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.

May 13, 2016

This issue:
*WATCH Interns – Summer & Fall
*Second Nature Internships
*Climate Corps Bay Area Fellowship Program
​*Waltham Tree warden summer/fall internship​
​​*Mass Audubon
*National Ecological Observatory Network - Temporary Field Technicians - Fitchburg, MA
*Field-Based Summer Learning Opportunities with Caminos de Agua
*Grassroots Campaigns Job Opportunities
*Summer Waltham Jobs, some good for ENVS89a internships
*Conservation Photography Job Opening
WATCH Internships – Summer & Fall
Please see​ descriptions  and contact me to apply

Second Nature Internships
Second Nature is looking for outstanding candidates for 3 paid internship positions based in Boston, MA.
- Operations Internship- Summer 2016
Focus: support Operations staff in membership dues outreach and processing, Salesforce/CRM database management and data entry, assist in the daily operations of a busy non-profit office, and more.
- Climate Programs Internship- Summer 2016
Focus: analyze data on signatory participation and impact, support staff in researching prospective new signatories and partners, support creating and writing resources on sustainability topics, and more.
- Climate Leadership Summit Internship- Summer/Fall 2016
Focus: supporting the event planning process and onsite production of the 2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit, help support fundraising through leading corporate sponsors in the sustainability and energy arena, assist with managing corporate and fundraising contacts, and more.
To view deadlines and details and to apply, please go to:

Climate Corps Bay Area Fellowship Program
Now accepting applications for 40 opportunities in California with local governments and organizations including Capital Corridor, Kaiser Permanente, UCSF, and SunPower. As the host site with the largest cohort of fellows, Alameda County is recruiting 6 Climate Corps Bay Area Fellows to work in Oakland on exciting topics such as electric vehicle charging, engaging new audiences in composting, and greening preschools! 
A Climate Corps Bay Area (CCBA) Fellowship gains fellows 10 months of experience implementing climate change resiliency projects with community partners, along with extensive personal development and training. The fellowship will start in late August 2016 and end in late June 2017. Most fellowships are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis: apply as soon as possible in order to receive priority placement consideration. To learn more and apply to all opportunities: (For any questions not addressed on the website, please
Current Available Fellowships:
- The Climate Associate will engage government employees in new programs that reduce the environmental footprint of County operations, expand the green events program, and track overall progress on a sustainability dashboard.
- The Communications Associate will support the redesign of the County’s internal sustainability website, develop engaging outreach materials, and support sustainable purchasing – helping shape the green marketplace.
- The Green Child Care Coordinator will strengthen Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council’s recycling and waste reduction work with dozens of preschools and educate students and teachers on the benefits of composting.
- The Sustainable Transportation Associate will reduce the County's climate impact by engaging employees on clean commuting, including through an internal network of clean commute champions.
- The Sustainable Energy/Transportation Associate will support the expansion of zero-emissions vehicles in the County fleet through energy conservation projects.
- The Waste & Recycling Associate will roll out the County's new composting and mixed container recycling programs and engage employees in zero waste efforts.
To learn more about Alameda County opportunities:

​Waltham Tree Warden Internship
Help Waltham Protect its Trees!
​The City of Waltham is currently conducting an inventory of City owned trees. 
Interns will​ use a program called "I-Tree Streets" to help the Tree Warden ​collect data for use in a simple program that can be used on virtually any smart phone. Information on tree condition, diameter, species, and a host of other parameters are easily captured and then uploaded to the server as cached web forms. An overview of the software can be found here:
​Skills needed: ​
Ideal candidates should have a basic ability to identify common trees, although the lack of this skill may not disqualify an applicant. Required tools that applicant must own are an automobile and a smart phone. A diameter tape and tree tags will be provided. Instruction will be provided. Each person will be given a series of maps to work on; one of 18 precincts.
The eventual outcome will provide the Warden with a management plan, and will help to show City members the importance of maintaining and expanding our urban forest.
Kevin Thompson
Mass Audubon - Conservation Policy Internship
From defending endangered species to reducing climate change impacts, one of the most effective ways to protect the nature of Massachusetts is through sound environmental policy. Mass Audubon’s Legislative Affairs office works with other conservation organizations, legislators, and citizen groups to shape and strengthen environmental laws and regulations.  

National Ecological Observatory Network - Temporary Field Technicians Fitchburg, MA
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a $430 million dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. 
The Domain 01 Field Technician's primary work location is in Fitchburg, MA. Domain 1 encompasses all of New England, New York, and portions of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  This position works in central Massachusetts (Harvard Forest) and North central New Hampshire (Bartlett, NH). A typical work week for temporary employees consists of four ten hour days, though schedules will vary greatly throughout the season. Temporary employees will spend the majority of the time in the field, with some time in the domain office for lab work and data entry.
Temporary Field Technicians assist with field observation; sample collection and handling; sample processing and sample shipment of a variety of taxa.
To learn more and to apply for Temporary Field Technicians- D01 Fitchburg, MA use this link:

Field-Based Summer Learning Opportunities with Caminos de Agua
Caminos de Agua is a recognized leader in sustainable technologies that believes all people should live in a clean and ecologically healthy environment with access to safe and healthy drinking water, nutritious and affordable food, and secure shelter. They work in partnership with local communities and other diverse actors to innovate and implement open source solutions for our region in the Independence Watershed but that can also be adapted throughout the world without restriction or license.
This workshop will provide participants with comprehensive practical training in the generation and application of biochar adsorbent for control of organic chemical contaminants in low cost household and community water treatment.
JULY 25 – 31, 2016  
Via Organica Ranch, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Click here to apply
This experience blends theory, field visits and hands-on opportunities to participants from around the world.
JULY 8 - 22, 2016
Central Mexico
Click here to apply 
Grassroots Campaigns Job Opportunities
Grassroots Campaigns is a national, progressive political consulting firm specializing in running face-to-face field campaigns. They’re currently partnering with groups like the ACLU, The Nature Conservancy, Doctors Without Borders, and many others. In 2016, they’ll also be working in key states across the country to elect candidates who will advance progressive issues.
Canvass Directors and Assistant Canvass Directors
They’re already running campaigns in major cities across the country, and will be launching new projects in places like Minnesota, Florida, Texas, and Arizona as we build towards 2016.
Contact Hannah Baldo if you are interested:
Office: (617)338-7882
They are also hiring undergraduates to work on campaigns as Field Managers. These jobs are a great way to get involved on the campaign and have a huge impact before you graduate. We hire students to work part time during the school year, and we will be considering applicants who want to work on campaigns next summer as well. Go to to apply!
Summer Waltham Jobs
The City of Waltham has a number of summer recreation department jobs working with children. Some of these may be suitable for academic credit with the ENVS89a fall course.  Please contact me if you are interested. See descriptions: Summer Works, Recreation.
Conservation Photography Job Opening
Looking for a self-motivated, resourceful person to help manage photo/nonprofit.
No Water No Life (aka NWNL) documents river basins to raise awareness of freshwater issues. The position is in NYC. See description for more information.
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.

Get Outside Center Intern (Unpaid) 
Kestrel Educational Adventures 
Gloucester, MA 

Ecology Educator 
The Ecology School 
Saco, ME 

Media Intern 
Great Smoky Mountains Institute 
Townsend, TN 

Legislative and Lobbying Intern 
Move to Amend 
Sacramento, CA (telecommute ) 

Development Intern 
Move to Amend 
Sacramento, CA (telecommute) 

Law and Research Intern 
Move to Amend 
Sacramento, CA (telecommute ) 

» 2 more jobs from Move to Amend →
 Environmental/Green Community Outreach Intern 
Jill Neubauer Architects 
Falmouth, MA 

House Camp Counselors 
Hawthorne Valley Farm 
Ghent, NY 

Field Camp Counselors 
Hawthorne Valley Farm 
Ghent, NY 

AmeriCorps Project Conserve Member (32 Positions) 
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy 
western North Carolina 

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