Laura Goldin
Raab 347

"Open Door Always"

Sep 3, 2010

This Issue:

*Eco-Reps Positions Open for Fall & Spring!
*Internship Corner
*Job Corner
Welcome back to a jam-packed year for Environmental Studies!  Stay tuned to Earthnotes for events, announcements, and opportunities throughout the semester.
Note our new location in Rabb, 3rd floor.
*Eco-Rep Positions Open for Fall/Spring 2010/2011!
Brandeis Eco-Reps work with the Campus Sustainability Initiative to implement environmental peer education campaigns in residence halls. The goal: improve the climate change impact of the university through conserving energy and decreasing waste. Openings in the Castle, Charles River, and North. See attached for more information.

 **Internship Corner**
A number of excellent Environmental Internship opportunities are still available this fall for academic credit with registration in the ENVS89a course, offered every semester and during the summer (summer course is primarily online).  Some of these are described below, along with some good job opportunities for alumni and others.

MASSPIRG Internships
Are you interested in politics? Do you want to get involved in critical campaigns in Massachusetts? A MASSPIRG internship may be right for you. From MASSPIRG: "MASSPIRG currently is working to promote and expand recycling to move the state towards a system of zero waste, and needs intern assistance to prevent more landfills and incinerators supported by strong special interests.  By working with MASSPIRG, you will develop strong organizing skills and leadership capabilities.
 Internship Description:
Interns will help coordinate the following projects:

  • Coordinating media events, assisting in the preparation of news releases and opinion pieces
  • Assisting with managing the field campaign, figuring out where we should be campaigning each week.
  • Working to build a citizen outreach staff in our campaign office

The start and end dates are flexible. Interns typically work between 20-30 hours/week, the level of commitment can be tailored to your schedule.
Qualifications:We are looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, have a desire to strengthen and grow the environmental and progressive movement, and have demonstrated leadership experience. The internships are unpaid, but interns are given the opportunity to audit portions of our Activist Workshops as well as our classroom trainings in August, which features training from top environmental leaders in organizing, advocacy, and leadership skills. "
If you are interested, please contact me.

Waltham Fields Community Farm
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. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization.

I am looking for an intern or volunteer to help with our after-school and preschool programs for children ages 4-11.  The time commitment would be as follows:
Tuesdays, 3:00pm-5:30pm, September 21st-October 26th
Thursdays, 3:00pm-5:30pm, September 23rd-October 28th
Saturdays, 9:00am-11:30am, October 2nd-23rd 
There would also be plenty of agricultural education themed projects to do earlier in September and also in November to make it fulfill any hours needed for an internship."
Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing.

Spring 2011 White House Internship Program:
The White House Internship Program is dedicated to giving emerging leaders the opportunity to serve the Administration and gain invaluable experience in public service. The Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program will be accepting applications for SPRING 2011 from now until Sunday, October 3, 2010. Don't miss your chance to be part of the next class of White House Interns! To learn more about the program and to apply please visit:  All White House Internship Program participants must be:
-A United States citizens
-At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
-Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate program at a college,  community college  or university or A veteran of the United States Armed forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years. All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program:
The spring internship term runs from January 18, 2011 - May 6, 2011
Please visit our FAQ page for questions regarding quarter systems
The White House internship program is an unpaid program
The White House internship program is a full-time program
Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday
Hours may vary by office
Please visit our FAQ page for questions regarding the definition of "full-time"
Questions should be directed to the White House Intern Program office directly at:
**Job Corner**

 Mass Energy Job
The Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy) is looking for a Program Associate for Outreach and Marketing. This full-time position's primary role will be to assist with a range of activities including: day-to-day interactions with members, partner organizations, and suppliers; coordinating outreach and marketing activities; and general programmatic operations. This position will report to the Marketing and Program Manager. Visit to learn more about our organization. See attached for more information.

Alliance to Save Energy job
The Alliance to Save Energy in Washington DC is hiring for it's education team.
For more information and details on how to apply:

ACE Development Job: Donor Relations Coordinator
At Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) in Roxbury, Ma, a premier environmental justice organization: The Donor Relations Coordinator will lead ACE's efforts to maintain relationships with and raise funds from individual donors. Major responsibilities include maintaining and expanding ACE's major donor base of over 200 individuals, writing donor appeals and other correspondence, carrying out appeal and donor acquisition mailings to our membership of over 1,000, maintaining ACE's on-line giving programs (including writing e-appeals), coordinating fundraising events (including one major event annually), providing training and support to staff, Board, and volunteers in their fundraising from current and potential donors. S/he will also be responsible for the donor database, including gift processing and acknowledgments. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Development & Administration and work closely with the Membership and Communications Coordinator as part of ACE's Development/Communications team. Occasional evenings required. See attached for qualifications.

Sudbury Valley Trustees
SVT Sudbury Valley Trustees, a land trust headquartered in Sudbury, is hiring two paid AmeriCorp positions. See "SVT" positions, attached.

New England National Scenic Trail Planner -Appalachian Mountain Club
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is seeking a New England National Scenic Trail Planner to support the completion, protection, promotion, and stewardship of the New England National Scenic Trail in Massachusetts. The Trail Planner will build on the work that a cadre of volunteers has undertaken for 50 years to establish and maintain the trail by advancing more comprehensive protection and trail management strategies. See attached for position description.

National Wildlife Federation
From NWF: "The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program seeks a news and events coordinator to lead on two main fronts:  Coordinating web-based and print news, information, reports and other professional and timely content for campus ecology activists and decision-makers and Co-organizing web-based and in-person events related to campus climate action and green jobs education and training. The position will draw on the latest techniques and information in social media, education and marketing. Must have a BA or BS in journalism, marketing or environmental education. Minimum two years experience with at least one year's experience writing or coordinating web-based reports, newsletters or equivalent multi-media digital content, as well as experience coordinating and reporting on events in multi-media web-based formats. Ability to recruit contributing staff and volunteer writers; edit and produce professional web-based content; implement web-based promotions; coordinate partners and meetings; organize multi-media event interviews and reporting; track expenses and circulation; organize and manage schedules. Interested?  Visit our website:"

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 the fall, spring or summer ENVS89a course. Just discuss with me first:

Program Coordinator
The Nature Connection
Concord, MA (Greater Boston)

Development Director or Associate
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG)
Montpelier, VT

Programs Coordinator
Ipswich River Watershed Association
Ipswich, MA

Watershed Ecologist/Flow Restoration Program Planner
Division of Ecologcal Restoration, MA Dept. of Fish and Game
Boston, MA

Fall Earn-A-Bike Program Internship
Bikes Not Bombs
Jamaica Plain, MA

Post-BP public interest law research ( Amherst,MA)
Strategic Counsel on Corporate Accountability
Amherst, MA

Higher Education Outreach Intern
The Northwest Earth Institute
Portland, OR

Executive Director
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Santa Cruz, CA

Community Energy AmeriCorps Fellowship
Island Institute
Rockland, ME

Beginner's Nature Preschool (BNP) Teacher
New Canaan Nature Center
New Canaan, CT (NYC Tri-state area)

Summer Jobs to Defend the Gulf Coast
Gulf Restoration Network
New Orleans, LA

Regional Conservation Intern
Redding Center, CT (Southern New England)

Expense-paid Internship at Blowing Rocks Preserve, FL
Student Conservation Assoc. and The Nature Conservancy
near Hobe Sound, FL

Environmental Educator
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
Marcellus, NY (Upstate New York)

Public Relations Internship
Northeast Organic Farming Assoc
Waltham, MA

Full Time / Part Time Teachers
4-H Education Center at Auer Farm
Bloomfield, CT

Mountain Steward volunteers
Mt. Baker Ranger District
Everett, WA (Mt Baker)

Program Director
Green Mountain Farm-to-School
Newport, VT

Farm Intern
WestSide Farm Project
Pittsfield, MA

Farm Manager
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living
Woodinville, WA (near Seattle, WA)

Trainings and Events Coordinating Intern
Sierra Student Coalition
Washington, DC

College Outreach Summer Intern (Unpaid)
Land Conservation and Adv ocacy Trust, Inc.
Framingham, MA

Conservation Project and Outreach Assistant
Wood River Land Trust
Hailey, ID (sun valley, idaho)
(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: Nacelink: and  Location: Usdan Student Center" )

Take care all,
Laura Goldin