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Dec 8 14

Seasonal Botany and Ecology Field Research Assistant (5 months) in Nantucket

by Sara Gomez Garcia

LOCATION
Nantucket, MA
COMPANY DESCRIPTION
The mission of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is to assist in the preservation of Nantucket’s character by permanently conserving, maintaining, and managing natural areas and habitats and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in the Island’s natural resources.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. (www.nantucketconservation.org), Department of Science and Stewardship is seeking two motivated, enthusiastic, self-reliant field assistants with strong botany skills. This is a field-based position that includes rare species identification and habitat inventory, monitoring vegetation communities, various wildlife monitoring and land management projects. Field assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in rare species conservation, land management-based research and applied ecological monitoring – working on a wide variety of different field work projects. Responsibilities:
- Monitor vegetation community composition and rare plant species to evaluate the influence of different management regimes (prescribed burning, brush-cutting, sheep grazing, shrub removal, deer exclosures, tidal flow reintroduction) on the restoration and maintenance of rare grasslands, heathlands, shrublands and wetlands;
- Conduct population ecology studies of several plant and animal species of conservation concern;
- Inventory state-listed plant species that currently or have historically occurred on Nantucket;
- Inventory, monitoring, and management of invasive plant species including hand digging and pulling and assisting a certified herbicide applicator in invasive species management by cutting stems, bagging and hauling away cut material;
- Assist in various wildlife management projects, including horseshoe crab monitoring and tagging and 4-toed salamander population research;
- Assist in greenhouse-based projects such as propagating native species and out-planting for habitat restoration;
- Possibly assist with sheep management and research projects;
- Data entry, quality control, and proof-reading;

QUALIFICATIONS
Required Qualifications: B.S. or B.A. in Ecology, Botany, Zoology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, or a related biological/ecological field. One season of field work is required. Strong plant identification skills are required. Experience in plant community monitoring techniques and ecological field data collection. Experience using GPS units in the field and using Microsoft Excel for data entry. Strong observational, critical thinking and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to accurately collect data and record field notes. Individuals must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team. A valid driver’s license is required. Physical Demands and Work Environment: This is a field intensive position and applicants must be able to tolerate adverse field conditions. Field work includes the possibility for inclement weather and variable terrain, poison ivy and biting insects (mosquitoes, deer ticks). Nantucket is an area with high incidence of tick borne disease so precautions to minimize risk are encouraged. The work involves hiking, standing, bending, kneeling, and hauling field gear on a routine basis. While field assistants will not be applying or working directly with herbicide, they will be working in the vicinity of herbicide application and precautions are taken to avoid direct exposure. Desired Qualifications: Familiarity with the flora of the northeastern United States and plant taxonomy coursework. Interest in invasive species management and willingness to participate in manual aspects of herbicide management projects. A familiarity with and/or a willingness to learn and participate in wildlife monitoring projects.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Dates/Hours: This is a full-time, temporary position beginning in mid to late May and ending in mid October; exact dates are somewhat flexible. Hours are generally Monday through Friday, averaging eight hours per day, although work times may vary depending on weather, tides, etc. Wages/Benefits: Housing and work-related transportation is provided. Wage is commensurate with experience, in the range of $12-13 per hour. Medical and unemployment insurance and paid sick days are not available to seasonal employees. Transportation is not provided after working hours. Location:  The Nantucket Conservation Foundation is located on Nantucket Island, MA, ~ 30 miles south of Cape Cod, in the Atlantic Ocean. Nantucket ecosystems are dominated by sandplain grasslands, coastal healthlands, and scrub oak shrublands (rare habitats in the Northeast), coastal plain ponds and tidal marshes. For more information on our mission and research projects, please see the Foundation’s website (www.nantucketconservation.org) and our Science and Stewardship Department blog (www.ncfscience.wordpress.com). Application: Application deadline is Friday January 16, 2015 by 5pm.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage early application submittal. For a complete application, please submit ONE DOCUMENT which includes a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Please also include a copy of your college transcripts (an unofficial copy is acceptable) as part of the document or contact us for direct email. All applications MUST be submitted online at:  http://www.smartrecruiters.com/NantucketConservationFoundation
1) On the application page, Click I’m Interested2) On the popup window – click Apply with Resume3) When prompted please upload ONE DOCUMENT with a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references and a copy of your college transcripts (an unofficial copy is acceptable!).
The Nantucket Conservation Foundation is an equal opportunity employer

Dec 8 14

Ceres Program Assistant, Water Program

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Organization:

Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilizes a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. Our mission is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

Ceres is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the business, investment and advocacy communities. To advance our mission and vision, we leverage the power of our partners—leading investors, Fortune 500 companies, thought leaders and policymakers—to positively influence change. To accomplish our mission, Ceres relies on the power and expertise of the companies we engage with, the investors we bring together and the public interest groups we work with.

 

Program:

Water is a finite and precious resource, but our economic systems treat it as limitless and of little value. For many companies and other water users, their water bills are so small that it hardly seems worthwhile to conserve. The result is unsustainable water use across much of our economy—from industry to agriculture to homeowners.

Ceres brings unique capital market solutions to these challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their investment decisions. By reshaping how key economic actors value water, we can turn smart water management into a business fundamental and water stewardship into an economic imperative.

We focus on three key sectors with enormous responsibility for protecting our nation’s water security— water utilities, oil and gas, and agriculture. Taken together, these sectors are responsible for more than 90% of the nation’s water consumption. By improving their water management, we can build an economy that protects freshwater for the future.

Position:

The Water Program is hiring a Program Assistant to support this thriving and growing team. This job is an opportunity for an organized, detail-oriented, and mission-driven individual. This is a full-time position based in Boston, MA. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide event and scheduling support to team & Program Director, including booking travel and managing calendars
  • Organize team meetings and work with Program Director on developing agendas, facilitating meetings logistics and taking notes
  • Support Ceres’ green bond initiative, including coordinating internal and external meetings and events, organizing webinars and related outreach
  • Support projects related to water infrastructure and hydraulic fracturing, specifically coordinating meetings and events, taking notes, and organizing webinars and report distribution
  • Assist with coordinating and organizing Water Program activities at Ceres Annual Conference
  • Serve as database point person for team, including updating information as directed by senior program staff
  • Perform duties such as filing, photocopying, mailing correspondence, and organizing and shipping materials
  • Process reimbursement documents for Program Director and 2 other senior staff
  • On an as needed basis, provide research and writing support to team
  • Support Program Director on planning team retreats, specifically overseeing logistics
  • Work with team and Communications to develop Water Program newsletter and update webpages
  • Support team with fundraising meetings or proposals and track deliverable activity for grant reporting

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, preferred. Associate degree, required.
  • 1 – 3 years of work experience, required.
  • Demonstrated interested in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred.
  • Prior office experience, preferred
  • Data entry experience and familiarity with database systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and word processing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects
  • Experience managing calendars and scheduling for senior staff
  • Solid writing and research skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Able to manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Able to work well independently and as a team member
  • Comfortable working with different personalities and people
  • Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment

Application Instructions:

Candidates are asked to visit the Ceres website www.ceres.org to make themselves familiar with our organization. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to careers@ceres.org to be considered for this position.

Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Dec 8 14

Summer Field Opportunities: The West

by Sara Gomez Garcia

The Western Forest Initiative is hiring eight field technicians for summer of 2015.

Forest Demography: Four positions will involve the establishment of a large, Smithsonian-affiliated forest dynamics plot at Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah (elevation 10,500’).  The crew will map, identify, and tag approximately 40,000 woody stems over the course of the summer, as well as survey monuments in steep, forested terrain. The crew will work with and supervise volunteers during part of the summer.

Fire Effects: Three positions will involve sampling one-year post-fire landscapes throughout the Pacific Northwest (principally Idaho and eastern Washington and Oregon). Working in crews of two, field staff will navigate to pre-determined locations within fire perimeters and conduct vegetation and fuel surveys.

Botany: One position will involve collection, identification, processing, and mounting of botanical specimens for the Utah State University teaching herbarium.  This field technician will travel with the Western Forest Initiative investigators to sites in California, Washington, and Utah.

Prior to the beginning of specific assignments, field staff will receive training at the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot.

Duration: Late-May through Mid-August, with the possibility for some staff to extend through September. The work schedule is four, ten hour days per week.

Salary: $10 to $13 per hour, depending on experience. Camping accommodations provided.  The Fire Effects staff will receive mileage reimbursement.

Qualifications: Previous experience taking vegetation research data, working safely in challenging environments, and following complex data collection protocols is required. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to solve problems and to work both independently and in teams of two or three. Work will involve moving through sometimes steep, rocky terrain with delicate and expensive equipment, as well as the ability to carry up to 15 kg of additional gear. Work experience in post-fire forests strongly desired, as is some knowledge of western flora, tree pathogens, and forest insects. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be considered insurable by Utah State University. Applicants must also have a Wilderness First Aid certification (Wilderness First Responder preferred) valid for the field season.

Apply: Please assemble all of the following into a single PDF file and email it to james.lutz@usu.edu<mailto:james.lutz@usu.edu> – 1) A one-page cover letter describing your interests, reasons for applying, which position(s) you are applying for, and specific dates of availability (including any planned mid-summer absences), 2) A resume or CV, no longer than two pages, 3) Unofficial transcripts, and 4) Names, phone numbers and email addresses of references (please do not send letters of reference).

Additional information and background at: http://ufdp.org, http://yfdp.org, and the Facebook Groups “Utah Forest Dynamics Plot” and “Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot”. Contact Jim Lutz at james.lutz@usu.edu<mailto:james.lutz@usu.edu> with questions not answered on those pages.

Application deadline: January 15, 2015.  Usually, we make our staffing decisions by early February. Exceptional candidates will be selected earlier.

 

Nov 3 14

Several positions at NMR Group Inc.

by Sara Gomez Garcia

NMR Group Inc., is a small consulting firm located in Somerville focusing on energy efficiency. We are looking for some temporary employees to help us conduct some onsite research regarding residential lighting in Massachusetts. I’m hoping that you can help me to reach out to students who may be interested in getting some field research experience. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the listing below or if I should get in touch with someone else. I appreciate your time and assistance. We have two positions available that students may be interested in:

 

Onsite Lighting Data Collection – Temporary, Massachusetts (Boston/South Shore/Western MA)

Details: NMR Group Inc, an energy efficiency consulting firm in Boston, MA is looking for temporary workers to conduct onsite data collection in Massachusetts. We are targeting to begin work on this project the week of December 8th. The entire project will run through mid-February, with a two week break around the holidays, and will require approximately 35 to 40-hour commitment per week. The position requires visiting homes and collecting information on lighting used in the home. Scheduling is flexible; prefer those who can work Saturdays and one evening a week.

Qualifications:

Required: Access to a car; clean driving record; access to a cell phone; prompt; organized; must pass background and drug testing.

Strongly Preferred: College education; familiarity with tablets/ipads; customer service experience; interested in energy efficiency and sustainability (a plus).

Compensation: $20/hr

Contact: Kiersten von Trapp, kvontrapp@nmrgroupinc.com

 

Scheduler/Onsite Coordinator – Temporary, Somerville, MA

Details: NMR Group Inc, an energy efficiency consulting firm in Somerville, is looking for a temporary worker to recruit and schedule onsite data collection home visits in Massachusetts. The scheduler will be responsible for the following: – Contacting homeowners – Clearly communicating the purpose of the study – Planning and coordinating onsite visits – Expediting operations that delay schedules and altering schedules to meet unforeseen conditions The position will start the week of December 1st, will run through mid-February, with two weeks off around the holidays, and will require a 20-25 hour commitment per week. The hours will mostly be weekdays during the afternoon/evening (2pm-7pm), but may include some mornings and some Saturdays.

Qualifications:

Required: Strong organizational skills; Working knowledge of Excel/Word; Good communication skills; respectful phone demeanor; Must pass background and drug testing.

Strongly Preferred: College education; Customer service experience; Prior recruiting/scheduling experience; Interested in energy efficiency and sustainability (a plus); Live close enough to commute via public transportation

Compensation: $20/hr

Contact: Kiersten von Trapp, kvontrapp@nmrgroupinc.com

Oct 27 14

Fauna Forever is looking for field research interns (Peru)

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Fauna Forever, a Peruvian non-profit, is looking for field research
interns to assist its team with numerous wildlife research projects
based in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, more specifically in forests
near the town of Puerto Maldonado. We are particularly keen on interns
who would like to take on the challenge of answering one or more of the
research questions and themes summarized below, during periods of 1-12
months. Successful intern applicants will need to cover their in-country
costs associated with food, accommodation and local transport.
Professional training and supervision of projects is provided, and we
encourage data to be published in peer-reviewed journals (assistance
with this is provided). Knowing Spanish is not a requisite, but would be
an asset. Energy, enthusiasm, and working well as part of a diverse,
international team is a must.

MAMMALS
1. What are the effects of forest structure and fruit resource
availability on primate abundance, group structure, and behavior in
Amazonian Peru?
2. To what extent does primate group and home-range size vary with fruit
resource composition and availability in Amazonian Peru?
3. How does ecotourism, Brazil nut extraction, timber extraction, and/or
bush-meat hunting affect the diversity, abundance and activity patterns
of mammal species in Amazonian Peru?
4. How habituated are the mammals (and other taxonomic groups) at
increasing distances from ecotourist lodges and research stations in
Amazonian Peru?
5. Geophagy activity patterns in rainforest mammals in Amazonian Peru.

BIRDS
1. How do the characteristics (species composition, abundance, home-
range size) of mixed-species bird flocks differ between forest types in
Amazonian Peru?
2. How does the abundance of oropendola, cacique, macaw, parrot and
other flocking bird species differ as the distance from human
settlements increases in Amazonian Peru?
3. How does the diversity and abundance of nocturnal raptors (family
Strigidae), based on transect and call-count station sampling methods,
differ between sites in Amazonian Peru.
4. Understanding the ecology of phoretic mites found in the nostrils of
hummingbirds and in flowers they pollinate in Amazonian Peru.

HERPETOFAUNA (AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES)
1. Monitoring Dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus sp.) populations in forest
streams in Amazonian Peru.
2. How does the size and weight of amphibian and reptile species differ
within and between sites in Amazonian Peru?
3. How does forest structure and light gap characteristics affect the
diversity, abundance and behavior of lizards in Amazonian Peru?
4. How does the size and position of temporary ponds made from natural
and artificial materials affect the amphibian species that use them?
5. What is the herpetological conservation value of Brazil-nut midden
piles in Amazonian Peru?

INSECTS AND OTHER INVERTEBRATES
1. Using dung-beetles as indicators of mammal diversity and biomass in
Amazonian Peru.
2. The ecology of phoretic mites on dung-beetles in Amazonian Peru.
3. What is the “perfect” bait mixture for attracting the most diverse
assemblage of butterflies to Van Someron-Rydon-type live traps in
Amazonian Peru?
4. How diverse is the insect community that lives in Guadua bamboo
thickets as compared with neighboring forest types in Amazonian Peru?
5. Using field microscopy techniques to identify the types of plants
pollinated by stingless bees in Amazonian Peru.
6. The ecology of microscopic animals found in temporary water bodies in
Amazonian Peru.

BOTANY
1. What is the relationship between the abundance of key-stone fruiting
tree species and the abundance of fruit-eating mammals and birds in
Amazonian Peru?
2. How fast do Guadua bamboo shoots grow vertically, and Guadua-thickets
grow horizontally, in Amazonian Peru?
3. What tree seedlings regenerate naturally in the gaps made during the
process of selective harvest of tropical timber trees in Amazonian Peru,
and is there a relationship to the extracted species?
4. What is the size distribution of Dipteryx trees in different forest
types in Amazonian Peru?
5. What are the fauna species that rely on Dipteryx trees of different
size categories (including their seeds), and how does their ecology
change when large Dipteryx trees are selectively extracted?

For more details, and to apply for an research intern position, please
see our website (http://www.faunaforever.org) and feel free to contact
us at any time at info@faunaforever.org

Oct 14 14

Undergraduate Assistant – Communications

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Academic year 2014 – 2015 (Approximately 10 hours/week)

Responsibilities

Handle a variety of communications-related Talloires Network tasks and responsibilities. The Talloires Network (TN) is a global coalition of 325 engaged universities in 72 countries committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.

  • Work with Communications Coordinator in implementing strategy for organizational communications, including contact with member universities, social media presence, and membership newsletters.
  • Write articles and blog posts about significant network news and events.
  • Contribute to online Community of Practice platform with fresh content.
  • Attend, and occasionally help run, biweekly communications meeting.
  • Assist in judging video contest for the 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference.
  • Support TN secretary staff on miscellaneous logistical tasks.
  • Design flyers, graphics, and other marketing materials.
  • Lead efforts to improve media coverage of civic engagement work of our member universities.
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas and direction for communications and media.

Qualifications

  • Effective communicator with strong writing and editing skills
  • Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficient in MS programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Working toward a degree in a related field or no fewer than 3 relevant courses

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Ability to speak a second language such as Spanish, French, or other.
  • Ability to use Adobe programs such as Photoshop, InDesign and DreamWeaver.
  • Ability to use video/audio editing programs. Knowledge of HTML coding.
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice, international development, civic engagement, etc.

 

To apply

Send cover letter and resume to Matias Ramos (tn_media@tufts.edu). In cover letter, state why you are interested, what strengths you would bring to this role, and whether you are able to fill the position for the entire year.

Oct 14 14

Zoology in the Cloud Forest La MICA Biological Station

by Sara Gomez Garcia

El Cope,Cocle Province, Panama 04-14 January 2015

 

Instructors: Dr. Julie M. Ray and Dr. Kevina Vulinec

 

Description: The course, “Zoology of the Cloud Forest,”leads students on an educational tour through the animals that occur in theunique cloud forest habitat of central Panama. Students begin by gainingknowledge of the environment and then learn about invertebrates, fishes,amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Field trips allow for the sightingand hands-on experience of the various taxa. An invertebrate survey providesstudents the experience of conducting a small research project in the cloudforest.

Credits: If you would like to receive university credit forparticipation in this course, arrangements can be made between your universityand the director of La MICA Biological Station. Most common credits will beindependent study or special topics courses. Please email Dr. Ray (la.mica@yahoo.com) to discuss thistopic.

Cost: The cost for the course is $850 per person andrequires a nonrefundable deposit of $150. This price does not include airfare,any university credits you may want to receive, any travel insurance, or thetexts required or recommended for the course. You also are encouraged to bringspending money is you would like to purchase snacks, gifts or souvenirs.

Please contact Dr. Ray (la.mica@yahoo.com))to register or for more information. There currently are just 8 spotsremaining! Julie M. Ray, Ph.D.Director(a)La MICA Biological StationFundación Centro de Investigación Biológica El Copé, S.A. (Panama)El Cope-La Pintada. Provincia de Cocle. Republica de Panamahttp//www.lamica.org

Oct 14 14

Paid Undergraduate/Graduate Research Assistantships in Food Economics and Consumer Behavior

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Tufts University

Project Summary: Researchers at Tufts University are exploring the connection between climate change, food quality, and consumer behavior. This project will specifically explore consumer reactions to climate-induced quality variation in brewed hot tea sourced from Yunnan Province, China. Consumer valuation of climate change related product attributes will also be investigated in this study. More details on this project and its parent project can be found on the project website: www.teaclimate.org.

Job Description
Two research assistants will work with a team based in the Agriculture, Food and Environment program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy to collect primary data from customers at grocery stores, health food stores/specialty stores, cafes, and tea stores in the Boston metropolitan region. Each Research

Assistant will:
• Travel to retail stores/cafes in the Boston metropolitan area
• Recruit customers to participate in the research study
• Prepare and brew hot tea samples for study participants to taste and rate
• Instruct participants to complete a survey administered through iPads
• Organize and maintain study supplies and materials
• Manage logistics at study sites and communicate with store owners/staff
• Process and clean data collected from the study
Qualifications
• Organized
• Experience with planning events and logistical details
• Punctual
• Excellent writing skills
• Fast, reliable, and fluid electronic communication skills (email, phone, text messaging)
• Enjoys and is capable of talking to strangers in retail setting with a friendly and outgoing attitude
• Flexible schedule; can work shifts of 4-6 hours each during the morning, afternoons, or evenings, and
on weekdays and weekends.
• Interested in sustainable agriculture, climate change, environmental issues, tea, food marketing, food
economics, and/or food policy
Skills (preferred but not required)
• Experience with Qualtrics or other online survey administration tool
• Skills in Excel or other spreadsheet/database software
• Experience with Stata or other statistical software programs

Duration:
Part-time (time commitment varies week to week, but no more than 12 hours/week in any one week), Fall 2014
to Fall 2015.

Compensation:
$15/hour (graduate students); $12/hour (undergraduate students). Work-study preferred but not required.
To Apply:
Please send a 1-page resume and 1-page cover letter to Rebecca Boehm, Project Coordinator, at Rebecca.nemec@tufts.edu. Questions may be addressed to Ms. Boehm as well. You can read more about our research at www.teaclimate.org

Research funded by the National Science Foundation. Award # 1313775

Oct 6 14

Coral Reef Ecology Spring 2015 Internship

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Organization:  CIEE Research Station Bonaire

Location: Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Duration: 13 Weeks

Period: 31 January through 2 May 2015

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2014

Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program is a study abroad program for undergraduate students that is operated by the CIEE Research Station Bonaire (Southern Caribbean). In addition to our study abroad program, our research station supports an active research program including individual projects by faculty/staff and collaborative long-term monitoring projects run by multiple faculty/staff. The Coral Reef Ecology Intern position is a combination of teaching assistant, research assistant, and resident hall assistant. The intern will assist in the academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, dive safety, student transportation, and site security at the CIEE Research Station. The position duties include assisting with: preparations for classes and labs as instructed by faculty; SCUBA diving in support of CIEE courses and research projects; laboratory work on research projects; mentoring students; general errands at the research station; and record keeping for the dive safety program. The internship is a 13-week commitment with little down time and the normal work schedule includes weekend and evening duties. CIEE interns are on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for the duration of the internship.

Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Biology/Ecology or Biological Oceanography (MS preferred); scientific diving experience (minimum of 50 dives logged).

Requirements: Current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue, Advanced Open Water are required; DAN insurance, a comprehensive dive physical; valid driver’s license (manual shift competency preferred).

Abilities/Skills: Knowledge of Caribbean Coral-reef species (fishes, corals, invertebrates, algae); experience collecting fishes and analyzing fish behavior in a laboratory and field setting; experience working with CPCe software; a commitment to education and research in coral reef ecology and conservation; a willingness to work flexible hours, live on site, and manage undergraduate students in residence at the station; the ability to work as a team member with CIEE staff to motivate students and provide an excellent academic and personal growth experience for students.

Compensation: the internship comes with no stipend, but lodging and meals will be provided to the successful applicant.

To apply:  Send a cover letter and CV listing contact information for 3 references.  One letter of recommendation must be emailed from a major faculty member from your degree granting institution to info@cieebonaire.org.  For more information about the semester program please visit www.cieebonaire.org or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cieebonaire?fref=ts

Oct 6 14

Boston Natural Areas Network – Internship

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Program: Students Learning through Urban Gardening (SLUG)
Position: SLUG Education Intern

About SLUG: SLUG is designed as a training program for Boston Public School elementary and middle school teachers to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to lead students through a school year seed-to-harvest garden program. SLUG aims to provide teachers with the knowledge, confidence, and materials to carry out garden-based activities, both indoors and outdoors. SLUG aims to provide students with food and nutrition education through monthly gardenbased learning workshops at partnering elementary schools.

About the Position: The SLUG Intern will assist the SLUG Educator in facilitating garden-based learning workshops with students at a number of Boston elementary schools. SLUG works with students at elementary schools in Mattapan, Dorchester, Roxbury, Charlestown and Hyde Park on Thursdays and Fridays. During visits, the SLUG Intern will work closely with youth to plant and care for the school garden, will supervise classroom experiments, and will have opportunities to facilitate nutritionand gardenbased learning activities. Outside of classroom visits, the SLUG Intern will be expected to work with the SLUG Educator on curriculum development. SLUG is willing to work with university institutions to determine whether credit can be received.

Hours Per Week: 5-10

Desired Qualifications:

Experience working with youth
Teaching and/or leadership experience
Background in Environment, Food and/or Nutrition
Access to transportation to/from classroom visits
Gardening experience preferred

Spanish language proficiency a plus

Skills Developed: Environmental and Nutrition Education Curriculum Development Experience working with high needs and/or underserved youth Nonprofit management

Application Deadline: October 22 Contact Information: Please direct questions and applications to Victoria Kulwicki, SLUG Educator. To apply, email a brief cover letter and résumé to slugprogram@gmail.com.