Month: July 2018

New MS Env Science at DePaul University

DePaul University is launching a new Masters of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) degree focused on urban ecological restoration and conservation land management! 
This graduate degree will prepare students for careers in ecological restoration, species and landscape conservation, biodiversity management, green infrastructure management and ecological consultancy. Our department’s expertise in applied environmental science and can bring exciting and useful training in the field of conservation land management.
Environmental Science & Studies Department faculty have disciplinary expertise in paleontology, plant-atmosphere interactions, restoration ecology, urban forestry, urban agriculture, ecological economics, soil ecology and science, urban ecology, and related fields. Students complete 13 course equivalents, with an expectation that full-time students can complete the program in two academic years. The program is housed in the McGowan South Building (LEED certified) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, which provides a modern research infrastructure that includes laboratories, analytical facilities, environmental growth chambers, a rooftop garden, and a greenhouse. 
The program is accepting applications on a rolling basis for ENROLLMENT THIS FALL QUARTER so interested prospective students should apply now!
Please contact the program director, Mark Potosnak at or 773-325-7867 if you have any questions. 
Additional information is available at:

ASBC Seeking Fall 2018 Interns

Subject: ASBC Seeking Fall 2018 Interns

The American Sustainable Business Council is currently accepting applications for fall 2018 interns.
Position descriptions and responsibilities are below. If you’re interested please email a resume to

ASBC Fall 2018 Policy Team Internships.

Do you have a passion for sustainability? Do you want to work with forward thinking businesses? We are
looking for policy interns for the 2018 fall semester. The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)
is a business organization based in Washington, DC with organizational and business members from all
across the country ranging in size from national brands to local restaurants. We work on a range of
policy areas including: the high-road workplace, climate change, water quality, and safer chemicals.
We’re looking for interns to assist with research, Capitol Hill and government agency meetings, business
events, and more!

Candidates should have an interest in policy making, government relations, and business. The internship
is located at our headquarters in Washington, DC.


* Support policy team on research projects including white pages & talking points

* Attend Capitol Hill meetings & briefings

* Research and track legislation

* Engage business leaders for campaign involvement

* Draft campaign language for website & business leader education

* Track state & federal campaigns on assigned policy issues

* Support senior staff on special projects

ASBC Fall 2018 Communications Internships.

The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) is a business organization based in Washington, DC
with members from all across the country ranging in size from national brands to local restaurants. We
are looking for passionate, energetic, and talented communications interns to help us engage the media
and our online community around our policy priorities and activities. Your role will involve supporting our
media relations efforts, doing research for published articles and reports, and engaging with our
members and others via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more. Candidates should have a major in
marketing, communications, creative writing, public relations, or similar fields. The internship is located
at our headquarters in Washington, D.C


* Create social media content to support research, campaigns, and policy developments

* Analyze social media posts to assess their effectiveness and refine our strategy

* Research journalists to engage for future cultivation

* Help research and develop stories to place as features about ASBC

* Work with the ASBC policy team to bring policy depth to social media

* Help develop new strategies to engage the media and the public

* Assist with review of our current campaigns and make updates

* Support public relations at DC press events to build awareness of ASBC

If you’re interested please email a resume to

Science Communication Intern Position

Subject: Science Communication Intern Position

Hi everyone,

Please see the position announcement for an intern:

The Integration and Application Network (IAN; seeks a science communication intern to join a dynamic group of Science Integrators and Science Communicators at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science ( and assist in the creation of effective science communication products. This position will support IAN’s goal of not just studying but solving environmental problems through data synthesis and science communication. Previous interns have gone on to graduate schools like Yale, Oxford University (U.K.), and American University, and to other careers including at the National Aquarium, University of Maryland, planning offices, etc.

Expected qualifications and skills:
This internship is targeted to graduate or advanced undergraduate students with backgrounds in science and communication. Sound editing skills and a background in biology or environmental science are required. Interns are expected to work with a variety of software packages including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and GIS applications. Training will be provided, but familiarity with these products is preferable.

Responsibilities and duties:
The science communication intern will have multiple duties depending on their qualifications and interests. Tasks may include:
editing text, photos, and videos,
working with media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc., creating new vector images and conceptual diagrams, plotting spatial data and preparing maps, and creating print-ready InDesign documents.
Included in internship:

This is a contractual, hourly appointment. The chosen candidate will receive a competitive hourly wage and subsidized healthcare benefits may be available depending on number of hours worked.
Additionally, interns will gain valuable skills in science communication, including desktop publishing, spatial analysis, environmental assessment, and effective communication. The team provides a dynamic, fun, and exciting atmosphere, as well as a chance to work on some of the most pressing local, national, and global environmental problems.

This position will be located in Cambridge, Maryland or Annapolis, Maryland, based on the needs of the team. Send applications to by July 25th, 2018.

Applications should include the following items:
A letter of interest including a clear statement of why you would like to participate in this internship A Curriculum Vitae including two references (with email and phone contact information) A writing sample

UMCES is an AA/EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.



Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University is recruiting doctoral and master’s level graduate students for Fall 2019.  
The department has a long and distinguished history, being one of the first of its kind.  It currently has a productive and diverse faculty working on broad array of questions involving microbes, plants, vertebrate and invertebrate animals and whole ecosystems. Field locales span the globe from the old and new world tropics to the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions, as well as the uplands, wetlands and coastal areas of Long Island and nearby New York City.
Upon admission, PhD students are guaranteed teaching assistants upon acceptance, with additional support available through fellowships and research assistantships, as they become available. The deadlines for applications are Dec. 1, 2018 for the PhD program. Admissions to the MA program are rolling until April 15, 2019.  
Below is a listing of current local program faculty to whom questions can be directed. It is highly recommended that PhD applicants contact potential advisors before submitting your application.  For questions or assistance with the application process please e-mail our Graduate Program coordinator, Melissa Cohen

H. Resit Akcakaya – Population and conservation ecology

Stephen B. Baines – Aquatic ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry

Michael L. Bell – Contemporary evolution and biology of fishes
Liliana M. Dávalos – Vertebrate phylogenetics, biogeography and conservation
Walter F. Eanes – Evolutionary genetics of Drosophila
Jessica Gurevitch – Research synthesis, plant population and invasion ecology
Jesse D. Hollister – Plant evolutionary genomics and epigenetics

Jeffrey S. Levinton – Marine ecology and paleobiology
Heather J. Lynch – Quantitative ecology and conservation biology

Ross H. Nehm – Science education, evolution education, cognition
Dianna K. Padilla – Invertebrate aquatic ecology and conservation biology

Joshua Rest – Evolutionary genomics

Robert W. Thacker- Systematics, phylogenetics, and ecology

John R. True – Evolutionary developmental biology

Kishna M. Veeramah – Primate comparative genomics


Jackie Collier – Microbial ecology
Nolwenn M. Dheilly – Evolution of Host-Parasite Interactions

Andreas Koenig – Behavioral ecology of primates

David Q. Matus – Evolution of Cell Invasion

Catherine Markham – Behavioral ecology of primates
Janet Nye – Quantitative Fisheries Ecology

Alistair Rogers – Plant Physiology and Climate Change

Shawn P. Serbin – Plant Physiology and Remote Sensing

Jeroen B. Smaers – Brain Evolution, Phylogenetic Comparative Methodology,

Macroevolutionary Morphology

Leslie Thorne – Ecology and Behavior of Marine Birds and Mammals

Nils Volkenborn – Benthic Ecology and Sediment Biogeochemistry

Patricia Wright – Tropical Conservation and Primatology