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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking a temporary high level functioning individual to work on the Maine’s Healthy Beaches Program.
Position: The Maine Healthy Beaches Program Aide will provide field support and laboratory analysis to coastal communities.
Timeline: mid-May through September 2011.

Flexible work schedule, start & end dates. Office space available in Waldoboro.  Frequent travel to southern Maine necessary. 40 hours per week, wage: $11.11/hr. and reimbursement of travel costs. Motor vehicle and driver’s license background check required.

Please submit resume no later than April 18th, 2011. The University of Maine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information view the pdf announcement found at http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/newsroom/press-releases/2011internships.

In Interested please contact:
Keri Lindberg‐ MHB Coordinator
University of Maine Cooperative Extension/ Sea Grant
377 Manktown Rd. Waldoboro, ME 04572
Tel. 207‐832‐0343; 1‐800‐244‐2104 Fax: 207‐832‐0377
Email: keri.lindberg@maine.edu

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We are seeking highly motivated individuals willing to work within the varied landscapes of Wellesley’s campus.

Responsibilities:

The position will entail but not be limited to:

–      For the Science Center Meadows, reestablish the population of Galerucella Beetles for the biological control of the highly invasive Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Monitor the beetle population in the Paint Shop wetlands as well as assist in biological control of other non-native invasive species in this area.
–      Ordering the beetles as recommended and directed by the supervisor.
–      Assist with the mapping and labeling of woody plant specimens throughout campus, updating the plant database and associated mapping system.
–      Working with grounds staff on other duties and tasks as assigned throughout the growing season.

Required:

–      Must be willing to work in all weather conditions and with insects.
–      Must be able to work within a team as well as independently.
–      Must be able to work part-time in April and more full-time after the spring semester

Preferred:

–      Background in biological, ecological, or geological studies
–      GIS, horticulture, and plant identification abilities

Schedule: Part-time from April 15th until the end of classes. Approximately 25 hours per week during the summer (days can be flexible). The position ends towards the end of August.

Housing: Housing will not be subsidized through this internship, but it is available on campus during the summer. For more information, please contact Patrick Willoughby.

Compensation: $11 per hour

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 4th to: Danielle Gaglini (dgaglini@wellesley.edu)

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The Director of Sustainability is seeking 2 highly motivated people to serve as interns to assist with sustainability initiatives and the college. The students selected for this part-time position will work with the Director of Sustainability, the Sustainability Advisory Committee and other departments around campus to enhance environmentalism around campus.

Responsibilities:

During the summer duties will include but not be limited to:

–      Assisting with event organization, help, and implementation for projects such as the Sustainable Move-In rummage sale, Sustainability Roundtable with universities in the area, first year orientation, and composting at campus wide events.
–      Sorting materials and organizing volunteers on behalf of Move-In and Move-Out.
–      Gathering data for the STARS green ranking system and filling out the annual survey for Wellesley, which includes extensive research, communication between various departments, and reporting with excel.
–      Creating presentations on behalf of the office.
–      Reviewing the college’s initiatives as a whole and working with upper level administration to standardize practices and policies.
–      Working closely with the Facilities Department to implement targeted goals.
–      Assisting with updating the sustainability website.
–      Being a liaison between student groups, organizations, and specific classes.
–      Supervising the Eco-Rep Coordinators with their efforts on campus wide recycling and other projects.
–      Attending Advisory Committee meetings and participating in decision making processes.
–      Other duties as assigned.

During the academic year, duties will be similar, but on a part-time scale.

Required:

–      Must be a first year, sophomore, or junior.
–      Be able to work full-time during the summer and part-time throughout the academic year.
–      Must possess effective written and oral communication abilities.
–      But be proficient in using word processing, excel spreadsheets, and powerpoint.
–      Background in environmental studies or related field preferred.

Schedule: Part-time from May 1st until the end of the academic year. Approximately 25 – 35 hours per week during the summer, flexible once approved. Once the fall 2011 semester begins, you will work part-time again.

Housing: Housing will not be subsidized through this internship, but it is available on campus during the summer. For more information, please contact Patrick Willoughby.

Compensation: $12 per hour

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 4th to: Danielle Gaglini (dgaglini@wellesley.edu).

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Last year, Wellesley College hosted its first ever Sustainable Move-Out. The Office of Sustainability collected good quality and reusable items from students who were moving out of their dorms that either could not bring their belongings home or no longer wanted them. We collected everything from clothes to kitchenware to furniture. Once sorted, these items were sold at the Sustainable Move-In rummage sale in the fall. We sold 90% of our inventory, and raised almost $4,000 for sustainability funds! Without the help of the sustainable move-out workers in the spring, the event would not have been a success. We are looking for passionate, committed, and hard-working individuals who would like to be an integral part of sustainability efforts on campus.

The position begins on Monday, April 25th and ends on Monday, May 30th. Even if you are not a senior, you will still be able to stay in your dorm during the move-out work period. After the last day of classes, you will be working roughly 2-4 hours per day during designated drop off times. The hours will be more flexible after finals are over, but you will need to be able to put in long hours right before and after commencement. You will be standing by the bins in residence halls at designated drop off times to monitor and enforce what items are being donated. You will sort materials by assigned categories at multiple locations, as well as assisting and coordinating moving from the residence halls to central storage. The job also includes cleaning, bagging, boxing, and labeling items to get ready for the rummage sale. Workers must be able to work in all weather conditions and be able to lift 40 pounds. You must be willing to get your hands dirty! Compensation will be $9/hour.

If you are interested in a worker position, or would like additional information, please contact Danielle Gaglini (dgaglini@wellesley.edu) by Monday, April 4th.

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ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA, is currently seeking applications for a research assistant intern for the Spring of 2011, with possible continuation through the
Summer of 2011. This position will primarily support the ongoing development of ICLEI’s Climate and Air Pollution Planning Assistant (CAPPA) tool, a resourced used by
hundreds of local governments to help estimate the emissions reduction potential of over 100 different strategies for their climate action plans. Additional opportunities are also
likely, to help support the development of ICLEI’s other tools and protocols in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Sustainability.

ICLEI is a membership association of local governments working to achieve significant
reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and tangible improvements in local sustainability.
ICLEI USA supports its more than 600 member local governments by providing
networking opportunities, tools, resources, and programmatic support focused on helping
members achieve their climate protection and sustainability goals. You can learn more at
our website: http://www.icleiusa.org.

To apply, please e-mail, fax, or mail a cover letter and résumé that details your
experience, qualifications, and availability, and explains why you feel
you would be the right choice for this position. In your cover letter, please include links
to example websites or applications that you have worked on and describe your role in
each project.
Email or fax applications to:
Mike Steinhoff, Program Officer – Tools and Technical Innovation
michael.steinhoff@iclei.org
Fax: (617) 248-3974
Subject: CAP Research Internship

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The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is now accepting applications for summer interns. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in environmental policy, especially those with proven skills in database management and/or GIS skills, should email a cover letter and resume to me at [ mailto:john.clarkeson@state.ma.us ]john.clarkeson@state.ma.us.  We also seek students interested in journalism and the use of social media in advancing environmental improvement.

Please feel free to share this message with your colleagues.

Thank you,

John Clarkeson
Office of Policy
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street – Suite 900
Boston MA  02114

EEA Website:  [ http://mass.gov/green ]http://mass.gov/eea

Sustainable Water Management:  [ http://www.mass.gov/eea/swm ]http://www.mass.gov/eea/swm

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Subject: Tropical Permaculture & Research Internship – Ecuador

We are building a sustainable research center in the rainforest of Ecuador
and we need help. A few years ago, a few of us – ecology, economics, and
business graduates – founded a nonprofit organization called Third
Millennium Alliance. We raised some money and bought a lot of land in a
critically-endangered rainforest and established an ecological reserve.
There was a small patch of previously-degraded land right in the middle,
where we have built an innovative and surprisingly comfortable research
station out of bamboo, by hand. Immediately surrounding the house we are
designing/growing/building a living laboratory of sustainable resource
management (i.e. permaculture). Our goal is 100% food self-sufficiency
within 10 years. So far, we’re maybe 15% of the way there. Likewise this is
a testing ground for appropriate technology, such as off-the-grid renewable
energy, water treatment and management, organic pesticide production, etc.
We are also in need of various biological research projects and inventories,
such as botanical research, cloud forest precipitation research, GIS
mapping, setting up sample plots for a bio-mass inventory, and building a
native hardwood tree nursery and seed collection and germination system.
With the nearby community, we are experimenting with reforestation on
previously-cleared land and eco-tourism alternatives, such as the “Three
Forest Trail.”

The program is two-months.

A complete program description can be downloaded at:
http://www.3malliance.org/index.php?id=320

At the top of this page, you will see links to two internship opportunities.
Click on the program of your choice to access a complete program
description. If, AFTER HAVING READ THE ENTIRE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION, you are
still interested, please send an email to the address specified in the
document, with the subject heading “TROPICAL PERMACULTURE AND RESEARCH
INTERNSHIP” or “COMMUNITY EDUCATION INTERNSHIP,” depending on which program
most interests you. It may take us 7-10 days to get back to you, as we may
be in the forest and don’t have internet there.

We hope to get the chance to work with you!

Sincerely,

Third Millennium Alliance
Jama, Ecuador
http://www.3malliance.org

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