2016 MIT WATER SUMMIT
WATER UTILITIES OF THE FUTURE
NOVEMBER 17-18, WONG AUDITORIUM, MITThe MIT Water Club and its sponsors are thrilled to announce the fifth edition of the MIT Water Summit, a gathering of not only students and faculty from MIT and the greater Boston area, but also leaders from industry, finance, government, and academia to explore current problems and potential solutions surrounding water resources.
This year the Summit will focus on political, financial, and technological issues surrounding the future of water utilities around the globe. In addition to panels, the program also includes a Poster Session, Working Groups, and a Technology Showcase.
The C2C Fellows Network at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy is a national program for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership work in sustainable politics, NGO’s and business. C2C’s intensive skills-based weekend workshops include young people from across the country.
Led by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy, C2C trainings focus on key leadership skills: vision, courage, developing your network, telling your story, and raising funds.
Graduates of the workshops join a national network with access to continuing educational and professional opportunities, including dedicated scholarships to attend Bard’s Graduate Programs in Sustainability: Masters of Science degrees in Environmental Policy and Climate Science and Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability.
C2C Fellows are leaders whose vision is to make a difference soon. Our mission is to accelerate their life’s work.
- Registration fee of $30 covers lodging and food.
- Conference begins at 4PM Friday 12/2 and ends on 12noon Sunday 12/4.
- Bard College is 90 miles north of New York City, and is easily accessible by Amtrak from Penn Station in NYC.
- Questions? Please contact Megan Lynch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for the 2017-2018 academic year, prospective degree candidates must complete the following two steps:
First, apply to HKS by December 1, 2016.
Second, apply for the fellowship by February 24, 2017.
To learn more about the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship, click here.
YOUTH, PEACE & SECURITY - LEAD RESEARCHERThe youth division of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Youth) is currently recruiting a Lead Researcher that will be responsible for conducting research on a thematic paper investigating the impact of climate change on Youth, Peace and Security. We are accepting applications for the Lead Researcher Position until the 31st of October 2016.
July 1 – August 11, 2017
August 12-26, 2017 – optional forest retreat with focus on Amazonian medicinal plants
Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration (SCBR)
Lamas, Department of San Martin, Peru
Levels: Undergraduate students, MA students, and Activists
Course Faculty: Dr. Frederique Apffel-Marglin, Professor Emerita, Dept. of Anthropology at Smith College, email@example.com
Application deadline: March 31, 2017
Testimonial by Aleena Glinski, Yale student: "This is a remarkable program where students experientially learn about the agroforestry techniques of the indigenous people of the high amazon in Lamas, Peru. One learns how to make terra preta and biochar in seminars and in the field while exploring the cosmovisions of the indigenous people who originally created this miraculous soil both in text and in conversations with Kechwa people. Throughout, there is an emphasis on deeply investigating the origins of the nature-culture dichotomy in a cross-disciplinary manner, which inevitably results in personal discovery into our connection to and role within the biosphere."
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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
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 your department. 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. For more information about our appointments versus drop-ins, please visit our website.
If you would like to have a member of the Career Center staff come to your classroom for a presentation or brief introduction this semester, feel free to request a workshop here.
As always, if a specific event or event type 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.
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES: Career Chats & Workshops
Job and Internship Search for the Sciences: Tuesday, November 1 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Gasson 306
3rd Annual Reach (OUT) LGBTA+ Career Conference: Friday, November 4 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | & Saturday, November 5 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Northeastern Alumni Center
Expert in Residence with City Year (Education/NonProfit): Tuesday, November 8 | 1:00 - 4:55 p.m. | Career Center
Opportunities for Teaching Abroad - A Panel Discussion: Wednesday, November 9 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Campion 139
Thinking Outside the Box: Major & Career Exploration Workshop: Wednesday, November 9 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Maloney 426
Employers host information sessions on campus throughout the academic year. Below is just a sampling of what's coming up.
Middlesex District Attorney's Office: Wednesday, November 2 | 4:15 - 5:15| Fulton 310
Brown University Master of Public Affairs: Thursday, November 3 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Gasson 204
Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action at BC: Monday, November 7 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | Cushing 336