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May 23, 2013

Laura  Goldin, goldin@brandeis.edu

 Stay tuned to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, opportunities.  

 This Issue:

* Student Scholar Partnership

* Repair the World

* Plenty of opportunities in the Jobs & Internships Corner! 

Student-Scholar Partnership (SSP)

Started in 1999, The Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC) in the Epstein Building near the train tracks offers both Fall and Spring paid internships of fifty-hours each to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.  Projects involve a student working directly with a WSRC Scholar in the field of the Scholar's expertise: the Arts, Investigative Journalism, Science, Feminism, Literature and Religion to only name a few.  WSRC  strives for a mentoring relationship, and Students and Scholars both gain learning and camaraderie through the experience.  Recruitment is at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters . See the webpage: http://www.brandeis.edu/wsrc/ssp/ complete with open project descriptions and an application form.

Repair the World- Repair Community Fellows

From Repair the World:  "Repair the World is piloting a new model for local service engagement, Repair Communities, that will assemble a cohort of 50 Repair Community Fellows, young adults age 21-26, to recruit, train and supervise Jewish volunteers in meaningful service work throughout the U.S. This will be an exceptionally fulfilling full-time fellowship for passionate young adults who want to be on the ground floor of a new initiative with a world-class organization, participate in immersive, meaningful and authentic service, play a leadership role in a community and have all costs of food, housing, transportation, etc. taken care of plus receive a modest stipend! The "landing page" is fellows.weRepair.org so feel free to send anyone there- it'll be updated in real time as more info rolls out." 

Please see attached flyers for more information.

Great Job at WATCH- Part Time Community Organizer 

WATCH seeks a Community Organizer to continue developing active leaders who can be effective in improving their community. The organizer will support low-income immigrant and tenant residents in creating and organizing for decent, affordable, energy efficient housing, and – from time to time – work with partners to address other issues affecting our members, such as immigration or labor issues. The Organizer will have two primary responsibilities: Energy Efficiency Barnraisings: The Organizer will run this program that engages low-income homeowners and tenants, and other community volunteers, in making the homes of low-income families more energy efficient and affordable through low-cost and low-tech, but highly effective home improvements. This program is a strategic part of WATCH’s overall community-building focus, while also helping us to make local homes more affordable. Tenant Action Group: The Organizer will support low-income tenants in sustaining affordable and safe housing through collective action targeted at irresponsible landlords. This work helps to build a base of support for affordable housing over time, while also immediately dire housing conditions among Waltham’s low-income tenants. This position will requires interaction and – sometimes – coordination with various WATCH partners, including: Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), Brandeis University, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, Community Works and others. This is a part time position of 20 – 25 hours a week. Salary is $18,000 - $20,000 depending on experience. The benefits package includes health care, retirement plan, sick leave, and vacation time. Hours are flexible during the work week. Some evenings and an occasional weekend day will be required. The Organizer will be joining a small, but hardworking and dedicated staff in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere. To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to daria@watchcdc.org 
This is a rolling process. We will consider resumes as we receive them and may select a candidate before the deadline." Please see here for more information.

Environment Massachusetts Job:  "We’re looking for a talented, passionate graduating senior to join our staff this August as our federal field organizer – organizing to fight global warming and tackle other tough environmental issues in politically critical states across New England. This is one of two federal field positions our national group, Environment America, is hiring for. The other is based in Washington D.C. organizing across the Mid-Atlantic. "Interested students will find the full position description for both here: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/jobs/amr/environment-america-federal-field-organize

Mystic Mural Environmental Education Coordinator: Somerville Arts Council, July 2013

From Somerville Arts: "Applicant will work with Arts Council director and Mystic Mural project director to coordinate and lead field trips and explorations focused on the Mystic River and local environs.  Applicant will provide an experiential learning environment for teen-age youth participating in the Mural project.   Applicant will lead trips and/or coordinator with other local environmental leaders to lead trips.  Topics to address are:  flora/fauna, environmental justice, invasive species, water quality, and historical commercial and industry uses of the river. 

Scope of Service:

         Provide experiential learning so that youth will learn about the Mystic River and its environs.

·         Collaborate with Mural Artist to develop environmental theme for the summer program.

·         Collaborate and coordinate with other agencies and specialists to enrich the youth muralists’ experience and knowledge through approximately seven fieldtrips.

·         Develop a 10-topic questionnaire/evaluation to use as a pre/post assessment for the program.

Compensation: Approximately 55 hours for a total compensation $1200

Timeline: Program starts July 8, 2013 and continues for 4 weeks. 

How to apply: Please address how your experience can serve our needs." 

 Send a resume with short email letter to:  Gregory Jenkins at gjenkins@somervillema.gov

 Open until filled. 

 Gregory Jenkins

Executive Director

Somerville Arts Council

617.625.6600 ext. 2985

www.somervilleartscouncil.org

City of Somerville

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone 

The Cambridge Community Development Department- Sustainability Planning Internship 

From The CCDD, "The Cambridge Community Development Department is seeking candidates for the 2013-2014 Sustainability Internship.   Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to: Contact:  John Bolduc, Environmental Planner Address:  Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone(617) 349-4628 Fax(617) 349-4633 Emailjbolduc@cambridgema.gov The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division is responsible for improving the city’s quality of life by working to protect and improve the city’s environment and create a more sustainable community through initiatives on transportation, energy, and climate change. The Sustainability Intern will assist the Environmental and Transportation Planning Division staff primarily on climate protection and preparedness projects, including local energy planning.  This will involve implementation of programs and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with activities in the community and municipal operations.  The intern may also be called upon to assist on other environmental projects such as the review of major development projects, responses to public inquiries, and investigation and remediation of site contamination.  This is a chance to work on a wide range of municipal sustainability initiatives. Desired Skills and Interests Ability to use various computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.  Knowledge and interest in the technical and policy basis of climate change, energy, air quality, and sustainability.   Interest in community process and participation is also desired. WORK-STUDY ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ARE PREFERRED, BUT NON-WORK STUDY STUDENTS WILL BE CONSIDEREDStarting Date:  06-01-13 Ending Date:  05/31/14 unless extended by Department Hours:  37.5  hours per week, not including holidays summer; 10hours/week during the school year.  Hours are flexible, however.  A summer-only internship is not available. Compensation: $14.51/hour." 

Fund for the Public Interest Jobs:

From the Fund: "The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, and Fair Share. This summer we are working in Newton, MA with Massachusetts Fair Share on a campaign to stop Congress from cutting funding for education. Campaign staff will build membership for Massachusetts Fair Share, educate and activate citizens to stop Congress from cutting funding for education, and generate political pressure on key elected officials by organizing district meetings and running phone banks. Working with Massachusetts Fair Share this summer represents a fantastic opportunity to earn between $4,000-$6,000 while working for a great cause, and gaining valuable communication and campaign leadership skills.  Join our summer campaign office!  Fill out the form above to set up an interview and to hear more about positions that are available. We look forward to hearing from you!"  Colin McKellips, Citizen Outreach Director, Fund For the Public Interest, 605 212 3467 (c), 617 219 9220 (o)

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/ .

Energy Specialist 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 

Assistant Farm Manager 
Merck Forest and Farmland Center 
Rupert, VT 

Bookkeeper/Office Coordinator 
Waltham Fields Community Farm

Waltham, MA

Summer marine research internship 
Altabet Biogeochemistry Lab 
Dartmouth, MA

 internships 
Student Conservation Association 
nationwide

 National Fellowship Program 
Environmental Leadership Program 
Nationwide 

Major Gifts Officer 
Environmental Defense Fund 
New York, NY 

apprentice 
Winter Hill Farm 
freeport, ME 

Ecology Educator 
Ferry Beach Ecology School 
Saco, ME 
 
Education Associate 
Island Institute 
Rockland, ME 

Fundraising Intern 
Global Community Monitor 
Richmond, CA 

Director, Annual Fund 
Environmental Defense Fund 
New York, NY 

Noxious Weed Removal Crew Supervisor 

Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 

 Chef 
Yestermorrow Design/Build School 
Waitsfield, VT (Mad River Valley) 

Semester Program Director 
Yestermorrow Design/Build School 
Waitsfield, VT (Mad River Valley) 

Naturalist (Full time) 
Sierra Outdoor School 
Sonora, CA 

Naturalist Intern 
Sierra Outdoor School 
Sonora, CA 

 Expedition Leader, Soldiers to Summits 
No Barriers USA 
Fort Collins, CO 

Program Director, Soldiers to Summits 
No Barriers USA 
Fort Collins, CO 

Bookkeeper/HR Manager/Conference Family Program Coord. 
The Marion Insitute, Inc. 
Marion, MA 

Sustainability Intern 
Teton Science Schools 
Jackson, WY (Grand Teton National Park) 

Campaign Communications Manager 
FreePress 
Florence, MA 

 Communications Director 
Grand Canyon Trust 
Flagstaff, AZ 

Conservation Crew Leader 
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps 
Richmond/Woodstock, VT 

 Customer Service Representative 

Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 

Native Seed Technician 
Great Basin Institute/ BLM, Southern Nevada District Office 
Las Vegas, NV 

2013-2014 Year-Round Crew Member 

Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 

2013 Fall Restoration Team Member 

Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 


Controller
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Sheffield, MA

Operations Director
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Sheffield, MA

NCC Crew Supervisor
Great Basin Institute
Reno, NV

Executive Director
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
Townsend, TN

Globla Themes Teacher
Woolman
Nevada City, CA

Peace Studies Teacher
Woolman
Nevada City, CA

Environmental Science Teacher
Woolman
Nevada City, CA

Land Protection and Stewardship Coordinator
Bluegrass Conservancy
Lexington, KY

BerkShares Local Currency Intern
Schumacher Center for a New Economics & BerkShares, Inc.
Great Barrington, MA (Egremont)

Associate Director Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour
South Yuba River Citizens League
Nevada City, CA

Sr Program Manager
Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
Providence, RI

Take care all,

Laura Goldin