Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Weekly Round Up 5.14.12

Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) proposal entitled Politics of Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulation in the US and Europe has been approved for Summer 2012.  Dr. Brendon Swedlow will  mentor a student assisting with his research for 10 hours per week for 15 weeks.  The student will receive $10 per hour.  For summer URA positions, URA mentors can hire a student for 15 weeks between May 16 and August 15, 2012. For more information about the project and how to apply visit http://www.niu.edu/engagedlearning/research/ura_positions1/Summer%202012%20Swedlow.pdf

 Please note that a job vacancy is currently posted on the Chicago Park District website.  It is listed as "Intern ‑ Beach Water Quality Research".  This summer seasonal position will involve collecting and analyzing samples for a pilot project to test a protective beach barrier that is funded by a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant.  Field work will take place at Chicago beaches, lab work will take place at the USGS Lake Michigan Ecological Research Center in Porter, Indiana.  The position closes on May 23, interested applicants must apply before the position closes.  A link to the posting is below.


“National Green Economy Initiatives – Sharing countries’ experiences”
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
10am–11 am Geneva/Pretoria
5pm - 6pm Seoul
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative (GEI) has the pleasure to invite you to join a series of webinars that are expected to feed into the preparatory process of Rio+20 Conference and other related Green Economy forums and discussions.  Through the webinars, it aims to reach a global audience.  Participants will come from a wide group of stakeholders engaged in a green economy - government officials and policy-makers, regional banks, research institutions, the private sector, NGOs and the media.

• Mr Seukwoo Kang, Director, International Cooperation Team, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Korea
• Ms Dorah Nteo, Chief Policy Advisor: Sustainable Development, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
• Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Acting Head, Advisory Services, UNEP/DTIE/Economics and Trade Branch
Vera Weick, UNEP (Organizer-Moderator)
For further questions, please contact UNEP Green Economy Initiative, gei@unep.org