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.

October 18, 2016


This Issue:
*New Course for Spring 2017!

*Screening of Merchants of Doubt – Oct 18 TONIGHT
*Climate Reality Talk: SCC Oct 19
*Social Impact Job, Internship, and Volunteer Fair – Oct 20
*Brandeis Sustainability Ideation Challenge (deiSic) - Oct 23
*Sustainability for Health Leadership Series: Oct 26, Nov 9, Dec 5
*Experiential Learning Symposium – October 28
​*​Ensemble Musicatreize Concert November 12

​*City of Boston – Paid Position
​*Second Nature – Paid Internships
*The Fund for the Public Interest Jobs
*Switzer Environmental Fellowships

New Spring 2017 Course!
Expansion of Visions of the Environment class (ENVS 43b)
ENVS/THA 141a Visions of Nature and Environmental Theater: Books, Film, Performance and Activism 
(4-credit course, h/ss)
Profs. Laura Goldin and Adrianne Krstansky
Mondays 2-2:50pm and Wednesdays 2-4:50pm
Be prepared to be active, involved and out of the classroom. In this field-based, studio and hands on seminar, we’ll be in the woods, fields and otherwise away from campus even in the snow exploring, visiting with experts, developing projects and engaging with the community. This is an experiential learning and community engagement course. We will consider our individual and collective relationships with the environment, and how these shape our treatment of the earth and its natural resources in the face of daunting environmental challenges. 


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.

Social Impact Job, Internship, and Volunteer Fair – Oct 20
Are you looking for a volunteer, internship, or job opportunity? Then join over 65 incredible employers for the Social Impact Job, Internship & Volunteer Fair:
Thursday, October 20
Levin Ballroom
The fair connects and provides an outlet for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to explore service and volunteer opportunities and careers that make a social impact. This event is co-sponsored by Brandeis University Hiatt Career Center, the Department of Community Service, and Waltham Group. Feel free to bring along a resume for the open networking opportunities available at the Social Impact Fair! Learn more and RSVP at

Brandeis Sustainability Ideation Challenge (deiSic) - Oct 23
deiSic is a 24h think-tank to devise and design projects to make Brandeis University more sustainable and environmentally friendly. There will be a panel of judges to review each project, and at the end of the event a winning team will be announced. The winning groups’ project will be implemented at Brandeis within the next year through the Brandeis Sustainability Fund (BSF).
For more details about the event and to register go to:

Sustainability for Health Leadership Series
Wonderful Opportunity: New Masters of Public Health at Harvard focused on sustainability and global health! Excellent 5-part Sustainability for Health Leadership Speaker series open to all.
- Oct. 26 at the Harvard School of Public Health:
- Nov 9  at the Harvard School of Public Health:
- Dec 5 at the Harvard Medical School Martin Center:

Experiential Learning Symposium – October 28
Shapiro Campus Center Atrium from 1-4pm
Undergraduate students from various majors and disciplines will share their experiential learning work with the Brandeis campus and community partners.

Ensemble Musicatreize Concert - "Environmental Requiem" November 12
Known for linking the past to the present, Musicatreize—a vocal and instrumental ensemble based in Marseille, France—will perform the U.S. premiere of a newly commissioned work from Brandeis’ Eric Chasalow for chorus and electronics, as well as music of François Paris and Alexandros Markeas.
Tickets are free and there will be a reception.
November 12th at 8pm, Slosberg Music Center Recital Hall
This piece is described as an "environmental requiem" and it draws texts from ancient poetry, scientific abstracts regarding sea surface temperatures, oral histories from Hurricane Katrina, a list of extinct bird species, and the biblical. See text.

OPPORTUNITIES: Jobs, Internships, Fellowships

City of Boston’s Office of Environment, Energy, and Open Space
Full-time, paid Fellowship opportunity
Greenovate Boston is hiring a Writing Fellow to help inspire climate action in the Boston community through the power of writing. The Fellow will drive a website content refresh project, and build a prolific writing portfolio of online content that features the climate and sustainability stories of the City of Boston, its partners, and community leaders. The Fellowship will support our City’s mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prepare for the effects of climate change, and make Boston’s communities more resilient.
Learn more about the Fellowship opportunity.

Second Nature – Paid Internships
Second Nature is looking for qualified and diverse applicants for 2 paid internship positions at their downtown Boston offices. The internships will be for approximately 16 hours/week and will last 3-6 months, depending on the candidate's availability. Internships will start in late October, early November.
1. Design and Communications internship that may include, but not be limited to:
- Designing images and documents for promotion
- Website content maintenance (WordPress site)
- Database maintenance, including updating and research of contacts
- Some writing including blogs and social media engagement
- Knowledge and comfort with the Adobe Creative Suite required.
2. Operations & Programs intern that may include, but not be limited to:
- Assisting in the daily operations of a busy non-profit office
- Supporting logistics, coordination and set-up for meetings and events
- Supporting staff in updating and researching prospective new signatories and partners
- Providing customer service and support in person, on the phone and via email
- Database management and data entry
To learn more and apply, visit our Employment page:
Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No emails or phone calls, please.
Second Nature is also seeking qualified and diverse applicants for paid 3 fellowship positions with locations in Los Angeles, California; Portland, Oregon; and Phoenix, Arizona. The Fellows will coordinate the Climate Resilience in Urban Campuses + Communities (CRUX) project, a unique multi-city partnership created to pilot the implementation of the resilience-related elements of the newly launched Climate Commitment. 

The Fund for the Public Interest
A grassroots campaign organization is currently hiring graduating seniors to work as campaign directors in their offices across the country, year-round starting next year. They’re looking for leaders that are hard-working, good communicators and committed to making positive social change.
They work with a wide range of non-profits like Environment America, Fair Share, the Sierra Club and U.S. PIRG. They are looking to hire smart talented leaders to help lead membership building campaigns.
This year their top campaigns are to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms to protect our public health with U.S. PIRG and to protect the food supply by saving the bees with Environment America!
If you are interested in applying go to Check out more about the organization and the non-profits they partner with at

Switzer Environmental Fellowships
The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. 
The Switzer Fellowship provides:
- a one-year $15,000 cash award;
- access to other Switzer grant programs and career support, and
- membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network, an active and engaged community of nearly 600 environmental leaders in the U.S. and around the world.
This year, they are particularly interested in seeing more applications from minority students, and those whose work encompasses an environmental justice or equity component. Check out the News and Issues pages of their website for an idea of the breadth of issues and caliber of work Fellows are doing. See flyer for more information.

Orion Online Latest Listings: The Orion Grassroots Network posts a number of recent listing for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country. For more information 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

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