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Laura Goldin
Bassine 201

"Open Door Always"

October 12, 2012


Laura  Goldin

781-736-3075, Rabb 347

"Open Door Always” 

Stay tuned to Earthnotes for events, announcements, and opportunities! And meet the fabulous Environmental Studies UDRs: Liza Ansher  

Rachel Usnik & Lisa Purdy  For more on courses, 2 JBS programs & Internship program, check out the Environmental Studies ENVS website

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This Issue:

*Global Zero Training Institute Oct 19-21




*Great Jobs and Local Internships for Academic Credit  

*And Lots More in the Job,Fellowship & Internship Corner for more credit-bearing internships and jobs for graduates, friends & current students! 
Global Zero Regional Student Training Institute
October 19-21
Concord, MA
From Global Zero: "Global Zero is an international, non-partisan movement dedicated to achieving the phased, verified, elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide. The movement includes more than 300 political, military, business, faith and civic leaders as well as hundreds of thousands of citizens.
If you are interested in attending Global Zero’s Boston Regional Institute, you can!  Registration is free and easy and Global Zero will cover all associated transportation costs. Students who are interested in attending can register at Please see attached flyer." 

**Job, Fellowship and Internship Corner**
Jobs for Alums and Local Internships:

Hot Opportunity in Socially Responsible Investment:
Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS) Research Analysts 
From the organization, "EIRIS is currently looking for two Research Analysts to join our Boston office. The job advertisement is attached. Full details about the positions and information about how to apply can be found by visiting the jobs page at" Please see attached flyer


Another Job for an Alum: MSU Campus Sustainability Assistant Director

From MSU: "Michigan State University’s Office of Campus Sustainability is hiring an Assistant Director. Responsibilities include: strategic planning of the internal and external marketing plan, assisting with campus programs, assisting with media relations, conducting market research in support of the marketing plan, reporting external rankings, and outreach; collaborating with external partners to advance office initiatives; serving as a liaison with key university departments having sustainability-related interests; helping to direct the activities of sustainability coordinators and support staff. To apply for this position, go to, click on the Search Postings link on the left, enter 6689 in the Posting Number field, and click Search. This posting expires September 18, 2012, to external applicants."

Next Step Living Jobs
Solar Energy, Energy Conservation, Home Resource Efficiency.  See attached "green jobs" flyer

Local Internships
I few of these may be too late, but you can check if still open!  Also too late for ENVS89a credit this fall, but fine for spring credit along with ENVS89a. Just contact me:  As with all internships for ENVS credit (and also for IGS and HSSP), one of your first steps is to talk with me.

Urban Greening Intern - Urban Ecology Institute, Cambridge MA

From the organization, "The Urban Greening Intern will play a key role in organizing tree data as well as analyzing and visualizing the extent and benefits of urban trees as a key component of a city's green infrastructure. The intern may also be asked on occasion to interact with community residents and train them in the use of technology for performing onsite tree inventories. Required skills for this position include: An interest in urban greening, urban trees, or green infrastructure, familiarity importing data into and creating maps with GIS, comfort doing basic analysis (descriptive statistics) using a worksheet programs such as Excel and more. This is a non-paid internship. Please mail, or email cover letter and resume to: Urban Ecology Institute, Attention: Human Resources, 3 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138, E-mail: Website: ."


Our Bodies Ourselves, Cambridge, MA

Communications Intern

From the organization, "Our Bodies Ourselves, a nonprofit women's health education and advocacy organization, seeks an intern or work-study student to work 8-12 hours per week on a variety of social media and communications tasks. The internship can be done either onsite at the OBOS office in Cambridge or off site. The position is open beginning fall or winter 2012. Applicants should have strong organizational and oral/written communication skills and experience with social media and online activism. For more information, visit:"



MA Breast Cancer Coalition & Silent Spring Institute

Special Events & Outreach Intern 

From the organization, "MBCC and SSI interns will assist with building and promoting special events and projects for each of the organizations. The flexibility of the position is substantial. Tasks can be completed from school or home, as internet and telephone will be the primary communication tools for assignments. Interested students must commit to one or more of the following internship opportunities: 1) September 2012 - January 2013, Lesbians & Friends Dance Internship (15th annual) 2) February 2013 - September 2013, Against the Tide Internship (21st annual). In order to be considered for one of the above positions, please email Cheryl Osimo at with a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples. While the position is unpaid, we are willing to work with institutions to offer students academic credit and/or stipends through their colleges to cover expenses.  Web site:"

Please see attached flyers entitled "part-time job description" and "hiring for green jobs." 
Green Streets, Cambridge MA
Research and Internship Opportunities in Healthy, Sustainable, Car-free Transportation Field
Please see attached : "Internship Description- Development," "Internship Description- Communications," "Internship Description- Outreach"

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 may also be available for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me

Conservation Planner 
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Southern Alberta Chapter 
Calgary, AB, Canada 

Resident Assistant 
Coastal Studies for Girls 
Freeport, ME 

Executive Director 
Great Old Broads for Wilderness 
Durango, CO (Durango location) 

Community River Champion 
Coastal Watershed Council 
Santa Cruz, CA 

Director of Education & Camping 
South Shore Natural Science Center 
Norwell, MA 

Farm Manager 
Living Hope Farm 
Harleysvillle, PA (NW of Philadelphia) 

Energy Specialist 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 

Green Business Manager 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 

research internship 
RH Reality Check 
Washington, DC 

Adjunct Faculty teaching Online Non-Profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship 
Naropa University 
Boulder, CO (online, telecommute okay) 

Program Manager 
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program 
Selkirk, 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")