Please apply directly to this organization if seeking internship and contact Professor Warren Lerude for credit at 775 784 4192.
The Business Environmental Program at the University of Nevada Reno is seeking one or more interns to help with communications and learn environmental practices.
Job Description: Journalism/Communications and/or Environmental Intern
Working with one or more environmental professional(s), the intern(s) will learn how to market the programs of greenUP!, WSPPN (Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network), and the Business Environmental Program using a variety of communications techniques. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Writing promotional fillers and blogs for events and webinars
· Putting together media list and contacting journalists
· Helping with outreach to Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada) for WSSPN
· Creating surveys and compiling results
· Assistance in compiling measurement data for source reduction and environmental outcomes
· Helping to promote launch of green business program in Reno for greenUP!
· Events include: WSPPN Conference (May 2012); greenUP! Tour de green (September 2012); P2 Week Video Contest (ongoing); greenUP! (mixers TBD); Webinars (TBD)
No prior experience necessary. Helpful to possess journalism and communications skills including public relations, media outreach, writing, blogging, filmmaking, web content and design or graphics. Background in environmental science or management is helpful and an interest in preserving the environment is a must.
Contact: Donna Walden firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Walden works at the Business Environmental Program for the University of Nevada Reno and is responsible for The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network. WSPPN is a cooperative alliance of pollution prevention (P2) programs throughout EPA Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada). The network serves as a technical resource for regional P2 issues through researching, consolidating, and disseminating P2 information.
Walden possesses 20+ years of experience in global marketing; working with large Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike to build a market presence worldwide. Donna has done business in 15 countries and owned and managed a public relation/marketing firm in Silicon Valley for 12 years servicing 30 multi-national clients during which time she hired and trained many employees including interns.
Formed in 1988 as part of the Nevada Small Business Development Center in the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. Offices in Reno and Las Vegas. BEP provides free and confidential assistance to businesses throughout Nevada. We manage the EPA Region 9 (NV, CA, AZ, HI, Tribes) Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange Center which provides technical information and training.
BEP Specialists have over 40 years of professional experience in all of the environmental regulations. Our assistance focuses on reducing liability through efficiency and management by minimizing waste. We provide solutions or informational referrals to all types of environmental management questions in a free and confidential setting. BEP offers educational seminars on topics of interest to Nevada businesses. Our hazardous waste management seminar is offered twice a year in Reno and Las Vegas. Other topics include Energy Efficiency, business sector specific training, pollution prevention and waste reduction.