Sustainability Internship: Climate Change Research – Wedges Analysis

Student Placement Opportunity:

Climate Change Research – Wedges Analysis

December 2013 – January 2014

1.            PLACEMENT INFORMATION

 MEFL is an independent not-for-profit organisation established by the Moreland City Council in 1999 to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the municipality and beyond. MEFL works closely with the Moreland community offering a range of services and programs to ensure a sustainable future. MEFL’s Office is located at Level 1, Suite 6, 200 Sydney Rd Brunswick 3056.

MEFL offers six student placement opportunities over the course of the year. Each placement is expected to continue for two months, 2-4 days per fortnight; however this is flexible. Student placements are designed to provide an opportunity for a student of a sustainability-related tertiary qualification to gain work experience in a dynamic independent community organization.

 For this placement, we seek an enthusiastic student of a sustainability-related tertiary qualification to assist the MEFL team with climate change research on the Wedges analysis project. The task of the Wedges analysis is to better understand the amount of greenhouse gas emissions reduction Moreland could achieve by 2030, based on an analysis of current emissions and reduction options.

 2.            KEY ACTIVITIES

 Work with the MEFL team to conduct further research and analysis on an identified section of the Wedges analysis.

 3.            APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS 

  • Applicant must be a current student of a sustainability-related tertiary qualification
  • Applicant must have:
    • an understanding of sustainability theory and current issues
    • the ability to undertake applied research and project work
    • excellent time management and organizational skills

Conditions for Credit:

Students that meet the eligibility criteria for the below units:

Undergraduate-

ATS3129 – Arts Internship.

Students from the following majors: Sustainability, environment and society

Geography and environmental science

For queries contact: Mr Robin Chacko

Postgraduate-

APG5763 – Sustainability internship

For queries contact: Dr Libby Porter

4.            PLACEMENT CONDITIONS

This is an unpaid student placement opportunity. Students are provided a stipend of $20 per working day toward meals and/or transport. It is envisioned that the student will commit to 2-4 days per fortnight, however time fraction and hours are negotiable. The placement will begin in December 2013 and continue for 2 months. A longer or shorter placement can be negotiated if the student’s course requires. Students should confirm academic credit for placements with their course coordinator before applying.

 5.            BACKGROUND INFORMATION

MEFL works with households, businesses, schools and community groups helping to:

·  Reduce wasteful energy use

·  Save money on power bills

·  Make buildings more comfortable to live and work in all year round

This work is done through:

·  Advice, training, consultancy services and advocacy work

·  Cheap and easy energy-saving tips, resource guides and info kits

·  Five Star Home Renovator’s Service

·  Detailed energy audits and recommendations

Moreland Energy Foundation Limited (MEFL) was established as an independent not-for-profit organisation more than 12 years ago by Moreland City Council with funds from the sale of the Brunswick Energy Supply Department.

Today, MEFL’s contribution – across residential, business, community and policy development – is more critical than ever given the need for an urgent transition to a sustainable energy future and action on climate change.

Our mission

MEFL works with households, businesses, community groups and governments on innovative approaches to implementing sustainable energy supply and reducing energy use.

Our values

Innovation, honesty, respect, resilience and teamwork.

6.            APPLICATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION

 To apply, please forward your curriculum vitae and a 1 page cover letter to Mel Miller, mel@mefl.com.au

 For more information about the role contact Mel Miller on 03 9385 8506 or email mel@mefl.com.au

 Applications close Monday 11 November.

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