Posts Tagged ‘Service’

We are now accepting applications for the Sierra Club’s 2012 Environmental Apprenticeship program! Please visit the link to our online application below to receive details on required materials for submission. The online application and essay are due Friday, February 24, 2012. All required supplemental materials (transcript, letters of recommendation) are due Friday, March 9, 2012.

Sierra Club’s Environmental Apprenticeship is a training program to cultivate future leaders in environmental advocacy. This program is designed for recent college graduates who are interested in legislation, media, and community outreach as a means of promoting green initiatives. Consider this your starting point for an environmental career course, helping you transition from your college experience into the non-profit working world.

An Apprenticeship is a full-time, 6 month paid staff position based in one of our offices around the country. Location placements for the chosen 2012 Apprentices will be based on the Conservation Department’s campaign or program needs, as well as the chosen candidates’ individual experiences and skills. Location placements occur after all final Apprenticeship candidates have been chosen.

The position runs from July 2 through December 21, 2012. During these 6 months, each Apprentice will gain experience in the areas of grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and public communications. You will be trained and guided in your job responsibilities by a team of experienced and enthusiastic Sierra Club staff. At the end of the 6 months, if you wish to continue working for the Sierra Club, you can apply for job vacancies in any of our offices across the nation.


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By locally building wind turbines, WINDAID provide clean and affordable electricity for communities in Peru who have no access to electricity.  They are based in Trujillo, North Peru, and together with volunteers build 2.5 kW wind turbines for small communities that are part of some 7 million people living in Peru with no access to electricity. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the life and cultures in Peru and get to fully manufacture, assemble and install a wind turbine that is then given to a community or school which needs it most.

Participants do not need any pre-requisite skills or knowledge of wind turbines.  Practical experience with resin composites, carbon fiber, steel structure, electrical systems, aerodynamics, and many other disciplines are involved in the program.

The dates for upcoming projects are:

2011 (5 week program)

7th November – 9th December (limited space)


2012 (Please note that there are now 1, 2, and 4 week programs.)

1st Jan – 13th Jan (limited space)

25th Jan – 17th Feb (limited space)

18th Mar – 24th Mar (limited space)

25th Mar – 31st Mar (limited space)

9th Apr – 4th May (open)

21st May – 15th June (limited space)

30th Jul – 24th Aug (limited space)

4th Sep – 28th Sep (open)

8th Oct – 2nd Nov (open)

12th Nov – 7th Dec (open)

Our website is www.windaid.org, or please visit our Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/windaid.org) and take a look at photos of our past projects.



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For the 2011-12 academic year, CBCF (Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc) will award 2 scholarships to full-time undergraduate students with a junior standing enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university. The Environmental Studies Scholarship seeks to provide financial awards to minority and women college students pursuing a degree in environmental science or other related fields. Applicants should have a desire to pursue a career in environmental science and embrace Service.

$10,000 for the 2011-12 academic year. CBCF will disburse $5,000 at the beginning of each semester, contingent on maintaining the minimum academic requirements. All scholarships will be electronically transferred to the institution of attendance to be used to cover all education-related expenses.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal U.S. residents who have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also be currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. The anticipated degree must be in a subject that will lead to an environmental career. The ideal candidate is a student at an accredited institution who plans to complete a four-year degree and seek work in an underserved community. Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate understanding and acceptance of ServiceMasterís core values. Employees or immediate family members of ServiceMasterís and its brands, CBC Members, staff of CBC Members, the CBC Foundation staff, the CBC Foundation Board of Directors or the CBC Foundation Corporate Advisory Council are not eligible.

April 14, 2011

Application Materials
1. A completed application form
2. A personal statement essay (500-1,000 words) that addresses all four (4) of the topics listed on the application in one cohesive essay
3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. One recommendation should come from a community or public service leaders (i.e. church leaders, community leader, volunteer organization). Email addresses will be requested of each recommender
4. Copy of Federal Student Aid Report
5. One (1) page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service and special skills
6. A recent photograph suitable for publication; i.e. a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph
7. Sealed transcripts from all institutions attended to be sent to:

Environmental Studies Scholarship
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
1720 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

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