INTERNSHIP: Azafady Conservation and Sustainable Development in Madagascar

Azafady is a registered charity that steps off the beaten track to respond to the directly expressed and urgent needs of some of the most marginalized communities and most threatened environments in the world. Based in south east Madagascar, Azafady has a broad range of environmental, humanitarian, and sustainable livelihoods projects working alongside local communities, offering students and professionals alike an unforgettable experience and the chance to work on the frontline of an international grassroots organization.

If you are 18 or over and are interested in a career in conservation, development or international charity work, or just want the opportunity to be part of a team of likeminded individuals working towards a vital cause, a placement with Azafady is the ideal starting point. Our structured programs allow you to develop existing abilities and learn new skills that can enrich your résumé whether you want to pursue a career in conservation or community development, or want to take part in an international internship during a break from studying or work. See what our previous volunteers have said here.

If you would like to find out more about any of the projects or about Azafady, or want to download an application form, visit our website: www.madagascar.co.uk.

If you have any other enquiries, send them to: info@azafady.org or phone our London office on: + 44 (0)20 8960 6629 and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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INTERNSHIP: Rural Vermont Spring 2014

Rural Vermont is looking for spring interns as they work on important campaigns that will benefit Vermont farmers and supporters of our local food economy.  If you’re interested in helping farmers who are looking to sell farm fresh milk and farm fresh meat or are concerned about GMO Labeling here in Vermont, you can play an important role by interning with Rural Vermont this winter.  Rural Vermont is looking for two legislative interns, a grassroots organizing intern and an outreach/membership development intern

The positions will remain open until filled.

Visit our wesbite to learn more: http://www.ruralvermont.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Revised-2014-Winter-intern-descriptions2.pdf

 

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JOB: Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation Instructor

YMCA Camp Orkila is situated on the north side of Orcas Island – part of the San Juan Islands in the Salish Sea – and is accessible by ferry from Anacortes, 75 miles north of Seattle. Orkila offers over 285 acres of forest, grassland, marine and fresh water ecosystems as well as a small salmon hatchery, a marine education center, many challenge course elements (including our new 1000 foot zip-line) and a working organic garden.

Our instructors work 5 days a week split between our Outdoor Environmental Education Program and our weekend camping and retreat programs hosting parent/child groups.

As an instructor at Camp Orkila, your responsibilities will include teaching courses in forest and marine ecology and other earth sciences, facilitating our high- and low-ropes challenge courses and leading team-building initiatives for visiting 5th-8th grade students. Instructors can also expect to spend some evenings during the week facilitating evening programs. In addition to these duties, staff also work together to assist with many other camp operations, including cleaning, kitchen work, and maintenance projects.

Salary: $230-$250(DOE)/week + room/board in nice staff housing.

Our season begins with a comprehensive staff training. Employment, including training, is March 17th through June 16th, 2014 and is a full-time, seasonal position.

Summer and Fall positions also available – inquire about opportunities!

Complete description and application instructions available at:
http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/eelink-jobs/posts/Outdoor-Environmental-Education-on-Orcas-Island

Posted in Jobs, Western US

JOB: Campus Organizer with USPIRG

Every day, powerful people are making decisions that affect our health, our safety and our future. In Civics 101, we’re taught these decisions should be based on the public interest: that’s how a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is supposed to work. Yet in the real world, on issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends, all too often at the public’s expense.

How do you counter those powerful interests? The Student PIRGs are mobilizing America’s college students to take action. Our Campus Organizers are headed to 40 college campuses across the country, where they will recruit, train and work alongside thousands of student activists. Together we’ll go beyond studying the issues; we’ll document the problems, find practical solutions, inform the public and make the case directly to decision-makers. And when powerful special interests stand in the way, we’ll mobilize the student body, the local citizens and as many people as it takes to make our voices heard in city halls, state capitols, Congress, the White House or wherever it will make a difference.

Responsibilities include:
•         Working on one of 40 college campuses, running 3-6 campaigns
•         Recruiting and training volunteers on grassroots tactics, media outreach and more
•         Teaching an internship class on activism skills
•         Building relationships with faculty and administrators
•         Holding events with decision-makers
•         Generating the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns
•         Fundraising and building the organization by canvassing for portions of the year, in addition to running a citizen outreach office in the summer months

LINK to application: http://jobs.uspirg.org/page/usr/entry-level-application
www.uspirg.org/jobs

Posted in Jobs, Post-Grad

JOB: NatureBridge Director of Education at Yosemite

Founded in 1971 and based in San Francisco, NatureBridge is the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service. Our mission is to inspire personal connections to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it.

The Director of Education is responsible for leading, managing and overseeing the educational integrity of all NatureBridge programs in Yosemite. With science as the lens through which students become responsible stewards of the natural world, the Director of Education is the primary champion for science at the Yosemite campus. The Education Director serves as the liaison between Yosemite and the NatureBridge Education Working Group, and works to ensure a consistent and rigorous approach to all education programs and national education initiatives. The Director collaborates with the National Park Service to ensure that NatureBridge programs are in keeping with NPS strategic vision for youth education and resource management. The Director of Education leads a team of program managers, field science specialist, mentor teachers, and over 30 educators across several key programs: Field Science, WildLink, Field Research Course, and the Armstrong Scholars Program.

Qualified candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

yosemiteeducationdirector@naturebridge.org

Please no phone calls, or faxes. Position is open until filled.

Posted in Jobs, Post-Grad, Western US

INTERNSHIP: Keep Vermont Tar Sands Free Campaign

350 Vermont is seeking an intern to help with the Keep Vermont Tar Sands Free campaign. This campaign, which is in solidarity with the First Nations resistance in Canada, aims to raise public awareness of and mobilize opposition to industry plans to use the 60 year old Portland Montreal Pipeline (PMPL) for transporting tar sands products through New England. The Campaign Intern will help with the Town Resolutions campaign. Our goal is to pass resolutions on town meeting day in every town in the Northeast Kingdom. Intern would support outreach through out the Kingdom, public education forums, film screenings, tabling at local events, press and social media, occasionally door-to-door canvassing and preparation of presentations for Town Meeting day.

Desired skills/attributes include good interpersonal style, ability to assimilate campaign information, press outreach and social media generation, flyer/brochure creation, willingness to interact with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, an eagerness to learn new skills, ability to work independently and a deep personal commitment to climate activism. Access to a car would be very helpful (mileage reimbursed) since we will be working extensively in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. This work involves a flexible schedule and will most likely change from week to week. We would like to begin orientation early Dec. with flexibility based on semester schedule.

Please send resume and brief letter of interest to Jade Walker: Jade@350VT.org  by Nov. 29th.

 

Posted in Internships, Vermont/New England

JOB: Vermont Energy Education Program Educator

VEEP is looking for an experienced science/environmental educator to bring its hands-on, science-based energy literacy programs to Vermont schools and communities in Northwestern Vermont/

Help students & the public learn about energy, using VEEP’s in-class presentations and associated kits.  Our methods are designed to engage students and the public to teach about what energy is, and how to use it efficiently.

You will also promote these programs to teachers and schools in the region, and support other VEEP programs, such as the Whole School Energy Challenge.  For more info about VEEP’s in-class presentations, curricula and other programs see: www.veep.org/veep-programs.html.

This part-time position (12-16 hrs./week, less in summer) serves schools in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties, with flexible scheduling.  (Possibility of additional hours depending on additional grant funding in 2014.)  A minimum of a BA/BS and 2+ years’ experience in teaching science content and/or environmental topics is required, along with a valid drivers’ license and access to a reliable vehicle for frequent on-the-job travel.  You must also connect well with kids and professionals, have excellent presentation, speaking and writing skills, be well-organized and self-motivated.

This is a ‘work from home’ position, so a telephone & access to a computer w/ hi-speed internet is required.  Educators must be available during school hours Monday – Friday, with occasional public events on evenings and weekends. Scheduling is flexible, but you must be responsive & available to needs of teachers and community groups.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants living within Chittenden, Grand Isle or Franklin County will be given preference. On-the-job mileage & other job-related expenses are reimbursed.

 

For more info about these positions, or to apply, see: VEEP Educator Job Desc. v5_1.pdf Application deadline is November 10.

Posted in Jobs, Vermont/New England

INTERNSHIPS: Rural Vermont, Winter 2014

Rural Vermont is currently accepting applications for Winter 2014 Internships! Read the complete intern descriptions here. Please note 10/31/13 application deadline.  For more information on Rural Vermont internships, email mollie@ruralvermont.org

“The outreach internship [with Rural Vermont] was the first job where I was advocating for something I cared about, and it fostered an intense, self-growth that I do not think I could’ve gained elsewhere. After traveling all over the state, I have really increased my sense-of-place in Vermont, and with that increased awareness I think I figured out a lot about myself, my values, and what I care about. Going into the future, I know I want agriculture and education to be two major parts of my life, and without my experience this summer, I can’t say I would’ve found my way to where I am now.”
- Sam Frawley, Summer 2013 Outreach Intern

Posted in Internships, Vermont/New England

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships

“Annie’s Homegrown is pleased to announce that we are again offering $100,000 in scholarship funds to students studying sustainable agriculture. Sustainable and organic agriculture is at the heart of everything we do, that’s why each year we award scholarships to students through our Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship program.

We’re proud to support the next generation of farmers committed to sustainable farming practices. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

Please visit http://www.annies.com/our-practices/farming/agricultural-scholarships/apply/ for more information and to download the application. The deadline to apply is December 2nd.

Posted in Scholarships

Event: Tim DeChristopher: Bidder 70, “The Energy Revolution”

The Clean Energy Fund and the Environmental Program invite you to attend a lecture by:

Tim DeChristopher: Bidder 70
“The Energy Revolution”

Monday, October 28
Doors Open at 6:30
Ira Allen Chapel, UVM
Free & open to the public. No tickets required.

Also join us for

Fim Screening of Bidder 70
Thursday, October 24

4:00-5:30
Waterman 427
http://www.bidder70film.com/#!trailer/cxbx
A film about Tim’s act of civil disobedience and subsequent time in prison
Cosponsored by 350Vermont

Tim DeChristopher is an environmental activist and founder of Peaceful Uprising. In 2010  Tim bid on 22,000 acres of fragile land in southern Utah at a government oil and gas lease auction. He was arrested and convicted of fraud. He served two years in prison for his act of civil disobedience. Recently released from prison, Tim is inspiring people across the country to stand up against extreme energy extraction.

Sponsored by the Clean Energy Fund at the Office of Sustainability, UVM with cosponsors the Environmental Program, the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources, Renewable Energy Vermont, the Gund Institute, CDAE, VPIRG, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and 350Vermont.

This event is part of the The Energy Action Seminar Series
The Energy Action Seminar Series is a weekly seminar series on Monday afternoons in the fall of 2013 exploring ways to get to 90% renewable energy in Vermont by 2050. Featuring world-class speakers on policy options, political controversy, costs and benefits, activism, and jobs. Get educated about Vermont’s energy future!

More information and schedule at

http://www.uvm.edu/sustain/cef/cef-projects/energy-action-seminar or contact Joan White, jewhite@uvm.edu.

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