EarthNotes: Apr. 14, 2011
* 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
** Save the Date!**
Environmental Internship Symposium -
Thursday, May 5
6:30-8:30pm, Heller G-1
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: email@example.com
Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Alternate Break
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 www.brandeishillel.org. Space is limited! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please return completed application via email as an MSWord attached document to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: wheats.mit.edu
Send submissions to: email@example.com
***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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com
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."
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."
Please sent resume and cover letter to: AmeriCorps Position, WATCH CDC, 517 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453; firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
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:
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.
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.
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: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: email@example.com
SouthCoast Conservation Corps Coordinator
New Bedford, MA (SouthCoast MA)
Land Preservation Specialist
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
Hyde Park Green Team
Hyde Park, MA (SW Boston)
Personal care/companionship, gardening & rural Alaska living tasks
Sweet Creek homestead
Southwest Project Leader Positions
Student Conservation Association
Jewish Urban Farming Fellowship
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
apprentice farm manager
Craftsbury Common, VT
Regional Climate Change Internship
Sierra Nevada Alliance
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Wilderness Land Trust
Health Counselor/Medical Assistant
Farm Based Education Intern
Land's Sake Inc.
Florence, MA (HampshireHampdenFranklinCounties)
Summer Teacher Naturalist
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
Great Barrington, MA
Research Associate Program Director
Great Basin Institute
Agricultural Services Director
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Field Education AmeriCorps Internship
Teton Science Schools
Jackson, WY (Grand Teton National Park)
80 organic farms in Maine
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 https://brandeisu-csm.sympolicity.com/students. Location: Usdan Student Center.
Take care all,