EARTHNOTES March 27, 2014
Laura  Goldin, goldin@brandeis.edu

March 27, 2014


Stay tuned to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and opportunities!  For more info s
ee the ENVS website
For credit-bearing internships for fall,summer & spring (you can do these all over the world!) see the Internship Program link.  

Interested? Just contact me to discuss your plans and what you should do goldin@brandeis.edu  

We also have a number of excellent local internships not listed below that may be just the right fit for you,from environmental and food justice to municipal recycling and energy management. Just contact me for learn more.   

 

This issue:

*Sip into the Future! See the video!

*Charles River & Prospect Hill Park Ambassadors - March 29

*Energy Internship - Paid

*Charles River Watershed Association: Internships & Jobs

*Grist Fellowship Program - Apply by April 15

*Naturejobs Expo in Boston - May 20
*Field Jobs in the Great Basin
*And Many More Internships & Jobs All Over the U.S. & Panama!
From the Eco-RepsSee the Video!
The Brandeis Eco-Reps are focused on "educating the student body about resources on campus." As part of theirMugSave initiative, they created this very short, funny video.  Take a look!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kgRvvsJlqE

Waltham Land Trust: Be a Charles River & Prospect Hill Ambassador!

Training Sat, March 29, 10am-2pm, Prospect Hill Park Lodge, 322 Totten Pond Road .Responding to requests from neighbors and park visitors, the Waltham Land Trust is training volunteers interested in helping to maintain the trails along the Charles River and serving as park ambassadors in Prospect Hill Park. Along the River and at PHP, invasive species and trash are getting the best of the natural environment, and we want to give folks who care the resources to improve the situation. We're working very closely with the City of Waltham's Recreation Department and Board to create a program in PHP that will bring back vitality to the oldest and largest City-owned park. The MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, who own the Charles, is thrilled we're offering to help them maintain one of our area's most popular linear park systems. For both programs, stewards will be asked to adopt specific trails to walk on a regular basis for a minimum of two years and complete field reports. Stewards must be 18 years old. To receive an interest form and learn more, email Sonja.


Paid Energy Internship: The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an energy intern to work in its Boston office starting in Summer, 2014. MAPC is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in Metropolitan Boston.  The energy intern will have research responsibilities and will work directly with the Energy Division team to develop and implement MAPC’s energy projects. The intern will provide direct support to MAPC’s regional energy projects, as well as municipal energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. This work will include research and drafting memorandum on energy technologies and MAPC energy projects, researching utility programs, organizing stakeholder meetings, and researching innovative opportunities for community energy programs in the Greater Boston region. 

The energy intern must have strong research and writing skills. Experience with energy data analysis and graphic design is a plus. Familiarity with LED technology, SRECs, Anaerobic Digestion, MassSave, Request for Proposals, and MGL Chapter 25A is preferred. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student studying urban planning, engineering, public policy, architecture, business, or another related field.  The intern must be willing to commit 20 hours per week and be enrolled as a student at the time of the internship.  This is a paid position. Applicants must have legal authorization and visa status to work in the USA.  MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer.   Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  PLEASE SEE JOB AD AT WEB SITE:  www.mapc.org AND APPLY AT LINK THERE, and please attach a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Posted 3-18-14.  Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Human Resources: 

 http://tinyurl.com/nkbheep

The Charles River Watershed Association is Hiring. 
Positions Available for Aquatic Scientist, Rita Barron Fellowship, 
Interns and More :
i don't even know
View available CRWA positions below or visit the CRWAEmployment page.

Aquatic Scientist
CRWA seeks an early career aquatic scientist to join our interdisciplinary and innovative team. This individual will manage our extensive field science program including scheduling and undertaking field research outings, training others in monitoring protocols, maintaining a comprehensive water quality database, preparing data reports, and tracking and adhering to project budgets. The individual will also manage CRWA's internship training program, advocate for CRWA’s positions, meet with environmental regulators and local officials, interact with CRWA’s members and the public, write grants, and assist with volunteer events. CRWA’s dynamic work environment and small staff allow for creative and diverse assignments and the opportunity to work as a core member of a team that is advancing watershed science through its work to protect the Charles River. 
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2014. To view a complete job description including salary and benefits, or to apply, click here.

Rita Barron Fellowship
Named after Rita Barron, CRWA’s second Executive Director who worked for fifteen years as a pioneering leader in river and watershed protection, the position will provide a recent Master’s graduate with valuable, real-world experience in water resources management, significant on the job-training and skill building, and opportunities to work with a variety of other environmental agencies and organizations both locally and abroad.
The application deadline is April 3, 2014. To view a complete job description including stipend and benefits, or to apply, click here.

Invasive Plant Removal Program Volunteer Coordinator
CRWA seeks an energetic and creative individual to serve as the part-time, seasonal coordinator for our Invasive Plant Removal Program from early May through the end of August.
The application deadline is April 4, 2014. For a complete job description including compensation, or to apply, click here.

CRWA Internships
CRWA's intern positions are open to all individuals currently pursuing or having recently obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree. Internships offer training in a variety of tasks and provide individuals an opportunity to be part of an exciting and dynamic team. All CRWA internships are unpaid, but in many cases, interns are able to coordinate with their school programs to receive college credit.
To view available internships, click here.

GRIST MEDIA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM! Apply by April 15: From Grist: "Want to grow as a journalist while absorbing a universe of green knowledge? Apply for the Grist Fellowship Program. We are an independent nonprofit media organization that shapes the country’s environmental conversations, making green second nature for our monthly audience of 2,000,000 and growing. At Grist, we use humor and real talk to connect big issues like climate change to the places where people live, work, and play. What is the Grist Fellowship Program? The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your knowledge of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. We will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional scrumptious snacks. What is expected of the fellows? Fellows will work full-time, making daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations including (but not limited to) research, reporting, story ideas, writing, and multimedia projects. Working closely with the fellowship program manager, each fellow will also identify a long-term special project to produce in collaboration with others on the team. We will encourage full participation in staff discussions and meetings, seek input on issues large and small, and laugh politely (or heartily, depending on the circumstances) at all your jokes. What are the details?Fellows work out of Grist’s Seattle office. Fellows must make a six-month commitment. The fellowship pays $2,250 per month. In special cases the fellowship will be renewable once by mutual agreement between the fellow and Grist. Renewal candidates will be considered alongside the applicant pool for the next fellowship cycle. Who should apply? Curious, self-motivated, hard-working individuals who want to raise the bar for environmental journalism and who have a profound interest in growing as a storyteller. We are looking for writers, reporters, and editors, as well as all-stars in areas such as video, social media, data visualization, animation, and multimedia programming. Candidates are most likely college graduates or j-school grads with some experience in the field. THE APPLICATION Applicants must submit the following in one PDF attachment: 1. A resume and cover letter. We are looking for a succinct, thoughtful cover letter that displays your qualifications, enthusiasm, and communication style.  2. Pitch two short-form story ideas for the Grist website. These stories would fall into the Gristmill or Grist List sections. Each story idea should be a brief paragraph. 3. You got the assignment! Pick one of the ideas you pitched in the above section and write the actual story. The story should run no longer than 400 words. Please include a link to an image or video that you would run with the story. (Note: We do not intend to publish this assignment, so don’t worry about whether you have the rights to the image or video.) 4. Pitch a feature story idea. What aspect of the environmental/sustainability story are you passionate about covering? How would you explore that passion in the form of a feature story for Grist? Please specify how you would approach the feature, including target sources, length and format, potential angle, multimedia aspects, etc. Pitch should be no longer than 300 words. 5. Three samples of your work. Writing samples can be newspaper or magazine clips, blog posts, or unpublished pieces. We will gladly accept links to multimedia samples (video, illustration, infographic, podcast, etc.), but cannot review original files. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONSApplications should be emailed to fellowships@grist.org. Please include all materials in one PDF attachment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For fellowships that begin in August 2014, please submit applications by April 25, 2014. No phone calls, please and thank you. Grist is an equal-opportunity employer."

Naturejobs will be running a career expo in Boston on May 20th at the Hynes Convention Center.
Click on the link for more info.  Attendance is free but registration is required.From the Expo: "The inaugural Naturejobs Career Expo Boston aims to promote global career opportunities in science, be it in industrial research, research organizations or academia. It presents the best opportunities from the best organizations: public, private, national and international.Jobseekers can meet with potential employers offering hundreds of genuine vacancies. In addition, the conference plenary and workshop sessions will provide a unique opportunity to meet high profile scientists and gain careers information and advice and allow attendees to learn about their career development from speakers active in a range of disciplines, organizations and countries. The program includes sessions for graduates and postdocs, skills workshops and talks on careers in a range of industries.Naturejobs Career Expo Boston follows on the continued success of the Naturejobs Career Expo in London, now in its seventh year; the Naturejobs Career Expo is the UK's largest career fair and conference focused exclusively on the scientific world."
Great Basin Institute Positions - Nevada
From the Institute: "The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. The Institute advances ecological literacy and habitat restoration through educational outreach and direct service programs.
We have a multitude of employment and AmeriCorps volunteer opportunities available for students, alumni, and community members. Many of these positions have start dates in April and May and we are struggling to fill all of our positions.These positions provide excellent skills and experiencing building opportunities with competitive pay and also the opportunity to work with one of the many government land management agencies." Positions are still open and they are actively seeking more applicants! Poster 1 & Poster 2
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 ENVS89a academic credit. Just see above and the ENVS website for info on credit for summer internships and contact me.

Watershed Protection Coordinator 
Mills River Partnership 
Mills River, NC 

Apprentice 
Caretaker Farm 
Williamstown, MA 

internships 
Jane Goodall Institute 
Vienna, VA 

research internships 
Urban Biofilter 
Oakland, CA 

Field Science Educator 
NatureBridge in Olympic National Park 
Port Angeles, WA 
Director of Teaching and Learning 
Coastal Studies for Girls 
Freeport, ME 

Director of Student Life and Leadership Faculty 
Coastal Studies for Girls 
Freeport, ME 

River Captains & Ambassadors 
South Yuba River Citizens League 
Nevada City, CA

Director of Science Education and Research 
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Pittsburgh, PA 

Research Associate Project Specialist (Temporary) 
The Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 

Preservation Collection Curator 
Seed Savers Exchange 
Decorah, IA 


Account Representative 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA (Western Mass) 

Interpretive Summer Naturalists 
The Wild Center 
Tupper Lake, NY (Adirondack Park) 

Staff Accountant 
The Great Basin Institute 
Reno, NV 

Education Programs Internship 
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens 
Boothbay, ME 

Field Station Educator 
Chincoteague Bay Field Station 
Wallops Island, VA (Delmarva Peninsula) 

Adult and Family Education Assistant Coordinator 
Chincoteague Bay Field Station 
Wallops Island, VA (Delmarva Peninsula) 

Permaculture Internship 
Sandy Bar Ranch 
Orleans, CA 

Summer 2014 Program Instructors 
BOAT CAMP Nature School 
Newburyport, MA 

Scheduling Coordinator 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 

Quality Assurance Inspector 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 

Lead Energy Specialist 
Center for EcoTechnology 
Northampton, MA 

» 5 more jobs from Center for EcoTechnology → 


A West Virginia Summer Communications Internship with future.org & future.edu 
Future Generations 
Franklin, WV 

Research Experience For Undergrads 
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute 
Panama 

Executive Director, Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies 
The Council of State Governments 
Lexington, KY 

AmeriCorps S. NV Trails and Logistics Assistant 
Great Basin Institute / Nevada Conservation Corps 
Las Vegas, NV 

Arid Land Restoration and Native Seed Technician 
Great Basin Institute / Nevada Conservation Corps 
Las Vegas, NV 
Take Care all!
Laura Goldin


And remember, if you don’t see the jobs or internships you want on EARTHNOTES or in your own search, don't forget the Brandeis Hiatt Career Center has access to hundreds of opportunities in the environmental and greenfields. Hiatt offers students/alumni daily walk-ins hourselectronic resume reviews, and career counselingappointments for help getting your resume, cover letter, networking pitch, and job search strategy in order. TheB.hired recruiting and events system houses thousands of jobs and internships that have been specifically targeted by employers for Brandeis students (log in with your UNET ID and password).  Hiatt also welcome hundreds of employers and alumni to campus each year to share insights about their industries, careers, and current job and internship opportunities. Check out the events tab in B.hired to register for one of these upcoming sessions. Clickhere to see a list of where Brandeis ENVS alumni are working now. Work with Hiatt today. What are you waiting for?