Environmental Studies Blog

April 3, 2013

Earthnotes April 02

Filed under: Earthnotes — Shota Adamia @ 3:36 pm

This Issue:

* Brandeis Earthday April 23! Stay tuned for Announcements, including Carbon Nation Film Showing!

* Save the Date! Environmental Internship Symposium, May 2 6:30-8:30pm

Office Hours with Environmental Protection Agency (Dr. Noha Gaber)
* Apply to be a UDR for Environmental Studies!
* Mega-Job, Internship, Research & Fellowship Corner for current students, alumni and friends! 

SAVE THE DATE Thursday May 2: 



Pearlman Lounge 

Refreshments served!

Recommended for all students hoping to do an internship. Come to support your friends, hear about exciting work, meet internship supervisors and learn about the many opportunities!   

For further info please contact me goldin@brandeis.edu

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March 13, 2013

MARCH 12, 2013 Earthnotes

Filed under: Earthnotes — chansen @ 5:45 pm

MARCH 12, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from Noon – 1:00pm in the International Lounge, Usdan Student Center
Space limited. RSVP here.
Questions? Contact Caroline O’Shea in the Hiatt Career Center.

Are you interested in working with the National Park Service? Interested in conservation? Looking for a chance to explore the outdoors where you live, make new friends, give back to your community? Have you considered theSCA?
Are you interested in sustainability issues? Interested in helping Brandeis go green-er? Did you know that the SCA has teamed up with ARAMARK to offer a a hands-on sustainability internship at Brandeis during the summer and into the fall semester?

Join the Hiatt Career Center and the Environmental Studies Program for a Brown Bag Lunch Session with Beth McCarthy, the SCA Northeast Recruiter. Ms. McCarthy will be at Brandeis to discuss summer internships with the SCA as well as conservation corps AND to discuss the new and paid ARAMARK Sustainability Internship at Brandeis.  Attend this Brown Bag Lunch Session with to learn more about these terrific programs.  After the brown bag session there will be an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the recruiter to have your resume reviewed or talk through either the SCA generally or the ARAMARK internship in particular.

For more information regarding the position, please visit the website!

February 25, 2013

Earthnotes February 20, 2013

Filed under: Earthnotes — Shota Adamia @ 4:39 pm

Lots of opportunities below!  Stay tuned to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and more opportunities. 

For info on courses, the two ENVS JBS programs,the Internship program and other information, check out the Environmental Studies ENVS website  Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/159239994157799/ 

This Issue:

*Real Food at Brandeis
*Research, Job, Internship and Fellowship Corner for current students, alumni and friends!
Real Food at Brandeis
From Brandeis Real Food: “A group of us have been working to get real food (local/fair-trade/ecologically-sound/humane) here at Brandeis for 3+ years and are re-igniting our campaign. We want Brandeis to be a pioneer in this movement, to be relentless in combating climate change, and to utilize our passion ffaror social justice to work for equality of rights to healthy, sustainable food. After all, the right food can unite the community, energize its members from producers to consumers, and stimulate a drive for a better tomorrow. Please join with us and sign our petition!”



**Job, Fellowship, Internship and Research Corner**
For Undergraduates, New Graduates, Grad Students, Alumni and Friends!
Some of the internships, research may also be available for academic credit with the summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first goldin@brandeis.edu

Clean Air-Cool Planet: Applications for 2013 Climate Fellowship program.  Due March 1

“CA-CP’s Climate Fellowships pair outstanding students with important projects that will propel the US toward a low-carbon future. Fellows spend 10 weeks during the summer working on meaningful, challenging projects at CA-CP and with our partners. In return, Fellows receive a stipend, as well as supervision, mentorship, and unique networking opportunities. 2013 Fellows will also join a growing group of nearly 50 CA-CP Climate Fellowship alumni, the vast majority of whom have remained in the environmental/energy fields.  Review available Fellowship postings and learn how to apply at http://cleanair-coolplanet.org/2013-fellowships/. All Fellowship applications must be received by March 1, 2013, in order to be considered.”

Jobs for 2013 Graduates: Environment America

From EA: “Environment America is a federation of 29 state based-citizen funded environmental activist groups that work on national issues at a local level.  Currently we are working on campaigns ranging from trying to address the current global warming threats, to reducing our countries dependency on oil, to preserving the country’s parks, wildlife refuges and forests.  Start date for positions is August 2013



submit your application online: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/apply-be-environment-america-fellow.” 

Lead Farmer- Camp Young Judaea, Wimberly, TX

From the camp: “Position Purpose: To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of farming and gardening activities that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the camper’s ages and abilities. They will be responsible for the management of the farming specialists, program, equipment and supplies.” See attached flyer for more information. Contactyael@cyjtexas.org.

Internship- The Green Program, Costa Rica   “The GREEN Program enhances your understanding of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability industries by taking you outside of the classroom and into the field. By gaining exclusive access to different Renewable Energy facilities in Costa Rica, you will receive the hands-on experience you need to accelerate your career. The GREEN Program provides a perfect balance of interactive online modules, engaging group discussions, and exclusive facility visits to inform, engage, and inspire students of all majors.The GREEN Program is a 12-day experience which combines education, adventure, and cultural immersion that creates a lasting impact and helps you accelerate your career.To gain a better understanding of The GREEN Program visit our website at www.theGREENprogram.com,view our program video, and download our Program Package.” 

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates– Geospatial Reseach and Mapping (GRAM), O’AHU, HI Application deadline march 1st 2013. Geography and Archaeology undergraduates, as well as others interested in the study of landscapes, may be interested in our summer 2013 field program on geospatial research and mapping (GRAM) that will take place at both California State University Long Beach and at the famous* Kualoa Ranch in the picturesque Ka’a’awa valley on the north shore of O’ahu. For more information, visit: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/geography/nsf-reu/

Eco-Innovation Fellow, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Dorchester, MA
“The Eco-Innovation Fellow will have primary responsibility for generating the data and analysis, surfacing innovative models and program support needed to guide sustainable development activities in the Eco-Innovation district, currently defined as the Talbot Norfolk Triangle sub-neighborhood. Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. Send resumes with cover letter and salary requirements by February 21, 2013 to gail@csndc.com or to Executive Director, Codman Square NDC, 587 Washington St, Dorchester, MA 02124. For more information, visit: http://csndc.com/jobinfo.php

Internship – Vermont Farm Viability Program, Montpelier, VT 
The Vermont Farm Viability Program is seeking a summer intern to conduct research and outreach, as well as other projects as they arise. Work would involve a combination of travel to farms and office time. Specific projects may include: site visits to enrolled farms & photographic documentation; writing case studies about participants; surveying participants for program evaluation; attending agricultural workshops and events; data analysis & database management; designing outreach materials Hours for this position are flexible: 20-40 hours a week for 8-12 weeks. Personal transportation will be necessary; mileage will be reimbursed. Unpaid; a stipend may be available to cover expenses. School-year internships also possible. Office is located in Montpelier, VT. For more information, contact Liz Gleason at 802-828-3370 or liz@vhcb.org.

ENVenture, Multiple Locations

From the organization, “ENVenture is tackling health, sanitation, and underemployment challenges in developing countries by supporting young entrepreneurs. ENVenture’s fellowship and mentorship program offers young innovators business training in partnership with local community-based organizations to help them launch and operate sustainable businesses. Young entrepreneurs will create working supply chains in remote villages to market and sell thousands of safer, low-carbon products like solar lights, improved cookstoves, water filters, and energy-saving fuel briquettes. Find out more here: http://www.indiegogo.com/cleanenergystoreUganda/x/2061454 .

Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation in Washington, DC.
From the organization, “We are a non-profit organization looking to provide recent graduates with a job opportunity to teach English in China for one year through our Ameson Year in China (AYC) program. Participants will receive a monthly stipend, free housing, reimbursed airfare, free health insurance, and more.  The only qualification requirements are to be a native English speaker and have graduated from an accredited US college/university.
Ameson Foundation – www.ameson.org Ameson Year in China – www.ameson.org/ayc Please feel free to contact me at jhyman@ameson.org.  Let me know if you
have any further questions!.” See attached flyer for more information. 

Mattahunt In-school Educator

From the organization, “SCA environmental educator will help to support the 4th and 5th grade teachers with the necessary support to help increase planning and implementing time around the science curriculum to improve MCAS scores. Compensation: 35hrs per week for 25.5 weeks (Jan-Jun). at a pay-rate of 300per week. With the possibility of receiving an AmeriCorps award.” Contact Laura Goldin for more information.

 Youth Coordinator- The Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea, MA
From the organization, “The Chelsea Collaborative is seeking a full-time Youth Coordinator to work within the organization’s Youth and Families Department to increase, through close collaboration with local agencies, the number, range, and depth of positive learning experiences available to considerably disadvantaged young people living in Chelsea. Subject: Youth Coordinator Hiring Committee, Chelsea Collaborative, Inc., 318 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150, Email: roseannb@chelseacollab.org  Website for more information: http://chelseacollab.org/
 PR Officer/ Web Editor- Wetlands International, Ede, Netherlands
From the organization, “Wetlands International seeks a PR Officer / Web Editor who has a journalistic approach in developing attractive offline and online products and who has a strong interest in the international development and conservation issues of our organisation. The deadline for this replying for this position is 11th February. The duty station is Ede, The Netherlands and so this position is only open for European (EU, EFTA) citizens. For more information, visit the web site by clicking here.
 Project Director, Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA
From the organization, “
Silent Spring Institute, a nonprofit CBPR research organization, that studies women’s health and the environment, is seeking a research assistant or project director. This position will have substantial responsibility for NIEHS-funded projects on how people respond to learning their biomonitoring results and on informed consent and data-sharing in environmental studies. These projects integrate social science, technology, and environmental science through collaborations of Silent Spring scientists and researchers at Harvard, Northeastern, and UC Berkeley. More information at http://www.silentspring.org/about-us/employment#researchposition.”
 Boston Coordinator- Right to the City, Boston, MA
Right to the City Boston seeks a Coordinator to support and lead the organization to become a strategic, movement building force in the city of Boston. Position is 3 /4 time with intention of full time as funding permits. The Coordinator is staff of the national alliance and will have some national obligations. For more information, visit their website at: http://www.righttothecity.org/index.php
 Real Estate Director, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Jamaica Plain, MA
From the organization, “
We are looking for a seasoned, entrepreneurial real estate professional to oversee our expanded activities, including bringing several complex projects to fruition and strengthening JPNDC’s development pipeline, with particular attention to the multi-site Jackson Square Initiative, a major transit-oriented development project that will link Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. The ideal candidate will embrace complexity and challenge, have a strong profile in the community development field and be adept at establishing and cultivating strategic relationships. For more information: http://jpndc.org/ ”

Investment Associate, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Boston, MA 

From the organization, “
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s (MassCEC) Investment Associate will work with the Director of Investments to accelerate job growth and economic development in the Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry. The Associate will work along with a Senior Associate to develop and manage seed and venture equity investment programs designed to catalyze job creation in the most promising clean energy companies. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter via email toemployment@masscec.com Attn: Investment Associate. Website: http://www.masscec.com

Orion Online Latest Listings

The following are just some of the recent listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For details on these positions and the many other listings, go to:http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/ . Many of the internships may also be available for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu


Natural Resource Internships
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Wells, ME

Summer Interns
Sprout City Farms
Denver, CO

Summer and Multi-Season Naturalist Internships
Walking Mountains Science Center
Avon, COOregon State Director
Trust for Public Land
Portland, OR

summer research jobs
Center for Ecology
Carbondale, IL

Stewardship and Youth Program Internships
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Waitsfield, VT (NY, VT, NH, & ME)2013 CSA Crew Members
Holcomb Farm
West Granby, CT

Water Quality Monitors
Hartford, CT (Long Island Sound)
Peconic Land Trust
Southold, NY
Peconic Land Trust
Southold, NY

Executive Director
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Pt Reyes Sta, CA (N. San Francisco Bay Area)

Farm Apprenticeship
Siena Farms
Sudbury, MA
Peconic Land Trust
Southhampton, NY
Great Basin Institute
Las Vegas, NV
San Joaquin Outdoor School
La Honda, CA
Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat
Englishtown, NS, Canada


Ecology Intern
Redding, CT2013 Ag/ Environmental Day Camp Counselor
Hart-to-Hart Farm & Educational Center
Albion, ME

(And of you don’t see he job you want on EARTHNOTES or in your own searching, don’t forget the Brandeis Hiatt Career Center. From Hiatt: “There are over 300 organizations in Hiatt Nacelink focused on environment/conservation, energy, NGO/non-profit, agriculture, or government including 80 with a specific focus on green careers. In addition to the Environmental Studies Program and the annual Green Careers Forum, Hiatt brings many green employers to campus for recruiting, networking and informational purposes. Hiatt offers students/alumni daily walk-ins hours. Stop by for assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation. Web site: www.brandeis.edu/hiatt /Hiatt Nacelink: and https://brandeisu-csm.symplicity.com/students‚  Location: Usdan Student Center”)

January 28, 2013

Earthnotes JANUARY 23, 2013

Filed under: Earthnotes,News — Shota Adamia @ 5:14 pm


We have much to experience, learn and explore this semester, so stay tuned to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and opportunities!

For more on the Environmental Studies program, courses, Internship Program and upcoming Spring 2013 Environmental Health and Justice JBS program, (applications coming in now) check out the Environmental Studies ENVS website

Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/159239994157799/ 

This Issue:

*Local Spring Academic Internships Still Open, But Hurry!
*Many Special Opportunities: Heller Scholarships, Charles River Watershed Fellowships, and More.
*Fabulous Jobs, Internships and Fellowships, for current undergrads and grad students, alumni and friends.
*Orion Online latest non-profit listings, including summer internship positions

Local Spring or Summer Internships Still Available for ENVS89a Academic Credit:
U.S. Green Data, Inc. (USGD) Policy Analyst Student Fellowship
“U.S. Green Data, a clean tech start up featured at the White House, Department of Energy Conferences, and by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency for innovation in clean tech is looking for 5-10 energized and passionate Policy Analysts (part-time) who will be trained to specialize in U.S. energy and environmental policy. Redefine clean energy.  Policy Analyst Role:Do you have strong critical thinking abilities and enjoy building out innovative platforms? As an Analyst at USGD, you will help lead the core policy team to oversee, manage, and advise on USGD’s data strategy. You will become a policy and energy expert through analyzing federal, state, municipal and utility incentives, tax credits, and policies. You will collaborate with our sales and product development teams to provide the data for cutting edge industry innovations that will shift the way retailers, contractors, businesses, & homeowners think of and save from green solutions.  As part of our Analyst training, we teach you how to grow and lead businesses, run teams, know policy, and learn sales and marketing.  If you want a job with responsibility, ownership and ability to drive an entrepreneurial company, USGD is going to be a fit. ” If interested please seeattachment for more information and contact me goldin@brandeis.edu
www.usgreendata.com.Another Local Spring or Summer Internship Still Available for ENVS89 Academic Credit:
Healthy Waltham
Interested in helping to combat childhood obesity by getting children involved in healthier eating, growing their own food, and increasing their physical activity?  You can intern with Healthy Waltham, a local non-profit engaged in these activities in the local schools and community. Contact me asap if you are interested.  One more position available this spring.goldin@brandeis.eduAnd there are other Local Internships!  You can work with teachers educating low income English Language Learners, and help serve many other needs in the community.

Special Opportunities: Fellowships, Scholarships and Good Links:



C2C Fellows Training: Sustainability Leadership for Policy and Business

From the organization, “University of Colorado, Boulder: Feb 22-24. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: March 15-17. Lewis and Clark College, Portland Oregon: April 12-14.

Apply Now: the cost of the weekend training is $30 including food and lodging. C2C Fellows weekend training workshops, sponsored by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy , focus on concrete skills development, including fundraising and communication. Graduates of the weekend workshops are eligible for partial scholarships to CEP’s masters programs in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and green business, as well as $1,000 scholarships for follow-on leadership trainings.”


Brandeis Heller School Scholarship Announcements

From the organization,”[There} are four scholarship announcements for the Graduate Programs in Sustainable International Development as follows:Poverty and Development Scholarship (southern Africa)Poverty and Development Scholarship (Mississippi Delta)Global Health ScholarshipThe Feldman Scholarship for Conservation and Development.” Please see attached fliers for more information.

The Fletcher School – Map Your Future: Admissions Option for Undergraduates From the organization, “Last year, Fletcher introduced Map Your Future, an admissions program designed to allow undergraduates in their final year of study to apply for admission to the MALD or MIB program for a place in the class two years in the future. This provides students with the opportunity secure admission to Fletcher and still accrue work experience to help them maximize their Fletcher experience. The first cohort of students admitted through the Map Your Future program is now living across the world pursuing professional experiences in a range of sectors. Please feel free to direct interested students to the Map Your Future portion of our site, or to contact our office with any questions at fletcheradmissions@tufts.edu

Charles River Watershed Association- Rita Barron Fellowship Program
From CRWA “CRWA has an opening for our Rita Barron Fellowship program.The Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position, and provides a stipend of $30,000 plus benefits for the work period. The Fellowship, now in its ninth year, provides a recent graduate an opportunity to work in a dynamic non-profit organization. This position is intended for a well trained individual entering the field of watershed science and management; individuals with significant experience in this field will not be considered for the position. The position will provide the right candidate with valuable real-world experience in water resources management, significant on the job-training and skill building, and opportunities to work with a variety of other environmental agencies and organizations both locally and abroad. The Fellow is expected to start on June 1, 2013. Outstanding candidates will be interviewed in February and March 2013.” See attachment for more information.

Great Ecology Job Links from Alumni Josh Daskins
Josh, now a grad PhD candidate at Princeton, offers these excellent ecology job resource sites.  See his website: http://scholar.princeton.edu/daskin/announcements for the links,soon to be added to the ENVS website.

***Job, Fellowship and Internship Corner. Many of these are fabulous for recent grads, grad students and alums!***
Alliance to Save Energy Seeks Program Associate 

From the organization, “The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a full-time Program Associate to assist with implementation of its PowerSave Campus Program.  The Program Associate will work in the Alliance’s Oakland, CA office or from a home office in the LA area.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy (www.ase.org) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to Meghan Kearns at mkearns@ase.org, to be accepted on a rolling basis through January 27, 2013. No calls, please.”

Internship- Community Opportunities Group, Boston, MA

From the organization, “Seeking a graduate student for a paid internship. The intern will contribute to various planning and community development projects, including affordable housing production plans, community development Block Grant (CDBG) applications, fiscal and economic impact analyses, zoning revisions, and master plans. Specific tasks may include: Compilation and analysis of demographic and economic data; GIS analysis; research, including field research, and more. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student in planning or a related field. The intern should be available for approximately 8-15 hours per week through the spring. There is an opportunity to work additional hours during January, and the internship may be extended through the summer. Interested applicants should send their resume with cover letter to Caroline Edwards at cedwards@cogincorp.com. Visit: http://www.cogincorp.com/ to find out more.”

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland
From the organization, we  “will soon be filling Numerous Positions, with duty locations of Laramie, Saratoga, Casper, Esterbrook, and Wright, Wyoming as well as Steamboat Springs, Craig, Walden and Yampa, CO.  This notification is being circulated to inform prospective and interested applicants of this upcoming opportunity.  Please see the following information on the positions and the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland.” Please seeattachment for more information. 

Internships- St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL“The St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) is offering the unpaid internships for the spring 2013 term, starting January 14th and ending on April 18, 2013 . Students will be assigned to a mentor who will provide training and instruction. Interested students should see more details and apply online at http://floridaswater.com/. If you have any questions please feel free to email or phone Rita Smith, Senior Human Resources Analyst at (386) 329-4282.”
Intern- China Sustainable Energy Program, Beijing, ChinaFrom CSEP: “The China Sustainable Energy Program is looking for an intern for their Sustainable Cities program in Beijing, China for Summer 2013. CSEP assists Chinese agencies, experts, and entrepreneurs to solve China’s energy challenges on the national, regional and local level. CSEP is a registered nonprofit in China and a grantee of the Energy Foundation, located in San Francisco. No financial support/stipend provided, 9-10 week internship, Strong English language (written/spoken), Fluency/Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is not required to fulfill the responsibilities for this position, though highly encouraged! To apply, please send an email with a 1page cover letter and resume to: Dongquan He, Sustainable Cities Program Director: dqhe@efchina.orgLin Weiwei, Sustainable Cities Program Associate linweiwei@efchina.org. Website: http://www.efchina.org/FHome.do.”
Student Trainee/Community Planner- Technical Center for Transportation Policy and Planning (Full-Time Internship), Cambridge, MA

From TCPP: “An innovative, fee-for service organization, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT’s) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an internationally recognized Federal center of transportation innovation with a world-class, multidisciplinary technical team with expertise across all modes of transportation. Salary: 30,598.00 to $55,132.00 / Per Year. This vacancy is limited to the first 150 applications received and will close at midnight on the closing date or midnight on the day the 150thapplication is received, whichever comes first. To apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/333062600.”

 Internship- 1000 Friends of Oregon, Portland, Oregon From 1000 Friends: “1000 Friends of Oregon is pleased to announce that we are currently taking applications for the 2013 Gerhardt Internship. This summer intern program is open to students across the United States and Canada majoring in land use, planning or related fields. For more information regarding 1000 Friends of Oregon you may visit our website at www.friends.org. Or to view the internship description and how to apply go to https://www.friends.org/about/jobs_internships . Please note the deadline on applications is February 19th, 2013.”


Internship- Better Work, Indonesia From the organization, “Better Work, a program supported by a partnership between the International Labor Organization and the International Finance Corporation, seeks an intern with a master’s degree or who is currently engaged in graduate study to provide data collection and general research support in Indonesia from January-June 2013. The internship will provide an opportunity to engage in primary data collection and collaborate with both local research partners in Indonesia and a multidisciplinary research team based at Tufts University. Round-trip flight and $300 monthly stipend will be provided. Please submit a cover letter and CV to express interest to Drusilla Brown at drusilla.brown@tufts.edu . Better work website: http://betterwork.com/global/

Oceana Spring Internship

From Oceana: “This campaign focuses on protecting our oceans by preventing the expansion of offshore oil drilling and promoting clean energy alternatives like offshore wind power. The internship will offer students the opportunity to gain experience in grassroots issue advocacy and the opportunity to make an impact in moving the U.S. towards a clean energy future. Additional information regarding the internships can be found here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxCuJQQnF_EtR0dqd0RyOVlDcm8 Students can apply for the internship here: http://tinyurl.com/cmgznyk, or by emailing their resume to me, at mcover@oceana.org.”

 Marketing Intern- Wiggio, Boston, MAFrom the organization, “Wiggio is hiring a spring marketing intern to join the Wiggio team. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in online marketing and social media. The intern will work directly with the Marketing Director and assist with all marketing activities taking place in the spring. Looking for a self-starter who is eager to learn and ready to dive into projects when assigned to them.Mid-January through May, 10-15 hrs/wk, flexible schedule. To apply, create an account on Wiggio.com and send an email to shannon@wiggio.com. Please use “Spring Marketing Intern” in the subject line. Website: http://wiggio.com/

Green Corps

From the organization,” Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps year-long paid program, you¹ll get intensive training in the skills you¹ll need to make a difference in the world. You¹ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems ‹ global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others ‹ with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate fromGreen Corps, we¹ll help you find a career with one of the nation¹s leading environmental and social change groups. For more information, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org.”


Outreach Intern- Green Corps Recruitment, Boston, MAFrom the organization, “Green Corps is looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, and have a desire to strengthen and grow the environmental movement. The start and end dates are flexible, although most interns begin in January and work through March, with the possibility of continuing year-round. Interns typically work between 10-20 hours/week, and the level of commitment can be tailored to your schedule. Benefits The internships are unpaid, but interns are given the opportunity to audit portions of Green Corps’ August Introductory Classroom Training, which features training from top environmental leaders in organizing, advocacy, and leadership skills. Course Credit supervision is also available. To apply, visit: http://www.greencorps.org/page/gc/recruitment-outreach-intern.”
National Community Organizer- Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)- Los Angeles, CA From the organization, “LAANE is currently seeking a full-time experienced organizer and coalition builder to help convene a new national coalition to advocate for the growth of good manufacturing jobs in the US related to the production of clean energy railcars and buses for use in public transit systems across the country. The project will also seek to create opportunities for low income communities and disadvantaged workers to gain a foothold in the industry that manufactures clean energy buses and railcars. Application Process: This position is available beginning March 1, 2013. E-mail cover letter, resume and three references to Madeline Janis at mjanis@laane.org . Please also attach a recent writing sample that is no longer than five pages. Please put “Senior Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls. Website: http://www.laane.org/whats-new/category/careers/.”
Fellowship- Global Health Corp, New York, NY From the organization, “The application for the 2013-2014 Global Health Corps fellowship is NOW OPEN! Each year, we select exceptional and driven people with varied skillsets and experiences to participate in the fellowship, and this year we need your help to find our next class of emerging leaders in global health. This year, applicants can apply for 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. No prior health experience is necessary! The only requirements are that applicants be 30 years old or younger, hold a university degree, and be proficient in English.For more information and to apply, visit: http://ghcorps.org/connect/apply  Applications close February 3rd, 2012.”
Media Liaison and Outreach Manager- The Center for International Forestry Research- Cifor, Bogor, Indonesia From the organization, “Reporting to the Senior Manager Communications, The Media Liaison and Outreach Manager will lead implementation of a complex and far-reaching communication strategy to translate into impact CIFOR’s research in the forestry sector in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Manager will oversee the activities of eight full-time staff and consultants with the goal of informing and influencing the opinions and behaviours of stakeholders, including leaders of government, the private sector, civil society, media, the research community and others. The Manager will enhance the center’s reputation as a leading international research organization. Website: http://www.devnetjobs.org/JobDescription.aspx?Job_Id=15454.”
Housing & Community Development Office Assistant- City of Portland, Maine From the organization, “Work involves providing secretarial as well as technical and administrative assistance in the implementation of the Housing and Community Development Programs. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; strong writing skills in order to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; Employment Opportunity Employer. Apply at: Human Resources Office, Room 115, City Hall, 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101, Telephone (207) 874-8624, Fax (207) 874-8937, TTY (207) 874-8936, Or via email atjobs@portlandmaine.gov . Website: http://www.portlandmaine.org/.”
Environmental Consultant- Dominion, Richmond, VA
From the organization, “Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,000 megawatts of generation and 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission. The successful candidate should have expertise in development, permitting and compliance with air permits, preferably with direct experience in the electric generating utility industry. Responsibilities to include: Provide technical diligence and project management for development of air permit applications, studies, and reports, and lead negotiations with environmental regulatory agencies to secure necessary air permits in a timely manner. To find out more and to apply, visit: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ndq96cp.”
Program Coordinator- West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition, West Virginia From the organization, “The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition (www.wvhub.org/wvffc) is seeking a Program Coordinator to help develop, organize and sustain the rapidly expanding work of the Coalition. As a member of WVFFC’s core staffing team, the Program Coordinator will begin with several tasks specific to the Coalition’s immediate need, but his or her role may gradually broaden as he or she becomes more familiar with the Coalition’s operations, and as he or she demonstrates the necessary skill sets. Expected time commitment is 20 hours per week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. Submit resume, writing sample and cover letter to foodandfarm@wvhub.org. Questions may be directed to Savanna Lyons, WVFFC Program Director, at (304) 673-0053. Website: http://www.wvhub.org.”
Education and Outreach Coordinator- Office of Sustainability, Medford, MA From the organization, “Reporting directly to the Sustainability Program Director, the Education and Outreach Coordinator will design, implement and manage an innovative campus-wide education, outreach and engagement strategy to increase the practice of sustainable behaviors and enhance awareness of sustainability initiatives and accomplishments in order to foster a culture of sustainable decision making and action at Tufts. Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in laboratory or clinical environments.Experience with wikis, blogs, or e-learning software tools. Video editing experience. For more information and to apply, click here.
Director of Energy Efficiency Programs, Boston, MA From the organization, “DOER is currently looking to fill the Director of Energy Efficiency Programs position. The posting is open until December 6th. This position plays a key role in the innovative policies and programs implemented in the Commonwealth of MA around energy efficiency including, but not limited to, the MA three year plans, CHP, pilot projects on building labeling, and codes and standards. For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J33073&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no.”
Program Coordinator- 11th Hour Project, Palo Alto, CAFrom the organization, “The 11th Hour Project is looking for a Program Coordinator to assist our funding strategy in energy & climate. The 11thHour Project is a working program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, based in Palo Alto, CA and is committed to promoting a responsible relationship with the planet’s food, water and energy resources. Website: http://theschmidt.org/.”
Director of Sponsorship and Donor Development- Pan Mass Challenge (PMC), Needham, MA

From the organization, “The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The PMC is accepting applications for the position of Director of Sponsorship and Donor Development. GOALS: Increase sponsorship to underwrite event costs. Grow fundraising from key donors to grow the annual gift to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Drive growth from special fundraising campaigns such as the 100% Fund to support operations to ensure the gift represents 100% of rider raised revenue. For more information and to apply, visit: http://pmc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2e7kuimy86f.”

 Multiple Positions-360Chesnut, Brookline, MA  From the organization, “360Chestnut is looking to fill at least four paid positions by January 2013. They include the following: Web Content Editor/Writer, Digital Marketing Professional, Web Design Professional, Sales & Marketing Professional (multiple hires), A detailed description of each position is attached. Most are structured as ten week internships with the possibility of becoming full time positions. All are paid. Some are funded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and are specifically geared for recent college graduates or graduates of advanced degree programs (Masters, MBA, other). For more information visit:http://www.360chestnut.com/careers.”
Director of Green Programming- Boston Academy, Boston, MA
From the organization, “Boston Green Academy, is currently hiring for a Director of Green Programming to help lead our work in this mission-critical area. For more information, and to apply, visit: http://bostongreenacademy.org/about-bga/careers/.”
Senior Planner- Comprehensive/Special Projects- Town of Manchester, Manchester, CT From the organization, “Under general direction performs research, statistical analysis, and information management in connection with the Comprehensive Plan of Development and other special studies related to the development of the Town of Manchester. Manchester is a first tier suburb of Hartford with a population of over 56,000 within its 27 square miles. Salary range: $52,093 – $66,812. Applications and job description are available in the Human Resources Department, 41 Center, Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191 or by calling the Recruitment Information Line (860) 647-3170 or visit our website at:http://hr.manchesterct.gov .  Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012 or must be postmarked by December 14, 2012. No faxed or emailed resumes and/or applications will be accepted.”
Community Outreach Associate- Ocean Conservation Program, Boston, MA From the organization, “Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a community outreach associate who will advance CLF’s Ocean Management Initiative across New England, engaging in a robust education and outreach campaign to promote improved management of coastal and ocean waters and ecosystem-based ocean planning that promotes resilient, healthy, and productive ecosystems, and is developed through a robust public participation process. Interested candidates are required to send a cover letter and resume by January 15, 2013 to: Human Resources at careers@clf.org or mail to: 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. To find out more, visit: http://www.clf.org/about-clf/employment-opportunities/#oceanoutreach.”
Water Protection Program Manager, Housetonic Valley Association, Corwnall Bridge, CT .From the organization, “Founded in 1941, the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) is a nonprofit organization that works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities.. HVA seeks a highly motivated professional to manage our Water Protection Program. The full-time Water Protection Program Manager reports to the Executive Director. In addition, the Water Protection Program Manager provides guidance to our New York staff, coordinates with HVA’s Berkshire Office staff to ensure consistent watershed programming, and provides leadership and staff support to the Board Water Protection Committee. Send a letter of interest, resume and list of professional references to:Lynn Werner, HVA Executive Directorlynnhva@hotmail.comOR Housatonic Valley Association, PO Box 28, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by December 5, 2012. Electronic submission is preferred. Call 860-672-6678 with questions. Website: http://www.hvatoday.org/.”
Project Manager Income Development Date and Special Events, American Cancer Society Canter Action Network, Framingham, MA 

From the organization, “The ACS CAN Project Manager manages all aspects of the annual ACS CAN New England Research Breakfast and contributes towards ACS CAN’s efforts to identify and cultivate new corporate donors. Develops and manages the timeline and all logistical aspects of the event (venue, food, audio-visual, etc). Develops promotional materials for the event. Manages the event website. Provides administrative support to the volunteer committee. Develops plan for and implements day-of event logistics. Maintains communication with all outside vendors. For more information, visit: http://www.acscan.org/careers.”

 Director of Community Events- National Brain Tumor Society, Watertown, MA From the organization, “The National Brain Tumor Society is a leading non-profit fiercely committed to finding a cure for brain tumors. We aggressively drive strategic research, advocate for public policies that meet the critical needs of the brain tumor community, and provide helpful online patient information and resources. We are currently seeking an energetic and creative team player to support and coordinate its constituent-driven event program, with an emphasis on customer service and fundraising and event planning support. S/he will develop a strategic plan for developing third-party event programs, sponsorship support, and strategic account development, as directed and required.  If you are interested in joining our organization, please send your cover letter and resume to employment@braintumor.org. Local candidates only, please. No agencies, please. Website:http://www.braintumor.org/.”


Orion Online Latest Listings

The following are just some of the recent listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For details on these positions and the many other listings, go to:http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/ . Many of the internships may also be available for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu


Environment America

Resident Assistant
Coastal Studies for Girls
Freeport, ME
Community Organizer
Mountain Watershed Association
Melcroft, PA (Laurel Highlands)
2013 Six Month Crew Member
The Great Basin Institute
Las Vegas, NVAccounting Manager
Center for EcoTechnology
Pittsfield, MA
Food Sustainability Fellowships
Allegheny Mountain School
Monterey, VA 
Sustainability Intern
Environmental Defence
Toronto, ON, Canada
Green Business Specialist
The Center for EcoTechnology
Eastern, MADesign/Build Intern
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Waitsfield, VT (Mad River Valley)Community Outreach Intern
Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Waitsfield, VT (Mad River Valley)
Make a difference at Camp Augusta
Camp Augusta
Nevada City, CAEnvironmental Education Instructor
Maria Mitchell Association
Nantucket, MAsustainable farming jobs and internships
Pacific Northwest
Jane Goodall Institute
Vienna, VA
Brook Trout Habitat Restoration Internship
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH (White Mountains)Forest & Avian Ecology Internships
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH (White Mountains)Teacher/Naturalist Internship
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH (White Mountains)Environmental Education
Tanglewood 4H Camp and Learning Center
Lincolnville, MEStewardship Programs Manager
Big Sur Land Trust
Monterey, CA

Whole Foods Chef
Center for Whole Communities
Fayston, VTSummer Education and Garden Intern
Land’s Sake
Weston, MAGreen Power Intern
Land’s Sake
Weston, MAGreen Power Leader
Land’s Sake
Weston, MAVegetable Production Manager
Fred’s Farm
Alexandria, NH

Senior Farm Camp Counselor/Sustainable Agriculture 
Gorman Heritage Farm
Cincinnati, OH

Outdoor Education Guru
Camp Burgess & Hayward
Sandwich, MA
Native Plant Nursery Internship
New England Wild Flower Society
Whately, MA
Native Plant Internship
New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA
Financial Manager
Cold Spring, NY
Event Producer
Cold Spring, NY
Director of Development
Cold Spring, NY
Office Associate
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Sheffield, MA
Food Sustainability Internship
Mangrove Action Project
Seattle, WA
Clove Valley CSA
High Falls, NYMarketing and Communications intern
American Farmland Trust
Washington, DC
Powisset Farm Apprentice 2013
Powisset Farm/The Trustees of Reservations
Dover, MA
Field Education AmeriCorps Internship
Teton Science Schools
Jackson, WY (Grand Teton National Park)Wild & Scenic Film Festival Producer
South Yuba River Citizens League
Nevada City, CAAdministrative Specialist II
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Ames, IA
Field Instructor
The Ashokan Center
Olivebridge, NY
Environmental Education Coordinator
Camp Herrlich
Patterson, NYpaid research internships
Coastal Systems Program
New Bedford, MA
Membership & Outreach Coordinator
Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC)
Montpelier, VTAssistant Director
BOAT CAMP Nature School
Newburyport, MA
Camp Educator | SummerQuest at the Crane Estate
The Trustees of Reservations | Crane Estate
Ipswich, MADeLano Farms CSA Crew
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Kalamazoo, MIFellowship in Environmental Education: Natural Science Educator
Walking Mountains Science Center
Avon, CO (Rocky Mountains)
Center Director, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Tiburon, CAGrowing Season Apprentice
Chewonki’s Salt Marsh Farm
Wiscasset, ME
Education & Interpretation Manager
Save the Redwoods League
San Francisco, CA
Mono Lake Committee Intern
Mono Lake Committee
Lee Vining, CAExecutive Director
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
Unity, ME
CSA Farm Internship 
Denver Urban Gardens
Denver, CO2013 Summer Chainsaw/Trail/Restoration Team Member
Great Basin Institute
Reno, NV
Family and Adult Program Assistant
The Marine Science Consortium
Wallops Island, VA (Chincoteague area)Summer Camp Internship
The Marine Science Consortium
Wallops Island, VA

August 31, 2012

Earthnotes August 31, 2012

Filed under: Earthnotes — Shota Adamia @ 6:05 pm

Laura Goldin, goldin@brandeis.edu

781-736-3075, Rabb 347

“Open Door Always”


We have plenty to experience, learn and explore this year, so stay tuned to Earthnotes for events, announcements, and opportunities! And meet the fabulous Environmental Studies UDRs, Liza Ansher liza2704@brandeis.edu and

Rachel Usnik rlu@brandeis.edu.

For more on courses, 2 JBS programs and Internship program, check out the Environmental Studies ENVS website:

Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/159239994157799/ 


This Issue:

* CSA Membership Available

* Vegan Volunteer Weekend

* Great Local Fall Internships for Credit still Open! see below

* And Lots More in the Job, Fellowship & Internship Corner for Alumni & Friends

Warner Farm is Looking for CSA members!

Your share entitles you to a box of farm fresh vegetables and fruit on campus

every Tues Sept 4 – Oct 23. Support local farms.  Contact www.warnerfarm.com


Volunteer Vacations: Vegan Volunteer Weekend

From the organization, “Love animals and volunteering? Want to start your school year of right? Apply to volunteer with Volunteer Vacations on our 2nd Annual Vermont Vegan Weekend! Come with 20 other Brandeis students the weekend of September 14th-17th, 2012 to volunteer at VINE Sanctuary, a vegan farm, in Springfield, VT! Apply now!!! https://docs.google.com/a/brandeis.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEV3TDZZS1hWYzNxQXFHSUpqU292VFE6MQ

Fall Internships for Academic Credit Open to All Students!

Excellent local opportunities, These are particularly suited to ENVS and HSSP, but all welcome. All may done for full course credit with ENVS89a.contact goldin@brandeis.edu


City of Waltham: Energy Efficiency, Recycling, Hazardous Waste Management

Interns will gain insight in the workings of local government, while helping to develop and promote  environmental protection programs and safe waste management practices in the City.  Explore how local government works with committees, non-profits, state, and federal governments.  Interns will assist with a wide range of operations and programs, conduct research, and write news articles for the Waltham News Tribune  or produce other media. The  Recycling Department oversees Recycling, Hazardous Waste Management, and Composting Management Programs.  The Department also serves as the liaison to the Waltham Energy Action Committee (WEAC), a Mayoral Committee of environmental activists who advise the Mayor on issues of climate change, particularly the reduction of energy use and energy costs in the City. Interns will do research for WEAC projects, such as the Complete Streets initiative to make Waltham streets accessible for all uses, including biking and walking. Other projects include the development of an energy reduction social media campaign or compiling energy use data and builder contact information for the City’s Green Community Application.  Interested? Contact me at goldin@brandeis.edu

Harvard Hospitals: 
Environmental Health Safety & Emergency Management 
Interns will help develop a lab chemical inventory and profile, providing a criticaltool for lab managers, researchers and others to understand and manage the potential hazards of lab chemicals on site. It will also help determine regulatory requirements, risk mitigation or substitution possibilities, etc.  Qualified students will receive training as needed in in researching and interpreting important  safety references, such as MSDSs, NFPA 704 hazard classification ratings, regulatory lists (including OSHA Select Carcinogens and DHS Chemicals of Interest), proper characterization of chemicals or chemical mixtures, identification of  corresponding hazard categories, such as flammable, carcinogens, highly acutely toxic chemicals.  If interested, contact Prof Goldin goldin@brandeis.edu

Healthy Waltham: 
Interns assist this civic organization to promote healthy eating and connection with nature and 
address childhood obesity.  Plant and dig with with children in school and community gardens, introduce new veggies into the school cafeterias with “veggie buddies”, blog and write articles for the Waltham Tribune and more. Interested? Contact Prof Goldin goldin@brandeis.edu

Groundworks Somerville
In many of the same ways as Healthy Waltham, Groundworks Somerville works with children to educate about healthy food production and nutrition, and plant and tend gardens in public schools. See attached flyer entitled “Gardens Educator Internship Description.”  Interest? Contact Prof G goldin@brandeis.edu

Optimum Health

Are you interested in public health, advocacy and health living? You can intern at this Waltham-based nonprofit focused on the health and lives of children. See fall internship positions at the links below. Must apply ASAP, so hurry!

**Job, Fellowship and Internship Corner**

Waltham Chill Zone Program Assistant Position- OPEN! 

Please see attached flyer. 

EPA Orise Fellow Announcement

From the organization, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applicants for a paid internship with the EPA Regional office in Boston. The announcement and selection process is being run through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Please circulate this opportunity among your students. There is no deadline in the announcement, but EPA is looking for someone to start soon. 
The web site for a list of all the EPA projects is located at 
http://orise.orau.gov/epa/. The project number for the Boston internship opportunity is EPA Water 2012-237Please reference this project number when calling or writing for information. 
Applicants can search by project number or by page for the project. The announcement currently appears on page 2 of the research opportunities list, but applicants should make sure to check all pages if it does not appear initially.
Applicants can also visit the ORISE web site at 
http://see.orau.org/ and click on the Recent Master’s, Bachelor’s, Associate DegreeIcon. Scrolling down to the right-hand side to List of Immediate Needs should list all EPA projects.
For additional information and application materials, contact: 
Internship Program – EPA Water, 
Attn: Betty Bowling
MS 36, ORISE, 
P.O. Box 117, 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Phone: 865-576-8503 
Fax: 865-241-5219
Email: betty.bowling@orau.org 
Applicants must apply through ORISE, but can call Margherita Pryor if they have questions about the position. Contact information is below.

Margherita Pryor (OEP 06-1)
U.S. EPA, New England
5 Post Office Square, #100
Boston MA 02109-3912


Bedford and Belmont Part-Time Recycling Coordinators 

From the towns: “Each town is looking for someone to work about 19-20 hrs/wk. If you have some solid waste and recycling experience and is a capable, articulate self- starter, this could be for you. You can contact:

Carolyn Dann

MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator for NE3

c/o Bedford DPW

314 Great Road

Bedford, MA 01730




Elon University’s Office of Sustainability invites applicants for an Education and Outreach Coordinator.

From the organization, “The Coordinator will develop and implement programs to increase the practice of sustainable behaviors and enhance awareness of sustainability initiatives and accomplishments to foster a culture of sustainability at Elon University. The individual will communicate Elon’s sustainability efforts and engage internal and external audiences through a variety of methods. Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 to 5 years of experience with marketing, communications, public outreach campaigns and/or educational programs. Experience with university sustainability programs, including supervising students, is preferred but not required. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, liberal arts university that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.eduApplication deadline is right away. Apply electronically at www.elon.edu/employment. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups.”

Orion Online Latest Listings

The following are just some of the recent listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For details on these positions and the many other listings, go to:http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/ . Many of the internships may also be available for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu
Communications and Development Coordinator
The Borneo Project
Oakland, CA

Regional Conservation Intern
Redding, CT (New England)

Program Coordinator Youth Programs
Student Conservation Association
Oakland, CA

Programs Manager
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance
Vienna, MDFall Research & Policy Internship
Food & Water Watch

Operations Manager, Beyond Coal
Sierra Club
Washington, DC
Wild & Scenic Film Festival Producer
South Yuba River Citizens League
Nevada City, CAVisitor Engagement Specialist
Merck Forest and Farmland Center
Rupert, VT

Land Care Manager
UW Madison Arboretum
Madison, WI

Program Director
Environmental Stewards
Durango, CO

Fundraising Professional
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
Boonton, NJ

Membership Coordinator
Gulf Restoration Network
New Orleans, LA

Education Program Coordinator
Groundwork Lawrence
Lawrence, MA
Ecology Program Instructor
Kestrel Educational Adventures
Gloucester, MA

(And of you don’t see the job you want on EARTHNOTES or in your own searching, don’t forget the Brandeis Hiatt Career Center. From Hiatt: “There are over 300 organizations in Hiatt Nacelink focused on environment/conservation, energy, NGO/non-profit, agriculture, or government including 80 with a specific focus on green careers. In addition to the Environmental Studies Program and the annual Green Careers Forum, Hiatt brings many green employers to campus for recruiting, networking and informational purposes. Hiatt offers students/alumni daily walk-ins hours. Stop by for assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation. Web site: www.brandeis.edu/hiatt /Hiatt Nacelink: and https://brandeisu-csm.symplicity.com/students‚  Location: Usdan Student Center”)

March 19, 2012

EARTHNOTES March 19, 2012

Filed under: Earthnotes — Shota Adamia @ 6:47 pm

This Issue:


Sierra Club Beyond Oil Opportunities Webinar – Mon, March 19

* Student Conservation Association on Campus – Tues, March 20


Paid Clean Energy Summer Internships – Apply by March 22

* NOT MY LIFE: Documentary on Child Trafficking -March 26

* Focus the Nation: ReCharge Applications

* And Lots More Summer Internships & Jobs in the Internship and Job Corner!

Sierra Club Beyond Oil Student Leadership: Webinar Monday, March 19th, 8:00 PMFrom the organization: “Please join us for a Beyond Oil, Campus Edition webinar on Monday, March 19th at 8:00 PM EST to learn more about the Beyond Oil Campaign, the tactics it uses to help America kick its addiction to oil and how you can use those strategies on your campus! For more information and to RSVP for the upcoming Webinar, contact Jessica Eckdish, jessica.eckdish@sierraclub.org. “

Student Conservation Association (SCA) and affiliated groups: Office Hours

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 1:00- 4:00, at Hiatt Apply by March 20!

Practice your networking and meet one-on-one with a professional during next week’s Hiatt Office Hours. Join Ms. Beth McCarthy, SCA’s Northeast Recruiter, will be conducting Office Hours, one-on-one informational interviews, in advance of the March 20 application deadline. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about summer internships or a one year service assignment in conversation with SCA or any of its affiliated government agencies, like National Park Service, theNational Forest ServiceUS Fish, or the Wildlife Service.This also is an excellent opportunity to learn about careers in conservation or in environmental service in general as well. Register: Contact Caroline O’Shea at oshea@brandeis.edu to register OR log in directly to B.hired via this link, https://brandeisu-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=350a9e5ee0316efcee024a152c728d04&s=event&ss=ws

Clean Energy (PAID) Summer Internships – Apply by Thursday, March 22!
Last year the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program facilitated the placement of more than 117 students and recent graduates in summer internships at 70 clean energy companies across the state, including 3 Brandeis students. As a result of the internship program, 20 students gained full time and part time employment, and more than 70 students are being considered for future employment. More about the internship program at http://www.masscec.com/index.cfm/pid/11150/cdid/12016. Submit your resumes and cover letters to ma.cleanenergyeducation.org.Upload your resume and cover letter to this posting in Hiatt’s B.hired.

NOT MY LIFE: Documentary on child trafficking worldwide, Monday March 26th 7:45 PM, Olin-Sang 101

The Gender and International Development Initiatives (GaIDI) and the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) invite you to a screening of the powerful documentary on the pandemic of child trafficking worldwide. Filmed on five continents, NOT MY LIFE, directed and produced by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer, “probes the dark, hidden, and often unspeakable realities of human trafficking and modern-day slavery— multi-billion dollar global industries that earn their profits, as the film’s narration says, ‘on the backs and in the bed of our planet’s youth.'”  A wrenching exposé of the reality of one of the worst forms of human rights abuse and its most vulnerable victims, millions of children across the globe. See attached flyer.

Focus the Nation: ReCharge RetreatApplications for 2012’s ReCharge! Retreat are now open. Application deadline is April 1st, 2012. Retreat is scheduled for August 12-18, 2012. Focus the Nation selects twenty students, five from each Quadrant, who show passion, dedication, and drive to accelerate the transition to clean energy. The one week retreat includes a balance of intellectual rigor, collaborative practices, reflection and physical activity as it applies to building our clean energy future. APPLY TODAY for your chance to be a part of this life changing opportunity!

*** Internship and Job Corner ****

We have a long list of outstanding internships available for the right students for full course credit when accompanied by the ENVS89a seminar (offered every semester and summer along with your internship experience, and you present your work at the Environmental Internship Symposium!) Just contact me  goldin@brandeis.edu . For a snapshot of the many opportunities available and information about the internship course, see the ENVS website at
 Appropriate positions can meet internship requirements for HSSP, IGS and others programs.

Job: Forest Health Intern, Department of Conservation Resources
The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the positions of Forest Health Intern. The USDA APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) has provided funding to the DCR to trap and monitor the invasive exotic forest insect pest, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Recently discovered in July of 2010 in Eastern New York this insect has the potential to be a major threat to Massachusetts forests. Using a 2 by 2 mile grid pattern interns will be responsible for locating stands of ash trees throughout the four western counties in Mass. and then deploying 715 traps in May and early June. Each trap will be monitored for EAB every 30 days, data and specimans will be collected from the EAB insect survey and all work will be documented and reported to the USDA. There will be extensive travel throughout the 4 western counties to accomplish this work. The DCR will be hiring 2 student interns to work on this project. The expected start date to insure the work project can be completed would be April 1, and would end September 1. For more info: https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.dopostingId=J29462&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=53.
NOFA-NH Summer Internship Opening

NOFA-NH, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire, is looking to hire an intern wo work on a project creating the first draft of a fundraising campaign for NOFA-NH to hire an Executive Director.  The campaign needs to raise approximately $200,000 over the course of one year.  Duties of the position include researching grants, developing a plan for locating major gifts, volunteer time/coordination, and documentation. For more info see http://www.nofanh.org. Please contact Prof G if interested.

Ecosystems Center Internship and RA Positions for Summer 2012
The Brown-Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) program seeks up to three undergraduate interns for summer 2012 to work on a project that examines the environmental impact of the Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa. Interns would conduct fieldwork on responses to agricultural intensification as part of the Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) Project at Brown. The Millennium Villages Project is funded by the United Nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The PIRE project is aimed at examining the environmental consequences of increased fertilizer use in the Millennium Villages in Kenya and Tanzania, in order to facilitate a new regional understanding regarding the impact of fertilizer that will inform strategies in N management to improve crop yields, conserve soil, and adapt to a changing climate. Please see attached flyer for more information and how to apply.
Sustainability Technology Research Fellow at Oberlin College
The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Sustainable Technology Research Fellow. This is a full-time, one-year position (renewal for additional years contingent on grant funding), beginning as soon as a suitable applicant can be hired, reporting to the Director of the Environmental Studies Program. The successful candidate will assist in the development and management of a novel technological system of building and bioregional “dashboards” and other devices that provide city and college residents with environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on electricity and water flows through college, residential and commercial buildings and through the City of Oberlin. More information on the project can be found at: www.oberlindashboard.org. Please apply at:  http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/jobs_detail.dot?id=3872517
Boston Natural Areas Network Youth Conservation Corps
BNAN is seeking applicants for summer positions with our Youth Conservation Corps:  1 Field Manager, 3 Crew Supervisors, and 1 Urban Agriculture and Crew Supervisor.  BNAN is a non-profit organization working to preserve, expand and improve urban open space in Boston: Community Gardens, Greenways and Urban Wilds. Please see attached flyers for details.
Bay Area Climate Collaborative Internship
Whether your background is in business, sociology, economics or environmental science, you are bound to find a valuable piece of our work of interest to you in areas ranging from electric vehicles to energy efficiency to renewable energy.You will own one or more key projects involving research and execution of clean energy implementation. While projects are subject to change based upon project timelines and applicants’ interests, likely summer projects may include: Analysis and strategy development for LED lighting implementation and other commercial efficiency, or Supporting innovative strategies to accelerate electric vehicle adoption including aggregate purchase and local government guidelines.
Please see attached flyers for more information:
BACC Overview
BACC Summer Opportunity


Seeking student interested in helping get work out about Greenlink and Rising Green. From the organization: “Campus Ambassadors are under graduates who act as a liaison between Rising Green and their respective college communities, serving as the face of the organization. This is a semester-long opportunity to work with GreenLink and Rising Green Blog, and allows the flexibility for students to make their own schedules.” Apply Here!  Contact President, Adrian Dahlin at adrian@risinggreen.com.


First Root Farm

From the organization: “First Root Farm is small, diversified vegetable farm, growing on 2 acres of historic farmland in Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, MA. We are looking for motivated people, enthusiastic about sustainable farming and community building, to join our farm team this summer. Responsibilities: assisting the farmers in all aspects of vegetable production, including greenhouse management, field seeding and transplanting, harvest and post-harvest handling, weeding and cultivation, tillage and field preparation, CSA distribution and management, and interacting with the public, including CSA members and volunteers. For more information, visit www.firstrootfarm.com or email us: firstrootfarm@gmail.com.”

Citizen Schools

From the organization: “National Teaching Fellows launch their career in education reform by serving as instructional leaders, community builders and youth developers in the middle schools Citizen Schools serves. Jump start your career by teaching outside the box. This dynamic fellowship offers unparalleled opportunity to make a difference in high-need communities, grow personally, and gain professional experience. Please contact Lauren at laurenreibstein@citizenschools.org.”

Massachusetts Fair Share

From the organization: “Massachusetts Fair Share is a citizen-based non-profit advocacy organization that works to provide every Bay Stater with a fair shot at a good job, a secure future and a strong voice in our democracy. We are NOW Hiring for our office in the greater Boston area to work on the campaign. We’re looking for people who work hard, communicate well, and are committed to positive social change. Click here to learn more!

March 14, 2012

EARTNOTES March 5, 2012

Filed under: Earthnotes — chansen @ 2:43 pm

EARTNOTES March 5, 2012

This Issue:

* EFS JBS Application Deadline – March 16

* Sierra Club Beyond Oil Opportunities- March 19

* Focus the Nation: ReCharge Applications

* A Wealth of Opportunities in the Internship and Job Corner!


Environmental Field Semester JBS
Deadline: March 16
The deadline for the summer and fall JBS programs is noon on March 16!
There is still time to apply.
Fall 2012, 20 credits
Professor Brian Donahue, Adjunct Faculty Michael Harrity, Hannah
Ramer, and Emily Silver
The program also fulfills many major and minor requirements:
—BIOL 32aj meets the Environmental Studies requirement for the
Natural Sciences Group elective
—ENVS 100ej meets the GIS requirement for the Environmental Studies major
—AMST 104bj meets the Environmental Studies requirement for the
Social Sciences/Humanities Group elective
—AMST 104bj meets the  Social Justice Social Policy elective requirement
—AMST 104bj meets the History requirement for the Post-1800 History period
—SN School of Science Distribution Requirement will be met
—SS School of Social Science Distribution Requirement will be met
To learn more contact Alyssa Grinberg (agrin@brandeis.edu) or visit
JBS on the web www.brandeis.edu/jbs


Sierra Club Beyond Oil Student Leadership

From the organization: “Please join us for a Beyond Oil, Campus Edition webinar on Monday, March 19th at 8:00 PM EST to learn more about the Beyond Oil Campaign, the tactics it uses to help America kick its addiction to oil and how you can use those strategies on your campus! For more information and to RSVP for the upcoming Webinar, contact Jessica Eckdish, jessica.eckdish@sierraclub.org. ”


Focus the Nation: ReCharge Retreat

Applications for 2012’s ReCharge! Retreat are now open. Application deadline is April 1st, 2012. Retreat is scheduled for August 12-18, 2012. Focus the Nation selects twenty students, five from each Quadrant, who show passion, dedication, and drive to accelerate the transition to clean energy. The one week retreat includes a balance of intellectual rigor, collaborative practices, reflection and physical activity as it applies to building our clean energy future. APPLY TODAY for your chance to be a part of this life changing opportunity!

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