Thursday, August 24, 2017

Summer Announcements (August)

New Student Group – Conversations About Social and Environmental (CASE) Impact
 Are you passionate about relevant environmental issues such as fracking, climate change, deforestation, and overpopulation? Come check out Conversations About Social and Environmental (CASE) Impact at the Student Involvement Fair Friday September 1st!
CASE Impact aims to create a space for students to explore social and environmental issues while practicing innovative problem solving.  Through conversation, exploration, and design thinking, CASE Impact encourages the collaboration of diverse perspectives as a way to combat these complex problems.
If you are interested and would like to know more feel free to reach out to Gabriel Mclarnan ( or Shin Cai (

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

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

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

More info at BC Event Calendar

Governor Bill Ritter
Public Talk

Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 PM
McMullen Museum
2100 Commonwealth Ave

The Environmental Studies Program will be sponsoring a talk by Governor Bill Ritter on climate change and energy policy and his book Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution.
Governor Ritter was elected Colorado's 41st governor in 2006. During his four-year term, he established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by building a New Energy Economy. After leaving the Governor’s Office, Ritter founded the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, which works with state and federal policy makers to create clean energy policy throughout the country.
More details to come.  
The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management.
Most seminar meetings revolve around the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper.
For more information and to see the full schedule, see here.
This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. This series covers a broad range of topics including food history, social history, and the connection between technology and  the environment.
See the full schedule here.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Events & Meetings Coordinator will lead the coordination, execution, and follow-up of NCSE’s annual events, including the National Conference and Global Forum, Academic-Federal Dialogue, Energy Education Summit, EnvironMentors National Fair, and biannual member meetings, as well as other stand-alone meetings as needed.
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Membership Manager will lead recruitment and expansion efforts for NCSE’s existing membership categories, including four-year and two-year institutions of higher education, and lead the development of new membership categories beyond our current membership base for launch in 2018.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will support community-engaged research, teaching, and practice within the Environmental Studies Program and its affiliated faculty and students. The coordinator will support program efforts by working closely with internal and external partners on interdisciplinary environmental initiatives that emphasize equity, justice and holistic change. The coordinator will serve as a central hub for community engagement by connecting faculty with people and projects, building and managing external partnerships, and facilitating interdisciplinary, community engaged work.
For more information and to apply, see here.
This week Ceres posted our fall internships, we have 10 positions available across the organization that could be wonderful opportunities for BC students. In particular, there is a Corporate Sustainability Research & Analysis Intern and a Ceres Roadmap & Human Rights Intern.

Each fall internship position requires 10 to 15 hours of work per week, though schedules can be flexible to fit with classes. Ceres compensates interns at a rate of $13.00/hour. Our Fall Internship Program runs from mid-September 2017 through mid-December 2017. Applications will be reviewed the week of August 21.

To see the full list of Ceres' internships and apply, see here.


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

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

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

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


Field & Digital Outreach Coordinator

The Environmental Voter Project is seeking a Field & Digital Outreach Coordinator with at least one year of experience in political field work and social media communications. The Field & Digital Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Field Director and Executive Director to manage and execute the organization's multi-state field campaigns, volunteer recruitment & training, digital mobilization, and social media communications. This is a full-time position in Boston, MA, offering competitive salary and benefits.

visit here for more details and application instructions. 

Fall 2017 Intern
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. 

Please visit here for more details and application instructions