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Do you have a passion for the environment, youth, and education? Are you a social media whiz? Have a thing for eco living and better business? Do you want to change the world? Then we want you to work for Teens Turning Green this fall!

Our Bay Area-based, global-reaching non-profit is seeking a communications and social media coordinator for major upcoming programs, specifically Project Green Challenge. We need a driven, innovative, collaborative multitasker to join our team from now through November – and potentially longer. Knowledge of or experience in the green space and digital media are preferred and you MUST be able to commit to 30 hours per week in our offices in Sausalito, California. Pay starts at $15 per hour.

Responsibilities include drafting and development of eco content, outreach to and monitoring relationships with high profile partners/sponsors/organizations/schools/media outlets, social media strategy and execution, website updates (wordpress/html), database input/upkeep (excel), intern management, calendar oversight, multimedia/photo/video editing (photoshop/final cut/iMovie), event coordination, and more. We are a small, nimble, rapid-moving, high-impact team.

If you feel qualified for and interested in this opportunity, please email us your resume and statement of why you would be a stellar addition to our organization with the subject line “TTG PGC Coordinator Job.” We look forward to hearing from you!

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Silicon Valley HealthCorps jobs

Posted by: Anne Ernst | May 23, 2014 | No Comment |

In an innovative partnership, The Health Trust has joined together with AmeriCorps and 10 local organizations to form the Silicon Valley HealthCorps. The goal of this collaboration is to improve community health by providing ongoing garden-based nutrition education to youth in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The HealthCorps will also increase the availability and affordability of locally grown produce through the development of new community and school gardens, low-cost farm stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs.

To apply, please email the following documents in one pdf document saved as “Your Name_SVHC Application” to svhealthcorps@healthtrust.org

  • Your resume
  • The completed Application Form (Word .doc)
  • Accompanying application materials (Parts II and IV of the application, additional work experiences if applicable)

Applications are due by July 1, 2014. On the application, applicants will indicate the positions they are interested in. Submitted applications will be sent to all of the sites that applicants indicate. Sites will review applications and conduct in-person interviews with selected applicants. Offers will be extended to selected applicants by August 1, 2014. The program will begin September 2, 2014.

All Silicon Valley HealthCorps positions are full-time, year-long positions beginning in September and continuing to August. Benefits include a $16,000 living allowance stipend, a $5,550 post-service education award, and optional health insurance coverage. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to SVHealthCorps@healthtrust.org.

The complete list of positions is below. To read the position description, please go to the following website:  http://healthtrust.org/volunteer/join-svhc/

We look forward to reading your application!

 

 

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Downeast Lakes Land Trust Internship, 2014

Community Forest Conservation: Habitat, Recreation, & Education

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. We protect lakeshores, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. We are dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to announce a 2014 summer internship opportunity that will provide broad exposure and experience in the work of a community-based conservation group. The intern will assist with habitat projects, maintenance of hiking trails and campsites, planning future trails, DLLT events, and education programs.

Read more, including how to apply, at

http://www.downeastlakes.org/2014/02/2014-internship-opportunity-available/

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Our organization:  Cultivating Community, based in Portland, Maine and active in greater Portland and Lewiston, is committed to growing sustainable communities in three ways: by feeding our hungry, empowering our families, and healing our planet.

Position:  Assistant for Youth Growers and Grow Interns, two summer programs for teens to participate in growing, harvesting, delivering and cooking fruits and vegetables. Youth learn about and address issues of food justice in their community through garden work, cooking healthy meals, volunteering with emergency food programs, delivering produce to seniors and visiting local farms. Intern will assist with all aspects of this program and have the opportunity to share their personal experience and expertise.

Timeframe:  End of May/Beginning of June- ideally through end of August. Regular hours are M-TH 8-4 PM and Fridays 8-12.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with daily programming such as garden work, delivering produce, volunteering and field trips
  • Create 1-4 workshops for teens around topics relevant to them
  • Complete assigned garden tasks such as watering, weeding, etc.

Qualifications, Education & Experience

  • Demonstrated interest in nutrition, food justice and sustainable agriculture
  • Able to work outdoors in hot and rainy conditions
  • Comfortable working with English Language Learners
  • Comfortable stepping back when appropriate and allowing teens to take the lead
  • Flexible, creative and a good sense of humor
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Works well independently and as part of a team

 Location:  This position is based in our Portland, Maine office: 52 Mayo St.

Compensation

Weekly vegetable share

Experience working with a non-profit, youth development organization

Experience working in urban and sustainable agriculture

Two tickets to a farm to table meal

A fun, rewarding summer working outdoors with teens!

 How to Apply:  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three references to anna@cultivatingcommunity.org with “Summer Youth Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications can also be sent via U.S. Mail to:

Cultivating Community
P.O. Box 3792
Portland, ME 04104

The letter of interest should explain your qualifications and your interest in the position. People from the communities in which we work (Cumberland and Androscoggin Counties, Maine with a key focus in Maine’s refugee communities) are particularly encouraged to apply. If you submit your application electronically, please do NOT send a duplicate paper submission.

 Many of our summer interns find funding through their schools or other fellowship programs such as the Forest Foundation. Please let us know if you are interested and need assistance looking for funding. Also ask your career center for information about summer internship funds.

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Our organization:  Cultivating Community, based in Portland, Maine and active in greater Portland and Lewiston, is committed to growing sustainable communities in three ways: by feeding our hungry, empowering our families, and healing our planet.

Position:  Assistant for Youth Growers and Grow Interns, two summer programs for teens to participate in growing, harvesting, delivering and cooking fruits and vegetables. Youth learn about and address issues of food justice in their community through garden work, cooking healthy meals, volunteering with emergency food programs, delivering produce to seniors and visiting local farms. The Kitchen Manager will be in charge of planning and cooking daily meals with groups of 3-4 teens.

Timeframe:  End of May/Beginning of June- ideally through end of August. Regular hours are M-F 8-4 PM

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and cook healthy, delicious meals for 25 people each day with a crew of 3-4 teens
  • Facilitate youth leadership and decision-making in the kitchen
  • Assist with daily programming such as nutrition education, garden work, volunteering and field trips
  • Create 1-4 workshops for teens around topics relevant to them
  • Complete assigned garden tasks such as watering, weeding, etc.

Qualifications, Education & Experience

  • Demonstrated interest in nutrition, food justice and sustainable agriculture
  • Ability to cook healthy and delicious meals for large groups, consistently and on time
  • Able to work outdoors in hot and rainy conditions
  • Comfortable working with English Language Learners
  • Comfortable stepping back when appropriate and allowing teens to take the lead
  • Flexible, creative and a good sense of humor
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Works well independently and as part of a team

Location:  This position is based in our Portland, Maine office: 52 Mayo St.

Compensation

Weekly vegetable share

Experience working with a non-profit, youth development organization

Experience working in urban and sustainable agriculture

Two tickets to a farm to table meal

A fun, rewarding summer working outdoors with teens!

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three references to anna@cultivatingcommunity.org with “Summer Youth Program Assistant” in the subject line. Applications can also be sent via U.S. Mail to:

Cultivating Community
P.O. Box 3792
Portland, ME 04104

The letter of interest should explain your qualifications and your interest in the position. People from the communities in which we work (Cumberland and Androscoggin Counties, Maine with a key focus in Maine’s refugee communities) are particularly encouraged to apply. If you submit your application electronically, please do NOT send a duplicate paper submission.

Many of our summer interns find funding through their schools or other fellowship programs such as the Forest Foundation. Please let us know if you are interested and need assistance looking for funding. Also ask your career center for information about summer internship funds.

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Environmental Health Strategy Center Internship

Posted by: Anne Ernst | February 19, 2014 | No Comment |

2014 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZING FELLOWSHIP

Help improve human health by preventing harm from toxic chemicals! The Environmental Health Strategy Center is seeking outgoing, passionate, and self-motivated students who are passionate about social justice and environmental health issues for our Environmental Health Organizing Fellowship. Interns will build the organization’s base of support for statewide and national campaigns to phase out toxic chemicals from household products, while also helping to build pressure on elected officials by engaging supporters in taking action. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in community organizing, gain an introduction to complex environmental health issues, and experience what it is like to work at a non-profit organization.

Activities may include:

  • Participating in state and national level campaigns to advance toxic chemical reforms
  • Conducting outreach at fairs and festivals throughout the state to gather new supporters through a petition drive
  • Organizing outreach events such as films and workshops, with special focus on Maine’s cancer-affected communities
  • Conducting voter engagement work
  • Reaching out to supporters to take action through phone calls, emails, and social media
  • Planning and coordinating events
  • Recruiting activists to join rallies and media events
  • Engaging in research that fulfils both EHSC’s organizational needs and the intern’s interests

Interns will develop skills in many areas of advocacy work, including:

  • Community outreach
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Political education
  • Research
  • Communications
  • Events

    Ideal candidates will be:

  • Passionate about children’s health, environmental health, and social justice
  • Outgoing and able to make connections to new people, with good communication skills
  • Organized, punctual, self-motivated, able to work independently
  • Able to learn basic information quickly and stay on message

Hours and Compensation
This is an unpaid internship with flexible hours. Students are encouraged to seek funding from their institution or external sources. EHSC staff will help with any necessary paperwork for students applying for grants.

To Apply:
Please send the following as attachments to Emily Postman at epostman@preventharm.org:

  1. 1)  Letter of interest no longer than 1 page. Please tell us what about the Environmental Health Organizing Fellowship interests you, give us an example of an experience that has made you concerned about social justice, and explain why you would be a good fit for this position based on the job description
  2. 2)  Resume including your contact information, a list of activities you have been involved with and any relevant course work
  3. 3)  Names and contact info of 2-3 professional and/or academic references (at least one professional)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through April 1st, 2014. Feel free to contact us with questions!

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Watershed Stewardship in Adirondacks

Posted by: Anne Ernst | February 19, 2014 | No Comment |

Position Vacancy, 2014

Positions:  Full time (approximately 30) and part time (few) positions available.

Full-time (40 hours) – work all weekends plus 3 days per week (5 days per week total);  part time position works weekends, plus one weekday morning.

Supervisory positions (2)

Background & Mission of the Program

The Watershed Stewardship Program (WSP) at Paul Smith’s College is a community‑based program designed primarily to educate the public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues pertaining to specific watersheds. Stewards interact with visitors at boat ramps and perform watercraft inspections intended to prevent the transport of AIS. The WSP also fulfils research and service functions. Visit this link for our annual report:http://www.adkinvasives.com/Aquatic/Resources/documents/WSPProgramSummary2013.pdf

Steward locations: Lake Placid/Saranac Lake/Tupper Lake area, Chateaugay Lake, Cranberry Lake, Long Lake, Raquette Lake, Fulton Chain of Lakes, Stillwater Reservoir, Saratoga Lake and other lakes.  Most stewards should be located within commuting distance of Paul Smith’s College, Saratoga Lake, Tupper Lake, or Raquette Lake.  Housing is not provided by WSP.

Term of appointment: May 19 – August 24, 2014 (14 weeks); 1 additional week until Labor Day required, depending on employee’s fall semester school schedule (15 weeks total)  Base pay: $13.50/hour

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Public education and natural/cultural history interpretation.
  • Perform watercraft inspections; remove AIS, operation of boat wash station (where present).
  • Data collection: boat launch use patterns, AIS removal.
  • Service projects (one day per week): invasive species mapping and control, loon monitoring, trail maintenance, write newsletter, update social media, environmental education with all ages and presentations.
  • Report writing.

General Qualifications:

  • Completed or pursuing a degree in natural resources, biology, environmental studies, science, or a related field.
  • Capable of performing duties independently and proactively.
  • Strong verbal communication, writing, and environmental interpretation skills.
  • Ability to work in rainy weather, both on and off the water.
  • Must possess and provide proof of medical coverage effective during the period of this appointment.
  • Individual vehicle needed for commuting to duty stations.

Specialty Skills Preferred

  • Experience operating and navigating small watercraft.
  • Writing, desktop publishing, public speaking/education proficiency.
  • Capacity to carry and maneuver up to 50 pounds and perform other strenuous activities.
  • Experience, training, and/or NYS certification in herbicide use

To Apply:

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Word format to: employment@paulsmiths.edu

Mailing address: Director of Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY  12970.

Faxed to: (518) 327-6161. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted either in-person, via telephone, or computer conferencing.

Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program.      EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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NSF REU Wisconsin

Posted by: Anne Ernst | February 12, 2014 | No Comment |

New summer research internship with the NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

The LAKES (Linking Applied Knowledge in Environmental Sustainability) REU focuses on water quality and phosphorus mitigation in an interdisciplinary manner over an 8 week program (June 15-August 8), with projects in sociology, microbiology, economics, geology, anthropology, mathematics, or communications. Students will be provided with room and board and a generous stipend during their participation in the LAKES program.
This program prioritizes under-represented students, pairing them with mentors in individual projects that collectively will contribute to a more complete understanding of the dynamic interactions of our political economy, our social networks, and our ecosystems.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2014 summer program is March 1st. Complete program information can be found here: http://www.uwstout.edu/lakes/.
Questions can be directed to: lakes@uwstout.edu

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Internship at Sustainable South Bronx

Posted by: Anne Ernst | February 12, 2014 | No Comment |

Community Greening Intern

About the Internship: The Community Greening Intern will work closely with the Director of Sustainable Policy and Research to provide support for SSBx’s South Bronx AirCasting project in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx. This new project will engage South Bronx high school students and local community residents in monitoring air quality in their community using smartphone technology. This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate student hoping to acquire hands-on, non-profit work experience while also making an impact.

Duties

- Work with our technology partner – HabitatMap – and the Community Greening Team to develop a lesson plan for an 8-week air quality education and monitoring program
Supervise education program and develop an execution plan with student participants and Youth Leaders
- Develop partnerships with local schools and civic groups to recruit participants with the goal of recruiting 100 individuals to participate in the AirCasting field sessions
- Along with Youth Leaders, develop introductory lessons and end-of-session debriefs to support the field experience
- Oversee the collection, validation and analysis of data
- Coordinate and lead Youth Leaders in the development of a forum to present air quality findings to local statekholders
- Develop a final report that summarizes the activities and findings of the South Bronx Aircasting project

Qualifications:

Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Sustainable South Bronx
Commitment and previous experience in environmental justice, community development and/or public health
Previous program management experience and ability to execute a project from start to finish
Excellent research, writing, analytical and communication skills
Previous experience teaching, mentoring or training youth
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other basic computer software applications
Knowledge and understanding of geospatial analysis and GIS preferred but not required
Able to work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner
Willing to support and assist existing team members
Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed
Previous experience with community outreach is preferred
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree required
Schedule: Twenty hours per week, beginning in February 2014 and ending approximately late June/early July 2014.

To Apply

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter, addressed to Angela Tovar, Director of Sustainable Policy and Research, to hr@ssbx.org. The subject line of the email should read “Community Greening Intern.”

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REU: Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity

Posted by: Anne Ernst | February 6, 2014 | No Comment |

REU Opportunity Summer 2014: “Research Experience for Undergraduates in
Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity”

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Biological Sciences
invites applicants for the NSF sponsored Research Experience for
Undergraduates (REU) in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity. This is a 10 week
summer program. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduate
students with experience in hypothesis-driven collaborative research
utilizing field based and/or laboratory methods and fully engage students in
projects associated with the ecology and evolution influencing Chihuahuan
Desert biodiversity.

THE PROGRAM PROVIDES:
- High quality research experience in ecology and evolutionary biology in
the field and/or lab
- Research opportunities at the Indio Mountains Research Station (IMRS), a
40,000 acre facility controlled by UTEP
- One-on-one and group mentoring from active research faculty in
multidisciplinary fields
- Training in bioethics and other relevant professional skills

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks
- Housing in shared apartment and field station
- Travel reimbursement of up to $600

For more information on the program, research projects or to apply please
visit: http://science.utep.edu/cdb-reu/

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