Thursday, November 14, 2013

Weekly Announcements - 11/14

Dear Environmental Studies Minors,

Please find the this week’s announcements below.  Also, if you have any questions about advising, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Professor Snyder’s email about this spring’s course offerings is online here.

The Environmental Studies program now has a Facebook page.  Like it today at  We promise not to flood your newsfeed with updates will but keep you informed about both the most important ESP events and relevant local, national, and global environmental news stories.

Campus Initiatives
1.       BC Charity:Water

Graduate School Opportunities
1.       Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
2.       PhD Research and Teaching Assistantship, University of Vermont: Human Health and the Environment
3.       PhD Funding at the National University of Singapore

Off-Campus Lectures, Forums, and Exhibitions
1.       Bridgewater State 12th Annual Undergraduate Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment – 12/7
2.       Exhibition on Climate Change at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
3.       C2C National Climate Seminar at Bard – Biweekly Events

Internship Opportunities, Site Visits, and Travel Opportunities
1.       Study Montana Wildlife this Summer
2.       C2C Fellowship
3.       Internship with Environment America
4.       Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
5.       Green Corps Environmental Training Program
6.       Environment Massachusetts


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Fall 2013 Office Hours: Monday 9:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm, and Thursday 12:00-5:00pm

Welcome to bcharity: water! We are an organization that aims to educate BC students and professors about the global water crisis. Our current campaign aims to raise $10,000 for the purpose of building a clean water system in Orissa, India. We hope to accomplish this through interactive fundraising that integrates the donor and cause through fun educational events. We have developed a pledge system in which students, faculty members, and administrators agree to perform an act in solidarity against the global water crisis. Some students, for example, have pledged to do a three-legged race outside of Stokes when bcharity reaches its $1,000 mark! We are almost there!

Want to get involved? BCharity is hosting an event for International Education Week on Wednesday November 13th. The event will take place in Higgins 310 from 7 to 8:30. Stop by and learn about the global water crisis in our interactive exhibit! Food and refreshments will be served. The following week, Cubby Graham, the creative director of charity: water (our mother organization) will be speaking about his experiences with the organization and cause. It will take place in the Rat in Lyons on Tuesday,November 19th, at 6pm. Hope to see you there!

Attached is a flyer and some important links about our organization!
Donate to the Orissa campaign here:

Take the Pledge and learn more at:

Check out our Facebook page for interesting articles and see what other BC students are doing!

Thank you again for your interest and support! Feel free to email with any questions! 


the bcharity: water team

Application Update
We are pleased to announce that the Fall 2014 application for admission to the Masters programs at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is now live. You can access the application here. Please make sure to submit all of your materials no later than December 15, 2013 in order to be given full consideration for admission. 

Financial Aid Update
In order to be considered for scholarships, all applicants must submit the F&ES financial aid application by February 15, 2014. U.S. students must also submit the 2014-15 FAFSA by this deadline.
Applicants who submit late or incomplete applications for financial aid will not be considered for scholarship. The financial aid application will be available in mid-October.

Anyone that submits an application for admission will also be granted access to the outside scholarship database. This is a great resource for students looking for additional scholarship support, and we strongly encourage you to look at this database before you receive your admission decision!

Ph.D. Research and Teaching Assistantship, University of Vermont: Human Health and the Environment

 Application Deadline: Applications are due to the UVM Graduate College by February 1st; letters of interest and supporting materials are due to Dr. Vatovec by January 20th

Position: PhD Assistantship; Three years of funding available (research and teaching assistantship) with a goal of securing project funding for the duration of the students’ program.

Project background: Dr. Christine Vatovec has funding available for one doctoral-level student to conduct environmental health social science research that is related to medical care.  Current projects focus on two areas regarding the interplay between human health and the environment: 1) the socio-ecological consequences of medical care, and 2) the human health benefits of nature contact.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will work with Dr. Vatovec to develop a research protocol, apply for grant funding, conduct field research (e.g. interviews, observations), analyze data, and prepare publications and presentations for academic and lay audiences.  The position is for a minimum of three years during which time the student will serve as a teaching assistant (10 hours/week) and research assistant (10 hours/week).

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a background in environmental studies or a related discipline, and an interest in environmental health, social science research, and qualitative methodology.  While not required, preference will be given to applicants who have earned a MPH, or are interested in participating in the Certificate in Public Health program ( at UVM.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit the following materials to Dr. Vatovec by January 20th:
1.      A letter of interest (two pages, maximum) that outlines the applicant’s professional interest in environmental health and career plans, why earning a PhD the best path for achieving your career goals, and experience with qualitative social science methods,
2.      the names and contact information of three references,
3.      unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores, and
4.      your current CV (please include your GPA from your current or most recently completed graduate studies).  
In addition, applicants will need to apply to the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) Graduate School before February 1st (Graduate application process). In your application, be sure to state your preference for working with Dr. Vatovec. If you would like to discuss this assistantship before applying, please contact Dr. Vatovec.


The QS World University rankings (2013) place National University Singapore (NUS) in the top 25 universities in the world and number one in Asia.  In the same rankings, the Department of Geography, NUS, is ranked in the top ten Geography programmes globally.

The Tropical Environmental Change (TEC) research group in the Department of Geography, NUS, currently comprises around 35 faculty and graduate research students whose interests focus on the dynamic nature of geo-ecological processes and the human dimensions of low latitude (tropical) regimes.  Such regimes are amongst the least studied and therefore most poorly understood on Earth.

Several fully funded scholarships (fees and maintenance) of up to four years are currently available in the TEC research group in the Department to support research and training to the award of a PhD.  Opportunities also exist to apply for additional funding to support fieldwork and laboratory costs, if relevant, to participate in international conferences and to contribute to the Department’s teaching programmes. 

Graduate research students in TEC follow a semi-structured programme, which involves a taught component in the first two years of registration.  The programme allows a PhD student to acquire and develop to a high standard both subject-specific and transferable skills, thus enabling a student to access a broad range of future employment opportunities – in business, industry, consultancy, education, research etc.  For information on how to become a PhD student at one of the world’s top universities in one of the most culturally diverse and technologically advanced cities in the world, and on enriching careers following your PhD, see:

Please note that there are two application deadlines each year: 1 November and 15 May (for entrance in, respectively, August and January of the year following the application deadline).  For further information, please contact in the first instance Ms Pauline Lee (email ).  Pauline is the administrator in the Department with responsibility for providing support to the Graduate Studies programme in Geography.

TEC faculty are particularly interested to receive applications from suitably qualified candidates (excellent performances in bachelor’s and master’s degrees in relevant subjects) that relate directly to the topics/themes listed below.  We are also happy to consider enquiries and applications within the broad field of Tropical Environmental Change from suitably qualified applicants.  In the case of the latter, applicants are advised from early in the process of writing their PhD proposal to consult with a member of TEC faculty whose research interests most closely match their own.  For further advice, including whom among the TEC faculty might be best able to help develop a proposal, please contact Professor David Taylor ( ) – Chair of TEC.

PhD topics/themes currently open to applicants
(for further details on specific topics/themes please contact the PI(s) listed):

1) Reconstruction of Palaeoflood histories on mainland SE Asian Rivers
(PI: Professor Alan Ziegler, email:

This PhD develops preliminary work in TEC by Profs Ziegler, Higgitt, Oliver, Wasson examining river bank stratigraphies to develop a timeline of flood occurrences during the past millennia.  In particular the work will explore the possibility of a breakdown of the Indian Ocean Monsoon during the Little Ice Age, then it's restrengthening in the last 100-200 years.  Fieldwork will be conducted in at least the following countries: Thailand, Lao PDR, Myanmar.  Analyses will involve 14C and OSL dating.  Other analyses could involve hydrological modeling and comparison of the flood record against including tree ring and speleothem archives.  This work has implications for understanding potential changes in flood occurrences with plausible impending climate change

2) Linking Health and Environment- Ecology, Epidemiology and Geography of Infectious Diseases
(PI: Assistant Professor Wang Yi-Chen, email: )

Disease transmission requires a susceptible host to encounter an infected host or vector, thereby is an inherently spatial process. Factors affecting the spatial distributions of pathogens, hosts, and vectors, and their likelihood of close encountering, are thus critical for understanding the dynamics of diseases. PhD projects under this research theme will be cross-cutting and expand the work done by both the physical and human geographers of the Department (i.e., Dr Wang, Prof Taylor, Dr Feng, Dr. Grundy-Warr, Prof Ziegler) to examine the ecology, epidemiology and geography of infectious disease (including, but not limited to, malaria, opisthorchiasis, schistosomiasis, and clonorchiasis), with the applications of GIS, remote sensing and other spatial analysis techniques. Topics may include: environmental and/or social determinants of disease prevalence and transmission; spatial analysis and modeling of disease risks; landscape influences on the spatial variation in disease prevalence; and impacts of land change on disease ecology. Interested students with ecology, physical geography, and GIS/remote sensing background are encouraged to apply.

3) Coastal hazard vulnerability in the Gulf of Thailand assessed from the Holocene frequency of high-energy inundation deposits
(PI: Associate Professor James Terry, email: )

Scientific data underpinning coastal hazard assessments is often of poor quality or limited historical extent in the SE Asian region, where most records extend back for only the last 200 years or so.  To truly understand the coastal hazards we are exposed to we need information that extends well beyond the historical record.  Unfortunately, it is not always easy to recognize the hazards that a low-lying coastal area faces, either because there may be no previous memory of large-magnitude, destructive events from which we might learn valuable lessons, or because people are, for various reasons, unaware of the area’s geological past.

The primary goal of this PhD project is to improve understanding of the magnitude-frequency of large coastal inundation events in the Gulf of Thailand, that potentially threaten the deltaic megacity of Bangkok and other Thai coastal cities.  Occurring over centennial timescales, severe coastal floods may be generated by intense storms or tsunamis.  For teasing out the palaeo-record into the Holocene epoch, sedimentological analysis of coastal deposits remains among the most valuable approaches.

An exciting new method growing in importance is to carry out detailed examination of large coastal clasts for illuminating the characteristics of the high-energy waves that emplaced them.  This is especially applicable to tropical coastlines, where datable carbonate blocks torn up from coral reefs are thrown up onto exposed coastal platforms during storms and tsunamis.  Such types of deposits have obvious advantages in terms of identification and sampling, compared to more elusive layers of fine sands that might be difficult to locate if buried in mangrove swamps, obscured by shoreline vegetation or submerged underwater in lagoons.  Laboratory dating using Uranium-series techniques provides a timetable back through pre-history of major coastal inundation events.

The significance of obtaining such data for the Gulf of Thailand is clear to see.  Not only will the information be of value to government departments and disaster agencies tasked with assessing current coastal vulnerability, it will also help in the science of projecting risk scenarios into the future as sea levels continue rising in the region through eustatic change and deltaic subsidence.

4) Understanding human impacts on climate caused by urban development
(PIs: Associate Professor Matthias Roth, email:  & Assistant Professor Winston Chow, email:  )

PhD projects under this research theme investigate the broad question of how land-use and land cover changes affect local climates with a particular focus on cities and the role they play in climate change. Our group uses experimental approaches (observations in the field and application of numerical climate models) to study various aspects of the urban climate, including (i.) the development of the urban heat island (UHI) effect and its consequent impacts on exposure to thermal discomfort, (ii.) cycling of heat, mass and carbon dioxide as well as (iii.) fundamental flow and turbulence properties. Our laboratory is primarily Singapore, an increasingly important hub for urban climate research in the tropics. Findings from this research are important to improve our understanding of the physical transfer processes and energy balance in the urban environment, as well as in assessing the vulnerability of urban populations towards detrimental impacts of urban climate change. Applications include the prediction of the exchanges of energy and moisture at the surface, dispersion of pollutants, cycling of atmospheric trace species that play a key role in climate change or human thermal comfort and climate sensitive urban design.

Interested students with strong science backgrounds as well as those with prior training in atmospheric sciences, climatology or physical geography are encouraged to apply. The development and completion of own research agenda, leading to scientific publications is strongly encouraged.

5) Agent-based modeling in CyberGIS
(PI: Assistant Professor Feng Chen-Chieh, email: )

Agent-based modeling (ABM) is a powerful approach for simulating social and natural systems. It enables exploring a wide range of geographical and more broadly social sciences issues facing society. With the emergence of “spatial big data” that come in large volume and fine granularity, and CyberGIS that is capable of handling these spatial big data, it is now possible to carry out micro-simulation on a large spatial and temporal extent. ABM in CyberGIS thus makes it possible to offer researchers and policy makers more realistic rendition of spatial dynamic systems of interest and explore key trends in these systems that carry policy implications.

Projects under this research theme include the development of new ABM formalisms and algorithms in CyberGIS, techniques for handling spatial big data, and tools for visualizing high-dimensional data sets, as well as their applications various urban issues, such as urban transportation and accessibility. Interested students with strong GIS and modeling background are encouraged to apply.

6)  The role of mangroves in coastal management (PI: Assistant Professor Daniel Friess, email: )

Mangroves provide a multitude of important ecosystem services, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people in Southeast Asia, though are suffering rapid decline. Research in the Mangrove Lab at NUS Geography focuses on the geomorphological, ecological and social factors that affect mangrove stability and ecosystem service provision, using field-based and remote sensing techniques. We are particularly interested in research that puts mangroves into a wider coastal management perspective.

Topics may include 1) quantification and modelling of mangrove ecosystem services (e.g. carbon) under different management scenarios, 2) mangrove geomorphology and its effect on ecosystem service provision, 3) mangrove geomorphology and sea level rise, 4) geomorphological, ecological and social factors contributing to mangrove restoration, and 5) remote sensing of mangrove land cover change. Current study locations include Singapore, Sulawesi (Indonesia) and Thailand, though there is potential to expand research to The Philippines and Sri Lanka. Students will be expected to work closely with our regional University and NGO partners. Students with an interest in ecology, physical geography and/or GIS/remote sensing are encouraged to apply. For more information on current projects and students see

7) Determining the form and level of anthropogenic impacts on freshwater lakes in tropical Asia, and the rate and nature of past recovery phases.
(PI: Professor David Taylor, email: )

This PhD project will utilize a largely palaeolimnological (lake sediments-based) approach at a selection of lakes in the Philippines that span a range of degrees of anthropogenic modification. Information generated by the project will provide a basis for allied research aimed at anticipating future aquatic conditions, including factors that could potentially confound recovery and efforts at restoration.

Key research questions underpinning the PhD research are likely to include:
1)      What are the principal ecological pressures linked to human activity and how have these pressures varied over the last c. 500 years?
2)      Is there evidence in the lake sediment records of past periods of ecological recovery and if so what was the context for this recovery and over what period of time did it take place?
3)      To what extent do aquatic ecological pressures, including climate change and variability, internal lake processes (e.g. lake turnover events) etc, interact resulting in synergistic effects, and do particular catchment conditions – e.g. particular soil, land cover and topographic characteristics – appear to constrain or enhance outcomes?

The research will be carried out in collaboration with researchers at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, who are working on a major, Philippines Government-funded research programme investigating freshwater pollution, and targets an area of the aquatic sciences that is at present very poorly covered in the tropics generally and in tropical Asia in particular.  The research project includes field-based research in the Philippines.

8) Carbon cycles in large Asian rivers
(PI: Professor Lu Xi Xi, email: )

Riverine carbon fluxes, burial and emission (or outgassing or evasion) are an important part of carbon exchange between terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric environment and thus must be considered in strategies to mitigate climate change. However, there is limited understanding of recent spatial and temporal dynamics of such exchange for the large Asian rivers originated from the Himalaya mountains and Tibet Plateau. Work can be focused on any of the large Asian rivers like Chao Phraya (in collaboration with Prof Ziegler, NUS), Mekong (with Dr. Matti Kummu, Finland), Red River (Vietnamese academy), Pearl, Yangtze and Yellow River (with Institute of Geology & Geophysics for the Chinese rivers).

Saturday, December 7, 2013
Bridgewater State University
Conant Science & Math Center

Please join us at the only symposium dedicated to undergraduate environmental research, and projects that address sustainability issues from a campus, regional, national, or global perspective. Please forward this announcement to your colleagues, and especially to students who might be interested in presenting their lab, field or classroom research related to sustainability and the environment. Undergraduate posters (research or classroom work) in all environmental disciplines are welcome.  We are also happy to include student presentations pertaining to campus sustainability projects, or regional/global sustainability issues.

Please visit the Symposium web page for a list of the 2012 poster titles and abstracts.  The “Call for Abstracts” will go out in late October with a November 20 deadline.

Climate Change: Our Global Experiment

Ongoing exhibit 
Developed in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for the Environment Climate Change: Our Global Experiment will help you separate truth from spin and provide a basis for making informed decisions affecting the future of our planet. The exhibit offers an insider’s look at the scientific study of climate, presenting the latest research from renowned experts at Harvard and around the world. Get the facts, draw your own conclusions, then take part in a unique computer simulation that allows you to choose a course of action and see the consequences for the planet.

C2C Fellows | National Climate Seminar
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The beginning of the semester is, for me, always a time for reflection on my purpose on the planet.  Witnessing local communities in collapse—from Syria to Detroit— it can be hard to hang on to Dr. King’s vision of a moral arc of the universe that bends, eventually, towards justice.

The picture on my mind is the literal arc of history.

The reconstructed arc of temperature is our best understanding of climate over the last 10,000 years. The entirety of human history is spanned in the arc, from the building of the first city to the I-pad. The red line is where the World Bank says we are headed, in the blink of an eye. Talk about a brick wall.

The definition of leadership we use here at Bard CEP is two-fold: taking people where they otherwise would not go, and inspiring others to lead in the same direction.

Where we are otherwise going is the top of that red line: 8 degrees F when my children are not much older than me.  Where we need to go instead is 80% reductions in emissions globally.

So what is our purpose? How do we reengage with the moral arc of the universe?  The answer is obvious: we must all lead.

Leadership requires skills that can be learned. Please help us find young people who are hungry for those skills. C2C Fellows is holding five weekend training conferences for undergrads and recent grads aspiring to sustainability leadership in business and politics.

MA (Bentley University) | October 25–27, 2013
CA   (Bay Area) | November 8–10, 2013
NY   (Bard College) | February 14-16, 2014
FL    (University of Florida) | March, 2014
IL     (Moraine Valley Community College) | April, 2014

Students can apply now. Applications are due two weeks prior to each workshop. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Bard C2C Fellow here. Cost for the weekend trainings, including food (and lodging for those traveling more than an hour), is $30. Registration scholarships are available, and students can often apply to their student governments for travel support as well.

Next week, join us in welcoming economist Jon Koomey on The National Climate Seminar. Jon will be talking about his book Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs. The full fall schedule is below and here.

Thanks for the work you are doing.

Eban Goodstein
Director, Bard CEP & Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability

National Climate Seminar  |  Fall 2013 Schedule
Climate Seminar calls are Wednesdays at 12pm EST and held twice a month via conference call. Assign the calls to your students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions. Call in to (712) 432-3100 up to five minutes before each call starts and enter conference code 253385.  Have questions for the speakers? Email them beforehand or during the call to -  or listen in for the chance to ask them live!
Nov 6
Laurie Johnson
“The Social Cost of Carbon Just Doubled”
Nov 20
Jorge Madrid
“Latino Climate Leadership”
Dec 4
Josh Fox
“Gasland 2 and Beyond”

The National Climate Seminar is organized and run by Bard CEP with media partner, Island Press. And a special C2C Shoutout: check out  (and support) the Tenleytown Meat Company, a new sustainable-beef-by-bike venture started by C2C Fellow (2012) Will Mitchell. 

Northwest Connections | Swan Valley, Montana

November 2013
Is your goal to become a wildlife professional?
Leave the classroom behind and come experience Wildlife in the West
(9 Upper-Division Credits).

Study Canada lynx, bull trout, wolves, and grizzly bears in a field program that prepares students to succeed in their future roles as wildlife managers and researchers. You will learn field methods of monitoring wildlife and the ecosystems they depend upon, as well as the complex social and political processes that determine the outcomes of wildlife conservation. By combining field ecology skills with exposure to key wildlife professionals, landowners, agency officials, and other citizen stakeholders, Wildlife in the West gives you direct access to wildlife conservation in a real-time, real-world experience that will prime you for your future endeavors after graduation.

This lynx was captured and collared in Montana’s high country as part of a long-term research project in the Seeley-Swan Valley.

To read more about this program, take a look at our blog from last year's program at or check out our game camera footage of rare wolf and grizzly bear interaction.

By the time Wildlife in the West begins, the snow will have melted out of the valley bottom and we'll be able to view tracks in spring's best tracking medium: mud.

Apply by Feb. 1st for a $250 tuition break!
Scholarships are available. To learn more, contact:
Andrea Stephens
Education Program Coordinator
(406) 203-6408

Add to your email address book to continue receiving NwC email newsletters.

Gmail users: If you find NwC email messages in the new Promotions tab of your inbox, just highlight them email and drag it to the Primary tab. Click Yes at the Gmail prompt. NwC emails will then go to the Primary tab automatically.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed listing the wolverine as a threatened species under the ESA with a final determination to be made in Feb 2014 - stay tuned. NwC works through the winter to monitor this species, and other forest carnivores, in the Swan and Mission Mountains.
Wildlife in the West
May 22—June 25
9 upper-division semester credits
• Field Ecology of Threatened & Endangered Species
• Wildlife Policy & Rural Communities
• Community-Based Approaches to Wildlife Conflict Management

Instructor Rebekah Rafferty hauls elk meat to a carnivore bait station.
We encourage students to contact some of our alumni for their unique student perspective:

University of Vermont

Josh Blouin

Humboldt State University

See instructor Adam Lieberg's recent game camera footage!

Check out NwC's Facebook page for the latest news!
Northwest Connections integrates Science, Education and Community
in the Conservation of Rural Working Landscapes.

Northwest Connections
P.O. Box 1309 | Swan Valley, MT 59826
Tel: (406) 754-3185
Fax: (406) 754-3330

Photo credits: top - Gusty Clarke; left - Adam Lieberg, Rebekah Rafferty, Louis Shahan; right - Leah Swartz, Cassie March, Adam Lieberg.

I’m writing to tell you about a national fellowship program and workshop that Bard's Center for Environmental Policy is bringing to Waltham, MA in October.  It’s called “C2C Fellows.”  

C2C Fellows is designed for young people who want to change the world by the time they are thirty. It is a national network for undergraduates and recent graduates who want high-impact careers in sustainable business and politics.  During a C2C Fellows’ weekend workshop students learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed, such as how to: raise money, tell a story, build their network, pitch their ideas, and know what they're good at. 

I’m writing to encourage young leaders to apply today. The Application deadline is October 11th.

Joining the fellowship is a prestigious opportunity; only 50 students from the northeast will be accepted this year. 

The workshop will be held at on campus at Bentley University from Friday (afternoon), October 25th – Sunday, October 27th

Some quick facts about the Fellowship Workshop:
·       Attendance is limited to undergrads and/or recent grads
·       Cost is only $30 (including food, and lodging for students traveling over 1 hr)
·       This will be advertised at all schools in the region

Please do not hesitate to email or call workshop director Jess Scott if you have questions or want to discuss further! Thank you!

Jess Scott
Workshop Director
C2C Fellows
Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Ph: (845) 752-4514

Since 1989, the Antioch Education Abroad Brazilian Ecosystems: The Protection and Management of Biodiversity program has engaged students through in-depth field studies across a variety of biomes in Brazil. This is a Fall Semester program, with a new Summer Term option (see schedule here). All students explore the flora, fauna, and ecological characteristics of the Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Coastal Forest, and coastal marine systems, and how environmental factors contribute to species and habitat diversity. Students enrolled in the full semester program continue their studies in Brazil to include advanced studies of the impact of human activities on biodiversity and ecosystem function, a Portuguese language intensive, and an Independent Field Internship.

Unique program features:

1. Program is led by Antioch University professor Suzanne Kolb, PhD, who is assisted by Brazilian professors, research scientists, and activists, who provide local expertise on current environmental issues facing each region.

2. Fall semester students engage in a month-long field internship, working with a Brazilian scientist or NGO for individualized hands-on experience in their field of interest.

3. Students explore multiple ecosystems, allowing them to compare the ecological characteristics of each, and providing a broader understanding of ecology in Brazil.

Curriculum: The Fall Semester program offers 4 courses for 16 semester credits - Introduction to Brazilian Ecosystems; Ecology and Protective Management of  Biodiversity in Brazil; Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced PortugueseField Internship. Summer Term students enroll in Introduction to Brazilian Ecosystems for 4 semester credits. Click here to view detailed course descriptions. If you would like to review syllabi for the process of approving this program, please contact us.

Environment America interns will spend their fall semester making a big difference on critical environment issues and learning a ton, while getting the experience they need to launch a career in the environmental movement after graduation.

Read more about our internship program here. Interested candidates can complete an online application here.

Monique Sullivan
Recruitment Director
Environment America
(202) 461-2448

The MA DOER Internship Programs seeks to provide interns with exciting opportunities to assist DOER with implementing energy policies in areas such as renewables, energy efficiency, alternative transportation, energy markets, and more.  The program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and other individuals who are seeking experience in the energy arena.

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read below or visit our web site:

Apply online today at

Green Corps
44 Winter St, 4th Fl
Boston, MA
617 747 4302

Environment Massachusetts has a number of internship opportunities posted on their website.  For more information, please visit or contact Alison Giest, Environment Massachusetts, New England Federal Field Associate, at or 813-215-3604.

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