This paid opportunity was created for actively enrolled MIT undergraduate students in partnership with the PKG Center’s Social Impact Internship program. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Remote work allowed. In-person work is possible if mutually agreed by student and host site.
As an academic medical center, BIDMC has a substantial environmental footprint as laboratories are one of the most resource-intensive spaces in any industry and healthcare contributes to 10% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the United States every year; resulting in an impact on climate change and public health. To ensure that we are addressing this issue head-on, BIDMC has set sustainability goals related to carbon emissions, waste, green commuting, responsible procurement, and local & sustainable food. They’ve stablished a Green Labs Working Group that is dedicated to leading our labs in sustainability best practices that align and support the hospital-wide goals. They bring a collaborative approach to minimizing the use of energy, water, and material goods in our laboratories – all without composing research integrity.
This position will collaborate remotely with the Sustainability Program Manager and Green Labs Chair to provide resources and support programs tailored specifically for BIDMC’s laboratories and research community. The Sustainability Department is looking for a student with laboratory experience and passion for sustainability. This role will touch many aspects of lab sustainability and will be responsible for researching future opportunities, assisting with prioritizing the most impactful changes that can be made, managing the current projects through project management tools such as Trello, and creating communication tools to reach researchers across multiple buildings. This position will be working closely with both researchers and administrators, so strong communication skills are a must-have.
Skills, Qualifications, and Other Requirements:
1. 0-1 years related work experience (required);
2. Strong written and verbal communication skills (required);
3. Ability to display creativity, exercise sound judgment and demonstrate initiative;
4. Laboratory experience and knowledge (required)
5. 2+ years of undergraduate courses and lab experience (required)
6. Experience with Project Management Tools, such as Trello (preferred)
7. An interest in environmental issues (preferred)
Timing + Payment:
Full-time for IAP/January; between 120-160 hours. As part of the Social Impact Internship program, students may be eligible for a stipend of up to $2,000 or through federal work-study for eligible students.