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Sep 15 14

Research interns are needed for project in Trinidad

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator, experimental study ecology and evolution in Trinidad. The research is led by Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside.  We seek to integrate multiple biological fields for the study of the interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes in Trinidadian streams. Duties of the position include assisting in monthly censuses of fish populations (guppies) in montane streams. The monthly censuses include long hours of laboratory time.  Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining the possibility of pursing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution and who wish to gain some field research experience before entering graduate school.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and work well with others. Research will also involve carrying heavy packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field research under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.
Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad, with possibility of extension. Starting dates are flexible, starting as early as November 2014. We will cover  travel expenses and living expenses.
Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick (gupy @ ucr.edu). At least two of the references should be academics.

Sep 8 14

2015 NOAA Student Scholarships

by Sara Gomez Garcia

The NOAA Office of Education is now accepting applications for the 2015 class of undergraduate scholars.  Complete applications must be submitted by January 30, 2015.

Over 100 students are selected each year to participate in the Ernest F. Hollings and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs.  These generous scholarships include support for two years of study in the junior and senior year and summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the country.

Please help us recruit high quality applicants by sharing this information with professional networks who may know of talented students interested in applying.  Eligibility requirements include:
US Citizen
3.0 GPA (Hollings) or 3.2 GPA (EPP)
Majoring in NOAA mission disciplines, including but not limited to: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc.
Enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution (EPP only)

For information on these program and how to apply, please visit our web sites:
Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html
Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship: http://www.epp.noaa.gov/ssp_undergrad_page.html
For additional questions, please contact the Scholarship Program Managers at:
studentscholarshipprograms@noaa.gov and EPP.USP@noaa.gov

Sep 8 14

MIT Energy Initiative Education Office Internship

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Background: The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) links science, innovation, and policy to meet the energy challenges of the 21st century and transform the world’s energy systems. We provide a critical link in the energy innovation chain – the pairing of MIT’s world-class research teams with the best in industry that will be responsible for moving the products of this collaboration into the energy marketplace (see http://mitei.mit.edu/about for specific MIT research focus areas).

 

In addition to our research portfolio, MITEI has a strong education program. MITEI’s Education Office manages the multi-disciplinary Energy Studies Minor; sponsors in-depth Undergraduate Research Opportunities; coordinates graduate fellowships and student networking opportunities; and sponsors forums and events involving MIT’s diverse energy community throughout the year.

 

We are looking for an undergraduate student intern who is interested in working with MITEI’s education office to help run existing programming, and assist with expanding our educational offerings to the MIT community.

 

Job Description:

The intern will perform complex and diverse duties in support of the MITEI Education Office, including administrative support for daily and periodic activities and special events; assistance with event staffing; assistance with the development of the MITEI education database improvements; assistance with undergraduate and graduate level curriculum and extracurricular activities, and other duties as required. The schedule is 10 hours per week (M-F) and flexible, but coordinated with existing staff. Additional hours available during peak periods and special events. Periodic early morning and evening work.

 

Skills/Experience:

Proactive approach to projects, problem solving, and planning; initiative, flexibility, openness to change; superior organizational skills; ability to anticipate needs and prioritize effectively; good judgment, discretion, and diplomacy; ability to own and follow through on tasks independently and collaboratively as part of a team; excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people; proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and the ability to quickly learn new software. Knowledge of Filmmaker Pro/Relational Databases and InDesign/Photoshop a plus.

Sep 8 14

SEEKING PAID PR INTERN FOR FILM PREMIERE

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Film Production company seeks to hire a Public Relations / Marketing intern in the Boston area to assist with multiple publicity tasks in preparation for the World Premiere of the film Love Thy Nature – Narrated by Liam Neeson – on Sept. 28th

The ideal candidate:
-has great communication skills (written and verbal)
-is an experienced social media user
-is dependable & a fast learner
-is kind and a great team player

The job includes:
-Spreading the word about the film premiere (thru social media, email, phone, etc.)
-Researching
-Running errands
-Assisting at the premiere on Sept 28th (MUST be available that evening).

Rate offered: in the range of $12 to $15 per hour (depending on qualifications).
Schedule: Approx 15 hours per week (more on week of Premiere)
When: Starting ASAP

For a flavor of the film, see the 2-min trailer here: www.lovethynature.com

Interested candidates should send a resume to Elaine with a paragraph explaining why they are interested and what makes them be the right fit. Her email address is elaine@lovethynature.com

Sep 2 14

Interns with Environment Massachusetts

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Internships that Make a Difference

If you care about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern today.

What do interns with Environment Massachusetts do? You’ll educate and engage more people on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.

In Massachusetts, we’re building a clean and renewable future powered by the sun:  We could meet all of America’s energy needs by capturing just a sliver of the virtually limitless and pollution-free energy of the sun. And we’re making a lot of progress: In Massachusetts, solar energy has grown more than 100-fold since 2008.

But we’re still getting most of our electricity from dirty sources like coal and gas, and the power of fossil fuel interests threatens to stop solar in its tracks. This fall, we’re ramping up our work to build support for a national goal of getting 10% of our electricity from the sun by 2030 — and in Massachusetts, we’ll push the envelope by mobilizing public support and building a powerful coalition of businesses and elected officials behind ambitious clean energy goals.

Becoming an Environment Massachusetts intern

If you agree that it’s time for Massachusetts to go solar, the best thing you can do to get involved is to apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern today. We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.

As an intern:
You’ll push for smart solutions to environmental problems, and build the public support it takes to win.
You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
And you’ll make a real difference on critical issues, while developing valuable skills and experience in one of the nation’s leading environmental nonprofits.
And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving our greatest environmental problems, interning with Environment Massachusetts is one of the best ways to get started. You’ll get the training and experience you need, and we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our staff when they graduate.

Apply today! Visit bit.ly/1eY9pA9 to submit your application. Be sure to choose “Boston, MA” under “Where are you applying to intern?”

Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein: ben@environmentmassachusetts.org, 617-747-4368.

Sep 2 14

Intern – Campaign to Save Antibiotics

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Food and Water Watch Campaign to Save Antibiotics
Job Title: Intern – Campaign to Save Antibiotics
Location: Boston/Cambridge, MA
Term: We are looking for interns and volunteers to begin immediately
Hours: 15-20 hours per week preferred for interns, 5-10 hours per week for volunteers

Campaign Description: Right now, 80% of antibiotics in the US are used on factory farms, just to boost profits and compensate for filthy, crowded living conditions. At the same time, 2 million Americans get antibiotic resistant infections every year because these drugs are losing their effectiveness.

We can create a world where we can count on medicine working, and where our farms are safe and healthy. But right now, antibiotic resistance is such a serious problem that in some cases, there are few or no treatment options. The FDA and Congress have failed to act on the issue, so Food and Water Watch is building a groundswell of public support in cities across the country, asking city councils to pass resolutions calling on our federal legislature to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

Food and Water Watch is working with a coalition of organizations, businesses, and professionals to ensure that antibiotics are saved for medicine, not factory farms. We are looking for bright, talented volunteers and interns to help us on all aspects of this critical campaign.
Job Activities/Scope: Interns and volunteers will provide support to all aspects of the Food and Water Watch antibiotics campaign, including student and community-member recruitment, leadership development, and grassroots visibility tactics. Interns will have the opportunity to work with Food and Water Watch volunteers and staff and on their own college campuses. A sample agenda is attached.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work well independently or in a team setting
Ability to converse comfortably on the phone
Strong attention to detail
Experience with grassroots organizing and campaigns is a plus
Good time management and organizational skills
Enthusiasm about protecting public health!

Compensation/Pay: Food and Water Watch internships are unpaid. Participants may be able to gain college credit for their internship.
To apply, please fill out this form with your contact information, and we will be in touch shortly. You can also email sdowdell@fwwlocal.org or call Sammi Dowdell at (703) 403-3576 with any questions.

Aug 19 14

Job for Tufts student: Administrative Assistant for Environmental Studies Program

by Sara Gomez Garcia

The Environmental Studies Program is looking for a diligent, reliable and self-starter work-study student to start in mid-September (5-8 hrs a week; $9/hr). The student will work under the supervision of the Environmental Studies Program Administrator. Duties include assisting with basic administrative functions of an office, assist with preparation of promotional material, preparation of publications and/or newsletters, conduct online research, contact alumni and external environmental organizations, do on-campus outreach, assist with event organization, post on social media and other tasks as needed.

S/he must be detail-oriented, have good oral and written communication and organizational skills, ability to multi-task and be able to meet deadlines. Additionally, s/he must be comfortable with technology and be willing and able to learn new software as needed. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Powerpoint required. Experience with graphic design and a general interest in environmental topics are a plus.

The successful applicant must be available on Thursdays between 11:30 to 13:30 to assist with our Lunch & Learn seminar series. This position is open to all students but those in the ENVS Program are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please apply here

The review of applications will start on Sept 2nd

Aug 15 14

Community Farms Outreach seeks Fall Field Crew in Lexington!

by Sara Gomez Garcia

FIELD CREW JOB

Background: Community Farms Outreach d/b/a Waltham Fields Community Farm (WFCF) promotes local agriculture through growing and distribution practices that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. We forge relationships between people, their food supply, and the land from which it grows.  We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization engaged in organic vegetable production, educational and food access programming just outside of Boston. New this year, upon entering into an agreement with Lexington Community Farm Coalition, we are also running the farm operation for the new Lexington Community Farm, on land near the Arlington-Lexington border that was recently purchased by the Town of Lexington.

Work Responsibilities and Qualifications: Field Crew members are needed to help us finish out the season with lots of fall harvesting, crop maintenance, and clean up tasks. We seek individuals who are mature, enthusiastic and able to do fast-paced, detail-oriented physical work, who love to be outside, and do not mind getting dirty.  A sense of humor is a definite plus. Applicants should be able to sustain focus through repetitive tasks, work outside in all weather conditions, work both independently as well as in group settings, and have a reliable form of transportation in all weather conditions. Crew members will be trained on proper techniques and approaches to all tasks.  Previous experience is not required but attention to detail and dedication to work are important qualities.

Hours, Compensation and Application Info for Field Crew at Lexington Community Farm: Ideal candidates are available Sept. 2nd through October 31st, Tuesdays through Fridays, from 8am to 4pm, with the possibility of additional hours being available on weekend mornings. One hour for lunch is provided, unpaid.  Compensation includes a pay rate of $10/hr. plus produce from the farm. To apply, please send a resume and brief letter of interest to Dan Roberts, Farm Manager, by email at dan [at] communityfarms.org. Applications will be accepted until the right candidates are found.

Aug 8 14

Citizen science opportunities in the Boston area

by Sara Gomez Garcia

Earthwatch Institute is pleased to announce upcoming citizen science opportunities right here in the Boston area on August 8, September 6, and October 11. We are working in collaboration with local communities and individual volunteers like you to gather field data on the health and quantity of trees across Cambridge to grasp how these trees are benefiting the city. We believe this hands-on learning opportunity would be an excellent chance for you to become a stakeholder in your local environment and give back to your community. Together we can learn about environmental issues, how to identify tree species, collect data using scientific instruments, and more! This will be a great opportunity to learn what is happening in your neighborhood and meet other people with similar interests. We encourage you to spread the word and bring family or friends of all ages along.

This is a free one-day expedition hosted by a resident Earthwatch scientist. Use the promo code TREES upon registration and the $15 registration fee is entirely waived. We hope you will be able to join us for a beautiful day outside! You can find more information about the Urban Forest Program and sign up by clicking the link.

If you have any questions I am certainly available to answer them via phone, email or a meeting. We would love to have anyone interested participate and deeply appreciate your help with this project. If you want to bring a group of people and the dates above don’t work for the group, we can arrange a specific date and time that would be most convenient for you.

Evan Stonebreaker
Research Associate Intern
Earthwatch Institute

114 Western Ave
Boston, MA 02134

978-450-1207
www.earthwatch.org

Aug 5 14

Paid Internship at the Offcie of Energy and Environment at Medford City Hall

by Sara Gomez Garcia

The Office of Energy and Environment in Medford has an opening for a paid internship position this fall. They are hoping to hire a Tufts student who is interested in issues surrounding energy and the environment to help with various projects. These include project management of 5 small energy efficiency projects as well as preparing for our annual energy efficiency reporting to the State and Federal government on Medford’s buildings. The intern is needed for 10 hours a week during the Fall semester, but the availability to start in August is a plus. Distribution of the hours can fit your schedule, but must fit within City Hall’s open business hours (Mon, Tues, Thurs 8:30-4:30, Wed 8:30-7:30, Fri 8:30-12:30).
Tasks include oversight of grant paperwork and bills, visiting the work locations, data entry and general office help. Possibility to continue on other projects in the Spring semester. Compensation is $10 per hour. A good candidate is a self-starter who can work independently, use common sense and take initiative. The City of Medford is also a Federal Work-Study site and students eligible for work-study are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates please contact Alicia Hunt at ahunt@medford.org