Monday, December 7, 2015

Environmental Studies Weekly Announcements - 12/7

Dear Environmental Studies Students,

Please find this week’s announcements from the Environmental Studies Program below. 

On-Campus Events and Announcements
1.       Lecture – Tara Pisani Gareau – Sustainability of Massachusetts’ Cranberry Bogs in a Changing Climate – TOMORROW 12/8
2.       Invitation for BC Energy and Environment Alumni Network

BC Study Abroad Course
1.       Decoding Ireland's DNA (Students receive credit for BIOL1420 - The Genetic Century), June 4 - July 3, 2016

Summer Research Opportunities
1.       University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and the Environment
2.       Summer Research Opportunity Studying Sharks in South Africa

Graduate School, Fellowship, and Outside Academic Opportunities
1.       Graduate Research Assistantship in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
2.       Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program at the American Museum of Natural History
3.       Environmental Ph.D. Program at UMass Boston
4.       Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
5.       Fully Funded Master’s in Human/Climate Interactions & Forecasting at Memorial University
6.       PhD Research Assistant at University of Maine
7.       Tufts Graduate Programs in Urban and Environmental Planning
8.       Middlebury School of the Environment Summer Program
9.       OpenIDEO Urban Resilience Challenge

Internship and Job Opportunities, Site Visits, Study Abroad Opportunities, and Travel Opportunities
1.        Study in Montana next fall
2.        Solar Internship with Environment Mass
3.        Jobs with Impact
4.        Internships with Environment Massachusetts
5.        Green Job and Internship Opening List
6.        Job Opportunities with Mass PIRG
7.        Internship with Environment America
8.        BC Career Center Updates


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Public Lecture

Sustainability of Massachusetts’ Cranberry Bogs in a Changing Climate

Tara Pisani Gareau, Ph.D.
Boston College

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
12:00 noon, Devlin 324

Light refreshments will be served.

The Boston College Environmental Studies Program and
Earth & Environmental Sciences Department

Seniors interested in writing — and publishing — brief articles about energy and environment are invited to join the BCEEAN (Boston College Energy & Environment Alumni Network) e-newlstter team: see  The newsletter reaches 700 alums (and a wide network of faculty, students, and friends of BC) three times a year: fall, winter, and spring. Articles range from 150 to 700 words.  Deadline for submitting articles for the next issue is Jan. 15, 2016.  If interested, please contact us at  We look forward to working with you!

Decoding Ireland's DNA (Students receive credit for BIOL1420 - The Genetic Century)
(June 4 - July 3, 2016)

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of genetic principles and the many ways that genetics affects human history and our daily life. Since earliest times, human history has been shaped by man's manipulation of genes. A country's history is in many ways a story of changes that occur in the DNA of the people and other living organisms that inhabit its land.The small size of the summer course allows a more interactive format than is possible during the regular academic year.  In the course, we will study the principles of genetics set against the unique background of Ireland.  We will learn how information in genes produces traits, how genes are transferred between generations, how migration and selection affect the diversity of populations and about new genetic technologies that are transforming 21st century life. Course excursions and activities will provide real-life context for the principles discussed in class.
For additional information, contact Professor Clare O'Connor ( or the Office of International Programs (

Announcing a Graduate Research Assistantship in
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources – M.S. or Ph.D. level 
Summer or Fall 2016
Colorado State University, USA

A graduate research assistantship (GRA) at the Ph.D. or M.S. level is available in my lab in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the GRA will be selected in the early spring of 2016. Start date is flexible: work may begin in either the summer or fall of 2016.
The assistantship provides a full graduate tuition waiver and a monthly stipend; valuable research experience as part of the education received in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources graduate program at CSU; and office space. After the first 12 months, the position will be reviewed annually and, contingent upon performance and on available funds, be appointed to additional year appointments as necessary for completion of the degree program. 
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) assisting with research relating to the human dimensions of marine conservation; and 2) assisting principle investigators with overall project coordination and logistics.
Candidate must have a specific interest in the human dimensions of conservation and in entering a program that emphasizes study in social science theory and applications. Preference will be given to applicants who have: an outstanding academic record; a background in the social sciences; experience applying social science research methods; and excellent writing skills. 
Applicants may send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae (indicating GPA, GRE score, publication history, and prior experience) to: Dr. Rebecca Gruby ( Please indicate your desired matriculation date.
Colorado State University is a Carnegie Research 1 (research extensive) university that is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top universities in a variety of categories and disciplines – from teaching and learning to research and student achievement. The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources is an interdisciplinary social science department with a mission to contribute to the conservation, stewardship and enjoyment of natural and cultural resources and the management of those resources in a way that produces environmental health and sustainable human benefits. 
Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements.  The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.  In order to assist Colorado State University in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women, and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to so identify themselves.

Change lives. Teach science.
That is the call to action for Earth science graduates and professionals enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at the American Museum of Natural History - the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum.
With a focus on preparing new Earth science teachers, the MAT program is a full-time, 15-month fellowship Master’s program that takes place at the museum and in urban partner schools. We seek a student body with diverse life and career experience, and the application is open to all candidates meeting the eligibility requirements. All degree candidates will receive free tuition and books, a $30,000 living stipend, and 2 years of funded professional development in their first years of teaching. In return, candidates commit to teaching in a high-need New York State school for four years.
We are currently accepting applicants for the class that will matriculate in June 2016. We encourage your students to come to one of our onsite Open Houses on Sunday, December 6 or Sunday, January 10, or our online Informational Webinar on November 17. Please visit the program website at to join the mailing list and get more information. You can contact us directly at or (212) 313-7464.

We, at the University of Massachusetts Boston, are excited to be offering eight fully funded Ph.D. fellowships in our new Coasts and Communities IGERT program. These fellowships are competitively awarded to Ph.D. students interested in conducting transdisciplinary research and developing innovative and sustainable solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges facing coasts and communities. Please feel free to widely disseminate the announcement below:

The Coasts and Communities IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) program at the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking applications from Ph.D. students who have applied or intend to apply to one of our environmental Ph.D. programs ( Coasts and Communities fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. students whose academic and intellectual interests center on the development and implementation of sustainable solutions to environmental problems. These solutions evolve through academic and research experiences at the intersection of disciplines. Therefore, applicants should be deeply committed to the principles of transdisciplinarity. Moreover, because environmental problems do not recognize geographic boundaries, the fellows work across geographies through active engagement with our partners in the Horn of Africa. Consequently, successful applicants are expected to bring a global perspective to their work.

For more information on the Coasts and Communities IGERT fellowships, please visit or contact the IGERT program manager, Dr. Maria Petrova, at Eligible applicants are encouraged to communicate directly with the participating Ph.D. programs, which have earlier deadlines (in December 2015 and January 2016), prior to submitting an IGERT application, the deadline for which is February 15, 2016.

Best regards,
Maria A. Petrova

Greetings! Classes are just getting started this week for the new semester here at F&ES. It is hard to believe that we are already underway with the recruiting season.

If you are planning on coming to the New Haven area, please check out our Campus Visit program. On select Mondays, you can participate in an information session, get a tour of campus, and meet with current students. This is a great way to visit campus if you aren't able to attend one of our Open Houses. Speaking of open houses, be sure to mark your calendar to visit us on either October 30 or December 4 for one of our full day events. The preliminary October open house agenda is attached to this email (please note this agenda is a draft and is subject to change).

As always, follow us on facebookour blog and twitter. Or, you can always reach us at We hope to see you on the road or in New Haven this fall!

Danielle Dailey
Director of Enrollment Management
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

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Three Fully Funded Masters Positions in Human/Climate Interactions & Forecasting

The Applied Climatology Lab with Memorial University’s Dept. of Geography is seeking graduate applicants for multiple MSc and MA positions. Successful candidates will research the intersection of natural and social sciences, while collaborating with partners in industry and government.  Any students with interests in weather, climate, and related impacts on society are encouraged to contact Joel Finnis ( All positions are fully funded, and students can choose from several degree options (see below).

Current graduate opportunities

Improving forecasts of Grand Banks fog (MSc; Geography, Math & Stats, or Env Sci)
Located near the intersection of the cold Labrador Current and warm Gulf Stream, the Grand Banks of Newfoundland experience frequent heavy fog events. These pose a hazard to marine workers and a significant challenge to marine forecasters.  We are seeking an MSc student with interests in weather and marine hazards to test novel approaches to improving fog forecast reliability.  The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to work across academic, industry, and government sectors, collaborating with partners at AMEC Environment and Infrastructure and Environment Canada. Funded through the Marine Environment Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network.   

Forecast attitudes and application in Atlantic Canada (MA; Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, or Env Sci)

Even a perfect weather forecast is only useful if it is i) efficiently communicated and ii) acted upon.  Unfortunately, a range of factors can constrain the effectiveness of forecasts for particular uses and their uptake and application. These might include (among others):  limited understanding of user needs among forecasters, problems with spatial and temporal scale, or lack of capacity to respond to forecasts. The nature and consequences of these factors likely varies between forecast users (i.e. oil and gas companies vs fish harvesters), leading to different requirements for and approaches to forecast data across stakeholder groups.  We are seeking an MA candidate with strong interpersonal skills to examine the constraints on effectiveness of weather forecasting across industry sectors, and help identify strategies for addressing these constraints. Work experience and knowledge of the marine sector would be an asset. Funded through MEOPAR; partners include SafetyNet.

Climate variability perception (MA; Geography, Community Health, or Sociology)

Climate is never constant; from year to year, the state of the climate varies from cool to warm, wet to dry, stormy to sunny.  Although these variations are a prominent aspect of research in the natural sciences, they have largely been ignored in research into social science aspects of climate change (e.g. climate change perception, or attitudes towards climate action).  The result is a limited understanding of how or when to best communicate information on variability/change; this can lead to confusing climate science communication or discussion unusual events (e.g. the ‘polar vortex’ winter of 2013/14).  Our project aims to fill this knowledge gap by assessing ways people discuss variability, and assimilate experienced variability into a broader understanding of climate change.  Two MAs will assist this research, conducting interviews and focus groups in selected research communities. Funded through SSHRC.

*** PhD Research Assistant Dam Decision-Making ***

Seeking a highly qualified and motivated student interested in sustainability science research. The student will work with Dr. Sharon Klein and an interdisciplinary team of researchers on a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to examine the economic, technological, ecological, social, and political trade-offs associated with different kinds of dam decisions in New England. Research will include techno-economic analysis of different hydropower systems and stakeholder-engaged multi-criteria decision analysis, including interviews, focus groups, and surveys with dam decision-makers, as well as computer modeling.
Working under the direction of Dr. Sharon Klein and a cross-disciplinary committee, the ideal candidate’s dissertation work will support stakeholder-driven solutions about dams by integrating research and theory in decision sciences and hydropower with other key concerns including fish passage, sediment transport, water quality, and governance.  With a strong foundation in energy economics and multi-criteria decision analysis via Dr. Klein’s influence, the student will engage in interdisciplinary, integrative coursework and research through the Ecology and Environmental Science Program ( or through the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program ( at the University of Maine. The student will work closely with researchers at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Rhode Island to integrate multi-criteria decision analysis in ongoing dam-related rese!
 arch activities at those institutions.

The research assistantship provides an annual stipend of $22,000 based on working an average of 20 hrs/week year round, a full tuition waiver of up to 18 credits per academic year, and 50% of the cost of UMaine graduate student health insurance. Reappointment as a RA for up to 3 years (ending July 31, 2019) is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the annual renewal of the NSF EPSCoR funding. There is also potential for an additional year of RA support. To apply submit the following by email to Dr. Sharon Klein, 1) letter stating your qualifications and research interests; 2) CV; 3) unofficial copy of any college/grad transcripts; 4) copy of GRE scores; and 5) contact information (not letters) for three references. Priority given to applications received by 12/15/15. Selected candidates will be asked to apply to the Graduate School by 1/15/16 (, for a Fall 2016 start date. There is a possibility of st!
 arting earlier in the Spring 2016 semester for motivated candidates. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. More information about Dr. Klein’s research and teaching activities can be found here:

This project is part of The New England Sustainability Consortium, which has launched a new stakeholder-engaged, solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research program focused on the future of dams ( Our research draws upon world-class faculty expertise at University of Rhode Island, University of New Hampshire, University of Maine, Rhode Island School of Design, Keene State University, and University of Southern Maine and builds on NEST’s experience in advancing the theory and practice of sustainability science.

Tufts University
Invites you to our
MA Degree Info Sessions

Dec. 10th – 6-7:30pm
Participate in person at Tufts or online
Email to register and we’ll send you the details including directions
About Tufts UEP Graduate Program
Our MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University is an accredited planning degree. It is distinguished from traditional planning programs by its strong focus on social justice, on its integrated approach to social and environmental issues, and on learning through real-world, hands-on work with long-standing community partners. Planetizen ranked UEP 3rd in the nation among planning programs without a Ph.D.  That means our focus is exclusively on our MA students and on the practice of being effective change agents in a complex world.
It’s easy to become jaded looking at the polarization that exists in national politics, but cities and states are devising innovative policies across the globe. That makes this an exciting time to be working at the local and state levels in an array of fields - housing, food systems, renewable energy, neighborhood school partnerships, public health, resilient infrastructure development, and new modes of community development. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in this field where forward-looking change is not only possible but happening, attend one of our info sessions, go to our web site, or email us at to find out more. We’ve also attached a brochure about our MA program.
Our graduate degree options:
MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning ( 2 years)
Dual Master’s degrees in 3 years with:
  • Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition (Agriculture, food and environment)
  • Tufts Fletcher School (international affairs)
  • Tufts Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Tufts Civil Engineering (Environmental Health, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering)
  • Boston College School of Law (JD)
  • Boston College Carroll School of Management (MBA)

Joint Master’s Degree in 2 years with:
  • Human Development and Child Studies
  • Economics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Biology

Barbara M. Parmenter, Ph.D.
Faculty Member and Student Affairs Coordinator
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning
Tufts University
97 Talbot Ave
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 617.627.3394

Middlebury School of the Environment
June 24th to August 5th, 2016

I am pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Summer 2016 session of the Middlebury School of the Environment (MSoE).

Please pass this along to any of your undergraduate students who may be interested in a for-credit summer program that combines coursework in environmental studies with leadership and professional skills training.

The Middlebury School of the Environment is a six-week, integrated program, running from June 24 to August 5, 2016, on Middlebury College’s main campus in Vermont.

The program offers nine semester-hour credits, and financial aid is available.

Our session last summer was quite successful, and I’m pleased to say that for this coming summer we will be offering the same mix of formal coursework and leadership training as in previous years.

The curriculum involves two different tracks of study, one on sustainability and understanding place (taught at a more advanced level and intended for students with previous coursework in environmental studies) and one on systems thinking and environmental analysis (taught at a more introductory level).

Each student, regardless of their track of study, also enrolls in one of four electives, depending on their interests: Environmental Video Production; Wicked Environmental Problems; Environmental Pollution; or Religion, Nature, and Justice.

The co-curricular program on leadership training focuses on helping students develop the skills they need as professionals to do something effective with the information they learn in their studies.  For this, the faculty of the MSoE are joined by leading environmental professionals and experts in a number of skills that will enhance each student’s ability to be successful no matter what choose to do with their college education.

Applications for admission and financial are accepted on a rolling basis until enrollment is complete.  It is recommended that interested students submit their applications sooner rather than later.

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


Steve Trombulak

Dr. Stephen C. Trombulak
Director, Middlebury School of the Environment
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753 | steve.trombulak (Skype)
802-443-5439 (office) | 802-377-7294 (cell) (home page)

We’re halfway through our Ideas phase of Amplify’s Urban Resilience Challenge and very excited to have our community join the conversation on how urban slum communities can be more resilient to the effects of climate change.

We’ve received some great entries so far, and with just two weeks left, we want to hear from you and your networks: how might we use small scale infrastructure and community building projects to improve resilience? How might improved communication and water delivery systems contribute to making communities better able to withstand mounting pressures and unexpected events?

Winning ideas are eligible for a share of $800,000 in funding and design support from, and it takes just a few minutes to get started.

Let’s develop solutions that support urban slum communities as they adapt and transform to meet the challenges of climate change.

Join us by adding your idea, sharing the challenge with your networks using the buttons below or learning more about our criteria 

See you in the challenge!

The Amplify Team

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Call Montana home next fall

Spend the Fall Semester in western Montana learning how to read the landscapes, the forests, the watersheds, and the wildlife. Gain tools for community-based conservation from the people working to conserve these resources and the communities they support. Live in a small group on a historic homestead where you grow your own food, unplug, and immerse yourself in wild Montana!

Your classroom: Montana’s wild Crown of the Continent

Earn 16 UPPER-DIVISION CREDITS from August 29 – November 1, 2016!

We offer a $500 early enrollment discount for L&L applications received by February 1, 2016.
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

IMAGE CREDITS: Backpacking/Sky Orndoff; Map, Forest/Stephanie Dunn; Garden/Katie Parker; Wetland/Faith Bernstein

Solar Campaign Internships

Apply today at
Fall and spring internships available -- apply by Friday, October 2

Environment Massachusetts is 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 200-fold since 2006.

But we’re still getting most of our electricity from dirty fossil fuels, and powerful utility companies are threatening to stop solar in its tracks. So right now, we’re building support for a goal of getting 20% of Massachusetts' electricity from solar by 2025. In order to persuade our governor to go big on solar energy, we’ll mobilize public support, build a powerful coalition of businesses and elected officials, and get the word out in the media.

As an intern with Environment Massachusetts, you’ll push for smart solutions to environmental problems and build the public support it takes to win. You’ll make a real difference on critical issues while developing valuable skills and experience in one of the nation’s leading environmental nonprofits.

We’re hiring interns for the fall and spring semester. The deadline to apply for is Friday, October 2.

Apply today! Visit to submit your application.

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

Jobs with Impact

Make Your Impact for Our Environment, Our Democracy and Our Future

If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with Impact.

Impact is a nonprofit that runs action campaigns. We work in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future.
Impact is now accepting applications to join our team in August 2016! Our early application deadline is September 27th. We also have immediate positions available.

If you aren’t looking for a full-time job, you can also make a big difference through an internship with Impact.

You can learn more and apply online.

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

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

The Grassroots Jobsource connects the leaders  
of tomorrow with  
good work today.  
Here's your once-monthly jobs and internships update from Orion! 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 our Grassroots Jobsource that could be 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.

Feel the Bern! That's what folks are saying about Bernie Sanders these days, read our interview with him about the climate, Keystone, money in politics, and more here.
Latest Jobsource Listings

Some new internships:
Felidae Conservation Fund
San Francisco, CA
Saddle Ridge Farm 
Culpeper, VA 

Washington, DC  
Earth Island Institute
Berkeley, CA 
Arthur Morgan School
Burnsville, NC

Natural Resources Intern
(veterans only can apply)
Deschutes National Forest
Bend, OR

View ALL of the current job and internship listings here.  
Some recent job listings:

Ruffner Mountain Preserve
Birmingham, AL

Organizing Representative
Sierra Club/Beyond Coal
Owensboro, KY or southern IN
Selawik Wildlife Refuge
Kotzebue, AK

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Washington, DC
Student Conservation Association
Houston, TX 
Food and Water Watch   
Southern CA 

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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 or email for more details.

What do interns with Environment America interns do?  You’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll help us 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.


We’re working to stop global warming: We took a big step forward last summer when President Obama directed his Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest contributors to global warming pollution. This historic step won’t be enough to fully solve the problem, but it’ll be an important start. But standing in the way, at every step, is one of the most powerful special interests in the world: the fossil fuel industry. That’s where we come in. We’re working to rally millions of American citizens, along with local elected officials and other powerful voices to back the President’s plan.

We’re making sure we don’t frack our future: Dirty and dangerous fracking could soon put some of America’s most spectacular places at risk. And we know that this especially destructive method of drilling for gas contaminates water and turns forests and rural landscapes into industrial zones – making nearby families sick and contributing significantly to global warming as well. Now, we’re working to offset the outsized influence of the oil and gas industry and keep our remarkable special places protected.

We’re working to protect our rivers, lakes and streams:  To protect our waterways from pollution and destruction we need to crack down on factory farm pollution, sewage and other threats. And we know it won’t be easy because of big opposition from the Farm Bureau, giant agribusiness and others. Now, we’re working to harness grassroots support for clean water and turn it into the political power we need to have a lasting direct impact on our waterways.

Becoming an Environment America intern
If you agree that it’s time to solve these big environmental problems, the best thing you can do to get involved is to apply to be an Environment America 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 learn how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, 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 attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skill
  • And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of solving big environmental problems like global warming – interning with Environment America is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our Fellowship Program when they graduate. 

We’re hiring interns in Boston and 29 states nationwide. Email Madeline Page, Environment America’s Global Warming Outreach Director at with questions or to apply!

Expert in Residence with Urban Teacher Center
(Education- Non-Profit)
December 8, 1 p.m.
Meet with an expert from Urban Teacher Center (Education / Non-Profit). Get your resume reviewed, ask how to research employers/career industries, practice your elevator pitch, find out how to best work a career fair, etc. This is your time to get advice from industry experts about career preparation and readiness.

Sneak Peak at Next Semester:

Jump Start Your Job or Internship Search
January 16 (Register Now!)
Breakout sessions: 10:30, 11:00, 1:30, 2:00 (topics below)
Recruiting Secrets Revealed Panel: 12:00-1:15 (bring your lunch!)
Come hear tips from Boston College recruiters, alumni, and Career Center staff that will help you launch or revive your job or internship search. For the breakouts, you will be able to choose three of the following topics: Researching Career Fields; Knowing Your Skills; Writing Excellent Resumes and Cover Letters; Acing the Interview; Informational Interviewing: Why and How; Evaluating Job Offers and Negotiating; Using LinkedIn; Planning for Graduate School: If and When to Attend, and Budgeting. The Recruiting Secrets Revealed Panel will feature employers and alumni from a variety of organizations who will share their insights and advice on hiring practices. Registration strongly recommended at

Information Sessions & On Campus Recruiting
This is just a sampling of opportunities available in early January.  Visit EagleLink to see more and keep checking back for more additions. Many more opportunities in a range of industries will be posted. Also be sure to check UCAN for even more internship postings. 
  • January 5 deadlines: Barclays, KCG Holdings
  • Week of January 11-15 deadlines: BNP Paribas, PNC Financial Service Group, Putnam Investments, Chatham Partners

Also in January:
Watch for more details in EagleLink or when you return to campus:
  • International Internships Information Session, January 20
  • Back from Abroad? Tips to Market Your Experience, January 25
  • Science Networking Night, January 26
  • Resume and LinkedIn Review Night, January 27

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! We’ll see you in 2016!