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Jim Feldman, Director
Office: Sage Hall 3451
Phone: (920) 424-3235

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Nourish Farms Inc. is seeking candidates for two paid summer internship positions. This is an excellent opportunity for people who are passionate about our food system and our community. Interns will engage daily in many different duties at the Educational Urban Farm. Internship hours will be set for the entire summer upon acceptance and will culminate in a review at season’s end. Experience is not necessary, but a willingness to learn is a must.

  • 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.

he Hiawatha National Forest has opportunities for summer interns/volunteers in Munising, Michigan. There are positions in environmental education and recreation outreach. Housing and a small stipend included. An internship with the USFS is a great way for students to familiarize themselves with work within the government sector and capitalize on environmental education and science work experiences.

  • Washington and Waukesha County Aquatic Invasive Species Interns

Waukesha and Washington Counties is seeking a full-time summer intern to assist with Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) education, prevention, and outreach from May – September 2018. Duties will include performing watercraft inspections at boat landings on County lakes and assisting the AIS Coordinator with outreach and education, lake surveys, and AIS removal efforts. Much of the time will be spent at boat launches, on various types of watercraft, and in the water. There will be an emphasis on increasing AIS awareness and education to boaters, anglers, classrooms, and the general public. Training and work direction will be provided by the AIS Coordinator.

Waukesha county information

Washington county information

Performs responsible technical work under the direct supervision of the NEW Water’s Water Resources Specialist and Watershed Specialist. This is a seasonal position which is not eligible to receive fringe benefits. The duties of this position involve support activities affiliated with NEW Water’s Aquatic Monitoring Program (AMP), whole effluent toxicity testing, watershed work, and special projects conducted by the Water Resources Specialist or Watershed Specialist.


Located in beautiful northern Wisconsin, this Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) program focuses on Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in the Vilas County area and provides information to the boating public regarding AIS prevention. Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience with the following responsibilities:

- Collecting and recording data in accordance with the Wisconsin Clean Boats Clean Waters program interview protocol

- Inspect boats, trailers, tow vehicles and related equipment for the presence of aquatic plants, animals, or water

- Compliance with Wisconsin laws, working alongside lake organizations and the Vilas County wardens, prohibiting launching or transporting of boats and related equipment with aquatic plants, animals, or water on board

- Conducting field research regarding water quality and terrestrial/AIS mapping for each landing

- Uploading collected data to a State database and UW Oshkosh database weekly

Housing included.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper has 90 active volunteers monitoring 100 different river stations across the Milwaukee River Basin. Our volunteers collect chemical, physical, and biological data that we use to assess the water quality of rivers within the Basin. Following collection of this data, we analyze the results by comparing our data to water quality standards. We then publish the results of our analysis in our “Annual River Report Card”. Under the guidance of our Water Quality Specialist, the Water Quality Intern will be responsible for producing the 2017 River Report Card. This position is based out of Milwaukee


The Blue Mounds Area Project (BMAP) Ecologist plays a key role in engaging landowners in conservation activities within BMAP’s focal area of southwestern Wisconsin. The Ecologist works independently and under the supervision of the BMAP Board of Directors and participates in Board meetings to report project progress and help further the development of BMAP’s priorities and project selection.


  • NEW Water Internship – Public Affairs & Education Department

NEW Water, the brand of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, is looking to hire an intern in its Public Affairs & Education Department.

Job description here

Apply here


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. There are at least 4 paid summer positions listed there now, in education, food/garden, environmental engineering, and more


The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the 2018 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a CIGLR or GLERL scientist. 8 Full time, 8 week positions.


Vernon County Land & Water Conservation Department is offering a summer internship position.  Many of their interns have gone on to great positions in their field of choice.  That is because Interns get a very broad experience including Parks, Forestry, Stream Restoration, Land Conservation, Lakes, and Dams. See here for more details


Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin's public health and natural resources. Interns will learn more about the operations of nonprofit organizations and will work closely with experienced professional staff. Intern(s) will gain skills in field organizing, public policy, and development while also learning more about conservation policy.

Reporting to the Northeast Field Organizer in Green Bay, the Program Intern(s) will work to pass and defend top conservation issues by: 1) engaging citizens on conservation issue campaigns, 2) generating and tracking media coverage; 3) recruiting a new generation of members to our social networking sites; 4) encouraging on-line supporters to take action and volunteer 5) updating media contacts; and 6)assisting with issue research.

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