Summer Jobs for the Environment!

Environment Connecticut is hiring students to work on our campaigns this summer in Hartford. They are looking for folks that are hardworking, good communicators and committed to making positive change. This summer our top campaign is saving the bees! This has been a problem for almost a decade, but now bee keepers are reporting losing on average a third of bee populations each year. This is a huge environmental and economic issue, because bees pollinate everything from strawberries to coffee, and even the food that dairy animals eat which give us ice cream and cheese.

One cause of this issue is that bees have increasingly exposed to a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which are powerful neurotoxins. However, chemical companies like Syngenta are working to convince the EPA to raise the allowable limit of one of their bee-killing pesticides by more than 400 times. That’s why Environment Connecticut is working to push Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency to speed up the testing on neonics, and to eventually ban the use of these toxins. But to do that, they need to demonstrate public support. To win this campaign, they are hiring folks to get out into communities, and build support for this issue based out of our Hartford office.Over  the course of the summer you can expect to make between $4,000-$6,000 and make $10-$15/HR. It’s a great way to learn new skills while also making a big impact on a critical environmental campaign. Learn more about positions here!

Disclaimer

(Please note: Job postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.)



Posted July 11, 2016