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Department of Mathematics
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Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, 19010
610-526-5352
vdonnay@brynmawr.edu

Jobs and Internships

Internships

Green Corp

Early Fall Application Deadline: October 11, 2014
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the 
biggest environmental challenges of our day. 

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups. 

For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org/findoutmore. 

In your year with Green Corps: 

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org. 

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Power Shift, and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between. 

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more. 

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify. 

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

Contact Laurel Wolf at laurel@greencorps.edu with any questions!

 

EcoPracticum

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

Penn Environment Internships

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.

GESI Program at Northwestern University

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:

     
  • Work directly with local communities and community organizations in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, India, South Africa, or Uganda 
  • Earn two Northwestern course credits (equivalent to six semester hours)
  • Live with a host family and immerse yourself in another culture for eight weeks
  • Work in teams of undergraduates to design and implement a development project in microfinance, social enterprise, education, environmental sustainability, global health, and more

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.

Ready to take the next step? To learn more about GESI, and how to apply, go to www.gesi.northwestern.edu.  Be sure to fill out our survey here to receive more information.

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 gesi@northwestern.edu or 847.491.5932.

SEE-U Program at Earth Institute for Environmental Sustainability

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) invites you to Apply Now for the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) Program.

The 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: eices@columbia.edu or 212-854-0149

Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign Internship Program:

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 jessica.eckdish@sierraclub.org with your resume and cover letter.

Environment America Fellow

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.

Garden Club of America

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.

Internships to Stop Global Warming

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.

NetImpact Student Impact Opportunities

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

 Stonewall Farm School at Stonewall Farm. 

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 jcline@stonewallfarm.org. 

ENST 291: Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies

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