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April 08, 2010


This Issue:

* Energy Security & Climate Change - April 15
*Museum of Science Visit - April 26
*Job and Internship Corner
*Earthweek Events Coming Soon - Stay Tuned!

International Energy Security and Climate Change: A European Perspective :
The Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership at Brandeis International Business School and the Center for German and European Studies are pleased to invite you to our upcoming event, "International Energy Security and Climate Change: A European Perspective," on April 15, 2010 at 11:00 am in Lee Hall, IBS. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht, an executive board member of Verbundnez Gas, will discuss European energy policy and energy independence, and the relationship to climate change and the environment. The session will be moderated by Arpad von Lazar, professor emeritus, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. See attached poster


Brandeis Museum of Science Job Trek
Monday, April 26, 2010 1- 2:30pm
1 Science Park Boston, MA

Through this specialized job trek , students will participate in on Brandeis only on-site information session and behind-the-scenes tour . Students will have the unique opportunity to meet and network with key recruiting professionals and Museum staff to learn more about environmental education and working at a premier science and technology museum. Guests will also learn more about careers and internships with the Museum of Science.
The Museum's mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology. This role becomes ever more important as science and technology shape and reshape our lives and world, and it means the MoS:

* Promotes active citizenship informed by the world of science and technology
* Inspires lifelong appreciation of the importance and impact of science and engineering
* Encourages young people of all backgrounds to explore and develop their interests in understanding the natural and human-made world
To learn more about MOS internships , go to mos.org. To learn more about current entry-level job opportunities, click here.


Questions? Contact Hiatt Career Center at 781-736-3618 or hiattcenter@brandeis.edu or Professor Laura Goldin at goldin@brandeis.edu .
How to registerTo register, go to Hiatt NACElink today at and click on events.
In order to confirm registration, students must have resumes approved by a Hiatt counselor and uploaded in Hiatt Nacelink by April 20. Schedule an appointment with Hiatt today or participate in daily walk-in hours.


***Job and Internship Corner***
Many of the internships below are ideal for academic credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu .

Waltham Field Community Farms Summer Intern :
Waltham Fields Community Farm is looking for someone to assist the Children's Learning Garden Educators in carrying out our Children's Learning Garden summer programs for 2010. From the Farm: "Waltham Fields Community Farm (WFCF) promotes local agriculture through growing and distribution practices that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. We forge relationships between people, their food supply, and the land from which it grows. Our Children's Learning Garden program is a three-season program for children ages 3-11. Our educators teach participants about farming and food through a variety of hands-on activities that take place in our Learning Garden area and all around the farm itself. Compost exploration, insect scavenger hunts, scarecrow making, and planting seeds are just some of the activities that we do. We also stress "farm to table" connections by having groups prepare their own snacks each session using fresh fruits and veggies straight from the garden.The Children's Learning Garden Intern is supervised by the Education and Outreach Coordinator (EOC) and works withboth the EOC and other Children's Learning Garden Educators in carrying out our summer CLG programs. Responsibilities:

  • Help to supervise participants and lead activities during summer programs.
  • Assist other CLG educators with maintenance of the Learning Garden area including set-up and clean-up before and after programs.

Qualifications:

  • We are looking for someone who is excited about agriculture and food, loves working with kids ages 3-11, and wants to get their hands dirty this season!
  • Experience working with children is a plus.

Time Commitment: The Children's Learning Garden Intern must be available to work the following hours: Summer

  • Mon-Thurs, June 28th-August 19th, 8:30am-4:30pm

Benefits

  • Experience working with children ages 3-11 in an agricultural education setting.
  • Ability to observe farm educators at work, gain knowledge of different teaching styles and techniques, and build up your own library of activity ideas for future work.
  • Workers' Compensation and a stipend of $660.

Please contact me if you are interested: goldin@brandeis.edu



Waltham YMCA Leaders In Training Job:
Th e Waltham YMCA seeks a coordinator to assist with the planning, development, and implementation of tits new Leaders in Training program. This is a full time, seasonal position with an hourly wage of $11-13. The Coordinator will work Monday-Friday from 7:30am-6pm.

Responsibilities:

- Working directly with a group of teens, creating and implementing team building and leadership games and activities

- Preparing LIT's for their role and responsibilities with camp counselors and their camper groups.

- Organizing which LIT's work with which camp counselors and camper groups.

- Supervising LIT's while they are working with counselors and camper groups

- Following up with camp counselor's on the LIT's performance and completing evaluations on LIT's

- Working with all other camp directors and counselors to ensure a successful and cooperative program

- Supervising and leading a group of teens on a weekly field trip away from camp

Required Qualifications:

- Experience working with teens as a counselor and/or teaching middle school students

- The ability to lead a group of teens through daily leadership activities and lessons

- Experience in working with teens in community service, job readiness, and employment skills

- High patience level that is needed to work with and understand teens

- The ability to be a positive role model for all campers

- Strong organization and supervision skills

- Must be 21 years age or older

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Bleeker at rbleeker@ymcaboston.org .



YMCA Summer Daycamp Counselor Positions :
The Waltham YMCA is seeking experienced Specialty Day Camp Counselors to teach Sports and Fitness, Arts and Crafts, Environmental Studies, Drama, and Team Building during the Summer of 2010. This is a full time, seasonal position with an hourly wage of $10-12. Specialty Counselors will work Monday-Friday from 7:30AM-6:00PM. This is a nine week commitment from June 28 th -August 27 th . Applicants must be available to begin staff training in early June.

Responsibilities:

- Works with the lead staff team on developing a well rounded curriculum program for their specific specialty area.

- Implement activities for large groups of children ranging between the ages of 3-12.

- Keep kids safe, active and involved.

- Supervise General camp counselors during the activity time.

- Abide by DPH Regulations

- Keeps safety of campers as the first priority. Emphasizes personal safety and emotional well being with campers, parents and other camp personnel at all times.

- Uses positive, constructive methods of discipline/positive reinforcement, and ensures that all staff does the same.

- Assists with planning and implementing Camp Special Events and Family Night Activities.

- Assists with the coordination of camp activities. Actively participates in all aspects of camp program, including special events, openings, closings, and extended hours.

- Attends all staff meetings and training sessions. Becomes familiar with provided training materials.

- Communicates program information, problems and concerns as they occur.

- Maintains and cares for all program areas and supplies.

- Performs other duties as required by supervisor (remains flexible).

Qualities needed for this position are:

- Experience/knowledge in the specialty area in which you are applying to be a counselor (arts and crafts, environmental studies, team building, drama, sports and fitness

- Experience with group management and leading lessons/activities

- Experience working with children

- Flexible

- Professional

- Committed to working the entire summer camp of 10 weeks.

- Able to work as part of a team, and help maintain a positive camp experience for all of the youth involved

- Leader with some supervisory experience

Required qualifications:

- 18 years or older

- Experience/some college

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Bleeker at rbleeker@ymcaboston.org .

Lincoln Land Conservation Trust Intern:


Lincoln Land Conservation Trust seeks Stewardship Intern to work with local conservation staff, one or more interns will survey flora and fauna, creating reports which include maps, available geophysical data, and documentary information such as photos and legal documents, click here.


Summer Environmental Education in North Carolina:
C/O Simon Schier '10: The Green River Preserve environmental education camp is hiring counselors for the summer and needs them ASAP. If you are interested, contact pPam Ritchie at pam@greenrivepreserve.org and tell her that Simon sent you!


Orion Online Latest Listings:
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, click here. Many of these are ideal for academic credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu .

Executive Director
The FARM Institute
Edgartown, MA
Washington State Director
Trust for Public Land (TPL)
Seattle, WA
Garden/Culinary Education Program Interns (2)
The Sylvia Center
Kinderhook, NY
Internships
CARE - fighting global poverty
Atlanta, GA
Farm Intern
Earthfire Farm
Ashfield, MA
Interns
Pioneer Valley Farm
Chester, MA
Environmental Education Internships
The Marine Science Consortium
Wallops Island, VA (Eastern Shore of Virginia)
Park Interpreter (Regular Part-time)
South Suburban Parks and Recreation - South Platte Park
Littleton, CO
Summer Internships
Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team
Beckley, WV (regional)

(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. Go to Hiatt 's web site, or Hiat Nacelink. Location: Usdan Student Center" )


Take care all,
Laura Goldin