Learn About Legislative Process Related to Climate Change, Land Use , Environmental Justice, and Clean Water in Vermont?

Apply to be a 2022 Legislative Intern for the Spring semester. Would you – or someone you know – like to learn about the legislative process, tracking issues related to climate change, land use (including Act 250, housing and transportation), environmental justice, clean water, forests and wildlife?

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) and the Vermont Planners Association (VPA) are seeking a Legislative Intern to help track forward-looking environmental legislation moving through the State House during the 2022 legislative session (January through May 2022).

Duties will include:

·  Monitoring relevant State House hearings and reporting to VNRC, VCV and VPA staff on results of those hearings;

·  Tracking the movements of, and changes made to, specific bills that VNRC, VCV and VPA are following;

·  Possibly engaging with lawmakers; and

·  Additional tasks, as assigned, which could include conducting basic research, drafting bill summaries, and developing talking points or other documents for VNRC, VCV and VPA staff to use to advance our issues in the Legislature

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in state-level policies and policy-making, strong oral and written communication skills, and be diplomatic, curious, and able to take initiative. The typical schedule for this position is Tuesday through Friday, 32 hours per week, with a mix of both remote and in-person work based in Montpelier, Vermont.  VNRC adheres to the latest CDC, state and local guidelines, and requires that all applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Compensation is $12.55 per hour.  The internship starts on January 11, 2022 and ends in May.

VNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates whose identities have been historically underrepresented in the environmental movement, including people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander, or people of color; people from marginalized economic backgrounds; and people living with disabilities. 

Please apply by sending your resume and a letter of interest to Alex Connizzo, aconnizzo@vnrc.org, by November 5, 2021. 

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Join the Annual VT Farm to Plate Gathering 11/18-19

Registration Now Open
November 18 & 19, 2021
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Join us for this important Network Gathering as we kick off implementation of the Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan 2021-2030!

The 2021 Farm to Plate Gathering will be hosted virtually on Thursday, November 18th from 9:30am-5:00pm and Friday, November 19th from 9:00am-1:00pm. This year we will explore inspiring efforts across the state that are bringing the 2021-2030 Strategic Plan to life, offer practical trainings and topic deep dives to help your organization, farm, or food business, unveil the next iteration of the Farm to Plate Network and how we can work collectively to implement strategic priorities over the next decade, and mix in a good dose of food trivia and fun. 
More information on full agenda and speakers will be posted here – check back regularly for updates. Links to sessions will be sent to you prior to the Gathering via email. There is a flat fee of $45 to register for the Gathering regardless of number of sessions/days attended. 

We’re offering to cover the registration fee for farmers and farm workers, small food business owners and employees, BIPOC, and students who need assistance with registration costs. Please click here to apply for a scholarship to cover the registration fee, and encourage those in your own networks to apply as well! If you are applying for a scholarship, please do not register until you hear from our Farm to Plate Staff. 
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Summer Internships in Conservation/Agriculture/Economics with Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has begun posting internships for college students for the upcoming summer. Please share this with your network: 

Jobs may continue to be posted over the next week or so, but pay attention to closing dates as they tend to be only 1 week after initial posting and can close early if there is an overwhelming response. 

Students typically need to have 2 summers left before graduation to work as an intern, meet the requirements of the program, and successfully convert to full time employment after graduation. 

Be aware, having a COVID vaccine or request for exemption is now a condition of employment.  From the job announcements:

  • Federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of their duty location. If selected, you will be required to submit documentation of COVID-19 vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment, if after November 22.
  • The agency will provide additional information regarding what COVID-19 vaccination information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

As always, I am available to talk with students or others about careers with NRCS, navigating USAJOBS, the application and selection process, and encourage anyone interested to contact me. 

Thank you for your time and attention. Be well,

Meredith Albers – Soil Scientist, CPSS (she/her)
American Indian/Alaskan Native Emphasis Program Manager
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
356 Mountain View Dr., Suite 105, Colchester, VT  05446
(802) 951-6796, ext. 233 – (802) 478-4032 cell – meredith.albers@usda.gov

The NRCS Vermont State Office is open for business by phone appointment only. All visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency or the Natural Resources Conservation Service should call the Service Center at 802-951-6796 for a phone appointment. Please visit farmers.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on Service Center status.

Interested in Outdoor Education-Check Out Audubon Vermont!

Audubon Vermont was awarded the opportunity to host a 2nd AmeriCorps member this year! This announcement was unexpected as we were originally awarded only one of two possible positions. Because of this the turnaround is really tight: we need applications in by close of business on Thursday, October 21. 

Could you please share this with your network so we can reach as many people as possible who might be interested?

We’re looking for an AmeriCorps member!

Community Science and Chapter Engagement Member

This is an opportunity to do some creative thinking to keep Vermonters engaged in outdoor education, to help them plug into their passions of conservation, and to help Audubon Vermont build a strong community science program state-wide.

If you have an interest in community engagement and environmental education, apply today! There is a tight timeline on this opportunity. 

Apply by Thursday, Oct 21st at 5pm!

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Check out our flyer by clicking here. Thank you for your help in promoting our programs and finding the right graduate programs for your students. More information, including registration, is available on our website. 

If you have any questions regarding our programs, these events, or would like us to schedule a virtual visit with your school, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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