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As CPL seeks to recruit our inaugural cohort of five fellows, I am writing to ask for your help getting the word out. We are looking to recruit future leaders in the environmental community who are currently working in NGOs, government, and business to apply to HKS by December 2, 2014. These fellows will come to Harvard and immerse themselves in discussions about environmental challenges; they will learn from Harvard faculty and from each other, and will emerge with new skills and ideas to apply to the world.
The Bacon Fellowship will provide a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, a $10,000 living stipend, and a comprehensive co-curricular program for up to five admitted HKS degree candidates each year. Students from joint-or concurrent-degree programs are encouraged to apply.
To apply for the 2015-2016 academic year, prospective degree candidates will have to complete two steps:
- First, apply to HKS by December 2, 2014.
- Second, apply for the fellowship by February 26, 2015.
To learn more about the Bacon Fellowship, click here.
We are seeking your help to spread the word, and are hoping you might circulate the link above and the informational PDF (link below) to any relevant individuals, groups, and lists in your network.
If you—or anyone interested in applying—have any questions about the fellowship, please contact our program manager, Sharon Watson Fluker, at Sharon_Watson_Fluker@hks.harvard.edu or (617) 496-3744.
The fellowship also includes a potential slot for a post-doctoral scholar or early career faculty member to participate in the cohort. Qualified candidates should feel free to contact us directly for more information.
· Six-week, integrated program
· June 19 to July 31, 2015
· Middlebury College, Vermont
· Nine semester-hour credits (3 courses)
· Need-based grants available<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/financial_aid>
· Both Introductory and Advanced Tracks of study
During our inaugural session, we offered an intermediate/advanced curriculum of courses<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/curriculum> as well as workshops with environmental and leadership practitioners<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/faculty> 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<http://www.middlebury.edu/environment/curriculum> 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Director, Middlebury School of the Environment
Program in Environmental Studies and Department of Biology
This is a 10 day course during which we will be educating students on the various ecosystems in the area including mangrove forests, coral reefs, rocky reefs, and sandy bottom areas. Our own marine biologist, as well as local marine biologists, will be lecturing about these ecosystems, the various animals that live in these unique habitats, and any potential conservation issues that these ecosystems or specific species in the area face. We will then be taking the students into the field to experience these ecosystems and to observe the animals in their natural environment through scuba diving, snorkeling, beach walks, and exploring tidal pools.
This year we are conducting 3 courses to accommodate different winter break schedules, however course #2 is currently full. The dates are below:
Course #1: December 14 - 23, 2014 - spaces available
Course #2: December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015 - currently full, but please email us to be placed on a waiting list
Course #3: January 6 - 15, 2015 - spaces available
The cost of the trip is $1,699 and includes all lectures and video screenings, 3 days of scuba diving or snorkeling with all rental gear, 9 nights of lodging, all transportation from the time you arriving at the airport in Costa Rica until you depart the airport in Costa Rica, horseback riding, zip-lining, surfing, all breakfast and all dinners.
Not included: airfare to and from Costa Rica as students are flying from all over the US and airfare varies greatly, all lunches, trip insurance, diver insurance, and bring extra money for souvenirs and snacks.
Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science field research in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida area. Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work. We are offering a 100% field research opportunity. Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. As we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology. You will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each aspect of the ecosystem and the animals as you experience them!! You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school. The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers!
There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!! While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as important. We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences!
We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student.
Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!! Space is limited!
Credit hours: CMERA does not directly provide credit hours toward your degree, BUT you may be able to receive credit through your college or university for the summer program. Discuss this with your advisor. Most institutions offer hours listed as independent research or directed study for this kind of summer opportunity. They may also require you to attend a certain number of weeks in order to be eligible for credit. We will provide you a letter of completion or other confirmation that may be required by your school.
Enrollment Deadline: March 31, 2015
Contact us: If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com
The Bard MBA is seeking an entrepreneurial program associate to join our growing team and help shape the next phase of the program and position us for growth. This role is based at our Hudson Valley campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, with overnight travel to New York City one extended (4-day) weekend per month. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Program Associate's responsibilities will include:
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Program Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and prioritization of the program including:
• Budget management and basic accounting
• Student Services including enrollment support, grade submission, and responding to student inquiries
• Liaising with various departments on the Bard Campus specific to MBA operations and goals
• Training faculty to effectively utilize online learning management systems and teach in an online environment
• Contributing to conversations and presentations about growing the Bard MBA, curriculum review, and internal operations improvement
• Proposing internal process improvements where necessary
LOGISTICS AND EVENT COORDINATION
Planning and execution of various program-related events including:
• Planning residency weekend and online class schedules
• Managing logistics in-person at NYC-based and Bard classes during monthly Residencies
• Arranging travel and lodging for faculty and guest lecturers
• Booking classroom and event space
• Scheduling and coordinating other program meetings including faculty retreats, curricular design brainstorms, and advisory board meetings
• Ordering course and event materials and refreshments
• Managing the academic calendar
• Assisting faculty with administrative matters
The Program Associate will have substantial interaction with executive staff, faculty, guest speakers and students. See our Faculty here: http://www.bard.edu/mba/people/faculty.php This is a great opportunity to interact with sustainability thought leaders and engage in a wide range of activities while building professional and entrepreneurial skills.
• Bachelor's degree, with one to three years of professional work experience
• Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills
• Proactive and conscientious with ability to self-manage
• Excited to grow and improve upon an innovative sustainable MBA program
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.
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.
Apply today! Visit bit.ly/1eY9pA9 to submit your application. Be sure to choose "Boston, MA" under "Where are you applying to intern?"
Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein: email@example.com, 617-747-4368.