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May 15 14

Administrative Assistant – NESCAUM

by Sarah Neville

NESCAUM is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic person to join our support staff as an administrative assistant. NESCAUM is a nonprofit association of the state air pollution control agencies in the six New England states, New York and New Jersey. The organization provides technical and policy assistance to its member agencies on air pollution and climate change issues of regional concern in the Northeast and represents the states in regional, national and international forums. NESCAUM has a staff of approximately twenty with expertise in science, technology, and policy.

The position requires strong communication, research and computer skills. Applicants must be detailed oriented, organized, and flexible. Applicants should also have strong people skills and a sense of humor. The selected candidate will be a creative self-starter, capable of working both independently and as part of a team. The position requires close interaction with staff and management from NESCAUM and the participating states. Occasional travel is required.

This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $15/hour. The position includes a very generous benefits package. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of environmental issues, especially those related to air quality and climate change. The NESCAUM office is located near South Station in Boston and is easily accessible via public transportation. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this position to The deadline for submission is May 31, 1014.

May 1 14

The Fund for the Public Interest

by Sarah Neville

Earn $3000-$5000 for the summer working on real world issues and gaining real world experience with the Fund.

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.

We’ve helped to pass landmark healthcare reform, a law that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the national hate crime list, and worked to achieve the first ever nationwide standards for mercury pollution from power plants-all while building valuable leadership skills.

Currently, we have paid positions for campaign staff in Cambridge. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.

As a member of our staff, you will fund-raise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

For more information and to apply click here or call Matt Wellington at 617-547-0401.

May 1 14

Clean Energy Elementary Education Program – Tisch Active Citizenship Summer Fellowship

by Sarah Neville

A PAID fellowship has opened with the Tisch Active Citizenship Summer. Fellows are expected to work full time for 10 weeks and participate in a weekly Fellows meeting and will receive a stipend of $3,500 for the summer.  Contact Danica Fisher at or 617-627-4845 with your application as soon as possible.

Position description:

The Tisch Fellow will work with the Director to identify educational tools and outreach opportunities to educate Medford school children about clean energy including renewable energy, energy efficiency and recycling. The goal is to develop one or more short presentations and activities that can be given to classes and assemblies in the Medford schools, throughout the school year.   The intern will meet with current Medford elementary teachers to understand the educational level of the targeted age group and what level of language is appropriate to educating children of that age. The Medford Energy Committee is forming an education subcommittee to look at ways to educate students in Medford about energy and the environment. The intern would likely work closely with this committee as well, preparing materials that they can also use through the year.  Subsequently, the intern will work with the staff of the Office of Energy and Environment to determine the nature of the presentation, such as a hands-on 1 hour session, or an interactive 20 minute presentation. The intern would identify short videos, books and graphics to use appropriate to the age groups. The intern will work with staff from E&E to learn about Medford’s initiatives and the impact of clean energy on health and on the planet. The intern will develop presentations over the course of the summer.   Arrangements can be made for the intern to preview or test out presentation ideas at local summer camps, such as the Medford Schools Columbus Summer Fun Camp, the Boys and Girls Club Camp and others.   At the end of the program the student will have created a package of information that may include posterboards, a script, an overhead presentation, follow up activities and a parental information sheet, all of which can and will be used by others to further the clean energy educational goals of the City of Medford.

Application Process:

The application has two components:  an online form with essential contact and student status information; and materials you will send via email to a specified address.  PLEASE submit a unique cover letter, resume and recommendation tailored specifically for the placement to which you apply. For more information, download the documents below.

Download complete information (.doc):

ACS Mass 2014 Application – Final

City of Medford – Energy Education 2014

Apr 10 14

Research Internship in Food Systems

by Sarah Neville

Click here for the application for Undergraduate RA Internship in Food Systems Early Summer 2014.

Paid Undergraduate Research Internship in Food Systems (Local/Regional Meat)
Tufts University
Early Summer 2014

Job Description: The undergraduate research assistant will work closely with Agriculture, Food & Environment doctoral student (Jamie Picardy) in collecting primary data from customers of specialty markets in Metro-Boston.   He/she will administer a survey to estimate demand for local meat products and assess consumers’ preferences on animal management practices.  The student will enter/process survey data into a common format.

Student Qualities: Reliable, outgoing, friendly and patient with customers. Has access to personal vehicle to drive to suburban grocery stores. Can work at various times: mornings, afternoons, evenings and a few weekend shifts. Interested in sustainable agriculture and meat production. Basic experience using Excel (tables).

Training: The undergraduate research assistant will receive training regarding issues that surround conventional and alternative meat production. This training will provide a basic foundation to answer questions that may arise from the customer participants.


  • April 2014: Position advertised
  • May 2014: Interviewing and training
  • June 2014: In-store data collection and processing
  • July 2014: In-store data collection and processing


Hourly at $13/hour, part-time, with more work hours during 3 weeks of in-store data collection.

Estimated total time of 150 hours.

To Apply:

Please complete application and submit application and resume to Jamie Picardy by April 30th, 2014 via email (

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jamie Picardy at (215) 360-5885 or Thank you.

Apr 4 14

Environmental Projects – Field Sciences Internships

by Sarah Neville

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) is looking for summer college interns to work on several exciting and important environmental projects on the South Shore. The internships will benefit students by giving them valuable, marketable skills, and the interns will provide important contributions to our work by collecting data on some of our top-priority projects. The internships are currently unpaid positions although travel will be reimbursed.

Interns will be able to work on projects as diverse as researching the feasibility of increasing the mussel population in the North and South Rivers; monitoring horseshoe crabs in Duxbury Bay; assessing and managing invasive species; and analyzing salt marsh vegetation change using data collected in 2000-01.

Qualified candidates will be entering or in college and have an interest in learning about the environmental sciences, interns must have access to own transportation, and be willing to work independently once trained. Students studying in the environmental science or policy fields are preferred. The commitment of time is approximately 20 hours per week, June through August. Specific start and stop dates are flexible. Work is weather and tide dependent so applicants must have flexibility to schedule work around nature!

More information about the intern projects is on the following pages and at

Application Deadline: May 9, 2014.

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

Contact Samantha Woods if you have questions.

Samantha Woods
Executive Director
North and South Rivers Watershed Association
PO Box 43, Norwell MA 02061

Field Science Intern Projects

Several of these projects can be combined into single projects or expanded, depending on availability and skills. Some can also have multiple people working together. At the moment these are all unpaid internships, but may turn into paid internships if money becomes available. All interns will be asked to provide a report summarizing their work to the NSRWA.

Mussel Restoration in North and South Rivers

The NSRWA is looking to conduct research to investigate the feasibility of increasing the mussel population in the North and South Rivers. Would include setting out tiles to collect mussel spat, moving the spat to culture bags, and evaluating mussel growth and survival from docks. The intern will provide support to smaller field projects such as Horseshoe Crab Monitoring in Duxbury Bay and invasive species management. The intern will provide support to smaller field projects such as Horseshoe Crab Monitoring in Duxbury Bay and invasive species management.

Time Requirement: Summer time commitment ~20 hours/week average,

Required: Must have own vehicle and be willing to work independently. Must be willing to work in wet and potentially slippery locations.

Helpful: Experience with GIS mapping, basic knowledge of intertidal ecology and shellfish life history, and ability to use a kayak.

Skills Gained: Primary literature review, experimental design, identification of marine invertebrates, public interaction.

Third Herring Brook Impoundment Survey

The intern would assist NSRWA staff in assessing vegetation in the former Mill Pond impoundment on the Third Herring Brook in Hanover/Norwell. This effort would include conducting field surveys of vegetation within and abutting the ponds and assisting with surveys of purple loosestrife. The project would include setting up initial survey transects and quadrats and identifying species present in the impoundment. Our goal is to document current conditions within these impoundments. The intern will provide support to smaller field projects such as Horseshoe Crab Monitoring in Duxbury Bay and invasive species management.

Time Requirement: 20 hours/month for surveys, preferably May-September but June-August ok; additional time for data entry and analysis (10-20 hours total).

Required: Transportation to field site; ability to collect data; willingness to spend time in potentially uncomfortable environment (wet, muddy, harsh vegetation)

Helpful: Freshwater wetland botany; experimental design.

Skills gained: Freshwater wetland botany; field data collection.

River Fragmentation Project/Culvert Assessments

This work includes adding to our already substantial culvert database through field surveying of additional culverts and data collection using a datasheet from University of Massachusetts. Work also includes data entry into state and our own databases. The intern will provide support to smaller field projects such as Horseshoe Crab Monitoring in Duxbury Bay and invasive species management.

Time Requirement: Flexible, up to 20 hrs/week, anytime throughout the year

Required: Must have own vehicle; ability to collect data; willingness to spend time in potentially uncomfortable environments (breaking trail through forest/shrubs, wet or damp riverine areas).

Helpful: Experience with GIS, ability to use Excel.

Skills Gained: Understanding of river continuity issues, field study, data organization.

Salt Marsh Vegetation Change

This work entails repeating salt marsh vegetation transects first conducted in 2000 and 2001 to assess change over the past 10+ years. The intern will provide support to smaller field projects such as Horseshoe Crab Monitoring in Duxbury Bay and invasive species management.

Time requirement: Flexible, up to 20 hrs/week throughout the summer.

Required: Must have own vehicle; ability to collect data; willingness to spend time in potentially uncomfortable environments.

Helpful: Previous salt marsh vegetation identification experience, ability to use Excel, basic statistics.

Skills gained: Salt marsh ecology, field data collection.

Apr 2 14

Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger District Internship

by Sarah Neville

Job Title: Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger District Internships

Dates: Spring/Summer/Fall 2014

Application Deadline: April 24, 2014

Internship Includes:

  • Free barracks style housing on the Mammoth Ranger District
  • A stipend of $33.55 per day worked is provided

Work Schedule: 40 Hours/Week. Work schedule TBD. Holiday and weekend work required.

General Duties:

  • Assist with visitor information, interpretive programs, and resource protection
  • Assist and educate the visiting public on local and regional information, history, and activities
  • Perform wildlife management, black bear education, safety, and food storage compliance
  • Patrol various recreation sites and trails
  • Assist Recreation officer in the recreation program
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications – Internship Requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to hike on varied terrain at high elevations
  • Outgoing and intrepid enthusiasm when communicating with forest visitors
  • Interest or education in natural sciences and/or resource or recreation management or related field is strongly desired
  • Desire to be an integral member of the Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger Districts team and represent the USDA Forest Service
  • Ability to successfully perform duties with little or no direct supervision, often in remote environments.
  • Maintain records of duties and results

To Apply: By April 24th, Email résumé, cover letter, and a list of three references to (Please, no phone or email inquiries):

Lawson Reif
Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Manager
Office: 760-924-5516

Mar 24 14

UVM’s Catamount Farm Summer Experience

by Sarah Neville

The University of Vermont’s Summer University is offering a unique, hands-on experience at our Catamount Educational Farm, where students can earn between 3-13 credits in the course of 12 weeks.  At the core of the Catamount Farm Summer Experience is a 4 credit Sustainable Farm Practicum where students will learn principles and practices of sustainable, diversified vegetable production through a combination of lectures, hands-on fieldwork at UVM’s Catamount Farm, and visits to local vegetable farms. In conjunction with the Sustainable Farm Practicum students have the opportunity to take up to 3 additional courses.  Further details including registration information can found by visiting the following site:


Mar 24 14

Summer Internship at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

by Sarah Neville

Contact if you are interested in this opportunity.

This summer, the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will be having an exhibit featuring several species of lorikeets and lorrys, around 50 birds total in a wire mesh enclosure that is 27 ft. by 72 feet and about 15 feet high.  They are looking for students who would like to be interns that would help care for the birds as well as interact with the public and educate them about their behavior and natural history.  It is an excellent opportunity to have hands-on experience with tropical birds, and an opportunity to observe first hand, interspecific and intraspecific behavior.  The public has access to the birds, participate in hand feeding  the birds, and the birds are can land on or take off from visitors at will.

Last year they had 11 species:  black capped lorry, blue streaked lorry, ornate lorry, scale breasted lorikeet, Weber’s lorikeet, Edward’s lorikeet, Forsten’s lorikeet, Rosenberg’s lorikeet, red collar lorikeet, green-naped lorikeet, Swainson’s lorikeet.  The same is expected this year. All are from a captive breeding farm in Naples, Florida.

The intern would be expected to put in a minimum of 3 days per week for 6 weeks, and work in the exhibit approximately 5 hours per day (except when pouring rain).  There would not be housing, transportation, or a stipend provided.  The birds arrive around May 19 and the stay until just after Labor day.

Mar 12 14

U.S. Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division Law and Policy Section

by Sarah Neville

Intern Position Available

U.S. Department of Justice
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Law and Policy Section

The Law and Policy Section (LPS) advises and assists the Assistant Attorney General on legal and policy issues. Working with the Office of Legislative Affairs, LPS coordinates the Environment and Natural Resources Division’s legislative program. LPS also represents the Department of Justice on interagency groups of a variety of issues that relate to the mission of the Division. LPS also litigates amicus cases and undertakes other specially assigned litigation projects at the trial and appellate levels. Other duties include monitoring citizen suits; responding to citizen mail, congressional, and FOIA requests; and serving as the Division’s ethics officers. LPS attorneys also coordinate the Division’s activities on international environmental matters and environmental justice matters.

Duties of the unpaid undergraduate intern position include: attending congressional hearings and reporting on environmental legislation; researching legal and policy issues; and providing support for the section’s amicus litigation.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, pass a mandatory background check, and be willing to commit for about 30 hours per week. Applicants should be either enrolled as undergraduates during the internship, or planning on returning to their school in the time period following the conclusion of the internship.

Applications must be received no later than 11:59pm on March 27, 2014. The internship will run roughly from mid-May to mid-August 2014 (dates flexible). Please specify in your cover letter what dates and what hours you are available.

To apply, please email, fax, or mail a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and 3-5 page writing sample (may be an excerpt from a longer paper on any topic) to:

Samina M. Bharmal
Environment and Natural Resources Division / LPS
P.O. Box 7415
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044-7415
Fax: (202) 514-4231

Email is preferred. Please note that we will not consider any applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline.

Mar 10 14

Oxford Princeton Programme Future Energy Business Leaders of the 21st Century Scholarship

by Sarah Neville

The Oxford Princeton Programme had extended the deadline for Future Energy Business Leaders of the 21st Century Scholarship to March 31, 2014.  The recently launched student initiative invites all students considering a career in energy (traditional energy careers—engineering/science to energy law to commodities trading/analysis, etc.) with an opportunity to compete for an opportunity to participate in a 2-3 day professional energy training course in Houston, Texas.  The course which will be taught by a practicing energy expert will be attended by professionals currently engaged in the industry, also presents a strong networking opportunity.  

What is The Oxford Princeton Programme’s Future Energy Business Leaders of the 21st Century Scholarship?

The Oxford Princeton Programme Scholarship was established to provide two students looking to pursue careers in the energy business with the opportunity to participate in an industry-specific 2-3 day training course geared towards practicing professionals and delivered by highly regarded, practicing industry experts. Travel and accommodations will be arranged and covered by The Oxford Princeton Programme. In addition to the two main scholarship winners, The Oxford Princeton Programme will also award five runners up with 10 free web-based training courses (value USD$1,950).

Who is eligible?

Undergraduate or post-graduate students in good academic standing with residency in the United States or the Canadian provinces who are currently enrolled in an accredited college/university/graduate studies program.

What are the requirements or qualifications needed to apply?

  • Fully completed application form
  • Applicant must demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in the energy business
  • Applicant must complete two 500 word essay questions:
    • What is the greatest energy challenge facing North America?
    • Describe your personal interest in the energy industry and why you are an ideal candidate for the scholarship.

Where can I find scholarship applications?

Scholarship applications can be submitted on The Oxford Princeton Programme web site:

What is the deadline for submission?

Deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2014.

When will the scholarships be awarded?

The scholarship winners will be announced on The Oxford Princeton Programme web site on April 18, 2014. Scholarship recipients will also be directly contacted by The Oxford Princeton Programme.

About The Oxford Princeton Programme

The Oxford Princeton Programme provides the most effective and flexible approach to educating professionals worldwide on the business and trading of energy. With customizable programmes for on-site team training, more than 200 public courses in 23 energy hubs globally, and the most extensive library of web-based courses available 24/7 on, The Oxford Princeton Programme is responsible for training a literal who’s who in oil, gas, power and much more. Courses are taught by renowned experts offering dynamic and interactive instruction. With more focus, experience, and depth of industry knowledge, The Oxford Princeton Programme provides today’s professionals with the tools and know-how for optimal performance. For more information, log onto