Month: February 2023

Hiring Lifeguard Supervisors and Beach Directors

Position highlights:

Lifeguard Supervisor

Pay: $21-$23/ hour, paid training!

Duration: Memorial Day Weekend (May 29th) through Labor Day (September 4th).

Schedule: Lifeguard Supervisors work daily shifts from 10AM – 6PM, five days a week. Most weekends and July 4th, are mandatory.

Requirements: Be at least 18 years old, Two (2) years of paid lifeguard experience or previous lifeguard supervisory experience.

Beach Director

Pay: $23-$25/hour, paid training!

Duration: Memorial Day Weekend (May 29th) through Labor Day (September 4th).

Schedule: Beach Directors work daily shifts from 10AM – 6PM, five days a week. Most weekends and July 4th, are mandatory.

Requirements: Be at least 20 years old, One year (1) of experience as a supervisor over lifeguards.

Please feel free to share the above information and the attached flyer with your network.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you very much!



Mackenzie Robinson| Human Resources Associate

Talent Solutions

Department of Administrative Services

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 1502

Hartford, CT 06103

Office: 860-969-4545

Student Internship Opportunity: Administrative Assistant

CFRF Student Internship Opportunity

The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation is seeking a motivated individual to complete an Administrative Assistant Internship beginning in March 2023. Applications are due March 8, 2023.A full description of this internship opportunity and application instructions are available HEREOverview of Position: PartTime position focusing on helping the CFRF Business Manager and Executive Director to carry out the administrative work associated with the CFRF’s programs. Specific aims and tasks of this position duties include, but are not limited to, processing invoices, tracking contract reporting and proposal deadlines, development of proposal budgets, maintaining listservs, organizing files, and more.

Timeframe and Compensation: The internship will begin in March 2023 and will last until the start of the fall semester/early September, with the opportunity for continuation or transition to part-time or full-time employment at that time. The Intern will maintain an average of 20 hours of work per week and will receive compensation at a rate of up $20-$25 per hour, depending on qualifications. The opportunity for extension or transition is dependent upon performance and mutual interest.Location: If the Intern can provide their own computer, the Intern can work remotely when appropriate. If the Intern needs a CFRF computer, the Intern will work at the CFRF office. In either case, it is expected that the individual will be at the CFRF office at least once a week. The CFRF office is in the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island building on the East Farm Campus of the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI).Qualifications: See the full position description for minimum and preferred qualifications.To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for one professional reference to by March 8, 2023.Questions: Contact Teresa Winneg at or 401-515-4890. 

summer job opportunity at Office of Environmental Planning, CT Dept of Transportation

Job Opening: Environmental Planning Summer Worker – Department of Administrative Services (

DOT Office of Environmental Planning is hiring a summer worker to help out across various units. This is a full time position May – August, out of our headquarters in Newington, CT.

Students with backgrounds in Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, GIS, soil science, engineering would likely be most interested.


The Smith Lab at Willamette University is seeking multiple summer research
students to participate in a 9-week field and laboratory experience from
May 15, 2023 – Jul 14, 2023. Research projects will focus on the ecology,
evolution, and genetics of Yuccas and their yucca moth pollinators
(Prodoxidae: Tegeticula). Students will have the opportunity to select
and design their own research projects within the constraints of the study
system and laboratory resources. Potential topic areas include questions
in bioinformatics, climate change, phylogenetics, plant physiology,
population ecology, and population genetics.

The program will begin with a 2-week field experience in the Mojave
Desert, followed by six weeks in the lab at Willamette University in
Salem, Oregon. Participants will receive a stipend, plus housing, meals,
and travel expenses.

Participants should be currently enrolled as degree-seeking students
at the undergraduate level in a 2- or 4-year institution and should
have past coursework at the college-level in biology or an allied
field. Participants should be prepared to work in a desert environment
during late spring weather, walking up to ten miles per day over uneven
terrain while carrying a backpack.

Interested students should submit an application by March 10 via the
following google form:

The application should include an unofficial transcript, a resume or CV,
the names and contact information for three professional references,
and an essay of not more than 1000 words describing both a proposed
research topic (links to relevant papers and resources are provided on
the application page) and how participating will promote the applicant’s
career goals.

Willamette University is a diverse environment composed of people with
various ethnic, racial, gender identities, and sexual orientations,
including English language learners and large LGBTQ+ and international
student populations, as well as many first generation college students.
Applicants will be required to submit a statement describing how they
will strengthen this community.

Research Internship in Range Management on Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station (Lake Placid, Florida)

The Agroecology program at Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island Ranch (BIR) ( is seeking an intern (6 – 9  months) to assist with grassland and wetland ecology, biogeochemistry, and range management research on our 10,500-acre cattle ranch in south-central Florida (Buck Island Ranch). The research intern will be supervised by Dr. Betsey (Elizabeth) Boughton in a diverse and fun lab. The lab is supported by the data management and GIS department located at the Archbold Biological Station. We interact closely with the cattle operations staff at BIR.

Internship highlights

The internship is structured between 20 paid hours/week assisting with field and lab projects, and the remaining hours designing and implementing an independent research project that fits within our research program (with a report and a presentation at the end of the internship).

Interns receive lodging at Buck Island Ranch (shared cottage with other interns) and a weekly stipend of $245.

Interns will:

  • Get the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including greenhouse gas monitoring, precipitation manipulation to simulate the effects of climate change, and wetland and grassland monitoring.
  • Assist with plant biomass collection, plant community surveys (in wetlands and/or grasslands), soil sampling, water sampling, soil sieving grinding, acid washing, and data entry.
  • Be trained in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice, experimental design, and statistical analysis to oral presentations.
  • Opportunity to get more familiar with technology, and techniques (e.g., eddy covariance, gas flux sampling, water sampling, R-software).
  • Experience life on a cattle ranch in a collaborative environment.

Who should apply?

  • Ideal for recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, or any related fields.
  • Students interested in applied science who contemplate non-academic positions such as Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in applied ecology, wetland ecology, rangeland ecology

Requirements and internship responsibilities

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about living and working in a rural field station setting. A valid driver’s license and own transportation for personal activities is required.
  • Respectful of others, as successful interns will share lodging with other interns.
  • Detail-oriented with respect to following sampling protocols and managing data.
  • Must have authorization for US employment.

How to apply?

    To apply please email the following to Dr. Sonnier (

              o A recent CV.

              o A cover letter stating research interests in the internship and a description of previous research experience.

              o The contact information for three references.

  • Review of applicants will begin Monday, February 27, 2023, and we will accept applications until the position is filled.
  • Desired starting date April 2023.

Questions about the program

Please refer to Archbold Biological Station’s website for more details on our program:

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Sonnier (

Summer Employment Opportunity in Indiana: Response of Oak Reproduction to Fire

Summer 2023 Employment Opportunity with Purdue University

Response of oak reproduction to silviculture and fire

Job Description:

We are hiring two technicians to collect field data at sites within the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana as part of a collaborative study between the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University and the USDA Forest Service. Basic knowledge of proper field techniques and backcountry safety are required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.


Mid-May to August (40 hours/week)


$15.00 per hour. Housing is included.

Experience and Skills:

The ability to identify woody plants of southern Indiana is strongly desired. We also desire basic knowledge of forest measurement practices, experience with backcountry navigation using a topographic map and compass, familiarity with standard equipment including GPS, and experience/training in identifying herbaceous vegetation.

To apply:

Please email a resume (including contact information for two references), unofficial transcripts and dates of availability to:  We will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Please contact Mike Jenkins if you have any questions about the position.

NSF REU Site Crop Diversity and Rural Livelihoods in Vermont and Uganda

NSF REU Site Crop Diversity and Rural Livelihoods in Vermont and Uganda

We are now accepting applications for a Summer 2023 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program based at the University of Vermont. This REU will provide eight American undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds an opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of on-farm crop diversity in rural Vermont and rural Uganda.

Under the eight-week summer REU program students will receive training at the University of Vermont (UVM) in rural development theory, social survey research methods, spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and written and oral communication. Working with partners in Uganda students will collect and analyze original farm, household and spatial data from smallholder farms and surrounding communities, and work closely with faculty mentors to prepare presentations and manuscripts on links between crop diversity and livelihood outcomes.

Completed applications including 2 letters of recommendation can be submitted online via ( and review of applications will begin on February 28th and continue until filled. The 2023 Summer REU Site program will run from approximately June 13th – August 8th, with some flexibility depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions, safety precautions, and quarantine needs. All travel costs will be covered by NSF and the summer program includes a generous stipend. All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled at a U.S. college or university at the time of the program (seniors graduating in Spring 2023 are not eligible).

Details about the project and application instructions can be found at:

Southern NY Seasonal Positions (Housing Included)

The Trail Conference Conservation Corps is hiring Invasives Strike Force Crew, Education and Outreach Stewards, and Trail Builders! See position descriptions at

The Trail Conference Conservation Corps (TCCC) creates leaders in environmental conservation while empowering people to play a deeper role in the care of their local parks and trails. By training service members to engage with the public, we amplify our impact and reach in fostering a commitment to protecting nature.

Industry experts train TCCC members in sustainable trail building, invasive species management, public outreach, volunteer engagement, and outdoor leadership to provide vital resources to the parks you enjoy.

TCCC members receive a living stipend so they may serve and are eligible for education awards through our partnership with AmeriCorps. Corps members learn and serve in the nation’s finest public parks system outside a major metropolitan area. From trail construction to habitat restoration to visitor education, they provide essential support to land managers.

Seasonal housing is provided upon request at the Welch Trail Education Center or in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Corps members receive benefits, including housing, a living stipend, a travel stipend, and certification in Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED and Leave No Trace Principles. They also qualify for student loan deferment and an education award.

Contact Conservation Corps Manager, Tori Finn, for any questions.