Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fund for the Public Interest


The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country.  We've run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Fair Share Alliance.

This summer, we are running an office in Philadelphia, PA for PennEnvironment to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act.  Loopholes in the law leave 60% of our state's rivers and streams unprotected from pollution.  Currently, more than 20,000 miles of streams are listed as "impaired" meaning that they are so polluted that you can't swim in them or fish from them, and you definitely can't drink the water.  The US Senate will decide the fate of these waterways this summer, and we need to make sure Senator Bob Casey is on the right side of the issue.

This is your chance to spend your summer working for a great cause, while gaining valuable campaign leadership experience and making on average between $9-14/hour. 
Fill out the form here to set up an interview and to hear more about the positions we have available.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

EPA Fellowships

EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study

Open: March 30, 2015
Closing: May 19, 2015, 11:59:59 PM ET
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships for undergraduate environmental study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.
Specific Areas of Interest: This RFA solicits applications from students interested in environmentally-related study and problem solving in a variety of environmentally-related areas which are described below. By providing financial support across disciplines, EPA expects to continue to assist in increasing the nation's environmental workforce and the ability to produce leading edge research, and in advancing the nation's research and development enterprise.
  • Natural and Life Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
Special Requirements: This solicitation provides the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that may involve human subjects research. Human subjects research supported by the EPA is governed by EPA Regulation 40 CFR Part 26 (Protection of Human Subjects). This includes the Common Rule at subpart A and prohibitions and additional protections for pregnant women and fetuses, nursing women, and children at subparts B, C, and D. Research meeting the regulatory definition of intentional exposure research found in subpart B is prohibited by that subpart in pregnant women, nursing women, and children.
Research meeting the regulatory definition of observational research found in subparts C and D is subject to the additional protections found in those subparts for pregnant women and fetuses (subpart C) and children (subpart D). All applications must include a Human Subjects Research Statement (HSRS, as described in Section IV.B. Item 6 of this solicitation), and if the project involves human subjects research, it will be subject to an additional level of review prior to funding decisions being made as described in Sections V.C and V.D of this solicitation. Additional information can be found in Section I.A of the full announcement.
More information: To apply for this solicitation, go to: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2015/2015_gro_undergrad.html
Contacts:
Program Contact: Georgette Boddie (boddie.georgette@epa.gov); phone: 703-347-8049
Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson (josephson.ron@epa.gov); phone: 703-308-0442
Electronic Submissions Contact: Debra M. Jones (jones.debram@epa.gov); phone: 703-347-8081
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Earth Week Activities

"Join Rutgers' Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) and RU Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign in the first annual week-long Rutgers University Earth Week Film Festival! (4/19-4/24) In honor of Earth Day, this entire week will be dedicated to free film screenings that will advocate for green and sustainability efforts. At each screening, the clubs will be collecting plastic bags for proper recycling!" For more information and films selection, check out the official website: http://rutgersuniversityearthweekfilmfestival.weebly.com/

Thursday, April 9, 2015

SEBS scholarship applications due April 10

Final Reminder: SEBS Scholarships Applications Due Friday April 10

2015-16 SEBS Scholarships:

* SEBS Scholarship Application (Award amounts vary)
- All SEBS students (Classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018) are encouraged to complete the SEBS Scholarship Application whereas over 500 scholarships are awarded through this one application. IMPORTANT: ALL ACADEMIC MAJORS ARE ELIGIBLE! All SEBS students are encouraged to apply. For application and information: http://sebs.rutgers.edu/sfa/current/sebs.asp DUE: April 10  


Important: If submitting a faculty/staff recommendation (which is optional and not required to complete your recommendation); the recommendation does NOT have to be attached to the application for April 10. Recommendation can be sent in a week later by the professor/staff or dropped off by the student in a sealed envelope.  

Earth Day film festival

I am contacting you on behalf of Students for Environmental Awareness. On Earth Day, we usually host a mini earth day film festival. This year instead of just a one day film festival, there is going to be a week long film festival organized in cooperation with other organizations on campus. The Rutgers University Earth Week Film Festival will be going on from April 18-April 24. Besides film screenings, the organizations that are putting this on are looking to also add any other lectures or events that have to do with the environment to the calendar of events.  If you wish to have your event (or let us know even just of one you are aware of) as part of the festival, please provide us with the information listed at the bottom of the email. In the event that there is overlap between programs, we will still add it to the calendar of events. The whole purpose is to bring together the Rutgers Community and others and offer a wide variety of programs to people will appeal to everyone. We would be more than happy to have more organizations, departments, and institutions part of the first ever Earth Week Festival and hope that you would consider being apart of this!
 
Also, please help us spread the word however you can. This is the official website for the festival (http://rutgersuniversityearthweekfilmfestival.weebly.com/) and our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1591781161093650/).

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Paid work on international programs


Megan Francis will be working with undergraduates over the next 15 months to develop pathways to international experiences specifically designed to enable our majors to gain international experience.

We want applications from rising juniors and seniors next fall, who have the interest and enthusiasm plus the logistical savvy and organizational ability to assist her on this project.  These students will work 5-10 hours per week during the semester, more over the summer, primarily with Megan but also with input from the UPD to define these pathways.  Students will be paid $12/hour for their efforts.

Applications should be sent to Megan Francis (francis@aesop.rutgers.edu) by end of day on April 17. 
The application should include:
-A resume
-Short description of why they are interested in this position
-A short note of support from you {Dr. Rodenburg.  just ask me}

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Summer Job

Dear Professor,
  My name is Michael Bralow, and I am a Recruitment Director for the Fund for the Public Interest. We are in the process of interviewing students for job openings this summer. I am hoping that you can send an email announcement to let your students know about our job openings. 
                    As background, I work with the Fund for the Public Interest. We're a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cites, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.
                    Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.
                    Our staff members will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. They will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, they will gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.
        I am writing to you because we realize the best way to contact students is by contact professors in fields most related to our work. I am hoping you contact your students with our offer of campaign positions so we can follow up with them about coming to our on campus information sessions. We are also on campus over the next few days and would love to have the opportunity to give a brief announcement in your class.
                    You can get in touch with me via email at mbralow@fundstaff.org, or through our office phone 1-800-75-EARTH (32784). I am also adding a sample email at the bottom of this email in hopes that you can forward it to your students, or post on your schools social media pages, so that  may schedule interviews ahead of time.
 
Regards, 
Michael Bralow
Citizen Outreach Director
Fund for the Public Interest
104 Bayard St
6th Floor
New Brunswick NJ 08901

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 ** Summer Jobs to Impact Issues that Matter! Interview on Your Campus**
 
                    The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cites, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.
        Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.
        As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you will gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

We will be Holding Information Sessions on Campus on 4/7/2015-4/9/2015 in the Douglas Student Center. These sessions will be held at 10am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. 
 
To Sign Up For an information session/ interview please call us at 1-800-75-EARTH or visit www.summerjobsthatmatter.org
-Earn on average $4000-$6000 this summer, working for something you believe in!
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO MOTIVATED STUDENTS!