Friday, December 15, 2017

Internship Opportunity
C&O Canal Trust

C&O Canal Trust is currently hiring two interns for the spring semester!  To read more and to apply, visit:  http://www.canaltrust.org/about-us/employment/
Internship Opportunity
USDA- ARS

Interested in working on research focused around sustainable agriculture? Apply for the USDA's most recent internship opportunity!


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Now hiring Federal Wildlife Officers
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has just announced hires for Federal Wildlife Officers. There are openings for veterans, current Federal employees, and recent graduates/students.

Below are the active links to Land Management LE Officer, GL-1801-5/7/9, vacancies:
Scholarships available
EcologyPlus

Apply for EcologyPlus Scholarships - Career Mentoring, Networking and Opportunities

EcologyPlus aims to connect diverse college students and early career scientists with timely and relevant career opportunities and a community of peers and professionals in ecology and related careers across all sectors.

EcologyPlus is both an alliance and an approach to integrate available partner programs that foster the participation of underrepresented minorities in a broad range of career pathways where ecology plays a role. EcologyPlus recognizes the need for diverse ecological expertise in a wide variety of fields.

For more information, please visit: https://esa.org/ecologyplus
Now Hiring: Puget Sound Policy Manager
Washington Environmental Council

For December grads!

Position Summary
The Puget Sound Policy Manager is part of Washington Environmental Council’s Puget Sound Program and is responsible for implementing the state, federal, and local policy agenda to protect and recover Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. The vibrant and enthusiastic Puget Sound Program team works toward clean water and healthy habitat that support iconic species like salmon and orcas and the communities that rely on Puget Sound economically and culturally. Our work builds grassroots and legislative support for a healthy Puget Sound, connects communities across the Sound on recovery efforts, advocates for better policy and enforcement, and demands increased financial investments where needed. The Puget Sound Policy Manager will develop, refine, and implement creative solutions to advance Puget Sound recovery, from incentive-based approaches to regulatory processes that protect clean water and healthy habitat. The full-time position is based in Seattle, WA, and reports to the Puget Sound Program Director.


To learn more and to apply, visit: https://wecprotects.org/jobs/puget-sound-policy-manager/

Monday, December 11, 2017

12-week Summer Internship
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

The Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation is pleased to offer a unique, 12-week summer internship in partnership with Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change.

This internship is focused on analyzing National Park Service cultural landscapes in the Northeast Region for vulnerability to climate change impacts -- including, flooding, erosion, and storm surge -- using Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) data. The internship offers opportunities to develop and apply analytical and creative thinking skills in exploration of new approaches to a challenging real-world problem.

To learn more, please visit the Future Park Leaders website and see the internship announcement (also attached). Applications are due January 26, 2018. Detailed application instructions are available here.

Juniors and seniors encouraged to apply.

Summer 2018 Undergrad Research
Maryland Sea Grant

Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? Check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. They bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. They select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

In particular, they encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. They believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.

They are accepting applications through February 16. Please visit their website to find out more (www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu) or drop Mike Allen a note at reu@mdsg.umd.edu.
Udall Scholarship

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE - Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues

Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Assistant Director – www.scholarships.umd.edu

Are you a junior or sophomore strongly committed to making a difference in environmental issues through your studies, community service, and career plans? Do you have an outstanding record of activism, leadership, and research on environmental issues? Do you have an excellent record of undergraduate studies, internships and/or research related to the environment? Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Learn about the Udall Scholarship in Environmental Issues, a program that seeks to identify future environmental leaders in fields including public policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Udall Scholars take part in a four-day Orientation in Tucson, Arizona where they meet with other Scholars, elected officials and environmental leaders. Scholars also gain access to a network of environmental policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv. Students from all majors are eligible. The Udall Scholarship provides up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. The University of Maryland campus deadline to apply for nomination for the Udall Scholarship is Wednesday, February 7, 2018. 

We are holding three information sessions next week. Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu to attend or to schedule an individual meeting.
  • Wednesday, December 13, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
  • Thursday, December 14, 4:00 – 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
  • Friday, December 15, 12:00 – 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall

Award Amount: The Udall Scholarship provides up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Udall Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board, or other specifically approved expenses.

Duration: The Udall Scholarship provides one year of support. Sophomores who receive a Udall Scholarship are eligible to reapply for a second year of support.

UMD Campus Deadline: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – for more information about the UMD nomination process contact us promptly at scholarships@umd.edu.

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens, nationals and permanent residents - Sophomores, Juniors - GPA of 3.5 or higher recommended - All Majors - IMPORTANT: All candidates for Udall Scholarships must nominated by their college or university. Please contact us at scholarships@umd.edu for information about the University of Maryland nomination process.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Summer 2018 Immersive Field Ecology Experiences
Flathead Lake Biological Station, Montana
 
University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is the place to go for high quality and rewarding hands-on learning in all areas of field ecology, taught outside under the open sky. Coupled with contemporary and cutting-edge methods and technologies, the FLBS summer academic program offers rich and rigorous field ecology experiences taught by outstanding faculty from UM and beyond.
 
Courses begin June 25, 2018 and run through August 17, 2018.
 
For Important Dates and Deadlines, Courses Offered, Scholarships and Logistics information, check the FLBS website at: https://flbs.umt.edu/apps/education/
 
We have 12 great courses in both aquatic and terrestrial realms that will be of interest to students ranging from “sophomores-to-be” (Field Ecology) to upperclassmen to early grad students.
 
Here are some relevant pieces of info:
  • small class sizes, great faculty, students from around the USA, non-USA students welcome
  • immersive learning, featuring field methods and interactions with natural resource professionals
  • new courses for 2018: “Environmental Sensors: Designing Building and Deploying in the Field” and “Field Methods in Ornithology”
  • earn 1 to 13 credits in 1 to 8 weeks in 300 and 400 level courses, graduate early
  • credits easily transferable to other colleges/universities
  • many scholarships available
  • apply by Jan. 12 for $100 discount, pay in fully by Apr. 30 for $100 discount!

Since 1899, the Flathead Lake Biological Station of the University of Montana has been offering transformative field ecology courses in spectacular western Montana. 2018 is going to be the best summer yet!
 
Apply online at https://flbs.umt.edu/apps/education/!
 
For summer session inquiries, contact Marie Kohler, marie.kohler@umontana.edu or call 406-982-3301 ext. 221.




Opportunities available
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has a wide variety of opportunities available for current students and recent graduates. Check 'em out!

Click the links below for information on....

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Summer Program
University of Oxford

Students are encouraged to apply for the Enterprise and the Environment Summer School which will take place from 1st - 13th July 2018 in Oxford. This is a 2 week programme which teaches from the UMD Smith School’s strengths in environmental economics and policy, law, energy, enterprise management and financial markets and investment. It is intended for students who are passionate about leading environmental change and wanting to address the critical global challenges we will face in the 21st century. During the Summer School attendees will be provided with over 50 hours of teaching (through a combination of lectures, simulations, field trips and case-studies), engage in discussion with University of Oxford academics, and network with a global classroom of students.

Addition information, including instructions on how to apply, is available on their website .

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

GRADUATION - DECEMBER 2017

Almost everything you need to know is here:
https://umd.edu/commencement/

Answers to FAQ's are here:

All ENSP majors earn a B.S. -- This means you will be wearing a YELLOW collar (the B.A. students wear white) and it should come with your graduation robe when you pick it up at the bookstore.

Some students have heard about a special "exam" prior to graduation... Someone, somewhere, used the wrong word for "survey"! The University (and we) are very interested in learning about what you do and where you go, after graduation; hence, more and more colleges/departments are using online surveys to gather this information. I would encourage you to complete such requests, as it'll help UMD faculty and staff help teach and advise future generations of students. But it's not an exam, and there are no wrong answers :)

Re: locations/times:

Can’t remember what College your concentration is in? Click here

Graduation tickets -- Number of tickets to College/Departmental ceremonies allowed varies annually and by college, according to the number of graduates AND the location of your ceremony. Check the websites above.

Re: "walking" (participating in ceremonies) when you haven't completed your degree requirements, for example, "you have one more class to take, and you are signed up for it next semester." -- The University generally discourages "walking;" however, policies vary by College. Believe it or not, "walkers" have sometimes fooled their parents (and themselves) into thinking they've graduated, when they haven't. It's a mess. Don't do it. But if you do “walk,” be clear about what you need to do to finish up, before you have a job to contend with.

Taking a winter course to “finish up”? -- if you are completing "one more class," over the winter term, you become a May graduate. Once your grades are submitted and the final degree-audit takes place, your diploma will follow about 6 weeks after the spring term ends. Again, verify with your advising college that you can still “walk” even though you are taking one more class over winter term.

Diplomas -- Arrive in the mail about 6 weeks after your ceremony, i.e., after one more audit to be sure you finished everything you were registered for in the Fall.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Post-Grad Opportunity
Meridian Institute

Meridian Institute is pleased to announce position openings within the Meridian Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups. The Fellowship provides the next generation of public policy leaders with the skills they need to encourage collaboration on complex and controversial problems.

An announcement about the position and instructions for how to apply are available here. The deadline to submit applications is 10 pm EST on February 2, 2018.

Meridian Institute is a non-profit organization that helps people solve complex and controversial problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that improve lives, the economy, and the environment. At Meridian, we design collaborative approaches that bring together people who understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution.

Meridian selects new Fellows for the program on an annual basis and offers significant personal and professional development opportunities. Meridian Fellows provide research, writing, and many other types of support for projects focusing on a wide variety of challenging issues. Past Fellows have been involved in work with global and domestic agriculture and food security, climate change, ocean policy, forest and land use management, freshwater resources, and community and global resilience, among other topics. 

Questions about the Fellowship or application process can be sent to jbrassanini@merid.org. For more information about the Meridian Institute, please visit www.merid.org.

Summer 2018 Internship
Eco-Healthy Child Care program

CEHN’s national Eco-Healthy Child Care® (EHCC) program strives to make child care facilities as environmentally healthy as possible by educating and empowering child care professionals to reduce toxicants within their child care facilities using free or low-cost measures. Those passionate about protecting our nation’s youngest from exposures to common environmental health hazards, and those interested in early education and care settings, training and educating programs, and initiatives that seek to effect change via the marketplace, will find this internship rewarding.

Juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in public health, environmental studies, public or nonprofit administration, public policy, communication/journalism or health sciences are welcome to apply. 

To read the full job description, visit:  http://cehn.org/join-us/careers-and-internships/

The position requires strong research, organization, and communication skills, attention to detail, and social media/social marketing experience. Creativity and graphic design skills are a plus. Students will need to contact their school with regard to receiving credits.

Applications being accepted until April 1, 2018.

You can submit a resume and cover letter to cehn@cehn.org.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Research Internships!
Agroecology Lab at UMD

The Agroecology Lab is seeking several undergraduates who want to gain experience in field and laboratory research during the Spring semester 2018. Our lab examines how to balance food and environmental objectives in a changing world. We focus on the fate of nutrients added to agricultural systems and their impact on natural systems.

Qualifications:
You must LOVE being outside and getting dirty. Students with a background in soils, sustainable agriculture, and agroecology are encouraged to apply. You must have a great attitude and like working in teams.

Details: Hours per week dependent on number of academic credits (3-11 hrs per week).

To apply: Please send an email to Dr Kate Tully (ktully@umd.edu) describing WHY you are interested in being an intern in the AgroEcoLab and what you think you will bring to our team. You must attach your resume or CV along with your unofficial transcripts and indicate your major.

Apply soon as we will be conducting interviews over the next two weeks!