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INTERNSHIPS / SUMMER PROGRAMS

(posted 3/17/2014)

WRI Summer Internship Opportunities


Based in Washington, DC, WRI is an action-oriented global organization that was recently voted the world’s #1 environmental think tank and is consistently recommended by staff as one of the most desired organizations to work for. WRI has over 30 years of experience focusing on the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development. We go beyond research to turn ideas into action: Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protects Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. We have offices in the US, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Europe and active projects in more than 50 countries.

 

WRI’s focus areas are Climate Change, Energy, Food, Forests, Water, Cities & Transport, Business, Finance, and Governance. Examples of WRI’s work:

  • Roughly two-thirds of Global 500 companies use WRI’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol to measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions. Our newest version allows companies to identify “hot spots” along their supply chains that they can target to lower their greenhouse gas emissions even more.
  • Our Aqueduct initiative has successfully partnered with some of the world’s largest companies and local governments to map water risk around the world. This helps them make more informed investment and water-management decisions.
  • WRI’s Global Forest Watch uses new technologies like MODIS satellite mapping, cloud computing, open-source software, and a Google platform to show forest cover change at high resolution across the entire planet. Data which previously took years to obtain are available in near real-time, at no cost, to anybody, anywhere, with a laptop or mobile phone. This has the potential to revolutionize forest conservation by empowering NGOs, the media, and progressive public and private leaders to better battle deforestation.

Summer internships in many of the above areas will be advertised in March 2014 at http://www.wri.org/about/careers. Those interested should apply online. If you have any questions, please contact me at LDalipi@wri.org.



(posted 2/10/2014)


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY ABROAD & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN ISRAEL


Looking for an exceptional study abroad or internship opportunity in Israel? Come discover an experience that combines cutting-edge environmental academics and research with coexistence. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies brings together students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and North America, and provides them with the skills to become the next generation of environmental leaders. At the Arava Institute, we say that "Nature Knows No Borders." This motto reflects the belief that the best way to reach sustainable solutions to environmental issues is to work on a regional cooperative basis.


Interested in applying? Learn more at http://arava.org/academics/. Learn about our internship opportunities here: http://arava.org/academics/internships/.


Please contact Sarah Rubin, Program Manager, at Sarah@friendsofarava.org for more information.


Study Abroad newsletter, which might be of interest: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1550071/4d9cf3315a/577593855/2db0722301/

 


(posted 2/3/2014)

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - BIG TRAIN FARM

Big Train Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm located at 35 Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston RI, about 20 minutes outside of Providence, RI. We run a tight, high-energy, high-humor vegetable business which supplies a sizable CSA and maintains a diverse wholesale clientele in southern New England. In offering an internship position we make available the education on-farm and off-farm necessary to operating and sustaining a farm in this difficult, often unpredictable business. We seek to work with and train individuals who will take their internship experience and serve their communities as either farmers or citizens.


What we have to offer an intern includes the following:

  • On-farm experience and training in year-round farm management skills including: planning, planting, harvesting, packing, marketing, and employee management.
  • On-farm time, working side by side with manager.
  • Full and complete records and explanations for: seeding schedules, planting schedules, field plan, previous year field records, fertility plans and crop analysis.
  • Monthly teach-ins in March, April, May, September, and October. These will be off-farm educational workshops covering: Soil Science and Structure, Plant Nutrition and Fertility, Crop Rotation and Organic Theory, Understanding and Keeping Farm Records, and Marketing Opportunities.
  • Free access to 3 Class Advanced Market Grower Series taught by BTF manager John Kenny in Providence in March, April.
  • Part-time work in March, April and May at reduced pay-scale.
  • Full-time work in June through November at stipend pay.
  • The equivalent to a full-share of vegetables in the CSA.
  • Good times and great people.

What we require from an intern:

  • References and Interview
  • Simple respect for the job: being on time, staying focused and staying in good spirits around the crew.
  • Working hard and fast. I don’t expect you to always keep up with me, but I would like you to try.
  • Management of workers and volunteers is a huge part of running a farm. Part of your responsibilities will be to work with other people and be able to work through jobs in my absence.  *Some-times I will be pre-occupied and we will only work with each other in passing or we will be broken into groups to accomplish tasks.
  • Being comfortable driving trucks (being safe).
  • Familiarity with the barn and the facilities. Know what and where our equipment is and, over time, be familiar with what we need for what we’re doing and when we’re doing it.
  • Be available for these shifts: Part-time shifts in March-May are negotiable.  Full-time shifts will be as follows: Sunday-Wednesday 6am-12pm, 2pm-6pm. Thursday varies. Friday 8am-12pm, 2pm-6pm.  Friday shifts will be rotated, one week on one week off between the two interns during the season.
  • Keep me in line. If there is something that you are not getting from the internship let me know ASAP so we can correct it.

Compensation

  • Weekly Stipend of $250
  • Up to a Full Share in the CSA

What we do NOT offer:

  • Duel-internships for couples… sorry.
  • Housing, on-farm camping, etc…
  • On-farm meals, etc…
  • Access to our homes (located off the farm)
  • Transportation to and/or from farm

References

Refer to our past interns for details about what you’re in for. Ask smart questions to get an idea if this is something you’ll be committed to.

2013 intern – Joseph Goodale (joseph_goodale@alumni.brown.edu)

2013 intern – Danniel Simonik (dannielleelias@gmail.com)

2012 intern – Alejandro Brambila (alejandrobrambila@gmail.com)

 

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MICRO-INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2014 - BIG TRAIN FARM

 

Micro-Projects

Credit is available for Brown students to work on one of several Micro-Projects at Big Train Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm located at 35 Pippin Orchard Road in Cranston,RI during the 2014 growing season. Commitments will consist of on-site/off-site research for at least 4 hours/week.

 

We are interested in maximizing our crop health through different sound practices such as re-mineralizing our soils, providing high-biological capacity, and supplementing crops during the growing season. In 2014 we will be conducting research on compost tea and magnetic/electric capacity of our soil.

 

If you would like to learn more about or take part in this exciting research contact us at bigtrain_farm@yahoo.com or call at 401-243-4212.

 


(posted 1/27/2014)

 

KALU YALA ENTREPRENEURIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS


Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Internship programs take place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in Kalu Yala; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and working on business logistics in Panama City. Since Summer 2010, we've had students from 16 countries, 44 states, and 132 colleges.


Programs:

  • Agriculture and Animal Science based in Kalu Yala
  • Biology based in Kalu Yala
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship based in Panama City
  • Community Outreach and Education based in San Miguel
  • Farm to Table Culinary Arts based in Kalu Yala
  • Health and Wellness based in San Miguel
  • Outdoor Recreation based in Kalu Yala

Interns are encouraged to come up with and implement their own semester project. Some interns choose to do solo projects while others work in groups to make their dream a reality. Along the way, our Program Directors are always happy to help them plan and lend a helping hand.

 

All student projects can be seen on our website. A few past projects are:

  • Designing and building an outdoor recreation park with low ropes course, hillside amphitheater, stage, putt-putt golf course, and volleyball court
  • Multi-site water testing followed by water purification feasibility study (both for Kalu Yala and the neighboring town of San Miguel which currently does not have potable water)
  • Designing, planting and taking care of 3-acre permaculture farm with the aid of permaculture expert Stephen Brooks. See the video here.
  • Teaching English, art classes and after school sports and science clubs in 4 schools in rural Panama.
  • Working with the local health facilities to host health seminars and bring in experts to the rural town of San Miguel
  • Identification and database creation of native insects and plants

Working to build a truly sustainable community, Kalu Yala is based around new urbanism architecture, organic food, wellness, recreation, education, preservation, and conservation of the natural environment. Kalu Yala is located in the rainforest highlands of Central Panama in a 7,000-acre valley that backs up to the Chagres National Park. The internship program allows students and young professionals to come to Panama and gain cultural exposure, work experience, and knowledge in order to create a project that will ultimately help shape this sustainable community.  


Upcoming semester dates:

  • Summer 2014: May 19th - August 1st
  • Fall 2014: September 1st - November 14th
  • Spring 2015: January 12th - April 3rd

Students can apply online by filling in the application form here or email internships@kaluyala.com for more information.

 

JOB POSTINGS

(posted 3/31/2014)

 

JOB OP -  Openings at Buzzards Bay Coalition


The New Bedford, MA-based Buzzards Bay Coalition has openings for six positions. The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported nonprofit dedicated to the restoration, protection and sustainable use and enjoyment of the bay and its watershed. The coalition works to improve the health of the bay ecosystem through education, conservation, research and advocacy.


The following are the positions that are currently open (click for more information and how to apply):

 

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JOB OP - Research Assistant


The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography is looking for a part-time research assistant. This 18-hour-a-week position will perform data research and analysis in support of programmatic and fundraising goals.


Responsibilities: Conduct research of program statistics, participant survey results, and marine and environmental reporting tracking to assist in improving efficacy of program training methods and objectives; assist in tracking and interpreting Metcalf Institute website user analytics; prepare reports; assist in maintenance of Metcalf database.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; minimum of two years of experience in one or more of the following — statistical research, data analysis, web communications, prospect research and prospect communications.


Pay Rate: $24,816 to $51,520 (salary will be pro-rated to reflect part-time status).


To Apply: Click here.

 

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JOB OP - Recycling and Sustainability Administrator


The city of Pawtucket is looking for a recycling and sustainability administrator. The position plans, coordinates and participates in activities concerned with study, development and inspection of recycling materials and solid-waste disposal, and evaluates energy consumption and implements reduction initiatives.


Responsibilities: Conduct studies and implement plans to increase percentage of participation on recycling programs; coordinate and maintain all charts, records and reports concerning the pick up of recyclables; monitor deliveries of recyclables to the Blackstone Valley regional transfer station; work with schools, businesses and other facilities to establish collection programs and/or increase city recycling rates; write grants.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, industrial engineering, business management or related field, and/or 10 years of related business/logistical/analytics/environmental experience. Professional engineer preferred. Project management professional certified preferred. LEED AP preferred.


Salary: $49,660 to $57,445.


To Apply: e-mail resume and copy of diplomas to claird@pawtucketri.com.

 

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JOB OP - Hiring Teachers for the Community Environmental College   


The Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island is seeking to hire teachers for the Community Environmental College (CEC) youth summer program.

 

The CEC is an 8 week summer program for teenagers in Rhode Island, primarily youth of color from low-income families that live in the core urban areas of Rhode Island. The summer is filled with field trips, games and activities, hands-on projects, and tons of fun.

 

There are 3 classes with existing curricula: Environmental Justice, Food Justice, and Revolution 101 (intro to oppression and social movements). CEC students learn about environmental issues that impact them directly (ex. toxics, air pollution, food deserts, climate change, etc.) and how they connect to systems of oppression (racism, classism, sexism, etc.) The goal of the CEC is to teach young people about the systems and issues that impact their lives and give them the knowledge and tools to do something about changing the world around them, starting with their own communities.


All students are required to work on a final action project which is presented at graduation.   


LEARN MORE

 


(posted 3/24/2014)

 

JOB OP - Communications Coordinator, Brown Market Shares Program


The Brown Market Shares Program is hiring a new Communications Coordinator! This person will join our team to run this dynamic and fast growing program. We're looking for someone who is passionate about food issues and dedicated to the success of the Market Shares program.


More information, position description, and the application can be found on our website.


Applications are DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 30th, 11:59pm.

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Quest Overseas - Rwanda Summer Project


July 2014 - Join Our Team!


Quest projects offer our volunteers a chance to learn from the communities their funding supports. Our aims are for our volunteers to develop leadership and teamwork, to inspire them to live more mindfully, and to embrace a different way of life. Our holistic approach enables us to make a positive change to our volunteers as well as the communities we support.  

 

In 1994 an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered in the space of a hundred days. What befell the country over 16 years ago now seems inconceivable and though weapons and people have been laid to rest, the impact of the Genocide is sadly still evident. It had a devastating impact on all walks of life. For a number of reasons many children were left to fend for themselves on the street.

 

After more than three years of direct consultation between Quest Overseas and our local project partners Ubaka U Rwanda, we are pleased to announce that we will be supporting the construction of a new boys’ home. So we need volunteers to help begin work on the construction of a much needed new home for the former street children of Ubaka U, Rwanda, this July.

 

This project will be challenging both physically and mentally, but the rewards will be great as students immerse themselves in Rwanda’s rich and diverse culture, gaining a critical understanding of the world and their place within it.


For more information, call us at +44 (0)1273 777 206 or chat with us online or click here for additional contact info.

 


(posted 3/17/2014)

 

JOB OP - Food Hub and Food Access Coordinator


The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project at Tufts University is looking for a food hub and food access coordinator to organize planning and logistics for operation of a multi-farmer food hub, including a 450-share community-supported agriculture (CSA) program that provides locally grown produce to customers in the Merrimack Valley and Boston area.


Responsibilities: Work with program and finance coordinator to continuously monitor progress in reaching goals of World PEAS Food Hub sustainability plan and document outcomes; assist farmers in developing individual farmer production schedules; develop and conduct outreach and education programs to reach potential individual customers and institutional markets; manage shareholder communications and customer service; produce content for weekly CSA newsletter.


Qualifications: bachelor’s degree, or 5 years of experience overseeing CSA operations; experience in supervising/managing a produce operation or agricultural business; agricultural training and experience in multiple aspects of farming; experience in building relationships and educating consumers; minimum of 3 years supervisory experience.


To apply: e-mail resume and cover letter HR@comteam.org and nesfp@tufts.edu.

 

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JOB OP - Education/Outreach Coordinator


The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking for an education/outreach coordinator. The position is responsible for staffing and promoting the new Benjamin Family Environmental Center at the Goosewing Beach Preserve in Little Compton. The position is full-time, short-term, (35 hours a week) and is paid hourly. It’s an 18-week position that begins May 5 and ends Sept. 5. Housing is not provided.


Responsibilities: Provide a presence at the Environmental Center on a regular basis; greet the public and answer questions; provide information about Goosewing Beach and the shorebird protection program; conduct informal tours of exhibit areas; open and close the center; record number of visitors.


Qualifications: High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management; experience recognizing plant and animal species; experience operating various types of equipment; experience performing physical work.


Compensation: Competitive, 401(k) or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies, professional development opportunities, and promote from within.


To apply: Click here.

 

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Volunteer with Southside Community Land Trust!


Opportunities include work in communications, managing food systems, surveying our food farmers, blogging, and mending community farms in Providence! Email michelle@southsideclt.org for more info.

 


(posted 3/10/2014)

 

JOB OP - Fund for the Public Interest Summer Openings


The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. Last summer our staff helped ban off-shore drilling to protect our coasts, repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and increase food safety standards to make school lunches safer- all while building valuable leadership skills.


Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of our staff, you will raise funds, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.


To apply, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).


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JOB OP - Community Outreach Coordinator


The Boston-based Environment, Energy and Open Space Cabinet is seeking a part-time community outreach coordinator to help execute the 2014 Climate Action Plan Update community engagement strategy. The position will assist with the planning of the Greenovate Boston Summit, to be held this spring, and the coordination of the Greenovate Ambassador program. Launched in May 2013, Greenovate Boston is the city’s sustainability brand and initiative to engage local residents and businesses to take small steps in helping the city reduce its carbon footprint.


Responsibilities: Take the lead on initial logistics of Summit organization and provide input on the design and structure of the Summit; manage and coordinate Summit volunteers and speakers; create resources about city sustainability efforts to support the Greenovate Ambassadors; help coordinate Greenovate Boston meet-ups.


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, or coursework towards a bachelor or master’s degree, preferably in a sustainability-related field such as urban planning or community organizing; experience with organizing conferences and meetings; knowledge of and passion for sustainability and climate action; graphic design skills, multilingual abilities and Boston residency a plus.


Compensation: Stipend, negotiable based on experience and availability; college credit and/or funding encouraged for candidates in school.


To apply: e-mail cover letter and resume to CAP2014@CityofBoston.gov.


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JOB OP - Water Quality Monitoring Field Coordinator


The Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone is looking to hire a field coordinator for the Rhode Island team of the Blackstone River Watershed-wide Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program.


Responsibilities: Manage one of the three water monitoring teams that cover the entire Blackstone River watershed — 79 monitors sample at 80 sites throughout the watershed on a monthly basis from April through November under a Quality Assurance Project Plan approved by MassDEP, RIDEM and the EPA. Testing occurs on the second Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m.-noon. The position is for about 15 hours a month, as it includes recruiting and training monitors, managing equipment, setting up and overseeing the testing lab, and data management.


Qualifications: Lab experience; Excel; data management; own transportation. Familiarity with Blackstone River watershed preferred.


Compensation: $15 an hour.


To apply: e-mail Alice Clemente, Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone, atretired_and_happy@msn.com.

 


(posted 3/3/2014)

 

JOB OP - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN NATURAL SCIENCE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

 

C4 EcoSolutions (www.c4es.co.za) and Exploring the Bio-edge (www.explorebioedge.com) are employing natural scientists in literature research, data analysis, and the writing of technical reports and semi-popular articles. The positions available are internships for the first year, and full consulting positions from the second year onwards. The consultancy C4 EcoSolutions specialises in ecological restoration, climate change adaptation, validation of carbon credits, nature conservation and community development. The online publication Exploring the Bio-edge promotes environmental awareness through original theorising across the biological spectrum while fostering a spirit of enquiry and an appreciation of nature. Our team of 18 environmental professionals at C4 EcoSolutions is based in Cape Town, South Africa. C4 operates in more than 40 African, Asian-Pacific and Caribbean countries and its main clients include UNDP, UNEP, IFAD, GIZ and World Bank Group. Exploring the Bio-edge is read online worldwide.        

 

Applicants for internships need a degree in natural science and skill in writing English.

 

Exploring the Bio-edge demands lateral thinking, a deep interest in natural history, and an innovative presentation of biology. Successful applicants for this semi-popular media initiative will be able to: i) combine a courageous scientific spirit with cognitive rigour; ii) set new standards in creativity and artfulness; iii) cross disciplinary boundaries conceptually and in literature searches; and iv) proofread expertly. Proficiency in electronic media is essential and experience in online marketing will be advantageous.

 

Remuneration will be in line with salaries for environmental professionals in Cape Town. Overseas applicants considering moving to Cape Town might note that Cape Town was rated: i) partly in terms of ‘value for money’, as the “Best World City” in the Telegraph Travel Awards of 2008; and ii) as the number one place to visit in the world by the New York Times in 2014 (see http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/01/10/travel/2014-places-to-go.html?_r=0). Contracts of remote work via Skype and email will be considered.

 

Please see application details at www.c4es.co.za and www.explorebioedge.com. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via Skype and tested for proficiency in writing.

 

Applications end April 30, 2014.


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JOB OP - Blackstone Water Quality Monitoring Field Coordinator for RI


The Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone is looking to hire a Field Coordinator for the Rhode Island team of the Blackstone River Watershed-wide Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program.


The Field Coordinator (FC) manages one of the three water monitoring teams that cover the entire Blackstone River watershed. Seventy-nine monitors sample at 80 sites throughout the watershed on a monthly basis from April through November under a Quality Assurance Project Plan approved by Mass DEP, RI DEM, and the US EPA. Testing occurs on the second Saturday of the month, from April through November, 9:00am–noon.


The Rhode Island Field Coordinator position is for about 15 hours per month, as it includes recruiting and training monitors, managing equipment, setting up and overseeing the testing lab, and data management.


Qualifications: Lab experience, Excel, data management, own transportation. Familiarity with Blackstone watershed preferred.


See summary of Field Coordinator duties.


Contact: Please send responses to Alice Clemente, Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone, atretired_and_happy@msn.com.

 


(posted 2/24/2014)

 

JOB OP - ADIRONDACK PARK JOBS: WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM SUMMER POSITIONS


The Watershed Stewardship Program (WSP) at Paul Smith's College is a community‑based program designed primarily to educate the public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues pertaining to specific watersheds. Stewards interact with visitors at boat ramps and perform watercraft inspections intended to prevent the transport of AIS. The WSP also fulfils research and service functions.


Steward locations: Lake Placid/Saranac Lake/Tupper Lake area, Chateaugay Lake, Cranberry Lake, Long Lake, Raquette Lake, Fulton Chain of Lakes, Stillwater Reservoir, Saratoga Lake and other lakes. Most stewards should be located within commuting distance of Paul Smith’s College, Saratoga Lake, Tupper Lake, or Raquette Lake. Housing is not provided by WSP.

 

Term of appointment: May 19 – August 24, 2014 (14 weeks); 1 additional week until Labor Day required, depending on employee’s fall semester school schedule (15 weeks total).


Base pay: $13.50/hour      


Applicants should visit this link for more information:

http://www.paulsmiths.edu/offices/human-resources/career-opportunities/watershed

 


(posted 2/17/2014)


JOB OP - FINANCE COORDINATOR, NOFA-NH

Concord, NH


The part-time, hourly Finance Coordinator will ensure that financial, insurance and tax records are collected, recorded and reported in accurate, reliable, relevant and retrievable detail and format. The Finance Coordinator also provides basic office support and generates reports as requested for the Treasurer and Executive Director.

 

Learn more here.

 

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JOB OP - DEVELOPMENT INTERN, SUSTAINABLE NANTUCKET

Nantucket, MA


Sustainable Nantucket, a small grassroots organization that is working to build a more locally-based and self-reliant food system on the island of Nantucket seeks a part-time, summer Development Intern to assist with various fundraising initiatives. 5-20 hours/week. Must be able to work Saturdays. Learn more here. Send resume and cover letter to chelsea@sustainablenantucket.org.


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JOB OP - FARM CAMP STAFF, STONE BARNS CENTER FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Tarrytown, NY


Gain knowledge and hands-on experience to create an economically viable and ecologically resilient farm-business enterprise. Stone Barns Center is accepting applications for the following positions:


Apply to farmcamp@stonebarnscenter.org.

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY WITH QUEST OVERSEAS


Quest Overseas is an experienced gap year organization specializing in long-term sustainable volunteering projects across South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Since being founded in 1996, we have sent more than 2,000 volunteers to support our projects, and teams of students from all over the world have been doing their bit to ensure our long term partnerships with grassroots initiatives continue to grow from strength to strength. Quest Overseas are also members of the American Gap Association (AGA) demonstrating our utmost standards of quality, professionalism and genuine care for the communities we work in.


We have a number of volunteer teams departing to work on various exciting projects in July 2014. Volunteering on Quest projects allows students to gain a practical insight into the ways in which community self-help groups and development initiatives can bring about enormous change, all the while providing much needed support to the communities we work with. Our past volunteers have viewed their time with Quest Overseas as being of huge benefit to their understanding of elements of their courses, as well as a highly relevant and interesting topic of conversation at job interviews. We genuinely feel that the skills and knowledge our projects help to foster are invaluable for young people.


While we have a number of projects with differing focuses, I would like to suggest two which I have attached the fact sheets for:

 

Our Bolivian summer project is a unique opportunity to become intimately involved with a conservation mission to re-introduce protected species back into the wild by working alongside local communities. A perfect opportunity for those interested in conservation and practicing any Spanish skills in a practical setting.

 

The Rwandan genocide in 1994 had a devastating impact on all walks of life, high numbers of orphaned children were left to life on the street. After more than two years of direct consultation between Quest Overseas and our local project partners in Rwanda, we are pleased to announce that our first team of students will be departing for Rwanda this July, to begin work on the construction of a much needed new home for the former street children of Ubaka U, Rwanda. This project will be challenging both physically and mentally, but the rewards will be great as students immerse themselves in Rwanda’s rich and diverse culture, gaining a critical understanding of the world and their place within it.

 

Please visit the Quest Overseas website to gain a better understanding of what our projects entail or to see if you might be interested in applying.

 

Please, at any time feel free to contact us on (+1) 7187104524 or alex@questoverseas.com

 


(posted 2/10/2014)

 

GoEco GLOBAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES


GoEco is providing global volunteering opportunities for university students, faculty, and staff of Geography and Environmental Studies. Volunteers can choose from a variety of placements that will focus on wildlife and environmental research and conservation, as well as community and educational development. Discover the intriguing landscape of Madagascar with the Wildlife and Research Conservation project or get up close and personal with South Africa's wildlife at the Wildlife Sanctuary project. For a truly unique cultural experience become a counselor at the Multicultural Eco Summer Camp in Israel where you will immerse yourself in the culturally dynamic community.


MADAGASCAR: Wildlife Research and Conservation

Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island, and home to the most fascinating flora, fauna, and eco-system. With its unique creatures and landscapes, there is no better location to conduct environmental and wildlife surveys. Though challenging, this experience will see volunteers truly immerse themselves in nature, live in field camps made up of tents and showers with basic amenities while spending early mornings and late nights studying and collecting data on all of the fascinating things that Madagascar has to offer.


SOUTH AFRICA: Wildlife Sanctuary

The Volunteers will live in a comfortable house located on the sanctuary, with zebras and other wildlife roaming right outside the front door! The project will have set daily tasks such as cleaning, feeding, and general care of the animals. Volunteers will also have the chance to work on a variety of other projects including checking fire breaks, constructing enclosures, building a vulture kitchen, and creating other things that will further enrich the quality of life for the animals in the sanctuary. With so much to do and see, there is never a dull moment.

 

ISRAEL: Multicultural Eco Summer Camp

Mughar, located in northern Israel and overlooking the Sea of Galilee, is a diverse town with a long and rich history. This camp provides a great opportunity for Druze, Christian, and Muslim kids to learn and play together in a unique summer program. Join a group of local staff and international volunteers to teach environmental education, arts, sports, and English. Volunteers will have the chance to use their initiative and personal skills to create innovative ways of teaching and interacting with the kids.

Programs Include:
  • Accommodations
  • Full board
  • Full pre-departure & in-country assistance, training, and support

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JOB OP - ThinkImpact

(1) South Africa Country Coordinator

(2) South Africa Year Associate


We're hiring: Join our team in South Africa!


Are you ready to make every day high impact? We are currently seeking candidates for the position of South Africa Country Coordinator, who will be responsible for building and managing our operations in Cape Town, South Africa.


We are also currently searching for young professionals to become our South Africa Year Associate. The Year Associate will report directly to the Country Coordinator, and support them in growing & managing our programs.


Think you have what it takes? Click here to apply.


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JOB OP - CLEAN WATER FUND MERCURY PROGRAM COORDINATOR


POSITION:  Mercury Program Coordinator                   

LOCATION:  Providence, RI      

Posting Date:  Feb 7, 2014

Position Start:  Until Filled

 

Clean Water Fund is hiring a Mercury Program Coordinator to conduct outreach and program development for our Rhode Island mercury lamps take-back program. Clean Water Fund (CWF) is a national non-profit research and education organization that promotes the public interest on issues relating to energy, water, waste, toxics and natural resources. CWF’s goals include promoting clean water and safe drinking water, safeguarding the public from health threatening chemicals and promoting renewable energy solutions to climate change. CWF’s programs build on and complement those of Clean Water Action, with which CWF shares some staffing and office space. Clean Water Action has over 30,000 Rhode Island members and one million members nationally. Please see our website at www.cleanwaterfund.org or www.cleanwateraction.org.


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JOB OP - ENERGY POLICY ANALYST

Missouri Dept of Economic Development, Division of Energy


ENERGY POLICY ANALYST

Location: Jefferson City, MO

Travel: Moderate in-state travel with occasional overnight

Starting Salary: $42,552 - $45,108 Annually


Comments: Application screening will be on-going, position open until filled

Merit Type: Non-Merit

Non-Merit Application Process

Interested applicants may submit your cover letter, resume and transcripts (if applicable) via fax or email at:

Fax: (573) 522-9814 Or Email (please note, no spaces in address): hrhelpdesk@ded.mo.gov; send separate note to jeremy.knee@ded.mo.gov to let me know that you've applied.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Research program models from other states and nations to develop expertise and recommend effective energy efficiency and renewable energy program designs for Missouri.
  • Serve on collaborative or advisory groups to assist investor-owned utilities with design, implementation and evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.
  • Assist in collection, organization, analysis and reporting of utility program data.
  • Analyze technical energy data and state, national and global energy issues to identify trends in energy resources and technologies, including energy, economic and environmental issues, energy efficiency, renewable and alternate energy sources. Present results of research and analysis in verbal, written or graphic formats.
  • Develop policy recommendations related to various energy topics, technologies and resources.
  • Prepare testimony for utility regulatory actions filed with the Public Service Commission. Testify and submit to cross-examination in contested case hearings.
  • Assist with utility resource planning by reviewing utility plans for compliance with rules and participate in preparation of reports and findings and in meetings with utilities and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor financial assistance opportunities for the Division of Energy, notify appropriate staff and draft grant applications, cooperative agreements, etc. as assigned. Assist in grant administration and compliance reporting.
  • Perform other related work as assigned.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of local, regional, and state planning.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of research methodology.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of data collection and statistics.
  • Intermediate knowledge of laws relating to federal, state and local planning.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the principles and practices of administration.
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer software applications.
  • Intermediate knowledge of contracts, grants, and related fiscal documents.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and lead complex assignments within given deadlines.
  • Ability to organize and present the results of complex research or analysis in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to comprehend complex laws and regulations to participate in contested legal proceedings as assigned.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with agency officials, associates, stakeholders and the public.
  • Ability to demonstrate regular and reliable attendance.

Job Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and, three or more years of professional experience in research and analysis, program or policy development, and/or management analysis, grant management, budget/fiscal analysis, or a closely related area.

OR

One or more years experience as a Planner II.

Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.

24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Planning, Social Sciences, Public or Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Recreation, Engineering, Architecture, or a closely related area may substitute for one year of the required experience.


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JOB OP - RESEARCH ANALYST III

Missouri Dept of Economic Development, Division of Energy


RESEARCH ANALYST III

Location: Jefferson City, MO

Travel: Minimal travel with occasional overnight travel

Starting Salary: $38,040 - $43,356 Annually


Comments: Applicant screening will be on-going, position open until filled

Merit Type: Non-Merit

Non-Merit Application Process

Interested applicants may submit your cover letter, resume and transcripts (if applicable) via fax or email at:

Fax: (573) 522-9814 OR Email (please note, no spaces in address): hrhelpdesk@ded.mo.gov;  separate note to jeremy.knee@ded.mo.gov to let me know that you've applied.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize and coordinate research studies. Collect and analyze technical energy, environmental, economic, demographic and related data. Review state, national and global energy issues and policies to identify trends in energy resource development and use.
  • Formulate policies for collection and evaluation of program performance measures and integrate these policies with state and federal reporting requirements. Plan, organize and coordinate evaluations of programs. Collect, analyze, evaluate and report performance measures to federal and state agencies to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct highly specialized and complex analysis and reviews of electric utility resource plan fillings. Consult with program staff and management to prepare detailed public comments.
  • Plan, organize and direct research studies on the environmental impacts from energy production and use and the environmental benefits from energy efficiency and renewable energy.
  • Monitor financial assistance opportunities for the program. Provide technical data and information narrative for grant applications.
  • Present results of research studies and analysis in verbal, written and graphic formats to lay audiences through reports, web-based information or public presentations.
  • Perform other related work as assigned.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mathematical and highly complex statistical methods and their application to the analysis and evaluation of health, social and economic data.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the use of graphic presentations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of research techniques, current technical literature and sources, and availability of information.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the use and capabilities of statistical software packages.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of programming utilized in conjunction with a variety of statistical computer packages.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of agency program operations so consultation can be provided to program director on appropriate evaluation and research techniques.
  • Ability to analyze complex statistical data and to clearly present conclusions in written and graphic form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, outside agency personnel, and the general public.
  • Ability to demonstrate regular and predictable attendance.

Job Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Public or Business Administration, Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, Education, Psychology, Computer Science, or a closely related field, including at least six earned credit hours in quantitative research methods or statistics; and, three or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in the analysis and reporting of statistical data.

OR

Two years experience as a Research Analyst II.


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JOB OP - PLANNER II

Missouri Dept of Economic Development, Division of Energy


PLANNER II

Location: Jefferson City, MO

Travel: Moderate In-state travel with occasional overnight travel required

Starting Salary: $38,040 - $39,480 annually


Comments: Applicant screening will be on-going, position open until filled

Merit Type: Non-Merit

Non-Merit Application Process

Interested applicants may submit your cover letter, resume and transcripts via fax or email at:

Fax: (573) 522-9814 OR Email (please note, no spaces in address): hrhelpdesk@ded.mo.gov; separate note to jeremy.knee@ded.mo.gov to let me know that you've applied.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Review, track and coordinate assigned projects and regulatory case schedules and timelines and identify opportunities to proactively engage in utility cases, regulatory forums, roundtables and other projects or initiatives.
  • Assist with various project contracts and sub-grants with consultants selected to perform services related to the work of the Division of Energy.
  • Provide updates and reports on projects and information on energy issues and energy resources. Work with other parties and stakeholders to support and promote the Division of Energy’s goals and positions.
  • Analyze technical energy data and state, national and global energy issues to identify trends in energy resources and technologies.
  • Coordinate administrative rulemaking processes for Division of Energy in consultation with program and technical staff.
  • Participate in assigned utility advisory groups, roundtables, meetings and other forums to support and promote the Division of Energy’s program and policy priorities.
  • Research energy-efficiency and renewable energy programs and policies and assist in preparation of testimony, comments and presentations for forums and utility cases.
  • Develop knowledge and competence in the areas of energy policy and resources, utility resource planning, and regulatory utility cases.
  • Assist in the development of applications for state, federal or other funds, identify potential funding and program opportunities to support and promote the Division of Energy’s program priorities and development of partnerships for successful applications.
  • Present results of research and analysis in verbal, written or graphic formats.
  • Perform other related work as assigned.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of local, regional and state planning.
  • Intermediate knowledge of research methodology.
  • Intermediate knowledge of data collection and statistics.
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer software applications.
  • Introductory knowledge of laws relating to federal, state and local planning.
  • Introductory knowledge of contracts, grants and related fiscal documents.
  • Ability to plan, organize and complete complex assignments.
  • Ability to delegate and oversee assignments of staff.
  • Ability to organize and present the results of complex research or analysis in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with agency officials, associates, stakeholders and the public.
  • Ability to demonstrate regular and reliable attendance.

Job Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and two or more years of professional experience in research and analysis, program or policy development, and/or management analysis, grant management, budget/fiscal analysis, or a closely related area.

OR

One or more years experience as a Planner I.

Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.

24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Planning, Social Sciences, Public or Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Recreation, Engineering, Architecture, or a closely related area may substitute for one year of the required experience.

 


(posted 2/3/2014)

JOB OP - BROWN ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP LAB INSTRUCTOR 2014


The Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL) Instructor will be part of a 5 person staff team to build and implement an experiential learning program for high school students this summer. BELL takes places at the Haffenreffer Estate in Bristol, RI, where staff live, learn, and play alongside students for three, two week sessions. The program focuses both on environmental studies and leadership development. Instructors are responsible for curriculum development for 3-5 academic sessions, drawing upon their own expertise and interest. Instructor responsibilities include: curriculum development, community building, advising and mentoring, and operational support.


To read full job description, click here.


To learn more about the BELL program, see http://brown.edu/ce/pre-college/bell

 

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JOB OP - SALT MARSH SEASONAL TECHNICIANS WANTED


This is a great opportunity for students to gain an entry level opportunity with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. A large number of coastal National Wildlife Refuges are completing salt marsh assessments as part of their Hurricane Sandy Resiliency funding.


https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360497600?share=email


ALL application materials must be submitted online through USAJobs.gov. DO NOT send application materials to FWS staff. For additional information contact listed refuges directly or myself.


Susan C. Adamowicz, Ph. D.

Land Management Research & Demonstration Biologist

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

TEL: 207-646-9226 x31

FAX: 207-646-6554

 


(posted 1/27/2014)

JOB OP - SEEKING MARINE SCIENCE or ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MAJOR TO MANAGE NATIONAL OCEAN EDUCATION PROGRAM, Full Time Position (40 hours/wk)


Seeking a marine science or environmental studies major to run daily operations and outreach efforts for the Ocean Awareness Student Contest, a national contest aimed at inspiring next generation ocean stewardship and linking Art and Science. This is an incredible opportunity for a passionate ocean lover or environmentalist who is an organized self-starter with great ideas and conscientious follow through. People skills, a collaborative mindset and an ability to travel are a must. Candidate must also possess strong writing, research and communication skills, familiarity with excel, and be social media savvy. Candidates should live in the Boston area (or be willing to relocate) and be able to meet with contest founder on a weekly basis. Much of the work can be done from a home office, though some local and national travel will be necessary. Regular collaboration with the team, including the founder, website designer and current admin for training and ongoing support is available. We are looking for a candidate looking to make a 2-3 year commitment to this program. Salary 40K + benefits.


Responsibilities Include:


Administrative:

  • Field all email inquiries about the contest
  • Create and Maintain all contest databases: registration, data collection
  • Develop new projects related to ocean environment and climate change

Outreach:

  • Work with Founder to develop outreach efforts for ART, ESSAY and ADVOCACY tracts through research and networking
  • Use social media, phone and personal visits with teachers, students and organizations, workshop development, attendance at national and regional meetings and appearances at area high schools to increase effective outreach
  • Manage partner relationships and monitor partners outreach and payment
  • Track outreach efforts and results and communicate those to the founder

Research and Collaboration:  

  • Assist founder in developing new contest themes bi-annually and support necessary language, visual and focus shifts on the website
  • Develop framework and criteria for judging essays, art and advocacy projects with the founder
  • Read essays and triage with other marine science professionals and founder
  • Coordinate and track website changes with website designer
  • Think of creative out of the box ways to promote and expand the contest
  • Develop additional contacts and pathways within the STEAM movement and promote cross-collaboration between Art and Science

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to: Contest@fromthebowseat.org  To read more about From the Bow Seat Efforts.

 



(posted 1/13/2014)

 

JOB OP - Energy Planning and Policy Manager (RI)

Rhode Island's Office of Energy Resources is looking to hire a one-year position partially funded through the Rooftop Solar Challenge II grant.

Responsibilities: The Energy Planning and Policy Manager (EPPM) will be responsible for overseeing, managing, and implementing Rhode Island's scope of work outlined in the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership Statement of Project Objectives. The PM will receive support from the RIOER, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, CESA, and other state agencies as required.


Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have demonstrated experience in project management and stakeholder engagement. Subject matter background in energy and solar issues is highly preferred.


Click here for more info: http://providence.craigslist.org/gov/4242203881.html

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

(posted 3/31/2014)

 

Bard Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) Admission


The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is a graduate program for the aspiring environmental leader, offering interdisciplinary, Master of Science degree programs in environmental policy and climate science and policy with dual degree options in law, teaching, and business, as well as Peace Corps partnerships.


Academic Programs


Degree Offerings

MS in Environmental Policy

MS in Climate Science and Policy

           

Peace Corps Programs

Master’s International Program

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

           

Dual Degree Programs

MS / MBA in Sustainability (Bard MBA)

MS / MAT in Teaching (Bard MAT)

MS / JD in Law (Pace Law School)

The 3+2 Program for undergraduates

 

When to Apply


MS Degrees

January 15th: Early deadline

March 15th: Regular deadline

May 15th: Final deadline

           

Contact Information

Molly Williams, Assistant Director of Admission

Email: mwilliam@bard.edu

Visit: www.bard.edu/cep/admission

Call: 845-758-7071

           

It's never too late to pursue your calling!

 

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Eco Practicum Summer Application Information


Eco Practicum offers intensive environmental education and action programs for college students and recent graduates. The programs consist of hands-on farm work, meetings with experts in many environmental fields, and thoughtful discussions facilitated by skilled democratic educators. Eco Practicum challenges emerging leaders to consider multiple sides of complex issues, while helping them gain practical skills and connect with leading-edge organizations.


Eco Practicum Catskills (May 25 - June 22) is our summer program that delves into the intricate socio-environmental issues affecting the bioregion. This program is comprised of four units, each covering a different topic: food, animals, energy, and land use. Students can take part in one, two, three, or all four of these week-long units.

 

Students can apply online by April 15th and learn more about the programs at www.EcoPracticum.com

 


(posted 3/17/2014)

 

Environmental Research Institute - University of Belize Study Abroad Program


The Environmental Research Institute of the University of Belize invites students of Brown University to enroll in our Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation course this summer, on one of three unique offshore coral atolls in the Caribbean on the second longest barrier reef, the Belize Barrier Reef.


The University of Belize (UB) is a national autonomous and multi-location institution committed to excellence in higher education, research, and service for national development. The Environmental Research Institute (ERI) was created as a semi-autonomous department of the UB, with the mission to continuously build national scientific capacity for the effective management, sustainable use and conservation of Belize’s natural resources.


Since 2009, the ERI has been providing marine science education through its marine field station, Calabash Caye Field Station (CCFS), located in the Turneffe Atoll. Turneffe is the largest of the three offshore atolls that form part of the Belize Barrier Reef, and are unique geographical features in the region.


The ERI is also directly involved in science work towards the management of the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve. The students that use the field station, both local and foreign, get an opportunity to directly contribute to its management through participation in various ongoing monitoring and research projects at the CCFS.


This exciting introductory course is geared at university students majoring in marine biology, marine sciences, natural resource management or environmental sciences. The course runs from June 19 to 28, 2014 at the CCFS.


By enrolling in our Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation course, students will gain field experience working in tropical marine ecosystems, build their scientific knowledge, and experience the local cultures.


View our promotional flyer and brochure.


For more information on this opportunity contact us at telephone number +(501)822-2701 or send us an email at info@eriub.org.


To learn more about the work of the ERI click here.


Deadline for the receipt of applications is April 30, 2014.

 


(posted 3/10/2014)

Backpacking with a Purpose - Service Learning Opportunity


This summer, Operation Groundswell is sending hundreds of students across the globe for six week programs that will change their perspective on the developing world. You will have a unique opportunity to truly immerse yourself in new customs and cultures with the help of our incredible program leaders, who have organized meaningful community service projects, meetings with innovative local NGOs, and one crazy adventure.


We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!


Programs are filling up quickly so apply today!


Check out our map of where we go.  www.operationgroundswell.com

 

Our six week programs each have a different focus and are open in the following countries and regions:


* West Africa - Education and Global Health

* East Africa – Youth Empowerment and Development

* Middle East - Human Rights (ALMOST FULL)

* Southeast Asia - Ecotourism (PROGRAM FULL) and Youth Empowerment

* India - Education and Women’s Rights (ALMOST FULL)

* Guatemala - Fair Trade Justice and Peace & Conflict

* Peru - Health & Wellness (PROGRAMS FULL) and Environment


Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financially accessible travel experiences that blend responsible volunteering, education, personal development and adventure.

 


(posted 2/24/2014)

OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE HUMANNESS PROJECT

The Humanness Project is a startup organization working towards organizing society in a way that correlates with what it means to be a human being. We help communities organize democratically to foster stronger and more equitable political and economic structures based on human relationships. By coming together and talking on equal footing in democratic conversations, people shift political and economic calculations away from profit based measurements and partisan fighting to decisions immersed in real human relationships.

 

By fostering participatory democracy, The Humanness Project promotes individual and community rights, aims to build bridges between typically opposing parties, and helps empower communities politically and economically. It does this through community organizing and outreach, education and training, independent research, documentation, advocacy, and its press.


The rationale for our work is based on a rethinking of economic calculations to include things we do not or cannot measure and on a political philosophy that everyone should be free from oppression by other people and institutions. Believing that everyone has some truth in their convictions, we follow a non-partisan argument for removing power from big government, corporations, and banks by empowering citizens, communities, and small businesses. We do this by organizing communities to be more democratic.

 

By challenging the mainstream thought process that dictates how most of us conceptualize the economy and discussing why that thought process is wrong or limited, we can formulate alternatives to the current economic and political structure.


This analysis, as well as our methods for organizing communities, is illustrated in a book by our founder, Colby Hopkins, called “Another World IS Possible: Freedom, Economic Truth, and Creating a Society of Humanness.”

 

Opportunities for Students with The Humanness Project

We want to provide young people with an opportunity to be leaders in our movement. Therefore, we offer students unparalleled opportunities for leadership, education, personal and professional growth, and a unique chance to make a global impact.


We offer students the tools they need to help foster alternatives to the current political and economic models and to create real participatory democracy in their local communities. Our commitment to students includes a variety of trainings in outreach strategies and tactics, relationship building, team building, campaign strategies and tactics, power dynamics, participatory democracy facilitation, and understanding the real economy and alternative methods.

 

Once students are involved with The Humanness Project, we connect them with additional resources including anti-oppression and direct action trainings.

 

Additionally, students who are working with The Humanness Project will have opportunities for internships in a variety of non-profit roles including campaign development, communications, journalism, writing, editing, publishing, and more. Moving forward, we plan to develop internships around the needs and interests of the students. As a grassroots organization, we have many roles to fill for carrying out our work.

 

In addition, we have a small publishing company, The Humanness Project Press, that we are developing to help fund our work. Students interested in media and publishing will have opportunities with the press as well.


Who We Are Looking For

The Humanness Project will be fueled by the creativity, energy, and optimism of students. We are looking for students who are catalysts for change on campus — someone who is ready to rise to the challenge and provide others with guidance and purpose in the face of uncertainty. We want to connect with idealists who want to make the world a better place and who believe in the power of people! If you have the desire to create change, we can help you channel it.

 

If you’re up for the challenge, we want to hear from you. If you would like to join our movement, email us at thehumannessproject@gmail.com.

 

Another world IS possible and you can make it so.

 


(posted 2/10/2014)

 

THE CENTER FOR ECOLOGICAL LIVING AND LEARNING (CELL) FIELD STUDY PROGRAMS


Go Beyond Abroad!

 

Are you interested in learning how to live sustainably while having an adventure of a lifetime? Would you like to be a part of local and global solutions to environmental, social, and economic problems? Would you like “to be the change you wish to see in the world?” Our unique interdisciplinary study abroad programs will inspire you with a new vision of what is possible and will transform how you look at yourself, your community, and your world.

 

Check out the following video slide show to learn more: http://www.cellonline.org/2012/09/go-beyond-abroad/

 

We have space available in our Spring 2014 three-week Maymester program in : Central America and Iceland and in our Fall 2014 programs in Iceland and East Africa.

 

Who are we? The Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL) offers unique study abroad programs focusing on a theme of "sustainability through community." The world has great need of people who not only understand what sustainability is all about, but who are committed to making a difference in the world. Leadership and action are at the heart of what CELL is all about.

 

For more information, check out our website at http://www.cellonline.org. Please feel free to give us a call at 207-230-4025 or e-mail us at info@cellonline.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

 


(posted 2/3/2014)

ECO PRACTICUM SUMMER PROGRAMS


Eco Practicum offers intensive environmental education and action programs for college students and recent graduates. The programs consist of hands-on farm work, meetings with experts in many environmental fields, and thoughtful discussions facilitated by skilled democratic educators. Eco Practicum challenges emerging leaders to consider multiple sides of complex issues, while helping them gain practical skills and connect with leading-edge organizations. Eco Practicum NYC takes place during Spring Break (March 9-16; 16-23) and explores the unique ecological infrastructure of New York City, focusing on food, energy, and resource management. Eco Practicum Catskills (May 25 - June 22) is our summer program that delves into the intricate socio-environmental issues affecting the bioregion. This program is comprised of four units, each covering a different topic: food, animals, energy, and land use. Students can take part in one, two, three, or all four of these week-long units.

 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the deadline has been extended to February 15th for Eco Practicum NYC and April 1st for Eco Practicum Catskills. Students can apply online and learn more about the programs at www.EcoPracticum.com

 

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTEREY BAY FIELD STUDY OPPORTUNITIES


The Wildlands Studies Program, California State University, Monterey Bay offers a series of environmental and cultural ecology field studies that we invite you to join. This year you can choose among wildlife, wildland and cultural ecology field studies searching for solutions to environmental and cultural challenges. Each program grants 4-12 transferable upper-division units credit.


Please note that all programs, including those offered spring quarter 2014, are open and accepting applications now.  Field studies take place in: Yellowstone, Big Sur (California), Banff (Canada), Vancouver Island, The California Channel Islands, Fiji, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Thailand, India, Nepal, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.


Wildlands Studies students leave our programs well versed in field research methods, environmental impact assessment, data acquisition techniques and remain connected to a global network of scientists and researchers. They set themselves apart when applying for internships, professional employment, or graduate school by citing the knowledge and experience cultivated during the program.

 

All of our programs, now available for your consideration are described at our website:

www.wildlandsstudies.com. Our email address is wildlands@wildlandsstudies.com. If you have questions about any of our programs, please feel free to get in touch with us.

 


(posted 1/21/2014)

 

SUMMER 2014 INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

             

ISIS offers a variety of conservation and environmental field courses in Belize in the summer and the winter. The courses are held in the field, forests, sea and waterways of this incredible tropical country. Students will be able to experience and understand first-hand the wonders and challenges of different environments. All courses are intensive, delivering 3 credit hours over two weeks. Students can pair another course for a full four weeks studying abroad.

 

The people of Belize are a fascinating mix of cultures and languages, including the descendants of the ancient Maya, African slaves, Spanish invaders and European buccaneers along with Mennonites, Chinese, East Indians and Lebanese. The cultural exposure while studying with ISIS is a wonderful bonus. For the syllabi and course itineraries, click on the links below:

A two week course is $2,675 and the two course session is $4,225*, and are offered June and July 2014. Students tell us these courses are “worth every penny!” Transcripts are issued from Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio, Belize or for those students needing transcripts from a US university, click here for details.

 


(posted 12/02/2013)

COASTAL MARINE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ACADEMY (CMERA)


Want to gain hands-on marine research experience in Florida this summer while advancing your interest in natural science, padding your resume, receiving credit hours (see below), and having tons of fun? Here is your opportunity!!!


The Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science field research in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida area. Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work. We are offering a 100% field research opportunity. Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. As we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology. You will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each aspect of the ecosystem and the animals as you experience them!! You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school. The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers!


There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!! While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines field work is equally as important. We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences!


We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student.


Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!!  Space is limited! Come for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free!


NEW:  6 month tuition payment option available to make this more financially available to all students!


Check us out on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOLbCmtgKRs&hd=1


Credit hours: CMERA does not directly provide credit hours toward your degree, BUT you may be able to receive credit through your college or university for the summer program. Discuss this with your advisor. Most institutions offer hours listed as independent research or directed study for this kind of summer opportunity. They may also require you to attend a certain number of weeks in order to be eligible for credit. We will provide you a letter of completion or other confirmation that may be required by your school.


Contact us:  If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to email us at info@coastalmera.com

 


(posted 11/18/2013)

 

SUMMER FIELD COURSES IN ALASKA!


The Tatoosh School is a nonprofit, university-level field school with seasonal offices in Portland, Oregon and classrooms in the towns, oceans, and forests of Alaska’s Inside Passage. It is the school’s mission to foster first-hand learning about the ecology and environmental policy of southern Southeast Alaska.


Rigorous academics focus on the development of a sense of place and passion for civic engagement, and a sound knowledge of the Pacific coastal rainforest. Students can earn up to 12 units of credit and leave empowered to explore their surroundings with wide-eyed curiosity and to reach out as active and informed citizens.


Traveling through the islands that make up Southeast’s Alexander Archipelago provides students with the opportunity to build outdoor leadership and technical skills. Lectures and assignments delve into topics ranging from salmonid ecology to contemporary timber management. Innovative curricula teach scientific curiosity and civic engagement in ways that students can take home and practice, building a field course into a lifelong passion for wild learning.


Tatoosh School students become field scientists by participating in several established long-term ecological research programs together with our partners. These exciting projects provide students the opportunity to apply their understandings of Southeast’s dynamic terrestrial, riparian, and nearshore marine ecosystems while contributing to a valuable body of scientific data that is, in turn, used to inform management decisions across the region.


**6-week Courses**


Ketchikan Launch - June 18 - July 30

Wrangell Launch - August 4 - September 15


The School’s six-week kayak expeditions include two upper-division classes taken concurrently, one in science and a second in policy. While in the field, we experience the cause and effect of natural history and ecology and land management decisions hand-in-hand, with curricula woven together in a balanced way. In addition to the core curriculum, students become field scientists and participate in several long-term ecological research programs in collaboration with our partners.


Class Descriptions - taken concurrently during each launch


Aquatic & Terrestrial Ecology of Southeast Alaska (6 quarter units). Students develop an understanding of key ecological principals of aquatic and terrestrial systems, from the nearshore intertidal zone to the high alpine. This class also examines the adaptations and relationships of organisms to their environments over time and space.


Politics of Place - Southeast Alaska (6 quarter units). Topics include land ownership, public and private land management, conservation strategies, local and regional economies, Alaska Native cultures and communities, and contemporary resource management issues. A focus is placed on the evolution of social and legal structures, and how these structures guide current decision-making.  Inquiry and reason are applied to real-life challenges, and students engage with citizens and policymakers to consider solutions.


**3-week Course**


Stewardship of Salmon Rivers – Prince of Wales Island, AK

May 14 - June 5


(6 quarter units) This course examines the physical, biological, economic and political frameworks essential to informed stewardship of salmon-producing watersheds in the Pacific Coastal Ecoregion. Coursework engages the fields of hydrology, geology, geomorphology, biology, political science, and economics to develop students’ understanding of integrated watershed stewardship.  Students explore river systems with different levels of anthropogenic impact, and practice stream survey and monitoring techniques that contribute to long-term collaborative stewardship work.


Learn more and apply at http://tatooshschool.org


Questions?

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GRANTS / SCHOLARSHIPS / FUNDING

(posted 1/27/2014)

 

U.S. BORLAUG GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT

Application Deadline: Monday, April 14, 2014

 

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. U.S. citizenship is required, and applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program at the time of application. A list of previous recipients is here.

 

Applications are available at the program website.

 

Questions may be sent to borlaugfellows@purdue.edu.

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS

(posted 03/10/2014)

 

NCEAS issues special Call for Proposals for the Gulf of Alaska long-term synthesis

 

NCEAS seeks synthesis Working Groups and Postdoctoral Associates to conduct synthesis research and analysis for the Gulf of Alaska. Newly integrated historical data is now available from a quarter century of monitoring studies on physical and biological systems impacted by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

 

Proposals are due by May 1, 2014. Successful Working Group and Postdoc proposals will commence Summer 2014 and conclude Autumn 2016. Call for Proposals.


Following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in 1989, the oil-impacted areas of the Gulf of Alaska have been extensively monitored to examine impacts of the spill on the ecosystem and to assess and promote recovery of impacted species. NCEAS has collaborated with investigators from Gulf Watch Alaska and the Herring Research and Monitoring program to collate historical data from 25 years of monitoring studies on physical and biological systems impacted by the spill. In addition, Gulf Watch Alaska is currently conducting a comprehensive monitoring program covering benthic and pelagic systems, environmental drivers, and the effects of lingering oil. Previously, a lack of integrated data impeded holistic analysis, but the currently compiled data open new avenues for synthesis. Map of study region.

 

Successful proposals will utilize data collated by NCEAS along with other existing information that researchers gather to conduct and publish holistic synthesis and analyses of driving processes and perturbations within this large and complex ecosystem. We expect groups will develop and test important ecological ideas and theories, elucidate the use of sound science in policy and management decisions, and investigate sociological issues that pertain to the science of ecology.


Call for Proposals Gulf of Alaska Long-Term Synthesis

 

The Gulf Watch Alaska project is funded by Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council (EVOSTC) and state and federal agencies.

 


(posted 09/03/2013)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS - Volume 16 No.I

Scottish Journal of Arts, Social Sciences and Scientific Studies - ISSN 2047-1278

http://scottishjournal.co.uk/


SJASS invites scholars, researchers, professionals and academicians to publish their research papers in the journal. The author(s) can submit their manuscript covering any of the following areas.


Accounting, Acoustics, Aerospace engineering, Agriculture, Antarctic Studies, Anthropology, Aquaculture, Archaeology, Area studies, Astronomy, Behavioral Science, Biological Sciences, Biosecurity, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Botany, Building and construction, Business Studies, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Computing, Corporate Governance, Criminology, Cross-cultural Studies, Cultural and ethnic studies, Demography, Development Studies, Divinity, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronics, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Ethics, Finance, Family and consumer science, Food, Geography, Gender and sexuality studies, Geology, Health Science, History, Industrial Relations, Information Science, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Life sciences, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Management Science, Marine biology, Materials Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Media Studies, Methodology, Microbiology, Military sciences, Paralegal, Performing arts (music, theatre & dance), Philosophy, Physics, Political, Population Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, General science, Sociology, Social Welfare, Soil Science, Space science, Standards, Statistics, Systems science, Veterinary science and Zoology.


SJASS also publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews.

 

Authors are advised to follow the Author Guidelines in preparing the manuscript before submission.


Submissions to Scottish Journal of Arts and Scientific Studies (SJASS) should be made online, the online submission and peer review system is: Online Submission


Paper Review Process

Author(s) will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of the manuscript. After an initial review by the editors, those manuscripts that meet specifications will be sent to reviewers. Authors are also notified if manuscripts are judged not to be appropriate for review. Manuscripts are subject to review by members of the professional journal committee, editorial reviewers, and the editor.


Note: There is no submission fee.