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2 AmeriCorps Positions At Nisqually and Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuges

Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge are seeking two Environmental Educators to coordinate education programs at each Refuge. We are seeking folks passionate about connecting kids and nature who love working with all ages.
Davy Clark
Education Coordinator
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge 
100 Brown Farm Road
Olympia, WA 98516
Phone: (360) 753-9467
Fax: (360)534-9302

National Lab opportunities for graduate students

A School of the Environment Alum who is working at Idaho National Lab passed along the following opportunity for graduate students >>

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities. (

USFWS Resource Assistant Fellows Program (paid)

There are opportunities currently available with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the Service’s Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program. These are paid fellowships.  Please circulate this information far and wide.  This is a great program; wonderful experiences and Fellows are given hiring preference with the Service.  These are great opportunities for your students.

The 55 programs cover the nation.  The website for the program is as follows:


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Regards, Clark

Clark Winchell

Division Chief
Conservation Partnerships Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2177 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, CA  92008
Phone:     760.431.9440  ext 275



Jackson Lake State Park in Orchard, Colorado is currently seeking applicants for our summer ranger positions

Jackson Lake State Park in Orchard, Colorado is currently seeking applicants for our summer ranger positions.  Please feel free to share this email with fellow departments, students, and graduates who may be interested in working with Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Jackson Lake is situated in northeastern of Colorado (about 1 hour from Denver), and is known as an “oasis on the plains”. We are recognized for our camping, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing opportunities.  There are many opportunities as a seasonal ranger to learn new skills, develop an understanding for the job, and create lasting relationships.

We will be accepting applications until February 12th, and conducting interviews in mid-February.  Every applicant will receive an interview.  If the applicant is not local, we will accommodate with a phone or Skype interview.  The start date is typically around April/May.  We also have housing available for those employees who will require a place to stay.

Applications can also be found on our website at:


Please have students email their completed application, cover letter, and resume to ;  They may also mail to Jackson Lake State Park, 26363 County Road 3, Orchard, CO 80649

Amy Brandenburg

Park Manager II

Jackson Lake State Park

26363 County Road 3, Orchard, CO 80649 


Pathways Intern Program Biological Science Technician USACE

Student Trainee (Biological Science Technician)

Pathways Internship


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Under the Pathways Intern Program the incumbent will identify and survey fish and wildlife species.  Assist in the development of species lists for project natural areas. Inspect fish passage facilities to meet requirements of the fish passage plan.  Assist higher graded biologist involved in sensitive species capture activities.  Monitors behavior and habitat characteristics.

Interesting outside work with opportunity to continue past summer

Washington State University Technical Assistant I Temporary Help position working with Dr. David Huggins’s research group.

Technical Assistants would be responsible for assisting with agricultural research studies that would include both field work and lab work.  Field work would include, but not be limited to, experimental plot establishment, soil sampling, and crop harvesting/drying/threshing.  Lab work would include, but not be limited to, soil drying/sieving/grinding/processing, grain/residue milling/processing. Field work may involve working under physically demanding conditions such as in hot or cold weather, in the rain or snow.

For more information >>