Laura  Goldin,
goldin@brandeis.edu
781-736-3075, Rabb 347, 
"Open Door Always”

January 19, 2014



EARTHNOTES
 
Janurary 19, 2014 

This Issue: 

*Repair the World Fellows

*Adamah Fellowship

*Alliance to Save Energy

*Energy & Other Positions

*Peace Corps, Teach for America, Avodah, City Year, Citizen Schools, 

* Many other Internships & Jobs,from Boston to Alaska!

 

Many of the internships listed below qualify for academic credit with the fall/spring ENVS89 course(Can cross-list with HSSP, IGS.)

See the ENVS website and the Internship Program link for all the info. Summer internships all over the world can also be applicable for credit, with pre-approval and summer online participation (see website.
Interested? Don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your particular goals: goldin@brandeis.edu   

 

The Repair the World Fellowship is an exciting ten-month opportunity for young adults ages 21 to 26"who are excited about mobilizing the Jewish community

toward meaningful volunteer projects. Many of the placements involve urban agriculture and other environmental issues. Fellows will recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about real community change around a range of issues, including education, poverty, environmental sustainability, hunger, and more. The Fellowship takes place in four of the most dynamic post-industrial cities in the U.S. – Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, and is a yearlong commitment. Ideal Fellows are passionate, creative, and entrepreneurial young adults between the ages of 21 to 26 who are committed to making a positive impact on the world and to inspiring local Jewish volunteerism. The Fellowship offers intensive training, housing, health insurance, travel reimbursement, and a monthly stipend, among other perks. Here are some links with much more information about the Fellowship and application timeline. The Priority Deadline is January 6th.

-Become a Fellow

-Fellowship Experience FAQs

-Fellowship Application FAQs

-Contact info for potential applicants: recruitment@werepair.org or 646.695.2700 x13

Please contact Brandeis alum Tali Smookler for more details at tali.smookler@werepair.org, and please write her name as your referral if you choose to apply! She will be at the Deis Impact fair in February as well if you want to talk more in person then. 
Adamah: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship
Adamah: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a three-month leadership training program in Falls Village, CT for Jewish adults ages 20-32 "that integrates organic agriculture, farm-to-table living, Jewish learning, community building, and spiritual practice. A typical day is spent on our six-acre farm, in our commercial kitchen and on our goat pasture, helping to create a sustainable business that models ecological design, financial viability and social responsibility. Evenings are spent learning about Judaism and sustainability, building community and cultivating leadership skills. Our amazing staff and assortment of visiting faculty will help you listen to and follow your soul’s yearning for ecological and spiritual wholeness, recraft a Jewish identity that sings to you, and build relationships and skills that will sustain you for the rest of your life.

014 Fellowship Dates:

Spring 2014: April 6 - June 15

Summer 2014: June 11 - September 1

Fall 2014: August 27 - December 8

Applications for 2014 Fellowships are accepted and processed on a rolling basis. While we will continue to accept applicants until each fellowship is full, we strongly encourage folks to submit applications by the following dates:

Spring: January 1, 2014

• Summer: February 1, 2014

• Fall: March 1, 2014

http://www.hazon.org/adamah/adamah-fellowship/ 

Paid Internship: Northeast Waste Management Assn (NEWMOA)

Spring – Summer 2014

NEWMOA is a non-profit interstate governmental association whose membership is composed of the pollution prevention (P2), hazardous waste, solid waste, and waste site cleanup programs from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NEWMOA's mission is to develop, lead, and sustain an effective partnership of states that helps achieve a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment by exploring, developing, promoting, and implementing environmentally sound solutions for:

  • Reducing materials use and preventing pollution and waste;
  • Properly reusing and recycling discarded materials that have value;
  • Safely managing solid and hazardous wastes; and
  • Remediating contaminated sites.
NEWMOA manages an Interstate Mercury Education and Reduction Clearinghouse, which provides ongoing technical and programmatic assistance and acts as a single point of contact for industry and the public for information on mercury-added products and states' mercury education and reduction programs. The system enables companies to comply with the Mercury-added Product Notification requirements. The intern will help support this resource and assist with addressing requests and questions. 

Position Responsibilities & Qualifications

NEWMOA is seeking a part time undergraduate or graduate student intern to assist with website support activities, start date March 2014. Specific tasks will focus on responding to customer service requests from companies seeking assistance with the reporting requirements in the e-filing system. Communication with these companies will be conducted via telephone and email. The intern may also provide support for other projects and activities, including conducting research. Qualified candidates should possess excellent website navigation, communications, and customer service skills.  

NEWMOA is located near North Station in Boston. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to: Terri Goldberg, 129 Portland Street, 6th floor, Boston, MA 02114; (617) 367-0449 (FAX),tgoldberg@newmoa.org. Cover letters and resumes must be received by February 14, 2014.
ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a full-time Program Associate to assist with implementation of its PowerSave Campus Program.  The Program Associate will work in the Alliance's Oakland, CA office.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy (www.ase.org) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
The PowerSave Campus Program is a student-driven energy efficiency and workforce education and training initiative currently serving 16 campuses in California.  The program employs and manages paid student interns to develop and implement projects that promote careers in the sustainability field, generate energy savings on campus, increase awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourage the infusion of sustainability concepts into academic curricula.  Over 75 university students are employed yearly through the PowerSave Campus Program, each trained to emerge as a highly skilled sustainability and energy efficiency professional at the time of graduation.  For more information about the program, please visit:www.ase.org/powersavecampus.

State Department of Energy Resources Position: The Leading by Example Program has just posted a Clean Energy Fellow position to support efforts to identify, develop and oversee a host of clean energy projects funded by LBE capital funds. The position is for 2 years with a possible 3rd year extension and is full time. More specifically, the fellow’s responsibilities will include:·        helping design program elements, explaining program opportunities and processes, identifying potential projects, developing solicitation and contract documents, managing workflow for incoming applications or other submissions and their review by the appropriate team, monitoring technical and budgetary progress on ongoing projects, working with agencies to develop robust project scopes, overseeing the transfer of funds, and facilitating meetings and managing information flow and reporting. If you want to join the DOER team and work on a host of projects, the deadline for submitting an application is February 3rd.Click here to go to the posting.
Here is the Link:  https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_search_results.do;jsessionid=A614482449DCC1F312C82E746A377385?showStatus=false&searchPhrase=&companyId=48&locationId=&functionCode=&workSchedule=&mgtNonMgtType=Any&positionType=Any&search=Search\

Open Positions at the New Economy Coalition:
Director of Organizing, Racial and Economic Justice Initiative
The position will include responsibilities for mobilizing new and existing resources to develop a new program, the Racial and Economic Justice Initiative. This will include organizing within the existing New Economy Coalition and recruiting new members to form a coalition advisory group for the program, and supervising the execution of internally facing and externally facing components of the program including curriculum/training, re-granting and leadership development. This is a full time position with benefits. Learn more and apply »
Youth and Student Network Organizer
The position will include responsibilities for proposal selection, coordination and organizing support for youth and student microgrant program; development of youth and student leadership in the New Economy Coalition; strategic deployment of resources to grow existing relationships with college and university groups and to build new relationships with youth organizations, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color; and recruitment, program development and organizing support for youth and students at the June 2014 New Economy Coalition convening. This is a full time position with benefits. Learn more and apply »
Communications and Online Organizing Coordinator
The position is an opportunity to work with a growing communications team to use narrative story telling, strategic public relations, and online organizing tactics to broaden the movement for a just and sustainable economy. The function will include responsibilities for the development and execution of the program's various communications strategies and social media campaigns. The person in this position will be responsible for raising the profile and broadening the reach of the Youth and Student Network program through the use of strategic communications and online organizing. Learn more and apply »
IT and Data Systems Coordinator
The position will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of the organization’s IT and data systems. It will involve working closely with NEC’s Operations and Communications teams. This is a part-time position based in Cambridge, MA. Learn more and apply »
Operations Intern
All Operations positions are a blended role handling administrative tasks, data management, project coordination and finance. You will be responsible for supporting our whole management team, reporting to Operations but also occasionally working with other senior staff and the President to keep things running tightly and smoothly as we approach our national conference in early June. This is a paid, part-time position (10-20 hours per week). Learn more and apply » 

PAID Campaign Jobs for Students- Fund for the Public Interest
Working to Protect Our Parks

 Our current campaign is with Environment Massachusetts to protect our national parks, with a regional focus of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Cape Cod, along with all of our national parks, are home to some of the most beautiful places in our country. Yet, in recent years, funding for our national parks has been cut by more than 11%. This leaves wildlife unprotected and threatens America’s iconic outdoors. This is especially relevant since the recent government shutdown forced our national parks to actually close. We need to make our legislators know that is will not be tolerated.

 We have both part-time and full-time positions available. The average salary comes to between $10-15/HR, and we can be fairly flexible with students’ schedules. Those interested can call our office at 617-292-4810, or apply online at www.jobsforgoodcauses.org.

Teach For America – deadline: Jan. 24 Check out the kind of“bonus” you may receive from your students as TFA teacher - here!  Are you interested in learning more about what makes Teach For America Brandeis’ top employer?

  • Do you have specific questions about what it is like to be a corps member?
  • Are you interested in learning how to prepare a stellar application to the corps?
  • Do you have a phone or in-person interview coming up that you would like learn more about, so that you can prepare?

Teach For America Office Hours: Register for a 30 minute slot to have all of your TFA related questions answered today. Schedule a time to meet with Ms. Joni Roberson, recruitment director of TFA, and have all of your questions answered.

Apply todayClick here for application details.

Employer Office Hours: Peace Corps, Jan. 22 

More than 269 Brandeis alumni have served in the Peace Corps, with 10 currently serving overseas.

The Peace Corps has been a leader in international development and citizen diplomacy for more than 50 years across more than 139 countries. 

Join Robert Orton, the Northeast Regional Recruiter, for Office Hours. This is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with a recruiter and former corps member before applying to the program, to learn more about what to expect during an upcoming Peace Corps interview, or to learn more about the corps or service in general.

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps –deadline: Feb. 14

Anti-Poverty Corps member  (New York, Chicago, D.C and New Orleans)

The Jewish Service Corps seeks full-time corps members of all backgrounds who will work in significant roles for one year at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC.

Corps members will have significant responsibilities with their organizations and gain considerable expertise working on issues including immigration, domestic violence, hunger, homelessness and housing, legal assistance, environmental justice, youth work, education, public health, and others.

City Year – deadline: Feb. 15

Corps Member (Nationwide)

City Year has once again been named in the Top 100 Ideal Employer List by Universum Global.

City Year is wholly focused on fighting the national dropout crisis. City Year has committed to leverage the talent, energy and idealism of corps members to serve as tutors, mentors and role models in schools to help students stay on track – and get back on track – to graduate. Give a year, save the world. 

Citizen Schools – apply now

AmeriCorps: National Teaching Fellowship (Nationwide)

Citizen Schools remains on the top post-graduation destinations of Brandeis students. Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams.

Citizen Schools mobilizes a team to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide a longer learning day rich with opportunities. Deep partnerships with schools put young adults on track to succeed by connecting the resources of communitiescompaniesgovernments, and philanthropies.

Looking for more experience? 

Imagine Tolerance, Due: Jan 21
Marketing & Events Spring 2014 Internship or Service Project, Due: Jan 21st

Help create a new way for high school students to empower themselves while they learn about tolerance, diversity and inclusion.

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.

NYC: The League of Conservation Voters Offers Excellent Summer Internships

You can be involved in environmental advocacy with the state legislators, based in NYC and traveling to 
Albany. . See


Summer Stream Watch Internships in Alaska
Paid

Organization Description:

Founded in 1997 by a group of concerned Alaskans, the Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) focuses on finding solutions to watershed concerns through high quality research, education and restoration programs. KWF is a recognized leader among watershed organizations in Alaska and beyond. For more information, visitwww.KenaiWatershed.org.

 

Alaska Conservation .org : internships

Internship Description: 

This internship provides an opportunity to learn about ecological restoration efforts while facilitating environmental education on the Kenai Peninsula through the Stream Watch volunteer program. Stream Watch was founded in 1994 and continues to be an important presence on local rivers. Through peer-to-peer education Stream Watch volunteers are trained to share information on fishing regulations, bear safety and river protection at popular fishing sites on the Kenai Peninsula.

The Stream Watch Intern will have the opportunity to develop and implement river protection projects via volunteers, train and support volunteers and educate the public while enjoying the scenic beauty of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. This position will spend approximately 75% of the time in the field, spending most of that time working directly with the public and completing hands-on projects.

See attachment for full position description.    

Lisa Beranek
Kenai Watershed Forum
44129 Sterling Highway
Soldotna, AK 99669

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/ .   Many of these are appropriate for academic credit.

Farm to Table Culinary Program Assistant 
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm 
Kinderhook, NY (Hudson Valley) 

Farm to Table Garden Program Intern 
The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm 
Kinderhook, NY (Hudson Valley) 

Ecology Intern 
Highstead 
Redding, CT 

Youth Wilderness Skills Instructor 
Hawk Circle Wilderness Education 
Cherry Valley, NY 

Wilderness Youth Program Director 
Hawk Circle Wilderness Education 
Cherry Valley, NY 

Timber Frame Instructor & Natural Builder 
Hawk Circle Wilderness Education 
Cherry Valley, NY 

Environmental Educators 
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies 
Aspen, CO 

Outreach Programs and Internship Supervisor 
Chincoteague Bay Field Station 
Wallops Island, VA (Eastern Shore) 

Adult and Family Summer Program Assistant 
Chincoteague Bay Field Station 
Wallops Island, VA (Eastern Shore) 

Marine Science Summer Camp Internship 
Chincoteague Bay Field Station 
Wallops Island, VA (Eastern Shore) 

Organic gardening internship 
Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat Center 
Englishtown, NS, Canada (NA) 

Technical Sales Representative - Waste Prevention Focus 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA (Eastern MA)
Technical Sales Representative - Waste Prevention Focus 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA (Remote/Eastern MA) 

Environmental Advocate 
Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) 
Montpelier, VT 

Program Associate Fellow 
Center for Diversity & the Environment 
Portland, OR (Western Region) 

Permacultural Homestead Internship 
Sandy Bar Ranch 
Orleans, CA (northern CA) 

Program Officer 
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment 
Oakland, CA 

paid internship 
Gates Family Foundation 
Denver, CO 

Teacher Naturalist (Year-round) 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont 
Townsend, TN (Great Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park) 

Wilderness Trip Co-leaders 
Urban Wilderness Project 
Seattle, WA 

Summer Farm Internship 
Arthur Morgan School 
Burnsville, NC 

Farm Apprentice 
Robinette Farms 
Martell, NE 

Summer Ag/ Environmental Camp Counselor 
Hart-to-Hart Farm & Education Center 
Albion, ME 

Art Programming Naturalist Internship 
The Wild Center 
Tupper Lake, NY 

Animal Care Internship 
The Wild Center 
Tupper Lake, NY

Brook Trout Habitat Restoration Internship 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH (White Mountains) 

Avian & Forest Ecology Internships 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH (White Mountains) 

Diversified Farm Apprentice 
James Ranch & Quivira Coalition 
Durango, CO (In partnership w/NM non-profit) 

Coordinator 
Chesapeake Foodshed Network 
Cockeysville, MD 

Marketing Coordinator 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 

Summer Camp Counselor 
University of Maine Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center 
Bryant Pond, ME 

Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher 
University of Maine Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center 
Bryant Pond, ME 

Agricultural Organizer 
The Greenhorns 
Essex, NY 

Youth Program Supervisor 
Holcomb Farm 
West Granby, CT (Northwestern CT) 

Farm Manager 
Holcomb Farm 
West Granby, CT (Northwestern CT) 

Full Time Crew Member 
Holcomb Farm 
West Granby, CT (Northwestern CT) 

Marketing Coordinator 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 
Food and Farm Events Coordinator 
ISLAND 
Bellaire, MI (telecommute or work in the Bella) 

Outdoor Science Instructor 
Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center 
Jawbone Flats, OR 

Retail General Manager 
EcoBuilding Bargains -- CET 
Springfield, MA 

Learn to Farm Program 
The Farm School 
Athol, MA 

Range and Wildlife Conservationist 
Sage Grouse Initiative 
Malta, MT