Friday, August 24, 2012

Student Opportunities 8.24.2012

Climate Scientist and Energy Analyst Positions Available at the Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists is currently seeking applicants for two expert positions in our Climate & Energy Program: a California Climate Scientist for our West Coast Office, and an Energy Analyst at our national headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. If you are interested or know a friend or colleague who might be interested, please take a moment to read and share the job descriptions. Help us grow our team of scientists and experts working for a better world!

View the Job Listings

California Climate Scientist: The person who fills this position will have exciting opportunities to design and carry out research on the current and projected impacts of climate change, help raise awareness in the region of the consequences of climate change, and provide critical information that can help shape policies for adapting for changes to come and advancing California's cutting-edge mitigation efforts to reduce heat-trapping emissions.

Energy Analyst (Temporary): The person who fills this nine-month position will have the opportunity to use their research and analysis expertise to affect federal, regional, and state clean energy policy. This position will focus on accelerating the transition toward a clean energy future through promoting better understanding of renewable and conventional energy technologies, and advancing relevant energy policy, regulatory, and market mechanisms.

We hope you will take a minute to apply or pass these opportunities along to others in your relevant networks. Complete position descriptions are available on the UCS website.


Dear Sustainability Partners-Just wanted to send you a reminder about the UChicago Graham School's Certificate program in Leadership in Sustainability Management.  This is a very high quality program especially designed for career-oriented adults seeking to work in the important area of sustainability management, and I hope you will help us spread the word about it.  For more information, please see:

Bart Schultz
Director of the Civic Knowledge Project
Senior Lecturer in the Humanities (Philosophy)
The University of Chicago Humanities Division
6030 S. Ellis Avenue, Edelstone 133
Chicago, IL 60637
ph 773.834.3929 ext. 1

Special Programs Coordinator
The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
1427 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
ph. 773.702.8821

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is currently accepting applications for the Outreach Naturalist Internship opportunity in the Education Section of the Department of Resource Management. Please share and post the attached internship description.


Here is an opportunity for an MS research fellowship at Virginia Tech.  Please contact Michael Sorice ( with questions.

Graduate (M.S.) Research Assistantship
We are currently seeking a M.S. student to work in southern Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) on a coupled nature-human systems project that studies invasive species, riparian forest restoration, landowner motivations/perceptions and conservation incentive instruments. Specifically, the student will focus on the human dimensions-interviewing and surveying private landowners on Tierra del Fuego to understand perceptions about invasive North American beavers, riparian forest degradation and restoration, as well as their understanding of ecosystem services. This student will study under the supervision of Dr. Michael Sorice and should have appropriate undergraduate training in social issues related to conservation, human dimensions, or sustainability science. Preference will be given to applicants with English and Spanish proficiency. International research experience is a plus but not required.  The student will enroll at Virginia Tech's Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, but will conduct two research trips (up to 6 months) in southern Patagonia, including remote areas. Funding is for two years, and the student will be offered a full graduate research assistantship and tuition waiver. Start date is expected for January 2013 (pending funding approval).