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.

Summer 2017 Fellowship: CitySprouts, Cambridge MA (unpaid), Apply by March 15, 2017

City Spouts Summer Fellowship
Location: Cambridge, MA
Dates : June 19 – August 18, 2017 ( Program dates may shift s lightly)
Hours : 8:00am – 4:30pm , Monday – Friday
Compensation: The CitySprouts Summer Fellowship is an unpaid position*
*Bowdoin students may be able to acquire funding through the Career Planning Office

Reporting to: Program Director
CitySprouts is a non-profit school garden program that works with public schools to build capacity to integrate the school garden into teachers’ curriculum and the school culture.
CitySprouts partners with 23 public schools in Cambridge and Boston, MA. Our Middle School Program consists of both afterschool and summer programming with a goal to make the experience of garden-based learning accessible to all young people.

CitySprouts’ Summer Program is based in Cambridge and provides 100 youth (ages 11-14) with hands-on learning through growing, harvesting, preparing and eating healthy food in an urban garden. With an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the summer program fosters a strong connection to their natural urban environment through working and learning in the garden.

CitySprouts is seeking, energetic, diverse, and outgoing college students* to provide essential support to the Summer Program. We expect to accept 8-10 students as CitySprouts Summer Fellows for nine weeks during the summer of 2017. CitySprouts Summer Fellows can expect a significant learning opportunity as well as opportunities for career exploration. Summer Fellows work in pairs, directly with a CitySprouts Garden
Coordinator and will also:

● Receive training in:
○ Urban agriculture
○ Teaching about food and the environment
○ Managing youth groups in an outdoor setting
○ Building relationships with and teaching middle school youth
● Participate in weekly staff meetings
● Collaborate with a garden maintenance team as stewards for multiple school gardens
● Engage in daily lesson and activity planning in STEM-SL curriculum, gardening skills and
cooking

Expectations:
The CitySprouts Summer Fellowship is an opportunity for interested applicants to gain first-hand experience working in the heart of a growing nonprofit organization. Summer Fellows will be given significant responsibility toward making the summer program a successful experience for all participants, as well as in representing CitySprouts to young people, families and the larger community. All members of CitySprouts staff, including Fellows, are expected to uphold the following expectations:
● Be curious, open and willing to try new things
● Express enthusiasm for the CitySprouts program in the garden, in the neighborhood and on ield trips
● Approach the physical labor of garden maintenance with energy and a positive attitude
● Stay mindful of the impact adults have on young people and to foster a positive & respectful relationship between youth, other Fellows and CitySprouts staff

Summer Fellow Responsibilities :
● Youth Development and Education
○ Assist the Garden Coordinator in teaching a team of summer middle school interns
about growing food, garden care, healthy cooking, science of the garden, food
justice, community service, and the natural environment
○ Work with the Garden Coordinator to plan inquiry and project based activities and
lessons for interns related to the above topics
○ Mentor middle school youth and encourage their leadership skills
○ Chaperone youth on field trips to local farms, food pantries and grocery stores
● Urban Agricultural Skills
○ Work as part of an afternoon garden maintenance crew, perform routine tasks such
as watering, weeding, harvesting and planting
○ Complete special garden maintenance and construction projects with garden crew
● Cooking and Food
○ Responsible for pantry inventory at summer internship site
○ Responsible for overseeing and maintaining safety during youth meal preparation
Important Notes :
● Fellows are central to our summer staffing and the success of our summer youth program,
so we ask for a commitment to the full-nine week time period
● Summer Fellows should be willing and comfortable with various forms of commuting in an
urban environment. Throughout the day, Fellows will be expected to travel between
Cambridge school gardens, and a bicycle and or use of the T is the most efficient mode of
transportation in this city.
● The CitySprouts Summer Fellowship is an unpaid position. We ask all Fellows to either
secure funding through their school’s service learning & career center or receive Internship
credits from their college or university. We do not provide housing. If funding for the
summer is an issue please contact us about potential resources.

Application
:
● Please respond to the following questions/prompts in no more than a page
○ (The cost of living for 2 months in the greater Boston area is approximately $2,500)
In this unpaid internship, my funding or Internship credits will be coming from…
○ The experience I bring to this internship will be…
○ The skills and experience I hope to gain include…
● Please include two references that can speak to your work or school experience.
* In our experience, this position has worked best for college students because they can access a funding and support system that allows them to participate in a demanding full time experience for 9-weeks without pay. However, if a qualified candidate who is not currently enrolled in college can give compelling evidence that they will be able to complete the fellowship without that support, we will gladly consider them.
Please send one page application & resume to middleschoolprogram@citysprouts.org
by
March 15, 2017

9 Month Fellowship: Spiritual Ecology Fellowship Apply by March 15, 2017

Please share this unique fellowship program with students and alumni! Accepting applications through March 15.

http://www.spiritualecologyfellowship.org/the-program/

Spiritual Ecology Fellowship: Founded in 2015, the Spiritual Ecology Fellowship is an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation. The fellowship supports emerging young leaders and innovators who recognize the need to create a future that is not driven by materialism and greed, but rooted in the spiritual values of reverence for nature, stewardship, interconnectedness, compassion and service. The program is designed to offer an experience of deep study and practical application of the principles of spiritual ecology. A central component of the fellowship will be the development and implementation of pilot projects that have the potential to be catalysts for change.

Description: The fellowship follows a 9-month program and will consist of 8 selected participants, all of whom will receive full scholarships for program tuition and a $10,000 stipend to assist with project development. All travel, food and lodging for retreats will be provided at no cost. Successful and viable projects will be eligible for incubation and potential seed funding consideration via the Kalliopeia Foundation incubator program upon completion of the fellowship. Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Program Details and Eligibility: http://www.spiritualecologyfellowship.org/the-program/

Applicants should be between the ages of 22-30 (slightly outside can apply). Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for consideration.

Current Fellows: You can see our current fellows and projects, representing a diversity of values-based interests and a short film about our recent field visit to India.

Deadline: March 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2017
More information: http://www.spiritualecologyfellowship.org

Please share with those who might be interested!
With appreciation,

Seana
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Seana Quinn
Spiritual Ecology Fellowship Coordinator
PO Box 1164, Inverness, CA 94937 USA
http://www.spiritualecologyfellowship.org

Spiritual Ecology Fellowship – Open for Applications!

http://www.spiritualecologyfellowship.org

Fellowship Opportunity (2017): Urban Adamah Fellowship (rolling admission)

2017FellowshipFlierThe Urban Adamah Fellowship Now Accepting 2017 Applications

Earth, Community, Social Action, Jewish Spirituality

The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living in intentional community.

Through the operation of Urban Adamah’s two-acre organic farm and internships with local community organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, Jewish spirituality, intentional community, and leadership development.

Upcoming Fellowships
Spring: March 13 – May 26, 2017
Summer: June 12 – August 25, 2017
Fall: September 4 – November 21, 2017

We accept 12–14 fellows per season. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Check out this short video to learn more. Visit the Urban Adamah website today to request an application.

Fellowship Opportunity: Center for EcoTechnology Application deadline: 2/28

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The Center for EcoTechnology ( CET) is seeking five qualified college graduate candidates for a 10-month paid fellowship position from August 7, 2017 to June 29, 2018. EcoFellows will work with our staff to carry out a range of activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. Activities will support the CET’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region in ongoing programs in energy efficiency, home energy services, renewable energy, and waste reduction through recycling, reuse and home composting.

The Fellowship offers a full orientation and week-long training by CET professionals in subjects related to above programs, professional development exploring a variety of environmental topics throughout the fellowship and bi-weekly mentoring sessions. Fellows are offered in-depth career development support during the fellowship.

Fellows will be based in CET’s Northampton office, with travel expected between CET locations and into local communities.

EcoFellowship Qualifications:

  • We are looking for creative and energetic college graduates (bachelor degree required) with an interest in energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, climate change, recycling and resource conservation. Previous experience through volunteering, internships and/or professional work is required.
  • Commitment to the entire Fellowship program, is required.
  • Fellows work a flexible schedule (40 hrs./week) that requires some evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Computer skills required, experience in creative uses of social media and/or graphic design preferred.
  • Driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation is required.
  • Ability to lift and move 30lb will be required as necessary for certain placements.
  • Background checks and drug testing will be required for all positions.
  • CET is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.

EcoFellowship Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary: Pays $11.50/hr. for 40 hrs./week (for the duration of the program), with an additional $2,000 bonus at the completion of the program.
  • Benefits: Health Insurance; paid sick, holiday and vacation; 403(b), supplies and mileage reimbursement.
  • Professional Development: Two-week orientation; monthly professional trainings, opportunity to attend conferences, networking and career development.

Hiring Process:

Application Process:  Rolling applications are accepted until February 28. Email your resume and cover letter to hr.ecofellowship17@cetonline.org. Please identify the Fellowship that you are most interested in.

Interview Process: 

  • Initial interviews begin March 1 through March 17, either in-person or by phone
  • 2nd interviews will be scheduled for late March/early April, in-person strongly suggested, by Skype if necessary

Determination:  Position placements will be offered by early-April

Descriptions:

 Marketing Fellowship (High Performance Building focus), one placement

This fellowship is placed in the Marketing and Outreach team and supports marketing efforts to promote CET’s High Performance Building programs and other programs. Learn the basics of Adobe Creative Suite, social media management, content development, internal marketing processes, digital communications, video production and more.

  • Work with the Marketing Manager and staff to generate written and digital media content to promote High Performance Building programs and services: writing articles, blog posts and case studies for social media outlets and CET website, developing video content for website and social media.
  • Be an ambassador for CET’s High Performance Building team to external media and partners
  • Write and design case studies showcasing High Performance Building projects
  • Assist High Performance Building field staff in performing home energy ratings of newly constructed homes
  • Additional tasks as required.

Marketing Fellowship (Digital Communications focus), one placement

This fellowship is placed in the Marketing and Outreach team, and supports marketing efforts to promote all CET’s services and programs to help implement creative marketing solutions, develop content, and support brand management. Learn basics of Adobe Creative Suite, social media management, content development, internal marketing processes, digital communications, video production, and more.

  • Through marketing campaigns encourage residents to take practical steps in home energy efficiency, recycling, composting and personal behavior choices towards a sustainable future.
  • Work with staff to generate written and digital media content: writing articles, blog posts and case studies for social media outlets and CET website, developing video content for website and social media, and support regional media engagement.
  • Assist in the research, development and distribution of marketing content for CET and its programs and services
  • Additional tasks as required.

Green Business Fellowship, one placement

This fellowship is placed in the Programs and Operations team and supports and assists statewide and region-wide initiatives and programs focused on helping businesses save energy and reduce waste.

  • Provide support to a variety of programs including RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts, the Mass. Farm Energy Program, and energy efficiency programs for businesses in the region. Support includes research and analysis projects, working with stakeholders, administrative, programmatic, writing, and outreach and education.
  • Assist CET’s mercury diversion program, providing support to municipalities and hardware retail take back locations and ensuring these locations are stocked with educational materials.
  • Assist field staff with business site evaluations and technical assistance.
  • Work with marketing staff to generate written content: writing articles, blog posts and case studies for social media outlets and CET website and supporting regional media engagement.
  • Track and organize actions and accomplishments for internal purposes and funding reports.
  • Additional tasks as required.

Community Outreach EcoFellowship, two placements

Be the face of the Center for EcoTechnology! These fellowships help coordinate and perform CET’s outreach activities in Western Massachusetts communities through outreach and education initiatives in the areas of efficiency, renewable energy, and waste reduction such as home composting, recycling and reuse. Learn the basics of building science, recycling and composting, Salesforce database, content development, and grant/report writing. Proficiency in Spanish a plus.

  • Implement CET’s Go Green outreach and education campaign, helping residents to take practical steps in residential clean energy, energy efficiency, recycling, composting and other green behavior choices to support a sustainable future.
  • Work directly with EcoFellowship Coordinator to assist communities with outreach and education to residents. Examples of outreach activities include staffing information tables in community venues and at EcoBuilding Bargains, coordinating energy efficiency and building science presentations, implementing hands-on workshops, and promoting other outreach events.
  • Conduct classroom and school-wide energy, waste and recycling instruction and activities at schools and youth programs, including the Pittsfield Schools recycling education program.
  • Work with marketing staff to generate written content: writing articles, blog posts and case studies for social media outlets and CET website and supporting regional media engagement.
  • Assist in the research, development and distribution of marketing content for CET and its services.
  • Additional tasks assigned as required.
  • CEThelps people and businesses in Massachusetts save energy and reduce waste. We make green make sense. For 40 years, we’ve offered proven advice and resources to save you money, make you more comfortable at home, and help your business perform better. Working with partners throughout the region, we’re helping transform the way we live and work for a better community, economy, and environment – now and for the future. We provide practical solutions that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on our environment and community. We serve residents, business and communities in the areas of energy efficiency and waste reduction and through our retail store, EcoBuilding Bargains.

Bowdoin Institutional Research Fellowships (Phase one deadline 2/13)

I write to remind you that this spring the College’s Student Fellowships Committee will award more than 50 institutional research fellowships. Opportunities exist in all disciplines, and I hope you will encourage students to apply.

As in past years, there is a two-phase online application process.

Phase One ApplicationDue by noon on February 13. This very basic application will take a student less than five minutes to complete. It simply indicates the student’s intent to apply and triggers an e-mail to the faculty mentor with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation by the phase two deadline. No action is required by faculty for the phase one deadline. The phase one application can be found on the “Application and Forms” page of the Student Fellowships and Research website. Once students complete the phase one application, they will be e-mailed a link to the phase two application.

Phase Two Application – Due by noon on February 27. Students will be required to upload a two-page project description and budget (if applicable) as part of the phase two application. Letters of recommendation from faculty are also due by noon on February 27 and should be emailed to Corey Colwill (ccolwill@bowdoin.edu).

New for 2017! In past years, institutional fellowships have been capped at 8 weeks; however, beginning this summer, applicants will be able to choose 8, 9, or 10 weeks of research. Students are being instructed to make this decision in conversation with their faculty mentors and will be asked to make a binding decision on the length of their fellowship when they submit their phase two application.

For more details, I invite you to visit our website. You can find a PDF version of the institutional research fellowship brochure [here] as well information about letters of recommendation and the selection criteria for institutional fellowships [here].

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me (cstocks@bowdoin.edu) or Corey Colwill (ccolwill@bowdoin.edu) if you have any questions.

Best,

Cindy Stocks
Director, Student Fellowships and Research
Center for Co-Curricular Opportunities
Bowdoin College
116D Moulton Union
ph: 207-725-3607
www.bowdoin.edu/student-fellowships

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Summer 2017 Internship: Kennebec Land Trust (Application deadline 3/1)

2017 Kennebec Land Trust Ronald Joseph Summer Internship

The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking summer interns to work on trail maintenance and construction, land conservation projects, invasive plant control, educational programming, and general office work such as writing press releases and sending out mailings. Interns will also assist with projects associated with KLT’s application for Accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Interested applicants should be willing to learn basic plant identification skills, be able to perform physically demanding field work, be comfortable multi-tasking in the office, and have an interest in land conservation.

Independent Research Opportunities: In addition to our Summer Internship Program, KLT provides opportunities for students to conduct independent research focused on wildlife and plant ecology, land use history, and conservation and resource management. This summer we are specifically looking for students to conduct projects focused on:

1) the economic and conservation benefits of local wood economies 2) stream ecology 3) rare plant research 4) invasive plants 5) the agricultural land use history of inland Maine islands.

In addition to these topics, we welcome other project proposals.

Students’ studies have the potential to enhance KLT’s educational offerings, and to inform property management plans and our Strategic Conservation Plan.

KLT will help students frame research questions and identify properties on which to conduct research. We ask that students work with an advisor from their college or university on their independent projects, and that they submit a final report to KLT upon completion of their summer research.

Rate of pay: KLT will provide a modest stipend. Interns and students conducting independent research projects are encouraged to apply for grant funding or work study funds from their college or university to compensate their time with KLT. KLT will provide mileage at IRS rate for summer interns. Some housing opportunities are available.

KLT supervision:  Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director and Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director.

Hours: Flexible hours; 25-40 hours a week; June-August; some weeks will consist of more work hours than others.

Qualifications:

· minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, biology, forestry, geography or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered

· ability to work independently and as part of a team
· strong organizational and time management skills
· ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
· comfortable working outside
· valid drivers license

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by March 1st, 2017. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.

Send full application to:

The Kennebec Land Trust
c/o Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director
PO Box 261
Winthrop, Maine 04364

OR  Email: jtheriault@tklt.org

Fellowship Opportunity for Seniors: US PIRG

U.S. PIRG fellowship. Our recruitment efforts will be in full swing next week. In the meantime, I wanted to give a quick update on what we have planned for 2017.

In 2017 we need to defend the progress we’ve made and stay focused on what America can do and must do for the public interest. You’ll help us recruit a team of staff that will work to:

  • Keep chemicals linked to cancer out of our rivers, food and bodies by banning Monsanto’s Roundup unless it’s proven safe.
  • Keep a “consumer cop on the financial beat,” despite the protests of Wall Street lobbyists.
  • Keep big donors from gaining even more influence over our elections.

Thanks, as always, for making all of this vital work possible by helping to staff our team next year!

Fellowship Opportunity: The Horizon’s Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship
The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhDs in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications. We have 4-month semester programs and 3-month summer programs in cities across the U.S.

The Horizons Mentor Network includes current/past employees of firms such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and more. As a Horizons student/graduate, you will have permanent access to this exceptional group of mentors to help with career choices, general mentorship, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Maine Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships & Undergrad Scholarship

Maine Sea Grant is accepting applications for three NOAA graduate student fellowships in January and February 2017. These are 1) the Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (See updated info below!), 2) the NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship, and 3) the NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics. The NOAA Hollings Scholarship Program for undergraduate students is also accepting applications through January 31, 2017.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

The National Sea Grant Office released an amended FFO for the Knauss Fellowship on January 4th. The changes include moving the application deadline back to February 21 (from Febuary 10), and increasing the total budget for each fellowship. The updated FFO is attached to this message, and available at the link below.

Here are links for application requirements and deadlines for each of these opportunities:

Again, please let me know if you have any questions, and feel free to have interested students contact me directly. I would be happy to speak with them individually, and/or come and speak with a group of interested students in your school or department.