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Laura Goldin
goldin@brandeis.edu
781-736-3075
Raab 347

"Open Door Always"

May 1, 2010

 

THIS ISSUE:


*SEA Banquet - May 4
*Environmental Internship Symposium - May 6
*Job and Internship Corner

SEA Banquet
6pm, Tuesday, May 4, Sherman Function Hall
From SEA: "Join Students for Environmental Action for FREE FOOD at this semester's Local and Organic Food Banquet: Food and Social Justice. The banquet is at 6 pm on Tuesday, May 4th in Sherman Function Hall (above Sherman dining hall). Panelists will include Prof. Donahue and local farmers while appetizers are served, followed by a Q&A session and dinner. Join us to enjoy ecologically conscious, delicious food as a break from end-of -semester projects and exams! Please bring your own reusable cup or mug- we will not have cups at the Banquet! Apple cider will be provided."
contact: sgrande@brandeis.edu

Enviromental Internship Symposium
Thursday, May 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Schneider Building, Heller School, Room G-3

*Refreshments served
Presenting their work:
Mia Goldwasser & Emilie Schuler: Waltham Fields Community Farm
Lindsey Sarquilla: MA Audubon Land Conservation
Hannah Saltman: Lead Action Collaborative
Anne Schweitzer: WATCH Community Organizing
Theresa Sheehan & Andrew Mandel: WATCH Tenant Advocacy Clinic & Brandeis Sustainability Tim Lam and Andrew Travis: Waltham Energy & Recycling Dept
Alexandra Dougherty: NY DEP Watershed Protection
Audrey Lamb: Sustainable Forests with Landsake
Carly Greenberg: KLD Socially Responsible Investing
Andrew Brandess: Sustainable Packaging Design Start-up "Suncirc"
Anna Hanley: MA DEP - Diversity in Environmental Protection
Tyler Morrill: Charles River Watershed Association
Jie Dong: Greenpeace
Lauren Kraus: Bikes-Not-Bombs Youth Empowerment
Simon Schreier: - Healthy Waltham
You are welcome to come for all, or just a part.

Recommended for all students interested in doing an environmental internship, and for others to see what students can accomplish in your organizations!
For further information: goldin@brandeis.edu Hope to see you there!


***Job and Internship Corner***

Energy Efficiency Sales / Marketing Associate Total Green Energy Solution, LLC, clich here "This is your opportunity to ensure your professional and financial success by joining a fast-paced company specialized in energy efficiency solutions for residential homes. You will thrive as an energy efficiency associate, presenting the upcoming free home diagnostic auditing and improvement program to homeowners encouraging them to take advantage of this opportunity."
Duties/Activities:
    * Identify residential natural gas heating neighborhoods
    * Motivate households to sign up for a free comprehensive energy audit and air-sealing for their homes
    * Follow up with a phone call to schedule for the initial diagnostic audits
    * Propose alternative marketing approach to grow business
Requirements:
    * 1-2 years of success sales experience preferred.
    * Professional appearance and effective interpersonal skills.
    * Passionate about saving energy and environment, positive, enthusiastic, self-driven.
    * Ability to work a variety of hours, including nights and weekends.
    * Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    * Competency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Power Point and Excel.
    * Reliable vehicle and insurance.
    * Clean DMV record.
Pay Information:
$15/Hour + Bonus
Hours Per Week:
10-20 hours/week
F/T, P/T, Temp, Perm Status:
Part time to Perm.
To apply - submit your approved resume to the Total Green Energy Solution, LLC resume collection in Hiatt NACElink - go to Quick links - interviews - Total Green Energy Solution, LLC
Questions? Contact Hiatt Career Center at 781-736-3618.


Walden Woods Summer 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 www.walden.org

Position
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: http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/ . Many of the internships are ideal for academic credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu
Development Associate
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
Montpelier, VT
Clean Energy Advocate
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
Montpelier, VT
Field Associate
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
Montpelier, VT
Organizer
Food and Water Watch
Washington, DC (Eastern US)

Ecology Educator
Ferry Beach Ecology School
Saco, ME (Southern Coast of Maine)
Americorps Project Conserve
Foothills Conservancy of NC, Inc.
Morganton, NC
Counselor/Intern Naturalist (Male)
Point Reyes Summer Camp, Clem Miller Environmental Education Center
Point Reyes Station, CA (North San Francisco Bay Area)
Development Associate
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
Montpelier, VT
Clean Energy Advocate
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
Montpelier, VT
Field Associate
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
Montpelier, VT

Year-round Farm Intern
North Country School and Camp Treetops
Lake placid, NY

(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