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As a community of engagement, the ES program encourages and facilitates students taking advantage of a wider range of opportunities. Check here to find current openings for jobs, internships, volunteering, proactive learning and more.

There are lots of different kinds of opportunities. Click on the "anchor" to go to the category you are interested in.

Selected Titan Jobs/Internships for ES Students

Local jobs

Internships

Volunteer opportunities

Proactive learning (off-campus)

Advocacy and activism

Undergraduate research opportunities

Scholarships

Jobs with the DNR

Jobs with the UW Cooperative Extension

Special opportunities for ES alumni

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SELECTED TITAN JOBS & INTERNSHIPS FOR ES STUDENTS

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LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL JOBS

Interested in getting involved in campus??? Look into becoming an Eco-Representative!

Mission: The UWO Eco-Rep Program trains students leaders who model and promote environmentally responsible behaviors in the residence halls and other university facilities by educating their peers.

Requirements:

· GPA of 2.5 or higher

· Commitment to implementing and communicating sustainable practices

· A general knowledge base about sustainability

· Student living in the residence hall with a minimum of 12 credits and a commitment to the position for the fall and spring semester

To learn more about the position and compensation, go to the Department of Residence Life home page and click on“Get Involved.” Under Employment click on “General ResLife Positions” and complete the application and reference.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Jordan Derber at derbej78@uwosh.edu or by phone at (920) 424-0408.


Tetra Tech has an immediate opening for an Environmental Scientist in the Green Bay, WI area. This position will work under the direction of a Sr. ESQ Scientist, ensuring implementation of ESQ programs. This field position offers a variety of hands on training.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform quality control testing and inspection for environmental remediation.
  • Perform various other tasks as assigned to include in river core collection, sediment sampling, turbidity raft monitoring, and field data collection in adherence to project plans and specifications.
  • Assist in the preparation of Quality Plans in accordance with the Corporate Quality Program, client requirements and applicable governmental regulations.
  • Keep current of developments and interpretation of Quality standards and regulations.
  • Ensure proper use of protective equipment, use monitoring instruments and interpret results.
  • Identify health and safety hazards and recommend corrective actions.
  • Investigate quality incidents and participate in safety briefings and on-site staff training.
  • Order the shut down of site activities upon determining the presence of an imminent health and safety hazard.

Qualifications:

  • High School or equivalent education required commensurate with experience, Bachelor Degree preferred.
  • Individuals with Hazwoper 40 hr OSHA training and boating experience preferred.

If interested submit your resume to : western.region2@tetratech.com

For any more information on this position visit the Tetra Tech Website!

INTERNSHIPS

Good Earth Farms is looking for individuals who are interested in learning about and working on an environmentally responsible vegetable farm. The work is labor intensive, yet extremely rewarding. Learning experiences will come from hands-on work and demonstrations from and discussions with the farmers and crew leader. You will see and experience what it takes to operate a 20 acre diverse vegetable farm through seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packaging. A majority of the work is outside. They would like individuals who can begin in May and stay up to November. For more details about the job details and to send an application, visit their website www.goodearthfarm.net

 

Farm Internships in Milwaukee!!! Growing Power is accepting 3-month option applications at this time!

Growing Power is a non-profit 501(c)3 farm and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.

 

Internship Description

The Growing Power internship requires a three-month commitment with the expectation that interns work 6 days per week, averaging 60 hours of work in a dynamic work environment. Farming is hardwork, therefore all interns must have a positive attitude, an ability to receive constructive criticism and a strong work ethic. Potential intern candidates would need to demonstrate the ability to:

Perform tedious, hands-on physical labor;

Be flexible, able and willing to adapt to various work assignments throughout their internship experience;

Be able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, staff and management.

Responsibilities

  • Care for livestock: goats and chickens
  • Prep soil beds and/or pots for seeding around facility
  • Maintain, develop and/or improve infrastructure on farm
  • Assist the aquaponic, soil production, mushroom and offsite facility teams with projects
  • Help distribute and pick up compost containers from our Westlawn Partnership and deliver Farm-to-City Market Baskets to participants
  • Teach and work with community youth and/or adults on farm related projects
  • Actively participate in events such as workshops, farm conferences and various community events
  • Assist staff at farmers markets
    • Build customer relations and help with set-up, sales, and break-down at the farmers' market stands

 

Qualifications

  • Ability to lift 75 lbs +
  • Use wheelbarrows, small hand tools
  • Desire to learn and improve
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all conditions

Stipend and Benefits

  • $100 per week, paid bi-weekly
  • Room and board, security deposit required
  • Laundry access
  • Farm-to-City Market Basket each week

To Apply

Please e-mail attached cover letter, resume, and a brief description that should outline what you would like to accomplish personally as an intern in food system development and how you would use this experience to contribute to building community food systems to staff@growingpower.org & for any more details please visit: growingpower.org

All potential interns are required to complete two work-days in Milwaukee as a part of the application process. Dates will be arranged after submission of the application.

 

Madison Parks is currently recruiting interns for various 2013 fall semester internships. The City of Madison Parks Division manages 260 parks and over 6000 acres of land and includes various departments including: recreation services, maintenance, four golf courses, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Warner Park Community Recreation Center, Goodman Pool, facilities, conservation, forestry, cemetery, planning, and administrative staff. They are looking for interns in various Departments; Special Events Intern, Volunteer Management Intern, Marketing/Graphic Design Intern, and Communications Intern! Together, staff and interns work toward the department's vision to enrich lives through quality parks and programs. This internship can run 6-12 weeks during the semester. Intern hours can range from 10-35 hours per week, but the internship may not exceed a total of 240 total hours for the whole internship. Interns will be compensated at a rate of $500/per 80 hours work or per credit earned. The duration of the internship can be determined with the intern. Hours are flexible, but most will occur between 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday, although some weekend and evening hours will be required. All applicants need to fill out an online application and e-mail a resume to khopfensperger@cityofmadison.com to be considered for fall internships. For further information please visit: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/about/internships.cfm

 

Ashland County Land & Water Conservation Department is looking for an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Technician. The main duties of the AIS Tech is to increase awareness of aquatic invasive species by sharing information on regulations, laws, & prevention steps with boaters, anglers, & other visitors at boat landings and help them check their watercraft & equipment before entering/leaving the water for aquatic animals and plants. AIS Techs will also collect behaviors of boaters and report it into the Surface Water Integrated Monitoring System (SWIMS) database. Other duties include operating a portable boat wash, educating the public on aquatic invasive species, assisting the AIS Coordinator with monitoring, workshops, training, and other educational outreach programs, and other misc. tasks. To view full details and qualifications please view the AIS Tech Intern and view  the application: AIS Tech Application. Deadline to apply is May 4th, 2013!

Recycling Solid Waste Project Assistant for Waukesha County. Hours vary from 25-40 per week with pay range is $8.29 - $11.42 per hour. Full details and application can be found at:
Waukesha County - Human Resources Division
Applications accepted until position is filled!

VOLUNTEERING

Have you ever held a newborn deer fawn?  Would you like to?  Well the deer research team has a deal for you!  Starting in mid-May Jared Duquette and Mike Watt (Science Services) will be coordinating research teams to capture and radiocollar fawns for an ongoing fawn survival study.  The only caveat is you have to will have to walk through thick woods and wet marshes for a few hours to help find fawns to radiocollar.  Those mother deer do not often make it easy for us to find their babies!  However, the payoff is an exciting lifetime opportunity to possibly get your picture taken with a fawn and help us to better understand the effects of weather, predators, and other factors on deer.

Their research is taking place in two study areas, near the town of Shiocton in Shawano County and the town of Winter in Sawyer County. They are especially looking for DNR volunteers to assist in the northern (Winter) study area because fawns are typically harder to find there and they need dedicated nature lovers to put in extra effort to meet our research goal of radiocollaring 80 fawns.  They are in particular  need of extra DNR staff support from 18 May–10 June, when most fawns are born in the state.  Friends and family are welcome to help, but should be able to endure several hours of semi-strenuous hiking.  They will provide housing for any FTE staff willing to assist, but friends and family will have to find alternative housing.

During 2011 and 2012, thanks to the help of volunteers across the state, researchers had wonderful success capturing fawns. A total of 212 fawns, including 144 (94 radio collared, 50 ear-tagged) in the Shiocton area and 68 (60 radio collared, eight ear-tagged) in the Winter area, were captured. 

If you would like to get scheduled to help out please contact the northern crew at 608-219-0771 or the eastern crew at 920-373-3565.  Please schedule a day before you arrive.  Once again, they would really like your help up north, and would make a nice weekend catching fawns and maybe getting a camping or canoe trip in with it!

Looking for a volunteer opportunity this summer? Help Conserve Nighthawks just may be the thing for you then! This is a great opportunity for students near Oshkosh, Winneconne, Fremont, Fond du Lac, east shore of Winnebago, and further south. Please take a look at this flyer for more information and how to sign up!

Interested in volunteering to assist with the waste audit? UWO is working with the Menasha School District to do a waste audit of one of their elementary schools on Tuesday, April 9th.. Are you a reputable student looking for some volunteering experience? They are looking for at least 4 students to assist for a day.They need helpers from 9:00am-1:00pm to assist with the on-site observation and collection at Clovis Grove Elementary, and then 1:00pm-4pm(or earlier) to help with sorting and analysis of waste at the UW Oshkosh Biodigester.  Please contact Michelle Bogden Muetzel by Phone: (920) 424-3148 or by Fax: (920) 424-0832!

Let the public know your opinion on the Winnebago Waterways! If you swim, fish, boat, own a business or live around the shores the Winnebago Waterways are a part of your life, that's why they want to know your opinion. They want your input so they can make the best decisions in the future for the Waterways. For the next four days there are meetings locally, click on this link for times and places! :) Waterways Public Meetings

PROACTIVE LEARNING

Having a hard time in deciding what direction to take with Environmental Studies? Dr. Ken Green (president of SusDev Tech) is holding career workshop webinars and individual coaching to students who are seeking jobs in international development, natural resource management, environmental sustainability, and green development. The webinar will be split into two sessions; May 8th and 9th, 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. (eastern time). Course topics include: resume building, networking, incorporating environmental risk, contract services, RFPs, Scope of Works, and proposal writing. To sign up please click here!

Student Training for Environmental Protection (STEP) has confirmed they have three programs for this summer - in Virginia, Connecticut, and Wisconsin!!!!!! The STEP program is designed to give students the skills they need to become effective environmental advocates and organizers. STEP is an intensive course facilitated by a diverse crew of some of the best youth organizers in the U.S and Puerto Rico. The program focuses on environmental justice and anti-oppression and the workshops and activities reflect that. During the program participants learn how to create (or strengthen) successful and inclusive groups that will be able to run effective environmental campaigns on their campuses or in their communities. For information visit: http://www.gsew.org/step.html. Take a look at: Step Student Training. If you have any questions contact Colin Bennett via email: colin@greatlandtrust.net or by phone 860-395-8392.

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Conservation Leadership Corps!!! - The newly formed Wisconsin Wildlife Federation is looking for college freshmen and sophomores to be apart of the first class of students for the Conservation Leadership Corps that will start the fall semester of 2013. The training program that is being developed will focus on providing students with the training in leadership skills, analyzing and developing sound conservation policy positions and effective communication and advocacy for the policy positions that they develop. The positions and resolutions that they develop will be presented and voted on the by the WWF Board of Directors at their annual 2014 meeting. The Corps will be fully active in the WWF policy committees and will be represented on the WWF Board of Directors. All of the costs for the Corps members will be fully funded by the Federation and all students (upon completion of the training program) will receive a $250 scholarship! Information on the program and application forms may be obtained by clicking here :) Applications are due on May 15, 2013! *Be sure to also check out Wisconsin Wildlife Federations website as well: http://www.wiwf.org/index.php

Colorado Ecosystem Field Study - Summer 2013- Study, hike and camp in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains! Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem fiend research, and earn three undergraduate semester transfer credits! This is an opportunity to apply your classroom/textbook learning while surrounded by Colorado's ecosystem setting,and it is open to students from all universities (accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula Environmental Studies Program- ENST 391). For more information please visit: http://www.ecofs.org/

 

The Yosemite Environmental Science Research Training REU - The iconic Yosemite National Park (YNP) is among the oldest and most heavily visited protected areas in the world. It is home to many natural resources. Yosemite represents a 'living laboratory' for environmental science and serves as the site of our REU program.Student activities consist of individual research projects, spanning a broad range of disciplines such as Ecology, Geoscience, Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration, Hydrology, and Engineering. Research training is provided by mentors from UCM (Schools of Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences) and the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Students also participate in a series of field trips led by teams of UCM, USGS, and NPS scientists focusing on Yosemite ad the Sierra Nevada. Finally the students attend a weekly seminar in Environmental Science. Eight students will be recruited from UC Merced, colleges in the Central Valley of California, and colleges and universities nationwide. The successful students will be staying at the SNRI Yosemite Field Station, located in the village of Wawona just inside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Field Station is used by researchers and other students all summer.

In 2013 the program will run from June 16th to August 17th. The current list of projects available for 2013 can be found here and faculty mentors can be found here!

Applications are due by April 26th; guidelines to apply can be found here!

Are you a fisheries biologist, botanist, environmental consultant, biological technician, aquatic biologist, extension agent, college student, etc. who would like to improve your knowledge of aquatic plant identification? If so, be sure to sign up for the Gratiot Lake Conservancy-sponsored AQUATIC PLANT WORKSHOP in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula this summer! This class will also be useful to volunteer monitors or lake association members interested in learning how to identify aquatic plants and invasive species in order to protect healthy ecosystems in inland lakes. WHERE: near Eagle Harbor (Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula)

 

WHEN: August 24 (Sat.) and August 25 (Sun.) 2013

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day

 

INSTRUCTOR: botanist Janet Marr

FEE: Space is limited and advance enrollment is required. The fee for this 2-day workshop is $80 ($60 for Gratiot Lake Conservancy members). Fee includes a field notebook. Enrollment form can be downloaded from the Aquatic Plant Workshop page at http://gratiotlakeconservancy.org/AquaticPlantWrkshp2013.htm

WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES: Workshop activities will take place both inside the classroom and in the field at several Keweenaw lakes and channels/coves connected to Lake Superior. Submersed and floating-leaved aquatic plants will be identified with a focus on identification of pondweeds (Potamogeton and Stuckenia species) and rosette-formers including the Michigan endangered awlwort (Subularia aquatica). Techniques for collecting and herbarium specimen/label preparation will be demonstrated. Differences between aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) and their native relatives will be discussed.

For further details on how to sign up please view these:  Aquatic Plant Enrollment & Aquatic Plant Workshop Notice

Semester in the Wild now accepting applications for Fall 2013! The University of Idaho’s Semester in the Wild program is now accepting applications for the 2013 fall semester. The program, open to any undergraduate student, runs from late August through mid-December. Participants will earn 15 upper-division credits while studying river ecology, environmental writing, wilderness and protected area management, western literature, and outdoor leadership in some of the most compelling and inspiring landscapes in the Rocky Mountains. Students will spend the entire semester off-campus. One of their first experiences will be backpacking 35 miles into the University’s Taylor Wilderness Research Station, one of the nation’s
most remote research stations, where they will spend the first half of the semester. After six weeks, we will fly out of Taylor to the McCall Field Campus on Payette Lake to continue the integrated learning experience.
The Semester in the Wild course will give students an opportunity to:
conduct undergraduate research alongside scientists,
study rivers and salmon ecosystems in an environment far removed from human impact,
read and write about great literature of the American West,
learn why we have our current wilderness management programs and how such programs evolve.

For more information please visit: http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/wild/

The University of Southern Mississippi is offering a summer 2013 field program in the Gulf of Mexico! The Summer Field Program is designed to allow undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to learn about coastal environments in an intensive field and lab based setting. On site amenities include research vessels, dormitory, dining hall, research labs, library, and a specimen museum. To learn more about exact dates, course offerings, and more information visit: www.usm.edu/gcrl/summer_field/index.php

Land Ethic Leader, Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo.

You can be a Land Ethic Leader! Learn to use observation, participation, and reflection as a systematic method to explore and deepen your own land ethic in relationship to the land ethic of others. This flexible framework is also a powerful tool to take back to your existing programs and activities, helping reconnect people with the natural world in deeper ways. Join us August 8-9, 2013 for our Land Ethic Leaders program. We even have some scholarships available: for Wisconsin residents from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board and for students ages 16-25 from the National Conservation Training Center. Register today!

Annual Volunteer Stream Monitoring Symposium- Since 2006 the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin DNR, and the River Alliance of Wisconsin have hosted a statewide gathering for citizen stream monitors, local program coordinators and others interested in stream monitoring volunteering. Attending the Symposium is a chance for networking and education.

In 2013, they will be teaming up with the Citizen-based Monitoring Network of Wisconsin and Wisconsin's Master Naturalist Program to host a conference for coordinators and participants in all types of citizen science projects. The Citizen-based Monitoring Conference will be held Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. To find out more about this event visit: http://wiatri.net/cbm/Conference/

C2C Fellows Workshop -C2C Fellows is a national network for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to sustainability leadership in politics and business. C2C stands for Campus to Congress, to Capitol, to City Hall, and also for Campus to Corporation. It also stands for young people gaining control of their future. C2C Fellows is the power network for young people with the wisdom, ambition, talent, and grace to change the future. C2C Fellows engages 300 students each year in intensive, weekend leadership trainings. These regional workshops cover communication, entrepreneurship, environmental and climate science, media, raising capital, and other critical topics. Upon graduation from the workshops, students join the C2C Fellows Network. With being part of C2C you can be eligible for competitive scholarships. For detailed information please visit: http://www.bard.edu/cep/c2c/

(Workshop dates are: University of Michigan Ann Arbor: Mar 15 - 17 & Lewis and Clark College, Portland OR: Apr 12 - 14)

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

GrocerEase, an organic farm in Ripon, is looking for a student to measure aphid abundance in his green house. If the student is interested, this project could grow into a full-blown research project testing different pest control strategies. If you are interested in learning about the opportunity please contact Misty McPhee; mcpheem@uwosh.edu

ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM

Power. Shift. 2013.
This October 18-21 over 10,000 of us will come together in Pittsburgh for Power Shift 2013, the largest and most powerful convergence in the youth climate movement. We'll share stories and ideas, learn about the latest in clean energy solutions, and chart a course forward for a clean, sustainable future! In the past year, our movement has made incredible progress fighting the Keystone XL pipeline, pushing back against the coal industry, scaling up renewables, and building the power to see this work through. Power Shift 2013 is our opportunity to come together and shift our country entirely away from fossil fuels and toward local clean energy solutions. For the first time ever, Power Shift will hosted outside of Washington, D.C. We're taking it to Pittsburgh, a city at the crossroads of the fight for a clean & just energy future -- at the center of building the green economy, yet also directly in the firing line of the fracking industry. And as Pennsylvania continues to wrestle with dangerous air pollution, Pittsburgh is becoming a symbol in the fight for healthy communities. For more details and how to sign up please visit: Power Shift 2013

SCHOLARSHIPS

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is currently accepting applications for our 2013 class of Campus Ecology Fellows!!! NWF’s Campus Ecology Fellows confront climate change on their campuses and help to educate andengage the campus community on climate action solutions. Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students working with members of the faculty, staff, or administration on projects designed to help address climate change impacts and to protect wildlife and habitat on campus and beyond. In addition to a modest grant, Fellows also receive project support, leadership development, recognition of their accomplishments and other perks. To view more details and how to apply please visit: nwf.org Deadline to apply is April 14th!

JOBS WITH THE DNR

  • Click here to find "limited term employment" jobs with the DNR
  • Click here to go to the DNR employment page

JOBS WITH UW COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

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