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Date: February 19, 2013

Sustainability/Social Responsibility Internship (Bolivia)

June 17 – July 18, 2013

Company Overview
AHA Bolivia is a fair trade, ethical manufacturing company in Bolivia working with over 300 artisans to hand craft knitwear, handbags, baby clothes, toys, and more.

Mission: AHA Bolivia believes garment and accessories manufacturing can be done ethically. We work with designers, retailers and wholesalers to create designer pieces in natural fibers and recyclable materials. We respect and utilize handmade manufacturing techniques that have taken
generations to perfect. We value our workers and artisans and treat them with dignity and fairness. We are proud members of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).
Program Description
This combined internship, learning workshop, and cultural experience program is designed to introduce students to socially responsible business practices, international business, and environmental respectfulness in business. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how
business works in a developing nation, and how it relates to export markets such as the US and Canada. Participants will engage in hands on learning and will produce a measurable intern project by the end of the program.

 

Learn more.

Environment America Info Session

From Danielle Falzon: 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. I¹m a fellow, and when I was a senior I was looking for a job that would allow me to make a real difference in the environmental issues that I cared about and this is definitely the job to do that. And after two years, fellows are ready to take on an even bigger leadership role in environmental advocacy.

 

Danielle will be hosting an info session in the Career Center (Dowling 745B) on Tuesday 2/19 at 6pm. The info session will go for about 30 minutes.

 

Tufts Environmental Alumni Career Panel and Networking

Tufts Environmental Alumni (TEA) invites alumni and students to attend an Environmental Career Panel and Networking Night. Students: Gain perspective on the environmental sector and network with professionals in the field. Alumni: Connect with fellow Jumbos working in the environmental field and meet the next generation of environmental professionals! This evening event is sponsored by Tufts Environmental Alumni, the Tufts University Alumni Association, and Tufts Career Services.

Monday, February 25th, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Dowling Hall Room 745, Tufts Medford Campus

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