Laura  Goldin, goldin@brandeis.edu

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 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.

August 1st, 2014

EARTHNOTES August 1, 2014

This issue:

*EPA Fellowships - Urban Waters, Climate Change and Energy Fellowships - Apply Soon!

*Americorp Citizen Schools Fellowships

*Food Solutions Community Organizer Job

*Other Jobs and Internships!

EPA Urban Waters Fellowships  EPA Region 1 New England currently has an opening for a fellowship position through the ORISE program.  This position will fund a fellow in the Boston office to work on the Mystic River Federal Partnership as well as a variety of other urban waters type projects.  See the position details posted at:  http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/description.aspx?JobId=14895

EPA Energy Fellowship

U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Climate, Environment and Energy Efficiency – EPSA Fellowship Program

Now Accepting Applications for BS, MS or PhD Graduates and recent Alumni (within the last 5 years) in Physical Sciences,

Environmental Sciences, Environmental Policy, Public Policy, Economics or related degrees.

Application closes Monday, September 1, 2014, midnight EST – visit http://orise.orau.gov/epsa to get started NOW! 

 Opportunity in Washington, DC for a full-time, one-year or more commitment, starting in September or October 2014 to conduct climate/environmental research.

 Applicant must be interested in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment focused on energy and climate policy. Prefer expertise in one or more major energy sector (e.g. electricity, oil, gas) with training/experience in climate science, climate impacts or other environmental areas. Strong quantitative analytical, research and communication skills are required. Experience with modeling and managing data outputs from models preferred.

   Applicants must be U.S. Citizens - no exceptions.

 Annual stipends are dependent on academic level, skills and experience. Additional allowances for travel to site, medical insurance or housing may be provided. 

 For more information, e-mail epsa.fellowship@orau.org.

AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow at Citizen Schools,
Want to help children discover and achieve their dreams? Then the AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellowship could be for you! It's a paid service opportunity with several opening in the Boston area that are open for immediate start.
As an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow at Citizen Schools, you’ll change the lives of middle school students. You’ll serve as a member of a diverse team of caring adults dedicated to transforming the school day for middle school students in low income communities. We do this by adding three hours to the end of the school day during which students receive additional instruction in math or language arts, complete homework in structured sessions and participate in hands-on apprenticeships taught by volunteer professionals from the community.
As a National Teaching Fellow you will be performing an extraordinary act of citizenship helping the nation to address one of its greatest challenges; educating our youth in ways that promote self belief, college readiness and the skills needed to achieve their dreams. It is an opportunity that leads to a better future for students, yet also holds rich benefits for those willing to dedicate two years of their life to national service through AmeriCorps. That’s why we call the opportunity: Teach, Serve, Grow.
All National Teaching Fellow positions begin in July 2014 with Summer Institute, an intensive training program during which you will learn the skills needed to successfully work in low income schools and deliver high quality instruction to students.
TEACH:
Deliver hands-on, engaging curriculum in Math and/or English Language Arts
Partner with first shift teachers and families to support student academic and personal growth
Inspire students to set and achieve ambitious goals, and hold students to consistently high expectations
Monitor and use student learning data to inform instructional/ program decisions
Prepare students for college by cementing college-to-career-connections
Motivate students to attain the knowledge, skills, and beliefs to achieve personal goals
Explicitly communicate the idea that hard work + opportunity = success
SERVE:
Act as a liaison and advocate for students in the school community
Communicate regularly with families to discuss student progress and program updates
Partner with volunteers from businesses, nonprofits, universities, & other local organizations to create relevant, real-world learning experiences for students
Create and reinforce a culture of achievement
Build lasting relationships with students, families, and volunteers that increase the school’s impact in the community
Create opportunities for students that strengthen the connection between academic success, college, and career
Be challenged by diverse professional experiences at school, in the regional office, and with partner organizations
Serve in a professional role on campus, in the regional office, or with a partner organization
Plan, execute and participate in a variety of school and regional events.
Network with professionals in every major sector, including tech, law, finance, and higher education
Collect and analyze data and put data to action
Operate in an entrepreneurial environment with access to campus, regional, and national leadership
Give and receive feedback, strengthening personal and professional skills
Grow cultural competencies through the opportunity to work as part of a diverse professional and school community
It takes a special person to work in education reform and to meet the challenges of today’s schools. Before applying, please consider the following qualifications, skills and experiences that we have found lead to success as a Teaching Fellow. No one candidate will meet every criteria; however, it is a good exercise to review the list in advance of submitting your application to ensure you believe you have “what it takes” to support middle school students discover and achieve their dreams.
Successful applicants will possess a range of attributes, including (but not limited to):
Knowledge of and commitment to the Citizen Schools’ mission
Passion for changing the lives of middle schools students
Strong Academic skills in Math and English (Bachelor’s Degree required)
Ability to coach and mentor others
Ability to solicit and receive adjusting feedback
Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
Desire to work with middle schools students and their families in low income communities
Ability to build relationships and influence students, colleagues, and community members
Outstanding communication skills
Strong detail orientation, time management, and organization skills
Demonstrated leadership ability
Bachelor’s Degree required
Embodiment of Citizen Schools’ values: Pride, Joy, Respect, Courage, Teamwork, Perseverance, and Vision
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Teaching Fellows also have access to benefits available to those in service with AmeriCorps, including the $5,645 Segal Education Award for each successfully completed year of service, loan forbearance, child care benefits, when applicable and a national support network of members and alumni.
APPLICATION PROCESS
The admissions process is rigorous, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply as close to the application launch date as possible. An outline of the application & admissions process can be found here: http://www.citizenschools.org/teaching-fellowship/application-process/
All National Teaching Fellow positions begin in July 2014.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please notify jillsmerkers@citizenschools.org and we will work to accommodate your needs.

Food Solutions New England (FSNE), an initiative based at the UNH Sustainability Institute, seeks an experienced Community Organizer and Communications Coordinator to cultivate greater connectivity and alignment across the New England-wide food systems network. This person will work with the FSNE organizing teams to grow and strengthen the network. See attached for the job description and application details.

Natick Community Organic Farm

LOOKING FOR EDUCATORS!

Are you a nature enthusiast? Passionate about sustainable food production? The environment? Do you love working with children? Spending time out of doors? Calling all college students looking for flexible, part-time work! NCOF is always looking for educators to teach our School and Scout programs. For the full job listing, please see our webpage at: http://natickfarm.org/Pages/Employment.html. If you are interested, please send your current resume, a cover letter, and three references to our School and Scout program Coordinator, Krista Feichtinger, at krista@natickfarm.org. We look forward to hearing from YOU!

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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. goldin@brandeis.edu


Farming fellowships
Land Stewardship Project 

Minnesota

Executive Director
New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Montpelier, VT (New England wide)

Nevada Conservation Corps Fall Crew Member
Great Basin Institute / Nevada Conservation Corps
Reno/Las Vegas, NV

Nevada Conservation Corps Leader Advancement Program
Great Basin Institute / Nevada Conservation Corps
Spring Mountains NRA

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 green fields. Hiatt offers students/alumni daily walk-ins hours, electronic resume reviews, and career counseling appointments for help getting your resume, cover letter, networking pitch, and job search strategy in order. The B.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. Click here to see a list of where Brandeis ENVS alumni are working now.

Take Care
Laura Goldin