Laura Goldin, firstname.lastname@example.org
October 29, 2012
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 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.
* New First-Year Spring Seminar: Visions of the Environment!
* Michael Sandel "Justice, Money & Markets" Talk - Wed 5pm
* Volunteer Vacations Sustainable Agriculture Trip
* Green Corps Field School Environmental Organizing Jobs
* And Lots More in the Internship, Job & Fellowship & Corner for Students,Alumni & Friends
New! Spring 2013 First-Year "Just Books" seminar
In this course we'll explore how we shape our relationship with the natural world through the lens of standout books, films and works of art, all on the basis of a strong underlying social justice theme,. This is an experiential learning (EL) and community-engaged learning course, with plenty of field trips and hands-on exploration. Students also have the option of participating in the 2-credit practicum "Housing for Good: Safe, Environmentally Healthy and Just", which includes fair and safe housing and discrimination law training and practice at the Brandeis/WATCH Housing Advocacy Clinic. The course is an elective for ENVS, AMST and SJSP. To register, go to http://www.brandeis.edu/
Monday October 29 & Thursday November 1 @ 6pm Rm 314 SCC
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Email Gwen Teutsch firstname.lastname@example.org, Libby Jones email@example.com, Emma Balmuth-Loris ebalmuth@
The following are just some of the recent listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country. Many of the internships may also be available for academic credit with the fall, spring or summer ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first:firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNSHIP - TWO TEN FOOTWEAR FOUNDATION, WALTHAM, MA
From the organization, "Two positions are available. Development Special Projects Coordinator: work closely with the Development Team to execute an array of major gift strategies targeting footwear companies and industry leaders. Play an integral role in the planning of Annual Gala in NYC, a new event in Las Vegas, employee giving programs and other projects. Marketing Special Projects Coordinator: Work closely with the Communications Team to build a network of women leaders in the footwear industry (WIFI) or young leaders (Young Professionals for Two Ten); build communications programs with footwear companies, project lead a new national community service day for Two Ten Day on Feb. 10. Independence, excellent writing skills, poise, superior people-person skills, dynamic, multi-tasker, open to challenges, ready for action. Compensation: Offered, Flexible, to be arranged with intern. Contact information: Mr. Neal Newman, President, Phone: (781) 736-1522 Email: nnewman@
INTERNSHIP - KALU YALAFrom the organization, "Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Internships take place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in the Kalu Yala Valley; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and working on business logistics in Panama City. Since Summer 2010, Kalu Yala has had interns from 38 states, 12 countries and 80 colleges. Programs include: Business Development and Entrepreneurship in Panama City, Community Outreach in the rural town of San Miguel, Digital Development in Panama City, Education in San Miguel, Living Systems (Agriculture, Animal Science, and Biology) in the Kalu Yala valley, Outdoor Recreation in the Kalu Yala valley. Upcoming semester dates: Spring Internship Dates: January 14th- April 12th, Summer Internship Dates: May 20th- August 2nd (Early Admission Deadline: February 4th). Students can apply online by filling in the application form here or email email@example.com
RESEARCH INTERN, WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE, WASHINGTON, DCFrom the organization, "The World Resources Institute (www.wri.org ) Institutions and Governance Program is seeking a research intern with demonstrated experience in climate change, finance, sustainable energy and development issues to contribute to research and engagement for the International Financial Flows and the Environment project (IFFE). The Research Intern will support IFFE's work on climate finance. A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent research and writing skills in English and the ability to work effectively in teams. Salary is commensurate with academic and professional qualifications and experience. Visit: www.wri.org for more information."
GIS INTERN POSITIONS - BOSTON REGION METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING ORGANIZATION, BOSTON, MAFrom the organization, "The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region MetropolitanArea Planning Organization has openings for two interns in its GIS group. These are paid positions. The interns will be responsible for: Editing, updating, and performing some QA/QC on attribute data for very large GIS vector data sets, based on data collected in the field, conflating two very large GIS vector data sets, based on well-defined criteria for different classes of records in the data sets. Required skills: At least 6 months experience using ESRI's ArcGIS tools (ArcMap andArcCatalog), particularly using the editor. Knowledge of and/or experience withArcSDE is a plus, as is knowledge of and/or experience working with linear referencing systems. Hours: 37.5 hours per week, during regular business hours (M-F, 9-5). If you are interested in this position, please forward via e-mail a resume and cover letter to: Benjamin Krepp, Manager of GIS and IT Central Transportation Planning Staff, Suite 2150, 10 Park Plaza, Boston MA 02115 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For organization website, click here."
INTERNS - THE BOSTON CYCLISTS, ROXBURY, MAFrom the organization, "The Boston Cyclists Union is currently seeking interns to support its various advocacy projects in the City of Boston. Positions are available for the fall (to begin right away) and spring (to begin in January/February). Candidates should be able to spend at least one full work day at our offices in Roxbury. Positions are: Urban Planning Intern, Outreach Intern, Union Rider Intern, Graphic Design Intern, Qualifications for all interns: Commitment to the Union mission, enthusiasm about working for a young but rapidly growing organization, organized and self-motivated, ability to work without direct supervision, Sense of humor, Residence within the greater Boston area. For more information, visit: http://
INTERNSHIP - U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY - WASHINGTON, DC
From the organization, "A postdoctoral research project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Water (OW) in Washington, DC. The fellow will be involved with EPA researchers in designing a classification system for ecosystem goods and services to meet policy design and analysis needs. EPA team activities may include defining, grouping and valuing ecosystem goods and services; designing integrated data, modeling, and accounting systems; and evaluating policy design and analysis requirements. Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in economics or a related field within five years of the desired starting date, or have complete all degree requirements prior to the start date. The appointment will initially be for one year and may be extended for up to three additional years depending upon availability of funding. The annual stipend will range from $62,500 to $80,000 depending on educational level.
To apply and to find out more visit: http://orise.orau.gov/
From the organization, "Groundwork Somerville is seeking a full time Program Coordinator for our Green Team and Urban Agriculture Programs in Somerville, MA. The Green Team is a year-round job corps and training program that employs 8-10 high school youth during the school year, and 10-18 youth during the summer who learn about and work on issues of environmental stewardship and advocacy within their community. Current and past projects and issues have included building, planting and maintaining the South Street Farm, Somerville's first urban farm; maintenance of eight organic gardens at elementary schools around Somerville; transportation advocacy campaigns; entrepreneurial opportunities; and food security issues. The Green Team's focus at this time is the Urban Agriculture Initiative and food justice issues in Somerville. Full job description is here."
(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 /