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Victor Donnay, ES Director
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Department of Mathematics
Park 330, 101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, 19010
610-526-5352
vdonnay@brynmawr.edu

Jobs and Internships

Internships

School District of Philadelphia  GREENFUTURES SUMMER INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION 
Job Title: Research and Outreach Intern
Purpose: To assist School District of Philadelphia Office of Environmental Green FuturesManagement & Services with implementing a new five-year sustainability management plan entitled GreenFutures. This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with School District staff and outside partners, including nonprofits and City agencies, to build a more sustainable school system and City.  For more information and to apply for this position go to LanternLink.  Deadline for applying is March 28, 2016.  To hear more about this position, come to the March 22, 2016 ES/Sustainability Internship Info Session in the Dorothy Vernon Room, Haffner between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm.  There are 3 session:  12:00 - 12:20/12:20-12:40/12:40 - 1:00 pm


Urban Watershed Curriculum Project Intern 
Water Works    DESCRIPTION
  Fairmount Water Works is seeking a bright, energetic and  creative intern to assist with planning and preparation in support of our 3-year pilot middle school curriculum project.  Must have some background knowledge or demonstrated interest in the environment and sustainability related to water.   For more information and to apply for this position go to LanternLink.  Deadline for applying is March 28, 2016.  To hear more about this position, come to the March 22, 2016 ES/Sustainability Internship Info Session in the Dorothy Vernon Room, Haffner between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm.  There are 3 session:  12:00 - 12:20/12:20-12:40/12:40 - 1:00 pm

 

 

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Penn Environment - Internships that Make a Difference

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.


Our Campaigns

·      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:

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.

Apply today!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with:

Zoë Cina-Sklar

Campaign Organizer

PennEnvironment

541-232-3917

zoe@pennenvironment.org


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. 

Students from the nation’s top liberal arts college are particularly well suited for this interdisciplinary-yet-rigorous endeavor.  Small, and relatively new as our Program is, the traditional disciplinary PhD programs are better known. We are asking you to spread the word and encourage creative students with a passion for combining the best of social and natural 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


Eco-Practicum
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.
Thank you,
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 socio-environmental issues. 
  • 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:

  • DIY Solar Power
  • Aquaculture Design
  • Rain Catchment Systems
  • Art and Ecology
  • Building with Reclaimed Materials
  • Strategies for Sustainable Economic Development
  • Peer-led skill sharing
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)
** Financial aid is available for all students. Ask us for more information. 


Apply Online & Learn more:
www.ecopracticum.com

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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
    Qualifications:
  • Strong work ethic
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong commitment to getting results
  • Passion for making positive social change
    Locations
    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 locations.

    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 elowyn@pennenvironment.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.


Environment America

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 win.
 
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:
  • 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
Experience for the future
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

U.S. PIRG

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 elections.
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 help. 
You can find out more about the positions we are hiring for at http://jobs.uspirg.org