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 Laura Goldin


 Rabb 347

"Open Door Always” 

Apr. 13, 2012

EARTHNOTES April 13, 2012

EarthDay is Coming!

Laura Goldin, 

781-736-3075, Rabb 347

"Open Door Always”  


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

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This Issue: 

 Save the Date! Environmental Internship Symposium - Wednesday May 2nd, 6:30-8:30

*WATCH Out 5K Run and Walk-Sunday April 22, 10AM

*Stay tuned for the rest of the EarthDay events April 22!


* Rainforest Alliance "So Practical, It's Radical" Video Contest

*In the Job and Internship Corner: 

* Charles River Fellowship & Program Coordinator Job 

* Sustainability Fellowships 

* Applying for EPA Summer Internships and Jobs   

* And Lots More!  

Students hoping for credit toward the ENVS major or minor for their summer internships should enroll in the summer ENVS89a course,  since the course must be taken at the same time as the internship experience.  We still have some great internships in the Boston area, and some can cross-list with HSSP, IGS and other programs.


Environmental Internship Symposium- SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday May 2 (study day), 6:30-8:30pm 

Heller School for Social Policy Room G-3

Refreshments served

Come to support your friends, network and check out your many opportunities.

Recommended for all students hoping to do an environmental internship. Come for the whole thing, or just a part.


EarthDay Fair Sunday April 22 

Stay tuned from the plans! Some of what's planned by SEA: "after SEA's Local Food Banquet,chill out for some more fun on the Great Lawn. 2:30pm-3:30pm: Yoga with Instructor Shayna Palmer (bring mats, blankets, or towels!)

3:30pm-6:30pm: Info Tables from SEA initiatives 

Amnesty International discussing Shell Oil Spills in Niger Delta, Tie-Dye with Tie-Dye Club, Slackline with Mountain Club, Chalk on Sidewalks. Kite Flying, Arts and Crafts w/recycled material, Recycled Frisbee Give-Away, Music from WBRS!, Snacks and Refreshments. 

Stay around after 6:30pm, as we start the Earth Night Sleep-Out! "



WATCH Out 5K Run and Walk Sunday April 22nd

Also part of Earthday, to help support environmentally safe and secure housing for all: Starting at 10 AM! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Brandeis Box Office in the SCC or AT THE RACE! Raising money for WATCH's (the Waltham Alliance to Create Housing) Emergency Funds Assistance Program. (


Rainforest Alliance "So Practical, It's Radical" video contest

From the organization: "The Rainforest Alliance invites college students to submit a short video about what they are doing to make their campus more sustainable. We want to hear about the creative green projects, such as recycling programs, school gardens, sustainable food sourcing and more, happening on campuses across the country. Students should videotape their project for a chance to win tickets to the Forecastle Music Festival, a Renovo bicycle, a Grow Anthology skateboard, and Patagonia outdoor products." 

**Job and Internship Corner**


Charles River Wastershed Association Rita Barron Fellowship

From the organization: "The Fellowship provides an opportunity for a qualified candidate to work in an exciting and dynamic organization under the direction of some of the country’s leading water resources scientists.  The Fellow will work closely with the science and advocacy staff of CRWA on a variety of ongoing projects and programs. Tasks are likely to include some or all of the following: working with and training local volunteers; supervising interns; conducting field work; maintaining field equipment; managing and analyzing data; producing maps and graphic presentation materials; researching, writing and editing scientific reports and grants; and public presentations to various audiences." For more info on how to apply, please see attached flyer.     


Charles River Wastershed Association Invasive Plant Removal Program Volunteer Coordinator 

From the organization: "The CRWA, a dynamic environmental non-profit organization in Weston, MA is seeking an energetic and creative individual to serve as the part-time, seasonal coordinator for our Invasive Plant Removal Program. This program runs from mid-May through the end of August; the volunteer coordinator will be expected to work between 8 and 25 hours/week during that time.  The volunteer coordinator must be comfortable performing difficult physical labor outdoors in all weather conditions." For more info on how to apply, please see attached flyer.     


Oberlin College Sustainable Technology Research Fellow- Due May

From the organization: "The successful candidate will assist in the development and management of a novel technological system of building and bioregional "dashboards" and other devices that provide city and college resistants with environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on electricity and water flows through college, residential and commercial buildings and through the City of Oberlin. A full description and instructions for applications are posted"


Sustainability Fellow- Northland College, Ashland WI

From the organization: "The Sustainability Fellow serves as the link between the student body and the Northland College institution.  This position supports the current sustainability initiatives at the College, assists in the development of educational programs, and provides oversight and direction of the student Sustainability Crew. A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Previous experience implementing sustainability projects and educating people on sustainability-related issues is expected, as are demonstrated leadership and organizational skills. Complete position description, qualifications and our online application procedure can be found at:" 


Land Information System Assistant Massachusetts Audubon Society

From the organization: "The LIS Assistant has three responsibilities: (1) populating Mass Audubon’s Land Information System (a web-based geo-indexed system for sharing documents and boundary data among staff) through office research, field work, and database entry; (2) gathering field data and writing baseline documentation reports for our Conservation Restriction stewardship program; and (3) assisting the organization in preparations for Land Trust Accreditation. Send inquirices, cover letter and resume to Charlie Wyman, Senior Land Protection Specialist, at" For more info on how to apply, please see attached flyer.     


Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Internship Program- Due April 23

From the organization: "Last year the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program facilitated the placement of more than 117 students and recent graduates in summer internships at 70 clean energy companies across the state, including 3 Brandeis students. As a result of the internship program, 20 students gained full time and part time employment, and more than 70 students are being considered for future employment. More about the internship program at"


Student Conservation Association (SCA)

From the organization: " [SCA is] a nonprofit organization that offers conservation internships and trail crew opportunities to 4000 students a year. Click here to view current opportunities."


Jewish Organizing Initiative (JOI)- Due April 27

From the organization: "Community Organizing Fellowship The highly competitive year-long paid Community Organizing Fellowship is a year of field experience and professional development for young Jewish adults who have campus or professional experience working for social justice and are interested in systemic change and community building."


Applying for EPA Jobs 

All applicants for EPA summer internships/ jobs this year will need to apply through the official website. Jobs may only be announced for a short period - sometimes only one day, so it is important to check the website daily. There is a tool available in USAJobs that will notify you when the jobs are posted. Here are some instructions to help you set that up:

                First, you will need to create an account in USA Jobs - Go to and select My Account - Main Page

                Then, go to Saved Search then Create a Search

                Fill in Pay Grade 03 to 05

                Under Location Search select Massachusetts for the State and then select Boston and then add to list desired location

                To select EPA you need to highlight Other Agencies and Independent Organizations; then select EPA under sub-agencies

                Finally, select Student under type of work

                Create a name for your search, and

                select daily for your email notifications

                Hit Save Search or Save and Run 


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: . Many of the internships are also ideal for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first:



Food & Water Watch 

Los Angeles, CA 


Summer Nature Camp Counselor 

NJ Audubon Society 

Roseland, NJ 


Summer Nature Camp Intern 

NJ Audubon Society 

Cranbury, NJ 


Summer Camp Teacher Naturalist 

NJ Audubon Society 

Franklin Lakes, NJ 


» 4 more jobs from NJ Audubon Society  


Contractor Services Coordinator- Home Energy Services 

Center for EcoTechnology 

Northampton, MA (Hampshire County, Pioneer Valley) 


Administrative Project Coordinator – Home Energy Services 

Center for EcoTechnology 

Northampton, MA (Hampshire County, Pioneer Valley) 


Customer Service Representative- Home Energy Services 

Center for EcoTechnology 

Northampton, MA (Hampshire County, Pioneer Valley) 


Native Plant Nursery Internship 

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation 

Sanibel, FL 


Associate Whole Foods Chef 

Center for Whole Communities 

Waitsfield, VT 


Ecological City volunteers 

Planet Drum 

Bahia de Caraquez, Manabi, Ecuador 


Conservation Director 

Southern Oregon Land Conservancy 

Ashland, OR 


Alpaca care or Organic Gardening Internship 

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice 

St. Mary of the Woods, IN (Terre Haute) 


AmeriCorps Project Conserve Members 

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy 

Hendersonville, NC (throughout western NC) 


Environmental Educator 

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center 

Grafton, NY 


(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: /Hiatt Nacelink: and‚  Location: Usdan Student Center")