National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health — Job!

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health — Job!

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) located in South Park Township has an opening for a full time entry level communication specialist.  The candidate must be a self starter, a team player, and willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

A bachelor’s degree in English or Communication is required.  The position involves assisting the senior health communication specialists develop messaging, proofread and edit scientific manuscripts, prepare conference materials and a wide variety of other duties.

The salary for this position is $34,000.  Candidates should submit their resume to Dawn at ahv3@cdc.gov.  See the attached flyer for more information!

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Heinz Summer Water Internship — Paid!

The Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach in the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking two talented and motivated undergraduates for four-month paid summer internships (May-August 2018). The interns will work with a partner organization that interact with water systems (e.g., NGOs, municipality, agency, community, or other water practitioners). Interns will receive a $4,000 stipend and a $500 research budget.  Applications are encouraged from across the University of Pittsburgh campus, regardless of major, school or departmental affiliation.

Applicants should submit an application package that includes: (a) A research proposal (as described below); (b) A one-page cover letter that describes why they are interested in this position; (c) college transcript(s), (d) a recommendation letter, and (e) a letter of commitment from the partner organization. Applications should be emailed as a single pdf to niznik@pitt.edu  by 03/01/18.  Recommenders can email their letters directly to niznik@pitt.edu.

Research proposals should address locally and/or regionally relevant water issues including but not limited to water quality, quantity, and the impact of water on local ecosystems. Proposals that address the intersection between water and social or health issues are also encouraged. The proposal should describe the importance of the research question and the method through which it will be addressed. The proposal should also identify a partner organization(s). Applicants can contact the partner organization directly or work with the Water Collaboratory faculty (Drs. Emily Elliott, Daniel Bain, Eitan Shelef, and Brian Thomas) to identify matching partner organizations.

 Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their proposal and application materials, and will be informed by 04/01/18 regarding acceptance of their application. During Spring 2018, the selected applicants will meet with representatives of the Water Collaboratory and partner organization/s to map their internship scope, goals, schedule, and deliverables. The interns will be mentored by representatives of the Water Collaboratory and the partner organization.  The expected deliverables include a written report and a presentation.

 This internship is a great opportunity to “get your feet wet” with your own research on water issues, and to influence the critical intersection between water and urban environments. If you have any questions please contact the Water Collaboratory listed above (contact information for Collaboratory faculty can be found here: http://www.geology.pitt.edu/people/faculty).

Jerusalem Press Club Internship — Paid!

Call for Applications

JPC Fellowship Program: Paid Reporting Fellowship in Israel, Summer 2018

Deadline: February 10, 2017

 

The Jerusalem Press Club is offering paid reporting fellowships at Israeli and international media outlets based in Israel. These fellowships are open to alumni of Graduate Journalism Schools with interest in international reporting.

The highlights of the internship:

  • Up to 3 months in Israel starting June 2018;
  • $1,200 monthly allowance;
  • First week accommodation;
  • Flight tickets;
  • Assignment at an Israeli or international media outlet based in Israel;
  • Weekly enrichment on the Middle East, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, by JPC;
  • Personal journalistic project, guided by an Israeli mentor.

A selection committee consisting of leading foreign correspondents will select the winning candidates for 2018.

Applications must include:

  • CV (one page maximum);
  • 2 Letters of recommendation;
  • One-page explanation: Why the applicant is a good candidate for such internship; why such reporting internship in Israel might contribute to the future professional career of the applicant; what stories would the applicant would cover if he or she were journalists in Israel.
  • Samples of journalistic works, if available. Specifying which work the applicant would prefer – broadcast, print, radio, online media etc.

 

Send applications no later than February 10th, 2018 to jpcfellowship@gmail.com

Clean Air Council of SW PA

The Clean Air Council of Southwestern PA is looking for interns! All interns will have the opportunity to learn about issues impacting western Pennsylvania’s environment; how to be a community organizer and build an advocacy base of operation; methods for recruiting and training volunteers; skills in developing relationships with a diverse populations; strategic planning; communications; partnering with other individuals and organizations; the ins and outs of non-profits; time management; how to find motivation and build power. The internships are non-paying positions and voluntary but interns will receive direct support and guidance in all aspects of community engagement.
Duties:
 Entering advocacy data into our database.
 One on One meetings with new advocates.
 Take a leadership role on a County Action Team.
 Responsible for creating, managing and the development of specific projects.
 Advancing social media skills of the SWPA office.
 Planning and strategy development.
 Teaching others the issues impacting pollution in SWPA.
 Conduct briefings with advocates.
 Research issues and organizations.
 Attend Board of Health, Township and Borough Supervisors meetings.
 Find venues for recruiting diverse advocates and making presentations, within
comfort zone and delivering presentations to groups on the environmental impact
of pollution.
 Managing social media.
 Possible canvassing.
 Taking charge of a specific project for the length of the inttership.

Skill Set Needed:
 Passion for the environment.
 Strong communication tools.
 Eager to learn and enjoys working.
 Organizing and diplomacy strengths.
 Time management.
 Capable of handling multiple projects.
 Good personal and phone presence.
 Public speaking skills.
 Knowledge or willingness to learn environmental issues well enough to address
them with individuals and groups.
 Energized by community organizing and project advancement.

Bike Pittsburgh Internship

Bike Pittsburgh is currently seeking a Women’s Events Marketing Intern to join our team in spring 2018. This intern will develop blog posts and social media content related to women’s events such as coffee meetups, happy hours, and group rides. The intern will also assist the Outreach & Membership Director in planning for the 5th Annual Women & Biking Forum. The full position description is available online at bikepgh.org/internships.

If you wouldn’t mind sharing this opportunity with your students, I would greatly appreciate it. Those who are interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Quinn at sarah@bikepgh.org.

PA Legislative Correspondents Assoc — Paid!

The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association offers a paid, 10-week program for undergraduate and graduate students looking to learn more about reporting on state government, elections and political campaigns. The program has a flexible start date (usually late May or early June), and next year will be particularly interesting with a gubernatorial election in the fall. Students will write for six publications, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harrisburg Patriot-News and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, during the program. We will be accepting applications throughFeb. 1.

 

Here is the link to our website for more details: http://www.pacapitolreporters.org/pacapitolreporters-interships.html

Democracy Fund Internships — Paid!

The Democracy Fund, based in Washington D.C., is looking for internships for the Spring of 2018 in the following areas:

  • Elections Program
  • Public Square
  • Strategy, Impact, and Learning

The Democracy Fund offers a paid internship program in an inclusive environment that gives students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to make important professional contributions to our work. For the Spring 2018 term, the pay rate is $21/hour for undergraduate interns and $25/hour for graduate level interns.

The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

For more information, please see: http://www.democracyfund.org/page/jobs