Field Assistant for Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest: Deadline TOMORROW

Calling all tree huggers!

The vegetation team at Hubbard Brook is looking for three enthusiastic, physically fit, outdoor oriented students to join their team from 1 June – 15 Aug 2011. The job includes free housing at the lovely Mirror Lake hamlets.

The main focus will be re-surveying tree sizes for long-term tagged trees. You will also be starting a new project on the effects of moose browse on the forest.

Deadline is TOMORROW.
Is this the job for you? go/mojo

Internship deadlines next week! ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

The Natural Areas Program at Metro: Conservation

Internship

Application deadline: Friday, March 25th

Project Background: In 2006, voters approved a $230 million dollar bond measure to protect natural areas and safeguard Portland area water quality. With this bond measure, more than 2,400 acres have been acquired in addition to the 8,200 acres acquired under the first bond measure approved in 1995.

Besides its Natural Areas Bond Measure Program, Metro is also closely aligned with a coalition of conservation groups developing a Conservation Strategy. The geography spans two states and portions of nine counties. New datasets are being developed; there is a draft four-meter land cover, and we are working on a protected lands layer. We need to improve and stitch together streams, wetlands, and other datasets. Priority areas from various organizations also need to be assembled.

 

Middlebury Area Land Trust: Trail Work and GIS

Mapping Internship

Application deadline: Friday, March 25th

The Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) conserves, promotes, and manages land as natural, open, and working landscapes in Addison County. MALT also provides and supports recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities for the community.

We have conserved over 2600 acres in Middlebury and the surrounding towns and maintains the popular 16-mile Trail Around Middlebury (TAM). Most recently we have focused on protecting and developing important recreation amenities such as Otter View Park and conserving specific important natural resources such as the Middlebury River corridor and Addison County’s clay plain forests. (http://www.maltvt.org)

MORE INFO AT GO/MOJO

Master of Science degrees Offered at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy offers two Master of Science degrees, one in Environmental Policy and a second in Climate Science and Policy. The application deadline for both programs is May 1.  We also offer conditional admission, giving qualified students the chance to complete pre-requisites or submit their GRE’s over the summer.

At Bard CEP, we are guided by the belief that today’s young people are coming of age at an extraordinary moment in human history. Their generation must shepherd humanity through a critical bottleneck: in which rapidly rising populations, all seeking a better way of life, are running up against critical resource limitations and profound environmental challenges– chief among these, the ever-thickening blanket of carbon dioxide that is quickly heating up the planet.

Our focus is on leadership education, giving students the skills and ambition to transform businesses, NGO’s and governments, to rewire the world with clean energy, and to build a just and sustainable economy. Our first year curriculum is a unique, an interdisciplinary mix of science, economics, policy and law. In the second year, our students participate in a 4-6 month internship, and return to Bard in the spring to complete their master’s thesis. Our exceptional faculty-student ratio and small class size ensure close attention to the individual student’s career preparation and placement.



PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP: Deadline Monday Apr. 11

The Wetland Greenhouse Assistant will be responsible for:

1) Seeding, dividing, and transplanting herbaceous wetland plants.
2) Propagating trees and shrubs to the tubeling and container stage.
3) Collecting (and cleaning) seeds in wetlands at various times throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
4) Shipping plants to customers;
5) Assisting in the development of business expansion plans. [ More on MOJO ]

Middlebury College David S. Stone ‘74 Tree House Fund

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Middlebury students, the environment, and/or the community?

Apply to the Middlebury College David S. Stone ‘74 Tree House Fund!

What is it?

· Up to $2000 total is available this year to fund one or several creative student projects that benefit Middlebury students, the environment, or the community.

· These awards are intended to support student-initiated projects that would not have otherwise been funded through other sources. Projects may not add additional unanticipated cost to the operating budget.

Who can apply?

· All Middlebury undergraduates are eligible to apply as individuals or in collaboration with other Middlebury students.

· Middlebury organizations, clubs, teams or groups already recognized by the College and receiving College funding may not apply.

What do I need to submit?

Applications should include:

· Completed David S. Stone ’74 Tree House Fund Application (enclosed, and available on line: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/uro/funding/funding2)

· Tentative proposal budget

· Tentative proposal implementation timeline based on approval by the end of February.

When and where do I submit my application?

Application materials are due at 136 McCullough Hall (the office suite across from the ATM machine) to Administrative Associate Diane Foley by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 . Funding recipient(s) will be notified shortly thereafter. All projects must be fully implemented by Commencement in May 2011.

Middlebury World Youth Peace Summit Program: Fostering Community Through Athletics and Arts!

Panel Discussion: Athletics and Art as Agents of Social Change
Thursday, January 20, Wright Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

A panel discussion will explore the experiences of individuals working in the sport-for-development and art-for-development sectors. It will expose Middlebury students to various opportunities in these burgeoning fields. Panelists include: Read more

Spring Internship in Burlington: The Legacy Project

Website: http://burlingtonlegacyproject.org

The Legacy Project is a partnership effort aimed to bring the Legacy Action Plan, Burlington’s vision for sustainability in 2030, to life. The Plan, reflective of input from hundreds of community members, is based on five major themes: economy, neighborhoods, youth and life skills, governance, and the environment.

Job Title: Social Media Outreach and Marketing Assistance  Read more

Job Post: ACE New England Educator Job Description

The Job: Educator

What we need: A dynamic, science-savvy, education-driven performer to deliver ACE multimedia presentations on climate change to high school students in New England.  (Check out our trailer to get a taste of our presentation.) You’ll be in the trenches with high school students, communicating the essential science of climate change in a lively, fun and unforgettable way. After each presentation you’ll be working with youth to create ACE Action Teams that work on a variety of climate change projects, from recycling and composting programs to throwing green proms. We also need a power-networker to build partnerships with schools, nonprofits, celebrities and companies.

Our Educators work from home when they’re not giving presentations, meet once a week with the local team, and meet occasionally with other regional teams. So please be comfortable with that.

The Organization: ACE::Alliance for Climate Education ACE is a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it—while having fun along the way. We’re based in Oakland, CA, with satellite offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York, and New England.

ACE offers a powerful mission, rapid growth, sharp people, a spirit of innovation and a fast-paced environment that focuses on accountability and results. Learn more about ACE – and check out our rave reviews at http://www.acespace.org

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and iWork
  • Terrific oral and written communication skills
  • Awesome presentation skills—dynamic, engaging personality – you know how to put on a show
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, detail oriented, self-motivated
  • Comfortable working in a remotely managed small team
  • Solid understanding of global climate change and the youth environmental movement
  • Self-managing—you’ll need to manage a whole slew of projects with clear and constant communication while working from a home office
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in theatre, or other forms of performance art or public speaking
  • Teaching experience or other experience working with high school age students
  • Familiarity with the local school systems
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Schedule: Full-time position, 40 hours per week 
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Anticipated Start Date:  Immediately 
Deadline: Open until filled 
Location: Southern New England

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Sam McKelvie: sam.mckelvie(at)climateeducation.org.

Please include salary requirements in your cover letter. No phone calls please.

We value and respect the diverse viewpoints and individual differences of all people. ACE is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone interested to apply.

Job Post: ACE LA Regional Managing Educator

The Job: Regional Managing Educator – Los Angeles

What we need: A dynamic, science-minded, education-driven performer to deliver our multimedia presentations on climate change to high school students in Greater Los Angeles. (Check out our trailer to get a taste of our presentation.) You’ll be in the trenches with high school students, communicating the essential science of climate change in a lively, fun and unforgettable way. After each presentation you’ll be working with youth to create ACE Action Teams that work on a variety of climate change projects, from starting recycling projects to solarizing their school. We also need a power-networker to build partnerships with schools, nonprofits, celebrities and companies.

You’ll work from home and remotely with a local team, with occasional meetings with our other regions.

The Organization: ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education ACE is a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it—while having fun along the way. We’re based in Oakland, CA, with satellite offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Washington D.C., New York, Providence, and Boston

ACE offers a powerful mission, a spirit of innovation and a fast-paced environment that focuses on accountability and results. Learn more about ACE – and check out our rave reviews at http://www.acespace.org

Roles and Responsibilities:

As Regional Managing Educator you will be responsible for managing a team of 2-3 educators, building partnerships with schools and likeminded Southern California nonprofits, ensuring ACE follow-up programs are implemented effectively and supporting the branding of our Southern California regional program.  We are seeking a strong manager that can support the development and progression of our Southern California Team and effectively manage and multitask. Educator responsibilities include but are not limited to: scheduling assemblies, ensuring effective implementation and delivery of presentation, mentoring High School teams, developing and nurturing partnerships, maintaining communication with headquarters, and coordinating PR efforts.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills—dynamic, engaging personality
  • 2-3 years of experience managing other team members
  • Ability to develop cogent work plans, manage and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Solid understanding of global climate change science and the youth environmental movement
  • Ability to manage a variety of team members and projects
  • Ability to maintain clear and constant communication while working from a home office
  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and motivational skills
  • Comfortable taking a leadership role in a small collaborative team environment
  • Takes pleasure in enabling and supporting others to be effective in their work
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Calendar, Documents, and Spreadsheets

Desired Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience or other experience working with high school age students
  • Familiarity with the LA area school systems and local NGO community
  • Experience in theatre or other forms of public performance
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Proficiency in Spanish language
  • Public relations experience
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce.com

Schedule: Full-time position, 40 hours per week 
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Anticipated Start Date:  Immediately 
Deadline: Open until filled 
Location: Los Angeles, CA

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Ms. Sam McKelvie: sam.mckelvie(at)climateeducation.org.

Please include salary requirements in your cover letter. No phone calls please.

We value and respect the diverse viewpoints and individual differences of all people. ACE is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone interested to apply.

‘09.5 Grad has a Job Opportunity for You!

I graduated this past February and got a job as a Seasonal Research Technician with the Rodale institute in PA. Rodale is a great fit for anyone interested in organics, climate change, research, etc.

Each year, Rodale hires 4-5 Seasonal Research Technicians to coordinate and execute our on-farm research. It isn’t an internship, but the position is seasonal and ends at the end of December. There is one opening for someone to start at the beginning of 2011 (great for a Feb!) and four openings for spring graduates. A description of the position can be found here:
http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/seasonal_research_technicians.

Rodale Institute is a 501©(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. The Rodae Institute was founded in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale to study the link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people. For over sixty years, we’ve been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing our findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest options for people and the planet.

Job Post: Good Food Jobs Outreach Intern


Good Food Jobs is seeking an Outreach Intern to help expand coverage of diverse good food jobs across the country (and the globe).

About Good Food Jobs:
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Good Food Jobs is the first online job search tool for people who want meaningful food work. it was created by Taylor Cocalis and Dorothy Neagle as a way to strengthen the food economy by encouraging its growth and exploration. The site and its accompanying gastognomes blogs are used to educate people about the multitude of ways one can embark on a food-related career.

About the Position:
The GFJ Outreach Intern works independently to identify businesses and organizations within specific categories that are committed to sustainable food and/or food culture. The Outreach Intern would maintain close contact with the founders of Good Food Jobs, but could complete the work from any location. This is an opportunity for someone who is passionate about the food industry to gain exposure to a host of other food-related companies.

Requirements:
*Detail-oriented
*Outgoing
*Interest in and passion for sustainable food and food culture
*Ability to take direction well and to simultaneously work independently
*Demonstrate an understanding of the Good Food Jobs missions and goals.
*Familiarity with online research and social networking tools
*Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

Responsibilities: Research businesses and organizations that are aligned with the Good Food Jobs mission and goals
*Compile data, create and organize spreadsheets
*Draft and distribute email communication
*Communicate on a regular, predetermined schedule with the founders
*Deliver feedback, insight and suggest new ideas for outreach growth

This is a 3-month internships starting in mid-January, 2011 and will be compensated with our undying gratitude and support

To Apply: Send a resume and one-paragraph cover letter to info{at}goodfoodjobs.com, subject line: Outreach Intern.



A very Green Vocabulary Lesson

Remember getting your resume checked by one of our sweetastic counselors? Remember them telling you that you should use your employer’s language and incorporate it into your resume and cover letters? If not, you really should stop by the Adirondack house because the counselors do have some killer advices.

But back to my main point: you have to talk the talk in order to walk the walk.
Do you know what a triple bottom line is? What is lohas? Are you totally confused?

For those of you interested in working in green business, you might want to check out Green for All’s Green Speak, a glossary containing many of the terminologies and buzzwords frequently used in the green industry today. This guide serves as an introductory resource for anyone new to the intersection of sustainability and social justice, as well as for those who lack an exhaustive understanding of commonly used jargon.

Become a Global Impact Fellow


http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps is a high-impact immersive global health experience for students and for professionals. Unite For Sight is the world’s leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering abroad. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our Global Impact Fellows, coupled with the highest quality of healthcare delivery programs with our partners.

What do Global Impact Fellows do? Global Impact Fellows support and learn from the partner clinics’ talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Through hands-on, structured training, Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship.  Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery.

Global Impact Fellows come from very diverse backgrounds, including those interested in public health, medicine, international development, social entrepreneurship, and the social sciences.  Global Impact Fellows participate daily with local doctors to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty.  They assist with patient education, visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research. For example, current Global Impact Fellows are pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to care.

What do Global Impact Fellows say?

“The three weeks I spent volunteering with Unite For Sight as a Global Impact Fellow in Ghana were some of the most interesting and rewarding of my life, combining the opportunity to learn about life in Ghana, a country new to me, experience the challenges of improving global health and do concrete, useful work to help others… I had such a positive experience with Unite For Sight this past summer and…I hope to be able to spread the word about the amazing work Unite For Sight does by telling people about my experience as a Global Impact Fellow in Tamale.”–Sophie Brigstocke, Williams College Student, Global Impact Fellow in Ghana

“I gained a vast basin of knowledge not only about eye health, but also on the healthcare infrastructure, patient interactions, and management systems of the developing world. Reading about health issues in the news or in class became stark reality during my summer in Dhenkanal, and I now aim to reinvigorate my efforts to study and contribute to the field of international health. Over the course of my career, I hope that I can one day return to India as a doctor and remedy the health inequalities that remain ever-present on a global scale,” Pallavi Basu, Cornell University Student, Global Impact Fellow in India

See more volunteer accounts at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/volunteer-accounts

Locations of Year-Round Eye Care Delivery:
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

*   Accra and Kumasi Regions, Ghana
*   Northern and Ashanti Regions, Ghana
*   Tegucigalpa, Honduras
*   Patna, India
*   Dhenkanal, India

Complete details online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Job Post: Get Paid to Solve Social Problems

Changemakers® is a community of action where we all collaborate on solutions. We know we have the power to solve the world’s most pressing social problems. We’re already doing it, one project, one idea at a time.

How do we do it? We talk about the issues, share stories and mentor, advise, and encourage each other in group forums, even engage in friendly competition. We form surprising connections and unexpected partnerships across the globe that turn the old ways of problem solving upside down. We try things that have never been tried before.

Our mantra is “Everyone a Changemaker.”™ Whatever your passions, however you want to make a difference, you’ll find a way to make it happen it here. Changemakers® connects you to action because we’re on the ground, making changes every day.

Interested?
http://www.changemakers.com/careers
Be the change that you want to see in the world. -Mohandas Gandhi

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