Thursday, February 23, 2017

Weekly Announcements 2/23

Dear Environmental Studies Students,

Please find this week’s Environmental Studies Announcements below.

On Campus Events
1.       Saving the Planet Cost Effectively with Joseph Aldy
2.       Sustainability Careers Webinar with Eban Goodstein
3.       Volunteer for BC Splash
4.       Conscience: The Challenge of Pope Francis by Simone Campbell, S.S.S.
5.       Ecological-Cultural Struggles of Indigenous Peoples: Toward a Sustainable Economy” with Agnes Brazal

Off Campus Events
1.       New Directions in Environmental Law

Research and Study Abroad Opportunities
1.          Fish Monitoring Research Assistant
2.          Summer Field School in Ethnographic Methods in NYC
3.          Sustainability Research Experience for Undergraduates
4.          Study Abroad with the Green Program
5.          Undergraduate Environmental and Ecological Research Opportunities in Montana
6.          Summer Program on Integral Ecology in the Peruvian Upper Amazon
7.          Courses in Belize

Internship, Graduate School, Training, and Job Opportunities
1.        Climate and Environmental Physics Program – University of Bern
2.        Work with Impact
3.        EnergyBar: Clean Tech Intern Fair
4.        US Fish and Wildlife Services: Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program
5.        Isabella Welles Hunnewell Internship at the Arnold Arboretum
6.        Intern with the Environmental Voter Project
7.        Paid Summer Teaching Opportunity
8.        Earth Leadership Cohort
9.          Part-Time Writer and Researcher with Energy Sage
10.      Environmental League of Massachusetts, Communications/Development Intern
11.      Environmental Voter Project Internships
12.      Job Opportunities with Mass and US PIRG
13.      Internship with Environment America
14.      BC Career Center Updates


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Sustainability Careers Webinars:
For BC Alumni and Current Students
February 28

How to Get A Job In Sustainability: Building a Leadership Career in Business, NGOs and Government

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College (MBA in Sustainability / MS Environmental and Climate Policy)
In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Goodstein will outline different sustainability career directions, evaluate the impact of President Trump on sustainability jobs, discuss grad school and continuing education options (including school now / school later), and provide listeners with a tailored, concrete job search strategy.  The webinar includes twenty minutes of Q&A to address individual career questions. 
Log-in Information:

                   Dial-in Only:  888.240.2560, codes above

Did you know? Bard College offers career-focused graduate degree programs in sustainability: MS Degrees in Environmental Policy and Climate Science and Policy, and a unique, low-residency MBA in Sustainability based in New York City.  Both programs emphasize experience-based education, supporting students to turn their calling into a career.


I'm involved with BC Splash, a program that offers hundreds of high school students an opportunity to visit BC’s campus for a day and attend courses created and taught by BC students. BC students can teach Splash classes on anything they’re passionate about, either on their own or with their friends! Past classes include “Economics Makes Cents”, “Basic American Sign Language”, “The Psychology of the Fairly Odd Parents” and many more!

For more class ideas, check out our Course Catalog from last fall to see what other students have taught in the past. There’s no limit to what you can teach! Teacher registration is open until February 24th, so sign up now! Just go to our webpage and click on “Teach” to sign up! Splash is April 2nd this semester, so get excited!

Questions? Send an email to
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The BC Splash E-Board

BC Splash Team
Boston College 

Presenter: Simone Campbell, S.S.S., Executive Director of NETWORK
Location & Time: St. Ignatius, Upper Church, 7:00 p.m.
Sponsors: Campus Ministry and The C21 Center

March 27, 5 p.m.
Gasson 305
Professor Agnes Brazal (De la Salle University, Manila) will present this year's Duffy Lectures in Global Christianity. The theme of her lecture series is "Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines." The theme of this lecture is "Ecological-Cultural Struggles of Indigenous Peoples: Toward a Sustainable Economy.

Agnes M. Brazal is associate professor of theology at the De la Salle University Manila, Philippines. She was also past President and founding member of the DaKaTeo (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines) and one of the first coordinators and "mothers" of the Ecclesia of Women in Asia (association of Catholic women theologians in Asia).


The 2017 New Directions in Environmental Law Conference

Environment, National Security, and Human Rights

February 24-25, 2017 — New Haven, CT

Climate change is a “threat multiplier.” Human lives, national security, and international peace and stability are all at risk from the effects of a changing climate. From access to our most basic resources to refugee crises to disaster risk and resilience, environmental change challenges conventional notions of human rights and geopolitical security.
Register today! At  Join over 300 students and practitioners to discuss the latest topics at the intersection of environmental change and security.
Environmental law addresses some of the most complex challenges of our time, from clean air and water, to endangered species conservation, to environmental justice and climate change. As a relatively new field, it is constantly expanding and evolving, reflecting our increased focus on the impact of human activities on the natural world.
In 2010, Yale’s New Directions in Environmental Law conference was inaugurated as a space to discuss novel approaches to the practice of environmental law and the creation of environmental policy. By combining academics and practitioners under one roof, NDEL brought together a new community to together discuss -- and solve -- environmental challenges.
Now in its 7th year, New Directions in Environmental Law is an annual student-run conference organized jointly between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale Law School. It is an ongoing conversation between high-level practitioners, academics, and the next generation of environmental and policy leaders.

Job Opening – Fish Monitoring Research Assistant - Temporary, Wells Maine

The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve in Maine is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time (40 hours per week) seasonal Research Assistant position. The position will last for ten weeks from March 20, 2017 to May 26, 2017.

The position will support ongoing monitoring of diadromous fish species in the York River. Work will primarily include field data collection through the use of trapping, netting, and visual surveys. The Research Assistant will work with Reserve staff and volunteers to deploy and maintain equipment, collect samples, manage data, and conduct lab analyses. The monitoring work will occur four weekdays/week with the 5th day for equipment maintenance and data management. They will also assist with dissemination of project outcomes through written reports and public outreach.

Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field. Experience with collecting data in the field and following written protocols is highly desired. Applicants should also be able to work collaboratively as a member of a team and work well independently, and should be organized and detail oriented. Work will be physical with the carrying and deploying of nets and traps with weights up to 60 pounds over uneven ground and soft river bed. Field conditions are likely to be cold and inclement at times. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

The Research Assistant will be compensated at $13.65 per hour and will be eligible to receive free onsite housing. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume of work experience, three professional or academic references, and a copy of their college transcript by email to
or by mail to:

attn: Tin Smith
Wells Reserve
342 Laudhom Farm Road
Wells, Maine 04090

Applications will be reviewed starting February 23 and will close March 7th, 2017

Summer Field School in Ethnographic Methods in New York City
10th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods, June 12 to 22, 2017

The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 10th CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods, in New York City.

The goal of the Field School is to offer training in the foundations and practice of ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to identify the required field methods needed to address their academic or professional needs. The Field School is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural studies, health, social work, human ecology, development studies, consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.

The total work load of the course is 30 hours. Students interested in earning credits for the course may have additional assignments in order to totalize 45 hours of activities (what is equivalent to 3 credits).

Course venue: Classes will take place at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University.


Renzo Taddei (Assistant Professor, Federal University of São Paulo/Affiliated Researcher, Columbia University).

Lambros Comitas (Gardner Cowles Professor of Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University).

Registration and other costs: Places are limited. The tuition fee is US$ 900. The tuition fee does not cover accommodation, meals or transportation.

For more information or to register, see link attached, or please write to Renzo Taddei at

Created for students, by students, The GREEN Program has introduced a new model for education abroad. Our accredited, short-term model focuses on bringing transformative experiences to students around the world and unlocking doors to governmental, public, and private facility access, exclusive tours, and unique bucket-list experiences around the world. We are working with universities around the world to redefine what a classroom should mean - from lecture halls to studying the effects of climate change on the top of our world's glaciers.
As commitment partners to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, The GREEN Program exposes students to the heart and guts of these sustainability challenges and initiatives around the world.
Our programs are catered to students who are curious about the world and seek opportunities to adventure, break outside of their comfort zones, and stand out amongst their peers as global citizens.

We don’t want students to choose between a job, internship, or a study abroad experience. We want them to do it all.

We help students maximize their winter, spring, and summer breaks in order to allow them to get in a fulfilling educational abroad experience within just 8-10 days. All the while, students are able to land that awesome internship they’ve had their eye on, complete summer classes needed to graduate on time, or challenge their idea towards global citizenship.

Currently on our 7th year, we currently operate over the spread of three continents. Our organization’s core team and company headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our full-time team of five works out of Pipeline Philly, a co-working space located in Center City, Philadelphia. As one of the founding members of the space, The GREEN Program is a part of this ever-growing community now home to more than 200 companies and organizations.

Beyond Philadelphia, we work alongside numerous indigenous educational institutions and organizations specific to our program locations. Fearless adventure leaders and passionate education gurus, our in-country guides are an integral part of what makes GREEN, GREEN. Of course, our community would not be what it is today without our extended GREEN Family – The GREEN Program Alumni. Having hosted participants from more than 300 universities around the world, we are elated to welcome more than 1800 student leaders and young professionals into our ever-growing community.

Our team and students all have one underlying mission in common: we have consciously chosen to pursue a future of possibilities, and are determined to be part of the solutions toward a better world.

Visit to learn about our programs.

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.  

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:

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.

The University of Bern is participating in the MIT European Career Fair for the first time, featuring its climate and environmental physics program, one of the strongest programs in Europe in this field. For the occasion Professor Christoph Raible, an expert in processes of the climate systems, atmosphere-ocean-sea ice interaction, climate modelling, atmospheric dynamics, past and future climate change, predictability, tropical and extra tropical cyclones, and climate impacts, will be in Boston at the following events:

·         Evening of Friday 24th, Swiss Sciences Night at MIT (
·         All day Saturday 25th, MIT European Career Fair (

We would be most grateful if you could share this with any students who might be interested. Because the Swiss Sciences Night is almost at capacity we ask that interested students get in touch with me at: The MIT European Career Fair will run on Saturday from 9am to 4pm and does not require advance registration. Walk-ins are welcome all day.

Make Your Impact for Our Environment,
Our Democracy and Our Future

Apply to Impact today!
Final spring application deadline is March 10th

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 a job with Impact.

Impact was created by leading advocacy organizations like Environment America, U.S. PIRG and the PIRG Campus Action project. We build the grassroots action and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. It’s a full-time, two-year commitment to advocate for our environment, our democracy and our future.

Impact is now accepting applications to join our team in August 2017! Our application deadline is March 10th. We also have immediate positions available.

If you aren’t looking for a full-time job, you can also make a big difference through an internship with Impact.

You can learn more and apply on our website or reach out to our Director, David Rossini, at

Impact 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, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

The Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair 

Join us for a special edition of our bi-monthly EnergyBar! event for an Intern Fair on Thursday, March 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. before an evening of networking
Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Do you need a summer internship? If yes, then look no further!

The Greentown Labs Cleantech Intern Fair is your perfect resource for connecting with innovative startups working to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. A summer internship should be so much more than making copies and getting coffee, you should feel committed and proud of the impact you make on the company you spend your summer with.

Students of all majors are encouraged to attend but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after!

Event Agenda:
  • 4:30-6:30pm -- Sign-in / Intern Fair 
  • 6:30-7:00pm -- Welcoming Remarks from Greentown Labs and The Boston Foundation 
  • 7:00-8:30pm -- Networking & Celebrating the Cleantech Ecosystem! 

Greentown Labs is located at 28 Dane St., Somerville, MA 02143. There is limited parking available and we encourage attendees to consider public transportation. Light appetizers and drinks will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. Suggested dress is shop floor casual. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), is offering a summer 2017 fellowship opportunity at the Gulf of Maine Coastal Program Office.  I would appreciate any assistance you could provide in finding a candidate for this position by distributing this information within your networks. 

The Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP) is an 11-week summer fellowship program designed to provide students and opportunity to work on projects that focus on conservation, wildlife biology and related fields of study, with rigorous standards. The 2017 DFP Fellowships will begin late May or early/mid June.

Travel costs for DFP participants to travel to the duty station of their assigned project and return to home/school are covered and the program includes a week of leadership training at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia before beginning the Fellowship.

As a DFP participant, the student will have an opportunity to apply classroom theories, principles and concepts to real-world situations, network, and develop relationships with USFWS Project Managers and other staff.

Upon successful completion of the DFP Fellowship and current degree requirements, the Fellow may have the opportunity to be appointed into a permanent position with USFWS.  They must successfully complete their Fellowship and meet the eligibility requirements and education and/or experience qualifications for a permanent position.

The Coastal Program is one of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s premier conservation delivery tools for voluntary, citizen and community-based fish and wildlife habitat restoration activities across the matrix of public and privately owned land. The program is known for creative approaches to getting meaningful conservation and recovery actions on-the-ground using a full suite of technical and partnership skills. Our office is located just outside of Maine’s largest city with easy access to mountains, rivers and beaches.

The deadline to apply to this opportunity is February 10th, 2017.

The announcement and application information ( The project number is DFP-17-R5-ECO-08.

The Arnold Arboretum offers paid internships in collections management with concentrations in horticulture and landscape maintenance, arboriculture, plant production, or collections curation. Experiences combine hands-on training, educational classes, and visits to other botanical institutions. Interns are accepted for 12- to 14-week appointments (typically May through August) with the exception of a limited number of longer-term (18- to 24-week) appointments based on available funding.

Deadline to submit an application is Feb 10, 2017.

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.  
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: January
  • 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

Practice Makes Perfect (PMP), a NYC-based organization that partners with schools to provide academic summer programming for students in high-need communities is seeking highly motivated sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates and graduate students to serve as their Teaching Fellows.

PMP’s intensive five-week program uses an innovative near-peer mentorship model that pairs students in grades K-8 with high-achieving role models from the same community. Our competitive fellowship places students with an interest in education and a passion for narrowing the achievement gap in front of these classrooms in the schools that need them the most.  Teaching Fellows will undergo comprehensive training that prepares them for the rewarding responsibility of leading a classroom and will receive one-on-one support from a NYC-certified teacher throughout the summer.  Teaching Fellows are instrumental in combating the summer learning loss and narrowing the achievement gap in NYC.  This is a full-time, paid position.  

If you know students who are interested in pursuing teaching and making a difference this summer, please pass along the attached job description and flyer.  For more information and to apply, students can visit or email Emily Becker (

They will be attending the Boston College Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, January 25th. Emily Becker will also be hosting an Information Session on Thursday, January 26th from 5:00pm-6:00pm in Fulton 310. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the Fellowship in.

The Earth Leadership Cohort
the Work That Reconnects

The Work That Reconnects is known worldwide for empowering activists in social and ecological justice. Developed by Joanna Macy and her colleagues, this dynamic, interactive body of work has inspired many thousands of people to engage wholeheartedly in a transition, a Great Turning as Joanna calls it, to a life-sustaining society. Described in the book, Coming Ba ck to Life, it brings a new way of seeing the world, as our larger living body, freeing us from the assumptions and attitudes that now threaten all life on Earth.

The Earth Leadership Cohort program (ELC) is designed to introduce young adults to the theory and practice of the Work That Reconnects (WTR) through an experiential immersion and then to offer opportunities to practice facilitating the work in the context of a supportive learning community. The first Earth Leadership Cohort of young adults convened in 2014, and a second and third cohort followed in 2015, and 2016. We are delighted to now be gathering a fourth  Earth Leadership Cohort for the spring of 2017.

The first meeting of the cohort will include a five-day workshop June 2-7 at Hallelujah Farm in Chesterfield, NH with a larger group of activists, educators, and artists. This intergenerational community of participants will be guided through the spiral of the Work That Reconnects, opening to the planetary realities of great suffering and rapid destruction as well as to the magnificence of the web of life. The work is personal as well as interactive, inviting fresh insight into our role in the Great Turning and new possibilities for collaboration.

The second meeting is a retreat June 22 25 just for the Cohort at Starseed Healing Sanctuary in Savoy, MA. There, the group has the opportunity to reflect on the rich experiences of the previous workshop, to facilitate the WTR group practices, and to begin to integrate new perspectives into their personal and professional dreams. The retreat is also a time for gathering resources, ideas, and support for going forth into the world as change agents, healers, compassionate listeners, and empowered citizens. As a community, the members decide how they would like to keep in touch and support one another in realizing their short-term goals and long-term visions. Alumni from the first three cohorts have organized several reunions and co-facilitated a number of Work That Reconnects workshops for the public. They have also formed an Earth Leadership Community and welcome future ELC alumni to join.

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


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.

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

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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November 30, 2016 
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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
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.
Stay tuned for much more to come in 2017!
Endeavor Registration- Open through Dec. 1st! 

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.

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES: Career Chats & Workshops
Public Health Internship Panel: Thursday, December 1 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Maloney 365
Student Clean Energy SymposiumFriday, December 2 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Boston University Questrom School of Business | Hariri Building, 595 Commonwealth Avenue |

Expert in Residence   
Accenture (Consulting): Friday, December 2 | 9:00 - 11:55 a.m.|
Duff & Phelps (Financial Services/Consulting)Tuesday, December 6 | 1:00 - 4:55 p.m. |

Employers host information sessions on campus throughout the academic year. Below is just a sampling of what's coming up.
Deloitte Consulting LP: Friday, December 9 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Fulton 220 
Cornerstone Research: Wednesday, January 18 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Walsh Function Room

B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Monday 11:00am-4:00pm, Tuesday 11:30am-1:30pm, Wednesday 11:00am-3:00pm, and Thursday 11:30am-2:30pm