Internship Postings

Student Internship Position (Student Trainee in Hydrology) available with the USGS Kansas Water Science Center in Lawrence, Hays, and Wichita in Kansas!

Hours: 16-32 hours/week.

Salary: $11.48-20.56/hr

Visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479842900 for more information on duties, responsibilities, requirements, etc. and to apply! Apply by October 9th, 2017.


Summer internship available at Free State Prairie, a prairie restoration at Free State High School, Lawrence KS.
(https://kars.ku.edu/geodata/maps/free-state-prairie/)


We have converted an old football practice field to a prairie restoration experiment.  This summer we are looking for one or two students to help with the site.  Work will likely include prairie maintenance, weeding, data collection, and supervision/collaboration with high school students. We need a student(s) who is very self-motivated/independent and who is very comfortable being outside (summer heat, insects) and doing physical work. This is part-time work, but does require someone with some flexibility in their schedule since some tasks need to be done at particular times of the summer.  If students are interested, independent research or outreach projects could be developed.  Note: This internship does not come with salary, but independent study credits could be arranged. 

Contact Helen Alexander (Dept of Ecology and Evol. BIo), halexander@ku.edu if interested. 

Position Title Environmental Science Intern
Organization    The Kansas Water Office
About The Kansas Water Office is seeking an Environmental Science intern for the Summer of 2017 to contribute and update geodatabases for managing best management project data, resulting in better targeting of BMP projects.
Description You will work closely with the water resource planners with the following general projects:
  • Conduct assessment using ArcGIS software to identify high priority management areas 
  • Compile, evaluate, analyze and validate data in the best management practices database to ensure accuracy and completeness 
  • Edit geodatabases and shapefiles, create and edit annotation and labeling, setup of applicable attribute information, and manipulation of layered information
  • Other projects as assigned
Qualifications    Successful candidates will come to the role with a strong background in geography, environmental science, or geology:
  • Strong computer proficiency, especially with ArcGIS (10) and Microsoft Office Suite applications 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
Apply Duration: Summer 2017. 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 eligible for college credits via enrollment in EVRN 490. 
To Apply: Submit resume to Katie Goff at Katie.Goff@kwo.ks.gov
Position Title Environmental Associate Intern
Organization

KDHE: Watershed Planning, Monitoring, and Assessment Section (Topeka, KS)

About This intern’s primary responsibility will be in support of a surface water monitoring program under the Clean Water Act.  The intern will (a) Map sites in ArcGIS and review aerial photos for site access logistics (b) Perform online parcel research to identify landowners (c) Enter and manage data (MSAccess and MSExcel) (d) Generate mass mailing letters and packets (MSWord and MSExcel) (e) Make follow-up phone calls to landowners, receive calls, and answer questions.
 
After primary project responsibilities are met, the intern may be asked perform secondary duties to support routine agency work in the field, laboratory, and office, such as: assisting with field reconnaissance, water chemistry sampling, streamflow discharge measurements, and compliance monitoring visits, as well as ArcGIS mapping, organizing taxonomic reference collections, database cleanup, data entry, and filing. Overnight travel for field work (in a State vehicle, and with travel costs covered) may be possible but will not be required.
Eligibility Intern must have completed at least sophomore level education in a science related field. The intern cannot be employed simultaneously by KDHE and by any other State entity or university. If the intern is a student employed by his/her university during the school year, this must be taken into account when planning start and end dates.
Description

Pay Rate: $12/hr

The position is budgeted for up to 500 hours, which amounts to 12.5 weeks of full time work. The intern may work no more than 40 hours per week, though there is some flexibility to work fewer or varied hours, if the project timeline allows. If the primary project is completed before 500 hours, the intern may request early release from contract, if desired.

Course credit for Summer internship can be received through enrollment in EVRN 490.

Requirements     This position requires coursework or other experience with ArcGIS mapping and MSOffice suite (MSAccess, MSExcel, MSWord) software. The successful applicant will be conscientious and will demonstrate good scientific judgment and common sense, communication skills and courtesy, organizational skills and attention to detail. He or she will be able to work autonomously for the most part but know when to ask for guidance.  This employee should have a science background and sufficiently versatile skills to support the multifaceted aspects of the project, along with an interest in environmental monitoring and water resources.  Familiarity with Kansas geography and land use is a plus. Discretion is required; intern may be required to sign a confidentiality agreement regarding sensitive data. Ability to participate in fieldwork is preferable but NOT required for the primary project. Fieldwork requires a valid drivers’ license, willingness to be certified in First Aid/CPR and take a Defensive Driving course, and willingness to work outdoors.
Deadline Apply by 4PM Friday, April 7th. Interviews will be scheduled for April 12-18; offer will be made by April 21. Start date flexible between May 1st and June 5th.
Apply Application packet should include: letter of interest, concise resume, and most recent (unofficial/official) college transcript if applicable, as well as contact information for three academic or work references. Send to: recruiter@ks.gov, citing “PAR #498, BOWWPMAS Environmental Associate Intern” in the subject line. Electronic submissions with PDFs are preferred, though they may also be mailed to KDHE HR, 1000 SW Jackson St., Topeka, KS 66612. If you are a student and wish to use this internship to obtain course credit through your university, please include university department information and a faculty contact name in your cover letter. Questions about the position may be directed to Lisa Roth, KDHE HR, 785-296-4486.

Native Medicinal Plant Research Program – Zadigan (Summer/Fall 2017)

Deadline:  Sunday, April 2

Overview:  The lab of Dr. Kelly Kindscher is seeking three Zadigan interns:  one field botany intern for summer 2017, one garden intern for summer 2017, and one garden intern for the fall semester of 2017. Field botany duties include assisting with field research such as setting up plots, recording data in the field, and data entry in the office. Garden duties primarily entail maintaining the Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden north of Lawrence.

Each Zadigan internship will result in a $1200 tuition reduction for the following semester. Students can also enroll for 3 internship credit hours if desired.

To apply please see full internship descriptions and details here: http://nativeplants.ku.edu/public-gardens-2/medicinal-plant-garden/internships

Position Title ​Paddle Intern
Organization
About

Friends of the Kaw is looking for a summer intern to assist with the field season. Position will be 20-40 hours/week at $10-12/hr. Summer internship credit may also be available through KU’s Dept. of Environmental Studies (contact: Dr. Amy Burgin at burginam@ku.edu).

Job responsibilities: 1) assist with and coordinate paddle trips on the Kansas River, 2) update website, 3) attend events to represent our program, and 4) inventory data.

Requirements     

 

1) Be able to swim and be comfortable paddling

2) Flexible schedule and willingness to work on weekends

3) Clear communication and ability to self-direct

4) Comfort with basic computer skills such as MS Office suite

5) Must be able to lift 50 lbs to assist with boat loading and unloading

6) Must provide own transportation and be covered by health insurance

Qualifications

1) Lifeguard certification

2) Experience with website development

Apply To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Dawn Buehler (riverkeeper@kansasriver.org) with the subject line: Paddle Intern Application. Review of applications will begin 27 March 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Position Title ​GIS Internship (Summer)
Organization

About

WaterOne is searching for a talented, motivated, and eager-to-learn GIS Intern for our Information Technology Department.  This excellent, paid-internship will provide a great opportunity for you to gain real world experience by assisting our IT Department on a multitude of projects that are critical to the organization!

​Learn more about responsibilities here.

Qualifications & Requirements
  • Minimum educational requirement of completing at least two years towards degree. GIS major preferred.
  • One to two years experience using ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcSDE, ArcView, and ArcGIS Server software.
  • Must have knowledge of the theory and use of Windows operating systems, SQL Server database management, mass storage file techniques, telecommunications, scanners, plotters, global positioning systems (GPS), and field computer equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have good analytical, cartographic mapping, spatial analysis, and problem solving skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including drug screen and background verification (may not apply to current employees).

Physical Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to move or transport items weighing up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Must be able to occasionally position self to be able to install, maintain, or service computer hardware and software and other related equipment.
  • Must be able to move from one location to another frequently.
  • Must be able to constantly work/walk in outdoor weather conditions.
  • Must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a calculator, printer, and copy machine.
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle.
Apply Apply at the Career’s page by going to WaterOne.org and clicking on the Careers link or click this link.

City of Lawrence

Assists Utilities Dept staff w/tasks related to water/wastewater process operations.  Current student enrolled in environmental or chemical engineering, environmental science or related field. Must be 18 and up. 40 hr per week. Flexible hrs.. $13.00 per hr. Apply by 03/16/2017.

More information here

To Apply Go To: www.LawrenceKS.org/Jobs EOE M/F/D

Paid Summer internship with Mother Earth News and Heirloom Gardener!

 



Apply today at GreenCorps.org!

We’re the Field School 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
You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.

Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment as well as teaching our organizers a variety of valuable skills such as volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more.


Part Two: Field Training on Real Campaigns
As a Green Corps organizer, you’ll receive the bulk of your training through hands-on experience working on behalf of organizations such as the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society and Food & Water Watch. Job responsibilities include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; organizing visibility events; securing media coverage; and building strong coalitions.

You’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working with a variety of individuals.

For example, a team of organizers recently helped run a campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s, the cereal company, to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

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, Greenpeace, Corporate Accountability International, Rainforest Action Network, National Wildlife Federation, 350.org and NRDC, among others.   

Location And Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000. Green Corps offers a competitive bene ts package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Green Corps organizers go where the fight is and wherever they can make the biggest impact. They could work on campaigns almost anywhere in the country and while location preferences are considered for placements, we require all organizers to be geographically flexible.

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.

Position Title
Student Sustainability Outreach Intern - Student Hourly
Organization    The Center for Sustainability is seeking an intern to assist with outreach by communicating with and engaging students. You can learn more about the organization here.
​About Student Leadership
  • Represent the Center for Sustainability to various student organizations and campus departments in order to share information about initiatives and partner on activities that meet shared goals.
  • Assist with coordination and record keeping for advisory committee meetings.


Education & Outreach

  • Provide support for the Center for Sustainability Outreach Coordinator on tasks associated with the website, social media, and other outreach efforts.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of departmental events, such as the Sustainability Leadership Awards and Replant Mount Oread.
  • Assist with key engagement programs such as the Green Office program.
  • Work with Prairie Acre Coordinator on outreach about volunteer events and educational opportunities.


Research/Information Gathering

  • Assist Outreach Coordinator and Energy Conservation Specialist with gathering data from other departments in order to complete national sustainability ratings and inform internal progress.
Qualifications   
  1. Must meet minimum enrollment of at least 6 credit hours for the 2017 spring semester.
  2. Interest in learning about and supporting a wide variety of sustainability initiatives as evidenced on application. 
  3. Demonstrated understanding of key sustainability concepts.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Strong organizational skills.
  6. Self-motivation to work independently.
  7. Outgoing attitude and willingness to engage with new people and groups
Deadline February 20th, 2017
Apply Find more details and apply here with your resume and cover letter. Contact Kim Criner at kcriner@ku.edu if you have any questions.  
Position Title

Montana Farm Intern

Farms and Ranches Hiring Now in Montana

Start a career, learn new skills and have an adventure

Organization       Farm Link Montana is seeking KU Environmental Studies students interested in agriculture to gain valuable and real-word experience through farming and ranching. 
About

From the website: "The typical internship arrangement involves an exchange of labor for room, board, a stipend, and intensive training and experience in farming.

Farm internships may provide opportunities for training in:

  • Vegetable, herb, and flower production at many different scales
  • Marketing techniques, including direct marketing strategies
  • Livestock production, including cattle, goats, sheep, horses, pigs, and poultry
  • Dairy farming and cheese making with cows, goats, or sheep
  • Seed saving
  • Making value-added products
  • Grass-based and intensive rotational grazing farm systems

These and many other diverse opportunities are available across Montana."

https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/work-program/

Deadline Farmers/ranchers hire by early March for internships from April to November.
Apply Find more information here and apply now at www.farmlinkmontana.org or contact dave@farmlinkmontana.org

Check back soon for additional internship openings.

Position Title

Internship: Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences Summer School/Paid Internships - ACES, ARCS, NASA & UVA

Organization     Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (ACES), sponsored by the University of Virginia Advanced Research Computing Services (ARCS) group, NASA, and U.Va.’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.
About
A total of 20 students will be selected to attend the summer school on the grounds at the University of Virginia, May 31 – June 16. They will then be placed in 8-week paid internship programs at various NASA research centers across the country, June 19 – August 11. 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 housing, two meals per day during the work week, and a generous stipend for all other meals. Travel expenses are covered for up to a maximum of $750 per student. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Graduate students and undergraduates who will be completing their third or fourth years of study are welcome to apply.
Deadline March 1, 2017
Apply More information and applications can be found at arcs.virginia.edu/aces.
Position Title  Engineering Aide Intern
Organization     The City of Overland Park, Public Works Engineering Division
About

The City of Overland Park is seeking two interns with an environmental science or civil engineering background to work in compliance with the Clean Water Act.

#1 Responsibilities:  Supports water quality activities related to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit as part of Clean Water Act requirements, to include:  assisting with public education efforts, monitoring water quality and inspecting dry-weather storm water outfalls.  Assists with mapping and record keeping of storm water infrastructure databases to include:  updating inventory and condition assessment data. 

#2 Responsibilities:  Supports roadway evaluation activities in the Public Works Engineering Division to include:  inspecting sample units of asphalt pavement and concrete curbs and recording data, providing staff with information to assess pavement and curb condition, and targeting maintenance operations.

 
Description
Work Schedule:  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon-Fri. 
Rate of Pay:  $13.00/hr. 
Skills and Job Duties:
  • Water quality testing of surface waters and Stormwater outfalls
  • Environmental field equipment, testing and monitoring techniques
  • Freshwater fish, macroinvertebrate and periphyton identification
  • Stream visual assessment surveys
  • Stormwater structure evaluations
  • Illicit pollution investigations
  • Implementing pollution prevention plans at City facilities
  • Environmental outreach events and publications
  • ArcGIS mapping 
  • Meeting and working with Public Works management throughout the City
  • Networking in local government and with contractors
Deadline Summer 2017 (open till filled)
Apply Visit this site to apply and find more information about both opportunities, click on the "Engineering Aide" links. 
Position Title
Prairie Acre Restoration Coordinator
Organization   
KU Center for Sustainability
About
Help coordinate the Prairie Acre Restoration Project, an effort to restore the ecological health and educational value of this historic KU landscape. An overview of the plan includes ecosystem restoration, educational engagement and long-term planning.
 
Intern salary of $10.00-15.00 and office hours between 8 AM and 5 PM M-F, Field work will require availability during evenings and weekends.
Description
The project coordinator will be responsible for:
  • tending plants in a greenhouse
  • organizing volunteers for spring planting and burning events​
  • assisting in design and installation of a learning garden for native prairie species​
  • coordinating maintenance (weeding, watering, pruning, etc.) at the garden and restoration site throughout the summer and fall
  • engaging a network of campus and community partners in educational opportunities
  • developing a framework for sustainable management of the prairie acre
  • documenting the project and educational opportunities by developing and maintaining the Prairie Acre website
Qualifications
  1. Must meet minimum enrollment requirements for student employment at KU.​
  2. Pursuing an undergraduate degree in environmental studies, biology, or similar field.
  3. Valid driver’s license.
  4. Experience with horticulture and native plants.​
  5. Experience with project planning and coordination.
Deadline
Apply by January 16th, 2017 with the projected start date of January 30th.
Apply
Application requires a resume, cover letter, and 3 references with names and contact information. See further details and apply at employment.ku.edu 
Position     
Conservation Scholars Program, seeking students with a passion for nature-human interaction and interest in conservation.
Deadline
January 31st, 2017
Apply
Apply and learn more here

Position Title

Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience) Summer Research Opportunity 

Organization   

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota 

About

Sustainable RIVER is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity.  In the Sustainable RIVER project, the students will investigate different invasive elements and cultural and natural stressors affecting the Missouri River.  The students will conduct an independent research project (see below), participate in six field trips on and along the Missouri River, and produce a team project.  

The Sustainable RIVER project will run from 30 May 2017 to 11 August 2017.  Students participating in the project will receive a $5,775 stipend plus additional funding for food, housing, and travel.  This project is open to any undergraduate student, but students from community or tribal colleges and students studying sustainability are especially encouraged to apply.  Applications for the project can be submitted now through 28 February 2017. 

Learn more at www.SustainableRIVER.org.

Qualifications

 Any undergraduate student, especially students from community or tribal colleges and students studying sustainability.

Apply

For more information, contact: Dr. Meghann Jarchow Email: Meghann.Jarchow@usd.edu Phone: (605) 677-3115

Position Title

Student Intern - Environmental Planning

Organization   

Mid-American Regional Council, the bi-state Kansas City area’s metropolitan planning organization and voluntary association of local governments, is seeking an intern to assist with the water quality program.

About

This internship will support the regional water quality education program and the development of a regional green infrastructure plan.

Work activities may include: Assisting with project responsibilities such as arranging project meetings and writing meeting summaries; planning and executing regional educational programs; researching cutting edge policies and planning approaches regarding regional conservation/green infrastructure; conducting surveys of local community ordinances, plans and standards; and developing case studies of best practices.

Internships are classified as hourly positions with no benefits and will be paid at the rate of $13/hour. MARC offers an attractive team-oriented work environment.

Qualifications

  1. Current student enrolled in a bachelor/master’s level program or have graduated from a bachelor/master’s level program within the past six months.

  2. Educational and/or past work experience must be in urban planning, environment, geography, or a related field. Experience in environmental studies is preferred.

  3. Good research, analytical and writing skills are necessary.

Description

May work full time during the summer, and up to 20 hours per week during the school year. Day time scheduling will be flexible. Occasional weekend or evening event work may be required.  This internship will span from January 2017 through December 2017. There may be an opportunity for the internship to extend into the Spring 2018 semester. Valid driver’s license required.

Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter here

Position Title Transportation Planning Intern
Organization     City of Lawrence
About

Part-time position, $12/hr and 20-30 hrs/wk max beginning in January till the end of 2017. 

The intern will aid the MPO staff in updating the Transportation 2040 Plan, databases, research, GIS Mapping, for more detail click here.

Deadline Thursday, December 29, 2016
Qualifications

Current student with coursework in environmental studies, geography, communications, or related field. 

Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite Applications and preferably experience Adobe Creative Suites 6 and ArcIS (10)

Strong writing and editing skills, careful about detail. 

Valid Driver's License and pass a background check. 

Apply Apply here
Position Title INTERN
Organization Kansas Water Office
About

The Kansas Water Office is looking for environmental majors to work with geodatabases to manage and work with steambank stabilization projects. 

The internship position is for the Spring 2017 semester, dates are flexible to accommodate start/end of semesters. The intern will work around 10-15 hrs/wk (up to 30 hrs), schedule is negotiable. The position is compensated and may be eligible for course credit.

Learn more about the organization here.

Deadline Resumes will be taken until the position if filled.
Description

You will work closely with the water resource planners with the following general projects:

  • Conduct assessment using ArcGIS software to identify high priority stream reaches.
  • Compile, evaluate, analyze and validate data in the streambank stabilization geodatabase to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Edit geodatabases and shapefiles, create and edit annotation and labeling, setup of applicable attribute information, and manipulation of layered information.
  • Update ESRI online streambank map with new information when received.
  • Prepare complex reports for streambank erosion assessments.
Qualifications    
  1. Strong computer skills, knowledge of ArcGIS (10) and Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  2. Ability to work independently.
  3. Strong organizational skills and attentive to detail.
Apply Email resume to Katie Goff at Katie.Goff@kwo.ks.gov
Position Title INTERN
Organization Climate + Energy Project
About The Climate + Energy Project is a statewide nonprofit, working diligently toward a sustainable energy future in Kansas. Learn more: http://www.climateandenergy.org/
Application timeline Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Semesters
Descriptions

Clean Air Intern - A public health initiative that seeks to inform the public of the connection between air quality and our health. An intern would identify current research to support our messaging that a transition to more renewable-sourced energy generation will lead to improved health. This is a great opportunity for a student to perform focused research in air quality, environmental justice, public health and public outreach.

Health Equity Intern - The Health Equity program is a public health initiative that is currently being developed, it will bring environmental leaders in Kansas together to collaborate on programs related to public health and energy efficiency. A Health Equity intern would identify current research to support our collaborated effort. This is a great opportunity for a student to engage with Kansas environmental leaders and perform focused work in public outreach, public health and, environmental justice as it relates to climate change.

Clean Energy Business Council Intern - The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) will bring business voices together to work towards greater clean energy access in KS and the greater KC area. CEBC will expand clean energy economic  opportunities and investments through common sense solutions and a variety of networking and educational resources. The CEBC intern will assist in coordinating events, updating and creating website resources, and identifying creative ways to further CEBC's mission.

Legislative Intern - The legislative intern will have an opportunity to attend Energy Committee meetings at the Kansas statehouse, write summaries of discussions for advocacy groups, blog, tweet, and post Facebook updates, research specific documents as needed, and help to further engage people in the renewable energy and energy efficiency discussion.  

Communications Intern - The Communications intern would update and maintain CEP's social media presence, assist in planning, writing, and managing of e-blasts and e-newsletters, draft and distribute news releases, media alerts and other stories, design flyers and other marketing materials, update the website regularly, and collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications.

Event Management Intern - The Event Management Intern will play an integral role in the planning, executing, and evaluating CEP's activities. An intern would plan, coordinate, and manage CEP events, coordinate with event partners and partner staff, manage a budget, work with a team to plan and execute all logistical items for CEP events, day of event management, and post event evaluation.

Benefits Flexibility, unique experiences, and gain further knowledge in the environmental issue you're most interested in while making an impact, whether that is renewable energy, environmental legislature, business, or public health. All internships are unpaid.
Apply Email resume and cover letter to Jamie Hofling at Hofling@climateandenergy.org

Position Title

GIS INTERN
Organization Bartlett & West - Topeka, KS
Deadlines Till position is filled (1 available)
Details

Monday-Friday, 32-40 hrs/wk. 

Opportunity to work in the following areas: rail, industrial/institutional/utilities, regional water/tribal/oil and gas, and the Departments of Transportation/Local Government. 

Gain valuable experience in the ArcGIS program with for geographic map production, as well as learn new GIS technologies.

More details found here.

Qualifications
  1. Current enrollment/completion in GIS/Geography or related field. 
  2. 0-6 months of experience, as well as knowledge of MS Office Suite is required.
  3.  Preference of experience in ESRI, FME, or Bentley software products.
  4. Leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
Apply Apply on-line at https://careers-bartwest.icims.com/jobs/1288/gis-intern/login
 
Position Title INTERN
Organization       Kansas Department of Health and Environment
About Governor's Internship Program allows dedicated college students to explore different disciplines under the state government. There are a number of agencies available to explore for your internship, based on your desired career path and goals.
Deadlines

Spring (Jan-May)
Minimum 16 hrs/wk
General application due December 31
Dept. of Agriculture application due November 15

Summer (June-Aug)
Minimum 30 hrs/wk
Application due March 1

Fall (Sept-Dec)
Minimum 16 hrs/wk
General application due September 15
Dept. of Agriculture application due May 1

Details

Related Agencies:

Office of Policy

Legal Department

Special Projects

Department of Administration

Department of Agriculture

Department for Children and Families

Department of Commerce

Department of Health and Environment

Department of Labor

Department of Revenue

Department of Transportation

Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism

Water Office

More detail at https://www.governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans/internship

Apply
  1. Online Application (resume, Statement of Interest, writing sample.
  2. Email 2 letters of recommendation to intern.coordinator@ks.gov

Past Internship Opportunities  

Position Title Student Trainee (Hydrology)
Organization Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
About USGS provides environmental scientific information to the public about water quality, mineral resources, energy, ecosystem health, as well as impacts on anthropogenic factors (i.e. climate change).
Application Deadline November 10, 2016

Description

 

Duties include working in the Kansas Water Science Center, gathering hydrologic data, determining groundwater availability, and performing scientific calculations.

Agency located in Larence, Kansas. Pay ranges from $12.34-18.01/hr.

More detailed description at

 

Requirements and Qualifications

 

  1. U.S. Citizen, able to be federally employed, provide valid driver's license/safe record, complete physical.
  2. Working towards or completed a degree in a natural science, engineering, or hydrology.
  3. Current or accepted student in good academic standing (maintain 2.0 GPA or higher). 
  4. Duties related to career/academic goals.

Visit for further qualifications.

Apply Apply here, submit resume, and answer application questions.

Position Title

INTERN (Undergrad)

Organization / Department

City of Lawrence / City Manager’s Office

Application Deadline

Friday, February 5, 2016

Description

This position will be expected to work 10 to 15 hours per week. The primary hours for the position are within normal operating hours of City Hall, which are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, this position may also attend weekly meetings Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. until the close of the City Commission meeting.

This position is a part-time, temporary twelve-month assignment aimed at facilitating communication between the City of Lawrence, the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. The position will assist the City Manager’s Office staff and Department Directors with special projects, research and assigned responsibilities. The position will also provide post-secondary students with early career experience in an office environment and in careers in public administration and local government. The position will keep the KU and Haskell Student Senate bodies informed about issues on the agenda of the City Commission that affect student life.

Qualifications

Must be a full time student currently enrolled at either the University of Kansas or Haskell Indian Nations University for the regular academic school year (not including the summer semester). Preference will be given to students who reside within the City limits of the City of Lawrence. Must be a degree seeking student.

All majors are eligible to apply but a preference will be given to students with an interest in pursuing communications, public service, public policy, law, or higher education administration as a career.

Must maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average. Must possess a valid driver's license. The successful candidate must also pass a background check, post-offer City physical and drug screen.

The successful applicant will be motivated, self-initiating and able to take on new challenges with enthusiasm. The opportunity to work within the City Manager’s Office will afford the intern excellent “real-world” experience and portfolio items for future professional endeavors. The candidate must be dedicated to the position.

Benefits

This position is a part-time, 10 to 15 hours per week paid position ($10 -$12/hour). Interns must commit to for a period of twelve months (including months that school is not in session). No healthcare benefits provided.

How to Apply

Submit online application by Friday, February 5, 2016


For information about DNDO visit http://www.dhs.gov/about-domestic-nuclear-detection-office.

Research opportunities are anticipated at the following locations (list will be updated during the application period):

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA)
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM)
  • National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Las Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN)
  • Savannah River National Laboratory (Aiken, SC)
Posting Title Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Intern (Reference code: DHS-DNDO-2016-0001)
Organization/Dept. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Application Deadline January 27, 2016 11:59 PM (ET)
Description

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program will provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.”

Internships will primarily focus on projects related to Advanced Technology Demonstration programs, or are otherwise in the areas of: Materials Research and Supporting Technology, Advanced Analytics, Nuclear Forensics, Program Management, Radiation Detection, and Shielded Special Nuclear Material (SNM) Detection. Priority will be given to projects in the following specific fields:

  • Modelling of mono vs poly dual energy Non-Intrusive Inspection systems
  • Complexity and density measurements of Stream of Commerce cargo for Non-Intrusive Inspection, Muon Tomography, Back Scatter and Photo Fission
  • Modeling side vs top down radiography
  • Dual energy X-Ray Computed Tomography of cargo
  • Methods to generate Rynes/Dynes plots to compare and determine gaps and how to fill gaps with Radiation Portal Monitors, Muon Tomography, Shielded Nuclear Alarm Resolution, Non-Intrusive Inspection, etc.
  • Automated Threat Recognition to fuse Non-Intrusive Inspection and Radiation Portal Monitors, etc.
Benefits
  • Stipend of $600 per week for undergraduates and $700 per week for graduate students during the 10-week internship period
  • Travel reimbursement of up to $1,000 for participants who live more than fifty miles, one-way, from their assigned hosting site

The program will offer participants with opportunities to:

  • Continue their education/training by providing hands-on research experience
  • Develop professional networks with leading scientists and research facilities
  • Become familiar with DNDO science programs
  • Become interested in long-term technology development and career goals in areas related to the DNDO mission
Qualifications

Only students meeting the following conditions will be considered:

  • Be a U.S. citizen as of the application deadline (evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time appointment is accepted)
  • Be at least 18 years of age by May 2, 2016
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale as of Fall 2015
  • Majoring in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field with interest in nuclear detection and radiological and nuclear threats
  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student at a U.S. accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university
    • Be currently enrolled as a graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing an Associate's degree , Bachelor's degree , Master's degree , or Doctoral degree
  • Overall GPA: 3.30
  • Disciplines: Environmental Science Studies (as well as many more - see the job posting).
How to Apply See the job posting to apply.

Posting Title Intern
Organization/Dept. Diesel Health Project
Course Credit Possible Yes
Skills Needed

Accounting: We need help with financial management, accounting, and bookkeeping.

Business or Public Administration: We need assistance structuring and formalizing the new regional clean air coalition, the MoKan Clean Air Coalition (working name). 

Adult Education: We will assess and adapt existing courses for use in community training, and train local residents to train their neighbors. We are looking for education students who can help with or manage course assessment, curriculum development, and/or help us train trainers.

Cartography: Mapping of socioeconomic and environmental variables is very important to our work. We are looking for a student who can create imaginative and informative maps for use in public communications.

Environmental Analysis and Environmental Assessment: Using mapping and other analytical tools, you can help us identify the most overburdened neighborhoods in Kansas City KS, and in many other ways.

Journalism and Communications: We are looking for one or more students to manage communications, using all media, including print, video, and online (web, and social media). 


Marketing: We need help setting our marketing strategy and managing our marketing, with an emphasis on online media.

About the Organization The goal of the Diesel Health Project is to protect the health of the community by  identifying and documenting environmental and health problems caused by goods  movement in the Kansas City region, particularly diesel exhaust and other pollutants  emitted by freight transportation, warehousing, and related activities, and taking action  to ensure that the problems are mitigated as early and effectively as possible.  The  Diesel Health Project is a Kansas not­for­profit corporation, sponsored by the  Sustainability Action Network, a Federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 
Contact Eric Kirkendall - Director
Diesel Health Project
785-­550-­3408 (cell)  
Kirkendall1@gmail.com
Posting Title INTERN - Climate Change Support Team
Organization/Dept. United Nations, Executive Office of the Secretary-General; New York Duty Station
Application Deadline 15 November 2015
Responsibilities Provide support to the implementation of the Secretary-General's strategy on South-South Cooperation and Climate Change, including by: 
- drafting material (meeting notes, presentations, talking points, etc.) for senior leadership in the EOSG;
- coordinating and making logistical arrangements for events organized as part of the strategy; 
- attending relevant meetings with members of the Climate Change Support Team and ensuring adequate follow-up;
- conducting research and analysis on relevant topics and preparing policy options for the consideration of the CCST 
- performing ad-hoc tasks are required
Qualifications

1) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
2) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
3) Have graduated with a university degree as defined in 1 and 2 above;
4) Candidates who are selected, must commence the internship programme either prior to graduation or within one year of graduation from an academic programme as described in 1 and 2.

Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.

Additional Info. This internship is for 2 months with an opportunity for extension of up to 6 months, pending on the needs of the Office. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Dept. or Office to which they are assigned.
To Apply:  Complete an online application on the UN website.

Internship with the KC Regional Air Quality Coalition

The KC Regional Air Quality Coalition is seeking interns from KU’s Environmental Studies Program. The Coalition’s highest priorities are for the following roles, but the positions can be tailored to the skills and interests of the interns: 

  • Environmental editor and reporter: Implement and manage a blog reporting on air quality issues in Kansas City and the surrounding region.
  • Project manager: Help plan and coordinate planning team and other coalition activities, including the scheduled March 6-7 meeting at the Kansas Union.

Internships available for the spring, summer and fall 2015 semesters! Are you interested? Contact Eric Kirkendall at 785-550-3408 or kirkendall1@gmail.com for more information. Learn more about the mission of the KC Regional Air Quality Coalition below.

The KC Regional Air Quality Coalition, currently under development, will be a community-based equitable partnership of community groups, educational, research, environmental, and health organizations dedicated to improving air quality in the Kansas City region, particularly in communities suffering the greatest health burden, and to preventing and mitigating disease caused by air pollution.  

The coalition will focus on the communities most threatened by air pollution, particularly those with multiple, disproportionate environmental health burdens; population vulnerability; and limits to effective participation in decisions with environmental and health consequences. The coalition will present a united voice to governmental agencies regarding air quality issues, particularly for vulnerable communities; work with governmental agencies; and seek a seat at the table for decision making that can affect air quality in the region.

This is an excellent opportunity to help develop a new environmental organization. Development participants include University of Kansas professors, the Diesel Health Project, the Sierra Club, and Children's Mercy Hospital.

Contact Information: Eric Kirkendall   ||   785-550-3408   ||   kirkendall1@gmail.com


Internship with Mother Earth News

“The Original Guide to Living Wisely” — is seeking interns to work in Topeka, Kan. for its magazine and online publications. An internship with MOTHER EARTH NEWS offers an excellent opportunity to work with and learn from experienced editors, writers and media professionals. You also will gain valuable experience in producing a national magazine and its Web content. We expect hard work, enthusiasm, great ideas and excitement about the magazine and its mission from our interns.

Since 1970, the magazine has served readers with a passion for conscientious living and self-reliance, focusing on alternative energy, organic gardening, homesteading and farming, green building, transportation, natural health and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS currently is North America's leading environmental magazine, with a combined print and online audience of nearly 5 million readers.

Internships take place at the magazine’s headquarters in Topeka, Kan. The positions are part-time, and specific duties include research, proofreading and clerical responsibilities. We prefer applicants with education and/or experience in any of the following areas: journalism, publishing, writing, editing, and environmental science or policy. To receive priority consideration, apply by the following dates: Nov. 15 for the spring semester, March 15 for the summer and July 1 for the fall semester.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, clips and your schedule availability by email to Jennifer Kongs at jkongs@motherearthnews.com.


Air Quality Internship (unpaid) 

Time commitment: ~75 hours over the course of 2-3 months, starting in May or June

Objectives:

  • Promote involvement of Johnson County employees in the Green Commute Challenge through a variety of media.
  • Track participation in the Green Commute Challenge. We are partnering with MARC’s Green Challenge Commute, so the data will already be collected. We need help pulling out Johnson County data.
  • Analyze participation rates.
  • Develop and carry out social media campaign to promote ozone reduction activities (facebook, twitter, youtube)
  • Provide education on ozone reduction to various departments.
  • Conduct gas cap testing on county employee vehicles.

 Qualities we are looking for:

  • Effective verbal and written communicator
  • Experience with social media
  • Interest in public service
  • Interest/background in environmental protection

 This internship will provide opportunities for:

  • Experience with environment, health, and sustainability in public service
  • Exposure to wide variety of county departments
  • Creativity
  • Public speaking
  • Written communication
  • Managing a social media campaign
  • Tracking and reporting impact of efforts

 Background:

The goal of the Air Quality program is to protect both human health and the environment for the residents of Johnson County as well as the surrounding metro region. We are the designated legal agent for the Kansas Department of Health & Environment on matters related to the Clean Air Act in the county. Currently there are approximately 170 facilities in the county that are subject to federal and/or state air quality regulations. The goals of the department are met through inspections, complaint investigations, and public education. Ground-level ozone continues to be the primary air quality issue in the Kansas City region and we continue to work towards staying below the health standard for ozone.

 Interested candidates should submit their resume and a letter of interest to Jasmin Moore, Sustainability Program Manager, jasmin.moore@jocogov.org. This position will be open until filled


The Diesel Health Project, a Kansas City-area environmental organization based in Lawrence, is looking for KU Environmental Studies Program and other intern team members for the Summer and Fall semesters.  

–The goal of the Diesel Health Project is to protect the health of the community by identifying and documenting environmental and health problems caused by Goods Movement in the Kansas City region, particularly Diesel 

Exhaust and other pollutants emitted by freight transportation, warehousing, and related activities, and taking action to ensure that the problems are mitigated as early and effectively as possible.

 Our team carries out local projects and supports the nationalMoving Forward Network. Interns will receive business cards, training, hands-on experience, and opportunities for networking.

 We have an excellent high-performing team in place, some of whom will graduate over the next few semesters. You will work with them, taking on new responsibilities and/or taking over from other team members as they leave for new jobs in the U.S. and abroad.

Available Positions and Roles

We have several available positions and assignments.  Interns can carry out some or all of the following roles, depending on time available. Assignments will be determined collaboratively, based on the interests and skills of the team member.  Interns will be given the widest possible ranges of roles and assignments so they can gain the most experience possible.

1.  We have positions available for several environmental journalists.  The position entails research, writing, and editing of our blog and online newsletters. Environmental Journalists will be individually credited with their work, and have the opportunity to be widely read.

2.  We have a Particulate Monitoring project underway in Kansas City, and Gardner, Kansas, and a Lawrence-based particle counting project beginning.  Team members will have the opportunity to use a monitor, record and analyze the data, and in our latest project, use the findings to influence public policy and perhaps get a city ordinance passed.  All team members can participate in this project if they wish.

3.  We are seeking one or two interns who to help puttogether the organizational framework for a regional clean air organization.  They will research similar organizations, and working with me and others, draft mission, vision, goals, and other foundational documents, and share them with a small group of interested people for discussion, comments, and finetuning. The end product will be an organization framework which will form the basis for launching the organization.

4. We have a new opportunity, to help add US environmental justice conflicts to the Environmental Justice Atlas just released by the Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities, and Trade (EJOLT) Project of the European Union. Those who work on this project will coordinate with EJOLT staff based in Europe.

5. We have several other very important opportunities for independent or group research, in conjunction with a class, or not. I can provide a list of potential projects.–

If you are interested in learning more about our organization and how you could work with our team, please email or call me!

Eric Kirkendall
Director
Diesel Health Project
785-550-3408 (cell)

Kirkendall1@gmail.com


Gardener

HELP WANTED: Experienced vegetable gardener to plant and maintain large garden for publisher of Mother Earth News. The garden is located on a scenic farm just 2 miles south of Lawrence. $75/week. 
 
If you're interested, email Jennifer at jennifer.kongs@gmail.com for application information.
 

U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCWUDP)

Applications are due soon! The Summer. This summer the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCWUDP) is offering up to 34 workforce development program positions across the nation and applications are now available.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students looking to gain experience in the energy and transportation areas. Please pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in one of these positions. The online application process closes on April 15, 2014, so applications and resumes must be submitted by that date.  Applications can be found at http://www.cvent.com/d/t4q2ds with more information below. If you have any questions, please email cleancitiesintern@anl.gov

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Clean Cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 100 communities across the country. Since the creation of the creation of the CCUWDP in 2010, Clean Cities has hosted more than 200 interns in more than 60 Coalitions. The Clean Cities internship will give students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences, the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum.



TRANSPORTATION PLANNING INTERNSHIP

Planning and development services office/metropolitan planning organization
SALARY: $10.00/HOUR

RESPONSIBILITIES: The City of Lawrence, Kansas is seeking to fill the position of Transportation Planning Intern. This position is a part-time position (20-30 hours maximum per week) that will start in June and run through fall/winter of 2014. The position responsibilities include: aiding the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff in work on updating plans, databases, research, GIS mapping, and other duties on a variety of MPO projects listed in the 2014 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP can be found at http://www.lawrenceks.org/mpo/UPWP). 

The intern will have opportunities to develop project ideas and conduct tasks independently, but will be closely supervised by MPO staff. The intern will be responsible for supporting and assisting MPO staff with a variety of duties that will involve GIS mapping work, writing sections of reports, gathering and organizing data, participating in meetings, interacting with other local and state government officials, and experiencing a wide range of activities performed by MPO staff. This kind of work benefits from a person who has the ability to think analytically, visually, and spatially; and it requires an affinity for attention to detail as well as excellent computer skills including competence with mapping and design software. This position is designed to develop the leadership and technical skills of the intern while providing the City/MPO with highly capable staff support.

QUALIFICATIONS: This intern needs to have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public administration, or a related field. This position is preferred for a current graduate level Urban Planning, Geography, Public Administration, or other related graduate degree student. This intern needs to have knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices and/or a willingness to learn. The intern should also have strong computer proficiency, especially with ArcGIS (10) and Microsoft Office Suite applications, and preferably have experience with Adobe Creative Suite 6. This intern will need strong writing and editing skills with a high attention to detail. The candidate must possess a valid driver's license. The successful candidate must also pass a background check, post-offer City physical, and a drug screen.

 

BENEFITS: This position will work on a contract basis and no benefits will be provided.

**Must Submit ONLINE Application by:
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
http://www.lawrenceks.org


Student Intern Environmental Planning

For more than a decade, MARC has been at the forefront of environmental protection efforts in the Kansas City region. MARC has established innovative planning and policy programs in the air, water, solid waste and emerging energy sectors. Through these programs, MARC works with local governments, EPA, the respective environmental protection agencies in both Kansas and Missouri and the public to preserve and protect our region’s most valuable natural resources and to ensure that communities and individuals incorporate sustainable practices in both their current and future plans and activities. 

Work activities may include: Assisting with project responsibilities such as arranging project meetings and writing meeting summaries; planning and executing regional educational programs; researching cutting edge policies and planning approaches regarding regional conservation/green infrastructure; conducting surveys of local community ordinances, plans and standards; and developing case studies of best practices.

For more information, please click here.


Esri Internship

Application deadline: March 14, 2014. Note: applications are reviewed as they are received and internships are filled as qualified candidates are identified.
For more information, please click here.


Laboratory Internship

UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
STARTING SALARY:  $13.00 PER HOUR

This position assists Utilities Department staff with various tasks involved in the monitoring and analysis of drinking water and wastewater and other related tasks. Assignments will be based on the intern’s educational background and may include, but not be limited to, assistance with sampling; data processing; technical reports; document archiving; researching water quality regulations; quality assurance checks; pretreatment and other programs; public outreach; and applied research.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Current student enrolled in chemistry, biology, environmental science or related field working towards a Bachelor’s of Science degree, or higher.
Experience with instrumental analysis, sampling protocols and data management is desired.
Applicant should be well organized and detail-oriented.
Positive, responsible, safety oriented and interpersonal approach with people.
Knowledge of computers, spreadsheets and database programs desired.
Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and capable of operating a City vehicle.
The successful candidate must pass the background check, post-offer City physical and drug screen.

HOURS:  40 hours per week during the summer months. Work schedule is part-time and flexible with the student’s schedule, within normal business hours, during the school year.
MUST SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION AND RESUME BY:
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
www.lawrenceks.org/jobs

Engineering/GIS internship: Utilities Department

Must Submit Applications by: April 8, 2010
$13/hour

For more information, please click here.
 

JOB TITLE:             Intern, Biology and Conservation Programs
REQUISITION:        47468
DEPARTMENT:       Environmental Services
LOCATION:            Topeka General Office, Topeka, KS
PAY RANGE:          $17.00 - $20.00 per hour
To apply, Click here.
Deadline: March 9th

 


Internships With Mother Earth News

MOTHER EARTH NEWS — the original guide to living wisely — is seeking interns to work in Topeka, Kan. for its magazine and online publications. An internship with MOTHER EARTH NEWS offers an excellent opportunity to work with and learn from experienced editors, writers and media professionals. You also will gain valuable experience in producing a national magazine and its Web content. We expect hard work, enthusiasm, great ideas and excitement about the magazine and its mission from our interns.Since 1970, the magazine has served readers with a passion for conscientious living and self-reliance, focusing on alternative energy, organic gardening, homesteading and farming, green building, transportation, natural health and more.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS currently is North America's leading environmental magazine, with more than 1 million readers.  Internships take place at the magazine’s headquarters in Topeka, Kan. The positions are part-time, and specific duties include research, proofreading and clerical responsibilities. We prefer applicants with education and/or experience in any of the following areas: journalism, publishing, writing, editing, and environmental science or policy. To receive priority consideration, apply by the following dates: Nov. 15 for the spring semester, March 15 for the summer and July 1 for the fall semester.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, clips and your schedule availability to Rebecca Martin, Associate Editor; MOTHER EARTH NEWS; 1503 SW 42nd St; Topeka, KS 66609; or send materials by email to rmartin@MotherEarthNews

Rocky Mountain Field Institute

An intensive 6-week, for-credit field study course for undergraduate students.

Program Dates: June 30 - August 10
Can count for class credit. For more information, please click here.

Applications due:
     Early-March 7
     Final-March 28


Moosewatch College Internships for May/June 2014

We are seeking volunteers to assist with data collection for the 2014 summer field season. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable field experience while working in the remote and beautiful Isle Royale.

For more information, click here.


US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS- (Park Ranger)

The Department of the Army Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in the Department of Army and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed.

Duties

Activities may include, but will not be limited to:

 Park patrol and enforcement of park rules and regulations

 Visitor assistance

 Performing minor maintenance

 Conducting educational programs

 Developing and setting up displays

 Participating in fishing clinics, parades, safety fairs, etc.

Grade and Pay

GS-0099-03; $25,181 per year ($12.07 per hour)

GS-0099-04; $28,269 per year ($13.55 per hour)

Minimum Requirements for an Intern

Applicants (GS-04) must have at least two year of education above high school with 12 semester hours of related course work. Applicants (GS-03) must have at least one year of education above high school and 6 semester hours of related course work such as: natural resource management, natural sciences, earth sciences, history, archeology, anthropology, park and recreation management, law enforcement/police science, social sciences, museum sciences, business administration, public administration, behavioral sciences, sociology, or other closely related subjects pertinent to the management and protection of natural and cultural resources. Must have or be willing to obtain a driver’s license. GPA of 2.0 is also required.

Duty Schedule

5 days (40hrs) per week except during school period. Applicants must be willing to work day and night shift. All weekends and holidays are required workdays.

Period of Work

1 April-30 September (approximate)

Arrangements will be made to avoid conflict with school.

When and Where to Apply

For upcoming announcements visit www.usajobs.gov to apply. If you do not have a current USAJOBS account you will need to create one and upload your resume and transcripts at that time. Once your account is created you are ready to apply for the vacancy.

Questions? Call the Clinton Lake Corps of Engineers at 785-843-7665.

Activities may include, but will not be limited to:
 Park patrol and enforcement of park rules and regulations
 Visitor assistance
 Performing minor maintenance
 Conducting educational programs
 Developing and setting up displays
 Participating in fishing clinics, parades, safety fairs, etc.

Horticulture/Forestry Intern

$12.00 per hour
Open to current university students with emphasis in related studies, such as Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or Urban Forestry.  Must possess operational knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Access) GIS and/or Auto Cad.
For more information, please click here.


 


Catalina Island Invasive Plant Intern

Summary:  American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the Catalina Island Conservancy, is seeking three interns for 19 weeks to assist the program supervisors in completing this years required projects.  This challenging position on the Catalina Habitat Improvement & Restoration Program (CHIRP) team is a dynamic and highly valued position working with one of the premier invasive plant programs in the nation.  This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in conservation biology/ecology, natural resource management, plant science, botany or a closely related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals and the environmental stewardship of one of the spectacular Channel Island through challenging, purposefully directed long-term restoration. 

For more information, click here.
Accepting applications until 06-Feb-2014.


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