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Clinton Global Initiative University (April 5 – 7) – St. Louis, MO

The application deadline is today, January 30.

The sixth annual meeting of CGI U will take place from April 5 – 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis, bringing together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The meeting will bring together student leaders, NGO representatives, topic experts, and celebrities to brainstorm ideas, share best practices, and develop their action plans for the months ahead. Join President Clinton, Jack Dorsey, Salman Khan, and many other to-be-announced innovators and entrepreneurs.

More than $400,000 in funding for select attendees is now available. The Resolution Project will provide $100,000 total to the winners of a social venture competition on-site. The CGI University Network will provide more than $300,000 total to student attendees from member universities. To be eligible for funding, students must first apply online to attend CGI U.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Environmental Educator (Boston, Cambridge, Somerville)

Environment Science Educator needed for the following school year.

“e” inc. — the environmental learning and action center, now in its ninth year, is currently seeking an environment science or biology teacher interested in working in urban settings within Greater Boston. “e” inc. is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate and support children and adults to be lifetime citizen environmentalists. We accomplish this by teaching the deep science that comprises natural resource systems and by helping individuals, groups, and classes create and support actions that foster sustainability locally and/or globally

All candidates must be mature and focused, able to negotiate a role within a larger urban institution, and be comfortable working independently. We supply lessons that: (1) are engrossing and age appropriate, (2) build science skills, and (3) motivate students to use their science confidently as they formulate and carry out sustainability projects.

Applicants need to be comfortable with a wide range of teaching techniques from inquiry- based challenges and experiments to creatively involving children in data collection. All candidates must be conversant in one or more of these topics: oceans, rainforest biodiversity, New England habitats, animal behavior, the basic science of energy and renewable resources, climate systems and global warming/climate change.

We seek to create a vibrant work atmosphere that is committed and creative. We invite like-minded educators and science minds to apply.

“e” Inc. has that following part-time opening (20 hr per week) that we are seeking to fill:

1) Kids Green the Schools Educator: Earth Action Inc. is spearheading its new residency program, Kids Green the Schools (KGTS), at 10 local public elementary schools. Each residency will take place 1 morning/week and follow a 7 week cycle based on the number of classrooms served. KGTS Educators are assigned to specific schools and will teach both science and the action projects to green the school. The Kids Green their Schools curriculum is provided. We have an initial three sites that we are looking to place an educator in.

There is a possibility of adding on more sites and programs in the coming months, as well as summer programs. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have had experience working with middle school aged students.

You must be able to commit from January until the end of school year. Access to a bike or car for travel to some of our sites will be helpful for efficient use of your time. However, most teaching sites are accessible via MBTA, but not all. Sites are in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.

Please send resume and cover letter addressed to Andrew Thai, “e” Inc’s Education Director at andrewthai.einc@gmail.com. In your cover letter please specify past skills in any or all of these three arenas and any urban classroom or after school experience.

Recruitment Outreach Intern – Green Corps (Boston, MA)

The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. The Recruitment Outreach Interns will help coordinate the following projects:

· Event Planning: The interns will coordinate the planning of Green Corps’ 2nd Round Interview weekends with an expected attendance of 300 candidates. This includes duties such as VIP outreach for invited guests and major donors, weekend locations and logistics, travel and housing arrangements for candidates and materials creation and duplication.

· Online Outreach: The interns will coordinate our online recruitment campaign to raise the visibility of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing. This will include planning and implementing targeted outreach to websites, job boards, blogs, and social-networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.

· Career Center and Campus Outreach: Interns will contact career centers across the country to coordinate recruitment, visibility events and on-campus interviews. Interns will also recruit top student leaders for the Green Corps program with campus outreach.

Hours The start and end dates are flexible, although most interns begin in January and work through March, with the possibility of continuing year-round. Interns typically work between 10-20 hours/week, and the level of commitment can be tailored to your schedule.

Qualifications We are looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, and have a desire to strengthen and grow the environmental movement.

Benefits The internships are unpaid, but interns are given the opportunity to audit portions of Green Corps’ August Introductory Classroom Training, which features training from top environmental leaders in organizing, advocacy, and leadership skills. Course Credit supervision is also available.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Environmental Interpretation Internship – Patuxent Research Refuge (Laurel, MD)

Number of Positions: 2

Salary: $195 per week stipend with dormitory housing available

Dates of employment: Feb. 10th, 2013 – May 10th, 2013

Interns provide quality educational experiences for all visitors to the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Patuxent Research Refuge through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours focusing on wildlife management and research, working with Scout groups, and assisting with all operations of a visitor center. Applicants must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and experience working with children and adults is preferred. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field desired. Driver’s license necessary. Internship is 40 hrs/wk.

For more information or to apply, click here.

ELP Fellowship Program

The Environmental Leadership Program supports emerging environmental and social change practitioners eager to connect their specialized work to larger environmental and social concerns. ELP is committed to selecting Fellows that represents diversity of race and ethnicity, gender, sector, sexual orientation, education levels, professional background, values and traditions, and expertise. Our Fellowship Programs offers intensive leadership and skill training, regional and national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Through retreats and optional additional trainings, our curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies.

We address the needs of emerging environmental leaders from academia, business, government and non-profits by:

  • Providing training and learning opportunities to increase their leadership capacity through our Fellowship Program;
  • Connecting Fellows with peers through our regional and national networks;
  • Linking Fellows with experienced environmental leaders through substantive interactions and mentoring opportunities;
  • Focusing attention on the need for the environmental community to develop the next generation of leaders.

Applications for 2013 classes are now available and are due February 1, 2013. For more information and to apply, click here.

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