Fellowship: NASA DEVELOP 10 week paid research opportunity, Spring 2020- Apply by 10/11/19

I am writing to inform you about 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program, open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals. Please pass this information, along with the attached flyer, to your students and those whom may be interested.

NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA’s Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at twelve locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns.

Responsibilities will include: a literature review, data processing and analysis, and producing deliverables, such as a technical report, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial, is not required for acceptance. This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity for all those interested in Earth science and we encourage those in the social sciences, general science, engineering, computer science, etc. to apply.

Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20 – 29 hours per week during the spring term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level.

Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/. The spring 2020 position application window will be open online from now until October 11th, with the term starting January 27th and lasting through April 3rd. We also have summer and fall opportunities available.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Celeste Gambino
DEVELOP National Program Fellow
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
Boston | NASA DEVELOP National Program
Office: 617-353-2085

Alumni Fellowship: Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program, apply by October 16, 2019

Are you interested in a forestry career? Love the Sierra and want to help conserve and restore Sierra forests?

Apply to join the Sierra Corps Forestry Fellowship Program!
The program is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year-long fellowship working to restore Sierra forests and build resilient communities. The Sierra Nevada Alliance will place three to six Fellows with environmental organizations throughout the region for a year of forest-health related employment.

The deadline to apply is 8:00pm (PST) on October 16, 2019

Responsibilities and Projects:
Fellows will be placed to work at environmental organizations throughout the Sierra to help build their organization and region’s capacity to complete meaningful forest health work. Fellows will complete work in assessment, planning, project permitting, project management, and other essential forest restoration implementation tasks. Specific Host Site position descriptions can be found on the Sierra Corps website here:
Location: All positions for this round are located within California and the Sierra Nevada Range and most of the positions will be located in small, rural communities surrounded by outdoor recreation opportunities, wilderness areas and State and National Parks.

Applicant Requirements:
• Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the U.S.
• Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED (higher education degrees are strongly
• Must be a minimum of 18 years old
• Must be able to pass criminal background check
Compensation and Benefits:
• $15/hr
• Employer-provided Health Insurance
• 15 paid Holidays
• Two weeks of paid vacation accrued at 0.83 days per month
• One day of sick leave per month accrued
• Technical skills training opportunities throughout the Fellowship

Desired Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or related field OR at least 2 years of
forestry vocational training and education
• At least 1 year of experience with forest health monitoring and assessment
• At least 2 years combined experience in:
o forest health monitoring and assessment
o conservation planning
o project management
o environmental analysis and research
• Knowledge of CEQA/NEPA regulations and documentation
• Strong desire to work in a forest health related career, ideally in the Sierra
• Passion for conservation of the Sierra

To Apply for a Sierra Corp Fellowship Position please complete the following steps no later than 8:00pm (PST) on October 16, 2019:
1. Complete the online application available here: https://forms.gle/o3SAZH9ci4mbF1ht7
2. Submit your resume and a cover letter that summarizes your interest in the Sierra Corps Program via email with subject line “Sierra Corps Application” to Nicole Lutkemuller, Program Director at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Lutkemuller at nicole@sierranevadaalliance.org

Summer Fellowships: UNH Sustainbility Fellowships (Apply by 2/7/19)

UNH is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Summer Sustainability Fellowships.

Sustainability Fellowships are a fantastic opportunity to gain unique hands-on experience, make valuable connections throughout New England, and contribute to impactful work over the summer.

Graduate and upper-class undergraduate students from any discipline are encouraged to apply.  See below for details on the 2019 Fellowships – more information is available on our website.  We’ve also attached a flyer – please feel free to post or share.

All are welcome to attend the info session or webinar next week.

Megan & Jenn

Megan Carney
Sustainability Fellows Program Coordinator
University of New Hampshire
The Sustainability Institute

107 Nesmith Hall, 131 Main Street
Durham, NH 03824-3547


Alumni Fellowships with The Nature Conservancy (Vermont), Apply by Oct 29, 2018

The Vermont Field Office of The Nature Conservancy has just posted two fellowship positions. Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 29, 2018

Restoration and Ecological Management Fellow: A two- year position designed to give the successful candidate critical skills and experience as an entry into a conservation career. In this spirit, the Fellow will be asked to engage in field monitoring work, which may require exposure to inclement summer weather and unpredictable terrain. This work will require in-state, multi-day travel. (position number 46928)

Science Communication Fellow:A two-year position designed to give the successful candidate critical skills and experience as an entry into a conservation career. Though the work will be primarily focused on communications efforts, it is our intent that the Fellow be exposed to the full breadth of TNC’s operations. In this spirit, the Fellow will be asked to engage in field monitoring work, which may require exposure to inclement summer weather and unpredictable terrain. This work will require in-state, multi-day travel. (position number46926)

One of the objectives of these positions is to create career opportunities for folks who come from backgrounds that don’t easily lend themselves to conservation careers.  We are really hoping to attract candidates who meet most of the following criteria:

  • Recent college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree
  • First-generation college graduate
  • Life experience such as racial or ethnic minority, urban upbringing, or economically disadvantaged.  We desire Fellows who can bring a perspective to our work that is different from what is represented by much of our staff.

The postings are open until October 29, and we will look to bring the fellows on board in the December/January time frame.

Restoration and Ecological Management Fellow  https://tinyurl.com/yap5szhk

Science Communication Fellow https://tinyurl.com/yb3kdl5z

Off campus Event: Princeton Environmental Ideathon, April 13-15, 2018

Princeton Environmental Ideathon
– Cities of Tomorrow  –
April 13-15, 2018
Princeton University

The event will run from April 13-15th, and will provide your students with an opportunity to network with leading student innovators from across the East Coast, as they work together to cultivate creative solutions to some of today’s biggest environmental issues. We especially want to extend our invitation to your Masters level students for an opportunity to accelerate their innovative ideas and make an impact on our undergraduate participants. For more information, please see the attached letter. The application can be accessed here.

We hope that students from your university will apply to join us for this one-of-a-kind experience!

Best regards,
Princeton Environmental Ideathon Team

Lisa M. Nicolaison
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
Princeton University
MacMillan Annex West
Princeton, NJ  08544
Tel: (609) 258-6085
Cell: (609) 651-2416

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Alumni Opportunity: Paid farming Apprenticeships in Rockport, ME (Deadline to apply, 2/5/18)

Paid Farming Apprenticeships in Rockport, Maine

In 2018 Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) will offer two farm apprenticeships on the Maine coast  – one to focus on raising beef cattle at Aldermere Farm and the other on growing vegetables at Erickson Fields Preserve. The term for each apprenticeship will start in March and may be up to nine-months.

Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields Preserve are located at the heart of Midcoast Maine just outside Rockport Village and are owned and managed by MCHT as working farms and agricultural education centers. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Apprenticeship Program is working with MCHT to provide apprentices with additional training and networking opportunities.

Apprentices at Aldermere Farm will experience all facets of managing a herd of registered Belted Galloway beef cattle. Erickson Fields Preserve is an extensive vegetable growing operation where an apprentice will work with local teens and volunteers to grow fresh produce for food pantries, schools and other markets.  Both farm operations are well connected with the regions’ vibrant local food and farm network.

Previous experience farming and educating youth and/or adults are preferred. In addition to their main farm tasks, apprentices will assist with events and implementing sustainable-agriculture programs for youth and adults. The apprenticeships are paid opportunities and include $1,000 monthly stipend, shared housing, benefits, training and supervision.

Deadline for applications is February 5; work start date is March 15. To review farm listings and apply, visit “Programs” page at www.MOFGA.org; listings are under Knox County, see KNX-26 for Aldermere and KNX-27 for Erickson. For more information on application process, e-mail mofga@mofga.org or call 207-568-4142. For more information on apprenticeships, contact the Aldermere Farm office at jalbury@mcht.org or 207-236-2739.

Fellowship: Island Institute Fellows, for class of 2018 or recent grad (apply by 3/23/18)

Be an Island Institute Fellow

The Island Fellows Program is one of the signature programs of the Island Institute. Since 1999, the Island Fellows Program has placed college and master’s degree graduates in Maine’s coastal and year-round island communities for one to two years. Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for recent graduates to apply their skills and gain experience helping to build sustainability within communities whose way of life and identity face many challenges.

The Island Fellows Program provides support for Maine’s island and coastal communities by:

  • Strengthening capacity for the local management of historical, cultural, natural, economic, and information resources
  • Assisting in local research, planning, education, and technology projects

The Island Fellows Program provides support for the Island Fellows by:

  • Offering enriching professional development opportunities for recent college graduates
  • Building professional experiences and networks for Fellows looking to live and work in Maine

Awards and Recognition

  • The Island Fellows Program was recognized with the “Outstanding Program” award by the Community Development Society.
  • The Island Fellows Program is an official winner of the 2014 SHIFT Sustainability Award.

How does the Island Fellows Program work?

Island or remote coastal organizations apply to the Island Institute with a community supported project that could benefit from an extra set of hands (See Hosting a Fellow, below). The Institute then finds highly qualified recent graduates to live for 24 months in residence in the community.  Immersion in the community connects fellows directly with islanders to gain an intimate understanding of island life and to understand the needs and opportunities around the identified project.  Fellows are expected to be active participants in their community and bring their own experiences and skills to share.

The Fellowship application period is open from January until mid-March for a September program start. Top candidates are then interviewed in the island or coastal host communities by key contacts who will be working with the Fellow. On-island/coastal interviews are required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.

Application link for the 2018 Island Fellows program (Deadline: March 23)

Minimum Qualifications
  • Recent completion of a baccalaureate or graduate degree (within five years)
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in a field such as community service, community planning, natural-resource planning, GIS mapping, educational outreach, etc.
  • A strong service ethic
  • Flexibility
  • A strong desire to live and work within a small, remote community
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work with minimal supervision
Island Fellow Benefits

Each Fellow receives a stipend of $15,000, plus rent and utilities, health insurance, paid vacation days and other benefits. The Institute also provides reimbursement for approved work-related expenses, access to a professional development fund, and offers to offset part of the cost of a new laptop for first year Fellows.

In addition to the application form, which will be accessible via a link on this page during the open application period, the following are required:

  • An unofficial copy of your transcripts of complete undergraduate and graduate records
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A concise personal statement
  • A resume

Fellowhip Opportunity: RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowships (for ’17 alums & ’18 grads). Applications open January 2018

Ray Marine Conservation Fellows

Program Overview:

Inspired by efforts to increase racial diversity in the marine conservation field, The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program is a response to the call for mainstream environmental organizations to work to increase and provide supported career pathways for people of color within the field. The RAY Fellowship Program is a paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with an undergraduate degree with the tools and support they need to become leaders in the ocean conservation field; one that fully represents the rich and diverse communities within the United States.

RAY Fellows will be placed within one of our member organizations for a year-long paid fellowship position, with the resources and support to develop experiences that will launch them onto a path of career growth in the conservation field. Fellows will work with mentors, grow their networks, and forge lasting relationships with their cohort of fellows. RAY Fellowship positions are full time paid positions with competitive entry-level salaries plus benefits. Fellows will also receive a stipend of $1,000 to go towards professional development opportunities, in addition to coordinated professional development through RAY Member Organizations.

Applications for the 2017-2018 Fellowship cycle will open in January 2018, and Fellowship positions will begin July 16, 2018.

Ideal Candidates:

The RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship looks for applicants that demonstrate:

  • Passion and capacity to exercise leadership and respond to social and environmental challenges
  • Willingness to actively contribute to the program as well as take advantage of its benefits
  • Commitment to the values of diversity and justice within the environmental and social change fields
  • The ability and desire to remain an active member of the RAY Fellows Network after the conclusion of the year-long Fellowship
  • Eagerness to connect with and learn from others

Review our application process, timeline, and eligibility requirements for more!

Graduate Program: Coastal Science and Policy Program at University of California, Santa Cruz (Deadline to apply: 12/15/17)

Coastal Science and Policy Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz,
is a new MS Program looking for the students who will start the next generation of conservation orgs.

This new program will select the best 10 candidates from anywhere in the world with all tuition and living expenses covered. I’d like to see the program filled with the best future conservation leaders from high biodiversity countries who are already working with effective conservation organizations. Please forward this announcement to prospective candidates.

The MS program emphasizes international diversity, entrepreneurship and data-driven action to achieve conservation at scale. The curriculum incorporates experience-based learning, hands-on research, and a deep understanding of the multifaceted problems that face coastal systems. In addition to their rigorous coursework, students will be encouraged to take on an internship during their first summer, as well as conduct their own capstone research projects during their second year of study. Linking academic researchers and graduate students directly with conservation, business, and policy practitioners provides dual immersion in the academic and practitioner cultures and contexts and, ultimately, the ability to work fluidly across the science-practice interface.

Applications for the first cohort open October 1, 2017, and close December 15, 2017.
Please forward this email to promising candidates who you believe will be a good fit for the program. Visit our website or blog post for more information.