Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii:
Big Island Farms would like to invite you to join our upcoming Hawaii internship programs, here on our organic permaculture farm.
We currently have 3 spaces for our Summer 2018 Internships! Big Island Farms is located on the tropical Hamakua coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, five miles from the breathtaking Waipio Valley and historic Honokaa Town. The quaint but thriving local community is interconnected with 10 of the world’s 13 available microclimates ranging from vibrant jungle to arid desert tundra. This ancient and sacred island lends Big Island Farms a culturally and biologically rich and diverse environment. Boasting the tallest mountain “Mauna Kea”, the world's most active volcano, “Kilauea” and the largest mountain “Mauna Loa” (in cubic feet), the Big Island of Hawaii is a treasure of geological extremes like nowhere else on Earth. During our internship program students gets to exprience and study most of the micro climates available on this island.
Come be an active participant in a progressive learning environment and expand your horizons through the Big Island Farms Internship Program! We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2018 and beyond. Internship spots are limited, hurry to APPLY NOW.
Check out our website to see full program details
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
KC Healthy Kids has openings for interns who want to help us make Kansas City a healthier place for everyone. We don't just offer real world experience, but also a chance to build your professional network through the incredible organizations we regularly partner with. Communications positions can be tailored to fit your skills, areas of interest and learning objectives.
Wakarusa Valley Museum Staff Internship
The museum is located at Clinton Lake! The position is part-time, 8 hours per week, May through October. Responsibilities include staffing the museum during open hours, greeting and assisting visitors, answering telephone, handle sales and memberships, light cleaning of museum and grounds. For more information, contact: email@example.com
Environmental Hygiene Intern
Full-time, day shift.
The Kansas Water Office is seeking an Environmental Science intern to contribute and update geodatabases for managing best management project data, resulting in better targeting of BMP projects.
You will work closely with the water resource planners with the following general projects:
Successful candidates will come to the role with a strong background in geography, environmental science, or geology:
Duration: Summer 2018. Dates are flexible to accommodate start and end of semesters.
Hours: Approximately 30 hours per week. Schedule is negotiable.
Compensation: Internship position is compensated. Internship may be eligible for college credits.
To Apply: Submit resume to Katie Goff at Katie.Goff@kwo.ks.gov
SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
Lakeside Nature Center, located in the heart of Swope Park in Kansas City Missouri, is offering 2018 summer internships. Our facility is dedicated to educating our community about the local native flora and fauna, how to protect and conserve it and maintains a high volume rehabilitation center.
Our internships are unpaid but provide an amazingly unique hands on experience. Interns help the staff and volunteers handle the increased summer intake of injured and orphaned wildlife into the rehabilitation center. You will be assisting in baby feedings, restraint, wound care and bandaging, medication administration and normal day to day husbandry. We receive approximately 3700 animals annually in the hospital, so it is and incredible opportunity to work with various species up close!
Internships are usually a 3 day commitment with at least one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday). We are flexible with your weekday and will work with your summer schedule.
If interested contact: Kimberly Hess, Director at (816) 513-8965 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interns have broad responsibilities: Editing, proofreading, contract preparation, fact-checking, social media, library maintenance, online posting, etc. You will get to do cool, creative work, but our interns also perform basic, clerical work.
We pay minimum wage ($7.25 per hour).
Interns typically work between 12 hours and 28 hours per week.
All internships are onsite in our Topeka, Kansas, office.
We accept interns for each semester (fall, spring and summer). You may apply anytime, but for priority consideration, please apply by the following deadlines:
Fall: June 1
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample to: Letters@MotherEarthNews.com
Mother Earth News
Participants will learn grassroots organizing skills from some of the top practitioners in the country while working on three to five different campaigns such as retiring dirty coal-fired power plants, protecting our drinking water, improving our food system and building the campus fossil fuel divestment movement.
We're the field for Environmental Organizing
Are you passionate about the environment? Are you ready to learn how to run campaigns to help solve the climate crisis or save our last wild places? We offer a year-long, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works:
Part One: Classroom Training
The Green Corps program starts by putting you in an intensive two-week classroom training. You hear not only from our own staff and alumni, but also from such environmental organizers and leaders as Bill McKibben of 350.org and Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska, a leader in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline.
Through instruction and practice, our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment and case studies on defining campaigns. You’ll also learn and practice a variety of valuable skills, both in the classroom and in a campaign, with immediate personal feedback from our trainers. You’ll learn volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking, fundraising and much more.
Part Two: Field Training on Real Campaigns
Green Corps organizers receive the bulk of their training through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as The Wilderness Society and Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Organizers will use the skills they learn in their classroom training to work on some of the most pressing issues of the day. Their responsibilities will include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers, planning and running visibility events, securing media coverage, and building strong coalitions.
Over the course of the year, Green Corps organizers lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, organizers experience a diversity of issues, tactics and organizations. Green Corps organizers travel to different cities for campaigns, allowing them to work in different communities and constituencies.
For example, last year a team of four organizers worked on behalf of The Wilderness Society in Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia to defend bedrock conservation laws from being repealed. These organizers recruited more than 550 individuals to events for the campaign and developed more than 40 committed volunteers to continue the work going forward. Another Green Corps team worked with Bold Alliance (an offshoot of Bold Nebraska) to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. The team mobilized hundreds of people to march in a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, near the path of the pipeline.
Part Three: Launch Your Career
After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire full-time staff. Our alumni now work with organizations such as Environment America, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Corporate Accountability International, Rainforest Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, 350.org, and NRDC, among others. Due to Green Corps’ rigorous training program and the great need for trained organizers in many social change organizations, Green Corps organizers are often able to find professional positions immediately after completing the program.
Location and Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
We take into consideration location preferences as well as people's skill sets to see where organizers will make the biggest impact and receive the best training experience.
Things To Know When You Apply
Green Corps is part of The Public Interest Network — a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.
Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
Cromwell Environmental is seeking an intern to work with their environmental services and solar energy divisions!
Hours: 10 hrs/week, flexible
To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Clint Idol, Director of Environmental Services at CIdol@CromwellEnv.com
Past Internship Opportunities
Zoo Horticulture Internship - Topeka, KS
If you are pursuing a college degree or are a recent graduate and love working with plants, the Topeka Zoo’s Horticulture Department is offering an exciting summer internship! The Topeka Zoo sits on an immaculate 49 acres of landscaping, including 15 pollinator gardens, a butterfly pavilion, and a tropical rainforest. Interns will aid the Horticulture Department in the upkeep of the general landscape and will work with hanging baskets, planters, annual and perennial beds, browse, compost, and more. This internship offers many fun perks, including the opportunity to work with the zoo’s three beehives! Throughout their time here, interns will be required to evaluate, design, and present a landscape project working with the zoo’s senior horticulturalist.
QUALIFICATIONS: No previous horticulture experience is required; however, candidates must have a passion for working with plants. Candidates must be enrolled in or graduated from a college or university, pursuing a horticulture, botany, or science-related degree. They must be self-motivated, reliable, prompt, able to work in all weather conditions, and have strong attention-to-detail skills. Additionally, it is important that candidates are able to work well both independently and in a team. A negative TB test must also be provided.
Application Deadline: March 18, 2018
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 05/21/18 — 08/06/18
APPLY: To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Rachael Rost at RRost@topeka.org. For questions regarding this internship, please call 785-368-9137.
Westar Energy is seeking an Environmental Services intern this year!
LOCATION: Topeka General Office, Topeka, KS
PAY RANGE: $17.00 - $20.00 per hour
Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, flexible hours
Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Environmental Services Intern supports the Corporate-level Environmental Services Department in the implementation of environmental stewardship, conservation, compliance, and education initiatives. Specifically, the selected candidate will support the Biology and Conservation Program in areas of project planning and implementation, land or wildlife management, sensitive species habitat assessment, recycling, business sustainability initiatives, volunteer coordination, and community engagement activities.
The selected candidate may also support the department in compliance related initiatives. Environmental programs may include wastewater treatment and permitting, coal combustion waste handling and disposal, distribution power delivery support, air permitting and compliance, industrial hygiene, and conservation. Miscellaneous duties for other programs may be assigned as required.
Education and Experience Requirements:
A student actively pursuing a Bachelor’s or Masters degree in engineering, environmental studies, life science or other related field. A sophomore, junior, senior or graduate level student with Microsoft or equivalent software skills is preferred.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:
Must be comfortable with computers and new technology and have working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Must be professional, dependable, self-motivated and have excellent organizational and problem solving skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with program managers, co-workers and other required contacts.
Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required:
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
The work environment will be both office and occasional fieldwork. Must have excellent work record including good attendance and good safety record.
A paid summer internship is available for a student to assist with field and office work at the KDHE Northeast District Office (NEDO) in Lawrence. The NEDO covers a 17 county region (see http://www.kdheks.gov/befs/dist_office.html ). The intern will conduct harmful algae bloom (HAB) sampling and complete environmental regulatory inspections of small wastewater systems.
Dates of employment are flexible, but could extend from mid-late May through August. The intern may work up to 32 hours/week, and must be available to work on Mondays and Tuesdays when all HAB sampling is performed. The intern may make one or two overnight trips to another KDHE district office for training. The position is temporary and is not benefits eligible. A vehicle is provided for field work.
The intern will be trained to perform a variety of duties following, including:
A senior or graduate student with some field sampling experience and a background in environmental science or environmental engineering. The intern will have strong oral/written communication and time management skills.
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Julie Coleman, NEDO Environmental Administrator, by March 1, 2018 at: email@example.com, or by mail to KDHE Northeast District Office, 800 W 24th Street, Lawrence, Ks 66046
Interested students with questions may also contact Julie Coleman or Helen Holm at 785-842-4600.
Summer 2018 Intern: Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (ACES)--sponsored by the University of Virginia Advanced Research Computing Services (ARCS) group, NASA, and UVA's Department of Environmental Sciences--is an exciting opportunity for students interested in computational modeling for atmospheric, ocean, climate, geophysical, and other Earth sciences.
Students enrolled in the ACES program acquire hands-on application computing experience as well as training in the essentials of software engineering and high-performance computing.
A total of 20 students will be selected to attend the summer school on Grounds at the University of Virginia. They will then be placed in 8-week paid internship programs at various NASA research centers across the country. Some previous programming experience is helpful but is not required. Students with advanced computer science skills who are interested in applications for Earth sciences are also encouraged to apply.
Those admitted to the summer school will be provided with housing, two meals per day during the work week, and a generous stipend for all other meals. Travel expenses are covered within reason. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. We accept graduate students and undergraduates who will be completing their third or fourth years of study.
Important Dates for ACES 2018:
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern with the Student Conservation Association and participate in refugee management activities from January 22nd to July 8th!
Details: The Biological Science (Invasive Species Control) Intern will be working in Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge. Duties will involve habitat management, visitor services and urban outreach. These duties may include developing visitor interpretation materials, trail maintenance, interacting with partner organizations in Kansas City, assisting with urban after-school conservation programs, conducting biological surveys on ﬂora and fauna, invasive species control, forest inventory monitoring, collecting and dispersing native seed, assisting with prescribed fire projects, and collecting and organizing field data using standardized data collection procedures, equipment and software. The Intern will also operate handtools, powertools, farm tractors with implements, lawn maintenance equipment, ATVs and UTVs, and 4-wheel drive pick-ups; work independently and/or as a team member with Refuge staff; other duties as assigned. Field work is heavily involved, and requires considerable standing, bending, kneeling, walking, reaching, climbing, and physical exertion. Lifting, and carrying, materials and containers in excess of 25 pounds during performance of assigned duties are expected.
Qualifications: Coursework in biology, communications, forestry, resource management, leadership, community engagement, plant ID, public speaking, ATVs.
Operational training will be provided as needed.
Summer Laboratory Intern
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
2018 Ted Smith Conservation Internship Program
Deadline is February 9th.
Climate & Energy Project Internships: Spring 2018
CEP LIVE Intern
Interested in gaining experience with filming livestreamed interviews? Are you passionate about Kansas environmental issues and civic engagement?
We are looking for an intern that is available from 1-4pm on Tuesdays, starting mid-January through the end of March 2018. This position will help with all aspects of CEP LIVE on Facebook: WEALTH Policy Priorities, Civic Engagement, & YOU! Interviews on Tuesday at 2. Tasks will include: setting up recording equipment, filming the interviews, and monitoring questions on Facebook. Other tasks include helping advertise CEP LIVE on Facebook and drafting summaries of interviews.
Must have reliable transportation. The interviews will be conducted at the Lawrence Public Library and occasionally at the Statehouse in Topeka.
Film, journalism, environmental studies, political science, and communications majors are encouraged to apply.
CEP Legislative Intern
Passionate about Kansas environmental issues, alternative energy, and Kansas legislation?
Gain experience by attending Energy Committee meetings at the Statehouse in Topeka, write summaries of discussions, share social media posts, and help with research on current legislation and energy dockets.
Political science, marketing, communications, environmental science majors and law students, are encouraged to apply.
To apply: please email your cover letter, resume, and availability to Jamie Hofling at Hofling@climateandenergy.org
Climate & Energy Project Internships: Spring 2018
Legislature: Attend Energy Committee meetings at the Kansas statehouse, write summaries of the discussions for advocacy groups, blogs, and social media posts. Research specific documents as needed, help further engage people in the renewable energy and energy efficiency discussion.
Communications: Assist with CEP's outreach efforts. Help with social media, blogs, website, flyers and other marketing materials. Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications.
Event Management: Work with CEP staff to plan and execute all logistical items for events, promotion, day of event logistics, and post event evaluation.
Health Equity: Review the WEALTH program webpage. This is a great opportunity for a student to engage with Kansas environmental leaders and perform focused work in public outreach, public health, and climate justice.
Clean Energy Business Council: Review the Clean Energy Business Council webpage. Assist in coordinating events, updating and creating website resources, and identifying creative ways to further CEBC’s mission.
Apply: Email your resume, cover letter, and indicate any particular project and/or assignments you would like to be a part of to Jamie Hofling at Hofling@climateandenergy.org