Stay tuned to 
EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and opportunities! Many of these internships are excellent for the ENVS89a academic internship as credit-bearing internships.

For more info see the Internship Program link and discuss with me.

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

February 11, 2016


This issue:
*Waltham Fields Community Farm Internships and Jobs
*Net Impact: Next Generation Mobility Challenge - March 5
*Biological Safety Internship
*Environmental League Environmental Fellowship
*Education Interns
*Agape Community Internships
*Occupational Health Surveillance - Research Assistant Positions
*The Fund for the Public Interest Jobs
*Jobs with Impact
*Tikkun Olam – Summer and Post-Graduate Opportunities
*Orion Online: New Job & Internship Listings 

Waltham Fields Community Farm Internships and Jobs
WFCF needs a range of interns and volunteers for its farm visit program to help with children visiting the farm and participating in a variety of activities, from cooking a healthy snack to gardening to leading a tour of the farm. The Farm also has  a number of job openings, now posted on its website, including a position assisting at the Outreach Market and at the Farm Stand. All of the WFCF positions can be excellent for the ENVS89a internship course!  Let me know if you are interested. 

Next Generation Mobility Challenge 
Net Impact has partnered with Toyota to engage students around the country on imagining and building the future of transportation and mobility. Event is at Babson College on Saturday, March 5th from 9am-4pm.
Undergrad and grad-level students will work in interdisciplinary teams in this highly interactive design-thinking process to come up with solutions around how to can transform the transportation industry to become more socially and environmentally sustainable. Teams will pitch their ideas to Toyota and mobility experts and receive feedback from them. 
GRAND PRIZE: the winning team will get the chance to further incubate their ideas in an internship with Toyota’s innovation partners!
This 6-hour event is limited to only 40 students (and requires a short application), but is an amazing opportunity for students to flex their creativity muscles and gain invaluable professional skills. More info on flyer.

Biological Safety Program Internship
Boston Public Health Commission internship is 15 hours a week, with a flexible schedule, starting as soon as possible. The internship description is posted on the BPHC website at

Environmental League Environmental Fellowship
The Environmental League of Massachusetts is offering an exciting leadership and career development opportunity for students interested in environmental advocacy. As an Environmental Fellow, students will take part in hands-on trainings this spring to help them develop skills from public speaking to public policy advocacy. They will also organize advocacy efforts to influence state environmental policies. To learn more, fill out an online interest form by Monday, February 22nd: They will contact those who completed the form to supply them with program details and application instructions. More information is on the flyer.
Please direct questions to Ellen Tomlinson.

Education Intern(s)
Intern positions are available to assist in the development of biodiversity tools and activities for a collaborative K-12 STEM education grant with the Encyclopedia of Life project. The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an international science project with a mission to increase awareness and understanding of living nature through a website that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge about all species in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource ( The internships will focus on gathering information and creating educational materials about species in the Florida panhandle, a biodiversity hotspot, for the Okaloosa County Places project (
These positions are ideal for current university students or recent graduates interested in STEM education, biodiversity education, and communicating scientific information to diverse audiences.
Desired Skills + Background
• Current university student or recent graduate in natural sciences or science education
• Strong computer research skills
• Passion for science education + communication
• Independent worker
• Salary is commensurate with experience
• This position is not benefits eligible
• Individuals must be authorized to work in the U.S. And restricted to work locations within Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Washington D.C.
• We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Tracy Barbaro

Agape Community Internships
The Agape Community in rural western MA offers wonderful internship experiences to students as well as Rural Immersion. Flyers with more information: long term internships, summer internships, long term membership.

Occupational Health Surveillance - Research Assistant Positions
The Occupational Health Surveillance Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has recently posted two part-time research assistant positions, one supporting the Young Workers project, and one supporting the workers’ compensation data utilization project. These are both opportunities for students interested in workplace safety, public health, and data.  Both positions are located at the central DPH office, Boston. Brief descriptions are below, follow the links to see preferred qualifications and application instructions.
6-10 hours per week, working several days per week in the late afternoon to early evenings. The Research Assistant will be responsible for conducting structured telephone interviews with teens and young adults who have been injured at work as well as helping with administrative duties relating to mailing versions of the surveys. This will include telephone outreach to enlist workers' participation and will also require maintaining detailed records of outreach and interviewing activities. The Research Assistant will also assist with project mailings, and may also assist program staff with data entry and coding interview data to be used for data analyses.
Approximately 13 - 15 hours per week. The Research Assistant/Coder will provide data coding support and administrative assistance to several projects within OHSP, focusing primarily on a project involving the use of workers’ compensation (WC) data. The Research Assistant will search for and assign North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry codes to employers in the WC records, and will also assign other codes such as occupation codes, where applicable. Additionally, the Research Assistant will apply standard methods to generate the occupational health indicators in Massachusetts using multiple data sources. Other duties include performing data entry; conducting literature searches; assembling mailings; preparing meeting materials; and other administrative tasks as needed. 

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. They’ve run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Fair Share Alliance. Here in Boston, they are currently working with MassPIRG on a campaign to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.\
The following link has more information about The Fund and the campaign:
They’re hiring for a number of different positions including leadership and career opportunities. Primarily they are looking for campaign outreach staff, paying $10-15/hour. Full time and part time positions are available. To apply click on the following link: 

Jobs with Impact - Make Your Impact for Our Environment, Our Democracy and Our Future
If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with ImpactImpact is a nonprofit that runs action campaigns. We work in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future. Impact is now accepting applications to join our team in August 2016! We also have immediate positions available. Our priority application deadline is February 14. If you aren’t looking for a full-time job, you can also make a big difference through an internship with Impact. You can learn more and apply at”

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.

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: 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.

Teaching Fellow Math 
Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki 
Wiscasset, ME 

Outdoor Program Instructor 
Wiscasset, ME 

NH-ME Regional Field Coordinator 
Northern Forest Canoe Trail 
Waitsfield, VT 

Youth Program Intern 
Northern Forest Canoe Trail 
Waitsfield, VT 

River Steward Internship 
Farmington River Watershed Association 
Simsbury, CT 

Stewardship Intern 
Northern Forest Canoe Trail 
Waitsfield, VT 

2016 Biodynamic Farm Apprenticeship 
Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School Retreat 
Osceola, WI 

Seasonal Intern 
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust 
Unity, ME 

Avian Crew Leader 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH (White Mountain Region) 

Brook Trout Habitat Restoration Internships 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH (White Mountain Region) 

Resident Bird Study Internship 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH (White Mountain Region) 

Avian Ecology Internship 
Tin Mountain Conservation Center 
Albany, NH (White Mountain Region) 

Associate Director 
Great Old Broads for Wilderness 

Caretaker Farm 
Williamstown, MA 

Regional Director 
Conservation Legacy-Southwest Conservation Corps 
Durango, CO 

Seasonal Watershed Forestry Educator 
Watershed Agricultural Council 
Yorktown Heights, NY 

Summer Teacher-in-Residence 
Slide Ranch 
Muir Beach, CA 

Development Assistant 
Western Environmental Law Center 
Eugene, OR 

Development Director 
Breast Cancer Action 
San Francisco, CA 

Naturalist Intern 
Audubon Center of the North Woods 
Sandstone, MN 

Accountant (part-time 25 hours) 
New England Forestry Foundation, Inc. 
Littleton, MA 

Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher-Experiential Educator, Seasonal 
University of Maine Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center 
Bryant Pond, ME (New England) 

Forest Kindergarten Teacher 
Merrohawke Nature School 
Newburyport, MA 

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