I had an intern of mind get in touch recently about sustainable job hunting. here's my reply
Nice hearing from you and I enjoy staying in touch via Facebook. Things are very quite now that energy prices are so low for both natural gas and gasoline. Our Green Home Tours are very popular and I’m enjoying learning more about what motivates people from the conversations.
The latest thing I have learned is that you can sell beauty but you can’t sell sustainability. It’s better to focus on the high end beauty of nature and not the science. It came from a friend of mind that does landscapes and interior design. She couldn’t get clients by promoting sustainable landscape but is busier than ever after she focused on beautiful contemporary design in landscapes and interiors. Now she has taken that to another level with personal coaching!
Since the built environment has finally recovered from the recession, I went to Greenbuild last year in LA and plan to go to Boston. It got there early and attended the workshops for LEED Project Management and Energy Modeling. It would be good for you to do so as well and introduce yourself to the companies you would like to work for. That’s what I do and over time it has created many successful relationships.
Let me know if you do go and we can meet up there.