Laura Goldin
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"Open Door Always"

Jan 02, 2012

This Issue

  •  EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program
  • Davis Peace Prize 2012
  • And Lots More in the Internship and Job Corner!


EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program

Interactive application materials and details on how to apply are available on the NNEMS website, click here.  The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, January 30, 2012.  All materials must be postmarked on or before that date to be eligible for consideration. 

 The NNEMS program provides associate, undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The purpose of the NNEMS program is to: 

  • Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in EPA’s program and regional offices and in its laboratories;
  • Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues;
  • Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers; and
  • Help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science and specialty areas.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Carolyn Pitera, Tetra Tech EM Inc., by email

Davis Peace Prize 2012

Would you like to create your own grassroots project for peace in some part of the world?

At least one student from Brandeis will receive $10,000 to bring their dream of peace to reality in Summer 2012 and it could be YOU! Any Brandeis undergrad first year through senior is eligible to apply, including those who applied last year. 

Application Deadline: Friday January 20, 2012

All potential applicants are urged to contact Gordie Fellman (62642 or prior to the winter holidays. Click here for more information, or the Davis Peace Prize website.

*** Internship and Job Corner ****
We have a long list of outstanding internships available for the right students for academic credit with the ENVS89a seminar (offered all year round.) You don't need to be an Environmental Studies major or minor. Just contact me if you are interested and to register for the course: . For a snapshot of the many opportunities available and information about the internship course, see the ENVS website.
Appropriate positions can meet internship requirements for HSSP, IGS and other programs. 

CRWA Cleanup Intern

Excellent for ENVS89a credit

CRWA is seeking an intern for spring 2012 to help organize its Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup, taking place on April 21, 2012. From CRWA: "This will be the 13th Annual Earth Day Cleanup and is the largest one day river cleanup in the nation! Last year’s cleanup took place across 22 communities and involved approximately 3000 volunteers. The project brought together many diverse people and groups, all with the same goal: to clean up the river and improve their local environment. The Cleanup Intern will spearhead coordination of this incredible event by working as Chairperson of the Cleanup Steering Committee, which has representatives from state and local organizations. Responsibilities include volunteer recruitment and communication, public relations and media outreach, logistics, and grant writing and fundraising.

Our intern schedules are flexible within normal business hours, but we require a commitment of at least 20 hours per week. Internships are unpaid, but this internship can be done for full course credit with ENVS89a--available to all students regardless of major or minor.  For more info, please see attached flyer. "To apply: Please contact me at

as soon as possible.  You will need a resume with your related coursework and cover letter to CRWA.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-seven participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, education, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media. The fellowship lasts six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

Deadline: January 13th, 2012

For more information about applying and answers to FAQ about eligibility, please click here.

Zero Waste Coordinator at American University
From A.U.: "Do you want to advance sustainability at a leading university in the nation’s capital? Are you experienced in creating and implementing waste reduction and diversion programs? Do you look at trash bins and see material resources waiting for new uses?

 If you answered yes to the above, then you might be the person who will take American University to our goal of sending zero waste to landfill. Don’t be trashy, go zero waste today! Details are online here

Nourishing the Planet Internships at Worldwatch Institute

Nourishing the Planet ( project assesses the state of agricultural innovations-from cropping methods to irrigation technology to agricultural policy-with an emphasis on sustainability, diversity, and ecosystem health, as well as productivity. The project aims to both inform global efforts to eradicate hunger and raise the profile of these efforts.

Excellent for ENVS89a credit.

 Food and Agriculture Research Internship  

 The Food and Agriculture Research Internship with Worldwatch is a unique opportunity to support and participate in research that drives environmental and agricultural policy. Responsibilities include providing research and fact-checking; collecting, organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts; providing logistical and administrative support to the on-the-ground research; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to-and help to promote- the ongoing Nourishing the Planet project. Interns will also have the chance to have their name published on prominent environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the world.

Food and Agriculture Media and Communications Internship  

 The Food and Agriculture Media and Communications Intern with Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet project will work closely with the Institute's food and agriculture staff to design, organize, and develop web information and content that will contribute to a large, two-year project on agricultural innovations. Responsibilities include designing the presentation of online information and data, managing web content, and helping to create a multi-media component to the project. Interns will have the opportunity to have their articles published in major news outlets, gain experience in writing press releases and opinion editorials, do effective reporter outreach, and stage events.

Food and Agriculture Development Internship  

 The Food and Agriculture Development Internship with Worldwatch is a unique opportunity to support and participate in research that drives environmental policy. The intern will work closely with the Institute's Nourishing the Planet project to design, organize and develop case statements and funding prospects that will contribute to the Nourishing the Planet's research on agroecological innovations. Responsibilities include: identifying potential funders, grants, fellowships; development and draft project and grant proposals; and cultivate relationships

Green Corps 2012-2013 Field School for Environmental Organizing

 In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. For more information, click here.

In your year with Green Corps: You’ll get great training with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements such as Adam Ruben, political director of, and Bill McKibben, author and organizer of the “” rallies for climate action. You’ll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country such as Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Food and Water Watch and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between. You’ll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify. And when you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment. We’re looking for 35 college graduates who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit this website to submit your application. Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2012 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For more information, click here, or contact Aaron Myran, Green Corps Field Recruitment Director, at or 617-747-4302.

Grassroots Campaigns: Assistant Canvass Directors

Grassroots Campaigns is currently hiring Assistant Canvass Directors to run field campaigns on behalf of issue based organizations like Oxfam America, ACLU and The Nature Conservancy! There is no better time to get involved and shape the next generation of activists that will take this country in a more progressive direction and make change on issues that matter now.

Assistant Canvass Director Job Responsibilities:

Recruitment: Build a team of 15-40 canvassers by recruiting from within the local community. Interview prospective staff and make hiring decisions.

Staff Management: Teach canvassing/fundraising skills. Work with your staff in individual and group settings, with a particular eye towards developing leaders. Cultivate a welcoming and motivating atmosphere.

Canvassing: Canvass in the field for four days per week, to train new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal fundraising requirements.

Administration: Carefully track income and expenses. Manage the budget for your office. Process staff payroll. Maintain records for future organizing efforts.


Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and an orientation towards handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications. Previous field or canvassing experience is a plus, and may qualify candidates for additional leadership positions.


Newly hired directors will typically spend three weeks doing field training, working intensely alongside experienced directors and will also attend a week-long national classroom training. Additionally, directors receive support from regional management staff throughout their time on staff.

After one year in the position, staff will have learned the basics of running a successful grassroots campaign, including, but not limited to, fundraising and donor recruitment, hiring and supervising staff and/or volunteers, and turf management.


Positions are through the 2012 Presidential elections. Campaign hours can run 80-100 hours per week, including work on weekends.

Annual salary for Assistant Canvass Directors begins at $24,000. Staff may opt into our health care plan (PPO). Paid training, vacation and sick days are included; student loan assistance is available. Positions are available beginning post-graduation, in cities nationwide. Ask Christopher for details.

To Apply:

Contact Christopher Mallon at (617) 338-7800 or

Please visit our website, for more information about current and past campaigns.

E&E Publishing Account Coordinator

The Account Coordinator is responsible for the day to day maintenance of accounts, with consideration to the long term goals for growth and success in those accounts. Tasks range from administrative support to maximizing readership and revenue opportunities within our book of business. Involves daily customer interaction via phone and email, frequent communication amongst managers and team members, and juggling a constant influx of work while applying an understanding of our products, business, and strategy. Please see attached flyer.

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 details on these positions and the many other listings, click here.
Many of the internships are ideal for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first:


Conservation Director
Redding, CT (Regional and National Travel)


Youth Program Coordinator
The Welcome Project
Somerville, MA


Director of Institutional Advancement
The Land Institute
Salina, KS


Campaign Representative for Indiana, Beyond Coal Campaign
Sierra Club
Indianapolis, IN

Sustainability & Wilderness Leadership Apprentice
Hawk Circle Wilderness Education
Cherry Valley, NY

Data Management Intern 

Pesticide Action Network North America 
San Francisco, CA (Bay Area) 

Naturalist/Ecology Educator 

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

Market Manager / Apprenticeship 
Quail Hill Farm / Peconic Land Trust 
Amagansett, NY 

Executive Director 
Georgia ForestWatch 
Ellijay, GA 

education intern 
Earthwork Programs 
Williamsburg, MA 

Teacher Naturalist 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 
Townsend, TN 

Corps Program Manager


Seattle, WA 

multiple job openings nationwide 
Student Conservation Association 
Chicago, IL (AK, NH, CA, and DC, too) 

Summer Naturalist Birding Internship 
The Wild Center 
Tupper Lake, NY (Adirondack Park) 

Summer Naturalist - Canoe Guide 
The Wild Center 
Tupper Lake, NY (Adirondack Park) 

Summer Naturalist Internship 
The Wild Center 
Tupper Lake, NY (Adirondack Park) 

Environmental Fellowship Program 
Switzer Foundation 
Belfast, ME (CA & New England) 

Backpack Instructor 

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 

Townsend, TN (Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park) 

CItizen Science Educator 

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 

Townsend, TN (Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park) 

Summer Teacher/Naturalist 

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 

Townsend, TN (Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park) 

Environmental Education Summer Intern 

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 

Townsend, TN (Great Smoky Mountains Nat. Park) 

Farm Apprentice 
Moraine Farm, The Trustees of Reservations 
Beverly, MA 

Education Coordinator 
Juneau, AK 

Direct Fundraiser 
Public Outreach 
Boston, MA 

Field Coordinator 
Indian, AK 

Point Reyes Summer Camp Staff
Point Reyes Summer Camp/Point Reyes National Seashore Association 
Point Reyes, CA (Point Reyes National Seashore) 

Operations Director 

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation 
Sheffield, MA 

Environmental Education Instructor 
Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center 
Lincolnville, ME (Coastal Maine) 

80+ Maine organic farms 
Unity, ME (state-wide) 

Green Media Toolshed 
Washington, DC 

Program Coordinator
Coosa RIver Basin Initiative 
Rome, GA 

Horticulture Internship 
New England Wild Flower Society 
Framingham, MA 

Native Plant Curatorial Internships 
New England Wild Flower Society 
Framingham, MA 

Senior Farm Camp Counselor/Sustainable Agriculture Intern 
Gorman Heritage Farm 
Cincinnnati, OH 

web + graphics internships 
Planet Drum 
San Francisco, CA 

Outdoor Education Guru 
SSYMCA Camp Burgess and Hayward 
Sandwich, MA (Cape Cod) 

Development Director 
The Regeneration Project's Interfaith Power & Light Campaign 
San Francisco, CA (Financial District) 

Seasonal Field Research Assistant 
Nantucket Conservation Foundation 
Nantucket, MA 

Senior Farm Camp Counselor/Sustainable Agriculture Intern 
Gorman Heritage Farm 
Cincinnnati, OH 

Summer Naturalist 
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies 
Aspen, CO 

Farm-Based Education: Program Coordinator 
Land's Sake 
Weston, MA 

Field Research Internship 
Maria Mitchell Association 
Nantucket, MA 

Aquarium Internship 
Maria Mitchell Association 
Nantucket, MA 

Facility and Fleet Manager 
Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 

Brook Trout Habitat Restoration Intern 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH (White Mountain region) 

Forest & Avian Ecology Interns 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH (White Mountain region) 

Teacher/Naturalist Intern 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH (White Mountain region) 

2012 Six Month Crew Member 
Great Basin Institute 

Editorial Intern 
High Country News 
Paonia, CO 

Farming apprentice/intern
Rosie Creek Farm 
Ester, AK (Fairbanks area - Interior Alaska) 

Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort 
Englishtown, NS, Canada (Cape Breton) 

Trail Crew Leader- Berkshire Teen Trail Crew 
Appalachian Mountain Club 
Great Barrington, MA 

Saltmarsh + Fish Monitors 
National Park Service 
Ocean City, MD (Nat'l Parks in MD, VA, NJ) 

Naturalist Leadership Program Coordinator 

Maria Mitchell Association 
Nantucket, MA 

Environmental Education Instructor 

Maria Mitchell Association 
Nantucket, MA 

Urban Grower 
Common Good City Farm 
Washington, DC 

Horseshoe Crab Survey Interns 
Student Conservation Association 
Fire Island, NY (+ other locations) 

Stewardship Technician 
NJ Audubon Society 
Cape May Court House, NJ 

Teacher Naturalist 
NJ Audubon Society 
Plainsboro, NJ 

(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. Hiatt Nacelink,  Location: Usdan Student Center")

Take care all, 

Laura Goldin