Employment Opportunities at CNT, CNT Energy and IGOTM CarSharing
CNT welcomes inquiries concerning unpaid internships. Internships are decided on a case-by-case basis, matching a volunteer’s interests and skills with a project need. The internship opportunities listed below are just some of the positions that may be available. If you are interested an internship at CNT, study this website to see where your and CNT’s interests align. Contact Stephen Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities.
For job and internship opportunities at CNT Energy, please visit http://www.cntenergy.org/contact/careers/
The Center for Neighborhood Technology seeks an experienced professional as the leader of its Transportation and Community Development Program (TCD). The program’s mission is to increase the location efficiency of urban regions by supporting and developing vibrant sustainable communities around existing transportation assets, and promoting diverse mobility options.
To meet this challenge CNT has developed tools and metrics which make transparent the benefits of transit, transit-oriented development, and cargo oriented industrial revitalization; and assists cities and regions in identifying and pursuing transportation-centered development strategies that foster resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce household cost of living.
CNT seeks a creative and effective leader with the vision, skills and entrepreneurial approach to help redirect public and private investment flows in the United States toward smart, livable communities. This person will work closely with CNT’s other programs and affiliate organizations. The Director reports to CNT’s CEO.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides strategic leadership to our Transportation and Community Development (TCD) program
- Leads and manages the TCD program and staff
- Develops TCD project goals, objectives, strategies, or initiatives in collaboration with other CNT staff
- Represents CNT in transportation and community development policy and economic development regional and national venues and coalitions
- Provides transportation and community development contract services to municipalities and planning agencies
- Works with our Research and Development division, develops and oversees a research program designed to further TCD objectives
- Secures foundation and contract revenue sufficient to grow the program
- Develops and maintains strong working relationships internally and externally with key stakeholders
- Develops reports and presentations to communicate TCD strategy, and the value of location efficiency and transportation infrastructure to a broad group of stakeholders including but not limited to: community and civic groups, transportation and economic development professionals, media, government, foundations and nonprofits
- Participates in the CNT staff leadership group
- 10+ years of experience in transportation planning, transportation economics, transportation financing, market research and/or microeconomics
- Strong data analysis and data management skills
- Strong program development, project management, policy development and fundraising experience
- Understanding of housing finance and/or urban development issues and policies
- Experience in helping design value capture systems through mechanisms such as tax-increment financing, special service areas, municipal bonds, or business improvement districts.
- Experience in or knowledge of freight planning, industrial development, transit oriented development, brownfields and workforce development helpful
- Ability to work with nationally prominent teams, organizations and decision makers
- Working knowledge of transportation analysis such as travel demand management or transit planning; and knowledge of statutory and regulatory frameworks relevant to transportation
- Demonstrated experience in producing opinion-shaping publications for popular and technical audiences
- Knowledge of, interest in, and use of information technology and social media
- Ability to work collaboratively and develop effective teams
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Masters degree in Urban Planning, Economics, engineering or related field
- Ability to manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously
- Flexibility and a sense of humor
The preferred candidate is an organized, collaborative, and creative professional with strong communication and interpersonal skills. He or she will have the ability to anticipate issues; propose solutions; represent them in public venues; implement them successfully with flexibility, persistence and resilience; and to creatively work with partners, networks, and leaders, both nationally and locally.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:
Human Resources – TCD Director
Center for Neighborhood Technology
2125 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Fax to 773-278-3840 or email to email@example.com.
No phone calls please.
CNT Energy is looking for a Multimedia/Outreach Intern who can help to produce, edit, and promote engaging multimedia content about our programs, services, organization, and industry. Our ideal intern has a mix of graphic design, photography, video (filming and editing) skills and education, along with an interest in social media and outreach. The intern will clearly, consistently, and effectively communicate our mission to a wide range of external stakeholders, including policymakers, practitioners, industry leaders, media, and program participants. The Multimedia/Outreach Intern should have a strong interest in urban sustainability and energy efficiency.
The Multimedia/Outreach Intern reports to the Communications Manager. The Multimedia/Outreach Intern will also work closely with CNT Energy communications staff and others to gather data and information necessary for their work when needed.
- Help develop multimedia content to support CNT Energy engagement, including newsletters, graphics/illustrations, signage, videos, webinars, presentations, posters, and flyers;
- Facilitate and document multimedia storytelling in target communities and across Chicago; including documentation of community and individual stories—across a range of media (film, photography, written accounts, and audio)—for use in community engagement;
- Help design communications materials, in coordination with CNT Energy Communications staff and consultants; build and maintain a library of outreach materials;
- Contribute to a robust social media presence to engage a diversity of program audiences, including design of strategy, and explore and build a cross-platform presence (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.);
- Support integration/coordination of program media into broader CNT Energy communication strategy;
- Coordinate or help coordinate outreach events, workshops, and surveys.
- Graphic design and illustration skills – creative, fast, and flexible – with a particular interest in developing materials that can engage a diversity of audiences;
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms
- Demonstrated photographic and video skills (capturing and editing);
- Interest/experience in urban sustainability and energy efficiency;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Excellent organizational ability;
- A personality that is creative, fun-loving, proactive, and energetic;
- A strong team player, quick to deliver, organized, and comfortable working in a non-profit setting;
- Willingness to “chip in,” helping with events and activities throughout Chicagoland.
Terms of Service
Internships at CNT Energy are unpaid positions, for current or recent college graduates. The usual time commitment is for ten weeks, 40 hours/week. The Multimedia/Outreach Intern will gain valuable experience in multimedia production and outreach, contribute to a personal portfolio of professional materials and clips, and learn firsthand about innovative and successful urban sustainability programs from a dynamic, growing organization and its partners.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and samples of your work to:
Human Resources – Multimedia/Outreach Intern
1741 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Write position name in the subject line or on the envelope. Fax to 773-278-3840 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls.
CNT is looking for Communications and Development interns to assist and support our efforts to position CNT, both nationally and locally, as a leader in the field of sustainable development.
- Social Media participation
- Media coverage research and organizing
- Assisting with fundraising mailings
- Data Entry, as needed
- Special Events support
- Interest in sustainability issues
- Excellent writing skills
- Familiarity with website or social media content creation
- Proactive nature
- Comfortable working independently
- Attention to detail
- Ability to balance priorities for multiple projects at the same time and meet all deadlines
- Ability to keep large number of files organized
Terms of Service
Start Date – ASAP. Internships at CNT are unpaid. The usual time commitment is approximately 20 – 40 hours per week for ten weeks. CNT will assist the intern in acquiring course credit if possible.
How to Apply
The Center for Neighborhood Technology is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.