Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fund For The Public Interest Internships

Dear Professor,

 My name is Michael Bralow and I am currently a Campaign and Recruitment Director for the Fund For The Public Interest. We are a national non-profit that runs grassroots campaigns. We work in partnership with groups like USPIRG, Environment America, Fairshare, and the Human Rights Campaign, on some of the most pressing Environmental and Social Justice Issues facing the United States. 
        Right now we are working in partnership with Environment New Jersey to protect our Shore, by closing serious loopholes in the Clean Water Act. Later in the year we will be partnering with NJPIRG (New Jersey Public Interest Research Group) to protect against the rise in antibiotic resistant infections by reducing the use of antibiotics on factory farms. 
        Every year we hire thousands of College students across the country for our campaign staff. We offer both Full-Time and Part-Time Positions. Our New Brunswick office is staffing up right now and we are looking to fill it with the brightest young minds around, so naturally I am reaching out to Rutgers Professors.  Some of the best ways for us to find the great candidates that I know Rutgers has to offer, is by having professors email our announcement to their students, or posting it on a group message boards. If you could please email your students with the blurb below, it would be greatly appreciated. 
        Thank you for your time and If you are willing to help with an email/posting/ or announcement please let me know! I am writing a sample posting at the bottom of this email.


Michael Bralow
Citizen Outreach Director
Fund For The Public Interest
119 Somerset St, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
 (O) 732-246-8128
(C) 215-512-7292

Internships this fall

The Raritan Scholars program is a course that arranges internships, gives you 4 credits, and fulfills your experience-based education requirement.  See here for a list of internships available this fall.  Contact Dr. Van Abs (vanabs@sebs.rutgers.edu) if you would like to learn more or register for the course.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

paid internship with Save the Earth Pledge Initiative

Hello Dr. Rodenburg.

We are in search of interns from the Rutgers Environmental Services Program that we can hire to help us work on the Save the Earth Pledge initiative - www.ste-p.org

We will be looking for help in flushing out key influencers and promote our effort to multiple communities working to solve global warming.  In our experience we recognize there are many good organizations working on global warming issues, but we have not found an independent source of citizen commitment. We are looking for paid interns who can help us build an independent site (www.ste-p.org) that demonstrates citizen interest.

We are looking to work with a student or students over a 3 month period of time to:
·       Help in the research of key influencers and their contact information
·       Design online essay contest and video contest
·       Build a community around the Save the Earth Pledge (ste-p.org) with viral & social communication tools

We are looking for a 15-20 hours per month at a rate of $15/hour. We would like to work with someone who has experience in social media and is committed to saving the environment and earth.

We would appreciate any recommendations for students – or information on how we can let your students know about this opportunity.

With much appreciation,
Jean Steckler & Bill Farrell

About the Save the Earth Pledge
STE-P.org is dedicated to all parties committed to saving the earth by reducing global warming. By signing the pledge at www.STE-P.org, world citizens, organizations, companies, and legislators make a public commitment to reduce global warming and to establish policies to reduce carbon emissions, There are many voices in this struggle to save the earth and by raising our hands together, we demonstrate our united commitment.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Chemist job appropriate for environmental science majors

CHEMIST II-  Full Time
Applicants will be responsible for the oversight of water and clinical laboratories. All applicants must possess a 4-credit course in Microbiology(with 1 credit laboratory); must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and 2 years experience in ion chromatography (IC), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (CMS), gas chromatography (GC), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (IC-MS), graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry (GF-AA), flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry (F-AA) and have at least 6 months of experience with GC-MS and AA. 

Kevin Thomas, M.A.
Health Officer, Public Health Coordinator
Cape May County Department of Health

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Job with LG electronics

Hello Dr. Rodenburg,

How have you been? I would like to let you know that LG is hiring an entry level position for E-waste and environmental laws and regulations. Please find the link below for more information, and let me know if you have good candidates for the job.  

Thank you so much!

Best Regards,

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Environmental Jobs

Help us get the word out to your students about our summer campaign jobs working to protect the Shore and New Jersey's clean water!

I'm writing again to ask if you could once again help us get the word out to students about Environment New Jersey's summer campaign jobs. Environment New Jersey is a statewide citizen based environmental advocacy group that works to protect our clean air, clean water, and open space. This summer we are working to protect the Jersey Shore and all of New Jersey's waterways from pollution. I got started working with the organization when I was a Junior at Rutgers and wanted to find a way to make a difference, and I've been doing it ever since - now I'm the Field Organizer for Environment New Jersey based in Trenton. Every summer I come back up to New Brunswick to run our campaigns and work with talented students.
We also have campaign positions working with NJPIRG on their summer campaign to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms and protect public health.
These are especially great opportunities for students that are living in New Brunswick for the summer; we're a block away from the campus! Could you send a note about our campaign jobs to your students?
I'm pasting a note that can go out to students below.

Thanks so much for your help.

Best regards,


Dan DeRosa
Field Organizer
Environment New Jersey http://www.environmentnewjersey.org
119 Somerset St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732-687-6895 (c)


Subject: Summer Jobs for the Environment!

Environment New Jersey is hiring students to work on our campaigns this summer in New Brunswick, Summit and Ridgewood. We're looking for folks that are hard working, good communicators and committed to making positive change. Sign up for more information here: http://bit.ly/SummerJobsForTheEnvironment

This summer our top campaign is protecting the Jersey Shore and all of New Jersey's waterways.

The Shore is what makes New Jersey great, it's where we go to swim, hang out at the boardwalk or just relax and enjoy the beaches. It's the perfect place to be on a hot summer day.

Unfortunately, reckless development is threatening the Shore, washing pollution and bacteria into nearby streams and marshes— and eventually into the water where we swim and fish. As a result, there were 245 beach closings in 2012 alone. That's why Environment New Jersey is working to convince the EPA to fix the Clean Water Act— by closing loopholes that are leaving our streams and the Shore at risk.
AND to win this campaign we are hiring students across New Jersey to get out into communities, and build support for this issue. Over the course of the summer you can expect to make between $4,000-$6,000 and make $10-$15/HR. It's a great way to build your resume, like an internship, but you get paid.
Additionally you'll also get to work on issues such as fracking, global warming, and clean energy. We also have positions available with our sister organization NJPIRG, working on their campaign to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms and protect public health.

To sign up to learn more go here: http://bit.ly/SummerJobsForTheEnvironment or call us at:

New Brunswick: 732-246-8128

Summit: 908-273-1409
Ridgewood: 201-445-2538

Learn more about our campaigns at http://www.EnvironmentNewJersey.org

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Internships at NJ State Agriculture Development Committee

This note is in regard to student internship opportunities within our state's farmland preservation program.  The terms and details of the position(s) are still being defined, and I think that realistically this will be a Fall 2014 opportunity.  (Unfortunately, I received the announcement during yesterday's convocation.)

As brief background: New Jersey's farmland preservation program was created in 1983.  Since the first farm was preserved in 1985, the state (in partnership with county & local governments, and non-profits) has preserved more than 207,000 acres of farmland.  This equates to roughly 29% of our remaining farmland base, the highest percentage in the nation.   The SADC continues to acquire easements on farmland; however, the last several years has marked growing emphasis on post-preservation monitoring and stewardship.  There are also a growing number of issues relating to deed of easement interpretation - e.g., what activities occurring on preserved farms are "agricultural" versus "nonagricultural" (the latter would be deemed impermissible).  These determinations are often not clear cut and will only increase in frequency as the farming industry continues to adapt and evolve.  These challenges are not limited to NJ, as evidenced at a recent national conference of farmland preservation administrators I attended.

I'd be happy to speak with you or any interested student about these positions.  I represent Dean Goodman on the SADC and have a good understanding of what these positions will seek to accomplish.  


Please feel free to distribute the following information to students:

The State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) is the New Jersey agency responsible for administration of the state's farmland preservation program.  It's administrative offices are located in the NJ Department of Agriculture (Trenton).

The SADC is seeking interns to perform research in two broadly defined areas:

  1. Farmland Preservation Restriction Research Project (SADC Acquisition)
    1. Contact every state with a farmland preservation program
    2. Collect information and documents regarding restrictions placed on preserved farmland
                                                               i.      Deed of Easement templates
                                                             ii.      Standard restrictions
                                                            iii.      Regulations & Policies
    1. Analyze each and produce a synopsis document showing restriction variations. 
    2. Identify states that allow non-agricultural development on preserved farms

  1. Farmland Affordability Research Project (SADC Agricultural Development/Acquisition)
    1. Contact every state or entity with a mechanism for addressing farmland affordability. 
    2. Collect information and documents regarding each mechanism used and documentation of the program history and success. 
    3. Analyze each and produce a synopsis document


Brian J. Schilling, Ph.D.
Assistant Extension Specialist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences & New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Cook Office Building, Room 108
55 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ   08901
Tel: (848) 932-9127
FAX: (732) 932-8887 schilling@aesop.rutgers.edu ****************************************************************