The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship was created as a long-term commitment to addressing racial diversity and inclusion inequities within the environmental sector in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy, Greenpeace, EDF, NRDC, Oceana, Rare and the Environmental Leadership Program as the organization staffing the RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program. Through participation in this partnership, each of the organizations seek to provide people of color with equitable career pathways into marine conservation. Read more
If so, consider an internship with 350Vermont! Our mission is to unite a mass movement for bold solutions that both lift up Vermonters and cut down carbon. An internship with 350Vermont is a great opportunity to gain experience in the nitty-gritty of grassroots organizing and be fully supported and mentored by experienced staff and/or organizer.
In each position, we are looking for someone with a commitment to and passion for the 350Vermont mission of building a local movement to stop the climate crisis. We are looking for self-starters with the passion, creativity, and drive to make things happen while working independently and in close coordination with a team. Interns for the summer of 2016 will focus on one of the projects below:
We are seeking help with administrative work, outreach, data entry, and social media. Strong writing skills and attention to detail are a must, as are good communication and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. A background in social justice or climate organizing is desired, as well as the interest to learn more about this work.
Extreme Energy and Outreach Intern
We are looking for someone to support our base building efforts throughout the state and the region around extreme energy (local pipeline resistance, regional pipeline resistance, and regional resistance to oil trains). This intern would plan meetings and events to reach out to people who are interested in our work by attending events and managing social media outreach. Additional responsibilities may include working with our coalition of other organizations working to stop the pipeline and planning actions.
350Vermont is engaging mothers in climate activism and creating family-inclusive opportunities to get more involved throughout the state. We are looking for an intern to support the community organizers to connect with mothers, to reach out to mothers and families, and to plan events.
If you are interested in applying or would like to learn more, please contact Brittany Dunn, brittany[at]350vt.org.
Join Virginia Shannon ’11 for this engaging Info Session with Green Corps: Field School for Environmental Organizing and learn about their 1-year training program! The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. It’s a one-year paid post-grad training program that includes classroom training, hands on experience running grassroots campaigns, and career placement following the program.
If you’d like to meet with Virginia for a 1-on-1 meeting/interview, please Apply for the position through this link on MOJO (it asks you to upload your resume and cover letter) and then you can pick a time that works best for you on Thursday, January 28th from 8:30a-4:15p.
We hope that you can come with your questions to engage her on what other Middlebury alums, who graduated from the Green Corps program, are doing today!
WHEN: Thursday, January 28th
TIME: 6:00-7:00 pm
WHERE: Hillcrest 103
Location: MBH Rm. 220
When: Wednesday, February 3, 12:00p
Career Conversation sponsored by CCI will follow the talk at 1:15p
Peter A. Seligmann P’17 is the Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, a global nonprofit organization that he co-founded in 1987. Under Peter’s leadership, Conservation International has become a cutting edge leader in valuing and sustainably caring for nature for the well-being of people. Peter, a dynamic communicator and thought leader, has been an influential and inspiring voice in conservation for nearly 40 years. He works in partnership with governments, communities, and businesses to find solutions to ensure the sustainability of our natural resources. Read full bio here.
APPLY FOR METCALF INSTITUTE’S 18th ANNUAL SCIENCE IMMERSION WORKSHOP FOR JOURNALISTS BY FEBRUARY 5TH
Gain science knowledge and investigative reporting tools to report new environmental stories through hands-on workshop June 5 – 10, 2016
Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its 18th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems. The workshop will be held, June 5 – 10, 2016, at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier oceanographic research institutions and home to Metcalf Institute. Ten early- to mid-career journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes tuition, travel support, room and board, and career-changing professional training, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment.
The workshop gives journalists opportunities to explore and understand the effects of human activities on coastal ecosystems. The 2016 Metcalf Fellows will:
Gain skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for public audiences;
Develop a greater familiarity with research methods and basic statistics;
Explore the development and use of sea level rise models for projecting impacts and responses;
Measure emerging aquatic contaminants, potentially harmful chemicals not currently monitored or regulated;
Conduct a fisheries survey aboard the URI research vessel;
Discuss the relationships between climate change and extreme weather;
Enjoy off-deadline interactions with scientists and cultivate contacts for future reporting.
Early to mid-career journalists from all media, and journalists who are new to reporting on science and environmental topics, are invited to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in improving and expanding their coverage of environmental topics and a desire to gain a better understanding of scientific research methods through field and lab work. The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and travel support paid after the program. U.S.-based journalists are eligible for up to US$500 in travel support and those working outside of the U.S. may receive a reimbursement of up to US$1,000 with written assurance that they will be able to pay the full costs of their travel and can obtain the appropriate visa.
Applications for the 2016 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be submitted online, postmarked, or emailed by February 5, 2016. Apply for the workshop here.
About Metcalf Institute
Metcalf Institute is a globally recognized leader in providing environmental science training for journalists. The Institute also offers communication workshops for scientists, science resources for journalists and free public lectures on environmental topics. Metcalf Institute was established at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography in 1997 with funding from three media foundations: the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, with additional support from the Telaka Foundation. Metcalf programming is underwritten by federal and foundation grants, as well as private donations managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation.
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From Carnegie Mellon University:
In your career, do you want to affect change by addressing questions like these:
- How do we move from energy systems that are based on fossil-fuel to renewable systems?
- In a world where demands for energy continue to increase, how can we provide cost-effective solutions that keep our environment healthy?
- What combination of technologies and policies will be effective, efficient and economical?
- Which incentives will encourage governments to enact policies that reduce emissions, utilize new and sustainable sources of energy and generate economic value?
If these are issues you want to address Read more
Here you’ll find the complete ranking of 100 companies in this year’s Outside Magazine Best Places to Work package. A Rolodex of 100 companies that might actually “fit” your lifestyle: start-ups, boutique-sized, from brewery to impact branding to clothing to energy drinks; the list is really comprehensive. There’s even a youth marketing agency called Fuse in Burlington, VT with some great 2016 internships! Outside Magazine sums it up well: “All the outdoor access in the world doesn’t mean much if your job keeps you chained to a desk with no time to enjoy it. So to find the best places to work in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016, we started by creating five company categories that reflect Outside‘s values and focus: Gear, Adventure & Travel, Wellness, Culture, and Advertising. We then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group and asked employees to review factors like corporate culture, policies and perks, role satisfaction, work environment, and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop—companies that empower their employees to live bigger, better lives.”
A Middlebury alumnae, Hilary Platt ’12, associate manager Product Marketing is working with Opower’s president on a task force to make Opower a greener company– from office operations to flying to events. They are looking for 2-3 students to spend a month at Opower doing a comprehensive audit. “I know J-Term is right around the corner, but do you think there is any chance of still finding a couple students to take on this project? I think this would be a great opportunity for the students to be at Opower working on a really important project. The month would culminate with a presentation to Opower’s management team with key recommendations.” If your interested in this unique opportunity working with a cutting edge company in the renewable industry, contact Hilary Platt, platt.hilary[at]gmail.com or contact Tracy Himmel Isham, thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu.
EcoAgriculture Partners, a pioneering non-profit organization that works to reduce hunger, increase agricultural production, improve rural people’s lives and conserve biodiversity using an innovative whole landscape approach, is hiring for 2 International Development positions for people who are interested in sustainability and agriculture. One position is full-time for a recent grad; the other is a stipend internship that could be for a J-term experience, perhaps. Read more
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.
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
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!
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!