Thursday, March 22, 2018

STEM Scholarship Opportunity for Women with an unpaid or underpaid STEM Internship this Summer - Deadline April 4th!

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation invites women—especially women of color, Dreamers, and/or first generation college goers—to apply for this STEM scholarship opportunity to subsidize your cost of living during an unpaid or underpaid summer position (internship, fellowship, research assistantship, etc.). 

Scholarship applications are due by April 4 for STEM applicants and may be submitted online here.

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is dedicated to supporting the educational and professional development of women who might not have the financial or structural support to otherwise participate in an internship. We provide financial and professional resources to women in STEM with summer internships/ fellowships/ assistantships (undergraduate, nationwide). The goal of the stipends is to cover living expenses, making it feasible for students to accept unpaid internships. In addition to financial support, the Foundation provides each scholar with 1-2 mentors in her field of interest, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities.

If you need more information, please visit or contact the Foundation's Program Director Kristen Hecht at

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wilderness Ranger/Trail Internship in Willamette National Forest

Are you interested in a career in natural resource management? Do you love to hike, work hard outside, and enjoy the beauty and challenge of the mountains? The Willamette National Forest is seeking wilderness ranger interns to protect and preserve three spectacular Wilderness areas in the Willamette National Forest. Come spend the summer working in the Diamond Peak, Waldo Lake, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas and have the summer experience of a lifetime!

Location: Oakridge, Oregon is a small community with a population of 3,000. It is located 45 miles southeast of Eugene. Recreational opportunities are abundant, including skiing, hiking, biking, birding, fishing and hunting. For more information on the area see 

The Wilderness Ranger Job: The wilderness ranger intern will be an integral member of the Willamette National Forest. The intern will be expected to take on most of the duties of full-time employees. The ranger will work with the Wilderness Manager, other forest staff, volunteers, and may work alone at times.

The wilderness ranger intern: 

  • May backpack for up to 4 days with a backpack of 50 pounds or more, including tools associated with wilderness ranger duties. 
  • Implements the logistics required for completion of wilderness projects including on-site coordination of volunteers. 
  • Performs trail maintenance activities. 
  • Performs maintenance at dispersed recreation sites including site cleanup and naturalizing. 
  • Interacts with public in wilderness, providing education and information. Checks wilderness permits. Informs wilderness visitors of rules and regulations.
  • Patrols wilderness to ensure that areas are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with wilderness management plans and regulations.
  • Uses education as the primary method of disseminating wilderness rules and regulations to the public.
  • Organizes and establishes low impact base camps.
  • Performs inventorying and monitoring of specific resources.
  • Inventories and restores campsites in wilderness areas.
  • Maintains signs in wilderness areas.
  • Collects evidence and provides documentation for cases of misuse of wilderness areas.
  • Manages collected data in digital format, including the input of data into databases and editing of digital photographs.

Internship Requirements

  • The wilderness ranger intern must be able to backpack for multiple tours of duty, with each tour having the potential to last up to 4 days.
  • The ranger should expect to carry a 50+ pound backpack and tools associated with duties (e.g. shovel, saw, etc.).
  • The ranger must be experienced in backpacking and wilderness travel with a demonstrated ability to work independently in remote locations.
  • The wilderness ranger intern must be familiar with the Wilderness Act, wilderness ethics, and Leave No Trace principles.
  • The wilderness ranger intern must have good communication skills, as interaction with wilderness visitors will be a primary responsibility.
  • The wilderness ranger intern must make a commitment to the program.

Internship Dates
The internship lasts for 12 weeks. Start and end dates are flexible, with the ideal period being mid-June to late September.

The intern will receive a $150 a week stipend and will be provided bunkhouse style housing. Bunkhouses include shared sleeping quarters, kitchen, bathroom, dining, and laundry facilities.

A personal vehicle is strongly recommended but not required. A vehicle will be available for use while working. For interns who do not have a personal vehicle available, transportation can be arranged through the Forest Service for pickup from the Eugene area at the beginning of the internship and drop-off at the end of the internship.

Interns will be certified in crosscut sawing and will receive First Aid/CPR and EPI training.

Interns will be provided with personal protective equipment, hand tools, radios, and standard group backpacking gear such as tents, stoves and water filters. Other items are in limited supply. Interns must have their own sturdy hiking boots.

Stacey Snyder, Assistant Trails Manager
Middle Fork Ranger District

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume that includes relevant skills and experiences including backpacking, outdoor skills and two references.

Application will close March 23, 2018

Summer Camp Environmental Education Internship

Interested in a challenging, rewarding, and flexible job outdoors this summer? Do you enjoy working with children of all ages exploring wild places, doing “hands on” environmental education, and having great outdoor camp adventures? Then this could be the job for you!

About Our Camp
The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) seeks highly motivated and creative individuals for the 2018 Camp Audubon season. Camp Audubon offers day and overnight programs for children ages 4-17. Camp is based at our 40-acre nature sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD. ANS provides a dynamic work environment with friendly, creative, and knowledgeable staff. Take a look at our camp catalog at to see what we are all about.

General Schedule and Position Descriptions
Interns assist teachers/naturalists with lessons, games, and hikes and through a gradual schedule, will plan and lead lessons on their own by the end of the summer. This is a 10 week, full-time summer internship starting on June 11th and ending on August 17th. Nine positions are available. We provide a $3,000 stipend for the summer and no on-site housing.


  • High school degree
  • Experience working with children
  • Basic knowledge of natural history/biology
  • Must enjoy working outside
  • Past camp experience a plus
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certification (provided by ANS)

How to Apply
E-mail cover letter and resume (with references) to or mail to Audubon Naturalist Society, Attention: Camp Director, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. For questions call 301-652-9188x15. Deadline for applications is May 4th, 2018.

Employment contingent upon successful FBI and state background check.

2018 Rust Nature Sanctuary Environmental Education Volunteer Intern

Position Description:
ANS seeks a reliable volunteer to assist with curriculum/program development under the guidance of the EE programs manager at our Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg, Virginia. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about environmental education program development and natural history. This position offers practical, hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills. The environmental education volunteer will work a flexible schedule which includes a minimum of 5 hours and a maximum of 10 hours per week. ANS volunteer positions are accepted on an ongoing basis and typically last four to six months.


  • Prepare lesson materials with guidance from EE Programs Manager
  • Assist with school programs, curriculum development, lesson visuals
  • Support lesson delivery
  • Assist with marketing programs


  • Competence in Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn simple database system
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with ANS volunteers and clients
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Audubon Naturalist Society

This is an unpaid, volunteer position, however it includes the following benefits:

  • Free ANS membership for one year
  • 20% discount for ANS sponsored courses and workshops
  • If space is available, free participation in ANS local forays
  • 20% discount at Sanctuary Shop
  • Opportunity to audit Master Naturalist classes
  • Opportunity to participate in staff and committee meetings
  • Opportunity to interview the ANS Executive Director and other staff

Rust Nature Sanctuary – 802 Children’s Center Rd., Leesburg, VA 20175

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to

Creek Critters Outreach Intern

The Audubon Naturalist Society's Conservation Program seeks one or more interns to help with our Creek Critters outreach program.

Hours per week: Flexible, average 20, including weekend outreach events
Duration of internship: Flexible, April 2018 – August 2018. Ideal candidate will live in the region and be able to plan and execute 1-2 Creek Critters events per week on average throughout spring and summer.
Intern Supervisor: Gregg Trilling, Creek Critters Program Manager
Salary and Benefits: This internship is paid at the rate of $11.50/hr. Benefits include:

  • Free ANS membership for one year
  • 20% discount for ANS adult programs.
  • If space is available, free participation in ANS adult programs.
  • 20% discount at Sanctuary Shop.
  • Opportunity to participate in staff and committee meetings
  • Opportunity to interview the ANS Executive Director and other staff

Responsibilities: The Creek Critters Outreach Intern will work with the Creek Critters Program Manager to plan, run, and evaluate community-based stream monitoring events with partner organizations.

Required qualifications include:

  • fast learner and excited to learn skills quickly
  • an interest in and commitment to environmental protection and/or science
  • good people skills and ability to relate to and speak in front of a wide variety of audiences
  • facility with technology such as smartphone apps, databases, blogs, social media
  • Acess to a car.
  • Must have own iOS or Android smartphone

Desired qualifications include, in any combination: 

  • aquatic macroinvertebrate identification
  • database programming and data/chart visualization of a Salesforce database
  • knowledge of any of the following: stream ecology and/or hydrology, watershed health, green infrastructure, stormwater management. 
  • social media marketing and/or blogging 
  • photo or video editing skills
  • knowledge of communities in DC, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and/or Fairfax counties

Location and Transportation Woodend Nature Sanctuary – 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Send resume and short cover letter to