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 24, 2016


This issue:
​*Summer Course ENVS Law Starts July 11: Register Now! ​
​*Mass Lift Americorp Opportunities! ​
​*​Fall Waltham ENVS89a Recycling and Energy Internships​
*Appalachian Mountain Club – Outdoor Program Instructor, Boston
​*NWF Fellowships​ 
​*M​ore Internships and Jobs​! ​
New for this Summer! ​Environmental Law and Policy Course starts July 11
​This course will provide students with an understanding of complex environmentalissues from a policy perspective. We begin by considering the broad origins of environmentalism in the U.S and then focus on federal and some state and international treaties and policies. We’ll survey major environmental laws,environmental justice, risk and recent cross-cutting issues. Finally, we’ll discuss current environmental issues ripped from the headlines, like fracking, lead in drinking water as found​ in Flint, Michigan, and the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Students will be introduced to some current and significant environmental issues.
2016-17 Position Openings with MassLIFT-AmeriCorps: Great Opportunties! ​
The Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow (MassLIFT) was established in 2010 under the leadership of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust of Athol, Massachusetts. This AmeriCorps program is a collaborative effort of regional conservation organizations (including urban conservation and gardening efforts) seeking to increase their capacity to engage with more people and do more community conservation projects across Massachusetts.
This year 30 MassLIFT-AmeriCorps members will serve in one of the four positions listed below. All members carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship; recruit, train, manage, and support community volunteers engaged in land conservation activities; and identify new individuals and groups to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities that address land conservation needs. Specific activities vary by host site.
Land Stewardship Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their host sites to meet core land stewardship responsibilities and collaborate externally with municipal boards, local volunteer land trusts, and other community groups to develop sustainable volunteer stewardship programs.
Community Engagement Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their host sites to expand community engagement efforts, traditionally focused on conservation­ minded groups and populations, to include more diverse demographics and civic interests for the purpose of increasing public support for land conservation (including urban conservation and gardening efforts).
Regional Conservation Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their host sites to assess and coordinate opportunities for collaborative land conservation and community planning across all social sectors working in the region.
Youth Education Coordinators build the long-term capacity of their host to develop and deliver youth-focused service learning projects, science field trips, and outdoor experiential education.
These are full-time AmeriCorps positions requiring a minimum of 1,700 hours of service over 11 months. The 2016-17 MassLIFT program will run from August 29, 2016 – July 28, 2017.
Member application specifics, position descriptions, and information about MassLIFT-AmeriCorps and the organizations hosting members can be found on the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust website: (Choose Join MassLIFT). People of color are strongly encouraged to apply, and we aim to fill all positions from a very diverse pool of applicants by July 29. Interviews begin mid-May, and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
Fall Waltham Recycling Internships
Excellent Local Opportunity for your ENVS89 Academic Internship! The Recycling Department develops and manages environmental programs in the City of Waltham, including Waste Management and Energy Efficiency. An internship in the Recycling Department provides insight into the workings of local government, including work with local, state, and federal officials, citizen committees, and non-profits. See flyer for further description and details. 
Appalachian Mountain Club – Outdoor Program Instructor, Boston
Outdoors Rx Program Instructor - Part-Time
This year-round part time position (5-10 hours per week) will help families get outside by providing fun and engaging programs in local parks. The ideal candidate will be available to deliver 1-3 programs per week, typically on weekends. 
Outdoors RxTM, an initiative of the Appalachian Mountain Club, is a program for families living in vulnerable communities which aims to improve the mental and physical well-being of children ages 13 and younger by helping them get outdoors. They achieve their mission through partnerships with trusted health professionals who write prescriptions to the outdoors, and by filling those prescriptions through free outdoor programs and resources. Outdoors RxTM is the first-known program to "fill" outdoor play prescriptions by using a multidimensional approach through developing local maps; offering free, close-to-home activities for families that are new to the outdoors; and providing a companion online resource. The program gives healthcare professionals free, dedicated resources for prescribing regular outdoor physical activity to children. Outdoors RxTM is growing rapidly and already serves over 2,000 youth and families per year within our three regions: MetroWest, Chelsea/Revere, and Boston. For more information and to apply go to:
National Wildlife Federation - four graduate student fellowships this summer/fall
- Earn a $2,000 -$3,000 stipend 
- Help grow the NWF EcoLeaders leadership and certification program for emerging environmental leaders
- Gain valuable career experience and professional development
Learn more and apply! Application deadline: July 10, 2016
They are seeking graduate students for the following four fellowships:
- NWF EcoLeaders Career Center Fellow
- NWF EcoLeaders Community Management Assessment Fellow
- NWF EcoLeaders Certification Workshops Fellow
- NWF EcoLeaders Business Plan Fellow
In 2014, NWF launched a leadership development and certification program for student and young professional environmental leaders called “EcoLeaders” (

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.

Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher 
University of Maine Bryant Pond 4H Center 
Bryant Pond, ME 

Open Air Classroom Field Teacher 
University of Maine at Tanglewood 4H Center 
Lincolnville, ME

A Mountain Classroom Educator - Fall 2016 
Appalachian Mountain Club 
Gorham, NH  

Community Stewards Program Coordinator 
Conservation Legacy 
Beckley, WV 

Corps Program Assistant 
Seattle, WA  

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