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Climate Resiliency & Sustainability Intern

CNP was founded in 1988 to serve the unique role of a local community development funding and support intermediary for community development corporations (CDCs), and it is a vital partner to Cleveland's community revitalization efforts. In 1991 and 1992, the New Village Corporation (NVC) and Village Capital Corporation (VCC) subsidiaries, respectively, were established to further real estate development and lending in the neighborhoods.
CNP believes that CDCs are the best instruments to drive neighborhood revitalization. They are trusted partners in neighborhoods - closest to residents and small businesses, and they exist beyond the lifecycles of individual actors and political systems, allowing them to balance the immediate and long-term needs of neighborhoods. CNP’s mission is to strengthen the community development ecosystem to foster the equitable revitalization of Cleveland’s neighborhoods.   
The Climate Resiliency & Sustainability intern, under the supervision of the Manager of Climate Resiliency & Sustainability, will work with the Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization team to learn about and support several sustainability and environmental initiatives. The intern will have an opportunity to work on solar deployment, energy efficiency, circular economy, and neighborhood tree plans through research, mapping, community engagement, and administrative support.
  • Create a map and a database of the circular economy business and project landscape in Cleveland
  • Assist with planning, coordination, and facilitation of stakeholder and community engagement events, including coordinating with CDCs, ambassadors, neighborhood partners and residents for relevant programs/projects
  • Work with CNP Marketing team to create communication updates in Circular Cleveland website.
  • Assist in research to prioritize neighborhoods and energy efficiency retrofits and renewable energy transitions.
  • Assist in development of a solar plan for Shaker Square. 
·        Provide timely reports and support the Manager of Climate Resiliency & Sustainability in related projects as needed
Preferred Qualifications
  • A strong commitment to urban neighborhoods and equity
  • Background and knowledge from work or academic experience related to environmental sciences
  • Knowledge and skills in mapping (Google, GIS, Wordpress)
  • Interested in community engagement and developing social media communication.
  • Self-motivation, capacity to learn, and ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven project management skills
Additional Information
·        Part-time work (up to 20 hours) in a hybrid office environment
·        May require occasional travel to off-site meetings or special events
·        Hourly compensation of $15 per hour
·        Intern period mid-May to August 2022

·        Interested applicants should provide a cover letter and resume to