Internship: Environmental Policy: Natural Resources Council of Maine

Environmental Policy Internships

The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is seeking applicants to work as interns to assist the organization on a broad range of environmental policy issues currently facing Maine and the nation. NRCM attempts to place interns year-round, and the internships may be less than full-time to accommodate academic schedules. Internships generally are unpaid positions. However, NRCM does have funding for 1-2 paid internships annually (see details below under “Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship”).

Internship Experience

NRCM provides interns with meaningful work and an excellent training experience. Interns will contribute to and learn from activities such as:

  • Policy Research for legislation dealing with water quality, renewable energy, climate mitigation, land conservation, and waste management;
  • Legislative Action (when the Legislature is in session) including attending legislative hearings, meeting lawmakers, watching policy debates, and mobilizing activists; and
  • Advocacy Strategy including attending internal NRCM policy meetings, coalition strategy sessions, and advocacy events.

Interns work under the supervision of NRCM’s Advocacy Director, who works to ensure that interns receive extensive opportunities to witness internal operations of NRCM and the environmental policy process.

Qualifications

Applicants should have strong writing and communication skills, a strong interest in environmental policy, and ability to work on multiple projects with varying deadlines. Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint preferred; GIS skills not required, but may be of use.

Application Process

Candidates may apply at any time. Resume and cover letter should be submitted to lhodgkins@nrcm.org.

Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship

NRCM provides a $1,000 stipend for 1-2 interns annually. Generally, this intern serves from early June to early August. Candidates who are interested in being considered for this internship, called the “Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship,” should apply as follows:

  • Applications Due:             March 2, 2018
  • NRCM Interviews:           March 12-23, 2018
  • Notification:                       March 30, 2018

Further Details

Candidates not selected for a paid internship may still be considered for an unpaid internship. Candidates interested in being considered for an internship should send a resume and cover letter to leisa@nrcm.org.

Internship: PAID internship with the Natural Resources Council of Maine- Part time Jan-June 2018

PAID internship with the Natural Resources Council of Maine
Part- time January-June 2018

The Natural Resources Council of Maine has a paid part-time internship from January to June. The position is flexible, averages about 5 hours per week, and the majority can be done remotely.

It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in the environment, environmental advocacy, communications, and/or education.

Interested?

See the whole job posting and apply on eBear!

 

On Campus Event: Marine Ecologist Nichole Price, Thursday 11/16 4-5:15 (Druck 20)


Nichole Price

Senior Research Scientist, and Seafood Security Center for Venture Research (CVR) Director, Benthic Marine Ecologist
Bigelow Laboratory, Colby College
Thursday, Nov. 16 from 4:00-5:15, in Druck 20

Nichole is interested in how global change phenomena, like ocean acidification and warming, can alter bottom-dwelling species interactions, community dynamics, and ecosystem function in shallow coastal regimes. Her work focuses primarily on the eco-physiology of seaweeds and their current and future role in dissolved inorganic carbon cycling. She is interested in how the balance of primary production/respiration and calcification/dissolution create natural diel variation in carbonate chemistry and perpetuate biological feedbacks. She has focused on these topics primarily on tropical coral reefs, but have recently expanded work to include temperate systems. She utilizes state-of-the-art analytical tools including novel autonomous instrument packages and custom experimental aquaria and extrapolate results to regional and global scales using statistical modelling.

Dr. Price has a B.A, Biology and Math from Connecticut College, M.S, Applied Statistics and Probability from the Univ, California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution and marine Biology, UCSB

Off Campus Event: “Climate Change in Maine: What do we Do Now?” Thurs. 11/17 @ 7Pm, Southworth Planetarium, Portland

Climate Change in Maine: What Do We Do Now?
Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30
Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine (admission by donation)

Although national media focuses on global and national trends for a changing climate, it is clear that increasing variability and accelerating changes the patters of our weather are altering the lives of Maine people today and more is on the way. The reality is that accelerating rates of change in our chemical and physical climate are a reality of the 21st century, and will persist throughout the lifetimes of everyone alive on the planet today and for generations to come. This is not the latest environmental issue that will come and go with suitable policy and management in a few years. The urgency to limit greenhouse gas emissions continues to grow greater each day, and so too does the need to make cost-effective, evidence-based decisions about adaptation options. The talk will focus on Maine, information from a recent assessment of Maine’s climate future, insights on how these changes influence various sectors of Maine’s economy and the lives of Maine citizens, and how we can take steps to shape the best future outcomes for ourselves and the generations to come.

Ivan J. Fernandez is Professor in the School of Forest Resources, Climate Change
Institute, and School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine.

 

 

 

Fellowhip Opportunity: RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowships (for ’17 alums & ’18 grads). Applications open January 2018

Ray Marine Conservation Fellows

Program Overview:

Inspired by efforts to increase racial diversity in the marine conservation field, The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity 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 paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with an undergraduate degree with the tools and support 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 member organizations 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. Fellows will work with mentors, grow their networks, and forge lasting relationships with their cohort of fellows. RAY Fellowship positions are full time paid positions with competitive entry-level salaries plus benefits. Fellows will also receive a stipend of $1,000 to go towards professional development opportunities, in addition to coordinated professional development through RAY Member Organizations.

Applications for the 2017-2018 Fellowship cycle will open in January 2018, and Fellowship positions will begin July 16, 2018.

Ideal Candidates:

The RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship looks for applicants that demonstrate:

  • Passion and capacity to exercise leadership and respond to social and environmental challenges
  • Willingness to actively contribute to the program as well as take advantage of its benefits
  • Commitment to the values of diversity and justice within the environmental and social change fields
  • The ability and desire to remain an active member of the RAY Fellows Network after the conclusion of the year-long Fellowship
  • Eagerness to connect with and learn from others

Review our application process, timeline, and eligibility requirements for more!

Internship Opportunity: Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Program (Paid- 2 yr program for undergrads) Apply by 1/31/18

We would like to let you know about an exciting program here at the University of Michigan–the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP UM). DDCSP UM is a two-year research and internship opportunity for bright, curious undergraduate students interested in conservation, nature, and the environment. The program is aimed at bringing more undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field into the conservation arena.

If you know any undergraduate students at your school or other colleges and universities who have a specific interest natural sciences, environmental studies/science, or conservation, we urge you to share with them the attached flyer.

In addition to a $4250 stipend, accepted students will also receive room and board, a discretionary allowance and travel expenses to and from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Please note that the application deadline is January 31, 2018. The program dates are June 2nd through July 28th 2018. Detailed program information and application are available on our website at http://ddcsp-umich.com.

Please feel free to contact us at (734)936-0900 if you would like to discuss the DDCSP UM program further or e-mail us at seas-ddcsp@umich.edu. Please feel free to forward this message along. We apologize if you receive multiple emails. Thank you for your assistance.

Best,
Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor, Director
Kafi Laramore-Josey, Program Manager
Ima Otudor, Program Manager

Fellowship Opportunity: Sea Grant Maryland Paid Research Experience for Undergraduates. Application process begins Dec. 2017, deadline to apply: Feb 16, 2018

SEA GRANT MARYLAND Research Experience for Undergraduates
Each summer, Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports fifteen students to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a special opportunity to develop your research skills and interests by working with top scientists to study one of America’s most significant coastal resources.

The REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics.

During the 12-week program, each student works with a mentor on an individual research project at one of the two marine labs at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences located on the Chesapeake Bay:

Applications for summer 2018 MDSG Research Experiences for for Undergraduates program will be accepted staring in December. Deadline: February 16, 2018
Research areas include:

  • Benthic environment
  • Climate change
  • Contaminants
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Estuarine processes
  • Fisheries
  • Modeling and analysis
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Physical oceanography

Each REU fellow will receive:

  • A stipend of $6,000
  • Housing costs
  • Round-trip travel expenses

Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed at least two years of study towards (but not yet completed) a bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to students who are rising seniors. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested students are required to submit:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Unofficial or official transcripts
  • A list of courses in progress
  • Two letters of recommendation

Learn more about how to apply to the program.

Learn more about Maryland Sea Grant’s REU program

ON CAMPUS EVENT: Stop Saving the Planet! A 21st Century Environmentalist Manifesto Monday, Oct 30, 7PM

Stop Saving the Planet! A 21st Century Environmentalist Manifesto
with Jenny Price
Monday, October 30 7:00 PM
Beam Classroom, VAC

Jenny Price is a noted public scholar, writer, and artist who focuses on US environmental topics, including urban nature, environmentalism, and popular culture. Author of Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A. and Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America, she’s also written for GOODSunsetBelieverAudubonNew York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. A co-founder of the Los Angeles Urban Rangers art collective, she has collaborated on various projects, including Public Access 101: Malibu Public Beaches and Downtown L.A. Trail System. With the Rangers, she was a resident artist for the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art and exhibited in International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Performing Public Space at La Casa de Tunel in Tijuana, and the traveling We Are Here Maps Archive.

Price earned in AB in biology from Princeton University in 1985 and her Ph.D in history from Yale University in 1998. She has taught at UCLA, USC, Antioch University-Los Angeles, Washington University at St. Louis, and Princeton University. A 2005 Guggenheim fellow and two-time NEH fellow, she has also held fellowships at Princeton, Stanford, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment ant Society at LMU-Munich.

She is currently co-creating Play the L.A. River as a co-founder of the public arts and humanities collective, Project 51, and is finishing her next book, Stop Saving the Planet! Other Tips for 21st-Century Environmentalists.

At Bowdoin, Price will visit two to four classes, meet over meals with members of the College community, lead a workshop on public art and environmentalism, and give a public talk.