Online Urban Sustainability Researcher - White Papers

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PowerHouse Growers
 Virtual
Company Location: Seattle, WA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Who We are:
PowerHouse Growers is a multimedia platform connecting individuals and businesses who are looking for, or interested in finding tools and resources to sustainably incorporate urban agriculture into their cities, businesses, and homes. PowerHouse Growers is the place where individuals, experts, businesses, and government speak the same language of urban agriculture, design, and development.

What We Do:
At PowerHouse Growers we show you how to incorporate urban agriculture and biophilia into your cities and homes for healthy and sustainable construction and design. Sharing the latest in technology, innovative design, and case studies, PowerHouse Growers provides solutions for integrating urban agriculture into urban design ensuring prosperous futures in high-density environments.

What We Believe:
At PowerHouse Growers we believe that it is not about what’s trending – it’s about what’s sustainable. Small changes lead to big impact resulting in happier and healthier people. Urban agriculture creates sustainability that everyone in our cities will enjoy today, tomorrow, and long into the future.

The Position - Online Researcher:
As an Online Researcher you will use your strong analytical skills combined with your passion for information-sourcing and fact-finding to compile White Papers on assigned topics of urban sustainability.
Our white papers - or as we call them, Green Papers - follow a specific format and are published as a resource for our audience of professionals.

Responsibilities

The Online Researcher will be assigned specific topics for the creation of Green Papers. This topic will be used as a basis to find information and compile the paper along with applicable sources and references. Sources of information will include articles, journals, white papers, reports, blog posts, product reviews, and multimedia - videos, infographics, podcasts etc. You are also encouraged to suggest your own topics based on your analysis of the industry and any needs you see. Your voice is greatly valued and appreciated!
Online Research Interns should also feel comfortable making contacts and connections with experts and leaders to gather well-rounded and accurate information.

Online Research Interns are expected to commit to a schedule based on pre-determined deadlines for Green Paper submissions.

PowerHouse Growers Management will work closely with the intern to ensure a positive and productive experience with the company. Creative freedom and input is always welcome! An experience that is beneficial to achieving your education and career goals is our priority,

Requirements

You must be presently enrolled in a University/College program - Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, or Ecological Design programs are all an asset as these will be the primary focus of the Green Paper topics. Students who are not studying in any of these fields, but who believe in sustainable urban design and food security are welcome!

Online Researchers must possess:
-strong research and fact-checking skills
-experience in composing research papers/white papers
-strong writing and editing skills
-the ability to follow a clear guideline/format and meet the requirements of the Green Paper structure
-excellent communication skills as you will be responsible for communicating progress with management
-ability to work independently as this is a remote position
-excellent time management skills as deadlines will be assigned-willingness to contribute to a growing team
-eagerness to think outside the box and to recommend new topic ideas based on your own observations

Online Researchers must be able to write on any of the following topics:

Urban Gardening:
-Urban Agriculture
-Urban farming
-Hydroponics
-Indoor Gardening
-Greenhouse Gardening
-Vertical farms
-Rainwater harvesting

Sustainable Urban Design :
-Green Buildings and Architecture
-Green Infrastructure
-Sustainable Urban Planning
-Natural Design (Biophilia, Biomimicry etc.)
-Healthy Cities
-Building Integrated Vegetation/Agriculture (BIV/A) / Agritecture

All Green Papers are to be submitted in a Word Document. The template will be provided. Applicants are required to submit 1-2 samples of previous research projects they've conducted or have been a part of. You must also indicate which of the above topics you will be most interested in researching. Passion is a must!

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