Great opportunity to gain Experience with the varying aspects of food production and food system education!


  Shelburne Farms

Food Systems Intern

APPLICATION DEADLINE:MONDAY, APRIL 9

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit environmental education center, 1,400-acre working farm, and National Historic Landmark. Our mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future.

The Food Systems Internship will provide hands-on opportunities to experience diverse aspects of food production and food system education from farm to table.

The intern will participate in the breadth of Farm to School education activities including the Summer Institute with Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), a National Farm to Cafeteria conference in Burlington, as well as a diversity of summer youth programs.

The intern will also help with research related to food system planning and development. Additional activities also include hands-on experience in organic gardening, dairy operations, cheese making and farm-based education programs.

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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.
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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)

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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 ]

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.



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

Social Media, Technology, and Change: Nov 1 in NYC

The 2nd Annual Social Media, Technology, and Change conference will bring together corporate executives, digital gurus, and social entrepreneurs for a full day of case studies and plenary sessions. The conference will explore how social media is driving increased transparency in business and changing the relationship between companies and their stakeholders.

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Marketing and Development Assistant

Marketing and Development Assistant

PART TIME

Enjoy a fast-paced, fun environment? Come work with ACTR! ACTR is the non- profit public transportation provider for Addison County and is seeking someone to support the marketing and development functions of the Community Relations Department. Candidates should have strong computer skills including experience with databases and websites, as well as experience working on marketing and outreach campaigns. Excellent people and writing skills as well as flexibility required. Fundraising and public relations experience a plus. Join a growing non-profit and bring a sense of humor. 15 hours/week. Salary $9-$12 per hour based on experience.

Some pro-rated benefits available.

Email resume, cover letter, and writing sample electronically to nadine<at>actr-vt.org, or mail to Community Relations Manager, ACTR, P.O. Box 532, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Applications due by May 21, 2010.

No phone calls, please.

ACTR is an AA/EO Employer

Environmental Financial Analyst Position

As I was searching for jobs on Grist.org, I found a great opportunity!

Environmental Risk Communications, Inc. in San Francisco, CA is looking to hire an Environmental Financial Analyst.

They would like someone with 0-4 years of work experience (so new graduates should apply!) who has skills in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Business Administration.

For more information and to apply, see the posting at http://jobs.grist.org/job/environmental-financial-analyst-san-francisco-ca-environmental-risk-communications-inc-621a737188/?d=1&source=site_search

Seniors – Two AmeriCorps*VISTA Openings for 2010-2011

Attention May & Recent Graduates!
Middlebury College Alliance for Civic Engagement (ACE) Office has

Two AmeriCorps*VISTA Openings for 2010-2011
 
Are you graduating this May but looking for an opportunity to remain in the area for another year?! The Alliance for Civic Engagement (ACE) office is now recruiting to fill two AmeriCorps*VISTA positions for 2010-2011.

  • Service and Activism Initiatives Coordinator
  • Mentoring and Emergency Housing Coordinator

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