Monday, May 22, 2017

Summer jobs fighting for LGBTQ Equality

In 28 states, people still risk being fired or losing their homes just for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans. If you believe that all LGBTQ Americans deserve a fair chance to earn a living and provide for their families, you may be a good fit for a full-time position with our organization this coming summer.

The Fund for Equality is looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change throughout the summer.

The Fund for Equality partners with the Human Rights Campaign, providing the kind of people power it takes to build the organization for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And they're hiring!

Specifically, they're hiring Canvassers and Field Managers to work on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign. They currently work to build support to pass the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in key areas like employment, housing, and education, providing full federal equality under the law.

Change takes people power. The Fund’s job is to build that power for great groups working on important issues.

We all want to make a difference. But wanting change, or hoping for it, or even passionately arguing for it isn’t enough. That’s where you come in.

The president or the governor usually gets the headline when change does happen. But the real story takes place behind the scenes, with hundreds or thousands or even millions of people making their voices heard through petitions, emails, small donations, and meetings.

That’s people power, and that's what you deliver with the Fund. You’ll be a part of a team that recruits supporters, raises money and mobilizes thousands of people to take action so that we can secure full equality for ALL Americans.

The Fund for Equality is looking for motivated students who want to lead the way in working for the change our country needs.

If you are interested in applying, visit their website at
http://fundforequality.org/apply2.html?lcl=PWAS to fill out an application, or contact Robin Carver directly at 202-461-3834 or at rcarver@fundstaff.org
For 2017 graduates!
Natural Resource Specialist position available

Daft McCune Walker (www.dmw.com) is a firm of land planners, landscape architects, civil engineers, surveyors, and environmental specialists. Located in Towson, Maryland, we have been providing land development consulting services in the Baltimore/Washington market for more than 45 years. Currently, we are looking to fill the following opening in our Towson office.

Natural Resource Specialist
Daft-McCune-Walker, Inc. has an immediate opening for an entry level Natural Resources Specialist to assist with coordinating environmental regulatory compliance for land development and other projects throughout Maryland. Applicants should have a background in biological or physical sciences with an understanding of geology, soils, plants/plant identification, forest and restoration ecology, wildlife biology, and/or conservation practices. Preference of candidates will be determined based on experience in and ability to conduct non-tidal wetland delineations, forest stand delineations, and natural resources assessments as well as knowledge of computer-aided design and drafting, word/excel/power point, civil engineering, land planning, wetland mitigation, and stream restoration design concepts. Position requires strong verbal and written communication skills. Applicants must be able to perform physically demanding work outdoors in natural environments.

DMW offers a competitive benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Long- and Short-term disability insurance, life insurance, annual leave time, 401k and continuing education. Please send resume and brief cover letter by email to Amanda Russo at arusso@dmw.com. All resumes will be kept in the strictest confidence. DMW is an equal opportunity employer.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Spots still available - Apply today!
University of Miami Master of Professional Science

For graduating seniors!

There are still spots available for Fall 2017 admission at the University of Miami.  


The Master of Professional Science (MPS) degree prepares students for science careers in industry, government, and non-profit organizations, where employment demands are growing. MPS degrees were developed and implemented nationally in response to employer demands for well-rounded, highly trained employees with a breadth of knowledge and practical skills to address emerging environmental issues and improve the management of natural and cultural resources.

The curriculum is structured to allow students to complete their degree in as little as 12 months, with the training and real-world experience necessary to prepare them for careers in today’s professional science job market.

To view more and to apply, visit: http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/
STEM Career Expo


STEM Diversity Career Expo (click to learn more and to register)
Friday, June 9, 2017
10:00am - 3:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC

Join the Annual Career Expos to meet with Fortune 500 Companies and Government agencies looking to recruit new talent. You must pre-register in order to attend the event. This event is FREE to attend.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Part-time position available
Angler Environmental

For new graduates looking for work!

Angler Environmental specializes in Inspections, Consulting, Ecology, and Environmental Construction. The Stormwater Inspections division conducts erosion and sediment control inspections for national home and commercial construction companies, and they are looking for part time inspectors to enhance their rapidly growing division in Maryland, which also oversees inspections in NJ, DE, PA, and the Eastern Shore.

If interested, click here: http://www.anglerenvironmental.com/careers/part-time-erosion-sediment-control-inspectors-md/

Many part-time employers of this company transitioned to full time positions within the company. It’s a great place to start one’s environmental career, and it caters to all interests, science- based, policy- based, or both!

Apply using the link above, or send resumes to:

Max Breslin (ENSP alum and Project Manager)
Angler Environmental, a RES Company
D:
301.850.6776 | O: 410.672.4326
Email Address: mbreslin@res.us

Call or email Max with any questions!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Entry Level Environmental Scientist
Earth Data Incorporated

FOR NEW & RECENT GRADS!

Earth Data Incorporated has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic entry level Environmental Scientist to join our team!

Earth Data is a field-oriented groundwater and geospatial consulting company based in Centreville, Maryland, specializing in the collection, analysis, management and distribution of data. The Environmental Scientist will be engaged in various field projects from Environmental Site Assessments to groundwater sampling and analysis, and will work closely with our staff of geologists, hydrogeologists, GIS analysts, drillers and inspectors. 

Job responsibilities to include:
· Collect, analyze, input, and edit field data
· Assist in the preparation of, and edits to, technical reports
· Data compilation, analysis, and visualization
· Assist with ASTM-compliant Phase I Environmental Site Assessments & Phase II Investigations
· Conduct sampling activities (including soil, air, groundwater, surface water, building materials)
· Prepare technical and regulatory reports for submittal to clients and state/federal agencies

Qualifications:
· B.S. in Geology, Environmental Science, or a related course of study
· OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER (training provided if necessary)
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Attention to detail and ability to observe, document, and communicate field conditions
· This position involves field work in all types of terrain and weather at various times of the day. Flexibility and preparedness are a must.
· Valid driver’s license

This is a full-time position that will be eligible for a benefits package including health insurance, 401K, and other benefits. All interested candidates are asked to please respond to Christine Kunkowski (ckunkowski@earthdatainc.com) with an attached resume listing a minimum of three (3) references.
Activist Opportunity
Global Zero

GLOBAL ZERO ACTION CORPS

“Global Zero is grassroots organizing at its finest.” -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

At Global Zero, we’re powered by the creativity and passion of young people who understand that nuclear weapons have no place in the 21st century. We face a new administration that jeopardizes decades of progress by increasing nuclear weapons spending and volatile, bombastic rhetoric that brings the world to the brink of nuclear war. When global leaders such as Donald Trump are able to trigger nuclear war with the push of a button, the need for change is greater than ever. Action Corps leaders are at the forefront of this fight: spearheading the campaign in their city or campus, directing outreach in their communities, and leading as the face of a vision for a world without nukes.

THE GIG
Action Corps is a year-long organizing program designed to train and empower leaders across the country to tackle one of the biggest threats of our generation. Whether you’re new to the fight or a seasoned activist, we’ll provide the hands-on training, in-depth resources you’ll need to make a difference -- and have fun while you’re at it!

Over the course of the year, you’ll work with Global Zero on creative and impactful campaigns to eliminate nukes. You will have insider access to cutting-edge international policy, work with local and national media, lobby elected officials, learn real leadership and campaign skills, and use all of this to build and lead your very own Global Zero chapter to resist President Trump’s reckless nuclear agenda. Action Corps leaders this year will be working to pressure their campuses and city councils to pass resolutions in opposition to President Trump’s march toward nuclear war, while attending our organizing trainings and helping to recruit for larger national actions.

Action Corps is not your average volunteer role. By the end of this program you will have the skills you need to effectively organize your peers, mobilize them to action, lobby decision-makers, work with the media, and more. Action Corps leaders typically dedicate 3-5 hours a week to the program.

Ready for the challenge? Here’s your chance to become a leader in the fight to eliminate nuclear weapons.

HOW TO APPLY
Email your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d like to be a Global Zero Action Corps leader to field@globalzero.org. If selected, we will be in touch to set up a time to chat about the opportunity over the phone. The early application deadline is May 5th, 2017. The program begins with a national training in Washington D.C. in August.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Summer Campaign Positions Available
Fund for the Public Interest

Make a difference on issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money? 

Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.

We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country, including College Park, MD this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, defend consumers from big banks and credit card companies, or stand up for clean water, just to name a few.  

You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund. 

We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff.  

You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team and run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action. Skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.

And, you’ll make good money. 

Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about. You don’t have to make that choice. 

You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in. All while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.

This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply for a summer job with The Fund.

To apply, please visit Summer Jobs That Matter.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Participation Needed
2017 Greater Baltimore Survey

Consider participating in the 2017 Greater Baltimore Survey.

The volunteers who participated in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Greater Baltimore Surveys won up to a 61% improvement in clean water law compliance. But even with this victory, we are still far from the 100% compliance needed to gain the benefits of growth without sacrificing the quality of our streams, rivers, creeks and lakes. We’re now recruiting volunteers for the 2017 Survey beginning in a month. I would deeply appreciate it if you would consider circulating the following message among your students and others at University od MD Environmental Science & Policy:

An Hour of Your Time Could Save 100 Feet of Downstream Waters.

If you’re concerned about the impact of growth on your local waters, then help win this battle by volunteering a couple of hours to the 2017 Greater Baltimore Survey. For each hour spent helping to reduce construction site mud pollution, stormwater runoff and other development impacts, you could save 100 feet of downstream waters. To participate visit:
ceds.org/gbs and click on Participate in the 2017 Survey. Prior experience isn’t needed, just a strong desire for clean water. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spring 2017 Final Exam Resources

Final exams, final papers and final projects are approaching! You may be finding yourself in need of some extra help in preparing and succeeding – luckily for you, there are A LOT of FREE resources on campus that can help where you need it most!

Stamp Student Union
The Stamp will be sponsoring a number of events to help you prepare - and relax - during finals
Stamp Study Zone

Academic Coaching with LAS
Schedule an academic coaching appointment at https://lasonline.umd.edu

Guided Study Sessions (GSS) Review Sessions
For dates, times and locations, check with your GSS leader or course instructor. Also visit: www.counseling.umd.edu/las/academic/gss/

Online Resources: www.counseling.umd.edu/las/
Call LAS at 301-314-7693 or go to https://lasonline.umd.edu to schedule an appointment

Math Success
Free Walk-In Math Tutoring: 
Location: Oakland Hall Academic Enrichment Center Ground Floor
reslife.umd.edu/programs/math_success

Writing Assistance at the Writing Center - 1205 Tawes Hall
Visit: http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/writingcenter

Academic Achievement Programs
Academic Success and Tutorial Services offers FREE tutoring in BMGT, BSCI, CHEM, CMSC, ECON, MATH, PHIL, PSYC & STAT
Make an appointment by visiting: umdtutoring.mywconline.com or email aaptutoring@umd.edu

Final Presentations giving you cold feet?
Schedule an appointment with the Oral Communication Center
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Free Tutoring at the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education
For more information, visit http://omse.umd.edu/tutoring.html
NO APPOINTMENTS NEEDED
1101 Hornbake Library South Wing


MOST IMPORTANTLY....

MENTAL HEALTH
Maintaining good mental health, like maintaining physical health, takes time and effort.  
FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services are available on campus
· UM Counseling Center (located in the in Shoemaker Bldg., just down the hill from Lefrak) http://www.counseling.umd.edu/
· The University Health Center (located across from the Stamp Student Union)http://www.health.umd.edu/
· UM HELP Center – peer counseling – South Campus Dining Hall https://helpcenterumd.org/

PHYSICAL HEALTH
You are not just a brain; you are a body! Maintaining good physical health is as important as developing learning skills and mental health. Exercise, take study breaks, get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. Take some time to recharge:
· Campus Recreation Services http://recwell.umd.edu/

Best of luck to you all!!
2017 Food Solutions Challenge

The Food Solutions Challenge is coming to you!

Students can attend 30-minute webinar to learn about interconnected issues like food production, climate change and the need to feed a growing world. Then, you have the opportunity to submit a solution to win $500!

Sign up for a free webinar:

Tuesdays (5/16, 5/30) at 4:30pm PST
Wednesdays (5/17, 5/31) at 4:30pm PST
Thursdays (5/11, 5/18, 6/1) at 9:00am PST

“21st century issues -- population, food, nutrition--- Net Impact offers the Food Solution Challenge for students to propose creative solutions to these issues and make a positive global impact.” - Dr. Janet Hale, Texas State University faculty advisor

All webinar attendees will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad.

This limited time offer ends on June 1st -- so sign up soon!
Apply today!
Global and Federal Fellows & Internship Program

Federal/Global Fellows Program- Still Accepting Applications!!
Want to help create a sustainable future? Passionate about energy and environmental issues? Apply now to the Federal Fellows Program! Earn Scholarship in Practice credit and a Fellows Program notation on your transcript!

The program provides students with a fall-semester seminar in Energy & Environmental Policy and a spring-semester internship in Washington D.C.  Past internship locations include: Climate Action Campaign, Environmental Law Institute, Embassy of Britain: Climate Change and Energy Team, Environmental Protection Agency, Environment America, and Department of State. Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers.
 
Program Includes:
  • 7 Fall seminar courses (including Energy and Environmental policy, Science diplomacy, Public Health policy, etc.) all taught by expert practitioners and focusing on the real world!
  • Spring internship for college credit at sites such as: Climate Action Campaign, Environmental Law Institute, Embassy of Britain: Climate Change and Energy Team, Department of Energy, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and Department of State; Bureau of Oceans, Environment & Science and many more!
  • Internship credit through our program or through your major; Scholarship in Practice credit
  • Year round activities (field trips to DC, professional development workshops, individual coaching, etc.)
  • Earn transcript notation as a Federal or Global Fellow
  • Join an engaged student cohort group and alumni network for life!
 
APPLY NOW!!!
Application Link: Online Application
Rolling Admissions!

For details regarding the application requirements, go tohttp://federalfellows.umd.edu and/or http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Several "HOT" Listings

Student Conservation Association (SCA)


The SCA is still listing several "HOT" internships for the summer 2017 season, including:
  • Backcountry Permit - Office Intern, Yellowstone National Park, WY
  • River Recreation Intern, Klamath National Forest, Happy Camp, CA
  • Seneca Rocks Discovery Center - Visitor Services and Interpretation, WV
  • Trail Crew Intern, Crater Lakes National Park, OR
  • Water Systems Mapping and Documentation Intern, Fort Mill, SC
  • Your Park! Your Health! Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island, NY (local candidates only; no housing provided)
  • ... and about 50 others!

The SCA generally provides housing, uniforms, training, a small stipend ($85/week), reimbursement for travel to- and from-, and a post-internship educational grant ($1500).  Go here for more information For hints about how to make a successful application, go here.  It's a great way to start your conservation career!

Farm-Based Education Volunteer Intern

Red Wiggler Community Farm

Clarksburg, MD


Red Wiggler is seeking an individual to assist with both educational efforts and field work for the 2017 season.

Educational Responsibilities:

- Assist with hands-on tours of the farm for individuals of all ages, about 30% of which have developmental disabilities.
- Work with participants in the Vocational Training Program where young adults with developmental disabilities, accompanied by a job coach, learn job skills, basic farm tasks and acquire the skills to become a regular volunteer at Red Wiggler.
- Contribute educational pieces and recipes to our CSA newsletter and the blog. - Keep up with regular maintenance of interpretive signage
- Assist with other relevant efforts as time allows.

Field Work:

- Assist farmworkers with disabilities in everyday farm tasks, including planting, harvesting, composting, weeding, pest management
- Assist with some CSA market staffing

Time Commitment: 
- Tuesdays-Fridays 8-4 & Saturdays 8:30 – 12:30, mid May – August. 
- There is some flexibility in the schedule, however to qualify receive the title of intern and the stipend, we ask for at least 12 weeks.

Qualifications:
- Interest in farm-based education and at least 1 season of working with youth and/or adults in an experiential education type setting, outdoor education preferred
- Interest in working with youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Experience a plus
- Knowledge of organic farming, plant life, pollinators and nutrition
- Comfortable leading groups as a co-facilitator as well as independently - Able to keep a positive attitude - Able to work in a team as well as independently
- Dependable
- Ready and able work outdoors in all weather

Training:
- In addition to this largely hands-on training, we participate in the Chesapeake Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) program. Interns are strongly encouraged to participate in this program which provides learning and networking opportunities with area farmers. Please note, the bulk of the CRAFT program takes place in the summer months.
- Depending on the interest of the intern, we can also offer in depth discussions on relevant topics including non-profit management, organic farming, community engagement, and how to integrate educational curricula into farms.

Compensation:
- $300/month stipend to cover expenses incurred during internship
- Interns will receive farm-grown vegetables every week during the CSA season
- We can arrange for students to receive academic credit for this internship

Housing: On-farm housing is not available.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and your resume to molly@redwiggler.org. Applications will be considered as they are received.

Several internships

Conservation International

Arlington, VA


Use the Search function to find several internships in Conservation International's Arlington, VA, headquarters: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CONSERVATION&cws=1