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.

January 25, 2016

EARTHNOTES

This issue:
*SID Heller course opportunity
*Lemberg Internships
*Environmental Voter Project Internships
*CRWA Fellowship/Job
*Pine Mountain Settlement School Fellowship – Appalachia
*Summer and Post-Graduate Opportunities: Food Justice, Housing Rights, Peace and More
*Natick Community Organic Farm Volunteer Opportunities
*Orion Online: New Job & Internship Listings


SID Heller course opportunity for ENVS students:
Professor Simon of the Heller SID invites interested ENVS undergraduates to register for this half semester (module) course this spring (second half), HS 290f Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Development. Please see syllabus. Professor Simon is happy to talk with any student interested. The course meets on Mondays, 2-4:50 beginning March 14. You can still register until Wednesday, January 27th.

Lemberg Environmental Teacher Internships
This is a spring, summer and fall internship, and some of it can be paid or for academic credit. See flyer.

Environmental Voter Project Internships
Environmental Voter Project (EVP) in Boston this semester - it's a non-partisan nonprofit startup political campaign that seeks to turn out environmentalists during election cycles. EVP is currently looking for interns for both the winter/spring and summer seasons to help with the campaign. See flyer.

The Charles River Watershed Association is Hiring a Fellow!
Please see flyer for position listing. This is an excellent opportunity.

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Environmental teaching fellowship: Appalachia
Excellent opportunity: Work in a beautiful setting to inspire children of some of the most impoverished Appalachian communities.
Pine Mountain Settlement School is seeking applications for its Environmental Education Fellowship Program. The fulltime 6-month Fellowship includes a $6,000 stipend, free housing, and most meals. There is also the potential to extend the Fellowships to a fulltime year-round position.

Pine Mountain Settlement School has been a leader in environmental education for over 40 years. Its flagship program, launched in 1972, integrates placed-based environmental education with traditional Appalachian arts and crafts. Located in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Kentucky in Harlan County, our 800+ acre campus serves as a living laboratory for students who attend day and overnight courses. Pine Mountain Settlement School is a designated National Historic Landmark and encompasses the Bickford State Nature Preserve, making it one of the most bio-diverse and important wildlife corridors in the Southeast. In addition to hosting K-12 and college-age school groups, Pine Mountain Settlement School also offers several cultural arts and naturalist weekend workshops for adult and family audiences. Fellowship Experience: The Environmental Education Fellows will immerse themselves in the culture, environment, and program at Pine Mountain Settlement School. They will work closely with the Environmental Education Director and Educators to provide experiential, outdoor, environmental education programming to K-12 students from across the state of Kentucky and areas beyond. Fellows will also have opportunities to develop curriculum, plan for new and upcoming programming, care for educational materials and animals, lead hikes with adult groups, and assist in trail work and land management.

Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in education, environmental studies, outdoor recreation, or related field
• Teaching experience in formal, informal, or outdoor settings
• Experience working with students of diverse demographics and to multiple age levels
• Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification, or willingness to obtain certification upon hiring
• Ability to hike on rough terrain and work in adverse weather conditions
• Strong leadership skills and ability to work under little supervision
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with K-12 state learning standards
• Knowledge of local flora and fauna
• Experience leading hikes/outdoor programs for adult and/or family audiences
To apply, send cover letter and resume to Susan Brown at sbrown@pinemountainsettlementschool.com.

Summer and Post-Graduate Opportunities: Food Justice, Housing Rights, Peace and More
See Tikkun Olam Announcement, with a number of exciting opportunities from Hazon, Avodah, Join for Justice and others about how you can make a difference this summer or next year.

Natick Community Organic Farm Volunteer Opportunities
The Natick Community Organic Farm (NCOF) is looking for volunteers to help run Maple Magic Day on Saturday, March 5 from 9am - 2pm. The festivities begin in the morning at the pancake breakfast where guests also enjoy hot pancakes and NCOF maple syrup, live music, a raffle, and learn about farm programs. The fun then moves outdoors on the farm where the sugaring tours demonstrate how Native American tribes, colonial settlers, and the farm today have turned maple sap into delicious sweet treats.
Want to support a local farm? Contact Trish for more information or to sign up for a volunteer slot: trish@natickfarm.org
Enjoy teaching? Contact Chris about being trained to help lead sugaring tours:christine@natickfarm.org 

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 others 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

River Stewards of Tomorrow Internship 
Housatonic Valley Association, Inc. 
Cornwall Bridge, CT 

Jewish Urban Farming Fellowship 
Urban Adamah 
Berkeley, CA 

Northwest Minnesota Field Crew Member 
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa 
Bemidji, MN 

Sam and Myra Ross Institute Horticulture Internship 
Green Chimneys 
Brewster, NY 

Rural Project Coordinator 
Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program 
Various Locations, OR 

UCLA Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy 
UCLA School of Law Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment 
Los Angeles, CA 

Assistant Camp Director/ Aquatics Director 
Maria Mitchell Association 
Nantucket, MA 

Environmental Education Instructor 
Maria Mitchell Association 
Nantucket, MA 

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 hourselectronic 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.

 

Best to All

Laura Goldin