Thursday, March 19, 2015

Weekly Announcements - 3/19

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.       Green Career Fair
2.       Social Enterprise Venture Competition
3.       Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Skepticism – 4/8
4.       Message from Boston College Divestment Fund

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

Internship and Job Opportunities, Site Visits, Study Abroad Opportunities, and Travel Opportunities
1.        Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute at Hampshire College
2.        Crowdfunding for Forest Research
3.        Teacher-Naturalist Part-time Job
4.        Paid Internship at National Science Center
5.        Eagle Summer Internship Stipend Program
6.        Study Abroad in South Africa this Summer
7.        Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action Internship
8.        Internships with Environment Massachusetts
9.        Jobs with IMPACT
10.     BC Career Edge Newsletter
11.     Summer Internships with Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program
12.     Green Job and Internship Opening List
13.     Middlebury School of the Environment Summer Session
14.     Job Opportunities with Mass PIRG
15.     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

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.

Hello everyone,

My name is David Corbie and I am apart of the Divestment committee at Boston College. Boston college is not only university involved in this movement, as Northeastern, Brandeis, Williams, and Wellesley are all involved in the fund. The committee is working to get support from students, alumni, and faculty members to call Boston college to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. 

The fund allows constituents of the respective universities to donate money and Boston college only receives the money if it divests from fossil fuel companies by 2017. Not only does the amount raised send a message to BC, but the committee is working on getting a massive number of people to donate to show the administration that a lot of people believe it should divest. As climate change gets threatens national and food security, the action of BC divesting will send a powerful message throughout the world. 

I ask you, as affiliates of the environmental studies program, if you would be willing to ally yourself with this initiative, whether that be donating, abstaining from donating to BC until it divests, sending father Leahy a letter(I have a letter template if you would like me to send it to you), and adoration in any manner you see fit.  This will help us get the message about the fund and our call to have BC change it's investment plans.

If you wish to donate less than 10 dollars, I will need to get the money in cash and then we will write a check in your name. Also, If anyone is interested in joining the divestment fund committee, please email me and I will give your information about what that entails!

Here is the website to donate and learn more about the movement:

If you have any questions, please email me and I will answer them. Have a great day!


David Corbie
Sociology Major, Faith, Peace, and Justice Minor
Arts and Science
Class of 2015

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.

 Asia/Environment Student Conference: With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, Bard College is sponsoring an annual student research conference, providing a venue for students to present undergraduate, masters and PhD level research at the intersection of these critical issues. The conference seeks to shed critical light on how we all might live sustainably—or not—in a 2050 world with up to three billion more people, limited resources, a thickening blanket of carbon dioxide heating the planet, and a global economic development process increasingly defined by Asian models and leadership.
The conference will be held on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, which is easily accessible by train from New York City. Registration is $30, and housing and meals will be provided for student participants. Meals are included for non-student registrants.  Learn more here including directions for submitting paper, panel and poster ideas. 


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

Cultivate a culture of sustainability at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.

Now in its fourth summer, the Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute (June 8 - July 3) combines rigorous classroom instruction and practical experience, utilizing our working farm as a laboratory. 

What will students learn?

Not only will students learn about organic vegetable production and sustainable animal husbandry at the Farm Center, which provides food to more than 200 farm share members, they will learn about microbiology through making cheese, fermentation through making sauerkraut, and cultural practices through growing heritage varieties and breeds.

Students will be challenged to explore alternatives to conventional agriculture, focusing on agriculture that part of a diverse ecosystem and a social network, with such concepts as biodiversity, food and economic webs, human nutrition, complex biotic interactions involving mutualism as well as predation and competition, and more

Who should apply?
We encourage students from across the globe to join us! The Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute primarily serves undergraduate (and some graduate) students with an interest in food, sustainable agriculture, farming, environmental studies, and/or sustainability studies. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to apply.

Yeah, but what about transfer credits?

We've got those too! The course structure will mainly consist of work at the farm in the mornings, afternoon classes, field trips (e.g., to other local farms and food processors), some evening speakers, and some weekend trips. We recommend
a minimum of four undergraduate credits for the completion of the program. Students are encouraged to check with their home institutions about how many credits will be accepted before enrolling.

Ok, I'm interested. What is the application process? 
Here are the basics. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Only completed applications are reviewed. In order to secure your place in the program, a $300 nonrefundable tuition deposit will be due two weeks after date of acceptance.

Program Fees
Tuition $2,300
Room $904
Board $825*

*This fee is for a full meal plan, which covers 3 meals a day, every program day, including the communally prepared meals and the meals at the dining commons. Partial meal plans are available for $90. This only covers one communally prepared meal per week. Students on a partial meal plan are responsible for all other meals on their own.
April 3 - Priority Deadline for all applications (the last date by which we can guarantee space in the program)
April 11 - Tuition Discount Deadline (students will receive 15% tuition discount if all payments are received)
May 1 - Application Deadline (all application materials must be submitted)
May 15 - Payment Deadline (all deposits and payments must be submitted)

Keep in touch! Email or call 413-559-6843 with questions. Or just to say hi.

My name is Kyra Prats and I graduated from BC in 2013 with a major in Environmental Geosciences and a minor in environmental studies; now I’m getting my master’s degree in forest science at Yale.

This summer I will be researching the effects of climate change and drought on the cork oak tree in Spain. Specifically, I will be looking at changes in leaf morphology over time to see if climate and drought has played a role in shaping leaf traits. I’ve chosen to study leaf traits because they determine the amount of CO2 taken up by the trees, so understanding how leaf traits have changed is ultimately important for understanding changes in carbon storage within the whole ecosystem. The cork oak is also an interesting species to study because it is the source of commercial cork, and it also forms a unique ecosystem in Spain and other parts of the Mediterranean.

I have launched a science “kick starter” campaign to raise funds for this research and have partnered with a fellow graduate student who is conducting a similar study in India. I would really appreciate if you could share my funding page with your friends and colleagues. I appreciate the support!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (

Weekdays and Weekend Teacher Naturalist I
Position Summary: Provide natural science instruction, guidance, and supervision to visiting groups, public program participants, birthday parties and visitors in accordance with the Mass Audubon’s educational goals. Work with our team to plan, prepare, and conduct age-appropriate environmental and science public lessons and activities that facilitate environmental understanding and responsibility.
Per Diem:
·      Depending on availability of programs, work shifts will be 4 or 8 hours long. 
·      Work shifts are based on availability. 
·      Weekday TNs - Must be able to work during school hours. 
·      Weekend TNs – Must be able to work on weekends.
·      Staff training is Saturday, April 4th
·      Protect the physical and emotional welfare of all visitors to the Boston Nature Center
·      Plan, prepare, and lead activities and programs including school field trips, public programs, green building tours, birthday parties, group programs and other community outreach  
o   materials, past lessons, and  support will be provided
·      Maintain an organized work environment and participate in daily cleaning tasks
·      Participate in training activities
·      Assume additional related duties as requested
Essential Functions: Applicants must be able to:
·        Visually identify safety issues related to program function
·      Monitor your group in all types of indoor and outdoor environments (forest, field, swamp, pond) and listen for key safety concerns and alerts
·      Appropriately and skillfully  communicate with Boston Nature Center visitors and staff
·      Lift 40 pounds and competently and comfortably navigate all areas of the Boston Nature Center by foot 
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must:
·      Be 18 years of age
·      Have a BA/BS or working towards one, preferable in environmental education, environmental studies, biology, or earth science.
·      Be familiar with inquiry-based learning; previous teaching experience preferred
·      Be able to develop curricula aligned to city and state standards
·      Be skilled in verbal and written communication
·      Be able to work both  cooperatively and independently
·      Possess a commitment to fostering and celebrating all types of diversity and be able to accommodate intellectual and physical disabilities
·      Fluency in English/Spanish (or other language) desirable
·      Have current CPR/First Aid certifications
·      Favorable completion of both the Criminal and Sex Offender Record Information (expanded CORI and SORI) according to Mass Audubon’s guidelines. A private firm performs background checks on any out-of-state residents.
·      Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Erin Kelly at

Science Education and Activism Interns

The National Center for Science Education is seeking one part-time and one-full time summer interns to work on science education activism, with a particular focus on climate change education. These are temporary positions based in Oakland, CA.
About the National Center for Science Education
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization that defends and promotes the teaching of science in public schools. We provide information, resources, and support related to areas of science that are often attacked on social or political grounds—such as climate change and evolution. Our mission is to ensure that these topics are presented in a scientific, engaging, and accurate manner in the classroom.
Science education in America is under attack and science teachers are at the forefront of this challenge. There are many topics in the sciences that are scientifically sound, but politically and socially controversial, leaving educators at risk of being challenged anytime they try to address these issues. The most prevalent challenges appear when teachers attempt to teach climate change and evolution, but other issues have arisen around genetically modified foods, and the Big Bang. It is NCSE’s position that socially controversial science topics must be taught appropriately in the science classroom, and we work with educators to ensure that they are supported to do this.
Summer Internships
We are looking for two interns (one full-time and one part-time) for three months (June-August 2015) to help with NCSE’s launch of a new teacher engagement campaign to support and defend educators as they teach these topics, with a particular focus on climate change education. This is a unique opportunity for someone with a science background to learn about science advocacy to support one of the most important groups: science teachers.
The selected candidate will receive training in:
·  Climate change science and education
·  Common denial arguments and tactics
·  Writing for a public and educational audience
·  Developing a large scale, national campaign to engage educators
·  Using social media and web technologies to connect with educators
·  Helping to defend and support science educators who teach these topics
The interns will work at the NCSE headquarters located in Oakland, CA.
·  Must have a basic understanding of and interest in science, science education, and science advocacy.
·  Good writing and computing skills are required.
·  Timeliness and follow-through are a must.
·  Preference for background or degree in Biology, Earth Science, or Environmental Sciences.
·  This is an ideal position for a recent graduate, but we will review all applicants equally.
Salary and benefits:
There are two paid positions, one full-time (40 hours a week) and one part-time (16 hours a week) at the NCSE offices in Oakland. The internship mentor will meet with each intern on a weekly basis, and be present while the interns are working. The internship will last for the entire summer: June–August. Due to the short nature of the internship, there will not be an opportunity for the intern to take a vacation during this time, though we do have July 4 off. The full-time position pays $6,000 for the summer; the part-time position pays $2,000. No benefits are associated with either position. NCSE is an equal-opportunity employer.
To apply:
Please specify if you are applying for the full- or part-time position. Include a cover letter, three references, and a résumé. E-mail all three to Minda Berbeco PhD, Programs and Policy Director: Applications must be received by April 1, 2015. Link to position:

Sponsored by the Career Center, the EAGLE Summer Internship Stipend Program presents an opportunity to Boston College undergraduate students interning with organizations that do not offer a salary or wages. This innovative stipend program breaks down financial barriers, allowing students to explore their career interests, gain new skills, and experience the world of work as an undergraduate student. Through a competitive and selective application process, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors will be eligible to receive a $3500 stipend during the summer of 2015. 

For application and selection guidelines and criteria along with a complete program description, students should visit our website at To apply for the EAGLE stipend, students should login to Eaglelink. The Early Deadline to apply is March 1 and the Final Deadline is March 29.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail or contact a member of the Career Center.

On behalf of Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI), I am writing to you today to inform you about our summer programs in South Africa. Our institute plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening their leadership and diplomacy skills. Our programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchange cultural values. In a rapidly globalizing world, we believe these experiences are invaluable to the success of students in the global job market.

For the summer of 2015, we have programs scheduled in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the months of June, July and August. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America. A few of our professors include:
·         Professor Dr. Paul Joseph (Tufts University, USA)- Author and Previous Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program

   PHD from UC Berkeley
   Previous president of the national Peace Studies Association
   Former Distinguished Chair for the United States-India Education Foundation     (Fulbright program)

·         Professor Dr. Solava Ibrahim (University of Cambridge, UK) – Director of MA in Poverty and Development a the institute for development policy and management

PHD and MPhil from Cambridge

·         Service Learning Day with Educo Africa (Local NGO)Vision- Young people understanding their roles as powerful agents of change – actively, confidently and positively contributing towards a better global community.

♦ Paired with 12 local South Africans for a meaningful day of service  

The students will enrich their knowledge of South Africa’s history, international politics, and economics while also enjoying travel to famous and historic places. We also encourage students to get to know one another and share cultural values through planned social events.

·  Nelson Mandela’s Jail Cell at Robben Island
·  Big 5 African Safari
·  Apartheid Museum
·  Visit President Nelson Mandela’s home in the Soweto’s
·  NGO Service Learning day with Local South African Leaders
Please Note: We limit our South Africa programs to 12 students per program to enhance the students learning between our professors and students.

Even with the summer close at hand, there are still plenty of students still figuring out their plans for the upcoming break. We hope you will consider recognition of our institute as an option for your students who are looking for international opportunities. We would greatly appreciate if you can pass the information about our program on to your students. If you believe you have students at your university that would be interested in this unique opportunity, please inform them to contact us via

Thank you very much for your support, and to find more information about our program, you may visit

Benjamin Doherty
President | |+1 (941) 302-0483 |2750 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, FL 34231

The Center seeks energetic interns interested in helping urban communities prosper.  This paid internship will provide students an opportunity to gain professional experience and develop skills while working on transformative community projects. Interns will be matched with a local organization from the Center’s network of partners and will complete a project that promotes neighborhood revitalization and urban development.

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. 

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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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Ogden, UT

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Wiscasset, ME   
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Aspen, CO  
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No Barriers USA
Fort Collins, CO 

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