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.

June 2, 2016


This issue:
​*MA Office of Technical Assistance – Communications Coordinator
​*Paid Urban Education and Conservation Outreach Internships
*Highstead Conservation Interns for Fall 2016
*NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Adventure STEM Educator
*Mass Promise Fellow at "e" inc.
*Florida State University:​ Full-time Outreach & Communications Coordinator
​*And more!​

MA Office of Technical Assistance – Communications Coordinator
The MA Office of Technical Assistance is hiring a Communications Coordinator.  You can see more about our office at
Apply here:

Paid Urban Conservation Education and Outreach Intern 
The USDA Forest Service Urban Connections Program seeks up to 4 paid 6-month interns - one in Milwaukee, Detroit, Boston, and St. Paul - to help the Forest Service connect urban residents to nature and to the programs of the US Forest Service. The intern may already have graduated from school with a major in natural resources, science or elementary education, or with experience working with children. The goal of the internship program is to increase the understanding and awareness of natural resources and environmental issues with urban youth through hands-on programs and activities in their community by: 
Providing urban youth with hands-on activities focused on natural resources and stewardship. 
Meeting with children in their own communities, helping them understand and appreciate the natural component of those communities. 
Helping urban youth make a connection between natural resources in their communities and the nation's forests. 
Benefits: Hands-on learning experience, $500 weekly living allowance, Housing allowance, Health Insurance option, 2-year non-competitive hiring certificate 
Term: June - November 2016. 
Application Requirements - Applicants need to submit: A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume A statement of interest describing what you hope to learn from this internship, why you are interested in this work, and how this internship fits into your professional or academic goals. 
Two references 
Members of underrepresented groups are strongly urged to apply.
Highstead Conservation Interns for Fall 2016
Highstead is seeking Conservation Interns for fall 2016 to work with our Senior Conservationists to implement research, outreach, and policy projects that advance priority conservation initiatives.
Highstead is a nonprofit organization in Redding, Connecticut that works to conserve the forested landscape of New England through science, sound stewardship, collaboration, and innovative conservation. Highstead works closely with Harvard Forest, ALPINE, and other partners to achieve the Wildlands and Woodlands vision.
Ideal candidates will be recent graduates of a Bachelor’s- or Master’s-level program with a demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for landscape ecology, conservation finance, land conservation, and forest policy.
The paid internship will run 12 weeks, from September 26, 2016 to December 16, 2016.
For more information about the internship:
NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member Adventure STEM Educator
- Actively ENGAGE students to learn by seeing and doing
- CREATE innovative curriculum through collaboration with teachers
- PROVIDE student support through tutoring and mentoring
- EMPOWER students to discover their personal best by facing new challenges
- SHARE enjoyment of the sea and teach its science with students from all backgrounds
- ENCOURAGE students to respect and preserve their natural environment and community
DURATION OF PROGRAM: Positions are for full time service beginning August 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2017
TO APPLY: Interested applicants should review the full position description and send resume and cover letter via email to Kelley Stephens, NESS SEA AmeriCorps Manager at
Mass Promise Fellow at "e" inc. - Environment Learning & Action Center
The Fellow's main project will be to lead and grow "e" inc.'s Change Makers Teen Program. Using an environment science lens, this teen group will create and implement a series of community-based projects and along the way, gain science knowledge and develop leadership skills. The Fellow is responsible for developing curriculum, leading hands-on science lessons, facilitating project development, organizing field trips and mentoring teens. The Fellow's secondary project will be to support the installation and start-up of a traveling Climate Change Exhibit at our Charlestown location. This will include exhibit adaptation, scheduling and leading field trips. Finally, the Fellow will have the opportunity to experience the inner-workings of a small, grassroots non-profit.
See full description here for more information.
Florida State University:​ Full-time Outreach & Communications Coordinator 
Provides oversight of the development of behavior change campaigns targeting all members of the campus community that shows progress toward campus-wide sustainability goals and commitments. Develops and manage campus-wide education and behavior change campaigns. Coordinates student staff and relevant campus units to develop, implement, assess, and report on programs that engage individuals and offices to incorporate sustainability best practices. Coordinates sustainability communications plan. Designs, writes, and edits content for department and program communications outlets. Develops print and electronic promotional materials and reports. Supervises OPS student communications staff: graphic designer, social media coordinator, web/writing staff. Coordinates project management between communications team. Coordinates communication and correspondence from internal and external inquiries on behalf of the department. Supports department-led programs and events. Represents the department at events, conferences, and university partner committees. Completes special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree and two years of experience related to the duties of this position, Master’s preferred
- Experience or knowledge of current media technology and trends.
- Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or alternatives.
- Ability to plan and implement behavior change campaigns.
To apply visit – Job Opportunities – Job ID 40347

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.

Residential Land Management Intern 
Eagle Eye Institute 
Peru, MA (Western Mass) 

Local Foods Specialists - 2 Open Positions 
Cornell Cooperative Extension Jefferson County 
Watertown, NY 

Undergraduate Field Studies Instructor 
Wildlands Studies 
International opportunities 

Ecology Program Instructor (Seasonal) 
Kestrel Educational Adventures 
Gloucester, MA (The Get Outside Center) 

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