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Opportunities with ESI

Fellowships – Martin Society of Fellows for Sustainability

The Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability is open for nominations! Ten MIT PhD candidates in any school and department will be awarded a full year of funding to support their research that advances environmental and social sustainability. Learn how to be nominated by February 8.

Graduate Student Job – Climate Science Research

The ESI is seeking a graduate student with a background in climate science to work with ESI Program Director Laur Hesse Fisher and Professor Emeritus Kerry Emanual to review and update the MIT Climate Primer with citations and the latest climate research. Work includes reviewing climate science literature, identifying and updating references, and suggesting revisions.

Learn more and apply, or email Laur Hesse Fisher with questions.

 

Other Opportunities

Fellowships – J-WAFS

The MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Laboratory is accepting nominations for MIT graduate student fellowships providing a semester of funding for research into solutions for the water, food and agriculture sectors. Learn how to be nominated by March 1.

Fellowships – MIT Energy Fellows

The MIT Energy Initiative has opened applications for the Society of Energy Fellows. MIT graduate students and postdocs should learn how to be nominated by March 22.

Student Jobs – MIT Office of Sustainability

The MIT Office of Sustainability is hiring MIT students for paid, part-time research positions. Apply.

Job – MIT Office of Sustainability

The MIT Office of Sustainability is hiring a Data Engineer to update and build out the architecture for tracking and reporting on all campus sustainability activities, including in food, waste, and climate mitigation and resiliency. Apply.

Job – MIT Office of Innovation

The MIT Office of Innovation and the Plasma Science and Fusion Center are hiring a Program Manager Venture Builder to find new market opportunities for translated technologies coming out of MIT. Apply.

Job – MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

The MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium is hiring a Program Coordinator to support their finance and administrative needs. Apply.

Job – MIT Energy Initiative

The MIT Energy Initiative is seeking a Development Officer to help fund its mission of advancing clean energy development. Apply.

Job – Open Climate

Creative Commons is seeking an Open Climate Data Manager in a 12-month contract position to facilitate the creation of a community-supported, long-term solution for the better sharing of large, distributed open climate datasets. Apply by January 31.

Job – Plastic Solutions Fund

The Plastic Solutions Fund is hiring a U.S. Program Manager to support relationships and grant-making to resource transformational projects across the plastics supply chain. Apply.

Jobs – City of Boston

The City of Boston is hiring for positions including Executive Director of the Boston Conservation Commission, Director of Environmental Quality, Director of Climate Resilience and Adaptation, Climate Environmental Planning Project Manager, a BERDO Review Board Manager overseeing building emissions reductions, and a Retrofit Resource Hub Manager to assist with energy efficiency retrofits.

Internship – Boys’ and Girls’ Club

The Boys’ and Girls’ Club Metro South is seeking an Urban Farming and Food Access Intern. MIT students can apply through Handshake by February 20.

Internships – World Wildlife Fund

The World Wildlife Fund is seeking a Sustainability and Innovation Intern, a Global Food Loss Tool Research Intern, and a Specialty Crop GHG Emissions Intern. MIT students can apply through Handshake by February 28.

Internship – Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County is seeking an Extreme Heat Outreach and Advocacy Intern. MIT students can apply through Handshake by February 28.

Internship – Tucson: The City of Tucson is seeking an Urban Planning Intern to support the city’s next General and Sustainability Plan. MIT students can apply through Handshake by March 20.

Internship – Beth Israel Medical Center

Beth Israel Medical Center is seeking a Sustainability Program Assistant to help execute its sustainability goals. MIT students can apply through Handshake by March 31.

Grant – Energy Initiative Seed Funds

The MIT Energy Initiative is accepting applications from MIT principal investigators for the Energy Initiative Seed Funds, providing up to $150,000 over two years for exploratory energy projects with potential for high impact. Apply by January 13.

Contest – MIT Climate & Energy Prize

The MIT Climate & Energy Prize will award $100,000+ in prize money to student-led climate startups in the fields of energy, food and land use, the built environment, transportation, carbon removal, ocean conservation, industrial decarbonization, and climate management. Apply by January 13.

Contest – IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge

The MIT IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge is open to teams of all kinds led by MIT students with ideas to address social and environmental challenges around the world. Applicants may receive mentorship, expert review and $1,000-$20,000 in funding. Apply by January 18.

Contest – EnergyTech University Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions has opened applications for the EnergyTech University Prize, awarding a total of $370,000 to student teams with business plans for commercializing climate-friendly energy technologies. Register to compete by January 26.

Contest – Circular Plastics Challenge

Net Impact has launched its Circular Plastics Challenge, for teams of students and/or professionals to offer upstream solutions to keep plastics out of the economy and the environment. The first-place team will receive $10,000. Apply by February 13.

Grants – J-WAFS

The MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Laboratory will award one-year, $150,000 grants to MIT researchers to help commercialize promising ideas to secure water and food systems for human need. Apply by February 22.

Contest – Carbon Management Collegiate Competition

The Carbon Management Collegiate Competition, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, tasks student teams with developing an economically competitive proposal for a regional carbon transport network. Apply by February 28.

Grant – NOAA

NOAA is offering grants of between $100,000 and $2 million to multi-institutional teams to study large-scale marine carbon removal. Apply by February 28.

Contest – Gateways to Blue Skies

NASA’s Gateways to Blue Skies Competition challenges teams of students to produce a study and proposal for an alternative energy source for clean aviation. Finalists receive cash prizes, invitations to a forum at NASA Center in June, and possible internship opportunities. Apply on a rolling basis by February 28.