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Date: March 6, 2012 (page 1 of 2)

Environmental and Social Responsibility Intern, Hess Corporation (NYC, NY)

The Hess Environmental and Social Responsibility offices are seeking a summer intern to assist in strategy, data collection, and assessment efforts focusing on corporate sustainability. The intern will conduct research on current developments in sustainability, identify opportunities to further enhance environmental protection and social responsibility initiatives, and present a briefing to Hess managers on the results of the project.

Anticipated areas for research and analysis include:

• Strategies for successful NGO and stakeholder engagement
• Development of tools for ongoing accountability to engagement strategies
• Corporate planning for implementation of sustainability initiatives
• Social risk mapping and analysis support
• Coordination of social responsibility event
• Conduct ongoing research on emerging environmental issues

•Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in environmentally-focused management, science, economics, international affairs (including development), or political science
• Strong research and analytical skills
• Strong written and oral communication abilities
• Able to work both independently and collaboratively
• Experience in environmental politics, quantification approaches, and database construction is a plus

For a full job profile, see Tufts Career Connect’s page. To apply, click here.

Mar 7: Environmental Careers: TEA Alumni Panel & Networking

Wednesday, Mar 7, 7-8:30 pm, Dowling 745

Learn about career opportunities in the rapidly growing environmental sector, followed by informal conversations with alumni. Co-sponsored by Tufts Career Services and Tufts Environmental Alumni (TEA). Registration required- click here to register or email Donna.Milmore@Tufts.edu.

Keith Ainsworth, ‘87 Environmental Litigator at Evans, Feldman & Ainsworth, LLC, New Haven, CT Environmental Law and Interventions Lecturer at University of Connecticut School of Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law, and Yale School of Forestry & Science

Susan Lyon, ‘93, UEP Grant Coordinator of Diesel Reduction Programs Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Kathleen Luvisi, ‘E84, CEE Environmental Management Consultant. Focus: water and wastewater Alternative Resources, Concord, MA

Carly Rocklen, ‘97 Public outreach and ecological restoration Neponset River Watershed Association, Canton, MA

Mark Taitz, ’71, TEA Steering Committee Member. Currently with Merrill Lynch, Taitz has worked for 25 years in leadership positions at both public and private environmental organizations


Additional alumni will attend the post-panel networking session, including those from the following organizations: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Haley & Aldrich, NMR Group Inc, and the Environmental Business Council.

The Acadian Internship in Regional Conservation and Stewardship (Maine)

The Acadian Internship in Regional Conservation and Stewardship
Large landscape conservation training and service for the next generation of public, private and non-profit conservation leaders

The Acadian Internship is a six-week course in landscape-scale regional conservation based in Downeast Maine and southwestern New Brunswick. The course, for which academic credit can be granted by the University of Maine, is a mix of in-class lectures and field-based experiential learning. The first week at the Schoodic Educational and Research Center (SERC) – located on the coast and within Acadia National Park – involves five days of intensive classroom-based instruction by over two dozen local- to internationally-recognized experts (course-related information at http://acadianinternship.wordpress.com).

While at SERC, seminars and tutorials are held daily, including evening sessions. Faculty and field staff work directly with students who come from North America and around the globe for 6 to10 hours each day. In addition, the faculty and field staff are available for additional help before and after scheduled activities. Field manuals and readings include literature selections from academics, research texts and reports, and environmental impact assessments and planning documents are all available on the Acadian Internship website.

During the four-week internship portion of the course, students are placed with local host conservation organizations in the field and will work directly with staff from those organizations, with at least two site visits from course faculty. Student and host organization evaluations of the 2011 internship program experience were highly favorable.

Application deadline: April 6, 2012

To apply, and for more information about the program, see the website here or contact acadianinternship@gmail.com.

Mar 6: “Networking in the Non-Profit World” with Drew Love

Tufts Food For Thought Presents: Networking in the Non-Profit World
Tuesday, March 6th at 8:00pm in Barnum 114

Looking for a meaningful job experience?
Want to learn how to network with nonprofit professionals?

Come and learn how with Drew Love!

Drew Love is a BU alum who has found his passion working for
non-profits and social enterprises dedicated to creating sustainable
and fair food systems. Drew is the marketing assistant at the Public
Conversations Project, the Food Access Pilot Project coordinator for
Northeast Organic Farming Association, and the social media consultant
for Dean’s Beans.

Drew’s discussion will be followed by a Q & A session. Refreshments from Danish Pastry House will
be served!

Call for Entries: Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (CT) seeks applications for its U.S./Canada Citizens’ Summit for Sustainable Development, slated for March 24-25, 2012. Leading to the upcoming 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the summit will bring together emerging leaders from academia, business, civil society, government, and politics to generate new knowledge, policy and action for sustainability in the U.S. and Canada. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis but space is limited.

Click here to apply.

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