Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Weekly Announcements 2/11

Dear Environmental Studies Students,

Please find this week’s announcements below.

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.

On-Campus Events
1.       Carbon Shock, lecture by Mark Schapiro tonight!
2.       Recycle Mania
3.       Climate Justice Events
4.       Careers for Change Panel Discussion
5.       Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Skepticism – 4/8

Off-Campus Lectures, Forums, and Exhibitions
1.       Energy Path Conference
2.       C2C Fellows Sustainability Leadership Training
3.       Boston Environmental History Seminar Schedule

Summer Research Opportunities
1.       Field Methods in Environmental Studies
2.       Research in Marine Science
3.       Ecosystems Research In Caribbean and Colorado
4.       Montana: Wildlife in the West
5.       Marine and Watershed Course in Belize
6.       Shark and Ray Field Research Opportunity, Summer 2015
7.       Field Study Program in Peru
8.       Maryland Sea Grant Summer Research Experience
9.       Summer Research Experience in Marine Science

Internship and Job Opportunities, Site Visits, Study Abroad Opportunities, and Travel Opportunities
1.       Internships with Environment Massachusetts
2.       Jobs with IMPACT
3.       BC Career Edge Newsletter
4.       Summer Internships with Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program
5.       Green Job and Internship Opening List
6.       Middlebury School of the Environment Summer Session
7.       Job Opportunities with Mass PIRG
8.       Internship with Environment America


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

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

To all members of the BC Community,
You are all invited to participate in two upcoming collegiate sustainability competitions.  Typically focused on students, we are expanding the competition to residents of and occupants in most of the buildings on campus.
RECYCLEMANIA, runs from February 1 through March 28. It is a competition with hundreds of other colleges and universities with our goal being to reduce our waste and improve our recycling rate percentage.  Reduction goals and weekly updates will be posted on the Sustainability website:  Remember BC does Single Stream recycling.  All recyclables: clean paper & cardboard, metal, bottles, aluminum, plastic materials go into the same recycle bin.  Other materials such as plastic bags & wraps, food waste, dirty or greasy paper products go into trash/landfill bins.  Send in a pledge form obtained from the website and receive a free water bottle or a BC GREEN T-shirt. For specific information on the Recycle Mania competition, visit their site at:
NRG GAMES:  runs for three weeks, February 8 through February 28.  This year BC is competing with other colleges in the Campus Conservation Nationals.  Our goal is to reduce use of electricity and energy.  All participants can check the energy dashboard,accessed through the sustainability website, to see how your building is using energy and compare it with any other building.  The Residence Hall communities at BC compete with each other and the winning community is awarded the Crystal Eagle “NRG” Games trophy (see website for photo).  For non residential buildings, we will only be able to see overall campus results on the Energy Dashboard. Next time, I hope we will be able to post results of individual buildings. Those buildings with individual meters will be listed on the sustainability website.
For tips on conservation and facts about recycling, check out the sustainability website or Facebook page. (The Boston College Office of Sustainability).  For questions, please contact: Bob Pion, Sustainability Program Director,

This Valentine's Day, Break up with Fossil Fuels! - Climate Justice @ BC

Join us for two weeks of activities culminating in the Global Day of Divestment on February 13th. Open to new members, alumni, faculty and all those interested! Our events include:
      - Breaking Climate Silence Action - O'Neill Plaza 11:45-12 - Monday, 2/9 to Friday 2/13
      - General Interest Meeting - Higgins 235 at 7pm - Tuesday, 2/10
      - Break up with Fossil Fuels Vigil - O'Neill Plaza at 3pm - Friday 2/13
      - An Education Session on Divestment - Higgins 235 at 6pm - Thursday 2/19

Please email Alyssa Florack at for any questions.

Thinking about your next step after graduation? Hear how alumni and current grad students parlayed their degrees into jobs that are making a difference.

Wednesday, February 11, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Walsh Hall, Function Room

Pizza will be served.

Learn about opportunities in the fields of:
·  Education
·  Higher Education
·  Student Affairs
·  Leadership
·  Research
·  Applied Psychology

Discover how the Lynch Graduate School can put you on the path toward enhancing the human condition and making the world more just.

For more information, email

Would you like to learn how to start a green venture and participate in an on campus business plan competition? The BC Venture Competition has a social enterprise track “SEED” and welcomes all students from across campus to participate. There will be coaching and mentoring available and help with forming interdisciplinary teams. For example if you have expertise about environmental impact or an idea for a green product or service, we could help you find a marketing or finance student to join your team. We can tell you more about the process and what you need to do to get involved.

Business plan submission:  March 27th

Presentations for finalists:  April 9th

Contact to register or to ask any questions:

See our webpage for more information:

Katharine Hayhoe 
Texas Tech University

Respondent: Stephen Pope, Boston College
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: McGuinn Hall 121

Co-sponsored by Boisi Center for Religion and Public Life, the Environmental Studies Program and The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Katharine Hayhoe is an associate professor in the department of Political Science at Texas Tech University and director of the university’s Climate Science Center. Her research focuses on establishing a scientific basis for assessing the regional to local-scale impacts of climate change on human systems and the natural environment. She serves as a scientific advisor to Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the EcoAmerica MomentUS project, the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, the Evangelical Environmental Network and the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative. With her husband Andrew Farley, she is the author of A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, and her work as a climate change evangelist was recently featured on the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. She received a B.Sc. in physics and astronomy from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Energypath is the region's largest sustainable energy event attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow. 
To assist you, the Sustainable Energy Fund is proud to provide full scholarships to students and educators on a first come, first serve basis to attend Energypath 2015 at University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania July 20th through July 24th.
To register and learn more about Energypath 2015 call 610-264-4440, visit Energypath 2015 Scholarships.
Register now! Time and space are limited. 

C2C Fellows sustainability leadership training, weekend workshop in NYC, March 27-29.
C2C workshops are for current students and recent graduates who want high-impact careers that can change the future through NGO's and government, and in sustainable business. Join C2C to learn the leadership skills necessary to succeed: how to develop a vision; know what you’re good at; tell your story; raise money; and build your network. The cost of the weekend trainings, including food is $30. Students must arrange their own housing in the NYC area.
Graduates of our workshops are eligible for scholarships to become funded graduate students at Bard's Center for Environmental Policy, and Bard's new MBA in Sustainability Read more about the benefits of joining the growing national network of over 500 C2C Fellows here.
Students aspiring to sustainability leadership in policy, politics and business should apply now to join student leaders from across the country. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and only 60 participants will be accepted into each workshop. 
You know change is needed. Lead the Change.

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

Applications are now being accepted for ISU's GEOL 4451/5551, Field Methods in Environmental Sciences.

We target students interested in Critical Zone processes, specifically those doing fieldwork requiring familiarity with data/sample acquisition and analysis.  Essentially a boot camp for environmental field scientists.

Course Characteristics:
  • 3 credit course for upper division undergrads and graduate students 
  • May 18 - 30, 2015
  • Fieldwork in Gibson Jack Creek, located in Pocatello, Idaho 
  • Course is co-taught by ISU faculty: 
    • Dr. Ben Crosby (geomorphology), 
    • Dr. Sarah Godsey (hydrology), 
    • Dr. Kitty Lohse (soils) and 
    • Dr. Keith Reinhardt (plant physiological ecology).
  • We focus on the tools necessary to do watershed scale budgets of water and carbon, including:
    • a diverse array of sampling/measurement methodologies in water, gasses and soils
    • data logger/sensor programming for deployment in aquatic, terrestrial and meteorological settings
    • basic tools for QA/QC, time series analysis and spatial statistics
Long days in the field will be interspersed with classroom, lab and computer time.  Students will prepare two reports and present their results to regional stakeholders.  The course will enable students to do baseline monitoring and assessments as a either a research assistant, environmental consultant or employee within a state or federal agency.

For more information and online application materials visit

Questions can be addressed to Professor Benjamin Crosby at

We are limited to 25 students so please submit early.  Application deadline is February 27, 2015.

January 23, 2015
Please pass the following information on to your students about a great undergraduate summer research opportunity at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.
Research Experience for Undergraduates

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. 
Please visit our REU 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 online on the REU application page.
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 or your students have any questions, please contact me at (302) 831-7040 or


Joanna York
REU Coordinator

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Study Montana's Endangered Wildlife
Wildlife in the West Summer Field Program

Explore the forests of CANADA LYNX
WADE through BULL TROUT streams
Interpret the SIGNS that GRIZZLY BEARS leave behind
Monitor wildlife CAMERAS
NAVIGATE with map, compass, and GPS
Experience summer in MONTANA
MEET the PEOPLE who work with western WILDLIFE

APPLY by February 1st for a tuition break!
Scholarships and financial aid are available.

Northwest Connections
Integrating Education and Conservation
in Montana's Crown of the Continent ecosystem.

P.O. Box 1309 | Swan Valley, MT 59826
406 754 3185

PHOTO CREDITS: Telemetry, Tracks/Faith Bernstein; Grizzly bear/Derek Reich-Zooprax Productions; Wolf/USFWS; Canada lynx/Chris Lorenz; Bull trout/Oregon Fish & Wildlife

Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies 
* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive along the Caribbean coast of Mexico *
       May 21- June 8
Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies        
* Study, camp, & hike in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
         June 23 – July 11 or   July 19- August 6

An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning
while immersed in an incredible ecosystem setting!
* Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research *
* Earn 3 undergraduate transfer credits *
* Also offering post-course, extended credit options of
   Independent Research & Conservation Internship *

--  Open to students from all universities & majors --
--  Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula’s Environmental Studies
Program:   ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits.

For all course information visit:
Direct any further questions to Steve Johnson, Course Director at

I’m Ed Boles, Ph.D, and I teach a Marine and Watershed course in the summer in Belize. Do you know students who want more hands-on experience in the fields of ecology and conservation?  Would they benefit from studying abroad for just two or four weeks?  The Institute for Sustainable International Studies, ISIS Belize, offers conservation and ecology courses over the summer in English speaking Belize, in Central America. Our courses offer experiences in the jungle, the Belize Zoo, the savannahs, crystal clear rivers and in the Caribbean Sea.
Our summer sessions run in two week sections during June and July and carry three credit hours each.  Students can take two courses back to back for six credits and spend a glorious month in Belize.  For full details on the courses offered and the syllabus for each course, please click on the links below to our website at  Class sizes are limited to 12 students to provide the best learning experience.

Our winter 2014 students had this to say:
Wildlife - “I had a great experience with ISIS doing my winter course of wildlife ecology. The program was easy to sign up for, the instructors and guest instructors/presenters where fantastic and very knowledgeable in the field. We had a lot of opportunities for hands on work and I am so glad I did it!”
Marine -“…We stayed in the jungle, on the cayes, and in San Ignacio, all of which gave us the opportunity to meet the local people and experience their way of living. The course itself was extremely hands on and gave us experience working with what we were learning about in ways that you most likely wouldn't have at your home school. The class was small, giving us a lot of face time with the teacher as well making it easy for the class to bond.. All in all, I'm not sure I could ever ask for a better experience and I'm so glad that I chose I.S.I.S. Belize to be my first study abroad program.” 

A two week course is $2,825 (3 credits) and the two course session is $4,450 (6 credits).  Airfare is not included.  Application forms are available on our  website.  Transcripts are issued from Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio, Belize, or for those students needing transcripts from a US university, click here for details.
This is a great first time study abroad experience.  Cynthia Reece, our Program Director for the Institute, can respond to questions related to housing, logistics, course costs, credit transfers and other details.
Ed Boles, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate
Institute for Sustainable International Studies
San Ignacio, Cayo,
Belize, Central America

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

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

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.

Jobs with Impact  
Make your impact for our environment, our democracy, our future

Apply for Impact: Impact is a campaign team that works in states where we can win positive change on issues like global warming, clean water, and the influence of big money in politics. 

And we're hiring! We're looking for graduating seniors to join our team of campaign organizers and hiring current students for internships this spring and summer.

If you are serious about making an impact on these issues and would like to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then Impact is the group for you.

To learn more, visit our website at! Our priority application deadline for graduating seniors is February 8. 

Everyone here at the Career Center hopes you have a wonderful break! Before you head out, check out events, jobs …

A series of monthly sessions designed for for Sophomores around building the resume, interviewing, and internship searches.

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Join the Boston College Career Community on LinkedIn!
The recently launched Boston College Career Community is an exclusive group for BC students and alumni to connect, share and receive career-related advice, and build professional relationships.  This group provides students the valuable opportunity to reach out directly to over 5,000 BC alumni who are ready and waiting to answer questions and provide excellent industry-specific advice.
Many students and alumni have already used this group to connect with other professionals.  BC Sophomore Akshata Bailkeri recently posted a discussion asking for advice about studying abroad and how this might impact her internship search.  Over 25 BC alumni responded to this post and provided Akshata with valuable insight as she was considering her study abroad opportunities.
All students are encouraged to start discussions or reach out directly to group members as you declare majors, explore career fields, and search for jobs and internships.  Before joining, students should review the LinkedIn Guide provided on the Career Center website.

Summer Internships with Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program

Be advised that the Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program is now accepting applications for approximately 30 full time and a few part time summer positions. Work locations include the Old Forge/Inlet/Raquette Lake area, Tupper/Cranberry Lake area, the Tri-Lakes area, Chateaugay Lake, Saratoga Lake,  and Great Sacandaga Lake.  Full-time, includes all weekends, and the period of appointment is from May 18th to August 24th; 2 additional weeks until Labor Day required, depending on employee's fall school schedule.  These are paid positions.  Please visit the link below for application instructions and other details about the positions.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

All questions should be directed to:

Kathleen Wiley
Assistant Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program
(518) 327-6271

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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.

Climate change looms as the most pressing issue of our generation. Fracking has contaminated drinking water and made people sick across the country. Our rivers, lakes, and most treasured natural areas are vulnerable to mining, drilling and other harms.

There’s no lack of solutions to solve these challenges; there’s a lack of political will. That’s why Environment America is running grassroots campaigns to bring people together to convince our leaders to stop pandering to big polluters and climate deniers, and start getting behind the solutions. We are hiring interns for the 2015 semester to work.

To win positive change for the environment, you need a smart strategy and effective tactics. But most of all, you need grit and determination – because that’s what it takes to mobilize enough public support to win.

As an Environment America intern, you’ll be working with some of our with some of our most experienced advocates and organizers on campaigns to reduce global warming pollution, create more solar and wind power, spare our parks and forests from fracking, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protect our wildlife and wild places.

You’ll help craft and implement social media campaigns, generate traditional earned media through opinion writing, recruit community leaders to join our campaigns, collect petitions and other grassroots support, and research and write fact sheets and other materials for decision makers and opinion leaders.

Apply today!  

And if you’re graduating this year, you should apply to Environment America’s fellowship program, a two-year crash course in environmental organizing and advocacy. Find out more and apply at

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