USGBC-MO Gateway takes over Regional Environmental Internship Program

USGBC-Missouri Gateway inherited the Regional Environmental Internship Program (REIP) Climate Action Internship program from FOCUS St. Louis in summer 2012. This internship was developed by the FOCUS St. Louis Environmental Sustainability Implementation Committee, which was tasked with implementing the Environmental Sustainability Roadmap: A Toolkit for Local Governments published by Focus St. Louis in 2009.

The Climate Action Internship consists of two modules – a Greenhouse Gas Inventory Module and a Climate Action Plan Module.  USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is currently seeking two interns for fall 2012. Each intern will work with one municipality on the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Module. This is a paid internship. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Module involves conducting a GHG inventory and estimating future GHG emission trends. It is primarily a technical internship. It involves studying energy use in the major sectors of the local government’s operations and the major sectors of the community as a whole. Using this data, the intern is able to construct an estimate of the amount of energy used, its cost, and the amount of GHG emitted. In addition, using estimates of future economic, population, and energy intensity trends, the intern is able to construct an estimate of future energy use, energy costs, and GHG emissions. Interns will work directly with municipalities to develop an inventory.

For more information about the internship opportunity, download the job description or contact Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854.

For more information about the Environmental Sustainability Roadmap: A Toolkit for Local Governments, see the full report here.

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