Monthly Newsletter

This Just In!

A monthly newsletter published by the
Macalester Environmental Studies Department

February 4, 2013

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.  Speaker from Trout Unlimited - February 19
2.  Jobs with Environment America
3.  Master of Science in Sustainability Management
4.  Clean Energy Resource Teams Conference - February 20-21
5.  Breakthrough Saint Paul
6.  Hertog Global Strategy Initiative
7.  Multicultural Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
8.  Internships

1.  Speaker from Trout Unlimited - February 19

Tim Bristol from Trout Unlimited is coming to campus on Tuesday, February 19, at noon. in Olin-Rice 350. He will be available after the talk in Olin 370 from 1:15-2:00 p.m. to speak with students about  a career in conservation.  The title of his talk is "Watersheds: Clean Water, Wild Places, and Healthy Communities."

2.  Jobs with Environment America

Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values.  And if you're not a senior yet, we're also currently hiring interns for winter break and spring term.  Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.  The results of our work include more solar and wind power in 22 states, caps on global warming pollution in six states and a regional cap on global warming pollution from power plants in 10 states, bans on plastic bags in more than 50 cities, better-protected parks, and stronger protections for waterways.

The priority application deadline is Friday, February 15.  You can find out more and apply by visiting

3.  Master of Science in Sustainability Management

The Earth Institute and Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education developed the new Master of Science in Sustainability Management to formally train and educate sustainability practitioners. The program draws upon the most sophisticated environmental measurement tools, cutting-edge environmental science, and world class management and policy studies to help students fully understand the systematic and organizational role of sustainability in any organization.  An online information session will be held on February 19.  Check out their website for more information.

4.  Clean Energy Resource Teams Conference - February 20-21

The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) are having their big 10th Anniversary Conference in St. Cloud  on February 20-21, 2013, and they want you to be there to share your stories, expertise and passion.

A few things to note:

  • Super Reduced Price For Students of $25... The student rate for the main day of the conference is always $25, compared to $60 for Feb 21 registrants and $80 day of the conference...And that $25 includes food! There will be a super yummy local foods lunch (and birthday cake, too!) 
  • Opportunities to volunteer for FREE Registration Go to "Register To Attend" and once there, you will see the paragraph on how to volunteer 
  • FREE bus from the Twin Cities For those traveling from the Twin Cities, we've got you covered for a ride if you need it!

5.  Breakthrough Saint Paul

Breakthrough Saint Paul helps motivated students overcome adversity to prepare for college with the support of older students passionate about education. Each year, we seek a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students (juniors/seniors) to apply for our paid, nine-week summer teaching internship, complete with training and classroom teaching experience. In addition to teaching middle school students from the Saint Paul Public Schools, interns work closely with professional instructional coaches to create lessons and get feedback on their teaching throughout the summer. This internship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review. 

This year's application deadline is Monday, February 25, 2013.  This opportunity is open to ALL MAJORS!

Visit their website for more details!

6.  Hertog Global Strategy Initiative

The Hertog Global Strategy Initiative (HGSI) seeks talented undergraduate and graduate students for its 2013 seminar on the History of Climate Change and the Future of Global Governance. HGSI is a research program that explores how the world community has responded to planetary threats to derive lessons that will help us take on the challenges of the present and the future. Each summer, a select group of students from around the nation comes to Columbia University for three months to work with leading scholars and policymakers. This year’s initiative hopes to train a new generation of researchers and leaders who understand both the development of climate science and the changing nature of world politics.

Participants pursue original research both independently and in teams. Students will receive eight credit points for the seminar, the equivalent of two semester-long courses at Columbia.

For more information about the program, visit You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. Please direct any further questions to or 212-854-9854.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2013

7.  Multicultural Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

The University of Montana is accepting applications for the 2013 session of the Introductory Multicultural Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (IM-SURE) in environmental biology; a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program at The University of Montana. IM-SURE offers eight introductory research internships for undergraduates with little to no research experience in beautiful Western Montana as well as two international research positions located at La Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico for experienced undergraduate researchers.

Program Dates: Summer 2013, June 3-August 2, 2013

Applications:  Due Friday, February 15, 2013. Application instructions and access are available here.


8.  Internships

  • Metropolitan Council - 63 openings
  • City of St. Paul
  • MN Dept. of Natural Resources
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of MN
  • Wilderness Inquiry - 2 positions
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Prairie Island Indian Community
  • National Audubon Society
  • Minnesota Transportation Alliance
  • Great RIver Greening
  • Audubon
  • Grand Aspirations
  • Frogtown Gardens
  • Cycles for Change
  • River Bend Nature Center
  • Earth Corps

Information about these internships can be found at:

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