Laura Goldin
Raab 347

"Open Door Always"

EarthNotes: May 4, 2011


This Issue: 

Upcoming Events

  • Tomorrow- Environmental Internship Symposium, May 5 @ 6:30-8:30pm

Internship and Job Corner

  • Waltham Recycling and Energy Department (summer internship)
  • 2 Positions - Green Mountain Farm-to-School (full-time)
  • MA Department of Energy Resources (summer internship, unpaid)
  • New England Farmers Union "Buy Local" Carbon Credit Project (summer internship)
  • Chefs Collaborative (summer internship, unpaid)
  • Orion Grassroots Job Alerts

Upcoming Events

Environmental Internship Symposium -

Thursday, May 5 (tomorrow!)

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.  Recommended for all students hoping to do an internship.

See attached flyer. For more information, contact Laura Goldin:

***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 the kinds of opportunities available and information about the internship course, see the ENVS website at:

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 Department has an opening for a summer intern. Exellent experience working with a critical municipal government function. Students have lots of responsibility and can work or special projects of interest to them. Contact me if you are interested:

2 Positions - Green Mountain Farm-to-School (full-time)

Green Mountain Farm-to-School, a nonprofit organization in northern Vermont, has two AmeriCorps job openings:

  • The Farm-to-School Coordinator will work with school staff to develop, implement, and evaluate Farm to School program activities such as taste tests, farm field trips, nutrition education and more. The Farm-to-School Coordinators also work at the school district level to coordinate local food purchasing, provide professional development, and disseminate best practices. Start date: August 2011.
  • The Nutrition and Agriculture Educator will develop, grow, and deliver GMFTS' educational programs including school gardening, taste tests, farm field trips and in-class workshops. Start date: August 2011

Complete job descriptions are available here. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to

MA Department of Energy Resources (summer internship, unpaid)

From MA DOER: "DOER has several intern opportunities this summer for qualified students in the Green Communities and Energy Efficiency Divisions.  Please forward to any interested students and faculty advisors at your institutions.  Our internships are unpaid at this time.  Attached is the excel spreadsheet outlining the internships for this Summer. DOER also has internship opportunities throughout the year."

See the attached excel spreadsheet for several available Energy Efficiency and Green Communities internships.

New England Farmers Union "Buy Local" Carbon Credit Project (summer internship)

From New England Farmers Union: "If you have any students that are interested in greenhouse gas offsets, or other ecosystem service markets, perhaps they could gain meaningful experience working with NEFU as we develop our "Buy Local" Carbon Credit Project.  We have developed a scope of work for an internship assisting the program coordinator on this project, and a sheet with more information is attached.

"I am available to answer any questions you may have - please contact John Ferris, New England Farmers Union's Program Coordinator at or 413-548-6930."

See attached Carbon Internship Flyer for more information.

Chefs Collaborative (summer internship, unpaid)

From Chefs Collaborative: "Chefs Collaborative seeks a research and writing intern for the Summer 2011, beginning in early June. This is an unpaid, 35-hour/week position. Working with the program director, the research and writing intern will be responsible for generating a number of sustainable food reports and fact sheets for distribution to our member network. To apply, please email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume by May 6, 2011.

See a full description of the position here."

Questions? Contact Leigh Belanger, Program Director, or 617-236-5200

Orion Grassroots Job Alerts

The following are just some of the latest listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs aroun 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 ENVS891 course. Just discuss with me

Park Interpreter - Seasonal

South Suburban Parks and Rec - South Platte Park

Littleton, CO (Denver metro area) 

Sr. Campaign Representative, Energy Efficiency

Sierra Club

San Francisco, CA (job location to be determined)

If 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/nonprofit, agriculture, or government including 80 organizations 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. Website: and Location: Usdan Student Center.

Take care all,

Laura Goldin