2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study. The U.S. EPA, as part of its GRO Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.
The newly established Sustainable Working Landscape Program (SWL) at the Harvard Forest, headed by Drs. Brian Donahue and David Foster seeks to:
- Explore the consequences of plausible forest, farm, and habitable landscape futures in terms of their consequences for the environment and human well-being
- Establish demonstration projects highlighting integrated landscape management and long-term studies through Stewardship Science across New England at six to eight signature landscapes comprised variously of wildlands, woodlands, and farmlands;
- Advance research, education and work with landowners and communities;
- Integrate sustainable farming and forestry with fundamental environmental concerns such as protection of water quality, reduced carbon emissions, and protection of wildlife and biodiversity.
|Anticipated start date is on or around June 1, 2015
|Apply Online (SEARCH BY REQUISITION # 35464BR)
The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking a student intern to assist with day-to-day office activities and projects, such as planning and gathering materials for events and creating documents and outreach materials. The program intern will also help support office programs such as the student Eco-Reps, employee Eco-Ambassadors, and the Green Office Certification program. The student will be expected to research and support sustainability initiatives that might be undertaken on any of Tufts’ three campuses (Boston, Medford, Grafton) and to help the Program Director, Education & Outreach Program Administrator, and Communications Specialist with any projects they are currently working on.
Hours & Timeframe:
This position is for the 2015-16 academic year and will start in September 2015. Interns typically work ~8 hours per week.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Reliable, with good time management skills
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Excellent research and writing abilities
- Interest in sustainability
- A can-do attitude
- Comfortable talking to and working with faculty and staff from across the university in person and via email or phone
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- Knowledge of sustainability efforts at Tufts
- Experience organizing events
- Undergraduate students preferred
Pay Rate: $10/hour
Please contact Betsy Byrum, Education & Outreach Program Administrator, with questions or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume and apply through JobX.