VNRC is looking for a Sustainable Communities Intern

VNRC is looking for a Sustainable Communities Intern

The Vermont Natural Resources Council is seeking an intern to support its Sustainable Communities Program this fall. Join our efforts by supporting research and analysis to update the statewide Smart Growth Progress Report!

Duties include conducting research and analysis which may include interviews; analyzing maps to assess the characteristics of different smart growth and sprawl locations; and populating detailed spreadsheets. The main topics to be researched include economic development, capital, and transportation spending. (Previous versions of this research, which is being updated, can be found here.)

Ideal candidates will have the following skills and competencies:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and problem-solve
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Experience with internet and non-internet research
  • Experience with MS Excel and Google maps or Google Earth
  • Be comfortable talking on the phone

Graduate-level students will receive priority considerations, but undergraduates may apply.

The schedule is flexible, but at least 10-15 hours of work per week is strongly preferred. This is an unpaid internship.

To apply, please send a cover letter addressing your experience with the skills and competencies listed above, as well as a current resume, to Kate McCarthy, Sustainable Communities Program Director, at