September 04, 2012
EARTHNOTESLaura Goldin, email@example.com
781-736-3075, Rabb 347
"Open Door Always”
We have plenty to experience, learn and explore this year, so stay tuned to Earthnotes for events, announcements, and opportunities! And meet the fabulous Environmental Studies UDRs, Liza Ansher firstname.lastname@example.org and
Rachel Usnik email@example.com.
For more on courses, 2 JBS programs and Internship program, check out the Environmental Studies ENVS website:
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.
* CSA Membership Available
* Vegan Volunteer Weekend
* Great Local Fall Internships for Credit still Open! see below
Warner Farm is Looking for CSA members!
Your share entitles you to a box of farm fresh vegetables and fruit on campus
every Tues Sept 4 - Oct 23. Support local farms. Contact www.warnerfarm.com
Volunteer Vacations: Vegan Volunteer WeekendFrom the organization, "Love animals and volunteering
Fall Internships for Academic Credit Open to All Students!
Excellent local opportunities, These are particularly suited to ENVS and HSSP, but all welcome. All may done for full course credit with ENVS89a.contact firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Waltham: Energy Efficiency, Recycling, Hazardous Waste ManagementInterns will gain insight in the workings of local government, while helping to develop and promote environmental protection programs and safe waste management practices in the City. Explore how local government works with committees, non-profits, state, and federal governments. Interns will assist with a wide range of operations and programs, conduct research, and write news articles for the Waltham News Tribune or produce other media. The Recycling Department oversees Recycling, Hazardous Waste Management, and Composting Management Programs. The Department also serves as the liaison to the Waltham Energy Action Committee (WEAC), a Mayoral Committee of environmental activists who advise the Mayor on issues of climate change, particularly the reduction of energy use and energy costs in the City. Interns will do research for WEAC projects, such as the Complete Streets initiative to make Waltham streets accessible for all uses, including biking and walking. Other projects include the development of an energy reduction social media campaign or compiling energy use data and builder contact information for the City’s Green Community Application. Interested? Contact me at email@example.com
Harvard Hospitals: Environmental Health Safety & Emergency Management
Interns will help develop a lab chemical inventory and profile, providing a criticaltool for lab managers, researchers and others to understand and manage the potential hazards of lab chemicals on site. It will also help determine regulatory requirements, risk mitigation or substitution possibilities, etc. Qualified students will receive training as needed in in researching and interpreting important safety references, such as MSDSs, NFPA 704 hazard classification ratings, regulatory lists (including OSHA Select Carcinogens and DHS Chemicals of Interest), proper characterization of chemicals or chemical mixtures, identification of corresponding hazard categories, such as flammable, carcinogens, highly acutely toxic chemicals. If interested, contact Prof Goldin firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Waltham: Interns assist this civic organization to promote healthy eating and connection with nature and address childhood obesity. Plant and dig with with children in school and community gardens, introduce new veggies into the school cafeterias with "veggie buddies", blog and write articles for the Waltham Tribune and more. Interested? Contact Prof Goldin email@example.com
In many of the same ways as Healthy Waltham, Groundworks Somerville works with children to educate about healthy food production and nutrition, and plant and tend gardens in public schools. See attached flyer entitled "Gardens Educator Internship Description." Interest? Contact Prof G firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in public health, advocacy and health living? You can intern at this Waltham-based nonprofit focused on the health and lives of children. See fall internship positions at the links below. Must apply ASAP, so hurry!
**Job, Fellowship and Internship Corner**
The web site for a list of all the EPA projects is located at http://orise.orau.gov/epa/. The project number for the Boston internship opportunity is EPA Water 2012-237. Please reference this project number when calling or writing for information.
Applicants can search by project number or by page for the project. The announcement currently appears on page 2 of the research opportunities list, but applicants should make sure to check all pages if it does not appear initially.
Applicants can also visit the ORISE web site at http://see.orau.org/ and click on the Recent Master's, Bachelor's, Associate DegreeIcon. Scrolling down to the right-hand side to List of Immediate Needs should list all EPA projects.
For additional information and application materials, contact:
Internship Program – EPA Water,
Attn: Betty Bowling
MS 36, ORISE,
P.O. Box 117,
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Applicants must apply through ORISE, but can call Margherita Pryor if they have questions about the position. Contact information is below.
Margherita Pryor (OEP 06-1)
U.S. EPA, New England
5 Post Office Square, #100
Boston MA 02109-3912
Bedford and Belmont Part-Time Recycling Coordinators
From the towns: "Each town is looking for someone to work about 19-20 hrs/wk. If you have some solid waste and recycling experience and is a capable, articulate self- starter, this could be for you. You can contact:
MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator for NE3
c/o Bedford DPW
314 Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Elon University’s Office of Sustainability invites applicants for an Education and Outreach Coordinator.From the organization, "The Coordinator will develop and implement programs to increase the practice of sustainable behaviors and enhance awareness of sustainability initiatives and accomplishments to foster a culture of sustainability at Elon University. The individual will communicate Elon’s sustainability efforts and engage internal and external audiences through a variety of methods. Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 to 5 years of experience with marketing, communications, public outreach campaigns and/or educational programs. Experience with university sustainability programs, including supervising students, is preferred but not required. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, liberal arts university that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu. Application deadline is right away. Apply electronically at www.elon.edu/employment. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups."
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.
Communications and Development Coordinator
The Borneo Project
Regional Conservation Intern
Redding, CT (New England)
Program Coordinator Youth Programs
Student Conservation Association
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance
Fall Research & Policy Internship
Food & Water Watch
South Yuba River Citizens League
Nevada City, CA
Visitor Engagement Specialist
Merck Forest and Farmland Center
Land Care Manager
UW Madison Arboretum
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
Gulf Restoration Network
New Orleans, LA
Kestrel Educational Adventures
(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 /