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 26, 2016


This issue:
*Summer research assistant positions in Walden Woods
*Waltham Research Internship
*Amir Internships
*UNH Sustainability Fellows
*Urban Amadah Fellowship
*Local Environmental Conferences 

Summer research assistant positions in Walden Woods
Looking for 4-6 Brandeis students to participate in ecological field research in Concord and Lincoln, MA. Locating and sampling vegetation plots, building deer enclosures, and so forth. Learn plant ID and other field research skills under the tutelage of a Harvard Forest ecologist. Requires a tolerance for heat, rain, insects, and other elements of nature.
Program will run for 13 weeks from mid-May to mid-August, with some flexibility on number of weeks. 40 hours per week at $10/hour.  Brandeis undergraduates including current seniors are eligible.
Send letter of interest and resume to Brian Donahue at

Lead research technician, Boston-Area Climate Experiment
This is a full-time position based at the Boston-Area Climate Experiment (BACE) site in Waltham, Massachusetts. The successful applicant will maintain the BACE and conduct and assist with ecological research at the site. S/he will be responsible for maintaining a well-organized research environment, maintaining and organizing lab records, equipment, and supplies, analyzing experimental data and presenting results, helping to coordinate activities of undergraduate researchers, troubleshooting problems, ensuring that safe research practices are followed in the lab and in the field, and performing other assigned duties. The technician will work occasional odd hours and weekends as dictated by field or lab work schedules, and will sometimes work outdoors in inclement weather. The technician will spend about 70% of their working hours outdoors.
The position is open immediately, with an immediate start preferred.
Applicants should have an educational background (bachelor’s or preferably M.S.) that includes coursework in ecology or environmental science, particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in plant ecology or ecophysiology labs, experience working on outdoor experiments that simulate climate change in natural or managed ecosystems, experience working with large datasets, managing student employees, and/or working in old-field ecosystems of the northeastern United States. The initial appointment will be for a period of approximately one year. 
Extension of the position will depend on performance and future funding.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. The technician will be employed by Purdue University (an equal access/equal opportunity university), but will be based in the Boston area, with little or no travel to Purdue.
Potential applicants should email Jeff Dukes ( a statement of interest and resume (or CV) with contact information for two or more references, using the subject line “BACE technician.”  Applications will be considered as they are received.
For more information on the experiment, see the BACE website: 

Amir Farmers Internships
Seeking young adults with a passion for education and social justice activism for its summer Fellowship. Amir Farmers run educational programming at one of 30+ summer camp partners across North America, using the garden space as a medium for inspiring youth to serve their communities. Farmers come together at the beginning of the summer for a week-long Seminar to learn the nuts and bolts of gardening, as well as how to leverage Amir's curriculum. Amir Farmers Flyer
If interested, please submit your application at this link or reach out to Alex Goldfarb with any questions.

Excellent Americorps post-grad yearlong opportunity from ENVS alum! - Kristina Bergquist
You can become a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador with SCA and AmeriCorps for the National Park Service at the Boston Harbor Islands. The internship is part of a national effort by the NPS to increase volunteerism and community engagement efforts in celebration of their 100th anniversary in 2016. It's a great opportunity for new graduates (starting at the end of May) to gain experience with the National Park Service and Volunteer Management. There are lots of perks to the job but one of the most significant is that at the end of service the intern gets 120 days of non-competitive hiring status through the Public Land Corps in addition to a $5,700 AmeriCorps education award. The job listing is here.
If you are interested or have questions contact Kristina Bergquist

The University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute Fellowships
Applications for the competitive 2016 Sustainability Fellowships:  
The Sustainability Fellows program pairs outstanding students with challenging, important projects that will propel the US toward more sustainable, resilient future. Fellows undertake specific deliverables, and receive supervision, mentorship, unique networking opportunities, and a $6000 stipend. These projects span disciplines, from engineering and architecture, to agriculture and community planning, to policy and social justice. Looking for students interested in public health and public relations, film and food, energy and economics--and many more. 

The Urban Adamah Fellowship - Now Accepting 2016 Applications
Earth, Community, Social Justice, Jewish Spirituality
The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living in intentional community.
Through the operation of Urban Adamah’s one-acre organic farm and internships with social justice organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, Jewish spirituality, intentional community, social justice and leadership development. 
Upcoming Fellowships
Summer: June 9 - August 26, 2016
Fall: September 4 - November 22, 2016
Accept 12­–14 fellows per season. Admission on a rolling basis.
Check out this short video to learn more. Visit the Urban Adamah website today to request an application.  

Local Environmental Conferences
Harvard College Conservation Society – Careers in Conservation
Saturday, March 5
Boylston Hall, Harvard University 

Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) Conference:The Language of Climate Change
Wednesday, March 9
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester 

Local Environment Action Conference
Sunday, March 13 9AM-5PM
Northeastern University’s Curry Center
Keynote Speaker, Jane Kleeb, founder of Bold Nebraska and a visionary organizer. Dubbed the "Keystone Killer" by Rolling Stone Magazine, she led the fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline by organizing an unlikely rural alliance of farmers, ranchers, and Native Americans to rise up and protect their land. 
More than 20 workshops, including:
· 100% Renewable Energy: What Is It And How Do We Get There
· Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides 
· The Key to Zero Waste: Solving The Problem Of Food In Creative Ways 
· Flint, MI: What Happened There And Why It Matters Here
Breakfast, Lunch and Reception included in ticket price.
Register Today and RSVP on Facebook.

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. 

Center for EcoTechnology 
Florence, MA 

Associate Director 
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust 
Unity, ME 

Farm Educator 
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center 
Ester, AK 

Seasonal Canvassing Coordinator 
Adirondack Council 
Elizabethtown, NY (Upstate and North Country areas) 

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