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OPPORTUNITIES


INITIATIVES & EVENTS


OffGridBox:  Fund Developer

This position is a policy / grant writer to be located in Boston at OffGridBox.  The position will be paid and part-time during the spring or summer sessions.   Opportunity includes working with international organizations, corporates, and foundations to help bring in support. OffGridBox provides affordable clean water and power in developing countries.

More on OffGridBox:
OffGridBox is a fast paced, social enterprise startup with an international team. In less than 2 years, we raised $800k in funding and sold 28 units in 8 countries for different segments including humanitarian, household retail, and service to industry. Our solution is a modular and compact unit providing renewable energy and treated water in remote areas. We see one unit, managed by a local women co-op in a Rwandese village, impacts 1000 people providing Tier 1 electricity and sterilized water with a $0.12 per day, per family on a PayAsYouGo basis.

The position will provide you with the following opportunities:
- Develop a deep knowledge of non-traditional funding sources
- Work closely with executives of an international company
- Grow your professional network in Boston, Rwanda, and Italy
- Learn more about social impact and startup companies
- Possibly, a long-term position (if earned/available)

We are looking for:
- Excellent written communication skills
- Top-shelf research skills
- Ability to understand our business and the organization offering the grant funding/equity investment
- Great organizational skills
- Ability to understand and execute complex instructions
- Outstanding computer skills
- Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or Politics
- Interested in policy/clean-tech/social enterprises

Not required (but a plus!):
- French and/or Italian language skills
- Masters degree in relevant field

Apply by 1/1/2018 by following instructions on the OffGridBox website!


The Horizons Fellowship 

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! 

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more!

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. 

Interested students can start an application here! 


Ceres Job Opportunity:

Are you ready to change investor and company practices on climate change and other sustainability challenges?

-Senior Manager, Investor Engagement
-Assistant, Water Program

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. Apply for open positions and internships in Boston!


Watts Water Technologies: Leadership Rotational Program

Through this 24 month rotational development program, participants will gain a better understanding of the Watts business model and determine where their passions and interests lie as they start their career. Participants will experience a wide range of assignments as they establish broad experiences via three 8-month interdepartmental rotations designed to develop critical leadership and functional skills.

Sponsoring Departments include:

  • Engineering
  • Sourcing
  • Operations
  • Sales

GET YOUR FEET WET WITH WATTS!

For additional information on roles and responsibilities, qualifications, and expectations, please see the posting here.


World Resources Institute (WRI) Water Risk Data Analytics Paid Internship Opening

The Water GIS & Data Intern (the Intern) will be working on the Aqueduct Project (Aqueduct), a WRI Signature Initiative, helping conduct geospatial analysis of global water risks, and the water-energy and water-food nexus, and provide technical and analytical support to Aqueduct's private sector engagement.
Duration: 3 months
Start/End Months: November/December 2017 – January/February 2018

For more information and to apply, click here.


Cambrian Innovation:  Process Engineer III Job Opportunity

Cambrian Innovation is looking for a Process Engineer III for our Watertown, MA office.  Please view more details here.


EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Stormwater runoff is a significant source of water pollution in communities across the United States. The Campus RainWorks Challenge seeks to engage with undergraduate and graduate students to foster a dialogue about responsible stormwater management and showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices. Student teams design an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus that effectively manages stormwater pollution while benefitting the campus community and the environment.  

For the 2017 challenge the first place team in each design category will receive a student prize of $2,000 to be divided evenly among the team and a faculty prize of $3,000. The second place team in each category will receive a student prize of $1,000 to be divided evenly among the team and a faculty prize of $2,000. Registration closes September 30, entries due December 15 (more info).


MIT Food & Agribusiness Innovation Prize

The Food & Agribusiness Prize is a premier business-plan competition for early-stage ideas and businesses developed by undergraduate and graduate students.  Applications must involve a new or innovative product, service, or process for, or directly related to, food and agribusiness. This is a fantastic opportunity to be paired with a mentor, develop a business plan, pitch an idea and compete to win $25,000 in prize money ($15,000 and $10,000 awarded to first and second place, respectively).

Applications are now open!  Deadline to apply is December 22, 2017.  Additional information can be found here.


Research


 "Digital Technology – the Next Generation of Water Mixing"  -   Watts Water Technologies 2017   (Paper)