[URBANTH-L] FUNDING: Green Week Student Funding and Internship Opportunities

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Thu Apr 17 13:10:17 EDT 2008


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.

Marshall Scholarship
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:
Jennifer Greenfeld
Olmsted Center
Flushing Meadows - Corona Park
Flushing, NY 11368
FAX: 718-760-6640
Phone: 718-760-6809
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 

Worldwatch Institute
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 
Fellowship Program.

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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