Summer internships

Note:  The description says for students at Maryland colleges, but you can contact the person below to find out if you might be eligible, especially if you are a Maryland resident.

Summer Internship Available at the Chesapeake Bay Trust and other Maryland Non-Profits

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Chesapeake Bay Trust participates in the Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Program, an opportunity offering paid summer internships in the nonprofit sector to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students attending Maryland institutions. Participating interns will work at the Chesapeake Bay Trust or other Maryland nonprofit organization for ten weeks full-time in the June, July, and August time period while participating in bi-weekly seminars in nonprofit management.  Duties at the Trust include marine biology field work to assess success of small-scale community-based restoration projects, grant work, and an independent project of the student’s choosing.  Each participating student receives a $3,000 stipend.

Eligible applicants must be graduate or undergraduate students attending a two- or four-year college or university in Maryland with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. In addition, all undergraduate applicants must be entering their junior or senior year during the Fall 2011 semester.

Visit  to apply for an internship with the Chesapeake Bay Trust through this program.  Interested students should contact Dr. Jana Davis (<>, 410-974-2941 x101) or Kacey Wetzel (<>, 410-974-2941 x104) to discuss this opportunity.

Jana L.D. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director
Chesapeake Bay Trust
60 West Street, Suite 405
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 974-2941 x101

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550





Summer REU opportunity

From: Colin Polsky []
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:52 PM
To: Council on Undergraduate Research List
Subject: HERO NSF REU Site program

Dear Fellow CUR’ers:


In addition to my Admin. post re: Undergraduate Research, I am also PI on Clark Univ.’s NSF REU Site program, called "Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO)."


**Applications for the 8-week summer 2011 program are due Mon Feb 14 (all materials can be emailed to me).**


Materials are found at our URL:


We study the causes, patterns, and consequences of changes in forest and urban land uses, using an inter-disciplinary approach that includes social science (eg, using interviews), geographical information science (eg, using remote sensing/GIS), and landscape ecology (eg, using forest mensuration). We spend a lot of time on professional development skills, too.


For the past 7 years, our students have had a lot of fun in this summer experience. We hope you will show our URL to your students! Many thanks in advance for passing this info along.



Best, Colin Polsky



Colin Polsky, PhD

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research & Active Pedagogy

Associate Professor of Geography

Director, HERO NSF REU Site Program

Clark University

e:   t: (508) 421-3828

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




Tell your students: Leadership Opportunity with Greenpeace!

Here’s another interesting opportunity! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




From: Alexa Markley, Greenpeace []
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:41 PM
To: John Commito
Subject: Tell your students: Leadership Opportunity with Greenpeace!

Dear Professor John Commito,

Happy New Year from Greenpeace!  As we welcome 2011, the Greenpeace Student Training team has some updates about our program in the new year.


• We have a new name.  Formerly the Greenpeace Organizing Term, we have recently changed our name to Greenpeace Semester.  The program you have come to know has not changed – we’ve adopted Greenpeace Semester because we think it explains what we’re all about a little bit better:  a semester at Greenpeace!   

• We have a new website.  You may have noticed that the layout for our site has changed a bit.  We now have a FAQ page specifically for university faculty.

• We have new summer sessions.  The Greenpeace Semester is introducing a five week training offered twice this summer in Washington, DC.  This is a great opportunity for students who are unable to take a full semester off of school but still want to receive activist training from Greenpeace.

Many of you have sent announcements, emailed students, hung fliers on your campus, and allowed our staff to come into your classrooms in previous semesters.  We really do appreciate your continued support.  Looking ahead, we still have a lot of work to do:  getting campuses across the country to quit coal, putting an end to corporate pollution, and continuing to convince elected officials to pass strong environmental legislation.

The solution is simple; we need people to take action.  

We would love to work with students from your campus who are ready to develop their leadership skills and become advocates for change!  Can you forward the message below to students who might be interested in joining Greenpeace for a semester?


The Greenpeace Semester is a great opportunity to receive hands-on training that will give you the skills you need to become an environmental leader.

Many students feel they just don’t have the skills to rally hundreds of their peers, have a big impact on corporations, or feel they’re able to pressure our elected officials.  During the Greenpeace Semester, you will learn about current environmental issues and solutions.  You’ll also be trained by experts in grassroots organizing, leadership, media, and campaign strategy.

Many students receive course credit for the semester through their university, and program staff will work with you to obtain credit.  

Applications are currently open for our summer semesters,
and our early deadline is approaching on February 7th!  Historically, two-thirds of Greenpeace Semester students have been early applicants.  Don’t wait, apply for the Greenpeace Semester today!  

To apply for one of our upcoming terms, click here!  For more information on dates and locations, check out the Greenpeace Semester website.

Contact us if you have any questions at

For the planet,
Alexa Markley
Recruitment Coordinator
Greenpeace Semester

We are so excited to work with a new group of students in 2011 that is ready to be the next generation of leaders for the environmental movement!  If you are interested in becoming part of our exclusive Professor Network or have recently changed your contact please click here to be added to our list.  You will be directed to a short survey where you can opt-in to our Network.  If you are already part of our Network but your university mailing address has recently changed, please fill out our short survey to update your contact information.  Our Professor Network receives updates from Greenpeace on a more regular basis:  alumni success stories, news about the program, and materials to pass out to students.  If you are in terested in being more involved with Greenpeace, sign up for our Network today!

For the planet,
Alexa Markley
Recruitment Coordinator
Greenpeace Semester








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REU in Aquatic Chemical Ecology at Georgia Tech – summer 2011 announcement

Yo, ES folks –

Another REU! One of our recent ES alums did this one!

– John

John A. Commito
Environmental Studies Department
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
Phone: 717-337-6030
Fax: 717-337-8550

2011 Research Experience for Undergraduates at Mote Marine Laboratory

2011 Research Experience for Undergraduates at Mote Marine Laboratory

Greetings from Mote!

As Mote Marine Laboratory’s Intern Coordinator, I am thrilled to once
again be assisting Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick in the task of recruiting
qualified students for our summer REU program. You have supported this
program in the past by helping us recruit or by submitting
recommendations on behalf of students from your university or
organization. We would appreciate your assistance again this year in
making science students and colleagues at your institution aware of Mote
Marine Laboratory’s 2011 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)


Each summer, Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a 10-week program focused on
providing research experiences in estuarine science to 10 advanced
undergraduate students. Students are paired with Mote scientists and
develop and complete an independent research project related to their
mentor’s research interests. Students gain experience in science
communication by presenting the results of their independent project in
a manuscript-style research paper and orally at a laboratory-wide poster
session. Students attend research seminars and workshops on career
skills in science, Students also have the opportunity to present their
research findings at professional conferences.

Information about 2011 REU mentors and their programs, as well as the
application procedures, are now posted on the REU web site:

**All application materials are due on February 15, 2011**

I have attached a copy of the one-page program announcement (you will
need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file). If possible,
please post a printed copy of this announcement in a site within your
department where the greatest number of students are able to view it. In
addition, please feel free to forward this message to science faculty
and students at your institution.


Krystle N. Harvey

Helping Students Find Green Employment

Helping Students Find Green Employment

Happy New Year,

For three years, has been educating about
green jobs. Recently we started a job board and wanted to invite
students and unemployed post thier resumes for FREE. We are happy
that there has been a great response to the green job board. Please
pass this along to anyone who may be looking for a job in this very
difficult time period.