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Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG)

Environmental Health and Research Interns

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG)


Description
Small, North Brooklyn based civic engagement non- profit seeks unpaid interns to assist their Environmental Community Organizer with implementing a NYSDEC Environmental Justice grant focused on aggregating and disseminating data about polluted sites in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg area.

Responsibilities:
The main focus of the internship will be aggregating and disseminating data about polluted “Hot Spot” sites in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg area. Students from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply, for example an intern’s concentration may include:


• Environmental Health/ Justice: identifying and reviewing data regarding polluted sites in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg area through reviewing of various reports, in-person interviews with academics and government officials; assist in identifying relevant data parameters and aggregate data into database


• GIS Mapping: collaborate with IT consultant to develop GIS map of environmental burdens and health risks, research similar GIS maps as well as other maps in geographic area to determine capability of collaboration, determine usability of map by community members, develop training materials


• Film/ Communication/ New Media: creating short films about “Hot Spots” and other neighborhood stories, developing social media strategy to identify and inform end users of information gathered


• Community Organizing/ Urban Planning/ Environmental Education: develop strategy regarding how GIS map will be utilized by various community members and organizations, coordinate outreach events and workshops, develop lesson plans for local schools

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will be self-motivated, able to research, document, write-up reports, present information in workshops, and participate in outreach and education events in the community.

Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated interest in environmental issues, be enrolled in a degree program (graduate students preferred), and available a minimum of 15 hours per week for the duration of the Fall semester. Interns must be able to work from NAG’s office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and be available to attend occasional offsite events as needed.

Preferred:
North Brooklyn residents as well as bi-lingual candidates, particularly Polish and Spanish speakers, are strongly encouraged to apply.

How TO APPLY:
Please send resume & cover letter to nag.bklyn@gmail.com.

About Organization:
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (formerly Neighbors Against Garbage) developed out of our neighborhood’s desire to recapture its waterfront, reduce local environmental hazards, and advocate for public policies promoting healthy mixed-use communities. We advocate with and for the people who live and work in the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Our approach to these issues is guided by the principle that our entire community is entitled to participate in decision-making and negotiation processes affecting our neighborhood, leadership of local mobilization efforts, and the design of a future vision for our community.

NAG does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status, will undertake or continue to ensure that minority group members and women are afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination, and shall make and document its conscientious and active efforts to employ and utilize minority and group members and women in its work force.


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