Laura Goldin
Raab 347

"Open Door Always"

April 23, 2010



*"Clean and Green?" - April 29
*Clean Energy Executive Roundtable - April 30
*Job and Internship Corner

**And Save the Date!**
Environmental Internship Symposium - May 6
6:30-8:30pm, Heller G-3

Food Served!
All are welcome, for all for for part.
Get an idea of the wide array of wonderful opportunities in the field. Ideal for anyone interested in doing an internship. Come to support fellow students, network with potential placements.

"Clean and Green": Business, Policy or Slogan?
Thursday, April 29
3:30 - 5:00 PM, Lee Lecture Hall, IBS 5:00 Reception, World Court

Rob Pratt, Founder and CEO, Energy Climate Solutions
Herb Magid, Managing Partner, Energy Investor Funds
Kellogg L. (Kelly) Warner, founder and CEO, Deerpath Energy
John Ballantine, Brandeis IBS
Warren Leon, Brandeis IBS

What are the financial, business, and economic policy underpinnings of clean technology? Will these new technologies and businesses be green in more ways than one? What is the relative importance of the regulatory-policy environment, the technological frontier, and the availability of financial capital for clean innovation and profitable business outcomes? What about the international dimension of demand for green technologies, and of competition for sourcing, workers, and capital? This symposium organized by the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance will address these issues in a moderated panel discussion, followed by audience question and answer, and reception. See attached poster for more!

Clean Energy Roundtable
April 30, 3:00 pm, IBS

The Business Consulting Club of the Brandeis International Business School is hosting an Executive Roundtable on April 30th at 3pm, with a networking reception at 4:30pm. Come hear a distinguished panel of leading experts and thought-leaders discuss and explore the critical role of energy in achieving corporate sustainability. The format of the Roundtable will be an interactive discussion between students who have been doing extensive research on emerging issues impacting the development of clean energy in New England, and industry leaders who are active in shaping policy and driving business growth. As an attendee you will hear how changes in the energy industry will be creating opportunities for innovation and leadership, as corporations across New England seek to create corporate sustainability as basis of competitive advantage. In addition to a spirited discussion, you will also have the opportunity to network with executives from industries across the region. There is no cost for this event, however, seating is limited. Please RSVP to by 26th April, 2010.

***Job and Internship Corner***
Walden Woods Internship
The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature, and legacy of Henry David Thoreau in order to foster an ethic of stewardship and social responsibility. Educational programs offer local and global opportunities for students, educators and lifelong learners in the US and around the world to explore Thoreau's ideas and apply them to their own lives and communities. To learn more, visit

Education interns will assist the Director of Education with the day-to-day administration of the Walden Woods Project education.

Intern responsibilities include:
Planning and coordinating The Approaching Walden summer teacher institute in July 

  • Occasionally interacting with the general public and representing the program at events on an as needed basis.     
  • Assisting with outreach effort for a new environmental education program called World Wide Waldens 
  • Completing 1-2 long term projects based on intern's interests and staff needs.

The successful candidates will possess the following:
Interest in learning about Thoreau: 

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and FrontPage) and Internet savvy   
  • Organized and detail oriented    
  • Ability to be flexible in a constantly changing work environment   
  • Takes initiative and ability to work independently

The internship will start in June and will end at the end of the summer and pays $1,500 monthly stipend. Hours are full time Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm (with some flexibility).
Transportation: The Walden Woods Project is located near Walden Pond in Lincoln, MA. It is approximately a 15 minutes drive from Cambridge on Route 2. From Porter Square T-stop, you can catch the commuter rail to Lincoln Center and then it's a 25 minute walk. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Contact me if you are interested. This internship is available for ENVS89a credit.

Summer Nature Camp Director/Counselor
Waltham YMCA

Excellent Opportunity for a creative, self-motivated student to design and run an environmental activities and education program in a dynamic,
diverse daycamp in the heart of the Watham community. This is a paid position, ENVS89a internship credit possible. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested.

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: . Many of the internships are ideal for academic credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first:

Summer Internships

Energy Action Coalition
Washington, DC (UT, OH, MN, TX, more)
Permaculture Intern
Easton Mountain
Greenwich, NY
Senior Counselor, Kids!Can!Cook! Program
The Farm and Arts Program at Hawthorne Valley Farm
Ghent, NY (2 1/2 hours from NYC)
Agricultural Internship
Ashland, OR (Southern Oregon)
Forestry Internship
Ashland, OR (Southern Oregon
(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, click here. Location: Usdan Student Center" )

Take care all,
Laura Goldin