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December 1, 2008
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In this issue:

  • Internship Search Resource: MentorNet's Resume Database
  • Environmental Health Scholarships Available
  • Environmental Summer Internship Program:
    Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionsals
  • Global Change Education Program Information

Science Quotes

  • "Deal with reality before it deals with you " -- Matt Savinar
  • "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. "--Alex Steffen
  • Marilyn Monroe suggests to Einstein: What do you say, professor, shouldn't we marry and have a little baby together: what a baby it would be - my looks and your intelligence!
    Einstein: I'm afraid, dear lady, it might be the other way around...

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    Internship Search Resource: MentorNet's Resume Database

    MentorNet's Resume database is available to all students and postdocs at Muskingum College, regardless of their participation in the One-on-One Mentoring Programs. The database provides an additional job/internship search resource for students, allowing them to post their resumes for MentorNet's Leadership Circle, Strategic and Visionary sponsors to potentially view.

    By submitting resume information with MentorNet, a student agrees to allow MentorNet's Partner Companies to view the resume and be contacted about job opportunities.

    To access the Resume Datatbase, current members of the MentorNet Community from Muskingum College need to sign in to and follow the links to the Resume Database. Other students and postdocs must first join the community by filling out this easy form at

    Please consider taking advantage of this valuable resource.

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    Environmental Health Scholarships Available

    The Ohio Environmental Health Association (OEHA) provides qualified students the opportunity to apply for The George Eagle Memorial Scholarship which consists of a $3,000 cash award granted to two undergraduate, and two graduate, students annually.

    Eligibility Requirements:
    * Ohio Resident.
    * Enrolled as a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior, in a program leading to a Baccalaureate degree in Environmental Health or a related field (Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, etc).
    * Express intent to become employed in environmental health in Ohio following graduation.

    * An OEHA member in good standing for two consecutive years prior to applying for scholarship.
    * Registered Sanitarian in the State of Ohio.
    * Minimum of three years experience in environmental health field.
    * Currently enrolled in a graduate program, with at least a 3.0 GPA. * Enrolled in M.S.E.S., M.S.E.H. , M.E.S.I., M.S.E.P.H., M.P.H., or other Environmental Health graduate degree program approved by the Scholarship Committee.
    * College or University must be an accredited school of higher learning.
    * A personal interview will be required of the top three applicants as determined by the Scholarship Committee.

    The deadline for applications is February 28, 2009. If you are interested in an application or further information, please contact: Joe Ebel R.S. Licking County Health Dept. 675 Price Rd., Newark, OH 43055 (740) 349-6535

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    Environmental Summer Internship Program:
    Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionsals

    The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals of Northern Arizona University in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring the 2008 Environmental Summer Student Internship Program. Students will have the opportunity to gain professional skills by, assisting government agencies and Native American tribes with special environmental projects related to air quality and environmental protection. Projects may consist of: conducting research or conducting field operations, developing public policy or developing environmental education materials, working in environmental engineering or working with GIS, spending your time in an office or spending time in the woods. Past internship sites include: Washington, D.C., San Francisco, CA, Anchorage, AK, Lapwai, ID, Las Vegas, NV, Pablo, MT, Research Triangle Park, NC, Durango CO, San Diego, CA, and Seattle, WA. with new sites all over the nation.

    As a summer intern, you can:
    O Assist EPA/Tribal agencies with environmental issues
    O Acquire ready-to-use skills and gain meaningful experience

    o The 10-week internships will last from approximately June through August. Student interns will be provided with a $4000 stipend, with housing and travel allowances available as needed.

    O Full-time Undergraduate or Graduate student with satisfactory academic standing
    O Major in an environmental (science, engineering, planning, policy, law, management) or related (political science, anthropology, health) field.
    O Good communication (verbal and written) and word processing skills
    O An strong interest in working with Native American tribes

    To apply, submit:
    O An online application:
    O A 750 word essay on a local environmental issue in your community or region (part of online app.)
    O A resume and three reference letters (submitted via email)
    O One page letter describing your interests (submitted via email)
    O Unofficial transcripts ( faxed or scanned and submitted via email)

    COMPLETE application packet should be received by February 15th, 2009.
    Submit required documents to:
    Matthew A. Zierenberg, Program Coordinator
    Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
    P.O. Box 5768, Flagstaff, AZ 86011
    Telephone: (928) 523-8864/1496
    Fax: (928) 523-1280
    Email: Matthew.Zierenberg@NAU.EDU

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    Global Change Education Program Information

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER <> ) sponsors the Global Change Education Program (GCEP) to promote undergraduate and graduate education and training in support of the Department's global change research activities.

    Global change research encompasses a number of technical areas, including atmospheric sciences, ecology, global carbon cycles, climate, and terrestrial processes. GCEP has two components:
    * Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE <> )
    * Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (GREF <> ).

    SURE appointments are competitive, require U.S. Citizenship, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 system). In addition, GREF requires applicants to have successfully completed at least one year of graduate school.

    For further information:
    * Visit the website,
    * Contact Jeffrey Gaffney at, Nancy Marley at, or Milton J. Constantin at

    The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers the GCEP for the Department of Energy. ORISE is managed under contract by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Milton J. Constantin Program Manager 865/576-7009 (T) 865/241-9445 (F)

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