Laura Goldin
Bassine 201

"Open Door Always"

March 5, 2010

This Issue

  • Government Careers Lunch and Learn, March 8-12
  • EPA Careers Speaker, March 15
  • Social Justice Theater, March 15
  • Experience Learning Symposium, March 18
  • Save The Date: Ethical Implications of Climate Disruption, March 23
  • Save The Date: Green Careers Forum & Net Working Event, March 25

Government Careers Lunch and Learn Series: EPA, U.S. Dept. of State, Peace Corps and Others

March 8 to 12, 2010
12 to 1 p.m. Hiatt Career Center

Keynote Career Address from EPA Climate Protection Partnership:
Monday, March 15, 5 to 6 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Kristen Taddonio represents the Climate Protection Partnerships Division at the EPA where she is the Head of Sales and Marketing for the ENERGY STAR Appliance Program and Director of the International Mobile Air Conditioning Climate Protection Partnership will speak with students about careers with the EPA and environmental careers within the federal government.

Stages of Justice: The Transformative Theater of John O'Neal

Open Forum for the Brandeis Community: Monday, March 15, 4-5:30 pm

For John O’Neal, the only theatre that is relevant today is that which is part of the process of redressing injustice and improving the quality of people’s lives—in other words, part of the struggle for peace. In the Free Southern Theatre, created from the momentum of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s and 70’s, through 30 years of Junebug Productions, and in his new Free Southern Theatre Institute, O’Neal has drawn inspiration from African American folk stories, songs, and culture to address the experience of oppressed people everywhere. As an actor, writer, and director, he has won honors and acclaim for his work throughout the US and internationally.

O’Neal feels that transformative theatre emerges not from the success of an individual artist, but from the success of the relationship between artist and community. His current work brings communities together to share narratives through “story circles.” In his presentation to the Brandeis community on March 15 and in classes and meetings with student clubs and faculty, O’Neal will reflect on the contributions of theatre to social justice, the techniques of story circles, the state of civil rights in America, and his work in environmental justice, especially in the post-Katrina Gulf. For further info, see attached flier.

The 2010 (EL)2: Experiential Learning,
Engaged Learners Symposium
For More Information:

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 11am-6pm
Usdan Student Center

11am-6pm Student Poster Presentations, Levin Ballroom
12pm-1pm, 4pm-5pm Student Poster Presenters Available, Levin Ballroom
2pm-3pm Plenary Session, International Lounge
Welcome: Provost Marty Krauss, Keynote Speaker: Jules Bernstein '57
Plenary Panel: "Learning in Service of Justice"
Featuring Shaina Gilbert '10, Anum Khan '10, and Lisa Fitzgerald '10
Facilitated by Dean Adam B. Jaffe

3pm-4pm Panel Sessions
"Global Brandeis: Students Understanding the World" - International Lounge
Featuring Akash Vadalia '12, Lisa Rice '10, Kathleen Rees '10, and Emily Watkins '10

"The Experiential Journey" - Alumni Lounge
Featuring Marnina Cowan '10, Carly Greenberg '11, Dana Opas '10, and Elizabeth Macedo '10

5pm-6pm Reception - Levin Ballroom
All welcome to join us in celebration for food and drink!

Job and Internship Corner

Fund for Public Interest Jobs

From the Fund: "The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Sierra Club, the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America.

This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process. We will be holding interviews on Brandeis campus on March 8 and 9 in the Hassenfield Conference Center in the Gellar Room at 10, 2, 4 and 6. Earn $4000-$6000 working for something you believe in. To find out more, call 1-800-75-EARTH, or visit"

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:

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

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

Echo Hill Outdoor School
Worton, MD

Environmental Educator
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Aspen, CO

Native Plant Nursery Internship
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
Sanibel, FL

Summer Youth Crew Supervisor
Great Basin Institute
Ely, NV

Summer Naturalist Internship
Gore Range Natural Science School
Avon, CO (Rocky Mountains)

Intern Naturalists
San Joaquin Outdoor School
La Honda, CA

Administrative Coordinator
Roots of Change
San Francisco, CA

Communications Manager
Roots of Change
San Francisco, CA

If you don't see the job you want in EarthNotes or in your own searching, don't forget the Brandeis Hiatt Career Center.

From Hiatt: There are more than 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. Located in the Usdan Student Center, Hiatt offers daily walk-in hours for students and alumni. Stop by for assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation.