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Summer Ecosystem Program (India, Jordan, Brazil)

Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates

The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. The SEE-U program gives you the opportunity to participate in a combination of lectures and labs, while conducting environmental fieldwork in unique natural settings around the world.

Thumbnail_EICES_SEE-U_2014_Brochure_ImageIn the words of one student: “The SEE-U program is a life changing experience.  This program teaches you not only about ecology and sustainable development but also about a new country, its culture, and, ultimately, more about yourself.  SEE-U allows you to bond with your classmates and instructors in a way that is impossible to do in a formal classroom.  These memories will last a lifetime.”

For more information on the SEE-U Program please download our
SEE-U Program Brochure (PDF)

Live and learn in one of these beautiful locations:

India_PhotoIndia | Bangalore & The Western Ghats *New Field Site*
6 credits
May 30 – July 4, 2015
India is globally recognized as a megadiverse country, containing 70% of the world’s biodiversity.  Embark on a journey to explore India’s ecology in the Western Ghats, a unique biologically rich ecosystem home to many of the world’s plants and animals.

Jordan_Photo

Jordan | Amman, Aqaba, Dana, & Ajloun
6 credits
May 24 – June 22, 2015
You will embark in the exploration and appreciation of Jordan’s ecology through coursework and field research. This location is ideal for biodiversity studies, as a wide variety of flora and fauna are found in Jordan’s wetland, marine, freshwater, desert, and forest ecosystems.

Brazil Photo

Brazil | The Atlantic Forest & Serra do Mar State Park
6 credits
Session 1: May 30 – July 4, 2015 or
Session 2: July 11 – August 15, 2015
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.

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Second Nature Internship (Boston, MA)

SECOND NATURE INTERNSHIP, SPRING 2015

Location: Boston, MA, USA

Second Nature is a Boston-based non-profit organization working to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education. Accomplished through a variety of initiatives including the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) a program with over 680 colleges and universities where the presidents have committed to carbon neutrality and climate action on their campuses.

Second Nature is seeking applicants for internships that may focus on any of the following tasks based on the applicant’s area of interest:

  • Support member institutions with meeting their sustainability and resilience goals, with a focus on programs with minority-serving institutions
  • Assist with recruitment activities for new and existing members
  • Perform research and analysis of current programs to optimize member services and develop new resources for member institutions, utilizing our unique datasets
  • Assist with communications and outreach
  • Provide support for grant submission and corporate engagement initiatives
  • CRM database management and data entry

Knowledge of sustainability and resilience issues, a passion for supporting under-resourced organizations and the ability to contribute to the growth of the organization through new skills, insights, and creative ideas are musts. Outstanding candidates may possess some of the following: research and data analysis skills; excellent writing and communication skills; knowledge of Salesforce or other customer management software; experience developing corporate relationships and external fundraising; an advanced understanding of the ACUPCC (including experience with greenhouse gas inventories and/or climate action planning); and in-depth knowledge and passion for climate leadership issues relevant to higher education.

Position Details: Second Nature offers a dynamic and creative work environment with a customized experience for each intern designed to be challenging and build desired skill-sets. These positions have a flexible work schedule with approximately a 4-5 month, 15-20 hour a week commitment. Interns will have direct supervision from Second Nature staff beginning in Jan/February 2015 and ending April/May 2015, both local and remote options are available. This is a paid internship, and can also be completed for credit.

Who Should Apply: Students at all post-secondary institutions– including graduate level, bachelor’s and associates students– are invited to apply. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Faculty & Staff: Please forward this application to students that may be a good fit for this experience.

How to Apply: Please fill out the form below.  Upload a Resume & Cover Letter. Direct your cover letter to: Janna Cohen-Rosenthal, Director of ACUPCC Inititaitves. In your cover letter please address what you hope to gain from an internship with Second Nature, your primary interest areas, and what relevant experiences you may have.

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About Employment with Second Nature

Second Nature’s mission is to accelerate movement toward a sustainable future by serving and supporting senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.  We believe that in order for society to move in a sustainable direction, higher education must develop a new framework in which the sector and individual institutions operate as a fully integrated communities that teach, research, and model social and ecological sustainability.

Second Nature is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

MIT Trashion Show

Interested in Sustainability?

Love Fashion?

The MIT Undergraduate Association Sustainability Committee presents

Trashion Show 

December 5th, 2014

7 PM – 10 PM

MIT Museum

(265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA)

Buy tickets for $5 in **Lobby 10** 9-5PM December 1-5

Or reserve them online here.

Come for a chance to…

Win gift cards from Whole Foods, Hubway, Pinkberry, and MORE

Enjoy food catered by Chipotle, ABP Pastries, Area Four, and MORE

Watch performances by the ChorallariesResonance, and Roadkill Buffet!

Meet our judges Professor Peter Dourmashkin and Chris Peterson

and guest designer Shubhra!

Please contact trashion-chairs-2014@mit.edu with any questions.

Sustainability-Focused Entrepreneurial Internships (Panama)

2015 Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions Now Open for Application with Kalu Yala

Days are spent 4-and-4: 4 hours of a traditional director-led internship, followed by 4 hours of your own entrepreneurial project — you dream it, we’ll help you do it.

7 Different Internship Programs to Choose From

Apply Online

 

Communications Intern (Boston, MA)

USGBC Massachusetts is seeking an Intern for the Winter Semester:

USGBC MA Communications Intern

Position Summary

The USGBC MA Chapter seeks a green building/sustainability enthusiast to help us get our message out, grow our network and meet our mission to enable every person to live, work, learn and play in green buildings within a generation. We are a small organization of two full-time staff and many passionate volunteers that need an individual focused on tightening up and implementing our communications systems, freshening up our materials, and tracking our outreach and assessing its impact.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharing our events and programs via social media consistently and systematically
  • Updating our events calendar
  • Soliciting content from volunteers and partners to share on our network
  • Reaching out to volunteers and partners to share our events with their networks
  • Updating our Communications Manual
  • Developing on-line and print marketing materials
  • Supporting our volunteer Communications and Membership Committees
  • Maintaining and updating the Chapter email distribution lists
  • Assisting with website maintenance, monthly newsletters, and media outreach.

Skills:

  • Highly organized and a good communicator
  • Ability to do both creative and routine work
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficiency in excel, constant contact and photoshop
  • Experience with CiviCRM, Drupal, and/or javascript a definite advantage
  • Graphic Design experience a plus

The Communications Intern will report and work closely with the USGBC MA, Executive Director. The Communications Intern is expected to work from the USGBC MA Chapter office in downtown Boston at least half their time. The Communications Intern will need to attend two meetings a month from 6-8PM as our volunteer Committees meet after normal work hours.

Students and recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply. This is a $10/hour, three month commitment of 20 hours a week, with the potential to be extended or evolved into a more significant position.

Start Date: Early January 2015

 

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