Daily Archives: March 11, 2014

Summer Internships, Post Landfill Action Network

We’re offering two paid student internship positions this summer. One, co-hosted by UNH’s Carsey Institute for Social Innovation, is open to current UNH students. The other is open to current students who will be able to work from our Durham, NH office. Click here to learn more and apply, and be sure to share this opportunity with any students you know who might be interested.

Environmental Assessment Assistants, OARS (Concord, MA)

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Two Environmental Assessment Assistants will work as a team to map the extent of the invasive water chestnut plant throughout the length of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. The assistants will be trained to use hand-held GPS MobileMappers and will work primarily from kayaks on the rivers. The data will be used to plan and assess the effectiveness of water chestnut removal efforts. The assistants will work with office staff to obtain permission from landowners for access to the river as needed.

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Internship, Eagle Eye Institute

Eagle Eye Institute is offering a summer internship opportunity assisting with the organization and implementation of Eagle Eye’s proven Learn About ForestsTM Program and stewardship projects for urban youth from the Somerville, Medford and Boston. The Learn About Forests day includes forest exploration, teambuilding, two instruction periods taught by natural resource professionals, a stewardship project and dinner around a campfire. After the trip, youth participate in an urban stewardship project in their own neighborhood, often of their own choosing.

See the following document for more information and to apply: Eagle Eye Inst. Internship.

The Oxford Princeton Programme’s Future Energy Business Leaders of the 21st Century Scholarship

The Oxford Princeton Programme Scholarship was established to provide two students looking to pursue careers in the energy business with the opportunity to participate in an industry-specific 2-3 day training course geared towards practicing professionals and delivered by highly regarded, practicing industry experts.  Travel and accommodations will be arranged and covered by The Oxford Princeton Programme. In addition to the two main scholarship winners, The Oxford Princeton Programme will also award five runners up with 10 free web-based training courses (value USD$1,950).

See the attached document for more information: scholarshipfactsheet

Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Ever wish you could get paid to travel Vermont, bike around some of the most scenic parts of the State, camp with friends, and actually make an impact on the future of important environmental issues? If you answered yes, we have the job for you!

VPIRG is currently looking for students to work out of our Burlington office from April 28th to August 29th, as a part of our summer outreach campaign. Employees will work Monday through Friday traveling throughout Vermont, fundraising and engaging Vermonters in important political issues like clean energy and expanding Vermont’s most successful recycling program- the bottle bill. Employees can earn anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000 dollars, meet incredible friends, and be a part of an unforgettable movement along the way.

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Associate Director of CommuterChoice, TDM, and Sustainability (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

Direct the day to day operations of the program, set goals, review performance and ensure that the team’s work is of the highest quality and administered fairly, consistently and accurately. Learn more.

Central Africa Natural Resource Policy Specialist, World Resources Inst., Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

World Resources Institute (WRI), an action oriented global organization most recently voted as #1 environment & natural resource think tank in the world is consistently recommended by staff as one of the “most desired organizations to work for”. WRI seeks a Central Africa Natural Resource Policy Specialist to lead its policy analysis, capacity-building, and outreach activities in ROC and DRC. The Policy Specialist will be responsible for day-to-day management of the policy components of the project strategy in conjunction with WRI’s Washington office as well as civil society, government, and NGO partners in ROC and DRC. Qualified applicants should apply online. All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

Consultant, Forest Stewardship Council, Germany

Deadline: March 15, 2014

The Forest Stewardship Council is seeking a consultant to explore the feasibility of carbon storage as a High Conservation Value. In 2011, the General Assembly requested FSC to explore the feasibility and wider implications of including natural ecosystems with globally, regionally and/or nationally significant amounts of carbon stored in vegetation and soil as a High Conservation Value. In order to implement this motion, the PSU Ecosystem Services program is now seeking a consultant that will provide recommendations on the different options available to identify, monitor and assess High Carbon Density forests in accordance with FSC Principle 9. All submissions should be sent to Gregory Jean, Ecosystem Services Policy manager (g.jean@fsc.org).

UNH Sustainability Institute Climate Fellowship

DEADLINE: March 24, 2014

In 2008, Clean Air-Cool Planet created the Climate Fellows program to address a recurring program: even best-intentioned partners—whether in the community, campus or corporate sector—could easily be thwarted in their sustainability goals by a lack of “person-power” necessary to conduct inventories, research and write climate action plans, or carry out other high priority climate-related rojects. Lacking any better option, many opted to assign these tasks to a busy voluntee, or a staff person already working at full capacity—and, all too often, that meant a loss of momentum or even abandonment of a climate project.

In 2014, the Sustainability Institute at UNH became the new home of the Climate Fellows program. The program matches exceptional college students from diverse backgrounds with high priority climate solutions projects. Through this nationally advertised and highly competitive program, students receive skills training, mentoring, networking opportunities, and a stipend for full-time summer projects undertaken with a wide range of partner organizations.

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Associate Director, Integrated Program in the Environment, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)

DEADLINE: March 27, 2014

Supports the Director of Indiana University Bloomington’s Integrated Program in the Environment (IPE) in all aspects of program delivery: interactions with external constituencies, including administration, faculty, staff, current and prospective students, and the community; strategic planning and programming; Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve (IURTP) operations and management in close collaboration with the Science Director of IURTP. Directs and manages on- and off-campus programming and communications, including development of marketing programs and materials, website design and content management and event planning and implementation. Responsible for oversight of IPE and IURTP staff, student employees, interns and volunteers.

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