7:00 p.m. | Gasson Hall, Room 100
Matthew Desmond’s New York Times bestselling book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data to take us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge of poverty and eviction. Desmond’s work focuses on urban sociology, poverty, race and ethnicity. He is also the author of the award-winning book, On the Fireline (2007), coauthor of two books on race, and editor of a collection of studies on severe deprivation in America. Matthew Desmond is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project. In 2015, Desmond was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant. His work has been supported by the Ford, Russell Sage, and National Science Foundations, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.
Resources for students and teachers: Matthew Desmond
Development and Communication Interns play a key role assisting with fundraising, communications, events, general administration, and special projects at ELM. The position offers an opportunity to develop and hone professional skills, gain exposure to best practices in fundraising and communications at an advocacy organization, and help strengthen the reach and effectiveness of the environmental community in Massachusetts.
Internships 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 an internship with Impact.
Impact is a project of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG, that runs grassroots campaigns. The internship allows you to work for our environment, our democracy and our future.
Impact is now accepting applications to join our team this fall! Our internship application deadline is September 25th. Click here to apply.
You can make a big difference through an internship with Impact.
Learn more and apply on our website, or reach out to our Recruitment Director, Katie Otterbeck at email@example.com.
- Recruit and cultivate volunteers
- Manage and participate in voter registration and canvassing
- Track field operations and enter information into databases and dashboards
- Participate in community events
- Research and draft memos
- Draft membership emails, stakeholder memos, and blog posts
- Attend professional seminars
- Research public relations opportunities
- Outreach to college and university groups
- Support Senior Staff in preparing for important events
- Candidates must submit a resume and cover letter
- An interest in environmental issues or politics
- An outgoing and friendly demeanor
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to represent the Environmental Voter Project in a professional manner at all times
- Hours (weekly): 12+ hours per week.
- During Business Hours?: Yes
- Nights and Weekends?: Occasionally
- Start Dates: Early September
- Minimum Time Commitment: 12 weeks
MBA in Sustainability
(1) Program Associate
Primary responsibilities include:
- Program support, including managing academic calendars and schedules, enrollment, grade submission, and student affairs
- Event planning, including coordinating space needs and other logistics for classes and events in Manhattan and on the Bard campus
- Bookkeeping and Accounts Payable
- Introducing faculty and students to program policies and the software used in the online component of the MBA program
- Liaising with other offices on the Bard campus
- Management of student workers
- Other administrative duties as needed
To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/35339. Applications will be reviewed as received.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.
MBA in Sustainability
(2) Graduate Communications & Programming Associate
Responsibilities include public program communication through content generation, website management, social media oversight, database management, production of advertising creative, and representing Bard GPS at marketing events. In addition, the position also provides support for alumni engagement, event planning and programming and student services. Working on select weekends and evenings is required.
The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be proficient in Microsoft Office and various social media management platforms. He/she will also be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and contact database programs and possess an aptitude for learning software programs quickly. The position requires a professional and approachable demeanor, strong organizational and project management skills, and desire to work in an innovative, fast-paced, and flexible environment. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/35146. For inquiries, please contact Katie Boyle, GPS Assistant Director for Marketing and Enrollment, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-758-7388.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.
Director, Bard MBA in Sustainability & Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 845.758.7067 (t) / 845.758.7636 (f)
www.bard.edu/cep & www.bard.edu/mba
Our fellows don’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world—recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to urge our public officials to do the right thing. This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.
Our digital campaigners help us design and win campaigns on some of the most important issues affecting the public today. This position is an exciting way to organize and motivate people online. Our online campaigns reach tens of thousands of people and spread the word about making change. This is a position for professionals who are ready to turn online skills into political action. We’re looking for people with sharp writing skills, savvy strategic ability, and a talent for using social media.
To learn more and apply, visit jobs.uspirg.org.
U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
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
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 email@example.com with questions or to apply!