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EarthNotes: Oct. 12, 2009


This Issue

  • SES Info Session
  • Peace Corps
  • Environment America info session
  • Internships and jobs

Semester in Environmental Science, Woods Hole, Mass. Information Session

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2-3 p.m.
Shiffman 216

Learn more about the Semester in Environmental Science at Woods Hole. Join Stephanie Oleksyk (SES ’06) for pizza and more information on this great off-campus opportunity. Study the fundamentals of ecosystems and biogeochemistry with researchers at one of the world's premier centers for biological research and education, the Marine Biological Laboratory.

An approved study away program for Brandeis, the Semester in Environmental Science (SES) is a full semester of credit taught by faculty who include some of the field's top scientists. The core curriculum examines global environmental problems within the context of local ecosystems. Through a set of well-integrated field and laboratory exercises, students compare the structure and function of ecosystems across the estuaries, ponds, freshwater wetlands, salt marshes and forests of Cape Cod. The final product of the semester is a presentation of the students’ independent research projects.

For more information, contact ses@mbl.edu.

Peace Corps Information Session

Thursday, Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center Conference Room, Usdan,

Come find out why the Peace Corps is one of Brandeis' biggest employers, and join the 237 Brandeis alumni who have served in the Peace Corps, including 11 currently serving Peace Corps Volunteers! Stop by and say hello to the MA regional Peace Corps Recruiter, Jessi Flynn in the Usdan lobby, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jessi will be available to answer preliminary questions before the evening's information session. Attend this information session to learn more about the Peace Corps and how to strengthen your application.

The Peace Corps is one of the worlds most successful and respected development organizations. Part of the Peace Corps' success is due to the dedicated people who work behind the scenes to support the agency and the thousands of volunteers serving overseas.

Register for this event via Hiatt NACElink.

Questions? Contact the Hiatt Career Center at 781-736-3618 or hiattcenter@brandeis.edu.

Environment America Jobs Info Session


Oct. 21
Time/Location TBA


From Environment America: As you begin to think about post-graduate opportunities, I want to let you know more about opportunities in the environmental advocacy field. Environment America is the federation of state-based environmental advocacy organizations, from Environment California to Environment Virginia to Environment Massachusetts. This year we are hiring graduating college seniors for our fellowship program to help change the environmental direction of our country: to solve our energy problems; fight global warming; preserve our open spaces; clean up our air and water; and make an impact on many other environmental issues. Environment America gives recent graduates the opportunity to mobilize and empower Americans and work with legislators on environmental policy. We will be interviewing on campus on Oct. 21. If you are interested in interviewing, you can email your resume and cover letter to jobs@environmentamerica.org, or simply sign up for an interview on your career office Web site. For more information, check out our Web site or e-mail me at jobs@environmentamerica.org.

Meg Doherty, Recruitment Administrator, Environment America
218 D Street, SE, Washington, DC20003
p: ( 202) 461-2456
f: ( 202) 379.1741


More Internships and Jobs

Watershed Protection Intern with Charles River Watershed Assoc.

From CRWSA: "CRWA offers a variety of internship positions depending on our current projects see the Web site for more information. Intern responsibilities may include water quality/water quantity and invasive plant removal field work, sample bottle preparation, coordinating volunteer events, data compilation and analysis, administrative tasks, science and/or Internet research and other related work. Our intern schedules are flexible within normal business hours, but we require a commitment of at least 16 hours per week. In many cases, interns have been able to coordinate these unpaid positions with their school programs so that they get college credit. Internships are available year-round.

Charles River Cleanup Intern

CRWA is seeking an intern for spring 2010 to help organize our Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup, taking place on April 24, 2010. The intern will be part of the Cleanup steering committee with representatives from other local organizations. Responsibilities may include volunteer recruitment and communication, public relations and media outreach, logistics, and grant writing and fundraising. Our intern schedules are flexible within normal business hours, but we require a commitment of at least 16 hours per week." If you are interested, contact Laura Goldin.

Solar Solutions Intern: Solar College Initiative 

From Solar College Initiative: "Get some experience that'll help you break into the solar industry! This internship can be performed from anywhere in the country, via telecommute. Available immediately; Unpaid internship; 10-20 hours weekly; Six month minimum commitment. 

 
Orion Online Latest

The following are some of the latest listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For information on these and the many other listings, visit their Web site.

Regional Partnership Conservationist: Commonwealth Corps
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Athol, MA (1461 Old Keene Road)

Regional Land Steward: Commonwealth Corps
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Athol, MA (1461 Old Keene Road)

Community Outreach Coordinator: Commonwealth Corps
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Athol, MA (1461 Old Keene Road)

Service Learning Coordinator: Commonwealth Corps
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Athol, MA (1461 Old Keene Road)

Outreach and Education Intern
Co-op Power
Greenfield, MA (southern New England)

Community Based Green Job Business Development Assistance
Co-op Power
Greenfield, MA

Americorps Environmental Education Coordinator
Northwest Service Academy- Mt Adams Center
Trout Lake, WA (Burbank, WA)

Americorps Intern Program Leader & Outreach Coordinator
Northwest Service Academy- Mt Adams Center
Trout Lake, WA

Americorps Conservation Intern Underwood Conservation District
Northwest Service Academy- Mt Adams Center
Trout Lake, WA (White Salmon, WA)

If you don't see the job you want in EarthNotes or in your own searching, don't forget the Brandeis Hiatt Career Center.

From Hiatt: There are more than 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. Located in the Usdan Student Center, Hiatt offers daily walk-in hours for students and alumni. Stop by for assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation.