Internship Summer 2017: Chicago Botanic Garden: Conservation & Land Management, Applications sought

Chicago Botanic Garden
Applications now being accepted!
The Conservation and Land Management Internship Program & The Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

The Chicago Garden and Northwestern University are are currently seeking qualified applicants (post graduation) for opportunities to advance their education and careers in conservation.

Conservation Land Management (CLM) Internship Program is currently seeking applicants for over 85 paid  internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Geological Survey. Internships are primarily located in one of 13 western states including Alaska. Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination fo the two, Projects may include: collecting, seed for restoration and conservation purposes, collecting data on threatened and endangered species and habitats, performing surveys for invasive species, among many others. Applicants with strong botanical skills (plant ID) are especially encouraged to apply! Benefits include stipend paid every two weeks, $13,200 over 5 months and all expense paid week long training workshop. To learn more, and to apply see: the webpage:

Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation
The Plant Biology and Conservation (PBC) Graduate Program is a collaboration between Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden. PBC students have the option of completing a CLM internship as part of a research thesis-based or internship-based MS degree. Learn more at the

Job: LabVenture Fellow (positions opening in May or June)

From Bowdoin Alum, Julia Maine ’16:
I just wanted to send you my contact information, in case you have any students who would be interested in the LabVenture! Position. They will definitely be advertising for at least a couple positions in May or June this year and probably almost every year from now on.
It’s a great position for someone who is interested in science education, outreach, or the work that GMRI does. I included a couple links with more information. Just thought it might be a nice thing to keep in the back pocket!

Julia Maine
LabVenture! Fellow
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Phone (207) 228-1627

Fellowship: Horizons Fellowship (Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Technology)

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become tomorrow’s leaders in technology interested in engineering, entrepreneurship and technology. The program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Our full-stack Javascript curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce, Optimizely, and D.E. Shaw engineers, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile (iOS and Android) and desktop applications. We have a 4-month spring program and a 3-month summer program in San Francisco, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We’ve welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort. Our program requires no formal computer science background.

Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on
  • Series of fit and technical interviews
  • Interested students can find the application here

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Abhi Ramesh
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 
Co-Founder, Horizons School of Technology

Full time Fellowship: Environmental Health Project (Jan-June 2017)

The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) and FracTracker Alliance are offering a full-time, joint Environmental Health Fellowship in the Pittsburgh, PA region from January 3, 2017 through June 30, 2017, with an additional two months (July 1 through August 31) full-time at EHP.

EHP is a non-profit organization, located in McMurray, PA, whose mission is to respond to individuals’ and communities’ need for access to accurate, timely and trusted public health information and health services associated with natural gas extraction ( FracTracker Alliance is a non-profit organization with offices in five states across the country, including one in Pittsburgh, PA. FracTracker studies, maps, and communicates the risks of oil and gas development to protect our planet and support the renewable energy transformation (

More information on the position is available here:

Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for two references by September 30, 2016. Submissions should be directed to both Jill Kriesky at, and Sam Rubright at