NWF EcoLeader’s Virtual EcoCareer Conference 2017: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers
February 22 – 23, 2017
The best jobs for the 21st century will be in the green economy, and the National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders program (www.NWFEcoLeaders.org) is positioned to prepare the future sustainability workforce in collaboration with colleges and universities across the U.S.
NWF’s Virtual EcoCareer Conference 2017 (February 22-23) is designed to help. We will open the gates to our large array of leadership and career development resources for sustainability.
Interested in providing this virtual conference to a class or student group? Group discounts are available! But don’t delay…early bird pricing ends December 16th!
The conference will prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers by:
- Providing information on the latest EcoCareer trends from leading analysts and employers
- Clarifying career enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and
- Formulating a better understanding of the full range of competencies employers seek, including project-based experience,
- Sharing current employment demand across a wide array of green fields, from renewable energy, to greener buildings, finance and beyond.
- College and university students interested in securing a great job for the planet
- Educators who want to prepare students for emerging careers for a green economy
- Career counselors wanting to enhance offerings for college (and high school) students
- Employers seeking skilled clean economy employees
- System level officials creating career pathways
Learn more and register here: bit.ly/2fgO78I
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.