Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Undergraduate Internships at the Darling Marine Center - University of Maine

Data Synthesis Internship
The Darling Marine Center is seeking an undergraduate intern to contribute to a long-term data integration and translation project focused on the Damariscotta River Estuary, in midcoast Maine. The successful candidate will work closely with DMC Director Heather Leslie and her students to identify, integrate, and curate data related to the environmental and human dimensions of the estuary. This internship is for 12 weeks, starting May 21 through August 10th.

For more information or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/02/06/dmc-data-synthesis-internship/

Aquaculture Internship
The Darling Marine Center is seeking an undergraduate intern to contribute to the vibrant business incubation and aquaculture research and development underway at the University of Maine’s marine laboratory in Walpole, Maine. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in field trials of new aquaculture techniques and also to contribute to activities designed to enhance industry use of the DMC’s experimental aquaculture lease, under the direction of Heather Leslie of the School of Marine Sciences and Dana Morse of Maine Sea Grant. This internship is for 12 weeks, starting May 21 through August 10th.

For more information or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/02/06/dmc-aquaculture-internship/

Internship: Larval lobster survival in changing ocean waters
We are seeking an undergraduate or recent graduate to assist in marine science research projects this summer at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC). The internship is supported by NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program, the Northeast Sea Grant Consortium and UMaine student research funds.  This collaboration among scientists at UMaine, Bigelow Laboratory and the University of Prince Edward Island focuses on understanding how ocean warming and acidification influence the coastal ecology and economy of the Gulf of Maine, with particular emphasis on the growth and development of the American lobster. The intern will primarily be involved in laboratory-based research projects exploring changes in larval lobster survival, physiology and behavior in response to elevated temperature and CO2. The intern will be based in the Wahle lab and have the opportunity to participate in concurrent field- and lab-based projects led by graduate students in and will interact with collaborating researchers at Bigelow Laboratory.

For more information or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/02/06/internship-larval-lobster-survival-changing-ocean-waters/

Science Communication Intership
The Darling Marine Center is seeking a motivated undergraduate or graduate student from a Maine college or university to write weekly news stories, lead public tours, and contribute to community engagement efforts. The ideal candidate is a journalism major with passion for science writing or a marine science student with strong journalism and communication skills. The internship will run for 10-12 weeks beginning in late May or early June.

For more information or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/01/29/science-communication-internship/

SEANET Summer Internships at DMC
The University of Maine’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) is seeking 3-6 interns to work as a team at the Darling Marine Center (DMC) on various projects related to marine foodweb ecology, coastal oceanography and interactions with aquaculture in Maine estuaries. Full-time internships are available for 3 months, starting May 16th through August 24th (start and end dates are flexible). Additionally, ongoing part-time internships are available with the option to transition to full-time summer employment (dates and work schedules are flexibles).

For more informatio or to apply: https://dmc.umaine.edu/2018/01/29/seanet-summer-intersnhips-dmc/

Biophysics Summer REU at Clemson University

Nature's machinery through the prism of physics, biology, chemistry and engineering
NSF logoThe Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in biophysics is funded by the National Science Foundation to support ten highly qualified students to undertake interdisciplinary, supervised research projects at Clemson University, for a period of 10 weeks each summer. This year the program will run from May 28 to August 3.

Program participants work with faculty members, postdocs, graduate students, other undergrads, and each other on collaborative research projects about nature’s machinery. Participants are paired in teams of two to carry out research under the guidance of two faculty mentors, each from a different discipline. The projects are designed to give participants a sense of the contributions that physical scientists can make on biological problems, and the contributions that biologists can make on physical problems. The focus is on cross-disciplinary training.

The program includes a week-long biophysics boot-camp, a biophysics seminar series, a research tools workshop, a professional development workshop, a journal club, off-campus field trips, and social activities. Program participants regularly present their research to, and hear about the research conducted by, their peers. By the end of the program, participants present their projects at a University-wide summer research symposium, draft a research article manuscript, and are encouraged to present their work at relevant scientific conferences. Participants also participate in outreach activities throughout the summer.

Participants receive a stipend of $5,000 for the 10-week program.

Housing in an on-campus residence hall with other REU students is provided for non-local students, along with supplemental compensation for meals/incidentals for those living on campus. Students living locally may commute from home.

Travel expenses to Clemson are supplemented for non-Clemson students.

Application deadline is March 9, with rolling admission until spaces are filled.

Eligibility
Most students must have completed at least four semesters of college physical science/engineering or biological science/engineering. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater, with a major in natural science (biological or physical science) or engineering. Participants in the REU program must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students who have completed their bachelor degree before the start of the program (May 20, 2018) are not eligible for the program.

For more information or to apply, please visit:  https://www.clemson.edu/science/departments/physics-astro/academics/undergrad-research/biophysics-reu/index.html

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Chesapeake Bay Trust Corp Members Program

Each year, the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a one-year term of paid service in the Chesapeake Bay region. The Corps Members receive hands-on green job and leadership experience through on-the-ground experience leading and assisting with projects and programs for their host sites, extensive trainings hosted by the Trust and other service-learning opportunities including grant writing and project management.

Corps Members also develop meaningful connections and friendships with each other creating a network of young environmental professionals that is a powerful resource even after the yearlong term. Ultimately the Corps Program aims to empower young professionals to take action and make impactful change as leaders and experts in their respective career fields.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 30-35 Corps Members with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the region to work fulltime for a stipend-support year of service ($18,000) beginning on August 21, 2018.

Qualifications:

  • Corps Members will be between the ages of 18-25.
  • Each Corps Member will work fulltime at a Host Organization for a period of one year.
  • Corps Members will participate in at least one conference, five trainings, and three project days within the service year.
  • Corps Members must complete a capstone project by the end of their service year.
  • Corps Members must complete at least four site visits at fellow Corps Member’s host sites.


How to Apply:
Applications are currently OPEN. The deadline is April 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

For more information, please visit https://cbtrust.org/prospective/

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Summer Environmental Internships with Ecosystem Planning and Restoration

Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, LLC, (EPR) has open positions for a summer Environmental Intern (paid position – 40 hr/week) in three of our office locations (Houston, TX; Raleigh, NC; Columbia, MD).  EPR specializes in ecosystem restoration and mitigation, environmental studies, permitting, and watershed studies.  As part of our commitment to environmental education and stewardship, we are actively looking for motivated, high quality students who are eager to further their education through hands-on experience.

The intern positions will assist EPR scientists, biologists, engineers, and project managers in activities that may include: environmental analyses for NEPA documentation; preparing sections of documents; assisting with surveys and site assessments at field locations; data collection and processing; and gaining an understanding of environmental services pertaining to ecosystem planning and assessment, as well as wetland and stream assessment and design.

 Applicant must be a college sophomore or junior during the 2017-2018 academic year, and enrolled in a related curriculum in order to be considered.  Past experience is not necessary, but a willingness to learn and a positive attitude are expected. Must work well in a team environment.  Applicant should be comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions, and must have a valid driver’s license.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume to Christa Morrison at cmorrison@eprusa.net.

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://www.eprusa.net/job/environmental-intern-houston-tx-raleigh-nc-columbia-md/

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

National Wildlife Federation EcoCareers Conference - February 21-22, ONLINE!

Focus on the Future of Sustainability!

Join the National Wildlife Federation and our partners for this virtual conference which will prepare students and young professionals for wildlife and sustainability careers by providing information on the latest EcoCareer trends from leading analysts and employers, clarifying career enhancing credentials and academic offerings, and formulating a better understanding of the competencies employers seek in the green sector.

WHO: Students, faculty, and staff from high schools, colleges and universities across the country and globe!

HOW MUCH: College Students: $45, or $300 for a group up to 10!

The goals of the conference are:
  • Discover the types of jobs available in the clean economy, compensation levels, and advancement opportunities across clean economy sectors.
  • Enhance understanding of how to develop effective career plans that include degree programs and project-based learning credentials, while becoming familiar with supportive programming offered through the NWF EcoLeaders Program.
  • Explore online sustainability career skill resources that can help college instructors enhance academic offerings for sustainability across various disciplines.
  • Meet others across fields interested in leading for a clean economy including, students, faculty and employers and learn about ways to support one another.
For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.nwfecoleaders.org/conference