Laura Goldin
Bassine 201

"Open Door Always"

January 18 2010

This Isuue:

  • Environmental Health and Justice JBS
  • Eco-Rep Job Opening
  • Green Ideas for Brandeis
  • Spring Internships Still Availabe
  • Fellowships: Charles River and Wildflower Association 
  • More Jobs & Internships

New This Summer! Environmental Health & Justice JBS

3 Courses -- 12 credits

June 1  July 23 (8 weeks)*
An opportunity to immerse yourself in an integrated, multi-course environmental justice program while directly engaging in community work. Delve into the law, policy, social impacts and science of current environmental health issues challenging individuals and families today particularly in low income communities disproportionately burdened by toxic exposure and lack of access to safe housing, healthy food and open space. Gain knowledge and skills in fair housing and toxics law, negotiation and advocacy, client interviewing and counseling, environmental field monitoring and assessment and more, as we w ork directly with low-income, multi-ethnic communities in tackling pressing issues and developing solutions. Youll be able to help prevent evictions and reduce childhood lead exposure, develop organic gardens with at-risk youth, help combat indoor air pollution, create healthy meal programs with homeless women and children and much more all as you learn.

Counts toward ENVS, IGS, HSSP, WGS, SJSP, LGLS

Satisfies Writing Intensive (WI) and Oral Communication (OC)

Prof. Laura Goldin and Dr. James Stewart, Harvard School of Public Health

* This summer JBS will count as one of the semesters you need for graduation, and will count in the same manner that a fall or spring semester will count toward the residency requirement.

Optional: extended version with a related internship and independent research for your fall semester.

For more, click here

Questions? Interested in applying? Feel free to contact:

Village Eco-Rep Position Open!
This Semester: Do you want to help the Brandeis become more environmentally sustainable through peer education? Apply to become an ECO-REP to help increase recycling, reduce waste, and conserve energy in your dorm. Energetic, motivated students full of creativity, who will use their initiative and work hard should apply! For more info and application directions, click here.

Green Ideas for Brandeis:
Green Ideas for Brandeis is a monthly e-mail update with tips to help you reduce climate impact, save money, and hear about exciting opportunities at Brandeis from the Campus Sustainability Initiative. To see past newsletters and sign up go here.

Excellent Spring Internships Still Available for Course Credit

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 the 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, and contact me at .
A few recent special requests:

MA Executive Office Environmental Purchasing Internship
Great opportunity in the Environmental Purchasing Program at the MA Operational Services Division. Despite the economic slowdown, the office is busier than ever as the green industry continues to growing. See attached for more information, and contact me at if you wish to apply.

 Do you like biking? Urban Adventours Internship

Urban AdvenTours: Boston Bicycle Tours, Rentals and Shop is seeking an organized, ambitious, entrepreneurial student as a Marketing Intern. Responsibilities will include representing and promoting Urban AdvenTours on social networking sites, promoting UA on our blog and other blogs, organizing contact lists and other marketing materials,
helping us identify and contact potential customers and partners, and assisting with office and administrative tasks. Candidates should be organized and competent with computer applications including web browsers and Microsoft Office. Those with web/graphic design experience are also encouraged to apply. Contact me if you are interested.

Rita Barrow Fellowship, Charles River Watershed Association:

The Fellow will work closely with the science and advocacy staff of the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) on a variety of ongoing projects. 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 CRWA's website. This 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 Fellow is expected to start in May 2010. The application deadline is January 15, 2010. For a full description see, click here.

Following, New England wild Flower Society:

The Atkinson and Lovejoy Fellows will assist in all aspects of administering the conservation programs of the Wild Flower Society, including conducting training programs, retrieving data from the heritage programs, obtaining landowner permission for rare plant surveys, sending out volunteer assignments, and entering data. Additionally, the Fellows will assist in the planning and implementation of restoration and management activities, invasive species initiatives, general floristic surveys and PCV field trips to botanically interesting locations throughout the region. The Society employs three fellows each year. The application deadline is January 15, 2010. For more information see, click here.

More Jobs & 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: .

Marketing and Communications Director
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Great Barrington, MA (Berkshires, Tri-state area)
Native Plant Horticulture Internship
Project Native, Inc.
Housatonic, MA (Tri-state area)
Conservation Internship Program
Wild South
Asheville, NC (Moulton, AL)
Development Director
WildEarth Guardians
Santa Fe, NM (Western United States)
(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" )

Take care all,
Laura Goldin