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Internships and seasonal employment

Browse the National Council for Science and the Environment's environmental internships clearinghouse.


2015 Applied Sciences Program Internship

Organization: Seney Wildlife Refuge
Location: Seney, Michigan
Type of opportunity: Full time internship
Contact: Dr. Greg Corace (Greg_Corace@fws.gov)
Duties: Assisting with a combination of biological and ecological assessments and inventories (e.g., forest stand assessments and inventories, bird surveys and censuses, frog and toad surveys, colonial waterbird surveys); assisting with habitat management (e.g., forest management, invasive species management); and assisting with on-going research (see http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Seney/what_we_do/research.html). Work is weather-dependent, with some projects done rain or shine. Interns must therefore be flexible and willing to adapt to changes for these and other unforeseen circumstances. Interns will be provided certification in ATV/UTV use and certification as State of Michigan pesticide applicators (both at no expense).
Desired qualifications: Applicants should be currently or recently enrolled as an undergraduate, have a GPA >3.0, be inquisitive and able to solve problems, enjoy working outside and in remote settings, be experienced with orienteering, be physically fit, be able to handle buggy conditions, be able to work independently or as a part of a team with a crew leader, have solid communication skills, and have a valid driver’s license. Interns are provided $200/week stipends for a 40 to 50-hour work week that may include some weekends. It is also expected that interns complete readings and projects after work hours, if necessary. Seney NWR will provide dorm-style housing, laundry facilities, and a work vehicle at no charge. Interns must have their own transportation for personal use; many outdoor recreations opportunities exist in the UP. Those applicants who are interviewed will be given the names and contact information of past interns for reference purposes.
Start and end dates: 12 weeks beginning in late May. Dates are flexible.
Salary/pay: $200/week stipends
Link to more information: View the flyer.
How to apply: Send the following to Greg_Corace@fws.gov:
1. a 1-page cover letter describing personal background and interests and a discussion on how these relate to Seney’s mission (see URLs, above, also the posted Habitat Management Plan for more information);
2. a detailed resume describing education, work experiences, and skills;
3. unofficial copies of all college transcripts;
4. two (2) Letters of Recommendation (LOR) that must include the name, affiliation, telephone number, and email address of each author. One (1) Letter must come from a past employer not associated with a university and demonstrate the candidate’s ability to accomplish independent work. Practical skills (i.e., ability to work with one’s hands) are highly valued.
Application deadline: 9:00 A.M. ET on Monday, 9 February 2015

The Wyoming Wildlife Society Fellowship

Organization: The Wildlife Society-Wyoming Chapter
Type of opportunity: Full time/10-12 weeks
Contact: M. Daly Edmunds (dedmunds@audubon.org)
Duties: Shadowing a variety of wildlife professionals for a diverse group of agencies, non-government organizations and private consultants.
-Assist with the collection of wildlife population and habitat data for threatened, endangered and common bird, mammal or plant species. Examples may include (but not limited to): radio telemetry, habitat data collection, surveys for a variety of fish, game, and non-game species.
-Attend a variety of professional meetings, such as conservation planning, interagency, regional, county commissioner, wildlife commission, survey planning and energy planning.
-Gain exposure to public and outdoor education
-Travel throughout Wyoming
-Report to the WY TWS Board
-Present experiences at the Wyoming Chapter of TWS Annual Meeting and before the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission.
-Perform other duties as needed.
Desired qualifications: Working towards completion of or has completed an Undergraduate Degree in wildlife management or a related field (i.e., zoology, biology, etc.) at a Wyoming academic institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be a current student or recent graduate (< 1 yr) when they apply.
-Applicant must have a track record of experience displaying initiative, maturity, and responsibility.
-Applicants must be able to coordinate several tasks simultaneously, work well with a variety of people, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be reliable, hard working, self-motivated and dedicated to the conservation of natural resources. Applicants must also be willing to travel, have a valid driver’s license, and have access to a reliable personal vehicle.
-Preference will be given to applicants who are a member of the local (student, state, section) chapter or national professional organization, The Wildlife Society.
Start and end dates: May-August 2015
Salary/pay: $2500/month
Link to more information: Click here
How to apply: Send a résumé (no more than 2 pages), contact information for three references, a college transcript (unofficial), two letters of recommendation, and an application essay. Essay should be single spaced, 12-pt Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins, and limited to 600 words or fewer. The essay should cover the applicant’s career goals and how this internship will help him or her accomplish those goals. Finalists will be interviewed in person. Applications are due by no later than 5:00 pm Feb. 24. Send completed application materials to: Ms. Daly Edmunds
dedmunds@audubon.org
In subject line: WY TWS Fellowship
Application deadline: February 24,2015

Kali Yala Entrepreneurial Internships

Organization: Kali Yala Internships
Location: Central Panama
Type of opportunity: Internship
Contact: Megan Pelham, internships@kaluyala.com
Link to more information: View the flyer.
How to apply: Click here.

2015 ITEP Student Summer Internship

Organization: Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
Location: Descriptions of the host sites will be announced after January 20th, 2015.
Type of opportunity: 8-week summer internship
Contact: Mansel Nelson at Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu or 928-523-1275
Duties: Work with tribal organizations to address tribal environmental issues, either technical/education or policy related.
Desired qualifications:
-US Citizen
-Full-time undergraduate or graduate college student during Spring 2015 (12 hours undergrad, 9 hours grad) at any tribal college, college or university
-Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
-Majoring in an environmental or related field like science, engineering, planning, policy, -law, management, political science, anthropology, or health
-Interested in pursuing an environmental career after graduating
-Proficient verbal and written communication skills
-Strong interest in working with Native American tribes or topics
Salary/pay: Stipend, limited housing and travel allowances.
Link to more information:  View the flyer
How to apply: Click here.
Application deadline: February 27, 2015

Co-leader for ISV Volunteer Project

Organization: International Student Volunteers (ISV)
Location: Programs in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and South Africa
Type of opportunity: 4-Week Volunteer Program
Contact: Chad Allen, programs@isvolunteers.org
Duties: Co-lead a group of 8-12 students alongside a trained ISV Project Leader for the volunteer projects.  ISV projects focus on experiential education and making a positive impact to underserved communities, degraded habitats and endangered species by working closely with local organizations and community leaders within the host countries.
Desired qualifications: Graduate Student
Salary/pay: Round-trip international flights and domestic travel within the host country provided. Accommodations and three meals per day provided on the Volunteer Project.
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Contact Chad Allen, programs@isvolunteers.org

Residential Supervision Intern

Organization: Teton Science Schools
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Type of opportunity: Summer Internship
Contact: josh.kleyman@tetonscience.org
Duties:
-Overnight oversight of middle and high school students in lodges.
-Setting lodge routines and maintaining consistency in expectations.
-Communication with staff and faculty related to student behavior.
-Professional Conduct as a student chaperone and mentor.
-Maintain behavior and cultural expectations of students.
Desired qualifications:
-Interest and experience working with and overseeing middle and high school students
-Commitment to living and learning in the Rocky Mountain West
-Minimum: 21 years old
-Pass a drug test and background check
-Trainings: First Aid, CPR, AED
Start and end dates: Monday May 18, 2015- August 7, 2015
Salary/pay: Room, Board and small stipend (estimated Bi-weekly Stipend: $250)
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of reference to tetonscience.employment@tetonscience.org
Application deadline: Open until filled


Education Intern

Organization: Teton Science Schools
Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Type of opportunity: Summer Internship
Contact: josh.kleyman@tetonscience.org
Duties:
-Program Support: supporting middle, high school, college and adult programs as
required and requested by program staff.
-Institutional Projects: projects that support the implementation and innovation of
Field Education
-Kitchen Support: supporting basic kitchen prep and hosting meals.
-Transport:transport of students in 15 passenger vehicles or smaller
Desired qualifications:
-Interest and experience working with and overseeing middle and high school students
-Commitment to living and learning in the Rocky Mountain West
-Minimum: 21 years old
-Pass a drug test and background check
-Trainings: First Aid, CPR, AED
Start and end dates: Monday May 18, 2015- August 7, 2015
Salary/pay: Room, Board and small stipend (estimated Bi-weekly Stipend: $250)
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of reference to tetonscience.employment@tetonscience.org
Application deadline: Open until filled

Social Media Voluntary Apprenticeship

Organization: Bright Agrotech
Location: Laramie, WY
Type of opportunity: 1-4 hours/week internship
Contact: chris@brightagrotech.com.
Duties: The Social Media Intern will:
-Begin by implementing daily pinning for the Bright Agrotech Pinterest and Soil-
Less Science Pinterest accounts. The intern will develop content and strategy for these accounts.
-Track metrics weekly to determine the effectiveness of the social media strategy.
-Research strategies and best practices for Pinterest and other social media accounts as assigned.
-As time permits, the intern will assist with posting, strategizing, and tracking other social media accounts, particularly LinkedIn.
Desired qualifications:
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Proficient with social media, including Pinterest and LinkedIn
-Self-motivated and managing; must take initiative
Start and end dates: The intern may start as soon as possible.
Salary/pay: Unpaid
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Please email a letter of intent, resume, and references to chris@brightagrotech.com.
Application deadline: Open untill filled.


Education Team Voluntary Apprenticeship

Organization: Bright Agrotech
Location: Laramie, WY
Type of opportunity: 5-10 hours/week internship
Contact: perry@brightagrotech.com
Duties:
-Become familiar with Bright Agrotech’s product offerings and their applicability
in education settings.
-Conduct research calls with educators to determine product and curriculum
needs among educators. (The intern will be trained on the research call process.)
-Develop supplementary curriculum resources, including lesson plans, to
complement Bright Agrotech’s educational product offerings. Resources will be
targeted towards upper elementary (3rd - 6th grade) STEM/science curriculum.
-Research the funding system used by teachers to purchase Bright Agrotech’s educational products.
-Assist in managing the Soil-Less Science Community, a growing online forum of educators
interested in hydroponic and aquaponic technology.
Desired qualifications:
-Excellent written and oral (phone) communication skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office
-Self-motivated and managing; must take initiative
-Must be pursuing a degree related to education
-Experience with lesson planning or related educational resource development
Salary/pay: Unpaid
Link to more information: Click here.
How to apply: Please email a letter of intent, resume, and references to perry@brightagrotech.com.
Application deadline: Open untill filled.

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Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Brad Rowse Policy Internship

Organization: National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses

Location: Washington, D.C.

Contact: Kelli Wagner, kelli@sportsmenslink.org

Type of Opportunity: Internship

Duties: racking state and federal legislation that impacts hunting, fishing, and wildlife conservation. Writing and assisting with the preparation of the NASC email newsletter and providing timely information to state legislative caucuses. Additionally, Interns will assist with the various CSF events. Additional responsibilities will depend upon the ability and interest of each intern and the needs of CSF.
Desired Qualifications: (1) Preference to undergraduate or graduate students with a major and/or an interest in conservation/natural resource management and/or policy. (2) Excellent research, writing, and oral communications skills. (3) Available to work on a committed weekly schedule, preferably full-time (40 hours/week for a minimum of three months). (4) Ability to organize time, set priorities, and work under pressure while paying attention to detail. (5) Strong computer skills. (6) Good disposition, hard working, creative, with an interest in taking on a variety of tasks. (7) Commitment to the goals and methods of the Congressional Sportsmen¹s Foundation.  An interest in hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation is required.

Start/End Dates: Rolling deadlines for summer, fall, and spring positions

Salary/pay: Stipend, not to exceed $1000/month

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, complete resume, a college transcript, three references, and a writing sample. Finalists will be interviewed in person or by telephone. Send completed applications to:
Brad Rowse Internship Program
c/o Kelli Wagner
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
110 North Carolina Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Link to More Information: http://www.sportsmenslink.org/about/employment/brad-rowse-policy-fellow/ 

Application Deadline: Rolling deadline for summer, fall, and spring positions

MT INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

Organization: Montana INBRE
Location: Bozeman, MT
Type of opportunity: Research Internship
Contact: Laurie Howell (lhowell@montana.edu)
Duties: Funded research in the following areas:
- Cell Biology & Neuroscience
- Nursing
- Biochemistry
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Computational Biology
- Chemical and Biological Engineering
Desired qualifications: Sophomore, junior or senior enrolled at an institution in one of the Western Region INBRE states (Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming) in Fall 2015.
Start and end dates: June 1-August 7, 2014
Salary/pay: $4,600
Link to more information: Application
How to apply: Send complete application to:
Laurie Howell
MT INBRE Program
AJM Johnson 213
PO Box 173500
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3500
lhowell@montana.edu
Application deadline: February 27, 2015

Restoration Projects Coordinator/Trails Project Coordinator

Organization: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Location:
Boulder or Fort Collins, CO
Type of opportunity: 2 full time seasonal, 1 part-time seasonal
Contact: amyg@wlrv.org
Duties: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers seeks a combination of Restoration Projects Coordinators and Trail Project Coordinators to fill three positions. WRV¹s Boulder office seeks one full-time seasonal and one part-time seasonal position; and WRV¹s Fort Collins office seeks one full-time seasonal position. The Projects Coordinators will develop and manage volunteer restoration and other stewardship projects, lead teams of skilled volunteers to plan projects, provide logistical support, manage outreach and volunteer recruitment events, and coordinate the expectations of land management agencies while achieving other project goals. This work includes coordination of people and resources,
scheduling, project-related budget management, field work, working collaboratively and in isolation, and a commitment to the WRV mission.
The Projects Coordinators will also assist WRV with other non-projects and activities as needed. Given a relevant background, the coordinator may have the flexibility to reallocate a percentage of their time to other aspects of WRV¹s work including marketing and accounting.
Desired qualifications: We will consider candidates with qualifications that closely match the following. Strong candidates who lack a specific qualification will also be considered.
- Natural resource background (botany, ecology, soils, Nat. Res. management, or related field)
- Experience with ecological restoration projects, including river restoration, post-fire restoration, fuels reduction, erosion control, or road obliteration
- Experience planning and leading large events
- A proven track record of leading a team to complete projects that affect large groups of people
- Experience working with land management agencies
- Experience with volunteer recruitment and outreach
- Excellent leadership and motivational skills; excellent public speaking and writing skills
- Project management skills and ability to effectively multitask
- Two or more years of relevant experience
- Bachelor¹s or Master's Degree in a relevant discipline with preference for the natural resource field
- Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook), databases, and comfortable with technology
- Willingness to work evenings/weekends as needed
- Experience with nonprofits and grant writing a plus
- Experience camping, especially coordinating group camping
- On the ground experience designing trails and flagging alignments. Experience working with or supervising crews to construct and maintain trails. (only necessary for Trail Project Coordinator Position)
Start and end dates: March-November
Salary/pay: $13-$16/hr DOE
Link to more information: www.wlrv.org http://www.wlrv.org/wrv_forms/WRV_Restoration_Project_Coordinator_App_2015
How to apply: Please email completed application questionnaire along with your cover letter and resume to amyg@wlrv.org including the title position you are seeking in the subject line.  Applications will not be considered until all three of the above are received.  Applications will be reviewed immediately, until the position is filled.
Application deadline: Open until filled

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