Internship: Kennebec Land Trust Summer 2018 Internship (Apply by 2/19/18)

2018 KLT Ronald Joseph Summer Internship

The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking summer interns to work on trail maintenance and construction, land conservation projects, invasive plant control, educational programming, and general office work such as writing press releases and sending out mailings. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with environmental education programs at the Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead http://vaughanhomestead.org/.

Interested applicants should be willing to learn basic plant identification skills, be able to perform physically demanding field work, be comfortable multi-tasking in the office, and have an interest in land conservation.

Optional Independent Research Opportunities: In addition to our Summer Internship Program, KLT provides opportunities for students to conduct independent research focused on wildlife and plant ecology, land use history, and conservation and resource management.  Students can work with an advisor from their college or university on their independent projects and will be asked to submit a short summary of their research to KLT upon completion of their project. This summer we are specifically looking for students to conduct projects focused on:

1) enhancing wildlife habitat in managed forestlands  2) stream ecology 3) rare plant research 4) invasive plant ecology and control 5) the agricultural land use history of inland Maine islands 6) the economic and conservation benefits of local wood economies.

In addition to these topics, we welcome other project proposals.

Students’ studies have the potential to enhance KLT’s educational offerings, and to inform property management plans and our Strategic Conservation Plan.

KLT will help students frame research questions and identify properties on which to conduct research.

2009-20017 Interns and Research projects

Rate of pay: KLT will provide a modest stipend. Interns and students conducting independent research projects are encouraged to apply for grant funding or work study funds from their college or university to compensate their time with KLT. KLT will provide mileage at IRS rate for summer interns. Some housing opportunities are available.

KLT supervision:  Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director and Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director.

Hours: Flexible hours; 32-40 hours a week (Friday research day optional); June-August; some weeks will consist of more work hours than others.

Qualifications:

  • minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, biology, forestry, geography or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • strong organizational and time management skills
  • ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
  • comfortable working outside
  • valid drivers license

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by February 19,2018. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.

Send full application to:
The Kennebec Land Trust
c/o Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director
PO Box 261
Winthrop, Maine 04364

OR BY Email: jtheriault@tklt.org

 

Summer Research Fellowship: Integrative Agroecology & Sustainability, Colorado State University (Deadline to apply 2/28/18)

Integrative Agroecology and Sustainability – Summer Research Fellowship Program 2018 at Colorado State University

Spend Summer 2018 in a USDA-NIFA Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates (REEU) exploring your scientific interests and work with leading scientists at Colorado State University (CSU). The USDA NIFA Integrative Agroecology and Sustainability REEU provides research placements for college-level sophomores and juniors to participate in work addressing complex challenges to global food security and environmental change. In Summer 2018, student fellows will engage in eight weeks of research augmented with professional development opportunities from June 3 – July 27, 2018. Find complete details and application materials at https://tinyurl.com/CSUREEU2018.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Sophomore or Junior class standing
  • Preferred Majors, but not required:

Agricultural Sciences
Business
Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences
Natural sciences
Sustainability Sciences

Dates of Fellowship:

June 3rd —July 27th, 2018

Benefits:

  • $4,000 stipend
  • CSU’s Recreation Center access
  • CSU Full Room & Board, available as double-occupancy
  • Travel Support, available

Application Deadline:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Debra Kaye Holman, PhD
Academic Success/Internship Coordinator
HEASC Sustainability Fellow

Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability
Natural Resource Ecology Lab
Warner College of Natural Resources
Colorado State University
Campus Delivery 1476
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1476

Phone: (970) 491-2139
Fax: (970) 491-1965

Office: ESS Department, NESB A204
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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)
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45322-Island-Institute

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

Summer Fellowship: UNH Sustainability Fellowships (Apply by 2/14/18)

What are you doing this summer?

UNH Sustainability Fellowships pair outstanding graduate and undergraduate students with competitive, challenging, multi-disciplinary projects based with organizations and communities across New England that propel us towards a sustainable, resilient future. The program runs 10 weeks, starting the first week of June. Fellows receive mentorship and unique networking opportunities, as well as generous compensation.

Why should you apply?

• New skills and knowledge
• Access to extensive professional contacts and networks
• Compelling projects to build your professional portfolio
• $6,000 compensation

Who should apply?

• Graduate and upperclass undergraduate students from any accredited college or university

• Students from all disciplines interested in a sustainability career

Please submit your application by February 14, 2018 at midnight.

Have questions about the program. Click here to learn more!

Fellowship: RAY Conservation Fellows for students graduating between May 2017 and June 2018- Applications Due March 15, 2018


RAY Conservation Fellows

The lack of racial diversity within the marine conservation community is a persistent problem that is becoming increasingly recognized. Recognizing that diversity is a value important to the conservation community and that we have not always made the progress we strive to make, we seek to work together to help rectify this shortcoming by striving for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the marine conservation community, in particular, racial diversity. Not only is it intrinsically incumbent upon our sector to change practices that contribute to the lack of people of color in the field of marine science and policy, addressing this problem will also make our work more relevant, accessible, and successful. To this end, the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship focuses on increasing opportunities for people of color to learn about, engage with, and enter the marine environmental NGO sector. The fellowships will be designed to support and attract recent college graduates of color with exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who seek to be leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. To learn more about Dr. Roger Arliner Young and this fellowship see the webpage.

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 2018-2019 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!

How to Apply

Applications for the 2018-2019 Fellowship cycle are now open. To apply for the RAY Fellowship Program, applicants must:

1. Complete an Application (this links to a very short online survey including contact information and demographics)

2. Follow the instructions on the linked application to submit a curriculum vitae or a resume, a letter of support, and the following two essays and short answer:

  • Dr. Roger Arliner Young was the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology after years of juggling research and teaching while overcoming personal struggles. Her story is one of grit and perseverance. Please tell us about an experience from your own life that has influenced who you are and shaped your development. (no more than one page single-spaced)
  • What do you see as the greatest challenge to our environment today? (no more than one page single-spaced)
  • Which RAY Fellowship positions would you like to be considered for? Please rank your top three choices with #1 being your top choice. (short answer)

Applications must be submitted to the RAY Fellowship Program no later than March 15, 2018. Transcripts and additional writing samples are not required. Questions about the application process can be submitted to the RAY Program Coordinator, Jordan Williams, via email at apply@rayconservationfellows.org. Please include ‘RAY Fellow Application’ in the subject line.

Fellowship Positions

Please review descriptions of the Fellowship positions being offered during the 2018-2019 Fellowship cycle. Positions will be added on a rolling basis between January 3 and February 16, 2018.

Timeline

January 3 – February 16, 2018: Applications Open & Fellowship Positions Posted on a Rolling Basis

March 15, 2018: Applications Due

April 2018: Application Review & Selection

May 2018: Applicants Notified

July 16, 2018: First Day of Fellowship

Eligibility

Applicants should:

  • Recently have graduated (between May 2017 and June 2018) with an undergraduate degree/ will have graduated with an undergraduate degree by the start of the RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship in July 2018. We are not considering graduate students at this time.
  • Have the ability to work in the United States.
  • Have the ability to commit to the entire year-long fellowship.
  • Come from an educational or cultural background that is underrepresented in marine conservation field in the United States and/or
  • Have shown and can demonstrate a strong, active commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and justice within the environmental and social change fields in the academic, professional or civic sector through work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations. By diversity, we mean efforts to reduce social, educational or economic disparities based on race, ethnicity or gender or to improve race relations in the U.S

RAY Applicant Webinars

Learn more about the RAY Fellowship Program interview and selection process by attending our annual RAY Applicant Webinar series.

Fellowship Opportunities: NOAA Graduate and Undergraduate (Deadlines approaching)

This is a reminder that application deadlines for the three NOAA graduate student fellowships and the NOAA undergraduate scholarship program listed below are coming right up. Here again are links for additional information and application materials for each of these opportunities, along with the deadlines for each:

Deadline – January 19:
Coastal Management Fellowship: http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/funding/coastal-management

Deadline – January 26:
NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics: http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/funding/nmfs-sg-fellowship

Deadline – January 31:
NOAA Hollings Scholarship for Undergraduates: http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/funding/hollings-scholarship

Deadline – February 23:
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship: http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/funding/knauss

Thanks to those of you who have already helped to spread the word about these opportunities to potential applicants.

As always, if you know students who are interested, or who have applications in preparation, I am more than happy to speak with them directly via phone or email as questions arise.

Best,

Beth

Beth Bisson, Interim Director
Maine Sea Grant College Program
The University of Maine
5784 York Complex, Orono, Maine 04469
207-581-1435 – phone
207-581-1426 – fax
beth.bisson@maine.edu – email
http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/

Maine Sea Grant supports the responsible use and conservation of coastal resources in order to sustain thriving coastal communities and ecosystems.

Scholarship: NOAA Scholarship (Ernest F. Hollings) for Undergrads: Deadline to apply: 1/31/18

Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:

  1. increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
  2. increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
  3. recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and
  4. recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with “hands-on”/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Open for Applications!

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

For eligibility and application information, please visit: http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship

For FAQs about the program and application process, visit: http://www.noaa.gov/node/1853/

For more information, contact Student Scholarship Programs at: StudentScholarshipPrograms@noaa.gov

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!

Internship Opportunity: Doris Duke Conservation Scholar Program (Paid- 2 yr program for undergrads) Apply by 1/31/18

We would like to let you know about an exciting program here at the University of Michigan–the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP UM). DDCSP UM is a two-year research and internship opportunity for bright, curious undergraduate students interested in conservation, nature, and the environment. The program is aimed at bringing more undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field into the conservation arena.

If you know any undergraduate students at your school or other colleges and universities who have a specific interest natural sciences, environmental studies/science, or conservation, we urge you to share with them the attached flyer.

In addition to a $4250 stipend, accepted students will also receive room and board, a discretionary allowance and travel expenses to and from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Please note that the application deadline is January 31, 2018. The program dates are June 2nd through July 28th 2018. Detailed program information and application are available on our website at http://ddcsp-umich.com.

Please feel free to contact us at (734)936-0900 if you would like to discuss the DDCSP UM program further or e-mail us at seas-ddcsp@umich.edu. Please feel free to forward this message along. We apologize if you receive multiple emails. Thank you for your assistance.

Best,
Dr. Dorceta E. Taylor, Director
Kafi Laramore-Josey, Program Manager
Ima Otudor, Program Manager

Fellowship Opportunity: Sea Grant Maryland Paid Research Experience for Undergraduates. Application process begins Dec. 2017, deadline to apply: Feb 16, 2018

SEA GRANT MARYLAND Research Experience for Undergraduates
Each summer, Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports fifteen students to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a special opportunity to develop your research skills and interests by working with top scientists to study one of America’s most significant coastal resources.

The REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics.

During the 12-week program, each student works with a mentor on an individual research project at one of the two marine labs at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences located on the Chesapeake Bay:

Applications for summer 2018 MDSG Research Experiences for for Undergraduates program will be accepted staring in December. Deadline: February 16, 2018
Research areas include:

  • Benthic environment
  • Climate change
  • Contaminants
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Estuarine processes
  • Fisheries
  • Modeling and analysis
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Physical oceanography

Each REU fellow will receive:

  • A stipend of $6,000
  • Housing costs
  • Round-trip travel expenses

Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed at least two years of study towards (but not yet completed) a bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to students who are rising seniors. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested students are required to submit:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Unofficial or official transcripts
  • A list of courses in progress
  • Two letters of recommendation

Learn more about how to apply to the program.

Learn more about Maryland Sea Grant’s REU program