A newsletter published by the
Macalester Environmental Studies Department

November 12, 2020


Any upcoming events, job opportunities, conferences, 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. Current and archived issues.

In This Issue….

1.  Instagram and Twitter
2.  Fresh Energy Webinar – November 17
3.  Columbia University’s Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy
4.  Garden Club of America Scholarships
5.  University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Summer Field Program
6.  Job Opening with the Western National Park Association
7.  Jobs and Internships Listed on Handshake

1.  Instagram and Twitter

The Environmental Studies Department now has Instagram and Twitter pages.  Check them out.

2.  Fresh Energy Webinar – November 17

Fresh Energy has a webinar coming up November 17, 2020, at 12 noon. It will be a “Guide to Careers in the Green Recovery” in which Ben Passer, Director of Energy Access and Equity at Fresh Energy, will be talking with Fresh Energy’s board member and Chief Development Officer at IPS Solar, Eric Pasi. Eric will be talking about how students and mid-career folks can move from interest to action on seeking a clean energy job. He will be discussing his new book, which he frames as the resource he wishes existed when he started working to get into the clean energy jobs market. There will also be some post-election analysis of the clean energy job market moving into next year and beyond. 

3.  Columbia University’s Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy

Columbia University’s Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy program is seeking talented prospective students, who are dedicated to taking on some of the world’s greatest challenges. The program represents a partnership between Columbia’s acclaimed Earth Institute, including the internationally renowned Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and the highly ranked School of Public and International Affairs.

By integrating science with environmental policy and management, the program provides students the practical knowledge and training to become leaders in the rapidly growing area of sustainability. Courses are taught by the world’s foremost sustainability academics and researchers, along with leading sustainability practitioners in New York City.

The one-year format of the program saves students time and money, allowing them to return to the workforce more quickly than two-year public policy programs. During the year, students acquire the practical skills that are required of effective leaders: fostering and managing organizational innovation, optimizing group work and dealing with group conflict, managing the work of scientists, and communicating science to non-scientists.

The application January 15 (fellowship consideration) and February 15 (final). All students who apply by January 15, 2020, are eligible for partial fellowships. BIPOC students who apply by this deadline will be considered for the Dean’s Fellowship – a full tuition grant and internship –and for numerous other partial fellowships.

To learn more about this program, please contact Stephanie Hoyt, Assistant Director, sah2239@columbia.edu, (212) 851-0261, or visit our website at mpaenvironment.ei.columbia.edu.

4.  Garden Club of America Scholarships

The Garden Club of America is offering scholarships in conservation, ecology, horticulture, pollinator research, environmental studies and related fields at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.  Deadlines are January and February 2021.

5.  University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Summer Field Program

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s (GCRL) Summer Field Program has provided undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain hands-on field and laboratory experience from coastal-science courses focused on experiential learning.  Their courses are geared toward students in the natural/biological/marine/coastal sciences, but are open to students in any major.

All Field Program courses are offered through the USM Division of Coastal Sciences and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The current brochure features their summer 2021 course offerings. Applications are currently being accepted for summer 2021.

6.  Job Opening with the Western National Park Association

Western National Park Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service, has an opening in the Marketing and Communications team as a Content Writer. WNPA supports parks across the West, developing products, services, and programs that enhance the visitor experience, understanding, and appreciation of national parks. Learn more at www.wnpa.org.

As a member of the Marketing & Communications team, the Content Writer helps support the organization by developing and editing content that communicates compelling and consistent messaging across print and digital media. This role helps support WNPA’s home office and 70+ retail stores. The scope of work varies and includes, but is not limited to retail promotional campaigns, in-store signage, event flyers, newsletters, press releases, brochures, social media, email, and web content.

The Content Writer must be passionate about writing, a critical thinker, and a self-starter. Additionally, the Content Writer must have superior attention to detail, be organized, have the ability to project manage/client manage, and have a keen interest in writing to appeal to and influence multiple audiences.

7.  Jobs and Internships Listed on Handshake

Handshake at Macalester is our career services platform.

Students:  Handshake is preloaded with your basic profile data. Simply log in with your Macalester user id and password.

Read Getting Started with Handshake Guide for Students

The more you use Handshake, the better it works for you. Personalize your experience by filling out career interests and profile. As you favorite opportunities and events that interest you, Handshake will learn to present you with opportunities best suited to your needs.

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