MA in Sustainability, and Food Studies

Seniors and juniors, you might be particularly interested: FYI


Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:06:28 -0500
From: David Hassenzahl
Subject: Chatham University Virtual Open House

Hi All

I will be hosting several virtual open houses for people interested in our
Master of Sustainability, Certificate in Sustainable Management, and Master
of Arts in Food Studies programs. The next one will be on Thursday February
2 at 12:00 Eastern. Please share this with anyone you know who might be
interested! They can register at this link:

David M. Hassenzahl
Dean, School of Sustainability and the Environment
Chatham University
Secretary, AESS


Internship Opportunity

Hi Everyone,

ES alumnus Connor Echols sent me this internship opportunity at MDA Information Systems.  He does GIS work for them.  This doesn’t look like a GIS job, but who knows what it could lead to? Let me know if you are interested.


From: Connor Echols []
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 8:42 AM
To: Rutherford Platt
Subject: FW: Internship Opportunity

Hey Rud,

There is an internship opportunity at my company this summer. Thought you might want to forward this to the ES majors. My company is called MDA Information Systems and is located in Gaithersburg, MD (about 25 min from DC). Please let me know if anyone is interested and I can get them more details. My email is

Hope things are going well.


From: Ila J. Stitely
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:42 AM
To: HQ; Onsite
Subject: Internship Opportunity

Good Morning Everyone,


INTERNSHIP coming available

We are looking for an Intern to work one of the following scenarios:


    a.  spring break, summer vacation


    b.  part time hours for a short term assignment


This position will be focused on completing asset inventory of all items in the Gaithersburg office.


Please reach out to Ila ( or 240-833-8259 and let her know if you know anyone that might fill this position.  Include availability and hourly pay requirements.


This position would be a great opportunity for a college student but we are evaluating all options presented.






Human Resources Department



REU Summer 2012 — Immigration, Geography, and Race/Ethnicity

REU Summer 2012 Program

Immigration, Geography, and Race/Ethnicity in the United States

Population Research Center and Department of Sociology, UT-Austin

The Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, is hosting the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Immigration, Geography, and Race/Ethnicity in the U.S. for the summer of 2012. This eight-week summer program, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (but also with significant contributions from the UT Population Research Center, Department of Sociology, Graduate School and College of Liberal Arts), offers eight very selective upper-division undergraduate students from both UT-Austin and from around the country the opportunity to study social demography through course work and a mentored research experience with senior PRC graduate students. The program pays for tuition, room and board, and computer expenses. REU students also receive a $4,000 stipend for participation in the program, which allows the selected students to fully concentrate on their REU experience over the 2-month program. Students register for a 3-hour summer course in during the first half of the summer, then dedicate the second half of the summer to their own projects in collaboration with their graduate student mentor and under the overall guidance of the faculty co-directors, Nestor Rodriguez and Rebecca Torres. Student papers are then presented at the fall meeting of the Southern Demographic Association.  Former students from the REU program are now on the faculties of Johns Hopkins University, Rice University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Kansas, University of Denver, and more, and currently in social science graduate programs at the Universities of Wisconsin, Chicago, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, California at Los Angeles, and California at Santa Cruz, as well as Stanford University, Texas A&M University, Pennsylvania State University, and more.  This program is specifically geared toward students with junior standing who are seriously thinking about attending graduate school in the social sciences and, particularly, in sociology, demography, or geography.

The 2012 summer REU Program application deadline is February 17, 2012.

See for details about the REU program and the program application, as well as information about other research and training programs of the UT Population Research Center.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SMA-1004809.

summer research at UNLV

From: []
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 8:28 PM
To: urpd
Subject: summer research at UNLV

Dear CUR Colleagues:

The UNLV summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Environmental Microbiology program is now accepting applications.

This NSF supported program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Students receive a $5,000 salary, round trip airfare, and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.

The program dates are June 4 to Aug 10, 2012.

Please direct your students to the list of mentors and the on-line application at

A complete application includes a one-page statement of interest, transcripts (unofficial are fine), and one letter of recommendation from a scientist.

The deadline for applications is Friday March 9, 2012.

Interested students may contact me for additional information.


Kurt Regner

First generation college students, nontraditional students, members of groups under-represented in science and Post-9/11 veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Kurt M. Regner, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Coordinator
School of Life Sciences
White Hall 212
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004
Phone: 702.895.1071
Fax: 702.895.3956

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Marketing Intern Position (5-10 Hrs/Wk Remote Location)

From: tess barton []
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 7:41 PM
Subject: Marketing Intern Position (5-10 Hrs/Wk Remote Location)


I’m writing about an internship opportunity available immediately (and running through May) for 5-10 hours per week, which can be done from any location.  The marketing intern will support marketing efforts for a new program taking place in June called The Reality Trek.  This 4 day retreat in NH is intended to empower recent college graduates in the exploration of authentic career paths in social and environmental change. 

Compensation will be in the form of free attendance in The Reality Trek program and coaching from the program guides.

Position description and application requirements attached.  Please forward along to anyone you know that may be interested.

The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found.

Thanks very much,


Tess C. Barton

t: @TessCBarton

2012 REU Program – Duke University Marine Lab (February 15deadline)

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Sciences
Duke University Marine Lab – Beaufort, NC
Application Deadline: February 15, 2012

The National Science Foundation funded REU program will take place at the Duke Marine Lab located on Pivers Island in coastal Carteret County of North Carolina. Eight students will participate in a 10-week semi-independent research program with faculty mentors in the following general areas: sensory physiology, ecology, and behavior, environmental toxicology, molecular biology and genetics, coastal and estuarine processes. Each student will work with a faculty mentor, develop a research project, present progress and final oral reports and prepare a final written paper. Students will receive housing and meals at the Duke Marine Lab in addition to a stipend and travel allowance.

Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2012

Deadline: February 15, 2012

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. or its territories, and be a rising sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. Applications are encouraged from U.S. citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the marine sciences (i.e., Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders).

To apply: Interested students are required to submit:

·         REU Application (available at

·         Statement of interest (please indicate (i) your area(s) of interest from the list above, (ii) advisor(s) of interest, (iii) academic/research preparation for this research area, (iv) career plans, (v) usefulness of the REU program for your career objective)

·         Current resume 

·         Two letters of recommendation

·         Official transcript

Please submit your application, statement of interest and resume together in one word document (in order) and send it to:

Application materials (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) can be sent electronically, or by mail to:

REU Coordinator
Duke University Marine Lab
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516

For additional information:
Dr. Richard Forward, 252-504-7610

Please review the website for complete program information:

(or Google “Duke Marine Lab REU”)

Southern California Earthquake Center, Paid Internships

PAID INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE for UNDERGRADUATES at the Southern California Earthquake Center

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is headquartered at the University of Southern California. Founded in 1991, SCEC has a mission to gather new information about earthquakes in Southern California, integrate this information into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena, and communicate this understanding to end-users and the general public in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. SCEC is funded by the National Science foundation and the United States Geological Survey.

There are 2 SCEC summer internship programs offered to undergraduate students who are interested in earth sciences and/or its related fields (Geography/GIS, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, etc.):

UseIT (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology)

Work as a team to develop technical tools for scientists, educators, and policy makers to communicate important concepts about earthquakes, faults, seismic hazard mitigation, and earthquake risk reduction.

Term & Location: Summer 2012 (8 weeks – 6/11 to 8/3) at the University of Southern California

SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience)

Conduct primary field, laboratory, and/or theoretical research under the supervision of leading scientists in the fields of geophysics, earthquake geology, seismology, tectonics, and geodesy.

Term & Location: Summer 2012, (~10weeks – Dates determined with mentor) at various SCEC institutions

Applications are being accepted now! To apply, visit:

Priority consideration deadline is Monday, February 27, 2012. Stipend: $5000

Please note that applicants for UseIT and SURE must be continuing undergraduate students through the Fall of 2012 and must be either a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident. For example if you are graduating in August 2012 you are not eligible for the program.

To learn more about the specific programs, please visit

Questions? Contact us at:

We look forward to hearing from you!

– SCEC Internships Team

Daniel Goldberg
University of Southern California


Rutherford (Rud) V. Platt

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

300 N. Washington Street

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

Voice: 717-337-0930

Fax 717-337-8550