Laura Goldin
Raab 347

"Open Door Always"

EarthNotes: Apr. 14, 2011

This Issue: 

Upcoming Events

* Save the Date! Environmental Internship Symposium, May 5 @ 6:30-8:30pm

* Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Alternate Break, application rolling

Graduate Programs and Opportunities

*Call for Proposals: Workshop for the History of the Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS) 2011

Internship and Job Corner

*Environmental Stewardship Manager, Phillips Exeter Academy (full time) 

*WATCH CDC Summer Community Organizing AmeriCorps Member (summer internship, paid)

*Internships, The Ocean Project (internship, part-time, or full-time)

*Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Policy Intern Summer 2011 (unpaid)

*Orion Grassroots Job Alerts

Upcoming Events

** Save the Date!** 
Environmental Internship Symposium 

Thursday, May 5
6:30-8:30pm, Heller G-1
Food Served!
Please join us to hear the Environmental and IGS Interns present their work from their internships with Waltham and Boston area organizations! Support your friends, share experience & food, and learn about the many credit-bearing environmental internship opportunities available. 

See attached flyer or contact Laura Goldin:


Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Alternate Break

Rolling admissions

Program dates: May 23-30, 2011

Join Hillel at Brandeis, in partnership with the Jewish Farm School, for the first ever Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Alternate Break Trip!  Over the course of the week, students will work at the Mill Creek Farm in Philadelphia, PA.  Together you will explore the opportunities and challenges that exist when working to transform our urban food systems.

When:  May 23-30, 2011

Cost: ONLY $300, plus travel.  Includes food, housing, and programming for the entire week.

How to apply: The application and additional information are available at  Space is limited!  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please return completed application via email as an MSWord attached document to  You will then be contacted by a member of the Hillel staff for an in-person interview.

Graduate Programs and Opportunities 

Call for Proposals: Workshop for the History of the Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS) 2011

From MIT: "The Doctoral Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS) at MIT is pleased to be hosting WHEATS in 2011. Now in its eighth year, the Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS) brings together graduate students studying topics contained under this heading. The Workshop will take place September 30-October 2, 2011. WHEATS welcomes submissions from any discipline with interests in these fields. Pre-circulated papers of 25-30 pages will be discussed by participants and senior scholars in roundtable format. This arrangement is well-suited for works in progress, and the workshop will have sessions on professional development as well as opportunities to meet and engage with members of the broader HASTS community at MIT.

Funding to defray travel costs will be provided, as will most meals. The option to stay with local students will be available, should participants wish to do so. Potential participants should submit a one-page abstract (200 words) and a short curriculum vitae by April 30, 2011. Applicants should note their year of graduate study or Ph.D. completion date. Accepted papers will be due August 31, 2011."

For further information, visit:

Send submissions to:


***Internship and Job Corner***

We have a long list of outstanding internships available for the right students, and most are eligible 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 programs as well (HSSP, IGS, etc.) See below for some exciting open positions locally and elsewhere.

The Waltham Recycling and Energy Dept still has an opening for a summer intern, Conact me if you are interested:

Environmental Stewardship Manager, Phillips Exeter Academy (full time)

From Phillips Exeter: The Environmental Stewardship Manager "Provides vision, leadership, execution, and administration for campus environmental stewardship and sustainability programs and initiatives with focus on sustainability practices in campus operations, planning, and procurement.  Collaborates closely with the part-time Sustainability Education Coordinator (faculty position) on programs that involve and impact the campus community." 

For more information, click here.

WATCH CDC Summer Community Organizing AmeriCorps Member (paid summer internship)

From WATCH: "WATCH CDC is a non-profit community development corporation in Waltham that creates and promotes affordable housing, provides adult education and leadership development, and empowers underrepresented residents through civic engagement.

The AmeriCorps Member will serve as a Community Organizer focusing on outreach and education about the importance of affordable housing and community planning in order to support future community development activities in each communitiy. The position will include canvassing to identify issues of interest in key neighborhoods, holding small meetings of residents to learn about and discuss local issues, and other activities.

This is a full time position (450 hours between May 1 and Aug 30, 2011). The  Member will earn a stipend of $4,000. Upon successful completion of the position, the Member will be eligible for a $1,415 education award to pay off existing student loans or return to school."

For more information, see attached brochure.

Please sent resume and cover letter to: AmeriCorps Position, WATCH CDC, 517 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453;


Internships, The Ocean Project (internship, part-time, or full-time)

From The Ocean Project: "The Ocean Project is currently accepting applications for internship positions. We seek creative individuals with solid communications (electronic, verbal and written) and analytical thinking skills. A marine science background is not required.

The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with zoos, aquariums, museums (ZAMs), and other institutions and organizations. We are the largest global network focused on these issues - with more than 1,300 Partner organizations in 75 countries. Yet, we are a small organization with two full time staff so interns get plenty of responsibility and real work experience. We depend on bright, energetic, creative, and responsible interns to help us achieve our vision of a more sustainable society and a healthier world ocean."

For more info, click here.

If interested, submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (no more than three pages) to the address below (electronic communication preferred). Interns are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Send applications to:

bmott [at]

Savethe Harbor/Save the Bay, Policy Intern Summer 2011 (unpaid)

From Save the Harbor/Save the Bay: "Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is led by a broad group of civic, corporate, cultural, and community leaders as well as citizens and scientists whose shared mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay; reconnect our citizens, our communities and especially our young people to the sea; and ensure the balanced development of a world-class waterfront for everyone to enjoy.

Position Description:

    The policy intern will be enthusiastic and interested in working on a variety of projects focused on improving the water quality of the Boston Harbor.

Job Tasks will include:

    • Water Quality Testing: Gather data on the water in the harbor to evaluate the quality of the water for recreation activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming.

    • Data Analysis and Interpretation: Review the results of the water tests, and determine whether or not they reinforce current water use policies.

    • Policy and Communication: Organize information on a number of projects that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay can present at local and regional meetings. Prepare memos and emails that explain new water use policies and proposals to local organizations and officials.

    • Research current policy issues, preserve and organize newspaper clips, prepare policy related mailings and emails.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Michelle Palermino at or call 617-451-2860 x1008 for more information."

Orion Grassroots Network

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:


SouthCoast Conservation Corps Coordinator 
New Bedford, MA (SouthCoast MA) 

Land Preservation Specialist 
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey 
Boonton, NJ 

Crew Leaders 
Hyde Park Green Team 
Hyde Park, MA (SW Boston) 

Personal care/companionship, gardening & rural Alaska living tasks 
Sweet Creek homestead 
McCarthy, AK 

Southwest Project Leader Positions 
Student Conservation Association 
Houston, TX 

Outdoor Education Instructor 
Mono Lake Committee 
Lee Vining, CA (Eastern Sierra, California) 

Outdoor Education Lead Instructor 
Mono Lake Committee 
Lee Vining, CA (Eastern Sierra, California) 

Ocean View Foundation 
Block Island, RI 

Seasonal Gardener and Interpretation Assistant 
Seed Savers Exchange 
Decorah, IA 

Jewish Urban Farming Fellowship 
Urban Adamah 
Berkeley, CA 

Research Associate 
LFA Group 
San Francisco, CA 

Conservation Communications Internship 
The Ocean Project 
Providence, RI 

Land Stewardship Coordinator 
Montana Audubon 
Billings, MT 

Organic Valley 
La Farge, WI 

Assistant Canvass Director 
Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. 
Boston, MA (Nationwide) 

Ecological Landscape and Fine Gardening Apprentice 
The Country Gardeners 
Great Barrington, MA (Berkshires, W. Mass) 

Land Stewardship Coordinator 
Montana Audubon 
Billings, MT 

Summer Camp Staff living with intention! 
Camp Augusta 
Nevada City, CA 

Environmental Education Intern 
Austin Youth River Watch 
Austin, TX (Far East Austin, Hornsby Bend) 

four Americorps positions 
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy 
Asheville, NC 

Marketing/ Communications Internship 
Mangrove Action Project 
Port Angeles, WA (Trang, Thailand) 

apprentice farm manager 
Sterling College 
Craftsbury Common, VT 

Regional Climate Change Internship 
Sierra Nevada Alliance 
South Lake Tahoe, CA 

Summer Intern 
Wilderness Land Trust 
Carbondale, CO 

Health Counselor/Medical Assistant 
Tapestry Health 
Northampton, MA 

Farm Based Education Intern 
Land's Sake Inc. 
Weston, MA 

Nurse Practitioner 
Tapestry Health 
Florence, MA (HampshireHampdenFranklinCounties) 

Summer Teacher Naturalist 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 

Communications Assistant 
Orion magazine 
Great Barrington, MA 

Research Associate Program Director 
Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 

Agricultural Services Director 
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association 
Unity, ME 

Field Education AmeriCorps Internship 
Teton Science Schools 
Jackson, WY (Grand Teton National Park) 

Farm Apprenticeships 
80 organic farms in Maine 

Health Counselor 
Tapestry Health 
Northampton, MA


If you don't see the job you want on EARTHNOTES or in your own searching, don't forget the Brandeis Hiatt Career Cetner. From Hiatt: "There are over 300 organizations in Hiatt Nacelink focused on environment/conservation, energy, NGO/nonprofit, 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 and alumni daily walk-in hours. Stop by for assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation. Web site: www.brandeis.eduhiatt and Location: Usdan Student Center.


Take care all,

Laura Goldin