Monthly Archives: January 2012

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.

University Farm Manager, U South Sewanee (Sewanee, TN)

Sewanee: the University of the South seeks a university farm manager to supporting the development of new and ongoing campus sustainable agricultural projects, with an emphasis on integration with the academic program. The manager will enhance agricultural learning for students through demonstration and presentation of agroecological concepts and a wide range of organic food production skills. The focus of the agricultural operation includes the student organic garden and possible production scale vegetables for dining services. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in small scale farm production and/or farming with an educational component. Applications will be considered through Feb. 15, 2012.

For more information, click here: University Farm Manager 1.11.12-2

Outreach Coordinator, Global Development & Environment Institute (Medford, MA)

The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University seeks a part-time outreach coordinator to manage all aspects of the institute’s communications work and overall communications strategy. Duties include web management, email promotion, media outreach and tracking, event outreach, and multimedia production and management. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of related experience.

See full details here.

Tufts Energy Competition 2012

Fellowship, Breakthrough Institute (Oakland, CA)

Breakthrough representatives will soon be visiting the Boston area on a recruitment trip for recent graduates and graduate students. Any student groups interested in meeting with Alex Trembath, a policy associate at Breakthrough, or another representative on the trip should email him at alex@thebreakthrough.org.

About the fellowships:

Breakthrough Generation is the young leaders initiative of the Breakthrough Institute, a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to rejuvenating progressive thought for the 21st century. Breakthrough is best known for its climate and energy policy work, but fellows next summer will have the opportunity to work on either energy, conservation, or economic policy. Each summer, Breakthrough offers highly competitive fellowships to top young analysts, writers, and thought leaders from around the world. Fellows work closely with Breakthrough Institute staff, including Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, Breakthrough’s founders and two of Time Magazine’s 2008 Heroes of the Environment. Founded in 2007, Breakthrough Generation seeks to foster the development of a new generation of leaders capable of fully grappling with the scale and complexity of today’s greatest challenges.

Fellows spend ten weeks at Breakthrough’s office in Oakland, CA, deeply engaged in high-level research, writing, and analysis around three program areas: energy and climate policy; conservation and the environment; and innovation & the economy. Climate change and energy policy is the most well-established work area of the Breakthrough Institute; conservation and economic policy are recent additions that BTG 2012 fellows will have the unique opportunity to help build. Research projects in our economics program will further develop previous work published by Breakthrough, including the reports “Where Good Technologies Come From” and “Manufacturing Growth.” Conservation is our newest policy area and builds from a series of articles in the second issue of the Breakthrough Journal (coming soon).

For the first two weeks of the fellowship, fellows participate in Breakthrough Bootcamp, an intellectual crash course involving intensive reading, writing, and an expert lecture series designed to provide a grounding in the broad-spectrum thinking that informs Breakthrough’s policy agenda. Throughout Bootcamp, fellows are encouraged to challenge themselves and their peers. Topics covered include modernization theory, social psychology, aspirational politics and philosophy, economics and innovation policy, technology policy, as well as a detailed exposure to the three respective program areas. Bootcamp is updated every year to reflect the most timely research and writing on these important issues. Click here for the 2011 Bootcamp syllabus.

For the remainder of the program, fellows work in teams on group projects relevant to Breakthrough’s ongoing work, and produce policy white papers, reports, and memos. Former Breakthrough fellows have published in Harvard Law & Policy Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, and Huffington Post, and their projects have been featured in New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal, among others, as well as in Congressional testimony.

During and after the summer, fellows will have access to continued career support from the Breakthrough staff and a network of BT Gen alumni, many of whom now hold important positions in public policy, the energy sector, and the nonprofit sector.

Fellows will work 40 hours per week and are paid $300 or $500 per week (college graduates and those with a postgraduate degree, respectively). Successful applicants may be considered for long-term employment after the end of the fellowship.

To apply, please submit a statement of purpose; resume or CV; and three relevant writing samples to fellows@thebreakthrough.org. In your statement of purpose, please indicate why you are interested in working with the Breakthrough Institute and which of the three program areas you are interested in, making reference to Breakthrough’s policy work — i.e., climate and energy policy, conservation, or economic policy. For more information about the respective program areas, including a list of published reports and articles, see here; you are also welcome to refer to articles in the Breakthrough Journal. Writing samples should include at least one op-ed style piece and one research paper (these do not have to be published). Personal recommendations are welcome, but not required.

Applications are due February 15, 2012.

See brochure here: Breakthrough Generation Brochure

Intern, Green Air Project at Tufts (Medford, MA)

From Emily Hulsey,  Marketing Coordinator at GAP:

“I work with Green Air Project (GAP), a social enterprise dedicated to helping both individuals and businesses offset their carbon footprints by planting trees.  GAP is a simple, effective and affordable way to clean up the air we breathe.  We’ve already planted over 200,000 trees and look forward to planting even more this year!

We are currently looking for passionate, driven college students who love the environment to serve as GAP Campus Reps for the 2012-2013 school year.  This is an unpaid internship that involves creatively educating classmates about environmental issues as well as promoting GAP.  It is a fantastic opportunity to make amazing contacts, develop useful skills, and make a real difference in our world.”

For more information, contact Emily Hulsey at emilyh@greenairproject.org or see the website (below).

GREEN AIR PROJECT – Making a Difference Affordable
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