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Current Internships

Below is a current listing of internship announcements provided by various external agencies. For more information, see also:

Internship Opportunities for Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Student PIRGs Voter Turn Out Activism Internships

The 2012 Elections are right around the corner. Since 2003, they’ve registered over 700,000 young people to vote and helped over 1 million students get out to the polls on Election Day! They have big plans to run make sure young people come out to the polls
in record numbers in 2012.

Find out more and apply for a Student PIRGs internship at:
http://studentpirgs.org/internships

Upcoming Internships:
Voter Registration
Get Out the Vote
Poll Watching
Other Campaigns:
End Unhealthy Food Subsidies
Sustainable Campus
Ban Plastic Bags
No Hunger No Homelessness
Make Textbooks Affordable

 

Climate Change summer internships with the National Park Service

This is a program that provides paid 12-week internships related to various aspects of climate change in national parks -- research and monitoring, communication, interpretation and education, adaptive management, mitigation, etc. The internships are for 18-25 year olds, and generally have a requirement of undergraduate academic achievement or promise.

This year they are funding 26 internships in parks and central offices all around the National Park system -- from Alaska to Florida, and New Hampshire to Guam. The internships pay $12/hour in the parks, and $14/hour in Washington DC program offices. Most internships are during the summer months, though some will occur in the fall and early winter.

The project descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application materials are available on the website of our partner, the National Council for Science and the Environment:

http://ncseonline.org/program/Campus-to-Careers

They are committed to recruiting and hiring talented students around the nation and are actively seeking applicants from diverse communities who historically have been under-represented in the parks and in the various disciplines represented by these internship projects.

 

Geochemistry Summer Internship Opportunity

The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in conjunction with the NSF REU Sites Program is offering short-term opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects with staff members of its technical studies and research group.  The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is the center for specialized technical collections research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums, collections, and research centers.  MCI combines state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific techniques to provide technical research and characterization of objects.

Internships will take place during the summer of 2012.  Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a university program or scheduled to matriculate in the fall of 2012.  Acceptable majors include, but are not limited to:  museum studies, art history, archaeology, paleontology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, ecology, earth science, chemical engineering, and materials science engineering.  Basic chemistry and mathematical coursework is preferred; laboratory experience is not required.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  A stipend will be offered for a period of up to 10 weeks.

Projects will be supervised by one of the following staff members in their specific project area.  Applicants are strongly urged to contact potential advisors in advance of application.  Students are also welcomed to propose projects of their choosing contingent upon agreement of a staff member to advise the project.

Applications must be made on line at https://solaa.si.edu  - apply for the Museum Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Group Intern Program.  Application deadline is March 30, 2012.  Selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone, although MCI visits are welcome.  Notifications will be sent by April 15, 2012.

 

City Roots Internship

City Roots internships are for those individuals who are serious about farming. While no prior experience is required, genuine interest in sustainable farming and a willingness to learn are required. Those who are accepted as interns will be welcomed into the inner workings of the farm. In addition to daily chores and seasonal activities, the intern will be a part of all aspects of the farm, from field planning, to sales and marketing, to financial accounting. Only 5-7 internships are available each season. While the start and end dates are flexible, they require that each internship last at least 3 months and that interns commit to at least 20 hours a week on the farm. This allows for time to truly get to know each aspect of what they do and for genuine learning to take place. City Roots will work with your school if you need academic credit for your internship. Unfortunately, they are not able to offer monetary compensation at this time, but they will pay you richly in experience and vegetables. If you are interested, please email them at courtney@cityroots.org for an application.  For more information about City Roots, please visit their website:www.cityroots.org.

 

Environmental Internship for South Carolina Students

This summer join the OurEarth.org community and become an intern in OurEarth.org's 2012 Environmental Leadership Program. This is a rare opportunity for you to develop as a leader and learn many of the skills that are necessary if you want to create significant environmental changes in the future. In addition to leadership training, you will also create and develop your own environmental project, be in a team with students from other colleges, and help OurEarth.org promote the new features that will be deployed on its website in June. Because OurEarth.org is still a young organization this is an opportunity to join on the ground floor of many up-and-coming initiatives. Lastly, for added flexibility, all work is done remotely so you can work from your home, campus, or anywhere else, yet you will still have very frequent contact with the OurEarth.org management and other interns via conference calls, email, webinars, and other electronic mediums.

OurEarth.org is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization and grassroots initiative that aims to aid and develop environmental leaders, in part, by transforming the way environmental programs, activities, and information are found on the internet. A more detailed program description, the internship application, and further information about the OurEarth.org organization is available here: http://www.ourearth.org/students/. Finally, this unpaid internship program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Application deadline is March 30th; however, students are admitted on a rolling basis, so act quickly if you are interested. If you have any questions, please contact John Ullman at (410) 878-6485 or john@ourearth.org, to get additional information.

 

Sustainable Carolina Intership and Graduate Assistant Opportunities

Sustainable Carolina is recruiting interns and graduate assistantships for the upcoming academic year (including the summer). At Sustainable Carolina, they provide training and program experience through our sixteen project teams. Student will have the opportunity to gain experience in areas such as food systems (garden and policy), marketing, public relations, storm water management, green buildings, recycling, and many more!  This is a great opportunity for students to build their knowledge and experience in sustainability, while also exploring their specific areas of interest.

More information and the application can be found at www.sc.edu/green/apply 

 

Student Disability Services

Please visit here to look at upcoming career services events and internship opportunities.

 

City of Columbia Stormwater Outreach Intern Opportunity

The City of Columbia Stormwater Management is looking for masters or upper level undergradutes interested in an environmental marketing, outreach or web design internship. Possible projects include helping to design an interactive "Where's Your Watershed?" website and social media campaign, helping to develop yard and garden outreach for homeowners and other water quality campaigns. Tuition assistance may be available. Contact Victoria Kramer at vlkramer@columbiasc.net or (803) 545-3227 for details.

 

Congaree Internship Opportunity - 2012 Summer Camp Counselor

The Summer 2012 Junior Ranger Ecology Camp is seeking counselor positions for Congaree National Park, which are being coordinated through the Student Conservation Association (SCA).  For complete details, please go to the SCA website at http://mysca.force.com/member/MemberPositionsScout and search for Position "PO-00050162."  


The Maintenance Division at Congaree National Park also has several trail crew internships open through the SCA as well; their position is "PO-00050161."

Orion Magazine - New Green Internship Listings

Winter Internship
Merck Forest and Farmland Center
Rupert, VT

Education Interns

Teton Science Schools
Jackson, WY

Farm Apprentice/Intern
Rosie Creek Farm
Ester, AK

Interns
Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Editorial Internships
High Country News
Paonia, CO

Brook Trout Habitat Restoration Internship
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Albany, NH

There's more! View ALL of the current listings here.    

 

5/16/2011

Sustainable Carolina Internship

We are looking for undergraduate and graduate interns for Sustainable Carolina for the Fall 2011 semester.  (Sustainable Carolina is the new collaboration of the Green Quad, the Learning Center for Sustainable Futures, and the Office of Sustainability.)  Being an intern is a great way to get involved with all the exciting sustainability campaigns and programs already happening on campus and in the community, as well as an avenue for starting new initiatives! Interns become part of a "green" community and work on project and operations teams, participate in public and staff-only events and programs, and create projects or events of their own design. 

To see what we've been up to, check out our wiki page at http://www.greenquadcommunity.org and click on "Project List.”

These are unpaid internships for which interns receive three hours of course credit (through either POLI 399A or ENVR 399, or POLI 790A or ENVR 790).  Internships typically require 10 hours a week for undergraduates and 15 hours a week for graduate students. 

If you are interested, please reply with a short resume and brief answers to the three questions below.  If you have any questions, please contact David Whiteman (777-2093, whiteman@mailbox.sc.edu).


APPLICATION QUESTIONS (brief answers are fine, and no prior experience is required):


1.  What has led to your interest in green/sustainability/environmental issues?  What have you done in your personal life to improve the environment or live a more sustainable lifestyle?


2.  In what ways are you most interested in contributing to Sustainable Carolina (publicity, marketing, education, office management, etc)?  What specific skills can you contribute?  What are your specific interests?


3.  What projects and/or organizations, if any, have you participated in at USC or in the community related to the environment or social/environmental justice (including any involvement in Green Quad activities)?  What other organizations have you participated in?

Sustain SC 2011 Conference – June 1-3, Columbia Convention Center


US Green Building Council, South Carolina Chapter is hosting Sustain SC 2011, South Carolina’s Sustainable Communities Conference and Exposition. During this exciting two day event learn about the state green building reporting requirements and available energy assistance, current and pending green building legislation in South Carolina, emerging green jobs and business opportunities, LEED and education programs and networking events that will advance your understanding of green building design and construction and its role in cultivating sustainable communities.

The conference will be held on June 2 and 3 at the Columbia Convention Center.

Student can register for a fee of $50 at http://sustainsc2011.eventbrite.com/

Volunteer Government Relations Intern

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and more than 30 countries.  Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and nature communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.  Office duties include research on federal/state funding for land protection and federal energy legislation, community outreach, data entry and assistance with political meetings.  Additionally, interns will conduct in-depth research on state and federal programs for rural communities in South Carolina as part of a special statewide initiative focused on building healthy, prosperous rural communities and boosting our state’s natural-resource based economy.  Intern may also assist in political activities such as setting up legislative appointments and attending legislative hearings on natural-resource agency budgets.

Applicant should have an interest in conservation and politics, and familiarity with writing for different purposes and various media. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is a must.

Email resume and cover letter to Marjorie Palmer at marjorie_palmer@tnc.org.

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4/19/2011

Environmental Internship for USC Students

This summer join the OurEarth.org community and become an intern in OurEarth.org's 2011 Environmental Leadership Program. This is a rare opportunity for you to develop as a leader and learn many of the skills that are necessary if you want to create a significant environmental impact in the future. In addition to leadership training, you will be on a team with students from other colleges and work on some of OurEarth.org's innovative environmental projects. Lastly, for added flexibility, all work is done remotely so you can work from your home, campus, or anywhere else, yet you will still have very frequent contact throughout the day with the OurEarth.org team and other interns via webinars, video and audio conference calls, and other electronic mediums.

OurEarth.org is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization and grassroots initiative that aims to aid and develop environmental leaders, in part, by transforming the way environmental programs, activities, and information are found on the internet. A more detailed program description, the internship application, and further information about the OurEarth.org organization are available here: http://www.ourearth.org/students/. This is an unpaid internship program that is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and course credit is possible. Application deadline is April 30. If you have any questions, please contact John Ullman at (410) 878-6485 or jgu@duke.edu, to get additional information.

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4/6/11

South Carolina Energy Office Summer Internship
The South Carolina Energy Office is a state agency located within the SC Budget & Control Board and among its various functions, promotes energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels. More information about the organization may be found at www.energy.sc.gov. The Clean Cities Internship is 10 weeks of work between June 6 – August 12, 2011. Interns will be expected to work 30 - 37.5 hour/week and receive a $4,500+ stipend. The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program that strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 90 communities across the country. The Clean Cities internship will give up to 27 undergraduate (Junior or Senior) or graduate students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences, the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum. The Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition, housed within the South Carolina Energy Office, is one of those locations. To submit your resume and complete the online application, go to http://www.cvent.com/Surveys/Welcome.aspx?s=6929eb78-6981-4fc0-9288-e887458b3baa. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2011. For more information, email: CleanCitiesIntern@anl.gov

Discovery Day 2011

Are you a student that is engaged in innovative research or scholarly activities? Are you a student that has participated in a powerful study abroad experience? Are you a student that has done something interesting, exciting, intriguing, or unique? Discovery Day, held on Friday, April 22nd from 8:30am-4:30pm in the Russell House, is a chance for students to share such experiences with peers, faculty, staff, and the public. This annual event for undergraduates from all USC campuses showcases students’ scholarly pursuits in and out of the classroom. Students present their experiences or findings from research, study abroad, internships, service-learning and community service projects, and national fellowship competitions.  Students have the opportunity to make poster, oral, or artistic presentations and visual art displays, including theatrical, musical, or creative writing presentations. Interested students should register a poster or presentation by submitting a mentor-approved abstract online at http://www.sc.edu/our/abstracts.php. For more information about Discovery Day 2011 or to nominate a student online, visit http://www.sc.edu/our/discovery.shtml.

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3/28/2011

Carolina Wildlife Care Internship Program
Would you like to learn to care for a variety of wildlife and be an integral part in returning them back into the wild? Carolina Wildlife Care's interns become a member of the working staff and participate in all aspects of the rehabilitation process, from admission to supportive care to release. Wildlife Rehabilitation Interns acquire actual "hands-on" experience working with wildlife and learn much about the natural history and care of native species. Interns acquire skills that better prepare them for a career working with animals and wildlife conservation. Responsibilities may include: Preparing food/diets for orphaned and recovering birds, mammals, and reptiles; administering medications and fluids; safe handling and restraint of wildlife while treatments are performed; providing offsite care for orphaned mammals as needed; admitting incoming patients; and performing initial examination on animals and cleaning and watering of kennels, cages, and aviaries.  Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and internship application (http://www.carolinawildlife.org/2011CWCInternshipApplication.pdf) by April 15th to:

Attention: Internships  Carolina Wildlife Care 
5551 Bush River Road 
Columbia, SC 29212  

Email: carolinawildlifecare@sc.rr.com

South Carolina Wildlife Federation Summer Intern
The summer intern is largely charged with assisting in the planning of our Wild Summer's Nite Auction - SCWF's largest fundraiser and event of the year.  We are looking for an individual who is proficient in Adobe Creative Suites and Microsoft Office.  A confident, energetic, self-starter with phone etiquette skills is ideal. This is an unpaid internship (with the possibility of a stipend) that begins May 9th and concludes the first week in September. Hours are flexible, but a minimum of 16 hours per week is required. Apply Today!  Please email Clary Powell (clary@scwf.org) with your resume and cover letter.  

Sustainable Carolina InternshipWe are looking for undergraduate and graduate interns for Sustainable Carolina for the Fall 2011 semester.  (Sustainable Carolina is the new collaboration of the Green Quad, the Learning Center for Sustainable Futures, and the Office of Sustainability.)  Being an intern is a great way to get involved with all the exciting sustainability campaigns and programs already happening on campus and in the community, as well as an avenue for starting new initiatives! Interns become part of a "green" community and work on project and operations teams, participate in public and staff-only events and programs, and create projects or events of their own design.  To see what we've been up to, check out our wiki page at http://www.greenquadcommunity.org and click on "Project List.” These are unpaid internships for which interns receive three hours of course credit (through either POLI 399A or ENVR 399, or POLI 790A or ENVR 790).  Internships typically require 10 hours a week for undergraduates and 15 hours a week for graduate students.  If you are interested, please reply with a short resume and brief answers to the three questions below.  If you have any questions, please contact David Whiteman (777-2093, whiteman@mailbox.sc.edu).
APPLICATION QUESTIONS (brief answers are fine, and no prior experience is required):


1.  What has led to your interest in green/sustainability/environmental issues?  What have you done in your personal life to improve the environment or live a more sustainable lifestyle?
2.  In what ways are you most interested in contributing to Sustainable Carolina (publicity, marketing, education, office management, etc)?  What specific skills can you contribute?  What are your specific interests?
3.  What projects and/or organizations, if any, have you participated in at USC or in the community related to the environment or social/environmental justice (including any involvement in Green Quad activities)?  What other organizations have you participated in?

Sustain SC 2011 Conference – June 1-3, Columbia Convention Center
US Green Building Council, South Carolina Chapter is hosting Sustain SC 2011, South Carolina’s Sustainable Communities Conference and Exposition. During this exciting two day event learn about the state green building reporting requirements and available energy assistance, current and pending green building legislation in South Carolina, emerging green jobs and business opportunities, LEED and education programs and networking events that will advance your understanding of green building design and construction and its role in cultivating sustainable communities. The conference will be held on June 2 and 3 at the Columbia Convention Center. Student can register for a fee of $50 at http://sustainsc2011.eventbrite.com/

 OurEarth.org Internship
This summer join the OurEarth.org community and become an intern in OurEarth.org's 2011 Environmental Leadership Program. This is a rare opportunity for you to develop as a leader and learn many of the skills that are necessary if you want to create significant environmental changes in the future. In addition to leadership training, you will work on a number of diverse environmental projects that will help the OurEarth.org organization and website expand, be in a team with students from other colleges, earn course credit, connect with OurEarth.org's large network of environmental professionals, and because OurEarth.org is still a young organization this is an opportunity to join on the ground floor of many up-and-coming initiatives. Lastly, for added flexibility, all work is done remotely so you can work from your home, campus, or anywhere else, yet you will still have very frequent contact with the OurEarth.org management and other interns via conference calls, email, webinars, and other electronic mediums. OurEarth.org is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization and grassroots initiative that aims to aid and develop environmental leaders, in part, by transforming the way environmental programs, activities, and information are found on the internet. A more detailed program description, the internship application, and further information about the OurEarth.org organization is available here: http://www.ourearth.org/students/. Finally, the program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. If you want to apply, act quickly since admission is done on a ROLLING BASIS and acceptances will begin to be mailed in March. If you have any questions, please contact John Ullman at (410) 878 - 6485 or jgu@duke.edu, to get additional information. The final deadline to apply is April 15. 

Volunteer Government Relations Intern
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and more than 30 countries.  Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and nature communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.  Office duties include research on federal/state funding for land protection and federal energy legislation, community outreach, data entry and assistance with political meetings.  Additionally, interns will conduct in-depth research on state and federal programs for rural communities in South Carolina as part of a special statewide initiative focused on building healthy, prosperous rural communities and boosting our state’s natural-resource based economy.  Intern may also assist in political activities such as setting up legislative appointments and attending legislative hearings on natural-resource agency budgets. Applicant should have an interest in conservation and politics, and familiarity with writing for different purposes and various media. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is a must. Email resume and cover letter to Marjorie Palmer at marjorie_palmer@tnc.org.

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3/21/2011

Summer Internship  Available - Environmental Conflict Resolution Internship

 

Description:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center (CPRC) seeks a student intern interested in environmental conflict resolution. CPRC houses EPA's experts in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution and provides a range of services to EPA managers and staff, including access to professional mediators and facilitators, case intake and consultation, process design, conflict coaching, and training.

Applicants are asked to develop a project proposal (1 page) on a topic of mutual interest to work on during their internship with CPRC. Final products may include a presentation to CPRC leadership, an article for journal submission, a training module, or other appropriate project. New ideas and continuations of existing work are equally welcome. The intern will work under the direction of CPRC staff, who will provide project feedback, involve the intern in appropriate meetings, and introduce the intern to relevant contacts and resources within EPA.

Details:
Who May Apply:  Graduate students with proof of current enrollment and
              U.S. citizenship.
Please Submit:  Cover letter, resume and project proposal
Schedule:       Half to full time, flexible
Compensation:   Unpaid/Volunteer
Location:       EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Deadline:       April 15, 2011 for Summer Term (start and end dates
              negotiable),

Submit Applications to:
              Margaret Ross
              Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center
              U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (MC: 2388A)
              Washington, DC 20460
              ross.margaret@epa.gov

 

Fall 2011 Undergraduate Internship Opportunities

 

Sustainable Carolina (Green Quad) are looking for undergraduate interns for the fall (Sustainable Carolina is the new collaboration of the Green Quad, the Learning Center for Sustainable Futures, and the Office of Sustainability.)  Being an intern is a great way to get involved with all the exciting sustainability campaigns and programs already happening on campus and in the community, as well as an avenue for starting new initiatives! 

 

Interns become part of a "green" community and work on project and operations teams, participate in public and staff-only events and programs, and create projects or events of their own design.  To see what we've been up to, check out our wiki page at http://www.greenquadcommunity.org and click on "Project List."  (A list of project teams is also provided at the end of this email.)

 

These are unpaid internships for which interns receive three hours of course credit (through either POLI 399A or ENVR 399, or POLI 790A or ENVR 790).  Internships typically require 10 hours a week for undergraduates and 15 hours a week for graduate students.  If you are interested, please reply with a short resume and brief answers to the three questions below.  If you have any questions, please contact David Whiteman (777-2093, whiteman@mailbox.sc.edu).

 

APPLICATION QUESTIONS (brief answers are fine, and no prior experience is required):

 

1.  What has led to your interest in green/sustainability/environmental issues?  What have you done in your personal life to improve the environment or live a more sustainable lifestyle?

 

2.  In what ways are you most interested in contributing to Sustainable Carolina (publicity, marketing, education, office management, etc)?  What specific skills can you contribute?  What are your specific interests?

 

3.  What projects and/or organizations, if any, have you participated in at USC or in the community related to the environment or social/environmental justice (including any involvement in Green Quad activities)?  What other organizations have you participated in?

 

 

GREEN QUAD LEARNING CENTER STRUCTURE:

 

CAMPAIGN#1:  PROMOTE CAMPUS-WIDE INTEGRATIVE, ECOLOGICAL THINKING

Curriculum Team (Strengthen and Expand Campus-Wide Curricular Opportunities)

Campus-wide Outreach Team (Build Campus-wide Green Education/Awareness/Community)

Greening the Mind Team (Promote Green Philosophy, Green Pedagogy, and “Greening the Mind”)

Experiential Learning Team (Promote Experiential Learning)

Global Sustainability Team (Promote Education, Research, and Action on Global Sustainability)

Green Quad Community Education Team (Promote Integrative Learning in the Green Quad)

 

CAMPAIGN#2:  BUILD CAMPUS CAPACITY FOR TRANSFORMATION

Campus Planning Team (Coordinate Campus Sustainability Policy & Planning)

Training Team (Train, Support, & Motivate Sustainable Carolina Staff & Campus Leaders)

Assessment Team (Assessment, Accountability, & Structure)

Marketing Team (Public Relations, Marketing)

Local Environmental Action Team (Promote Education and Action on Environmental/Social Justice)

 

CAMPAIGN#3:  PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF CAMPUS RESOURCES

Green Team Team (Promote and Support Campus “Green Teams”)

Campus Food Team (Research and Action on Sustainable Food Systems)

Recycling Team (Research and Action on Recycling/Freecycling)

Energy & Transportation Team (Research and Action on Sustainable Energy & Transportation Systems)

Landscaping Team (Research and Action on Sustainable Land Use and Landscaping)

Sustainable Design Team (Research and Action on Sustainable Design, Development, & Building)

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3/14/2011

Environmental Policy Internship

 

NCSE’s Campus to Careers (C2C) Program provides meaningful, paid green job internships to expose college students and recent graduates to real world work experience as well as mentoring and career networking opportunities.

 

C2C is hiring an Environmental Policy Intern that will work in the Nation's capital to support Pollinator Partnership initiatives aimed at:

· promoting public awareness through efforts in support of the Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus and National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, 2011

· advancing pollinator-beneficial practices on highway rights of way under existing authorities and through amendments to transportation reauthorization legislation, by assisting in research and outreach to Federal agency and Capital Hill staff and other interested stakeholders.

· promoting public awareness through efforts in support of the Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus and National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, 2011

· advancing pollinator-beneficial practices on highway rights of way under existing authorities and through amendments to transportation reauthorization legislation, by assisting in research and outreach to Federal agency and Capital Hill staff and other interested stakeholders.

 

The internship will be based in Washington, DC from late March to June, with the possibility for an extension into the summer months.  The intern will be compensated on an hourly basis and a medical insurance plan in included.  No assistance is available for housing or transportation (other than DC-based, on-the-job travel). 

 

Tasks and Duties:

· Direct meetings with Capital Hill staff, to help inform them about pollinator issues and identify opportunities to add pollinator-beneficial provisions to transportation reauthorization legislation

· Assist in literature review on economic and environmental benefits of implementing pollinator-beneficial practices on highway "rights of way".

· Assist as needed in updating contact information for Hill staff handling transportation and environmental issues in the new Congress. 

· Provide telephone and e-mail contacts to Hill staff and others to provide information and in setting up or following up on direct meetings.

· Contribute to the development of information and handouts for use in congressional, agency and stakeholder outreach for both highway rights of way and National Pollinator Week.

 

Work Product:

· Provide periodic reports on analysis and Hill contacts and related outreach efforts, complemented by conference calls with west coast organizational representatives.

· Produce a ‘final’ report on congressional/stakeholder outreach at the end of the project, including results and recommendations for additional actions.

 

Skills and Experience:

· Coursework in Environmental Studies or Policy

· Education and/or previous volunteer or internship experience in some combination of: - Environmental education - Public Policy

· Microsoft Office skills: - Essential:  Word and PowerPoint - Valuable: Excel


Interested applicants should send an email to C2C@NCSEonline.org with a resume and application materials attached. For more information about this and other internship opportunities, visit www.ncseonline.org/CampustoCareers

 

 

Congaree  National Park Internship

 

Applications now being accepted for Summer 2011 Internships in Natural Resource Education at Congaree National Park. Includes on-site housing!  http://www.thesca.org/node/145112.  MEERM students encouraged to apply as a summer option.

 

For more information, please visit the site or contact David C. Shelley directly at 803-776-4396 x3966 or e-mail him at davd_shelley@nps.gov.

 

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2/28/2011

The Acadian Internship in Regional Conservation and Stewardship Applications are now being accepted for this innovative for-credit program being offered through the University of Maine's Summer University in partnership with the National Park Service, Quebec-Labrador Foundation, the SERC Institute, and the Frenchman Bay Conservancy.

 

The inaugural 2011 Acadian Internship Program is now accepting applications from students and conservation organizations for summer 2011. This innovative 2011 Maine Summer University poster program combines formal coursework, offered for credit through the University of Maine's Summer University, with a four-week internship program to be hosted across the Downeast Maine and southwest New Brunswick region.  Students may be considered for the Internship program, and conservation entities can propose to sponsor interns, by completing brief applications available online at acadianinternship.wordpress.com.

 

Coursework begins at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) in Acadia National Park, July 11, 2011. Co-instructors Dr. Rob Lilieholm of the University of Maine School of Forest Resources and Dr. Megan Gahl of the University of New Brunswick will provide an intensive week of coursework in conservation theory, tools, and methods. A diverse set of faculty, local experts, and guest lecturers - plus field trips and case studies within the region - will ground students in the resources and challenges within the study area. For the next four weeks, Interns will work with a variety of field sponsors, gaining meaningful, hands-on internship experience. Finally, Interns will reconvene at SERC to place what they learned in their field experience within the greater context of large landscape-scale conservation. The wrap-up will include formal project presentations open to all stakeholders.

 

In addition to qualified students, the program is currently seeking partner organizations that would be interested in sponsoring a team of interns to complete a focused project. Potential partners should contact Dr. Sarah Nelson at acadianinternship@gmail.com.  For more information, visit here.

Green Learning Community

Don't miss out! Applications for the 2011-2012 Green Learning Community are still being collected! Join the GREEN LEARNING COMMUNITY in the GREEN QUAD if you’d like to be part of a community of 25-30 students who share a desire to learn more about how to live more sustainably--personally and as a society.  Everyone lives together on the same floor and has the opportunity to initiate and participate in special programs.  This smaller, more cohesive setting is perfect for experimenting with "green lifestyles" and group initiatives to promote sustainable living and a sustainable society. Successful applicants for the Green Learning Community receive priority consideration for living in the West (Green) Quad. If you decide to apply, please send an email to Meggie Patton (pattonmp@email.sc.edu) so that we know to look for your application.  If you have already applied, please send an email to Meggie also, to make sure we have received your application.  The new housing application is now available to current students!  Please log into VIP at www.vip.sc.edu and click on the “Personal” menu to access the housing application. All students must complete and successfully submit a housing application online by March 4th in order to be placed in the housing lottery for their on-line appointment time for room selection for the 2011-2012 academic year.  A complete listing of deadlines are below.  For more information on learning communities, please visit the ALC website. If you would like to participate in the Green Learning Community for the 2011-2012 academic year, please make sure to select your preferred community on your housing application and submit a supplemental learning community application (if required) that is located at the end of the housing application. For more information regarding the GLC, please contact Meggie Patton at pattonmp@email.sc.edu

 

Discovery Day 2011

 Are you a student that is engaged in innovative research or scholarly activities? Are you a student that has participated in a powerful study abroad experience? Are you a student that has done something interesting, exciting, intriguing, or unique? Discovery Day, held on Friday, April 22nd from 8:30am-4:30pm in the Russell House, is a chance for students to share such experiences with peers, faculty, staff, and the public. This annual event for undergraduates from all USC campuses showcases students’ scholarly pursuits in and out of the classroom. Students present their experiences or findings from research, study abroad, internships, service-learning and community service projects, and national fellowship competitions.  Students have the opportunity to make poster, oral, or artistic presentations and visual art displays, including theatrical, musical, or creative writing presentations. Interested students should register a poster or presentation by submitting a mentor-approved abstract online at http://www.sc.edu/our/abstracts.php. For more information about Discovery Day 2011 or to nominate a student online, visit http://www.sc.edu/our/discovery.shtml.

 

Sierra Club Internship
This summer, one lucky student or recent grad will get The Best Internship on Earth - hiking, rafting and exploring all across the country with the Sierra Club's youth programs. Working with Sierra Club's Inner City Outings, Building Bridges to the Outdoors, and Volunteer Vacations Programs, the intern will make a video blog of their experiences and help raise awareness across the country of the critical work the Sierra Club does introducing youth to the outdoors. The intern will get a $2,000 gift certificate from The North Face to outfit them with all the gear they need for their summer of adventure. Sierra Club will also cover all travel expenses and pay a stipend. See glorious sights, meet amazing people, have new adventures, and get paid to do it! Apply today at http://www.sierraclub.org/bestinternship/. Entries are due by March 16th.

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2/22/2011

Study Wildland Conservation in Montana

The University of Montana’s Wilderness Institute invites you to participate in the fall 2011 Wilderness and Civilization Program, based in Missoula. For more than 30 years, the Wilderness Institute has been offering this innovative immersion program focused on conservation and environment in the Northern Rockies. Out-of-state students can participate as exchange students for the fall semester only or for an entire academic year.

In Wilderness and Civilization, a small community of 25 students gets the best of both worlds: campus and field learning. Students spend 30 days in the field throughout the program, learning firsthand how the ecology, politics, history, and culture of a place shape conservation efforts. Field trips include a ten-day backpack into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area and shorter trips to Yellowstone National Park, the Flathead Reservation, and the Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Mission Valleys. Field trips complement campus-based classes by exploring the specific ways that managers, community activists, tribal members, and landowners meet today’s conservation challenges.

Program courses at the University of Montana campus are limited to Wilderness and Civilization students to encourage critical thinking and creative problem-solving. Students study wilderness and conservation issues from a variety of perspectives including literature, policy, art, ecology, economics, and Native American studies. Classes are taught by faculty from across campus, teachers who bring unique experience and expertise to the program and share a remarkable dedication to student learning. Program faculty include award-winning teachers, internationally-renowned scientists, and inspiring artists and writers. Students earn a Wilderness Studies Minor upon successful completion of the program.

Practical Experience through Internships
Students learn practical skills and build their resumes through internships specifically focused on an area of their interest. Wilderness and Civilization students are placed with one of hundreds of educational, agency, and non-profit organizations in the Missoula area.

Apply Now
Because the Wilderness and Civilization Program is limited to 25 students, interested students need to apply soon. Applications can be obtained online at www.cfc.umt.edu/wc. The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. We encourage participation of out-of-state students through National Student Exchange and other similar programs. ^ The general application deadline is April 1st.

For more information visit www.cfc.umt.edu/wc or email wi@cfc.umt.edu. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

OurEarth - Environmental Internship

This summer join the OurEarth.org community and become an intern in OurEarth.org's 2011 Environmental Leadership Program. This is a rare opportunity for you to develop as a leader and learn many of the skills that are necessary if you want to create significant environmental changes in the future. In addition to leadership training, you will work on a number of diverse environmental projects that will help the OurEarth.org organization and website expand, be in a team with students from other colleges, earn course credit, connect with OurEarth.org's large network of environmental professionals, and because OurEarth.org is still a young organization this is an opportunity to join on the ground floor of many up-and-coming initiatives. Lastly, for added flexibility, all work is done remotely so you can work from your home, campus, or anywhere else, yet you will still have very frequent contact with the OurEarth.org management and other interns via conference calls, email, webinars, and other electronic mediums.

OurEarth.org is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization and grassroots initiative that aims to aid and develop environmental leaders, in part, by transforming the way environmental programs, activities, and information are found on the internet. A more detailed program description, the internship application, and further information about the OurEarth.org organization is available here: http://www.ourearth.org/students/. Finally, the program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. If you want to apply, act quickly since admission is done on a ROLLING BASIS and acceptances will begin to be mailed in February. If you have any questions, please contact John Ullman at (410) 878 - 6485 or jgu@duke.edu, to get additional information.

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2/14/2011

Volunteer Government Relations Intern
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and more than 30 countries.  Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and nature communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.  Office duties include research on federal/state funding for land protection and federal energy legislation, community outreach, data entry and assistance with political meetings.  Additionally, interns will conduct in-depth research on state and federal programs for rural communities in South Carolina as part of a special statewide initiative focused on building healthy, prosperous rural communities and boosting our state’s natural-resource based economy.  Intern may also assist in political activities such as setting up legislative appointments and attending legislative hearings on natural-resource agency budgets. Applicant should have an interest in conservation and politics, and familiarity with writing for different purposes and various media. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is a must. Email resume and cover letter to Marjorie Palmer at marjorie_palmer@tnc.org.

Santee Cooper's Environmental Internship
Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, February 15. Any students who might be interested in the program, please visit the web site, www.santeecooper.com - Click Environment, Environmental Intern Program, and apply.

Students of any major may apply. To be eligible, students must:
• Be a permanent resident of South Carolina paying in-state tuition.
• Be an undergraduate student at a South Carolina college or university.
• Be at least 18 years old.
• Be a rising junior or senior. Internships are served during the summer that precedes the junior or senior year.
• Have completed 60 credit hours by the end of the spring 2011 term.
• Have attended two full years of college.
• Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
• Carry a minimum of 24 credit hours during the current school year.
• Be willing to work in a variety of outdoor settings, as well as in a laboratory and office environment. Interns must be willing to get messy. This is a hands-on internship, and some of the work assignments may cause participants to get wet or dirty.

Pass a pre-employment physical including a drug and alcohol screen.


There are eleven intern positions. Ten South Carolina legislators and the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc. each appoint a qualified student to the Intern Program. Students complete the following steps to apply to the program:
• Step 1 - Complete an internship application (link is on the web site)
• Step 2 - Print 7 copies of the application
• Step 3 - Attach college transcript to the application (An unofficial copy is fine. If selected, the student may be asked for an official transcript at that time.)
• Step 4 - Mail an application and transcript by February 15 to the following six appointers:
 Both of South Carolina's U.S. Senators
 The U.S. Congressman representing your legislative district
 The President Pro Tempore of the S.C. Senate
 The Speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives

The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc.
Addresses are listed on the application and on the web site.
Each student has six opportunities to be appointed.
• Step 5 - Mail an application and transcript to the Intern Program Coordinator for information and tracking purposes. (Address is on the web site, at the end of the application, and listed below.)

The 2011 program dates are May 23 - July 29, 2011. The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2011. Appointments will be announced in late March/early April.

Any questions, contact Cile Spivey, Environmental Intern Program Coordinator at 843-761-8000 x5510 or e-mail at clspivey@santeecooper.com

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1/31/2011

Keep the Midlands Beautiful Adopt-a-Waterway Intern
Keep the Midlands Beautiful, a nonprofit organization based in Columbia, is seeking an intern to help expand the Adopt-A-Waterway program in Richland and Lexington Counties.  The Intern will be responsible for all aspects of program coordination for Adopt-A-Waterway, including: Identifying adoptable waterways; recruiting and training new volunteer groups; tracking participation in the program; processing new and renewal agreement forms and issuing renewal and drop notification letters; maintaining group leader contact information in Access database; managing communication with groups and answering program inquiries; and communicating program successes. The pay rate is $10/hour.  The Intern will work 8-12 hours per week and will be expected to work a regular schedule, but the details of the schedule are negotiable. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Heidi Johnson by e-mail to Heidi@keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org. Interviews will commence immediately, and the position may be filled at any time during the interview process.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
- Proven experience in non-profit, environmental or educational program implementation.
- Ability to prioritize, juggle multiple tasks, and work independently. 
- Excellent organizational skills. 
- Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing.
- Must be detail oriented.
- Field work required.  Must have valid driver’s license. 
- Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office suite. 
- Knowledge of or interest in recycling, beautification, litter prevention, and other environmental issues preferred. 

Innovation Exchange Internship, Corporate Partnerships Program - Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.  San Francisco, CA.  For more information, visit here.

 

Ocean Innovations Internship - Ocean Innovations (OI) is the think-and-do-tank of Environmental Defense Fund’s Oceans Program. Protecting the oceans from overfishing and habitat loss is a high priority for EDF. Ocean Innovations, under the direction of Dr. Rod Fujita, is responsible for supporting the mission of the Oceans Program with science, research, and creative problem solving. Our current activities in this arena focus on the development and implementation of catch share programs to improve fishery management. OI is also responsible for identifying new threats to the ocean, novel solutions, and new projects.  For more information, please visit here.

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01/25/2011

Midlands Green Congregation Initiative Intern


Sustainable Midlands, in cooperation with the USC School of the Environment (Bruce & Bill),  assist faith based organizations in forming effective green teams and to achieve their environmental stewardship goals. This program is a partnership with Richland County School District One. Sustainable Midlands is assisting the District staff in establishing a district wide sustainability goal and to establish green teams in each middle school.  The middle school program will focus on the 3 R's, reduce, reuse, recycle, water conservation, habitat restoration and implementing two pilot gardens.


Interns will assist in program implementation and community outreach.  Other duties may include social media, website, newsletters and list management.
Hours: 5-15 hours per week; scheduling is flexible, and work may be done off-site.  Regular reporting will be required.


Qualifications:


- Well developed organization skills with a solid orientation to detail;
- A self-starter with a strong desire to learn;
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Good written and verbal skills, with an understanding of proper business etiquette.
- Lesson plan development (for the Sustainable Schools project)


Application: There is no application deadline, the application process is on-going.  Internships are semester or year-long opportunities. Applications should include a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should be in the form of a personal statement of interest in our mission and/or a specific project.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Ryan Nevius, Executive Director Sustainable Midlands
701 Whaley Street Columbia, SC 29201 803-381-8747 or ryan@sustainablemidands.org

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 200 awards, each worth £2000, towards the tuition fees of a one year Masters course at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.
The scholarships are designed to support the promotion of Scotland as a learning nation and a science nation and are therefore targeted at the priority sectors of creative industries, life sciences, technology, financial services and renewable and clean energy (find out what study options are available). These are available across key priority countries:

• Canada
• China
• India
• United States of America

The scholarships are available to students as part of a wider strategy to promote Scotland as a study destination and showcase Scotland’s higher education offering in international markets. http://www.talentscotland.com/Students/Study/Scholarships/Saltire-Schola...

The closing date for 2011/12 awards is 17 June 2011. Successful candidates will be notified directly by their university by the end of July 2011.

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01/20/2011

Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2011.

Are you interested in participating in the most recent scientific research and development? Would you like to gain experience in discovering solutions to power and securing America’s future, specifically in energy security, nuclear security, scientific discovery and innovation, environmental responsibility and management excellence?


The Department of Energy Scholars Program offers summer internships with stipends of up to $650 per week depending on academic status to undergraduates, graduate students and post graduates at accredited institutes of higher education. Majors accepted include: engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; program management; math; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; and other related discipline areas. Applicants must be US Citizens - no exceptions.
Internships provide participants with the opportunity to conduct hands-on research while showcasing their education, talent and skills. Interns will also have a unique opportunity to explore the options for federal careers with DOE.


For more information, please contact Leslie Fox, Program Manager or Barbara Dunkin, Program Specialist at barbara.dunkin@orau.org. The DOE Scholars program is managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars for more information or to apply - deadline is January 31, 2011!

SUMMER INTERNSHIP - EARTH MAGAZINE

Do you like science and love to write?

If so, try out science writing with an EARTH magazine internship this summer!

They are currently accepting applications for a summer 2011 internship. The intern will work as a full member of the EARTH staff. Tasks include writing news articles for EARTH online, writing and editing news and trends articles for print, helping to edit and produce the magazine, and attending press briefings and science seminars in Washington, D.C., as needed.

Based at the American Geological Institute in Alexandria, Va., the internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $3,500 stipend. Starting time is flexible. All applications must be received by March 10, 2011. A background in the geosciences, writing and design work is a plus. Send a résumé, letter describing what you hope to gain from the internship and how your previous experience makes you most suitable for this position, and three writing samples via e-mail or mail to:

Attention: EARTH Summer Internship
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

E-mail: earth@earthmagazine.org

Writing samples can include essays, newspaper or magazine articles, or samples from classroom work. They want to see that you have a flair for writing and that you can describe science well. For more information, please visit here.


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Posted 12/07/10

CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) - CDC/ATSDR’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in environmental, physical, biological, chemical, and/or social sciences, or related fields to take place June 8-August 12, 2010. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through project collaboration, experiential learning opportunities, individual environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, shadowing experiences and mentoring relationships at CDC/ATSDR. Interns will be based at CDC/ATSDR’s Atlanta-Chamblee Campus where NCEH/ATSDR is housed. Students are paid $500 a week during the course of the program. Please go to our website www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 2, 2011.
Eligibility requirements for CLEH interns:

• US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card,
• Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2011
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
• An academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology or related fields. (If students are majoring in a field outside of these areas, they can make the case for why their major or interests are applicable to this internship and environmental health in the application essays)


Note: Seniors graduating in Spring 2011 will not be accepted to this program.


For more information or if you would like a CLEH flyer, please email CLEH@cdc.gov

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Posted 11/22/10

Internship, Conservation Voters of South Carolina

Help protect the environment while earning college credit! Conservation Voters of South Carolina seeks a self-motivated, environmentally/politically conscious individual who is interested in working on conservation issues facing South Carolina.  We are the nonpartisan political arm of the conservation community, creating positive change at the state and federal level.  Applicants should possess solid writing and editing skills and should be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.  This is an unpaid internship but is eligible for college credit. Intern must be available to work at least 10 hours per week. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Debbie Parker at debbie@conservationvotersofsc

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Posted 11/04/10

Join Common Tides, an education non-profit organization

Position: Internship/Volunteer with Teaching, Marine Science, and Travel OpportunitiesPeriod:  May 16th – July 3rd, 2011 to the Bay Islands of Honduras and Oct. 4th – Dec 5th 2011 to Belize and the Bay Islands of Honduras.  Expedition length includes training sessions and wrap up.    Background: Common Tides mission is to offer free marine science education along with sail training to children from developing countries. 

  • Provide local children from Central American and Caribbean countries an opportunity to protect their aquatic environments, develop environmentally friendly eco-tourism, and increase their future job opportunities.
  • Local students visit the ocean via boats to their local marine habitats while interns/volunteers help offer interactive classes about marine animals, basic sailing skills, and present ways that the children can help preserve the oceanic habitats, including the third largest barrier reef in the world. 

Position Description: 

  • Trips will range in length from 7-9 weeks Interns/volunteers will get certified in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR.  All interns/volunteers will be taught the marine science and sailing curriculum used by Common Tides.  Once comfortable, interns/volunteers will instruct and lead student snorkel groups, teach basic sailing skills and hands-on marine science classes.  Position will provide excellent career development opportunities as well as enhance your teaching ability and marine science background while allowing you to learn or build on sailing skills.
  • The most important aspect is that you will be an integral part in teaching and providing a marine science program to local students that do not currently have this opportunity.  

Living Description:  During a trip, you will be living and learning on a sail boat.  Living aboard this floating classroom will allow a unique chance to experience the Caribbean and the Islands in a completely different light.  During the day, interns/volunteers work directly with local kids providing first hand insight into their way of life.  Throughout the trip you will be able to enjoy the Caribbean Sea including the coral reef and all of its aquatic wildlife.  Along with snorkeling with the students and on free time, certified divers will also have the chance to SCUBA dive in the warm clear waters.  Time will be given to explore the different islands that we visit and nights will generally be yours to enjoy.   

Requirements:  

  • Must be 18 or over No experience necessary, just a strong willingness to learn and an excitement for teaching local students Must be willing to live on a boat in close quarters with other volunteers and staff
  • Be in good physical condition to participate and instruct snorkeling and sailing classes

Payment:  Volunteers/Interns pay a program fee, which covers room, board, training, and allows the program to be free to the local communities. The cost for the trip is determined by the length and a deposit is required.

Contact:  Please visit www.commontides.org or email commontides@gmail.com for more information. 

 

Clean Cities University Interns - is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program that strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 90 communities across the country.

The Clean Cities internship will give up to 26 undergraduate (Junior or Senior) or graduate students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences, the opportunity to build public awareness and grow the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum.

Specific Details:

  • Up to 26 internships available at 26 competitively-selected U.S. Clean Cities Coalition locations working with dynamic Clean Cities coordinators and their stakeholders
  • Positions are part-time (up to 20 hours per week) for 16 weeks from approximately January 10-May 6, 2011 (exact start/end dates determined by individual coalitions)
  • All interns will receive a $4,800 stipend
  • The Clean Cities internship could lead to a permanent position!

To submit your resume and complete the online application, please click here. The deadline to apply is November 19, 2010.  If you've received this email and you're a university professor or administrator, please forward to any students who you think might be interested in participating in the program.  Questions? Email: CleanCitiesIntern@anl.gov

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Posted 10/26/10

Emersion into Sustainable Living & Permaculture Design Internship: Living sustainability, integrating health, practical design,communication and community service.
Dates: January 3- February 3, 2011, Location: Punta Mona Center for Sustainable Living and Education: Eco-Villa Kopali & Tacotal Eco-Village, Tuition: $1200, Tuition includes program, Permaculture Design Certificate, all meals, lodging and transportation and admission to other projects.* Costa Rican citizen/resident prices available upon request. Contact: Sarah Wu, Co-Manager & Educator, contact@puntamona.org.  * Transportation to Punta Mona by boat is not included, cost is $10-15 per person. Transportation from Tacotal Eco-Village after program is also not included.* Meals are organic and vegetarian. Eggs and cheese are included and occasional fresh, line caught fish.

Undergraduate and graduate (unpaid) interns Needed for the Green Quad's Learning Center for Sustainable Futures for the Spring 2011 semester. Interns receive three hours of course credit (through either POLI 399A or ENVR 399, or POLI 790A or ENVR 790). These are unpaid internships and typically require ten hours a week. If you are interested, please reply with a short resume and brief answers to the three questions below. If you have any questions, please contact David Whiteman (777-2093, whiteman@mailbox.sc.edu).

Punta Mona Center for Sustainable Living and Education introduces a new internship program taking place January 3- February 3, 2011 and July 1-31, 2011. This program is an emersion into sustainable living, practices and ideas. Our teachers come from all over the world and are greatly experienced in agriculture, Permaculture, alternative energy systems, alternative education, green building and architecture, community development and triple bottom line business practices. This is a certificate course in Permaculture, certified by the Permaculture Research Institute. Please see here for more information and the monthly course schedule. 

 

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Posted 10/25/10

Healthy Carolina Famers Market Internship (Spring 2011)

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market at the University of South Carolina is intended to provide healthy, fresh produce and other assorted South Carolina (SC) products to students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community of USC.  The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is dedicated to building a sustainable, regional foodshed and to educating people about the benefits of sustainable agriculture in the region.  It emphasizes the direct connection between local food choices and the quality and health of our daily lives.  The market is looking for an intern to help build this educational component of the market around sustainable agriculture, sustainable lifestyles, and environmental sustainability.The primary responsibilities of the intern will be to create and manage educational opportunities at the market.  The intern would do this through the creation of themed markets around topics of interest and through the incorporation of education opportunities at participating vendors’ stalls.  The intern would need to be available for the Tuesday markets from 9-2, beginning at the end of March.  Preparatory work hours are flexible.  This is an unpaid internship.  Please contact Holly Harring at harrinha@mailbox.sc.edu for more information or to submit a letter of interest. 

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10/11/10

Internship, South Carolina Wildlife Federation

Support Coordinator of Membership & Development and Coordinator of Conservation & Policy in daily tasks and long-term projects:

  • Assist in the maintenance of membership database, development of member campaigns, and solicitation pieces;
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of event fundraisers including organization, advertising, and volunteer, media and community relations;
  • Assist with the creation of newsletters and other publications to write, design, and layout contents;
  • Work with staff, members, board of directors and the community to provide communication with all parties.

Skills Required for Internship:
Intern should have an interest in development, special events and familiarity of writing for different means such as news releases, brochures, advertisements, and web and newsletter articles.  Knowledge of software programs such as Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Access, and other Microsoft office systems is preferred. Intern should be comfortable in communication via phone to promote activities of the organization to the media, donors and members. Must be a self starter, efficient, motivated and be a team player.   Major Recommended for Position:
Advertising, Public Relations or Visual Communications.  Unpaid, flexible hours.
*Please email cover letter and resume to Clary Powell,
clary@scwf.org

 

Internship, City Roots

City Roots is working with the Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures to offer a fall internship in Urban Farming.  The internship may be taken for 3 hours of credit and will involve specialized instruction and hands-on experience in the following areas: developing a planting plan, vermi-composting, organic fertilizer and planting techniques, mushroom growing, direct marketing to consumers,  micro-green production, and farming for educational purposes.  If you are interested in signing up for this internship, please contact Jason Craig at 803-777-1994 or craigjd@mailbox.sc.edu .

  

Internship, Sustainable Midlands

Sustainable Midlands is seeking a intern to assist with events, advocacy, website & newsletter publishing.  Our office is located at 701 Whaley, hours are flexible, some work from home is OK.  It is a volunteer position but we have some good perks! Send a resume, letter of interest (ryan@sustainablemidlands.org) or just call Ryan Nevius at 803- 381-8747 to arrange an interview.

 

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Reposting 9/7/10

Internship, Sustainable Midlands

Sustainable Midlands is seeking a intern to assist with events, advocacy, website & newsletter publishing.  Our office is located at 701 Whaley, hours are flexible, some work from home is OK.  It is a volunteer position but we have some good perks! Send a resume, letter of interest (ryan@sustainablemidlands.org) or just call Ryan Nevius at 803- 381-8747 to arrange an interview.

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Posted 8/30/10

Internship, South Carolina Wildlife Federation

Support Coordinator of Membership & Development and Coordinator of Conservation & Policy in daily tasks and long-term projects:

  • Assist in the maintenance of membership database, development of member campaigns, and solicitation pieces; Assist in the planning and coordination of event fundraisers including organization, advertising, and volunteer, media and community relations; Assist with the creation of newsletters and other publications to write, design, and layout contents;
  • Work with staff, members, board of directors and the community to provide communication with all parties.

Skills Required for Internship:
Intern should have an interest in development, special events and familiarity of writing for different means such as news releases, brochures, advertisements, and web and newsletter articles.  Knowledge of software programs such as Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Access, and other Microsoft office systems is preferred. Intern should be comfortable in communication via phone to promote activities of the organization to the media, donors and members. Must be a self starter, efficient, motivated and be a team player.   Major Recommended for Position:
Advertising, Public Relations or Visual Communications.  Unpaid, flexible hours.

*Please email cover letter and resume to Clary Powell, clary@scwf.org

 Internship, Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (Southeast RCAP)

Job Description

  1. This is an unpaid or voluntary position; office expenses and registration fees will be reimbursedAssist Regional Program Manager and Technical Assistance Specialists
    1. Be familiar with and use RCAP DCS database to enter all activitiesContact  selected rural communities to promote programContact already visited potential new projects to schedule  follow-up visitsRoutinely contact communities on SC DHEC Environmental Health Distressed Communities list to check for funding changes, new infrastructure, etc Contact selected rural communities to offer services such as needs assessment, security surveys, etc.Participate in site visits in a 75 mile radius of Columbia SC if college schedule permits once per month Monitor Southeast RCAP e-mail incoming e-newsletters for EPA announcements, grant opportunities, etc. and inform staff of promising onesConduct Internet research for environmental grants, funded projects, changes in programs and new programs
    2. Attend Southeast RCAP workshops and state agency training if available

Work plan

  1. Work out of Columbia SC office, 2- 3 days a week for 2-4 hours per dayReceive office keys, cell phone and digital camera to be retuned at end of semesterReceive an agency e-mail addressThe weekly schedule and assignments will be provided every Friday for the next weekEnter a weekly report in the RCAP DCS database of all activities and results
  2. Report to professor advisor as required as to accomplishments

Contact:  Robert P. Britts, P. E., Regional Program Manager, 803 731 0584    rbrittts@sercap.org

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Posted 8/23/10

City Roots Internship

City roots is working with the Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures to offer a fall internship in Urban Farming.  The internship may be taken for 3 hours of credit and will involve specialized instruction and hands-on experience in the following areas: developing a planting plan, vermi-composting, organic fertilizer and planting techniques, mushroom growing, direct marketing to consumers,  micro-green production, and farming for educational purposes.  If you are interested in signing up for this internship, please contact Jason Craig at 803-777-1994 or craigjd@mailbox.sc.edu .

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Posted 8/11/10

All Local Farmers’ Market Internship Fall 2010

The All Local’s Farmers’ Market is in its 5th year of operation and is located at 711 Whaley St in the Olympia Neighborhood Community.  Operations run year-round every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

 

The market is looking for an intern to assist with administrative procedures such as vendor recruitment, quality checks to participating vendors, and designing and conducting customer surveys.  Creative Opportunities in marketing and production of promotional materials for the market is also available as part of the internship.  The internship is unpaid.  Hours per week and schedule are flexible but the intern should be available to be at the market on most Saturdays.

 

The intern is not required to have a background in agriculture or working with farmers’ markets. However, a strong interest in sustainable land use and/or public health and some background in business, marketing, and/or green issues is preferable.  Looking for: proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Open Office, basic internet and social media knowledge, ability to effectively organize and summarize information, ability to conduct research and work independently, someone with an eye for detail, good communication skills, and willingness to take risks and think outside the box.

 

Please send your resume, a brief description of your experience with farming or farmers’ markets (if applicable) and why you’d like to be part of the All Local Farmers’ Market to stateplate@gmail.com, Subject “internship”.  Deadline is August 22nd.  Any questions should be directed to Marketing Manager, Erin Curtis, through the stateplate email or by phone at (803) 269-3241.

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Posted 8/5/10

Opportunities at The Green Quad, Fall 2010

1. Graduate Student Assistantships - two or three student positions available

2.  Undergraduate Internships - several student positions available

Location:  Office of Sustainability and the Green Quad's Learning Center for   Sustainable Futures for   2010-2011.

Please visit here to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

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Posted 5/28/10

City of Columbia Stormwater Internships

 

The City of Columbia Stormwater Section is now accepting applications for its Fall 2010 stormwater internships!   Earn up to 3 hours of university credit as you work with the City’s Stormwater Management Program!  Interns will work with City staff and faculty advisors to develop and carry out a semester-long project. Projects are available in the following fields: Watershed GIS & Decision Support; Water Quality Public Relations & Outreach. Master’s and Ph.D. level students are encouraged to apply. Exceptional undergraduates in their final year may also be considered. Students not wishing to take course credit may apply for unpaid internships.

Applications due by 4:00 p.m., July 30, 2010. 

For more information, contact Victoria Kramer at vlkramer@columbiasc.net or call at 545-3227.

Sustainable Midlands Internship

Sustainable Midlands is looking for a person interested in working as a grass roots volunteer to promote sustainable communities.  Duties include: help with website postings, social media, events and general office duties.  We are located at 701 Whaley Street.  This is a casual, fun place to work and we are all dedicated to making a difference.  Hours are flexible, looking for minimum 8 hours a week.  

We are also working on Statewide & local campaigns with Conservation Voters. 

Come have fun and get some good experience!

Call Ryan Nevius at 803-381-8747 or email ryan@sustainablemidlands.org.