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18850 103rd Avenue SW Suite 220
Vashon, WA 98070

Shea Project Update

BDL is hard at work on the development of an improved shea roaster in Northern Ghana. We are actively raising funds for the completion of the project and your support is greatly appreciated! Please consider donating to the project above.

What’s it like to work at Burn Design Lab?

Burn Design Lab is an ambitious research and design organization. We provide the opportunity to work at an innovative lab and solve some of the world's biggest problems.

Grant Writing & Development Internship

6+ months, starting April 2019

Position
Do you have a concern for people and the environment?  Do you have excellent oral and written communication skills?  Are you well organized?  Do you want to make an impact in the world? 

Burn Design Lab, headquartered on Vashon Island, WA (a short ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle) is offering a one-year fellowship position to an energetic, well-organized, and personable graduate.  We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, (a background in environmental or other science is a plus), who has an interest in grant searching, grant writing, event planning, fundraising, and development. Burn Design Lab provides a modest salary for the selected candidate. 

Burn Design Lab is an internationally focused non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of lives and the environment in the developing world through research, design, and development of outstanding cookstoves and fuels.  

Depending upon qualifications, aptitude, and current need, the successful candidate will become engaged in:
- Grant identification & vetting
- Grant writing
- Donor relationship development and organization
- Coordination of fundraising efforts
- Communication – newsletters, outreach, social media, etc. 
- Other research and organization support. 

About You
Applicants should have all of the following attributes:
- Excellent written communication skills
- Excellent oral communication skills
- Ability to multitask, stay organized, and get things done. 
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
- A positive attitude and enthusiasm about making a difference
- Strong work ethic
- (Social media management, or journalistic experience is a plus)

Start Date & Duration
The fellowship is 12 months duration, with the potential for extending by mutual agreement.  The preferred start date is July 2019. 

Apply
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@burndesignlab.org. For more information on BURN Design Lab, please visit www.burndesignlab.org or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BURNDesignLab.

Mechanical Design Engineer Fellowship

12+ months, starting April-June 2019

Position Description

Do you have a concern for people and the environment? Do you have a background in engineering with an interest in design? Are you both creative and results-oriented? Do you enjoy research and want to make an impact in the world? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Are you willing to make a difference in your life in order to make a difference in the world? 

Burn Design Lab, headquartered on Vashon Island, WA is offering an entry-level engineering position to a clear-thinking, creative, mechanical or industrial design engineering graduate who is ready to make lasting contributions to the development of cutting-edge biomass-burning cookstoves. We are looking or someone who enjoys working with others to develop creative solutions to challenging problems. Burn Design Lab will provide a modest salary to the selected candidate.

Burn Design Lab is a U.S.-based internationally focused nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of lives and the environment in the developing world through the research, design, and development of outstanding cookstoves and fuels.

The successful candidate will be engaged in some or all of the following: 
- Working both alone and in collaboration with others to develop conceptual designs
- Using CAD (SolidWorks) to develop detailed designs of clean-burning biomass cookstoves
- Building prototypes from sheet metal (forming, spot welding, and general metal fabrication), ceramics, refractory, and other materials.
- Conducting laboratory-based performance and emissions testing of cookstoves
- Evolving stove design based on both test results and feedback from prospective users
- Cookstove material evaluation and selection                                                                                                - International Travel to one or more developing countries  

Experience
Applicants should have the following experience and aptitudes:

- A degree in mechanical engineering and/or industrial design
- Competency in SolidWorks and/or other CAD tools.
- Hands-on maintenance, fabrication, and/or construction experience.
- Eagerness to learn both hands-on and academically                                                                                      - Ability to effectively get project work done 
- Ability to thrive both independently and in a team environment
- A willingness to do what is needed for the success of the organization and its mission
- A strong work ethic

Start Date and Duration
This position is 12+ months in duration, beginning in May - June 2019.

Apply
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@burndesignlab.org. For more information on BURN Design Lab, please visit www.burndesignlab.org or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BURNDesignLab.



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Interested in exploring a partnership?

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