Internships and Job Openings Summer 2017 and beyond

Check out Bowdoin Ebear for internships and job openings, or make an appointment with Bethany Walsh, Assistant Director of Career Planning

Some recent postings include:
Selected Internships:
Enel Green Power North America: Business Development Intern. Energy Management Intern, Energy Markets Quantitative Analyst, Financial Reporting Analyst, ICT Network Engineering Intern, Performance Specialist Intern, Planning and Operations Support Interm
CounterpointsSRE: PACE Financing Commercial Real Estate Intern (parent referral
Reverb: Summer Intern
Midcoast Conservancy (Maine) Outdoor Adventure Intern
Coastal Mountains Land Trust (Maine): Communications & Development
Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife: Field Botany Assistant
Appalachian Trail Conservancy: Monson Visitor enter Intern
Wolf’s Neck Farm (Freeport Maine): Summer Educator, Outreach Intern
Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program (Maine): Outreach Intern

Selected Jobs:
Natural Resources Defense Council: RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship (Alumni Referral)
Montrose Environmental: Extraction Laboratory Technician:
Soil/ Water samples
GEI Consultants: Staff Environmental Scientist- geotechnical, environmental, coastal and sustainability
American Wind Wildlife Institute: Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: Program Officer
Resources Legacy Fund: Program Coordinator
Environmental Law and Policy Center: Sustainable Business & Innovation Fellow
Triumvirate Environmental: Environmental Specialist
Resources for the Future: Research Assistant

Job Opportunity: Career Opportunities for Graduating Seniors with Impact

Impact recruits and trains college students to take on pressing social issues outside the classroom, including fighting climate change and helping to alleviate hunger and homelessness. They are hiring full-time campaign organizers to start immediately and next August, as well as interns. Organizers take on challenges like getting our country to 100% renewable energy, banning the use of bee killing pesticides, and ending the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Learn more and apply online.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Summer 2017 Internship: Bird Banding Internship (Deadline to apply 4/3)

Bird Banding Intern, Field Assistant
Migration Monitoring Project, Falmouth, Maine

Summary: Intern needed for bird migration banding station in Falmouth, Maine. Banding experience preferred but not required. Interest in biological field research and bird migration required. Duties begin mid-April and continue through mid-August (dates may be flexible; depending on the candidate, there may also be possibility of extension through the end of October). Visit for more information. Please send a cover letter explaining your specific interests and experiences and a resume to using the subject line: River Point Intern by April 3. See the webpage for more information.

* This is an unpaid position, Bowdoin Career Planning has grants for unpaid summer internships, but the deadline to apply is Wed. March 29. See the webpage for more details.



Summer Garden Intern (4/1)

Monday and Wednesday mornings, June 19 – August 2
Youth Summer Program, Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast, ME

“Get Growing!” is an experiential summer learning program for youth entering grades 6-8. The Summer Intern works alongside the Garden Coordinator to provide hands-on learning for students on every aspect of growing, from sowing seeds to transplanting, weeding, mulching, pest control, harvest, seed saving and cooking. S/he will also assist in garden planning and maintenance. $100/wk stipend. For more information and to apply, contact Garden Coordinator David Wessels by April 1, 2017.

Summer 2017 Job: Lead Summer trips for Overland, Tuesday 3.7 @ 7PM

Employer Info Session: Overland Summers

March 7, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Overland is hiring exceptional college students to lead biking, hiking, language, service, writing and field studies programs – both domestic and abroad – for students ages 11 to 19. Small groups, carefully crafted programs and inspiring leadership have been at the heart of what we do for the past 30 years. Overland staff spend 10 days training and 6 weeks leading or supporting programs.

Kim Nault ’16 and Nora Gunning present on summer leadership opportunities.

Summer 2017 Job: Portland Water District: Watershed Protection Specialist, Apply by March 17, 2017

Portland Water District Summer Job Opportunity– Watershed Protection Specialist

The Portland Water District is seeking job candidates for a summer watershed protection specialist. PWD has an environmental source protection group that works on and around Sebago Lake, which is the drinking water supply for the greater Portland area.

The summer watershed protection specialist position includes such duties as: environmental sampling, field inspection work, limited laboratory analysis, and office tasks.  A primary responsibility of this position will be to organize and conduct PWD’s seasonal Sebago Lake Beach Monitoring Program.  Other responsibilities of the position may include working with our education coordinator and our watershed security officer to help with public outreach events hosted by PWD.

Candidates for this position must have completed a minimum of one year of college coursework in environmental science or a related field and be comfortable and capable of interacting with the public in a respectful and professional manner. Two or more years of college coursework and some experience with GIS software and working in a laboratory setting is preferred.

This is a paid full-time position that will begin in mid to late May and continue through Labor Day or at least the end of August.  It may include some weekend work as needed.

Please visit to complete an application and to submit a resume and cover letter.

Application deadline: March 17th, 2017

Job: Farms and Ranches Hiring in Montana

The farm season will be here before you know it! Spend your summer outdoors, get your hands dirty and experience the tough and rewarding work of farming or ranching in Montana. Amid the breathtaking views and endless wilderness recreation, Montana boasts an incredible range of agriculture. On Farm Link Montana, you can find jobs producing wheat and pulses, organic vegetables, cattle, dairy, hops and more.

This FREE web resource connects job and internship seekers with Montana farms and ranches. The site features a searchable map displaying farms and ranches with open positions. Read information about each operation and fill out one common application form to apply for all the jobs that interest you.

For more information and to apply now, visit or contact

Job: Contract Position for Boston energy start up

EnergySage is seeking a current college senior with familiarity in energy and/or sustainability to help develop new articles for the EnergySage website. This is a contract/freelance position with the potential to transition into a full-time position in summer 2017. Applicants can work remotely or locally at our Boston office, and will be paid per article completion.

For more information, visit: Send applications to

Summer 2017 Job: Summer Land Steward, Regional Field Team (Deadline to apply 2/24/17)

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Summer Land Steward – Regional Field Team (seasonal)

Job Description

Hours: 40 hours per week for 10 weeks (approximately June-August, 2017)
Compensation: $12.00 per hour
Requires: Availability and use of reliable personal vehicle

The Regional Field Team (RFT) is a collaboration between four organizations: The Nature Conservancy, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Phippsburg Land Trust and the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT). The RFT is hired and managed by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust, and we are seeking two Summer Land Stewards for 2017.

This is an outdoor position helping to maintain, monitor, and manage the protected lands and trails of the Kennebec Estuary region. Projects will be conducted on lands protected by all four regional organizations, giving our Summer Land Stewards experience with a wide variety of properties, tasks, and land conservation professionals. This will be an excellent opportunity for networking and gaining land management experience.

The Summer Land Stewards will work under the direction of the KELT Stewardship Coordinator and other seasonal staff. For some tasks, the Stewards will work directly with staff or volunteers from organizations other than KELT.


The Summer Land Stewards will often but not always work as a team, and may work independently or with volunteers and/or staff. Solo work may be required at times. The Stewards will frequently meet visitors on our properties. Successful applicants will be expected to act professionally and communicate necessary information in a polite manner.

Tasks are likely to include the following:

  1. Conduct trail clearing and trimming with loppers, hand-saws, bow-saws, etc.
  2. Occasional use of string trimmer or hedge-trimmer for trail clearing
  3. Monitor trail conditions and create detailed reports of problem areas
  4. Traverse property boundaries to maintain signage and check for encroachment
  5. Assist with occasional clean-up of illicit dumping sites
  6. Build bog bridges, steps, and other trail structures
  7. Check and maintain kiosks, map boxes, trail signage, and paint blazing
  8. Conduct mechanical control of invasive plants (i.e. cutting, digging, or pulling)
  9. Assist with any other suitable project, indoor or outdoor, as needed
  10. Keep a log of activities and hours completed

Preferred Education

Completed High School program and some college. Applicants still in HS may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Necessary Skills

  • Driver’s license and reliable personal transportation
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment over rough ground
  • Willingness to work in sometimes adverse conditions including heat, rain, biting insects, and difficult terrain
  • Ability to use hand tools and power tools in the field
  • Ability to work independently, responsibly, and safely

Preferred Skills

  • First Aid Certification
  • Experience working on trails
  • Experience communicating with the public
  • Map and compass (orienteering) skills

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Applicants may also hand-deliver the application to the KELT office, or send by mail to P.O. Box 1128, Bath ME, 04530. Please prepare the names and contact information of three references. If an applicant is called to interview, KELT will begin contacting references at that time.

Application Deadline: February 24th, 2017