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Laura Goldin
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"Open Door Always"

November 10, 2010

This Issue:

*Environmental Health & Justice JBS - Applications open!
*International Development Symposium - Nov 11
*Save the Date: Internship Symposium - Dec 8
*UDRS Help to Guide you as you Declare Major - Nov 16 & 18
*Summer Course & Internship Opportunity in D.C.

*Job and internship corner

Environmental Health & Justice JBS

Fall 2011

4 Courses - 16 credits - no prerequisites

Laura Goldin and Dr. James Stewart, Harvard School of Public Health & others.

An opportunity to immerse yourself in an integrated, multi-disciplinary environmental

justice program while directly engaging in the community.  Delve deeply

into the law, policy, social impacts and science of current environmental health

issues challenging individuals and families today-- particularly in low income communities

disproportionately burdened by toxic exposure and lack of access to safe housing,

healthy food and  open space. Gain knowledge and skills in fair housing and toxics law,

negotiation and advocacy, client interviewing and counseling, environment field

monitoring and assessment and more, as we work directly with low-income,

multi-ethnic communities in tackling pressing issues and developing solutions.

You will be able to help prevent evictions and reduce childhood lead exposure,

develop organic gardens with at-risk youth, help combat indoor air pollution,

create healthy meal programs with homeless women and children and much more --

all as you learn.

For more information, click here
Rolling Admissions Deadline: March 15, application materials available, also online soon.

Feel free to contact me and/or attend these upcoming JBS info sessions:
11/10/2010, 12:30-2:00, Shapiro Room 313
11/16/2010, 5:30-7:00, Shapiro Room 313
11/18/2010, 5:30-7:00, Shapiro Room 313


International Development Symposium

Thursday, Nov. 11
12:00-2:00pm
International Lounge

Join the Hiatt Career Center and The Heller School for an exciting chance to hear from Shaun Paul, Executive Director & Co-Founder, EcoLogic. Shaun will be joined by three other experts who will share their insights and experiences about addressing international causes. Hear how they got started and how they use many of the same skills you are developing to meet emerging global needs.
International Development Symposium
Co-sponsored by Hiatt and The Heller School
Panelists:
Shaina Gilbert, BA '09 (Founder, ETE Camp in Haiti)
Shaun Paul (Executive Director, EcoLogic)
Faira Charasika, MM '07 (World Ed, Bantwana Initiative)
Anuradha Desai (Executive Director, International Center for Conciliation)
[RSVP in Hiatt NACElink, Events, Workshop]


Need to Declare Your Environmental Studies Major?

Get great guidance from the ENVS UDRs beforehand!
Tuesday, November 16, 2-4pm &
Thursday, the 18, 5-7pm
Environmental Studies Lounge, 3rd Floor of Rabb
From UDRs Emilie and Ellen: "Would you like to declare a major or minor in Environmental Studies? Well, the UDRs are here to help you fill out the form in draft, give you advice on classes, and plot out what you need to complete the major/major. Prof Goldin will gladly meet with you to review, discuss your plans and opportunities and sign your form, but this way you'll be ready to roll! Take advantage of this great opportunity. You're also welcome to come any time during these hours to get advice, chat, or simply enjoy some of the yummy snacks we'll have on hand!"


And Save the Date:
Environmental Internship Symposium
Wed, Dec 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Heller, Room G-3
Join us to hear about the work of the summer and fall 2010 Environmental Interns, in organizations and agencies from Kenya and Vietnam to Boston and New Jersey. Come to support your friends, network and learn about your opportunities! Stay tuned for more!


Elements of Federal Policy Development in the Natural Resources Arena
Course with paid internships in Washington, D.C.
Summer 2011
From Michigan State University: "This course will review and evaluate how each branch of the federal government, as well as nongovernment entities (including the media), affect the development and implementation of federal government policy in the natural resources. The course will be taught through two-hour lecture and discussion sessions each week, augmented by nine, half-day, weekend field trips designed to ground class participants in the policy-making arena. Additionally, each class participant will complete a twelve-week, forty-hour per week paid internship with a government or nongovernment organization active in natural resources policy-making in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
May 23 – August 12, 2011
Lead instructor of the course is  Mark Rey, former undersecretary for natural resources and environment. In that position, he oversaw the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Rey served as a staff member with the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He was the lead staff person for the committee's work on national forest policy and Forest Service administration. Rey is a native of Canton, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife management, a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry, and a Master of Science degree in natural resources policy and administration, all from the University of Michigan.  
Upper level undergraduates and graduate students.
Send Dr. Kelly Millenbah millenba@msu.edu a current resume ASAP but no later than Thursday, November 18th._* You will be required to hold a 30 minute face-to-face interview with Mr. Rey November 22, 23, 29 or 30th (an additional interview date may be added depending on applicant pool size). This is a competitive process!!
Internships will earn between $1000 - $1500 per month depending on where you are placed for your internship. Interns will be responsible for their own transportation to DC, lodging and other living expenses.
ALL students MUST enroll for 3 credits of ANR 493 (Professional Internship in Ag and Natural Resources), no exceptions.
For questions, contact Dr. Kelly Millenbah at 517-353-4802 or e-mail millenba@msu.edu
Associate Dean Associate Professor, Lyman Briggs College Department of Fisheries and Wildlife,
E-29 Holmes Hall 13 Natural Resources Building
Michigan State University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824 East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517.353.4802"


*** Internship and Job Corner ****
We have a long list of outstanding internships available for the right students and for academic credit with the ENVS89a course (offered every semester and summer) Just make sure to arrange with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu . For a preview of kinds of opportunities  available and information about the internship course, see the ENVS website, click here
Appropriate positions can be cross-listed with other departments as well (HSSP, IGS, etc.)

EPA Entry-Level Job
The US Environmental Protection Agency has an exciting opportunity for an entry level Physical Scientist/Environmental Engineer position, located in the Office of Ecosystem Protection, Energy and Transportation Unit, Air Programs Branch  in Boston, MA. This opportunity is part of the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP), and the selected candidate will participate in a two-year trial program.  This position has growth potential, and at the end of the two year period, successful candidates may be eligible for conversion to permanent status.   
See below for the link to the posting on USAJobs for the position which will describe the pay, duties, and application process.  Applications will be accepted November 9, 2010 through November 23, 2010.  In order to receive consideration, applicants must apply and submit all required documents on-line at USAJobs. 
Link (copy and paste into browser): http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/ftva.asp?OPMControl=2089712

Maine Conservation Corps (MCC)

"MCC is dedicated to outdoor recreation and conservation projects, volunteer opportunities, conservation education and developing career and leadership skills in young people. We offer great trail building opportunities plus an AmeriCorps Education Award!
See the attached Maine Conservation Corps opportunities. More information is available (along with MCC application and reference forms) on the MCC website at: http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/mcc See attached

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 the fall, spring or summer ENVS89a course. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu

Marketing/ Retail Merchandising Internship

Maria Mitchell Association
Nantucket, MA

Naturalist/Environmental Educator

Ferry Beach Ecology School
Saco, ME (Southern Coastal Maine)

Educational Community Internship: Practicing and Teaching Peace, Justice, Sustainability
The Woolman Semester
Nevada City, CA

(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 /Hiatt Nacelink: and https://brandeisu-csm.symplicity.com/students   Location: Usdan Student Center"


Take care all,
Laura Goldin