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Month: January 2013 (page 1 of 4)

Clinton Global Initiative University (April 5 – 7) – St. Louis, MO

The application deadline is today, January 30.

The sixth annual meeting of CGI U will take place from April 5 – 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, bringing together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The meeting will bring together student leaders, NGO representatives, topic experts, and celebrities to brainstorm ideas, share best practices, and develop their action plans for the months ahead. Join President Clinton, Jack Dorsey, Salman Khan, and many other to-be-announced innovators and entrepreneurs.

More than $400,000 in funding for select attendees is now available. The Resolution Project will provide $100,000 total to the winners of a social venture competition on-site. The CGI University Network will provide more than $300,000 total to student attendees from member universities. To be eligible for funding, students must first apply online to attend CGI U.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Tufts Energy Competition 2013 (Deadline: Feb 1st)

Do you have a great energy idea? perhaps even a final project related to energy? Win up to $3,000 to jump-start your energy idea! Apply to the Tufts Energy Competition! 

Working on an innovative project on energy or sustainability that can be leveraged into a winning proposal? The Tufts Energy Competition is looking for your ideas! This competition is a celebration of innovative student-driven solutions to energy challenges. The goal of the Tufts Energy Competition is to support students implementing projects that explore solutions to key energy issues. The winning team will receive up to $3000 to implement their project, and the runner-up will receive $2000.

Every Tufts student is eligible to apply, including engineering students, undergraduates, Tufts medical students, international studies students, and more. The application is due February 1 and can be found onhttp://www.tuftsenergyconference2013.com/energy-competition/.

Need some inspiration? Previous finalists and winners include:

  • A Split Junction Solar Concentrator for More Efficient Electricity Generation
  • Giving Students the Chance to Choose Their Energy
  • Efficient Hygiene Initiatives: Bringing Ecological Sanitation to Thottiypatti
  • Solar Powered Uninterruptible Power Systems
  • Ocean-Based Algae Energy
  • Wind Turbines and Solar Cookers in Zimbabwe
  • High Voltage Lithium Ion Battery Management System

The 2013 Energy Competition hopes to continue this success with your great ideas!

For more information on the 2013 Tufts Energy Competition please visit: http://www.tuftsenergyconference2013.com/energy-competition/

For any further questions or comments on the 2013 Tufts Energy Competition please email tuftsenergycompetition2013@gmail.com or nolan.katherine@gmail.com

European Forest Institute (Barcelona, Spain; Joensuu, Finland)

Applications are due February 17, 2013.

EFI is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to lead Forest for Society Research Programme. Among the core duties of the Head of Programme are managing and coordinating the Forest for Society Programme accordance to EFI strategy. She/he should proactively initiate new (externally funded) projects, promote and coordinate Pan-European research network activities involving EFI member organizations and relevant forest stakeholders on topics significant to the programme.The position is based at the EFI Headquarters in Joensuu, Finland. Two other posts, Head of EFIMED Regional Office and Senior Researcher are also opened. These posts are located in Barcelona, Spain. Visit EFI¹s careers webpage (http://www.efi.int/portal/careers/open_jobs/ ) further details of the positions and application instructions.

Fellowship, Environment America (various locations)

Environment Massachusetts is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We are a part of Environment America, a federation of 29 state-based groups working for clean air, clean water, and protecting open space. Environment America is hiring fellows into our offices nationwide to make a difference in environmental issues. We are looking to hire recent college graduates who have the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to fight for our environmental values across the country. As an Environment America fellow, recent grads get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism – working alongside senior staff to plan and run grassroots campaigns, lobby lawmakers, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more.


Learn more/apply!

Intern, Boston Cyclists Union Urban (Boston, MA)

Intern 20-40 hours a week. The velorution is taking Boston by storm. Every Urban Planning intern is assigned a particular Union campaign they can help out on, whether it be a long-term policy effort, a particular street we’d like to see reconstructed in a more bike-friendly way, or outreach to a particular neighborhood. The complexity of the project and level of leadership is dependent on the intern’s abilities and time availability. To find out more, visit: http://www.bostonycyclistsunion.org

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