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Paralegal/Office Administrator, National Environmental Law Center (Boston)

Background
The National Environmental Law Center (NELC) is a non-profit research and litigation center dedicated to enforcing the nation’s environmental laws, such as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Endangered Species Act. NELC has a proven track record of bringing corporate polluters to justice by providing essential legal representation to state and local citizen groups. NELC is based in Boston and has a West Coast office in Seattle.
Job Description
NELC’s paralegal is an important member of the litigation team, and is responsible for:
·         Performing basic legal research and helping to prepare motions and pleadings for filing in court.
·         Performing factual research into topics such as industry compliance with environmental laws and the environmental and health effects of particular pollutants.
·         Developing and maintaining good working relationships with local, state, and national environmental organizations and citizen groups.
·         Coordinating media strategy and press conferences, maintaining NELC’s list of press contacts, and updating the organization’s web site.
·         Preparing and tracking the organization’s budget and business plan.
·         Coordinating and creating content for website updates, newsletters, and other publications.
·         Organizing and filing case-related documents.
·         Administering NELC’s Boston office.
Location
Boston, MA
Salary & Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s level of relevant experience, ranging from $24,500 to $27,000. The benefits package includes educational loan assistance, a 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick days, and the option to participate in a group health insurance plan. Opportunities for advancement and additional training are also available.
Additional Qualifications
The NELC Paralegal/Administrator must have grit, determination, a strong sense of justice, and a healthy sense of humor.  Qualified applicants will also have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to debate and speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and the ability to think creatively and work independently.  Candidates for this position must have at least a college degree. Relevant professional experience post-college is a plus. Relevant experience includes (but is not limited to) working in political, policy, legal, journalistic, or government settings. A science background is helpful. An advanced degree, such as a master’s in a related field, may count toward a candidate’s professional experience. A minimum two-year commitment is required.
How to Apply
E-mail your cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to nelc@nelconline.org.
Specify which position you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail, and be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised.

CUAHSI Training Coordinator

Application deadline: March 28, 2014

The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) is a non-profit university consortium funded by the US National Science Foundation to advance water research. CUAHSI develops and operates services and activities that engage and serve the university water science community (faculty, scientists, and students) in their research, outreach, and education efforts. CUAHSI is also a membership organization composed of 135 university members and affiliate members from 47 states and 6 countries.
We are seeking a motivated, outgoing, and professional person to join our team. As CUAHSI’s Training Coordinator you would be responsible for organizing training courses for the hydrologic science community across the country, producing education and outreach (E/O) services around the Water Data Center, engaging our membership, and assisting with CUAHSI events. This position is slated to be filled in early to mid-April.

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Various Internships (VT)

Vermont Business for Social Responsibility has a list of so many interesting summer internships that we can’t list them all individually! Work with Cedar Circle Farm, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, BuildingGreen Inc., Suncommon, 350Vermont, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Seventh Generation, and many more!! See the full list here.

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor, Sustainability Science, Furman University (SC)

Application deadline: April 30, 2014

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University, a private liberal arts undergraduate institution, invites applications for a one-year position at the Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor level beginning in August 2014. Candidates should have a PhD or be ABD in Sustainability Science or a related field with a sustainability science focus and should be a dynamic and engaging individual with a desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Applicants should have demonstrated teaching and research expertise focusing on the interactions and feedbacks between environmental and social or human systems related to problems of sustainability. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs, including SUS 120 Principles of Sustainability Science and SUS 241 Social Systems, with the potential opportunity to teach an upper level course in the candidate’s specialty. The successful candidate will also be expected to interact with the Shi Center for Sustainability and become an affiliate faculty member of the Center.

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Sustainability Studies, Stony Brook University (NY)

Those candidates with skills in environmental justice, and/or Native American and Indigenous studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with interdisciplinary experience in two or more of the following areas will be given the highest consideration; environmental literature and ecocriticism; eco-film and media studies; eco-aesthetics and design; eco-philosophy; eco-psychology; and digital humanitiesTraining and supervision of teaching assistants, supervising research/internships and academic advising experience. Curricular development, relevant research experience and publication record will also be evaluated.

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Stony Brook University (NY)

Applicants with an interest in,or experience with environmental justice are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in two or more of the following areas will be given the highest consideration: environmental and earth system science; global sustainability; resilience; risk and vulnerability; human-environment interactions; scenario analysis; sustainability policy and global politics; urban social-ecological systems; food and water use; ecological design; agricultural ecology; and  transportation. Training and supervision of teaching assistants supervising research/internships and academic advising experience. Curricular development,relevant researchexperience and publication record will also be evaluated. A record of/or potential for successful research funding.

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We want YOU!

Screenshot 2014-03-24 14.07.29That’s right, we’re recruiting! Come join our team! The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking a full-time summer intern to assist with day to day office activities, such as planning and gathering materials for events, greeting visitors, working on the TerraCycle program, and organizing programs such as field trips and the Eco-Ambassador program. The intern will assist with office communications, including creating documents and outreach materials and writing articles, and will assist with social media programming and perform website and blog maintenance. The intern will also be expected to research sustainability initiatives that might be undertaken on any of the three Tufts campuses. In addition, the intern may be asked to help the Program Director, Education and Outreach Coordinator, or Communications Specialist with any projects they are currently working on. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. The position will be open until filled. Please contact Betsy Byrum, Education & Outreach Coordinator, with questions or for more information at betsy.byrum@tufts.edu.

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SustainUS- Youth Delegate, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm EDT April 3, 2014.
Organization: SustainUS

Position Title: 
Youth delegate to the 20th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
 
The SustainUS Agents of Change (AoC) program is now accepting applications to join our youth delegation to the 20th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The conference will take place1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru.
COP20 is incredibly important to the planet’s future. Negotiators are working to create a new global climate deal by 2015, and this is the last COP to set the framework for that agreement. Youth involvement is vital to the process. As we work towards an ambitious and legally binding document, delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world, all while working on direct actions, coordinating media relations and lobbying for important policy points.
If you are passionate, dedicated and interested in stopping climate change, find out more at sustainus.org/apply-cop20. If you have questions, please contact either our AoC Coordinator Alyssa Tsuchiya (alyssa.tsuchiya@sustainus.org) or our delegation leader, Emily Nosse-Leirer (emily.nosse-leirer@sustainus.org).

Location and Hours: Remote prep work May – November 2014 (~5 hrs/week), an in-person weekend training in late June, and the conference takes place in Lima, Peru December 1-12, 2014 (full time)
Compensation: Participation is free. Delegates are required to fund own travel and housing costs. Fundraising support is provided, and some scholarships are available to allay costs to attend the in-person training and conference.
Applications will be due April 3 at 11:59 pm EDT. We look forward to seeing your application!

Link to Apply
: sustainus.org/apply-cop20

Baltimore Ecosystem Study- Research Experience for Undergraduates (Baltimore, MD)

An outstanding undergraduate student in earth/environmental sciences (or related fields, including engineering) is sought to carry out research under the guidance of Profs. Joel Moore (Towson U.), Dan Bain (U. Pittsburgh) and Claire Welty (UMBC) in Baltimore for the summer of 2014. This position is sponsored by National Science Foundation through supplemental funds to the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) Long-Term Ecological Research project.

The student will conduct a geochemical weathering investigation from start to finish. The goal is to calculate the long-term geochemical weathering rates (>10^5 years) of ultramafic and amphibolite bedrock in Dead Run watershed, a long-term BES study site. The calculation of long-term weathering rates, as determined by changes in soil, saprolite, and bedrock geochemistry, is an important first step for determining the changes in geochemical weathering and elemental fluxes from watersheds impacted by urbanization such as Dead Run.

The student will gain experience in:
- Choosing an appropriate site for geochemical investigation using GIS and field reconnaissance.
- Fieldwork, which will primarily entail collection of soil, saprolite, and bedrock samples for geochemical analysis as well as installation of piezometers for   groundwater sample collection.
- Laboratory work to analyze the geochemistry of the soil, saprolite, and bedrock samples using X–Ray Fluorescence.
- Writing results in the form of a short technical report.
- Presenting results at the annual science meeting of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study in October 2014.

Qualifications: A cumulative GPA above 3.0 is required.  Students must be entering freshman through senior year in college as of summer of 2014.  Students having completed their bachelor’s degree, including expected graduation in May 2014, are not eligible to apply. Some prior experience working in the field or lab on projects related to hydrology, geology, or biogeochemistry is preferred but not required.

Compensation: The stipend for this full-time position is $500 per week for 9 weeks.

Dates:  9 weeks, June 2 – August 1, 2014.

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please email the following to Prof. Joel Moore at moore@towson.edu (1) a cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position; (2) your current resume including three professional references; and (3) electronic copies of unofficial college transcripts.  Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled.

Summer Internships, Post Landfill Action Network

We’re offering two paid student internship positions this summer. One, co-hosted by UNH’s Carsey Institute for Social Innovation, is open to current UNH students. The other is open to current students who will be able to work from our Durham, NH office. Click here to learn more and apply, and be sure to share this opportunity with any students you know who might be interested.

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