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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

Soil Conservation Internship

Organization: Natural Resources Conservation Service (Department Of Agriculture)
Location: Douglas, Gillette, and Powell, Wyoming, and other locations.
Type of opportunity: Full Tie Paid Internship
Contact: Sydney Burek, (Sydney.Burek@wy.usda.gov)
Duties:
-Assists with or perform a wide variety of soil conservation duties such as maintaining accurate field notes, preliminary drafting and sketch work, recording of layout work such as contour lines and field boundaries, determine acreages, assembling maps and aerial photographs, and other related work.
-Learns to performs surveys and set construction stakes for a variety of soil and water practices.
-Assists in program and conservation planning for a variety of soil and water practices.
-Assists in gathering and assembling preliminary data for use in developing and applying basic conservation plans.
-Receives intensive and specialized training in all phases of soil and water conservation and related natural resource conservation programs.
Desired qualifications:
-GS-2: Completion of high school or GED diploma.
-GS-3: Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study.  An academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.
-All academic degrees or course work must be completed in an educational institution that has obtained accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.edu.gov/.  
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Salary/pay: $11.06 to $12.07 / Per Hour
Link to more information: Click here.
Application deadline: Thursday, December 18, 2014

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.

Summer Interdisciplinary Research in Ethiopia

Organization: Colby College and the National Science Foundation
Location: Waterville, Maine and South Gondar, Ethiopia
Type of opportunity: 8-week summer REU  
Duties: Conduct interdisciplinary research on the cultural, economic and ecological roles of church forests in Ethiopia.
Desired qualifications: Undergraduate student.
Link to more information:  Click here.
How to apply: Click here.
Application deadline:  January 30, 2015.

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

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