Laura Goldin
Bassine 201

"Open Door Always"

December 21, 2009

A weekly newsletter of news, events, and other opportunities

This Issue December 21, 2009

  • Spring Internships Still Available for Course Credit
  • CRWA Post -Grad Fellowship
  • ELI Research Position
  • Paid Post-Grad Conservation Internships
  • Food Project Summer Jobs
  • Bahamas Dolphin Research Internship Summer
  • ACEE Internships
  • Park Break for Grad Students
  • More Jobs and Internships

    Excellent Spring Academic Internships Still Available!

The ENVSa Environmental Internship program has a wealth of internships available for spring in a broad range of areas,
from water policy, energy and recycling, to environmental justice, environmental health and more. You can find t he right fit for your
interests and academic and career goals, get invaluable experience and course credit. For just a sampling for of what students can do,
see the internship link on the Environmental Studies website, click here. And contact me at .
Particularly in need of talented interns for spring: Healthy Waltham, Waltham Recycling & Energy Department
Also: The Energy and Climate Unit in EPAs New England Regional Office seeks talented spring interns to support its Community Energy Challenge Program to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and wood smoke reduction programs. For information about the internships, see attached descriptions from EPA and contact me ASAP if you are interested.
Many of the internships listed on EARTHNOTES qualify for ENVS89a course credit. Just contact me if you plan to pursue these.

CRWA Fellowship

Charles River Watershed Association is seeking applicants for our Rita Barron Fellowship. The Rita Barron Fellowship is named in honor of the Charles River Watershed Associations (CRWA) second Executive Director, who worked for fifteen years as a pioneering leader in river and watershed protection. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for a qualified candidate to work in an exciting and dynamic organization under the direction of some of the countrys leading watershed scientists. The Fellow will work closely with the science and advocacy staff of CRWA on a variety of ongoing projects and programs including CRWAs water quality monitoring programs, the Blue Cities Initiative, and educational and outreach efforts. Tasks may include field work, data management and analysis, production of maps and graphic presentation materials, research, writing and editing reports, working with volunteers, supervising interns, making public presentations, and updating and maintaining CRWAs website.The Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position, and provides a stipend of $30,000 plus benefits to cover living expenses for the work period. The Fellowship provides a short-term work experience in a dynamic non-profit organization and is intended for a well trained individual entering the field of watershed science and management. The Fellow is expected to start in May 2010. Outstanding candidates will be interviewed in January and February, 2010. For more info, click here.

The successful candidate will:

*Have a documented interest in the environment
*Have a Masters degree in one of the following areas: civil/environmental/agricultural engineering; water resources; hydrology; planning; biology; chemistry; environmental science; or a related field
*Be proficient in ArcGIS,*Be able to perform physical tasks in the field under all weather conditions, including lifting at least twenty pounds without difficulty,
*Have a valid drivers license and regular access to a car
*Be able to work periodic early mornings, evenings and weekends and have flexibility to be on-call for water quality sampling during wet weather events

Additional qualifications:

Candidates must be self-motivated and demonstrate an ability to work well with others as well as on their own with minimal supervision. Experience with environmental field work and data analysis, either paid or volunteer, is a plus. Strong computer, public speaking, research and writing skills are all highly desired. Computer modeling or statistical analysis experience is a plus. Candidates will be interviewed and selected based on criteria such as prior experience, recommendations, academic performance, communication skills, and technical skills. CRWA will review applications as they are received. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume no later than January 15, 2010 to: Rebecca Wickham, Charles River Watershed Association, 190 Park Road, Weston, MA 02493, Or email (preferred):


The non-profit Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., is a center of environmental research, policy analysis, and training, hires recent college graduates as research associates. Positions are available!  Learn more .

Paid Post-Grad Conservarion Internships

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN is seeking qualified post-grads for over 100 paid internships to assist professional staff at the bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service and US geologic Survey. Internships are primarily located in the western states, including Alaska and Hawaii, and projects may include collecting seeds for restoration and conservation, and developing data on threatened on endangered species and habitats.
Interns receive $11,000, all expense paid week-long training workshop and opportunity to make connections to gov't and non-governmental organizations.
For more info and to apply, go to

Food Project Summer CREW Leader Positions Food

The Food Project, based in Dorchester and Lincoln, MA, brings together youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build local and sustainable food systems. Summer crew leaders lead teenagers focused on those efforts. Learn more.

Bahamas Dolphin Research Internship: Summer

The Dolphin Communication Project (DCP, ) is
currently seeking two interns for the summer of 2010. These internships have both
field and office components in Connecticut and Bimini, the Bahamas, totaling 8-12 weeks.
DCP looks at how dolphins communicate and attempts to shed more light on the meaning
of their interactions. For more info and application information, Learn more.

America Council For Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Internships

From ACEEE: "ACEE was founded in 1980 by leading researchers in the energy field. Since then we have grown to a staff of more than 30. Projects are carried out by ACEEE staff and collaborators from government, the private sector, research institutions, and other nonprofit organizations. ACEEE's program areas include: Energy Policy (primarily federal and state) ; Research (including programs on Buildings and Equipment, Utilities, Industry & Agriculture, Transportation, Economic Analysis, and International ) ; Communications (including Conferences , Publications , and Development , including our Ally Program ) ACEEE has intern openings for three upcoming projects this spring. These internships will provide three students with the opportunity to complete a research project related to buildings energy efficiency, transportation energy efficiency, or state policy. There are positions available for both graduate, law, and undergraduate students.
These opportunities include: -- State Energy Policy intern , who will research and assist in the creation of an online State Technical Assistance Toolkit for policymakers looking to move energy efficiency policy forward -- Transportation Program intern , who will investigate issues in technology, material, and life-cycle impacts of batteries for hybrid/EV/PHEV application -- Buildings Program intern , who will focus on "cryptic barriers" to energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings, and will be responsible for researching, c ataloging and prioritizing these cryptic barriers, and drafting public policy methods for dealing with them. Please investigate the job descriptions on our website, and email a resume with cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to . Please indicate on the email the title of the position for which you are applying. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled, at which point postings will be removed from our website."


From PARK BREAK 2010 : " Spend Spring Break Learning in a National Park
Park Break is an all-expenses-paid, park-based seminar for graduate students who are thinking about a career in park management or park-related research and education. Park Break puts you in a national park unit for up to a week's worth of field and classroom activities in close collaboration with park scientists and scholars, managers and administrators, and partner organizations. Now in its third year, Park Break lets you experience first-hand the challenges of managing a national park. A typical Park Break includes: Presentations by several top-level personnel at the park, such as the superintendent, assistant superintendent, division chiefs, resource managers, staff subject-matter experts (e.g., biologists, historians, etc.). ; Presentations by outside scientists/scholars who are currently working in the park; Presentations by local NGOs, elected officials, personnel from other parks, etc., who are working with the host park or on issues similar to those facing the host park.; One or more field sessions in the park that illustrate the theme and issues being discussed ; An excursion into the surrounding community to discuss relevant issues. Sound good? Go to to find out more" The deadline for applications is January 11, 2010.

More Jobs and Internships: Orion Online Latest

The following are some of the latest listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network, several in the Boston area! For information on these positions and the many other listings, go to: . Many of these are ideal for academic credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first: .

Crew Leader, Summer Youth Program
The Food Project
Dorchester, MA

Communications Associate
Orton Family Foundation
Denver, CO
Diversified Agriculture Apprentice
Shelburne Farms
Shelburne , VT
Program Director of the Suzy Peacock Center for Outdoor Inquiry
Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
Fort Worth, TX
Environmental Educator
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Homer, AK
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Homer, AK
New England Wild Flower Conservation Fellowships
New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA
Native Plant Internship
New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA
Horticulture Apprentice
New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA
Horticulture Internship
New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA

Farm Interns
Rosie Creek Farm
Ester, AK
Sierra Nevada Energy Watch  Energy Associate
Sierra Business Council
Sonora, CA (or other nearby locations)
Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP Project Website/Database Coordinator
Natural Resources Law Center
Boulder, CO (Telecommute option available

Gulf Coast Fish Campaign Organizer
Food and Water Watch
New Orleans, LA
Internships - social media, activism, more
Food and Water Watch
Washington, DC
Permaculture Site Developer Apprentices
Whole Systems Design, LLC, Deans Mtn. Research Farm
Moretown, VT

Farming and Education Internships
Phillies Bridge Farm Project
New Paltz, NY (Hudson Valley)
Communications Intern
BerkshireTaconic Community Foundation
Great Barrington, MA

Start-up CEO / Manager
Boston Community Energy Services Co-op
Roxbury, MA

Director of Organizational and Higher Education Partnerships
Northwest Earth Institute
Portland, OR
Spring Creek Farm Interns
Alaska Pacific University - Spring Creek Farm
Palmer, AK
Assistant Farm Manager
Alaska Pacific University - Spring Creek Farm
Palmer, AK
Farm Educator
Alaska Pacific University - Spring Creek Farm
Palmer, AK
Education Director
Phillies Bridge Farm Project, Inc.
New Paltz, NY
Field Team Leader, AmeriCorps Position
Northwest Service Academy-Mt. Adams Center
Trout Lake , WA
Development Director
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Pt. Reyes, CA

Reptile and Amphibian Ecology International
Tucson, AZ
Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Coordinator
Veterans Green Jobs
Denver, CO (Mid-Atlantic Residence Required)
Director of Administration
Veterans Green Jobs
Denver, CO

StreamTeam Program Assistant
Clark Public Utilities
Vancouver, WA
Director of Emerging Issues

Cold Spring, NY
Woolman Community Internship
The Woolman Semester
Nevada City, CA

Citizen Science Educator
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
Townsend, TN (Great Smoky Mtns. National Park)
Backpack Trip Leader
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
Townsend, TN (Great Smoky Mtns. National Park)
Summer Teacher/Naturalist
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
Townsend, TN (Great Smoky Mtns. National Park)
Environmental Education Summer Intern
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
Townsend, TN (Great Smoky Mtns. National Park)
Ecological Restoration/Land Stewardship Internships
The Aldo Leopold Foundation
Baraboo, WI
Reporter Intern
Northampton Media
Northampton, MA

NCC Crew Supervisor
Great Basin Institute
Reno, NV
Field Team Leader (14 AmeriCorps Positions)
Northwest Service Academy-Mt. Adams Center
Trout Lake, WA
Outreach Team Intern
Northwest Earth Institute
Portland, OR
Ecological Monitoring of Timberlands Intern
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH
Solar Thermal/Photovoltaic Technology Transfer Project Intern
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH
Long-Term Breeding Bird Research Intern
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH
Kitchen Intern
The Farm School
Athol, 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: Hiat Nacelink: Location: Usdan Student Center" )