SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: Community Energy Partners Internship

Growing Community Wind in Maine:
2-4 interns wanted for summer 2014 and possibly longer

Community Energy Partners, located in Freeport, Maine is looking for 2-4 college interns for summer and possibly longer.  The workplan for this summer is fast-paced and demanding, but could be richly rewarding as a result of your learning about wind generation, community wind ownership, and renewable energy policy in Maine and elsewhere in the U.S.

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Maine is at the forefront of New England in supporting and showcasing community wind, in its various forms – i.e., municipal wind, farmer-owned community wind, coop-owned, school-owned, etc.  New legislation has recently passed to help spur local ownership of wind and other renewable energy projects.  New initiatives are in store to help community wind develop further in Maine.

Internship job description: to assist in all aspects of education and outreach on community wind in Maine, with possible wind development and project-specific work, too.

Specific job duties:

1.             Assist in all aspects of adding new text and information to new website on community wind in Maine.  This could entail different kinds of work, to include for example, conducting interviews and drafting case studies, researching particular issues and topics, compiling information and synthesizing it into short, easily-readable information suitable for a website, and drafting outreach materials.  Most materials will also be drafted so as to be made available in hard copy for distribution, as well.

2.             Conduct research into grants, foundations and other sources of funding for various initiatives related to community wind.  Possibly drafting and managing grant applications.

3.             Assist in all aspects of managing live educational events (workshop, conference, and possibly a training event).

4.             Complete general administrative tasks, and any other necessary tasks.

Compensation: $500-1000 for 8 weeks (part-time), and possibly more.  Preference given to interns that come with own funding or credit (from college), or who don’t need partial or full funding.

Qualifications:

Must have clear and concise writing skills and style, strong organizational skills (capable of sorting through lots of data and presenting it in clear fashion, such as via charts, spreadsheets), the ability to work independently, and to be flexible and adjust to uncertainty.

Must be available Tuesday through Thursdays generally (with some exceptions), and ready to start on Monday May 27th.

Must be experienced with WORD, Powerpoint, Adobe, Excel and other commonly-used programs.   Website maintenance experience would be a plus.   Strong social media skills – Facebook, twitter, etc.

One intern must have experience in professional photography, and or major hobby experience in photography and come with his or her own photography equipment.

Must be comfortable on the phone, enjoy “hands on” work (taking leadership over a project).  Must be willing to work flexible hours.  Am looking for students with strong sense of “getting things done well, and done well the first time”.  Am looking for students with leadership and project management experience.

No phone calls please.  Interviews in person to be conducted during the week May 19-23rd or at another mutually convenient time.

 

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and ½ page essay “5 Things I Would Like to Work on at Community Energy Partners to Grow Community Wind in Maine”, by May 16th to sue@communityenergypartners.com.

-Sue Jones, Community Energy Partners

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: Summer Camp Counselor at Wolfe’s Neck Farm

2014 Summer Camp Counselor

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a non-profit demonstration & education farm raising natural beef, vegetables and a variety of other farm animals. The farm sits on 626 acres of pastures, forest, and saltwater habitats along the shores of Casco Bay.

2014 Summer Camp Counselor Position Description

We are seeking eight Summer Camp Counselors to work within our Summer Day Camp program, leading small groups of children for full days of outdoor adventures and explorations.

Counselors will lead groups throughout the day in activities that include chores in the barn, games, canoe trips and more! We emphasize lessons about sustainable agriculture, the cycles in nature, animal biology, organic gardening and nutrition. Counselors lead hands-on activities in the forest, garden, shore and barn depending on their interests and abilities. Counselors are responsible for the primary care of the campers. They interact with parents, play and connect with the kids, and teach about food, agriculture and the environment. Counselors also help to oversee Junior Counselors, participate in skits and snack time theater, and share extended care and cleaning responsibilities.

 About Our Camp

Our Summer Day Camp program connects children to the farm, forest and sea. Our camp is an opportunity to learn about agriculture and ecology by participating in farm work, exploring the outdoors and engaging in barnyard education, environmental lessons, and arts activities. Campers range in age from 4 to 14. Counselors can focus on specific age groups, but will likely work with a range of age groups throughout the summer. We have 3 full days of training with 2 overnights beginning June 18th. This leads into our 10 full weeks of day camp, starting June 23rd, with August 29th being the last day of camp.  We require counselors to be available every camp day.

 We are looking for the following qualities in our Summer Camp Counselors:

* Enjoys working with children ages 4 – 14

* An ability to work independently and create/carry out lesson plans

* An enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture and the environment

* A willingness to get dirty, hike, work with animals and in the garden

*Current CPR and First Aid Certification

Desired qualifications:

*A Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies, Agriculture, Education or some other related field is preferred, though undergraduate students with experience in the education field are also encouraged to apply.

*Experience working in a day camp or environmental education center is also preferred

*Lifeguard Certified (will receive bonus compensation)

For more information about Wolfe’s Neck Farm, please visit our website at: www.wolfesneckfarm.org

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Kari Jenkins, Youth and Families Program Manager, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, ME 04032 or email: education@wolfesneckfarm.org Or call (207) 865-4469 x104

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: Livestock Educator at Wolfe’s Neck Farm

2014 Livestock Educator

Position Description

We are seeking a Livestock Educator to work within our Summer Day Camp program, leading small groups of children for full days of outdoor adventures and explorations as well run our Family Barnyard Programs (Saturdays and Sundays).  This position will run from Wednesday through Sunday. The Livestock Educator will oversee our children’s small-animal livestock program and must have experience with farm animals, including chickens, turkeys, goats and sheep.

The Livestock Educator will lead groups in barn-related activities that include barnyard chores, animal education, and preparing campers for an end of the week barn show. The Livestock Educator will oversee and manage end of the week activities. Ideally the campers will be able to showcase some of our livestock, along with their learned knowledge. The Livestock Educator will work closely with our summer camp counselors and farming staff to create a wonderful learning environment.

 

About Our Camp

Our Summer Day Camp program connects children to the farm, forest and sea. Our camp is an opportunity to learn about agriculture and ecology by participating in farm work, exploring the outdoors and engaging in outdoor play and arts activities. Campers range in age from 4 to 14. We have ten weeks of camp and one full week of training, beginning June 16th with August 29th being the last day of camp.

 

We are looking for the following qualities:

* Enjoys working with children and families

* An ability to work independently and create/carry out lesson plans

* An enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture and the environment

* A willingness to get dirty, have fun, and effectively teach children about animals

* Current CPR and First Aid Certification

 

Desired qualifications:

* A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Agriculture, Livestock Management, Education or related field is preferred; undergraduate students with experience in the education field are also encouraged to apply.

* Experience working in a day camp or environmental education center is also preferred

* Must have an understanding of a working farm, livestock, and their needs.

 

Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a nonprofit organization in Freeport, Maine dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture, education, and outdoor recreation while preserving its 626 acres of open space and historic buildings.  This working saltwater farm includes hundreds of acres of forest, saltwater marsh, pasture lands, over four miles of Casco Bay coastline and an award-winning oceanfront campground.  Wolfe’s Neck Farm offers programs including a summer day camp, Teen Ag Program, and other community events to educate both children and adults about sustainable agriculture and connect them to the natural world.  Open free to the public year-round, the Farm encourages visitors to explore its miles of hiking trails, meet the animals in the barn, explore the organic gardens, picnic along the shoreline and enjoy the open space.

 

For more information about Wolfe’s Neck Farm, please visit our website at: www.wolfesneckfarm.org

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Kari Jenkins, Youth and Families Program Manager, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, ME 04032 or email: Education@wolfesneckfarm.org.  Questions? Please call (207) 865-4469 x104

ON CAMPUS EVENT: Frontier Visions: The American West in Image and Myth (5/11)

Exhibition Opening
Frontier Visions: The American West in Image and Myth
Sunday, May 11 2:00 – 4:00
Bowdoin Museum of Art
Light Refreshments availableamerican west

Please join us for the opening of the exhibition
“Frontier Visions: The American West in Image and Myth”
(https://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/2014/frontier-visions.shtml).
The exhibit is being curated by Professor Klingle’s first year seminar,
“Frontier Crossings: The Western Experience in American History”
(Hist 1020/ES 1015). It explores representations of the frontier in American
culture from the nineteenth century to the present day and includes works by
Edward Curtis, Carleton Warkins, Karl Bodmer, and Dorothea Lange.

The exhibit is on display at the Bowdoin Museum of Art, and an inaugural
reception will be held on Sunday, May 11 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Light
refreshments will be provided by Dining Services and the Museum.

ON CAMPUS EVENT: Grinners, Green Dinners Hosted by Green Bowdoin Alliance

Grinners
Moulton North Dining Room
Every Wednesday 5:30 – 7:30
Hosted by Green Bowdoin Alliance

Interested in justice? Care about the environment? Come and talk about these and other issues in a friendly, exciting setting! We’re a group of passionate people meeting to talk about current environmental events, ideas, etc. It’s casual — come whe you can and bring a topic you want to talk about!

 

OFF CAMPUS EVENT: Trucks, Trains, and Ships: The Port’s Growing Infastructure (5/8)

Trucks, Trains, and Ships: The Port’s Growing Infrastructure
Thursday, May 8, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
At The Gulf of Maine Research InstituteAmtrak-Hose-Tower
Free Admission

Presented by Bill Needelman, City of Portland Waterfront Director

Join us for the fourth lecture of our five-part Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture SeriesPortland’s Evolving Waterfront.” Since the contentious working waterfront referendum in 1987, Portland has evolved to have a unique diversity of commercial interests. Join us to learn about the exciting evolution of Portland’s waterfront!

OFF CAMPUS EVENT: Maine Rivers Conference (5/10)

 A full day of collaboration to restore native sea-run fish to Maine’s Kennebec River
Hathaway Creative Center on the river in Waterville, Maine
Saturday, May 10, 8:30-4:00
Registration: $40.00/adult, $10.00/student prior to May 1, $50/$10 after May 1

Keynote: Dr. John Waldman, noted author and aquatic conservation biologist at Queens College, CUNY, makes his first public appearance in Maine after publishing Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations

A comprehensive look at the Kennebec River’s past, present and future
Presentations from NGOs, agencies, advocates & hydropower reps
Great Food! Morning muffins, coffee & tea, locally sourced lunch
Young of the Year, student presentations
Fish passage tours at Lockwood & Benton Falls Dams
Networking happy hour featuring Alewife Ale

OFF CAMPUS FILM: Shored Up at Frontier (5/16)

Patagonia presents Shored Up
Frontier Theatre, Brunswick ME
Friday May 16

“AND CASTLES MADE OF SAND MELT INTO THE SEA…EVENTUALLY”

Our beaches and coastline are a national treasure, a shared resource, a beacon of sanity in a world of constant change…and they’re disappearing in front of us.
Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? In Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfers, politicians, scientists and residents are racing to answer these questions.  Beach engineering has been our only approach so far, but is there something else out there to be explored?  Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Intern (App Due 5/13)

Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Intern
Grand Isle, Vermont
Cover Letter and Resume due May 13
[Download full description of this position] to apply

The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) are seeking an intern to assist the LCBP Education and Outreach team during the summer of 2014.

The Education and Outreach Intern will perform a variety of tasks, including representing LCBP at various public events, assisting staff at the Resource Room, located within ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain on the Burlington waterfront, and drafting text and visuals for outreach materials and the LCBP website. The intern may work up to forty (40) hour a week, with occasional evening and weekend hours, from May through September.  Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated.

The successful candidate will be well organized and have excellent written and oral communication skills, will have completed at least two years of higher education (or equivalent experience), will have experience interacting with the public, proficiency using Microsoft Office, and enthusiasm for teaching and learning about Lake Champlain.  Skills in photography and use of Adobe Creative Suite are also highly desirable.

Send cover letter and résumé by May 13, 2014 as indicated at the top of this page.