Friday, April 24, 2015


Internship

Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group, a for-profit, natural resource management and consulting company based in Albemarle County, Virginia seeks to fill internship positions within the company under the following parameters:

Title
Natural Resource Management Intern


Starting Date
As soon as available


T ype Intern/Part-time/Hourly

Salary

$12/hour plus travel if own vehicle used for specific travel

Position Description
The internship will be supervised by the Stewardship Manager and company principals and will be part of a field management crew. Activities will include (but are not limited to) the implementation of natural resource management activities: prescribed fire, forest management, invasive species control, wildlife habitat establishment and maintenance, tree/shrub planting, field surveys and assessments and biodiversity restoration work. Excellent communication with company principals, staff and clients (private landowners, public agencies and non-profit organizations) is an important part of the position.

Qualifications and Expectations
Applicants should be currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate program in some field of Natural Resources in either a two year technical program or four year university setting. The internship will be field based, so applicants should be physically fit and willing to work in a diversity of outdoor habitats and situations including mountain terrain. Exposure to heat, biting insects, snakes and other wildlife should be anticipated. A working knowledge of local flora and fauna is needed but significant training and education will be obtained from the position.

Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group is based out of Albemarle County. The intern should find housing close to Charlottesville or Albemarle County to facilitate an efficient travel and work schedule. Most work will be within 1.5 hours of the office, but occasional overnight trips should be expected.
Send Cover letter, resume and references to:
Brian Morse, Principal, Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group Email: brian@vaforestwild.com 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Environmental Internship Opportunity in Bridgewater, VA

The Berkley Group – a local government consulting firm based in Bridgewater, VA – is seeking two interns interested in the planning field including environmental planning, grant administration, and storm water BMPs. Successful candidates should expect to contribute to a fast-paced work environment with high energy and enthusiasm. It's essential that applicants to this position be self-motivated, detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. The internship term is from May 2015 through August 2015.

Responsibilities
  • Five (5) days of on-site work per week (Harrisonburg area or Prince William County area)
  • Assist localities with DEQ Environmental Grant
  • Data collection and organization
  • Site plan and drainage calculation review
  • Field verification of storm water data

Requirements
Applicants applying for this internship must have an excellent work ethic and demonstrate strong organizational skills. Candidates should have an understanding of environmental planning topics related to storm water and should demonstrate technical capabilities with Microsoft Office programs, GIS, and AutoCAD. Site plan review experience is preferred, but not required.

Majors
Biology, Geography, Planning, Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sustainability, other relevant majors

Location
The Berkley Group is filling two (2) temporary positions, part-time positions. One position will be in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area, and one position will be in the Prince William County/Northern Virginia area.

Applying
Please fill out the internship application in the “Employment” section at www.bgllc.net and submit resume with cover letter, and any applicable references to chris@bgllc.net.

Visit us online: www.bgllc.net 

Monday, April 13, 2015

EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the posting of the Request for Applications, 2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study with the goal of offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships.

Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.
Supporting these fellowships is in line with the Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program. EPA’s SHC Research Program provides useful science and tools for decision makers at all levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance.

Applications must be completed by May 19, 2015

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2015/2015_gro_undergrad.html

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Ecosystem Field Studies Research Courses

Ecosystem Field Studies (EFS) offers undergraduate college students unparalleled field education experiences with exciting, hands-on, 19-day courses in Colorado & Mexico.

Ecosystem-based academic disciplines are brought to life through interactive, outdoor, scientific observation & analysis.

This is an opportunity to earn 3 undergraduate credits,  to develop valuable career skills in field research, & to immerse yourself in an incredible ecosystem setting.


For more information, please visit: http://www.ecofs.org/

Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District Internship

The Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking summer interns to assist with office and field work between May and August 2015. The interns will assist with a variety of conservation work, including but not limited to: field visits, review of various agricultural projects and computer/office work.

The internships are unpaid positions that require a minimum commitment of at least 20 hours a week. Commitments of larger blocks of time (6+ hours) will allow for more varied experiences with more time in the field. Scholarships are provided to interns who volunteer more than 100 hours. Scholarship amounts range from $250 - $750. The schedule of the position is flexible, but limited to 7:30 am- 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Proposed starting date May 4, 2015. Proposed end date August 28, 2015. These dates are flexible as school schedules vary and will affect availability.

The ideal applicant would have experience in and understanding of agriculture and conservation, whether academic or on-farm; knowledge of GPS usage linked to GIS capabilities; spreadsheet/database management.

Please send resume with references, a letter of interest and a college transcript if applicable (unofficial acceptable), by 4:30 pm April 10, 2015 to: Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District at 1934 Deyerle Avenue, Suite B; Harrisonburg, VA 22801.


Electronic submissions should be sent to: Blake Rogers at blake.rogers@svswcd.org. Interviews will be conducted the week of April 13, 2015 and applicants will be notified of selection no later than April 22, 2015.