Clean Yield Asset Management
Social Research & Advocacy Intern | Summer
Hours Per Week: 35-40
Position Starts: June 8, 2020
End Date: August 7, 2020
Location: Norwich, VT
Main Focus of Internship:
Research & Analysis
At Clean Yield, we help our clients meet their long-term financial goals while making a positive difference in the world. Since 1984, we have engaged with progressive investors to generate healthy returns through investments that reflect their values. We build custom portfolios that actively channel investment dollars toward developing a more just and environmentally sustainable economy. At Clean Yield, clients find principles and profits working together.
Clean Yield is seeking a summer intern to support our social research, shareholder advocacy, and B Corp efforts. Specific projects may include performing social reviews of Clean Yield investments, researching companies to identify companies involved in sustainable solutions, assessing climate and water risks and opportunities across portfolios, collating shareholder advocacy results and identifying advocacy opportunities, and supporting annual B Corp/Vermont Benefit Corp reporting.
Suitable candidates will have strong analytical and writing capabilities, as well as good attention to detail and intellectual curiosity. The ability to find humor in things is also appreciated!
Desired Skills, Attributes, and Knowledge
A commitment to environmental sustainability or social justice issues or a demonstrated interest in sustainable or impact investing would be helpful.
Education and Professional Development Outcomes
The intern will gain experience in the inner workings of sustainable and impact investing, as well as familiarity with the B Corp reporting and assessment framework. Specific projects aiming at identifying sustainable solutions companies may be included in work portfolios.
Work Environment and Culture
- Collaborative work
- Opportunity for all workers to contribute ideas
- Sense of community
- Independent/autonomous work
- Focus on social responsibility in the work/workplace
- Access to managers who can act as mentors
- Respect based upon accomplishments, not seniority
- Diversity valued, welcomed and encouraged
- Casual Dress
Clean Yield is a values-driven organization where everyone contributes to the firm’s success. We enjoy flexible scheduling, a casual work environment, and a strong sense of team.
Your application will consist of your cover letter and resume. Please address your cover letter to Molly Betournay, Director of Social Research and Advocacy, Clean Yield Asset Management, 16 Beaver Meadow Road, Norwich, VT 05055. Applications will only be accepted by clicking on the”Apply” button on this page. You will complete an application form and upload your application materials.