Sunday, February 16, 2014

Job opportunity

Become an Environment America Fellow: Fight for a green future. Learn what it takes to win.

My name is Hanna Terwilliger.  I’m the Clean Energy Associate at Environment Minnesota.  We’re a statewide citizen based environmental advocacy group.  We’re about clean energy, clean air, clean water, and protecting open spaces – for example, right now we’re working hard to stop industrial agricultural pollution from harming our rivers and lakes. And, we’re hiring!

To learn more and apply, visit Our early application deadline is Sunday, March 2nd. We’ll also be at the Minnesota Private Colleges Jobs and Internship Fair on February 19th!

Environment Minnesota is part of the Environment America federation, a federation of 29 state-based groups with nearly 100 professional staff and more than 1 million members, activists and allies across the country.

Each year, we hire graduating seniors with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future and do what it takes to win.

Our Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles.

As a fellow, you’re not just learning how to make an impact; you’re making one. If you want to hear more straight from our current fellows, we put together a short video for you. You’ll find it on our website here.

After two years as a fellow, you’ll have learned the ropes, gained invaluable hands-on experience and you’ll have made a real difference for the environment.  Hear from two former fellows about the work they're doing now to fight fracking here.

To learn more and apply, visit Our early application deadline is Sunday, February 16th.

And if you’re not graduating this year, you should apply to be an Environment Minnesota intern – you’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us.

I look forward to hearing from you!

-Hanna Terwilliger ‘13

PS- you can help us protect Minnesota waterways right now by signing our petition to Governor Dayton to limit pollution from big agribusiness.  

Friday, February 7, 2014

Summer Undergraduate Internships in Computational Systems Biology

University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

We are looking for up to two Interns for the summer of 2014 to help with an NSF-funded project developing a computational and bioinformatics workflow framework for systems biology data analysis, with an emphasis on data derived from mass spectrometry-based proteomics. We are seeking applicants with an interest in working at the interface between biology and computation. Some experience in computer science is preferred, but not required. Interns will receive a stipend to cover living expenses. Internships are envisioned for 8-10 weeks, starting in June, 2014, although exact start and end dates are flexible. All work will be conducted at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. More information on the project can be found at:
Interested applicants should send: 1) A short (2-page maximum) personal statement describing their interest in computational biology; 2) at least one letter of recommendation; and 3) an updated copy of their transcript to

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Texas Marine Science Institute REU Summer Research Opportunity

           The program directors are looking for eight talented undergraduates who are dedicated, detail-oriented, hardworking and interested in marine science. The program includes ten weeks of research, seminars and workshops, culminating in a symposium where the students will present their research and accomplishments. It runs from June 2nd - August 8th, 2014.
Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions. Students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the ten-week program, full room and board, a research allowance and a travel allowance.
            Applications will be accepted March 7, 2014. Required application materials include an online application, unofficial transcripts, professor recommendation forms and recommendation letters from two professors. Interested applicants can check out our website at, or contact Dr. Deana Erdner or Dr. Ben Walther at

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Summer Internship with Breakthrough Twin Cities

Breakthrough Twin Cities helps motivated students overcome adversity to prepare for college with the support of older students passionate about education. Each year, we seek a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students (juniors/seniors) to apply for our paid, nine-week summer teaching fellowship, complete with training and classroom teaching experience. In addition to teaching middle school students from the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Schools, fellows work closely with professional instructional coaches to create lessons and get feedback on their teaching throughout the summer. This fellowship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review. 

I love the feeling you get after a class in which you have really taught the kids something.  The sense of satisfaction that is brought by knowing you have touched a child’s life is one words cannot describe.”  - Angela, Breakthrough Teacher

This year's application deadline is Tuesday, February 25th
This opportunity is open to ALL MAJORS!

Visit their website for more details! Don't hesitate to contact Ryan Kirk ( with any questions.