The 16th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Fulton Hall, Room 511
Steven Pavlos Holmes, Ph.D.
Scholar-in-Residence at the Boston Nature Center, Mattapan, MA
Home: 21 Eldridge Road, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 USA
The ReuseConex conference October a once-in-a-generation chance to meet and learn with and from others in the reuse business from near and far, without having to travel, since it’s being held right in our back yard.
- Chris Bowler RI ’17, CNRS Director of Research, Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure
- Tony de Brum, former minister of foreign affairs, Republic of the Marshall Islands
- Christopher W. Clark, I.P. Johnson Director of the Bioacoustics Research Program; senior scientist, Neurobiology and Behavior; senior scientist, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
- Anne L. Cohen, associate scientist with tenure, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- David Emerson, senior research scientist and associate director for bacteriology, Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
- Peter R. Girguis, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, Harvard University
- John Huth, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute; Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
- Richard J. Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
- Amala Mahadevan RI ’15, senior scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- John W. Mandelman, vice president, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean life, chief scientist, Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, New England Aquarium
- Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
- Steven D. Poulin, commander, First Coast Guard District, United States Coast Guard
- Maureen E. Raymo, Lamont Research Professor and director, Lamont-Doherty Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
- Lynne D. Talley, distinguished professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego
- Rebecca Woodgate, senior principal oceanographer and associate professor of oceanography, University of Washington
EnergySage is seeking a college senior, recent graduate, or graduate student with familiarity in energy and sustainability to help develop 10-15 articles for new content on the EnergySage website. This is a contract/freelance position and will be paid per article completion.
- Research energy efficiency measures that homes and businesses can take to reduce their electricity costs
- Develop helpful, consumer-friendly articles that explain every stage of the energy efficiency process for homes
- Identify helpful, impartial academic and government resources that support all articles
Required Skills & Experience
- Familiarity with energy efficiency, sustainability, and/or renewable energy
- Experience researching and developing educational content
- Excellent written communication skills
- Experience writing for web and/or a consumer audience preferred
- A self-starter with a strong drive to achieve
About EnergySage, Inc.EnergySage is the "Kayak.com of Solar", the industry's first and only online marketplace for turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The EnergySage Marketplace transforms the complex Solar Photovoltaic (PV) shopping process into a simple online comparison-shopping experience that enables consumers to compare quotes from multiple pre-screened installers in an apples-to-apples format across all financing options. The unique, innovative platform provides unprecedented levels of choice, transparency, and information at no cost to consumers.
EnergySage’s benefits extend to providers such as manufacturers, installers, financiers and other professionals involved in the solar PV sales process as well, through increased consumer awareness, knowledge and demand for their services. By creating efficiencies in the buying and selling processes, EnergySage slashes the time and effort required by consumers and installers, significantly reducing customer acquisition costs, boosting consumer confidence, and ultimately accelerating mass-market solar adoption. EnergySage has been awarded two prestigious SunShot Awards by the U.S. Department of Energy. www.energysage.com
First launched in 2010, with the original title of the Global Service and Justice Program, the McGillycuddy-Logue Fellows Program is designed to prepare a small cohort of undergraduate students to develop into thoughtful and fully engaged global citizens, who are prepared to act with humility, and in solidarity with others. Fellows are expected to gain three primary attributes upon completion of the program: a greater awareness of their intellectual, social, and intercultural development and skills; a deeper understanding of their place in an ever changing and increasingly interdependent world; and the development of tools for becoming agents of change.
The program structure combines rigorous academic preparation, personal experiences and guided reflections that will, in turn, facilitate an evaluation of deeply-rooted assumptions and foster a more comprehensive understanding of global issues. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a certificate and transcript documenting their academic and service accomplishments and will emerge as more informed activists and better-prepared, global leaders.
DOER Intern Information Form
Name of Supervisor:
Intern Projects, Tasks, Roles, Responsibilities:
This represents an opportunity to work in clean energy communications for the state agency leading energy efficiency and renewable energy policy and program development. The intern will have an opportunity to create blog posts, web pages, case studies, tweets and more. S/he will also learn about clean energy and contribute to the understanding of energy savings and actions that businesses and residents can take to reduce greenhouse gas production. Communications interns will work with the Communications team in a variety of ways: attend policy meetings, develop communication strategies, organize events, work with social media, engage communities and stakeholders.
Minimum hours/week required:
Internship Dates (if ongoing, just say ongoing):
Communications and/or education background and experience with social media preferred. Experience with graphic design, good writing, research, and interviewing skills are a plus.
Salary (if none, please say none):
How to Apply:
Send resume/cover letter to Karin.email@example.com
Deadline to apply for fall internships: Friday, September 30
Environment Massachusetts is a statewide, grassroots environmental organization working to tackle our biggest environmental challenges and fight for a greener future.
Our interns make a big impact on our campaigns, while gaining valuable skills in political advocacy and grassroots organizing.
As an intern, you’ll work on campaigns like:
Repowering Massachusetts with 100 percent renewable energy: We can get all of the energy we need from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind. But too much of our power still comes from dirty fossil fuels that contribute to climate change. We’re campaigning for a goal of 100 percent renewable energy for Massachusetts.
Protecting the Charles River: Every summer, pollution in the Charles River leads to toxic cyanobacteria blooms, which turn the water green and make it unsafe for swimming or boating. These blooms release chemicals that are linked to neurological, kidney, and liver damage. We’re working to reduce pollution in the river and protect the health of nearby communities.
As an intern with Environment Massachusetts, you’ll work hard and take on real responsibility. Our interns organize press conferences, write op-eds and letters to the editor, build powerful coalitions, meet with state officials, and mobilize grassroots support for our campaigns.
We’re hiring interns for the fall and spring semesters and for the summer. Interns typically work 10-15 hours per week during the academic year and 20-40 hours per week during the summer. The position is unpaid.
The deadline to apply for a fall internship is Friday, September 30.
Apply today: https://goo.gl/forms/UU39NgKjPi7yvVKq2
Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein: firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-747-4368.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to apply!
Below is a list of upcoming programs in which your students may be interested. Please share this email with faculty colleagues and students in
. To view more of our programming, you can also visit bc.edu/careerevents.
If you know of students that have questions or need assistance with exploring career options, figuring out summer or post-grad plans, or other career-related matters, please also feel free to refer them to the Career Center for a one-on-one advising appointment or drop-in. .
If you would like a member of the Career Center staff come to your classroom for a presentation or brief introduction this semester, please request a workshop.
As always, if a specific opportunity catches your eye as particularly relevant to your department, please don’t hesitate to reach out; we’d love the opportunity to work with you to ensure that this event reaches the students for whom it will be the most beneficial.
A three-day career exploration program, Endeavor will bring together sophomores pursuing degrees in the liberal arts with alumni, faculty, and friends. Through lively conversations, hands-on activities, and career treks into Boston, participating students will explore, reflect, and learn how to act on their career interests and goals, while connecting the value of their liberal arts education to their future.
October 4 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Walsh 7th Floor Lounge
October 19 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Heights Room
This customized event will feature organizations with full-time and internship opportunities in diverse STEM industries and/or job functions, including: Biotechnology, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Scientific Research, Technology, Computer Hardware/Software, Environment, Energy, Physical Sciences, and Big Data.
"Insight Into Diversity" Virtual Diversity Career Fair
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9am-6pm (online)
This virtual Career Fair provides students with the opportunity to connect with potential employers from across the nation in a variety of industries. The Fair is hosted by CareerECO, and is open to all Boston College students.
Please register for the event here and get detailed instructions on how to participate.
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES: Career Chats & Workshops
Expert in Residence: Epsilon (Marketing): Tuesday, October 4 | 1:00 - 4:55 p.m. | Career Center
Science Resumes and STEM Career and Internship Prep: Tuesday, October 4 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Gasson 306
Professors, Professions and Pastries: Life Sciences: Wednesday, October 5 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Stokes S139
Boston Law Schools Panel: Tuesday, October 11 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Gasson 306
Employers host information sessions on campus throughout the academic year. Below is just a sampling of what's coming up.
Visit EagleLink (Events > Information Sessions) for a full list, more details, and to RSVP.
Wayfair, October 4, 4:30 PM (Industry Cluster: Consumer Products, Retail, Manufacturing)
FACTSET RESEARCH SYSTEMS, October 4, 6:00 PM (Industry Cluster: Business Services, Consulting, Management)
Venture for America, October 7, 12:00 PM (Industry Cluster: Education, Non Profit, Social Services)
Google, October 6, 5:30 PM (Industry Cluster: Technology, Start Ups, Entrepreneurship)