Job: Maine Coast Heritage Trust 6 month trail steward position (Apply by Feb 22, 2019)

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Trail Steward, 6 month position
Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is looking for a trail steward who will supervise two assistants working on many of the Trust’s mainland and island preserves over three summer months (June-August), and work with MCHT staff in the spring and fall on a variety of stewardship tasks.  This is a 6-month position, mid-April to mid-October.  Work will include trail clearing, trail improvement, boundary marking, painting structures, basic carpentry, and vegetation control. The crew will move frequently, although will occasionally work on the same site for more than one week. Accommodations for the crew will vary, depending on location.  There will be cabins at some sites, other sites will require camping.  Days will be long, and days off will be clustered.  Some basic gear will be provided. Send resume and letter of interest by February 22, 2019 to Peg Adams, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, Maine 04086 or to padams@mcht.org.  For more information go to www.mcht.org and click on “About MCHT” and “Jobs”.

ES Fellowships! Program Descriptions and Applications for summer 2019 are now on the ES webpage! (February 2019 deadlines)

The Environmental Fellowship program descriptions and applications for Summer 2019 are now on the ES website!

https://www.bowdoin.edu/environmental-studies/fellowships-and-opportunities/index.html

As a student who is either an ES major/minor or who has taken ES core courses, you are eligible to apply for Environmental Studies summer fellowships. The Environmental Studies program provides 15 summer fellowships for students.  Read more about last summer’s fellows.

This is a great way to gain experience in the field, work with environmental professionals, and connect your summer experience to your academic experience.  The Environmental Studies Program is one of very few academic programs that has an endowed fellowship program.

Environmental Studies-Maine Based Fellowships (12) fund students to work with local communities and nonprofits in Maine that are selected as host organizations by the Environmental Studies Program.  We have now posted our placements for our Maine based fellowships. We have 12 opportunities for students to work with environmental organizations on everything from sustainable communities, energy policy, water quality monitoring, environmental health and more.  Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 13th at noon.

Environmental Studies Fellowships (Sustainability and Environmental Justice)  (2-3) – funds students to work for an organization of their choosing.  You can work in Maine, in your community, or anywhere in the world.

Deadline: Monday, February 25th at noon  **Winter break is a good time to identify and contact organizations for this fellowship**

Cooke Fellowship (1-2) – Funds students to conduct community based research under the guidance of a faculty mentor and in partnership with a community organization of the student’s choosing **Winter break is a good time to identify contact faculty sponsors and host organizations for this fellowship**

Deadline: Monday, February 25th at noon

Winter break is a great time to start to apply for summer fellowships.  All applications are online and we have included a PDF of the fellowship application on our website to help you start to prepare your application. You can apply at any time up until the deadline (see each fellowship’s deadline below).  The following fellowships fund students to work for an organization of their choice anywhere in the world

Feel free to email me if you have any questions at all.

Cheers,

Eileen
Eileen Sylvan Johnson, PhD
Lecturer and Program Manager
Environmental Studies Program
Bowdoin College
Office Location: Roux 224
Mailing Address:
6700 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011
207-798-7157

www.bowdoin.edu/environmental_studies

Summer Fellowship/ Crew Member position: Nature Conservancy- freshwater conservation (Apply by Feb 8, 2019)

Summer field crew Fellow and crew member needed to work on freshwater conservation, and stream barriers this summer with The Nature Conservancy

My name is Hadley Couraud, I work for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on freshwater conservation and stream barriers. TNC is hiring a field crew for this upcoming summer that will work with me performing stream barrier assessments in various parts of Maine. One of the objectives of these positions is to create career opportunities for folks who come from backgrounds that don’t easily lend themselves to conservation careers. We would love to reach students at Bowdoin, and any other interested persons you may know (only the Jed Wright Fellow specifically needs to be a current student). Would you mind sharing our job postings within your network? We encourage everyone to share them anywhere! Please feel free to share my name and email should anyone have questions.

Applications must be received by February 8, 2019. All applicants must apply online via careers.nature.org — direct links to postings below:

The Jed Wright Fellow for River Health (Job ID 47216, apply at https://bit.ly/2F4S6T4) The Jed Wright Fellow position is meant to provide opportunities for college students to explore and develop their interests in river and aquatic restoration. One of the objectives of this position is to create career opportunities for folks who come from backgrounds that don’t easily lend themselves to conservation careers. We are really hoping to attract candidates who have life experience such as racial or ethnic minority, urban upbringing, or economically disadvantaged. We desire Fellows who can bring a perspective to our work that is different from what is represented by much of our staff. Student should be between their junior year in college to studying in graduate school with an environmental/conservation academic focus. The Fellow will work closely with our staff, other crew members, and conservation partners to gain on-the-job experience and skills directly applicable to river and aquatic restoration in Maine. The Fellow will survey and monitor road crossings for fish passage in suburban, rural and remote areas of Maine. Tasks may include conducting surveys at and around culverts, coordinating survey sites, field work logistics, site data entry and quality control, photo file management, operating total station survey equipment, tablets and GPS field equipment to and measure physical metrics at survey sites, all in a variety of field conditions. This position will require extensive travel time, overnights, and work in remote locations. This is preferably a 15-week full time seasonal position beginning June 3, 2019; however, we have some flexibility on start dates and can consider a Fellow that needs a slightly shorter assignment.

The Stream Barrier Assessment Crew Member (Job ID 47217, apply at https://bit.ly/2R3ZjZV) will work closely with other crew members and conservation partners to survey and monitor road crossings for fish passage in suburban, rural and remote areas of Maine. Tasks include conducting surveys at and around culverts, coordinating survey sites, field work logistics, site data entry and quality control, photo file management, operating total station survey equipment, tablets, and GPS field equipment to measure physical metrics at survey sites. The work will be performed in a variety of field conditions. This position will require extensive travel time, overnights, and work in remote locations. This is preferably a 15-week full time seasonal position beginning June 3, 2019; however, we have some flexibility on start dates and can consider crew members that need slightly shorter assignments.

Thank you and Happy New Year,

Hadley Couraud
Assessment Crew Lead
hadley.couraud@tnc.org
527-582-8415
The Nature Conservancy
14 Maine St, Suite 401, Brunswick, ME 04011
nature.org/maine

 

Internship: Ocean Education Internship,National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC (apply by 2/1/19)

Ocean Education Internship

Join the Ocean Education Team at the National Museum of Natural History to help in the design, implementation and evaluation of public programs and volunteer support efforts focused on the museum’s Sant Ocean Hall themes. The Ocean Education Team is a dynamic group whose mission is to connect visitors to ocean science and scientists through the Sant Ocean Hall exhibit and Q?rius Education Center; volunteer facilitated objects and carts; scientist-led Expert is In programs; live feeds with research vessels; and marine and climate themed events. Two selected interns will gain experience in a wide range of informal education strategies. Details can be found at the website

Application Deadline: Monday, Feb 1, 2019
This is a 30 hour/week for 6 weeks PAID internship
Location: National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC

Alumni Job: Staff Scientist, Climate & Energy Policy, Stockholm Environment Institute, Seattle, WA (Apply by 1/31/19)

Staff Scientist
Stockholm Environment Institute
1402 Third Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101, USA georgia.piggot@sei.org ____________________________

Research Associate/Staff Scientist: Climate and Energy Policy Stockholm Environment Institute US Center, Seattle WA

SEI US (Seattle) is seeking a passionate early- to mid-career researcher to contribute to SEI’s work on emerging topics in climate policy, which could include, among others, low-carbon cities, carbon pricing, climate finance, energy and development, just transitions, and the economics or politics of oil, gas, and coal extraction. Initial activities are likely to include contribution to reports on the global mitigation potential of urban climate action and on the consistency of national plans for fossil fuel production with global climate goals. This position may also provide support to the SEI US Sustainable Bioenergy and Development program, in partnership with SEI’s centers in Africa and Asia.

For more information, see the website.
Application deadline: January 31, 2019, or until the position is filled.

Off Campus Event: Bee-Driven Environmental Monitoring Presentation, Wed. 1/16 6PM in Bath, ME

Bee-Driven Environmental Monitoring Presentation
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Center for P.E.A.C.E. and Community 44 Summer Street Bath, ME 04530 (map)

JOIN scientists Bach Kim Nguyen and Michaël van Cutsem of Belgium to discuss biodiversity, pesticide and heavy metal results from bee pollen tests at five sites in Kennebec Estuary.

BRAINSTORM how this new approach to environmental monitoring can be applied, including implications for conservation, policy, education and business!

Created by Bach Kim Nguyen and Michaël van Cutsem, BeeOdiversity aims to track and boost biodiversity and promote pollinators through an innovative scientific approach analyzing bee pollen.

KELT, Nourish (the international Nourishment Economies coalition), and BeeOdiversity are partnering to demonstrate this concept in the United States for the first time. This bee-driven environmental monitoring approach promises a practical, future-focused mechanism to help communities, scientists, policymakers and businesses build on each other’s work.

Join our full team as we share preliminary results from the Kennebec Estuary and examples of how the approach is working in parts of Europe. Help us think about what structures and actions make sense for KELT, Maine and our country. Local support and insight is critical for moving this initiative to next steps!

Announcement: Hear from EcoMaine about Recycling (Monday 1/14 in Freeport)

Informative session about Recycling. Guest Speaker: Kevin Roche from Ecomaine
refreshments provided

When: Monday, January 14th, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Where: Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot Street.
Mr. Roche will talk about the new changes that are coming to Ecomaine’s recycling program in 2019. He will also answer your questions about the “What’s What” of Recycling.
Sponsored by Freeport’s Sustainability Advisory Board.(01/08)

Summer 2019 Internship: Field Ecology Intern, Maine Natural Areas Program (Apply by 2/15/19)

Maine Natural Areas Program
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Field Ecology Intern

The Maine Natural Areas Program seeks summer interns to assist with the identification, monitoring, and assessment of natural communities and rare plants in various locations throughout Maine. Fieldwork includes collection of ecological data (e.g., vegetation composition, soils, forest structure), identification of plants, and use of hand-held GPS units. Some office work is required, including creating GIS maps, data entry and analysis, and landowner contact.  Individuals must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time under a wide variety of conditions, including long hikes across rugged terrain. The position requires a strong interest in plant ecology, forestry, or wetland ecology, and unmitigated enthusiasm.

Familiarity with New England’s vegetation or related field experience is strongly preferred, along with experience using ArcGIS. Position is 40 hours/week from approximately May 2019 to September 2019 and pays $13.00/hour.  Some overnight travel is required.

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday February 15th, 2019.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Kristen Puryear

Maine Natural Areas Program 93 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0093
Kristen.Puryear@maine.gov (electronic applications preferred)
For more information on MNAP: www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/

Summer 2019 Internships & 6 month position: Maine Coast Heritage Trust (Apply by 2/21/19)

Assistant Trail Stewards  

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is looking for two Assistant Trail Stewards who will work with a leader on many of the Trust’s mainland and island preserves for 12 weeks over the summer months starting in early June.  Work will include trail clearing, trail improvement, boundary marking, painting structures, basic carpentry, and vegetation control. The trail stewards will move frequently, although will occasionally work on the same site for more than one week. Accommodations will vary, depending on location.  There will be cabins at some sites, other sites will require camping.  Days will be long, and days off will be clustered.  Some basic gear will be provided. Send resume and letter of interest by   February 21, 2019 to Peg Adams, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201, Topsham, Maine 04086 or to padams@mcht.org.  For more information go to www.mcht.org and click on “About Us” and “Jobs”.

Summer Assistant Steward– MDI Area
6 month position

Maine Coast Heritage trust (MCHT) is looking for a stewardship assistant to work with MCHT stewardship staff based in our Mount Desert Island office. The position is from late April to October (start and end dates are flexible). Applicants must be self-motivated individuals able to work independently, and as part of a team. The work will include a variety of different stewardship tasks, with an emphasis on helping the regional steward based at the MDI office with ongoing work on the Blue Hill Peninsula and surrounding islands. Work will include preserve monitoring and maintenance, trail work, boundary marking, conservation easement monitoring, and miscellaneous carpentry work on kiosks, barn infrastructure and other small structures. Send a cover letter indicating which position you are applying for, resume and references by February 21, 2019 to:  Peg Adams at:  padams@mcht.org OR Maine Coast Heritage Trust, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201,Topsham, ME   04086. For more information go to www.mcht.org and click on “About Us” and “Jobs”.

Summer Assistant Steward– Southern Maine
3 month position

Maine Coast Heritage trust (MCHT) is looking for a stewardship assistant to work with MCHT stewardship staff based in our Topsham office. The position is from early June to early September (start and end dates are flexible). Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work independently or as part of a team, and willing to work irregular hours (including occasional weekends). The work will include a variety of stewardship tasks, with an emphasis on helping the regional stewards based out of the Topsham office manage MCHT island and mainland preserves.  Applicants should also be familiar with coastal navigation and boat handling, and willing to travel throughout the Kittery to Belfast area.  Send a cover letter indicating which position you are applying for, resume and references by February 21, 2019 to:  Peg Adams at:  padams@mcht.org OR Maine Coast Heritage Trust, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 201,Topsham, ME   04086. For more information go to www.mcht.org and click on “About Us” and “Jobs”.