Modeling Rift Valley fever in African buffalo: biological insights and mathematical challenges
Date: Wednesday, April 23rd
Location: Kemeny 007
Carrie A. Manore
NSF Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability Fellow
Center for Computational Science and Mathematics Department
Rift Valley fever virus (RVF) is an emerging zoonotic disease that cycles between wildlife, livestock, and people in Africa, causing significant loss. It is spread primarily by mosquitoes and emergence in Europe and North America is a risk. Current literature has focused on correlating large epidemics of RVF with weather events. However, little attention has been given to the underlying mechanisms driving epidemics and persistence, such as transmission from mosquitoes to wildlife. It is unclear how RVF virus persists during the inter-epidemic periods, but there are two potential nonexclusive explanations for RVF virus persistence: 1) RVF is maintained in the mosquito population via vertical transmission, or 2) RVF circulates undetected in some wildlife reservoir population.
We designed and analyzed a mathematical model for the dynamics of RVF to address the role of free-living African buffalo in Kruger National Park in the persistence of RVF. We found that a combination of vertical transmission and circulation in an alternate reservoir is the most likely explanation of persistence of RVF in Kruger. Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an invasive bacterial disease also recently infecting African buffalo. We extend the RVF model to examine immune-mediated interactions between chronic BTB and RVF outbreaks on a population level. We hypothesize that BTB can facilitate infection with RVF in buffalo, resulting in larger outbreaks. We also highlight the mathematical challenges posed by the study.
CRYING WOLF: Can Canis Lupis Recovery Warrant Removal from Endangered Species List?
Panel on delisting the Grey Wolf from the endangered species list hosted Vermont Law School's Animal Law Society.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, 5-7pm. Chase Hall, Vermont Law School campus. Dinner and refreshments will be served.
Field Courses at Paul Smith's College
Paul Smith's College, located in the Adirondack mountains of New York, is offering 3-week field courses this summer. Courses include: Field Ornithology, Field Botany, Field Herpetology, Grassland Ecosystems, and GIS Natural Resource Applications. Courses will run in two sessions: May 19 – June 6 and June 9 – June 27. The cost is $1554 per 3-credit course. You are allowed to take one course each session. Room and board for the summer is approximately $900 for a three week session. Courses are open to college students with introductory biology credit.
For more information visit www.paulsmiths.edu/summer.
Barnegat Bay Partnership Field and Lab Coordinator
The Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP) is seeking to fill an opening for a full-time field and lab coordinator to be based in our Toms River office. The selected candidate will assist BBP staff with various field and laboratory projects, including water quality monitoring/testing and wetlands, jellyfish, and fisheries monitoring and assessment. They will be responsible for the care of field and laboratory equipment, including various water quality meters and other gear, and will assist with data collection, data entry, and preliminary data analyses and graphical presentation using spreadsheet, database (e.g., Microsoft Excel or Access) and other software. The position also supports field and laboratory projects by conducting literature reviews and drafting short sections for reports. As with all BBP staff they will also be expected to communicate with the public informally regarding the field and or laboratory projects they work on.
For more information and to apply click here.
2014 Summer Institute Leadership Trainings at Metta Earth in Lincoln, VT
During these leadership trainings, participants have the opportunity to deepen personal growth, while building skills to lead and empower others. Each of the three sessions offers an in depth focus as a response to the environmental, social, and spiritual crises manifesting on the planet at this time.
Session 1 Permaculture & Ecovillage Design June 15-28
Session 2 Social Change Activism July 6-19
Session 3 Wilderness and Eco-pyschology July 27-August 9
$1500 for one session
$2500 for two sessions
$3500 for three sessions
For more information and to apply visit http://mettaearth.org.
Full-time Positions Availiable at Ramapo for Children
Ramapo is looking for recent college graduates with the ability to live on their Rhinebeck, NY campus and work with the 8,000 children, young adults, educators and youth workers who visit their campus each year for their outdoor adventure-based retreats. It is a full-time, salary position including room, board, and full benefits.
For more information, call 845-876-8423 or apply at http://www.ramapoforchildren.org/ramayear.
Revisioning Sustainability Conference
Revisioning Sustainability is a working-conference held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At this conference we provide an array of innovative examples and hands-on skill building within the intersection of food and sustainability.At this premiere gathering of food sustainability and permaculture professionals, we bring together campus and community leaders from permaculture initiatives, programs such as the Real Food Challenge, sustainable procurement professionals, progressive administrators, and student advocates from campuses nationwide in order to collectively develop new ideas, strengthen existing networks, and gain tools that will aide in the cultivation of a truly regenerative world.
The conference will be held June 22 – 25, 2014 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts. For more information and to register click here.
Wilderness Fellowship Opportunity with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service
Wilderness Fellows will be stationed in National Wildlife Refuges or National Parks where they will work with refuge staff to implement a new wilderness stewardship inventory and monitoring initiative. We anticipate funding eight Wilderness Fellows this year, six with National Wildlife Refuges, and two with National Parks. Duties include identifying wilderness character measures of interest to the refuge or park, implementing inventory and monitoring strategies, and handling other duties to support wilderness stewardship within the assigned refuges or parks.
A 1-page cover letter, 1-page resume (2 sides), and three professional references must be submitted by March 17, 2014. Please submit all materials as a single file (preferably PDF), with applicant "last name, first name" as the file name. Please direct application submissions and/or questions to:
Nancy Roeper, National Wilderness Coordinator
National Wildlife Refuge System
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Donella Meadows Institute Summer Sustainability Internship
The Donella Meadows Institute is offering a paid internship for summer 2014! We are a small nonprofit in Norwich, VT looking for an eager, environmentally-minded intern. Our Institute, founded by leading environmental thinker Donella Meadows, uses systems thinking as a tool to bring our world's social, economic, and environmental systems into closer alignment for long-term sustainability.
Application deadline is March 16. For more information and to apply click here.
The GREEN Program
The GREEN Program is a short-term experience which combines hands-on education, adventure, service learning, cultural immersion and global networking to create an unparalleled learning experience in Iceland, Costa Rica and other countries. This program has served as a career platform and launchpad for young innovative leaders of tomorrow. The GREEN Program has Iceland 8-Day Spring Programs and 10-Day Summer Programs: Noted as the greenest country in the world, Iceland is an untapped reserve of energy and adventure. We have partnered with Reykjavík University's Renewable Energy and Sustainability Master's Program (REYST) at the Iceland School of Energy to provide quality insight into the industry from the leading innovators and industry experts. Dates: March 9-16, March 16-23, May 14-23, May 28-June 6, June 11-20, and August 13-22.
For more information and to apply click here.
Opportunities in Ecology at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Cary Institute is offering several positions for the summer of 2014.
For more information and to apply visit www.caryinstitute.org. Application deadline is February 22, 2014 or when position is filled. Send cover letter (indicating job reference number), resume with educational background and relevant course work, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to the attention of Human Resources or email email@example.com.
Become an Environment America Fellow
Environment New Hampshire is part of the Environment America federation, a federation of 29 state-based groups with nearly 100 professional staff and more than 1 million members, activists and allies across the country. Each year, we hire graduating seniors with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future and do what it takes to win. Our Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles.
To learn more and to apply visit jobs.environmentamerica.org. Early application deadline is Sunday, February 16th.
Earth Corps 2014
Earth Corps is a selective field-based course that offers motivated, environmentally conscious students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Colorado wilderness. The program is designed to integrate key lessons in environmental studies with the completion of multiple critical environmental restoration projects. Run by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute in partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Earth Corps attracts exceptional students from across the nation to participate in this unique service learning opportunity.
Application early deadline March 7, final deadline March 28. Participants announced April 18. For more information and to apply visit http://www.rmfi.org/programs/earth-corps.
Williams-Mystic Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2014
The Maritime Studies Program at Williams-Mystic is an approved Dartmouth College Exchange Program open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Williams-Mystic program educates undergraduate students in a semester-long academic investigation of the sea that is accompanied by travel throughout the United States and original research opportunities. Apply through Off Campus Programs.
Application Deadline: February 7, 2014 (extensions possible).
Seeking Marine Science or Environmental Studies Major to Manage National Ocean Education Program, Full Time Position (40 hours/wk)
Seeking a marine science or environmental studies major to run daily operations and outreach efforts for the Ocean Awareness Student Contest , a national contest aimed at inspiring next generation ocean stewardship and linking Art and Science. This is an incredible opportunity for a passionate ocean lover or environmentalist who is an organized self-starter with great ideas and conscientious follow through. People skills, a collaborative mindset and an ability to travel are a must. Candidate must also possess strong writing, research and communication skills, familiarity with excel, and be social media savvy. Candidates should live in the Boston area (or be willing to relocate) and be able to meet with contest founder on a weekly basis. Much of the work can be done from a home office, though some local and national travel will be necessary. Regular collaboration with the team, including the founder, website designer and current admin for training and ongoing support is available. We are looking for a candidate looking to make a 2-3 year commitment to this program. Salary 40K + benefits.
For more information visit http://www.fromthebowseat.org/.
Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Solutions
Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Solutions will be held in Manchester, NH May 19-21, 2014 hosted by Antioch University New England and U.S. EPA Regions 1 & 2. Undergraduate and graduate students from U.S. and Canadian institutions are welcome to attend. Presentations abstracts are due February 28, 2014. Posters will be judged and $250 will be awarded to the best poster.
For more information visit http://www.antiochne.edu/innovation/climate-change-preparedness/ or email Michael Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Conference 2014 Poster" as the subject/title.
2014 Summer Internship Opportunities
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) is looking to hire up to three current undergraduate or graduate students as interns for the summer of 2014. The internships are full-time positions over the course of 10–12 weeks (400 hours). Beginning and ending dates are negotiable. Salary will be $15.00 per hour with potential additional funds for living and relocation expenses. As temporary employees of ILTF, interns are not eligible for employee benefits.
For more information and to apply click here.
Ms/PhD Assistantships in Forest Policy & Administration at Texas A&M
Texas A&M Assissant Professor has funding available for one or more masters and/or PhD students to work as research assistants on several projects related to forest policy and administrative decision-making. Current projects focus on (a) comparative research on the impacts of forest policy in developing countries at the national level, and (b) comparative research on the decision-making of foresters employed in government agencies & the private sector in India, the US, and Mexico. Students with significant experience in the forest sectors of these three countries, or in other developing countries, are particularly encouraged to apply. Accepted students will have to formally apply to either the masters or PhD programs in Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University. Students who are accepted will receive funding through a a combination of research and teaching assistantships, which will be sufficient to cover tuition fees and a basic cost of living.
Harvard Forest Research Program
Harvard Forest offers an exciting program for up to 35 undergraduate students from institutions across the country to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research for 11 weeks during the summer.
Project areas include but are not limited to: Invasive Plants, Pests & Pathogens; Conservation Management and Biodiversity; Plant Biology, Population and Community Ecology; Watershed and Aquatic Ecology; Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchanges; Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change; Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics; and Reading and Conserving the New England Landscape.
Students are paid a stipend approximately $5,500 for the 11‑week session which runs from mid May through early August. Excellent onsite housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided.
Online applications available at http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu.
Trees for Zambia Participation Project
Are you a keen environmentalist who could host a series of workshops on things like food farming, permaculture, fruit drying and enterprise development, bee keeping, indigenous fruits, renewable energy, up-cycling crafts etc.? Then check out Greenpop's Trees for Zambia 2014!
Program Dates: June 15 - July 6
National Environmental Education Foundation Internship
Environmental Health Education Intern
The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) www.neefusa.org, a national leader in advancing environmental literacy, is seeking an Intern for the Health & Environment Program www.neefusa.org/health.
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please refer to ‘Health Intern’ in the subject line. This is an unpaid position and the work schedule can be 20-40 hours per week; hours are flexible within organization operating hours (9:00a – 5:00p). The ideal start date is mid to late January.
Spring Break - New York City
Uncover the unique ecological infrastructure of this major metropolis. Meet innovators in food, energy, and resource management.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
Summer - Catskill Mountains
Delve into the environmental politics of this critical NY State bio-region. Participate in any number of week-long units.
Application Deadline: April 1
Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program
The Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. The SEE-U program gives you the opportunity to participate in a combination of lectures and labs, while conducting environmental fieldwork in unique natural settings around the world.
Click here to apply now.
SEA Semester Info Session
SEA semester offers programs in marine science, policy, history and culture.
Info Session Thursday, November 14th at noon at second floor Fairchild.
Marine Debris: Beyond Our Beaches
Lecture by Dr. Amy NS Siuda from SEA Semester
SEA continues to play an active role in advancing open ocean plastic debris research. Learn about the magnitude of accumulation of plastic debris in the Atlantic and the Pacific. Hear about recent projects designed to understand the physical fate and ecological impacts of this accumulation.
Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 14, 3:30pm at Steele 007.
Greenpeace Semester Spring Break 2014
The Greenpeace Semester is an environmental training program for young adults who are driven to make real, positive change in their communities and on their campuses. And we're excited to offer a new Spring Break program! The Semester gives participants skills to organize and advocate for the environment -- from volunteer recruitment to using the media to talk about an issue to the philosophy of non-violent action, participants leave the program well-prepared to make a difference.
Session 1: March 10-14
Session 2: March 24-28
For more information and to apply click here.
Environment America Fellowship
As an Environment America fellow, you'll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the kinds of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. You'll work for one of our 29 state affiliates or our national group, and run one of our campaigns. You'll work alongside a staff person with 5 to 20 years of experience and participate in classroom trainings a few times a year to complement what you learn in the field.
To learn more and to apply visit jobs.environmentamerica.org.
The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.
Award: $2,500 for college students (number of awards varies per year).
Deadline: January 17, 2014
For more information, please visit the Intertribal Timber Council website at www.itcnet.org.
Youth are converging on Pittsburgh, PA (a city on the front lines of climate and environmental issues) from October 18 to 21st to join Powershift 2013. You can join the Dartmouth delegation! There will be panels and skills building sessions about advocacy, policy and the environment, breakout groups and more!
D.E. Shaw Internship
Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group has grown into a highly successful investment and technology development firm by hiring remarkably talented people who in many cases had no previous experience in the position for which they were hired.
Interested students should apply online https://www.deshaw.com/recruit/jobs/OC/EB/Dartmouth.
Kalu Yala Independent Study Abroad and Entrepreneurial Internships
Kalu Yala Independent Study Abroad and Entrepreneurial Internships, based 45 minutes from Panama City, is an 11-week skill-share and development trial-and-error laboratory for students in a variety of fields. The program allows students and young professionals to come to Panama and gain cultural exposure, work experience, and knowledge while creating a project that will ultimately help shape a sustainable community.
For more information and to apply visit http://kaluyalastudyabroad.com/.
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is the leading environmental academic and research program in Israel. The Arava Institute offers both undergraduate and graduate levels of study, as well as internships and research opportunities, all of which incorporate environmental studies, peace building, and community building skills. The program brings together Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, North American, and other international students, in coexistence and in academic study, using passion for the environment as the connecting thread and the common goal. For more information, please contact Sarah Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-266-7100.
Sierra Club Internship Opportunity
The Beyond Oil campaign is now accepting applications for Fall 2013 interns. Interns will be located in Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA; or other locations. Applicants can start as soon as August 1st, but the start and end dates are flexible. Please contact Jessica Eckdish, Beyond Oil Program Assistant, at Jessica.Eckdish@sierraclub.org or 202-548-4598 if you have any questions or want any more information.
VSC Seeks Program Officer
VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) seeks a Program Officer to implement and help expand the world's largest voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) program. The successful candidate will provide guidance and support to a wide array of VCS stakeholders, while managing the development of new VCS methodologies and providing various research tasks as needed. The ideal candidate also possesses the communication skills necessary to assist with a variety of outreach functions.
Environment New Hampshire Field Associate
Environment New Hampshire's field associate will build the public and political support we need to protect New Hampshire's environment. We face powerful opposition, and to overcome that opposition we need media attention, the support of broad-based coalitions, an informed public and grassroots action to win the day for our environment. Our field fellow will organize news events, bring community leaders and other constituencies together around our issues and organize grassroots actions to show support for our campaigns.
High Mowing Organic Seeds Job Opportunity
High Mowing Organic Seeds is looking for a general manager. The GM will focus on day-to-day management of the business, overseeing the 11-person management team, and fostering the positive and productive culture for the 60+ people who work here. This person will get familiar with all aspects of High Mowing's farm and operations and help guide High Mowing through our next phase of growth and development.
Summer Jobs with Environment Massachusetts
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, and Environmental Action.
This summer, we are running an office in Cambridge, MA, to build support for Environment Massachusetts. We will work on campaigns to help protect the Cape Cod National Seashore and preserve funding for our state's national parks. This is your chance to spend your summer working for a great cause, while gaining valuable campaign leadership experience.
The Fund for the Public Interest is looking for paid activists to help us generate the grassroots support it will take to win, by engaging people at the door in communities across the state. Rapid promotion is available, as we are working to expand our presence quickly in the next year. Visit our website to learn more and apply online at http://www.fundforthepublicinterest.org/ and select the Cambridge office option or call 617-661-0916.
Organic Farming and Health Promotion with Instituto Hauyuna, Mala Valley, Peru
Huayuná is an NGO that works in the Mala and Omas Valleys, located in the rural farmlands of Peru about 100 kilometers south of Lima metropolitan area. Huayuná's mission is to build more sustainable agriculture and health care systems for communities living along the Mala River. Small-scale farming is the primary economic activity in this region. Farmers have been using highly toxic pesticides, a combination of organophosphates, carbamates and other pesticides, in dangerous volumes for many years. Less than one percent of the nearly 5000 farmers in the Mala Valley engage in organic farming. Huayuná aims to transition many more farmers to organic production and to reduce the overall impact of pesticide use in the Valley. In conjunction with this work, Huayuná works with other NGOs and the Ministry of Health to strengthen the community health promoter network in these regions.
For more information and to apply for their summer internship click here.
Mesa Summer in Peru
Participants will train alongside farmers and MESA Alumni, learn from experts and engage in workshops and community-based projects that reinforce their academic coursework. Curriculum and fieldwork will explore traditional Peruvian agriculture, farmer-to-farmer exchange, agroecology practices, local market drivers, social movements and agricultural reform. The project-based education and community fieldwork experience will equip beginning farmers and advocates with the skills to repair our global food system. MESA's diverse and experienced team of alumni and faculty are eager to provide participants with a compelling academic curriculum, language study and immersion, cooperative learning, mentorship and participatory work experience.
Applications due May 17th. Apply at cita.mesaprogram.org.
Sierra Club Student Coalition Taking Applications for Sprog
Sprog is an award winning grassroots leadership training led by and for young organizers. For over 20 years, Sprog has ushered new energy into the environmental movement by creating a safe and fun atmosphere for young people to learn how to run real campaigns that win.
For more information and to register for one of the six summer Sprog trainings visit http://ssc.org/sprog.
National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program is currently accepting applications for their 2013 class of Campus Ecology Fellows
NWF's Campus Ecology Fellows confront climate change on their campuses and help to educate and engage the campus community on climate action solutions.
Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students working with members of the faculty, staff, or administration on projects designed to help address climate change impacts and to protect wildlife and habitat on campus and beyond. In addition to a modest grant, Fellows also receive project support, leadership development, recognition of their accomplishments and other perks.
This year's Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work with one of the four following campaigns:
For more information and to apply visit http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/Get-Involved/Apply-for-a-Fellowship.aspx.
Internship at the Donella Meadows Institute
We're looking for an eager, environmentally minded Dartmouth student to intern with us this summer. The intern will be involved in many of DMI's current projects, including our new economy initiative, our networking efforts, and our website and blog. In particular, we're looking for someone to help us frame and map the emergence of the new economy in Vermont and promote and share ideas within our network. If you're excited by sustainability, systems thinking, or new economics and you have strong critical thinking, research, and writing skills, you may be the perfect fit!
This intern position is part-time in our Norwich VT office and runs from the beginning of June through the end of August. The intern will be expected to work 26 hours per week and will receive $3,000 for the summer.
Application deadline: April 20, 2013
For more information visit http://www.donellameadows.org/.
Job Openings at High Mowing Organic Seeds
High Mowing Seeds is a quickly growing company located in rural northern VT, and the job provides great challenge and an excellent work environment for the right type of person.
For more information visit http://www.highmowingseeds.com/job-opportunities.html.
Master of Sustainability at Chatham University
The Master of Sustainability at Chatham University's School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE) is a two-year, full-time cohort program offering an innovative and unique approach to the study of sustainability. By identifying and finding solutions to real-world sustainability challenges, our students develop an academically sound, yet professionally-oriented understanding of how to simultaneously improve economic development, social justice, and the biophysical environment.
For more information please visit http://www.chatham.edu/sse/programs/msus/.
Summer 2013 (June 3 – August 23)
Highstead, Redding, CT
The communications intern will provide content development and overall communications support for Highstead, a nonprofit located in Redding, Conn., dedicated to conserving the natural landscapes of New England, and the Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative (W&W), a rapidly growing regional collaborative that aims to conserve 70 percent of New England's forests over the next 50 years. Highstead coordinates W&W activities and communications work in conjunction with the Harvard Forest. The communications intern will gain significant experience in developing and implementing compelling communications strategies for a nonprofit conservation organization and associated collaborative, and will learn about some of the most important land conservation issues in the region today. This 12-week, full-time position will report directly to the communications director.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (with relevant experience and contact information for three references) to email@example.com; reference Communication Intern Application as the email subject. Accepting applications immediately. Review of applicants will begin in late March and continue until position is filled.
Eco Practicum Deadline Extended to April 15
An immersive summer environmental education program for college students and recent graduates. Part think-tank, part action-workshop, participants live on an environmental education facility in the heart of the Catskills and get the opportunity to farm, learn from peers, and meet with the foremost experts in the field.
Participants can apply for 1 up to all 4 of the Eco Practicum units, which are:
Three Internships with the Union of Concerned Scientists
Coastal Climate Impacts Project Intern, Climate & Energy Program in Cambridge, MA
Under the direction and supervision of the UCS Senior Climate Economist, the Coastal Climate Impacts Project Intern will primarily provide support for the analytic components of the project (including but not limited to research support and general help with factsheets and case studies). The intern may also provide general support for the project team as needed. Deadline: April 15, 2013
The Science and Democracy Research Intern will conduct original research on a variety of topics for the Center for Science and Democracy (CSD) at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), focusing on how science is used in policy making. The intern will aid the CSD research team in developing analyses and reports that further the CSD mission of advancing the role of science and evidence in the democratic process. Possible research topics to be explored include communicating scientific information during emergency situations such as extreme weather events; health, environmental, social and economic impacts of hydraulic fracturing; and food safety and agricultural policy. Because the CSD is a new initiative at UCS, the intern will have the ability to help shape the direction of their projects and will have considerable input into the types and content of CSD’s analytical products. The broad scope of the Center for Science and Democracy will enable the intern to learn about a range of topics within science policy. The intern will gain knowledge of the policy making process, the role that science plays in that process and barriers that inhibit evidence-based policy making. In addition to an in-depth understanding of their specific research focus, the intern will gain general research and communication skills by working closely with their mentor and the CSD team, which includes scientists, legislative experts, and outreach specialists. The intern will gain skills on policy analysis tools and strategies, oral and written communication, and organizational and time management. Finally, the intern will gain an understanding of the structure and function of a science-based nonprofit and the role that research and analysis plays in this setting. Deadline: April 7, 2013
Clean Vehicles Research and Outreach Intern, Clean Vehicles Program in Washington, DC
The CV Research & Outreach Intern will have the opportunity to support and advance several core team projects dedicated toward our primary campaign goal of cutting projected oil use in half over the next 20 years. Through this internship, the student will hone his/her ability to communicate complex energy and environmental issues in both writing and oral presentations and develop stronger research skills on technical and policy issues. The student will deepen his/her understanding of clean vehicles and fuels technology and policy, and how clean transportation can be a key climate change solution. The intern will also get a behind the scenes look at the operations of a large non-profit with multiple offices across the country. In addition, the intern will have opportunities to attend a variety of congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and events and other activities that provide networking and social space for young scientists or policy-focused students in the energy/environment arena. Deadline: April 15, 2013
Internship with a Progressive Farm to School Program
Livingston, Montana's farm to school program is offering a unique agricultural education internship for the upcoming growing season starting in June and running through the end of August. We'll be hiring college and high school interns to work together to maintain our school district's growing spaces. The produce grown will be distributed weekly to our community through Student Farmer Community Supported Agriculture Shares (8-10 shares for the season). Another portion will be used to supplement lunches for our K-5 summer school program, LINKS for Learning. Your role as a college intern is to provide guidance to our students in the garden. You will be asked to develop and teach your own lesson plans. Our farm to school program is also working towards turning our schools into food production sites. Currently we're applying for a number of grants aiming to create an animal husbandry program. If you have a strong interest in farm to school we would welcome the input and developmental work from any of our college interns!
Please contact Genna Williams, Livingston Farm to School Coordinator with questions or send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
The 2013 Alpine Essay Contest
This year's topic is "Technology in the Wild!" Entries are due by April 15th, 2013; they must be at least 2000 words long. Winning entry will be awarded $1500 and will be published in Appalachia Journal. This writing contest is sponsored by the Waterman Fund. Here's the description: "This year's contest theme is: Technology in the woods! Do you venture into the woods with a smart phone or iPad or personal music player? Do you Twitter about bear encounters or call home in the evening? What do you think about "that guy" sitting in the corner of the shelter texting about the number of miles he hiked today? Or are you that guy? How does technology affect personal safety and responsibility? Is keeping the woods separate from our ever-connected world an artificial construct or a necessity? The Waterman Fund is seeking personal essays about the technological changes you've seen arriving in the backcountry and how these changes have affected your experience and the wild itself."
For more information, go to: http://www.watermanfund.org/tag/alpine-essay-contest/.
Sage Magazine's 2nd Annual Writing Contest Kicks Off TODAY!
Dust off your moleskines and de-cobweb your typewriters: Sage Magazine's annual writing contest is back! Sage is looking for works of journalism and literary nonﬁction that address nature, the environment, and sustainability. The only qualiﬁcation for entry, however, is that your piece has not been previously published. Big bucks — not to mention eternal glory — could soon be yours: First prize is $500, second is $300, and third is $200! All finalists will be published online and possibly in print, and will be read by our ballin' panel of celebrity judges, including Bill McKibben (founder of 350.org), Florence Williams (author of Breasts), Carl Zimmer (science writer at the New York Times and elsewhere), and Jon Mooallem (contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine). The deadline for submissions is April 19. Please email your work to email@example.com. Good luck, and submit your best!
Summer Internship in New York State's Adirondack Park
Check out this opportunity for summer environmental work in New York State's Adirondack Park. The positions involved aquatic invasive species spread prevention through public education and boat inspections. Applicants should visit this link for more information: http://www.paulsmiths.edu/offices/human-resources.
Project Funding from Wild Gift
Wild Gift is a nonprofit organization based in Sun Valley, Idaho committed to solving today's social and environmental problems by investing in better-world entrepreneurs. Wild Gift funds and mentors emerging social entrepreneurs, ages 21-35. Successful applicants have demonstrated leadership in projects or community activities that have resulted in new solutions to today's societal problems and have the commitment, capacity and passion to make this change happen. If selected to join the Network, fellows will receive The Wild Gift, which consists of: up to $350.00 for travel expenses to Sun Valley, Idaho, and the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 as a grant to further your work, plus much more. For more information and to apply by April 15 visit: www.WildGift.org
Apply for a Campus Ecology Fellowship
National Wildlife Federation is currently accepting applications for both the Campus Ecology Fellowships (open to current undergrad and graduate students of any age) as well as to the NEW NWF Emerging Leader Fellowships (open to young professional post-grads age 21-35). For more information and to apply visit here: www.nwf.org/Fellows.
GoEco Volunteer Opporunities
Work as a part of the Tel Aviv Refugee Aid Program, the Zimbabwe Wildlife Orphanage or the Cape Town Teach and Surf Initiative. The programs include accommodations, full board, full pre-departure & in-country assistance, training, and support. Contact the GoEco Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 917-477-3931.
EcoPracticum in Catskills, NY
This is an intensive summer program for emerging environmental leaders. Apply for any or all of the following four units for a total of four weeks: Growing Enough Food; Pets, Pests, Livestock; Digging and Drilling; This Land is Your Land. Apply online by April 1. For more information visit ecopracticum.com.
Summer field research and study in Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage
The Tatoosh School is an independent, university-level field school with seasonal offices in Portland, Oregon and classrooms in the towns, oceans, and forests of Alaska's Inside Passage. It is the school's mission to foster first-hand learning about the ecology and environmental policy of southern Southeast Alaska. Traveling by sea kayak through the islands that make up Southeast's Alexander Archipelago provides students with the opportunity to build outdoor leadership and technical skills. Lectures and assignments delve into topics ranging from island biogeography to contemporary timber management. Innovative curricula teach scientific curiosity and civic engagement in ways that students can take home and practice, building a six-week field course into a lifelong passion for wild learning.
Course I - June 19 through July 29, 2013
Course II - August 2 through September 11, 2013
Academic Course Descriptions (offered concurrently during both 6-week expeditions):
Natural History & Ecology of Southeast Alaska (6 units)
Southeast Alaska encompasses the Alexander Archipelago - composed of more than 5,000 islands - and a narrow strip of mountainous mainland, split by glacial fiords and major river systems. The land is home to an array of plant and animal life, and is considered the front lines of study in island biogeography. This course explores the natural environment from the nearshore intertidal zone to the high alpine, examining the adaptations and relationships of organisms to their environments over time and space.
Politics of Place: Southeast Alaska (6 units)
This course explores the political landscape of Southeast Alaska and covers a wide range of topics including land ownership, public and private land management, conservation strategies, local and regional economies, Alaska Native cultures, land settlements, corporate structures and current resource management issues. It focuses on the evolution of social and legal structures and how those structures guide current decision-making. Inquiry and reason are applied to real-life challenges, and students engage with citizens and policymakers to consider solutions.
EarthCorps 2013 Summer Project
Do a Field Studies in Geography (GES 446) South Colony Lakes Basin Restoration Project in Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, Colorado with EarthCorps 2013. Program dates: July 8-August 6. To Apply: Go to this website, www.rmfi.org, or contact the office for more detailed information and an application form. A complete application includes:
• Completed RMFI Program Application form
• Cover letter detailing interest in program and qualifications
• Current resume
Course Fee: There is a course fee of $2,000. Please do not let the fee deter you from applying for the program, as scholarships are available. Application Deadline: Early deadline March 4, final deadline March 21. Outstanding early applicants will be awarded placement in advance of the final deadline. Early applications are, therefore, strongly encouraged. Final decisions will be announced by April 5.
Two-Year Environmental Fellowship Program
Environment America's mission is to research and advocate the policies and build and mobilize the public support necessary to win positive change for our environment. Each year, Environment America hires passionate, talented and committed college graduates to join their two-year Fellowship Program. Over the last decade, fellows have worked side-by-side with the most experienced advocates and organizers to make a real difference for the environment. You can learn more about the Fellowship Program here: www.environmentamerica.org/jobs.
The Pathways Program
This program provides paths to Federal careers for students and recent graduates. The Pathways programs consist of the Internship Program, the Recent Graduate Program and the Presidential Management Fellows Program. (See www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads )
The Internship Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore Federal careers while still in school. It replaces the Student Temporary Experience Program (STEP) and the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). Students may be hired on a temporary basis for up to one year (NTE Intern) or for an indefinite period (Indefinite Intern). The Recent Graduates Program is available to individuals who have completed qualifying degree or certificate programs in the previous two years. Qualified veterans may have an extended application period due to military service obligation.The revised Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program provides an expanded eligibility window for individuals who have completed an advanced degree within the past two years.
Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests Employment Opportunities
Locations in Manchester, Rochester & Rutland, VT and Hector, NY.
The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests are currently recruiting for seasonal crew member positions in the Fisheries & Wildlife, Recreation, and Fire programs. The duration of the positions range from 3-6 months; beginning in late April/early May and generally running to mid-November, dependent on budget constraints. Those positions filled under a student hiring authority will be structured to accommodate an academic schedule. There are positions within the following departments: Fisheries & Wildlife and Fire.
Kalu Yala Internships
Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Kalu Yala is founded on the core tenants of culture, new urbanism architecture, organic food, wellness, recreation, education, preservation, and conservation of the natural environment. The internship program allows students and young professionals to come to Panama and gain cultural exposure, work experience, and knowledge in order to create a project that will ultimately help shape this sustainable community. Internships take place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in Kalu Yala; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and working on business logistics in Panama City. Students can apply online by filling in the application form here, or visit www.kaluyala.com for more information.
Baikal Environmental Studies
An 8-week summer program in Irkutsk, Russia intended to help form the environmental professionals of tomorrow. Participants assist the Tahoe-Baikal Institute with hands-on research and restoration projects, gaining invaluable experience in how to work with state agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs to advance environmental initiatives and improve the environment of the Lake Baikal region. The program includes Russian language study as well.
Dates: June 24 – Aug 19, 2013
Application deadline: March 1, 2013
More info: www.sras.org/BES
Siberian Summer Adventure
A 7-week summer program in Irkutsk, Russia. Students prepare with intensive courses in Russian language and an overview course on the specific environmental challenges facing Siberia. Students then put the language skills to use and gain first hand knowledge of the local environment when they join a local NGO, The Great Baikal Trail Organization, on a trail-building expedition.
Dates: June 24 – August 8, 2013
Application deadline: March 15, 2013
More info: www.sras.org/trail
Field Studies at California State University, Montery Bay
The Wildlands Studies Program, California State University, Monterey Bay offers a series of environmental and cultural ecology field studies that we invite you to join. This year you can choose among sixteen wildlife, wildland and cultural ecology field studies searching for solutions to environmental and cultural challenges. Each program grants 4-12 upperdivision units credit. Please note that all programs are open and accepting applications now. Field studies take place in wildland locations throughout the Montana Rockies, California, Alaska, Canada, Belize, Peru, Chile, India, Thailand, Nepal, Tasmania, Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica and New Zealand. All of the programs, now available for your consideration are described at this website: wildlandsstudies.com. The email address is email@example.com If you have questions, please feel free to contact this program.
Sierra Club's Beyond Oil Campaign Internship Program
Become an intern with the Beyond Oil Campaign located in Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, or other locations. Interns will provide support to all aspects of the Beyond Oil Campaign, including its three sub-campaigns: dirty fuels, green transportation, and green fleets & electric vehicles. Past job activities have included conducting research and writing, assisting in outreach efforts, organizing program activities and events, preparing educational materials, providing administrative support, and contributing to program blogs and social media. Compensation/Pay: All Sierra Club internships are unpaid. Participants may be able to gain college credit for their internship. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Beyond Oil Internship Application" in the subject line.
Rita Barron Fellowship at the Charles River Watershed Association
The Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position, and provides a stipend of $30,000 plus benefits for the work period. The Fellowship, now in its ninth year, provides a recent graduate an opportunity to work in a dynamic non-profit organization. This position is intended for a well trained individual entering the field of watershed science and management; individuals with significant experience in this field will not be considered for the position. The position will provide the right candidate with valuable real-world experience in water resources management, significant on the job-training and skill building, and opportunities to work with a variety of other environmental agencies and organizations both locally and abroad. The Fellow is expected to start on June 1, 2013. Outstanding candidates will be interviewed in February and March 2013. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume by email no later than February 3, 2013 to Julie Wood, Senior Scientist, email@example.com.
Internships - Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine
Three positions are available for these 12-week summer internships (40 hrs/week) beginning mid-May through September. Starting dates are negotiable and college credit is available. To apply: send updated resume, two references, a written statement, and a current college course transcript to Internship Coordinator, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, 321 Port Road, Wells, Maine 04090; applications must be postmaked by February 22, 2013. For additional information, call (207) 646-9226 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship with Vital Communities
Apply to become a Class of 1982 Social Entrepreneurship Fellow with Vital Communities through the Dartmouth Tucker Foundation. Vital Communities is looking for a fellow to research barriers to local food and transportation for low-income Upper Valley residents. Then, the fellow would would work with VC's Valley Food and Farm Program as well as the Smart Commute Program to establish a way to break through these barriers. The fellowship is four terms long, which includes one full-time off term and gets a stipend of $6500 for the whole fellowship. Visit http://www.dartmouth.edu/~tucker/funds-grants/social-entrepreneur/index.html for more details about the fellowship program and please contact Cathy Liebowitz, email@example.com, for more details about partnering with Vital Communities. The application is due February 13th, 2013.
Development Intern - Women in Conservation Program
National Audubon Society's Women in Conservation program is currently searching for a 2013 Intern/Fellow to help build and further develop its exciting program. The direct supervisor to this position is a Dartmouth graduate.
Sol Systems is Hiring an Executive/Administrative Assistant
Sol Systems is a solar energy finance firm and solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) aggregator founded with the intention of facilitating the development of the solar energy market. We currently have over 2,500 customers and 400 solar installer and developer partners and manage multi-megawatts of solar projects. Requirements: Sol Systems is seeking an executive/administrative assistant to provide administrative and secretarial support to the CEO as well as the rest of the team. The ideal candidate would be someone who is hard working, extremely organized, detail-oriented, personable, and has the ability to multi task in order to accomplish assignments in a timely manner. For the job description and application, please visit: http://www.solsystemscompany.com/blog/2012/10/18/sol-systems-is-hiring-an-executiveadministrative-assistant/.
CleanTech Challenge 2013
CleanTech Challenge 2013 is an international business competition, which aims to develop clean technology ideas from concept to execution. It is open to all under- and postgraduate students, individually or in groups with £ 10,000 to be won. You can join one of the groups even if you don't have any novel ideas of your own. The Challenge is hosted by London Business School and University College London (United Kingdom). Last year's winner and runner-up projects included: novel solar cell design, re-use of mechanical vibrational energy, technology enabling bacteria to pump out biofuels and fine chemicals along with innovative electricity storage - the ten finalist teams came from Denmark, Belgium, US, Italy, China, Netherlands and the UK. Please send your 200 word description by 27 January 2013. For more information, please sign up to our mailing list on www.cleantechnologychallenge.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter (CTC_Global) and on Facebook.
Internship Opportunity at SHFT.COM in Hollywood, CA
SHFT is a multi-media platform founded by film producer Peter Glatzer and actor/filmmaker Adrian Grenier. Our company's mission is to convey a more sustainable approach to the way people live through video, design, art, and culture. We are looking for a smart, positive, highly-organized person who has an interest in media, design, the environment, and culture and is excited about working with a start-up that has great potential to make a tangible strategic impact. Check out our website (www.shft.com) to get a closer look at what we do. The internship entails administrative support, office organization, and assisting with various events and production-related projects. The Intern must be a motivated self-starter who is extremely organized and detail-oriented since ours is a fast-paced but enjoyable work environment. Please email Justin Berardi '04 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NCSE Launches New Environmental Internship Clearinghouse Portal
Looking for a summer internship? Visit http://environmentalinterns.org to look through over 100 internships (and counting!) already uploaded to the platform. You can apply directly through the clearinghouse portal.
Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) Accepting Applications
The Oregon Leadership in Sustainability Graduate Certificate Program is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 academic year. Priority application deadline is February 1st, 2012. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter. For more information please go to http://olis.uoregon.edu/.
Post-doc Position in Omaha, Nebraska
This position starts this winter and will run until at least 1 July 2014. The position is open for any person who can help increase the productivity of the lab. This job may involve bringing together existing data or being involved in one of the field projects already underway. Please contact to discuss any interest: email@example.com, L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium
5th Annual NORTHEAST UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM (NURDS 2013) at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, USA on March 2-3, 2013. The presented work may come from an independent project, honors thesis, or senior thesis. Students are encouraged to present reports from any stage of their projects, whether as an oral presentation (end of study), poster (mid-study), or data blitz (beginning of study). Participants can expect to get feedback from an audience of peers that helps their studies to become more focused and stronger. All will get many chances to contribute to research discussions among students from multiple universities across the northeastern US and Canada. Workshops on a variety of topics will supplement the research presentations.
FMI (including registration, housing, and travel): www.une.edu/nurds/
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tahoe Baikal Institute
The Tahoe Baikal Institute is actively recruiting for our flagship program, the Summer Environmental Exchange. This is an 8-10 week long watershed management exchange designed to bring together young environmental leaders from the US, Russia, Mongolia, and other countries to learn from one another scientifically, culturally, and linguistically at both the Tahoe and Baikal watersheds. For more information, visit: www.tahoebaikal.org, send an email to email@example.com or call the office at 530-542-5599.
Columbia University: MPA in Environmental Science and Policy
Students join the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy come from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds and alumni go on to pursue a variety of careers after graduation. Max Litt, a current student came from a career in the nonprofit sector to build his problem solving and management skills. After graduating in 2010 Adam Batnick founded an online retail site that focuses on sustainable menswear.
Program Application Deadlines:
- November 15th: Early Decision deadline for applying to the program with fellowship consideration. Applicants who submit their application by this deadline will be informed of the admissions decision by December 1st.
- January 15th: Regular Decision application deadline for applying with fellowship.
- February 15th: Final Deadline to apply with fellowship consideration.
Prospective students can apply online by visiting this website. For more information about the program call the office at 212-854-3142.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. The Trustees intend to award up to 300 Goldwater Scholarships.
Must be a matriculated sophomore or junior. Campus deadline is January 7, 2013. See Kim Wind in 113 Steele Hall if you are interested.
The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:
To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields (you do not need to be a Native American or Alaska Native to apply for this category); or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy and other areas affecting Native American communities; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.
Must be a matriculated sophomore or junior. Campus deadline is February 1, 2013. See Kim Wind in 113 Steele Hall if you are interested.
SustainUS is offering emerging young leaders an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and get their ideas off the ground to enable a more economically, environmentally, and socially just future. The Lead Now Fellowship is a new youth-led fellowship program to support people age 13-26. Fellows will be awarded $1,000 and provided with trainings, mentorship, and opportunities to help them make their project ideas take off. Projects might range from innovative community initiatives to statewide campaigns to projects with an international reach.
Find out more and apply before November 30th at: sustainus.org/leadnow/apply
EPA Student Grant
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 5, 2012, at 11:59:59 PM ET. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships in the summer of 2013. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship. This solicitation does not provide the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that involve human subjects research. For more information, please visit: www.epa.gov/epahome/grants.htm.
Global Green's Internship
Be an intern in the Global Green's New York City office. Global Green's Coalition for Resource Recovery is a project of Global Green USA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which is headquartered in Santa Monica and has offices in Washington DC, New York City, and New Orleans. For nearly 20 years, Global Green USA has been a national leader in advocating for smart solutions to global warming including green building for affordable housing, schools, cities and communities that save money, improve health and create green jobs. Internships are available on both a full-time and a part-time basis. This is an unpaid position. Students are also welcome to apply for the spring semester or winter term. For more information, please visit: www.globalgreen.org.
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