U.S. Green Building Council Texas Chapter
Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity – Business Development

U.S. Green Building Council Texas Chapter Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity – Business Development

A great internship opportunity is available for a smart, responsible, motivated student to work for the U.S. Green Building Council Texas Chapter, a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to accelerating adoption of green building and sustainable land development practices in Texas through outreach, education, advocacy and partnerships. Our goal is to enable an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that assures quality of life for all Texans.

Title: USGBC Texas Business Development Intern (Unpaid)
Hours: Min. 20 hours per week
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth or Austin

Job Description:
To work with the Executive Director and USGBC Texas Board on evaluating and developing a business proposition for our Texas Green Building Marketplace; reviewing financial policies, procedures & fund development strategies, and supporting marketing and communication efforts.

Work responsibilities include:
o Review potential options for the Texas Green Building Marketplace and make recommendations for the future, to either sell, close down or invest.
o Depending on the decision made above, develop a business plan for the Texas Green Building Marketplace
o Review financial policies and procedures and/or other governance documentation
o Develop a fundraising plan and bring together into one reference document the process for raising funds (from where, by whom, etc.)
o Monitor and enhance the chapter website and social media outlets
o Create and distribute marketing materials
o Assist with outreach activities

Position requirements:
– Ideally studying business, finance, marketing, communications or other related courses
– Must be computer and internet savvy; proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop and InDesign an advantage
– Prepared to do both innovative and everyday work
– Detail oriented, highly organized self-starter
– Willing to commit to working hard and, once committed, being reliable
– Knowledge of or passion for sustainable building, environmental issues or energy conservation a plus.

– Course credits available if applied for through your university or college internship program
– Opportunity to establish a solid network of potential contacts and employers around the country
– On the job training for non-profit management

Interested students should send an email with subject title: USGBC TEXAS CHAPTER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INTERN Summer 2017, along with your resume to the Texas Chapter Executive Director at jonathan@usgbctexas.org, cc: Jane Baxter Lynn jbl@jblstrategies.com.

Your message should explain the following: Who you are, why you are interested, why you think you qualify for the role, and what you’d like to gain from interning with the USGBC.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to be at the forefront of the mainstream green building movement!


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