Fulltime Summer Intern at Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center
Awarded a full-time internship through The Forest Foundation, an organization “committed to the next generation of leaders interested in making a difference in their communities”; participated in daily operations, primarily responsible for all stages of the Renewable Communities report; designed and distributed a comprehensive clean energy/energy efficiency survey to all 351 Massachusetts communities; synthesized and analyzed the results of 191 completed surveys; composed energy profiles with local officials for leading communities and developed local and state-level policy recommendations to improve energy sourcing and efficiency; supervised two part-time summer interns; organized and hosted the official release of Renewable Communities in Boston, plus eight additional press events around the State; Full version of the report may be found at: http://www.environmentmassachusettscenter.org/reports/mac/renewable-communities-0
May 2016 - August 2016
Intern at Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Served as a full-time research intern for Pine Tree Legal Assistance; Compiled records to help build client defense; Assisted with the intake of new clients; Attended weekly "case meetings" to determine legal strategy for upcoming cases.
April 2016 - May 2016
Contributing Writer at EarthTalk Magazine
Write online articles for the digital publication of EarthTalk magazine; Assigned questions from readers about different environmental problems to research and answer in approximately 500 words. Examples of my pieces may be seen here: http://earthtalk.org/author/john-mcreynolds/
Gathered research for a report on the dismal conditions of public housing in Lewiston, Maine. Tracked a large number of LLC's to a single address, investigated the conditions of the buildings they held (through both in-person interviews and in public code enforcement records) and compiled information for a report released in early August 2015. The report may be seen here: https://www.mainepeoplesalliance.org/sites/default/files/imce/Time%20to%20name%20names.pdf
April 2015 - May 2015
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