The Schipper family and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency.
2016 NCEH/ATSDR Summer Internship Opportunity Announcement
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a paid 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and mentoring relationships at NCEH/ATSDR. Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program.
2016 Application Timeline
· Application due date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
· Program notifies applicants of acceptance: Friday, March 4, 2016
· Acceptance of internship offer by student and initiation of paperwork: Friday, March 11, 2016
· Internship dates: Wednesday, June 13, 2016 – Wednesday, August 17, 2016
“No two days at CDC/ATSDR were the same throughout my 10-week internship. Each day presented me with new opportunities for exploration and growth, and enabled me to think outside of the box about many environmental issues I had never before considered as important to human health.”
– Celia Karp, 2013 CLEH intern
1. US citizenship or permanent residency with a green card.
2. Full-time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2016.
Note: Seniors graduating in spring 2014 will not be accepted into this program.
3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Note: The number of intern positions is dependent on funds available.
Please visit our website for more information and application instructions: www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh .
Questions? Please email Maria Jolly or LT James Gooch at CLEH@cdc.gov
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:
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 workshops include:
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):