Established in 2010, Plenitud’s teaching, demonstration, and research center is located in Las Marias, Puerto Rico and offers courses, internships, and demonstrations in sustainable and permaculture practices.
Plenitud has stewardship of a 15 acre parcel of land located in the Western, mountainous region of Puerto Rico, and founded a Teaching Center dedicated to the research and demonstration of organic agriculture and sustainable practices. The layout, methodology, and development of the farm have been primarily guided by “Permaculture” design principles, emphasizing soil conservation, responsible water management, renewable energy, and natural building.
Each year, hundreds of visitors from private and educational sectors from around the world participate in courses, internships, and research collaborations in a collective effort to gather and share the skills and values for a more sustainable and healthy future.
This year- Plenitud PR is offering a two week internship for individuals to learn the practical application of sustainable living skills!!
Check out this flyer for more information on how to apply!Permaculture Immersion Overview
Are you an undergraduate, graduate student or recent graduate interested in learning more about a career in environmental conservation? If so, you should consider applying for the 9th Annual Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) Fellowship Program, based in Warrenton, Virginia! Twelve students will be selected for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a summer in the Virginia Piedmont, while studying with seasoned professionals in land conservation, land use planning, agriculture, habitat and more.
The highly acclaimed PEC Fellowship is much more than an internship. For the first four weeks, the program combines classroom discussions, field trips, and hands-on activities to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the work that PEC does. For the final three weeks, the fellows work on a collaborative practicum, focused on their interests as well as a particular aspect of PEC’s work in the Piedmont.
Through this personalized experience, participants gain the practical knowledge and skills necessary to successfully transition into careers in conservation, urban planning, agriculture, historic preservation, public policy, and other related fields. In addition to providing fellows with local housing, PEC covers all program-related expenses and provides a stipend to cover living expenses.
To find out more information and view the application process please follow this link pecva.org/fellowship
New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) was founded in 1944 to encourage more prudent use of New England’s forests, which suffered from poor harvesting practices and a lack of good management planning. Today, NEFF is a recognized leader in sustainable forest management, conservation, forestry education, and assisting landowners in the long-term protection and management of their properties.
The New England Forestry Foundation is offering 3 Forest Stewardship Summer Internships this year with the opportunity for one to extend into a 6 month fellowship. The position is a great opportunity for students and graduates interested in natural resource management, forestry, non-profit land trusts and many more facets of Northeastern forests. This opportunity is available for current Middlebury students AND recent graduates!! The full description can be found here: http://www.newenglandforestry.org/who-we-are/employment-opportunities
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been working to protect the land within the Lake George watershed – from summit to shoreline – to preserve the world renowned water quality of this amazing lake. As a non-profit land trust our work depends on the generosity and passion of people who love Lake George and want it to remain as clean and beautiful as it is today for their children and future generations.
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) Stewardship Assistants will work with and under guidance from the Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist to conduct the daily management and maintenance of LGLC’s preserves and properties. Together, the Stewardship Assistants will be responsible for maintaining and improving the hiking trails on LGLC preserves and properties, including erosion control, clearing brush and trail marking. Scouting and blazing new trails may also be required, as well as bridge and kiosk construction and installation. They will also monitor each of the properties for which LGLC holds conservation easements.
The Stewardship Assistants will interact with the public and communities within the watershed through person to person contact at LGLC preserves and public recreational venues. Assistance with leading public hikes and other outings will be required. Administrative days will be used for organizing,
documenting and reporting on field work, as well as the routine maintenance of tools and vehicles.
To find out more information and how to apply please check out this Pdf: Stewardship-Assistant-2015 !
The Island School offers a transformative educational semester and summer journey. High school students from around the world join the intentional community of teachers and learners seeking to transcend traditional education models. With the campus and surrounding ocean as their laboratories, they partner with a world class science research facility.
The Island School programs engage in the processes of inquiry in order to discover sustainable solutions to real world problems. They explore the framework of Eleuthera’s cultural and environmental landscape through student-centered academics, outdoor programs that support personal growth and leadership development, and outreach programs that practice a project-based approach to local collaboration. The Island School experience culminates in the beginning of a lifelong educational journey, with more self-confident students leaving as engaged global citizens, empowered to be active leaders of their generation.
Several Teaching Positions are available:
The Island School
Communications Associate & Educator
Director of Communications
Environmental Art Teacher
Human Ecology Teacher
Marine Ecology Teacher
Summer Term Alumni Mentor
Deep Creek Middle School
Health, PE & Skills Teacher
Part Time Arts Teacher
Social Studies Teacher
Cape Eleuthera Institute
Assistant Outdoor Educator
For more information please check out: http://www.islandschool.org/programs/
Without a significant, serious and immediate increase in diversity and inclusion, the conservation community will become a movement of the past instead of a guiding principle of the future. The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a multi-summer, undergraduate experiential-learning program focused on the themes of biodiversity, food, climate, and water across urban and wild spaces.
Last summer, two dozen stellar freshmen and sophomores from all over the country — and diverse along all axes: race, ethnicity, socio-economics, area of study — gathered in WA for this immersion/field-based course. They traveled all over the state and addressed a range of conservation issues through a variety of ecological and social science lenses. The overarching theme? How we can best grow an inclusive and diverse conservation movement.
To find out more information please check out this pdf file: doris duke conservation
The deadline is January 29th! Make haste!
Renewable NRG Systems offers user-friendly products at the right price. The high quality product line and excellent technical support have helped them serve over 65 customers in India and Asia Pacific, all with repeat business orders. It’s been a wonderful 14 year association. One of the fastest-growing energy sources, wind power is reliable, affordable, and sustainable. Renewable NRG Systems designs and manufactures products specifically for this expanding industry.
Position available as a Sales Associate, entry-level in the Sales Department and Business Development Department!
Check out the link below for more information on Middlebury’s College Community Linkedin Group!
The North East Water Resources Network has paid opportunities for undergraduate students to carry out research for 10 weeks during the summer – in their Vermont, Rhode Island and Delaware research locations.
Research interns will be part of teams who are investigating the impact of climate variability and extreme weather events on water quality and quantity across the north-south gradient from VT to DE. They will investigate how to provide valuable and rapid information to stakeholders (resource users, resource managers, and policy makers) to lead to more time-efficient and better-informed land and water use decision making.
For more information and a link to get started on the application, follow the pdf link below!
http://www.orionmagazine.org/ – Connect now to gain access to thousands of opportunities ranging from environmental education, organic farming to advocacy and management!
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance. For more information, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/.
The Environmental Career Opportunities (ECO) newsletter has cool jobs and internships of various levels, including plenty of entry-level positions all over the country!
For example, if you’re passionate about nature and enjoy working with kids, you could spend a summer as an intern for the Boat Camp Nature School in Newburyport, MA. Check out the job board for many more opportunities!
How to view the job board:
1. Go to the Midd-Only Resources page
2. Scroll down and click on the link that says “Environmental Career Opportunities.”
3. Enter your Middlebury login information and you should be able to see the username and password you can use to get to the job board.
Check out Orion’s job board to find environmentally focused, field-related internships and jobs. You can also find the link to this same resource on the right of the Careers in the Common Good main webpage, under the heading Environmental Jobs/Internships & Resources.
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is a non-profit organization that strives to protect the land within Lake George’s watershed so as to keep Lake George gorgeous and pristine. There are three summer job openings in the organization for this summer. Check them out!
1. Lead / Stewardship Assistant (TWO openings)
Two 12-week positions (June – August)
$11 – $13/hr depending on experience
Application Deadline Extended: March 29
2. Communications and Outreach Manager (fill-in for maternity leave)
One position (mid-May – mid/late August)
Salary commensurate upon experience
Application Deadline: March 29
Visit the LGLC Job Opportunities page for links to detailed job descriptions and how to apply to each of the three positions, or visit the LGLC Home page for more information about the organization!
The Global Diversity Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA) in Burn, Switzerland! The first application deadline of the two-stage application process is January 15th.
GESA works to broaden and deepen the knowledge, networking, and communication skills of postgraduate students and professionals who are concerned about the human dimensions of climate change and environmental challenges. GESA addresses the scale and scope of these challenges and puts them in context of contemporary environmental issues, history, and political ecology.
For more information, click here.
Echoing Green provides a springboard for realizing your contribution to solving the world’s biggest problems. Since their founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided nearly 600 promising social entrepreneurs working in over forty countries with $33 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to Echoing Green’s global network of champions.
Visit their website to learn more about job opportunities and fellowships that have an impact!
Teton Science Schools’ Graduate program
Recruiter-in-Residence Open House
Monday , October 8
12:30-1:30PM Adirondack House Career Services Library
Ecology. Leadership. Education. Sustainability.
Teton Science Schools’ Graduate Program in Jackson Hole, Wyoming will have a representative at Middlebury on October 8th. Teton Science Schools’ graduate campus is located in Grand Teton National Park. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the perfect classroom for studying natural systems, human systems, and place-based education. Teton Science Schools’ Graduate Program develops skilled educators, field ecologists and community leaders.
Learn more from faculty member Liz Palchak, at this recruiter-in-residence session!
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity
350.org was born in Vermont almost five years ago, and though this global climate campaign now stretches out across the globe, operating in every country but North Korea.
So I’m going to ask a favor. We’re getting ready to do a huge roadshow around America, beginning the night after the election. Before we go out on the road in November for 20 cities in 20 nights, we need to make sure we’ve got this production down pat. It’s not just me giving a speech—it’s going to be as multi-media as we can make it. So we hoped you’d come to Ira Allen Chapel at the UVM campus on October 13 to give it a look. We’ll be doing a test run, co-sponsored by the UVM Environmental Program. It won’t be polished; it will be fun. Read more
2013-2014 Field School for Environmental Organizing
Application deadline: Sunday, September 30
*This is an On-Campus Recruiting position.*
Green Corps is looking for graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get hands-on experience, and we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.
Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures such as Adam Ruben, political director of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and organizer of the “350.org”rallies for climate action. Green Corps organizers have also built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, and much, much more.
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!
This fellowship is a staff position through August 2014 at Environmental affairs department, Middlebury college . Familiarity with current student sustainability initiatives and student leadership strongly preferred. Candidates who are Middlebury graduates preferred.
Salary/Wage: $29,278 Hiring Minimum.
Thirty percent of the Sustainability Communications & Outreach Coordinator’s job is designing and implementing culture and behavior change programs with the Director of Sustainability that will help members of the Middlebury College community to engage more effectively in practices of sustainability. About 30% is communicating Middlebury’s sustainability initiatives and the success stories of individuals and groups to internal and external audiences through writing, speaking, video, and managing the Sustainability website and Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest Facebook page. An additional 15% is compiling data and producing reports for assessments such as the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS). The remaining 25% is performing administrative tasks for Middlebury’s sustainability initiatives. Read more
Are YOU an eco-activist between the ages of 13-22 ? Do you know an awesome youth eco-activist? Then this is the opportunity for you!
Tell us how you’ve helped build the green movement, in your city, your state, or your nation. Six applications are chosen annually. Winners receive a $3,000 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco to speak at an inspirational award ceremony, media coverage and year-round support.
Your application not only gets you in the running for the award, but can open up other doors. In past years, we’ve helped top applicants get featured in books (like Girls Gone Green and greem my parents) and on TV (like the Sundance Channel), as well as invites to speak at celebrated activist gatherings. Read more