Friday, June 23, 2017

Internship Available
Science Policy and Communications Internship, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Consortium for Ocean Leadership's public affairs team hosts a science policy and communications intern. This is a substantive experience with the intern receives training, mentoring, and becomes a contributing member of the team. This is a great way for someone interested in policy to “try it on” in a very supportive environment. COL is looking for great writers with a strong baseline understanding or interest in ocean science. Eligibility is very broad and they have had interns that are undergraduates, bachelors, master’s, and doctoral level graduates, as well as professionals making a mid-career change. Application details are below and on our website

*Application deadline has been extended through 30 June.*

Should you have questions regarding the internship experience, please don’t hesitate to contact Kassandra Cerveny, Director, Public Affairs at

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

National Coral Management Fellowship
Position Announcements 2018-2020

For recent grads!

The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Conservation Program, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee and Nova Southeastern University’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. The program seeks to build the next generation of coral reef conservation leaders and supports two-year positions that strive to address current capacity gaps, as well as build long-term management capacity in the jurisdictions by placing highly qualified individuals whose education and work experience meet each jurisdiction’s specific coral reef management needs.

The seven jurisdictions where fellows will be placed include: the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawai'i, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. The start date for the two-year positions is January 2018.

Each position has its own distinct work plan specific to jurisdiction management needs and provides training and professional development opportunities. Project work will focus on climate change, land-based sources of pollution and fishing impacts to coral reef cosystems. Fellows may also work to address local needs such as the development of management plans for marine managed areas, engagement of stakeholders in resource management, and development of climate change adaptation plans.

The deadline for applications is July 11, 2017.

Please visit to access application instructions.

Qualified candidates meeting stated educational requirements with relevant work  xperience are encouraged to apply. SCUBA diving will not be permitted as part of job duties and  pplicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. Applicants need to have  completed posted educational requirements by December 2017 and may apply to multiple jurisdictions.

For additional information or questions, please contact

Monday, June 19, 2017

From The Muse -
Ask a Recruiter:  How Can I figure Out a Career Path When I've Had So Many Jobs?
For some, work experience doesn't always line up with what you studied in college or what your degree says. This leads to frustration when figuring out a "career path" and trying to find direction.  

Do you find yourself in this situation?  See what a career coach has to say...
Communications Intern - Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, a non-profit grant-making organization that promotes public participation in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, seeks a communications intern for the fall and spring semesters 2017-2018 for approximately 8-10 hours per week. This position will play an important role in assisting with the Trust’s communications needs as well as with the management of donor information and outreach.

In particular the communications intern will assist with data entry, web content creation and management, newsletter production, email list management, database management, fundraising efforts, and events.

To view the entire job description including responsibilities, skills & qualifications, click HERE.

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to Kelly Swartout,  Please type "Communications Inter0"n in the email subject line. Applications will begin to be reviewed upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Field Office
Endangered Species Education and Outreach AmeriCorps Position


The USFWS West Virginia Field Office located in Elkins, WV, is looking for a creative, self-motivated individual to support the development and growth of environmental education in our region. This position will assist the Endangered Species Program with education and outreach events, and other habitat conservation activities. Our organization believes that taking the time to introduce both children and adults to nature, and to educate them about the wonders of the environment they live in, allows them to develop a sense of place and an understanding of the natural world that will continue to teach and inspire them for a lifetime.

Duties include planning and implementing events, partnerships and collaboration, newsletters, blogs, social media, speaking at schools, and ...did we mention events? Other duties may include some hands on river clean ups, non-native invasive species control, and field monitoring. Educational programming will focus on threatened and endangered species of WV and non-native invasive species. This includes a diversity of endangered species such as our charismatic cave-dwelling bats, surprisingly-fascinating freshwater mussels, crayfish, plants, salamanders, and more! Other projects and tasks may be included, depending on the specific interests of the AmeriCorps member. This member will be encouraged to work with other agencies and organizations (such as the Forest Service, Refuges, local schools, etc.) to develop projects. Opportunities for professional development and networking are also encouraged and supported. Our office prides itself on creating a fun, safe work environment and we are always happy to accept new talent.

Applicants should be comfortable speaking with the public and working with volunteers. The position will start September 5, 2016 and will be full-time for 11 ½ months. AmeriCorps members serve full-time and receive a living allowance, plus an educational award at the completion of your one year commitment. 

More details about the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area Americorps program, candidate requirements, and information on how to apply can be found here:

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Winter & Spring Break 2018
Sustainability Travel Courses Abroad - The Green Program

The Green Program is proud to announce their upcoming winter & spring break sustainability-focused opportunities in Hawai’i, Japan, Iceland, and Peru!
Winter (December 2017 or January 2018)
  • Peru: Water Resource Management
  • Iceland: Renewable Energy and Sustainability
Spring (March 2018)
  • Hawai'i: Sustainable Community Food Systems and Energy
  • Peru: Water Resource Management
  • Japan: Distaster Mitigation and Nuclear to Renewable Transitions
  • Iceland: Renewable Energy and Sustainability
To learn more and to apply:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fall 2017 – Government Relations Intern

The Wildlife Society

Do you want to preserve our National Parks, wilderness areas, and refuges for future generations? Are you interested in participating in the process of designating and protecting public lands?  If so, the Government Relations team at The Wilderness Society (TWS) might be a great place for you!

We are seeking highly motivated students and post-graduates to join us for our year-round internship sessions.  Our priority campaigns include the congressional designation of new parks and public lands,, federal funding for conservation programs, responsible  renewable energy development on public lands and outdoor recreation policy. We work with Congress, other national conservation organizations,  the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Forest Service and the White House to educate them on the importance of protecting and enhancing the great outdoors.

These are active, often fast-paced and exciting opportunities. You will be working on legislative issues, visiting government offices and keeping up with the legislative events on Capitol Hill--not going on coffee runs! We  allow students to gain course credit for their work as required, and for those out of school, to gain valuable work experience and build their resumes while managing the following responsibilities:

Position Responsibilities
  • Process Congressional reports and pending legislation, attend Congressional hearings and mark-ups and conservation partner events relevant to TWS mission and work
  • Conduct research and prepare blogs, letters, fact sheets on public lands issues
  • Conduct “Hill Drops” of materials to Congressional and administration offices
  • Track legislation, from introduction to passage
  • Attend advocacy meetings with congressional offices
  • Engage in coalition partnerships, attend coalition meetings, help with advocacy days and trainings, make calls to activists and like-minded organizations
  • Perform general administrative duties in support of assigned project work
  • Attend congressional receptions and other off site staff events including park service projects and local hikes/paddles.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrated desire to learn about and work on public land issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; GIS experience is a plus!
  • Must be a team player and willing to work in a collaborative environment
  • Willingness to adapt and remain flexible as projects and priorities change
  • Self-motivated, passionate, and professional
  • Most of all – willingness to have fun while producing great work!
To apply, please go here and read the application instructions carefully.

Internship Opportunities

Amazon Conservation Association

ACA is a creative, hard-working, team-oriented conservation organization and we welcome interns with the same qualities. Our internships are highly competitive and typically offered to candidates with specialized skills, relevant experience, and good language skills (but see each internship for detailed specifics). Learn more about ACA's internship program here.

In addition to a hands-on internship experience, interning at ACA gives you the opportunity to learn about nonprofit management and a chance to contribute to the conservation of one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.  Current opportunities at our Washington, DC office include:

Internship Period: We offer three internship cycles a year, following a semester schedule. 
Specific dates of the internship are flexible, but should roughly follow the periods outlined below.

Spring: January to May
Summer: June to August
Fall: September to December

Schedule: Flexible, but preference will be given to interns who can commit at least two full days/week in the office. However, all are encouraged to apply regardless.

All internships are unpaid; if you are seeking credit for this internship, we are more than happy to work with you and your school.

To apply, please follow the instructions within the internship description(s) that most interest you, and send all documents to . Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; internships are open until filled. Thank you for your interest in joining us!
Job Opportunities
Alice Ferguson Foundation

For recent grads!

The Alice Ferguson Foundation is now hiring a Community Outreach Coordinator and an Environmental Educator to work in the Washington, DC area.

Please click HERE to view job descriptions and to apply!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Policy Program Assistant
American Meteorological Society

For recent grads!

The AMS is currently accepting applications for the position of Policy Program Assistant in the AMS Policy Program. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and have excellent communication and organizational skills. Relevant experience is a plus but not required. The Policy Program Assistant will report directly to the Director of the AMS Policy Program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Supporting all aspects of the Policy Program’s activities and operations
  • Assisting with program development and implementation
  • Helping plan and implement Capitol Hill briefings (
  • Planning and contributing to AMS Policy Program studies, meetings, and events (
  • Providing support for the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium (www.ametsoc.or/spc)
  • Contributing to outreach efforts focused on the executive and legislative branches, the scientific community, the media, and the public
  • Helping organize and coordinate Policy Program communication efforts including: developing program literature and publications, helping to design, create, and update the Policy Program website and serving as a liaison on behalf of the Policy Program to policy makers, the media, the AMS membership, and the private sector.
  • Assisting with fundraising efforts, primarily through grant writing
  • Providing administrative and office management support as needed
  • Other duties as necessary to contribute to the overall success of the Society
  • Bachelors’ degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication capabilities
  • Organizational skills

This is a full-time position, located in our Washington D.C. office. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience. AMS employees receive health insurance and a generous benefits package.

If you are interested in this position, please apply here .
It is the policy of the American Meteorological Society to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment based solely upon the individual’s qualifications and ability to perform the work assigned, without regard to any personal identity, status, or condition. These include, but are not limited to the following: race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, veteran status, gender identity and expression, national origin, genetic information, and sexual orientation.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Entry and Mid-Level Positions Available

The NEPA / Natural Resources Management Team is looking for entry level and mid to senior level candidates for Environmental Scientist positions in the Germantown, MD office. Their work is concentrated on environmental impact analysis for Federal, State, municipal, and commercial clients around the country. Candidates should be self-starting, motivated individuals ready for a challenge.

To view positions, visit:
Click "Career Opportunities" then search by city & state (Germantown, MD).

Interested applicants can contact Michael Busam (ENSP alum, '14) at

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Policy, Advocacy, and Research Intern

Scenic America

Scenic America is seeking interns to assist us with research, analysis, drafting of written materials, and monitoring activities of the executive and legislative branches of government on scenic conservation issues. Scenic America is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preserving and enhancing the visual character of America's communities and countryside. We accomplish this mission through national advocacy efforts and technical assistance services, local and national projects, and the support of our state affiliates.

  • Conduct research and track and analyze legislation on scenic conservation topics such as scenic byways and gateways, parks and open spaces, mitigating visual impacts of overhead wires, promoting beautiful highways, preserving community character, state legislation relating to scenic conservation, and related appropriations
  • Create an inventory of current state laws and local ordinances regarding above scenic conservation topics
  • Support the drafting and compilation of federal legislation, state legislation, and local ordinances
  • Support the drafting of memoranda, policy briefs, fact sheets, blog articles, and background papers on issues relating to scenic conservation
  • Attend meetings, Congressional hearings, and other events related to scenic conservation policy and subsequently brief Scenic America staff

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivation to work on substantive scenic conservation topics
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must possess excellent judgment and discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work independently

HOW TO APPLY - Send resume and cover letter with the subject line “Policy Intern” to:

BENEFITS - Interns will work directly with Scenic America staff and have mentorship opportunities with the many accomplished members of our Board of Directors. Interns will have many professional development opportunities and will work from Scenic America's offices in the historic Heurich House in Dupont Circle.

HOURS PER WEEK - Minimum 15 hours per week (prefer 35-40 hours), hours are flexible.

PUBLISHED: - 05/24/2017
START DATE - 06/01/2017
END DATE - 08/31/2017

ADDRESS - 1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW,  Washington, DC

Still available!

Summer Conservation Internships

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) still has 33 summer internships available! They include a local (no housing provided) policy internship in National Park Service's DC office; and outdoor opportunities in Alaska, California, North Dakota, Wyoming, and more!

Go here, select "Serve", then Young Adult (ages 18+) and follow the links.  Adventure and learning await!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Work Opportunity at Plan-It-Geo
Tree Inventory Technicians

Location: 1-3 positions in Maryland with the possibility of other projects across the country.
Description: Plan-It Geo provides professional geospatial consulting services and cutting-edge web/mobile software solutions for urban forestry, green infrastructure planning, natural resource analysis, forest management, and related areas. We are seeking candidates with diverse interests and experience/education in urban forestry, arboriculture, GIS, and technology. Candidates should be motivated, versatile, work well in the private industry under deadlines, be able to travel, and have excellent tree identification skills. Incentives for performance may be given.

Primary responsibilities of the position:
  • Collect individual tree x/y locations via mobile tools from aerial imagery while in the field.
  • Assess each tree for a wide variety of fields/attributes (e.g. Common Name, Latin Name, DBH,
  • Condition, Height, Crown Spread, Insect Issues, Diseases, Defects, Size of Defect, Probability of Failure, Target Frequency, Other Risk Fields, Site Type, Address, etc.).
  • Provide clients with training in GIS-based tree inventory software and related data management tools in a variety of formats (Shapefile, Excel, Access, etc.).
  • Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Pursuit of, or obtained BS/BA degree in forestry, natural resources, horticulture or related field.
  • Ability to ID a variety of tree species by common and botanical name (leaf-on and off seasons).
  • Ability to ID or quickly learn a variety of defects (biotic and abiotic) for different species of trees.
  • Familiarity of plant growth habits and landscape use of common urban tree species.
  • Experience in GIS desktop software (ESRI or Open Source; from coursework or other).
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time while using a tablet device safely.
  • Flexibility in work hours to meet a quota of trees inventoried per day.
  • Ability to travel 2-4 weeks at a time, stay in hotels as needed, and have a valid driver’s license.
  • ISA Arborist Certification, or pursuit of this quickly (test could be paid by Plan-It Geo).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to establish/maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and other industry professionals.
Current Tree Inventory Projects:
Plan-It Geo has been contracted for a countywide street tree inventory in Prince George’s
County, Maryland as well as other locations across the country. We are hiring full-time
positions based in Maryland for the 8-month project. Permanent or a contractor (1099) position is available, and a higher hourly rate may be paid for living nearby including a small relocation fee for candidates who are moving a long distance. It is possible that contract work could lead to a permanent position. Candidates/students who are only available during the summer may be considered as needed. Staff will follow strict safety protocols at all times.  Plan-It Geo is seeking to evalute seasonal, part-time, or full-time candidates as soon as possible.

If interested and qualified, please email a one-page resume and cover letter to:
TJ Wood – ISA Certified Arborist (RM-7676A)
Landscape Designer | Inventory Manager
5690 Webster Street, Arvada, CO 80002 | and |