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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

AmeriCorps opportunity with Gonzaga’s Office of Sustainability

I wanted to share the attached description for an AmeriCorps position in Gonzaga’s Office of Sustainability beginning September 1, 2018. The AmeriCorps member would lead our award winning commute trip reduction program and seek to increase participation in the program and reduce our drive alone rate and vehicle miles traveled. Commute Trip Reduction Coordinator AmeriCorps Service Description

Please share the attached with students graduating in May or individuals who are considering national service!

Best, Jim

JIM SIMON  |  Gonzaga University  |  Director of Sustainability|  P 509-313-5571  |


We are located at 521 E. Sharp Avenue, just off campus, on the north side of Sharp. The front door is painted a sunny shade of yellow.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with me, please visit

Idaho Conservation Corps Internship Opportunities

Hello, I am the Internship Program Coordinator with Idaho Conservation Corps and I work with different government and non-profits to place paid interns in natural resource fields (including forestry, wildlife, hydrology, soil science, fisheries, engineering, etc) throughout Idaho. The bulk of our internships correspond with university summer breaks and work well for college students. These internships are also paid and often include housing.

Our internships are currently open to applications and can be found here: Currently, the bulk of the internships are with the Payette National Forest and provide housing in McCall for the intern.

Thanks, Emma Stammer

Internship Program Coordinator

Idaho Conservation Corps

(208) 488-2190


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



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.
  • 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
Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their experience and how it applies to this position and a resume to Darlene Lee at

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 


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


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.