Tag Archives: Environment

Can a Corrupt Company Be Green? The Volkswagen Scandal

Tuesday, September 25, 4:30 PM in Hillcrest 103

Jack Ewing, Germany correspondent for The New York Times and author of Faster, Higher, Farther: How One of the World’s Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud (W.W. Norton 2017), explains how a win-at-all-costs company culture made a mockery of Volkswagen’s claims to be environmentally conscious–and why Volkswagen is a cautionary tale for any corporation striving to be socially responsible.

Cosponsored by Program in Environmental Studies, Franklin Environmental Center, Department of German, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and Department of Economics.

The Flint Water Crisis: The Promises and Perils of Practicing Science for the Public Good

Fall 2018 Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series with Siddhartha Roy, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

Thursday, September 20, 12:30 PM in Hillcrest 103

We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or buil

ding character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet. Check out his TED Talk here.

Siddhartha Roy is an environmental engineer and science communicator who works at the nexus of  water quality, public health, and environmental justice. He and his team helped uncover the Flint. Michigan water crisis.

Cosponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

For a full schedule of the Colloquium Series, click here.

Harvard College Conservation Society/ALPINE Career Conference November 10

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Harvard University
The Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

This fall ALPINE, in conjunction with the Harvard College Conservation Society, will host a career conference for undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in diverse disciplines within the field of conservation.  The conference will take place on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, MA and will be open to students from throughout New England. Registration is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Space will be limited so it is important that students register to be included in a very full day of events. Students can register here.

The event will feature a variety of panels and speakers in areas related to land conservation including, conservation finance, law, international conservation, as well as technology, communications and research in conservation. There will also be networking opportunities for students to connect with leaders and representatives of the major conservation organizations from around the region who will be attending the conference with job and internship opportunities and to learn more about the conservation fields.  The conference is aimed at providing college students interested in learning more about conservation with the opportunity to meet a broad range of conservation professionals.

What is ALPINE? Academics for Land Protection in New England

Starting with 24 institutions ALPINE aspires to engage the region’s academic resources: more than 180 colleges and universities; 1.2 million students; diverse lands; extraordinary talent; and a large alumni base with deep ties to the land.

ALPINE advances conservation through:

STUDENT internships with conservation organizations and agencies facilitating real-world experience with local policy and regional planning.
FACULTY research, mentorship, and teaching to address critical issues in science, law, policy, finance, and more.
ADMINISTRATIONS prioritizing land protection and stewardship for their institutions, communities, and the region.
ALUMNI engaging with institutional efforts and advancing land protection regionally,locally, and in their own backyards

Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internships in Handshake: Deadlines Week of May 8-15

Social Impact


Summer Sustainability Intern at the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation

CELF tackles climate change by preparing K-12 students to become future problem-solvers.


Research Associate at Regulatory Strategies Group, California Environmental Associates

Work at CEA’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Group, to help clients develop, negotiate, and implement regulatory compliance programs; research and respond to policy and rule changes; and design and executive proactive engagement strategies with agencies and elected officials.


Intern at Eikosphere – due 5/8

Apply to work in a small interdisciplinary consulting group to the UCI (Universidad para la Cooperation International)-UNESCO on a Biosphere Preserve in the heart of Costa Rica’s tropical forests.


Live Foods Culture Intern at Quincy Animal Care Center, New England Aquarium – due 5/8

The Culture Aquarist Intern position will assist staff in the Aquarium’s mission to Live Blue through sustainability at the New England Aquarium’s offsite holding facility in Quincy, MA.


Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Intern at Social Science Research Council – due 5/8

The SSRC is an independent, international nonprofit devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences.


Summer Camp Counselor at KEYS Service Corps AmeriCorps – due 5/10

KEYS Service Corps, AmeriCorps members are placed at a variety of community-based organizations throughout Allegheny County to help out at summer day camps with youth.


Climb to College & Career Intern at Branches, Inc. – due 5/10

Consider applying to this paid internship in the education and college access programming field in Miami, FL.


Various Positions at Environmental Protection Agency – due 5/11

Apply to work at the EPA this summer in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Great Lakes Conservation Corps Crew Member at Superior Watershed Partnership – due 5/11

Become an environmental steward in the gorgeous Upper Peninsula of Michigan, gaining knowledge of various conservation techniques and skills.


Communication and Marketing Internship at Meals on Wheels America – due 5/11

Support this nonprofit’s efforts to address senior isolation and hunger, working full-time in Arlington, VA and learning about communications and marketing.


Program Coordinator at Armed Services Arts Partnership – due 5/11

The Armed Services Arts Partnership aims to reintegrate veterans, service membrs, and military families into their communities through the arts.


Planning for Resiliency Internship at Historic New England – due 5/13

At this internship at Historic New England, you would assess the status of preparedness for Historic New England’s museum properties for climate change, and developing a strategic framework to address needs for resilience against it.


Summer Internships at Business Council for International Understanding – due 5/14

At the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), you will obtain experience with working with the private sector, governments and international organizations.


Events Associate at The Dershowitz Group – due 5/14

The Dershowitz Group, a bipartisan boutique public affairs and strategic communications firm, is seeking a motivated and talented events associate.


Fall Internship at The Obama Foundation – due 5/14

Gain experience with diverse models of leadership, working closely with a mentor at the organization.


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Observer at A.I.S., Inc – due 5/15

Work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aboard commercial fishing vessels.


Be a Part of Middlebury’s Energy Future: Apply to Summer Environmental Internships

The Office of Sustainability Integration here at Middlebury  is hiring four students to work in the Sustainability Solutions Lab as Research Assistants in the two subject areas described below.  Here are the links to the positions in their office this summer, if anyone seems interested!

SSL: Waste & Transportation Research Assistant


SSL Energy & Carbon Research Assistant


These are great positions to gain real world experiences in developing a plan for Middlebury’s energy future and moving toward 100% renewable and responsible energy. “Be the change you want to see in the world!”

Your Field Guide to What’s Next: Careers in Environmental Studies

Alumni will be on campus to share their paths and professional lives with students to help them think broadly about their Environmental Studies major and a variety of different career paths. Events are Thursday, March 15 – Friday March 16.

What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Alumni Panel 5:00 p.m.
Dinner with alumni, 6:15 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!


Friday, March 16, 2018

One-on-one Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adirondack House – Click the links below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.

Participating Alumni –

Click here to learn more about our alumni panelists! You don’t have to be an Environmental Studies major to meet with these alumni.

Andrew Forsthoefel ’11
Self-EmployedSign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatAndrew Forsthoefel Photo
Ben Wessel ’11.5
Deputy Political Director
and Director, NextGen Rising

NextGen AmericaSign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatBen Wessel Photo
Carolyn Barnwell ’07
Documentary Producer
National Geographic SocietySign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatCarolyn Barnwell Photo
Lauren Sanchez ’11
International Policy Director
California Air Resources Board  Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatLauren Sanchez Photo
Lea Davison ’05
Clif Pro Team
Professional Cyclist &
Two Time Olympian
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatLea Davison Photo

Conservation and Recreation Internship – Middlebury Area Land Trust

For those with education, experience, and interest in natural resource management, forestry and recreation management, conservation, and/or working on trails design and stewardship. The intern will focus on MALT’s cornerstone project, the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), a 19-mile trail circumnavigating the town of Middlebury, VT. The intern will work closely with MALT’s Volunteer Trail Coordinator of 30 years, John Derick. The intern will gain practical experience in trail stewardship, forestry and recreation management, and volunteer coordination. The intern will also gain valuable experience working in a small, environmental non-profit.

Apply for the internship:

To Apply: Applications close on March 9th at 12:00 pm

Please send a cover letter and resume to Jamie Montague, Executive Director no later than March 9, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with a possibility of filling the position before the deadline.

Submit applications to: jamie@maltvt.org ;

Questions? Email jamie@maltvt.org or call 802-388-1007.