Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Summer Announcements

Dear Environmental Studies Students,

Please find a few summer announcements from the Environmental Studies Program below.  Be sure to note visit the website for “Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change.”  We are co-sponsoring the conference, which will explore the implications of Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology and climate change, with many other programs and department across campus.

The Environmental Studies program now has a Facebook page.  Like it today at https://www.facebook.com/bcenvstudy.  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 and Announcements
1.       SAVE THE DATE: Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change – Sept. 28 – Oct. 1

Internship and Job Opportunities, Site Visits, Study Abroad Opportunities, and Travel Opportunities
1.        Internships with Environment Massachusetts
2.        Internship with Civic Solar
3.        Internship with Beacon Press
4.        Green Job and Internship Opening List
5.        Job Opportunities with Mass PIRG
6.        Internship with Environment America


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Over the course of four days, Boston College will host a conference discussing Pope Francis’ newly released encyclical on the environment and climate change, “Laudato Si' (Praised Be): On the Care of Our Common Home.”  Distinguished presenters will discuss how the moral voice of faith communities can offer distinct contributions to address climate change, the national and international policy implications of the upcoming international climate conference (COP21) to be held in Paris, and theological considerations of the encyclical, as well as how the encyclical might inform the consciences of members of the Boston College community. Confirmed speakers and moderators include:

·         Senator Edward Markey, United States Senator (D-MA) (Sept. 28)
·         Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Coast (Ghana), and a member of the Council of Cardinals (Sept. 28)
·         Graciela Chichilnisky, Professor of Economics and Mathematical Statistics and a University Senator at Columbia University (Sept. 29)
·         Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology at Boston College (Sept. 29)
·         Andrew Revkin, environmental reporter for the New York Times (Sept. 30)
·         Tiziana Dearing, Associate Professor of Global Practice and Chair of Macro Practice at Boston College’s School of Social Work and Co-Director of the Center for Social Innovatoin
·         Grant Gallicho, associate editor of Commonweal (Sept. 30)
·         Erin Loathes Biviano, Assistant Professor of Theology at the College of Saint Elizabeth (Sept. 30)
·         Willis Jenkins, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at  University of Virginia (Sept. 30)
·         Kristin Heyer, Professor of Theology at Boston College (Sept. 30)
·         Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, Associate Professor of Theology and Co-Director of Catholic Studies at Boston College (Sept. 30)
·         Dan Misleh, Executive Director, Catholic Climate Covenant (Sept. 30)
·         Brian Gareau, Associate Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Boston College
·         Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University (Oct. 1)

For more information, including links to resources about the encyclical, visit the event’s website at http://www.bc.edu/commonhome .

BecomE 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 bit.ly/1eY9pA9 to submit your application. Be sure to choose "Boston, MA" under "Where are you applying to intern?"

Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein: ben@environmentmassachusetts.org, 617-747-4368.

CIVic solar internship
CIVIC SOLAR Fall 2015 Sales & Marketing Internship

Application Deadline: ASAP

Reports To: VP Sales

Job Responsibilities:
·         Support the sales activities of the company through keeping the content in the website uptodate, particularly product merchandising, pricing and availability of products from multiple vendors.
·         Evaluate the customers' energy needs, available space, shading issues, electrical service limitations, and aesthetic concerns to arrive at a suitable recommendation for the solar electric system size and configuration.
·         Support the sales team in designing effective solar calculators, tools, tables, charts and other platforms which will help generating revenues.
·         Support the efforts of the sales team for the sales of solar electric power systems and related products and services the company may offer.
·         Perform research and analysis on products while answering customers' technical questions and gathering reports.
·         Attend company meetings, work trade shows, attend seminars and perform other sales related functions as needed.
·         Time Commitment: 15-20 hrs/week, September – December 2015.

The successful candidate is likely to have:
·         Studying towards a degree in engineering, science, economics or equivalent majors.
·         Proven communicator—verbal and written.
·         Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
·         Strong computer application skills including PowerPoint, Excel and MS Office.
·         Knowledge on any programming language is a plus.
·         Experience in solar PV market and projects is a plus.

All interested and qualified candidates: Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@civicsolar.com with Subject Line: CivicSolar Fall Internship 2015. CivicSolar is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Offered as part of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Internship Program.

Editorial Intern

Beacon Press is currently accepting applications for a fall internship position in the editorial department.

Beacon Press is an independent non-profit publisher of trade and scholarly nonfiction. We publish 50 to 60 titles a year, and specialize in women's studies; religion; Asian American, African American, Native American, and LGBTQ studies; environmental concerns; and current affairs. We are a small press committed to social justice issues and are looking for an intern who is politically aware and engaged.

Editorial interns assist by performing tasks such as internet research, reading and responding to unsolicited manuscripts, proofreading, and other various projects as they arise.

A Beacon internship can be a wonderful learning opportunity, and may prove to be a valuable asset should you choose to pursue a career in book publishing. Because Beacon is a small press, our interns have the opportunity to observe the functions of other departments as well as their own, to work in a friendly environment, and to make a valued contribution to a highly-respected publishing house with a long tradition of publishing progressive, thought-provoking books.

Requirements: In selecting interns, we look for creative, highly motivated applicants with a strong interest in book publishing, a passion for social justice, and outstanding reading/writing and administrative skills. Previous office experience and computer skills are helpful but not essential; a commitment to Beacon’s mission is required. Familiarity with blogs and social media is a plus.

This position is unpaid, and we ask our interns to commit to working approximately 15 hours per week. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and gain experience in a progressive, non-profit, independent publishing environment.

To apply: Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Amanda Beiner at abeiner@beacon.org. No phone calls, please.

People with disabilities and candidates who identify as persons of color and/or LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

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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 atwww.uspirg.org/jobs or email wellington@masspirgstudents.org 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 http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/