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  • Crane Student Research Position with Dr. Misty McPhee

An undergraduate student is needed to watch and code video of endangered whooping cranes.  Last spring the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership released two captive-reared cranes into Horicon Marsh.  Prior to release, the birds were held in an outdoor enclosure and we video recorded them for several hours a day.  These videos need to be watched and behaviors recorded. The student conducting this research will learn to (1) use the behavior coding software BORIS and (2) identify the behaviors of interest and use behavioral sampling methods to record those behaviors.  The student will need to commit to 80 hours of work between now and the middle of spring semester. The student will attend lab meetings and provide regular updates to me and other students (graduate and undergraduate) on their progress. While the primary job duty will be coding video, if time and interest allow, the student can also participate in data analysis, interpretation, and writing.  Video coding is a valuable skill to anyone interested in either human or non-human based behavioral research. The student will gain experience using an ethogram, making animal behavior observations, and organizing, entering, and summarizing data. Previous experience in behavioral research is a plus but not required.Log on to TitanHandshake and search for position #3224589

Oshkosh Corp is hiring a paid summer internship to assist Senior Director of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability in implementing a Sustainability program at Oshkosh and preparing to publicly report on this program.

  • Internship Position, Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Wisconsin Conservation Voters is a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-conservation candidates who will champion our priority issues. Wisconsin Conservation Voters is committed to ensuring who we are and who we work with reflects the state as a whole. For more information, visit Interns will learn more about the operations of a nonprofit and will work closely with experienced professional staff. Interns will gain skills in organizing, public policy, and development. Reporting to the Northeast Field Organizer, Program Interns will work to pass and defend state and local policy on clean water, clean energy, and clean democracy by: 1) Using traditional and non-tradition organizing tactics on campus and in the community 2) generating and tracking coverage in the traditional media and social media; 4) Engaging WCV members to take action and volunteer 6) Researching pressing conservation issues.

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  • Internships with Impact

Impact is a project of leading nonprofits that runs grassroots campaigns.  We share a vision of a better future. It’s a future in which we understand that a healthy economy depends on a healthy environment, not the other way around. It’s one in which our markets are designed to serve consumers, not just corporations. And it’s one in which our democracy belongs to all of us, not just the powerful.  In Wisconsin, Impact interns will work with WISPIRG’s campaign to stop any new wasteful mega-highway projects and increase funding for public transportation. As an intern, you’ll help educate and engage more students and citizens on this issue. You’ll help us get the issue into the media, build coalitions, and organize events. Contact Emma Fisher (630) 825-8261 if you are interested.


  • Gathering Ground Sustainable Food/Agriculture Internship

Gathering Ground is a nonprofit group founded in 2016, we have a 40+ acre land base, including a 5 acre vineyard on Washington Island. In 2018, we began to develop a low environmental impact management plan, despite few blueprints for organic or biodynamic vineyards in the midwest. We’ll also continue to establish a mixed-species orchard & create a community & school garden. In this internship, you will:

-Learn about conventional & organic fruit production, & engage our long-term project to develop a low impact management plan. Work in the vineyard & orchard, providing routine care & management.
-: Work with an Island farm or farm-to-table restaurant learning about the skills of the trade through hands on experience.
-Reading & Discussion on current issues in agriculture and food studies

More information is available here.


  • Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduates (REEU) – Funded Diversity in Faces, Spaces and Places of Natural Resources Sciences program
This REEU program is an eight-week, field-based, natural resource science-focused, summer internship program, funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This program provides opportunities for participating undergraduate students to address research questions related to the biodiversity of ecosystems within a highly agricultural landscape, and to develop technical, critical thinking and mentoring skills. Participating undergraduate students will be paired with graduate student and faculty mentors and high school interns to address research questions in their area of interest (e.g., stream ecosystem health, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, birds, herbaceous plants, and trees). Weekly mentoring, social events and professional activities are included.  Selected applicants will receive a financial incentive package, including a $4,000 stipend, meals and housing, and travel reimbursement (up to $500).

  • Internships with various Wisconsin state agencies (DNR, etc)

The Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program (SAAIP) is one of many internship programs offered by the State of Wisconsin.  The Division of Personnel Management (DPM), Bureau of Equity and Inclusion (BEI) administers the SAAIP and provides racial/ethnic minorities, female students, veterans and students with disabilities an opportunity to work in a professional work environment within Wisconsin state government.  The SAAIP provides students with valuable work experience and training in various branches of state government.  SAAIP is a paid internship.  Many of the interns have succeeded in obtaining employment in state government as limited term or permanent state employees. See the attached for a list of available positions. Click here for full details and application procedures.

  • NEW Water Internship – Public Affairs & Education Department

NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District.

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The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has created new interface to help students locate paid summer internships. You can select the major "Environmental Studies" (or any other) and search for internships in your area.

by Jessica Stamn last modified Oct 24, 2019 01:11 PM
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