Internships, Graduate Study and Careers

HOW DO YOU GET CREDIT FOR AN INTERNSHIP IN THE SEJ MINOR?

The way you receive credit for an internship in the SEJ minor is to sign up for an internship connected to the academic topics of the minor through the College internship program, take a College internship course, and then ask the minor coordinator for a course substitution so the course will count as an elective in the minor.

WHERE IS THE COLLEGE’S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM? The College’s internship program is managed by The Center for Career & Professional Development. (http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/internship-program) Center for Career & Professional Development
Location: L72.00 New Building 524 West 59th Street New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 237-8754 Fax: (212) 237-8440 E: careers@jjay.cuny.edu
Internship experiences may be completed for academic credit (by enrolling in one of the many internship courses offered at John Jay), for pay (about 25% of the internships we post on John Jay Careers Online are paid), or more commonly as a pre-professional unpaid work experience.  If you think you are ready to complete an internship, make an appointment to speak with any of our career counselors who can help you think about your options and create a plan.

HOW DO YOU SEE WHAT INTERNSHHIPS ARE LISTED WITH THE COLLEGE? JJ CAREERS ON LINE

You go to the career professional development website (http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/center-career-professional-development ) which has a careers on-line log-in for students. You sign in and gain access to the list which has a wide variety of opportunities.

ARE THERE ANY INTERNSHIPS CONNECTED WITH SEJ FACULTY

We also have a list of internships which have been fostered by the sustainability and environmental justice faculty. This list (see below) may include internships already listed on the College website.

 

SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL INTERSHIP

The Sustainability Council develops strategies and actionable steps to incorporate sustainability into the following areas: energy, water, transportation, procurement, recycling, sustainable nutrition and formal education. In conjunction with administrative and academic programs, the Sustainability Council cultivates a culture of stewardship in which the entire community is aware of, engaged in, and committed to advancing environmental awareness, justice, and sustainable practices.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a JJC Student
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must have good writing and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Students must perform 96 hours in the field, usually divided evenly across the semester to be 8-10 hours a week
  • This is a NON-PAID Student Opportunity
  • Applicants are subject to a background investigation

DUTIES:

Under the guidance of the college’s Sustainability Council, the intern will assist with various projects related to Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety. Such projects may include:

  • researching opportunities for making John Jay College more sustainable with respect to food, energy, transportation, and reducing waste.
  • planning and implantation of sustainability themed events including but not limited to film festivals, lectures, fairs, artistic events, neighborhood electronic waste disposal fairs.
  • helping to implement the goals and programs of the Sustainability council
  • helping to implement environmental health and safety programs.

The Intern will gain an understanding of sustainability issues in the campus environment as well as sustainability and environmental health and safety best practices. Ability to work independently, follow directions, and complete work as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

SUBMIT SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S). Transcripts will be required if you are selected for an internship. You will be required to bring an official copy with you on the first day of your internship. Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student in a college degree program.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The Environmental Health and Safety coordinator will receive all applications to review, conduct interviews and make selections. Face-to-face interviews are required and interviews will be conducted by the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and members of the Sustainability Council. Grades will also be taken into consideration.

Contact: Lindsey Kayman: lkayman@jjay.cuny.edu

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP

American Museum of Natural History Summer Internship Program

The Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP) is a paid summer internship for college-age youth. MEEP interns are responsible for developing and presenting themed tours to visiting camp groups, and engaging visitors at educational touch carts in the Museum halls. The program provides on-the-job training and exposure to careers in science, museum education, and related fields. Participants work closely with Museum scientists and educators exploring scientific content and learning valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages. MEEP is a great opportunity for young adults to have an impact on the experiences of thousands of Museum visitors.

For more information about eligibility and requirements, see http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/post-secondary/museum-education-and-employment-program or contact meep@amnh.org

For advice about applying for this competitive internship, John Jay students may contact Tim Poon (tsunning.poon@jjay.cuny.edu). Tim is a former MEEP intern and current president of John Jay’s Environmental Club.

 

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:

GRADUATE PROGRAMS: MASTER’S AND DOCTORAL DEGREES

MASTER’S DEGREES: General Links New York City Area Programs And Other US Programs

*Note that while there are degrees in sustainability, there tend not to be degrees in environment justice per se. Instead, various environmental programs emphasize their environmental justice offerings.

general links

Compare 48 Master’s Degrees in sustainability

http://www.masterstudies.com/Masters-Degree/Sustainability/

explore sustainability education and degrees at multiple levels and in varying fields

http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/

New York City Masters Degrees

The New School for Public Engagement:

http://www.gradschools.com/graduate-schools-in-united-states/new-york/new-school-new-york/sustainability-strategies-post-masters-certificate-194391 (New York)

Columbia University school of professional Studies: http://sps.columbia.edu/sustainability-management

Pace University: http://www.pace.edu/academics/graduate-students/degrees/environmental-science-ms

New York City Region Master’s Degrees

Bard College:

http://www.gradschools.com/graduate-schools-in-united-states/new-york/bard-college-new-york/mba-in-sustainability-262663 (New York)

Other US Master’s Degrees

University of Michigan: Dual Degree in Environmental Justice

http://www.snre.umich.edu/degrees/masters/environmental_justice/dual

Johns Hopkins University:

http://landing.advanced.jhu.edu/environmental-sciences?utm_source=dpro&utm_campaign=sustainabilitydegrees&utm_content=program&utm_term=sidebar (online)

Colorado Technical University:

http://www.gradschools.com/graduate-schools-in-united-states/online/colorado-technical-university/doctor-of-management-environmental-and-social-sustainability-executive-format-196786 (online)

University of Denver College of Professional and Continuing Studies http://universitycollege.du.edu/epm/degree/masters/energy-and-sustainability-online/degreeid/369?utm_medium=banner&utm_source=environmentalscience.org&utm_campain=ucol%20%3E%20banner%20ads%20%3E%20epm&utm_content=environmentalscience-FY17%20sustainability

Northern Arizona University: https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/geol/sbly/sustainability-ma-program.html

Virginia Tech master’s of Natural Resource management

https://141043793.r.bat.bing.com/?ld=d3lFyEYherstDpesZbpGt-1TVUCUzJV9Yp4lk8gMHOnCZZQbsV5xwRUBC4iDCkP5K9qBOfTcpACwEOet99gpj17LQZLnKwJSe5doMYQxU9Tl-Q6yW1h55Be_TK31_lANypAdKzFDqTg-iCnsl5iPwB_gdBfgM0uwEEa2NxDP8FCkHJyXPl&u=http%3a%2f%2fcligs.vt.edu%2fcant-wait%2f%3futm_source%3dbing%26utm_medium%3dcpc%26utm_+term%3d%252Bsustainability%2520%252Bmasters%2520%252Bdegree%2520%252Bprogram%26utm_campaign%3dHigherEducation-JF

 

DOCTORAL DEGREES IN SUSTAINABILITY

Many thanks to Christopher Rios (Sustainability Council Intern) for assistance in creating this list.

 

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CAREERS IN SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:

General Links, Information on Specific Careers And New York City Area Opportunities

 

General Links:

Environmental Career Opportunities   www.ecojobs.com

Environmentally Related Jobs http://www.environmentaljobs.com

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Jobs: http://jobs.justmeans.com/

Pace University Green Jobs Site: http://www.pace.edu/career-services/environmental-green-jobs

Green and Sustainability Jobs http://jobs.greenbiz.com/

 

Information on Some Specific Careers

Environmental science green jobs: http://www.environmentalscience.org/careers/sustainability-and-green-jobs

Environmental Protection Agency Careers   www.epa.gov/careers/

Information on Sustainability Certification Careers: https://www.sustainabilityprofessionals.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=5734

Green jobs in community/urban planning

http://www.dummies.com/careers/career-planning/choosing-a-career/green-jobs-in-communityurban-planning/

Information On Global Reporting Initiative Which Generates Assessment And Certification Work https://www.globalreporting.org/resourcelibrary/GRI-Assurance.pdf

Green House Gas Auditing: http://www.sgs.com/en/sustainability/management-and-compliance/training/auditor-training/iso-14064-auditor-training-greenhouse-gas-accounting-and-verification

Environmental Lawyers: http://www.environmentalscience.org/career/environmental-lawyer

 

New York City Area Jobs That Can Help Making New York a Greener City.

Sustainability Management Jobs: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/sustainability-manager-jobs-new-york

Sustainability Engineering Jobs: https://www.indeed.com/q-Sustainability-Engineer-l-New-York,-NY-jobs.html

New York City Parks Jobs: https://www.nycgovparks.org/opportunities/jobs

Green local Jobs: http://greenlocaljobs.com/c2.php?city=New%20York&state=New%20York

Many thanks to Christopher Rios (Sustainability Council Intern) for assistance in creating this list.

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