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Intern/Volunteer, Food and Water Watch (Cambridge, MA)

My name is Sammi Dowdell, and I’m currently working on Food and Water Watch’s campaign to save antibiotics for medicine, not factory farms here in Cambridge. I’m currently looking for interns and volunteers to help me gather grassroots support! Right now, 80% of antibiotics in the US are used on factory farms to prevent infection and to compensate for filthy conditions. At the same time, 2 million Americans get antibiotic resistant infections every year because these drugs are losing their effectiveness. 
We can create a world where we can count on medicine working, and where our farms are safe and healthy. But right now, antibiotic resistance is such a serious problem that in some cases, there are few or no treatment options. The FDA and Congress have failed to act on the issue, so Food and Water Watch is building a groundswell of public support in cities across the country, asking city councils to pass resolutions calling on our federal legislature to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Food and Water Watch is working with a coalition of organizations, businesses, and professionals to ensure that antibiotics are saved for medicine, not factory farms. We are looking for bright, talented volunteers and interns to help us on all aspects of this critical campaign.
For more information on the campaign, visit http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/factoryfarms/antibiotics/.
If you’re interested in getting involved as an intern or volunteer, please fill out this short application. Start dates/hours are flexible. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at sdowdell@fwwlocal.org
Thanks!
Sammi
Samantha Dowdell
Green Corps 2015
Dartmouth College 2014
sdowdell@fwwlocal.org

Student Activities Coordinator at MIT Energy Initiative Education Office (Cambridge, MA)

Responsible for the timely planning and implementation of activities and programs to sustain and expand opportunities for students in energy at MIT.  Primary activities include strategic planning and organization of events engaging undergraduate and graduate students throughout the academic year; managing Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP); coordinating MITEI’s participation in campus-wide activities such as Independent Activities Period (IAP), the Energy Club Conference, Campus Preview Weekend (CPW), Earth Day, and orientation; and potentially assisting with energy-related internships. Will also assist with continuous improvement for student networking and engagement on energy and related environmental challenges, increase awareness of energy education opportunities among prospective and current students, maintain and strengthen relationships with student groups, support lasting relationships with MITEI alumni, foster student leadership and engagement through collaboration with key MIT units, and provide content for and assist with the design of informational materials and news items (social media/web/print). Job #11176

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Sustainability Planning Internship, City of Cambridge (MA)

The Sustainability Intern will assist the Environmental and Transportation Planning Division staff primarily on climate protection and preparedness projects, including local energy planning and development of a climate change preparedness plan. Contact: John Bolduc, Environmental Planner Address: Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone: (617) 349-4628, Fax: (617) 349-4633, Email: jbolduc@cambridgema.gov

Sustainability Data and Metrics Research Fellow, MIT (MA)

MIT’s Office of Sustainability is seeking a student Sustainability Fellow to assist in researching, developing, analyzing and refining a suite of sustainability metrics and analytic tools to assist in the quantification, assessment, and communication of MIT’s current sustainability activities.

Data will be related to campus energy, water, waste, food, transportation, procurement, buildings, and more.

This position will be full-time for summer 2014 (8-10 weeks, June-August). Specific start/end dates and hours will be finalized upon hire. Pay ranges from $12-$17/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both MIT and non-MIT students.

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Sustainability Communications and Outreach Fellow, MIT (MA)

MIT’s Office of Sustainability (OFS) is seeking a student Sustainability Fellow to assist in the development and execution of a variety of communication and outreach activities. The Fellow will be responsible for: envisioning, developing, and producing web content and features for the Office of Sustainability’s website; reviewing, modifying, and updating a number of sustainability-related community outreach and education materials; developing additional print and web outreach materials as needed; and assisting in identifying, planning, and implementing new communication strategies (print, web, social media, video, etc.).

Work is full-time for 8-10 weeks during summer 2014 (June-August). Pay ranges from $12-$17/hour depending on student level and ability. Open to both MIT and non-MIT students.

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