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Agricultural Internship, Copicut Farms (Dartmouth, MA)

Copicut Farms is seeking interns for the 2014 summer season (June-October) to manage sales at farmers’ markets with some on-farm work included. Learn more about the farm. For more information about the positions available contact us at: copicutfarms@gmail.com.

Climate Change Research Assistantship, Summer, Tufts University

Synopsis:

A 75-hour summer research assistantship is available for a Tufts undergraduate student interested in contributing to a climate change adaptation plan currently being developed for a coastal community (Exeter, New Hampshire). This project, conducted in collaboration with the University of New Hampshire and the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, aims to demonstrate a process for identifying long-term planning options for coastal communities facing the uncertainty of climate change. The town is seeking assistance with making decisions about long-term infrastructure projects that take into account the uncertain impacts of climate change. For example, how do increased flooding hazards from climate change affect their decision regarding where to locate a new wastewater treatment plant? What is the economic value of the riverfront land where a popular commercial street lies?  This work will involve accounting for direct and indirect costs of flood hazards from rivers, urban drainage networks and coastal storm surge. It will also take environmental impacts, namely water quality, into account. In addition to practicing standard cost-benefit analysis methods, the student will gain some experience with modified methods that take future uncertainty into account. This work will also contribute to the dissertation research of Jory Hecht, a Ph.D. student in both the Water Diplomacy program and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. Students are encouraged to use this internship as an opportunity for launching a senior project or another independent study.

Compensation and Logistics:

The compensation for this small internship based at the Medford campus of Tufts University is $10/hour ($750 total). This research is funded from part of a Tufts Institute of the Environment Ph.D. fellowship grant awarded for the 2014-15 academic year. Work schedule is flexible, but would generally be completed at a rate of 5-15 hours per week and can be distributed over a period from May through August.  There may be occasional opportunities to travel to New Hampshire and meet with other project team members as well as community stakeholders, who are a central part of this project.

Qualifications:

Students should be comfortable with quantitative analysis, Microsoft Excel® and Internet-based research. Coursework or experiences with economics (especially cost-benefit analysis, engineering economics and environmental economics), probability and statistics, hydrology and land use planning are desired. Students who are not majoring in economics but have coursework or other experiences with economic analysis are strongly encouraged to apply. Past research experiences are also a plus.

Contact Information:

If interested, please contact Jory Hecht at Jory.Hecht@tufts.edu and send a short cover letter and résumé. Promising candidates will be contacted to schedule on-campus interviews as soon as possible.

Internship, Philadelphia Energy Authority (PA)

Intern and co-op students are an integral to expanding the outreach and impact of the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA). We are offering a unique opportunity that will include both civic engagement and entrepreneurial business experience. PEA is uniquely positioned to facilitate discussions regarding innovative energy projects, educate policy development and lead the implementation of best practices. You will work directly with the Executive Director and engage with City leadership.

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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.

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.

View the job listing here.

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.

Vermont Public Interest Research Group

Ever wish you could get paid to travel Vermont, bike around some of the most scenic parts of the State, camp with friends, and actually make an impact on the future of important environmental issues? If you answered yes, we have the job for you!

VPIRG is currently looking for students to work out of our Burlington office from April 28th to August 29th, as a part of our summer outreach campaign. Employees will work Monday through Friday traveling throughout Vermont, fundraising and engaging Vermonters in important political issues like clean energy and expanding Vermont’s most successful recycling program- the bottle bill. Employees can earn anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000 dollars, meet incredible friends, and be a part of an unforgettable movement along the way.

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Vermont Farm Viability Project Summer Internship

 

The Vermont Farm Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, provides business planning to Vermont farmers in order to enhance the long-term economic viability of Vermont agriculture.

The Vermont Farm Viability Program is seeking a summer intern to conduct research and outreach, as well as other projects as they arise. Work would involve a combination of travel to farms and office. For more information, please contact Liz Gleason, Program Coordinator, at 802-828-3370 or liz@vhcb.org .

2014 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

DEADLINE: Feb. 7, 2014
The Environmental Science Institute of the University of Texas at Austin announces an NSF-funded program during the summer of 2014 for undergraduates interested in environmental science research. Students will be trained in laboratory and field methods applied to studies of global change and its impacts and will work on independent projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Project areas are interdisciplinary will be in one of four major themes: impacts on ecosystems, impacts on watersheds and the land surface, campus sustainability, and reconstructing past global change.

Students will participate in a weekly research seminar series, portfolio creation, and professional development activities. Students will also participate in field excursions related to scientific research. These 1-2 day activities may require physical exertion involving hiking, caving, camping, and/or boat rides in hot and humid weather. The summer program will conclude with a research poster session and open house. Program information can be found here

 

Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates: Brazil 2014

From the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability, Columbia University
Rolling Admissions.  Our next application review date is DECEMBER 1, 2013.
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most endangered regions in the world. You will work and live in some of the largest remaining tracts of this diverse forest. Tropical flora and fauna abound here, including several endangered primates. SEE-U Brazil allows you to study at the third largest non-governmental organization in Brazil, the Center for Conservation Biology at the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ). Located in Nazaré Paulista, IPÊ comprises more than 60 professionals working on over 30 scientific research projects throughout the region. The Institute is surrounded by a beautiful mosaic of forest, pasture, eucalyptus plantations, and pristine reservoirs which are ideal for scenic hikes, mountain bike riding, swimming, and kayaking. Adjacent to IPÊ is a small organic community farm which provides the great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables used in meals prepared for the SEE-U program.
- Students at all colleges and universities may apply*
- Earn 6 points of science credit from Columbia University in just 5 weeks.
- Takes place in one of three environmental hotspots or human impacted field sites.
- Designed for students of all majors.  No prerequisites required to enroll.
Special fellowship funding is available from EICES.