Laura  Goldin,
Stay tuned to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and opportunities!  For more info see 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  

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.   

April 03, 2014

EARTHNOTES April 3, 2014

This issue:


*Just in Time Career Fair April 8

*MA & NY: Several Exciting Local Jobs and Summer Internships 
*Even More Around the US
*Wait, there are more! 


May 1,6:30-8:30pm

Heller, G-3

Refreshments served!

Come to support your friends, see their wonderful work, and learn about the many opportunities!

Recommended for all students hoping to do an internship!

*Just In Time Job & Internship Fair
Open Networking | 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
On-site Interviews| 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Levin Ballroom, Usdan

Co-sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center and graduate school career centers at Brandeis University, the Just In Time Job & Internship Fair is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students of all class years to meet with recruiters from over 50 employers who are actively recruiting for immediate full-time positions and summer internships. Attending employers will represent diverse fields in the for-profit, non-profit and government sectors.

Click here to view a list of the employers who have already registered.
Jobs with MASSPIRG
From Kathleen Page of MASSPIRG, Campus Organizer: " I have a great job and get to make an impact on issues I care about. You can work on issues you care about too. I will be at the Just-In-Time Career Fair on April 8 and the deadline to apply in April 10. As a Campus Organizer with U.S.PIRG you’ll get to work with students to make social change on issues that are important to them.  Right now the students that I work with are working to increase voter participation in our elections, increase recycling on campus and label food that contains GMOs.  It’s great because I’m working directly with people who want to make social change on their campus and in their community.  Every day I’m training students to be leaders and activists so we can make more progress and win our campaigns. We are hiring more Campus Organizers and I think you should come and work with me! Our priority campaign is working to give consumers the right to know what's in the food we buy, by labeling food that contains GMO ingredients.  Monsanto and other giant agribusinesses are spending millions to oppose labeling efforts—Big Ag spent close to $40 million against a labeling initiative in California last year. With people increasingly concerned about food choices and taking charge of their health, our goal in the next five years is to pass a federal law that will establish GMO labeling in the U.S.  But, we can’t do that without finding smart and passionate graduating seniors to help us fight for progress in the coming years. If you’re like me, you’ll agree that these issues are too important to sit on the sidelines. Get serious about social change by applying to run campaigns like this. 
Become a Campus Organizer with U.S.PIRG! The deadline to apply in April 10.  Please email me with any questions about the position or the application process. "
Kathleen Page
MASSPIRG Campus Organizer

This Month Only:  Temporary Paid Energy Research Position with NMR 

From NMR: "NMR Group Inc., is a small consulting firm located in Somerville focusing on energy efficiency. We are looking for some temporary employees to help us conduct some onsite research regarding residential lighting in Massachusetts. 

 Onsite Lighting Data Collection – Temporary, Massachusetts (Boston/South Shore/Western MA)

Details: NMR Group Inc, an energy efficiency consulting firm in Boston, MA is looking for temporary workers to conduct onsite data collection in Massachusetts. We are targeting to begin work on this project the week of April 21st. The entire project should span five to eight weeks and will require approximately 35 to 40-hour commitment per week. The position requires visiting homes and collecting information on light bulbs installed and stored in the home.

 Scheduling is flexible; prefer those who can work Saturdays and one evening a week. You will be compensated for travel.  QualificationsRequired: Access to a car; clean driving record; access to a cell phone; prompt; organized; must pass background and drug testing. Strongly Preferred: College education; familiarity with tablets/ipads; customer service experience; interested in energy efficiency and sustainability (a plus)."

 Compensation: $20/hr plus mileage

 Contact: Kiersten von Trapp,


MASSACHUSETTS & NY:Several Jobs and Internships from Current Conservation Newsletters:


Would you like to make significant contributions toward integrated wetland management, coastal conservation, and the recovery of shorebird populations in North America? Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences has an immediate opening for a talented coordinator for the Shorebird Habitats Project to work with a wide array of partner organizations and individuals across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.Read more here.

Additional openings include: Spring 2014 Seasonal Bird Banding Interns (apply now); Applied Forest Scientist, Climate Smart Land Network; Summer Internship in Communications, Marketing and Social Media, and Senior Program Leader, Sustainable Economies Program.


 This is a staff position of the Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) Soil Survey Regional Office (SSRO), located at Amherst, Massachusetts. The incumbent will work as a member of the SSRO to improve the utility of Ecological Site Descriptions within the region.

 The person will work with other relevant NRCS specialists and outside the agency with people from universities, other agencies and interest groups to develop protocols and methodologies for the systematic inventory and classification of plant communities within the framework of Ecological Sites. The person in this position provides regional leadership for quality assurance of data collection, handling and analysis for the development, maintenance and use of Ecological Sites and provides coordination and support, including training and oversight, to Field Staff. Read more here.


 This position will support New York State (NYS) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in the review and oversight of all aspects of planning, design, construction, implementation, and monitoring of tidal wetland, shellfish and other habitat enhancement projects. Key responsibilities: Review and comment on feasibility, design, monitoring, and public outreach documents, including, but not limited to: plans, feasibility studies, data products, GIS databases, construction drawings, monitoring protocols, planting schedules, interim reports, and final reports; Make field visits to restoration and reference sites and attend project meetings; Develop written assessments, field reports, literature reviews, and meeting summaries. Read full job description here. Apply byApril 22, 2014.


 The Town of Lincoln's Conservation Department is hiring a part time seasonal employee. Person must be a self-motivated individual with the ability to work in an outdoor environment and has the ability to operate power equipment. Duties include: hiking construction materials in and out of worksites, cutting lumber and construction of trail bridges. Schedule is based on a four day work week during the summer months but can be negotiable. Hourly rate is $11/hour. Position will be open until filled. (AA/EOE)

 Please send your resume to: Land Manager, Conservation Department, 16 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA 01773, or 


Two Environmental Assessment Assistants will work as a team to map the extent of the invasive water chestnut plant throughout the length of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. The assistants will be trained to use hand-held GPS MobileMappers and will work primarily from kayaks on the rivers. The data will be used to plan and assess the effectiveness of water chestnut removal efforts. The assistants will work with OARS office staff to obtain permission from landowners for access to the river as needed. Past experience in plant identification; knowledge of GPS and GIS; and an interest in botany, wildlife, ecology, or related fields are preferred. Read more here.  

Send a letter of interest and resume to: OARS, 23 Bradford Street, Concord MA 01742 or Closing Date: April 1, 2014.


The Lincoln Land Conservation Trust at least two internships available for motivated individuals. The LLCT is a private, non-profit organization (located approx. 16 miles west of Boston) helping to administer approximately 2,000 acres of protected open space, including management of almost 80 miles of trails.

Anticipated compensation is $10.00 - $12.00 per hour, depending upon experience and skills. Formal training is less important than initiative, organization, and enthusiasm for independent outdoor work. Light carpentry and plant identification skills a plus.The job will run for 10 weeks, with a start date no later than June 1st. While hours are flexible, the positions require 32 hours per week and a vehicle. Typical hours will be Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Address serious inquiries to LLCT Outreach Coordinator Anna Wilkins, at, or to P.O. Box 10, Lincoln, MA 01773. Include a current resume and references.


 "The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts." Current opportunities with TTOR range from summer internships to permanent, full-time positions. Read more here


The Office of Coastal Zone Management seeks motivated individuals to assist with various projects of the Coastal Habitat and Water Quality team including: marine invasive species, science communication, wetlands, and habitat mapping.

This is a part time (15hours a week) position. Anticipation duration is May through September 2014. Up to two positions may be available if funding allows. Read more here.


MWRA Paid Summer Internships

The MA Water Resources Authority (MWRA) has a few summer intershps suitable for ENVS or BIO undergrads just posted. Scroll way down after opening link for a few internship positions.

MA Internships: South Shore
The North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) is looking for summer college interns to work on several exciting and important environmental projects on the South Shore.  The internships will benefit students by giving them valuable, marketable skills, and the interns will provide important contributions to our work by collecting data on some of our top-priority projects. The internships are currently unpaid positions although travel will be reimbursed.  Interns will be able to work on projects as diverse as researching the feasibility of increasing the mussel population in the North and South Rivers; monitoring horseshoe crabs in Duxbury Bay; assessing and managing invasive species; and analyzing salt marsh vegetation change using data collected in 2000-01.

 Qualified candidates will be entering or in college and have an interest in learning about the environmental sciences, interns must have access to own transportation, and be willing to work independently once trained.  Students studying in the environmental science or policy fields are preferred. The commitment of time is approximately 20 hours per week, June through August. Specific start and stop dates are flexible. Work is weather and tide dependent so applicants must have flexibility to schedule work around nature!

More information about the intern projects is attached and at

Application Deadline:   May 9, 2014.  

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

Contact Samantha Woods if you have questions.

Samantha Woods

Executive Director

North and South Rivers Watershed Association

PO Box 43, Norwell MA 02061



Field Manager and Crew Supervisors: Youth Conservation Corps
2014-15 School Year Residential Teacher/Naturalist: Pamet River Learning Station

Seasonal Nature Store Manager: Maine Audubon
Nature Center EE Coordinator: Maine Audubon
Food Service Supervisor/Kitchen Manager: Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center

Internships: NH Department of Environmental Services

Community Conservation Crew Leaders: SCA
Project Leader, Delaware Water Gap Restoration Team: SCA
Summer Nature Program Instructor: The Wetlands Institute
Aquarist/Environmental Educator: The Wetlands Institute

NYC Hurricane Sandy Community Crew Leaders: SCA
Interpretive Naturalist Internship: Adirondack Interpretive Center
Discovery Program Coordinator/Supervising Instructor: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Project Green Reach Senior Instructor: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Mannahatta 2409 Program Coordinator: Wildlife Conservation Society
Playgrounds Program Coordinator: Trust for Public Land

Philadelphia Community Conservation Crew Leaders: SCA
Project Leader, Delaware Water Gap Restoration Team: SCA
Facilities Coordinator, Special Events: National Audubon Society
Director of Science Education and Research: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Project Leader, Green Mountain National Forest: SCA

Manager, Federal Relations: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Educator: Alice Ferguson Foundation
Overnight Educator: Alice Ferguson Foundation

Paid Environmental Education Internship: Ozark Natural Science Center

Science Instructors: Driftwood Education Center

Project Leader - Daniel Boone National Forest: SCA
Marketing and Publicity Coordinator: Kentucky Association for Environmental Education

Executive Director: Sustainable Sandhills

Field Instructor: Clemson University's Youth Learning Institute

Adult and Family Program Assistant Coordinator: Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Field Station Educator: Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Environmental Educator/Naturalist: Audubon Naturalist Society
Manager of Affiliate Partnerships Communications: National Wildlife Federation

Chicago Community Conservation Crew Leaders: SCA
Summer Science Camp Instructors: The Morton Arboretum
Membership Coordinator: North American Nature Photography Association

Part-time Interpreter: Lake St. Clair Metropark Nature Center

Seasonal Naturalist/Interpreter: ND Parks & Rec

Manager: National Grasslands Visitor Center

Project Leader, Cleveland Metro Park Trails: SCA

12-month Naturalist Positions: Trees for Tomorrow
Summer Intern AmeriCorps VISTA: Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
Summer Naturalist: University of Wisconsin

Naturalist/Guide: Denali National Park

Naturalist Internship: Foothill Horizons
Summer Environmental Educator: Aim High Environmental Homes
Naturalist for 2014-15 School Year: YMCA Easy Bay Outdoor School at Camp Arroyo
Yosemite Reservations Coordinator: NatureBridge
Program Instructor: Thousand Pines Outdoor Science School
Marketing Strategy Officer: Marine Mammal Center
Paid Summer Positions: Southern California Mountains Foundation

Trail Crew Leader: Mile High Youth Corps
Saw Crew Leader: Mile High Youth Corps
Service Learning Corps Assistant Crew Leader: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Trails Day Crew Corpsmember: Mile High Youth Corps 

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 these are appropriate for ENVS89a academic credit. Just see above and the ENVS website for info on credit for summer internships and contact

Grist Magazine 
Seattle, WA 

Eastern Team Regional Program Coordinator 
Appalachian Coal Country Team 
Beckley, WV 

Outreach Coordinator 
Appalachian Coal Country Team 
Beckley, WV 

sustainable agriculture internships 
various farms 
all over US and Canada 

Sales Associate 
EcoBuilding Bargains -- CET 
Springfield, MA 

summer interns 
Wrangell Mountains Center 
Glennallen, AK

Food Tank 
Chicago, IL 

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?