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Laura Goldin

781-736-3075, Rabb 347

"Open Door Always” 

Apr. 30, 2012

EARTHNOTES April 30, 2012

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:

***Internship Symposium - This Wed.May 2nd,6:30-8:30pm!

**Job and Internship Corner,including Summer Internships with:

*EPA Boston  

*Conservation Law Foundation Ocean Program
*MBL Ecosystems Center 

*And Lots More!  

Students hoping for credit toward the ENVS major or minor for their summer internships should enroll in the summer ENVS89a seminar, since it 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

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

Heller School for Social Policy Room G-1

Refreshments served

Come to support friends, network & learn about the many opportunities!

Welcome for all or just a part. Recommended for all students hoping to do an internship 

With presentations by student interns:


Liza Ansher & Meda Kisivuli: Boston Public Health Commission

Ben Rifkin: Mass Audubon Society Research

ShuMay Williams & Jennifer Mandelbaum: Healthy Waltham

Jordan Snyder: Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology & Prof Olsen

Madeline Barr,Jenny Cheng & Jianfei Zhu: 

MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Stephanie Anderson: Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Christopher Freeman & Nicole Litvak: James Carr LEED Architect

Alexandra De Denko & Micol Zorzato: EPA New England Toxics 

Hanna Wellish: Stonehurst Historic Estate & Olmstead Property

Molly Lortie: WATCH Housing Advocacy Clinic

Patrick (P.J.) Donworth: City of Waltham & MA Dept of Conservation & Recreation

Ariana Berlin: Canfei Nesharim Torah and Environmentalism


**Job and Internship Corner**

MBL Ecosystems Center Summer Internships - Time Sensitive!
From the organization, "Projects ranging from the Millennium Villages in Africa to the Arctic, Antarctic and Plum Island Estuary north of Boston. But time is short, so if students are interested, they should respond immediately.  More details at the Marine Biological Lab employment website ( )"See attached flyer for more information.

EPA Region 1 Boston Summer Positions- Time Sensitive!
From EPA: "The US EPA, Region 1 currently has some Summer College Student Vacancies (grade levels 3-5) available.   We are now required to have all students submit their resumes via USAJOBS.GOV to apply for posted vacancies.   Students will need to check the US EPA student site: to get information on all student employment.  Please keep in mind that these are positions for College Freshman Level and above. Several of the Summer positions will most likely be advertised having multiple selections, i.e. - 5 jobs from the same advertisement. All position announcements will include the word "Student," so when searching for a job or checking off what jobs you want to be notified about, always include the word "Student" or "Student Opportunity." If you have sent me resumes recently, or are receiving this message for the first time, please have your student follow the instructions below to create/update a profile and upload their resume to Listed below is guidance for students to follow; it is extremely important for them to follow all steps listed.  Students: 
1. You must be an enrolled student, a U.S. Citizen and have yet to finish your program of study to qualify for one of the posted positions.  
2. We highly recommend that all students go to and complete a profile to apply for government jobs at the grade level and geographic location they are interested in.  There is a very helpful link in USAJOBS called "Resource Center" that directs you to student job information and how to complete a profile.   Attached for your convenience  is a Summer Job Fact Sheet from USAJOBS. 
3.  Make sure you complete the part of the profile where you check off that you wish to be notified when a position you have indicated interest in is posted.  Check off "daily" for frequency of notification.  You must be vigilant!  When the jobs are posted, they open and close very quickly.  This year, expect an announcement for jobs within the next week or so.  Jobs are expected to close within 1 day, you must act quickly after it is posted. 
4.  It is to your advantage to be prepared with the following so that you only have to add the electronic information requested when the jobs are posted and check USAJOBS EVERY DAY: 
Have an ELECTRONIC COPY READY TO GO of the following:
  • Your Most Current Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable; Official Transcript is requested if hired)
  • Proof of Enrollment from the school you are currently attending
  • Your Current Resume
When  you see that the job you're interested in has been posted, immediately follow the instructions for applying and attach all the necessary documents." 
Note: If you apply, I recommend you let me know so I may be able to help to support your

Summer Internship with Conservation Law Foundation Ocean Program  

From the organization, "Conservation Law Foundation, [is] a non-profit, member-supported organization with offices in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont that uses the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy region-wide.


We’re currently looking for a summer intern to assist the Ocean Conservation program research, writing, and social media outreach for our fishery management blog,, as well as other assorted research projects throughout the summer. This position will be based in our Boston office." See attached form to apply. 

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

Massachusetts Promise Fellows – Due: May 14

Boston, MA (Statewide)

From the organization, "There are 40 placement options at local community based organizations ranging from the Food Project, City of New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches Boys & Girls Club of Boston, Health Resources in Action, Cambridge Children and Family Services,  & many more.  Click here for a list of currently open placements."

Massachusetts Websites Project, Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Language Access Coalition

Language Access Advocate – AmeriCorps member – Due: May 2

Boston, MA

From the organization, "Legal services programs in Massachusetts are seeking to fill an AmeriCorps position for a Language Access Advocate, starting in September 2012. This position is a statewide collaboration between the Massachusetts Websites Project, Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Language Access Coalition."

Jewish Organizing Initiative (JOI)- Due May 7

Jewish Organizing Initiative Fellowship

Boston, MA

From the organization: " The Jewish Organizing Initiative Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for Jewish young adults who learn grassroots community organizing, explore their Jewish identity together, and become leaders in the pursuit of social justice."

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:


Field Education Mentor Teacher 
Teton Science Schools 
Jackson Hole, WY 
Santa Fe, NM 
Santa Fe, NM 

Public Awareness and Outreach Associate 
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy 
Asheville, NC (Downtown) 

Stewardship Associate 
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy 
Asheville, NC (Downtown) 

Land Protection Associate 
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy 
Asheville, NC (Downtown) 

Winter Conference Workshop Coordinator 
Barre, MA 
Move to Amend 
Eureka, CA 

Field Education Program Assistant 
Teton Science Schools 
Jackson Hole, WY 

Research Associate Program Director 
Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 

Botanical Intern 
Cuyahoga Valley National Park 
Peninsula, OH 

Ocean Program Internship 
Conservation Law Foundation 
Boston, MA 

Program Assistant, Oceans 
Conservation Law Foundation 
Boston, MA 

Manager of Development Research and Prospecting 
Conservation Law Foundation 
Boston, MA
Alaska Service Corps Transportation Safety Crew Member 
Juneau, AK 

Alaska Service Corps Crew Member 
Juneau, AK 

Multiple job and internship openings 
Southern Environmental Law Center 
Charlottesville, VA (Altanta, Asheville) 

Earth Sky Time Community Farm 
Manchester, VT 


(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")