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EarthNotes: Jan. 18, 2010

Earthnotes will be on hiatus for much of the spring semester while I am on leave working with EPA on Environmental Justice and other initiatives. Be sure to check out the ENVS website at  for information about the major & minor, internships, special JBS programs and more.  

This Issue:
*Environmental Health & Justice JBS
*Columbia Masters Program
*Speakers at IBS
*Big Internship and Job Corner

Environmental Health & Justice JBS
Make sure to finish up your applications! Rolling Admissions-- Deadline March 15 Engage directly with primarily low income, diverse communities as you delve into the law, policy, social impacts and science of environmental health challenges facing individuals and families today, click here.

Columbia MS in Sustainability Management
From Columbia: "Columbia University now offers a Master of Science in Sustainability Management. Taught by experts from Columbia's Earth Institute, in partnership with the School of Continuing Education, our flexible part-time or full-time program equips professionals with the leadership skills to achieve an organization's performance goals while working toward a sustainable planet. In order to receive the master's degree in sustainability management, students must complete all degree requirements within three years with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better.
Application deadline for September 2011 matriculation: -May 15, 2011
The 36-point program includes five required areas of study:
1.Integrative Courses in Sustainability Management
2.Economics and Quantitative Analysis
3.The Physical Dimensions of Sustainability Management
4.The Public Policy Environment of Sustainability Management
5.General and Financial Management
The program is flexible in that it allows students to be enrolled as either part-time or full-time students.
For more information, please contact Steven Zemke, program manager:
Email: szemke@ei.columbia.edu
Phone: (212)851-9452"

Upcoming Speakers at IBS:
The Triple Bottom Line at Whole Foods Market
Monday, January 24, 2011
7:30 – 8:30 PM, Lee Lecture Hall, IBS
A presentation and discussion with Kathy Loftus, Whole Foods Market’s Global Leader for Sustainable Engineering, Maintenance, and Energy Management. Loftus coordinates Whole Foods’ sustainability programs, including overall company impact reporting, as well as directing engineering, energy management best practices, and green building and strategic energy procurement efforts. She also sits on the Steering Committee for the US Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Energy Alliance. 

Genzyme Environmental Sustainability: Corporate-Community Commitment
Monday, February 7
6:40 – 7:40 PM, Lee Lecture Hall, IBS
A presentation and discussion with Rick Mattila, Director of Environmental Affairs for Genzyme Corporation, a worldwide biotechnology and pharmaceutical company. Mattila has been at Genzyme for 26 years, holding positions in laboratory management, health and safety, and environmental management. He currently directs the department responsible for guiding environmental management and performance for the corporation.  

*** Internship and Job Corner ****
We have a long list of outstanding internships available for the right students, and most are eligible for academic credit with the ENVS89a course (offered every semester and summer) Just make sure to arrange with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu. For a preview of kinds of opportunities available and information about the internship course, see the ENVS website.
Appropriate positions can be cross-listed with other departments as well (HSSP, IGS, etc.)
See below for some exciting open positions locally and elsewhere, both for spring and summer. 

INTERNSHIPS
Green Sanctuary Internship:
The Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston needs a "Green Sanctuary" intern to . See attached, click here.

Waltham Energy Action Intern: Spring or Summer
Help Waltham Promote Climate Action in Waltham by working with the city, the energy utility, the schools and others
to promote energy conservation and others measures toward reducing climate impact.
See attached internship description and contact me know if you wish to pursue, click here.

Urban AndvenTours Internship: Ambassador for Bikes
From Urban AdvenTours: "We're looking for someone who might have a real interest in being an ambassador for Urban AdvenTours to the bike community and at advocacy events. Since 2004, Urban AdvenTours has been one of Boston's premiere green businesses, providing high quality bicycle rentals and guided tours of the city. As we continue to grow we are seeking an organized, ambitious, entrepreneurial student to work on our Marketing team. We are a small business with a fun, hands-on learning environment. Responsibilities will include representing and promoting Urban AdvenTours at events, on social networking sites like Facebook and TripAdvisor, promoting UA on our blog and other blogs, researching contact lists and other marketing materials, helping us identify and contact potential customers and partners, and assisting with office and administrative tasks. Interns will have the chance to learn about guerrilla marketing campaigns, grassroots marketing, and business and product development. Candidates should be organized and experienced with computer applications including web browsers and Microsoft Office. They should be friendly, outgoing individuals interested in cycling, urban planning, and meeting people from all over the world. Those with web/graphic design experience are also encouraged to apply.
Candidates should email a cover letter describing their interest in Urban AdvenTours along with their resume tojobs@urbanadventours.com.

Alaska Conservation Internships! 
Every summer the Alaska Conservation Foundation Foundation (ACF) offers outstanding paid internship opportunities in Alaska for the right students.  See attached for the possibilities! Deadline Feb 15.

JOBS
More Than Words is Expanding and Hiring
More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth, ages 16-21, who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business!  By working as a team to manage their own online and retail used book business and cafe, youth develop the skills, leadership and self- confidence as they prepare for adulthood. In addition to the paid business job training, youth receive intensive case management and support to map concrete plans for their future education, work and life. After 6-12 months of paid experience at the social enterprise, MTW supports youth for a minimum of 24 months after their transition to ensure they hit outcomes in the areas of employment, education and self-efficacy. MTW is looking to fill the following positions: Business Development Manager, Online Bookstore Manager, Cafe Manager and Transitions Manager. Please see the More Than Words website for additional information and full job descriptions.

University of California Santa Cruz: Climate Action Manager & Sustainability Coordinator,  
UCSC is recruiting for two full-time positions for the Campus Sustainability Office:
1) The UCSC Sustainability Office seeks a full-time Climate Action Manager to coordinate campus Climate Action activities. The successful candidate will work to ensure that the campus fulfills or exceeds relevant policies, commitments, and regulations such as the Climate Action Compact, the American College and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment, Assembly Bill 32, and the University of California Policy on Sustainable Practices "Climate Protection Practices." The manager will serve as a liaison for the campus with the UC Office of the President, other UC campuses, local government, and community organizations and will work in a collaborative manner to develop productive relationships with campus and external constituencies in order to fill above job responsibilities. The Sustainability Office has primary responsibility for fostering a culture of sustainability on campus; identifying, coordinating and serving as a catalyst for units and individuals who are implementing sustainability programs; and engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units.The ideal candidate has experience in economic analysis and planning with ability to analyze feasibility of potential projects, a strong understanding of energy efficiency, renewable energy systems, and potential activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, experience in a higher education setting, demonstrated negotiation skills to analyze, problem-solve, and provide support to senior staff, and a masters degree or equivalent work experience. Position is open until filled, initial review of applications will begin on Jan. 2, 2011.
2) Sustainability Internship Coordinator, University of California, Santa Cruz.
The UCSC Sustainability Office seeks a full-time Sustainability Internship Coordinator to mentor and supervise student interns who are developing and implementing projects that work to achieve campus sustainability and climate change goals. The Sustainability Office has primary responsibility for fostering a culture of sustainability on campus; identifying, coordinating and serving as a catalyst for units and individuals who are implementing sustainability programs; and engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units. Programs led by students that the successful candidate will advise include the Education, Communication, and Outreach for Sustainability (ECOS) team, Friends of the Sustainability Offices (FoSO), the Campus Sustainability Internship Program (CSI), the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), and the Green Campus Program. The coordinator will facilitate development of student projects and provide regular assessment and feedback to interns, provide trainings and development opportunities for students, and serve as a liaison between the student interns and the Sustainability Manager, providing regular reports of the interns' progress. The coordinator is also responsible for the ongoing development of the Sustainability Project Clearinghouse, an online website that documents completed, ongoing, and proposed campus sustainability projects and for some general office management. Ideal candidates have a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies or a related field, exceptional oral, written, public speaking, and organizational skills, strong facilitation and leadership skills, and demonstrated project and/or personnel management and team building experience. Position is open until filled, initial review of applications will begin on Jan. 2, 2011.
Information on how to apply for these positions is available at the UCSC Staff Employment Opportunities website. Though it is not clearly explained in the official job posting, please note that both of these positions have a budgetary end date of June 30, 2012, with possibility of extension. 

Environmental Law Institute Research Associate Positions
From ELI: "The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C., is a leading center of environmental research, policy analysis, and training in the United States. Founded at the beginning of the modern environmental era four decades ago, ELI has played a pivotal role in the evolution of environmental law. Today, ELI is an internationally recognized independent research and education center whose interdisciplinary staff of lawyers and scientists works to develop creative solutions to critical problems in environmental law, policy, and management worldwide. Support for the Institute's research comes from a mix of private foundations and state and federal government agencies. ELI periodically hires recent college graduates to serve as Research Associates. Research Associates work directly with the 15 - 20 lawyers and scientists in the Research and Policy Division on projects addressing environmental and natural resource protection and pollution prevention. A typical workload combines research and administration. The Research and Policy Division publishes research studies and ELI is accepting applications for Research Associate positions that begin in the summer of 2011. The Institute is also accepting applications for other positions throughout its departments." For more information see the web site (http://www.eli.org/About/employment.cfm ) and the position description attached.

Charles River Watershed Association Rita Barron One-year Fellowship
From CRWA: "The Fellowship provides an opportunity for a qualified candidate to work in an exciting and dynamic organization under the direction of some of the country's leading watershed scientists. The Fellow will work closely with the science and advocacy staff of CRWA on a variety of ongoing projects and programs. Tasks include: working with and training volunteers, supervising interns, conducting field work, data management and analysis, production of maps and graphic presentation materials, research, writing and editing reports and grants, and making public presentations.
The Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position, and provides a stipend of $30,000 plus benefits 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 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. Individuals with significant
experience in this field will not be considered for the position. The Fellow is expected to start on June 1, 2011.
Outstanding candidates will be interviewed in January and February, 2011. See attached for more information." 

Orion Online Latest Listings:
The following are just some of the latest listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For information on these positions and the many other listings, go to: http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/ . Many of the internships are ideal for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS89a course. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu

Farm and education positions open for the 2011 growing season 
Greener Partners 
Malvern, PA (Greater Philadelphia Area) 

Sustainability Apprentice 
Hawk Circle wilderness Education 
Cherry Valley, NY 

Youth Mentoring Program Leader 
Hawk Circle Wilderness Education 
Cherry Valley, NY 

2011 Conservation Internship Program  (see above and attached as well)
Alaska Conservation Foundation 
Anchorage, AK 

Year-Round Farm Intern and Summer Farm Intern 
North Country School and Camp Treetops 
Lake Placid, NY 

Brook Trout Habitat Restoration Internship 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH 

Forest & Avian Ecology Internships 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH 

Sustainable Farm Internship 
Living Hope Farm 
Harleysville, PA 

Community Stewardship Intern 
Northwest Service Academy 
Hood River, OR 

Conservation Resource Intern 
Northwest Service Academy 
Spokane, WA 

Intern Program Leader & Outreach Coordinator 
Northwest Service Academy 
Trout Lake, WA 

Summer Naturalist Internship 
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies 
Aspen, CO 

Student Contractors 
EPA Green Infrastructure Program 
Narragansett, RI 

Communication Director 
Highstead Foundation 
Redding, CT 

Policy Analyst and Advocate 
Fish Campaign, Food + Water Watch 
various, HI (flexible) 

Nurse Practitioner NP/ CNM 
Tapestry Health 
Springfield, MA 

Metro Boston Food Education/Organizer 
Northeast Organic Farming Assoc 
Boston, MA 

Apprenticeships 
ADAMAH Farm + CSA 
Falls Village, CT 

Valued-Added Products Mgr 
ADAMAH Farm + CSA 
Falls Village, CT 

Field Manager 
ADAMAH Farm + CSA 
Falls Village, CT 

Northeastern Minnesota Program Director 
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness 
Northeastern Minnesota 

Naturalist/Environmental Educator 
Ferry Beach Ecology School 
Saco, ME (Southern Coastal Maine) 

Summer Camp Staff - Change your life and the lives of others 
Camp Augusta 
NEVADA CITY, CA (Sierra Nevada Foothills) 

Outdoor Education Lead Instructor 
Mono Lake Committee 
Lee Vining, CA (Eastern Sierra, California) 

Outdoor Education Instructor 
Mono Lake Committee 
Lee Vining, CA (Eastern Sierra, California) 

Canoe Coordinator 
Mono Lake Committee 
Lee Vining, CA (Eastern Sierra, California) 

Field Studies Internship 
Smokey House Center 
Danby, VT  

(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, click here. Location: Usdan Student Center" 

Take care all,
Laura Goldin