Thursday, January 31, 2013

The GREEN Program

The GREEN Program

"We have had a few NIU students apply in the past and would love to have a greater representation on our upcoming spring and summer programs."

Monday, January 28, 2013

Student Opportunities

About the OSTP Student Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Student Volunteer Program. Serving as an OSTP Student Volunteer provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts in OSTP's topic-based divisions (Division internship), or on OSTP's legal team (Legal internship).
Applicants are encouraged to apply for one of three terms (Fall, Spring, or Summer) and may apply early for future terms. Each term lasts no more than 90 days. These positions are without compensation; however, you may be eligible to receive academic credit from your college or university.
Note that Division-based internships are open to students of all majors, including law students, while Legal internships are open only to law, pre-law, or LLM students .

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Green Corps

Green Corps: Field School for Environmental Organizing

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the
biggest environmental challenges of our day.

In Green Corps' year-long paid program, you'll get intensive training in the skills you'll need to make a difference in the world. You'll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems - global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others - with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. And, when you graduate from Green Corps, we'll help you find a career with one of the nation's leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read below or visit our web site:

In your year with Green Corps:

You'll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Adam Ruben, political director of, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of "".

You'll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.

You'll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we're facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more.

You'll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

And when you graduate from the program, you'll be ready for what comes next: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

In the next few months, we'll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2013 -2014. We're looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you're one of those people, visit to apply to join the 2013-2014 class of Green Corps' Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps' year-long program begins in August 2013 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit or contact Aaron Myran, Recruitment Director, at

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy New Semester!

Welcome Back Environmental Studies Students!

Summer Research Opportunity

Academic Level: Undergraduate Students
Description: The focus of the NIU Operation Etank program is in 4 Es areas – energy, environment, with aspects to ethics and economy incorporated into broader problems and related to the broader issue of sustainability. Operation Etank is NIU’s summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program. Students involved in the program will be mentored by faculty members having wide-ranging backgrounds in relevant research areas, but their overall learning experience will include a number of opportunities to relate sustainability issues to their research projects. The NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology have a long history of working together on collaborative STEM projects and funded research. As such, the faculty members understand the need for engagement and teamwork. This technical knowledge combined with the ability to blend teamwork and presentation skills will allow Operation ETank to provide a wide range of research skills and projects for the students involved.
The eight week long intensive summer program on the NIU campus runs from June 17 through August 10, 2013. Eachstudent will receive free housing on campus—and be paid a stipend of $4,478. To be eligible to apply, students must have at least 60 earned credit hours, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be citizens or permanent  residents of the United States.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013 by 4:30 pm CST.
Program website:
Summer Internship Opportunity

Some Websites to Check Out

Green Teacher:
New Economics Institute:

CUB Energy Saver: