PIRG Campus Action
PIRG is hiring graduating seniors to run campaigns on college campuses across the country to make a difference on critical environmental and social issues.
We’re the nation’s premier student action group, recruiting and training college students to become more engaged citizens by working on important campaigns, and organizing campus chapters and statewide student organizations. For more information, click here.
University of Delawre Summer REU in Marine Science Applications are now being accepted for the Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
Interns will work with faculty in a research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $5,600 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.
Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science. The program will take place at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park.
Chicago Botanic Garden Conservation and Land Management Internship. This internship places you in federal offices around the US. They focus on botany, seed collections, GIS work, and remote sensing.
CLEH applications close January 27, 2017
· GEH and SUPEH applications close February 3, 2017
· All applicants will be notified of acceptance after March 3, 2017. For more information and to apply, click here.
If you care about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be a PennEnvironment interntoday.
What do interns with PennEnvironment do? You’ll help us educate and engage citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.
· We’re working to protect our rivers, lakes and streams: To protect our waterways from pollution and destruction we need to crack down on industry pollution, sewage and other threats. And we know it won’t be easy because of big opposition from developers, big business and other polluters. We’re working to harness the huge grassroots support for clean water and turn it into the political power we need to have a lasting direct impact on our waterways. Right now, our focus is defending the Environmental Protection Agency’s historic Clean Water Rule from congressional attacks and building local and state-level support for the Rule.
· We’re doing our part to stop global warming: We took a big step forward when President Obama directed the Environmental Protection Agency to develop standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants, the nation’s largest contributors to global warming pollution. This historic step won’t be enough to fully solve the problem, but it’ll be an important start. But one of the most powerful special interests in the world -- the fossil fuel industry -- is standing in the way, at every step. That’s where we come in. We’re working to rally millions of American citizens, along with local elected officials and other powerful voices to back the President’s plan and get it over the finish line.
· We’re making sure we don’t frack our future: Dirty and dangerous fracking is risking our families’ health, contaminating our water and turning forests and rural landscapes into industrial zones. We know that this especially destructive method of drilling for gas pollutes our air and contributes significantly to global warming. We’re working to offset the outsized influence of the oil and gas industry and keep our public health, environment and communities protected from fracking’s dangerous impacts.
Becoming a PennEnvironment intern
If you agree that it’s time to solve these big environmental problems, a fantastic way to get involved is to apply to be a PennEnvironment intern today. We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.
As an intern you will:
And if you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of campaigning to solve big environmental problems like global warming – interning with PennEnvironment is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we hire our most talented and committed interns to join our Fellowship Program when they graduate. The Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution building that can sustain long-term battles.
We’re hiring interns in Philadelphia for the fall term.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with:
PennEnvironment Campaign Organizer: 2016-2017 Job Description
PennEnvironment is a grassroots organization that tackles tough environmental problems like global warming and fracking. We’ve helped win hundreds of laws and victories for the environment and for public health. For example, we won state initiatives for more solar power, and major battles against the biggest polluters in Harrisburg and in Washington.
We’re hiring recent college graduates who are ready to tackle Pennsylvania's toughest environmental problems with us. PennEnvironment’s two-year Campaign Organizer program partners staff with experienced environmental advocates and organizers to build the organizational power – the funds, the membership, the activist base and so on – that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.
Responsibilities may include (here are examples of my own work during my time in the program):