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Laura Goldin
goldin@brandeis.edu
781-736-3075
Bassine 201

"Open Door Always"

Mar. 5, 2012


Laura Goldin, 
goldin@brandeis.edu

781-736-3075, Rabb 347

"Open Door Always” 


Stay tuned to Earthnotes for events, announcements, and opportunities.  

Check out the Environmental ENVS website for all the program information:
http://www.brandeis.edu/programs/environmental/index.html 
And make sure to look at our new facebook page: 
 http://www.facebook.com/groups/159239994157799/ 


This Issue:

* EFS JBS Application Deadline - March 16

* Sierra Club Beyond Oil Opportunities- March 19

* Focus the Nation: ReCharge Applications

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


Environmental Field Semester JBS 
Deadline: March 16
The deadline for the summer and fall JBS programs is noon on March 16!
There is still time to apply.
Fall 2012, 20 credits
Professor Brian Donahue, Adjunct Faculty Michael Harrity, Hannah
Ramer, and Emily Silver
The program also fulfills many major and minor requirements:
---BIOL 32aj meets the Environmental Studies requirement for the
Natural Sciences Group elective
---ENVS 100ej meets the GIS requirement for the Environmental Studies major
---AMST 104bj meets the Environmental Studies requirement for the
Social Sciences/Humanities Group elective
---AMST 104bj meets the  Social Justice Social Policy elective requirement
---AMST 104bj meets the History requirement for the Post-1800 History period
---SN School of Science Distribution Requirement will be met
---SS School of Social Science Distribution Requirement will be met
To learn more contact Alyssa Grinberg (agrin@brandeis.edu) or visit
JBS on the web www.brandeis.edu/jbs

Sierra Club Beyond Oil Student Leadership

From the organization: "Please join us for a Beyond Oil, Campus Edition webinar on Monday, March 19th at 8:00 PM EST to learn more about the Beyond Oil Campaign, the tactics it uses to help America kick its addiction to oil and how you can use those strategies on your campus! For more information and to RSVP for the upcoming Webinar, contact Jessica Eckdish, jessica.eckdish@sierraclub.org. "


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!

 

*** 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.

Lincoln Ma Land Conservation Trust Internship
From the Organization: "The land management interns carry the primary responsibility for maintaining the trails and land management activities on Land Trust properties. Will also work closely with Town of Lincoln Conservation Department staff on maintenance and special projects on Town conservation land.   Anticipated compensation is $11.00 – 12.50 per hour, depending upon experience and skills.  Formal training is less important than initiative, organization, and enthusiasm for independent outdoor work.  Light carpentry and plant identification skills a plus.
11 weeks. Flexible time period starting no later than June 1st .  32 hours per week with the occasional opportunity to work up to 40hrs.
Serious inquiries should be addressed to LLCT Anna Wilkins, Outreach Coordinator at llct@lincolnconservation.org, or to Box 6022, Lincoln Center, Massachusetts 01773. Include a current resume and references." 
The Neponset River Watershed Association 
http://neponset.org/Internship.2012.htm

GreenLink 
Seeking student interested in helping get work out about Greenlink and Rising Green. From the organization: "Campus Ambassadors are under graduates who act as a liaison between Rising Green and their respective college communities, serving as the face of the organization. This is a semester-long opportunity to work with GreenLink and Rising Green Blog, and allows the flexibility for students to make their own schedules." Apply Here!  Contact President, Adrian Dahlin at adrian@risinggreen.com.

 

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!

 

First Root Farm Internship

From the organization: "First Root Farm is small, diversified vegetable farm, growing on 2 acres of historic farmland in Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, MA. We are looking for motivated people, enthusiastic about sustainable farming and community building, to join our farm team this summer. Responsibilities: assisting the farmers in all aspects of vegetable production, including greenhouse management, field seeding and transplanting, harvest and post-harvest handling, weeding and cultivation, tillage and field preparation, CSA distribution and management, and interacting with the public, including CSA members and volunteers. For more information, visit www.firstrootfarm.com or email us: firstrootfarm@gmail.com." 

Citizen Schools Fellows
From the organization: "National Teaching Fellows launch their career in education reform by serving as instructional leaders, community builders and youth developers in the middle schools Citizen Schools serves. Jump start your career by teaching outside the box. This dynamic fellowship offers unparalleled opportunity to make a difference in high-need communities, grow personally, and gain professional experience. Please contact Lauren at laurenreibstein@citizenschools.org." 
Massachusetts Fair Share Jobs
From the organization: "Massachusetts Fair Share is a citizen-based non-profit advocacy organization that works to provide every Bay Stater with a fair shot at a good job, a secure future and a strong voice in our democracy. We are NOW Hiring for our office in the greater Boston area to work on the campaign. We're looking for people who work hard, communicate well, and are committed to positive social change. Click here to learn more!"
 

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

Internships in Field Ecology 
Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program 
Harlemville, NY (eastern NY State) 

Operations Manager 
smartMeme 
Boston, MA (San Francisco, CA) 

Training Program Coordinator 
smartMeme 
Boston, MA (San Francisco, CA) 

Community Access TV Production Manager 
WilliNet, Community TV 
Williamstown, MA 

Fundraising Professional 
The Marion Institute, Inc. 
Marion, MA 

Environmental Education Intern 
Shangri La Nature Center 
Orange, TX 

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

Communications and Outreach Intern 
Tahoe-Baikal Institute 
South Lake Tahoe, CA 

High School Conservation Crew Leaders
Student Conservation Association
Oakland, CA

National Beginning Farmer Technical Assistance Coordinator CTI - New Entry Sustainble Farming Project
Lowell, MA (Nationwide)

Technical Assistance and Incubator Farm Coordinator CTI - New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Lowell, MA

Environmental Education Internship Hidden Villa
Los Altos Hills, CA

Public Programs Internship Hidden Villa
Los Altos Hills, CA

Social Media Internship 
Hilltown Families 
Northampton, MA (Western MA area) 

Organizing Representative for Missouri 
Sierra Club 
St. Louis, MO 

NH Water Resources Internship 
Merrimack River Watershed Council 
Lawrence, MA (New Hampshire) 

grassroots organizing interns 
Midwest Academy 
Chicago, IL 

Farm Intern 
First Root Farm 
Concord, MA 
 
Summer Packout Assistant 
Chewonki 
Wiscasset, ME 

(And 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/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")