Laura Goldin
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"Open Door Always"

EarthNotes: Nov. 25, 2010

This Issue

  • DeisBikes Logo Contest - Enter by Nov 1
  • Green Unity Gala - Dec 1
  • Environmental Internship Symposium - Dec 8 
  • Environmental Health & Justice JBS - Rolling admissions
  • Columbia Earth Institute Summer Program
  • Internship and Job Corner

DeisBikes Logo Contest
Enter by Nov 30!
From the DeisBikes team: "As DeisBikes expands the current program to entail new bikes and full semester rentals we are in search of a new logo. Logo submissions are due on November 30. On that day we will be selecting the winning logo- the only requirement is that the logo must say DeisBikes. The prize is a $25 gift certificate to be applied to a semester bike rental (that's half the cost, free!). Please email Albert Feldman at with any questions and to submit your contesting logo."

Be Creative, and Good Luck!

Green Unity Gala
Wed., Dec 1, 6-9 p.m.
Levin Ballroom
Join campus activists and mingle with president-elect Fred Lawrence and local green business representatives for  a delicious dinner, presentations, film screenings, a short project video from the "Greening" class, performances by a capella groups and the debate team, and win exciting prizes in our big green raffle. Space is limited. Make sure to reserve your ticket.

Presented by the Center for German and European Studies and co-sponsored by the Campus Sustainability Initiative, Students for Environmental Action, Sustainable International Development Program at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Greening the Ivory Tower class & the Environmental Studies Program, and the German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Environmental Internship Symposium

Wednesday, December 8,  6:30-8:30 p.m.
Heller School for Social Policy, Room G-3

The fall and summer 2010 environmental interns will present their work in organizations from Kenya and Vietnam to Waltham, Boston and beyond. Refreshments will be served. Join in to support friends, network and learn about your many opportunities!

*Some environmental internships are eligible for HSSP, IGS and other program credit. 

Presenting their work:

  • Andrew Husick -  EPA Pollution Prevention
  • Jillian Allen -  EPA Ocean Research
  • Hannah Saltman -  Lead Enforcement and Policy
  • Ellen Abramowitz -  NOAA Fisheries Research
  • Meda Kisivuli -  Mapendo Community Health Kenya
  • Tyler Belanga - EOEEA Conservation Law
  • Audrey Lamb -  EOEEA Water Policy
  • Rebecca Ludwig -  DEP Toxic Exposure Prevention
  • Mairin O’Donnell -  Hoa An Environmental Education Vietnam
  • Allison Simon - New Jersey Conservation Foundation
  • Alexandra Dougherty - Alternatives for Community & Environment
  • Leah Lehrer - Battle Road Farm Environmental Education
  • Josh Towbin -  Landssake Farm Forestry
  • Sarit Luban, Rachel Soule, Galen Pardee, Andrew Mandel -  Waltham Recycling
  • Kayla Cronin - Centro Presente Immigration Rights
  • Dani Nguyen - Investment Securities Vietnam

For more information, please email Laura Goldin at

Fall 2011 Environmental Health & Justice JBS

4 Courses - 16 credits - no prerequisites
Laura Goldin and Dr. James Stewart, Harvard School of Public Health & others.
click here

Rolling Admissions, Deadline: March 15, application materials available. Feel free to contact me or JBS program administrator Alyssa Grinberg,

Columbia Summer Program: 2011 Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program offered by the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia University.
From Columbia: "SEE-U provides undergraduate students of all majors from all colleges and universities with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability through lectures, labs, and fieldwork carried out in unique natural settings.

  • Earn 6 academic credits in just 5 weeks.
  • No prerequisites are required to enroll.
  • Fellowship funding is available through CERC.

For more information visit our website at
CERC is now accepting applications. Apply online

SEE-U is offered by the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. If you would like to learn more, please contact CERC at or 212-854-0149."

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: 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.). We currently have exciting open positions at the Thoreau Institute/Walden Woods, The Food Project, Waltham Fields Community Farm and many more for the right students.

The New England Wildlife Society has paid internships for students through its Conservation Fellowship Program this summer. Check it out at: click here

AASHE seeks a resource center program assistant. "We welcome recent (and not so recent) graduates with on campus sustainability experience." Full description and application information.

GlobeMed Positions

GlobeMed is a network of university students who partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty. The GlobeMed network includes 33 chapters at university campuses throughout the country with partners that span the world from Liberia to Nepal.   GlobeMed is currently accepting applications from passionate and committed undergraduates who are interested in bringing GlobeMed to their university. Please 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:

Sustainable Living Internships
The Windward Center
Klickitat, WA (Columbia River Gorge)

HIV Services Program Assistant
Tapestry Health
Springfield, MA

Interns wanted for the 2011 season

Blooming Glen Farm
Perkasie, PA (Bucks County)

Project Leaders

Student Conservation Association
Multiple locations

Conservation Fellowships

New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA

Horticulture Internship
New England Wild Flower Society
Framingham, MA

Seasonal Grower

Silverwood Organic Farm
Sherborn, MA

Conservation Easement Steward
Society for the Protection of NH Forests
Concord, NH

Assistant Campaign Director

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.
Boston, MA

Assistant Canvass Director- Philadelphia

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Assistant Canvass Director- DC

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.
Washington, DC 

School Garden Supervisor
Calypso Farm & Ecology Center
Ester, AK

Farm Apprentices

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center
Ester, AK

(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: /Hiatt Nacelink: and Location: Usdan Student Center"

Take care all,
Laura Goldin