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Meridian Institute Fellowship Program
Organization: Meridian Institute
Location: Washington, DC, or Dillon, CO
Type of opportunity: Two-year, full-time fellowship
Contact: Robyn Paulekas, email@example.com
Duties: Meridian Fellows provide research, writing, and other types of support for projects focusing on a wide variety of challenging substantive issue areas. Meridian Fellows may:
- Assist in the preparation of reports, meeting summaries, meeting materials, press releases, and other communications;
- Develop background reports and research participants for new projects;
- Interview or otherwise engage participants in Meridian processes, including leaders of the private, non-profit, and government sectors;
- Help plan, attend, and/or provide logistical support for both domestic and international meetings;
- Actively engage in dynamic teams focused on helping design and facilitate collaborative public policy processes
- Attend policy briefings, hearings, seminars, and similar events as needed to track key topics and activities and provide summaries to various project teams;
- Provide administrative support for Meridian projects and the organization, including but not limited to maintaining websites and list serves, drafting emails, note taking, and participating on internal Meridian teams to assist with internal organizational development; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Fluency in the English language
- Ability to work in the United States
- Strong writing and research skills
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Knowledge and Experience – Basic understanding of policy, politics, and the relationship between the two; substantive experience in Meridian topic areas; interest or experience in collaborative decision-making, facilitation, or mediation; familiarity with the skills required for Meridian processes, including note-taking, drafting summaries, conducting interviews, and drafting documents; IT skills
- Critical Thinking Skills – Ability to think “on one’s feet”; innovative thinking; ability to view and understand an issue from multiple perspectives
- Effective Communication Skills – Strong reading and writing skills; research experience; ability to share complex ideas with others; foreign language skills
- Professionalism – Ability to shoulder a high degree of responsibility; respectful; courteous; understanding of the “customer service” aspect of the position
- Teamwork and Multi-Tasking – Ability to work on teams; ability to handle multiple tasks at once; ability to manage time effectively; ability to manage multiple Project Directors and receive and balance direction from multiple places
- Passion – Exhibits a passion for the issues and work that Meridian is involved in; ability and willingness to learn; self-motivated
Start date: June or July 2013
Salary/pay: First year fellows will be offered a minimum salary of $30,000 per year in a non-exempt position. Second year fellows may be offered a salary increase based upon performance. An excellent benefits package is included.
Link to more information and how to apply: Download the flyer.
Application deadline: February 7, 2014
Rocky Mountain/Great Plains Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Conservation Biology
Organization: Denver Zoo
Location: Denver, CO
Type of opportunity: Post doc position
Duties: This 1-3 year post-doc position advances the mission of Denver Zoo by supporting our Rocky Mountains/Great Plains (RMGP) Focal Area Program. The successful candidate will work under the Vice President for Conservation, and work closely with the rest of the Department of Conservation Biology, especially staff working within the RMGP Program.
This position is based at Denver Zoo in Denver, Colorado. We envision that the successful candidate will spend a minimum of 3 cumulative months of the year in traveling within the RMGP Focal Area and the other 9 months in Denver, CO. The exact nature of the conservation work will be determined by the candidate in consultation with the Vice President for Conservation, RMGP Program Director, other Denver Zoo staff, and collaborators, but will focus on pertinent conservation issues facing the RMGP region.
· Ph.D. or the equivalent in Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, Conservation Policy, Conservation Education, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, or similar field.
· Experience working on a wide variety of conservation projects in conservation, ecology, and the social sciences, including designing and conducting research with little direct supervision.
· Willingness and ability to effectively write and speak to scientific and lay audiences about the importance and findings of the research.
· Proven fund raising ability, or at least a willingness to learn. Innovative approaches to fund raising a plus.
· Ability to work in a wide variety of settings and represent Denver Zoo in a culturally sensitive manner
· Ability to work cooperatively with a wide and diverse range of collaborators, including other researchers, government agencies, conservation organizations, private wildlife conservancies, land trust, and private ranches.
· Willingness to travel and spend a significant portion of time traveling throughout the RMGP region.
· Experience working in the rural Rocky Mountains or Great Plains preferred.
· Spanish language skills a plus.
Link to more information: http://denverzoo.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-518389.html
Application deadline: December 1, 2013
Wyoming EPSCoR & INBRE Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Organization: University of Wyoming
Type of opportunity: Research funding
Contact: Lisa Abeyta, EPSCoR Project Coordinator, 307-766-6059, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Seville, Ph.D., Wyoming INBRE Program Coordinator, 307-268-2543, 307-277-3106, email@example.com
Duties: Are you an undergraduate in a math, science or engineering field? Interested in doing research? Receive funding to conduct research as an EPSCoR/INBRE Fellow!
Desired qualifications: The Wyoming INBRE Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides support for outstanding undergraduate students in the Biological and Physical Sciences, or Mathematics to work on biomedical related research projects.
The Wyoming EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides support for outstanding undergraduate students in Biological Sciences, Geosciences, Hydrology, Computational Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
Award amount: Up to $750
How to apply: A proposal writing workshop will be held Tuesday, November 19th from 12-1 p.m. in Union 203. Pizza will be provided!
Application deadline: December 6, 2013, 5 p.m. MST
Rocky Mountain Research Fellowship
Organization: Rocky Mountain Nature Association
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Contact: Rachel Balduzzi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of opportunity: Fellowship
Overview: This fellowship opportunity invites a broad range of research proposals to be reviewed and conducted in Rocky Mountain National Park, including wildlife management, vegetation and riparian studies, fire ecology, cultural sciences, archeology and historic structures preservation, as well as other topics in botany, zoology, geology, history, ecology and ornithology. The graduate student awarded the Research Fellowship will work with Rocky Mountain National Park staff for a period of three to four months. Applicants must submit a preliminary research proposal and the chosen fellow will be expected to convey research finding to the general public as well as to professional audiences.
1) Participant must be currently enrolled in, or in the process of graduating from, a graduate level program at an accredited college or university.
2) Participant must show proven excellence in scholarship and research, or training in the fields of natural and/or cultural resources.
3) Goals should include an interest in a career with national or state parks in interpretation, natural or cultural resources, resource management, or environmental education.
4) Participant should exhibit the ability to communicate effectively to both general and public audiences.
5) Participant should exhibit a willingness to contribute to the purposes of the Rocky Mountain Fellowship Program and assist the National Park Service by sharing knowledge, skill and enthusiasm.
Salary/pay: Housing plus a $8,000 honorarium and a $3,000 support budget for incidentals
How to apply: Email a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and research proposal to Rachel Balduzzi at email@example.com
Application deadline: February 1, 2014
Climate Leadership Fellowship
Organization: New Organizing Institute (NOI)
Location: Various locations
Contact: Katie Parrish, firstname.lastname@example.org
Type of opportunity: Three-month, full-time, paid fellowship
Overview: NOI's Climate Leadership Fellowship is designed to give new and emerging climate leaders the opportunity to support the organizing work of a local or national organization working on climate change issues.
The Climate Leadership Fellows will:
- Have an opportunity to acquire and refine the proven skills of engagement organizing while working with a national, state or local organization tackling climate change issues.
- Receive experiential knowledge of how to organize in the climate movement by contributing to the mission an organization on a meaningful, pre-determined campaign. These campaigns could include grassroots community organizing, issue, or electoral organizing.
- Fellows will be equipped with core organizing skills they can apply in their next job or take back to their community to effect change on climate issues.
- Become part of a cohort of emerging network of new climate leaders, the NOI Climate Leadership Fellows. We hope that Fellows will use this experience to more deeply engage in the climate movement after their term whether as a full-time staffer or a volunteer leader.
Desired qualifications: We are looking for fellows with an interest in learning grassroots organizing skills and supporting the climate movement. No prior experience in climate change or organizing is required, but community outreach or campaigning experience is a plus.
- Living allowance stipend of $3000 per month plus healthcare
- $50 cell phone reimbursement
- Professional and personal development training from New Organizing Institute
Start/end dates: January 6-March 28, 2014
How to apply and more information: http://act.neworganizing.com/survey/Climate-20140106-Fellow-App
Application deadline: November 15, 2013