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.

September 15, 2016


This Issue:

*Sustainability for Health Leadership Series, Starts Sept 22
*Lecture by Arlie Hochschild – Oct 6
*Screening of Merchants of Doubt – Oct 18
*Climate Reality Talk: SCC Oct 19​
*Environmental Film Festival Tour
OPPORTUNITIES: Jobs, Internships, Fellowships
*New MPH: Sustainability and Global Health at Harvard
*Save the Harbor/Save the Bay in Boston, MA
*Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health Internship
*​Waltham Recycling and Energy Internships​
*​Housing Clinic Intern: Fall/Spring/Summer
​*City of Cambridge Energy and Sustainability 6-month paid Internship/Job​
*Volunteering at Tufts Wildlife Clinic
*Scoville Peace Fellowship
*Wildlife Research Program in Africa – Summer 2017
*Association of Zoos and Aquariums – Jobs/Internships
*Marine and Aquatic Education: Job and Professional Development Opportunities


Sustainability for Health Leadership Series
Wonderful Opportunity: New Master's of Public Health at Harvard focused on sustainability and global health! Excellent 5-part Sustainability for Health Leadership Speaker series open to all. Starts 9/22 at the Harvard Club in Boston. Details and registration here:

Lecture by Arlie Hochschild – Oct 6
“Stranger’s in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right”
Come listen to Arlie Hochschild, Emerita Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley, speak about her book!
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall (Library)
Screening of the documentary film Merchants of Doubt (2014)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6pm in Wasserman Cinematheque (Sachar Building)
Brandeis Faculty Against the Climate Threat (FACT) invites the entire Brandeis Community to attend: a screening of the documentary film Merchants of Doubt (2014) based on Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway's 2010 book Merchants of Doubt: How A Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming 
2014 was the hottest year on record. 2015 beat that record “by a mile”. 2016 is on track to beating the record yet again. Climate Scientists agree: We must urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Then why aren’t we doing it? Merchants of Doubt has an answer. To learn more about climate change visit
Followed by a discussion with author and Harvard Professor of the History of Science Naomi Oreskes in person.
RSVP here
Climate Reality Talk: SCC Oct 19​
Climate Reality: Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 5 – 7 P.M.
SCC: Multipurpose Room
The Climate Reality Project, founded by Vice President Al Gore, is catalyzing a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. The program takes great leaders and makes them exceptional, providing the training in climate science, communications, and organizing to tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to take action. The result is a dynamic group of world-changers shaping the conversation on climate in forums from family dinners to international summits and building a 21st-century movement for solutions.
Brandeis' own Patricia Núñez García, an alumna of the Heller School's Sustainable International Development program, is a recent graduate of the Climate Reality Leadership training. Patricia will present climate change science, contextual evidence, solutions and opportunities for New England and the Brandeis community. The presentation will inform the audience with the latest in facts and science, and encourage action for climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies to become a reality.
Environmental Film Festival Tour - Climate Change and Conflict
Screening four environmental films at the Kendall Square Cinema on September 28 and 29.
The four films and panel discussions address a range of urgent topics from the impact of climate change on migration and conflict, to the evolution of climate change science, to the dark side of technology, and access to natural resources.
For the schedule and more information go to:
OPPORTUNITIES: Jobs, Internships, Fellowships
New Master's in Public Health: Sustainability and Global Health at Harvard
To announce a new Master of Public Health degree that focuses on sustainability and global health Harvard is hosting a 5-part Sustainability for Health Leadership Series this fall that is open to all. The first event is on 9/22 at the Harvard Club in Boston.
Details and registration here:

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay in Boston, MA
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is looking for more Brandeis interns! The time commitment is approximately 20 hours a week and the schedule is flexible. October 1st is the preferred date to apply by for this semester but the application is rolling. See flyer for more information.

Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health Internship 
The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), a non profit advocacy group that promotes safe and healthy working conditions, is seeking an Occupational Health Intern to assist with projects that help protect workers and the community from harmful occupational and environmental exposures.   
The intern will have three primary focus areas: Participate in the research and writing of two reports, conduct outreach and host three networking events; and write and publish an occupational health quarterly e-newsletter. Paid internship.
See flyer for more information.
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. 

Housing Clinic Intern: Fall/Spring/Summer
WATCH’s mission is to help poor and immigrant residents of Waltham get access to services and have a say in how things are done in this community. WATCH builds community by providing volunteer opportunities and a place where members can improve their own lives and help make a difference in Waltham. 
The internships are a great opportunity for experience in a grassroots, non-profit organization and a chance to make a difference in the lives of Waltham's low income residents. They are generally unpaid but are eligible for academic credit with ENVS89*
Background: WATCH’s Housing Clinic, created and run for the last 10 years by Professor Laura Goldin and staffed by trained students from her classes, helps hundreds of Waltham tenants a year to access community resources, resolve issues with landlords, get help for poor living conditions, and find affordable housing. We are looking for Brandeis students with an interest in social justice who want to make a difference for low income families in their search for safe, affordable, fair housing. Duties: Help staff the bi-weekly housing clinic at least 1 night a week and do follow up work with day hours. 
As a Clinic intern, you will receive training on all the components of the housing clinic work and then help clients.
*See description for further details. If interested contact Professor Goldin

City of Cambridge Energy and Sustainability 6-month paid Internship/Job
The City of Cambridge Department of Public Works plays a critical role in ensuring that City operations meet energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability goals. The Department is seeking a motivated, well-rounded individual with an eye for detail to provide analytic and program support for energy efficiency and sustainability projects in City facilities. 6 months paid. See posting.​
Volunteering at Tufts Wildlife Clinic
If you think you might be able to contribute to Tufts Wildlife Clinic as a volunteer and are able to make a minimum commitment of six months with a four-hour shift once a week, please fill out the volunteer application
Scoville Peace Fellowship
The Scoville Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC, including leading think tanks and advocacy groups focusing on international security issues.
Apply by Oct. 5 to work w/1 of over 2 dozen NGOs in DC on intl peace & security for 6-9 months 
Work at NGOs in DC to solve some of the world's toughest problems of war, weapons, diplomacy & security
Help reduce nuclear threats and resolve global conflicts. Apply by Oct 5:
Application Deadlines 
Spring 2017 Fellowship: October 5, 2016
Fall 2017 Fellowship: January 6, 2017
Please see the flyer for more information.
Wildlife Research Program in Africa – Summer 2017
As part of a National Science Foundation’s IRES (International Research Experiences for Students) program, they are looking for 4 or 5 students to participate in a wildlife research program in Swaziland, Africa, from mid-May to the end of July. Student will be a part of a study abroad program ( and then undertake individual research projects to test hypotheses regarding how land-use change and agricultural intensification influence wildlifebiodiversity and ecosystem services. See the website for details
This is a competitive program, and students will receive 1) plane fare, 2) fully-funded 3 week study abroad course, 3) a 6-week paid internship, 4) food and accommodation. This will be the second cohort of students to participate in this program. The program is limited juniors and seniors from the U.S. who are enrolled in school and who have taken at least 3 credits of general ecology.
Interested students should apply on our website with the following materials as one PDF file before November 6, 2016:
1) An essay detailing why this international experience in Swaziland will be
beneficial to their academic and career goals.
2) A curriculum vitae.
3) A copy of academic transcripts.
4) A letter from an academic mentor.
Association of Zoos and Aquariums – Jobs/Internships
Search by Boston to bring up opportunities from the zoo, aquarium and Museum of Science.
Marine and Aquatic Education: Job and Professional Development Opportunities 

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
Corps Member 2017 
School Programs Coordinator/Interpretive Naturalist 
The Wild Center 
Tupper Lake, NY
Application due September 16
Field Organizing Manager 
National Audubon Society 
New York, NY (New York, NY) 

Farm Student 
Organic Farm School 
Clinton, WA (Whidbey Island, 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