Description: The ESA SEEDS program is pleased to announce an opportunity for SEEDS students to apply for internships available at a variety of locations through the US Forest Service (USFS) Pathways program. ESA SEEDS will be hosting two webinars on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time and 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time to discuss how to apply for this excellent program and to offer a few tips on what the USFS is looking for.
Applicants must be current students of an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges). Selected candidates will have the option to be converted to permanent employees after graduation. To be eligible for conversion, interns must complete 640 of work experience through the internship and complete their degree or certificate requirements. The application window for these positions will open only during the week of November 18-22. There are two types of internships, NTE and Indefinite. NTE (not to exceed) is an internship that allows to students to get paid and gain experience while working for the USFS for a defined amount of time. The Indefinite internship will allow the student to choose if they would want to remain as an employee for the USFS. Here is the list of all the USFS Pathways internships available - the spreadsheet has two tabs: NTE and Indefinite.
For an overview of the Pathways program of internships, view this document.
For a more comprehensive look at the internship program offered by the USFS, view this document.
To view the step-by-step process for applying to these positions please download this presentation: How To USAJobs
Want to know witch position do you qualify for? Check out the Office of Personel Management – GS classification levels.
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Description: This position is located in the Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, Division of Contracting and General Services Office, in Arlington, Virginia. The employee serves as an Administration and Office Support Student Trainee responsible for acquisition, business and office assistance.
How to apply: For more information or to apply visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/354935300.
Deadline: November 18, 2013
Description: The NEON Internship Program is a summer work experience at NEON headquarters in Boulder, CO. Interns will be involved in a variety of projects, from helping to design sensor assemblies to testing sampling protocols and analyzing data. Students from historically under-represented groups in science and engineering are strongly encouraged to apply. This program is designed to promote future student success through mentoring, leadership training and various networking activities.
How to Apply: For information on the application process please visit NEON’s Internship page.
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Description: The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) offers two Field Ecology and Environmental Science Programs for the summer of 2014. These programs involve hands-on field work, paid tuition and housing, 3 credits, and a stipend.
How to apply: Additional information and applications are available online (http://underc.nd.edu/) or from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Angela Laws, UNDERC-West Assistant Director (email@example.com).
Deadline: November 15, 2013
Description: The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) announces the availability of undergraduate student awards for travel to attend the Joint Aquatic Sciences meeting in Portland, Oregon May 18 – May 23, 2014. The areas of interest of the student participants range from freshwater to marine and involve a wide variety of organism types. Undergraduate participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associates degree. Spring 2014 graduates are eligible as well.
How to apply: Application materials and additional information are available from Dr. Frank P. Day, Old Dominion University (firstname.lastname@example.org) and on the program’s web page (http://www.sws.org/mentoring.mgi). An email to Frank Day expressing interest in the program can serve as a preapplication.
Deadline: November 8, 2013
Graduate Student Opportunities
Graduate Student in Microbial Ecology
Description: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University is looking for graduate students interested in microbial ecology to begin a PhD program in Fall 2014. Research will examine the structure and function of microbial communities in marine ecosystems, with an emphasis on the nitrogen cycle.
How to Apply: Interested students should email Jeremy Rich (email@example.com)
Posted: October 7, 2013
Master’s Positions in Sportfish Biology
Description: The Fisheries Research Lab at Eastern Illinois University is seeking
*FOUR* highly motivated students to research various aspects of sportfish biology on the Wabash River. We are looking for students with a background in fisheries biology who are interested in the dynamics of large river fish populations. Candidates with some experience in the use of fisheries sampling gears are especially invited to apply.
How to Apply: In addition to the departmental and university application (http://www.eiu.edu/biologygrad/applicationprocess.php) please submit a letter of application, CV, undergraduate transcripts (unofficial okay), and GRE scores to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: October 7, 2013
Research Assistantship (M.S.) Fisheries, Coastal Systems, and Landschape Ecology
Description: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, is seeking a highly motivated MS student to study coastal systems using landscape approaches. The student will develop a research project that considers landscape influences on coastal systems, defines an effective spatial framework for establishing linkages between inland and coastal systems, and develops sustainable management strategies to assist in conservation and adaptation.
Deadline: December 1, 2013
Graduate Positions to study Entomology
Description: Two graduate students (MS and PhD) are sought by the Gardiner Laboratory at the Ohio State University. These positions are part of an NSF CAREER funded project examining how vacant land plant community composition and surrounding landscape heterogeneity influence arthropod predator biodiversity-resource capture relationships.
How to apply: Interested students should contact Dr. Mary Gardiner at email@example.com.
Deadline: Early December 2013
MSc Positions at Humboldt State
Description: Humboldt State is looking to accept up to two graduate students for Fall 2014 to join a new lab in the wildlife department. Faculty interests include spatial ecology, habitat ecology and conservation, with a focus on small mammals.
How to apply: Contact Tim Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Posted October 3rd, 2013
Graduate Opportunites in Plant Ecology
Description: The Graduate Program in Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) is recruiting highly motivated doctoral and master’s level students for the 2014-15 academic year. The graduate focus group in Deciduous Forest Ecology provides training over a broad range of scales. For more information about the department and our graduate program see: http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/index/.
How to apply: Applications are online. Visit http://www.ohio.edu/graduate/apply.cfm to apply.
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Graduate Student Fellowship
Description: The Garden Club of America (GCA) Board of Associates Centennial Pollinator Fellowship provides funding to a current graduate student to study the causes of pollinator decline, in particular bees, bats, butterflies and moths, which could lead to potential solutions for their conservation and sustainability. The selection criteria are based on the technical merit of the proposed work and the degree to which the work is relevant to this objective.
How to apply: To apply visit: this website.
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Graduate Assistantships at Penn State
Descritpion: Three Graduate Research Assistantships are available at Penn State beginning Fall 2014 to study soil biogeochemistry, ecology, mapping, or hydrology in forests and agroecosystems associated with the Susquehanna/Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (http://www.czo.psu.edu/)
How to apply: Interested applicants should contact Dr. Jason Kaye (email@example.com) for soil biogeochemistry, Dr. David Eissenstat (firstname.lastname@example.org) for soil ecology , and Dr. Henry Lin (email@example.com) for soil-landscape mapping or hillslope/watershed hydrology.
Deadline: January 1, 2014
Graduate Positions in Biogeochemistry and Ecotoxicology
Description: The Costello Biogeochemistry Lab at Kent State University is seeking graduate students (MS or PhD) for summer/fall 2014. The Costello lab investigates research questions on how human activity affects elemental cycles and ecosystem processes in freshwater ecosystems. Ongoing projects explore the dynamics of toxic metals in streams, interactions between biofilms and pollutants, and impacts of invasive earthworms on riparian nutrient cycling. Visit http://costellolab.weebly.com/ for more details about the lab.
How to apply: Interestied students should contact Dr. Costello (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide a cover letter detailing research interests and a cv/resume.
Deadline: January 1, 2014
MS Research Assistantship
Description: One M.S. Research Assistantship is available within the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. Thesis research project is aimed to: 1) assess statewide habitat suitability of wild turkeys using existing presence data and brood survey data; and 2) examine differentiation of population genetic structure of wild turkeys in Mississippi using mitochondrial DNA analysis. The student will collect tissue samples from hunter-harvested wild turkeys at wildlife management areas and some private hunting clubs across state. The research project involves spatial modeling of habitat suitability and laboratory work on mitochondrial DNA analysis and statistical analysis. The student will also conduct field surveys for validation of habitat suitability models. Qualifications: B.S. degree in wildlife sciences or a related field. Extensive in-state travel is required. Desirable qualifications include excellent written and oral communication skills and good organizational skills. A minimum 3.0 GPA and having taken the GRE is desired.
How to apply: Apply via electronic application within the Office of Graduate Studies, Mississippi State University. Also create a single PDF document containing the following: 1) cover letter describing credentials and professional goals; 2) a resume; 3) three references; and 4) a copy of university transcripts and GRE/TOEFL scores. Please email this file to Dr. Guiming Wang (email@example.com) with “Wild turkey Assistantship” in the subject line.
Contact: Dr. Guiming Wang; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 662-325-0414.
Deadline: January 10, 2014
Description: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York is seeking candidates for a fully funded Masters of Science graduate program which integrates traditional ecological knowledge and environmental science to better understand the impacts of climate change on forested ecosystems in the Great Lakes, including biophysical as well as biocultural dimensions. Working in collaboration with our partner, the College of the Menominee Nation, graduate students will conduct their research in two “sister forests” of the well –known Menominee Forest and the Huntington Forest of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Graduate students will also help mentor a team of undergraduates from both SUNY ESF and College of the Menominee Nation in conducting undergraduate research. Students have an opportunity to contribute to development of a cross-cultural forest ecology course which draws upon both indigenous and scientific knowledge. Positions start in either summer or fall of 2013 and include 2 -2.5 years of support.
This program is funded by an award to SUNY ESF and College of the Menominee Nation from the USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant program.
How to apply: Graduate admissions information can be found on the website.
Contact: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer for further information (email@example.com 315-470-6785)
- Gene Polk Science Internship Program offers two summer internships at Grand Canyon National Park in the Vegetation Program. See above link for contact information and how to apply.
- Student Conservation Association. Various internships available.
- Fulbright Program – opportunities for students, teachers, and scholars in the U.S. and abroad.
- Organization for Tropical Studies. OTS Courses for undergraduate and graduate students listed here.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Opportunities available at a variety of locations. Application deadlines vary by site.
- Smithsonian Institute Internship Program.
- Smithsonian Institute Fellowship Program.
- Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT): Opportunities at various institutions for PhD programs. Application deadline varies by institution.
- Dartmouth College’s IGERT Program in Polar Environmental Change. Application deadline varies by department.
- University of Kansas’ IGERT Program in Climate Change. Visit website for more information.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame. Application deadlines vary depending on project – see website above. Ten programs are available in the Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment, and Society (GLOBES) program at UND.