Green America: Growing the Green Economy for People and the Planet

Industry Working Groups Intern

Clean Electronics Production

Hours: 20 hrs/week
Supervisor: Associate Director of Working Groups
Dates: January 15, 2015 through May 15, 2015
Deadline: Open until Filled.

Green America is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a just and sustainable society by harnessing economic power for positive change. Our unique approach involves working with consumers, investors and businesses on both the supply and demand sides of the market to build and economy that prioritizes the well-being of people and our planet. Our workplace reflects our goal of creating a more cooperative, environmentally sound economy. We have a participatory decision-making process, which aims to build consensus within the departments and teams.

The Clean Electronics Production project is Green America’s newest initiative that is being launched in conjunction with the demand side campaign, Bad Apple, which was introduced early in 2014. The Clean Electronics exploration focuses on addressing worker treatment/conditions in electronics manufacturing, starting with ending the use of toxic chemicals. Specifically, it focuses on eliminating the unprotected use of benzene, n-hexane and other toxic chemicals in the electronics supply chain, protecting both the workers exposed to these carcinogenic chemicals and the environment. Additionally, it will explore the broader set of issues and solutions for ending sweatshop abuses in the electronics industry supply chain. It would also leverage the work of Green America’s demand-side Bad Apple campaign and broaden it to focus on other electronics companies.

The Fellow is responsible for providing support for the research phase of Clean Electronics, as well as administrative support for the new Center for Industry Transformation. The position is based in the Green America offices, with a work-from-home allowance of up to 4 hours a week as determined by supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Researching the supply chain in the electronics industry, with a focus on mapping out key issues related to toxic chemicals and identifying key players.
  2. Obtaining contact information for key contacts and managing contact information in Salesforce
  3. Participating in interviews with key contacts as appropriate
  4. Participating in Design Team meetings and internal team meetings
  5. Supporting the Associate Director with administrative tasks related to the Center for Industry Transformation.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • An interest or knowledge in supply chain management
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Organized and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

HOW TO APPLY:

Send cover letter and resume to K. Kurth at wgjobs2014@greenamerica.org.

No calls, please. Email only. No calls please. Due the volume of applications we receive, we will not respond to every application we receive. If we wish to contact you for an interview, you will hear from us by phone or email.

Green America is an equal opportunity employer.

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