Tufts Gets Green

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Date: January 31, 2012 (page 1 of 2)

Internship, Earth Corps 2012 (Sangre de Cristo Mountains, CO)

Earth Corps is a selective field-based program that offers motivated, environmentally conscious students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. The program is designed to integrate key lessons in environmental studies with the completion of a critical environmental restoration project. Run by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute in partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Earth Corps attracts exceptional students from across the nation and the world to participate in this unique service learning opportunity. For further information, visit http://www.rmfi.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2159&qid=212452. Early deadline: 3/5, final deadline: 3/21.

GIS Data Technician, Tufts U Information Technology Group (Medford, MA)

Tufts University Information Technology group is seeking responsible students for Spring 2012 semester who would like to help support the GIS Center. 8-15 hours of work per week, between 10am and 5pm.

Pay: $12 per hour. The job will entail GIS metadata development, checking and data loading into a spatial database engine/SQL in support of Tufts Geospatial data repository. Preference given to students with the following skills: Working knowledge of ArcGIS Catalog and/or willingness to learn more about metadata, database management, spatial database engines, XML or text editing, and data layers. Please send resume and brief description of your GIS experience to Thomas.Stieve@tufts.edu.

Project Manager, Ecological Carbon Offset Partners (Berkeley, CA)

ecoPartners (www.ecopartnersllc.com) is hiring for a new full-time position in downtown Berkeley office. Responsible for all aspects of project design, development and verification including planning, budgeting and reporting. Work involves standards-based assessments of projects in the global carbon market, and interfacing with clients, contractors, employees and directors to coordinate project development activities. Specific tasks include design and oversight of project deliverables, timelines, and budgets; proposal development; serving as the primary point of contact for clients and prospective clients; and facilitating communication between team members. Occasional domestic and international travel is required. Work will primarily be in our Berkeley office, with the occasional opportunity to work flexible hours outside the office.  For a complete job description, visit: http://www.ecopartnersllc.com/project_manager.pdf

McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Policy 2012 (Germany)

The American Council on Germany is currently seeking applications for our McCloy Fellowship in Environmental Policy. The fellowship provides American and German environmental professionals with the opportunity to travel across the Atlantic for three weeks to conduct research of their own design. Fellowships are for up to 21 days. Fellows receive a stipend of $200 per day which covers housing, meals, and local transportation costs. Transatlantic airfare and pre-approved intercity travel are also covered by the program. The fellowships are intended to support professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors who are engaged in environmental policy, journalism and law, as well as those in academia who are undertaking research that bears significances for environmental policy in the United States, Germany and the larger EU. For further information, visit http://www.acgusa.org or contact Robin Cammarota, Fellowship Coordinator, rcammarota@acgusa.org. Deadline: 3/30.

Feb 2: First TIE TALK with speaker Penn Loh

TIE Talks is a monthly get-together of environmental faculty, staff, students, and alumni to learn from each other in a casual social setting. On the first Wednesday of each month beginning February 1st, 2012, TIE will host an informal educational event to facilitate interdisciplinary cross-pollination. TIE Talks will be based around thematic presentations by a member of the Tufts community; the inaugural theme of the spring 2012 semester will be “Environmental Justice.” TIE Talks speakers include: 2/1: Penn Loh, UEP Professor of Practice; 3/7: TBA; 4/4: Dr. Beatrice Rogers, Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy Professor, Food Policy & Applied Nutrition Program Director; 5/2: Sivan Kartha, Senior Scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute – US. TIE Talks will be held in the Miller Event Space (next door to TIE at the former RezQuad Café) from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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