Monday, October 16, 2017

Weekly Announcements 10/13

EESC Seminar Series—Faculty Colloquium
Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 PM
Devlin Hall 201

Hear presentations from BC Faculty, including: Dr. Rudi Hon, Dr. Ken Galli, Dr. Alan Kafka & Dr. Mike Tappa

All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

For the full EESC Seminar schedule, see here.


Harvest Fest
Wednesday, October 18th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

BC EcoPledge will be hosting the annual Harvest Fest this year. There will be yoga from a Plex Yoga Instructor from 12pm-1pm, Baldwin will teach students how to recycle, Pumpkin Painting, Lawn Games, and a few local Vegan startups.

More details to come. Please contact johnsbag@bc.edu with any questions.


Biology Department Alumni Seminar – Alex Lorestani
Wednesday, October 18, 3:30 PM
Devlin Hall 008

On October 18th, the biology department will be hosting its first alumni seminar at 3:30 pm in Devlin 008.  The seminar speaker will be Alexander Lorestani '09.  Alex is the CEO of Geltor Inc. based out of San Leandro, CA.  Geltor's primary focus is on the production of vegan gelatin.  Alex's seminar will focus on his time here at Boston College and how it helped prepare him for his current role of leading a company that is solving a current economic and environmental need through biology.


Senior Thesis Info Session
Thursday, October 19th, 4:30 PM
Devlin 201

Are you interested in writing a senior thesis? Come to an information session, hosted by the Environmental Studies Program and the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. We will discuss the thesis process, choosing and working with an advisor, and examples of previous students' thesis. This informal event will be beneficial for seniors already working on a thesis as well as sophomores and juniors who are simply interested in the option.



cid:image001.png@01D32898.DC112ED0New Student Group – Conversations About Social and Environmental (CASE) Impact
Are you passionate about relevant environmental issues such as fracking, climate change, deforestation, and overpopulation? Come check out Conversations About Social and Environmental (CASE) Impact at the Student Involvement Fair Friday September 1st!

CASE Impact aims to create a space for students to explore social and environmental issues while practicing innovative problem solving.  Through conversation, exploration, and design thinking, CASE Impact encourages the collaboration of diverse perspectives as a way to combat these complex problems.

If you are interested and would like to know more feel free to reach out to Gabriel McLarnan (mclarnan@bc.edu) or Shin Cai (caisb@bc.edu).


Food and Climate Change: A Conversation with Michael Pollan hosted by Juliet Schor
Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM
Gasson Hall, 100

For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. He is the author of numerous bestsellers including In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire. In 2003, Pollan was appointed the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. In addition to teaching, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, and gardening.

Michael Pollan will be interviewed by Boston College’s Juliet Schor, professor of Sociology, whose research focuses on work, consumption, and sustainability. Her interests include the sharing economy, climate change, and alternative food provisioning.

More info at BC Event Calendar


Governor Bill Ritter
Public Talk
Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 PM
McMullen Museum
2100 Commonwealth Ave

The Environmental Studies Program will be sponsoring a talk by Governor Bill Ritter on climate change and energy policy and his book Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution.

Governor Ritter was elected Colorado's 41st governor in 2006. During his four-year term, he established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by building a New Energy Economy. After leaving the Governor’s Office, Ritter founded the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, which works with state and federal policy makers to create clean energy policy throughout the country.
More details to come.  


Summer Study Abroad at Burren College of Art—Art and Ecology in Ireland
ARTS1115 3.0 credits
May 19 – June 16, 2018

·         Overnights to Dublin, Inis Oirr, and the Aran Islands
·         Sessions on sustainability with local artists and ecologists
·         Visit sustainable local farms, get to know the farmers and their practices
·         Create site-specific art projects in the landscape
·         Individual art studio space
·         Explore the Burren, its history and diversity of its ecosystem

Contact Professor Candice Ivy (ivyc@bc.edu) for more details.


Greenbuild Conference and Expo
November 8-10
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work. Participants will find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.

For full details on the Conference and Expo, see here.

If you are interested in attending all or part of the conference/expo, the Environmental Studies Program may be able to provide funding for a limited number of students to offset some of the registration cost.

To apply for funding please email envstudy@bc.edu with the following:
1) Your name, year, and major(s) and minor(s)
2) How much funding you are requesting.
3) An attached 250-word statement explaining your interest in the Greenbuild Conference and how you envision bringing what you learn there back to Boston College (e.g., in academics, student life, etc).


MIT WATER—Fall Events

October 23, MIT Media Lab - RSVP for Tickets Now

Join us for the Kickoff Dinner of the MIT Water Innovation Prize on Monday, Oct. 23rd from 6:00pm at the MIT Media Lab 6th Floor (E14-648, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge). Come to learn more about water innovation, pitch your own idea, or network to find teammates. We will hear from speakers across sectors about the world’s water challenges and new innovations to address them. We also invite individuals or teams to pitch their idea (3-5 min) - we welcome anything water-related. Please e-mailwaterinnovation@mit.edu if interested in pitching.
The winners of the MIT Water Innovation Prize will be awarded innovation grants of up to $30,000 on April 4, 2018. More info can be found at mitwaterinnovation.org.


November 6-7, MIT Wong Auditorium - Buy Ticket Now!

As populations continue to grow and demand for food rises, the role of water in meeting future food needs will become increasingly critical. This year’s MIT Water Summit will focus on issues at the heart of the food-water nexus, reflecting on the role of water in food production – both in agriculture and aquaculture – and the innovation, policy, and technologies required to support healthy and sustainable communities.
On November 6-7, representatives from industry, academia, government, and NGOs will convene at MIT to discuss issues at the heart of the food-water nexus. The two-day conference features keynote speeches from Prof. Chandra Madramootoo (McGill Water Innovation Lab), Rajiv Singh (CEO,  Rabobank North America) and Christopher Briggs (Executive Director, Water Footprint Network).

  • New this year! Water Career Panel & Networking Session
  • Early-bird tickets on sale now! 25% off through October 24
  • First 25 2-Day Registrations will receive a free MIT Water Club vacuum bottle!
  • Want to present at the Summit? Apply here! Free 2-day tickets for selected participants.



MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEMINARS – ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management.

Most seminar meetings revolve around the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper.
For more information and to see the full schedule, see here.


MIT SEMINAR SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL HISTORY

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. This series covers a broad range of topics including food history, social history, and the connection between technology and  the environment.
See the full schedule here.



Post Graduate Intern at Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

The EERI post graduate internship program offers recent college graduates an opportunity to extend their education and begin building a professional network through relevant real world experience in a professional setting. Interns make a 6 month commitment to EERI and gain valuable experience on earthquake mitigation and exposure to earthquake-focused professional organizations. EERI is committed to providing a learning experience through meaningful work assignments related to our mission of seismic risk reduction.

EERI’s internships are approximately six-months long, and offer engagement with a number of interesting EERI projects and Institute activities, including Learning from Earthquakes, the School Earthquake Safety Initiativethe World Housing Encyclopedia, annual meetings (the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in 2018), and technical seminars and webinars.

For more information and to apply, see here.




YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MASTER’S PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Application
Fall 2018 Masters Application at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is now live. You can access the application here. Please make sure to submit all of your materials no later than December 15, 2017 in order to be given full consideration for admission. 

Admissions Events
The Admissions office has been busy planning the fall recruitment schedule, and we will be traveling across the United States, throughout South America and hosting on-campus and virtual events. To see if we will be coming to a location near you, please visit our admissions events website. New events are continually added to the calendar, so keep checking back or feel free to contact us at fesinfo@yale.edu


Columbia University—Mailman School of Public Health

12-24 month programs in New York City
Master's Degrees in Environmental Health Sciences
Accepting applications: December and June deadlines for Fall 2018 admission

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health is accepting applications for Master of Science (MS) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs for Fall 2018 enrollment. 
  • Ranked one of the top five schools of public health by U.S. News & World Report
  • World-class faculty producing cutting-edge science to determine how exposure to environmental hazards leads to adverse health effects
  • 24-month MPH: December 15, 2017 deadline with tracks in Climate & Health, Molecular Epidemiology, Toxicology, Environmental Health Policy, Global Health
  • 12-18 month MS: June 1, 2018 deadline with tracks in Toxicology (12 months), Radiological Sciences (18 months)
Our highest priority is to engage, teach, mentor, and develop the next generation of environmental health scientists – preparing them to take critical leadership roles in solving environmental challenges.
More details can be found on our website, our department video, and by contacting Nina Kulacki, our Director of EHS Academic Programs


Louis Bacon Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School

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 the Harvard Kennedy School by December 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Second, apply for the Louis Bacon Environmental Fellowship by January 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

To learn more about the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship, click here.


Ecosystem Field Studies—Caribbean

WINTER-BREAK, 3-CREDIT, FIELD SCIENCE COURSE 
with 
Ecosystem Field Studies 

An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning  
while immersed in a spectacular & transformative marine educational setting!

Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive on the Caribbean coral reef of Mexico *
    December 27, 2017 - January 16, 2018
  • Gain valuable career skills in hands-on scientific field research
  • Earn 3 undergraduate academic transfer credits over winter-break
  • Join a diverse & exciting group of college students for a marine and coastal
    learning experience of a lifetime!
For all course information visit the website:  

Open to students from all universities & majors | Accredited by the University of Montana, Environmental Studies Program: ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits

Direct questions to Professor & EcoFS Director, Steve Johnson at steve@EcoFS.org


Green Gas Fellowship

Green Gas, a Boston-based environmental enterprise powered by MIT's Solve Initiative, is looking for students who are passionate about solving climate change to help launch an innovative climate action technology.  This is a 5 hr/wk volunteer opportunity for writers, environmentalists, marketing minds, & finance minds.  Click here to learn more & apply to the Green Gas Fellowship.   

Green Gas' mission is to deploy grassroots carbon pricing to unlock funding for the solutions we need to create a just, clean, and regenerative society."


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Events & Meetings Coordinator will lead the coordination, execution, and follow-up of NCSE’s annual events, including the National Conference and Global Forum, Academic-Federal Dialogue, Energy Education Summit, EnvironMentors National Fair, and biannual member meetings, as well as other stand-alone meetings as needed.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Membership Manager will lead recruitment and expansion efforts for NCSE’s existing membership categories, including four-year and two-year institutions of higher education, and lead the development of new membership categories beyond our current membership base for launch in 2018.


JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that funds field expeditions in more than 50 countries.
Earthwatch expeditions provide individuals with opportunities to participate in hands-on scientific research all over the world. We also partner with schools, businesses, governments, and other philanthropic organizations to enable a broad range of people to learn and change the world through our experiential model.

Staff members at Earthwatch develop, manage, market, and recruit for our varied expeditions, programs, and partnerships. Earthwatch does not employ the scientists or research staff that run the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.

Earthwatch currently has a number of jobs and internships open. Please see here for more details.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 

Environment America promotes bold ideas and organizes action to commit our country to 100% renewable energy, keep fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, end pollution of our water, and protect and expand our national parks and other public lands. We’re not afraid to think boldly, but we’re well aware that bold thinking is not enough. We work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now.

For more information, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org  


INTERNSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTER PROJECT

Winter/Spring Intern
The Environmental Voter Project is looking for highly-motivated undergraduates to join our selective Winter/Spring 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. 
Please visit here for more details and application instructions

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Weekly Announcements 10/5

EESC Seminar Series—Faculty Colloquium
Tuesday, October 10, 12:00 PM
Devlin Hall 201

Hear presentations from BC Faculty, including: Dr. Ethan Baxter, Dr. John Ebel, Dr. Seth Kruckenberg, & Dr. Tara Pisani-Gareau

All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

For the full EESC Seminar schedule, see here.

Harvest Fest
Wednesday, October 18th, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

BC EcoPledge will be hosting the annual Harvest Fest this year. There will be lots of activities, food from local restaurants and vendors, and many opportunities to learn about conservation and sustainability.

More details to come. Please contact johnsbag@bc.edu with any questions.

Biology Department Alumni Seminar – Alex Lorestani
Wednesday, October 18, 3:30 PM
Devlin Hall 008

On October 18th, the biology department will be hosting its first alumni seminar at 3:30 pm in Devlin 008.  The seminar speaker will be Alexander Lorestani '09.  Alex is the CEO of Geltor Inc. based out of San Leandro, CA.  Geltor's primary focus is on the production of vegan gelatin.  Alex's seminar will focus on his time here at Boston College and how it helped prepare him for his current role of leading a company that is solving a current economic and environmental need through biology.


Senior Thesis Info Session
Thursday, October 19th, 4:30 PM
Devlin 201

Are you interested in writing a senior thesis? Come to an information session, hosted by the Environmental Studies Program and the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. We will discuss the thesis process, choosing and working with an advisor, and examples of previous students' thesis. This informal event will be beneficial for seniors already working on a thesis as well as sophomores and juniors who are simply interested in the option.



cid:image001.png@01D32898.DC112ED0New Student Group – Conversations About Social and Environmental (CASE) Impact
Are you passionate about relevant environmental issues such as fracking, climate change, deforestation, and overpopulation? Come check out Conversations About Social and Environmental (CASE) Impact at the Student Involvement Fair Friday September 1st!

CASE Impact aims to create a space for students to explore social and environmental issues while practicing innovative problem solving.  Through conversation, exploration, and design thinking, CASE Impact encourages the collaboration of diverse perspectives as a way to combat these complex problems.

If you are interested and would like to know more feel free to reach out to Gabriel McLarnan (mclarnan@bc.edu) or Shin Cai (caisb@bc.edu).

Food and Climate Change: A Conversation with Michael Pollan hosted by Juliet Schor
Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM
Gasson Hall, 100

For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. He is the author of numerous bestsellers including In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire. In 2003, Pollan was appointed the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. In addition to teaching, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, and gardening.

Michael Pollan will be interviewed by Boston College’s Juliet Schor, professor of Sociology, whose research focuses on work, consumption, and sustainability. Her interests include the sharing economy, climate change, and alternative food provisioning.

More info at BC Event Calendar


Governor Bill Ritter
Public Talk
Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 PM
McMullen Museum
2100 Commonwealth Ave

The Environmental Studies Program will be sponsoring a talk by Governor Bill Ritter on climate change and energy policy and his book Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution.

Governor Ritter was elected Colorado's 41st governor in 2006. During his four-year term, he established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by building a New Energy Economy. After leaving the Governor’s Office, Ritter founded the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, which works with state and federal policy makers to create clean energy policy throughout the country.
More details to come.  



Summer Study Abroad at Burren College of Art—Art and Ecology in Ireland
ARTS1115 3.0 credits
May 19 – June 16, 2018

·         Overnights to Dublin, Inis Oirr, and the Aran Islands
·         Sessions on sustainability with local artists and ecologists
·         Visit sustainable local farms, get to know the farmers and their practices
·         Create site-specific art projects in the landscape
·         Individual art studio space
·         Explore the Burren, its history and diversity of its ecosystem

Contact Professor Candice Ivy (ivyc@bc.edu) for more details.


Thursday, October 12, 4:15 PM
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Knafel Center, 10 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

In this talk, Guthman will discuss the origins and development of the food movement in order to explain how it came to focus on marked based alternatives and also to show how it has evolved response to critique. Shen will then discuss three cases that reflect a new food activism, with particular focus on the battle against methyl bromide in strawberry production.



MIT WATER—Fall Events

October 23, MIT Media Lab - RSVP for Tickets Now

Join us for the Kickoff Dinner of the MIT Water Innovation Prize on Monday, Oct. 23rd from 6:00pm at the MIT Media Lab 6th Floor (E14-648, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge). Come to learn more about water innovation, pitch your own idea, or network to find teammates. We will hear from speakers across sectors about the world’s water challenges and new innovations to address them. We also invite individuals or teams to pitch their idea (3-5 min) - we welcome anything water-related. Please e-mail waterinnovation@mit.edu if interested in pitching.
The winners of the MIT Water Innovation Prize will be awarded innovation grants of up to $30,000 on April 4, 2018. More info can be found at mitwaterinnovation.org.


November 6-7, MIT Wong Auditorium - Buy Ticket Now!

As populations continue to grow and demand for food rises, the role of water in meeting future food needs will become increasingly critical. This year’s MIT Water Summit will focus on issues at the heart of the food-water nexus, reflecting on the role of water in food production – both in agriculture and aquaculture – and the innovation, policy, and technologies required to support healthy and sustainable communities.
On November 6-7, representatives from industry, academia, government, and NGOs will convene at MIT to discuss issues at the heart of the food-water nexus. The two-day conference features keynote speeches from Prof. Chandra Madramootoo (McGill Water Innovation Lab), Rajiv Singh (CEO,  Rabobank North America) and Christopher Briggs (Executive Director, Water Footprint Network).

  • New this year! Water Career Panel & Networking Session
  • Early-bird tickets on sale now! 25% off through October 24
  • First 25 2-Day Registrations will receive a free MIT Water Club vacuum bottle!
  • Want to present at the Summit? Apply here! Free 2-day tickets for selected participants.



MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEMINARS – ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management.

Most seminar meetings revolve around the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper.
For more information and to see the full schedule, see here.

MIT SEMINAR SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL HISTORY

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. This series covers a broad range of topics including food history, social history, and the connection between technology and  the environment.
See the full schedule here.



Post Graduate Intern at Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

The EERI post graduate internship program offers recent college graduates an opportunity to extend their education and begin building a professional network through relevant real world experience in a professional setting. Interns make a 6 month commitment to EERI and gain valuable experience on earthquake mitigation and exposure to earthquake-focused professional organizations. EERI is committed to providing a learning experience through meaningful work assignments related to our mission of seismic risk reduction.

EERI’s internships are approximately six-months long, and offer engagement with a number of interesting EERI projects and Institute activities, including Learning from Earthquakes, the School Earthquake Safety Initiativethe World Housing Encyclopedia, annual meetings (the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in 2018), and technical seminars and webinars.

For more information and to apply, see here.




YALE SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES MASTER’S PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Application
Fall 2018 Masters Application at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is now live. You can access the application here. Please make sure to submit all of your materials no later than December 15, 2017 in order to be given full consideration for admission. 

Admissions Events
The Admissions office has been busy planning the fall recruitment schedule, and we will be traveling across the United States, throughout South America and hosting on-campus and virtual events. To see if we will be coming to a location near you, please visit our admissions events website. New events are continually added to the calendar, so keep checking back or feel free to contact us at fesinfo@yale.edu


Columbia University—Mailman School of Public Health

12-24 month programs in New York City
Master's Degrees in Environmental Health Sciences
Accepting applications: December and June deadlines for Fall 2018 admission

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health is accepting applications for Master of Science (MS) and Master of Public Health (MPH) programs for Fall 2018 enrollment. 
  • Ranked one of the top five schools of public health by U.S. News & World Report
  • World-class faculty producing cutting-edge science to determine how exposure to environmental hazards leads to adverse health effects
  • 24-month MPH: December 15, 2017 deadline with tracks in Climate & Health, Molecular Epidemiology, Toxicology, Environmental Health Policy, Global Health
  • 12-18 month MS: June 1, 2018 deadline with tracks in Toxicology (12 months), Radiological Sciences (18 months)
Our highest priority is to engage, teach, mentor, and develop the next generation of environmental health scientists – preparing them to take critical leadership roles in solving environmental challenges.
More details can be found on our website, our department video, and by contacting Nina Kulacki, our Director of EHS Academic Programs


Louis Bacon Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School

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 the Harvard Kennedy School by December 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Second, apply for the Louis Bacon Environmental Fellowship by January 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

To learn more about the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship, click here.


Ecosystem Field Studies—Caribbean

WINTER-BREAK, 3-CREDIT, FIELD SCIENCE COURSE 
with 
Ecosystem Field Studies 

An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning  
while immersed in a spectacular & transformative marine educational setting!

Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive on the Caribbean coral reef of Mexico *
    December 27, 2017 - January 16, 2018
  • Gain valuable career skills in hands-on scientific field research
  • Earn 3 undergraduate academic transfer credits over winter-break
  • Join a diverse & exciting group of college students for a marine and coastal
    learning experience of a lifetime!
For all course information visit the website:  

Open to students from all universities & majors | Accredited by the University of Montana, Environmental Studies Program: ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits

Direct questions to Professor & EcoFS Director, Steve Johnson at steve@EcoFS.org


Green Gas Fellowship

Green Gas, a Boston-based environmental enterprise powered by MIT's Solve Initiative, is looking for students who are passionate about solving climate change to help launch an innovative climate action technology.  This is a 5 hr/wk volunteer opportunity for writers, environmentalists, marketing minds, & finance minds.  Click here to learn more & apply to the Green Gas Fellowship.   

Green Gas' mission is to deploy grassroots carbon pricing to unlock funding for the solutions we need to create a just, clean, and regenerative society."


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Events & Meetings Coordinator will lead the coordination, execution, and follow-up of NCSE’s annual events, including the National Conference and Global Forum, Academic-Federal Dialogue, Energy Education Summit, EnvironMentors National Fair, and biannual member meetings, as well as other stand-alone meetings as needed.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Membership Manager will lead recruitment and expansion efforts for NCSE’s existing membership categories, including four-year and two-year institutions of higher education, and lead the development of new membership categories beyond our current membership base for launch in 2018.


JOB & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that funds field expeditions in more than 50 countries.
Earthwatch expeditions provide individuals with opportunities to participate in hands-on scientific research all over the world. We also partner with schools, businesses, governments, and other philanthropic organizations to enable a broad range of people to learn and change the world through our experiential model.

Staff members at Earthwatch develop, manage, market, and recruit for our varied expeditions, programs, and partnerships. Earthwatch does not employ the scientists or research staff that run the expeditions we support; they generally work for universities or other research institutions.

Earthwatch currently has a number of jobs and internships open. Please see here for more details.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 

Environment America promotes bold ideas and organizes action to commit our country to 100% renewable energy, keep fossil fuels in the ground, ban bee-killing pesticides, end pollution of our water, and protect and expand our national parks and other public lands. We’re not afraid to think boldly, but we’re well aware that bold thinking is not enough. We work hard to produce the research, public education and citizen action it takes to win real results for our environment right now.

For more information, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org  


INTERNSHIP WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOTER PROJECT

Winter/Spring Intern
The Environmental Voter Project is looking for highly-motivated undergraduates to join our selective Winter/Spring 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. 

Please visit here for more details and application instructions