Stay tuned to
EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and opportunities! Many of the internships are excellent for the ENVS 89a course as academic internship experiences. Interested? Just see the Internship Program link and 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 recycling and energy.

March 22, 2016

This issue:
*DOER Summer Internships
*Audubon Summer Fellows
*Groundworks Lawrence Summer Internships/Jobs Food Justice
*Great Basin Institute Internships
*MWRA paid 6-month internship, full time
*Solar Ambassadors
*Spring Break Farming
*Fall Enviro Education Internships Lemberg Center
*New England Aquarium Internships 

Mass Department of Energy Resources Internships
DOER has posted its internship positions for Summer 2016 on our website at DOER has internships in all fields of studies; renewables, alternative transportation (Clean Cities), engineering, communications and more. 

National Audubon Society Fellows
The inaugural Walker Communications Fellowship Program, designed for students majoring in journalism, communications, or related fields. Fellows will be valuable contributors on the Content, Journalism and Marketing teams, contributing primarily digital content while getting a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a communications professional at a major nonprofit. The fellowship is approximately 35 hours per week in Audubon's New York City headquarters, San Francisco, or New Orleans and spans a period from June 6, 2016 to August 31, 2016. This is a paid internship. Applicants should provide a cover letter along with resume. 

Groundworks Lawrence Summer Internships/Jobs Food Justice
Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) is hiring for various summer positions. If you have any questions check out their

Green Team Grower
GWL is seeking a Green Team Grower to develop and maintain our half acre farm in Lawrence, MA. In addition to farming, the Grower is responsible for supervising and creating youth development opportunities for our Green Team members.
Full Position Description

Green Team Leader
GWL is seeking individuals with experience in youth education to be responsible for the daily management and supervision of our Green Team Summer 2016 program crews. The Green Team Summer program is a 7-week part-time job opportunity for 30 high school students in Lawrence to be an integral part of urban agriculture, environmentalism, stewardship, and community engagement initiatives.
Full Position Description 

Urban Adventures Counselor
GWL is seeking responsible, intelligent, creative 18 years or older, to hire as a Counselor for the 2016 summer season. Counselor will provide environmental education instruction, guidance, and supervision of youth in accordance with programmatic goals and health and safety regulations as mandated by partner organizations and the state.
Full Position Description

FoodCorps Service Member
GWL is seeking a FoodCorps Service Member to serve a year building a healthier future for schoolchildren in Lawrence. Interested applicants should apply by March 31, 2016. Accepted applicants will be trained in August, and begin in September. If you have experience working in or studying food systems, agriculture, public health, education, community organizing, nutrition or public service, this is the national service position for you.
Learn More Here 

From the Great Basin Institute
The Great Basin Institute is hiring for the 2016 field season! There are dozens of positions available in 8 states. They are looking for students, alumni and other folks who may have a background in the field of natural resources management. The Great Basin Institute advances environmental research, education, and service throughout the west. The institute promotes applied research and ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships to support national parks, forests, open spaces and public lands.

MWRA Paid Water Quality Internship: 6-Month Position
8am-4pm, See position description

RE-volv's Solar Ambassador Program
Yearlong fellowship for undergraduates that gives a unique, hands on experience with solar project development, education and outreach.
Deadline to apply has been extended to March 21st. 
Some program details:
Over the course of one academic year, Solar Ambassadors work in teams to identify a nonprofit or co-op near their campus that wants to go solar. The team works with RE-volv to set up the project and run a crowdfunding campaign to fund the solar energy installation. RE-volv will provide funding to bring Solar Ambassador team leaders to San Francisco to receive in-depth training in solar energy policy and organizational management so groups can successfully educate community members about solar and advance their project. Additionally, students will be able to participate in webinars with leaders in the environmental and renewable energy fields, giving them a solid foundation to pursue careers in sustainability. A more in-depth description of the program and application information can be found here.

The current cohort of Solar Ambassadors includes teams from Villanova University, Swarthmore College, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Dayton, and University of California, Santa Barbara. RE-volv is looking for 5 new teams to join the 2016-2017 cohort. 

Spring Break Farming
Alternative break in May focusing on Urban Agriculture & Food Justice in Philly.
Highlights of the program include:
- Work on a variety of urban farming and permaculture projects
- Meet local food justice leaders and social entrepreneurs, and learn how they are working to create a more just and sustainable food system in Philadelphia
- Explore the connections between contemporary sustainability issues and Jewish tradition
- Learn the basics of permaculture - ethics, principles, and design - and apply them to the development of community-based food, economic, and social systems
- Cook and eat delicious organic meals
- Celebrate a lively, vibrant, and pluralistic Shabbat
See website for more detailed information. 

Lemberg Daycare Center Internships: Environmental Educator
Excellent opportunity for students interesting in working with young children!
Fall Semester
See position description

New England Aquarium Internships
The New England Aquarium in Boston, MA is continuing to accept applications for Summer 2016 Internships. In particular, they are seeking applications for the following two marine mammal-focused positions:

Marine Mammal Education and Research Internship
A combination of research and education on Whale Watch Tours. Interns assist with collecting data in the field, data entry on shore, and informal education on board.

Right Whale Research Project Field Intern
A two month field research immersion internship in Lubec, Maine. Interns will join the Right Whale Research team for their two month field research expedition (August and September) assisting with data collection, photo identification, census research, and more.

Interested candidates should submit the following: Cover Letter, Resume, Two References (contact information only), a completed questionnaire, an unofficial transcript, and a letter of recommendation. Applications should be submitted to for consideration, incomplete applications will not be considered. 

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.

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

New Castle County (DE) Land Steward and Conservation Programs Manager 
Delaware Wild Lands, Inc. 
Odessa, DE 

Environmental Educator 
Cahaba Environmental Center 
Montevallo, AL 

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