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Date: November 19, 2012

Revamping the Kimberely Process: Conflict Diamonds, Prevention Workers

Revamping the Kimberley Process: Conflict Diamonds, Prevention Workers from Dani Jenkins on Vimeo.

From Tufts University’s Conflict and Natural Resources class.

Two Ten Footwear Foundation Intern (Waltham, MA)

Two positions are available. Development Special Projects Coordinator: work closely with the Development Team to execute an array of major gift strategies targeting footwear companies and industry leaders. Play an integral role in the planning of Annual Gala in NYC, a new event in Las Vegas, employee giving programs and other projects. Marketing Special Projects Coordinator: Work closely with the Communications Team to build a network of women leaders in the footwear industry (WIFI) or young leaders (Young Professionals for Two Ten); build communications programs with footwear companies, project lead a new national community service day for Two Ten Day on Feb. 10.  Independence, excellent writing skills, poise, superior people-person skills, dynamic, multi-tasker, open to challenges, ready for action. Compensation: Offered, Flexible, to be arranged with intern. Contact information:   Mr. Neal Newman, President, Phone: (781) 736-1522 Email: nnewman@twoten.org  1466 Main Street, Waltham, MA, 02451. http://twoten.org/

Volunteer in Sub-Saharan Africa – One Heart Source

One Heart Source is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and development of education in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.www.oneheartsource.org . Attention Students of the UEP Department! One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2013 Volunteer Programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the next deadline is November 2nd! Upcoming deadlines are as follows: December 7th, 2012, January 4th, 2013, February 5th, 2013. As an OHS Volunteer, you will: Live with a host family and be an active member of their household. (Zanzibar only) Work with primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations while empowering students. Work closely with members of the community to create social uplift. Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports. Work with a small, dynamic team of international university students.
We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards a more socially just future for the youth of some of the most marginalized communities in the world. For more information and to download the program application, please visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer

Campus Planning Intern – Lesley University (Cambridge, MA)

Lesley University is seeking two graduate interns to assist its Department of Operations and Campus Planning, located in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA, to fulfill a number of campus planning goals. The interns will work alongside University planning staff to help complete the development and design of the University’s campus plan. The ideal candidate will be an architecture, urban planning and design or real estate development graduate student with excellent research and technical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. Good knowledge of MS Office software suite (especially Excel), CAD, Photoshop or InDesign a must. The positions salary is $20/hour for a 14 week period, 10 hours per week. There may be an opportunity for the position to continue a part-time basis into the spring semester. Please include a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for references. Apply here.

Public Relations and Marketing Intern: Green Salem Business Challenge (Salem, MA)

The Green Salem (MA) Business Challenge (GSBC) seeks an intern who is passionate about green initiatives and improving sustainability practices with a demonstrated flair for public relations, communications, and marketing.

The ideal candidate will bring excellent written and oral communication skills, experience writing press releases and using a variety of media platforms (including social media) to disseminate the GSBC message and to increase participation in the program. The GSBC intern must be able to commit to 10 to 15 hours per month for a period of six months with a start date in September 2012. S/he must have good project management skills and the ability to work in a deadline sensitive environment. For more information, or to apply, please contact Liz Vago, lizvago@aol.com978-744-3442. Also, see the full job posting at: http://www.salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_jobs/I038F0CF1

Fellowship – Orton Family Foundation (Middlebury, VT or Denver, CO)

We’re looking for a motivated, energetic person to help develop our CommunityMatters program – an initiative that works to build vibrant, enduring communities through network and partnership building, a conference, and other programming. We’re looking for someone with skills in research and writing, organization and project management, and great at working with people. Could be 24-40 hours per week depending on the candidate’s schedule/needs and skills. Job description is online, but feel free to be in touch if you have questions.  http://www.orton.org/who/jobs

Environmental Interpretation Internship – Patuxent Research Refuge (Laurel, MD)

Number of Positions: 2, Salary: $195 per week stipend with dormitory housing available, Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland, Dates of employment: Feb. 10th, 2013 – May 10th, 2013. Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with children and adults preferred. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field desired. Driver’s license necessary. Internship is 40 hrs/wk

Green Retrofit Intern – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Boston)

LISC seeks a detail-oriented, self-motivated individual for a paid Green Retrofit Internship position in Boston. The Intern will provide programmatic support to a small team of Boston LISC staff focused on energy retrofits in affordable housing across Massachusetts. The Green Retrofit Initiative has received an Energy Innovation Award from HUD and match funding from the Barr Foundation to work with multifamily affordable housing owners to analyze energy use and implement retrofits that will achieve energy savings of 20%. The intern should be available approximately 8-15 hours per week during the remainder of the school year, with a possible extension through the summer. Start and end dates are negotiable and schedule is flexible within normal business hours. This is a paid internship and the hourly rate will be based on experience. Application instructions: Please send resume and cover letter to Elizabeth (Betsy) Glynn ateglynn@lisc.org  LISC website: http://www.bostonlisc.org/

MASSCreative Internship (Boston)

MASSCreative is a new organization formed to be the advocacy voice of the arts and cultural community. Same old organizing work, but this time with artist and cultural institutions. Great community which is making some real social change on the individual level with great arts education programs and on the macro level as a key economic tool to revitalize cities — i.e. Pittsfield, Lowell, New Bedford. Tasks include: evaluation of state’s Cultural Facility Fund – state grant program that funds rehab, maintenance or new building for cultural facilities. Our arts initiative is proposing making one year of high school arts education a requirement for admission to state university system. We need to produce a report to defend our initiative. The need, how it has worked in other states, why this proposal will work. Municipal campaigns to fund the arts. We are developing a “how-to” manual for local folks on how to approach their local government and advocate for local investment. Need to produce a guide to help local folks on how to go to Finance Committee and Town meeting, develop their narrative, organize their community, etc. Contact: Matt Wilson, Executive Director, Phone:617-350-7610 , Email: mwilson@mass-creative.org

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