door-to-door outreach, and to evaluate approaches to expand this approach nationally - with an emphasis on the geographic locations where Global Green has offices in NYC, DC, New Orleans and Los Angeles. In conjunction with this project, we'll be evaluating models for improved system engineering and economics.
ResponsibilitiesThis internship is for engineering students with a focus on technical feasibility studies that include both logistical and economic feasibility. The intern will be responsible for communicating results to Global Green staff and communications consultants and volunteers. The intern will analyze items such as equipment options, cost analysis, and the use of recycled materials (including compost) in the built environment. The intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to Global Green's broader work with sustainable urban neighborhoods and affordable housing.
Requirements- Experience and/or academic background in engineering
- Interest in sustainability and waste diversion
- Research experience