Month: April 2019

Fall Undergrad Internship Opportunities with Semester by the Bay

Several undergraduate internship opportunities are still available for the

Fall 2019 semester in conjunction with *Semester by the Bay*  in Homer,

Alaska at University of Alaska Anchorage-Kenai Peninsula College-Kachemak

Bay Campus!

*Semester by the Bay* offers undergraduate courses in marine biology

(marine mammals, seabirds, fishes, tide pool invertebrates, etc,) with

unique hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in the lab and field,

such as behavioral ecology of beluga whales, sea otters, and harbor seals,

acoustics of harbor porpoises, marine mammal skeletal articulation/museum

preparation, marine debris assessment, seining and identification of

estuarine fishes, behavior of seabirds at island rookeries, among others.

In addition, most students participate in community-based internships

and/or volunteer opportunities with governmental or non-governmental

researchers while studying with us. Remaining internship opportunities


   – Center for Alaska Coastal Studies (Environmental Educator Intern)

   – Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (Visitor Outreach and

   Environmental Education Intern)

   – Winged Whale Research (Cetacean Identification Data Entry/Catalog


   – Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, University of Alaska

   Anchorage Natural Heritage Program/NOAA(Oceanography Intern)

*This opportunity is reserved for undergraduates.*  Interested juniors and

seniors should submit an application of interest.  Please see

and/or contact Kim

Frost at  for more information.

Volunteer Field Research Position – Kapa’au, HI

are seeking a highly motivated volunteer to participate in research activities related to wildlife monitoring and vegetation sampling on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Our project investigates non-native ungulate population dynamics and impacts on native vegetation. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, independent individuals who are interested in outdoor field work and a future career in the ecological sciences. This volunteer position is through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The work will be very strenuous, and will involve hiking 15+ miles a day carrying 30+ lbs. Terrain will be rough, with frequent navigation through very thick brush. Candidates must be in good physical condition and be able to maintain a positive attitude and work ethic in stressful situations. Work may involve 5-day camping hitches out in the field, with lodging provided in nearby Kapa’au. The volunteer will be working primarily with a graduate student who will train and supervise the volunteer during each hitch. The position will begin on June 10th and end on July 31th, but start and end dates are flexible.

Required Qualifications:

•    Have completed at least one year of undergraduate study

•    Highly motivated and enthusiastic in the field

•    Must possess a valid US driver’s license

•    Good physical condition

•    Experience hiking

•    Detail-oriented

•    Good problem-solving skills

•    Positive attitude in challenging and stressful situations

Desired Qualifications:

•    Experience with plant identification

•    Experience using wildlife camera traps

•    Basic hiking and camping gear

•    Experience driving off-road

This position is officially listed as a volunteer position – food and lodging with be provided.  However, transportation to and from Hawai’i will not be included.

To apply: Please send a current resume or CV, along with a cover letter describing your experiences and reasons for applying, along with contact information for two references, to Please send this information no later than 5:00pm Central Time on May 20th. Feel free to direct any questions to Michael Peyton at the above email address.

Summer Job Opportunity: Data Collectors in the Lewisville and Joe Pool Lakes Area (Texas)

The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands at Colorado State

University  (CEMML – CSU) is seeking

qualified candidates to collect data for Recreational Boater Surveys.

Please see job details below and feel free to share:

Selected data collectors will be required to complete two days of training

and three full days of data collection (including two Sundays and one

Federal holiday). It is estimated that data collectors will be required to

work approximately 48 hours over the course of the project. However, data

collection is contingent on lake and weather conditions which means

scheduled sampling days may be canceled or postponed. Multiple potential

sampling dates are scheduled to accommodate this uncertainty.

C*andidates must be available for all potential sampling days and

preferably within the general area of Lewisville Lake and Joe Pool Lake,

Texas*, since the position does NOT cover travel, transportation or lodging.


   – Training: Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. Candidates must be

   available to attend training (location TBD).

   – Potential Sampling Days: Monday, May 27, Sunday, June 9, Sunday, June

   16, Sunday, June 23, Sunday, June 30, Thursday, July 4, Sunday, July 7, and

   Sunday, July 14. Candidates must be available for all potential sampling

   days; however, data collection will only take place on three occasions.

   – Transportation: Candidates must be able to ensure their own

   transportation to training and sampling locations. Applicants may indicate

   if assignment to either Lewisville Lake or Joe Pool Lake is preferred.

   – Ability: Candidates must be physically able to be continually active

   while moving between and around assigned locations quickly for up to

   10-hours while working outdoors in summer conditions.

   – Experience: Candidates should have experience conducting field

   research, implementing surveys, and/or have completed coursework in

   statistics, data collection, and/or quantitative research.

   – Desired Skills: Attention to detail, strong communication skills,

   ability to follow instructions, positive-attitude, punctuality,

   adaptability, critical thinking, and ability to collect precise and

   accurate data.


Compensation is a fixed stipend of $850. Data collectors will be

compensated in full following the completion of all required data

collection. An additional sum will be awarded to data collectors who are

able to provide transportation for themselves and team members between

sampling locations.

*About the Project:*

Outdoor recreation is one of the most common ways people experience the

natural world. Understanding current recreational use and visitor

experiences is critical for effective resource management and to provide

for safe and positive recreational experiences into the future. Researchers

from Colorado State University (CSU) will be conducting a Recreational

Boater Survey at Lewisville Lake and Joe Pool Lake during the summer of

2019. This project is a collaboration between CSU, the U.S. Army Corps of

Engineers, and partners affiliated with Lewisville and Joe Pool Lakes.

*How to Apply:*

*Please e-mail your resume and a statement of qualifications* addressing

each requirement and describing why you are interested in this opportunity t*o

before May 10, 2019.*

Please indicate if you are capable and willing to provide transportation

for you and your team between sampling locations with your personal vehicle

(additional compensation is available for selected drivers).

University of Georgia: Research Technician Position

research technician position is available in the Ezenwa lab in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. Research in the lab focuses primarily on the ecology of infectious diseases, and combines work in the lab and field. This position requires a B.A. or B.S. in biology, ecology, microbiology, or a related field, and previous laboratory experience in at least one of the following areas is preferred: parasitology, molecular ecology, immunology, or microbiology. The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational and communication skills, and be willing to travel internationally for field work. Duties will include assisting with project-related laboratory and field work; collecting and analyzing data; entering and organizing data; overseeing day-to-day lab operations; training lab members; and general lab management and clerical tasks. Salary will be commensurate with previous experience. Recent graduates who want to gain additional experience before applying to graduate school are particularly encouraged to apply.

Inquiries about the position can be sent to Vanessa Ezenwa ( To apply, applicants should submit the following materials to 1) Cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and 2) CV including the contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted starting immediately until the position is filled. The start date for the position is as early as June 2019.

Position Opening: Invasives Strike Force Crew Member – NY/NJ

NY/NJ Trail Conference Conservation Corps

Position Opening: Invasives Strike Force Crew Member

Spend your summer outdoors protecting natural resources, gaining valuable

experience in the field, and making a difference in ecosystem-level

conservation!  If you are looking to prevent ecological damage before it

happens, join the Invasives Strike Force.  Employing the most effective

techniques to stop invasive plants, Invasives Strike Force crew members

spend nearly every work day outside in the beautiful Lower Hudson Valley of

New York State and northern New Jersey, working to contain and eliminate

invasive plants from the extensive parks and wild areas just outside of New

York City. If you want to work with a team of peers, network with regional

leaders in conservation, protect the environment, build a solid base in

field botany and invasive plant control, and maximize your environmental

impact, a position with the Invasives Strike Force might be a good fit for


Program Overview:

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a non-profit organization

focused on the stewardship of more than 2,150 miles of hiking trails

throughout southern New York and northern New Jersey. The New York-New

Jersey Trail Conference Conservation Corps (TCCC) program encompasses our

seasonal crews focused on trail construction or invasive species control.

Our Invasives Strike Force (ISF) crews are TCCC crews which survey areas

for emerging invasive species and respond quickly to priority species with

aggressive control tools. ISF Crew members work with a wide range of park

partners at multiple sites throughout southern NY and northern NJ and will

be supported by an existing base of volunteers, the Terrestrial Invasive

Species Project Manager and the Director of Land Stewardship.  For more

information about our Corps, check out

We are seeking an individual who shares our passion for conservation and

the outdoors to join our crew in controlling non-native invasive plant

species entering our region.  The 4-person crew will perform both manual

removal and chemical treatment of invasive plants. All crew members will

become NY Pesticide Apprentices and NJ Pesticide Operators and may then be

eligible to take exams for licensing.  Crew members may also assist with

training workshops to teach volunteers.

Plant identification and eradication training will be provided (some

experience is preferred).   This is primarily an outdoor position and will

include periods of camping for multiple days at work sites. Crew members

will manage data and write reports and create maps on activities

weekly.  Weekend work is required – work week is Thursday to Monday with

Tuesday and Wednesdays off.

Service Location: Lower Hudson Valley Region of New York and Northern New


Term of Service: 900 hour term of service, May through October, weekend

work required

Start Date: May 2 or May 28.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Learn proper techniques for pesticide application in New York and New

Jersey and follow all applicable rules and regulations regarding the use of


* Keep accurate, timely and detailed records of activities

* Prepare reports on work completed and log data collected

* Work professionally at all times with crew members, community volunteers,

and park partners.

* Lead and co-lead invasive removal volunteer work days

* Conduct independent invasive removals and treatments along hiking trails,

including mechanical removal and/or application of herbicides

* Conduct surveys of natural areas for targeted invasive plants, includes

use of hand-held GPS

* Create maps in ArcMap utilizing data gathered in the field with GPS units

* Assist with training volunteers on invasive plant identification and

removal techniques

* Informally educate the public about invasive plants and recruit volunteers

* Properly use and care for tools and equipment and follow all safety


Skills and Attributes Required:

* Must be able to conduct physically strenuous field work in rugged terrain

* Must be able to hike up to 4 miles carrying up to 30 lbs of equipment

over uneven and/or steep terrain

* Must have demonstrated teamwork skills and/or experience leading


* Must be organized, responsible and detail-oriented

* Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

* Must hold and maintain a valid driver’s license

* Must have access to a reliable vehicle for transportation to field sites

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

* NY licensed pesticide applicator or technician, or be a licensed

applicator in a state which has reciprocal licensing with NY (NJ, PA, OH,

VT, RI, CT and IN).

* Ability to identify native and invasive vegetation of New York and New


* Experience using a hand-held GPS

* Knowledge of ArcMap/ArcGIS

* Demonstrated outreach skills and teaching experience

* Backpacking experience, camping experience and/or outdoor field work


* Experience using power equipment such as weedwhacker/brush cutters

Benefits for Members

* Free rustic, lakeside housing at a local park

* Bi-weekly pre-tax living allowance $12,071 total

* Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,047.50 available upon successful

completion of the program

* Opportunity for qualified student loan deferment

* Training in Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED and Leave No Trace Principles

* Training as a NY pesticide apprentice and NJ pesticide operator, or

continuing education for licensed pesticide applicators or technicians

* Opportunity to work in a variety of different parks and preserves

throughout the region and network with many local park managers and

environmental professionals.

* Opportunity to serve local communities and the public by making a

difference in the environment and improving habitats in a tangible way

* Being recognized as a member of an accomplished AmeriCorps Program

Enrollment Requirements:

An individual must be at least 18 years of age; have a high school diploma

or GED; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien; pass a three-part

national service criminal history check of the national sex-offender

registry, state repository check, and FBI fingerprint check; and complete

all pre-service orientation and training requirements.  Documentation of

age, education and citizenship are due by the first day of orientation.

Criminal history checks will be initiated before the start of service; an

individual will be ineligible if s/he is required to register on the

National Sex Offender Registry, has been convicted of murder, or fails to

disclose any previous conviction. Other convictions or pending charges will

be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with program policy.

To Apply:

Go to

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Linda Rohleder, PhD

Director of Land Stewardship, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Coordinator, Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species


600 Ramapo Valley Road | Mahwah, NJ 07430 | |

Seasonal Field Assistant Position (Lichen Surveys) — Washington

The Evans lab in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University (WSU) is hiring (1) seasonal field assistant for field work associated with assessing nitrogen (N) deposition utilizing lichens. Field work will be conducted at North Cascades National Park Service Complex (NOCA) in northwestern Washington. The field assistant will work closely with a PhD student and another field assistant to conduct lichen community surveys and collect lichen samples for elemental analysis (N content and stable isotope composition). The majority of time in this position will be spent doing field surveys. Training will be provided at the beginning of the season to learn field and collection protocols. Overnight backpacking trips are expected to access to remote sampling locations; however, we will occasionally stay at developed campgrounds and NPS lodging. This position is expected to start May 13, 2019 and continue through August 16, 2019 [different start/end dates for non-WSU students will be considered].


• Working towards/completed degree in biology, ecology, and/or a related field • Lichen identification skills • Field research experience • Backpacking/backcountry experience • Strong attention to organization and detail • Ability to work cooperatively in small groups, and to take instruction • Clear, direct communication skills

COMPENSATION: Stipend (paid bi-weekly) will be provided. Expenses associated with overnight field work (i.e. food and lodging) will be covered. This is a temporary position with no benefits.

TO APPLY: Applications should be compiled into a single PDF document and emailed to  no later than Friday, April 26th, 2019.


• letter of interest that includes your availability (i.e. when can you start) • resume • transcripts (unofficial is fine) and/or list of relevant coursework • the names and contact information for two references

Applications will be considered upon receipt. Please direct all inquiries to

Meaghan Petix

School of Biological Sciences

Washington State University

Technician Position in Aridland Restoration Ecology

. Newingham’s Aridland Ecology Lab is seeking research technicians to assist with the collection and management of field data related to fire and restoration/rehabilitation studies primarily in the Great Basin and Mojave deserts. This is a great opportunity to learn about natural resource issues and land management in collaboration with universities, state, and federal agencies.

Studies include:

•    Effects of post-fire rehabilitation treatments on plants, biological soil crust, and soil properties.

•    Effects of precipitation regimes on plant invasions and reestablishing native plants after fire.

•    Evaluating how grazing after fire affects plant recovery and rehabilitation treatments.

•    Determining effects of post-fire rehabilitation treatments and annual grass invasion on post-fire wind erosion.

•    Effectiveness of restoration treatments on rare plant and wildlife habitat.

Job duties include:

•    Collecting plant and soil data in the field, sample organization, and sample processing in the lab.

•    Data entry and management in Excel.

•    Use of a GPS and ArcGIS.

•    Willingness to travel to remote field sites and camp in primitive settings.

•    Ability to work in varied field conditions that may involve: 1) off-road hiking up and down hills, 2) carrying loads up to 30 lbs, and 3) withstanding periods of inclement weather during all seasons.

•    Working with graduate students and other technicians in the lab.

•    Interacting with scientists and land managers from state and federal agencies, as well as universities.

Minimum qualifications:

•    Education:  Pursuing or attained a BS degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, geology, hydrology, or closely related field.

•    Ability to perform repetitive tasks while maintaining accuracy and good organizational skills.

•    Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a group.

•    Strong oral and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

•    Plant identification, soil sampling and processing, proficiency in Excel, use of GPS units and GIS.

Please send a resume, unofficial transcript, a letter detailing your skills, experience, and/or interest, as well as contact information for three references to Beth Newingham at Full-time employment May – August ($12-18/hr DOE) with possible full or part-time work beyond pending funding. The position is based in Reno, NV. Review of applications will begin April 24th and continue until positions are filled.

IMMEDIATE HIRE- Project Leader- SCA California Trail Conservation Corps

*SCA 2019 California (Lassen National Forest) Corps Project Leader Positions Announced*

Interested in using your outdoor trail skills to take care of the land while educating young adult conservation leaders? Join the Student Conservation Association (SCA) as a California Conservation Corps Project Leader in 2019! The SCA already anticipates 200+ leader positions for the summer and school year of 2019 – both in California and throughout the rest of the country.

Benefits: $600 weekly salary; Meals provided; Paid trainings and career-development opportunities; Travel to training and site locations provided.

Program Dates: May 2019 to September 2019 (exact dates TBA)

Training Dates: 4/22/2019 – 5/3/2019 (some flexibility)

View Position & Apply Online:

Primary Responsibilities:

As a Project Leader, you will oversee the management of a five-month trail project in partnership with the Lassen National Forest of northern California. This project will aim to address a backcountry trail system that has suffered severe damage from multiple wildfires.

The Lassen Trail Corps will undertake two trail maintenance projects on the Lassen National Forest. Both trails have suffered major damage from multiple fires dating back to 2000. As a result, the original trails have become overgrown, and in some places, have become unrecognizable and inaccessible to the public.

The SCA crew will work in partnership with the US Forest Service to reestablish the two trails and make them safe for users. Work projects may include (but not limited to), scouting and establishing the correct trail alignment, building new trail, logging out downed trees, building erosion control structures, establishing switch backs, and other trail maintenance activities.

The Team will also live together, possibly camping for the duration of the season. Field-life is rugged, members should expect to live without electricity, running water, and cell phone reception for much of the project. Many of the crew’s work sites are only accessible by UTV, so crew members should also expect to pack light, but prepared to live and work in the elements. Members should be willing to be a part of a community and to help out with chores and participate in activities outside of the work projects.

Specifically, the Crew Leader will:

•    Act as a Crew Supervisor, by facilitating teamwork, managing field-based tasks, managing crew housing, and guiding crew dynamics

•    Serve as an Advisor, by training members in technical conservation work skills, mentoring personal and professional development, and teaching environmental stewardship

•    Act as a Project Manager, by communicating with agency park partners, ensuring successful and timely completion of work projects, and upholding a positive representation of SCA

•    Perform tasks as a Program Administrator, by organizing logistics, completing documentation, managing a budget, and communicating with SCA staff


•    Experience working with youth or young adults (18 or older), teaching or environmental education a plus

•    Experience with conservation work skills or related skills preferred – i.e. trail maintenance, trail construction, habitat restoration, chainsaw, carpentry, landscaping, and gardening

•    Backcountry Trail work experience is preferred

•    ATV or UTV driving experience or certification is a plus

•    Chainsaw certification is a plus

•    Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements and most occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds or more

•    Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification required by the start of training

•    Must be able to attend Crew Leader training: April 8, 2019 to April 19, 2019

•    Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

•    Must have ability to legally work in the US

•    Must have a valid driver’s license for 3+ years and MVR that meets SCA standards

•    Must be able to meet SCA’s criminal background check standards

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Leaders Recruiting Coordinator Hannah Jo King at  . Qualified applicants will then be asked to fill out an online application.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.

For more information about SCA, visit us at

Backcountry Support and GIS Intern at Shenandoah National Park


Service. Community. Wild Places.

Appalachian Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for a Backcountry Support and GIS Individual Placement at Shenandoah National Park (SHEN), near Luray, VA. The Individual Placement will work with and report directly to National Park Service Staff to support the mission of the Wilderness, Backcountry, and Trails Program at SHEN. This is an AmeriCorps position.

This position will focus on projects and assignments in the following areas: visitor education, public outreach, and backcountry permitting; backcountry patrols, field work, and emergency response; and program support through planning, research, documentation, and reporting. A large portion of this position will be dedicated to training, skills development, and professional development opportunities. The AmeriCorps Intern will receive a $425 per week living stipend. Housing is not provided. This position will also be eligible for an education award.

This position will require a self-motivated person with the skill sets to travel alone in a backcountry setting, interact in a professional manner with members of the public, and complete both field-based and office-based assignments.

40 – 52 weeks, Full-time, Temporary

$425/week + AmeriCorps Education Award

Learn more about the position and apply online by visiting:

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Michelle Marsich


Associate Program Director

Appalachian Conservation Corps/ Conservation Corps North Carolina



A program of Conservation Legacy

Service. Community. Wild Places.

M.S. in Environmental Science with an urban focus – DePaul University

DePaul University has a MS 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 is in applied environmental science and this will 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: .

Mark Potosnak

Associate Professor and Chair

Environmental Science and Studies

DePaul University

(773) 325-7867