Monthly Archives: February 2013

Internships – Cambridge Local First (Cambridge, MA)

Cambridge Local First is a network of locally owned and independent businesses formed in October 2005 to build a strong Cambridge economy and a vibrant community. CLF is seeking the following interns: Sustainable Economies Marketing and Communications Intern and Fundraising and Sponsorship Intern.

Sustainable Economies Marketing and Communications Intern: CLF is seeking an intern to help with CLF’s annual marketing campaigns, social media sites, member engagement, and to plan and promote future events that would benefit CLF members and the public. The intern will have the opportunity to work closely with many local Cambridge businesses, as well as city officials and community partners.

Fundraising and Sponsorship Intern: CLF is seeking an intern to research and create new and exciting fundraising and sponsorship opportunities and to assist in existing fundraising campaigns- specifically the CLF annual Business Directory and direct coupon mailer.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to: cambridgelf@gmail.com. For more information about CLF, please click here.

Summer Fellowship – Breakthrough Institute (Oakland, CA)

Applications for Breakthrough Generation 2013 are now open — deadline March 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

The Breakthrough Institute is seeking five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for a paid fellowship in summer 2013 as part of their young leaders initiative, Breakthrough Generation. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one of three policy programs at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy and Climate, Conservation and Development, or Economic Growth and Innovation. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge writing, research, and public policy analysis.

The fellowship runs for ten weeks between June and August 2013 and pays $500 per week. The exact dates will be set in March. Fellows work 40 hours per week, and may be considered for full-time employment at the end of the fellowship. Breakthrough does not provide housing.

Who Can Apply?

Final-year undergraduates, college graduates, and postgraduates are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Fellowships are open to applicants from any country.

The Application

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three writing samples to generation [at] thebreakthrough.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must reach Breakthrough Institute by March 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.

For more information, please click here.

Eco-Reps Kick Off Spring 2013

Hi everyone! The Eco-Reps program is proud to welcome four new reps for the spring 2013 semester. Vishakha Ramakrishnan is in Bush Hall. Charlotte Clarke is taking over Hill. Norihito Naka is joining Haskell Hall. You can find out more about our lovely new members here.

Spring events preview

This past week all the Reps hosted “meet and greets” in their dorm. We run  these events every semester to get to know some new residents and reconnect with others. Each rep offered a unique event featuring everything from baked goods to recycling pledges to green dorm room surveys!

This semester we have some big events we’ll be working on as a group. For the first one we are teaming up with Tufts Recycles to work on Recyclemania. Recyclemania is a national competition to see which university is the best at recycling. The grade scale focuses on the percentage of recyclables thrown in the trash can. At Tufts, we will also be doing an inter-dorm competition. Be sure to look out for grades posted in your building and around campus.  The Eco-Reps kicked off the event in Dewick dining hall last wednesday passing out candy and information regarding the event. You can track our national progress and learn more about the competition at http://recyclemaniacs.org/.

A team of our reps met with David McGraw at the Office for Campus Life this past week to talk about making Spring Fling more sustainable. We’ll be working more on this during the upcoming weeks.

Last but not least, Meatless Meals will be happening in Dewick dining hall Wednesdays from 6-7 pm.

Vishakha

Carolyn

Charlotte

Norihito

Youth Conservation Corps Staff (Boston, MA)

Deadline: March 31, 2013

Boston Natural Areas Network is looking for committed, energetic adults with a passion for the outdoors to work with YCC teens.

We are hiring for 3 staff positions:
• Field Manager/Coordinator (1 opening)
• Crew Supervisor (3 openings)
• Urban Agriculture Crew Supervisor (1 opening, begins mid-spring)

Click HERE to download job descriptions and requirements for all staff positions.

To Apply:
Send a detailed cover letter and resume to Dana Chepulis, Interim Program Manager at dana@bostonnatural.org. Please include your first and last name in the title of your file attachments. Staff Application Deadline: March 31, 2013.

Student GIS Technician – Tufts University (Medford, MA)

We are looking for a Tufts student GIS technician for a Bengali Oral History project here at Tufts starting ASAP. The position will geocode oral history transcripts of prominent Bengali intellectuals. This will entail identifying places within the transcripts and then locating geo-historical sites mentioned in the transcripts using historical maps, Google Earth, and GIS data. Required experience with ArcGIS; preferred experience with Google Earth, MS Access, MS Excel. Pay rate: $12 per hour. Number of hours per week: 8. Please note this position is only open to current Tufts students.  Please send your resume to patrick.florance@tufts.edu

Research Associate – NMR Group (Somerville, MA)

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning, providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists in a field that makes a difference.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through master’s level graduate education or prior work in policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports

The ideal candidate has recently completed or will soon complete a master’s degree in policy, economics, sociology, or another social science field. We will also consider candidates with bachelor’s degrees who have relevant work experience. Successful employees should have strong expectations of rapid advancement in this growing company and field.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to openings@nmrgroupinc.com. For more information, please click here.

Feb 07:Can You Shuck it? Eat Oysters and Learn about Oyster Restoration in Boston

CAN YOU SHUCK IT?  EAT OYSTERS AND LEARN ABOUT OYSTER RESTORATION IN BOSTON

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Cabot 206

Join Fletcher Green & the Fletcher Neptunes for a talk with Andrew Jay, founder of the Massachusetts Oyster Project.

Oysters used to thrive in Boston estuaries, serving as a food source and lucrative fishery, filtering wastewater, and creating a habitat for more than 100 other marine species. Come learn about the Massachusetts Oyster Project http://massoyster.org‘s current restoration project, the challenges of shaping fisheries policy, and the politics of conservation and non-profits.

Communications Manager: WildAid (San Francisco, CA)

Reporting to the Managing Director, the CM will oversee WildAid’s non-programmatic communications, public relations, and new media outreach. Currently, WildAid reaches over 1 billion consumers across 35 different platforms through over 50 media partnerships. The successful candidate will bring creativity and resourcefulness to build WildAid’s multimedia and on-line presence, increasing public awareness, and supporting fundraising efforts. This role is both strategic and hands-on in nature; because WildAid’s mission revolves around harnessing the power of communication, the CM must have the vision for the communications strategy as well as be able to produce content themselves. Interested, qualified candidates can address a cover letter and resume to me search@waldronhr.com
Website: http://www.wildaid.org/jobs

Multiple Positions: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The University of Alberta invites applications for any of three full-time, tenure track positions in Planning at the Assistant/Associate Professor levels. Two positions will be situated in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) in the Faculty of Science, and one in the Faculty of Extension. These positions are part of an initiative of the University of Alberta to establish itself as a leading Canadian institution in the field of Planning education and research. To find out more, please visit their website at: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107919463/

Fisheries Fund Intern Staff Assistant: CLF Ventures (Boston)

Spring semester.  Accepting applications until Feb. 15, 2013. 10 – 20 hrs/week 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110 CLF Ventures seeks a Fisheries Fund Intern to help with the development of the New England Fisheries Access Fund. CLF Ventures will be researching and designing equity partnership models to address the need for capital in the fishing industry of small scale fishermen. Website: http://www.clf.org