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Student Administrative Assistant
The Administrative Assistant will work with GDAE’s Program Coordinator to help ensure a smooth running office. They will assist with:

  • General office management
  • Financial and administrative support
  • Support GDAE’s information technology needs
  • Event planning
  • Grant assistance

This is a 5-10 hour/week position. Pay will be $12/hour, depending on experience.
An ideal candidate is a Tufts undergraduate student with work-study funding.
See additional details, qualifications and application instructions.

Research Assistant in Applied Environmental, Energy and Consumer Policy
The Applied Economics Clinic (AEC) provides technical expertise to public service organizations working on topics related to the environment, consumer rights, the energy sector, and community equity. The Research Assistant will be assisting an economist in applied work on environmental and consumer equity issues by summarizing written materials, collecting data, creating spreadsheets, writing policy memos, and carrying out simple communications, web, and social media tasks.

Positions are open for both the summer and fall, and hours per week are flexible. Hourly rate starts at $15/hour. Competitive hourly rate depending on experience and skills. Ideal candidate is a student with work-study funding. Applications for Fall semester preferred by September 1, 2017.
See qualifications and application instructions.

Research Assistant on Savings Group Project
Research Assistant will work with GDAE Research Fellow JeffreyAshe to build on the work of "Saving for Change", a savings group program. Job duties include:

  • Expand the existing summary report on Saving for Change in El Salvador and Guatemala by synthesizing and incorporating transcribed interviews in Spanish into the report. Translate this report from Spanish into English.
  • Summarize extensive transcribed interviews collected in El Salvador and Guatemala with Saving for Change trainers and volunteers in 2013 into a compelling 30-page summary.
  • Read and synthesize “Hablan Lideres Campesinos del Ecuador” collected in 1968 and also the interviews collected in April of this year into a report.

This is a paid position with a time commitment of ~12 hours per week. The start date is as soon as possible.
See qualifications and application instructions.


Environmental Programs at Tufts University

The Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) website provides links to the various environmental undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at the university as well as a complete listing of Tufts' environmental programs and the university's environmental policy.

Tufts Office of Sustainability
This office serves as a resource, a catalyst, and an advocate for environmental sustainability at Tufts.

Additional Resources

Links to organizations which perform educational, policy, or advocacy work related to GDAE's mission.

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