FUNDING: Green Week Student Funding and Internship Opportunities
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STUDENT (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE) OPPORTUNITIES
The Brower Youth Award
Deadline: May 15
Request an application here: http://broweryouthawards.org/article.php?id=113
Earth Island Institute established the Brower Youth Awards to honor founder
and legendary activist David R. Brower. The Brower Youth Awards recognizes
six young people in North America annually for their outstanding activism
and achievements in the fields of environmental and environmental justice
advocacy. The winners of the award receive a $3,000 cash prize, a trip to
California for the award ceremony and wilderness camping trip, and ongoing
access to resources and opportunities to further their work at Earth Island
CRITERIA: The Brower Youth Awards recognize people ages 13 to 22 living in
North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project with
positive environmental and social impact. "Outstanding leadership" means
that you played the major leadership role in creating, organizing and
implementing your project. We are looking for the person with the vision,
motivation, and leadership skills that made the project work. "Project
impact" includes how the project benefited the environment and community in
terms of measurable results (e.g. acres of wildlife habitat protected or
restored, number of people engaged in social issues because of the project,
numbers of children no longer exposed to toxins, etc.). The project should
fall under one or more of the following categories:
1. CONSERVATION is work to eliminate or decrease our use of natural
resources and our negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.
2. PRESERVATION is work to protect ecosystems, species, indigenous cultures
and other irreplaceable elements of the world's natural heritage.
3. RESTORATION is work to re-establish the healthy functioning of
ecosystems; parts of ecosystems; and human communities that manage
Apprentice Ecologist Initiative
The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA)
has engaged thousands of young people (kids, teens, and college-age youth)
from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects.
For more information:
The goals of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative are to:
*Elevate youth into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental
cleanup and conservation projects
*Empower young volunteers to rebuild the environmental and social well-being
of our communities
*Improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife through
education, activism, and action
Here's how to become an Apprentice Ecologist (see project and essay tips at
bottom of page):
Option I (Trash Cleanup-Stop Pollution)
Option II (Native Tree Planting-Stop Global Warming)
Option III (You Choose-Save the Environment)
After completing the project, Register and upload your best photo and
accompanying essay. We will publish your photo essay and provide links to
download/print an official Certificate of Achievement and an Apprentice
Ecologist heat transfer (for T-shirt). A large canvas tote bag (made in the
USA with 100% certified organic cotton) printed with our logo will be
awarded to the authors of the 10 best essays on an annual basis (current
award cycle is January 1 - December 31, 2008 ). A $500 educational
scholarship will be awarded annually to the author of the top Apprentice
Ecologist essay (This tax-free scholarship is available to any full or
part-time student [ages 13-21]. The award covers 1) tuition and fees to
enroll in or attend an educational institution and/or 2) fees, books,
supplies and equipment required for your courses). If you need help or have
questions, you can contact us any time at: mail at wildernessproject.org
*Disadvantaged and at-risk youth and groups are highly encouraged to
**If you do not have or cannot borrow a digital camera, we will waive the
photo requirement. Simply upload any image from your computer and note in
your essay that the photo is not yours; we'll replace it with our logo.
The GCA Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
(for advanced undergraduate and graduate students)
Deadline: January 31
For more information: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/urbanforestry/scholarships.htm
PROVIDES financial aid to advanced undergraduate or graduate students to
study urban forestry and related subjects. Work in this field will be far-reaching,
as it will include the planning, management, and horticulture in urban forests and
the effect of healthy urban forests on the environment.
Selection of scholars is by a panel appointed by the Department of Forestry,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Established in 2005
.. Funds one or more scholars annually at $4,000 each
.. Contact Dr. Susan D. Day, Urban Forestry
Department of Forestry, Virginia Tech
228 Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
.. Phone: (540) 231-7264
.. E-mail: gcaurbanforestry at vt.edu
Grant Awards in Urban Ecology
For more information: Contact Colleen Murphy-Dunning
(colleen.murphy-dunning at yale.edu)
Deadline: March 5
Grant awards up to $5,000 are available to Yale students interested in
conducting projects dealing with aspects of environmental science, policy or
management in an urban context. Projects can range from archival or
empirical research, writing, to applied practice-related activities.
Projects involving summer internships are also a possibility. In the fall
2008 term, students must take a 3 credit project course to complete their
research/project manuscript. Projects must be completed by December 2008.
The award will be provided in 3 installments: $3,000 upon acceptance of the
proposal; $1,000 upon enrollment in the project course in September; and the
final $1,000 upon completion of the project course, and receipt of a minimum
10 page final report. Proposals should include maximum 3 page narrative and
budget. Please direct proposals to colleen.murphy-dunning at yale.edu by March
5th, 2008. Successful applicants will be notified by March 24th, 2008.
Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 15
This program's intent is to enable Native Americans to work for the
environmental protection of tribal lands by assisting them in their pursuit
of environmental science degrees. Full-time junior, senior, and graduate
students majoring in an environmental discipline are eligible to compete for
the scholarships. Students compete based on grade-point average, knowledge
of Indian culture, commitment to environmental protection, character and
leadership ability, level of study, and work experience. EPA works with the
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) to select the
scholarship winners. Students wishing to apply should do so through AISES,
which has chapters on many college campuses and may be contacted at 1630
30th Street, Suite 301, Boulder, CO 80301 or by calling (303) 939-0023.
Applications must be postmarked by June 15 of each year.
Deadline: October 1
For more information: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applicationepa.html
In recognition of the global nature of environmental challenges and the need
to pool the resources of many nations to solve environmental problems, EPA
has joined with the UK's Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which has
been administering the esteemed Marshall Scholarship since 1953. Through an
EPA Marshall Scholarship, up to three talented individuals with strong
backgrounds in environmentally relevant sciences are selected each year to
receive up to five years of graduate education assistance. The first two
years are supported by the UK, through a Marshall Scholarship to a
university in Great Britain. Successful candidates may receive up to three
additional years of support towards a doctoral degree, either in England or
in the US.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowships
Applications are accepted by AAAS in the fall of each year.
For more information:
Since 1981, EPA has managed the AAAS Science and Engineering Fellows Program
in cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science
(AAAS). The fellowship program is designed to provide an opportunity to
learn first-hand how scientific and technological information is used in
environmental policy-making; to provide a unique public policy learning
experience; to demonstrate the value of science, technology, and economics
in addressing societal problems; and to make practical contributions to the
more effective use of scientific and technical knowledge in the programs of
the U.S. government. Fellows will work in offices throughout the EPA on
projects of mutual interest to the Fellows and the hosting offices.
Urban Forestry Mapping and Management Plans
Central Forestry/New York Tree Trust internship
City of New York/Parks & Recreation, is seeking a summer intern to assist in
the generation of urban forestry management plans for small city parks.
Parks & Recreation cares for approximately 2.5 million trees in the five
boroughs of New York City. Five hundred thousand of these trees line the
streets, with the remaining trees growing in parks.
Job Description: Use the latest Global Positioning System technology and
aerial photography to collect data on trees in St. Nicholas Park in
Manhattan. The data includes, but is not limited to, tree species,
condition, canopy cover, and park use. Once data is collected, the intern
will transfer data to office computer systems and prepare Geographic
Information System maps. This information will be used to develop an urban
forestry management plan in consultation with park managers and the local
community. The job is perfect for a student seeking a summer project that
might extend into an independent study class for the following semester.
Salary: $10/hour for college graduates
Requirements: Basic understanding of urban forestry management issues and
arboriculture. Good working knowledge of windows based computers.
Familiarity with tabular data formats as found in Excel, Quatro, or Access.
Valid drivers license.
Helpful, though not necessary, to have some GIS experience, particularly
Arcview. MapInfo or Atlas GIS is also useful.
To apply, send, fax, or email cover letter and resume to:
Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
Flushing, NY 11368
Email: jennifer.greenfeld at parks.nyc.gov
U.S. EPA's Summer Intern Program for Environmental Justice Community
Since 1992, the Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ), at the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has sponsored a Summer Intern Program
through a cooperative agreement with the Environmental Careers Organization
(ECO), a non-profit organization located in Boston. Students from all
academic levels are eligible and will receive training on challenging
science, engineering, management, education and policy-related projects at
EPA. Because of the success of this initiative and the overwhelming response
of organizations, the Community Intern Program will be available annually
and will place 30 interns with local community organizations. Students must
be citizens of the United States, its territories, or possessions, or
lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Students
must register with ECO to participate. For more information, contact Jing
Yang, Intern Coordinator for ECO at 617-426-4783, Ext. 129 or Renee Goins,
EPA/ECO Intern Program Coordinator, (202-564-2598), E-Mail:
goins.renee at epa.gov, or visit the program Web site at
Duration: 20-40 hours a week approximately from lat May through mid-August.
Timing and hours are flexible.
Location: Washington D.C.
Position Title: Research Intern
Housing: The Research Intern is responsible for finding her own housing.
Worldwatch staff can help identify likely housing resources.
For more information: http://www.worldwatch.org/
Description: The Research Intern will report to the Vice President for
Programs, who overseas Research programs, and will help in researching,
fact-checking and possibly writing for a range of publications - including
the flagship publication State of the World 2009 (which will focus on
adapting to and mitigating human-induced climate change throughout the 21st
century), various Worldwatch Reports, and Web features to be posted on the
Worldwatch newswire, Eye on Earth (e2). The Research Assistant may also
propose or take on individual research projects that may feed into future
editions of State of the World, Worldwatch Reports or Web features. The
Research Assistant will also occasionally attend relevant briefings in and
around Washington and report on these to Worldwatch staff, and can expect to
attend biweekly general and research staff meetings.
Qualifications: Excellent writing and communication skills. Demonstrated
experience in and passion for the environment-and for the importance of
accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.
Environmental coursework and/or campus work for environmental and related
causes a plus.
Funding: Available through the Center for the Environment Summer Leadership
Requirements: The work requires attention to detail and an ability to
carefully and accurately document authoritative sources for all information
gathered. A curiosity about how the environment relates to social, political
and economic realities and a capacity to see connections across fields and
specialties are critical.
About the Organization:
The Worldwatch Institute blends interdisciplinary research, global focus,
and accessible writing that makes it a leading source of information on the
interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work
aims to speed the shift to an environmentally sustainable and socially just
society and lays out roadmap for how to achieve that vision. Most of our
work falls in one of three program areas: 1) sustainable energy and climate,
2) sustainable agriculture, and 3) environmental reform of the global
economy. Some activity in the summer of 2008 is expected to focus on human
population growth, reproductive health and the lives of women.
The credibility and accessibility of Worldwatch research has made our
publications and Website popular among government and business
decision-makers, the media, NGOs, teachers and students, and the general
public. Since the first Worldwatch Paper was published in 1975, the
Institute has broadened discussion of environmental and social issues by
analyzing them from a global and interdisciplinary perspective. This has
produced fresh angles on the issues closest to the issue of the long-term
sustainability of human activities.
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