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Summer National Service Opportunities now available through Hard Hatted Women

June 9th to Aug 18th, 2011 in: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Elyria, and Warren, OHIO

What Opportunities are available?
• Working with youth
• Community Outreach
• Volunteer Recruitment
• Marketing and Development

National Service Opportunities now available through Hard Hatted Women

July 2011 to July 2012 in: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Elyria, and Warren, OHIO

What Opportunities are available?
– Leadership Development/STEM Coordinator
- Marketing and Development
– Career Exploration/Green Jobs Coordinator
– Veteran/Military Outreach Coordinator
– Business Technology Coordinator
– VISTA Leader

Who Can Apply?
AmeriCorps VISTAs must be American citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens, and at least 18 years old (but there is no upper age limit!). Hard Hatted Women is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply go to http://www.americorps.gov and search for HHW on the AmeriCorps website.

Hard Hatted Women is a statewide nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence by
creating workplace diversity in trade and technical careers.

For more information call 18773531114, ext 11 or visit us on the web at http://www.hardhattedwomen.org

The Perks
AmeriCorps VISTAs receive:
– A modest living allowance
– A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or postservice stipend
- Healthcare benefits and student loan forbearance while in service
- And one year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job.
– Direct, powerful experience to build your skills

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The National Park Service’s George Melendez Wright Climate Change Internship Program (CCIP) is currently hiring for summer 2011.  CCIP will involve science-based research, resource conservation, and data collection, monitoring, communication, policy development, sustainable operations and other projects to support adaptation to and mitigation of the effects of climate change on lands administered by the National Park Service.

For more information, check out the NCSE webpage, at http://ncseonline.org/CampustoCareers/cms.cfm?id=2233#NPS_Internships

There are three phenology internships available:

Santa Monica Mountains NRA – Thousand Oaks, CA
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail – Omaha, NE
Center for Urban Ecology – Washington, DC

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This scholarship provides $1,000 to a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines.

SAIGE established this award to honor the memory and legacy of Carol Jorgensen whose service to her family, community, country, and Mother Earth was an inspiration for all. Carol was Tlingit from the Yandestake Village in southeast Alaska and was part of the Eagle/Killer Whale Fin House of Klukwan. She served many years in public service, most recently as Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s American Indian Environmental Office. She had a deep connection to our shared Earth and was a passionate advocate for protecting the environment and human health in American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.

ELIGIBILITY
Eligible applicants must be affiliated with a federally recognized tribe and be a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline (e.g., environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public policy/administration with environmental focus, and related disciplines). Tribal enrollment is not required, but tribal affiliation must be verified by a letter of support from a current or former tribal government official or respected member of the tribal community.

APPLICATION PACKAGE
Transcript: A copy of your most recent undergraduate transcript (enrolled freshmen may substitute a high school transcript).
Letter of Support: Applicants must submit a letter of support from a current or former tribal government official or respected member of the tribal community. This letter should attest to the applicant’s commitment to community service, leadership, or record of participation in the cultural and spiritual life of the community.
Personal Statement: The personal statement is the most important part of the application. It is your opportunity to tell evaluators about yourself and your interest in environmental stewardship. Your essay should be personal, clear, concise, and describe how your undergraduate studies support your commitment to environmental stewardship. We recommend that applicants use their personal statements to highlight any past activities that illustrate a commitment to environmental stewardship. Personal statements should not exceed 2 pages in length and should contain the applicants full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Optional Material: In addition to the above, applicants may include additional documents (e.g., additional letters of support from community members/educators; a personal resume highlighting work or volunteer activities in environmental, natural resource, and/or community services; writing samples; etc.). Evaluators will take these additional materials into account, but they are not required for a complete application package.

APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE
A complete application package (transcript, letter of support, and personal statement) must be received by end of business on June 3, 2011. All material should be sent via e-mail (jones.luke@epa.gov), fax (202.564.0298), or regular mail to:
SAIGE Carol Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship c/o Luke Jones, American Indian Environmental Office (2690-M) US Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460

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Call for Applications: Summer Graduate Research Training Workshop

Research Ethics and Cultural Competence in Environmental Science, Engineering and Related Fields

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)
Syracuse, New York
August 17-19, 2011

This summer, the Dept. of Environmental Studies at SUNY-ESF will host a three-day graduate training workshop, part of the NSF-funded, Northeast Ethics Education Partnership with Brown University’s Center for Environmental Studies. The workshop, to be led by Drs. Dianne Quigley (PI) and David A. Sonnenfeld (co-PI), is designed for up to 20 graduate students in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies and related fields in upstate New York, planning to conduct field-based environmental research for their dissertation or thesis work, and who need or desire training on protection of human subjects, including for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review of their research plans. Priority will be given to second or third year PhD students in the process of developing their research proposals.

Developing research ethics protections with communities and culturally-diverse groups needs more attention in research ethics training. More and more community groups are forming partnerships with academic researchers. Both communities and cultural groups need to ensure that research exploitation, community stigma harms and culturally-inappropriate research practices can be prevented in research interventions. Communities and cultural groups increasingly require that research activities produce beneficial change and positive outcomes to their local community settings. For all the particular contextual and cultural conditions of place-based communities, community-based beneficence and approvals for research will involve very complex decision-making for research designs, methods and outcomes.
Training in research ethics and cultural diversity will prepare students with new research approaches/ methods appropriate to environmental field research, community-based partnerships and research with cultural groups. Participants will learn about required human subjects protections (i.e., informed consent, beneficence), ethical and cultural competence theories, and will review environmental case studies for community-based, culturally-appropriate approaches. Upon completing the workshop, graduate students will be prepared to complete IRB applications and address common human subjects protections.
The workshop will be held from August 17-19, with 12 hours of classroom training and 3 hours of follow-up, on-line training. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for “Research Ethics/ Human Subjects Protections and Cultural Competence Training”. On-campus lodging will be provided for participants not residing in the Syracuse area; lunch will be provided for all participants.
Applications: To apply, please send the following three items to ethicsworkshop@yahoo.com: (i) a cover letter explaining your interest in participating in the workshop, (ii) a one-page research abstract, and (iii) a résumé with contact information for both you and your advisor. Deadline: 5:00 pm, EDT, May 13, 2011. For further information, please contact: Drs. Dianne Quigley: Dianne_Quigley_1@brown.edu or David Sonnenfeld: dsonn@esf.edu.

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Position Title: Garden Art and Science Youth Educator
Reports to: Youth Work Coordinator
Status: Seasonal, Non-exempt, 12 weeks, May – August
Hours:  May 18- June 17, 10 hours a week flexible hours; June 20th – August 3, hours shift to 9 per week, specifically Monday (1-4pm), Tuesday (10am-1pm) and Wednesday (1-4pm).

Position Summary:  In coordination with the summer youth program to develop, plan and implement a curriculum that teaches youth about gardening and maintains a community youth garden. Also, there is an opportunity to develop an environmental art piece, such as murals, sculpture, earth art, etc. which will be featured near the garden.  The focus is on direct service with youth program participants, teaching daily garden lessons 3 times daily with children grades 1-6.

Responsibilities: Is responsible for, but not limited to the following functions:
·     Develop and implement weekly academic lessons utilizing youth garden as an educational tool, in coordination with Program Coordinator to maintain grade level standards in reading and math.
·     Work collaboratively with Program’s Coordinators in the garden maintenance and planting schedule, as well as the development of environmental art pieces representing the community’s connection to the garden.
·     Coordinates the garden art program as an integral part of ESNS’ Youth Programs, while branching out to include intergenerational programming with the Friendship Adult Day Program, a program of East Side Neighborhood Services focusing on older adult care.
·     Plan and facilitate at least three intergenerational events throughout the summer working with the youth and senior adults in the Adult Day Program.
·     Develops and maintains schedule of necessary garden maintenance tasks with assistance of Program Coordinators and other summer staff.
·     Purchases materials in coordination with Program Coordinators and project budget.
·     Assists in program evaluation involving youth, parent, community members, and staff.
·     Maintain constructive professional relationships with community members, youth program participants and staff.
·     Other responsibilities as assigned by Program Coordinator.

Qualifications:

·     Minimum of one year post-secondary education in relevant field.
·     Experience in environmental science and art education.
·     Experience and interest in community gardening, gardening processes, curriculum development, environmental art creation, and intergenerational relationships.
·     Experience and interest in working with youth and/or families in community setting.
·     Experience and interest in developing creative and educational youth activities.

Compensation:$12.00  per hour

Send Resume to: East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700Second St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413; humanresources@esns.org; http://www.esns.org Closing date 4/25/2011.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY – AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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CHILDREN’S GARDEN COORDINATOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Southside Community Land Trust
Deadline – April 22, 2011

Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) is accepting applications for a summer intern to coordinate the 21st season of the award-winning Children’s Garden Education Program. The Children’s Garden at City Farm is a unique, experiential classroom for young people from the greater South Providence community. The 13-week internship is a fantastic learning opportunity for a student or educator interested in hands-on experiential teaching and learning from young people in a fascinating, diverse urban environment. The intern will receive a stipend of $2,500 for his/her summer work. Please e-mail completed applications and resumes to education@southsideclt.org or mail to: Leo Pollock, Program Director, Southside Community Land Trust, 109 Somerset Street, Providence, RI 02907. To learn more about the garden visit http://southsideclt.org/childrensgarden.

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AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES INTERNSHIP
Deadline – April 22, 2011

The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve (NBRR; http://www.nbnerr.org/), a state-federal partnership program, is seeking an intern to assist in the development and implementation of a marine and estuarine invasive species training program, a component of the implementation of the RI Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan.  The NBRR is one of 27 coordinated sites located around the United States that make up the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). The mission of the NERRS is to practice and promote coastal and estuarine stewardship through innovative research and education, using a system of protected areas. This position is employed through the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, is based in the RI Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) offices in Providence, RI, and reports to the NBRR Coastal Training Program Coordinator (CTP).

Applications or inquires may be directed to Jennifer West, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, at jennifer@nbnerr.org.  Electronic applications are encouraged; please include “Aquatic Invasive Species Intern” in subject line.  Or applications can be mailed to: Jennifer West, Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, 55 South Reserve Drive, Box 151, Prudence Island, RI 02872.

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