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Yale University’s Office of Sustainability is pleased to announce the availability of a Sustainability Fellow position for the 2013 spring semester. The Sustainability Fellow position is designed to provide hands-on experience for a recent college graduate with an interest in campus sustainability. The selected candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, internationally recognized campus sustainability program with hands on, project based tasks. This position will be jointly based in the Office of Sustainability and the Facilities Department, and will support the initiatives of various campus departments working on collaborative projects.

In the Fall of 2010, Yale University released its Sustainability Strategic Plan, which contains a set of ambitious, yet achievable sustainability goals.  In support of this, the Office of Sustainability has a range of projects – some on-going, some in the pipeline – to engage all members of the university community in helping to reach those goals.  The Yale Sustainability Fellow will support the execution of this plan through two major projects:

1.      Overseeing the preparations for and implementation of Celebrate Sustainability, a week-long series of events in mid-April
2.      Managing Spring Salvage, Yale’s annual program to capture re-usable goods from students moving out of residential colleges

Other projects may be assigned by the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Facilities on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications:
This position is open to college graduates who have been out of school for two years or less. It is open to Yale and non-Yale candidates.

Candidates must demonstrate solid research skills, a strong grasp of sustainability terms and concepts, the ability to work independently, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to communicate his/her own ideas and proven leadership experience. Some projects will require supervising current students, so experience with managing student employees is a strongly preferred.

This position is paid and will provide the ambitious candidate with the opportunity to develop skills which will enable him/her to be an effective sustainability leader.

Date of Fellowship: February – June, 2013
Hours per week: 40
Hourly wage: $20

Please send resume and letter of interest to sustainability@yale.edu or call 203.436.3571.

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TIBOR T. POLGAR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Proposal deadline: Monday, February 11, 2013

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a research program conducted in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Named in honor of the late Dr. Tibor T. Polgar, a major contributor to the early development of the Foundation, this program provides a summertime grant ($3,800 for each fellowship) and limited research funds for eight college students (both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible) to conduct research on the Hudson River. The objectives of the program are to gather important information on all aspects of the River and to train students in conducting scientific studies and public policy research.
Over the past 28 years, the Polgar Fellowship program has produced a large body of research in the Hudson River, with a concentration on the four marshes of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Stockport Flats, the Tivoli Bays, Iona Island Marsh, and Piermont Marsh), compiled in the annual Polgar Fellowship reports published by the Foundation. Anyone interested in obtaining this material in order to plan projects building on the work of previous Polgar fellowships or in discussing potential research topics should contact the Foundation.

Because of the training and educational aspects of this program, each potential fellow must be sponsored by a primary advisor. The advisor must be willing to commit sufficient time for supervision of the research and to attend two meetings (orientation and final reports) with their students. Advisors will receive a stipend of $500.

Application Procedures:

Applications for a Polgar Fellowship should include:

A letter of interest in the program;
A short description (4-6 pages) of the research project, including a statement of its significance;
A timetable for completion of the research;
An estimate of the cost of supplies, travel, etc.;
A letter of support from the student’s advisor; and
The applicant’s curriculum vitae.

Applications, in electronic PDF format, for Polgar Fellowships must be received by the Foundation by 5:00 pm, Monday, February 11, 2013. The electronic copy of the application should be sent in one PDF filetoinfo@hudsonriver.org. with the subject heading “Polgar Proposal Submittal.” One original copy, postmarked no later than Monday, February 11, 2013, must be sent to:

Polgar Fellowship Committee
Hudson River Foundation
17 Battery Place, Suite 915
New York, NY 10004.

Letters of support may be submitted separately.

If you have questions, or if you wish to discuss research ideas or to acquire copies of previous Polgar Fellowship Program annual reports, contact Helena Andreyko at 212-483-7667.

Successul applicants will be notified of their fellowship awards by late April 2013.

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Work for a green future:
APPLY NOW to be an Environment America fellow
Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates across the country with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values.
Work on critical issues:
• Clean Energy
• Global Warming
• Clean Water
• Wilderness and Wildlife Protection
• Healthy Food and Sustainable Agriculture
You can find out more about us and apply to be an Environment America fellow by visiting https://jobs.environmentamerica.org. This year, our early application deadline is February 15th.
Environment America fellows
Fellows participate in a two-year training program in environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can create long-term systemic change to protect the environment. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists, allies and affiliates in 29 states, we build environmental campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
Learn by doing
• Plan and run grassroots campaigns
• Research and prepare reports to release to the public
• Coordinate and attend media events
• Attend lobby meetings with lawmakers and other decision makers
• Work with coalition partners like public health groups and other environmental groups
• Generate public support for our campaigns, such as by collecting petitions and using social media
• Organize activist events and town hall meetings
• Run citizen outreach offices by managing a team of staff and volunteers
Our early application deadline is February 15th.
Contact Alison Giest with any questions at 813-215-3604 and agiest@environmentamerica.org, who is also available to conduct informational interviews before the application deadline.
p.s. Save the Date for the February 17th Global Warming Rally in D.C. with Environment America, the Sierra Club, 350.org and many others.

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American Rivers is accepting applications for the 2013-2015 Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship. The Lapham Fellowship was established in 2008 in honor of the memory of Anthony Lapham, lifelong champion for rivers and former chairman of the American Rivers=92 Board of Directors.

The Fellowship gives talented post-graduates the opportunity to engage in relevant research and work in the field of river conservation.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with AR staff to develop their own scope of work.

Post-graduates interested in contributing to American Rivers’ work on river protection and restoration, please go to http://www.americanrivers.org/fellowship. The position is two years (full time), and a stipend is provided.

Any further questions can be directed to Fay Augustyn (faugustyn@americanrivers.org).

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We seek a motivated, creative, and focused problem-solver to join interdisciplinary projects relating to urbanization, conservation, and ecology.

The research fellow will be an active participant in project planning, data analysis, scientific publications, and must be able to work as part of an interdisciplinary research team.

Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in one of the relevant environmental fields; a master’s degree is preferred.  Desirable skills include experience with interview research (particularly using NVivo), survey research, ARC-GIS software, and multivariate statistical analysis (particularly using R software).  The position will involve travel to central Massachusetts so a driver’s license is required.

Please direct all inquiries and send application materials to Anne Short (agshort@bu.edu). As part of your application including a short statement of research interests (1 page maximum), curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three qualified references.

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Graduate Assistantships/Fellowships are available for Ph.D. and M.S. students to conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University.  Research topics may include:  ecology and management of wildlife (e.g., giant pandas in China, tigers in Nepal), systems modeling and simulation (e.g., agent-based modeling), sustainability science, coupled human and natural systems, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, climate change, land change science, forest and landscape ecology, natural resources and environment, systemsintegration (integration of ecology with demography, economics, sociology, and policy), telecoupling (socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances through globalization, trade, species invasion, migration, and other means).

Examples of publications on these topics by CSIS faculty and students include Science (2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2001), Nature (2005, 2003) and PNAS (2012, 2009, 2008, 2007) (see http://csis.msu.edu/research/publications).  Successful candidates can build on these previous studies and explore new frontiers of research. They will also have opportunities to interact with leaders in these fields worldwide through various ways, such as the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems
(CHANS-Net.org) and the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards Program (http://csis.msu.edu/education/nasa_msu_award), which are organized byCSIS. More information about CSIS is available at http://csis.msu.edu.

Application materials include: (1) letter of application, (2) statement of professional goals, (3) CV or resume, (4) transcripts, (5) GRE scores, (6) TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), (7) list of 3-4 references (names and contact information), and (8) up to three representative publications if any. Unofficial copies of GRE, TOEFL and
transcripts are OK initially.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible to ensure full consideration.  Please email the application materials to Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu at liuji@msu.edu. Questions about these opportunities can also be emailed to Dr. Liu.

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The NSERC-CREATE funded initiative TerreWEB (Terrestrial Research on Ecosystem & World-wide Education & Broadcast), at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, has funding opportunities for Masters, PhD and post-doctoral fellows available. National and international Students and post-docs from diverse academic backgrounds with interest in research and communication of global change / climate change issues are encouraged to apply.

Deadlines are bi-annual (May 1, and December 1st). For further information visit www.terreweb.ubc.ca

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