Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Weekly Announcements 2/20

Call for Poster Proposals for Green Careers Night

Students, have you had meaningful internship or research experience?  If so, we invite you to submit a proposal here to present your experience at the Green Careers Night on March 27, 2018.  The student poster session is from 5:15 to 6pm and will be followed by a networking session, 6-8pm, when alumni and professionals from a wide range of environmental fields will be available to talk with students about their career and potential job opportunities.  We hope you will consider presenting your internship or research experience and participating in the larger networking event.  It's always a fun, interactive night.

The Environmental Studies Program will start reviewing proposals on February 20, 2018.

***We are still accepting proposals***



Lecture: Willis Jenkins, “The Ethics of Food and the Health of the Planet”
Thursday, February 22, 7:00 PM
Gasson Hall, Room 100

Willis Jenkins is Professor of Religion, Ethics & Environment at the University of Virginia, where he is also Co-Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics. Jenkins studies how religious traditions interpret social questions, with a particular interest in intersections of religious ethics and environmental questions. He teaches and writes about the ethics of climate change, the ethics of food, the relation of Christian theology to modern environmental problems, and other questions attending moral life in the Anthropocene. Currently, he is also directing an environmental humanities lab that develops transdisciplinary reflections on coastal change at UVA’s NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research site.

For more information, see here.



Earth & Environmental Science Seminar Series
Tuesday, February 27 at 12:00 PM
Devlin Hall 201

Sönke Dangendorf, University of Siegen
"Challenges in estimating 20th century global mean sea level change"

All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

For the full Seminar Series, see here.



Summer Study Abroad in China—Climate Change & Sustainability: An Environmental Chemistry View
CHEM1101 & EESC1301
May 27 – June 22, 2018

Be immersed in the cultural and economic environments, gain firsthand experience on the benefits and negative impacts of the rapid industrialization in China.

Contact Professor Dunwei Wang (dunwei.wang@bc.edu) for more details.


Summer Study Abroad in Parma, Italy—International Food Law
INTL 2253, POLI 1253, LAWS 2253 3.0 credits
May 21 – June 15, 2018
University of Parma

Experience a 4-week banquet in the form of summer study in Parma, Italy -- one of the
few courses in the world devoted to the international law of food, an issue of immense emerging
importance.

The course, which will be held in the city considered the European or even the world
capital of food, covers food supply, safety, security, subsidies, trade, and a variety of other
contemporary issues. Field trips include visits to the European Food Safety Authority in Parma
and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, as well as a cooking class at a local
culinary institute.

There are no prerequisites, and no knowledge of Italian is required.

For more information, see flyer and syllabus.



Summer Study Abroad in Parma, Italy—The Art of Physics
PHYS 1400
June 4-30, 2018

Course will cover physics methods, ethos, culture, and history with trips to Florence, Bologna, and Padua.

For more information, contact Professor Andrzej Herczynski (andrzej@bc.edu)



Domestic-Based Field Study Opportunities
June 19 – June 29, 2018

Two Courses are being offered this summer:
1. Writing Wilderness—White Mountains, NH
Writing prompts will encourage students to examine Americans’ relationship to “nature” as it has been experienced from “taming” the wilderness through the development of cities, suburbs, farming, and rural communities.

This is a multi-genre, introductory-level, creative writing course. A key element in this course will be the immersion of students in an environment that stimulates fresh perspectives to explore place through writing.

2. Building Sustainable Communities—Detroit, MI and Boston, MA
Do you want to learn about the strategies that practitioners are using to build sustainable communities? Do you want to see first-hand how urban agriculture and community food systems are transforming cities?

This course will investigate contemporary urban environments through the eyes of urban farmers and community innovators who are building more equitable communities and sustainable relationships with the land.

For more information, see flyer, or www.bc.edu/domesticstudy



iFixit: Why Repair Matters and How You can do it Too!
Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Devlin 101 (Kane Room)

Dr. Brittany McCrigler, Director of Education Services, Senior Technical Writer, and Resident Astrophysicist at iFixit—an online repair community for electronic devices—will be speaking at Boston College on February 27th, 2018 about electronic waste, the circular economy, planned obsolescence and the Massachusetts Right to Repair movement.




Guest Speaker: Richard Piligian on Hazardous Waste
Thursday, March 1, 3:00 – 4:15 PM
Fulton Hall 425

Richard Piligian, a long time hazardous waste inspector for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be speaking to the Environmental Sustainability class on Thursday March 1, 2018 from 3 - 4:15 p.m. in Fulton Hall room 425.  He will present a power point presentation showing good and bad examples of hazardous waste management, and explain how EPA personnel do site inspections and enforce environmental requirements.  He has proved to be an informative and entertaining speaker in the past.  The class instructor is inviting other students who are interested in this topic to sit in on this class and watch his presentation.



MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEMINARS – ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management.

Most seminar meetings revolve around the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper.
For more information and to see the full schedule, see here.


MIT SEMINAR SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL HISTORY

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. This series covers a broad range of topics including food history, social history, and the connection between technology and  the environment.

See the full schedule here.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity—Stanford University: Groundwater Data
Summer 2018

About the research:
Recent droughts in the Central Valley of California have cost the agricultural industry over $1 billion. Increased drought resilience can be achieved through sustainable use of groundwater, which is the main source of water during times of drought. In order to be sustainable, we must effectively model groundwater flow. Modeling groundwater flow requires an understanding of subsurface geology, which, in the Central Valley, is poorly known.

Recent advances in image and text recognition and in machine learning algorithms have made data extraction from large volumes of records feasible. The project we propose is to apply these methods, and develop new ones, to extract geologic data and location information from the millions of available well reports in the Central Valley.

The successful applicant(s) should have a quantitative and computational background—preferably with experience in python, Matlab or R, and some experience with machine learning or signal processing techniques. No prior experience in geology or the Earth sciences is necessary

For more information and to apply, see here.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity—University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in a life changing research experience. Students accepted to this competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks (June 4-July 27, 2018) in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to coastal and watershed science. REU investigations will fundamentally expand our understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed. Southern Louisiana encompasses a rich network of watersheds connected to the Mississippi (the largest Delta in the US) and the Atchafalaya Basin (the largest swamp in the US).

Students will develop valuable skills conducting literature reviews, scientific integrity, scientific writing, innovation in research, data collection and analysis, and presentation of research findings to diverse audiences.  Students will gain the education, networking opportunities, and mentorship to prepare them for further academic pursuits in graduate school  and future careers in science. For eight (8) amazing weeks during summer 2018, REU students will be housed on campus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

UL Lafayette is seeking diverse students from Universities nation-wide. Students from underrepresented groups, first generation students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply.

Selected students will receive monetary compensation, food allowances, travel support, research support, and on-campus housing.
Applications are open now through Feb 15, 2018.

Go to: https://coastalresearch.louisiana.edu/node/46 for more information on the program and how to apply!





JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that funds field expeditions in more than 50 countries.
Earthwatch expeditions provide individuals with opportunities to participate in hands-on scientific research all over the world. We also partner with schools, businesses, governments, and other philanthropic organizations to enable a broad range of people to learn and change the world through our experiential model.

Staff members at Earthwatch develop, manage, market, and recruit for our varied expeditions, programs, and partnerships. Earthwatch does not employ the scientists or research staff that run the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.

Earthwatch currently has a number of jobs and internships open. Please see here for more details.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 

Environment America promotes bold ideas and organizes action to commit our country to 100% renewable energy, keep fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, end pollution of our water, and protect and expand our national parks and other public lands. We’re not afraid to think boldly, but we’re well aware that bold thinking is not enough. We work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now.

For more information, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org  


INTERNSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTER PROJECT

Winter/Spring Intern
The Environmental Voter Project is looking for highly-motivated undergraduates to join our selective Winter/Spring Internship Program. Interns will work closely with the Field Director and the CEO to learn about subjects such as field campaigning, nonprofit communications and data analytics. Interns will be expected to devote time to field outreach, senior staff support, event planning, research, and drafting of membership communications, blog posts, and stakeholder presentations. In addition to gaining valuable nonprofit advocacy skills, interns will become talented organizers and political operatives by learning the nuts and bolts of nonprofit work and electoral campaigning from an exciting and innovative organization.  We are seeking responsible, motivated candidates who can commit to 12+ hours per week for this program. This is an unpaid internship in Boston, MA. 
Please visit here for more details and application instructions


Job Opportunities with PIRG Campus Action

With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who, like you, believe it’s our right and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more.

For more information and to apply, see here.


Job Opportunities with Impact

Impact organizers are on the ground to mobilize businesses, faith leaders and citizens to demonstrate the commitment to keeping our promises on climate change, and transitioning a sustainable, renewable energy economy.

Many of our organizers are working with elected leaders in states across the country to meet goals of getting to at least 10 percent solar by 2030. Grassroots efforts like these have helped triple solar nationwide in just the last two years.

For more information and to apply, see here.


2018 Fellowships with the Aldo Leopold Foundation

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is seeking one Education and Outreach Fellow and two Land Stewardship Fellows to join our team from mid-March to mid-December 2018. These fellowships are part of the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Future Leaders Program, designed to provide recent graduates and early career professionals the opportunity to gain experience and grow in six core areas: understanding conservation leadership, finance and fundraising, applied science and natural history knowledge, partnership building, strategic planning, and communication. Fellows specialize within one of two program areas, Education and Outreach or Land Stewardship, depending on their individual career aspirations.

For more information and to apply, see here.



Science and Teaching Internship with Common Tides
July 10 – August 5, 2018

The mission of Common Tides is to inspire passion through ocean education and stewardship to bring about positive change. We do this by providing a free marine science program along with sail training to young students that live in underserved communities.  The goal of the program is to provide these children with more education about their oceans so that in the future they can be empowered to fill conservation roles, eco-tourism jobs, and further understand their connection with the ocean. Participants that join us for our trips will be an integral part in teaching all aspects of our program. We will be training our participants in the marine science and sailing curriculum which is aimed at the broad oceanic picture with a focus on the regions we are visiting.

For more information, see flyer.


Fellowships for Masters Students at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV is looking for qualified students to be part of our program here at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the School for Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (www.utrgv.edu/seems)  As part of a grant we received from the USDA, we are offering 8 fully funded fellowships to outstanding, underrepresented students into our newly developed master’s program in Agricultural, Environmental and Sustainability Sciences.  We will provide two years of funding that covers tuition and a monthly stipend to students interested in advanced sciences related to sustainable agriculture and food systems, and who are interested and qualified to conduct graduate research on one of the projects identified below.  As part of this program, students will be involved in opportunities to develop skills important in agricultural careers through engaged scholarship, and will work closely with faculty and community partners on the various projects.

For more information (including a full list of projects), see here.


Job Opportunities with Risk Management Solutions

RMS has a number of job openings, including Model Analyst:

The Model Specialist team is part of the Models & Data business unit, and is responsible for supporting both RMS clients and colleagues across the globe in their successful usage and understanding of the full suite of RMS catastrophe models and associated data products.

For the full list, see here.



Webinar: How to Get a Job in Sustainability
Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government  

Tuesday, February 27th, 7 PM EST

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will outline mission-driven career strategies in sustainable business, non-profits and government for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates, and for professionals looking to make a move. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what the current political climate means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, cover grad school and continuing education options (including school now / school later); and take questions from the audience.

Please register here for log-in details and more information. 


Virginia Tech Undergraduate Summer Program
May 28 – July 27, 2018

Announcing our new USDA-Funded RESEARCH & EXTENSION EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REEU), TRAINING FUTURE LEADERS TO SOLVE RESOURCE CHALLENGES AT THE CONFLUENCE OF WATER AND SOCIETY.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a degree program leading to baccalaureate or associates degree, and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2018. The program will run from May 28 – July 27, 2018 in Blacksburg, VA on the Virginia Tech campus.

This REEU will catalyze interactions between students from widely varying disciplines by focusing on research questions that require innovative approaches to scientific collaboration and data visualization, as well as communication to and engagement with an array of local stakeholders. Our diverse team of experienced mentors includes environmental scientists, social scientists, engineers, and computer scientist will both guide individual student efforts as well as collectively model successful interdisciplinary collaboration. To promote a unifying context for research: Fellows and mentors will be members of interdisciplinary teams; We will learn from and interact with a range of stakeholders across multiple land use issues; and Activities will be place-based within the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab, with a view towards its relationship with the larger New River basin.




Job Opportunity—Water Resources Analyst/Scientist

The U.S. Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) seeks a full-time Water Resources Analyst or Scientist to join our Water Program. SEI is an international non-profit organization that works to advance sustainable development through research, policy analysis and capacity-building. We pursue our mission of bridging science and policy in the fields of environment and development across six centers around the globe. The SEI-US Center has three offices: Somerville, MA, Davis, CA, and Seattle, WA; you will be joining our eight-person team in Davis, CA. The SEI-US Water Program develops and applies analytical tools to support robust decision making on water, most notably using our Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) software. Through applied projects and working with scientists and decision-makers – both locally and internationally – we develop cutting-edge studies that inform integrated water resource management, multi-scale adaptation, and/or social-ecological resilience to climate change and development challenges.

Application deadline: February 28

For more information and to apply, see here.



Internship at Vermont Center for Ecostudies
May 21 – August 10, 2018

VCE seeks applicants for a 12-week, field-based conservation science internship — the Alexander Dickey Conservation Internship — for the period 21 May to 10 August 2018. The position will involve immersion in many aspects of VCE’s diverse wildlife research and monitoring projects, including (but not limited to) the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, Mountain Birdwatch, long-term bird banding on the Mt. Mansfield ridgeline, and studies of vernal pool amphibian ecology. The opportunity to present a nature program and/or lead a nature walk at a therapeutic community will help develop public speaking skills. Responsibilities will vary from day to day and week to week, but will include extensive field work and office-based tasks such as error-checking and digitization of data.

Application deadline: March 9

For more information, see here.


Job Opportunity—Greenovate Boston Outreach Manager

The Greenovate Boston Outreach Manager leads the development and implementation of community engagement strategies to drive climate action in Boston in line with the City’s Climate Action Plan. They will be an important member of the teams behind the City’s top climate initiatives - Carbon Free Boston and Climate Ready Boston - and plays a leading role in the next update to the City’s Climate Action Plan in 2018. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to shape and execute programs that contribute to the progress on Boston’s climate action goals and also make it possible for the community to lead that progress. The right candidate will play an integral role in ensuring that all Bostonians have the tools they need make Boston a greener, healthier city for everyone.


For more information and to apply, see here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Weekly Announcements 2/13

Call for Poster Proposals for Green Careers Night

Students, have you had meaningful internship or research experience?  If so, we invite you to submit a proposal here to present your experience at the Green Careers Night on March 27, 2018.  The student poster session is from 5:15 to 6pm and will be followed by a networking session, 6-8pm, when alumni and professionals from a wide range of environmental fields will be available to talk with students about their career and potential job opportunities.  We hope you will consider presenting your internship or research experience and participating in the larger networking event.  It's always a fun, interactive night.

The Environmental Studies Program will start reviewing proposals on February 20, 2018.

Earth & Environmental Science Seminar Series
Tuesday, February 20 at 12:00 PM
Devlin Hall 201

"Differential unroofing across the southeastern Lhasa block: Geodynamic controls on Cenozoic exhumation and landscape evolution"
Jennifer Schmidt, Wellesley College

All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

For the full Seminar Series, see here.



Summer Study Abroad at Burren College of Art—Art and Ecology in Ireland
ARTS1115 3.0 credits
May 19 – June 16, 2018

·         Overnights to Dublin, Inis Oirr, and the Aran Islands
·         Sessions on sustainability with local artists and ecologists
·         Visit sustainable local farms, get to know the farmers and their practices
·         Create site-specific art projects in the landscape
·         Individual art studio space
·         Explore the Burren, its history and diversity of its ecosystem

***Application Deadline extended to February 15***


Contact Professor Candice Ivy (ivyc@bc.edu) for more details.


Summer Study Abroad in China—Climate Change & Sustainability: An Environmental Chemistry View
CHEM1101 & EESC1301
May 27 – June 22, 2018

Be immersed in the cultural and economic environments, gain firsthand experience on the benefits and negative impacts of the rapid industrialization in China.

Contact Professor Dunwei Wang (dunwei.wang@bc.edu) for more details.


Summer Study Abroad in Parma, Italy—International Food Law
INTL 2253, POLI 1253, LAWS 2253 3.0 credits
May 21 – June 15, 2018
University of Parma

Experience a 4-week banquet in the form of summer study in Parma, Italy -- one of the
few courses in the world devoted to the international law of food, an issue of immense emerging
importance.

The course, which will be held in the city considered the European or even the world
capital of food, covers food supply, safety, security, subsidies, trade, and a variety of other
contemporary issues. Field trips include visits to the European Food Safety Authority in Parma
and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, as well as a cooking class at a local
culinary institute.

There are no prerequisites, and no knowledge of Italian is required.

For more information, see flyer and syllabus.



Summer Study Abroad in Parma, Italy—The Art of Physics
PHYS 1400
June 4-30, 2018

Course will cover physics methods, ethos, culture, and history with trips to Florence, Bologna, and Padua.

Information Session with Q&A: Friday, February 2, 4:30 pm – OIP, Hovey House Library

For more information, contact Professor Andrzej Herczynski (andrzej@bc.edu)



Domestic-Based Field Study Opportunities
June 19 – June 29, 2018

Two Courses are being offered this summer:
1. Writing Wilderness—White Mountains, NH
Writing prompts will encourage students to examine Americans’ relationship to “nature” as it has been experienced from “taming” the wilderness through the development of cities, suburbs, farming, and rural communities.

This is a multi-genre, introductory-level, creative writing course. A key element in this course will be the immersion of students in an environment that stimulates fresh perspectives to explore place through writing.

2. Building Sustainable Communities—Detroit, MI and Boston, MA
Do you want to learn about the strategies that practitioners are using to build sustainable communities? Do you want to see first-hand how urban agriculture and community food systems are transforming cities?

This course will investigate contemporary urban environments through the eyes of urban farmers and community innovators who are building more equitable communities and sustainable relationships with the land.

For more information, see flyer, or www.bc.edu/domesticstudy


Lecture: Willis Jenkins, “The Ethics of Food and the Health of the Planet”
Thursday, February 22, 7:00 PM
Gasson Hall, Room 100

Willis Jenkins is Professor of Religion, Ethics & Environment at the University of Virginia, where he is also Co-Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics. Jenkins studies how religious traditions interpret social questions, with a particular interest in intersections of religious ethics and environmental questions. He teaches and writes about the ethics of climate change, the ethics of food, the relation of Christian theology to modern environmental problems, and other questions attending moral life in the Anthropocene. Currently, he is also directing an environmental humanities lab that develops transdisciplinary reflections on coastal change at UVA’s NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research site.

For more information, see here.



iFixit: Why Repair Matters and How You can do it Too!
Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Devlin 101 (Kane Room)

Dr. Brittany McCrigler, Director of Education Services, Senior Technical Writer, and Resident Astrophysicist at iFixit—an online repair community for electronic devices—will be speaking at Boston College on February 27th, 2018 about electronic waste, the circular economy, planned obsolescence and the Massachusetts Right to Repair movement.




MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEMINARS – ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management.

Most seminar meetings revolve around the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper.
For more information and to see the full schedule, see here.


MIT SEMINAR SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL HISTORY

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. This series covers a broad range of topics including food history, social history, and the connection between technology and  the environment.

See the full schedule here.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity—Stanford University: Groundwater Data
Summer 2018

About the research:
Recent droughts in the Central Valley of California have cost the agricultural industry over $1 billion. Increased drought resilience can be achieved through sustainable use of groundwater, which is the main source of water during times of drought. In order to be sustainable, we must effectively model groundwater flow. Modeling groundwater flow requires an understanding of subsurface geology, which, in the Central Valley, is poorly known.

Recent advances in image and text recognition and in machine learning algorithms have made data extraction from large volumes of records feasible. The project we propose is to apply these methods, and develop new ones, to extract geologic data and location information from the millions of available well reports in the Central Valley.

The successful applicant(s) should have a quantitative and computational background—preferably with experience in python, Matlab or R, and some experience with machine learning or signal processing techniques. No prior experience in geology or the Earth sciences is necessary

For more information and to apply, see here.


Undergraduate Research Opportunity—University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in a life changing research experience. Students accepted to this competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks (June 4-July 27, 2018) in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to coastal and watershed science. REU investigations will fundamentally expand our understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed. Southern Louisiana encompasses a rich network of watersheds connected to the Mississippi (the largest Delta in the US) and the Atchafalaya Basin (the largest swamp in the US).

Students will develop valuable skills conducting literature reviews, scientific integrity, scientific writing, innovation in research, data collection and analysis, and presentation of research findings to diverse audiences.  Students will gain the education, networking opportunities, and mentorship to prepare them for further academic pursuits in graduate school  and future careers in science. For eight (8) amazing weeks during summer 2018, REU students will be housed on campus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

UL Lafayette is seeking diverse students from Universities nation-wide. Students from underrepresented groups, first generation students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply.

Selected students will receive monetary compensation, food allowances, travel support, research support, and on-campus housing.
Applications are open now through Feb 15, 2018.

Go to: https://coastalresearch.louisiana.edu/node/46 for more information on the program and how to apply!





JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that funds field expeditions in more than 50 countries.
Earthwatch expeditions provide individuals with opportunities to participate in hands-on scientific research all over the world. We also partner with schools, businesses, governments, and other philanthropic organizations to enable a broad range of people to learn and change the world through our experiential model.

Staff members at Earthwatch develop, manage, market, and recruit for our varied expeditions, programs, and partnerships. Earthwatch does not employ the scientists or research staff that run the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.

Earthwatch currently has a number of jobs and internships open. Please see here for more details.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 

Environment America promotes bold ideas and organizes action to commit our country to 100% renewable energy, keep fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, end pollution of our water, and protect and expand our national parks and other public lands. We’re not afraid to think boldly, but we’re well aware that bold thinking is not enough. We work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now.

For more information, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org  


INTERNSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTER PROJECT

Winter/Spring Intern
The Environmental Voter Project is looking for highly-motivated undergraduates to join our selective Winter/Spring Internship Program. Interns will work closely with the Field Director and the CEO to learn about subjects such as field campaigning, nonprofit communications and data analytics. Interns will be expected to devote time to field outreach, senior staff support, event planning, research, and drafting of membership communications, blog posts, and stakeholder presentations. In addition to gaining valuable nonprofit advocacy skills, interns will become talented organizers and political operatives by learning the nuts and bolts of nonprofit work and electoral campaigning from an exciting and innovative organization.  We are seeking responsible, motivated candidates who can commit to 12+ hours per week for this program. This is an unpaid internship in Boston, MA. 
Please visit here for more details and application instructions


Job Opportunities with PIRG Campus Action

With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who, like you, believe it’s our right and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more.

For more information and to apply, see here.


Job Opportunities with Impact

Impact organizers are on the ground to mobilize businesses, faith leaders and citizens to demonstrate the commitment to keeping our promises on climate change, and transitioning a sustainable, renewable energy economy.

Many of our organizers are working with elected leaders in states across the country to meet goals of getting to at least 10 percent solar by 2030. Grassroots efforts like these have helped triple solar nationwide in just the last two years.

For more information and to apply, see here.


2018 Fellowships with the Aldo Leopold Foundation

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is seeking one Education and Outreach Fellow and two Land Stewardship Fellows to join our team from mid-March to mid-December 2018. These fellowships are part of the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Future Leaders Program, designed to provide recent graduates and early career professionals the opportunity to gain experience and grow in six core areas: understanding conservation leadership, finance and fundraising, applied science and natural history knowledge, partnership building, strategic planning, and communication. Fellows specialize within one of two program areas, Education and Outreach or Land Stewardship, depending on their individual career aspirations.

For more information and to apply, see here.



Science and Teaching Internship with Common Tides
July 10 – August 5, 2018

The mission of Common Tides is to inspire passion through ocean education and stewardship to bring about positive change. We do this by providing a free marine science program along with sail training to young students that live in underserved communities.  The goal of the program is to provide these children with more education about their oceans so that in the future they can be empowered to fill conservation roles, eco-tourism jobs, and further understand their connection with the ocean. Participants that join us for our trips will be an integral part in teaching all aspects of our program. We will be training our participants in the marine science and sailing curriculum which is aimed at the broad oceanic picture with a focus on the regions we are visiting.

For more information, see flyer.


Fellowships for Masters Students at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV is looking for qualified students to be part of our program here at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the School for Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (www.utrgv.edu/seems)  As part of a grant we received from the USDA, we are offering 8 fully funded fellowships to outstanding, underrepresented students into our newly developed master’s program in Agricultural, Environmental and Sustainability Sciences.  We will provide two years of funding that covers tuition and a monthly stipend to students interested in advanced sciences related to sustainable agriculture and food systems, and who are interested and qualified to conduct graduate research on one of the projects identified below.  As part of this program, students will be involved in opportunities to develop skills important in agricultural careers through engaged scholarship, and will work closely with faculty and community partners on the various projects.

For more information (including a full list of projects), see here.


Job Opportunities with Risk Management Solutions

RMS has a number of job openings, including Model Analyst:

The Model Specialist team is part of the Models & Data business unit, and is responsible for supporting both RMS clients and colleagues across the globe in their successful usage and understanding of the full suite of RMS catastrophe models and associated data products.

For the full list, see here.



Webinar: How to Get a Job in Sustainability
Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government  

Tuesday, February 27th, 7 PM EST

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will outline mission-driven career strategies in sustainable business, non-profits and government for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates, and for professionals looking to make a move. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what the current political climate means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, cover grad school and continuing education options (including school now / school later); and take questions from the audience.

Please register here for log-in details and more information. 


Virginia Tech Undergraduate Summer Program
May 28 – July 27, 2018

Announcing our new USDA-Funded RESEARCH & EXTENSION EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REEU), TRAINING FUTURE LEADERS TO SOLVE RESOURCE CHALLENGES AT THE CONFLUENCE OF WATER AND SOCIETY.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a degree program leading to baccalaureate or associates degree, and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2018. The program will run from May 28 – July 27, 2018 in Blacksburg, VA on the Virginia Tech campus.

This REEU will catalyze interactions between students from widely varying disciplines by focusing on research questions that require innovative approaches to scientific collaboration and data visualization, as well as communication to and engagement with an array of local stakeholders. Our diverse team of experienced mentors includes environmental scientists, social scientists, engineers, and computer scientist will both guide individual student efforts as well as collectively model successful interdisciplinary collaboration. To promote a unifying context for research: Fellows and mentors will be members of interdisciplinary teams; We will learn from and interact with a range of stakeholders across multiple land use issues; and Activities will be place-based within the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab, with a view towards its relationship with the larger New River basin.




Job Opportunity—Water Resources Analyst/Scientist

The U.S. Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) seeks a full-time Water Resources Analyst or Scientist to join our Water Program. SEI is an international non-profit organization that works to advance sustainable development through research, policy analysis and capacity-building. We pursue our mission of bridging science and policy in the fields of environment and development across six centers around the globe. The SEI-US Center has three offices: Somerville, MA, Davis, CA, and Seattle, WA; you will be joining our eight-person team in Davis, CA. The SEI-US Water Program develops and applies analytical tools to support robust decision making on water, most notably using our Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) software. Through applied projects and working with scientists and decision-makers – both locally and internationally – we develop cutting-edge studies that inform integrated water resource management, multi-scale adaptation, and/or social-ecological resilience to climate change and development challenges.

Application deadline: February 28

For more information and to apply, see here.



Internship at Vermont Center for Ecostudies
May 21 – August 10, 2018

VCE seeks applicants for a 12-week, field-based conservation science internship — the Alexander Dickey Conservation Internship — for the period 21 May to 10 August 2018. The position will involve immersion in many aspects of VCE’s diverse wildlife research and monitoring projects, including (but not limited to) the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, Mountain Birdwatch, long-term bird banding on the Mt. Mansfield ridgeline, and studies of vernal pool amphibian ecology. The opportunity to present a nature program and/or lead a nature walk at a therapeutic community will help develop public speaking skills. Responsibilities will vary from day to day and week to week, but will include extensive field work and office-based tasks such as error-checking and digitization of data.

Application deadline: March 9

For more information, see here.



Job Opportunity—Greenovate Boston Outreach Manager

The Greenovate Boston Outreach Manager leads the development and implementation of community engagement strategies to drive climate action in Boston in line with the City’s Climate Action Plan. They will be an important member of the teams behind the City’s top climate initiatives - Carbon Free Boston and Climate Ready Boston - and plays a leading role in the next update to the City’s Climate Action Plan in 2018. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to shape and execute programs that contribute to the progress on Boston’s climate action goals and also make it possible for the community to lead that progress. The right candidate will play an integral role in ensuring that all Bostonians have the tools they need make Boston a greener, healthier city for everyone.


For more information and to apply, see here.