Norton Nickerson Endowed Internship Grant
It’s the Environmental Studies program’s pleasure to announce a new endowed internship grant to honor the memory of the late Prof. Norton Nickerson, founder of the Tufts Environmental Studies Program (Est. 1984). This internship will provide up to $3500 for students undertaking unpaid summer internships both in the US and abroad. Preference will be given to ENVS majors conducting work in the area of environmental science but those working in other environmentally-related areas are encouraged to apply. Students must apply through the Career Center, see here for more information regarding the application process and deadlines.
Toxics Action Center seeks an intern that will play a key role in support of our program work. We believe everyone has the right to clean air, clean water and healthy communities. We work side-by-side with communities on the front-lines of facing toxic problems to make these rights a reality. See more at toxicsaction.org
Organizational interns work closely with the administrator, event planner and development director. They will take part in the foundations of Toxics Action Center’s work, helping with fundraising efforts, planning our annual activist conference, and administrative duties.
- Manage Toxics Action Center’s social media, including Facebook, flickr and twitter.
- Create action alerts for members to weigh-in with decision makers on important issues.
- Play a key role in putting together events such as house party fundraisers and activist conferences.
- Maintain and organize records of donors, member lists, news articles, trainings and more.
- Recruit supporters out to events, including movie screenings, rallies, press conferences, and public hearings.
- Assist with general administrative tasks.
- Commitment to environmental issues and social change
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Desire to develop event planning and outreach skills
- Social media aptitude
- Must learn quickly and work efficiently
The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living in intentional community.
Through the operation of Urban Adamah’s two-acre organic farm and internships with local community organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, Jewish spirituality, intentional community, and leadership development.
Spring: March 13 – May 26, 2017
Summer: June 11 – August 25, 2017
Fall: September 4 – November 21, 2017
We accept 12–14 fellows per season. Admission is on a rolling basis.
Check out this short video to learn more. Visit the Urban Adamah website today to request an application.
LEED Green Associate (GA) Training
When: January 25th 2017 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: MIT – Building 66 – Room 201 – https://goo.gl/maps/gxBqYNSrwHm
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When: January 24th 2017 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Northeastern – Egan – Room 306 – https://goo.gl/maps/cJ1zO
Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system for buildings. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 5000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!
Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.
Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)
To register for the class please visit: http://leadinggreen.com/mit or http://leadinggreen.com/boston
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As part of a video piece, the Tufts Observer is looking to conduct 15-minute interviews with students about climate change and environmental injustice in relation to one’s personal definition of home.
Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, December 1st through Sunday, December 4th. If you are interested and would like to share how climate change and/or human impact on the environment has damaged your definition of home, please email email@example.com or complete the sign up form here: https://homeandenvironmentalinjustice.youcanbook.me/