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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
Email:        clark_winchell@fws.gov

 

 

Earth Law Center Internships

This summer I was privileged to work with ELC as an intern. The flexible schedule and location were a perfect fit for me, and I was excited to work for an organization that shares my values. I didn’t know a ton about earth law before finding this opportunity, but I quickly learned that I believe whole-heartedly in the work ELC is doing. The internship was non-traditional in the sense that all of my work was conducted online, but I still gained valuable experience and connections that will be extremely helpful once I start my job search. I would strongly recommend this internship.
Audrey Grant, Research & Writing Associate, Earth Law Center (summer 2017)
Despite decades of environmental legislation, the health of our planet continues to decline. To better address the pressing environmental challenges of today, Earth Law – an emerging form of governance — provides legal rights to nature and gives a stronger voice to local communities and indigenous groups in decisions that impact the environment.
Within this movement, Earth Law Center (ELC) is a 501c3 non-profit works to transform the law to recognize and protect nature’s inherent rights to exist, thrive and evolve. This work strengthens current environmental protection efforts and takes the form of new laws, ordinances and governance plans.
ELC is seeking internships for students to gain experience in this innovative field, in a rapidly growing organization and with a growing internal team and external partner network.
POSITION OVERVIEW
  • Online research for ocean and river initiatives
  • Option to write blogs if interested
  • This role will be remote (if student is based in New York, Denver or Spokane, face to face meetings with ELC staff possible)
  • Prefer 15-20 hours a week for duration of the internship
  • Every effort will be made to accomodate student preferences for projects and areas
  • ELC will provide a signed letter/form to confirm task completion and any evaluations needed by the school
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their experience and how it applies to this position and a resume to Darlene Lee at dlee@earthlaw.org.

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: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/JacksonLake/Documents/2017-Jackson-Temporary-Application.pdf

 

Please have students email their completed application, cover letter, and resume to amy.brandenburg@state.co.us ;  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 

(970)645-2551

University of South Dakota is offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience)

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience).”  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. Sustainable RIVER Flyer.

Pathways Intern Program Biological Science Technician USACE

Student Trainee (Biological Science Technician)

Pathways Internship

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

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.

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