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November 20, 2006
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** UPCOMING ES EVENT: (following break) ES Evening Colloquium: Bill MacDonald, Executive
Director of Maine Rivers
** CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY:Campus Ecology Chill Out Contest
** MELLON GRANT: Jan plan internship funds. Deadline approaching!
** GRAD/RESEARCH PROGRAMS: Michigan State University, Harvard Fellowship Program
** JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS:Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, NOAA, Wildlife
Rehabilitation Program, Produce an organic food guide
** UPCOMING ES EVENTS:
7:00 Olin 1
Join us in the private dining room in Bobs at 5:30 for dinner before the lecture
bring a tray!
Bill MacDonald, Executive Director, Maine Rivers
"THE TALES OF SEVERAL MAINE RIVERS AND SEVERAL MAINE POLICIES: IT WAS THE BEST OF
TIMES, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES...CASE STUDIES IN EVOLVING POLICIES AFFECTING STREAM
FLOW STANDARDS, WATER QUALITY, AND FISH PASSAGE"
** MELLON GRANT: Jan plan internship funds. Deadline approaching!
ES majors and minor may apply for support for internship funds for January. Follow this
link for details.
The deadline is November 30!! Contact Beth.kopp if you have questions.
** CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY:
Campus Ecology Chill Out Contest
The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology program is soliciting short essays and
videos about how campuses are helping to solve global warming. Winning submissions will
be featured in Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming, a multimedia broadcast on
April 18, 2007. The first 100 campuses that enter the essay contest will receive a DVD
copy of An Inconvenient Truth for educational purposes. Essay submissions are due by
February 2, 2007 and video submissions due by March 1, 2007.
<http://www.nwf.org/campusecology/ChillOutcontest.cfm>http://www.nwf.org/campusecology/ChillOutcontest.cfm ** GRAD/RESEARCH
Michigan State University: MS Assistantship available in human dimensions of wildlife
conservation and management
Dr. Shawn Riley and Dr. Meredith Gore, in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
<http://www.fw.msu.edu> at Michigan State University, are seeking a highly-qualified M.S.
student to begin graduate studies in 2007. Assistantship support is available through a
combination of research assistantships and fellowship opportunities. Thesis research
will be developed to address risk communication and management needs of wildlife
stakeholders and advance theory in the area of human dimensions of wildlife conservation
and management. Project will likely focus on understanding perceived wildlife-related
risk and evaluating
communication programs designed to reduce perceived risks associated with human-wildlife
conflicts. Current and past research has focused on describing stakeholder perceived
impacts from white-tailed deer, understanding wildlife stakeholder acceptance capacity
for non-venomous snakes and rattlesnakes, understanding perceived risk associated with
human-black bear conflict, and describing the wildlife disease management system through
group model building. Interested candidates
should review the Riley Lab web site for more information about the type of work
conducted in this program _http://www.fw.msu.edu/people/_riley)
<http://www.fw.msu.edu/people/riley>. The successful applicant will have
demonstrated: (1) scholarly and academic achievement through previous course work; (2)
appropriate work and/or experience in a natural resources field; (3) a commitment to
advancing theory and working on problem-directed research; (4) high motivation for a
career in wildlife conservation and management; and (5) positive past performance
demonstrated through strong, supportive recommendation letters.
Inquiries about this opportunity may be directed to Dr. Riley at _
firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>_ or Dr. Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to contact us about this MS Assistantship opportunity
Harvard Post Bachelor Fellowship Program
The Harvard Initiative for Global Health and the Center for Population and Development
Studies are pleased to announce that the application process for the 2007-2008 cohort of
Post Bachelor Fellows began on November 1st, 2006.
This is our third call for candidates and the Post Bachelor Fellowship Program continues
to provide opportunities for recent college graduates to train with Harvard Faculty and
Senior Researchers on a variety of global heath related research projects. These
multidisciplinary and multifaceted projects set out to use health metrics to characterize
and understand patterns of health and burden of disease in different parts of the world.
Through close mentorship and advising, Fellows develop strong analytic skills and receive
in-depth exposure to the quantitative and qualitative methods used in global health
research and will train in virtually every aspect of these projects, including building
econometric models, writing statistical code, and preparing presentations.
Complete details as well as application guidelines may be viewed on our website
http://www.globalhealth.harvard.edu/opps_fellowships.html; a printable posting is also
attached. Please feel free to forward or post liberally.
** JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS
Summer Internship-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Office of Education (OEd) is seeking NOAA offices and programs nationwide to host
Undergraduate Scholarship recipients in the Educational Partnership Program (EPP) and
Hollings Scholarship Programs. One hundred and forty internship opportunities are being
sought for scholarship recipients to participate in a 10-week paid internship in
NOAA-related research, technological, policy, management, and education activities
beginning May 29, 2007.
The Scholarship recipients receive an OEd funded award that includes academic assistance,
a 10-week paid internship, housing assistance, approved conference travel, and round-trip
travel to the internship site.
Host offices are requested to identify a discrete project that the undergraduate scholar
can complete within a 10-week timeframe. Internship Opportunity Forms used to identify a
project may be found at http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/internship_opportunities_07.html
Undergraduate scholars are U.S. citizens, full-time undergraduate students majoring in
NOAA-related disciplines, including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental and
atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, physics, hydrology, remote sensing
technology, physical and social sciences including geography, or teacher education that
support NOAA's programs and mission.
The NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship Programs provide NOAA with a valuable mechanism to
achieve its vision, mission and goals of the NOAA Strategic Plan. The Undergraduate
Scholarship Programs support the Agency's cross-cutting priorities of "promoting
environmental literacy" and "developing, valuing and sustaining a world-class workforce."
For more information on the EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program go to
http://epp.noaa.gov and for the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program go to
http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/or call (301) 713-9437 ext. 104.
Wine Industry Summer Internship-New Zealand
High Plains Wine Company, LTD
One Week working in a vineyard during the growing season
One Week touring to different vineyards looking at different management of
viticulture (Conventional, Organic and Bio Dynamic)
One Week wine sales (cellar door), wine marketing and winery tourism
One Week reviewing the winemaking process, working in a cellar and winery
2007 Internship Opportunities Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program & Maine Dept. of
Make a difference: Learn a lot!
Are you interested in gaining real world experience while working to protect Maine lakes?
Interns will work closely with Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (VLMP) staff and
volunteers and as well as with Department of Environmental Protection biologists.
Learning opportunities as a VLMP or DEP intern are potentially extensive. All interns
attend special workshops that are designed to train volunteers to measure various aspects
of lake water quality, and to identify and take preventive measures against invasive
aquatic plants. Interns can become certified to collect water quality data in Maine.
Maine DEP projects will require field work and assisting with special studies, including
equipment preparation and deployment. Resources available for independent study include
expert staff, and partnering organizations such as the Maine Department of Environmental
Protection on relevant projects. As a staff member of a small non-profit organization,
interns may also assist with aspects of program administration, including scheduling,
materials preparation and budget management.
Some 2007 Projects
VLMP Annual Meeting
* Coordinate Volunteer Recognition & Award Ceremony
* Assist with Workshops
* Collect and Organize Plant Specimens
* Prepare Workshop Materials
Woodbury Brackett Environmental Center Activities
* Outreach and Prepare for Summer Lecture Series
* Organize Volunteer Gardening Projects
* Baseline water quality monitoring
* Visit Lakes Statewide as a DEP Team Member
* Ecological Reserve Inventory
* Assist with Biological and Habitat Surveys in Reserve Waters
* Invasive Species Monitoring and Management
* Assist Teams in Surveys for Invasive Plants
All Interns should be prepared to assist the permanent staff with routine administrative
tasks, such as preparing volunteer information materials and data entry. These tasks are
necessary for the successful training and education of our volunteers in all areas of the
How to apply: Contact the VLMP with information concerning your availability, area of
interest, and how you learned about the program. Inquiries are welcomed. Jim Entwood,
Program Coordinator Maine VLMP, 24 Maple Hill Road, Auburn, ME 04210
Resident Intern for Wildlife Rehabilitation Program
Wildlife in Crisis
Weston, Connecticut (CT)
Wildlife in Crisis (WIC) is seeking a Resident Intern. Responsibilities include: Wild
animal care, rescue of distressed wildlife, answering phone, record keeping, fundraising,
environmental education and volunteer management and training. The Intern will receive
intensive training in wildlife rehabilitation. The position is available immediately.
We are seeking a dedicated, hard-working individual with a desire to learn about caring
for native wildlife. Some experience in animal handling is preferred. A Bachelor's degree
in biology or a related is field preferred. Knowledge of Mac/PC is helpful.
Free shared housing in a quiet woodland setting and partial board are provided.
Please e-mail a résumé and 3 references to WIC at email@example.com. To learn
more about Wildlife in Crisis visit our website at www.wildlifeincrisis.org
NOFA/Mass: Produce the yearly Organic Food Guide
- work with MICI contact person for latest list of MA certified farmers and producers and
seek other certified farmers and producers in the state
- work with farmers & producers to obtain listing details and sell advertising space
- work with Land Care coordinator to determine level of listing of AOLCPs in guide
- tabulate data to index what foods and services are available where
- work with food & organic related business around state to solicit advertisements
- submit monthly payment reports to NOFA/Mass office with monies collected
- work with other NOFA/Mass staff to prepare ads for summer conference, practical skills
workshops, land care guide, etc.
- work with printers to solicit pricing quotes and determine best format for the guide
- perform data entry and layout to prepare master for print shop
- spend much time on phone and e-mail chasing folks in above categories
Summer/Fall - update plans and policies as needed
July - review past years numbers and submit new budget as requested by board for August
Fall - Update lists of potential advertisers
November - compose letters to send to farmers and businesses
Early December - participate in NOFA/Mass bulk mailing, post information on web site
Late January - collect farmer/producer applications and payments
January/February - collect applications from businesses and call those
not responding to mailing, begin layout outline
March - work with printers to get pricing; call back all those who still haven't followed
through with all three parts (application, payment, and artwork). Have rough draft
April, first week - submit final guide to printer
April, 3rd week - Guides ready for distribution at Earth Day events
Early May - do bulk mailing of OFGs to all members, mail bundles to libraries, etc.
May & June - chase those still not paid, and tally the final results.
NOFA/Mass staff persons have a contractual relationship and start at $11/hour. This job
has an annual time budget of 260 hours ($2860). Attendance at the annual staff meeting in
late October and board retreat in late February are mandatory. There is a three month
provisional period after hiring. Jim Coate, our retiring OFG coordinator is very
meticulous and keeps accurate records. He has offered to work closely with the new OFG
coordinator to ease the transition. Send application and three references to Julie Rawson
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 411 Sheldon Road, Barre, MA 01005. Questions, call (978) 355-2853.
Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program
4846 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8848
Office: 221 Lunder House