The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS), established in 1975, is a non-profit education, research, and demonstration organization specializing in life cycle planning and design. CMPBS undertakes projects based on their potential contribution to site, regional and global sustainability and human health, and actively pursues collaborations with associate organizations, businesses and professional firms.
Projects emphasize regional contexts as bases for responsible resource use relative to materials, energy, water, waste, food, and meaningful employment. CMPBS’s expertise is accessible through green planning and design services, conference presentations, public lectures, and published papers. Please see www.cmpbs.org for more information.
Since 1990, the Center has offered a limited number of credit- and non-credit-based internships to qualified young adults. The interdisciplinary approach bridges practical, hands-on work opportunities with individual CMPBS projects that draw on the interns’ skills and interests. Interns from many academic disciplines come to the Center between undergraduate and graduate programs, for a summer hands-on practicum, to fulfill academic internship requirements, or to enhance professional skills relating to sustainable planning and design.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and references at least 2 months prior to the desired start date. Because positions are limited, earlier applications (3 – 6 months in advance) are encouraged. Applicants interested in working with design projects should submit a portfolio in addition to other application materials.
Applicants should be specific about availability; we require a minimum 3-months participation, however, we strongly suggest that applicants plan for an internship period of at least 6 months, as it allows for more in-depth exposure to CMPBS projects. Interns are provided a modest stipend and basic living quarters on-site if needed.
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