Thursday, March 30, 2017

Weekly Announcements 3/30

Dear Environmental Studies Students,

Please find this week’s Environmental Studies Announcements below. As a reminder, many of the applications for summer research opportunities are due today and tomorrow. Also, be sure to stop by the advising pizza lunch today in Devlin 201 at 12:00 noon.

On Campus Events
1.       Traveling Seminar to Yale Museums
2.       BC Libraries GIS Competition
3.       Climate Change as a Consequence of Human Presence: A Dialogue between Anthropology and Biblical Studies

Off Campus Events
1.       Student Documentary Competition
2.       Accepting Abstracts for Conference on Sustainable Development

Research and Study Abroad Opportunities
1.          Hydrology Summer Field Course
2.          Summer Field School in Ethnographic Methods in NYC
3.          Study Abroad with the Green Program
4.          Undergraduate Environmental and Ecological Research Opportunities in Montana
5.          Summer Program on Integral Ecology in the Peruvian Upper Amazon
6.          Courses in Belize
7.          Prehistorical Archeology
8.          Summer 2017 Shark and Ray Research in Clearwater, FL

Internship, Graduate School, Training, and Job Opportunities
1.          City Internships
2.          Urban and Environmental Policy Planning Careers/Internships/Fellowships Newsletter from Tufts
3.          Science and Environmental Studies Graduate School Virtual Fair
4.          Volunteer or Intern with
5.          Policy Associate with Frontier Group
6.          Solar Project Development Job with OPDE
7.          Advocacy Directory Neponset River Watershed Association
8.          Environmental Voter Project Internships
9.          Job Opportunities with Mass and US PIRG
10.      Internship with Environment America
11.      BC Career Center Updates


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

The Academic Advising Center's Traveling Seminar program is sponsoring an all-expenses paid visit for BC students to the Yale campus and museums on Saturday, April 1.    A bus will leave BC on the Saturday morning at 10 o'clock and will bring everybody back to campus by no later than 8 o'clock that same evening (though I suspect we may be back earlier).   A packed lunch will be provided.

This trip should be of especial interest to any students interested in paleontology, animals, nature, art, history,or museums, as we will be visiting both the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.    The Yale Center for British Art is not only the largest collection of British Art outside the British Isles, with portraits, paintings and other works ranging from Tudor times to the present, but it is also currently holding  an exhibition on eighteenth-century British royal women and their roles as creators and collectors of botanic gardens and menageries of exotic animals (after closing in New Haven, the show will travel to London's Kensington Palace).    The Yale Peabody Museum was originally founded in the late nineteenth century by the pioneer 'dinosaur hunter', Professor Othniel Marsh, and includes the Great Hall with its reconstructed Brontosaurus and a huge mural of the Age of Reptiles, a temporary exhibit on Archaeopteryx, the 'missing link' between dinosaurs and birds, and the Incan artifacts discovered by Hiram Bingham, the discoverer of the 'lost city' of Machu Picchu.  It has greatly expanded recently and  has state-of-the-art natural history exhibits as well as its historic collections.

I hope you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to travel with me to Yale with its playful blend of Harvard neo-Georgian and BC Gothic university buildings and residential colleges.   You can reserve a place by emailing Cam Cronin,, or by coming to the Academic Advising Center front desk, Stokes S-140, to sign up.

Students are invited to present their GIS mapping work as part of a campus-wide celebration of geospatial research at Boston College. Prizes will be awarded to the top student entries which will be displayed in the O’Neill Library lobby on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.
Entry deadline: April 6th, 2017

Questions? Contact Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian,


Thursday, April 6, 2017, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Presenter:  Carol A. Newsom
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Free of Charge

Human induced climate change is the most serious problem confronting the ecology of our planet.  Was this an inevitable consequence of the appearance of humans in the ecosystem?  How should we think about how we got to this terrifying state, and how can we think hopefully about the future?  Anthropologists who study the emergence of homo sapiens present an account of our origins that engages in intriguing ways with the Israelite reflections on human origins in Genesis 1-11.  Here is a conversation between religion and science that offers true insight into how our unique nature is both a danger and a promise in this fragile world.
Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry,
and generously supported by the Kitz Family in honor of Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Carol A. Newsom is the C. H. Candler Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. 

The Witnessing Change Video Competition is an educational and documentary effort done by the Climate Cost Project. The competition asks students to make 2-min documentaries through personal interviews with impacted people in their communities. Student contextualize their interviewees' experience, and the interview, around climate change., Our purpose is to have the students' work inform the public about the climate impacts that are happening in America now, and to help build a diversity of voices within the country talking about their own personal experiences of climate change. We think a common narrative about the costs climate change is already having on Americans--one that transcends race, class, and other lines currently dividing us--is necessary to create the social unity and political will needed to address climate change. We do not believe that this has been done before, but think that it is critical for building public understanding and empowering individual communities to tell their own stories. This is the first year of the national competition, and we are hoping to have as many submissions from talented students as possible. There is no fee for entry and winners will receive cash prizes of $US 500 and $US 250 dollars, respectively. We will also publicize the videos both directly through the Climate Cost Project.

You can read more about the competition here:, and find out more about the Climate Cost Project on our webpage: The Climate Cost Project is a non-profit organization fiscally sponsored by the Open Space Institute funded with support from the Alex C. Walker and Kettering Family Foundations. For questions please contact

The call for abstracts is now out for the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), which will take place on 18 & 19 September, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City. Abstract submission and conference registration will take place on the conference website.

The conference is free for students, and an affordable $310 for faculty and professionals. We thought that you, your students, and/or your colleagues might be interested in submitting an abstract or attending. The overarching conference theme is The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development. Abstracts should be directly relevant to one of the 27 conference topics, which cover all 17 SDG areas and a number of crosscutting issues, including data, the role of universities in achieving the SDGs, and the arts as a tool to raise awareness of the SDGs. 

A full list of topics and the call for abstracts are available online. We hope you will join us! 

Hydrology Summer Field Course
New Mexico Tech — July 6th-19th, 2017

The Hydrology Program at NM Tech is pleased to offer a 2-week, 2-credit (upper division or graduate) field camp designed to train students and professionals in cutting-edge field methods for the study and monitoring of groundwater and surface waters.

Aquifer Mechanics: Sevilleta NWR & Kirtland AFB; Dr. Mark Person
Fluvial Hydrology: Valles Caldera National Preserve; Dr. Dan Cadol
Stream-Aquifer Interactions: Valles Caldera NP; Dr. Jesus Gomez-Velez
Aquifer Geochemistry: Carlsbad Caverns National Park; Dr. Andrew Luhmann
Shallow Geophysics: Carlsbad Caverns National Park; Dr. Deqiang Mao
Cave and Karst Systems: Carlsbad Caverns National Park; Dr. Lewis Land

Cost: $1,939 — Full info at:

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.

These are exciting times to engage with prehistoric archaeology. New finds shed light on the origin of our own species, and novel research is providing fresh insights into the relationships with our closest relatives, the Neanderthals. Innovative work is allowing us to gain better understanding of the origins of agriculture and the shift to sedentary life.

Many of the IFR field schools directly engage with these topics. Our Lesotho-Sehonghong Rockshelter program explores the evolution of hunting & gathering technology over tens of thousands of years in one of Southern Africa most impressive and historically significant rock shelters. The South Africa- Spitzkloof field school investigates human/biota relationships in the past 60,000 years in the rugged and remote areas of the Richtersveld region of Namaqualand, a coastal desert in the northwest corner of the country. Work at the Montenegro-Vrbička Cave focuses on human evolution from the Late Paleolithic through the Mesolithic and to the Early Neolithic in the Balkans. Surprisingly, the site shows evidence of human occupation during the Upper Paleolithic, one of the coldest phases of the last Ice Age (the Last Glacial Maximum, around 22,000 years ago).
At the recent AIA annual conference, Michael Richards (Simon Fraser University) suggested that while Neanderthals were efficient top predators, they focused on terrestrial animals exclusively. The newly arrived Anatomically Modern Humans (AMH), on the other hand, added fish and other marine animals to their diet – a possible relative advantage that allowed AMH to push out Neanderthals from all available environmental niches. Is this the case?

Our Portugal-Vale Boi field school team addresses such questions as it studies the Upper Paleolithic and possible interaction between AMH and Neanderthals in the region. Preservation at Vale Boi is of remarkable quality with impressive faunal recovery and numerous lithic assemblages present. Vale Boi project members are examining adaptive strategies of both species. Our program at Spain-Cova Gran explores early human arrival to the Iberian Peninsula and AMH-Neanderthal interactions. The site covers more than 50,000 years of human occupation with upper layers dating to the early Neolithic period and the arrival of early farmers to the south Pyrenees.
Finally, IFR’s later prehistory offerings feature the shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture. Our Turkey-Boncuklu  field school is focused on the transition from nomadic to sedentary lifestyle in Anatolia. Boncuklu is the earliest village in central Anatolia and the predecessor of the famous Neolithic site of C
̧atalhöyük. It is an ideal location to study this critical transformation to permanent human settlements, including its advantages and pitfalls. Finally, research at our Bulgaria-Tel Yunatsite and Bulgaria-Ilindentsi field schools is focused on the entry of early farmers from Anatolia to Europe and debates about agriculture’s arrival by technology diffusion or population movement.

Will you please let interested students know about these opportunities? Per usual, I would like to remind you of our extensive scholarship offerings. Students are strongly encouraged to apply to any of our scholarships for which they may be eligible.


Ran Boytner

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.

Seven of twelve program destinations are now full and closed to new applicants for Summer 2017. Places remain available in the following five program destinations only:

> New York,  London,  Los Angeles,  Washington D.C.,  Miami (closing soon)

We are seeing a record number of applications to the summer-based Global Explorer Program this year. Please note that we expect to close applications to our programs earlier than the scheduled late-April deadline.

Interested students may apply via:

For seniors and recent graduates, we offer the Global Vanguard Program. This semester-long fall, winter and spring program is now open to applications.

Interested students and graduates can learn more and apply online:

I have included additional information at the foot of this email pertaining to:

i. Fall Program: Open for applications across 12 cities

ii. Q2 Scholarship Announcement: Nominate a senior to win a fully-sponsored place on the Global Vanguard Program

iii. Education Partnerships: See current partners & join

I will be in touch in two weeks to communicate the outcomes of our Q1 Scholarships and an update on the Global Explorer Program. As always, I am available to answer your questions. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Lewis Talbot
CEO & Founder, City Internships


i. Fall Programs: Open for applications across 12 cities

The Global Vanguard Program is semester-long and available in fall, winter and spring only. Best for current seniors and recent graduates, CI offers year-round internships with access to market-leading online classroom-based sessions and remote coaching and support.

Interested students should apply online:

Places are available in 12 cities globally:

London, Paris, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney (limited places – apply now) or Hong Kong (limited places – apply now).

With internship placements in 9 industries:

Banking & Financial Services,  Marketing, Advertising and PR,  Consulting and Professional Services,  Technology and Engineering,  Entertainment, Media and Journalism,  Law and Politics,  Art, Fashion & Design,  Charities, NFPs & NGOs,  Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship.

Explore upcoming programs:

ii. Q2 Scholarship Announcement: Nominate a senior to win a fully-sponsored place on the Global Vanguard Program in London, New York or Los Angeles this fall.

We’d like to give you the opportunity to nominate three seniors to enter a draw for one of three full-sponsored places on the Fall 2017 Global Vanguard Program.

The Global Vanguard Program includes a twelve-week internship placement with a leading company, alongside our series of career discovery and skill development classes and workshops, in one of 12 global cities and 9 fields.

To learn more about the program and to apply outside of the competition, visit:

Nominate up to three deserving seniors from your university by emailing with the subject line ‘CI Q2 Scholarship Nominations’ and including the following information for each nominee:

1. Name, major and anticipated graduation year;

2. A brief explanation (up to 75 words) of why you have chosen your nominee(s);

3. And, so that we can contact all finalists on May 1st, your nominee(s) college email address(es).

The deadline to submit nominations is midnight on April 24th. Fifteen finalists will be drawn from all nominations on May 1st with three winners to be selected by public vote concluding May 8th.

You are advised to seek permission from all nominees before submitting your entries.

For more information, please visit:

iii. Education Partnerships

To finish, a brief reminder of our education partnership initiative this year:

For educators, our programs provide an avenue to help students develop the practical skills and experience necessary to launch successful careers in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving employment landscape.

Visit our dedicated educators page and see featured education partners:

If you are interested in moving forward with a partnership for this academic year, schedule a call with Alex Townley, Head of Strategic Partnerships using the online calendar:

Our ability to take engage new academic partnerships for the 2016/17 academic year will expire on Friday, April 14th. If you would like to be on Alex’s radar for the 2017/18 academic year, please email Alex at so that he may contact you later in the year.


New York, NY

Intern will assist with aspects of design and construction for a variety of projects in New York City. Project types include waterfront development, buildings – new construction and renovation, major infrastructure development and public open spaces.
Jamaica Plain, MA

ESAC, a venerable Jamaica Plain non-profit serving low income homeowners seeks summer intern to assist in launch of new program providing fall prevention and accessibility improvements to seniors with ambulatory impediments and the disabled. Duties include program management and marketing, budget and grant managements, tracking and data collection.  $15 per hour/25 hours per week. For more information, please contact

San Francisco, CA

Through the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders, the Institute seeks to empower young leaders by offering them paid professional opportunities that shape their development as future environmental and community leaders. This opportunity provides fellows with the hands-on experience and skills required to design and implement high-impact projects focused on policy and practice. Through this Fellowship, emerging leaders gain a unique training experience that builds their portfolio, expands their professional networks, and advances their career goals.
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 31.

Boston, MA

Are you interested in a career in the labor movement or progressive organizing? Are you an on-campus organizer or activist? Do you think you have what it takes to support worker leaders taking bold action to win economic and social justice at their workplaces and beyond?
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 31.

Somerville, MA

The City of Somerville’s housing division, which administers affordable housing programs and initiatives, is seeking an intern to work with Housing Division staff members to coordinate community engagement efforts related to the City’s Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH), a fair housing diagnostic and planning effort that will be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in October 2017.

Tufts Medford, MA

In celebration of the 10th year anniversary of the partnership between Tufts University and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), SEI and the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) are launching a new internship program for Tufts students to participate in SEI internships.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 29.

The Momentum Fellowship is designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 5.

Arlington, VA

David Gardiner & Associates (DGA) offers a full-time internship program to undergraduates and graduate students. This is a competitive program that seeks qualified candidates with strong interest, education, or experience in climate, sustainability, and clean and renewable energy policy. This is an unpaid internship.
Deadline to apply is Friday, April 7.

Washington DC

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) has an opening for a graduate-level, policy summer internship in its Washington DC office. The intern will support CCAP’s international and domestic work. S/he will provide research, report-writing and conference-preparation support for CCAP’s projects focused on climate change mitigation policies.
Deadline to apply is Friday, April 21.

Boston, MA

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is currently seeking a highly motivated and reliable individual for a part-time summer position as our Development Intern. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, young organization and earn valuable experience as you learn key skills required to help grow support for the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.

Medford, MA

The City of Medford Office of Energy & Environment is looking for a graduate student intern who can help finalize Medford's climate vulnerability assessment and assist with climate change adaptation planning. For more information, please contact Alicia Hunt at

New York, NY

The Raben Group is a majority-minority national public affairs firm founded with a lofty goal and an audacious spirit: to make this nation greater and to move public policy in a sensible, humane direction.We seek a graduate-level student to join our firm as an Intern in our New York City office. ​The intern will work directly with staff on client teams and special projects. Typical responsibilities include general administrative support for team/project activities; logistical coordination and on-site staffing of issue briefings, facilitated dialogues, press conferences, coalition meetings and other convenings; research and writing; and other duties as assigned.

Boston, MA

Working with the Climate Preparedness Program Manager, the Climate Ready Boston (CRB) Intern will provide research and coordination for the City of Boston’s climate preparedness activities. This will include providing coordination support to the East Boston and Charlestown Coastal Resilience project, including community engagement and outreach. For more information, please contact Mia Goldwasser at

Boston, MA

Under the direction of Senior Planners, support public outreach and its internal coordination. Assist with public process, document production, workshops, as well as planning, zoning and land use regulation initiatives. Assist in the drafting of text for Board of Appeal recommendations and planning initiative final reports.
Cambridge, MA

Individuals with undergraduate training and limited prior work experience join IEc as Research Analysts (RA). Working with other IEc consultants, Research Analysts gather and evaluate data; perform analyses using a variety of economic, financial, or scientific methods; and communicate results in both written and oral form. RAs work with a variety of other IEc staff, and must be able to effectively perform as part of a project team. An RA's responsibilities require consistent exercise of discretion and judgment to work on projects of significance to IEc and its clients.
The Raben Group has a rich tradition of mentorship and educational opportunities for students. We approach our internship as a learning experience for each student who joins us. Work directly with staff conducting background and issue-specific research. Draft and/or edit reports, briefings, memos, etc. Track pertinent legislation. Help plan and staff a wide range of convenings, including congressional, coalition, press and issue campaign events.
Roxbury, MA

ICIC is seeking a research and advisory intern who is able to work between 20-30 hours a week for 12-15 weeks through the summer, with the possibility of working more hours. The intern will work closely with research and advisory staff to support research projects concerning urban economic development and business growth issues. Responsibilities will include assisting in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, conducting primary research and literature reviews, and supporting content development, such as presentations, blogs and infographics.
Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 30.

Washington D.C.

There are various internships available in Sustainable Development, Transatlantic Dialogue, Climate and Energy.
Deadline to apply is Saturday, April 1.

Intern or Volunteer with to Save the Environment

About Green-U (launching soon) will help students contribute to the environmental sustainability of college/university campuses and communities, while also increasing environmental awareness, literacy, and activism.

Our platform has the following components:

  • Resources: We will provide extensive resources, how-to guides, and marketing assets to help people plan and improve sustainability programs, including waste reduction, composting, water use, food, landscaping, energy use, procurement, healthy buildings, solar, and transportation. While such resources exist today, they are difficult to find, scattered across multiple websites, and often available only to those who have paid for access.

  • Community: Our online community at each college/university will help all stakeholders—including student organizations, individual students, faculty members, staff, and administrators—coalesce and organize to envision, plan, promote, and implement these programs. It will also connect people interested in the same topics at different schools.

  • Surveys:  Surveys will gather information on environmental practices at individual schools nationwide.

  • Petition: Our online petition will allow members of each college/university to lend their voices to advocate for their school’s adoption of environmentally-sustainable policies.

  • Beyond-Campus: We will also advance the movement towards sustainability by providing news and ways to get involved beyond the campus.

  • Media, Partners, and Celebrities: We will engage with media, partner organizations, and celebrities to promote this program.

Interns, Volunteers, and Campus Reps
We are recruiting interns and volunteers to work in our Manhattan office or remotely. Focus on research and editorial, marketing, or community management. We are also recruiting campus reps to grow this movement at campuses nationwide.
  • Use your skills, experience, knowledge, creativity and talent to help us help students green their campuses and communities, while also building environmental awareness and activism.
  • Become a member of our dynamic and creative international team.
  • Take a leadership role in the movement to protect the environment.
  • Learn a tremendous amount.
  • Enhance your resume with a record of service and accomplishment, and get a glowing letter of recommendation.

Use and enhance your professional skills in any of these fields: environmental studies or engineering, research, editorial, strategy, partnerships, finance, communications, social media, graphics, community management, fundraising, sponsorships, Public Relations (PR), Human Resources (HR), marketing, event management, organizing, and activism.

This is a great place to work. We have had interns and volunteers from all over the United States and more than fifty countries. The atmosphere is energetic, creative, and fun. We value brainstorming, initiative, sharing, and collaborating. Think of it is a laboratory, studio, seminar, or incubator. We are also casual. We are interested in your brains, creativity and heart, rather than your attire. Want to work in jeans, t-shirt and flip-flops? That’s fine with us.

Green-U is a project of, which The New York Times called an “ of the nonprofit world” for our work in helping nonprofits capture money normally spent on traditional presents (BTW, we are recruiting interns and volunteers for a wide range of causes and roles on it; please see for more info on it). We are also getting ready to launch Green-U, which is described here.

Who, Where, When
  • We are glad to hear from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals who want to make a meaningful impact with their skills.
  • Work at our office or remotely. We are conveniently located at 7th Avenue and 33 Street, across from Penn Station in Manhattan. 
  • Full-time or part-time, school-year or summer, day or evening, weekday or weekend. We are flexible.
  • We provide a great opportunity to take a leadership role in making a meaningful change in the world, but this is an unpaid position.

Please share this opportunity with others who may be interested.

Apply Now 
Are you ready for a great experience and eager to make a difference?
Please send a resume and short cover letter to:  join [AT] ChangingThePresent [DOT] org.

Please tell us what role you would like to take, what you are passionate about, whether you would like to work from our office or remotely, and when you are available.
Thank you!

Frontier Group uses the power of ideas and information to achieve a cleaner environment and a fairer and more democratic society.
We produce timely, high-quality research reports on the nation’s pressing challenges: environmental protection, sustainable energy, good government and more. We help shape effective public policy strategies that address those problems. And we work to make sure the public and decision-makers hear our message through the media.

As a policy associate, you will:
·  Write compelling reports on social problems and solutions, using a variety of methodologies including literature reviews and data analysis.
·  Help advocates in the field craft a message that will change minds, spur action and generate media attention.
·  Write op-eds, blog entries and journal articles that insert our findings into the public debate.
·  Participate in trainings, presentations and panels.
·  Learn the skills of canvassing and managing a fundraising operation, and run a canvass office for a partner organization during the summer months.
·  Learn recruiting skills and participate in recruiting new Frontier Group staff

Location: Denver, CO, Boston, MA, and Santa Barbara, CA
Apply Today! Go to to submit a resume, cover letter with references, and writing sample. In your cover letter, please be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised and what location you are interested in.

Solar Project Development Job with OPDE

OPDE is a Spanish solar developer with development projects in the US. OPDE is seeking a paid intern to assist in the site selection of utility scale solar project sites. The candidate will utilize GIS software to identify sites that are appropriate for solar projects and free of environmental issues such as wetlands and endangered species The candidate will work closely with the development department leaders to understand solar development requirements and issues in the industry.

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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.  

Available Positions

National Campaign Director

Consumer Program

National Campaign Director

Tax & Budget Program

National Campaign Director

21st Century Transportation Program

State Director


Public Health Organizer

Maryland PIRG

Transportation Advocate


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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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 Please also keep in mind that our staff is available to visit your classes if you would like for us to give a quick (5-10 min) overview of our services or a longer presentation on a specific topic. 
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.
Thank you for referring your students to our resources, events, and advising services!
Do you know a student that is thinking of doing an unpaid summer internship? Encourage them to apply for funding through the Eagle Intern Fellowship Program. This program provides financial support to Boston College undergraduates who obtain internships with organizations that are not able to provide a salary. The application is currently open and can be found here. The final deadline is this Monday, April 3rd. Selected students will be receive a $3,500 fellowship. Interested students can find additional information and requirements on the Eagle Intern Fellowship website.


Meet over 100 participating employers through this virtual fair, which runs from 8 am - 8 pm on Tuesday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 5th. For more information and a list of employers by state and by position, visit

This event will include four different panels, each addressing different aspects of health and healthcare, and a networking reception with BC alums. Students are encouraged to attend any panel that suits their interest and are not required to stay for the entire event. 

Meet with recruiters from a range of industries who are looking to hire summer interns and full-time hires. 

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES: Career Chats & Workshop
So You've Declared a Major, Now What? Asses your Skills Wednesday, April 5 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Gasson 305 
Etiquette, Schmetiquette - Dine and Learn with the Career Center WednesdayApril 5 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Reservoir Apartment, 17th floor lounge *open only to juniors and seniors 
'Just in Time' Career Fair Prep Thursday, April 6 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Gasson 304 
Media, Writing, and Communications Panel Monday, April 10 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Thomas More Aparements
How to Market Your Student Leadership Experience Tuesday, April 11 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | McGuinn 400
Health Professions Personal Statement Webinar Wednesday, April 12 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Virtual Presentation
Employers host information sessions on campus throughout the academic year. Below is just a sampling of what's coming up.
CITI Thursday, March 30 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Virtual Presentation
KPMG Tuesday, April 11 | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Stokes Lawn (Social networking  event) 


Greentown Labs Member CompaniesNeed Interns! 

Are you a student interested in cleantech and energy? Or do you know a student who needs a summer internship? If yes, then look no further!

Greentown Labs is the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States and is currently home to 50+ companies! Located in Somerville, MA, just outside of Union Square, Greentown Labs provides prototyping lab, office and event space to startups that are developing technologies to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges.

Many of Greentown Labs' member companies are actively seeking interns for the summer so please check out our CAREERS BOARD and reach out to the company you're interested in. 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 and we're sure you'll feel that way working with any of our startups.

Students of all majors are encouraged to check out the openings but those with a business or engineering focus are highly sought after! 
Check out available internships here:!

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