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This Just In!

A monthly newsletter published by the
Macalester Environmental Studies Department

December 18, 2012

Any upcoming events, job opportunities, new internships, or other environmental news received by the ES Department are included in this newsletter. More information on the items listed in This Just In! can be received by contacting the ES Department. This issue of This Just In! and archived issues can be found at:

In This Issue.... 

1.  University for Peace
2.  Graduate Programs at Bard College
3.  Public Health Associates Program
4.  Research Opportunity at Purdue University
5.  Internships

1.  University for Peace

The UN mandated University for Peace (UPEACE),, located in Costa Rica is currently enrolling students for the Academic Year 2013 - 2014. UPEACE offers one-year MA degrees in the following areas:

UPEACE provides a multicultural learning environment where more than 60 nationalities are represented.

2.  Graduate Programs at Bard College

The Bard MBA in Sustainability focuses on the business case for sustainability. We train students to see how firms can integrate economic, environmental, and social objectives, the triple bottom line, to create successful businesses that build a more sustainable world. Graduates of the Bard MBA Program will transform existing companies, start their own businesses, and pioneer new ways of operating that meet human needs, while protecting and restoring the earth’s natural systems. The Bard MBA is a low-residency program structured around “weekend intensives” with regular online instruction between these residencies. Five of these intensives are held each term: four in the heart of New York City and one in the Hudson Valley. Residencies take place over four days, beginning Friday morning, and ending Monday afternoon.

Degrees:  MBA in Sustainability
Dual Degrees: 
MS/MBA in Sustainability
Contact:  Katie Van Sant MS '07
Phone:  845-758-7388
Application Due Dates:  Early: January 15, 2013; Regular: March 15, 2013; Final: May 15, 201

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy believes that to solve environmental challenges and achieve sustainability in our institutions and in society, government and business policies must be grounded in the best available science. Bard CEP’s cohort-based program and intensive, campus-based, first-year curriculum require students to synthesize information from a range of disciplines and sources. The emphasis on science-based policy enables students to progress from knowledge of the issues to the formulation of feasible, effective policy responses. Distinctive program features include a modular approach to course work; close student-faculty interaction; professional internships; practical training in geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, leadership, and communication strategies; and research opportunities created to fit student interests.

Degrees:  MS in Environmental Policy; MS in Climate Science and Policy
Dual Degrees:  MS/MBA in Sustainability; MS/MAT with Bard MAT; MS/JD with Pace Law School
Peace Corps Programs: 
Master's International; Coverdell Fellows
Contact:  Molly Williams MS '08
Phone:  845-758-7071
Application Due Date:  Early: January 15, 2013; Regular: March 15, 2013; Final: May 15, 2013

3.  Public Health Associates Program

Public Health Associates Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid fellowship within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public Health Associates are assigned to state, tribal, and local public health agencies throughout the United States working in all sectors of public health, including STD/HIV; Tuberculosis; Chronic Disease; Environmental Health; Public Health Preparedness; Immunization; Injury Prevention; and Maternal and Child Health. PHAP provides opportunities for promising future public health professionals to gain broad experience in the day-to-day operation of public health programs.

PHAP is open only to US citizens with a BA or BS degree (or who will obtain degree status before beginning the program). It is anticipated that PHAP will hire 50-65 associates in FY2013 and will receive well over 1000 applications for those positions. Applications open February 1, 2013.

4.  Research Opportunity at Purdue University

The program, Tackling the Environmental Grand Challenges of Engineering, at Prudue Unversity  is for students who are interested in applying their technical skills to solve some of the Grand Challenges facing humanity. Broad research themes include providing access to clean water, restoring and improving urban infrastructure, and managing nitrogen and carbon cycles at different scales. After completing the program, students will be better prepared to enter the global green economy and will have a better overall understanding of the environmental impacts of societal and engineering activities.

Application and more information available at:
Applications due:  February 1, 2013
Ten-week program:  May 28 to Aug 2, 2013

5.  Internships

  • Project Sweetie Pie
  • East Side Neighborhood Development Company
  • Breakthrough Saint Paul
  • Phillps Exeter Academy
  • Callaway Gardens
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan

Information about these internships can be found at:

Other internship opportunities can be found at:

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