JOB: VINS School Programs Educator, Quechee, VT

TITLE: School Programs Educator

SUMMARY: The School Programs Educator is responsible for helping to deliver all School Programs, including Environmental Learning for the Future (ELF) trainings, Naturalist-in-Residence (NiR) lessons to area schools and the VINS Homeschool Program.  This position also includes delivering live raptor and Vermont natural history programs at the VINSNatureCenter in Quechee, Vermont and through our Outreach program to other sites around the region.

Key elements of this position include: delivering high quality inquiry science lessons to students and their teachers; designing lessons and curriculum to meet the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards; reaching out to area schools to support ongoing partnerships; supporting the School Programs Manager in ongoing evaluation and improvement of program curricula and materials

To apply: http://www.vinsweb.org/index.php/get-involved/jobs-and-internships

Posted in Jobs, Post-Grad, Vermont/New England

BEYOND UVM: Emergent Universe Oratorio, Shelburne Farms, VT

Emergent Universe Oratorio

PREMIER BY COMPOSER SAM GUARNACCIA

with painting series “Endless Spring” by Cameron Davis

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,  3 – 5 pm

at the Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms

Free & open to the public
Donations at the door gratefully accepted
The barn is unheated; please dress accordingly.

Information: www.samguarnaccia.com, 802-734-0279

SEE POSTER ATTACHED

Co-hosted by All Souls Interfaith Gathering
and Shelburne Farms.

Enjoy the premier of an inspirational new choral
and orchestral composition by Sam Guarnaccia
in the cathedral-like Breeding Barn, with the
magnificent painting series ‘Endless Spring’
by visual artist Cameron Davis.

Celebrate through music and art the stunning story of our
emerging Universe, inspired by the documentary film
Journey of the Universe produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker
and John Grim. The 90-minute Oratorio weaves music
together with the spoken word, including recitatives by
Vermont writers Rebecca Gould and John Elder
of Middlebury College.

Posted in Beyond UVM, Events

BEYOND UVM: Anaerobic Digester Tours, Vermont Tech, Randolph Center, VT

Vermont Tech is fully engrossed in construction on our newest capital project: anaerobic digester. A mixed-substrate anaerobic digester is being constructed on the Randolph Center campus of Vermont Tech. The facility is being constructed by Bio-Methatech of Quebec using successful design and technology from Lipp of Austria.
Come talk with Vermont Tech digester project manager, Mary O’Leary, President Phil Conroy, and François Guay, from Bio-Methatech about the exciting new anaerobic digester project. Mary, Phil, and François will be available to answer your questions and show you the site.

Dates:
August 15 & 29
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12

Time:4-6 pm
 
Location: Randolph Center campus digester location.
Posted in Beyond UVM, Vermont/New England

INTERNSHIP: Rainforest Agribusiness Intern, unpaid, San Francisco, CA

Rainforest Action Network is looking for a motivated, hard-working intern with a passion for protecting
rainforests, endangered species and Indigenous rights to support our Rainforest Agribusiness Campaign.

Would you like to put your skills to work with a dynamic team of campaigners to stop major international corporations from destroying the environment and violating human rights? If so, we want you to consider joining us as the next Rainforest Agribusiness Intern at RAN – one of the most effective corporate campaigning organizations around.

Working with the Agribusiness team, the Rainforest Agribusiness Intern’s primary focus will be on research and database management for our corporate engagement strategy and keeping the negotiations team informed as new information is collected. This intern will also support the National Organizing team with outreach to palm oil activists all across the US. In addition, the Rainforest Agribusiness Intern will take on any number of diverse projects, largely focused on research, that support the campaign and its team members.

The Agribusiness Intern will be joining the Rainforest Agribusiness team at a very exciting time – coming early fall we are publicly launching a hard-hitting national campaign targeting the US snack food industry and its ties to palm oil driving rainforest destruction and human rights violations.

For more information on the nature of the campaign, you can visit www.ran.org and www.theproblemwithpalmoil.org.

This internship is unpaid. Commuter stipend provided. We request a commitment of at least of 3 months; 6 months preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

Strong research skills and ability to take on big research projects
Campaigning and/or organizing experience
Superior written and verbal communication skills, including writing and networking skills
Familiarity with social media and a variety of online organizing tools such as Facebook and Twitter
Interest and familiarity with issues including but not limited to nonviolent direct action, grassroots organizing, corporate social responsibility, climate change, biodiversity, tropical rainforests, human rights, commodity supply chains, sustainable agriculture, Indigenous rights
Proficiency in English; conversation level language skills in either Indonesian or Malay are a plus
High level of organization and experience with database management
Excellent prioritization and time management skills
Independent worker/self-starter
Responsibilities:

Conduct research on consumer-facing companies, their brands, and their use of palm oil
Manage and update corporate engagement research database and folders
Coach and support RAN Palm Oil Activists via phone and email communication
Use social media tools to pressure target companies and outreach to our target audiences
Respond to member inquiries about campaign strategy and answer informational questions
Draft campaign documents and complete other campaign research as needed
Other tasks as instructed

Through this internship, interns will develop or further strengthen the following competencies:

Prioritization and time management
Strategic thinking and campaign planning
Grassroots organizing
Database management
Work standards
Research skills

RAN’s internships provide “hands-on-learning” about our brand of corporate campaigning for the forests, climate and human right as well as direct experience working in a non-profit office. Besides learning about the diverse aspects of the Agribusiness campaign, as an intern you will have the opportunity to participate in interdepartmental meetings that will give you insight into RAN as a whole.

In coalition with Indigenous communities and allies from around the world, RAN uses non-violent direct action, grassroots organizing, education, and strategic communications to challenge corporations to phase out destructive operations, respect human rights, and adopt comprehensive policies that mitigate their contributions to global warming. RAN values diversity, educates staff on issues including privilege and oppression, and integrates these values into all of our work. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this process and work with us to create a just, inclusive, and sustainable work environment and world. RAN provides all people with equal employment and volunteer opportunities.

Please send a resume and cover letter in which you describe a project you have worked on that will help us understand your interest and qualifications. Applications can be emailed to resumes@ran.org (please put Agribusiness Intern in the subject line of your email). No phone calls please.

Read more:
Rainforest Agribusiness Intern | Rainforest Action Network
http://ran.org/rainforest-agribusiness-intern

Posted in Beyond UVM, Internships, Western US

INTERNSHIP: Fuller Science for Nature internship, Washington, D.C.

 Fuller Science for Nature internship

 
Description:

For 50 years WWF has committed to delivering science-based conservation results while incorporating the latest research and innovations into our work. The Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund advances the science of conservation with three programs: The annual Science for Nature Symposium, which convenes world leaders in science, policy, and conservation for presentations and discussions around an emerging scientific issue in conservation; and a bi-monthly series of Science for Nature Seminars that brings distinguished scientists from a variety of fields to Washington, DC to present cutting edge research of central importance to international conservation. The Fuller Science for Nature intern will assist the Fuller program manager with tasks related to all three components, with a primary focus on the 2013 Fuller symposium on ‘Forces for Nature: The power of communities to protect the planet.’

Internship responsibilities may include researching and communicating with symposium and seminar speakers and with fellows; developing website content and other communications materials; assisting in symposium marketing and outreach; helping with symposium logistics; and assisting with workshop planning. The intern will be based in WWF’s Conservation Science Program and will work with program, communications, creative services, development, and web team staff as needed.

A successful candidate will be detail-oriented and have strong research, writing, organizational, and communication skills; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with websites and social networking is helpful. Background in the biological, physical, or social sciences; background in conservation, and international experience preferred. This internship is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts in WWF-US and around the world; to learn about WWF and its projects; and to get exposure to conservation science topics.
Stipend: Unpaid.  The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend through his/her university for their work.
Hours: Expected to work at least 15 -20 hours per week. Monday-Thursday preferred.
Due date: This internship will remain posted until filled.
Contact: To apply send resume, cover letter and writing sample to Kate.Graves@wwfus.org.
Posted in Eastern US, Internships

INTERNSHIP: Conservation Science Network internship, Washington, D.C.

Conservation Science Network internship

 
Description:
Sound science underpins effective conservation. WWF has a wealth of scientific expertise across its offices around the world, ranging from anthropologists to zoologists and encompassing the biological, physical, and social sciences. For these scientists to contribute most to achieving WWF’s mission, they need to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with each other. A range of services to enable these interactions and facilitate access to the latest scientific information is being provided by the new WWF Conservation Science Network. We are looking for a motivated intern to help us continue to develop and promote the CSN, with an emphasis on maintaining and growing online resources.
Internship responsibilities may include website administration (including adding/editing pages, uploading new content and structuring information across the portal); moderating discussions/forums; synthesizing weekly literature digests and relevant science news items; interviewing scientists across the global WWF network to produce profiles or collect items of interest; planning activities to generate online activity; identifying and inviting WWF scientists to participate in network activities; developing new promotional material and increasing outreach; and generally playing a central role in the Science Network team.
A successful candidate with have strong research, writing, and communication skills; experience using literature databases; knowledge of social networking; Drupal, HTML and database experience a plus but not required; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of CSS; background in conservation, and international experience preferred. This internship is an excellent opportunity to interact with scientists in WWF-US and around the world; learn about WWF and its projects; get exposure to a wide range of conservation science topics; and play a key role in building a new science community.
Stipend: Unpaid.  The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend through his/her university for their work.
Hours: Expected to work at least 15-20 hours per week. Monday-Thursday preferred.
Due date: This internship will remain posted until filled.

Contact: To apply send resume, cover letter and writing sample to kate.graves@wwfus.org.

Posted in Internships

INTERNSHIP: Crow’s Path Education Intern, Fall 2013

Crow’s Path Education Internship
Crow’s Path is a nature connection program for kids that runs out of Rock Point here in Burlington. We’re looking for interns to help with our Field School, which runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Interns help facilitate different activities for the kids (ages 6-12). Interns are also supported in learning a variety of primitive skills (e.g. fire-by-friction, basket weaving, tracking, wild harvesting plants, natural history, etc.) as well as community building practices (e.g. storytelling, singing, nature-based games, mentoring). Because our program has a low ratio of adults to kids (4:1), interns will receive one-on-one instruction and opportunities for feedback.
Ideally, interns would be able to join us for at least one full day (9am-3pm) each week. No prior experience with natural history/primitive skills necessary. Ideal interns are curious, playful, patient, and adventurous. Our program Sept 2-Dec 6, but start date is flexible. We also have other opportunities to get involved. For more information, please visit our website contact Teage O’Connor – (802) 557-7127 or info@crowspath.org.
Posted in Internships, Vermont/New England

INTERNSHIP: Urban Resources Initiative (URI) Fall Internships with Parks and People Foundation, Baltimore, MD

Urban Resources Initiative (URI) Fall Internships Available
The URI Internship program works closely with the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks and area universities allowing undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to lead and develop activities consistent with the URI aim of assisting underserved urban communities, and find practical, community-based solutions to urban parks and natural resource management issues in Baltimore.

Click here for instructions to apply and for a full description of Fall 2013 URI Internships

Posted in Beyond UVM, Eastern US, Internships

JOB: Environmental Education Division Manager position at Parks & People Foundation in Baltimore, MD

Parks & People is looking for a dynamic candidate for our Division Manager – Environmental Education opening. This position will lead Parks & People’s environmental education program at a local, state and national level by building strategic coalitions, influencing policy and managing program development, content and implementation. Highly qualifed candidates would have extensive experience in program management, fundraising, coalition building, and Environmental Education content knowledge expertise. Interested applicants should apply online using this link: https://parksandpeoplefdn.wufoo.com/forms/2013-employment-interest-divisional-manager-ee/.

Click here for a full position description

Posted in Eastern US, Jobs, Post-Grad

JOB: Coordinator of Education Programs, One World Conservation Center

Coordinator of Education Programs

The One World Conservation Center seeks an environmental educator to develop and manage educational programs and activities for our tri-state community for the coming fall and winter seasons. Key responsibilities will be:

- Organize and publicize weekly nature programs for adults and/or children through early November. The coordinator will be expected to lead half the programs and to engage instructors for topics outside his/her areas of expertise for the other programs.

- Assist planning for programs to introduce “BeaverWalk!”, a wetland boardwalk to be constructed by September 6.

- Assist the planning of our Winter Lecture Series, “The Valley We Live In”, to be scheduled over 4-6 weeks beginning mid-January.

- Conduct group tours of the Greenberg Reserve for schools and area organizations.

- Prepare a report the conclusion of the fall series of programs.

 

The One World Conservation Center is located at 413 US Route 7S in Bennington. It provides nature education and experience to children and adults in Southwest Vermont, New York Capital District and Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Its headquarters provide expansive indoor program space. Its adjacent 96-acre Greenberg Reserve is our living laboratory, with meadow, wetland and woodland environments.

We seek an energetic, creative individual who possesses knowledge of the ecology of New England and teaching experience. The position is half-time for 10 weeks, with possibility of continuation, to begin no later than August 12, 2013.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of two references to: Educator Search, One World Conservation Center, PO Box 4715, Bennington, VT 05201. The position will be open until filled.

Posted in Jobs, Post-Grad, Vermont/New England