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Internship, Massport (East Boston, MA)

Massport offers college and graduate school students an opportunity to learn more about our Aviation and Maritime businesses through our year-round internship programs. In addition, we provide summer job opportunities working in our operating units to college-age students.

Application Deadline: N/A
Apply Online

Research Assistant I – Sustainable Working Landscapes, Harvard University (Petersham, MA)

The newly established Sustainable Working Landscape Program (SWL) at the Harvard Forest, headed by Drs. Brian Donahue and David Foster seeks to:

  • Explore the consequences of plausible forest, farm, and habitable landscape futures in terms of their consequences for the environment and human well-being
  • Establish demonstration projects highlighting integrated landscape management and long-term studies through Stewardship Science across New England at six to eight signature landscapes comprised variously of wildlands, woodlands, and farmlands;
  • Advance research, education and work with landowners and communities;
  • Integrate sustainable farming and forestry with fundamental environmental concerns such as protection of water quality, reduced carbon emissions, and protection of wildlife and biodiversity.
Anticipated start date is on or around June 1, 2015
Apply Online (SEARCH BY REQUISITION  # 35464BR)

Sustainability Fellow (Collegeville, MN)

The Department of Sustainability and Saint John’s University invite applications for a full-time, 1 year benefit eligible position of Sustainability Fellow. This position will begin approximately June 1, 2015 through May 30, 2016.  This position exists to provide a job-based learning opportunity for a recent college graduate interested in a career in campus or corporate sustainability. Individuals graduating in May 2015 will be considered.

This position is responsible to educate and engage the campus community about sustainability issues and initiatives. Additionally, the fellow works to move the University towards its sustainability goals and to monitor our progress.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 1. Organize events to increase campus involvement in our sustainability efforts

2. Maintain institution’s compliance with sustainability-focused organizations and climate agreements including ACUPCC, AASHE, and STARS.

3. Update and maintain the greenhouse gas inventory and STARS audit.

4. Manage a team of interns and a number of volunteers on projects such as dorm room energy audits.

5. Write, edit, and publish a newsletter about sustainability projects and events on campus.

6. Serve as a resource for campus offices and individuals.

7. Develop and sustain relationships with staff, faculty, students, monastics, visitors and beyond the campus to provide opportunities for education, volunteering and research on campus sustainability.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s degree required.

2. Strong oral and written communication skills.

3. Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.

4. Passion for sustainability and environmental issues.

5. Computer skills and knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook are required.

6. Experience in web design, video production, and graphic design with Microsoft Publisher and Photoshop would be helpful.

7. Previous experience with campus organizing, event planning, energy efficiency, or sustainability initiatives is desirable.

8. Significant knowledge of SJU energy systems is desirable.

9. All academic majors are invited to apply.

 

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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.

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