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The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association is offering two positions through its Natural Science Museum during the summer of 2013. Interns will gain valuable experience operating a small science museum, collecting data and organizing logistics for several research projects, assisting with educational programming, and learning about the plants, animals, birds, and geology of Nantucket Island. Ideal candidates have an interest and experience with entomology or ornithology.
 
Qualifications
  • Educational background in biology/ecology or related field
  • At least two (2) years of college experience
  • Comfortable with live animals including non-venomous snakes, insects, and spiders
  • experience working and interacting with the public, both adults and children
Compensation: $2,700 for undergraduates or recent graduates, $3,060 for graduate students. Position includes housing.
Duration: May 29 – August 31, 2013, possible extension possible through September 7
 
To apply, please download application athttp://www.mmo.org/about/internships.html and return it along with your resume, a detailed letter of interest and college transcripts to
Andrew McKenna-Foster
Director of Natural Science
Maria Mitchell Association
4 Vestal Street
Nantucket, MA 02554.
 
Apply no later than February 15, 2013.
Materials or inquiries may be sent by email toamckennafoster@mmo.org or fax to 508-228-1031. For Questions, call508-228-9198

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The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association is offering three positions at its aquarium during the summer of 2013. Interns will be immersed in all aspects of operating a high energy and very popular public aquarium and its marine science programs. The internship gives interns important experience leading and designing programs for visitors of all ages, caring for marine fish and crustaceans, and collecting species through snorkeling, wading, and diving. Ideal candidates have interest and experience in marine biology and environmental education.
 
Qualifications
  • Educational background in marine biology or related field
  • At least two (2) years of college experience
  • Comfortable working in waders
  • Capable of lifting up to 40 pounds
Compensation: $2,700 for undergraduates or recent graduates, $3,060 for graduate students. Position includes housing.
Duration: May 29 – August 31, 2013, possible extension possible through September 7
 
To apply, please download application athttp://www.mmo.org/about/internships.html and return it along with your resume, a detailed letter of interest and college transcripts to
Andrew McKenna-Foster
Director of Natural Science
Maria Mitchell Association
4 Vestal Street
Nantucket, MA 02554.
 
Apply no later than February 15, 2013.
Materials or inquiries may be sent by email toamckennafoster@mmo.org or fax to 508-228-1031. For Questions, call508-228-9198

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Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund (IECEF) seeks a self-motivated individual to lead the organization’s outreach efforts and assist the executive director with policy, lobbying efforts and grant writing. The outreach coordinator will work to (1) build IECEF’s base of organizational and individual members through attending events and meeting with environmentalists throughout the state of Illinois and (2) coordinate collaborative efforts between members on open space and energy issues.

Entry level applicants must be willing to locate/relocate in Springfield, Illinois, but the organization is willing to consider more experienced individuals located in other parts of Illinois. The position will include approximately 25% travel or 50% travel if the individual is located outside of Springfield.

The Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund (IECEF) and its affiliate the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) are 37 year-old organizations that promote sound environmental laws and policies, provide a forum for environmentalists and facilitate a statewide activist network. IECEF engages in legislative monitoring and analysis; outreach, organizing and coalition building; and communication and education. IEC performs legislative advocacy and serves as the environmental community’s eyes, ears and voice in Springfield.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate outreach, organizing and coalition building activities.
  • Staff and support coalitions working on energy efficiency, open space, and other issues.
  • Lobby the Illinois General Assembly and state agencies on environmental issues.
  • Write articles for the newsletter and web site.
  • Recruit new member organizations.
  • Serve as a media spokesperson.
  • Assist with grant writing, fundraising and special events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have three years experience with coalition organizing and/or the legislative process. S/he will possess the following:
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and people.
  • Be highly organized.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and work independently.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Computer skills, including proficiency Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Interest in environmental issues and policies.
  • This is a full-time permanent position located in Springfield, Illinois. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and vacation.

Applications must be received by November 21, 2012.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume and salary requirements to:
Jennifer Walling, Executive Director
By e-mail to: jwalling@ilenviro.org
Please direct all questions to Jennifer Walling via e-mail.

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