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"Open Door Always"

February 26 2010


A weekly newsletter of news, events, and other opportunities

This Issue:
*Real Food Event - Sunday
*ENVS Meet & Greet - Monday
*Environmental America Post - Grad Jobs
*Excellent Local Internships: Gore Place, EPA & More
*Other Internships and Jobs
*Save the Date! Green Career Forum & Networking Event - March 25


Real Food Event

Monday, February 28th, 7:00PM, Olin Sang Auditorium
From SEA and the Real Food Movement at Brandeis: " In Food, Inc ., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
Come hear this influential director, and hear about what Brandeis is doing to bring REAL FOOD to campus! Other speakers featured as well."


Environmental Studies Meet & Greet With the URDS

Monday, March 1st
7:30 PM in Pearlman Lounge

From UDRS Lindsey Sarquilla and Becky Fisher: "Calling all Environmental Studies Majors and Minors! Come share your thoughts about Environmental Studies classes, on campus activities, and major/minor requirements at the Environmental Studies Meet and Greet next Monday, March 1st at 7:30 pm in the Pearlman Lounge! Interested in meeting and mingling with your comrades in Environmental Studies? Interested in hearing about their experiences and sharing some of your own? Interested in eating lots of sustainably grown snacks? Come to our first ever Environmental Studies Social, hosted by your UDRs , and help shape the future of the program by sharing your thoughts about it! See attached flyer"

Contact you UDRs for more information: Lindsey lsarq@brandeis.edu or Becky rlfisher@brandeis.edu

Environmental Massachusetts Jobs

From Environment America: "Are you thinking about a job or a career in environmental advocacy?
If you are, check out the Environment America Fellowship Program. You can learn more or apply online. You can also talk to Environment Massachusetts Director Ben Wright, who will be at the Hiatt Center Career fair from 12 to 3 on March 4.
Each year, our Fellowship Program offers a select number of graduating seniors like you the training, experience and opportunity you need to make an impact and become a leader in the environmental movement. Together with our experienced staff, you can work on campaigns to build the kind of cleaner, greener future that so many of us want for our planet. Of course, actually making a real difference can be tough. For example, we want to help build a new clean energy economy through new policies in Washington and in the states — but the coal industry is fighting hard to stop us. We want to reduce our dependence on oil and shrink our carbon footprint by reducing the pollution we create by burning fossil fuels — but the oil companies are resisting. We want to protect and preserve the Grand Canyon, our national forests, and other places we love — but mining companies, timber companies and big developers have other ideas.
That’s where you come in. The Environment America Fellowship Program hires and trains people like you to help us better document the problems, more forcefully advocate solutions, educate more members of the public, organize broader and stronger coalitions, and mobilize more people to take action. These exact strategies and tactics help us win in state capitols around the country and in Washington, DC — even when we’re up against the most powerful opponents.
There's much more to talk about, of course. To learn more or apply, visit our website at www.environmentamerica.org/jobs . Or you can contact a current fellow, Rob Kerth, directly at rob@frontiergroup.org or 617-747-4390 to set up a time to find out more. Environment America will have recruiters on campus on March 4 and March 11, with times available to interview on both days. We'll look forward to hearing from you!" www.EnvironmentAmerica.org/jobs

Summer Internships For Academic Credit
The internships below are available for academic credit with ENVS89a. by arranging in advance with me: goldin@brandeis.edu

Gore Place Ecology Intern: Gore Place is seeking an ecology intern for Summer 2010 (May/June to August/September). Gore Place is the 1806 historic mansion and estate of politician, lawyer, investor, and gentleman farmer Christopher Gore and his wife, Rebecca. Christopher Gore referred to their estate as “My Farm at Waltham”, on which he practiced innovative agricultural methods. The produce was grown for their table, for their animals, and to be sold in Boston. Today, the remaining 48 acres of land include a small farm, gardens, animals, a 1793 carriage house, and clues of the early 19th century landscape.
Ecology Intern Responsibilities:
• Research and eradicate invasive species of plants that adversely affect the habitats on the grounds of Gore Place and surrounding area.
• Participate in an enrichment program consisting of field trips to other farms, learning about the history of the Gore Place land, and brown bag lunches focusing on a variety of farm- or museum-related topics.
• Complete work on a project that will provide an educational experience for visitors to the grounds of Gore Place. This project (or projects) will be based on the intern’s interests.
• Occasionally interact with visitors, both adults and children, answering questions and providing information about the grounds.
Ecology Intern Qualifications:
• Interest in ecology and education.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds and work outdoors in various weather conditions.
• Ability to work well alone and with others.
• Undergraduate student, graduate student or career changer.
• Research and basic computer skills.
Summer 2010 (May/June to August/September).
8-10 hours a week for 10-12 weeks.
Small stipend is available.
Free parking. Accessible by MBTA bus 70 or 70A.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Intern Coordinator by Email: interncoordinator@goreplace.org , or by Mail: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA 02453.

EPA Paid Summer Internships:

EPA New England has the following 3 paid summer internships available for the right candidates.
To apply,contact me and send me your resume and cover letter: goldin@brandeis.edu

1) NAME OF PROJECT : Auto body assistance work.

Conduct a variety of tasks to support our work to provide assistance to autobody shops including:

· Assistance with managing autobody compliance assistance pilot data including coding facility-specific data to identify shops that received assistance into computerized databases.

· Assistance in conducting site visits outside the pilot communities (Requires 24 hr Health & Safety as well as use of hard hat, steel toed boots and eye protection - will provide)

· Create compliance assistance packages for shops, vocational schools and trainers (vendors/suppliers)

· Connect with Vocational Technical Schools w/auto refinishing/body shop programs throughout NE to ensure that all schools are offered workshops, training materials, etc.

· Assist with conducting workshops as needed.

· Assist in development of post-card reminder - to be issued to all NE shops, schools, etc. in August.

· Assist with pre/post test scoring, analysis and reporting.

2) Name Of Project: Recycling and Materials Management Assistance

The position will work in the Assistance and Pollution Prevention Office on r esearch and analysis related to the Resource Conservation Challenge – EPA’s programs to promote recycling and better materials management. Specifically there will be an emphasis on:

· Analyzing data related to EPA’s WasteWise partnership program. This will include working with program participants, evaluating their commitments under the program, and analyzing data submitted to EPA’s national WasteWise database.

· Evaluation and updating of regional public communication and outreach information related to recycling and waste management (e.g. our materials reuse guide)

· Update and research on EPA’s electronic waste integrated strategy – follow up to previous EPA communications regarding electronic waste management practices.

· Analysis of information related to Climate Change and Waste Management practices, including research on data related to greenhouse gas emissions from materials management practices.

3) Name of Project: Stormwater Management and Compliance Assistance

The position will work jointly in the Assistance and Pollution Prevention Office and our Office of Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation on providing field and other assistance to municipalities related to stormwater regulation . Specifically there will be an emphasis on:

· Understanding municipal needs and requirements related to GIS mapping and use of GPS instruments to gather stormwater management information.

· Training on use of portable GPS equipment for mapping of stormwater impacts.

· Providing assistance in the field to targeted municipalities through the use of GPS instruments to gather mapping information. A limited number of municipalities will be identified for assistance.

· Development of outreach and compliance assistance material related to stormwater management.

Drumlin Farm Summer Camp Jobs/Internships
Drumlin Farm has openings for paid summer camp adventure counselors and naturalist educators . See attached for position descriptions.

ourearth.otg Internship

From OurEarth.org: "This summer, join the OurEarth.org community. This is a chance to work on a number of diverse environmental projects, be in a team with students from other colleges, earn course credit, and because OurEarth.org is still a young organization, this is an opportunity to join on the ground floor of an up-and-coming initiative. This means that you can take on leadership roles and, if you choose, have responsibilities that almost no other internships can offer which can certainly be useful on a resume. Additionally, OurEarth.org involves over 60 environmental professionals, experts, and undergraduate and graduate students from around the country so this is opportunity to begin networking for a future environmental career. Lastly, for added flexibility, all work is done remotely so you can work from your home, campus, or anywhere else, yet you will still have very frequent contact with the OurEarth.org leadership and other interns via conference calls, email, webinars, and other electronic mediums. OurEarth.org is a national, 501(c)3 non-profit organization and grassroots initiative that intends to completely transform the way environmental programs, activities, and information are found on the internet so that the public can become more proactive in protecting the environment. If you might be interested in an internship, read the internship program description and application ( http://www.ourearth.org/students/OurEarth_2010_Application.doc ), visit our website ( http://www.OurEarth.org/ ), and review our organization's brochure ( http://www.ourearth.org/students/OurEarth.pdf ). Finally, if you decide to apply, act quickly since admission is done on a ROLLING BASIS. If you have any questions, please contact John Ullman at (410) 878 - 6485 or jgu@duke.edu , to get additional information."

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: http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/ . Many of these are ideal for academic credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu .

Grant Writer
The BARKA Foundation
Housatonic, MA (Anywhere, Virtual )
Non-Profit Lawyer or Legal Advisor
The BARKA Foundation
Housatonic, MA (Anywhere, Virtual )
Education Specialist
The BARKA Foundation
Housatonic, MA (Anywhere, Virtual )
Summer/Fall Internships
Farmscape Ecology Program
Ghent, NY (2 hrs N of NYC)
Business Development; Producer
The BARKA Foundation
Housatonic, MA (Anywhere, Virtual )
Part-Time Bookeeper/Accountant
The BARKA Foundation
Housatonic, MA
Intern
Sierra Cascade Blueberry Farm
Forest Ranch, CA (Near Chico, CA)
Grand Canyon Trust Conservation Volunteer
Grand Canyon Trust
Flagstaff, AZ (Colorado Plateau)
Community Programs Internship
Hidden Villa Farm & Wilderness
Los Altos Hills, CA
Hidden Villa Environmental Education Internship
Hidden Villa Farm & Wilderness
Los Altos Hills, CA
Executive Director
Friends of the Cheat
Kingwood, WV
Odum Internship in Field Ecology
Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station
Rensselaerville, NY
Fieldwork / Internship
Echo Hill Outdoor School
Worton, MD
Teacher/Naturalist
Echo Hill Outdoor School
Worton, MD

(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 Hiat Nacelink: https://brandeisu-csm.symplicity.com/students Location: Usdan Student Center" )

Take care all,
Laura Goldin