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

Announcement: Farm Link Montana- free searchable database for opportunities in Montana (December 2018)

The 2019 farm season will be here before you know it! Get your hands dirty learning the ins-and-outs of farming or ranching and get exposure to a variety of local and sustainable food systems amid the rugged, breathtakingly beautiful landscape of Montana!

Farm Link Montana is a free, searchable database of current listings for jobs, internships, and land opportunities in Montana. It features a searchable map of farms and ranches across the state hiring for the upcoming season. Learn about each operation and apply to multiple jobs at once with just one application. Opportunities range from organic veggies, wheat, and pulses to hops, dairy and more!

Now is the time to apply! Hiring for the season is underway so don’t miss out!

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/

Dave Renn
Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program Manager
Community Food & Agriculture Coalition
www.farmlinkmontana.org
406-926-1004

 

Announcement: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (App Due: 2/8/19)

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Deadline to apply: February 8, 2019

Applications for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (conservationscholars.ucsc.eduat the University of California Santa Cruz are now available. Each March we select 20 early-undergraduate Scholars from around the country to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years. Our goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation, across disciplines, who can contribute to diversifying, redefining, and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife and water.  We focus our efforts on serving college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with two years of college left at a stage when we can support their undergraduate careers and their choices as they graduate.  Students who attend or are transferring to any four-year institution in the US, its territories and Native nations are eligible.  US citizens, permanent residents, DACA and Dreamer students are eligible to apply. International students are not eligible for the program.

During the first year Scholars participate in an eight-week, intensive summer course integrating conservation design, leadership and research experiences while traveling with a close group of peers and mentors. During the second summer, Scholars pursue eight-week research and practice internships with nationally recognized conservation organizations and agencies.  A professional development retreat after the second summer brings together the Scholar cohort and prepares them to apply for jobs and graduate school. Throughout the two years and beyond, we work with home mentors at each Scholar’s campus to provide ongoing support. Scholars receive travel and lodging support and a $4,000 stipend each summer and become part of the national Doris Duke Conservation Scholars network for life.

Applications for the 2019 class of Scholars are available on the website and due February 8, 2019. 

For more information, visit conservationscholars.ucsc.edu or email the Program Director, Dr. Justin Cummings, jacummin@ucsc.edu.

Carolyn Anthon
Managing Director, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

canthon@aessonline.org | www.aessonline.org | 202.503.4638