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Opportunities with ESI

Job – Administrative and Communications Assistant

ESI seeks an enthusiastic, organized and creative individual to join us as our new as Administrative and Communications Assistant. The position has excellent prospect for growth as the ESI develops and expands. It provides general administrative support to the team to achieve ESI’s mission; is responsible for all logistics related to ESI events and travel; assists the Manager of Finance and Administration with basic finance, procurement, facilities, and human resource tasks; maintains ESI’s communication channels with the MIT community and the public; assists with our weekly newsletter and provides content updates and basic maintenance to the ESI web sites; serves as a point-of-contact for all visitors; coordinates calendaring and agendas for ESI team meetings; and is focused on achieving the best results for ESI as guided by the Director.

Candidates with an interest and some knowledge of environmental issues will be favored, but more important is an interest in learning and acting in a proactive and results-focused manner.



Other Opportunities

Job – MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan’s Aggregate Confusion Project is seeking to hire a pre-doctoral associate as a full-time researcher into the quality of ESG measurement and decision making in the financial sector. This position is ideal for candidates planning to pursue a PhD in sustainable finance. Apply.

Job – Transportation Energy Partners

Transportation Energy Partners, a national nonprofit representing the country’s 75 Clean Cities Coalitions as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program, is seeking an Executive Director in Washington, D.C. Apply.

Jobs – Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design, focused on community collaborations to build resilience to climate change and other growing challenges, is hiring for a variety of positions. Search openings.

Jobs – City of Boston

The City of Boston is hiring for a wide range of positions in environment, energy, and open space. Search openings.

Fellowships – Hydrogen Shot Fellows

The Department of Energy is hiring “Hydrogen Shot Fellows” across a range of technology RD&D programs to advance the goal of reducing the cost of clean hydrogen by 80% in ten years. Apply.

Grant – Mexico City, Energy Transition & Urbanization

MIT’s Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism is accepting proposals for collaborative research projects that tackle Mexico City’s design and planning challenges as Mexico embarks on a transition to a sustainable energy sector. Proposals may request funding of up to $200,000 over 12-18 months. Contact for information on how to apply by June 26.

Contest – Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

The Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists will award publication in Science, a trip to Sweden, and up to $30,000 to young scientists for essays on their doctoral degree research within the last two years. Categories include Ecology and Environment. Apply by July 15.

Contest – Market Shaping Accelerator Innovation Challenge

The University of Chicago’s Market Shaping Accelerator Innovation Challenge is seeking ideas for “pull mechanisms” that incentivize the private sector to bring solutions to market in the areas of climate change and pandemic preparedness. Winning entrants in the first round will receive $4,000 with further awards in later phases of the contest. Apply by July 21.

Tech Accelerator – Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs is accepting applications to its Go Make accelerator program for startups working on nature-based climate solutions, carbon storage and traceable carbon offsets, or alternative fuels and feedstocks for carbon-intensive products. Winners receive mentorship, networking, and $15,000 in grant funding. Apply by August 4.

Tech Accelerator – Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs is accepting applications to its Go Build accelerator program for startups working to decarbonize the built environment. Winners receive mentorship, networking, and a $25,000 stipend. Apply by August 31.

Grants – Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has a wide variety of open grant calls for projects ranging from clean transportation to high performance buildings to a net zero grid. Explore opportunities.