Author Archives: Stina C. Stannik

Environmental Compliance Coordinator, Dominion (Arlington, VA)

Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of electric generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 63,200 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is eager to learn and wants to make a real difference in the Environmental area at Dominion’s Chesterfield Power Station in Chester, Virginia (Richmond area). Learn more.

Executive Director, Salt Ponds Coalition (Washington County, RI)

The Salt Ponds Coalition, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization focusing on education and advocacy for the protection and preservation of the southern Rhode Island coastal salt ponds, is soliciting candidates for the position of Executive Director. This is a full-time salaried position with flexible hours located at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regional headquarters at the Kettle Pond Visitor’s Center in Charlestown. For a complete description of the organization visit their website.

Interdisciplinary Research Team Facilitator (Annapolis, MD)

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, is a think-tank type research center funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Maryland. SESYNC promotes interdisciplinary synthesis research on the sustainability of coupled human-natural systems, and is seeking a candidate to provide support and leadership for facilitating research team interactions and progress. Learn more.

Research Intern, Winchester Town Climate Action Task Force (MA)

Winchester Town Climate Action Task Force climate action advisory committee seeks intern(s). Send inquiries to Prassede Calabi, calabi@mindfire.ws

LiveableStreets Street Ambassador Internship

Do you have good people and communication skills? Do you enjoy being outside and at community events? Want to be part of LivableStreets’ advocacy campaigns and growing organization? LivableStreets is looking for an intern to be the face of our Street Ambassadors Program this summer. Learn more.

Program Advisor, Student Sustainability Committee, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline: May 22, 2014

The Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a talented student affairs professional to serve as a Program Advisor in the Student Programs and Activities Office.  Founded in 1867, the Illinois campus is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions. It is one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the nation. The successful candidate will be working on a campus with an academically talented and diverse student population, including 19 percent international students, 12 percent Asian American students, 5 percent African American students and 6 percent Hispanic/Latino students from a total enrollment over 42,000 students.  As the community center of the University, the Illini Union draws together all members of the University with approximately 16,000 visits of students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests on a daily basis.

Learn more.

Various Positions, EarthJustice (Various Locations)

At Earthjustice, we are driven by a passion for justice—for people and for the environment, by a belief that we can accomplish more in genuine partnership with others, and by a commitment to excellence and strategic action.

As the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, Earthjustice is uniquely qualified to deliver sweeping, on-the-ground results that make a real difference in our environment and our communities. We work through the courts on behalf of thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to take on the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the Earth needs a good lawyer.

Positions available:

Associate Attorney (Alaska)

Executive Assistant/Development Assistant (San Francisco)

Individual Gifts Officer (San Fran.)

Communications Intern (San Fran.)

Communications Intern (Washington, D.C.)

Policy and Legislation Intern (Washington, D.C.)

Litigation Assistant (Washington, D.C.)

Litigation Assistant (Philadelphia)

Managing Attorney (San Fran.)

Office Assistant (D.C.)

Office Manager (San Fran.)

Bilingual Press Secretary (San Fran.)

Project Attorney (Florida)

Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts (NYC)

Staff Attorney, Int’l Program (San Fran., D.C.)

Volunteer/Pro Bono Attorney (NYC, Philadelphia)

View all the positions here.

Agricultural Internship, Copicut Farms (Dartmouth, MA)

Copicut Farms is seeking interns for the 2014 summer season (June-October) to manage sales at farmers’ markets with some on-farm work included. Learn more about the farm. For more information about the positions available contact us at: copicutfarms@gmail.com.

Communications Intern, STAR Communities (Washington, D.C.)

STAR Communities is currently seeking a Communications Intern to work with the organization’s community engagement team, which consists of sustainability specialists that provide support to cities, towns, and counties using the STAR Community Rating System.  STAR Communities helps cities and counties achieve meaningful sustainability through the first national framework for local community efforts. The STAR Community Rating System is the first framework and certification program for local sustainability, built by and for local governments and the communities they serve. The Rating System encompasses economic, environmental, and social performance measures for both local governments and the broader community. Learn more.

Climate Change Research Assistantship, Summer, Tufts University

Synopsis:

A 75-hour summer research assistantship is available for a Tufts undergraduate student interested in contributing to a climate change adaptation plan currently being developed for a coastal community (Exeter, New Hampshire). This project, conducted in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire and the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, aims to demonstrate a process for identifying long-term planning options for coastal communities facing the uncertainty of climate change. The town is seeking assistance with making decisions about long-term infrastructure projects that take into account the uncertain impacts of climate change. For example, how do increased flooding hazards from climate change affect their decision regarding where to locate a new wastewater treatment plant? What is the economic value of the riverfront land where a popular commercial street lies?  This work will involve accounting for direct and indirect costs of flood hazards from rivers, urban drainage networks and coastal storm surge. It will also take environmental impacts, namely water quality, into account. In addition to practicing standard cost-benefit analysis methods, the student will gain some experience with modified methods that take future uncertainty into account. This work will also contribute to the dissertation research of Jory Hecht, a Ph.D. student in both the Water Diplomacy program and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. Students are encouraged to use this internship as an opportunity for launching a senior project or another independent study.

Compensation and Logistics:

The compensation for this small internship based at the Medford campus of Tufts University is $10/hour ($750 total). This research is funded from part of a Tufts Institute of the Environment Ph.D. fellowship grant awarded for the 2014-15 academic year. Work schedule is flexible, but would generally be completed at a rate of 5-15 hours per week and can be distributed over a period from May through August.  There may be occasional opportunities to travel to New Hampshire and meet with other project team members as well as community stakeholders, who are a central part of this project.

Qualifications:

Students should be comfortable with quantitative analysis, Microsoft Excel® and Internet-based research. Coursework or experiences with economics (especially cost-benefit analysis, engineering economics and environmental economics), probability and statistics, hydrology and land use planning are desired. Students who are not majoring in economics but have coursework or other experiences with economic analysis are strongly encouraged to apply. Past research experiences are also a plus.

Contact Information:

If interested, please contact Jory Hecht at Jory.Hecht@tufts.edu and send a short cover letter and résumé. Promising candidates will be contacted to schedule on-campus interviews as soon as possible.