Kate's Career Tips (free!) job listings for Aug, 2000 (no GIS required)
duttro at u.washington.edu
Thu Jan 20 12:21:42 PST 2000
FYI - These kinds of 1-year job listings could be considered internships,
jobs or experiential learning, depending on what you want to call them in
relation to your future plans.
What I really want to point out is that nearly any job that fits into your
career plans and occurs during your college education, whether you "take a
year out of school" or not, can be considered a part of your education - if
you think it is. You do need to be able to articulate how it fits in, and
what you have learned as a result (and why it should be valuable to an
employer as another result).
And, the more useful you consider these kinds of experiences, the more you
will want to find work relevant to your career, instead of taking the first
job you're offered (working in the local deli or restaurant or whatever, in
a job that does little more than supply you with a sew dollars).
At any rate, think relevant educational experience every time you see a
potentially relevant part- or full-time job offered.
Career Resources Coordinator, Dept. of Geography
University of Washington
duttro at u.washington.edu
Green Corps is hiring for one-year paid positions in our leadership training
program. We are seeking the next generation of environmental and social
change leaders: recent college and Masters graduates as well as entry-level
nonprofit staff who want experience running campaigns and making a concrete
difference. Green Corps trains you to run effective public education and
action campaigns and helps you launch a career doing work you care about.
We are accepting applications for positions beginning in August 2000. If you
are not currently looking for a job, please forward this message to seniors,
organizers, and mailing lists you know, or make an announcement in groups to
which you belong. Following is a description of Green Corps' program. For
more information and an application, please contact us. Thanks!
Green Corps Description:
Environmental and Social Change Organizers:
Green Corps Leadership Training Program 2000-2001
HELP WANTED: ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS
With threats of unprecedented proportions facing the planet--and powerful
special interested standing in the way of solution--we need visionary and
talented leaders to solve environmental problems. We need leaders like David
Brower, Lois Gibbs, and the late Cesar Chavez who will stand up against
corporate polluters and despoilers to protect the environment and our
That's why, in 1992, Brower, Gibbs, and Chavez helped Green Corps create a
year-long, full-time, paid Environmental Leadership Training Program.
Each year we invite twenty-five recent college graduates to launch their
organizing and advocacy careers with Green Corps. Through our Environmental
Leadership Training Program, you gain the hands-on training and experience
you'll need to put your ideas into action and win important victories for
public health and the environment.
"Green Corps is a cutting-edge program that sets the tone and pace for
training grassroots organizers." -- Lois Gibbs, founder, Love Canal
Homeowners Association and Director, Center for Health, Environment and
Justice, speaking at the 1999 Green Corps field training
LEADING CAMPAIGNS WITH GREEN CORPS
As a Green Corps staff member, you'll attend an Introductory Classroom
Training during August 2000, and four subsequent week-long trainings. Each
training includes sessions taught by issue and advocacy experts such as Bob
Bingaman, National Field Director of Sierra Club, and Dolores Huerta,
co-founder of United Farmworkers of America. During the remainder of the
year, you'll work on a series of campaigns with leading environmental
learning skills and strategies that will enable you to run effective
For example, last fall our staff learned how to mobilize grassroots support
by leading campaigns in Seattle, Portland, Ore., and Atlanta with the
Heritage Forest Campaign to protect the last 60 million acres of roadless
areas in our National Forests.
Our staff have also worked with Ozone Action to launch campus divestment
campaign to combat global warming. Green Corps staff worked with students
Harvard, Stanford, and University of Washington. By leading this campaign,
our field organizers learned how to run press conferences, build coalitions
and lobby decisionmakers. Their efforts had just the impact Ozone Action
hoping for: the chairman of Ford Motor Co. personally called our staff to
what his company needed to do to get off the divestment list.
"We've been so impressed in our work with Green Corps that we hired a Green
Corps graduate to lead our national grassroots program, and we're looking
more." --John Passacantando, Executive Director, Ozone Action
GREEN CORPS GRADUATES:
THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS
After completing the Environmental Leadership Training Program, Green Corps
helps you find full-time positions with leading environmental groups that
enable you to put those skills to work. Here are four environmental
leadership positions that our graduates have taken.
*Bernadette Del Chiaro, University of California Berkeley '95 & Green Corps
'98, gets angry about the actions of corporate polluters. Green Corps
Bernadette find a job where she can turn that anger in action. As
Director of Toxics Action Center, Bernadette mobilized communities in
Connecticut to fight toxic pollution in their neighborhoods and helped them
block the construction of a new, polluting power plant.
*Patrick Reinsborough, Wesleyan University '94 &
Green Corps '95, always had a passion for protecting wilderness. Green
provided him with the skills and strategies to put his passion to work.
Patrick recently lead an effort, as the Grassroots Director for Rainforest
Action Network, that saved millions of acres of endangered forests by
pressuring Home Depot, the world's largest retailer of old growth wood
products, to discontinue their sale of old growth wood products.
"If you are looking for a job where you can work with people who care about
the environment and want to do something about it, Green Corps is it."
-- Justin Ruben, Green Corps Organizer, during the 1997 Rainforest Action
Network Campaign to Save Headwaters Forest
* Beka Economopoulos, Northwestern University & Green Corps '98, knew she
wanted to work on cutting-edge environmental campaigns. As a Green Corps
organizer, she fought to halt global warming and reduce urban air pollution.
This fall, Beka organized ECOnference 2000 which brought together over 2,000
dedicated student activists to learn and strategize about environmental
problems and solutions.
* Parker Blackman, Stanford University '92 & Green Corps '93, wanted more
responsibility than a Washington D.C. internship could offer. Through
Green Corps he launched a career in environmental organizing. Now Parker is
the Executive Director of WashPIRG where he recently persuaded Olympic
Pipeline Company to shelve its plans to build a 231-mile Interstate oil
pipeline across streams and rivers, state parks, National Forests, and
GREEN CORPS GRADUATES IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
More than 100 Green Corps graduates are in leadership positions in the
environmental movement. Here's a partial list:
* Ted Halstead, Dartmouth College, Founder, Redefining Progress * Adam
Harvard University, Field Director, US PIRG * Tom Mooers, University of
California, Los Angeles, Field Director, Greenbelt Alliance * Peter
Yale University, Political Director, New York ACORN * Therese Casper,
Wesleyan University, California Director, Americans for Our Heritage and
Recreation * Susan Comfort, University of North Carolina, Director, Center
for Environmental Citizenship * Dave Wise, Brown University, National
Representative, Save Our Wild Salmon * Gina Coplon, Tufts University,
Director, Lead Action Collaborative * John Sanders, Middlebury College,
Pesticides Organizer, Toxics Action Center * Heather Smith, Duke University,
Assistant Organizing Director, Green Corps * Sarah Matsumoto, Pomona
Western States Organizer, Grassroots Environmental Effectiveness Network *
ADVISORY BOARD (PARTIAL LIST)
* Bob Bingaman, National Field Dir., Sierra Club
* David Brower, Chair, Earth Island Institute
* Gina Collins Cummings, Field Dir., Physicians for Human Rights
* Eric Draper, Senior VP for Campaigns, National Audubon Society
* Lois Gibbs, Director, Center for Health, Environment and Justice
* Douglas Phelps, Chair, U.S. PIRG
* Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder, United Farmworkers of America
* Donna Edwards, Dir. National Coalition to End Domestic Violence
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
We're looking for the next generation of environmental and social change
leaders. To apply for Green Corps' 2000-2001 Environmental Leadership
Training Program, apply on-line at www.greencorps.org or send us your
application by your regional deadline (early submission 1/14, SE 1/24, NW
1/31, NE 2/7, W 2/14, MW 3/1) We'll also visit UW campus on February 8th
and 9th to meet with students about applying for Green Corps.
We will begin holding formal interviews in January on a rolling basis and
hold on-campus interviews on some campuses. Based on the first interview, we
will invite some candidates to attend weekend-long second interviews in
Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
GCHeather at aol.com
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