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Mar 1 21

ENVS-CitySprouts Young Leaders Program Summer Fellowship

by Ivara J. Roth

The Tufts Environmental Studies Program (ENVS) and CitySprouts are partnering to offer a summer fellowship opportunity for Tufts undergraduate students.

The CitySprouts Young Leaders Program is a 5-week summer program for 11-14 year old youth rooted in project-based science and engineering activities that encourage youth to think deeply and critically about the world around them. We strive to nurture kids’ environmental interests, helping them become earth stewards and champions of nature in the city.

Our Summer Fellows are core members of the team and help make the summer program a successful experience for all participants, as well as in representing CitySprouts to young people, families and the larger community. Summer Fellows will work as part of a team to help supervise and educate a cohort of 12-15 middle school aged youth. Due to COVID-19, this year’s program will be held in a hybrid model. We will engage youth online using video conferencing platforms and if allowed, meet with youth outside on urban farms and gardens in Cambridge and Boston. Summer Fellows will gain first-hand experience working in the heart of a growing nonprofit organization they will have opportunities for career exploration, youth development, and informal education.

Qualifications The ideal candidate is:

  • Curious, open and willing to try new things
  • Professional during online programing
  • Mindful of the impact adults have on young people and foster a positive & respectful relationship between youth, other Fellows and CitySprouts staff.
  • Thoughtful and reflective about how their own identities affect interactions with youth and each other.
  • Compliant with COVID protocols from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and CitySprouts
  • Fluent in a second language (strongly preferred)
  • Able to reliably access an internet connection and a quiet place to work during program hours

Summer Fellow Expectations and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Garden Educator in teaching a cohort of summer middle school youth using inquiry and project-based activities and lessons to explore topics related to STEM, growing plants, food systems, and the natural environment
  • Mentor middle school youth and encourage their leadership skills
  • Commit to restorative justice practices with youth and staff
  • Help to educate youth on the importance of urban agriculture
  • Guide youth on how to maintain their personal home gardens

Timeline and Commitment

The summer program is based in Boston and Cambridge. This program will be held in a hybrid model and we ask that you are physically available for the duration of the program living in close proximity to either Cambridge or Boston. Our hybrid model will engage youth online and if possible outside on urban farms and gardens. Fellows are central to our summer staffing and the success of our summer youth program, so we require a commitment to the six-week time period (1 week of training and 5 weeks of programming). The dates of the program are June 28th – August 6th, 2021 (Program dates may shift slightly. There is some flexibility to extend for funding sources that require more hours). We ask that Summer Fellows commit to the following hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday. The Summer Fellow reports to the Garden Educator on site and the Program Director.

Compensation and Funding

Please note that CitySprouts does not provide housing or monetary compensation. There may be opportunities to receive funding through Tufts University.  Candidates who are accepted into the CitySprouts Summer Felowship program before March 21st can apply for funding ($4000) through the Tufts Career Center Summer Internship Grants Program. One of those grants (Norton Nickerson Internship) is exclusively dedicated to Environmental Studies majors.

College credit

Environmental Studies students can use the CitySprout Summer Fellowship to fulfill their ENVS major internship requirement and must enroll in ENV 99 after completing the fellowship. For questions, contact Dr. Sara Gomez at sara.gomez@tufts.edu.

Students majoring in other disciplines can get course credit either in the summer or during the academic year when they enroll in CSHD 99/199 Community Field Placement – Please contact Dr. George Scarlett  at george.scarlett@tufts.edu for more information.

How to Apply

Please send a one-page cover letter & resume to smontagno@citysprouts.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with preference given to those received before June 21st, 2021.

Mar 1 21

Greenopia 2021 Summer Internship

by Ivara J. Roth

Email Isabella Barbera, Outreach Coordinator, at izzybarbera1221@gmail.com, by Thursday (3/4) if interested, and Gay Browne will follow up with them the week of March 8th. Gay Browne is a Personal Environmental Health Advisor and Author of Living with a Green Heart: How to Keep Your Body, Your Home, and the Planet Healthy in a Toxic World (April 2019), a roadmap for making incremental changes that will not only transform your life, but heal the world we share. She is also the Founder of Greenopia: a comprehensive city guide of sustainable businesses to help consumers eat, shop, and live green. 

Greenopia 2021 Summer Internship:

Greenopia is a database of local green businesses and services, based on a stringent set of criteria mixing environmental health, best climate practices and human rights, social equality (BIPOC) and other relevant UN 17 SDGs and local standards.  

Every year, we undergo a massive screening process, focusing on 15 major cities, with over 20 categories of businesses.  We expect this year we will review up to 1.5m businesses to come up with a list of 500k qualified ones.  

The internship will be done remotely however, you must have a reliable internet source and your own computer.  The team will have weekly check-ins to go over lists and in some cases, you will need to call the business to nudge or help them finish the application that you send them in the screening process.  

You will be paid $4,500 for three months and a $500 bonus for completing all the applications in your area.  We have three geographical locations: West, Midwest and East Coast.  If you have a preference let me know.

Mar 1 21

2021 Water Quality Monitoring Program Assistant – Western MA

by Ivara J. Roth

See attached document above for position! ENVS received this internship information recently. For questions contact:

Ryan O’Donnell

He/Him/His

Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator

Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance

Deerfield River Watershed Association
Connecticut River Conservancy, formerly Connecticut River Watershed Council
15 Bank Row | Greenfield, MA 01301 | www.ctriver.org

rodonnell@ctriver.org

Mar 1 21

Restoration Ecology field/lab volunteer positions USGS, Hawaii

by Ivara J. Roth

We have 2 volunteer positions, one starting June 1 and one starting July 6 that both last 6 months; housing and per diem are provided. We are looking for motivated interns with field/lab experience to work on projectsin variousforest sites on Hawaii Island (e.g., Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) relating to ecosystem restoration. Projects include work on post-fire restoration strategies, seed dispersal and natural forest regeneration, and forest restoration in the face of Rapid Ohia Death disease and invasive
plant species. Field responsibilities(80-90%) include: collecting plant survey data, planting and monitoring experimental plants, collecting plant foliar and litter samples, soil coring, plant propagation and transplanting. Lab responsibilities(10-20%) include: data entry, fungal baiting, soil processing and nutrient extractions, grinding foliar material, gear bio-sanitation and decontamination. Field sites range from sea level to 8000 ft elevation and involve cold, wet as well as hot, humid conditions. Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, hike over rough terrain long distances carrying field gear, navigate using GPS/compass, and drive a 4×4 automatic vehicle on unpaved roads. Compensation is $34/day per diem and housing is provided in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or in field housing; a
government vehicle may be used 1x/week for a personal trip to Hilo. Airfare is only provided from Oahu to Hilo (roundtrip). To apply, please send AS A SINGLE DOCUMENT 1. brief cover letter highlighting relevant experience and why you are interested in the position, 2. resume, and 3. name, address, phone number, and email address of at least 3 references to Dr. Jim Jacobi, USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, jjacobi@usgs.gov. Applications are due March 8, 2021.

Mar 1 21

diiVe Virtual Summer Internship 2021

by Ivara J. Roth

diiVe Virtual Summer Consulting Internship for Tufts Students:

We are looking for ambitious students looking to explore the world of consulting, gain global work experience (remotely) and build critical skills for a post-COVID era, from anywhere in the world. diiVe offers a virtual summer consulting internship facilitated by ex-BCG, McKinsey and EY consultants, that includes hands-on training, case study prep, mentorship and team-based work for a real-world client. Check out our last virtual Consulting Program here.

Dates and deadlines: June 28 – August 6 2021. Applications are due April 1st, 2021 at 6 PM EST (Note, diiVe is a competitive program and accepts a limited number of students each year).

Learn more here 

Apply here

Speak to a diiVe Alum and ambassador: Luke Siwik (lukesiwik23@gmail.com) or Christine Kim (kimdoe@bc.edu)

Feb 22 21

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship-Intern

by Ivara J. Roth

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association is seeking applicants for a scholarship-internship position to work alongside their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee in the formation of an Action Plan. The opportunity is remote, comes with a $3500 stipend, and the position provides support for course credit. The deadline for applications is March 3rd, 2021, and more information on the opportunity along with directions on how to apply are detailed within the attached PDF.  (below)

Feb 22 21

Research Internship in Range Management of Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station

by Ivara J. Roth

The Agroecology Program at Archbold Biological Station (ABS) is seeking an intern (6-12 months) to assist with grassland ecology, wetland ecology, and range management research on our 10,400-acre cattle ranch in south-central Florida (Buck Island Ranch). The intern will be supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Boughton in a dynamic lab with 2 post-doctoral research associates, 3 research assistants, 1 environmental technician, and 1 ecohydrologist.


Internship highlights
Buck Island Ranch is both an operational cattle ranch and an experimental field station, with a heavy focus on applied ecology. We are thinking both locally and globally. We are part of the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR) and the Nutrient Network (NutNet). See our two documentaries about Archbold Biological Buck Island Ranch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6_WhY3aZB0, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGV_G6dnYHg)


Interns will:
– Experience life on a cattle ranch in a collaborative environment.
– Assist with our different research programs, which encompass plant community ecology, invasive ecology, restoration ecology, soil ecology, rangeland science, and biogeochemistry.
– Work 20 hours per week assisting with field and lab projects, typically but not always Monday – Friday.
– Dedicate remaining time to designing and implementing an independent research project that fits within our research program, with a report and a presentation at the end of the internship.


Who should apply?
– Ideal for recent graduates with a Bachelors degree in biology, environmental science, or any related fields.
– Students interested in applied science who contemplate non-academic positions such as the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
– Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in applied ecology, wetland ecology, rangeland ecology


Requirements and internship responsibilities
– Highly motivated and enthusiastic about living and working in a rural field-station setting. A valid Driver’s license and own transportation for personal activities is required.
– Respectful of others, as successful interns will share lodging with other interns.
– Detail-oriented with respect to following sampling protocols and managing data.
– High tolerance for the extreme heat and humidity that prevail during late spring through summer in southern Florida.


Duties will include a combination of the following:
– Assist with plant community surveys (in wetlands and/or grasslands) and plant biomass collection. Assist with seed bank and seed rain experiments. 
– Assist with a new rainfall manipulation experiment.
– Assist with a new project on invasive species control.
– Hard labor may be involved such as installing fencing.
– Soil sampling, water sampling, and groundwater well monitoring.
– Lab work including soil sieving, biomass grinding, and basic chemistry analysis.
– Eddy covariance tower maintenance, and weather station maintenance.
– Data entry.


Benefit for the successful intern
-Interns will be trained in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice, experimental design, and statistical analysis to oral and written presentations. This will prepare interns for graduate school and/or higher-level report writing required by government agencies. Some interns published their projects in peer-reviewed journals.
– Opportunity to get more familiar with advanced technology (e.g., Eddy covariance, CO2 and methane sensors).
– Experience in applied ecology.


Compensation
– Interns receive lodging at Buck Island Ranch (11 miles away from ABS).
– Weekly stipend of $245.


How to apply?
– To apply please email the following to Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (eboughton@archbold-station.org) and Dr. Gregory Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org):
A recent CV.
A cover letter stating research interests and a description of previous research experience.
The contact information for three references.

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2021 for a desired starting date in early April 2021.

Questions about the program
Please refer to Archbold Biological Station website for more details on our program: https://www.archbold-station.org.

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Grégory Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org).

Feb 22 21

Connecticut River Conservancy Communications & Events Internship

by Ivara J. Roth

Connecticut River Conservancy is the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies.

As the CRC Communications & Events Intern you will have the opportunity to develop and expand your skills in traditional and digital communications, including social media marketing with diverse audiences across the Connecticut River watershed in NH, VT, MA & CT. You will also have the opportunity to support the outreach, promotion and, as needed, the execution of CRC events. This position supports inclusion, diversity and equity goals in an environmental nonprofit that supports environmental justice in the communities we serve. This internship is intended for a student or community member who is passionate about environmental issues, communications, and community engagement.

Position Description:

· Communicate CRC’s work through social media, digital newsletters, website, printed materials, and media outreach

· Support CRC’s events, programming, and advocacy work by developing marketing materials and social media campaigns for targeted audiences

· Develop member engagement tools through website, e-mail and social media that ensure members are connected to and can participate in the work of the organization

· Promote events, workshops and volunteer opportunities for the public and/or community scientist volunteers, including work to prepare for the annual Source to Sea Cleanup in September

· Share current environmental issues and challenges such as climate justice, hydropower relicensing, water quality, and other emerging concerns with the goal of educating, activating, and inspiring action.

Qualifications:

· Experience and/or ability to create and design content for e-newsletters, social media, and marketing campaigns; photography, video and/or creative design experience a plus

· Familiarity and experience managing social media platforms for an organization or business and/or ability and willingness to learn

· Highly organized and able to maintain a complex, multi-faceted communications strategy

· Ability to creatively problem-solve and be flexible in a changing environment, to set clear priorities, and manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Experience and/or willingness to learn to operate basic website tools

· Experience with Microsoft Office, Teams, SharePoint, Asana project management software, Canva and/or ability and willingness to learn

· Ability to speak to a group of community members and partners

· Comfortable working with little supervision and as part of a team.

Hours:

Mid-June thru mid/late August, 10-12 weeks. Approx. 35 hours/week with schedule agreed upon by you and coordinating staff, including attendance at CRC events, schedule permitting. Work will be primarily remote with some in-person work possible at outdoor socially-distanced events or in CRC’s socially-distanced office in Greenfield, MA. Housing and transportation not provided.

To Apply: Interested persons should submit a resume, and cover letter to achaffee@ctriver.org

CRC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Our Board of Trustees, staff, and interns are committed to enhancing and celebrating diversity in all its forms. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Feb 22 21

2021 Water Quality Monitoring Program Assistant – Western MA

by Ivara J. Roth

Connecticut River Conservancy

Position Objective: Assist with the coordination of volunteer river monitoring programs in western Massachusetts.

Position Period: May 20 – September 20 (preferred), June 1 – August 31 (required)

Major Tasks: Coordinate and/or assist with coordinating volunteer water quality monitoring programs for the Connecticut River Conservancy and other watershed associations in western Massachusetts; work with volunteers; manage supply distribution; water sample collection and analysis; sample transportation; basic data entry, handling and analysis; and other ongoing program support. May create and present public outreach programs on water quality issues as time allows.

Training provided: Introduction to WQ monitoring and parameters, basic water sampling and quality control techniques, working with volunteers, field and lab sample analysis, basic data handling and analysis

Detailed Tasks to be Performed:

1. Volunteer Coordination

a. Assist with and lead volunteer training

b. Determine volunteer availability to schedule regular samplers, back up samplers, and assign sites

c. Update and maintain spreadsheet or database with volunteer contact information

d. Prepare and provide supplies to volunteers prior to sample dates

e. Maintain quality control sampling schedule

f. Send regular e-mails to volunteers regarding upcoming sampling events, results, etc.

2. Pick-up samples at drop-off locations or staff collection rendezvous stations on sampling days

a. Verify completeness of all field sheets

b. Receive samples and monitor sample temperatures

c. Track and document Chain of Custody

d. Conduct conductivity and other tests as needed

3. Transport samples to labs within required hold times if necessary

a. Travel to lab in Greenfield from Springfield and/or Northampton

b. Deliver samples and Chain of Custody forms to labs and log in

c. Assist with sample processing and analysis (as needed)

d. Collect equipment and supplies for next sampling dates

e. File field data sheets and Chain of Custody forms in office on return

4. Data input and management

a. Using spreadsheet software (Excel, Sheets, etc.) – log in samples, sites, field notes, on-site data (air and water temp’s) and analyzed parameters (e.g. conductivity)

b. Download state, CRC, and USGS flow data, review and transfer to database

c. Distribute results to media outlets, partners & volunteers

d. Maintain hard copy files and back-up all electronic work

e. Assist with or perform updates of GIS map of WQMP sites (optional)

f. Create graphs for data sets as time allows

5. Conduct Stormwater or Source Tracking Monitoring Projects (time/weather dependent)

a. Create and follow a sampling plan for a specific area of concern

b. Use meters provided in a stormwater toolbox kit to run samples in the field

c. Collect samples to be processed at the lab

d. Compile results and determine if further investigation is needed

6. Provide education and outreach (as time allows)

a. Staff table events

b. Attend association meetings as needed for WQ program

7. Work with Monitoring Coordinator or River Steward as needed

8. Special project of personal interest if time allows.

Required Skills: Excellent written, verbal, and online communication; proficiency in Microsoft Office; online data processing and collaboration using cloud services; high attention to detail and self-motivation; previous work with volunteers and/or in a lab setting a plus.

Compensation: Reimbursement for miles traveled in the course of job duties at the current rate per mile. Personal vehicle and internet access required.

Work Schedule: Full days Wednesdays & Thursdays for monitoring beginning mid-June. Schedule can be variable at other times.

Expected time commitment: 20 – 25 hrs./week. To Apply: E-mail a cover letter and resume to Ryan O’Donnell at rodonnell@ctriver.org. Please include any requirements from your school or degree program (i.e. number of hours, journal requirements, etc.) in your cover letter. Applications considered on a rolling basis

Feb 22 21

2021 Field Crew | Waltham Fields Community Farm

by Ivara J. Roth

See attached description!