Fellowship: NASA DEVELOP 10 week paid research opportunity, Spring 2020- Apply by 10/11/19

I am writing to inform you about 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals. Please pass this information, along with the attached flyer, to your students and those whom may be interested.

NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA’s Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at twelve locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.

Responsibilities will include: a literature review, data processing and analysis, and producing deliverables, such as a technical report, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial, is not required for acceptance. This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity for all those interested in Earth science and we encourage those in the social sciences, general science, engineering, computer science, etc. to apply.

Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20 – 29 hours per week during the spring term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level.

Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. The spring 2020 position application window will be open online from now until October 11th, with the term starting January 27th and lasting through April 3rd. We also have summer and fall opportunities available.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Celeste Gambino
DEVELOP National Program Fellow
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Boston | NASA DEVELOP National Program
Office: 617-353-2085

Alumni Fellowship: Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program, apply by October 16, 2019


Are you interested in a forestry career? Love the Sierra and want to help conserve and restore Sierra forests?

Apply to join the Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program!
The program is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year-long fellowship working to restore Sierra forests and build resilient communities. The Sierra Nevada Alliance will place three to six Fellows with environmental organizations throughout the region for a year of forest-health related employment.

The deadline to apply is 8:00pm (PST) on October 16, 2019

Responsibilities and Projects:
Fellows will be placed to work at environmental organizations throughout the Sierra to help build their organization and region’s capacity to complete meaningful forest health work. Fellows will complete work in assessment, planning, project permitting, project management, and other essential forest restoration implementation tasks. Specific Host Site position descriptions can be found on the Sierra Corps website here:
https://sierranevadaalliance.org/programs/sierra-corps/apply-for-sierra-corps/
Location: All positions for this round are located within California and the Sierra Nevada Range and most of the positions will be located in small, rural communities surrounded by outdoor recreation opportunities, wilderness areas and State and National Parks.

Applicant Requirements:
• Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
• Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are strongly
recommended)
• Must be a minimum of 18 years old
• Must be able to pass criminal background check
Compensation and Benefits:
• $15/hr
• Employer-provided Health Insurance
• 15 paid Holidays
• Two weeks of paid vacation accrued at 0.83 days per month
• One day of sick leave per month accrued
• Technical skills training opportunities throughout the Fellowship

Desired Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or related field OR at least 2 years of
forestry vocational training and education
• At least 1 year of experience with forest health monitoring and assessment
• At least 2 years combined experience in:
o forest health monitoring and assessment
o conservation planning
o project management
o environmental analysis and research
• Knowledge of CEQA/NEPA regulations and documentation
• Strong desire to work in a forest health related career, ideally in the Sierra
• Passion for conservation of the Sierra

To Apply for a Sierra Corp Fellowship Position please complete the following steps no later than 8:00pm (PST) on October 16, 2019:
1. Complete the online application available here: https://forms.gle/o3SAZH9ci4mbF1ht7
2. Submit your resume and a cover letter that summarizes your interest in the Sierra Corps Program via email with subject line “Sierra Corps Application” to Nicole Lutkemuller, Program Director at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Lutkemuller at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org

Announcement: Island Institute Employers Info Session, 2/14, Lancaster Lounge @ 7PM

Island Institute Employer Information Session
Thursday, Feb 14, 7:00 PM
Lancaster Lounge

The Island Institute works alongside Maine’s island and coastal leaders to catalyze community sustainability in the state’s 120 island and coastal communities and share what works among these diverse communities and beyond.

Internship Opportunity (2 year): Island Fellows Program

The Island Institute was founded in 1983 by Peter Ralston and Philip Conkling. Throughout its history, the organization has addressed a variety of needs in Maine’s island and coastal communities and now focuses on supporting them through three strategic priority areas:

Today, under the leadership of president Rob Snyder, the Island Institute’s work remains rooted in Maine, but has expanded through partnerships with similar communities off the coast of the Carolinas, Alaska, Maryland, and elsewhere. With more than 150,000 year-round islanders in the United States, there is no shortage of interest in the Institute’s work or partners for its programming.

Our Mission

The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities, and exchanges ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities here and elsewhere.

Our Vision

We envision that Maine’s year-round island communities will thrive and lead as examples of sustainability.

New England Grassroots Environmental Fund Young Leaders Grants- for environmental justice initiatives (Grants range $5,000-7,500)

It is the belief of the Grassroots Fund that the involvement and leadership of young adults (defined as up to 25 years old) in environmental justice community organizing is a critical component in fulfilling the Grassroots Fund’s mission of creating sustainable communities. The Young Leaders grant program seeks to support initiatives that allow young adults to design, lead, and engage a community-based effort from inception.

Grant range: $5,000 – $7,500
See the webpage fore more information:

https://grassrootsfund.org/dollars/young-leaders-grants

ES Program Summer Fellowships: February Deadlines

Environmental Fellowship program descriptions and applications for Summer 2019 are 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 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

 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

Summer Fellowships: UNH Sustainbility Fellowships (Apply by 2/7/19)

UNH is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Summer Sustainability Fellowships.

Sustainability Fellowships are a fantastic opportunity to gain unique hands-on experience, make valuable connections throughout New England, and contribute to impactful work over the summer.

Graduate and upper-class undergraduate students from any discipline are encouraged to apply.  See below for details on the 2019 Fellowships – more information is available on our website.  We’ve also attached a flyer – please feel free to post or share.

All are welcome to attend the info session or webinar next week.

Best,
Megan & Jenn

Megan Carney
Sustainability Fellows Program Coordinator
University of New Hampshire
The Sustainability Institute

107 Nesmith Hall, 131 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824-3547
megan.carney@unh.edu

 

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

Announcement: RAY Diversity Conservation Fellowship Program, Webinar info session, 12/7 from 3-4

In 2015, the Environmental Leadership Program was invited to co-design and manage the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Conservation Fellowship. The RAY Fellowship was created to address the lack of racial diversity within environmental conservation which is a persistent problem that is becoming increasingly recognized. Recognizing that diversity is a value important to the conservation sector and that we have not always made the progress we strive to make, we seek to work together to help rectify this shortcoming by striving for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in conservation. Not only is it intrinsically incumbent upon our sector to change practices that contribute to the lack of people of color, but addressing this problem will also make our work more relevant, accessible, and successful. To this end, the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Conservation Diversity Fellowship focuses on increasing opportunities for people of color to learn about, engage with, and enter the environmental conservation NGO sector. The Fellowships will be designed to support and attract recent college graduates of color with exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who seek to be leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

In July 2019 the RAY Fellowship Program will welcome its 4th Cohort of RAY Conservation Fellows. While marine conservation remains a priority, Year 4 will also mark the Program’s expanded efforts to provide fellowship opportunities in conservation broadly, including land, habitat, freshwater, climate, energy, etc.

Please join us tomorrow for an Informational Webinar to hear from RAY Program participants (Fellows and Staff Members at hosting organizations) and learn about the benefits of participating for internal teams and programs at your organization.

Bring your energy and questions and we’ll see you then!

Webinar Dates & Registration Links:

If you are unable to participate, please feel free to pass along to your colleagues.

Thank you!

Errol

Errol Mazursky
Executive Director
Environmental Leadership Program
P.O. Box 907
Greenbelt, MD 20768-0907
202-422-9193
www.elpnet.org