Summer Internship: Recycling Interns needed, Towns of Falmouth, Scarborough, Windham & S. Portland (Deadline: April 1, 2019)

Recycling Internship
Towns of Falmouth, Scarborough, Windham, and City of South Portland

Internship Overview

The Towns of Falmouth, Scarborough, Windham and the City of South Portland seek motivated and qualified individuals to work on a new, collaborative public outreach campaign about proper recycling. Each community seeks to hire a minimum of two part-time, seasonal interns to take part in this innovative program. Interns will have an opportunity to impact municipal recycling programs as well as receive training and professional development.

The first two weeks of the internship will be dedicated to a comprehensive training program developed by ecomaine in partnership with member communities and USM. The training program will include a thorough introduction to the recycling market, ecomaine facilities, and recycling dos/don’ts. Ecomaine will also equip interns with community outreach and education tools and resources.

Over the remaining eight weeks, interns will spend the majority of their time in the community, delivering education and outreach, inspect recycling carts for non-recyclable “contamination,” tagging bins, and collecting data. Weekly cohort meetings will bring interns together to debrief about their progress and challenges and will cover material including the waste hierarchy in practice, community-based social marketing, and policy development. At the end of the pilot program, interns will present a summary of their work to the local municipal Council or relevant committee.

Overall this internship will advance interns’ understanding of waste management and reduction, a key strategy in the region’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Interns will gain valuable experience in community-based outreach and education, data collection and management, critical thinking and analysis, and public presentations. Finally, interns will take on a central role in shaping the development of a sustainable internship program out of the pilot phase.

The 10-week internship will start on June 3, 2019 and end August 16, 2019. Interns will be compensated for the training time and will receive the week of July 4th off without pay. Interns will be expected to work 20 hours/week including one to two mornings a week staring at 6am. Each intern’s set schedule will be determined by the individual municipality. Compensation is $12/hour plus mileage or use of municipal vehicle, as  determined  by the municipality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete two-week training program;
  • Tag recycling bins on collection mornings;
  • Catalog recycling participation and contamination rate through data collection and photo log;
  • Deliver outreach to residents to encourage proper recycling/waste disposal;
  • Educate residents at a local events and gatherings alongside ecomaine representatives;
  • Attend weekly cohort meetings;
  • Promote the Recyclopedia App;
  • Write a blog post and/or op-ed article sharing experiences and recommendations;
  • Present a summary report to municipal Council at the end of the internship, outlining completed activities and measured

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Most important skills of the position are reliability, integrity, initiative, and honesty;
  • Desire to learn more about local environmental issues and sustainability initiatives;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a clear and convincing manner, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to show up on time and work during early mornings;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to listen and respond courteously and empathetically to others;
  • Experience relating well to people of all ages from varied cultural, economic, and racial backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in collecting and managing data with the ability to think critically about results;
  • Self-directed and able to work both collaboratively and independently without supervision;
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation;
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 and stand/walk for extended periods of time.

To Apply

Send a letter of interest and resume to the contact person listed below for the municipality you are applying to. If you send multiple applications, please note this in your letter and indicate your preferred location.

  • Town of Falmouth

Kimberly Darling, Energy & Sustainability Coordinator kdarling@falmouthme.org 207-699-5337

  • Town of Scarborough

Complete online application at http://bit.ly/scarborough-jobs Direct questions to Jami Fitch, Sustainability Coordinator jfitch@scarboroughmaine.org 207-730-4035

  • Town of Windham

Complete online application at https://www.windhammaine.us/jobs.aspx

Direct questions to Gretchen Anderson, Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator gaanderson@windhammaine.us 207-892-1909

  • City of South Portland

Lucy Brennan, Sustainability Associate lbrennan@southportland.org 207-347-4147

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2019. All are EOE.

Background Information

Over the past year, ebbs and flows in the global recycling market have resulted in rippling effects on our local waste management practices. To address larger market changes, ecomaine is looking at new recycling importers and cracking down on contaminated loads of recycling. The only way to bring costs down and adjust to new standards is to ensure that ecomaine is getting clean recycling.

Amidst these tightening standards, cities and towns across Maine have been grappling with high rates of contamination in recycling loads. In response, Sustainability Offices launched robust outreach and education programming, often leveraging shared materials. Tabling displays, social media campaigns, tagging bins, and heightened enforcement are underway in an effort to reduce the amount of trash in recycling loads. These resources have started to foster a better community understanding of how to recycle properly.

With continued uncertainty in the recycling market, select communities have come together to work collectively towards improving recycling. This spring/summer, a team of interns will play a central role in continuing community outreach and education campaigns across member communities. Consistent personal outreach and education ensures local residents understand proper recycling/waste disposal and take appropriate action. Outreach will not only address contamination issues but also help communities work toward recycling and waste reduction goals.

Job/ internships: Maine Land Trust Network

Jobs & Internships posted on the Maine Land Trust Network webpage

Job title Posted by Posted Expires
Environmental Education Assistant Damariscotta River Association/ Pemaquid Watershed Association 03/11/19 04/15/19
Courtesy Boat Inspector Coordinator Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Invasive Aquatic Plant Survey and Remediation Team Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Youth Conservation Corps Coordinator Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Invasive Aquatic Plant Survey and Outreach Team Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Courtesy Boat Inspectors Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Land Manager Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire 03/ 6/19 04/30/19
Piping Plover/Least Tern Project Intern (Southern ME) Maine Audubon 03/ 5/19 04/ 1/19
Summer Associates (seasonal, part time) Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative 03/ 4/19 03/29/19
Donor Engagement Office (full time) Maine Coast Heritage Trust 03/ 4/19 04/ 8/19
Conservation Land Stewards Lakes Region Conservation Corps (Americorps), NH 03/ 1/19 04/ 1/19
Development Director (updated) Island Heritage Trust 02/28/19 03/15/19
Summer Camp Environmental Educator Position (full time, seasonal) Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm 02/28/19 03/25/19
Summer Preschool Environmental Educator (full time, seasonal) Gilsland Farm Audubon Center 02/28/19 03/25/19
Gear Steward (temporary) Rippleffect 02/28/19 03/28/19
Island Steward (temporary) Rippleffect 02/28/19 03/28/19
Seasonal Wilderness Education Guide Rippleffect 02/28/19 04/ 1/19
Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator (year-round) Island Heritage Trust 02/27/19 03/13/19
Recreation Services/Seasonal Land Steward The Land & Garden Preserve 02/27/19 04/ 1/19
Education & Events Coordinator Downeast Lakes Land Trust 02/26/19 03/31/19
Nature Center Assistant Manager (seasonal, part-time) Maine Audubon 02/26/19 04/ 1/19
Nature Center Assistant (seasonal, part time) Maine Audubon 02/26/19 04/ 1/19
Store Manager (seasonal) Maine Audubon 02/26/19 04/ 1/19
Development Coordinator (full time) Harpswell Heritage Land Trust 02/25/19 03/15/19
Stover’s Point Preserve Monitor (part time, seasonal) Harpswell Heritage Land Trust 02/25/19 03/22/19
Membership & Outreach Associate (part time) Western Foothills Lands Trust 02/22/19 03/18/19
President & CEO Maine Farmland Trust 02/19/19 03/19/19
Island Caretaker (2 seasonal positions) Maine Island Trail Association 02/ 6/19 03/15/19
Nature Day Camp Assistant Leader Harpswell Heritage Land Trust 02/ 6/19 03/24/19
Summer Land Steward (full time, contract) Kennebec Estuary Land Trust 01/24/19 03/17/19
Trail Steward (6-month position) Maine Coast Heritage Trust 01/15/19 03/15/19
Executive Director Greater Lovell Land Trust 01/14/19 05/ 1/19
Development Director Midcoast Conservancy 01/ 8/19 03/15/19
Southern Maine Stewardship Assistant (seasonal, full time) Maine Coast Hertiage Trust 01/ 8/19 03/15/19
Assistant Trail Stewards Maine Coast Heritage Trust 01/ 8/19 03/15/19
Executive Director Friends of Merrymeeting Bay 08/ 7/18 07/ 1/19

 

Jobs and Internships: Information available through ebear (March Deadlines)

Policy Associate (16896)

Bay Planning Coalition – Oakland, California
United States
Position Type: Job
Posting Date: Feb 20, 2019
End Date: Mar 20, 2019

Program Assistant – Dirty Energy (16894)

Natural Resources Defense Council – Washington, District of Columbia
United States
Position Type: Job
Posting Date: Feb 20, 2019
End Date: Mar 20, 2019

Program Assistant – Peace Operations (16893)

International Peace Institute – New York, New York
United States
Position Type: Job
Posting Date: Feb 20, 2019
End Date: Mar 11, 2019

AmeriCorps FoodCorps Member (16862)

St. Mary’s Nutrition Center – Lewiston, Maine
United States
Position Type: Job
Posting Date: Feb 18, 2019
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Community Conservation Technician and Field Crew Leader (17047)

Downeast Lakes Land Trust – Grand Lake Stream, Maine
United States

Position Type: Internship

Posting Date: Mar 04, 2019

End Date: Mar 24, 2019

Organic Fruit & Vegetable farmer training program (16987)

Wolfe’s Neck Center – Freeport, Maine
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 27, 2019
End Date: Mar 27, 2019

Stover’s Point Preserve Monitor (part-time) (16994)

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust – Harpswell, Maine
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 27, 2019
End Date: Mar 22, 2019

Summer Intern (16990)

College Guild – Brunswick, Maine
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 27, 2019
End Date: Mar 27, 2019

Drones & Spatial Storytelling (Belize and Orlando) (16915)
Citizen Science GIS – Multiple Locations
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 21, 2019
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Interdisciplinary Research in Changing Coastal Environments (16912)

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) – Cocodrie, Louisiana
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 21, 2019
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Intergovernmental Affairs Bureau Summer Internship (16890)

Office of the New York State Attorney General – Buffalo, New York
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 20, 2019
End Date: Mar 20, 2019

New York City Public Service Corps (16865)

The City Of New York – New York, New York
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 18, 2019
End Date: Mar 18, 2019

Strategic Communications and Outreach Internship – UNHCR (16827)

UNHCR- The UN Refugee Agency – Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 14, 2019
End Date: Mar 14, 2019

RESEARCH EDUCATION INTERN (16802)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Massachusetts
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 13, 2019
End Date: Mar 13, 2019

Damariscove Island Stewards (16694)

Boothbay Region Land Trust – Boothbay Harbor, Maine
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 07, 2019
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Industry Report Intern: Evaluation, Research & Behavior (16567)

Consortium for Energy Efficiency – Middleton, Massachusetts
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Jan 30, 2019
End Date: Mar 29, 2019

Summer Law Internship (15631)

Office of the New York State Attorney General – Multiple Locations
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Oct 19, 2018
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Off campus Event: 2019 Maine Land Conservation Conference, April 5-6 in Brunswick (student scholarships available)

Maine Coast Heritage Trust presents the Maine Land Conservation Conference for and with Maine’s robust land conservation community. We come together to train on best practices in all aspects of land trust work, connect with our peers, and grapple with the most pressing issues facing land conservation today.

  • Scroll to the bottom of this page for key documents, below our list of sponsors
  • Download the conference brochure
  • NEW THIS YEAR! This year we will offer roundtable discussions at the end of the day rather than a 3rd workshop session. Don’t miss this opportunity to both listen and share your own expertise in one of nine topical group discussions (Saturday workshop list). Be sure to sign up when you register.

Register here

Majora Carter – Keynote Speaker
Building Proud Communities

When New York City wanted to bring 40% of its trash to her neighborhood in the South Bronx, Majora Carter pushed back. Her goal of building a prouder community grew to include more than just green space.

In partnership with local government, businesses, and neighborhood organizations she has improved opportunities for transportation, fitness and recreation, nutrition, and economic development. Majora’s lessons learned will remind us that environment is just one component in building a stronger, healthier community.

Student Scholarships
Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is proud to offer free admissionto students with a Maine connection whose studies include an environmental, nonprofit, or sustainability focus. The scholarship covers the cost of registration Saturday only (though except for the evening reception, Friday events are free for all). To apply, write a short essay that briefly describes your course of study, what you think you might like to do when you graduate, and how you hope attending the conference will ehlp you with your goals. Send your application to Donna @ dbisset@mcht.org with the subject line: Conference Scholarship application.

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