Thursday, November 10, 2016

Environmental Studies Weekly Announcements 11/10

Dear Environmental Studies Students,

Please find this week’s Environmental Studies Announcements below.

On Campus Events
1.       Earth and Environmental Sciences Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Off Campus Events and Conferences
1.       MIT Water Summit
2.       C2C Sustainability Leadership Training at Bard
3.       MassCEC's Student Clean Energy Symposium and Internship Fair - Dec. 2nd
4.       Restoring Oceans: Restoring Climate

Graduate School Opportunities
1.       Master’s of Public Health in Sustainability at Harvard
2.       Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program at the Harvard Kennedy School

Internship and Job Opportunities, Site Visits, Study Abroad Opportunities, and Travel Opportunities
1.        Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Michigan
2.        Undergraduate Environmental and Ecological Research Opportunities in Montana
3.        Youth, Peace, and Security – Lead Researcher – UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
4.        Summer Program on Integral Ecology in the Peruvian Upper Amazon
5.        Part-Time Writer and Researcher with Energy Sage
6.        Environmental League of Massachusetts, Communications/Development Intern
7.        Study Tropical Marine Ecology in Costa Rica and Nicaragua or Sharks and Rays in Florida
8.        Internship with Impact
9.        Environmental Voter Project Internships
10.     Courses in Belize
11.     Job Opportunities with Mass and US PIRG
12.     Internship with Environment America
13.     BC Career Center Updates


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

mit water summit




The 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,

Student Clean Energy Symposium

A free event for Massachusetts students to hear from clean energy industry experts and learn about paid internships.

Morning sessions:
Attend panel discussions and learn about career paths.
Solar photovoltaic (PV)
The solar industry is booming in Massachusetts. Learn how to plug into a new career.
Water innovation
Learn about the cleantech future of water innovation and gain entry points into a career in this sector.

Energy storage
Discuss the importance of this emerging technology and the opportunities in this sector.

Afternoon Internship Fair:
Connect with 20 Massachusetts clean energy employers to get a paid spring or summer 2017 internship!


Friday, December 2, 2016
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Boston University Questrom School of Business
Hariri Building, 595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Restoring Oceans, Restoring Climate:
Facing Fire & Ice, Food & Water, Flood & Drought
Presented by Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
A conference at Harvard University
Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20, 2016
Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday,  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For $8 parking at the nearby 52 Oxford Street garage, register on the visitor parking page (see bottom of this page for additional sage parking advice).
Human behavior has led to today’s global warming – can human behavior reverse it as well? We have been searching for – and finding – answers leading to Yes!
In all of our conferences we have faced pressing questions in this era of planetary degradation, mass extinction and climate disruption. We have also introduced many positive and powerful solutions for varied terrestrial habitats across the world, and brought hope to the difficult climate story we are living through.
Now we’re tackling a new and challenging player: Oceans. Covering 70% of the earth’s surface and currently harboring vast amounts of climate heat, many other questions arise:
  • What roles do oceans play in the viability of life on land?
  • What roles do terrestrial habitats play in the viability of life in the oceans?
  • What is the role of those extraordinarily productive “edges” where land and water meet?
  • What are the ocean equivalents of regenerative management practices on land?
  • What are the dynamics of ocean life? If you were a bacterium, plankton, squid, fish or dolphin, what would oceans look like to you? What would you ask humans to do to preserve your habitats?
  • Finally, what are the relationships between oceans and land? How can we manage both for the good of the entire planetary system and the creatures who live here?
As in our prior six conferences, we’ll examine eco-restoration and the power of nature to heal global damage and reverse global warming. We will step beyond our conventional assumptions to hear from forward-thinking scientists, ocean restoration experts, fisheries professionals and activists about the remarkable possibilities of regenerated abundant oceans for a healthy and livable planet, on land and at sea.
Join us for a vast virtual ocean voyage and a weekend of fascination, promise and hope!

A word about our ticket prices:  On the one hand we want everyone and anyone who would like to attend our conferences to be able to afford to do so.  On the other we are a small non-profit with limited resources and need ticket revenue to pay for conference expenses.  Our ticket structure is meant to reflect both of those needs.  So we ask you to feel free to buy a $20 ticket if that’s what’s comfortably affordable for you, and if you can afford a bit more but not $150, simply make an additional donation here.  You’ll also get a free ticket if you volunteer to help before or during the conference. And if a full-price ticket is within your means, we greatly appreciate it. But more important than anything else is that we’d love to have you join us to share in this weekend full of beauty, wonder and hope.
Tickets: Regular, $150, Students/Low-Budget, $20
Volunteer and scholarship opportunities available – please contact

For $8 parking at the nearby 52 Oxford Street garage,
register on the visitor parking page.

In the Department drop-down menu, select “Visitor to campus”, enter code 7700. When you purchase the permit, Affiliation is “Event Participant” and the Event Name is “Oceans Restoration Conference”.  If you successfully navigate this process and obtain your parking permit you may qualify for admission to Harvard (the $8 probably won’t cover your tuition, but at least you won’t get a parking ticket). If you have any questions, please call the Campus Service Center, 617-495-3772.
NOTE: On-street parking is free (not metered) in Cambridge on Sundays.

The Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, a living stipend, and a comprehensive co-curricular program for up to five admitted degree candidates for the full course of study at HKS (one or two years). Students from joint or concurrent degree programs offered by the school are encouraged to apply.

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.

Should you or anyone you know have interest in applying to HKS and about learning more about the fellowship, please feel free to contact Sharon Watson Fluker at HKS at or 617.496.3744.

Swan Valley Connections is an integrated education and conservation non-profit in Western Montana. We offer students the opportunity to study the complexities of natural resource management through experiential learning. We specialize in interdisciplinary, place-based education, as we believe that a deep understanding of natural history and ecological processes combined with empathy for human communities leads to innovative and thoughtful stewardship.

Our programs, Landscape and Livelihood and Wildlife in the West, are unique because we provide high-quality education (we are accredited by the University of Montana) and we are actively engaged in collaborative monitoring projects and community-based conservation. This allows us to expose students to conservation professionals as they are grappling with natural resource issues in real time. We also invite alumni of our programs to come back as interns as part of our mission to foster the next generation of conservation leaders.  


The 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.


In December 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted the ground-breaking resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. SCR 2250 for the first time recognizes the important and positive contributions of young women and men in the promotion of peace and security.
SDSN Youth is glad to announce its participation in SCR 2250 by producing a thematic paper that investigates the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on youth, peace and security. This paper will support a Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security to be submitted to the UN Security Council and General Assembly at the end of 2017.
Youth are uniquely affected by humanitarian crises and conflict. Indeed more than 600 million youths are living in fragile and conflict-affected countries, but are seldom called upon to initiate solutions to development challenges. However recent initiatives, such as the ambitious Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action, are promoting the case for youth-led peacebuilding and SCR 2250.
Increasingly, reports and academic studies are finding strong causal evidence linking climate change and ecological crises to conflict across all major regions of the world. Food insecurity, water stress, forced migration and economic recessions are some of the impacts associated with climate change, which has been termed a ‘threat multiplier’. However, the ways in which climate change uniquely impacts the security and development prospects of youth populations remains as of yet unstudied.
An analysis of the impact of climatic events on youth, peace and security is critical for understanding the underlying mechanisms for how forced migration, conflict and security challenges apply specifically to young people. The thematic paper will also propose policies and programmes on how to better engage youth on environmental issues and support peacebuilding.
For further information please consult the key duties and requirements outlined here.

Summer Program

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,

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."  

See the flyer:

EnergySage is the only independent comparison-shopping website for solar energy systems and financing options in the country. Our fast-growing online marketplace matches thousands of homeowners per month with a rapidly growing list of 250+ pre-screened solar installers. The marketplace has been live since February ‘13 and has already processed tens of millions of dollars in transaction volume. Industry experts have reviewed that our “marketplace's functionality and usability is light years ahead of other similar sites”.
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.
Location: Boston, MA or remote worker
Duration: Part-time, project-based
Compensation: Commensurate with the experience and education of the candidate
How to Apply: Send your resume and two writing samples (500-1500 words each) to Sara at:

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 " 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.
EnergySage is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

Environmental League of Massachusetts, Communications/ Development Intern
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.
If interested send resume and cover letter to Anne Meyer (BC, 2014) at

Tropical Marine Ecology in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Course description:
This course is focused on marine organisms and marine ecosystems in a tropical environment, as well as both local and global marine conservation issues.  Students will learn about and experience local marine organisms on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica and the southern Pacific coast of Nicaragua.  Lectures and field experiences will be conducted on a daily basis.  We will cover biology, physiology, identification, and conservation information for the following: Local marine vertebrates, local marine invertebrates, sea turtles, and a lecture specifically on elasmobranchs.  We will also cover local marine ecosystems (intertidal zone, rocky reefs, coral reefs, estuaries, mangroves, sandy bottom, pelagic zone), their inhabitants, and conservation issues concerning those ecosystems.  Non-marine related lectures will include local geology and the unique cloud forest of Monteverde.  Field experiences will include scuba diving (for those certified), snorkeling, tide pool exploration, a mangrove estuary tour, and a sea turtle night walk.  Students are expected to actively participate in lectures, group discussions, and species identification in the field.

Course dates:  December 26, 2016 - January 4, 2017

Course fee: $1,799

What's included: Course tuition, all lectures, all housing, all breakfasts, all dinners, all transportation, 3 days diving or snorkeling, tide pool exploration, mangrove tour, sea turtle night walk, surfing, zip-lining.

What's NOT included: Round trip airfare to San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica, lunches, snacks and drinks, and any optional activities you choose during free time. 

Deadline for course sign-up: October 30, 2016.  There are currently only 10 spaces remaining in this course!!

For further information or to sign up for this course please go to


Summer 2017 Shark and Ray Research in Clearwater, FL

Program description:
This program is focused on a hands-on, field curriculum.  We conduct a 1 - 2 hr. lecture or class discussion each day and spend the rest of the day for 6 - 8 hours in the field conducting research on sharks and rays.  Most lectures are focused on elasmobranch biology, physiology, ecology, identification, and conservation.  Other lectures will include biology, physiology, identification, and conservation of sea turtles and manatees; fisheries, aquaculture, and ecotoxicology; the concept of a species; aquarium controversy; and how to develop a research project and communicate the results effectively.  To make this program as hands-on as possible, our students conduct all research activities under the supervision of one or more staff members or instructors.  This means that our students set and retrieve gear, handle any captured animals, collect data from any captured animals, tag elasmobranchs, and release all captured animals.  No previous research experience or animal handling experience is necessary.  This program is excellent for any student interested in the natural sciences, any student wanting to gain research experience, and any student interested in attending graduate school.

Program dates:  Our summer program runs at 1 week intervals (Sunday - Saturday) from May 7, 2017 - August 26, 2017.  Students may attend as many weeks as they would like.  Any student who attends 4 weeks or more will be acknowledged in any scientific paper published from the data collected that summer.  There are tuition breaks for students who attend 3 or more weeks as well as for groups of 6 or more students attending together.

Deadline for early enrollment benefits: December 31, 2016

Deadline for program enrollment: March 30, 2017

For pricing and program availability please visit the summer program page as well as the tuition page of our website

If you have any questions regarding the above courses and programs please contact us at or (843)246-0750.

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

The Environmental Voter Project is looking for highly-motivated undergraduates to join our selective Fall Internship Program. Interns will work closely with the Field Director and the CEO to learn about subjects such as field campaigning, nonprofit communications and data analytics. Interns will be expected to devote time to field outreach, senior staff support, event planning, research, and drafting of membership communications, blog posts, and stakeholder presentations. In addition to gaining valuable nonprofit advocacy skills, interns will become talented organizers and political operatives by learning the nuts and bolts of nonprofit work and electoral campaigning from an exciting and innovative organization.  We are seeking responsible, motivated candidates who can commit to 12+ hours per week for this program. This is an unpaid internship in Boston, MA.  
Main Job Responsibilities
  • 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
Time Commitment
  • Hours (weekly): 12+ hours per week.
  • During Business Hours?: Yes
  • Nights and Weekends?: Occasionally
  • Start Dates: Early September
  • Minimum Time Commitment: 12 weeks
Training Provided.
Interns will receive significant training in all aspects of field work, organizing, voter outreach, issues research, and membership communications.
Please email a resume and cover letter to Peter Polga-Hecimovich at

The Center for Engaged Learning Abroad delivers two week field courses in environmental science and conservation using the country of Belize as a classroom, during May and June, and over the winter break.  This Caribbean/Central American country provides a rich learning context and is a great place for students studying abroad for the first time.  Please share this email with students or faculty who may have an interest in engaged learning abroad in English-speaking Belize.

Thank you,
Ed Boles, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate

The field courses, briefly described below, give students powerful field methods experiences, exposes them to areas of science they may want to pursue further and they gain a lot of confidence in capabilities.   These courses carry three hours of credit, transferable back to home institutions with prior academic approval.
Wildlife Health, Ecology and Conservation:  This course, taught by a wildlife veterinarian, introduces students to tropical ecology, local conservation efforts, Belizean wildlife and wildlife research techniques, and zoo and wildlife health issues and medicine.   Students explore the many factors that effect the management, conservation, habitat and health of wild animals; work alongside zookeepers in the world renowned Belize Zoo; participate in surgeries, animal enrichment and health management at the Zoo; and explore rehabilitation and conservation at a variety of wildlife organizations in Belize.
Watershed Conservation, Ecology and Management: This course explores the general structure and ecology of watersheds, the movement of surface and sub-surface waters through the landscape, larger integrated interactions of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, overall ecological services provided by watersheds, impact on human activities on watershed structure and function, assessment and monitoring of watersheds, and solutions to human induced impacts while providing students with hands-on experience in field research techniques.
Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation:  This systems-ecology course includes classroom, field and laboratory components in terrestrial riparian, estuarine and marine ecosystems with emphasis on watershed interconnectivity and reef/mangrove/seagrass ecology and conservation.  The Caribbean Sea is explored from Tobacco Caye, a five acre island of sand perched on the reef with mangroves and grassbeds, with mask and snorkel, both day and night.
Health, Belief and Ethnobotany in Belize: This course explores traditional healing, spiritual belief, sustainability, food security and agro-forestry.  Through lectures, discussions, visits to healers/elders, and tours to farms and medicinal plant gardens, students will have the opportunity to experience unique and unforgettable traditions as they have been passed down through generations.  This is a field oriented course with rustic accommodations and local cuisine.   Students will go on jungle hikes in hot and humid conditions with some rain.  Cultural sensitivity, adventurous personality, stamina, desire to learn from other cultures and an open mind are desirable traits for students to succeed in this course.

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.

PIRG stands for the Public Interest Research Group. We take on issues where the public needs a champion—someone to stand up to powerful interests when they push the other way. We know that smart policy solutions and real change won’t just happen. You need to organize, advocate and fight for them.

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.

Digital Campaigners
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

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.

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!

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October 13, 2016 
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Below is a list of three great programs taking place over winter break in which your students may be interested. While winter break may seem far away, deadlines for these events are fast approaching.  Please share this email with faculty colleagues and students in your department.  Upcoming deadlines: Job Shadow Program - Nov. 13; Regional Winter Break Career Fairs - Nov. 28; Endeavor - Dec. 1.

JOB SHADOW PROGRAM: Experience a day-in-the-life

The BC Job Shadow program allows students to experience a day-in-the-life of a professional in over 40 industries nationwide.  Over 200 hosts have signed up in 29 states across the US.  Students may complete a job shadow in their home state, or they may move back to campus early to complete a job shadow in the Boston area. A full list of job shadows by industry and state can be found on the Career Center website.  To apply, visit EagleLink, and select "Show me" and then "Job Shadow Listings" on the advanced search screen. The deadline to apply is November 13th.
In particular, students may be interested in these specific job shadow opportunities:
Environmental Defense Fund
- New England Aquarium
- MA Department of Energy Resources
- Venture for America 
In partnership with the Career and Internship Connections Consortium

Mark your calendars to attend these career fairs held in partnership with a consortium of 17 other prestigious colleges and universities during winter break, allowing BC students to network and interview for internships and full-time jobs with hundreds of employers in Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
Three steps to your next internship or full-time job!
1.     Access/create your account in Handshake.  Review the employers participating in each city and follow these steps to apply for interviews.
2.     Apply for internships and/or jobs by November 28th.  Be sure to add your resume to the Resume Books!  Before Thanksgiving break, come to a drop-in at the Career Center, Monday-Friday 11-4, for a resume tune up!
3.     Plan on attending one or more of the Career Fair events during winter break.  Bring copies of your resume, and be prepared to interview.
ENDEAVOR: The Liberal Arts Advantage Program for Sophomores

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.

B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Spring 2016 Office Hours: Monday 10:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday 10:30am-3:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am-1:00pm, and Thursday 10:30am-3:00pm

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