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Mystic Mural Environmental Education Coordinator, Somerville Arts Council (Somerville, MA)

Applicant will work with Arts Council director and Mystic Mural project director to coordinate and lead fieldtrips and explorations focused on the Mystic River and local environs. This contract work will provide experiential learning environment for teen-age youth participating in the Mural project. Applicant will lead trips and/or coordinator with other local environmental leaders to lead trips. Topics to address are: flora/fauna, environmental justice, invasive species, water quality, and historical commercial and industry uses of the river. For more information and images go to: http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/mysticmural

 

Scope of Service:
• Present experiential workshops to youth about the Mystic River and its environs.
• Collaborate with Mural Artist to implement the environmental component of Mystic Mural program.
• Collaborate with other agencies and specialists to enrich the youth muralists’ experience and knowledge; help lead fieldtrips.
• Adapt and implement an existing 10-topic questionnaire/evaluation to use as a pre/post assessment for the program.
• Complete a program review narrative.

Seeking applicant who has environmental education experience working with youth. This is NOT a position to support the design and painting of the mural, but rather to support environmental education component of the summer project. Contract ideal for teacher or others seeking a fun, enjoyable short contract for July.

 

Compensation:
Teaching/On-site: 5 hrs/day x 8 days x $20/hr = $800
Plan/prep/evaluation: 10 hrs x $20/hr = $200
Total Compensation: $1000

 

Timeline:
2017 program year will start Monday, July10th and continue for 3- 4 weeks.

 

To apply:
Please send short email letter outlining experience and attached resume. Send to: Gregory Jenkins, gjenkins@somervillema.gov

ELM Environmental Fellows Training (Worcester)

ELM Environmental Fellows Training (EFP)
 
The Environmental League of Massachusetts is once again offering its Environmental Fellows Training (EFP) for college students and high school seniors. This is an exciting leadership and career development opportunity for students interested in environmental advocacy. Our one day training will help participants develop skills in campus organizing, public policy research, communications, and environmental advocacy. Participation in this program will teach students to serve as effective advocates for environment.
The program is this Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Central Branch YMCA, 766 Main Street, Worcester.
Program Elements

·        Getting Acquainted: Introduction to ELM’s work and our statewide environmental policy agenda
·        Advocacy: How to be an effective advocate in your community and on Beacon Hill
·        Public Policy Research: How to do effectively public policy research. Information is power!
·        Political and Advocacy Communications: How to use traditional and social media for advocacy work

Fellows who complete the program will be invited to participate in other ELM advocacy efforts in communities across the state and at the Massachusetts State House. They will also receive campus advocacy organizing materials if they want to do advocacy work on their own campuses.
 Register here: https://www.environmentalleague.org/event/environmental-fellows-program/

 

Tufts Summer Sustainability Trip (Boaca, Nicaragua)

Looking for a summer internship or something to do over the summer related to sustainability?

This summer, Tufts students have the opportunity to travel to Boaca, Nicaragua and work alongside local students to develop school gardens and garden education programs. The trip is 10 days (May 24–June 2) and will focus on sustainable agriculture, immersion into Nicaraguan culture, and environmental activism. The trip fee is $2,489 (which covers everything you’ll need in Nicaragua, including airfare, food, lodging, and transportation), and we will have regular meetings to discuss fundraising ideas and opportunities. There are 20 spots available. The deadline to register is January 30th and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t hesitate if you’re interested!  

For more information, visit https://globalstudentembassy.org/get-involved/university-students/tufts-university/, contact Kat Grellman (katherine.grellman@tufts.edu), or come to our GIM on December 7th, 8pm in Olin (room TBD).

Research Assistant, RecycleHealth.com (Boston, MA)

Spring 2017 Research Assistant at RecycleHealth.com

Dr. Lisa Gualtieri, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, is looking for a graduate student research assistant for the spring 2017 semester to assist with a research project on wearable activity trackers (e.g., Fitbit, Jawbone, Withings), physical activity, and health outcomes. The student will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a research study, from participant recruitment and organization, data collection, analysis, final reporting, and publication.

These research endeavors are tied to RecycleHealth.com, a non-profit started by Dr. Lisa Gualtieri to collect wearable activity trackers (over 900 to date with donations of new ones from vendors as well) and redistribute them to underserved populations. Dr. Gualtieri conducts her wearable research in communities that may benefit most from increased physical activity, but have limited opportunities to engage with fitness devices.

One of Dr. Gualtieri’s completed research studies:
http://www.researchprotocols.org/2016/4/e237/

In addition to the research component of this position, if interested, you will have the opportunity to help with the management and promotion of RecycleHealth and its efforts.

This commitment would be one semester with the possibility for extension, and require approximately 10 hours of work per week.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Exposure to the field of public health and digital health communication
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Working with an IRB and submitting proposals
  • Conducting research in the field
  • Writing research papers
  • Ability to represent information in a visual manner
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Gualtieri at lisa.gualtieri@tufts.edu. Please include Spring 2017 Research Assistant in the subject line.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Interest in public health and/or digital health
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Well organized

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Email: lisa.gualtieri@tufts.edu

Phone: 617-636-0438

Solar Ambassador Program

Fellowship Description

Are you a college student passionate about renewable energy? Are you interested in taking action to put up solar in your community? If the opportunity to install a solar energy system on a nonprofit or cooperative near you sounds exciting, then RE-volv wants to help you make it happen.

The Solar Ambassador Program is a fellowship for one academic year that gives college students the opportunity to spearhead a solar project in their community using RE-volv’s innovative solar financing model. We are looking for creative, passionate, and resourceful college students who are eager to spread solar across the country.

 Deadline: February  17th, 2017


Requirements

•The team is comprised of at least 3 college students who will still be enrolled the following year
•The team completes a Team Application
•The team identifies a local nonprofit organization or worker-owned cooperative that wants to go solar through RE-volv

•The organization completes a Project Application

The teams and organizations who are most poised for success will be formally welcomed into the fellowship.


Benefits

During the academic year, RE-volv will help teams bring their solar projects to fruition. To facilitate this, each team will select one Project Lead who will be invited to an all-expense-paid Solar Ambassador Leadership Summit held in July or August in the San Francisco Bay Area. This summit will train Project Leads on solar finance and policy, crowdfunding, event planning, communications, and community engagement – all the skills needed to complete their proposed project! Every Solar Ambassador will also be provided with exclusive resources and campaign materials.

During the academic year, all team members will participate in biweekly webinars with RE-volv staff and special guests from leading environmental organizations and solar companies. Topics range from renewable energy to environmental justice, and these webinars will serve as discussion rooms for fellow Solar Ambassadors to share ideas. All Solar Ambassadors will also receive close mentoring and guidance from RE-volv staff.


Application Materials

1.  2017 Solar Ambassador Program Guidelines  – Read First

2.  2017 Solar Ambassador Application for College Students

3.  2017 Project Application for Community-Serving Organizations

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