May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017
Heller School for Social Policy, Brandeis University
Room G-1
Refreshments served

Students will present their work including chemical risk reduction in public schools, conservation management, food and housing justice, environmental health and education and more!  

Come to support  your interns, friends, learn and get inspired about the many opportunities for your own internships  and research!


  • Marissa Lazaroff - EPA, Risk Reduction in K-12 School Labs
  • Elizabeth Hochman - Healthy Waltham Healthy Cooking and Lifestyle
  • Haley Prudent - Lemberg Center Environmental Education
  • Annie Abrams,Emily Thiem and Rachel Lederer - WATCH Housing Advocacy Clinic Student Co-Leaders
  • Richard Li - Lincoln Conservation Commission Land Research
  • Annie Fortnow and Allison Marill - Black Hair Salon Study, Follow-on Chemical Exposure Research with Boston Public Health Commission and Community Partners

You are welcome for all or just a part.

Stay tuned to EARTHNOTES for events, announcements, and opportunities! Many 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

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:

  • TerraCorps Positions
  • Internship Opportunity in Environmental Health
  • Natural Resources Job with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  • Volunteer at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
  • Lemberg Environmental Internships
  • Waltham Partnership for Youth Part-Time Job
  • Opportunity to Pitch Entrepreneurial Sustainability Ideas
  • Massachusetts Farm to School Internship
  • Program Specialist for the Department of Environmental Studies at Salisbury University
  • California B Corp Team Internships
  • NWF EcoLeader Fellowship

TerraCorps Positions

From ENVS Alumnus Jamie Pottern, Land Conservation Specialist at Mount Grace Conservation Trust:

"Hi Folks, I’m happy to pass along an announcement for openings for positions with the TerraCorps program here in Massachusetts (formerly MassLIFT-Americorps), which is an amazing opportunity for folks to gain experience in the fields of land conservation and stewardship, environmental education, and urban farming/gardening, as well as conduct outreach and engage with fabulous organizations and communities around the Commonwealth.

Participating host sites across the state include: Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Backyard Growers, Buzzards Bay Coalition and Wareham Land Trust, Groundwork Lawrence, Groundwork Somerville, Groundwork Southcoast, Grow Food Northampton, Growing Places, Healthy Chelsea and Greenroots, Hilltown Land Trust, Kestrel Land Trust, Mill City Grows, North County Land Trust, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and Wildlands Trust.

This is an outstanding opportunity for graduates so  APPLY NOW! More details below and on TerraCorps.

Internship Opportunity in Environmental Health

You'll have a wonderful chance to work and learn locally in Watertown with ENVS/HSSP alumnus Vivien Zeng, now an official in the Watertown Health Department. See attached Hazmat Intern description.

Natural Resources Internship with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is looking for a seasonal Natural Resources Management Technician for this summer May - July (three full months). It is based in the Berkshires and is paid. Perfect for recent graduates! See the attached flyer for details.

“I had this position last year, and it was an incredible job - the technician is extremely independent, does rare plant monitoring, plans invasive removal events, coordinates with herbicide contractors, maps invasive plant infestations, and even monitors a rare butterfly. I highly recommend the experience for anyone looking to pursue a career in natural resource management.” — ENVS alumnus Becca Carden

Volunteer at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

Come join our team of volunteers on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in your special limited edition Festival of the Arts t-shirt! You can sign up to volunteer for an hour, 2 hours, or the whole day.


  • Facilitate wonderful art activities to children and their parents
  • Be Greeters and Welcome Participants to Brandeis campus
  • Support your Friends performing
  • Support the first ever Brandeis Sustainable Arts Festival
  • Free T-Shirt
  • Gain useful arts and organizational experience while you help make one of the most exciting weekends at Brandeis possible!

Everyone is welcome to volunteer, no matter what your level of experience or interests may be.

To Sign Up, please register here by April 19th:
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Environmental Internships at Lemberg

Lemberg is seeking an environmental teacher and gardener intern for Fall 2017. See attached flyer for more information.

Waltham Partnership for Youth

Waltham Partnership For Youth was just selected as a Commonwealth Corps host site! This means it is actively recruiting to fill three part-time paid service positions for August 2017 - June 2018. Service members will help WPY develop and coordinate the Waltham After Dark program for teens on the weekends. View Position description and learn more about Commonwealth Corps (pdf).

Opportunity to Pitch Entrepreneurial Sustainability Ideas

The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), is  hosting a crowdsourcing competition on sustainability/environmental topics for youth in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Three winners will receive cash and travel to present their idea to our CEC Council in June—the attached flyer (pdf) has details and links to the competition and guidelines/rules.

Massachusetts Farm to School Internship

Massachusetts Farm to School is currently seeking a part-time summer intern to support our expanding Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program.  This is a 15 hour per week position (one day in our Boston office, other hours remote). HOTM promotes local foods in schools and colleges throughout Massachusetts through outreach and education around a series of specific locally grown crops.

The intern will have an opportunity to develop hands on experience with an outreach campaign, to gain a deeper understanding of school food procurement and local agricultural production and the skills to work in a small, fast paced, non-profit organization. This is an unpaid internship but we can offer college course credit.

A complete description of the position and application instructions is available online.

Applications are due on April 24th. Please feel free to be in touch at with any questions.

Program Specialist for the Department of Environmental Studies at Salisbury University

This unique non-faculty position is designed to support the faculty and students within the Department of Environmental Studies and the department’s (and University’s) mission of outreach within the larger non-university community. The successful applicant will be expected to have a range of skills, requiring her/him to: perform administrative support work and budget management; teach a section of the freshman level “Introduction to Sustainability” course; work with the Green Floor Living-Learning Community; provide community outreach; represent the department with relevant governmental, NGO, and business groups related to the environment; coordinate internships for the department; promote and lead extra-curricular experiential opportunities for students; as well as, perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree; professional experience in environmental organizations or education; willingness to work outside of regular office hours including evenings and weekends; a valid driver’s license; and, ability to lead students in field experiences.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit all of the following: 1) A cover letter; 2) resume; and, 3) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.

California B Corp Team Internships

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world. Certified B Corps like Patagonia, New Belgium, Ben & Jerry’s, Etsy and Eco-Products are leading this movement, verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. These leaders join 2,000 other Certified B Corps around the world, and more than 50,000 companies using B Lab’s tools to measure and manage their impacts. Our internships offer a unique opportunity to learn about the impact economy, understand how to measure and support sustainable business practices, and gain exposure to innovative companies and business leaders. Learn more about B Corp.

The B Corp Team Intern will be a high-impact team member, with opportunities to contribute to innovative projects while developing a broad set of skills, including research and data analysis, business development and community-building. In this role, you’ll gain experience in both the programmatic and analytical side of our work, moving frequently between creative, organizational and detail-oriented projects.
This is a paid internship at $13-$15/hour, 20 - 40 hours/week, with preference for a 6-12 month commitment beginning in April/May. More information about this internship.

NWF EcoLeaders Fellowship

National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders Program is currently seeking graduate students to support our NWF EcoLeader Program through the following four Fellowship opportunities:

- NWF EcoLeaders Community Management Assessment Fellow
- NWF EcoLeaders Market Research Fellow
- NWF EcoLeaders Career and Technical Education Fellow
- NWF EcoLeaders Labor Economist Research Fellow

Each fellowship is for a term of 4 -6 months (based on student schedule), roughly 40 hours/month. The fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend, professional development assistance and networking opportunities, and the possibility of academic credit for successful completion of the project, as an independent study or integration of fellowship project into course curricula.

Application deadline is May 7th, 2017.

 Learn more and apply here.

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. 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

Summer Ecology Program Instructors 
Kestrel Educational Adventures 
Gloucester, MA

AmeriCorps Project Conserve Member 
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy 
Hendersonville, NC (postitions throughout western NC)

Outdoor Educator (Day Camp)/Teen Adventure Trip Leader
Nature Camps, Inc.
Monkton, MD

AmeriCorps VISTA Recruitment Coordinator
Canyonlands Field Institute
Moab, UT
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.