Laura  Goldin
goldin@brandeis.edu
781-736-3075
Rabb 347

"Open Door Always” 

April 02, 2013


Lots of opportunities below!  Stay tuned
 to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and more opportunities. 

For info on courses, the two ENVS JBS programs,the Internship program and other information, check out the Environmental Studies ENVS website  Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/159239994157799/ 

This Issue:

* Brandeis Earthday April 23! Stay tuned for Announcements, including Carbon Nation Film Showing!

* Save the Date! Environmental Internship Symposium, May 2 6:30-8:30pm

Office Hours with Environmental Protection Agency (Dr. Noha Gaber)
 
* Apply to be a UDR for Environmental Studies!
 
* Mega-Job, Internship, Research & Fellowship Corner for current students, alumni and friends!

SAVE THE DATE Thursday May 2: 

ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

6:30-8:30pm

Pearlman Lounge 

Refreshments served!

Recommended for all students hoping to do an internship. Come to support your friends, hear about exciting work, meet internship supervisors and learn about the many opportunities! 

For further info please contact me goldin@brandeis.edu


The Federal Government is Hiring!
Friday, April 19 
12:00 pm- 1:00 pm 
Hiatt Career Center
Do you want to learn about the federal government's "Pathways Program"  for current students and recent graduates? 
Dr. Noha Gaber, a top adminstrator at EPA in D.C. will host a "Lunch and Learn" on careers in public service. She will speak to students about the benefits of working for the federal government and share tips and advice on how to secure a job or internship in this sector, including tips on optimizing USAJobs. Special attention will be paid to the new Pathways Program for students and recent graduates. Dr. Gaber will also speak to students about working for the Environmental Protection Agency.  This program is open to all. Space is limited. RSVP today by following this direct link.  
Also, you can sign up for special Office Hours with Dr. Gaber:
Friday, April 19, 2012, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Hiatt Career Center 
Questions? Contact Caroline O'Shea in the Hiatt Career Center at oshea@brandeis.edu.
Exciting New IBS BA-MBA Program
This brand-new program allows Brandeis Seniors to apply to enter the International Business School MBA directly upon graduation,  and to complete the graduate degree in only 3 semesters. 
There are two tracks:
(1)    the BA/MBA-Science is geared to graduates with a BS in any major or a BA in the sciences or math; minimal exposure to Business studies is needed
(2)    the BA/MBA-Liberal Arts is geared to any other major, normally someone with some background in Business studies and some meaningful work experience, such as internships.
Juniors may want to start planning for this now. Seniors can APPLY NOW for entry in the Fall! . Applications are due May 1, but there may be some flexibility this first time around.  
If you are interested, there are two opportunities to learn more on April 5th at 12:30: at 12:30 in the IBS Dean's Conference room and then at 2:30 in the Alumni Common Room. If you can't make these, you are welcome to contact Holly Chase,  hchase@brandeis.edu at and set up an appointment." http://www.brandeis.edu/global/academic/undergrad_programs/ba_mba.html

You Can Be a Representative for Environmental Studies!
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! For more information on the recruitment process for your department/program, contact the current UDR(s) here.

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

Enernoc, a prominent Energy demand management company, has paid internships over the summer in Boston and San Francisco.Some prime internships for the summer are:

-          Energy Markets Intern

-          Support Intern

-          Customer Relations Intern

-          DOER Intern (Assisting with our massive $10MM Energy Efficiency contract with the State)

 All of these internships pay well and offer excellent experience based out of San Francisco or Boston.

Contact me at goldin@brandeis.edu if you are interested.  Many thanks to Russell Foxworthy, ENVS alum '12, now doing well at Enernoc,  for these opportunities!

Mass Audubon Ecological Extension Service (EES) Internship:

EES is seeking interns for two freshwater ecology projects taking place starting May through October 2013, with some flexibility on timing, to assist ecologists in the field on two separate projects.  Both projects are aimed at restoring ecological integrity in freshwater ecosystems. See attached Freshwater Ecology flyer for more information. 

EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities (OSC) Summer Internships

OSC is seeking summer interns to assist with research and writing of briefing papers, reports, and presentations; document review; and/or analytical and logistical tasks. Topics could include financing for sustainable infrastructure investments; green building and sustainable design; mapping and metrics to determine the location efficiency for development; local and regional economic development; project financing for transit-oriented development; quantification of the environmental and economic benefits of sustainable development and smart growth; rural sustainable development approaches; and/or climate mitigation and adaptation. The intern will work directly with OSC staff and in some cases colleagues and counterparts throughout EPA and other federal agencies. 

Applicants should submit a brief cover letter summarizing their interests and qualifications (not to exceed one page), current resume, and writing sample (no longer than five pages) to Adhir Kackar at kackar.adhir@epa.govApplications for internships are due April 19, 2013. Interns must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program to apply, although summer interns do not need to be attending classes. All internships will be housed in US EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Internships will be unpaid (although a subsidy is offered to offset commute costs), and moving/relocation costs will not be provided. Start and end dates are flexible. 

EPA OSC Communications Intern
OSC is seeking a summer intern to assist with a wide variety of communications projects. These could include updating or developing content for new pages on the OSC website; assisting with research, writing, and editing of reports and case studies; assisting in outreach to colleges and universities; developing press releases; and advising on social media. The intern may also support communications activities for the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities. In addition to the skills listed above, the intern should have demonstrated and specialized experience/education in communications efforts."

Waltham Recycling Department  and Energy Action Committee Internship

Excellent local internship opportunity to play an active operational role in a critical municipal department.The Recycling coordinator also sits on the mayor’s Waltham Energy Action Committee (WEAC), and the intern attends the WEAC meetings and assists with various projects. Interns have considerable autonomy and input into projects, and in the past have written articles for the Waltham Tribune, website and posts for the WEAC Facebook page, developed and presented energy curriculum for elementary-school children, and helped to promote energy audits to residents." See attached flyer for more information and contact me if you are interested at goldin@brandeis.edu

Waltham Fields Community Farm Learning Garden Educator

The  Waltham Fields Community Farm seeks a Learning Garden Educator for its spring 2013 Learning Garden after-school programs, with potential for work in the summer and fall as well. Waltham Fields Community Farm (WFCF) promotes local agriculture through growing and distribution practices that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. We forge relationships between people, their food supply, and the land from which it grows." See attached flyer for more information, and contact me if you are interestedgoldin@brandeis.edu

Position Available: Sustainable Technology Research Fellow:

Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Sustainable Technology Research Fellow. The successful candidate will assist in the development and management of “Environmental Dashboard,” a novel technological system that provides community residents with environmentally and socially contextualized real-time feedback on electricity and water flows and environmental conditions through residential and commercial buildings and through cities. More information on the project can be found at: www.oberlindashboard.org. We seek a recent college graduate (or equivalent experience) with substantial knowledge of computer systems and excellent organizational skills who is excited by the opportunity to develop and manage noveltechnology designed to motivate and empower citizens to take better care of the environment.  Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled (6/1 limit).  A full description and instructions for application are posted at: http://new.oberlin.edu/home/jobs/jobs_detail.dot?id=5184524  

 

AHA Bolivia Sustainability/ Social Responsibility Summer Internship

From AHA Bolivia: "This combined internship, learning workshop, and cultural experience program is designed to introduce students to socially responsible business practices, international business, and environmental respectfulness in business. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how business works in a developing nation, and how it relates to export markets such as the US and Canada. Participants will engage in hands on learning and will produce a measurable intern project by the end of the program." See attached flyer for more information. 

The Center for Green Schools Summer Associate

From the Center for Green Schools: "We are seeking a full time paid K-12 Sector Summer Associate to join the team, starting in early May and staying on through August, to provide support to a variety of established programs and events within the Center for Green Schools, as well as directly contribute to the ongoing work and development of several new initiatives. Late spring through summer are some of the busiest months for the Center for Green Schools, and this associate will directly contribute to the success of several of their highest profile events and most dynamic programs.A full job description and directions for sending in cover letters and resumes can be found at:

http://new.usgbc.org/jobs-internships-k12-spring-summer-associate."


Waltham YMCA is Hiring Summer Nature Camp Director

The Waltham YMCA seeks a nature camp director to run its bustling local summer daycamp's nature/environmentally themed activities for a highly diverse population of local children. Excellent fellow camp leaders and staff, guidance, learning experience and chance to work with the local community.  Paid.  Must be able to organize relevant, engaging activities and curriculum. This position was created and held in past years by talented Brandeis students and recent graduates!  Interested? Contact me ASAP and send resume goldin@brandeis.edu

Lexington Conservation Division is Hiring Summer Land Management Interns
From Lexington Conservation Division: "Are you hard-working, responsible and love to work outdoors? The Lexington Conservation Division is now hiring 2 seasonal land management interns to assist with caring for conservation land over the 2013 field season. This is a part-time position of up to 30 hours per week from mid-June to October; starting range is $10.00 to $11.00/hr, no benefits. Duties include: maintaining trails on Lexington's conservation land, including brush-mowing, weed-whacking, pruning, and clearing debris; mowing conservation meadows; managing invasive species; restoring plant and wildlife habitat; building/repairing boardwalks; supporting volunteer stewardship efforts; conducting outreach and educational efforts related to conservation land; and speaking with the public about conservation initiatives and issues. To receive first consideration, please submit the required Town of Lexington application form to the Town's Human Resource Department by April 20, 2013. For full application and more details, visit: www.lexingtonma.gov/townmanager/employment.cfm."

Citizens Bank – Due: April 19

TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program (Boston, MA)

To help students supplement the cost of their college education and reward them for their volunteer efforts, Citizens Bank will once again offer the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship program. Now in its third year, Citizens Bank will award a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to students who demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership.

Learn more or Apply? Follow direct link above to B.hired. 
Questions? Contact Caroline O'Shea in the Hiatt Career Center at oshea@brandeis.edu.

Ocean Project Internships: The Ocean Project is still 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. 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
bmott [at] theoceanproject.org

 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.oriongrassroots.org/ . 

200 farm apprenticeships 
various farms 
statewide in Maine 

Food Democracy Organizer 
Pesticide Action Network North America 
Minneapolis, MN 

Preserve Manager 
Arc of Appalachia Preserve System 
Bainbridge, OH 
Farm Stand Manager 
Land's Sake 
Weston, MA 

Outreach Team Organizer 
Gulf Restoration Network 
New Orleans, LA 

AmeriCorps Intern: Ecological Technician - Summer 2013 
Great Basin Institute 
Las Vegas, NV 

Manager, Soil, Recycling and Compost Operations 
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture 
Pocantico Hills, NY (Westchester County) 

food policy interns 
Roots of Change 
San Francisco, CA 

Operations Manager 
Canyonlands Field Institute 
Moab, UT 

Registration Coordinator 
Canyonlands Field Institute 
Moab, UT 

Program Intern 
Canyonlands Field Institute 
Moab, UT 
Production/Farm Manager 
Greenmoore Gardens 
Port Matilda, PA (Close to State College, PA) 

Cashier 
EcoBuilding Bargains - Center for EcoTechnology 
Springfield, MA 

NCC Summer Youth Restoration Team Member 
Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 
Summer Naturalist Canoe Guide 
The Wild Center 
Tupper Lake, NY 

Head Resident 
Coastal Studies for Girls 
Freeport, ME 

Advocacy Specialist
 
National Cooperative Grocers Association 
Iowa City, IA 

Public Affairs/Media Interns 
Environmental Working Group 
Washington, DC 
Summer Farm Internship 
Arthur Morgan School 
Burnsville, NC (One hour NE of Asheville) 

various job openings
 
Groundswell 
Washington, DC 
internships 
High Mowing Organic Seeds 
Wolcott, VT 

Trail Management Assistant 
Appalachian Trail Conservancy 
South Egremont, MA 
Program Administrator (Posting ID: J34873) 
Division of Ecological Restoration, MA Dept. of Fish and Game 
Boston, MA 

Assistant farm manager 
Gaining Ground Farm 
Concord, MA 

Qualified Naturalist / Kayak Guide 
Camp Burgess and Hayward 
Cape Cod, MA 

Male Adventure Trip Leader 
Camp Burgess and Hayward 
Cape Cod and the Islands, MA 

Organizing Representative - Beyond Coal Campaign 
Sierra Club 
St. Petersburg, FL 
Farm-Based Education and Outreach Coordinator 
Land's Sake, Inc. 
Weston, MA 

Teaching Naturalist 
Pathfinder Ranch 
Mountain Center, CA 
Executive Director/Educational Coordinator 
Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District 
Dover-Foxcroft, ME (Piscataquis County) 

Summer Crew Leader 
North Fork John Day Watershed Council 
Long Creek, OR 

Education and Projects Coordinator 
North Fork John Day Watershed Council 
Long Creek, OR 
Conservation Program Associate 
Wyss Foundation 
Durango, CO 

Membership Coordinator 
VPIRG - Vermont Public Interest Research Group 
Montpelier, VT 

Vermont Farm Viability Program Intern 
Vermont Housing & Conservation Board 
Montpelier, VT 

Program Administrator (Posting ID: J34873) 
Division of Ecological Restoration, MA Dept. of Fish and Game 
Boston, MA 

Assistant farm manager 
Gaining Ground Farm 
Concord, MA 
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(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 /Hiatt Nacelink: and https://brandeisu-csm.symplicity.com/students‚  Location: Usdan Student Center")