Summer Garden Intern (4/1)

Monday and Wednesday mornings, June 19 – August 2
Youth Summer Program, Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, ME

“Get Growing!” is an experiential summer learning program for youth entering grades 6-8. The Summer Intern works alongside the Garden Coordinator to provide hands-on learning for students on every aspect of growing, from sowing seeds to transplanting, weeding, mulching, pest control, harvest, seed saving and cooking. S/he will also assist in garden planning and maintenance. $100/wk stipend. For more information and to apply, contact Garden Coordinator David Wessels by April 1, 2017.

Environmental Health Strategy Center Fellowship

The Environmental Health Strategy Center is based in Portland and is looking for college student interns. The organization promotes human health and safer chemicals in a sustainable economy. This fellowship is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in science, policy, technology or nonprofit organizational leadership related to environmental public health, sustainable business development or social change. Find out more online and contact Shawn Hunt for more information.

March for Science (4/22)

Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m.
Portland, ME and Washington, D.C.

The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. Marchers will unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest. For information about transportation to the Portland march, contact Sarah Seames. Have a project idea or know of a group you’d like to see featured by or partnered with MFS? Contact Kristen Gunther ’09.

ES Lunch: The Future of Green Careers (3/29)

Join us for a discussion with Patrick Coughlin ’89, a scientist at St. Germain Collins and board member of E2Tech. St. Germain Collins provides environmental management and land development services.  E2Tech seeks to expand Maine’s environment, energy and clean technology sectors.

11:30-1:00, Wednesday, March 29th
Moulton Union North Dining Room

Off Campus Event: Maine Sustainability and Water Conference (3/30)

The 2017 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Augusta Civic Center. The conference will include two concurrent sessions, a student poster session and a keynote talk. Potential concurrent sessions include the following topics: Materials Management, Drought, Maine’s Changing Foodscape, Ocean and Coastal Acidification, Shoreland Zoning, Green-Gray Infrastructure. The conference keynote speaker is Aram Calhoun, a professor of wetlands ecology from UMaine. Aram will speak about her research that uses local vernal pool conservation as a model to help communities find ways to balance economic development with natural resource conservation on private land.

For more information, visit http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/2017-conference/

Off Campus Event: Global Food Solutions Conference

Lead your school to the 2017 Global Food Solutions Conference, all-expenses-paid!

It’s simple. Students will receive funding and toolkits to host a 90-minute event addressing interconnected issues like food production, climate change and the need to feed a growing world. The winning solution from the event will be entered into the Food Solutions Challenge for a chance to win $5,000!

To apply, visit http://www2.netimpact.org/e/200062/food-solutions-challenge-2017/8c4d4/30757415

To learn more about the Food Solutions Challenge and how you can get involved, email kchan@netimpact.org.

Summer 2017 Internships: Penobscot East Resource Center Internships

Interships with Penobscot East Resource Center

Fundraising and Development Instership

This internship position will provide someone with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, grant writing, events planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following. Each intern will be encouraged to take a leadership role in spearheading their own project within the objectives of the development department, depending on one’s experience and hours of availability.

Please send a resume’ complete with cover letter, an unofficial transcript, and 3 references (one personal, professional and educational) to Chelsea Kondratowicz at chelsea@penobscoteast.org

If you have any questions please contact Bobbi Billings (207) 367-2708 bobbi@penobscoteast.org

Marketing and Communications Internship

The Marketing Intern will be responsible for assisting the organization in the development and implementation of its marketing, business development, and public relations plans. This will be accomplished through developing, maintaining and expanding marketing channels to the public at large.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working for a community based nonprofit organization, in addition to gaining valuable office experience.

Please send a resume’ complete with cover letter, an unofficial transcript, and 3 references (one personal, professional and educational) to Chelsea Kondratowicz at  chelsea@penobscoteast.org

If you have any questions please contact Bobbi Billings (207) 367-2708 bobbi@penobscoteast.org

Education Intern
Education Intern: Spend the summer in a beautiful remote fishing community in eastern Maine and gain hands-on experience in a fisheries education center on the waterfront. This internship provides the opportunity to hone your skills in fisheries management, public engagement, and conveying complex scientific and regulatory information to the public. Our fisheries education center generates a lot of foot traffic from tourists as well as local visitors and children stopping in to see the creatures in our live touch tank. As the point person in the education center, you will have the opportunity to engage visitors with the wonders of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem while conveying important information to help them understand the complexities of today’s commercial fishing industry.

Please send a resume’ complete with cover letter, an unofficial transcript, and 3 references (one personal, professional and educational) to Chelsea Kondratowicz at chelsea@penobscoteast.org

If you have any questions please contact Pat Shepard (207) 367-2708 patrick@penobscoteast.org

Fellowship Opportunity: Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship (3/15)

Inspired by efforts to increase racial diversity in the marine conservation field, The RAY Fellowship Program is a response to the call for mainstream environmental organizations to work to increase and provide supported career pathways for people of color within the field. The RAY Fellowship Program is a year-long paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with an undergraduate degree with the tools and support systems they need to become leaders in the ocean conservation field; one that fully represents the rich and diverse communities within the United States.

RAY Fellows will be placed within one of our partner organizations (EDF, Greenpeace, NRDC, Ocean Conservancy, Oceana, Point Blue, RARE, and The Nature Conservancy) for a year-long paid fellowship position, with the resources and support to develop experiences that will launch them onto a path of career growth in the conservation field. RAY Fellowships are full time paid positions and include benefits.

If you would like to discuss this position more, contact Molly Masterton, a Bowdoin alum and ES major, at mmasterton@nrdc.org

For more information on eligibility and the application process, please visit: http://www.rayconservationfellows.org. Applications are due March 15th

Job: Farms and Ranches Hiring in Montana

The farm season will be here before you know it! Spend your summer outdoors, get your hands dirty and experience the tough and rewarding work of farming or ranching in Montana. Amid the breathtaking views and endless wilderness recreation, Montana boasts an incredible range of agriculture. On Farm Link Montana, you can find jobs producing wheat and pulses, organic vegetables, cattle, dairy, hops and more.

This FREE web resource connects job and internship seekers with Montana farms and ranches. The site features a searchable map displaying farms and ranches with open positions. Read information about each operation and fill out one common application form to apply for all the jobs that interest you.

For more information and to apply now, visit www.farmlinkmontana.org or contact dave@farmlinkmontana.org