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Feb 22, 2012

Laura Goldin, goldin@brandeis.edu

781-736-3075, Rabb 347

"Open Door Always” 


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This Issue

* Focus the Nation: ReCharge Applications

* Climate Media Fellowship: Call for Applications

* Brandeis Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Information

* A Wealth of Opportunities in the Internship and Job Corner!

Focus the Nation: ReCharge Retreat

Applications for 2012’s ReCharge! Retreat are now open. Application deadline is April 1st, 2012. Retreat is scheduled for August 12-18, 2012. Focus the Nation selects twenty students, five from each Quadrant, who show passion, dedication, and drive to accelerate the transition to clean energy. The one week retreat includes a balance of intellectual rigor, collaborative practices, reflection and physical activity as it applies to building our clean energy future. APPLY TODAY for your chance to be a part of this life changing opportunity!

 

Call for Applications – Climate Media Fellowship 2012
The Heinrich Boell Foundation welcomes applications for its Climate Media Fellowship 2012. The EU and Germany have embarked on an ambitious transition toward a low carbon economy where great emphasis is placed on the role of increased energy efficiency and renewable energy in securing economic opportunities for business and industry. The goal of the Climate Media Fellowship is to familiarize US energy experts with the European and German experiences and policy solutions and communicate these into the US policy debate on a local, regional and national level. The Climate Media Fellowship is open to media journalists from the United States who are eager to learn and report about the European and/or German energy transition in the U.S. Ideally, the reports and articles resulting from the Climate Media Fellows’ research will subsequently be published widely across the United States. The Heinrich Boell Foundation will support the Climate Media Fellow in setting up adequate meeting schedules in Europe. The Foundation will also cover all travel logistics as well as an honorarium fee for a 3-4 day long research trip to Europe. Climate Media Fellows may choose their own field of study within the energy and climate realm and decide on the time of their research trip between April and September 2012. If you are interested in applying for the Climate Media Fellowship, please send your CV, a cover letter outlining your particular research interest as well as a short journalistic writing sample to Rebecca.Bertram@us.boell.orgThe application deadline is February 29th, 2012. For further information, please contact Rebecca Bertram at Rebecca.Bertram@us.boell.org


Interested in Teaching Post Graduation? Check out the Brandeis MAT!

The Brandeis Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program offers students the opportunity to prepare to teach in public elementary schools, Jewish day schools (the DeLeT program), or in middle and high schools in multiple fields including English, history, physics, biology, chemistry, and Tanakh. Our small, personalized program stresses inquiry and social justice. Generous scholarship support is available, including scholarships dedicated solely to Brandeis graduates. Our graduates regularly secure good teaching jobs, and make a difference in the work they do. For other information, and to register, students may go to:  http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/education/news/index.html Visit our website: http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/mat/


 

 

*** Internship and Job Corner ****

We have a long list of outstanding internships available for the right students for full course credit when accompanied by the ENVS89a seminar (offered every semester and summer along with your internship experience, and you present your work at the Environmental Internship Symposium!) Just contact me  goldin@brandeis.edu . For a snapshot of the many opportunities available and information about the internship course, see the ENVS website at
 http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/environmental/internship/index.html
 Appropriate positions can meet internship requirements for HSSP, IGS and others programs.

South Boston Youth "Green Team" Coordinator Job

The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC), the South Boston Community Health Center (SBCHC), and South Boston Grows (SBG) have teamed up to provide youth with summer jobs that will teach youth in the South Boston community about taking care of the environment, eating healthy, and leading more sustainable lives. We are looking for a responsible supervisor to organize sustainable urban gardening programs in different areas of South Boston. This intern will supervise youth and serve as a resource to the partner organizations. With supervision from the SBNDC Executive Director and the SBG President, the intern will be responsible for the supervision of as few as 4 and as many as 15 teen summer employees, community outreach, budgeting and planning for the planting of flowers around street trees and in up to 3 vegetable gardens in South Boston. The candidate will organize planting, clean-up, maintenance, and other necessary responsibilities to ensure the planting, gardening and overall program runs smoothly. The Summer intern is expected to work 40 hours per week for July and August and part-time work is available starting earlier for a stipend, class credit or in exchange for fresh and local produce. Please send cover letter and resume to: Phoebe Flemming at southbostongrows@gmail.com. See attached flyer for more information.


Woolman Semester Community Internships

Recommended by Brandeis 2011 Graduate Cece Watkins! From the Woolman Internship; " If you sing while washing dishes, laugh when splattered with mud in the garden, or tell jokes while hiking in the rain, this might be the perfect place for you. We're now accepting applications for the dynamic and exciting Community Internship program. This program is for people who love to work and love to play, who want to learn as well as to teach, who are self-motivated, community-minded, reliable, and who take their responsibilities seriously. A positive attitude and healthy work-ethic are a must. The Community Internship is a year-long experience of living, working, growing, and learning as part of the Woolman educational community. Interns are fully integrated into the life, work, and play of the Woolman community, and gain valuable knowledge and experience by taking responsibility for important aspects of its functioning.  Dates: Aug 2012 -  Aug 2013. Apply by March 1st. Learn More about the Community Internship at: http://woolman.org/employment/community-internship or  http://semester.woolman.org/

Waltham Fields Community Farm, Assistant Educator Job

Waltham Fields Community Farm is hiring!  Available for recent graduates or otherwise. See job listing at:http://communityfarms.org/index.php/about/job-opportunities/  Waltham Fields also has internship opportunities (for academic credit) over the summer and for fall. If you are interested, please contact me: goldin@brandes.edu.


Green Corps 2012-2013 Field School for Environmental Organizing

From Green Corps: "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, read below or visit our web site: www.greencorps.org.  You’ll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. 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 http://www.greencorps.org/apply 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, visithttp://www.greencorps.org or contact Aaron Myran, Green Corps Field Recruitment Director, at aaron@greencorps.org or 617-747-4302. "


 

National Wildlife Fund

NWF is hiring a Southeast Campus Field Coordinator to support climate leadership and sustainability among colleges and universities in the Southeast.  From NWF: "This person will work with campus leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emission, advance sustainability goals, develop green jobs training programs at community colleges, and engage college students in climate and sustainability issues at all levels.  It is a great leadership opportunity for someone who has a passion for sustainability and climate and energy issues.  More details are available at the application website" here!

 

Corporate Accountability International Jobs

From the organization: "This spring and summer ten students or recent grads will recruit people to support the campaign to protect children’s health from predatory fast food marketing and retire Ronald McDonald, persuade businesses, campuses and elected officials to cut spending on bottled water, and work side-by-side with experienced organizers to protect people and the environment from corporate abuse.  Internships are available for Spring or Summer 2012 in the following areas: Campaign Organizing (on each of our three campaigns); Non-Profit Administration; Development and Membership Outreach; Research; Finance and Accounting; Online Organizing; Communications; Media Relations.Are you ready to apply?  Get the details at www.StopCorporateAbuse.org/jobs and apply soon - interviews are happening now."

Climate Summer Opportunity: 

From Climate Summer: "Learn community organizing, Become a stronger leader! Spend your summer on a bike, traveling across Louisiana and Texas!  Learn from and connect with community leaders! Inspire others to take action to live their values more deeply! Highlight what communities are doing to move beyond fossil fuels through the press, blogging, and our new Digital Movement Map! Highlight the harms of the the fossil fuel industry in environmental justice communities and communities hit by oil spills, hurricanes, and wildfires! Bike to ExxonMobil’s headquarters and ask them to join the movement for a better future! Applications available at http://www.climatesummer.net/get-involved/apply/ FMI see: climatesummer.net and rideforthefuture.org Riders may apply for programs in two regions, or only apply for one program.  The programs are open to all young adults ages 18-25. You do not need to be attending/have attended college to apply.  Older applicants who are currently full-time students will be considered. We encourage you to apply early, as the program will be filled as soon as we admit a sufficient number of diverse and qualified applicants.  Food and housing are provided to all participants, and limited funds are available to help those who require further financial assistance in order to ride."

Sierra Club Environmental Apprenticeship Program 

From Sierra ClubThe Apprenticeship Program is designed for resourceful, conscientious and motivated individuals interested in legislation, media and community outreach as a means of promoting green initiatives. The Apprenticeship is a paid, six month staff position based in one of the Sierra Club’s offices. Apprentices will be exposed to a variety of work experiences including but not limited to grassroots organizing, administrative policy advocacy and public communications while being trained and guided by a team of experienced Sierra Club staff. The Program is a wonderful stepping stone for a recent college graduate." http://www.sierraclub.org/careers/apprenticeship/default.aspx  

Middlesex Conservation District

The Middlesex Conservation District is seeking a Program Coordinator "to organize a Middlesex County Local Work Group to identify the highest priority conservation issues and needs in the County. These are identified by local stakeholders and as expressed by all interested parties through public forums. This is a part time, contracted position for $20/hour for up to 150 hours from February through September, 2012.  Position requires a home office, a valid driver's license and a working motor vehicle for use during performance of duties. Variable driving hours. Mileage reimbursement. Major roles include: .Candidates should have significant experience in the field of public outreach, skill in planning/coordinating events, ability to produce work products using computers and MS Office applications, skill in organizational and administrative tasks, skill in both oral and written communication, perform duties in a professional manner, ability to work well with others, individually and in groups, and prepare professional planning documents.   In addition candidate should have knowledge of equal opportunity and civil rights requirements of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Employment Act, provide assistance to deliver programs and services that are carried out without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, physical/mental disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status, and maintain a positive regard for civil rights in all interactions with clients and others. "To apply, send a letter of interest and resume by email  to: Elizabeth.mcguire@ma.usda.gov   (Please type LWG Coordinator in the subject line) By post to: Middlesex Conservation District LWG 319 Littleton Rd., Ste 205 Westford, MA 01886. Review of applications begins Wednesday, January 27, 2012 and position begins as soon as possible thereafter.


Orion Online Latest Listings
The following are just some of the recent listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. For details on these positions and the many other listings, go to:http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org/ . Many of the internships are also ideal for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first: goldin@brandeis.edu


Public Relations Internship

Canyonlands Field Institute

Moab, UT

 

Farm Dinner Intern

Meadow Lark Farm Dinners

Boulder, CO

 

Sustainability & Wilderness Leadership Apprentice

Hawk Circle Wilderness Education

Cherry Valley, NY (Housing is provided)

 

Hawk Circle Adventure Program Afterschool Instructor

Hawk Circle Wilderness Education

Cherry Valley, NY (Local schools in Otsego County)

 

Coordinator

Philadelphia Field Station

Philadephia, PA


Stewardship Technician 

NJ Audubon Society 

Cape May Court House, NJ 

 

Teacher Naturalist 

NJ Audubon Society 

Plainsboro, NJ 


AmeriCorps Internship - Educational Programs 

Teton Science Schools 

Jackson, WY 

 

Agriculture Intern 

Hidden Villa 

Los Altos Hills, CA 


President 

Glynwood 

Cold Spring, NY (Hudson Valley) 

 

AmeriCorps Internship - Educational Programs 

Teton Science Schools 

Jackson, WY 

 

Garden Program Intern and Culinary Program Intern 

The Sylvia Center at Katckie Farm 

Kinderhook, NY 

 

Kitchen/Garden Manager 

Center for Whole Communities 

Waitsfield, VT 

 

Basecamp Manager 

Rite of Passage Journeys 

Seattle, WA (Bothell, WA) 

 

Horticultural Technician-Garden Crew Leader 

Seed Savers Exchange 

Decorah, IA 

 

Fellows in Sustainable Food and Community Development Progr 

Allegheny Mountain School 

Monterey, VA 

 

Internships in gardening, permaculture, + more 

Center for Wellness + Sustainable Living 

Brookfield, VT 

 

Park Interpreter and Volunteer Coordinator 

South Suburban Parks and Recreation - South Platte Park 

Littleton, CO 

 

Native Plant Nursery Propagation/Production Internship 

New England Wild Flower Society 

Whately, MA (Nasami Farm) 

 

Jewish Urban Farming Fellowship 

Urban Adamah 

Berkeley, CA 

 

Sustainable Ag/ Environmental Day Camp Counselor 

Hart-to-Hart Farm 

Albion, ME 

 

Chefs - Whole and Local Food Focus 

Center for Whole Communities 

Waitsfield, VT 

 

Marketing Intern 

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center 

Holderness, NH 

 

Farm apprentice 

Powisset Farm/The Trustees of Reservations 

Dover, MA 

 

Serve Alaska Youth Corps Field Support Specialist 

SAGA 

Juneau, AK 

 

Serve Alaska Youth Corps Crew Leader 

SAGA 

Juneau, AK 

 

Alaska Service Corps Field Support Specialist 

SAGA 

Juneau, AK 

 

» 3 more jobs from SAGA → 

 

Director of Rock Bottom Ranch 

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies 

Aspen, CO (Basalt, Colorado) 

 

Members 

FoodCorps 

nationwide 

 

Farm Intern 

North Country School 

Lake Placid, NY (Adirondacks) 

 

2012 CSA Internships 

Living Hope Farm 

Harleysville, PA (40 miles NW of Philadelphia) 

 

Youth Program Intern 

Northern Forest Canoe Trail 

Waitsfield, VT (New England) 

 

Stewardship Intern 

Northern Forest Canoe Trail 

Waitsfield, VT 

 

Ecology Intern 

Highstead 

Redding, CT 

 

Executive Director 

American Public Gardens Association 

Kennett Square, PA 

 

Environmental Education Internship 

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center 

Nederland, CO 

 

Dining Hall Positions 

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory 

Crested Butte, CO 

 

Farm Camp Craft Specialist 

Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture 

Pocantico Hills, NY ((25 miles North of NYC)) 

 

Executive Director 

American Public Gardens Association 

Kennett Square, PA 

 

Graduate Program Coordinator 

North Cascades Institute 

North Cascades National Park, WA 

 

Forest & Avian Ecology Intern 

Tin Mountain Conservation Center 

Albany, NH (White Mountain region) 

 

Paid Long Term Farm Apprenticeship(s) 

Meadow Farm 

Butte Falls, OR (Southern Oregon) 

 

Marine Science Summer Camp Intern

The Marine Science Consortium

Wallops Island, VA

 

Family and Adult Program Assistants

The Marine Science Consortium

Wallops Island, VA

 

Energy Specialist- Berkshire County MA

Center for EcoTechnology

Pittsfield, MA

 

food justice organizers

Oxfam Action Corps

Des Moines, IA (+14 cities nationwide)


Fellowships 
Environmental Leadership Program 
East Coast 

EcoFellowship Program 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA (Western Mass) 

Value-Added Products (Pickles) Apprentice 
Adamah at Isabella Freedman 
Falls Village, CT (NW Connecticut) 

Executive Director 
Ipswich River Watershed Association 
Ipswich, MA 

Summer Naturalist Internship 
Walking Mountains Science Center 
Avon, CO 


Environmental Education Instructor 
Keewaydin Environmental Education Center 
Salsibury, VT 

Internships 
New Leaders Initiative of Earth Island Institute 
Berkeley, CA 



Campaign Staff
 
Grassroots Voter Outreach 
Boston, MA 

Canvass Director, Organizer 
Grassroots Voter Outreach 
Columbus, OH 

Canvass Director, Organizer 
Grassroots Voter Outreach 
Cincinnati, OH 

» 5 more jobs from Grassroots Voter Outreach → 

Naturalist Educator Intern 
River Bend Nature Center 
Faribault, MN 


Animal Husbandry Internship 
Hidden Villa 
Los Altos Hills, CA 

Green Business Specialist 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Coordinator 
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 
Annapolis, MD (DC) 

 

(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: www.brandeis.edu/hiatt /Hiatt Nacelink: and https://brandeisu-csm.symplicity.com/students‚  Location: Usdan Student Center")

 

Take care all,

Laura Goldin