Free Program: ALPINE Summer Institute for Land Protection

Alpine Summer Institute (Academics for Land Protection in New England

The application period for the 2018 ALPINE Summer Institute is now open—apply here! The dates and locations will be: June 9-11 at the Harvard Forest and July 25-27 at the Schoodic Institute.

The ALPINE Summer Institute is a program for participants interested in exploring careers in land conservation. Participants must have an internship that involves some aspect of land conservation in New England to participate. The Summer Institute takes place over two weekends in June and August and features presentations by leaders in the conservation arena, field trips to conserved sites, and guided reflections by the participants on their conservation internships. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with leaders and educators in land conservation organizations.

Any students that are participating in an internship involving land conservation this summer will qualify for the ALPINE Summer Institute program.

ALPINE—Academics for Land Protection in New England—will be offering again this summer, a program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming the next generation of land conservation leaders.  The Summer Institute is offered at no cost to students and includes:

  • Two intensive weekends at the beginning and end of the summer of 2018
  • Presentations by leaders in organizations such as the Harvard Forest, the International Land Conservation Network, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • Writing assignments and reflections
  • Leadership training exercises
  • Hikes and field trips to important land conservation projects in New England
  • Meals and accommodation for both weekends

The only requirements for students to apply are that they:

  • Have a 2018 summer internship related to land conservation in one of the six New England states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island)
  • Be able to provide their own transportation to and from the Summer Institute sessions

I’m including a link to the free application here.  More information about the program and past participants, as well as about ALPINE, can be found on our website.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Summer Institute, and if you know of any students who you think would be a good fit.  I’m happy to reach out to them directly if that’s easier.

Thank you,

Jivan

Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler

Project Coordinator for Land Conservation
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
jsobrinhowheeler@lincolninst.edu
(Office) 617-503-2203

Summer Job: Portland Water District- Watershed Protection Specialist Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

Portland Water District Summer Job Opportunity– Watershed Protection Specialist

The Portland Water District is seeking job candidates for a summer watershed protection specialist. PWD has an environmental source protection group that works on and around Sebago Lake, which is the drinking water supply for the greater Portland area.

The summer watershed protection specialist position includes such duties as: environmental sampling, field inspection work, limited laboratory analysis, and working with lake scientists and education staff to enhance our public outreach and classroom education programs. A primary responsibility of this position will be to organize and conduct PWD’s seasonal Sebago Lake Beach Monitoring Program.

Candidates for this position must have completed a minimum of two years of college coursework in environmental science or a related field and be comfortable and capable of interacting with the public in a respectful and professional manner. Please see view the complete job description at our website.

This is a paid full-time position that will begin in mid to late May and continue through mid September.  It may include some weekend work as needed.

Please visit http://www.pwd.org/watershed-protection-specialist-summer-months to complete an application and to submit a resume and cover letter.

Application deadline: March 30, 2018

Nathan Whalen
Water Resource Specialist
Portland Water District
Phone: 207-774-5961 Ext. 3338
E-mail: nwhalen@pwd.org
http://www.pwd.org

Summer Internship opportunities: Biodiversity Research Institute, Portland, ME

Biodiversity Research Institute: Summer Internship for Website content/ production intern (unpaid, but students can apply for a Bowdoin funded internship)

Summary: Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) is a nonprofit wildlife research organization located in Portland whose mission is to assess emerging threats to wildlife and ecosystems through collaborative research, and to use scientific findings to advance environmental awareness and inform decision makers.

BRI’s Communications Department is seeking an intern to help create and upload content to our website. The successful candidate will report to the Communications and Publications Director.

Full-time summer internship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The website intern will assist the communications director in the development of new pages for the organizations website: www.briloon.org. This includes researching and writing new content, photo editing, uploading content on our site, creating social media posts, tracking traffic to our social media feeds and to our website.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess a genuine interest in supporting BRI’s mission and a strong desire to be part of a nonprofit work environment that supports wildlife conservation. Other qualifications include:

  • Strong writing/proofreading skills
  • Strong computer skills (some knowledge of Photoshop a plus)
  • Strong research skills
  • Self-motivated, with a strong work ethic, and can conduct tasks independently
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Works well under tight deadlines

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Please submit a resume and two writing samples to:

Deborah McKew: Deborah.mckew@briloon.org
Subject: Summer Internship for Website

Biodiversity Research Institute: Summer Internship Communications intern (unpaid, but students can apply for a Bowdoin funded internship)

 Summary: Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) is a nonprofit wildlife research organization located in Portland whose mission is to assess emerging threats to wildlife and ecosystems through collaborative research, and to use scientific findings to advance environmental awareness and inform decision makers.

BRI’s Communications Department is seeking an intern to help with the planning of an international loon symposium. The successful candidate will report to the Communications and Publications Director.

Full-time or part-time summer internships.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The communications intern(s) will assist the communications director in the many aspects of event planning. The Symposium information can be found here: www.briloon.org/loons2019

Duties may vary from helping produce promotional materials such as newsletters and flyers, researching and writing content, creating social media posts, tracking traffic to our social media feeds,

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess a genuine interest in supporting BRI’s mission and a strong desire to be part of a nonprofit work environment that supports wildlife conservation. Other qualifications include:

  • Strong writing/proofreading skills
  • Strong computer skills (some knowledge of Photoshop a plus)
  • Strong research skills
  • Good people skills
  • Resourceful, self-motivated, with a strong work ethic, and can conduct tasks independently
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Works well under tight deadlines

Please submit a resume and two writing samples to: Deborah McKew: Deborah.mckew@briloon.org
Subject: Communications Internship for Loon Symposium

Symposium info: http://www.briloon.org/loons2019

Two year Fellowship: Island Fellows Program, for graduating seniors Deadline to apply: March 23)

Island Institute Fellows Program
The Island Institute is presently hiring recent grads and graduating students for their Island Fellows Program.

The Island Institute’s Island Fellows support Maine’s island and coastal communities by (1) strengthening capacity for the local management of historical, cultural, natural, economic, and information resources and (2) assisting in local research, planning, education, and technology projects. Fellows receive two-year placements within these communities

Application Deadline: Friday March 23
More information: http://www.islandinstitute.org/program/community-development/island-fellows

Summer Fellowship: National Audubon, Seabird Restoration (Deadline extended)

This just in…
The National Audubon Fellowship deadline to apply is now a rolling deadline, until further notice. The fellow in this position works with Audubon’s seabird restoration programs, which operate seven island field stations along the Maine Coast as critical seabird nesting sanctuaries. The fellow works under the direction of the Island Supervisor, participating in all aspects of seabird research, monitoring, and management that take place at the field station.

Off Campus Event: 2018 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference, Thurs. March 29

2018 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine

Registration – Conference registration for individuals and exhibitors is open.
Agenda

Approved Credits and Contact Hours

Job: Stwardship & Communications Coordinator, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (24 hrs wk, Apply by March 26)

Stewardship and Communications Coordinator

Application deadline: March 26, 2018

About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT)
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.

Job description
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is seeking a highly motivated individual to take on stewardship, communications and volunteer coordination. This person will work alongside the Executive Director and Outreach Coordinator. This diverse and interesting position provides a great opportunity to make a positive impact on conservation in Harpswell and be involved in all aspects of the work of a small nonprofit land trust.

The Stewardship and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for some or all of the following tasks, in cooperation with committees, the board of trustees, volunteers and other staff members.

  • Organize the annual monitoring of HHLT’s conservation easements.
  • Draft and carry out annual work plans for preserves and trails. Oversee and communicate with stewards.
  • Maintain property notebooks and assist in drafting and updating preserve management plans.
  • Organize trail signs, maps and brochures.
  • Communicate with and coordinate volunteers.
  • Support the Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership.
  • Organize print and electronic newsletters.
  • Update and improve HHLT’s web presence.
  • Develop relationships with local media outlets. Submit press releases and calendar listings as needed.
  • Other tasks based on the individual’s interests and HHLT’s needs.

Hours and compensation
This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position with a starting pay of $21,200/year. 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:

  • Experience in the land trust or related field
  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well-organized, with the ability to simultaneously pursue many priorities
  • Computer skills

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with conservation and/or environmental education and/or trail design and maintenance
  • Experience with graphic design

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter by March 26, 2018 to Reed Coles at info@hhltmaine.org.

On Campus Event: Film- ‘SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic’, Wed. Feb 21 7PM, Beam Classroom

Film: “SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic”

February 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM | Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

“Sila” is an Inuktitut word encompassing the ideas of weather, balance, and environment. This film provides viewers a sense of that concept. Also, it examines the impact of a warming world on the people, ecology, and landscapes of the region, tapping into perspectives of an Inuit hunter, climatologists, and an Inuit human rights leader and politician.

On Campus Event: Bowdoin Marine Science Semester Information Session, Thursday, Feb 22 @ 6:30

BOWDOIN MARINE SCIENCE INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:30 PM
ES Common Room, Adams Hall

The Bowdoin Marine Science Semester (BMSS) is a Fall semester immersion  experience in marine field work, lab work, and independent research.
Join BMSS alums, faculty and staff to find out more about this opportunity.

The semester is available to Bowdoin students and non-Bowdoin students who are enrolled in colleges that participate in the 12-College Exchange Program. We welcome students from all disciplines who are keen to experience marine science in action.

Prerequisites for the program are: the Introductory Biology Sequence- either Bio 1101 and Bio 1102, or Bio 1109 and a math course above 1000.

Students take four courses sequentially in three-to-four week modules taught at the Bowdoin Marine Laboratory and Schiller Coastal Studies Center in Harpswell, Maine. The module style allows for continuity of laboratory and field research.