Laura  Goldin
Rabb 347

"Open Door Always” 

March 8, 2013

This Issue:

*A Conversation with Paul Anastas '87
*UDR Applications
*Research, Job, Internship and Fellowship Corner for current students, alumni and   friends!

A Conversation with Paul Anastas '87: Designing A Sustainable Tomorrow
Friday, April 5, 2:00pm, Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Paul Anastas is a leader in sustainable technology, having published 13 books and numerous papers. He is known as the "Father of Green Chemistry," a field that seeks to protect human health and the environment through the design of safer products and manufacturing processes. He has served in the Clinton and Bush Administrations, and most recently as President Obama's Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development at the US EPA. He is currently at Yale University and is the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment.

Be a UDR! Do you want to…

SERVE as a departmental mentor and resource? 

ENHANCE student-faculty interaction?

DEVELOP your leadership skills?

Apply to be an Undergraduate Departmental Representative for your major/minor! Applications are open until Sunday, March 17th. For more information on the recruitment process for your department/program, contact the current UDR(s) here.

**Job, Fellowship, Internship and Research Corner**
For Undergraduates, New Graduates, Grad Students, Alumni and Friends!

Some of the internships, research may also be available for academic credit with the ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first

Hiring Grads: Environment America
From the organization: Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies, and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them. See the attached info sheet

Crow's Path Hike/Paddle Expedition

From Crow's Path: This summer (May 27-June 4) Crow's Path is leading an 8-day hike/paddle expedition in the wilds of Vermont. For the expedition, we'll weave primitive skills and natural history together as we connect to, understand, and enjoy the beauty of the Green Mountains and Champlain Valley. Along the way we'll tune our senses to the changing story of the land as we experience it, from the bald alpine summits of Mansfield, to the densely vegetated floodplains along the Winooski River. Our trip begins on the Long Trail at Rte 15 in Johnson. We hike 40 miles south to the Winooski River and then paddle to Rock Point in Burlington. On our paddle we'll be cooking wild edibles over a fire that we'll start using fire-by-friction, eating with spoons that we'll carve along the way, and tracking otters along the banks! See attached flyer or visit our website for more details.

MA Department of Energy Resources 

The MA DOER Internship Programs seeks to provide interns with exciting opportunities to assist DOER with implementing energy policies in areas such as renewables, energy efficiency, alternative transportation, energy markets, and more.  The program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and other individuals who are seeking experience in the energy arena.Applications for Summer Intern Programs are due April 15th. For more information,visit their website 
Climate Change Response Team
Fifteen internships are offered by the National Park Service. The internship program provides undergraduate and beginning graduate students a chance to work among national park staff and partners to help find solutions to the unique challenges of climate change. These opportunities are designed to complement and enhance the intern's formal education through hands-on experience, and introduce them to the National Park Service as a potential place to make a creer. Through the intern's work, parks are able to understand, adapt, mitigate, and communicate about climate change. Find out more at the Park Service's internship website.

The Ocean Project 
The Ocean Project is currently accepting applications for internship positions. We seek creative individuals with solid communications (electronic, verbal and written) and analytical thinking skills. A marine science background is not required. Based in Providence, RI, but working nationally and internationally, The Ocean Project provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those who are recently graduated. Depending on the level of education and experience, we offer internships year round in our office as well as full time summer internships. Depending on time commitment, interns may receive a stipend and/or academic credit. [must enroll in ENVS89]

The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with zoos, aquariums, museums (ZAMs), and other institutions and organizations. We are the largest global network focused on these issues – with more than 1,700 Partner organizations in 75 countries. Yet, we are a small organization with two full time staff so interns get plenty of responsibility and real work experience. We depend on bright, energetic, creative, and responsible interns to help us achieve our vision of a more sustainable society and a healthier world ocean.

If interested, submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (no more than three pages) to the address below (electronic communication preferred). Interns are accepted on a rolling basis.

Send applications to:
The Ocean Project Internships


Hiring: The Fund for the Public Interest

The Fund for the Public Interest helps some of the top progressive organizations in the country work on issues such as clean energy, equal rights for LGBT Americans, and getting big money out of politics.  And we're hiring!   Specifically, we're hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall -- working on behalf of groups like the Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign and US PIRG. We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society. If you are interested in applying, visit our website at 

Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA)
From 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 early May through the end of August. The volunteer coordinator will be expected to work between 16 and 32 hours/week during that time. The position requires performing physical labor outdoors in all weather conditions."


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 or spring ENVS 89a course. Just discuss with me first:

Outreach Coordinator 
Tamarisk Coalition 
Grand Junction, CO 

Program Coordinator 
Tamarisk Coalition 
Grand Junction, CO 

Summer Teacher-in-Residence 
Slide Ranch 
Muir Beach, CA (West Marin) 

Farm and Garden Apprentices 
Hawk Circle Wilderness Education 
Cherry Valley, NY 

Kitchen Manager 
Hawk Circle Wilderness Education 
Cherry Valley, NY 

Wilderness Youth Mentoring Internship 
Hawk Circle Wilderness Education 
Cherry Valley, NY 

Farm to Table Culinary Program Assistant 
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm 
Kinderhook, NY (New York City) 

Farm to Table Garden Program Internship 
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm 
Kinderhook, NY (New York City) 

Nature Camp Intern 
New Jersey Audubon--Plainsboro Preserve 
Cranbury, NJ 

Teacher Naturalist (Occasional) 
New Jersey Audubon--Plainsboro Preserve 
Cranbury, NJ (Plainsboro Preserve) 

Teacher Naturalist (Seasonal) 
New Jersey Audubon 
Cranbury, NJ (Plainsboro Preserve) 

Climate Change Communication Internships 
Center for Climate Change Communication 
Washington, DC 

Summer Education and Garden Intern 
Land's Sake 
Weston, MA 

Resident Assistant
Coastal Studies for Girls 
Freeport, ME 

sustainable ag jobs 
various farms 

Project Coordinator 
Resource Assistance for Rural Environments 
Eugene, OR (statewide) 

Community Internship
Nevada City, CA (Sierra Foothills)

Farm Market and CSA Staff Member 
Applecrest Farm Orchards 
Hampton Falls, NH 

Vegetable Production Manager 
Applecrest Farm Orchards 
Hampton Falls, NH 

Greenhouse Assistant Manager 
Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 

Seasonal Naturalist 
CYO Seattle 
Monroe, WA 


(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")