If you care
about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be a PennEnvironment intern today.
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.
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
congressional attacks and building local and state-level support for the Rule.
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
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.
intern you will:
o Work eight to ten hours
each week in Philadelphia
o Be an integral member of one
of PennEnvironment’s current campaigns
o Learn how to analyze
environmental problems, push for smart solutions and build the public support
it takes to win
o Work side-by-side with
one of our advocates, learning the ropes
o Help organize outdoor
events that bring together local opinion leaders and concerned citizens to
enjoy the places we’re trying to protect
o Collect petitions from
Pennsylvanians in support of clean water and clean energy
o Write press releases,
letters to the editor and opinion articles
o Build coalitions with
other environmental organizations across the state
o Attend briefings and
trainings to learn more about environmental issues and gain organizing skills
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
ES Graduate Opportunities
Columbia University’s PhD in Sustainable Development welcomes applicants driven to
tackle the world’s most pressing problems. Housed at Columbia’s School
of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), students conduct
path-breaking research on a diverse set of topics, including climate change and its social
consequences, causes and solutions to extreme poverty, energy systems,
agricultural transitions, water resources, infectious disease, global
demographic change, ecosystems, disasters and conflict
(to name a few). The innovative program emphasizes rigorous and
quantitative approaches to the natural and social sciences, particularly
economics. The program enrolls approximately six students per year and
has become the most successful program worldwide of its kind.
from the nation’s top liberal arts college are particularly well suited
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is, the traditional disciplinary PhD programs are better known. We are
asking you to spread the word and encourage creative students with a
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sciences/engineering to learn more.
Please encourage interested students to visit our website for further information on the program, including application information, and/or join us for an open house, Thursday, October 15, from 4:30-6:00 in 1510 International Affairs Building, Columbia University, 420 W 118th St, New York, NY 10027.
Internships and Job Opportunities
Applications are now available for all 2016 Eco Practicum programs, including our Spring Break Practicum in New York City and our Summer Practicum in the Catskills. Please see program details below; and share with college students, recent graduates, young professionals interested in making an impact in the field of environmentalism. As
always, don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions, suggestions,
or opportunities to partner.
Here's what we've been up to... We've recently returned from our first collaborative program with Good Food Jobs where
a group of young professionals collaborated and exchanged ideas about
how to better and more authentically participate in the good food
movement. We are also working with the Food + Enterprise Summit in
NYC to bring an equity and impact focus to this incredible conference
that has already improved connections between food entrepreneurs and
investors to strengthen a sustainable regional food system. We have incorporated new Ecological Justice principles
and goals into our work, and we're continually pushing ourselves to get
better and better at providing emerging leaders in the environmental
movement with the knowledge, skills, and connections to make an impact. We invite you to join us and help us spread the word.
Eugenia Manwelyan, Co-Founder & Director
GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY, BE INSPIRED, AND MAKE AN IMPACT
Eco Practicum is seeking passionate applicants between the ages of 18 and 30 for our
Spring Break and Summer programs, where participants gain hands-on
experience and practice real-world solutions to todays' most critical
- Practice a variety of farming techniques (organic, urban, no-till)
- Meet 20+ experts in the field
- Gain firsthand experience addressing systems of food, water, energy, and waste
- Make a positive impact on the bio-region
Eco Practicum workshops include:
If you’re into experiential learning and real community engagement, apply today
* Save money and apply by the early application deadlines: Jan. 10 (NYC) and March 8 (Catskills)
- DIY Solar Power
- Aquaculture Design
- Rain Catchment Systems
- Art and Ecology
- Building with Reclaimed Materials
- Strategies for Sustainable Economic Development
- Peer-led skill sharing
** Financial aid is available for all students. Ask us for more information.
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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):
- Writing and helping to passing a Philadelphia city
council resolution on solar power
- Organizing press releases for multiple hard-hitting reports
on power plant pollution
- Building powerful coalitions of hundreds of academics, health
professionals, elected officials and more
- Organizing news events and rallies, and generating the
grassroots support it takes to win campaigns
- During the summer, Campaign Organizers run a citizen
outreach office. This entails fundraising and building the
organization, by canvassing and training others to canvass
- Meeting with elected officials in Harrisburg and D.C. to
help move climate policy forward
- Strong work ethic
- Outstanding verbal and written communication
- Proven leadership skills
- Strong commitment to getting results
- Passion for making positive social change
We’re hiring for Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, but since we’re part
of the Environment America Federation we also have sister groups
across the nation. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple
Salary & Benefits
Campaign Organizers earn $25,500 in the first year and $27,000 in
the second year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits
package. Eligible staff receive paid holidays, sick days, and
vacation days; and the opportunity to enroll in our group health
care, college loan assistance, and 401(k) programs. We also offer
an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Find out more
Find out more at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/campaign-organizer.html.
If you have any questions you can contact Elowyn Corby,
PennEnvironment’s Global Warming and Clean Energy Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Apply
Apply online at http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/campaign-organizer.html
Environment America and all affiliated organizations are equal
opportunity employers and will not discriminate against any employee
or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or
ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, or veteran status.
Internships for the Environment
If you care about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be an Environment America intern today.
What do interns with Environment America 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
Becoming an Environment America intern
If you agree that it’s time to solve big environmental problems, like
global warming, fracking, or fighting for clean air and water, the best
thing you can do to get involved is to apply to be an Environment
America intern today.
We’re looking for students who care deeply about the environment and are ready to make a difference now.
As an intern:
Experience for the future
- You’ll learn how to analyze environmental problems, push for smart solutions, and build the public support it takes to win
- You’ll work side-by-side with one of our advocates, learning the ropes.
- And you'll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skill
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 Environment America 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.
To apply, go to http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/intern.html?utm_source=RY16-1&utm_medium=Email
PIRG stands for the Public Interest Research Group. We take on issues
where the public needs a champion -- issues like the overuse of
antibiotics on factory farms and the dominance of big money in our
Too often, a smart policy solution won't happen unless there is an
organized effort to advocate for it. That’s where PIRG comes in.
We’re looking for students that can take on these challenges and stand
up for the public on issues that matter -- and we’re hoping you can
You can find out more about the positions we are hiring for at http://jobs.uspirg.org