Laura Goldin
Bassine 201

"Open Door Always"

January 28 2010



  • Environmental & Social Justice JBS Program
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • EPA NNMES Fellowship
  • Sonoma Country Job.
  • MA AUDUBON Internship
  • Farm Education Internship
  • Other Internships and Jobs

New Opportunity! Environmental & Social Summer Program

Immerse in this integrated, multi-course environmental justice program while you work directly with community groups & EPA to help solve the problems . 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, environment field monitoring and assessment and more, as we w ork directly with low-income, multi-ethnic communities in tackling pressing issues and developing solutions. You'll 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.

3 Courses -- 12 credits

June 1 - July 23 (8 weeks)*

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
Applications are now available, rolling admission.

Questions? Interested in applying? Feel free to contact me:

Master in Teaching

Thinking about what you might do upon graduation from Brandeis? You might consider teaching. Schools today urgently need bright, passionate, caring, independent-minded, well-trained teachers. If you are thinking about teaching, excellent professional education could be the next step. The Brandeis Master of Arts in Teaching program offers students the opportunity to prepare to teach in public elementary schools, Jewish day schools (the DeLeT program), or in middle and high schools in English, history, sciences, or Bible/Tanakh. Our small personalized program places an emphasis on inquiry and social justice. Graduates regularly secure good teaching jobs, and make a difference in the work they do.
There will be an Information Session on Wednesday , February 10, 6:00 - 7:30 , in the Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex. Generous scholarship support is available, including scholarships dedicated solely to Brandeis graduates. A flyer is attached. For more information contact Professor Dirck Roosevelt, Director, Master of Arts in Teaching, , or visit our website, click here

EPA NNEMS Fellowship: Deadline Feb 5

The EPA NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. Students who are awarded NNEMS fellowships are offered an opportunity to gain research and training experience directly linked to their undergraduate or graduate studies and conduct research projects which EPA supports with financial assistance. see more, The deadline for submitting applications for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2010 National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program is Friday , February 5, 2010 . All materials must be postmarked on or before that date to be eligible for consideration.

Sonoma Country Job

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board Program Development Internship provides recent college graduates with an opportunity to gain practical experience and make substantive contributions in program development, policy analysis, project management, and research in the field of economic development. Each year, the Sonoma County Economic Development Board offers five one-year paid internships that run from approximately July 15, 2010 to June 30, 2011 . Each intern will be assigned to an area or program of focus: Tourism, Green Business Program, Workforce and Youth Development, Business Environmental Alliance, and Economic Research, based on qualifications and interest. Students with backgrounds in economics, political science, public policy, or liberal arts who have research and report experience are particularly encouraged to apply; applicants must have a Bachelor's degree by the start of the position. In addition to research responsibilities, each intern will coordinate advisory groups comprised of leaders from local businesses, government agencies, and community groups and will assist in the development and management of innovative countywide programs and events. During the year-long program, interns develop project management and other professional skills while working under minimal oversight to make important and lasting contributions to the economic development of Sonoma County. See attached flyer.

Waltham Fields Community Farm Post-Grad Job

 Learning Garden Educator Job
Community Farms Outreach -- Waltham Fields Community Farm
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Salary: $12/hr
for more info see Orion online, below.

MA Audubon Internship

Mass Audubon nearby in Lincoln, MA has an opening for an intern later this spring, extending into the summer. The intern will have a wonderful opportunity to survey some rare marsh birds. Wonderful for those with interest in ecology, birds, wetlands and more.The description of the position is attached. Excellent placement for ENVS89a internship credit-- just contact me.

Farm-Based Education Assoc Internship

The FEAI in Concord, MA supports the fast-growing needs of farm-based efforts to educate the public. Be a part of the effort!
See attached flyer for internship position information. Ideal for ENVS89a internship credit; just contact me.

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: .
Children's Learning Garden Assistant
Waltham Fields Community Farm
Waltham, MA
Learning Garden Educator
Waltham Fields Community Farm
Waltham, MA
Summer Camp Jobs
Hidden Villa Summer Camp
Los Altos Hills, CA (Near San Francisco & Santa Cruz!)
Environmental Programs Assistant
Nuestras Raices
Holyoke, MA
Food Systems Organizer
Nuestras Raices
Holyoke, MA
Wholesale Wetland Plant Nursery (summer internship)
Environmental Concern Inc.
St. Michaels, MD (Chesapeake Bay region)

Communications Intern
Green Map System
New York, NY
Work Projects Coordinator
Conservation Corps Minnesota
Hinkley, MN (Statewide travel)
Crew Leaders & Assistant Crew Leaders
Conservation Corps Minnesota
Hinkley, MN (Statewide travel)
Maple Wind Farm
Huntington, 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: Hiat Nacelink: Location: Usdan Student Center" )

Take care all,
Laura Goldin