A newsletter published by the
Macalester Environmental Studies Department

January 21, 2021


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.  Great Northern Festival – January 28-February 7, 2021
2.  Natural Resources and Conservation Internships
3.  Dodge Nature Center Naturalist Fellowship Program
4.  Internship Opportunity with Resources for the Future
5.  Internship Opportunity with LHB Research Studio
6.  Job Opening at Environmental and Energy Study Institute
7.  Zero Hunger Internship with Congressional Hunger Center
8.  Jobs and Internships Listed on Handshake

1.  Great Northern Festival – January 28-February 7, 2021

First Daughter and the Black Snake documentary director Keri Pickett and Honor the Earth Executive Director Winona LaDuke will be joining MSP Film Programmer Craig Rice via Zoom for a free live panel discussion on Sunday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. This conversation is part of The Great Northern Festival, running January 28 through February 7, and MSP Film’s WE THE PEOPLE: REQUIRED WATCHING program, a series designed to spark conversation around current events and issues of social impact affecting our community, country and world.

Tickets to all four films in the festival are currently available to purchase on MSPFILM.ORG, with general admission only $5 per film! Check out the full lineup here. Best of all, every movie will be presented through our virtual cinema and is completely accessible from home.

2.  Natural Resources and Conservation Internships

Are you a Wisconsin Native American Student looking for future natural resources and conservation career opportunities?  Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council has natural resources and conservation internship opportunities available working with:

  • USDA Forest Service Ottawa Visitor Center and Park Falls or Rhinelander Engineering
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • USDA APHIS Wildlife Services Rhinelander, WI
  • WSB Engineering & Planning Corporation
  • Wisconsin Tribal Nations

Interested candidates should email cover letter of interest to lhillkastern@wtcac.org.  Applications due February 15, 2021.

3.  Dodge Nature Center Naturalist Fellowship Program

Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul, MN, is excited to provide a twelve-month learning opportunity for graduating seniors through our Naturalist Fellowship Program. Gain practical experience as a naturalist while you develop and improve your interpretive teaching techniques and expand your knowledge of natural history through a twelve-month Fellowship at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul, MN. We provide environmental education and outdoor education experiences for thousands of people each year through our school programs and public programs and events. A fellowship at Dodge Nature Center will provide you with opportunities to work with diverse audiences of all ages and to teach a wide variety of natural history, environmental, and agricultural topics.

Duration:  June 10, 2021 through June 3, 2022.

Contact:  Teresa Root, Naturalist/Naturalist Fellowship Coordinator, Dodge Nature Center and Preschool, Main: 651-455-4531 – Direct: 651-789-5202

Deadline:  February 26, 2021

4.  Internship Opportunity with Resources for the Future

Resources for the Future (RFF) is looking for a summer 2021 research intern.

Do you want to begin a career in academic or policy research? Are you interested in contributing to impactful, balanced research that is aimed at improving environmental, energy and natural resource decisions? A summer research internship with Resources for the Future (RFF) might be right for you!

The RFF summer internship program provides an opportunity for students to prepare for careers that engage in academic and policy-relevant research. Interns are essential members of the Resources for the Future (RFF) Research and Policy Engagement team. They are responsible for providing technical support that, under the direction of RFF Fellows, allows for the production of compelling and impactful research that aligns with RFF’s mission of improving environmental, energy and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.

Their research internships are a 10-week program paid at $15 an hour for up to 35 hours a week. Internships this year will be conducted virtually unless otherwise noted.

Applications will remain open until March 8, 2021. They anticipate making hiring decisions by April 16. Internships will run from June 7, 2021, to August 13, 2021. Start or end dates can be changed with an approved exception.

5.  Internship Opportunity with LHB Research Studio

The LHB Research Studio is a passionate team of architects and engineers within an interdisciplinary design firm that explores research questions related to the built environment. They utilize data and create tools for setting goals, predicting outcomes, and tracking actual performance from the campus to state scale. Their clients are mission-driven organizations that fund projects informing policies, guidelines, and programs to significantly improve the built environment’s impact on natural resources, GHG emissions, and climate equity. Their team has an opening for an individual with a strong interest in tracking and communicating performance data as well as making and testing hypotheses. The Research Internship offers an opportunity to use your excellent research, quantitative analysis, problem solving, and writing skills to support interesting projects with a meaningful impact. This is currently a remote working position until they return later in 2021 to their Minneapolis North Loop office and will be part-time through May 2021 with the possibility of full-time hours through August 2021. Actual hours and schedule will be negotiated with the successful candidate.Applications due:  January 25, 2021

6.  Job Opening at Environmental and Energy Study Institute

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) has a job opening for a Policy Associate.  EESI is a not‐for‐profit organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus to provide timely, credible information for policymakers and influential stakeholders, and promote innovative environmental and energy solutions. Today, our mission is to advance science‐based solutions for climate change, energy, and environmental challenges in order to achieve our vision of a sustainable, resilient, and equitable world.

The Policy Associate will help advance climate, environment, and clean energy policies and solutions that will put the U.S. on a cleaner, more secure, and sustainable path. The Policy Associate will conduct research and analysis in support of EESI’s Congressional education and policy development activities on and off Capitol Hill. The Policy Associate will work with a diverse range of people and contribute to outreach to a wide audience, including members of Congress and their staff, federal officials, business and industry leaders, other non‐governmental organizations, higher education institutions, embassies, and other constituencies.

The Policy Associate will report to the Executive Director and work closely with colleagues (including fellows and interns) across the entire organization.

Applications due:  February 7, 2021

7.  Zero Hunger Internship with Congressional Hunger Center

Congressional Hunger Center is now accepting applications for 2021 Zero Hunger Internships.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the demands on the emergency food system. For summer 2021, interns will be placed with community-based organizations across the U.S. You will see firsthand how frontline organizations are responding to food insecurity, and help them expand their impact. With your cohort of fellow interns, you will sharpen your leadership skills and gain subject matter and advocacy expertise through the Summer Seminar Series. And you will end the summer with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to be an effective anti-hunger advocate in your community.

How to Apply for the Zero Hunger Internship

Step One – Make sure to read the newly updated Internship Application Guide, which describes how the program works, what you’ll learn, the work you’ll be involved in, how to prepare your application, and more.

Step Two – Once you’ve read the Application Guide, review the list of eight helpful tips for how to make your application shine.

Step Three – You’re ready to apply! Get started here. Completing the application will take 2-3 hours. Please note: the webform will not save your progress. We strongly suggest composing your responses in a new document, and copying and pasting once you’re ready to submit.

All applications must be submitted through their website, and the deadline is February 22, 2021.

8.  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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