For the last four years, Eco Practicum has
had great success connecting college students and recent graduates with
the knowledge, skills, and connections to take their university
education to the next level and apply it in the field.
“Eco Practicum was the perfect supplement to my university education. It was enlightening and empowering to see how lessons from the classroom play out on the ground, and the whole experience made me a better student and equipped me for life after college.” - Eco Practicum NYC alum
Eco Practicum has always pushed the boundaries of environmental education to help college students delve deeper into what they've learned in the classroom. Now, we're taking our pedagogy one step further, doing even more to strengthen students' skills and connections with experts. Our curriculum now culminates in a final project that challenges students to actualize their ideas through practical implementation. To learn more about the final projects for Eco Practicum NYC and Eco Practicum Catskills, visit our website: http://www.ecopracticum.com/final-projects.html
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Below is the program description:
Eco Practicum offers
experiential environmental education and action programs for college
students and recent graduates. The programs consist of hands-on farm
work, meetings with experts in many environmental fields, thoughtful
discussions facilitated by skilled democratic educators, and a final
project that challenges participants to actualize their ideas through
practical implementation. Eco Practicum calls upon emerging leaders to
consider multiple sides of complex issues, while helping them gain
practical skills and connect with leading-edge organizations. Eco Practicum NYC takes place during Spring Break (March 8-15;
15-22) and explores the unique ecological infrastructure of New York
City, focusing on food, energy, and resource management. Eco Practicum Catskills (May 31-June 14; June 14-28) is our summer program that delves into the intricate socio-environmental issues affecting the bioregion.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the deadlines to apply are February 1st for Eco Practicum NYC and April 1st for Eco Practicum Catskills. Students can apply online and learn more about the programs at www.EcoPracticum.com
WINTER-BREAK 3-CREDIT FIELD COURSE --
Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
December 29, 2014 to January 16, 2015
* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive along the Caribbean coast of Mexico *
* Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research *
* Earn 3 undergraduate transfer credits during winter break *
An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning while
immersed in an incredible Caribbean ecosystem setting!
-- Open to students from all universities & majors --
-- Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula’s Environmental Studies Program:
ENST 391- Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits.
For all course information visit: www.ecofs.org
Direct any further questions to Steve Johnson, Course Director at email@example.com
Environmental Practicum is an environmental education and action program for college students and recent graduates. There are two opportunites available to meet innovators in the field, practice farming and land stewardship, work with the most effective organizations and experience democratic education. See flyer for Spring Break and Summer Opportunities. For more details see flyer. To apply go to www.EcoPracticum.com
PennEnvironment is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group. This internship is for students who want to spend the semester learning how to make a real impact on the decisions that affect the energy we use, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the places we love. Each semester, we train students to analyze environmental problems, advocate for smart solutions, and build public support. And they will have the chance to work one-on-one with one of our advocates or organizers, providing a unique, mentored experience.
Students who may be interested can apply at the following website: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/page/amr/internships-make-difference. Students should apply if they have approximately 8-10 hours to give per week for the spring semester.
Are you passionate about global change, committed to learning by doing, and ready to engage in hands-on global development?
The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) at Northwestern University will equip you to:
Engage directly with local communities:
GESI 2013 - Dominican Republic:
The team worked with local community leaders to research and address issues of access to and affordability of clean water. GESI participants found local producers of filter components, and redesigned expensive water filters, making them 55% less costly, and 70% more efficient in filtration. They worked with area leaders to market the new filters, and to set up payment plans for purchasers.
GESI 2013 - Uganda:
GESI participants worked with community members and health workers to increase access to information about common, local diseases. They assembled a group of volunteers to learn about these diseases, how to tell them apart, and where to seek treatment. The volunteers continued to spread information, and used manuals equipped with this information to present to their communities.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Early deadlines are December 15, 2013 and January 15, 2014, for guaranteed first choice placement if accepted into the program. Final deadline is March 1, 2014, but please apply early, as spaces will fill.
If you have questions and want to speak to a member of the GESI staff, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.491.5932.
Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program
provides undergraduate students of all majors with a global
understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability. The SEE-U
program gives you the opportunity to participate in a combination of
lectures and labs, while conducting environmental fieldwork in unique
natural settings around the world.
- Takes place in environmental hotspots or human impacted field sites.
- Earn 6 points of science credit from Columbia University in just 5 weeks.
- Designed for students of all majors. No prerequisites required to enroll.
- Students at all colleges and universities may apply*
Special fellowship funding is available from EICES.
SEE-U is held in beautiful, yet human impacted, ecological settings.
*You are responsible for confirming that the credits from the SEE-U program are transferable and may be applied to your current academic program. If you have any questions or if your academic advisor would like to speak with one of our faculty members please contact us.
Interested in Learning More? Contact EICES at: email@example.com or 212-854-0149
It's time to break Big Oil's stranglehold on our nation. The Sierra Club's Beyond Oil campaign aims to cut America's addiction to oil by stopping destructive and dirty fossil fuels and promoting real solutions such as smart transportation systems, clean cars, and clean, renewable energy that won't run out. The Beyond Oil intern will assist the campaign’s team members to move our nation beyond oil-based fuels.
Job Activities/Scope: Interns will provide support to all aspects of the Beyond Oil Campaign, including its three sub-campaigns: dirty fuels, green transportation, and green fleets & electric vehicles. Past job activities have included conducting research and writing, assisting in outreach efforts, organizing program activities and events, preparing educational materials, providing administrative support, and contributing to program blogs and social media. Interns are accepted on a rolling basis.
Click on opportunity title for more details on eligibility and how to apply. For More information go to http://www.sierraclub.org/careers/internships/dc/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and cover letter.
Each year, Environment America hires college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values For more information about Environment America and available positions please click on link above.
The Garden Club of America offers a wide range of excellent merit based scholarships and fellowships. In 2013, 79 students benefited from these diverse offerings. Check our website at www.gcamerica.org for a complete updated list, detailed information, applications, and deadlines.
If you want to do your part to stop global warming, apply to be an PennEnvironment intern. This is an urgent issue, so we’re taking applications to start right away! So, what do interns with PennEnvironment do? You’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on this issue. You’ll help us get this issue 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.
Looking for the chance to develop critical leadership and business skills through hands-on opportunities? Our competitions, awards, and other programs give students the chance to stand up, stand out, and start making an impact right now. For more information about Projects For Good, One Energy Awards, Up To Us and other student opportunities at https://netimpact.org/learning-resources/learning-opportunities/student-impact-opportunities
We are an award-winning, nonprofit, working farm and dairy located in Keene, New Hampshire. To encourage and instruct the next generation of upcoming farmers to healthily manage our farm and farms across the country, we are launching the Stonewall Farm School. Stonewall Farm School’s goal is to provide students with a full year of practical and challenging hands-on learning experiences, rooted in our farmscape. Students will work directly with our farmers and staff, to learn the practical skills needed to give their farms a strong start. Stonewall Farm School's year-long program starts in the fall. Registration will be accepted on a rolling basis through November 15th. For more information about the Stonewall Farm School visit our website: Stonewall Farm or contact Joshua Cline at email@example.com.
ENST 291: Caribbean Ecosystems Field Studies held over winter break on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. This course is approved for 3 undergraduate semester credits through the Environmental Studies Program of the University of Montana at Missoula. Students learn basic concepts in ecosystem science and engage with a wide variety of hands-on research methods. This class is open to all undergraduates students in an ecosystem related major. For more information, download the announcement and for a full syllabus go to www.ecofs.org