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

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



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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.  

Regards,
Brian


Please feel free to distribute the following information to students:



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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


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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 ****************************************************************

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Atlantic Environmental Consulting Services



PROJECT GEOLOGIST/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

Unique opportunity with stable, small firm for highly motivated, energetic individual to work on complex soil and groundwater investigation/remediation projects under a variety of programs including LSRP lead sites, NJ ISRA, CERCLA and UST sites.

Qualifications: BS/MS in geology, environmental science, environmental engineering or related field. Position requires a versatile person with 0-3 years professional experience preferred. Candidate will provide support for field activities, data analysis and report preparation. Work will include Phase I/II investigations, remedial investigations, vapor intrusion studies, feasibility studies and site remediation activities. Familiarity with groundwater and soil sampling, and driller oversight is necessary. Should have 40 hour OSHA training. An understanding of the New Jersey Technical Requirements and associated guidance documents and forms for Site Remediation is an asset. Knowledge of CAD and good computer skills a plus. Competitive salary and benefits.

Send resume and salary history to:


Atlantic Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
5 Mountain Boulevard, Suite 12
Warren, New Jersey 07059

Fax: 908-755-2263

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BrightCurrent

Since we contacted you last year, we have grown immensely. I wanted to reach out to see if you were interested in forwarding information to your students about BrightCurrent's Paid Internships and Entry-Level Positions for the school year ahead.

BrightCurrent is the nation's leading clean energy education and community outreach company. We represent the world’s leading solar brands and educate consumers at events, retail establishments and more. Our program arms college students and recent graduates with the experience and credentials to grow in the solar industry.

We are opening up our program to new applicants and are looking for interested professors that see value in our program to help us spread the word. We've had a lot of success partnering with professors at schools like Rutgers, Stony Brook, and Hunter-Cuny, so I wanted to reach out to see if you thought this could be interesting for your students.


If you're interested in sending information along to your students please let us know what materials you need from us. Likewise, if you would like to learn more about the program please let me know. See attached for details on the internship and entry-level positions.

Links:

Sincerely,
Sofi Hoysal
Operations Manager

BrightCurrent
Smart Savings, Beyond the Grid
Visit us at our website or our Facebook page.



Friday, May 2, 2014

EPA summer internship-APPLY MONDAY

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity in the Pollution Prevention and Climate Change Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, New York, New York

The Region 2 Pathways Intern announcements are on schedule for a posting date on www.usajobs.gov of Monday 5/5/14.  The announcements will close on the day that 75 applications occurs, but applications will still be accepted until 11:59pm that day.  The expected start date for the internship is 6/2/14 and the end date is 9/6/14.  The intern will work up to 40 hrs per week.

Feel free to inform any potential interns of this information.  These potential interns should use this weekend to get set up on www.usajobs.gov, if they have not done so already.  Getting set up includes: creating a user name/password for the site, creating their federal resume or uploading their own word doc resume, and uploading their unofficial college transcripts (showing their Fall 2014 class schedule) as one of their “Documents.” Other good “Documents” to have uploaded to their account include: a letter of recommendation from an advisor or professor at their school and their DD-214 Form (if they are a military veteran) as Veteran’s Preference is applied to Pathways announcements.

Below is a description of the Pollution Prevention Internship.  For any questions concerning the Pathways Program or www.usajobs.gov, please contact James Feeley (feeley.james@epa.gov or 212-637-4178).

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Student Trainee (Engineering)
GS-0899-07

Introduction

Serves as a Summer Intern in the Pollution Prevention and Climate Change Section (P2C2) of the Sustainability and Multimedia Programs Branch.  The Branch is involved in oversight and implementation of sustainability, pollution prevention, and NEPA programs.  The intern will work with the P2C2 program office in New York City on an Urban Toxics Mitigation and Reduction project.  This project focuses on the greening of small businesses located in areas threatened by extreme weather events (e.g., flooding), through a combination of better management practices (e.g., inventory control, storage) and process modifications (e.g., substitution of raw material inputs by safer alternatives, engineering alterations to production chain). 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

As an advance trainee, the intern will perform a variety of program related tasks, including: 

·       Analyze production processes, and identify potential optimization/pollution prevention opportunities (e.g., green chemistry/engineering, supply change management).

·       Develop of sector specific technical guidance that will assist selected business types (e.g., electroplating) reduce potential hazardous substances releases through a combination of pollution prevention approaches (e.g., operation and maintenance changes, process modifications, chemical substitutions). 

·       Develop of sector-specific case studies that are locally relevant to New York and/or New Jersey.  As part of this process, identify examples of businesses that have implemented pollution prevention strategies into their business processes, including:  best management practices, existing case studies, calculators, tools, cost benefit information, materials substitution, and process changes.

·       Conduct data manipulation and analysis through the use of mapping tools that include Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and access to several “data layers” (e.g.,  FEMA’s storm surge and floodplain delineation, NOAA’s sea level rise, EPA’s Environmental Justice assessment tool, New Jersey’s Right-to-Know database) to identify potential geographic impact areas in New York and New Jersey.

·       Assist staff in preparation of materials for, and participation in, briefings with Branch Chief, Division Director and Regional Administrator.

·       Other duties as assigned.


James Feeley
HR Specialist
U.S. EPA - Region 2
290 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007

(212) 637-4178 - Office
(212) 637-3200 - Fax



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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Environment New Jersey summer jobs

Subject: Summer Jobs for the Environment! Interviews at Rutgers

Environment New Jersey is back on campus this week conducting interviews and hiring students to work on our campaigns this summer in New Brunswick, Summit and Ridgewood. Sign up for an info session here: http://bit.ly/SummerJobsForTheEnvironment

This summer our top campaign is protecting the Jersey Shore!

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 $9-$15/HR. It's a great way to build your resume, like an internship, but you get paid.

Our info sessions this week are the last ones on campus and will take place at 10 AM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM & 7 PM Tuesday-Thursday this week.

Tuesday / Wednesday: Douglass Campus Center Meeting Room E (for the 10 AM sessions come to our table on the first floor of the DCC)

Thursday: Douglass Campus Center Lounge (look for the Summer Jobs posters)

To sign up for an info session go here: http://bit.ly/SummerJobsForTheEnvironment or call 1-800-75-EARTH.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Greenpeace

Greenpeace Activist Summit

We’re happy to announce a new opportunity for students this summer: the Greenpeace Activist Summit.  This is a 5-day gathering for people who want to learn the skills of grassroots organizing to make an impact on two key issues: protecting the Arctic from oil drilling and further climate damage and saving our oceans by pushing for sustainable seafood on campuses.

Where: Just outside Washington, D.C.

When: August 7 - 11, 2014

At the Summit, you will learn - through interactive workshops and trainings - how to launch an effective campaign to protect our climate and save the Arctic or to defend our oceans from destructive fishing. You’ll get to build connections and relationships with an inspiring nationwide network of Greenpeace activists and staff who will support you in succeeding.

More about the two focus issues at the Summit:

Protecting the Arctic: As climate change speeds up the melting of the Arctic, corporations and governments are looking to it as the final frontier for drilling and destructive industrial fishing.  Greenpeace is working on a global campaign to establish a sanctuary in the uninhabited areas of the region and ban oil drilling and industrial fishing in the surrounding icy waters.

Defending our oceans:  Overfishing is pushing our oceans to the edge; fish populations around the world are facing collapse in the next few decades.  Greenpeace is working to change the global fishing industry to adopt more sustainable practices. In the US, that means engaging major seafood customer - universities - to adopt policies that require purchasing only sustainable seafood for the campus, thereby exerting pressure on the industry to change.

Whether you're new to activism or you've been involved on other issues, if you're ready to make a big difference for our oceans and for the Arctic, the Activist Summit is for you.

Priority application deadline: May 2, 2014 - APPLY HERE

Changes to the Greenpeace Semester

Greenpeace’s student training program, the Greenpeace Semester, is undergoing some changes we want you to know about.

We are restructuring our student training and engagement work and we won’t be using the Greenpeace Semester name anymore since it may not reflect the programs we offer in the future.  However, we will continue to communicate with you a few times per year about the different opportunities for students, like the Greenpeace Activist Summit, Spring Break training, and others, so that you can pass the information along.

As always, if you have questions or suggestions about Greenpeace engaging with students on your campus, please reply here and let us know.

Sincerely,

Mary Sweeters  webmaster@greenpeaceusa.org