The Lexicon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Petaluma, California that uses evidence-based storytelling, strategy and mobilization to build movements tackling our food system’s greatest challenges.
We would like to bring aboard two social media interns to support our team with the launch of new initiatives. Depending on how the journey unfolds, these intern positions may evolve into longer-term roles with the organization.
Qualified candidates will have actual experience working on social media campaigns. Some degree of domain expertise with international food systems and agriculture is preferred, but not required. References may be required from final applicants.
Interns must be self-starters comfortable with the endless cycle of risking, failing, then risking again until they determine the best course of action.
Additional skills include:
MARKETING/PR. Editorial schedule design experience. You may have contacts for article placement and outreach.
WRITING. High-level writing and editing skills. Please include a short writing sample with your application (no academic papers, please).
ORGANIZATION. Familiarity with Google Cloud applications and Asana.
SOCIAL MEDIA LITERACY. Ability to coordinate a Tootsuite schedule for pushing out content on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
GRAPHIC DESIGN CHOPS. Proficient inPhotoshop, Illustrator, xD, Keynote, and Google Slides.
WEB SAVVY. Simple design or course correction skills (as needed) on WordPress, Elementor, MailChimp, and Salesforce.
LANGUAGES. If you speak Spanish, let us know!
Applicants can direct their inquiries to email@example.com. Please include a resume, cover letter, and writing samples.
Sent in to the ENVS program from Alum Andrew Bracken (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I wanted to reach out with a co-op opportunity for an environmental studies related job at the organization I am currently working as an intern with. It is a great company with great people working mainly in the clean energy / tech start up world (focuses in the Northeast).
It is a full-time job for 6 months so might not be applicable to students looking for part time, but I thought it would be best to share anyway. I have attached the job description and my current boss is the person hiring at the company, so I am happy to connect anyone with her directly.
An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Research Internship at Fundação Principe, to investigate the impact of introduced mammals on native fauna in the stunning island of Principe, Sao Tome & Principe, in the Gulf of Guinea
Introduced mammals are highly invasive and are posing a key threat to the endemic and Critically Endangered Príncipe thrush, among other species.
We seek an experienced and committed research intern to help investigate the threats posed by introduced mammals and make an assessment of proposed intervention options. The work will be conducted in collaboration with threatened species and island ecologist Dr Ricardo Lima, from the University of Lisbon.
A central output from this project will be intervention recommendations for how to tackle cats, dogs, rats, civets, and monkeys. The project will directly contribute to enhancing knowledge of a key threat to native biodiversity, and will guide future decision making regarding invasives. In addition, you will gain hands on experience in the front line of conservation on a spectacular, secluded tropical island, working closely with both our excellent team at the Fundação and with guidance and support from the internationally renowned NGO, Fauna & Flora International.
– Developing methodology together with Fundação Principe and Dr Lima
– GPS tracking of invasive species and baited camera traps.
– Dietary analyses of introduced mammals (from stomach contents)
– Lead on writing reports of threats and assessment of interventions (including opportunities for authorship on any publications that arise from this work).
– Assist to identify funding opportunities for future interventions
Must have excellent spoken and written Portuguese and English
BSc in related science obligatory (MSc preferred) – can also form part of a MSc dissertation if relevant (contact us for more details).
Competence with all elements of scientific process- literature review, data collection, analysis and report writing
Experience with invasive species and/or island conservation highly desirable
Experience with stomach content analyses highly desirable
Experience with GPS tracking and/or camera trapping desirable
GIS and R skills desirable
Willingness to commit to the all aspects of the project (including method development, stomach analyses and reporting)
Proven ability to work in challenging, preferably tropical field conditions
Start date – as soon as possible (field work to begin in 2021)
Duration – Minimum 6-months full time commitment (or 9months part-time) – longer preferred
On site in Principe for 1-3months, rest of the time working remotely from home.
Co-authorship on all publications arising from this project.
Covered: International Flights (up to 1000 Euros), accommodation IN Principe, and all field costs, Covid PCR testing.
Not covered: travel insurance, food (when not in the field), and any personal expenses outside Principe
Corona status: Since August, Principe Island has had no reported cases of Covid-19 and we hope to keep it that way! The intern will be expected to adhere to the international and national restrictions and guidelines in place, including a PCR test prior to travel.
Fundação Príncipe is a non-profit non-governmental organization that, since 2015, works in partnership with regional entities for the conservation and protection of both marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Príncipe Island, and the enhancement of the economic and social development of local communities. The Fundação works closely with Fauna and Flora International, the world’s first conservation organisation and a global leader in the field.
For background info: https://www.fauna-flora.org/countries/sao-tome-principe
Or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FundacaoPrincipe
Please send a cover letter and CV to email@example.com, with the subject ‘Invasives Research Intern Application’ outlining your availability, relevant experience with regard to all listed skills, and examples of previous research projects you have been involved with.
Deadline for application – 20th November 2020 at 23:59 GMT.
THE JOURNEYS PROJECT
Story Maps Editor/Technical Expert
Are you a GIS aficionado who can’t resist creating visually stunning and interactive stories? Have you been using ArcGIS/Esri Story Maps to spice up the presentation of data research or travel diaries? Do you like playing with Data Visualization software? If yes, then gear up to be a part of the Journeys Project. You will help create first-of-its-kind interactive Story Maps experience by translating worldwide migration research at the Fletcher School.
- Utilize ArcGIS/Esri StoryMaps to create innovative, high-quality stories and visually compelling maps and graphics as examples of excellent storytelling
- Collaborate closely with team members, to create, refine, publish, and update story maps content and site
- Create data visualizations and infographics to be embedded in Story Maps and social media strategy.
- Help creating links between multiple Story Maps to create an immersive web of journeys linked to each other
- Offer suggestions during creative meetings to imagine the best template(s) to tell a given story. Combine, twist, or create new templates to suit a story
- High-level proficiency in using ArcGIS/Esri Story Maps
- Expertise in one or more data visualization software
- Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is preferred
- Visual and Design literacy
- Availability of at least 7-10 hours/week
- Resourceful and a powerful communicator
- A passion for excellence and willingness to go the extra mile to develop high-impact stories
This is a paid position ($18/hour). Interested candidates kindly send samples of your work and cover letter with a subject line, “Story Maps Expert” to firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. Send your applications latest by November 15th, 2020
The descriptions are written for Northeastern Co-op students, but are open to any students. If you are interested, please email your statement of interest and CV to email@example.com