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#COP26 Tufts Representative, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties (COP)

Passionate about climate change, environmental justice, or international relations? Want to discover how you can take part in global climate negotiations and learn about the latest in environmental politics?

Apply to represent Tufts University at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties (COP). Through their status as observers, the Tufts delegates gain important insight into the discussions that frame global climate change policy and action.

ALL members of the Tufts community, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni, are eligible to apply to attend COP. 

Click here for more details and to submit your first round application by June 15th, 2020.

Global Sustainability Summer School, Santa Fe Institute and The University of Chicago (Santa Fe, NM)

The SFI/Mansueto Institute Global Sustainability Summer School (GSSS) offers an intensive 2-week program on urban sustainability. The school is organized around a set of cutting-edge, interdisciplinary lectures and discussions that focus on many interdependent aspects of cities. It offers an in-depth overview and hands-on experience to prepare participants to work and conduct research in areas related to urban sustainability. The program runs from July 27 to August 7, 2020.

Learn more and apply here.

Identifying water quality risks in the Missouri River Bioregional watershed, Center for Health, Environment and Justice (Tufts University and Remote)

The Yankton Sioux tribe in South Dakota are developing a long-range project to define and understand water quality on their reservation, in partnership with the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. The tribe wants to develop a co-management plan for the Missouri River Bioregional (MRB) watershed that will restore traditional Native practices of water and land management. To realize this goal, an inventory is needed of the plants, wildlife, water, aquatic life, and cultural and ceremonial sites. An important part of this effort is to define the water quality in the Missouri River Bioregion with an initial focus on the approximately 150 mile stretch of the Missouri River between Lower Brule Reservation and the city of Yankton.

We are looking for help with each of these steps – processing and cleaning existing water quality data and pollution sources including non-point pollution sources in the targeted region on both reservation and non-reservation land. This project can be part of a thesis or internship, please discuss with your advisor. Overall goal is to create an interactive map of the region across different databases at different sites. Skills in ArcMap/arcpy and R/RStudio desired but not required. Meetings are both remote and at Tufts University.

Interested applicants should reach out by February 25th, 2020. Please contact Kyle Monahan for more information and to get involved at Please send your resume and a short paragraph on your interest and background with the email subject titled “CHEJ Internship 2020.”

Call for Proposals, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) (Milwaukee, WI)

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) will be holding their annual conference on October 4 – 7 in Milwaukee, WI. This is the largest stage in North America to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities. Join AASHE’s conference by submitting a proposal and share your knowledge, achievements and ideas for a poster or a networking meeting.

Learn more and apply here.

Academic Internship Program, Gustolab International (Italy, Multiple Locations)

Gustolab International Academic Internship Program

DURATION: 4 weeks, Summer (Longer periods available for Spring and Fall Semesters)
WHEN: June 20 – July 20, 2020 
WHERE: Italy, Multiple locations available. Gustolab internships are customized according to the needs and interests of students.  Interns will also participate in a research symposium and carry out a research project. Language instruction is provided.  No prior study of Italian is required, but in that students spend most of their time at the intern site, most interns acquire basic Italian skills.

Learn more and apply here.

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