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Research Assistant, RecycleHealth.com (Boston, MA)

Spring 2017 Research Assistant at RecycleHealth.com

Dr. Lisa Gualtieri, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, is looking for a graduate student research assistant for the spring 2017 semester to assist with a research project on wearable activity trackers (e.g., Fitbit, Jawbone, Withings), physical activity, and health outcomes. The student will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a research study, from participant recruitment and organization, data collection, analysis, final reporting, and publication.

These research endeavors are tied to RecycleHealth.com, a non-profit started by Dr. Lisa Gualtieri to collect wearable activity trackers (over 900 to date with donations of new ones from vendors as well) and redistribute them to underserved populations. Dr. Gualtieri conducts her wearable research in communities that may benefit most from increased physical activity, but have limited opportunities to engage with fitness devices.

One of Dr. Gualtieri’s completed research studies:
http://www.researchprotocols.org/2016/4/e237/

In addition to the research component of this position, if interested, you will have the opportunity to help with the management and promotion of RecycleHealth and its efforts.

This commitment would be one semester with the possibility for extension, and require approximately 10 hours of work per week.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Exposure to the field of public health and digital health communication
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Working with an IRB and submitting proposals
  • Conducting research in the field
  • Writing research papers
  • Ability to represent information in a visual manner
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Gualtieri at lisa.gualtieri@tufts.edu. Please include Spring 2017 Research Assistant in the subject line.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Interest in public health and/or digital health
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Well organized

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM
Assistant Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine

Email: lisa.gualtieri@tufts.edu

Phone: 617-636-0438

Solar Ambassador Program

Fellowship Description

Are you a college student passionate about renewable energy? Are you interested in taking action to put up solar in your community? If the opportunity to install a solar energy system on a nonprofit or cooperative near you sounds exciting, then RE-volv wants to help you make it happen.

The Solar Ambassador Program is a fellowship for one academic year that gives college students the opportunity to spearhead a solar project in their community using RE-volv’s innovative solar financing model. We are looking for creative, passionate, and resourceful college students who are eager to spread solar across the country.

 Deadline: February  17th, 2017


Requirements

•The team is comprised of at least 3 college students who will still be enrolled the following year
•The team completes a Team Application
•The team identifies a local nonprofit organization or worker-owned cooperative that wants to go solar through RE-volv

•The organization completes a Project Application

The teams and organizations who are most poised for success will be formally welcomed into the fellowship.


Benefits

During the academic year, RE-volv will help teams bring their solar projects to fruition. To facilitate this, each team will select one Project Lead who will be invited to an all-expense-paid Solar Ambassador Leadership Summit held in July or August in the San Francisco Bay Area. This summit will train Project Leads on solar finance and policy, crowdfunding, event planning, communications, and community engagement – all the skills needed to complete their proposed project! Every Solar Ambassador will also be provided with exclusive resources and campaign materials.

During the academic year, all team members will participate in biweekly webinars with RE-volv staff and special guests from leading environmental organizations and solar companies. Topics range from renewable energy to environmental justice, and these webinars will serve as discussion rooms for fellow Solar Ambassadors to share ideas. All Solar Ambassadors will also receive close mentoring and guidance from RE-volv staff.


Application Materials

1.  2017 Solar Ambassador Program Guidelines  – Read First

2.  2017 Solar Ambassador Application for College Students

3.  2017 Project Application for Community-Serving Organizations

NWF EcoLeader’s Virtual EcoCareer Conference 2017

NWF EcoLeader’s Virtual EcoCareer Conference 2017: Building Pathways to Sustainable Careers

February 22 – 23, 2017

The best jobs for the 21st century will be in the green economy, and the National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeaders program (www.NWFEcoLeaders.org) is positioned to prepare the future sustainability workforce in collaboration with colleges and universities across the U.S.

NWF’s Virtual EcoCareer Conference 2017 (February 22-23) is designed to help. We will open the gates to our large array of leadership and career development resources for sustainability.

Interested in providing this virtual conference to a class or student group? Group discounts are available! But don’t delay…early bird pricing ends December 16th!

REGISTER HERE!

The conference will prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers by:

  • Providing information on the latest EcoCareer trends from leading analysts and employers
  • Clarifying career enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and
  • Formulating a better understanding of the full range of competencies employers seek, including project-based experience,
  • Sharing current employment demand across a wide array of green fields, from renewable energy, to greener buildings, finance and beyond.

Key Audiences:

  • College and university students interested in securing a great job for the planet
  • Educators who want to prepare students for emerging careers for a green economy
  • Career counselors wanting to enhance offerings for college (and high school) students
  • Employers seeking skilled clean economy employees
  • System level officials creating career pathways

Learn more and register here: bit.ly/2fgO78I

 

Climate Organizing Summer Program (Cambridge, MA)

The Climate Organizing Summer Program is a leadership development program for students in Massachusetts who are passionate about working on campaigns related to climate action.

10-14 students will spend 9 weeks from May 28th-July 28th learning about the climate movement, getting experience in community organizing, and receiving training on campaign organizing.

Fellows will collaborate with us 25-30 hours per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Cambridge. Financial assistance and housing are available upon request.

The program is open to students (undergraduate or graduate) who will be attending school in Massachusetts for the 2017-2018 school year. We are looking for students who are passionate about campaign organizing and the climate movement and want to continue organizing during the school year.
  • Priority Application Deadline: Friday, December 23rd, 2016
  • Regular Application Deadline: Friday, February 10th, 2017
  • Late/Extended Application Deadline: Friday, April 7th, 2017

Apply here.

Want to learn more? Check out our Climate Organizing Summer Program FAQ page or email our campus organizer at Alyssa@betterfutureproject.org

Apply for the Norton Nickerson Endowed Internship Grant

Norton Nickerson Endowed Internship Grant 

It’s the Environmental Studies program’s pleasure to announce a new endowed internship grant to honor the memory of the late Prof. Norton Nickerson, founder of the Tufts Environmental Studies Program (Est. 1984). This internship will provide up to $3500 for students undertaking unpaid summer internships both in the US and abroad. Preference will be given to ENVS majors conducting work in the area of environmental science but those working in other environmentally-related areas are encouraged to apply. Students must apply through the Career Center, see here for more information regarding the application process and deadlines.

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