Internships & Opportunities
Wozupi ‘Farm Laborer’ Position
A full-time seasonal position is available to work on a tribally-owned, certified Organic farm in Prior Lake, MN. Spend the majority of your time outdoors working in the vegetable fields planting, harvesting, and weeding, with opportunities to work in the orchard, greenhouse, and with livestock. If you are hard working, motivated, and work well with others, this is the job for you!
Farm experience is not required but experience that demonstrates physical capability and mental fortitude is desirable. To learn more about the position and to apply check out the job posting.
Franconia Sculpture Park Grounds Keeper
Looking for a part-time summer job where you can work outdoors in a fun, non-traditional environment? Franconia Sculpture Park, located 45 minutes from the Twin Cities, is in search of a grounds keeper for the summer! Duties mainly include (though are not limited to) grounds maintenance such as mowing, weed removal, trash removal, etc. The position is 20hrs/wk and pays $15/hr. For more information, here's the full description with details about how to apply.
Parks and Recreation Commission
Interested in government? Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is in search of committee members! Work with other committee members to advise the Mayor and City Council on policies surrounding programming, maintenance, development and acquisition of the City's parks and recreational facilities.
To be eligible you must be a Saint Paul resident and be willing to serve the three year term. Meetings are in the evening of the second Thursday of each month.
To learn more visit their webpage!
The Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District
The District is hiring two Water Resources Interns for this summer. Interns monitor the District’s conservation easements; assist with projects; support the District’s education and outreach efforts to the public; complete water quality monitoring; and assist with erosion & sediment control site inspections.
The internship is a 10 week, full-time PAID internship ($15/hour). The goals of the internship are to allow interns to gain valuable skills that will prepare them for a career in the natural resources field, learn more about local government and watershed districts and explore career options.
The position is posted on their website at www.plslwd.org/districtoverview/employment-opportunities/
NASA DEVELOP Research Opportunity
NASA DEVELOP National Program is offering a 10-week paid research opportunity for current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning career professionals. This position requires a commitment of 20-29 hours per week and begins June 3rd lasting through August 9th. NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA's Earth observing fleet of satellites. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological forecasting, and other applications to address environmental community concerns. Learn more about this program and how to apply here. Applications are due March 1st.
City Internships wants to connect you with the perfect internship in the perfect city. City Internships offers programs in 9 different cities in 9 different fields so you can find the right fit for yourself and your interests. These programs are available to students in any year and any major, as well as to graduates. Check out their flyer here and a more thorough explanation of their mission and programs here. Fill out your application today!
Summer Camp Positions at Voyageur Environmental Center
Take some time away from the busy city and get in touch with nature and the outdoors! Voyageur Environmental Center is looking for Cabin Counselors and Program Staff like Lifeguards, Outdoor Specialists, Health Specialist, Fishing Specialists and others for summer 2019. Learn more about Voyageur Environmental Center and job opportunities at their website.
The Oregon Extension
A fall semester out of the mainstream: Explore opportunities to get your hands dirty, live in log cabins, and split firewood along side professors while enjoying a multitude of courses such as sustainable business planning to organic agriculture and permaculture. Additionally, you can earn 17 semester hours of credit while taking one course at a time! Check out Hamline's newly affiliated study away program here.
2019 Summer Ecosystem Field Studies Courses
Ecosystem Field Studies is offering two 3-week field courses. One takes place May 21- June 10, 2019 exploring Caribbean ecosystems and the other is held July 26- August 15, 2019 exploring Colorado ecosystems. Earn 3 academic credits and hands on field experience in new and diverse ecosystems! Learn more about these programs here.
Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop
June 12 - 14 | North Hennepin Community College, MN
This workshop is for faculty, administrators, staff, and student activists of all disciplines, as well as community organizers and city officials and planners, who wish to interconnect and integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their campus, curriculum and departments. Join in three days of presentations, exercises, discussions, reflection and planning, participants that will help you become familiar with approaches to recognizing the interconnections of sustainability, diversity and equity.
Find more information about the workshop and how to register here. Registration closes June 3.
Augsburg Environmental Sustainability Partnership Coordinator
Augsburg is offering a half-time (20 hrs/week) position that assists their Environmental Studies program, Strommen Center for Meaningful Work, and Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship in increasing access to high-impact experiential opportunities and undergraduate research opportunities that help students explore sustainability through cultural, economic, and natural lenses. Work includes strategically developing partnerships, promotion/communication of opportunities, and mitigation of current student barriers to accessing meaningful internships or research opportunities. For more information about the position and how to apply visit their page. The application is open until the position is filled.
Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center
The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) has launched its 2018 request for proposals. Information about research priorities and submitting a proposal is available on our website: https://www.maisrc.umn.edu/news/request-proposals
Quoted from the MAISRC promotional material:
"The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center is pleased to announce this request for proposals for research studies that can reduce the impacts of AIS in Minnesota by preventing spread, controlling populations, and and early detection.
A total of up to $1,250,000 will be allocated during this funding cycle, and will be targeted toward high-priority research needs that were identified through a systematic needs assessment. More information about the research needs and priority species is available here.
Proposals are invited from investigators at any Minnesota-based academic or governmental research institution for work that proposes to build capacity in and benefit Minnesota. Researchers who have not previously been supported by MAISRC are especially encouraged to submit proposals. Research collaborations and multi-investigator projects are also strongly encouraged. Research teams may include expertise outside of Minnesota if needed. However, please note that some restrictions apply for use of grant funds out of state.
Pre-proposals are due Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m."
Ecosystem Field Studies--Summer Courses
Ecosystem Field Studies is still accepting applications for their summer-break field programs: Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies and Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies. These summer courses count as 3 undergraduate transfer credits from the University of Montana through their Environmental Studies program.
For more information including dates, prices, and course content: http://www.ecofs.org/
2019 DANTA field courses
DANTA, the Association for Conservation of the Tropics, has announced their 2019 field courses in tropical biology. Meant for undergraduates and early graduates, the topics for this year are Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation, Primate Behavior and Conservation, and Wildlife Conservation and Sustainability.
"DANTA operates on a cooperative and collaborative teaching model with multiple international instructors on each course. Co-instruction allows for more individualized instruction, and the sharing and appreciation of different ideas. Visiting scholars are often incorporated into the curriculum to broaden student experience".
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