ECO News, Events, Jobs and More May 14, 2013

May 15, 2013
Hello ECO and Happy End of the School Year!
Good luck to all of you who are still in finals and congratulations to the soon to be graduates!!!
Sadly, this will be the final ECO Newsletter of the Spring, but don’t worry, as soon as the Fall semester starts, we will be back bringing you the latest news, events and jobs. In the meantime, check out what we’ve got in this final edition and to stay on top of all our new and events do not forget to check out  and join our listserve or forward to a friend.
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Have a fabulous summer!
Your ECO Board
And now for your moment of Zen: Steve Jobs Commencement Speech 2005

Upcoming Events By Date
Still looking for a place to stay next year? Interested in scholarships, community life and international connections?

The International House allows its members from all over the world to live and learn together in a diverse community that builds life-long qualities of leadership, respect and friendship. It is a very unique experience and particularly for those  who are interested in a career in diplomacy, international affairs or even at a multilateral organization like the UN – this is a great place to build a good understanding of cross-cultural communication. The great news is that they offer a wide range of scholarships (up to $10,000) that can cover part of or even the full accommodation fees. These include:

The Women’s International Leadership Program:
This program grants 2,000 to 18 women who are selected to participate in a s a year-long series of seminars, workshops and projects designed to identify and strengthen individual leadership skills within the culturally diverse group of women. These grants are based on merit and demonstrated leadership skills or potential. The deadline for the 2013/2014 session is May 20th 2013.

The Davis Peace and Diplomacy Grant:
Grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to 8-10 applicants from countries experiencing conflict, or emerging from conflict or who are not directly affected by conflict but have a demonstrated interest in peace building and/or a diplomatic career path. Recipients will be expected to make a signficant programmatic contribution while receiving the grant. New and returning residents are considered. The deadline for the 2013/2014 session is June 7th 2013.

The Dodge Middle East Grant:
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded, through the generous support of the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, to 3-4 applicants from the Middle East or those from elsewhere who are studying Middle Eastern Affairs. Recipients of this distinguished award will be expected to attend one special event with trustees of the Dodge Foundation, to submit a written report each semester detailing academic progress and involvement with the I-House community and to assist the Admissions Office regarding recruitment ideas. The application deadline for the 2013/2014 session is June 7th 2013.

There are many more opportunities to get involved in the house and obtain a scholarship/fellowship to join this vibrant international community.
For more information about the house, please visit:
For more information about the scholarship/fellowship opportunities, please visit:
For questions regarding admissions , please contact:
Director of Admissions Megan Amouzou at: or SIPA student Menan Omar, at:

MIT’s Climate CoLab: Your ideas can help combat climate change, and you might win $10,000
At MIT’s Climate CoLab you can work with people from all over the world to develop ideas for what we can actually do about climate change. If you submit one of the winning ideas, you’ll be able to present it to the media, government officials, business executives, and scientists at an MIT conference on September 17-18, where a grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded. Even if you don’t have new ideas yourself, you can help improve other people’s ideas and support the ones you find most promising. Current contests address low-carbon energy, building efficiency, adaptation, geoengineering, and many other topics. Entries are due May 31.Can crowdsourcing save the planet? Join the crowd and find out at
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Walsh, (Tufts Urban Planning/Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy ’13) serving as a fellow for the urban adaptation contest:

Eco Cuba Network Environmental Protection & Sustainable Development Research Trip
What:        This Cuba research program takes place during the
IX International Conference on the Environment and Development. Research program includes urban and rural site visits in Havana and western Cuba
When:        July 5th–14th, 2013
Where:    Cuba
To learn more or register go to:
Jobs/Internships/Volunteer Opportunities

New Postings

Post Graduate Climate Fellowships
Several post-graduate climate fellowships available in leading companies:

Energy Policy Associate
The Pace Energy and Climate Center seeks an Energy Policy Associate to be part of our Community Energy team based in White Plains, New York, just north of New York City.  Pace’s Community Energy project brings together the latest strategies in energy efficiency, cogeneration of electricity and thermal energy for heating and cooling, distributed renewable energy, smart grid and demand response through multi-building applications and microgrids. Community microgrids can integrate energy efficiency, cogeneration, solar photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, organic waste digesters and other types of renewable energy, aswell as localized smartgrid and demand response applications. In addition to considerable gains in energy efficiency, microgrids make communities far more resilient in the face of more frequent intense storm events.

Please apply by email at
Full description is attached to email.

Previous Posting(s)

Compensated summer internship at Verified Carbon Standard Association (VCSA), Washington DC: Application Deadling May 17, 2013

Connecticut Community Conservation Crew Leaders (seasonal)  Student Conservation Association
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks two qualified applicants to lead, educate, and inspire high school students for the Connecticut Summer Crew Programs.
Stamford / Norwalk / Greenwich / New Haven / Bridgeport, CT
Co-lead, mentor and coach a crew of 10 students, ages 15-19, while completing various conservation service projects designed to build an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. Projects include a range of activities such as trail and park maintenance, habitat restoration, revitalization of abandoned urban properties or to urban agriculture and run for 5-6 weeks at a time. In addition, leaders will facilitate pre- and post- program planning which includes crew training, environmental education and reporting.
Check out for more information
Program Dates July 1st – August 23rd, 2013

Junior Consultant / Green Marketing Assistant J. Ottman Consulting, Inc.
We are consumer product mavens and marketers who are fueled by a passion to prevent waste and a profound respect for natural resources. We see opportunities for businesses to become leaders in their industry through the power of eco-innovation and credible green marketing.
We help our clients to meet their consumers’ needs sustainably by: identifying areas of strategic opportunity; generating concepts for new “greener” products, services and business models; strategically positioning products in the marketplace, and via thought-leadership, workshops and trainings.

World Snapshot: Environmental Headlines

Messing with the Earth’s Breath

Will Superscientists Save the Day?  Magnets made from rare earth elements…

Lindsey Brickle
SIPA Environmental Coalition (ECO) Communications Director
Columbia University| School of International & Public Affairs
MA, Sustainable International Development 2010
Brandeis University, Heller School of Social Policy and Management

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