Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Chicago Botanic Garden Symposium on Science Communication

The Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting a symposium about science communication this spring. 

SciComm: The Art (and Science) of Reaching New Audiences

A Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium

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9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Alsdorf Auditorium

$47.20/$59 $29 with student ID; call (847) 835-6801 to register at this rate

Are you struggling to get the word out about the importance of conservation and biodiversity to peers, policy makers, or the public? Learn from some of the best science communicators how they craft messages that resonate and deliver content in ways that are fun, engaging, and informative. Presenters will focus on multiple communication pathways from traditional and social media to innovative art-science partnerships. Come learn how to communicate complex topics in new and compelling ways

Visit this link for more information and to register for the event: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/education/professional_programs/JMP_symposium

EPA Volunteer Intern Position

The EPA Region 5 Chicago Office will be having a Summer Volunteer Intern Program this summer. You can also visit www.usajobs.gov for paid internship opportunities.

PLAN Internship Applications Closing Soon

Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity for a fulfilling summer internship or post-grad job!
Applications are due Sunday March 18 for priority consideration, but we'll continue to accept applications until Sunday April 1 on a rolling basis. 
Summer Intern Positions:
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Timeline: June 1, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Compensation: $3,000 stipend
Partner Expansion Intern
PLAN is seeking a student with an interest in the role of for-profits and industry in the zero waste movement and a strategic approach to development.
Reuse Economy Interns (2)
The Reuse Economy Research interns will work with PLAN and Goodwill Industries International to develop resources to help campuses and Goodwill outlets collaborate on projects to promote reuse.
Create Your Own Internship: EJ & Zero Waste
PLAN is seeking a student that is inspired to build or develop a project that is focused on the intersectional framework of environmental justice movement and broader social justice work. This internship is an opportunity to come to us with your wildest dreams to further racial, gender, and other forms of social justice within the zero waste movement.
Fellowship Position:
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Timeline: June 1, 2018 - November 16, 2018, with opportunity for extension

Compensation: $12,000 stipend ($2,000 monthly)

Students for Zero Waste Conference Coordination Fellowship
PLAN is seeking a recent grad with a passion for large event organizing and volunteer recruitment and management. This student will work closely with the team to make the 5th Annual Students for Zero Waste Conference a success at UPenn.

Email audrey@postlandfill.org with any questions about the positions or application process.

University of South Dakota M.S. and Ph.D in Sustainability

The University of South Dakota is launching a graduate program in sustainability in Fall 2018.  We are looking for the first cohort of students to begin in August 2018.  We will offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, with thesis and non-thesis options for the M.S. degree.  More information about the graduate program in sustainability is available athttp://www.usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/sustainability/graduate.
We will have at least two new graduate teaching assistant positions available for Fall 2018.  The research focus of these positions will be on sustainability and food systems, multifunctional rural landscapes, or sustainability education.  Students from a range of academic background are encouraged to apply although students with some background in geology are preferred due to the available teaching assistant positions.
If you would like more information about the graduate program in sustainability in general or the funded positions open for Fall 2018, please contact me (Meghann.Jarchow@usd.edu).

Re-Framing Well Being: A Perspective from the Field and the Collections