Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Weekly Announcements 12/10

Dear Environmental Studies Students,

Please find this week’s announcements below.  Good luck during finals!

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.

Off-Campus Lectures, Forums, and Exhibitions
1.       Jump Start Your Career Search Event – 1/16
2.       Boston Environmental History Seminar Schedule

Summer Research Opportunities
1.       Shark and Ray Field Research Opportunity, Summer 2015
2.       Field Study Program in Peru
3.       Summer Research Experience in Ethiopia
4.       Maryland Sea Grant Summer Research Experience
5.       Summer Research Experience in Marine Science

Graduate and Professional School Opportunities
1.       Funded Graduate Programs at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Internship and Job Opportunities, Site Visits, Study Abroad Opportunities, and Travel Opportunities
1.       Multiple Internship Opportunities with Because Water (Event Planning, Community Engagement, Video Production, Graphic Design, and Web Development)
2.       BC Dining Sustainability Intern
3.       BC Career Center CareerEdge Newsletter
4.       Green Job and Internship Opening List
5.       Middlebury School of the Environment Summer Session
6.       Job Opportunities with Mass PIRG
7.       Internship with Environment America
8.       Internship with Environment Massachusetts


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Fall 2014 Office Hours: Monday 9:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday 10:30am-2:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-1:00pm, and Thursday 10:30am-2:00pm

Are you trying to figure out where to begin or what your next steps should be for your job search? Are you looking for a way to respond to the “how's your job search coming along” question you'll hear from family and friends over the holidays?
Sign up today for the Career Center’s Jump Start Your Job Search event that will take place on Friday, January 16th. You’ll hear tips and advice from Boston College recruiters, alumni, and Career Center staff that will help you launch -- or revive -- your job search. For more details and to RSVP for specific sessions or the entire day, go to  
Here's what some of last year's participants said about the program:
·  "[Jump Start was] extremely good for boosting confidence and reminding us of the skills and resources we possess."  
·  "Really enjoyed it. For a 6 hour session, it certainly flew by."
·  "Thank you for a great experience today! I feel much more confident in continuing my job search and I definitely feel like we (as seniors searching for jobs) have a lot of support within the Career Center and from BC recruiters."
·  "This program was really excellent. Thank you so much!"
·  "While I learned a lot from this event, it also was just a good reinforcement for continuing my job search. Thank you career center!"
Advanced sign ups are required and space is limited, so save your spot today!

Tuesday, January 13                       Joshua Specht, Harvard University, “The Rise and Fall of the Texas Longhorn”
Comment: Beth LaDow, author of The Medicine Line: Life and Death on a North American Borderland

Tuesday, February 10                     Katherine Johnston, Columbia University, “An Enervating Environment: Altered Bodies in the Lowcountry and the British West Indies”
                                                            Comment: Conevery Bolton Valencius, University of Massachusetts—Boston

Tuesday, March 10                          Andrew W. Kahrl, University of Virginia, “Fear of an Open Beach: The Privatization of the Connecticut Shore and the Fate of Coastal America”
Comment: TBA

Tuesday, April 14                             Joel Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University, “Legacy Pollution Issues in Energy Development: The Cases of Manufactured Gas and Natural Gas”
                                                            Comment: Patrick Malone, Brown University

All sessions start at 5:15 P.M and are held at Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617-646-0568, Fax: 617-859-0074


Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA)

This summer you can be a part of our research team as a crew member aboard one of our research boats, gaining hands-on marine field research experience, and handling sharks and stingrays in Florida.

This experience will advance your interest in natural science, provide you valuable experience for your resume, enable you to be eligible to receive credit hours (see below), and provide the enjoyable opportunity to interact with fellow students from all over the country!  

What:  All participating students will be conducting field research on sharks and rays in the Clearwater, FL area in an ongoing project focusing on a species survey, population stability, and population dynamics.  All students will work on our boats in the Gulf of Mexico, setting equipment to catch sharks and rays,retrieving the equipment, handling the animals, collecting pertinent data from the animals, collecting environmental data, tagging the animals, and releasing the animals back into their natural habitat.  Students will also attend daily lectures (1 - 2 hours) on our local ecosystems and the animals that live in those ecosystems.  Students will then receive field instruction as they experience our local and unique ecosystems.  Snorkeling and diving are also available options to further experience our underwater world.

Why choose CMERA:  CMERA is a unique program that focuses on field research.  In our program, Monday - Friday, 6 - 8 hours are spent in the field on one of our boats each day with an additional 1 - 2 hours in the classroom each day.  This is an incredibly hands-on program where students conduct all portions of the research project and handle the animals.  Students get to experience wild animals in their natural habitat, which is very different from observing captive animals or conducting research in a lab.

When:  Our summer courses begin in 1 week periods (Sunday - Saturday) on May 3 and our final week ends on August 29.  Students may attend 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or 4 weeks depending on how many credit hours or how much field experience they would like to receive.  There are financial incentives for attending 3 or 4 weeks.  We also have an early enrollment discount, which ends December 31, 2014, and regular enrollment ends March 31, 2015.

Where:  All of our research is conducted in the Gulf of Mexico in Clearwater, Florida and the surrounding areas.

Who:  Students must be 18 years of age or older.  Incoming freshman, who have not yet taken college courses, and college graduates are both welcome.  This experience is valuable for students at various levels.  For students interested in the natural sciences, but who have not had much, if any, experience in the natural sciences, this experience may help determine if this truly is the appropriate course of study.  Students who are confident in their natural science discipline, will gain incredibly valuable job training.  Students who are contemplating a graduate degree, will get a taste of what graduate level research is, the difficulties of research, and perhaps ideas for their graduate thesis.

Course credit:  For students currently enrolled in college courses, we urge you to speak with your academic advisor or department chair about receiving credit for our courses.  Most schools consider this as independent research, directed study, field research, or elective credits and some schools use our program for a Capstone project.  This experience is very valuable for future internships or jobs that you will apply for even if you are unable to receive course credit.

How:  Go to for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!!  Space is limited!  

We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student about their experience with us.
Please feel free to contact us via email at or call us at (727)437-8589 if we can assist you in any way.

Marker 1 Marina
Dunedin, FL 34698

Greetings from Peru!
My name is Piero Fioralisso, Coordinator of Special Programs at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). I am pleased to inform you that the 2015 edition of our Field School Program in Peru is now open for registration. This program provides students with the opportunity to carry out field work activities across the Andes, the coast and the rainforest of Peru in the framework of research projects.
This season the program is offering courses that may be of your interest:
- Ecological Engineering in Cuzco
- Structural Diagnosis of Archaeological Monumental

You can find additional information in the file attached as well as in the following links:

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely yours,
Piero Fioralisso
International Student Mobility Division
Phone number: + 511 626 21 59


Application deadline: January 30, 2015.

We are now accepting applications for a NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program based at Colby College and South Gondar, Ethiopia. This REU will provide eight American undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds an opportunity to conduct path-breaking interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of church forests. Church forests are patches of Afromontane forest surrounding Ethiopian Orthodox churches. Preserved for centuries by church leaders and communities as religious sanctuaries, church forests are, in many parts of Ethiopia, the only indigenous forests left.

Under the eight-week summer REU program students will receive training at Colby College in social survey research, ecological field methods, spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and written and oral communication. They will then travel to South Gondar, Ethiopia to conduct hands-on fieldwork with mentors from Colby College, the California Academy of Sciences, and local academic and government institutions.

Completed applications including 2 letters of recommendation are due by January 30th. The 2015 Summer REU Site programs will run from June 29th – August 19th (approximate). All participants must be enrolled at a U.S. college or university at the time of the program (seniors graduating in Spring 2015 are not eligible).

Details about the project and application instructions can be found at:

Please invite your undergraduate students to apply for Maryland Sea Grant's Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science.

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.

- 12 week program: May 17 to August 9, 2015.
- $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution
- Applications due: February 20, 2015
- Application and guidance

We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at

Please pass the following information on to your students about a great undergraduate summer research opportunity at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware.  Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science.  We especially encourage applications from members of minority groups underrepresented in science.
The program will run for 10 weeks (June 8 - August 14). Please go to our website to find out more about the program. Student support includes a $5,500 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.  The application form and instructions for submitting supporting documents are available at
Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine geology.
This internship program will take place at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park.
If you have any questions, please contact Joanna York (302) 831-7040 or at

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Tuition Scholarships
Funding opportunities typically cover stipends and tuition for fall and spring semesters.

Masters Degree Programs
M.A. in Geography
M.S. in Geography
M.S. in Geology
Master of Marine Policy
M.S. in Marine Studies
M.S. in Ocean Engineering
M.S. in Water Science and Policy

Doctoral Degree Programs
Ph.D. in Climatology
Ph.D. in Geography
Ph.D. in Geology
Ph.D. in Marine Studies
Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering
Ph.D. in Oceanography
Ph.D. in Water Science and Policy


Minimum GPA of 3.0
Minimum GRE verbal score of 153
Minimum GRE quantitative score of 146
Foreign students: minimum TOEFL score of 100

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) at the University of Delaware is pleased to announce the availability of graduate student funding for Master's and Doctoral students interested in Marine Science and Policy, Geological Sciences, and Geography.

Graduate students in these programs tackle complex environmental challenges by applying the latest technological advances to ocean, earth, and atmospheric research using high-tech satellite images, surface and underwater sensors, laboratory instrumentation, and complex computer models to help enhance climate predictions, identify and mitigate pollution, improve resource management, explore energy solutions, make marine transportation safer and more efficient, and examine the relationships between humans and the environment. Our students also are using innovative tools to better understand our valuable biological resources, investigate populations, life histories and habitats, and determine the natural and human factors affecting their survival.

Prospective students should visit the CEOE website to learn more about the specific degrees offered within the College and available research projects with nationally ranked faculty who serve as graduate student advisors.

The intention of this announcement is to recruit highly competitive students to the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to contact one or more of the faculty members in the College to discuss their research and educational interests prior to completing their applications for admission.  

Students who apply and are being considered for admission will be invited for a paid visit to our campus to meet with faculty and current graduate students.

Questions? Contact us at

© 2014 University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment |

BeCause Water Benefit Corp is a mission-based solutions agency for water sustainability.  Our firm is in the business of developing proprietary technology, reselling industry-leading hardware products, and designing and implementing marketing programs to support local water.

We are legally registered as one of the first Massachusetts-based Benefit Corporations and operate under the Triple Bottom Line.

Web Developer Intern

because water is seeking web developers/designers to work on Version 1.3 of our mobile app to support Drop In - a revolutionary program that helps people find, share, and drink water through our shared resource network of drinking water started in Boston, MA.

With our upcoming implementations for awareness, our goal is to ensure that our mobile app becomes a widely adopted platform to support our program.  

An ideal candidate wants to be part of the cause to protect the most essential resource to mankind - water.  

Expected Duties
- Simple graphic design implementation for UI (using our designer’s art).  
- Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sharing integration.  
- Other small UX implementation.  
- Testing and Launch
- Data syndication through MySQL database
- Front-end web development via Wordpress framework
- Tech support

Required Skills & Experience
·         HTML-5, CSS, Javascript, and minimal PHP.  
·         Experienced in or sufficient appetite to learn Google Maps API and key Geomapping tech principals.
·         MySQL database
·         Solid communication skills.  

Bonus Skills
·         Wordpress
·         Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop
·         X-code, Objective C, C++
* If interested, please send portfolio work and/or sample code to

Drop In Engagement Manager

because water is seeking individuals who are up to managing Drop In - our revolutionary shared resource program which helps people find, share, and drink water on the go.  
With our upcoming implementations for awareness, our goal is improve user experience through developing business relations.  
An ideal candidate wants to be part of the cause to protect the most essential resource to mankind - water.  
Expected Duties
- Maintain and develop existing business partner relationships via identifying opportunities for improving user experience.
- Increase accessibility of Drop In program in current low-accessibility areas by connecting to local business owners and General Managers.   
- Support because water ambassadors by providing assistance with their community relations.  
- Attend local events for the purpose of raising awareness about the Drop In program and other because water solutions.  

Required Skills & Experience
- Passion for water sustainability (do not apply otherwise).  
- Excellent communication skills.  
- Ability to concisely articulate our organization’s mission and program benefits to local business decision makers.  

* If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to

Graphic Design Intern


You will have the opportunity to create a wide variety of original designs (Event flyers, infographics, branding, merchandise, promotional material, etc).

Ideal internship for those who would like to:

Multitask with a variety of projects
Build and diversify portfolio
Design with creative freedom
Work flexible hours


We are accepting internship applications from applicants who are 100% of the following: self-starter, hungry for learning, interested in social enterprise, proficient with communication and task management skills, and understand the importance of water sustainability.

-Savvy with Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator
-Video production and web design are preferred but not required

* Part-time
* Academic credit optional
* If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to

Video Production Internship


You will have the opportunity to create a wide variety of original videos including coverage of our “Drop” Campaigns, BeCause Water event highlights, local business spotlights and more.

Ideal internship for those who would like to:

Multitask with a variety of projects
Build and diversify portfolio
Design with creative freedom
Work flexible hours
We are accepting internship applications from applicants who are 100% of the following: self-starter, hungry for learning, interested in startups and social entrepreneurship, proficient with communication and task management skills, passionate about water sustainability.

-Video production experience is required
-Savvy with Adobe After Effects

Part- time (20 hours/week)

Academic credit optional
* If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to

Community Engagement Internship

BeCause Water is seeking individuals who can further build our community of water sustainability changemakers.  

For years, the bottled water industry has invested in persuading the public to believe that their product is healthier than tap water and somehow “green.” A consistent annual increase in bottled water consumption shows that there remains a lack of awareness for the underlying importance of water sustainability along with insufficient incentives for its alternative solutions.

The two primary reasons why people drink bottled water are: the fear of tap water, and substitution for sugary beverages. The former is an awareness issue, while the latter is a distribution issue.

BeCause Water is changing the model in which water is consumed and perceived by increasing awareness and access to local, clean drinking water. Our key performance indicators include the saved water, emissions, oil, and monetary spending associated with reducing bottled water consumption.
Expected Duties

- Engage with academia communities, water-focused non-profits, and general public.  
- Execute grassroots campaign to promote water sustainability in the US.  
- Assistance in organizing, promoting, and executing because water powered events.
- Tabling at various local events in Boston to promote Drop In program.
Required Skills and Experience
- Love and ability for effectively sharing passion for water sustainability.
- Applicable experience in communications.  

* If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to

Event Planning Internship

Assist and attend kick-off events, day of events and recognition events
Engage in marketing and implementation of strategic plan to reach desired event outcome
Work directly with staff and volunteers for outreach and programs
Research of influencers in our industry
Assist with organizing and implementing community outreach programs. Attend and assist the day of the program(s).
Utilize social media as PR tools
BeCause Water is accepting internship applications from applicants who are 100% of the following: self-starter, hungry for learning, interested in start-ups and social entrepreneurship, proficient with communication and task management skills, passionate about water sustainability.

* If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to

Spring Semester Internships

Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money's influence over our democracy, and we're hiring spring interns!

As an intern with Impact, you'll make a difference on big issues like global warming, clean water and big money in politics. You'll work side by side with organizers and learn valuable skills by helping us get these issues into the media, build coalitions, and organize events.

 Apply today at Our priority deadline is Sunday, December 14!

And if you're graduating this year: you can also apply to be an Impact Campaign Organizer - a full-time, two-year commitment that's all about winning concrete, lasting change in our country. You can read more at

BC Dining Services
Sustainability Intern
10-18 hours per week between 8am-5pm
129 Lake St, 3rd floor
Brighton campus

Below are just a few ideas of the types of projects that the intern can support our dining team with.

1.  Communication re:  all sustainability efforts in dining to include:
Keep dining website updated 
Work with communication interns on social media related to sustainability
Review communication to students and community in dining locations and make recommendations to improve
2.  Make recommendations to improve current programs
3.  Support efforts related to AASHE stars program
4.  Collaborate with student groups with similar sustainability initiatives
5.  Help increase awareness in campus dining locations to use china or reuseable containers
6.  Develop dining related programs for Earth Day and other appropriate events

Any interested student should send an email with a copy of their resume to with a brief description of the reasons that they would like to help BC dining.

Happy November! Check out events, jobs and more from this week's Science, Math & Tech Bi-Weekly Career Update! In this Newsletter: …

Copyright © 2014 Boston College Career Center, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website
Our mailing address is:
Boston College Career Center Southwell Hall 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA


Looking for work that reflects your values? From environmental education and organic farming to advocacy and organizing, if you're passionate about making change in the world, there's an opportunity listed at Orion magazine's Grassroots Jobsource that is perfect for you.  

Click here to receive these free e-mail updates from the Grassroots Jobsource. You can also opt to receive Orion magazine's main e-mail newsletter, "Fresh from Orion," while there.

Orion has published an exciting new essay on the young farmers movement. Read "The New Farmers" here and join the conversation. 

Latest Jobsource Listings

Some new internships:
Spring Grassroots Intern
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Washington, DC

Environmental Education Intern
Ogden Nature Center
Ogden, UT

Natural History Intern        
Wiscasset, ME   
Aspen Center for Envi Studies
Aspen, CO  
Heifer Project International   
Perryville, AR

Summit Intern
No Barriers USA
Fort Collins, CO 

To view all of the current job and internship listings, click here.  
Some recent job listings:

Chincoteague Bay Field
Wallops Island, VA

Sierra Nevada Journeys
Sacramento, CA 

Sitka Salmon Shares  
Madison, WI & Galesbury, IL 
Coastal Studies for Girls
Freeport, ME 

Mangrove Action Project 
Seattle, WA 

New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Newmarket, NH 

Receive a Free Trial Issue of Orion

Request a free trial issue of Orion, which the Boston Globe has called "America's finest environmental magazine." If you like what you read, you can then
subscribe for just $19!  



Fast facts for the Middlebury School of the Environment<>

·         Six-week, integrated program

·         June 19 to July 31, 2015

·         Middlebury College, Vermont

·         Nine semester-hour credits (3 courses)

·         Need-based grants available<>

·         Both Introductory and Advanced Tracks of study

During our inaugural session, we offered an intermediate/advanced curriculum of courses<> as well as workshops with environmental and leadership practitioners<> such as Gus Speth, Bill McKibben, Helen Riess, Alden Woodrow, Mary Hurlie, Kenny Williams, and Jack Byrne.

Specific courses in this track included two core courses – Sustainability Practicum and Understanding Place: Lake Champlain – and a choice of one of two electives: Environmentalism and the Poor, and International Environmental Negotiation.

For summer 2015, we are adding a second track of study, an introductory track<> for students without prior college-level environmental coursework.  Students will enroll in two core courses – Introduction to Environmental Analysis and Systems Thinking Practicum – as well as an elective.

I’m happy to talk to anyone regarding the curriculum. Feel free to write to me directly – or have your interested students write to me – with any questions (

Also, just as a related heads up, I will shortly be posting announcements for faculty positions in the School.  I will be recruiting four faculty for the coming summer in fields from across the spectrum of environmental studies, including natural science, social science, humanities, and the arts. If this kind of summer teaching opportunity may be of interest to you, keep an eye open for future announcements about these openings.


Steve Trombulak
Director, Middlebury School of the Environment
Program in Environmental Studies and Department of Biology
Middlebury College

Looking for a job that makes a difference? U.S.PIRG is hiring college seniors to work as Campus Organizers on college campuses across the country. On issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends. U.S. PIRG takes action by documenting the problems, finding practical solutions, informing the public and making the case for change directly to decision-makers. We work on fighting climate change, restoring democracy, and protecting public health. Apply online or email for more details.

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

If you care about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern today.

What do interns with Environment Massachusetts do? You’ll educate and engage more people on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.

In Massachusetts, we’re building a clean and renewable future powered by the sun:  We could meet all of America’s energy needs by capturing just a sliver of the virtually limitless and pollution-free energy of the sun. And we're making a lot of progress: In Massachusetts, solar energy has grown more than 100-fold since 2008.

But we’re still getting most of our electricity from dirty sources like coal and gas, and the power of fossil fuel interests threatens to stop solar in its tracks. This fall, we’re ramping up our work to build support for a national goal of getting 10% of our electricity from the sun by 2030 — and in Massachusetts, we’ll push the envelope by mobilizing public support and building a powerful coalition of businesses and elected officials behind ambitious clean energy goals.

Becoming an Environment Massachusetts intern

If you agree that it’s time for Massachusetts to go solar, the best thing you can do to get involved is to apply to be an Environment Massachusetts intern today. We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.

As an intern:
  • You’ll push for smart solutions to environmental problems, and build the public support it takes to win.
  • You’ll work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes.
  • And you’ll make a real difference on critical issues, while developing valuable skills and experience in one of the nation’s leading environmental nonprofits.

And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving our greatest environmental problems, interning with Environment Massachusetts is one of the best ways to get started. You’ll get the training and experience you need, and we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our staff when they graduate.

Apply today! Visit to submit your application. Be sure to choose "Boston, MA" under "Where are you applying to intern?"

Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein:, 617-747-4368.