July 17, 2018


Stay tuned to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and opportunities! Any of the internships are excellent for the ENVS89a course as academic internship experiences. Interested? Just see the Internship Program link and contact me to discuss your plans: goldin@brandeis.edu.

We also have a number of excellent local internships not listed below that may be just the right fit for you, from environmental health and food and housing justice to recycling and energy. Contact me if you are interested!

This Issue:

  • New Course for Fall 2018: GECS 188: Human/Nature: European Perspectives on Climate Change
  • Excellent Internship Opportunities in environmental startup: GreenChoice™
  • Elon University Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Now Hiring: Director of Programs
  • Save the Date: Massachusetts Green Careers Conference
  • Climate & Energy program assistant at the Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Colorado State University Sustainability Coordinator
  • Sustainability Communications & Event Coordinator
  • NEW ORION Job and Internship Listings

New Course for Fall 2018: GECS 188: Human/Nature: European Perspectives on Climate Change

Cross-listed with ENVS and IGS. Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:20 pm. Instructor: Sabine von Mering. ENERGIEWENDE -  POWER SHIFT is what the Germans call the transition to renewable energy underway to address climate change. The term ‘Wende’ is borrowed from the dramatic shift represented by the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. This class aims to introduce you to the global problem of climate change and proposed solutions by highlighting German/European perspectives. You will leave this class with an understanding of the specific historical trajectory of German and European responses to environmental challenges in general and climate change in particular, and why these responses differ from those in the US. You will learn about the connection between ethics and aesthetics and recognize how forms of humanistic inquiry like documentary film, nature writing, and ecocriticism complement work in science or economics, providing critical reflection of the socio-political and economic processes affecting humanity today. You will discuss texts, films, and artwork. You will learn about activism, entrepreneurship, and the most up-to-date scholarship on solutions to the climate crisis.

Excellent Internship Opportunities in environmental startup: GreenChoice™

You can be part of creating something. GreenChoice™ is looking for a highly motivated, thoughtful, and curious individual ready to join a young startup environment with big aspirations. GreenChoice™ is an information technology company developing software and other tools to help consumers make healthy and sustainable purchasing decisions when shopping for food. Positions include Reasearch Analyst, Software Development, and Marketing. See attached for details.

Elon University Sustainability Coordinator

The Harvest Table Culinary Group at Elon University is hiring a Sustainability Coordinator. This individual works with the Registered Dietitian and the Elon team to ensure the program is delivering on dining expectations. For more information, contact Amanda: cerra-amanda@harvesttableculinary.com 

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Now Hiring: Director of Programs

SPLC is a young, fast-growing, and highly dynamic organization. The Director of Programs will ensure SPLC’s programs empower a rapidly increasing number of procurement and supply chain professionals to successfully implement high-impact sustainable purchasing practices anywhere around the globe. SPLC is committed to developing all of its employee’s skills and experiences so that they can grow with the organization, taking on new roles and responsibilities. For more information, visit: https://www.sustainablepurchasing.org/program-director/

Save the Date: Massachusetts Green Careers Conference

Explore the intersection of career development and sustainable development. Enjoy cross-sector dialogues with stakeholders from government, business, education, and nonprofits, and career-ready candidates. SAVE THE DATE: Join us October 4-5, 2018 for a day or two and learn about current trends and resources. For more information, visit: http://www.massgreencareers.org/

Climate & Energy program assistant at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Thanks to ENVS alum Dora Chi  dorachi@brandeis.edu: Climate & Energy program Assistant is available at the Union of Concerned Scientists.For more about the position and to apply go to https://www.ucsusa.org/about/j obs-ucs#programassistantce. Dora is happy to connect with student who have questions about the position. She also says there are two Heller grads on the Climate & Energy team, so you'd be be in good Brandeisian company.

Colorado State University Sustainability Coordinator

Colorado State University is hiring a Sustainability Coordinator within the Housing & Dining Services department. The position will work with a variety of programs and initiatives including student peer education, composting, waste reduction, sustainable dining and gardening, staff training, sustainable reporting and assessment. We are a fun, creative, and passionate office looking for candidates who share the same qualities. For more information, visit: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/57326

Summer Jobs for the Environment!

The Fund for the Public Interest is hiring students and activists to work on our joint campaign with Environment Massachusetts this summer in Boston. We’re looking for folks that are hard working, good communicators and committed to making positive social change. This summer our top campaign is to ban polystyrene, or what most people think of as Styrofoam. Apply online.

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: http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org. 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: goldin@brandeis.edu.

Renewable Energy Outreach Associate
3Degrees Portland, OR (Portland East metropolitan area)

YMCA Earth Service Corps Program Instructor
YMCA Earth Service Corps Seattle, WA

Conservation Director
Wilderness Workshop Carbondale, CO (West Slope of Colorado)

Director of Engagement, Audubon Minnesota
National Audubon Society St Paul, MN

Core Educator
Sierra Nevada Journeys Reno, NV

Core Educator
Sierra Nevada Journeys Sacramento, CA

Village School Mentor
EarthWalk Vermont Plainfield, VT

Teacher Naturalist
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont TOWNSEND, TN

Outdoor Education Guru
Camp Burgess & Hayward Sandwich, MA

Donor Development Associate
Public Interest Network Chicago, IL

— Take care all! Laura Goldin

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 hours, electronic 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. See a list of where Brandeis ENVS alumni are working now.