Summer Internship: Youth and Environmental Intern, Lowell/Lawrence MA. Apply by March 22

Youth and the Environment Intern
Lowell/Lawrence MA

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking two summer interns to coordinate its EPA-funded Youth and the Environment Program (YEP), as well as other NEIWPCC Wastewater Division projects in Lowell and Lawrence MA. 

By offering summer employment with hands-on experience, YEP encourages disadvantaged inner city students to develop interests in the environment and potential environmental careers.  The YEP Coordinator is an important component of the program.  The Youth and the Environment Coordinators will work under the general supervision of the Environmental Analyst for the Wastewater and Onsite Systems Division at NEIWPCC to coordinate logistics for the youth summer job programs, develop lesson plans for the afternoon sessions, coordinate periodic environmental field trips, and coordinate transportation of the students to the wastewater treatment plants every morning.  In addition to the YEP, the interns may also support other Wastewater activities including our Massachusetts Wastewater Operator Training program and the Massachusetts Title 5 Soil Evaluator Certification training program.

The successful candidates must have a minimum of 2 years towards a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, or closely related field. Candidates will be expected to work 30 hours per week, with some flexibility; position anticipated to begin mid-May and to extend through the summer.

Refer to www.neiwpcc.org for full position description. To apply, submit cover letter and resume by Friday, March 22, 2019 to jobs@neiwpcc.org. In the e-mail subject line, please reference position number 19-Lowell-001. No phone calls please.Position posted on the Environmental Careers Opportunities webpage

 

Jobs: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) (Apply by March 22)

NEIWPCC offers competitive compensation including excellent benefits for eligible employees; we are committed to the professional development of our employees which allows employees to increase their skills, abilities, and work experiences and enables promotion from within.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Your application will be reviewed by our human resources department to determine if your qualifications possess the right match for the position; your application is only complete when you have submitted a cover letter and resume; without both, your application may not be considered.

Shortly after submission, you will receive confirmation of receipt of your application in the form of a card or email. You will be contacted directly if we would like to schedule an interview. Due to the high volume of resumes received for our positions, NEIWPCC is unable to respond to individual status update requests. We respectfully request no calls about a position or the status of your application. We thank you for your understanding and interest in employment at NEIWPCC.


New York State Source Water Protection – New York State Department of Health

The primary goal of the next generation of source water protection in New York State is to develop, update, and implement source water protection measures for public drinking water systems throughout the State. Source water protection strategies are most effective when implemented at the local community level. As such, New York State is committed to updating its Source Water Assessment and Protection Plans (SWAPPs), as funded in the 2017 NYS budget, and has utilized this funding for NEIWPCC to provide New York State Department of Conservation and the New York State Department of Health with critical staff to work with NYS professionals, public water suppliers, and local entities to develop an updated public drinking water source water protection program.

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health are seeking candidates for the following positions:

 

Environmental Analyst – Drinking Water Specialist
New York State Department of Health – Source Water Protection Program
Albany, New York

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Bureau of Water Supply Protection (BWSP) are seeking highly organized and detail-oriented candidates for an Environmental Analyst – Drinking Water Specialist to implement various source water and drinking water assessment, protection, sampling and treatment programs, including support to public water systems and local municipalities for developing Source Water Protection Programs and updates to existing Source Water Assessment Plans (SWAPs).

The incumbent will coordinate directly with regional NEIWPCC staff based in the four NYSDOH Regional Offices (Metropolitan, Capital, Central and Western) on these matters. Incumbent may also provide technical assistance to water suppliers, regional environmental health staff, and local health department staff on source water protection strategy implementation and water sample collection and analytical testing for physical, biological, radiological and chemical contaminant.  Will develop written materials to provide guidance and training for local municipalities, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and local health departments (LHDs) on source water protection strategies and implementation. Will provide support for associated programs by implementing procedures and performing sampling and testing to evaluate compliance and will develop concise and coherent multi-media documents for communicating program activities and accomplishments.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, environmental health, natural science, toxicology, or public health and must have knowledge and understanding of state and federal environmental regulations. Knowledge of Safe Drinking Water Act and SWAP programs, as well as groundwater and surface water hydrology required. Candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and have demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent computer skills including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) required.

Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample by March 22, 2019 as indicated at top of page. Please reference 19-NYS-SW-DOH-002 in email subject line. No phone calls please.

Volunteer Opportunity: Museum Interpretation Internship @ Maine Maritime Museum 8-10 hrs/ wk summer ’19

Museum Interpretation Internship @ Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) seeks a motivated and dedicated Interpretation Intern for the summer 2019 season.

Maine Maritime Museum
MMM is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture through gallery exhibits, an historic shipyard, educational programs, a research Library, and narrated excursions along area waterways. Founded in 1962, the Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in Bath, “The City of Ships”, and provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages from around the world. Our collection features over 20,000 objects, including paintings, sculpture, maritime artifacts and ephemera.

The Opportunity
The Interpretation Intern will assist the Manager of Interpretation in facilitating in-gallery programming and developing/ implementing visitor feedback assessments. Responsibilities include assisting with the museum’s new family summer program, Seabase Delta: Aquanauts Academy. This immersive, hands-on program lets visitors of all ages explore diving history and technology through games and collaborative learning. Responsibilities will also include but are not limited to managing visitor feedback interviews and surveys and assisting with the daily operations of the Public Programs Department. The ideal candidate will have an interest in innovative museum interpretation and working with the public.

This internship is ideal for those wanting a hands-on experience in museum education and will serve as a comprehensive introduction to museum and non-profit operations. The intern will attend staff meetings, participate in program implementation and evaluation, and have the opportunity to meet and work with staff across all museum departments. Under the supervision of the Manager of Interpretation, the intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience assisting with and leading innovative and creative public programs. Over the course of the internship, the intern will build skills valued by employers, such as practical experience in museum education, program design and management, collaborative problem-solving, and effective communication.

A maritime knowledge or background is not required. The museum welcomes students with career interests in Museums, History, Public History, Art History, Education, Maritime Studies, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Communications, Non-Profits, and/or Tourism and Hospitality.

Qualifications
• Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university. Recent graduates are also invited to apply. (Course credit for internship is optional.)
• Time Commitment: 10 weeks (between June-August) for 8-12 hours a week
• This is a temporary and unpaid position.

Application Requirements
To apply, send resume and cover letter by May 1st, 2019 to Sarah Timm at timm@maritimeme.org.

Date Posted: 2/25/2019

https://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/about-maine-maritime-museum/employment-opportunities/museum-interpretation-internship/

Sarah Timm, Manager of Interpretation
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-1316 x 350
timm@maritimeme.org
www.mainemaritimemuseum.org

On Campus Event: Behold the Earth: A Cinematic Reply to Edward O. WIlson’s Appeal” (David Conover), Thursday 2.28 at 4:25, Druck 20

“Behold the Earth: A Cinematic Reply to Edward O. Wilson’s Appeal“ (David Conover)
Thursday, Feb 28, 4:25-5:30
Druck 20

Filmmaker and 2014-15 Bowdoin Coastal Studies Scholar David Conover returns to campus with an evening screening/ Q&A and an afternoon seminar.  In his talk, he speaks as a secular humanist about the interplay of film, biology, and Christianity.

He asks:  how do childhood experiences inform the study of -and the care for- life on earth?

How is a biologist’s way of knowing harmonious with a believer’s way of knowing?

In the course of addressing these questions and showing a few film clips, he will draw upon THE CREATION: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth by biologist and naturalist E.O.Wilson, and LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, by journalist Richard Louv.  David worked with both for the film BEHOLD THE EARTH.

David Conover majored in religion and earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin, and a M.Ed from Harvard University

 

Summer Internship: Holt Research Forest, Arrowsic Maine

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
HOLT RESEARCH FOREST ARROWSIC, MAINE

Holt Research Forest (holtforest.org) is the site of a long-term forest ecosystem study in mid-coast Maine. Since 1983 a team of scientists from the University of Maine has been researching many aspects of the forest. With the support of the Maine TREE Foundation (www.mainetreefoundation.org) we are embarking on a new research plan which will include examining the results of a planned timber harvest, as well as providing insights into climate change, deer impacts, tree regeneration, and growth rates. In preparation, pre- harvest data needs to be collected. This year we will be remeasuring trees to look at their growth and to get accurate measurements of the existing biomass (carbon storage).
Work location is Arrowsic, Maine (near Bath, Brunswick, Popham and Reid State Parks, < 1 hr. from Portland).

Primary task for summer is measuring tree diameter and conditions and regeneration sampling. Knowledge of the tree species of Maine and ability to work independently are essential. Familiarity with tree sampling methods, data collection, compass use and map reading are desirable. Other tasks may include trail maintenance, tick collection, frass sampling, assisting with small mammal trapping and more.

Onsite housing provided. 40 hrs/week, 10 weeks, May- August. A vehicle is not provided; students may bring their own.
Submit letter of application and resume to Jack W. Witham (jwitham@maine.edu).

Email or call (207-443-9438) for more information.
Holt Research Forest is managed by Maine Tree Foundation, a small non-profit. As a small non-profit, internship funding assistance through student colleges/ universities is much appreciated. This is a paid position, 40 hrs/ week; 10 week internships at minimum wage.  So, roughly $400/ week/ $4,000 for the 10-week stint.

 

Summer & year round) positions: Harpswell Heritage Land Trust

Development Coordinator
Application deadline:  March 15, 2019

About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT)
The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s mission is to preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage and access to the outdoors through targeted conservation, responsible stewardship and education.

About the position
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust seeks an experienced, motivated and capable Development Coordinator to coordinate the organization’s development activities. The primary tasks include the following:

  1. Work with the HHLT’s Development and Campaign Committees to carry out a major fundraising campaign. This includes working closely with volunteers and staff to cultivate, educate, solicit and follow up with donors.
  2. Assist with the management and maintenance of HHLT’s donor database.
  3. Collaborate with staff and committee members to prepare and distribute campaign and other fundraising materials.
  4. Research potential donors.
  5. Assist with setting up meetings for staff, board members and donors,  and with follow up.
  6. Work with the Executive Director to build and implement HHLT’s major donor program.

Hours and compensation
This is a year-round, 20 hour per week position. Paid vacation, holidays and sick time are provided. There are no health or retirement benefits.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.

Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Experience working in a non-profit development role
  • Knowledge of environmental conservation and a passion for HHLT’s mission
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well-organized and efficient, with the ability to simultaneously pursue many priorities
  • Excellent computer skills

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with donor research and iWave.
  • Familiarity with the Little Green Light donor database.
  • Familiarity with land trusts

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter by March 15, 2019 to Reed Coles at info@hhltmaine.org.

Nature Day Camp Assistant Leader

Application deadline: March 24, 2019

About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and Nature Day Camp

The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s mission is preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage and access to the outdoors through targeted conservation, responsible stewardship and education. Learn more at www.hhltmaine.org.

Since 1998, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) has offered Nature Day Camp to educate and engage children with Harpswell’s natural environment. Camp is held at a different Harpswell location each day, and the focus is on hands-on exploration of nature, learning and fun. For a more detailed description, visit: http://hhltmaine.org/nature-day-camp/.

Job description

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is seeking an assistant leader for its Nature Day Camp program. This person will teach alongside experienced camp leaders. We prefer to find an assistant leader who is available for all four camp weeks, but will consider applicants who are available for just part of the summer.

The assistant camp leader’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Ensure safety of all campers
  • Provide an enriching, engaging and fun camp experience
  • Be kind and patient
  • Communicate with the camp leader about any issues that arise
  • Attend camp orientation before the camp season begins
  • With camp leader, create a schedule of developmentally-appropriate activities for campers
  • Co-lead camp activities
  • Debrief camp

Dates, hours and compensation

Both preschool and elementary camp sessions are offered concurrently during the following weeks: July 8-12, July 22-26, August 5-9 and August 19-23. Preschool camps run Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Elementary camps run Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The assistant camp leader will be responsible for all four weeks of camp – two weeks with preschoolers and two weeks with elementary school students. The assistant leader will be expected to contribute to the planning process before camp begins and should be available before and after camp each day for set up and wrap up. Compensation for the assistant camp leader is $288/week for preschool camp and $608/week for elementary camp.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.

Required:

  • Experience working with children
  • Experience teaching about nature outdoors
  • Patience, kindness and enthusiasm
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (paid for by HHLT)
  • First aid and CPR training

Preferred:

  • Current or prior connection to Harpswell or the Maine coast
  • Natural history knowledge

How to apply

Please send a resume and cover letter, indicating which weeks you are available, by March 24 to Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org. You are welcome to contact Julia with questions via email or at 207-837-9613.

Stover’s Point Preserve Monitor (part-time, seasonal)

Application deadline: March 22, 2019

About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT)

The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s mission is to preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage and access to the outdoors through targeted conservation, responsible stewardship and education. Learn more at https://hhltmaine.org/.

Background

HHLT’s 4-acre Stover’s Point Preserve features a gravel beach, a salt marsh, and a tidal creek on Harpswell Neck. The Preserve is a popular destination for people to visit in the summer to swim, play, relax and launch small boats. Due to concerns in recent years about some visitors not following the Preserve guidelines, HHLT has decided to hire a part-time beach monitor from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2019. The role of the beach monitor is to observe and document visitor use, enforce Preserve guidelines in a polite and non-confrontational manner, and educate visitors about the sensitive natural resources.

Job description

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is seeking a monitor for Stover’s Point Preserve between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day 2019. Days and hours are flexible and will vary depending on weather and visitor use. The beach monitor will be supervised by the Stewardship Coordinator.

The monitor will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Spend at least one hour a day at the Preserve (more on weekends). Walk the entire Preserve to greet and educate visitors.
  • Ensure that visitors are following Preserve guidelines, particularly restrictions related to motorized vehicle use and dogs. More information about the Stover’s Point Preserve and a list of visitor guidelines can be found at https://hhltmaine.org/get-outdoors/stovers-point-preserve/.
  • Approach and greet visitors in a courteous and non-confrontational manner as a representative of HHLT.
  • Answer questions about the Preserve.
  • Wear an HHLT Steward t-shirt while on duty at the Preserve.
  • Log the total number of people, cars, and dogs on the beach at each visit and provide weekly summaries. Document conversations with visitors or other pertinent information to help inform future management decisions. Prepare a final report at the end of the season.

Hours and compensation

This is a 12 hour/week seasonal position (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day) paid at $15/hour.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have excellent people skills and be willing to walk the length of the Preserve and back twice daily (about half a mile). Some knowledge of Harpswell and coastal wildlife and plants is desirable.

How to apply

Please send a resume and cover letter by March 22, 2019 to Andrea Stevens at steward@hhltmaine.org with “Stover’s Point Preserve Monitor” in the subject line.

Unpaid Internship: 2019 Summer Internship @ Phil’s Farm, Eliot Maine, Applications Due by March 8

2019 Summer Internship at Phil’s Farm
Want to work on an organic farm in Maine? Learn about organic agriculture, entrepreneurship and how to run a small business from a 2013 Bowdoin grad on his farm in Eliot, ME. Apply for the summer internship at Phil’s Farm- a 2 acre, no-till, no-spray farm that grows organic vegetables, herbs and flowers. Applications are due March 8th

Phil’s Farm is a 1 acre, no-till farm that produces organic vegetables, herbs and flowers in Eliot, ME. The farm was started by Phil Cuddeback, class of Bowdoin 2013, in the spring of 2018. The food is sold primarily to a 50 member CSA with a pickup location at a brewery in Portsmouth, NH. The CSA allows Phil and his farm crew the opportunity to engage with their customers and in turn helps the customers gain a better appreciation for the food they’re eating. Other markets include a farmers market in York and a couple restaurants.

Phil’s Farm believes in producing affordable food in a way that is good for the environment, the people producing it and the end consumers. As a result, we do not use any pesticides, herbicides or harmful chemicals on the farm. We also strive to minimize the use of gasoline, oil and plastic products and instead use solar power, hand tools and reusable bags or no packaging at all whenever possible.

To learn more, check out www.philsfarmcsa.com and @philsfarm_inmaine on Instagram.

Hours, Dates & Schedule: The internship will take place from June 3rd to August 30th.

The expected hours on the farm are Monday through Friday 6am to 4pm with a quick break for breakfast and an hour for lunch. Attending the CSA pickup on Thursdays from 5-8pm is optional but can be a fun way to interact with the customers.

The crew this year will be myself and one MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners) apprentice. The apprentice will likely be someone who is learning to farm but will be with me from April to October.

Responsibilities

 Greenhouse planting, watering and potting up – We fill trays with potting mix, plant the seeds, cover with more potting mix and water them in. Each day, all the trays get watered. Certain plants like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers get moved from trays to larger pots to give them more space before being transplanted outside.

Bed preparation – this involves raking leaves off the bed, broadforking to loosen the soil, applying compost and amendments and raking the bed again to create a level surface.

Transplanting – the act of taking seedlings from the greenhouse and planting them in the field.

Harvesting – we use a knife to cut greens or simply our hands to harvest larger products like tomatoes and cucumbers.

Washing and packing – we use both a series of dunk tanks and a spray hose to clean the vegetables. They then get weighed and packed into bins or bags.

Pest and disease management – this can involve physically removing pests like the cabbage worm or protecting drops with a thin fabric sheet called row cover. Disease management can involve pruning and removing infected plants.

Almost all of the tasks will be done together as a team. This allows me to best teach the tasks as well as to work efficiently while having fun.

Expectations

 Firstly, I’d like to share the expectations I have for myself. These are:

  • To create a fun, educational and effective work environment
  • To end work at 4pm each day – this give you time to relax, make dinner and do things off the farm in the
  • To understand that you may be learning a lot of things for the first time and that things may take you longer to do while you’re learning
  • To appreciate your hard work and contribution to the farm and business

My expectations for you are to:

  • Work hard
  • Try your best with each activity
  • Be ready to start work on time each day
  • Have fun
  • To learn
  • Be communicative and honest with me with any challenges you’re experiencing directly related to the farm
  • And hopefully, to fall in love with

Skills, abilities and perspective desired in a successful candidate

 A successful candidate should feel comfortable and enjoy working with their body. You should also be comfortable working on tasks for a couple hours at a time – sometimes we’ll listen to music, have a conversation or just enjoy the silence in almost a meditative state. You should also enjoy working outside and be willing to work in all kinds of weather conditions.

I would like you to have the understanding and to keep in mind that I am running a business and that this is my second year doing so. This can sometimes be stressful and I may ask that we try to do things faster or skip certain steps in order to get certain tasks finished in a given amount of time. Farming is all about timing and process.

Application requirements: Resume and a brief cover letter.

Housing

Housing is not included but I can help you find suitable housing through craigslist and my network of friends in the area.

Compensation

This is an unpaid internship. If you are a college student, please reach out to your school to see if summer internship funding is available. For non-college students, there may be educational grants and funding available for unpaid internships. I’m happy to help you find such funding to the best of my ability. As with all jobs of a farm, you are welcome to take home as much food from the farm as you would like.

Contact

Please send you resume and brief cover letter to me at philcuddeback@gmail.com.

On Campus Event: “Diversity, decline and sustainability of wild bees”, Thursday. 2.21 @ 4:25, Druck 20

“Diversity, decline and sustainability of wild bees”

Dr. Sandra Rehan is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire in the Department of Biological Sciences.  In her talk, she will discuss the diversity of wild bees in Northern New England including status assessments. The specific questions she will address are: What species reside in Northern New England and what are their habitat requirements?  Do species respond to land use change and how can we sustain healthy pollinator populations?  Dr. Rehan addresses these questions through a combination of field- and museum-based studies and through the integration of behavior, ecology and genetics.

Dr. Rehan earned her bachelor’s and PhD degrees from the Brock University, Canada.