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

Become a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member!

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.

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.


  • 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.

List of Potential Host Organizations:
A list of the potential Host Organizations and short descriptions of the positions offered will be listed here after their March 9th deadline.

For more information or to apply please visit:

Thursday, March 8, 2018

GENEDGE ISAT Course for Fall 2018 - Problems in Production Systems

Are you a rising JUNIOR or SENIOR?  Would you like to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and gain hands-on, real-world problem solving experience?

If you have successfully completed a 200-level (or above) statistics course, apply now to be part of the Fall 2018 offering of ISAT 480: Problems in Production Systems.

Work with a small team to deliver real, measurable results for a local production company by:

  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Identifying and evaluating alternatives, and 
  • Proposing solutions that eliminate problems and mitigate risk

Interested?  Prepare a brief response to each of the following four items, and submit your online application no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 17th.

  1. What is your interest in taking this course?
  2. Describe your experience working on projects outside of class.  (Work experience, internship, student organization, etc.)
  3. What knowledge, skills and abilities do you bring to a multi-disciplinary team?
  4. Please list any additional certifications, languages, software/hardware or other skills that you possess.  (Be specific and avoid using abbreviations.)

Each response is limited to a maximum of 800 characters.   When you’re ready, submit your application here:

Due to the limited number of projects available, enrollment will be capped at 12 students and remaining students will be placed on a wait list and contacted over the summer if additional projects are confirmed.

Chesapeake Forests Program Intern - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Forests Program Intern will be based in the Richmond office and focus primarily on supporting program staff in the Chesapeake Forest Program. The Chesapeake Forest program staff develop and implement programs that improve the health of existing forests, create new forests in places important to Chesapeake residents, and communicate the benefits of forests to residents, governments and businesses. Based in Richmond, the intern will support forest program efforts for across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The intern will support staff primarily in the management of the Alliance’s forest landowner outreach program, Forests for the Bay (


  • Assist with online/social media communications, article writing to promote programs, and website development and maintenance.
  • Support staff in curating and sending out monthly Forests for the Bay newsletter.
  • Assist in preparation and attend outreach and volunteer events. Outreach may include tabling events, door-to-door canvasing, tree plantings, invasive plant pulling, and riparian forest buffer maintenance.


  • Possess a strong work and environmental ethic, and a strong interest in outreach and education.
  • Good writing abilities and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress blogs.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Background in forestry, forest ecology, forest management, and/or wildlife management preferred

Work schedule and time commitment:
The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00 pm. Volunteer work hours may be flexible within this schedule in agreement with the supervisor. Some after-hours, weekend work, and day trips may be required. A minimum of 10 hours per week of volunteer service are expected for this position. The position agreement is for three to six months or until school requirements are satisfied. The commitment may extend depended on the needs of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the performance of the volunteer.

The internship may start on a rolling basis beginning in May 2018 through August 2018. Start and end dates are flexible.

For more information or to apply please visit:

Water Quality Program Intern - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is a regional nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring together individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to find collaborative solutions, to build a strong commitment to stewardship, and to deliver innovative, broadly-supported programs that benefit the land, waters and residents of the Chesapeake Bay. The Alliance implements local programs that connect people to their local river and become directly involved in local restoration efforts. The Alliance was founded in 1971 and has offices in Annapolis, MD, Camp Hill, PA, and Richmond, VA.

The Water Quality Program Intern will be based in the Richmond office and focus on promoting Alliance programs through a variety of communication channels. The main focus will include our water quality monitoring programs RiverTrends and the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (volunteer water quality monitoring). RiverTrends is the Alliance’s citizen water quality monitoring program and is a regional network of over 50 trained volunteers who perform monthly water quality tests that help track the condition of local waterways the flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The Alliance has been coordinating RiverTrends for over 30 years in partnership with DEQ. The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative is larger effort to integrate volunteer-based water quality and macroinvertebrate monitoring data into the Chesapeake Bay Program parnterhsip.


  • Become a RiverTrends certified monitor and set up a site for the Alliance to conduct water quality monitoring.
  • Assist with RiverTrends certification trainings.
  • Assist with data entry and quality assurance checks for citizen water quality monitoring program and streamwalk program.
  • Assist with data conversion from our current access database into our new Chesapeake Data Explorer.
  • Assist with research and outreach to current monitoring groups throughout Virginia to engage them in the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative.
  • Assist with outreach to find new monitoring groups and expand the program in the Piedmont and Coastal Virginia areas.
  • Assist with online/social media communications, article writing to promote programs, and website development and maintenance.
  • Assist in preparation for outreach and volunteer events.

  • Possess a strong work and environmental ethic.
  • Good writing abilities and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress blogs.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.

Time Commitment: The office is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Volunteer work hours may be flexible within this schedule in agreement with the supervisor. Some after-hours and weekend work may be required. A minimum of 10 hours per week of volunteer service are expected for this position. The position agreement is for three to six months or until school requirements are satisfied. The commitment may extend depended on the needs of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the performance of the volunteer.

Position starts May 2018 or September 2018.

Graduate Programs in Science Education and Teaching at the University of Virginia

MT in Science Education. In this program, prospective graduate students who have an undergraduate degree in science or a related field have the opportunity to earn a Master of Teaching (MT) degree. The one-year program (summer through spring) offers an intensive, field-based curriculum centered on high-leverage teaching practices. Graduates will be eligible for licensure with an endorsement in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics Education, grades 6-12. The Curry School has received a multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation Noyce Scholarship Program. The grant provides scholarships to science and engineering undergraduate and graduate students, and scientists and engineers in industry, who wish to become certified high school science teachers. There is a critical need for high school STEM teachers in this country, so employment is guaranteed. This program does not require the GRE for admission. This program has no application fee.

MEd in Kinesiology – Exercise Physiology. Students take courses in metabolism, physiology, epidemiology, and disease prevention. They learn to critique research as well as conduct it. They learn to administer exercise tests, read electrocardiograms, and counsel patients about lifestyle. They gain the knowledge and skills to work with healthy adults, athletes, clinical populations and children. This course of study can lead to employment in community, corporate and university exercise programs, or cardiac rehabilitation, advanced study and research in the field of applied exercise physiology. This program can be completed in 1-2 years, depending on an applicant’s course history.

We have a variety of other master’s degree programs that may interest current seniors and recent graduates looking to enroll in summer or fall 2018: Applications for many programs are open until June 1, on a space-available basis.

For more information or to apply please visit: