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.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Be a Beach Ambassador in Chicago!

The Chicago Park District currently has 4 openings for the seasonal position of Intern – Beach Ambassador. Beach Ambassadors will engage in direct outreach to patrons visiting public beaches.  Activities will include administering a survey and providing information about beach health, beach wildlife and water quality.  Beach Ambassadors must be able to work at any public beach in Chicago.  The schedule for this position is designed to reflect when the beaches are most heavily used, Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 AM to 7 PM. You can find the complete position description at the Chicago Park District website by accessing the link below:
The application deadline is March 25, 2015.