CAREER BLITZ: Environmental

  1. Ceres – Winter & Spring Internships  (Boston, MA)
  2. Department of Agriculture – Post-Graduate Position  (Geneva, NY)
  3. National Science Foundation – Summer Research – Environmental  (Nationwide)
  4. All Ivy Environmental Career Fair –  (1-Mar-13) (Columbia University, New York, NY)
  5. Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience – Fellowship – 2 Years (Apply by January 7)
  6. Earth Island Journal – Internship (Interim/Winter) (Berkeley, CA)
  7. Sierra Club – Environmental Apprentice Careers Program (Post-Graduate) (Washington, DC, San Francisco & Minneapolis)
  8. Caterpillar – Environmental Health & Safety Intern (Summer) (Athens, GA)
  9. Clean Edison – Internship (Winter) (New York, NY)
  10. Tennessee Valley Authority – Geography/Biology Internship (Winter/Spring) (Muscle Shoals, AL)
  11. Overview: Government Jobs in Environmental Science – Resource


Ceres – Winter & Spring Internships (Boston, MA)
Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Interns support program, Communications, and Development staff working with a wide variety of constituents: environmental activists, investors, funders, and corporations on topics ranging from public policy to corporate accountability and education on risks associated with climate change.

Department of Agriculture – Post-Graduate Position (Geneva, NY)
Help find solutions to Agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table through supporting research at Plant Genetics Resources Unit

National Science Foundation – Summer Research – Environmental (Nationwide)
Directory of National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. This is a listing of opportunities available for Environmental Science related programs, visit individual sites for program details and application deadlines.

All Ivy Environmental Career Fair – (Columbia University, New York, NY)
Meet with representatives from organizations hiring for internships and full-time employees. Registration is now open and free for students!

Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience – Fellowship – 2 Years
Participate in cutting-edge clinical research on social cognition in infants at risk for autism at the Marcus Autism Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.   The Center also works in partnership with the CDC, the Yerkes National Primate Center, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Research autism from a multidisciplinary approach across institutions, spanning projects in behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, molecular and population genetics, and treatment.

Earth Island Journal – Internship (Berkeley, CA)
Interested in the environment and the future of our planet? Build knowledge, expand your research and fact-checking skills and gain experience in reporting/writing.

Sierra Club – Environmental Apprentice Careers Program (Washington, DC, San Francisco & Minneapolis)
Sierra Club’s Environmental Apprenticeship is a 6-month training program to cultivate future leaders in environmental advocacy. This program is designed for recent college graduates who are interested in legislation, media, and community outreach as a means of promoting green initiatives. Applications for the 2013 program begin late December.

Caterpillar – Environmental Health & Safety Intern (Athens, GA)
Assist Environmental Health & Safety team with updating and developing safety and environmental programs and supporting procedures

Clean Edison – Internship (New York, NY)
Learn about the clean technology industry and gain hands-on experience at a sustainable-focused start-up in Midtown Manhattan.

Tennessee Valley Authority – Geography/Biology Internship (Muscle Shoals, AL)
Support Kentucky Reservoir Land Planning and Natural Resource Management efforts. Responsibilities include editing draft map documents and GIS databases based on comprehensive biological data, existing contractual agreements, and agreement of project teams.

Overview: Government Jobs in Environmental Science – Resource
Interested in applying for a full-time position in environmental science? Check out this site for an overview of available government positions — from internships to full-time jobs across Federal agencies.


Check out more Environmental Career resources here:

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215


CAREER BLITZ: Non-Profit & Careers for the Common Good

  1. American Student Assistance – Internships (Boston, MA)
  2. Artis – Winter Internship (Available Now) (New York, NY)
  3. Corporate Accountability International – Non-Profit Administration Intern (Boston, MA)
  4. Grant Space Knowledge Base – Resource
  5. Great Oaks Charter School – Tutor Corps (Post-Graduate Fellowship 2013 – 2014; Applications accepted on a rolling basis.) (Newark, NJ)
  6. The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award – Grant (Sponsored by National Grid) (Application deadline January 18, 2013) (Global – You Choose Location))
  7. AmeriCorps – Louisiana Bucket Brigade (Post-Graduate) (Louisiana)
  8. Purpose – Strategy Internship in Social Entrepreneurship (Summer) (New York, NY)
  9. Social Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice – Resource (Article)
  10. Zipongo – Marketing/Creative Writing Internship (San Francisco, CA)


American Student AssistanceInternships (Boston, MA)
Intern for a private nonprofit whose public purpose mission is to empower students and alumni to successfully manage and repay their college loan debt.  Multiple internships are available to work with content creation, interactive design and market research. Bilingual? Language skills are also a plus.

ArtisWinter Internship (Available Now) (New York, NY)
Artis, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports and promotes contemporary visual artists from Israel internationally, seeks an intern to assist with the daily operations of a contemporary art non-profit; for immediate hire. Gain a wide range of experience in arts administration and nonprofit management working closely with 3 staff members.

Corporate Accountability InternationalNon-Profit Administration Intern (Boston, MA)
Take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission, including the Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Campaigns to challenge corporate control of water, the Value [the] Meal campaign to challenge corporate abuse of our food, and the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco.

Grant Space Knowledge BaseResource ()
Great overview of careers and opportunities in nonprofit sector, hosted by The Foundation Center.

Great Oaks Charter SchoolTutor Corps (Post-Graduate Fellowship) (Newark, NJ)
The Great Oaks Tutor Corps is an intense one-year Urban Education Fellowship designed to close the achievement gap one student at a time. A highly selective full-time service year for recent college graduates, the Corps members work in a startup charter school on the front lines of education reform in Newark.

The Samuel Huntington Public Service AwardFellowship (Sponsored by National Grid) (Global (You Choose Location))
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

AmeriCorpsLouisiana Bucket Brigade (Post-Graduate) (Louisiana)
Work closely with Lieutenant Governor’s Office of Social Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans (SENO) to receive mentoring and pursue funding opportunities. Hold discussions with solar power and green jobs organizations and companies to create synergistic relationships for the communities.

PurposeStrategy Internship in Social Entrepreneurship (Summer) (New York, NY)
Purpose creates 21st century movements to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Help to develop and execute Purpose movements and corporate partner initiatives, from strategy and ideation through testing and implementation. Work with multidisciplinary teams of strategists, technologists and interaction designers.

Social Entrepreneurship as a Career ChoiceResource (Article) ()
David C. Hodgson, co-founder and board chairman of Echoing Green and managing director at General Atlantic, provides his perspective on careers in social entrepreneurship – why opportunities are increasing and why it matters.

ZipongoMarketing/Creative Writing Internship (San Francisco, CA)
Help with the execution of social media, blogging, and overall marketing and content strategy.  Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-moving, startup environment, has a personal interest in health and wellness, and is passionate about Zipongo’s mission of decreasing the prevalence of chronic disease globally.


For additional Non-Profit/Careers for the Common Good opportunities, see our website:


Top 20 Cities with the happiest young professionals

If you are searching for a career and prioritize happiness, big cities such as New York or Chicago aren’t necessarily your best bets. So what factors actually make young professionals happiest in their careers? A high salary? Not quite.

It turns out, according to a survey by online career site CareerBliss, that many other factors figure strongly into the equation for workplace happiness, which interestingly appears to be predictable by job location. Although Pittsburg, PA and Irving, TX are probably not the first cities that come to mind when considering where you may be happiest, they rank among the top 20 cities with the densest population of happy young professionals.

CareerBliss identified and measured 10 influential determinants of overall workplace happiness, including company culture, overall work environment, compensation, and opportunity for growth. The results? Los Angeles, San Jose, and Sunnyvale, California topped the list of cities with the happiest young professionals. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dallas suburb Irving, Texas topped New York (#17)

One note: It is important to notice that young professionals in many higher-ranking cities are less generously compensated than those in many lower-ranking cities, as factors such as company culture were rated higher in determining happiness than was salary. Given that some cities are more expensive than others, we also recommend taking cost of living into consideration.

Bottom line: You may want to take a look at these places and expand your list of potential places to live!

Kick-start the process by checking out this review to better understand where others have found their happiness and what has influenced it. Then, consider consulting with a career services advisor to discuss and reflect on how to weigh these factors when searching for your own job.

Making the Case for your Liberal Arts Degree

Ever wonder why an employer would rather hire you for a job over a candidate with years of experience in their specific trade?

Check out Debra Humphreys’ “Making the Case for Liberal Education: Responding to Challenges,” recommended by Undergraduate Dean Brian Reed. This report emphasizes the merits and practical value of a liberal arts education and is highly effective in expressing the general and transferable skills all Dartmouth students develop throughout their liberal arts academic journey.

Here’s one way to describe the difference between training and education: Training is learning how to perform a discrete task — like changing a tire. Education is learning strategy, methods, and questions you can use to approach any problem and explore solutions.

As New York Times columnist David Brooks discusses in an Op-Ed, “The New Humanism,” the “ability to enter other minds and learn what they have to offer [and]… to see patterns in the world and derive a gist from complex situations” are “in the range of deeper talents” that are important to our future. These critical skills are sharpened by the study of the liberal arts.

Recognize that you have continually acquired and honed numerous transferable skills and have thus developed a widely ranging skill set through not only your experiences but also through your coursework. Identify these transferable skills, which are often times either overlooked or taken for granted, and emphasize those of particular interest to an employer during  interviews.

Are you available to work at awkward times? Here are a few options.

As a Dartmouth student you may find yourself in an awkward place relative to your friends on a semester schedule. (The first off-term I had, I was asked if I was home on suspension.)

A six-week break between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, ten week terms in winter and spring– all of these time periods may require you to be creative in finding ways to build your professional experience. Frequently, you may find yourself explaining the D Plan to employers and other potential internship supervisors. Here are two alternatives:

1. Consider a Research Experience. According to Undergraduate Dean Brian Reed, engaging in research is a very rewarding but often “underutilized option” that is “a great compliment to the Dartmouth in-class experience.” Not only does research benefit those with eventual graduate school aspirations and provide students with a “direct opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned in class,” but it also may help you in the long-term. According to Dean Reed “Students who conduct research with faculty tend to have better outcomes (i.e., GPA and graduation rates) than similar peers.”

Bottom line: Research is a great alternative to the typical internship off-term. It “provides students with a very unique peak inside the faculty experience” while promoting the faculty-student relationship, and it is an excellent opportunity to engage in hands-on work, to be introduced “to other scholars in a particular field,” and to develop tangible skills to better market yourself for future goals.

2. Consider offering your skills to an organization or potential employer who has a special project they need done. Check out this free e-book, “The Recession Proof Graduate” for advice on how to make this happen.

Employer Pet Peeves

Our on-campus interviews rooms are filled with students and employers this time of year. In addition to extending invitations for further interviews and potential job offers, many employers leave behind valuable insight you can learn from — feedback!

The following feedback comes from an employer that’s been recruiting at Dartmouth for many years. We asked them to share their pet peeves, as well as a short overview of their experience this year:

We received 150+ resumes from Dartmouth. We have to narrow this pool of applicants down to less than 25.  The easiest way for us to do that is to overlook applicants with simple/careless mistakes such as the following:

  • Salutation of cover letter is addressed to one company, and body of letter has been updated for our company.  But we’re “one of the top companies that you want to work for.”
  • If you are going to recycle your cover letter from your summer internship application, don’t leave in the sentence that you are a junior and looking for a summer position – my first response is, then why are you applying to our full-time position?
  • Transcript errors – when they print off the transcript from banner web, it’s too long. Unofficial transcript means type it out in word in an easy to read format and then PROOFREAD!
  • If we’ve got 2-3 documents from each candidate, do the math for how many pages we have to read in ~5 days, on top of our full time jobs.  We don’t want a 5 page transcript or 2 page resume.  Condense to 1 page for each document required.
  • BUT, if you’ve got a page to fill, then fill it.  A one paragraph cover letter or a short resume stands out!

So there you have it: A short list of things not to do that will improve your chances of getting in for an interview — and landing a job offer. All of the things you can do are simple — and should take you less than 30 minutes to get right.

  • Customize your cover letter.
  • Research the employer.
  • Provide a one page transcript that is easy to read. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

Have additional questions? Want help preparing. Stop by Career Services for a Drop-In appointment, available Monday through Friday, 1:30 to 4:00 pm.


Law School Fair Thursday 9/20: How to Prepare

Is law school in your future? Want to learn more about schools and how the application process works.

Don’t miss Dartmouth’s 1st Annual Law School Fair on Sept. 20th, the second day of the Employer Connections Fair. Meet with representatives from 42 schools —  including Northwestern School of Law, Cornell Law School, Vanderbilt University Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Mark your calendar:
Thursday, September 20th

12-4 pm at the Top of the Hop

No resumes necessary. Business casual attire, friendly questions, and smiles recommended. For a quick two minute run-down of questions to ask and how to prepare, click here.


Topics Include:

  1. Mesereau & Yu, LLP; Legal Assistant (Los Angeles, CA)
  2. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Private Investment Funds Paralegal (New York, NY)
  3. Child Welfare League of America; Fall Internships (DC)
  4. Juvenile Law Center; Fall Internship (Philadelphia, PA)
  5. FREE Webinar Resources for Students with an Interest in Law School
  6. What do Lawyers Do? (NALP Website)
  7. Pre-Law Advising at Dartmouth


1. Mesereau & Yu, LLP; Legal Assistant (Los Angeles, CA)

A law firm in Century City seeks highly motivated candidates to assist attorneys with trial preparation in criminal and civil cases. Deadline June 7

Apply at Dartboard ID# 12936: 

2. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Private Investment Funds Paralegal (New York, NY)

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading international law firm with 14 closely integrated offices located in major financial centers around the world. The Private Investment Funds Paralegal will provide comprehensive support to the firm’s global Private Investment Fund team and be responsible for handling a wide variety of client and team driven tasks.

For more information:

3. Child Welfare League of America; Fall Internships (DC)

CWLA is a national membership organization of more than 1,000 public and private nonprofit

voluntary child welfare agencies. There are Fall Opportunities in the following areas: Practice Standards Intern, Public Policy Internship, Editorial Intern. Deadline: May 30

For more information, visit:

4. Juvenile Law Center; Fall Internships (Philadelphia, PA)

Juvenile Law Center’s volunteer internship program provides undergraduates with valuable work experience in the area of children’s rights and an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s work. Applicants should be undergraduates with an interest in child advocacy, law, or policy. Deadline: July 20

Apply at:

5. FREE Webinar Resources for Students with an Interest in Law School

Review recordings of recently offered webinars, from Michigan State Law


6. What do Lawyers Do? (NALP Website)

Lawyers affect our everyday lives in countless ways. They are involved in everything from buying a home, to writing a will, to prosecuting and defending criminals. They counsel, strategize, problem-solve, write, advocate, negotiate—the list is endless.

7. Pre-Law Advising at Dartmouth

Have you met with the pre-law advisor, Sarah Streit? Feel free to schedule an appointment with her by calling Career Services at 603-646-2215.

For additional legal opportunities, visit:



Topics Include:

  1. Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences ; Fall 2012 REU
  2. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF); Summer Ocean Program Internship (Boston, MA)
  3. Vermont Natural Resources Council; Summer Interns  (VT)
  4.  Elementis Specialties; Technical Service Chemist (NJ)
  5. John Hopkin’s University Applied Physics Laboratory; Entry Level Technical Professional (MD)
  6. COARE (Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education); Ocean Communications Intern (CA)
  7. The New York Academy of Sciences; Editorial Assistant (NY)
  8. Millennium Pharmaceuticals; Organic Process Chemist entry-level (MA)


1. Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences ; Fall 2012 REU

Students will design and conduct independent projects under faculty supervision within several research areas. Tentative dates:  August 30 to November 24, 2012. Each successful REU applicant will receive a stipend paid at competitive rates. Deadline: May 30

For more information and to apply:

2. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF); Summer Ocean Program Internship (Boston)

Conduct a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to enrich and promote the advocacy work of its Ocean Conservation program. The Ocean Program intern will primarily assist with creating original content and conducting social media outreach. Deadline May 31

To apply:

3. Vermont Natural Resources Council; Summer Interns  (VT)

Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) is Vermont’s oldest conservation organization. NRC has four program areas: Energy and Climate Action, Forests and Wildlife, Sustainable Communities, and Water.

Learn about current openings and get application instructions here: 

4.  Elementis Specialties; Technical Service Chemist (NJ)

Elementis is a UK listed global specialty chemicals company. The Technical Service Chemist will be responsible for completion of new application and product development data (for in-house & customer projects). Involves customer support directly through technical visits, telephone and e-mail contact.

5. John Hopkin’s University Applied Physics Laboratory; Entry Level Technical Professional (MD)

APL has entry level opportunities in a number technical areas including but not limited to following:

aerospace, communications engineering, controls engineering, information systems/security, software engineering, space physics, and system engineering/analysis.

6. COARE (Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education); Ocean Communications Intern (CA)

COARE’s studies oceans and increases public awareness of the earth’s marine environment through educational programs and outreach. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

For more information:

7. The New York Academy of Sciences; Editorial Assistant (NY)

Editorial Assistant will support the editing and production of approximately 60 eBriefings annually, including liaising with invited conference speakers, freelance science writers, Web Content, Audio/Visual, and Meeting & Event Operations staff, and provide administrative support to the eBriefings Department.

8. Millennium Pharmaceuticals; Organic Process Chemist entry-level (Cambridge, MA)

Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company combines the innovative science of a leading American biopharmaceutical company with the global assets . The Chemist will work in the Process Chemistry R&D (PCRD) department.

To view this position, search for requisition #7078BR

For additional science opportunities, visit: