Job: Impact, application deadline March 5, 2018 (graduating seniors)

Impact is a great opportunity for people who want to organize to make a difference on the most important environmental and public interest issues happening in the country today. You could be like Emma Fisher, whose organizing helped to stop an unnecessary highway expansion in Wisconsin. Or you could be like Kari Ross, who is fighting fracking in Texas. Or you could be like Meghan Hassett, organizing community-based forums on renewable energy with more than 50 local leaders in attendance.

Our spring application deadline is March 5. You can apply online here and we’ll contact you to set up an interview.

If you can see yourself next year organizing to make a difference for our health and environment, apply to join the Impact team. With Impact, you make a difference now. The work you do builds the power we need to win more victories and you gain the experience that other groups look for when hiring new advocates and campaign directors.

Jacqueline Guyol, Campaign Organizer at Impact
314-707-1445 (c) weareimpact.org

Internship: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Youth Education Programs, Apply by 2/28

COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS

Education Programs INTERNSHIP: Youth Education Programs

Position: Education Programs Intern :Youth Education at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

CMBG Mission: The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research.

Internship Mission: This internship prepares students to enter the field of environmental or museum education by providing hands-on experience with informal youth and family education, programming and interpretation. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is regarded as among the foremost public gardens in the country. This internship allows students to participate directly in a wide variety of educational programs for school groups, youth, and family groups, and to learn how the Education Department works in a public garden setting to deliver programming to a diverse range of audiences.

Academic/Experiential-Learning Nexus:  Youth, family, and school group programming in relation to horticulture, botany, and natural history

Position Summary: The Youth Education Programs Internship provides hands-on experience supporting and implementing a wide variety of school group, youth, and family programming at the Gardens. Under the supervision and mentorship of the Youth and Family Program Coordinator, the Youth Education Programs Intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Carry out daily informal educational activities in the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden such as storytime, garden puppet theater, and pop-up educational offerings.
  • Assist with the implementation of our summer camps and day programs for children.
  • Assist with the daily upkeep of the Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden play areas and structures.
  • Assist with the daily care and maintenance of the Learning Garden and greenhouse.
  • Welcome and orient visiting student field trip groups, and participate in curriculum delivery
  • Plan and carry out Fairy Friday activities in the Children’s Garden every Friday during July and August.
  • Learn the art and science of live interpretation as you help to facilitate Discovery Carts and Nature Investigations in the Gardens’ new butterfly exhibit and in the Bibby and Harold Aflond Children’s Garden.
  • Learn best practices in customer service.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must be comfortable and enjoy interacting with the public and with students of all ages.  They should have solid organizational skills, an interest in plants, gardening and nature, and a desire to learn more about the role of education in a public garden setting. Some coursework/experience in the field of education or the natural sciences is required.

Summer Schedule: 40 hours/week, including weekend days from approximately mid-May to late August.  Flexible start and end date. There is an hourly wage for this internship.

All candidates must have their own reliable transportation.

 By February 28, 2018, e-mail cover letter, resume and references to: Erika Huber, Youth and Family Program Coordinator at ehuber@mainegardens.org

Internship: Visual Storytelling to mobilize policymakers- Water Security & Climate Change (Spring-Summer, 2018)

I’m working on a project with the Roddenberry Foundation and a number of other partners to use visual storytelling to inspire action among community members. Would it be possible to send this internship opportunity to current students?

We are seeking fellow Polar Bears to join us as we use visual storytelling to mobilize policymakers and community leaders on the issue of water security and climate change. This internship will be for the remainder of the spring semester, with an option to continue through the summer. We can provide a $500 stipend and as we grow, so will our funding for interns.

Currently, we are seeking two vision-driven, responsible and excited to learn Polar Bears – one focusing on digital/social media and communications and the other focusing on water security and climate policy. Experience shooting and editing video/stills is a plus.

Please email alex@alexcornell.org with a resume or Linkedin Profile. We will consider candidates on a rolling basis.

Alex Cornell ’06 (Gov & Legal Studies Continue reading

Internship: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Adult Education, Apply by Feb 28

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Education Programs INTERNSHIP: Adult Education and Interpretive Exhibits

 Position: Education Programs Intern: Adult Education and Interpretive Exhibits at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

CMBG Mission: The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research.

Internship Mission: This internship prepares students to enter the field of environmental or museum education by providing hands-on experience with classes, demonstrations, interpretation, and informal education in a public garden setting. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is regarded as among the foremost public gardens in the country. This internship allows students to learn how the Education Department leverages the incredible landscape and resources of the gardens for a wide variety of learning modes and settings to serve our diverse customer and visitor base.

Academic/Experiential-Learning Nexus:  Public programming in relation to horticulture, botany, and natural history

Position Summary: The Education Programs Internship provides hands-on experience managing and implementing a wide variety of adult education programming at the Gardens, including supporting Adult Education classes, assisting with our Therapeutic Horticulture program, and supporting written and live interpretive exhibits in the Gardens. Under the supervision and mentorship of the Interpretation and Exhibits Coordinator, the Education Programs Intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the art and science of live interpretation while supporting the development of  a new exhibit for 2018 – our Native Butterfly House
  • Interact with students and visitors by providing informal educational experiences in both structured and unstructured settings
  • Support CMBG’s Therapeutic Horticulture program by providing direct assistance with specialized programming for the elderly, visually impaired, and developmentally disabled
  • Support our Adult Education programming, including our Certificate in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture, by assisting with course registration and student management; corresponding with students and instructors;  and supporting the evaluation of our programs
  • Gain experience in all aspects of coordinating a busy Education Center
  • Learn best practices in customer service.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must be comfortable and enjoy interacting with the public.  They should have solid organizational skills, an interest in plants, nature, and the outdoors, and a desire to learn more about the role of education in a public garden and museum setting. Some coursework/experience in the field of education or the natural sciences is also required. Experience using databases and spreadsheets is preferred.

Summer Schedule:  40 hours/week, including Saturdays from approximately mid-May to late August.  Flexible start and end date. There is an hourly wage for this internship.

All candidates must have their own reliable transportation.

By February 28, 2018, e-mail resume and cover letter to: Vanessa Nesvig, Interpretation and Exhibits Coordinator at vnesvig@mainegardens.org

 

Fellowship Opportunity: Bowdoin ES Summer Fellowship Opportunities (Deadlines in February)

If you haven’t applied yet, please consider applying for an ES summer fellowship. Applications for Environmental Justice/Sustainability, and the Cooke Fellowships are due Monday, February 26 at noon. Feel free to contact Rosie Armstrong (rarmstro@bowdoin.edu) or Eileen Johnson (ejohnson@bowdoin.edu) with any questions. See below and the website for more information, and be sure to contact me or Eileen with any questions!

Environmental Studies summer fellowships

ES summer fellowships are open to sophomore and junior ES majors, minors or students who have taken ES core courses. The Environmental Studies program provides 13 summer fellowships for students for summer 2018. 

This is a great way to gain experience in the field, work with environmental professionals, and connect your summer experience to your academic experience.

Environmental Studies Fellowships (Sustainability and Environmental Justice)  (2-3 available) – funds students to work for an organization of their choosing.  You can work in Maine, in your community, or anywhere in the world.  Deadline: Monday, February 26th at noon

Cooke Fellowship (1-2) – Funds students to conduct community based research under the guidance of a faculty mentor and in partnership with a community organization of the student’s choice. Deadline: Monday, February 26th at noon

National Audubon Fellowship (2) – Funds students to conduct research on seabirds, while living on islands in Casco Bay.

Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 7th at noon

Contact Eileen Johnson: ejohnson@bowdoin.edu or Rosie Armstrong: rarmstro@bowdoin.edu  with questions.

Summer Research Opportunity: Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island (Apply February 2018)

Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island Summer Research Information

Spend Your Summer Doing Research or Art
in one of the World’s Most Beautiful Places

Patricia Jones, Director Ian Kyle, Assistant Director

Now: Develop project topic; touch base with the Kent Island Director, Professor Patricia Jones, (and with off-island mentor if applicable)

Before Feb 15:  Email a brief ‘intent to submit’ to the Director at pjones3@bowdoin.edu
Feb 28 by noon:  Email your full application as a PDF to the Director
Mar 15:  Decisions will be conveyed to students via email

How to Choose a Science Project

Approach 1: Choose from the list below and develop the idea further in discussions with the Director. This is the most common approach.

Approach 2: Work with a Bowdoin professor (or with the Director) to develop your own idea that’s not on this list. Recognize that this approach takes additional initiative on your part, but we encourage and support you.

How to Choose an Art or Writing Project

Consult with a Bowdoin professor to develop a focus for your work and a possible way for her/him to provide support and feedback during the summer. Do some background research to understand the Kent Island environment and how it can inform/inspire your proposed work.

Kent Island Cook

We need a cook to prepare dinner for the group 6 days a week. This is a fellowship position that involves part-time work as a scientist or artist/writer.  If you’re potentially interested, contact us right away for details.

Contact Info

Director:  Professor Patricia Jones
Email:  pjones3@bowdoin.edu

Assistant Director: Ian Kyle
Email:  ikyle@bowdoin.edu

Potential Science Project Ideas (ask us for details)

– Pollinator communities on wild blueberries
– Floral constancy in different pollinator groups
– Mate-searching behavior by Leach’s storm-petrels
– Storm-petrel recognition of predator vocalizations
– Pathogens of storm-petrels in relation to MHC
– Coordination of egg incubation in storm-petrels
– Host plant specificity of spittlebugs
– Inbreeding depression in irises
– Ontogeny of vocalizations in yellow warblers
– Ecological responses to the eradication of snowshoe hares
– Factors affecting reforestation success in coastal field habitats
– Abiotic stressors of low tide in the Basin
– Intertidal community: effects of removing rockweed and periwinkles
– Spider web characteristics and capture success
– Eider ducks: nest success and/or adult relative abundance and sex ratio over the summer

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

“You need three things to become a successful novelist: talent, luck and discipline. Discipline is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two.”
– Michael Chabon

Summer Opportunity: Backpacking with Purpose, Apply by 3/8

Once again, all students are eligible to receive financial assistance to reduce the cost of all our 35- and 45-day summer programs. Applications should only take about 10 minutes, and the deadline to apply for our summer programs is coming up on March 8th.

BACKPACKING WITH A PURPOSE: 2018 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

Discover the wider world and connect with change makers making a positive and lasting impact in their communities.

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit that runs travel, community service, and experiential education programs around the globe. We dig into social justice issues while working in solidarity with local activists, non-profits, and communities. We want you to join us in the fight for a better world.

It’s time to make the whole world your classroom!
Apply by March 8th.

 Programs are filling up quickly, so apply as soon as possible. Financial assistance is available for all students on five- and six-week programs.

 Start exploring at: www.operationgroundswell.com


Can’t travel in the summer? We travel all year long!
SHANU KANDA. University Outreach Coordinator
1-888-422-0164
www.operationgroundswell.com

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Internship Opportunity: National Weather Service in Gray Maine (voluntary position, Apply by 2/23/18)

National Weather Service in Gray, Maine seeks students for Summer Internship

Description: The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine seeks motivated students that desire to learn more about the operations in a local weather service office. In this internship, students will learn many aspects of the day-to-day operations of the office, including warning operations and forecast creation. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in office research and outreach.  This will give students the opportunity to determine whether a career  with the National Weather Service may be right for them.

Length of Internship: Averages two to three days per week (~10-20 hours) starting in the second half of May and continuing through early August.  This is an unpaid internship.

Eligibility: At least a half-time student pursuing a degree in meteorology or atmospheric science that has (by this summer) completed their sophomore or junior year.

What we need from you: A cover letter stating your interest in the internship and why we should select you. In addition, please send your resume that includes the coursework you have completed and any related experience. Finally, please include a copy of your most recent transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Deadline: Friday February 23rd, 2018 Check with Bowdoin’s Career Planning office to inquire about Internship Funding.

How you will be chosen: Applicants will be selected based on a combination of coursework, references, resume, cover letter and a potential phone interview.

Please send your information to:  justin.arnott@noaa.gov or Justin Arnott
Science and Operations Officer National Weather Service
P.O. Box 1208 1 Weather Lane
Gray, ME 04039

Internship: St. Germain Collins (Deadline to apply: March 1, 2018)

Summer 2018 Internship with St. Germain Collins

College students (juniors or seniors) majoring in science or engineering can have the opportunity to gain real-world work experience and skills through St.Germain Collins’ internship program.  If you have the desire to get hands-on experience and training in field techniques, interpretation of data and safety protocols, and working with mentors, this internship may be right for you.  Successful graduating seniors may be considered for a full-time position following the internship. This has been posted to ebear: . https://bowdoin-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=9a011a334516b542ec7f947a8c554163&s=jobs&ss=jobs

Internship Description – Summer 2018, 12 weeks
St.Germain Collins is seeking a motivated intern to work 40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks based out of Westbrook, Maine. This position will support St.Germain Collins’ environmental team in investigating contaminated sites and helping to clean them up.  Most of the time will be spent in the field – commercial and industrial sites in the Northeastern US – assisting our field scientists in collecting soil, water and vapor samples, logging field data, reviewing and compiling data and writing reports, and supporting clients’ compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations.  Training provided.

Internship Requirements

  • Current college student (junior or senior), majoring in science (environmental science, geoscience, chemistry, biology or other lab-based major) or engineering (civil or environmental).
  • Strong organizational ability, attention to detail, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve by applying critical thinking skills.
  • Team player, action-oriented, positive attitude and strong inter-personal skills.
  • Strong computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Routine travel using a personal vehicle (mileage is reimbursed) within New England.
  • Valid US Driver’s License.
  • OSHA 40 Hr. HAZWOPER training (preferred).

Physical demands: While performing the responsibilities of the job, the intern is often required to sit or stand for extended periods of time, walk (at times over uneven surfaces), reach with arms and hands, and to stoop or kneel. Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and/or clothing (e.g. steel-toed boots, tyvek suits, etc.) is routinely required. At times, lifting of equipment weighing up to 50 pounds may be required. Work environments range from office to industrial indoor settings to outdoors in all weather conditions.

To Apply: If you are interested, please apply as follows:

  • Resume, including list of science courses completed
  • Cover letter and writing example from a science class (e.g. lab report, research paper, etc.).
  • Send application to jobs@stgermaincollins.com
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2018  

Pay: $7,200 (based on 12 weeks, 40 hours per week, $15.00/hr) minus taxes, etc.

On Campus: MLK for the 21st Century w/ Eric Dyson- The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture 2/6 @ 7PM

‘MKL for the 21st Century’ with Michael Eric Dyson- The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture
Tuesday, Feb 6 7:00
Kresge Visual Arts Center

Michael Eric Dyson is one of America’s most visible and quotable public intellectuals. He is a renowned scholar and cultural critic on issues of race, religion, popular culture, and contemporary issues in America. He has authored eighteen books, including, April 4, 1968: Martin Luther king Jr. Death and How It Changed America, Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, and his most recent, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. 

Dyson is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, a regular commentator on CNN and contributing writer to the New York Times, Washington Post and ESPN’s Undefeated, to name a few.