The 3rd Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium will be held this October 30-31 and the theme for this year’s conference is “New Alliances That Shape a Food Movement.” The keynote speaker will be Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and the keynote panel will include Robert Lustig, Dorceta Taylor, and Ricardo Salvador.
People in food movements around the world envision a future where the world’s food systems restore degraded ecosystems, mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve community health, and facilitate more equitable economic exchange. To realize this ambitious vision this world must encourage and support novel, collaborative, and holistic problem-solving approaches. This symposium want to bring a diverse group of people and approaches together at this Food Systems Symposium such as those in the public health community who seek to increase access to fresh vegetables in urban centers; land conservationists who wish to preserve farmland; legal scholars who identify avenues of policy change; and immigration reformers who advocate for farm workers.
This year’s conference seeks to foster new alliances that will encourage crosscutting conversations, innovative thinking, and actionable strategies. Eaters across the nation struggle to find wholesome food choices that nourish their bodies without endangering important environmental and social resources. A true coalition will bring expertise across disciplines to creatively solve the otherwise intractable problems of food security and access, social justice, public health, environmental stewardship, and safety. These alliances and the common goal of an improved food system will serve as the guiding focus for the 2015 Yale Food Systems Symposium.
Please consider submitting an abstract and find out more information following this link: http://yalefoodsymposium.org/submit-an-abstract/
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
For the past 30 years Rural Vermont has worked to create economic justice for Vermont farmers through education, grassroots organizing and advocacy for the past 30 years. Join their team and help fulfill their vision for a community- based food system which sustains our farmers, our communities, and our lands.
The two summer internship opportunities, as a Grassroots Organizing intern and an Outreach Intern have deadlines on April 1st (but it is rolling admissions so apply ASAP)!!
To find out more information about the position(s) and how to apply please check out this poster: Rural vermont poster
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
The Global Good Fund is now accepting applications for our 2016 Fellowship cohort. This 15-month Fellowship accelerates the personal growth of high potential leaders in the social sector. If you are an entrepreneur solving complex social problems and achieving global good, you should apply!
The Global Good Fund is a leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs. They identify high-potential leaders and accelerate their success through proven and proprietary development methods. The Global Good Fund invests in these leaders by pairing them with executives who serve as Coaches, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital.
Part 1 of the application will be accepted through June 1st, 2015. Please visit our website below for more information about the Fellowship and the application process / timeline.
Learn more and apply
Centered at Penn State, SCRiM links a transdisciplinary team of scholars at 19 universities and 5 research institutions across 6 nations to answer the question, “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?”
SCRiM Summer Scholars is a competitive summer research experience sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM). Hosted on the University Park campus of Penn State University, the program offers students the chance to participate in cutting-edge, transdisciplinary research at the intersection of climate science, economics, risk analysis, ethics, and decisionmaking.
Housing, travel support, and a stipend of $4500 is provided for all participants in the 9-week program. Please visit http://scrimhub.org/undergrad-research/ for additional information about applying!
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/
The Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is a learning community on Hurricane Island, in Penobscot Bay, Maine, offering experiential, hands-on education programs and research
opportunities focusing on marine sciences, STEAM education, sustainable living technology, citizen
science initiatives, and leadership.
They are offering THREE internship opportunities for students interested in environmental sciences. See the attached flyers (below) for more information. The application(s) deadline is February 16th, so don’t hesitate!
HIFONE_Sustainable Technology Internship HIFTHREE_Experiential Ed Internship HIFTWO_Scallop Project Research Assistant
HIFTWO_Scallop Project Research Assistant
HIFTHREE_Experiential Ed Internship
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) would like to engage Middlebury College students to be aware of Fish and Wildlife Service internships and full-time work opportunities in the natural resources, biological sciences and related fields associated with managing a national conservation agency. We can also help train students to effectively navigate USAJobs, the federal job website which is the portal to all permanent federal government positions.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Northeast Region encompasses 13 states from Maine to Virginia. About 70 million people, nearly a quarter of the nation’s population, live within this area where the Service’s nearly 1,000 employees work in the regional headquarters, field offices, national wildlife refuges or fish hatcheries.
Part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Service conserves, protects, and enhances fish and wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations. Service biologists contribute to the health of our environment — and consequently our quality of life — by protecting and restoring important habitat, safeguarding endangered species, minimizing environmental contamination, and restoring fish populations.
To find out more information about the many opportunities for Middlebury students to be involved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service come to the INFO SESSION from 1-2pm on Thursday, January 29th in the CCI Career Library in Adirondack House. A representative from the FWS will inform students about FWS job and internship opportunities, will go over the USAJobs portal and how to construct federal resumes! Come one, come all! Don’t miss out!
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!
Wondering what you’ll be doing after graduation?…Fret not—distract yourself —and come to this Monday’s information session on Jan. 12th in LaForce Hall Seminar Room at 7:00PM to hear first-hand from Middlebury alum, Stu Fram ’13, who is the current 2-year Fellow working on issues important to the sustainable development of Vermont’s future. THIS IS AN AMAZING FELLOWSHIP! Email me if you have any questions; the instructions for applying to this job are on MOJO, use keyword “High Meadows”. This is an amazing experience to apply your know-how by working in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, food systems, and land use.
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is seeking a motivated, organized individual to serve as an intern and support its Evaluation, Research, and Behavior (ER&B) Sector work, with a focus on behavior. The ERB sector supports CEE members and works with government and non-government agencies throughout the US and Canada to help improve evaluation methods and behavioral approaches in the energy efficiency program industry. This position works within a team of four and reports to the Behavior Program Manager.
To find out more information, check out the posting on MOJO!!! Also more details about the summer internship are located in this pdf attachment. CEE 2015 Behavior Summer Intern Description
The Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program (AWISP) 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 AWISP also fulfills research and service functions. Visit the AWI webpage to view the annual report: http://www.adkwatershed.org/reports/annual-stewardship-reports
Check out this document attached for more information on the vacancies available (full time and part-time): Paulsmithcollege
http://www.orionmagazine.org/ – Connect now to gain access to thousands of opportunities ranging from environmental education, organic farming to advocacy and management!
Jobs that make an Impact, “2 years of action for our environment, our democracy, our future”.
Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money’s influence over our democracy, and they are hiring!
This isn’t a study program or a travel program; it’s an action program. Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues.
If you’re serious about making an impact on these issues and you’re willing to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then consider applying now.
To learn more, visit our website at www.weareimpact.org Our priority application deadline is November 7.
The Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) internship program is designed to provide student research opportunities in lake and watershed biogeochemistry, ecology, climatology, hydrology, and environmental policy and management. They are especially interested in supporting students from populations underrepresented in science, including students from two year colleges, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.
Our goal is to encourage a diverse group of talented students to explore careers in scientific research. You can help us meet this goal by sharing this information with students and faculty contacts you feel would benefit from this opportunity. Please refer to the attached brochure and the VT EPSCoR website for additional information: www.uvm.edu/epscor/undergrad. Applications are due by Friday, February 6th.