Opportunities in Environmental and Public Health Activism


Ashley Brown, a Campus Organizer with the Student PIRGs, will be on campus on Wed. February 26 and Thurs. February 27th to run campaign events with student leaders to fight climate change, reduce plastic pollution, and register students to vote. Students interested in opportunities to volunteer, apply for a spring semester internship, or interview for a full-time position post-graduation should read on and apply or contact Ashley at abrown@masspirgstudents.org.

INTERNSHIPS:Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing our generation. There are plenty of ways to reduce our carbon emissions and phasing out fossil fuels as quickly as possible is not only necessary – it’s possible. Intern with MASSPIRG on our campaign for our 100% Renewable Energy Campaign or one of our other initiatives to protect the environment, increase the youth vote, or make college more affordable. Fill out this internship application form to learn more.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (for graduating seniors):Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not they make real progress depends on whether they’re organized, have the skills to be effective, and have a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been hiring Campus Organizers for over 30 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now. Last year, Campus Organizers worked with students to accomplish a lot: helping pass California’s 100% clean electricity bill, SB100, by lobbying over 30 state assemblymen & collecting over 20,000 petitions, passing plastic bag and foam container bans in Connecticut, Maine, and Maryland, increasing youth voter turnout in the midterm elections by collecting over 40,000 students voter registrations and pledges to vote, and training tens of thousands of volunteers to take action! 

We all want to live meaningful lives in a world that’s greener and healthier. We’re hiring people to help students get organized, mobilized, and energized to make that vision a reality. To hear more about the job apply today and feel free to reach out directly to Ashley at abrown@masspirgstudents.org or apply online today to learn more.

Volunteer opportunities in Cambridge Public Schools

Cambridge School Volunteers’ Art and Science in One brings fourth- and fifth-grade students to Fresh Pond Reservation for a structured program in nature journaling as a gateway to engagement with science learning and science practices.

The program provides each student with an adult volunteer who mentors the student over the course of two 1-hour and three 2-hour sessions. Mentoring is specifically designed to support students’ development of a scientific practice—honing their observation and data collection skills. Students and mentors work together for a) two indoor sessions that introduce build the most basic scientific observation and observational drawing skills using natural objects, and b) three 2-hour trips of structured and supervised nature journaling at Fresh Pond Reservation.

More information:

1. file:///C:/Users/shusey01/Downloads/AS1%20Description%20Feb%202020%20(1).pdf

2. https://www.csvinc.org/for-volunteers/how-to-get-started-2/

Further information: Meg Ramsdell, Executive Dir., Cambridge School Volunteers mramsdell@cpsd.us Julie Croston, Coordinator, Art & Science in One Program jcroston@cpsd.us

Professional Grant Development Workshop

Master the techniques of writing superior proposals

February 19-20, 2020
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA

Sponsored by the Grant Training Center This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing successful proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources. Participants will learn how to:

  1. Navigate the world of grant procurement
  2. Research and identify potential funding sources
  3. Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications
  4. Find foundation and corporate giving for the state of Massachusetts
  5. Understand the new federal guidelines for writing grants
  6. Know the review process and how to address key points for reviewers
  7. Write successful grants that stand out against scores of competing submissions
  8. Develop focused and realistic budgets
  9. Demonstrate the merits, excellence and innovation of your proposal
  10. Package professional grant submissions

Our ultimate goal is for you to walk away with a product specific to your interests, which includes the grant design, abstract and budget.

Click Here to Register. Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $595.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, electronic workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
Rebate of $45.00 per person is given for two or more registrants from the same organization.
*Space is limited, and since this class fills up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*Can’t make it?
Join us for an
Online Version of This Workshop

Volunteer with Let’s Get Ready!

Help high school students beat the odds!

As a college coach you are on the frontlines of educational justice, as a teacher, role model and mentor. Serve as a SAT tutor to a small group of high school students in your community and support them through college application process.


Coaches in Let’s Get Ready College Access Program teach math, verbal or both sections of SAT and guide students through complexity of the college admission process: College Access Students commit to:

  • Coach 3 hours a week in the evening for 9 weeks
  • Dedicate 1 hour a week for prep time
  • Serve as role model and guide your students

Let’s Get Ready provides a detailed curriculum, training and support. Somerville and Medford coaches are also eligible for $250 stipend.

Where and When

Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

  • Mondays or Wednesdays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • February 10th to April 13th

Medford High School, 489 Withrop st, Medford, 02155

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • February 10th to April 14th

Apply at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4769641

Questions: Contact Joseph at jalvarez@letsgetready.org

College ​Access Site Director

Employment Type:​ Paid, part-time
Hours:​ ~10 hours/week
Schedule:​ 2 evenings/week, January to May
Compensation:​ $12.75/hour
Number of Openings:​ 2
Position Description:
Organization Overview: ​Let’s Get Ready provides high school students from historically underrepresented communities with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college. Services are provided by volunteer college students who also serve as role models and mentors. LGR was founded in 1998 by a Harvard undergraduate. Since then, Let’s Get Ready has served more than 25,000 high school students from historically underrepresented communities with the mentoring power of 9,000 trained volunteer college Coaches. In partnerships with colleges, high schools and community organizations, programs stretch from Maine to Pennsylvania.

Position Overview: ​The College Access Site Director is a paid, part-time internship for current undergraduate college students (preferred), graduate college students, or recent college graduates interested in education, non-profit management, and community building. Reporting to a Program Manager, College Access Site Directors co-lead one of LGR’s College Access Programs in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and directly manage a group of college student volunteers (Coaches), who provide SAT preparation and college admission support to high school students from historically underrepresented communities​.
Let’s Get Ready classes occur two nights a week, one focused on the math section of the SAT and one focused on the verbal section of the SAT. Both College Access Site Directors are responsible for being on-site each class night to oversee the volunteer Coaches and students and to help build a positive and engaging learning environment. Site Directors must also attend trainings and occasional enrichment events. In addition to carrying out on-site responsibilities, management and logistics, Site Directors complete additional position-related tasks and meet with their Program Manager and Co-Site Director each week to ensure all programmatic goals are being met.

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Graduate Testing Coordinator

Employer: Tufts University, Student Accessibility Services  

Job Type: On-campus

Job Category: Administrative Support

Job Description: The Student Accessibility Services office (or SAS) provides academic and non-academic accommodations to students on the Medford campus, SMFA, and the Fletcher school, and operates Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.  SAS is seeking two graduate students, to oversee the SAS Exam Proctoring Program for extended time students in the Lincoln Filene space. The position will take place Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm with flexible Friday dates. The Graduate Testing Coordinators will also be responsible for other administrative duties, as assigned.

Additional information about the GTC will support can be found below:

  • The GTC will support the opening of the new space and manage it. Proctors will work with faculty or staff in academic departments to secure exams, proctor students taking exams, as well as ensuring exams are scanned after completion.

Job Requirements: Applicants must be in a graduate program at Tufts. Applicants must be able to work on average 12-15 hours/ week, in the SAS office space during business hours. Applicants should be able to commit to regular staff meetings during the academic year (these will be scheduled during the time that the applicant is due to be in the office). Experience working with people with disabilities is preferred but not necessary. Applicants must be reliable, well organized, detail oriented, flexible and willing to take independent initiative to resolve problems as they arise. Excellent oral and written skills are required and respect for confidentiality must be maintained.

Interested applicants should send an email with a cover letter, resume, and all work availability Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm to Samantha Brumer at Samantha.Brumer@tufts.edu. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 22nd at 11:59pm.

Available openings: 2

Hours: 12-15 hours/week

Compensation: $18/hr

Contact Name: Samantha Brumer

Work Location: Lincoln Filene and the Student Accessibility Services, Dowling Hall Suite 720

Start date: Ideally the week of February 3rd, but may be flexible.

Undergraduate-Level Summer Training Positions open at Camp Baker

Camp Baker at Judge Baker Children’s Center currently has eighteen undergraduate-level summer training positions available. Camp Baker is a therapeutic summer program based off of the Summer Treatment Program (STP) and is specifically designed for 6-12 year old children with ADHD. The STP has positive effects on the serious behavioral, social, and academic difficulties exhibited by children diagnosed with ADHD.

Summer trainees at Camp Baker will implement the treatment program in a camp setting for children with ADHD. They will receive extensive training and experience implementing the research-based intervention. Students with STP experience are often highly sought-after in graduate training programs in clinical psychology, social work, medicine, and education. Previous trainees within Camp Baker have gone in to successful careers in all of these fields.

Camp Baker is currently accepting applications for two roles: 1) Undergraduate Counselor and 2) Teaching Assistant. Please visit our website for a detailed description of roles and responsibilities for each position: https://campbaker.org/training-opportunities/

All aspects of the training program are supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist. Trainees typically gain over 200 hours of experience providing treatment directly to children. Opportunities for participating in behavioral parent training groups are also available.

Trainees complete a week-long training prior to the start of treatment and receive ongoing supervision. Training begins Wednesday, July 1, 2019 with the July 4th holiday off. Camp Baker runs from Wednesday, July 8th and continues through Friday, August 14th, 2020. Trainees typically work from 7:30am until 4:30pm and stay from 7:30am-6pm one evening per week. The stipend for undergraduate-level positions this summer is $1,000.

Interested applicants should apply on the website under the training tab. Mandatory materials that must be uploaded are listed below:

  • A cover letter describing your professional development goals and how Camp Baker might fit with those goals
  • A current CV
  • A de-identified assessment report, treatment report, or other psychology-related writing sample
  • The name and contact information for your practicum coordinator (for applicants looking to gain practicum or academic credit)
  • Three letters of recommendation (sent to Dr. Tannenbaum from the recommender directly through the website)

Summer opportunity for grads and undergrads

The Yleana Leadership Foundation is interested in recruiting both grads and undergrads for a transformative SAT summer camp that is part SAT boot camp, part higher order thinking skills development, part leadership academy, part on-campus college experience, and part traditional summer camp. We are looking for people who would be willing to work hard and have an amazing time creating a summer camp experience for kids. It’s a ton of work but a LOT of fun! We’re hiring for two teaching positions within our organization this summer; click the link below for more information about that position.

 2020 Employment Dates: June 10 – August 10, 2020 Interested in applying? 

  • Please be prepared to take a diagnostic test as part of the hiring process

 Questions? Email workwithus@yleana.org

Priority Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

SAT® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, the Yleana Leadership Foundation.

Education internships at Vermont and Wisconsin summer camps

“Working at Akeela was definitely one of the most meaningful and Fulfilling jobs I’ve had and I loved every minute I was there.”

We’re a traditional overnight camp in Vermont and Wisconsin. Our VT camp is on 400 acres in the Green Mountains. Our WI camp and Beyond Akeela (a college readiness program) are set on a beautiful college campus. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s a related ASD profile. All are bright, kind and “quirky” kids looking to develop deeper connections with peers.

Unparalleled hands-on, real world experience with neurodiverse youth; Build your resume and make professional connections; Hone your leadership, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills; Competitive salary package, including room and board; Play an integral role in a vibrant & diverse community that changes kids’ lives!

Camp dates 2020

  • Vermont: June 18 – August 16
  • Wisconsin: June 22 – July 24
  • Beyond Akeela (WI): June 22 – August 7

READY TO APPLY? Please visit campakeela.com OR contact us at staff@campakeela.com or 866-680-4744

Campus Organizers

Students have been at the forefront of social change throughout history, from civil rights, to voting rights to protecting the environment. For over 40 years, the Student PIRGs have hired year-round, full-time Campus Organizers who help students get organized, mobilized and energized so they can create a greener, healthier, more meaningful future. Our organizers work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to make a difference on the issues they care about. 


With the Student PIRGs, you’ll start a career working with the next generation of students who, like you, believe students have the right and the responsibility to shape the future they will inherit. You will work with students at colleges to make sure they have the skills, opportunities and training they need to run strategic campaigns and win. Our 35 chapters on campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more. As a Campus Organizer you will:

  • Engage and mobilize hundreds of students 
  • Train students to run effective campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days
  • Build a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus
  • Build relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators
  • Run a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues 
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