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This page lists jobs and internships related to sustainability and the environment. The date of posting follows the title. Remember to refresh your browser to see the most current updates.
America Reads Tutor (12/06/10 rev)
Information: America Reads employs Federal Work Study eligible, Flagstaff Mountain Campus, Northern Arizona University undergraduate students. The fundamental purpose of the America Reads Program is to complement and expand existing literacy efforts to help children increase their skills and achievement levels, and to provide children who need additional help in reading with extended learning time. Placements are made at schools within the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) and some Charter Schools. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be awarded federal work study, have experience working with children in a formal setting (not babysitting or informal settings), a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and must reside in the Flagstaff area. Tutors must be competent in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary building, spelling, reading comprehension and fluency. Additionally tutors may be asked to work with basic K-3 math concepts. Applications are available online. Tutors are hired at the beginning of each term.
Contact: Kathleen Carpenter; email@example.com, 928-523-7106
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City of Flagstaff Sustainability Interns(04/27/12)
Information: The City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program is currently seeking 2-3 unpaid interns to work throughout the summer providing Sustainability Assessments for local businesses. Students will work with businesses and City staff to conduct a basic energy audit, focusing on the building performance, materials used, purchasing practices and energy consumption. Technical experience not required. In addition, interns will be required to provide outreach on the Sustainability Assessment program to student groups at the beginning of the fall semester.
Contact: Gideon Burdick at firstname.lastname@example.org, 928-213-2154
Endangered Species Act Organizer (03/30/12)
Deadline: Until filled
Information: The Center seeks an experienced organizer to engage other environmental groups, religious organizations, sportsmen’s organizations, community leaders, elected officials and others in defense of the Endangered Species Act.
Forestry Technician (03/21/12)
Coconino National Forest, Happy Jack, AZ
Information: The Mogollon Rim Ranger District is outreaching for up to two GS-0462-5, seasonal Forestry Technician (REC) positions. Those interested should apply through the AVUE central website, under the following announcements:
OCRT-462-5-REC-DT - Forestry Technician - Recreation/OHV GS-0462-5
The position will include data management, field inventory, internal and external coordination, and volunteer coordination.
Mogollon Rim Ranger District Engine Outreach (03/21/12)
Coconino National Forest, Happy Jack, AZ
Information: Duties will vary by grade, but the incumbent will serve on a Type 3 Wildland Fire Engine, functioning as part of a 6-person crew. Duties will include fire suppression, Prescribed burning, Managed fires, fuels , and various projects (thinning, fence building, etc.) to include use of handtools and chainsaw use. All incumbents required to pass Work Capacity Test at Arduous level. See the position description in AVUE for further details. Those interested should apply through the AVUE central website, under the following announcements:
GS-03: OCRT-462-3-FIRE-DT Forestry Aid (Fire)
GS-04: OCRT-462-4-ENGINE-DT Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator)
GS-05: OCRT-462-5-ENGINE-DT-REL2 Forestry Technician (Fire Engine Operator)
Contact: Tom Giesemann at 928-477-2255, AVUE website.
Friends of Flagstaff's Future Internships (02/14/12)
Deadline: Until filled unless noted
KARES Internships (2 positions)
(some compensation, academic credit possible)
Information:We are seeking KARES interns for the Spring and Summer to develop and manage environmental art and reading projects focused on environmental sustainability and food justice, attend events to facilitate the KARES projects with youth, and participate in related projects in building community awareness for sustainable living. Must enjoy working with kids, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be enthusiastic and highly motivated. Students interested in early childhood education, project management, event coordination, environmental sciences and studies, conservation and earth sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter.
Outreach Internships (2 positions)
(academic credit possible)
Information: We are seeking interns for the Spring and Summer to perform outreach communications, organize events, participate in membership and volunteer building. Responsibilities include communicating F3's work in the community, involving the public in our projects, working with office staff to develop projects, making promotional materials, writing press releases and contacting media, participate in fundraising events and related projects in building community awareness for sustainable living. Students interested in marketing, media, business, and environmental communication, conservation, environmental sciences, sustainability are strongly encouraged to apply. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be highly motivated, outgoing personality, flexible schedule, experience with Publisher or related software, website experience a plus. Please send a resume and cover letter.
Policy and Research Internship
(academic credit possible)
Information: Graduate level / experience preferred. Research focus will be on the Regional Land Development Code for Flagstaff. Other research will include reviewing, contrasting and writing on scientific literature related to environmental and social conditions affecting the greater Flagstaff region, Colorado Plateau, and southwestern United States. Research focus may include water conservation, land sustainability and food justice, attend events to facilitate the KARES projects with youth, and participate in related projects in building community awareness for sustainable living. Must have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with kids. Students experienced in applied geospatial sciences, land management, urban and regional planning, environmental systems, political sciences, conservation biology, as well as an interest in land, water, and cultural sustainability are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter.
CarFree Day 2012 - Project Management/Community Organizing Internship
(academic credit possible)
Information: Experience PreferredResponsible for the production, coordination and marketing of the 2012 CarFreeFlag event in partnership with other organizations to increase awareness and participation of public transit and car-free commuting. Key responsibilities include: budgeting, fundraising, public relations, marketing of the activities, partnership management, expansion and communication of all involved parties, volunteer coordination and enlisting the public in participation, monitoring website tools and tracking participation, event development and management on September 22, 2012. More information: carfreeflag.com
Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter VOLUNTEER POSITION (updated 1/26/12)
(academic credit possible)
Information: Build community awareness of government actions affecting National Parks and Monuments, the Colorado River, and National Forests in Northern Arizona. Duties may include: develop web content and brochures; help plan and promote events; maintain mailing lists; contribute to social media campaigns; encourage attendance at public meetings; learn to write press releases and media alerts. This position can be fairly flexible to accommodate specific interests or specialized experience. For example, if a student wants to focus on wildlife management or forest planning, they can research a specific topic and create relevant content. Great opportunities to get creative, practice design skills, and think up fun and educational campaigns, plus some data entry and office work. 5-10 hours per week (more hours possible, academic credit possible)
Contact: Alicyn Gitlin, 928-774-6514, email@example.com
Arizona Corporation Commissioner Paul Newman Internship/Externship (updated 1/26/12)
(unpaid, academic credit possible)
Flexible location with periodic travel to Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Until filled
Information: Arizona Corporation Commissioner Paul Newman's office is a junior or senior, recent graduate or graduate/law student interested in energy policy, solar and wind power, energy-water issues and figuring out how Arizona can transition to clean energy. The intern will assist with research, writing and editing. Tasks vary from summarizing testimony to researching new types of solar power, understanding the energy-water nexus or comparing various types of solar incentives. The location is flexible to allow the intern to work remotely and travel to Phoenix to meet in person once every other month. Commissioner Newman's office is committed to help students learn about energy policy while helping to make a positive difference in the State of Arizona.
Contact: Nancy LaPlaca, 602-542-3707, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Field Assistant (03/07/12)
(stipend for food and housing)
Bocas del Toro, Panama
Information: (1-2 positions available) needed from May 20, 2012 to August 5, 2012 (dates somewhat flexible) to assist in a study on the behavior of the strawberry poison-dart frog, Dendrobates pumilio. Work will be conducted at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute facilities in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Though no prior field experience is required, applicants should be comfortable with spending long hours outdoors in warm, humid climates. Fluency in Spanish is also preferred. Work will include capturing frogs for body measurements, recording behaviors and calls in the field, ecological surveys, and behavioral experiments in the laboratory. Assistants are expected to work 5 days a week with 2 days off, and are encouraged to pursue independent projects during their days off. I will cover housing and $200 for food each month, but no salary will be available. If interested, please send a resume/CV and contact information for three references to Laura Crothers.
Contact: Laura Crothers at email@example.com.
Undergraduate Fellowships in Marine Science, Oceanography, and Global Climate Change (02/16/12)
St. George's, Bermuda
Information: Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 4-8 fellowships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during the 2012 fall semester. Tentative dates are August 30 to November 24, 2012. Students will design and conduct independent projects under faculty supervision within several research areas including: biology, chemistry and physics of the open ocean; biology, physiology and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems; aspects of the molecular biology of marine organisms; environmental chemistry of Bermuda's atmosphere and inshore waters; and effects and consequences of global environmental change. Students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study and will still be undergraduates in the fall of 2012 are eligible to apply. Minorities and women are especially encouraged. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.Each successful REU applicant will receive a stipend paid at competitive rates. Students will reside on the BIOS campus. Travel expenses will be covered by the REU program. Applications will be accepted until the program is full.
Environmental Stewards Summer Program (04/16/12)
Information: The Environmental Steward Summer Program, the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) and the Department of the Interior's Office of Youth, Partnerships & Service, are providing opportunities for 10 week summer service positions. These positions are intended to create environmental stewardship opportunities and provide professional development and hands-on experience with environmental and conservation projects for the Summer Program Member. In 2011, a total of 58 Summer Program Members served across 19 states.
Contact: Recruitment & Selection of Summer Program Members will occur in April and May, 2012 and will continue until all positions are filled. Flier
Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (1/18/12)
Deadline: 09/01/12 and 03/01/13
Information: Each year, the sponsor offers a favorable research opportunity for about 600 domestic and international postdoctoral researchers. This is a full-time research position. The initial appointment is on a 2-year term (with an annual contract), renewable based on satisfactory performance review and funding availability. Candidates can easily find their fields of interests in versatile areas of mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences at AS. Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellows should have: a PhD degree obtained within the last 4 years from a local or foreign university; an outstanding record of publications; and evidence of excellence in independent research. Regular Postdoctoral Fellows must have: a PhD degree obtained within the last 6 years from a local or foreign university; and an outstanding record of publications. Both fellowships provide US$ 23,830 to US$ 34,350 as base annual salary (the exact amount is determined by candidate's qualifications).
Contact: Dr. Shu-ling Song, SSL53@gate.sinica.edu.tw, 886-2-2789-8051, website
Restoration & Adaptive Management Crew Supervisor (5/18/12)
Reno, NV and surrounding area
Deadline: Until filled, start date 05/09/12
Information: A program of the Great Basin Institute (GBI), the International Restoration and Adaptive Resource Management (RAM) program is a cross-cultural exchange between university students and young professionals and focuses on the idea of global citizenship through ecologically-based service and education. GBI is recruiting an experienced individual to serve as a RAM Crew Supervisor to lead a 5-7 person restoration crew consisting of student-interns, both domestic and international, and focus their time in the field on invasive plant management projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin and along the Truckee River corridor, and on Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) restoration projects throughout northern Nevada. The crew will work on Invasive Plant Management and Recreational Off-highway Vehicles (OHV) Restoration. Contract runs May 9 to August 31, 2012, pay is $13 - $16/hour DOE. See Flier for qualifications, duties, and application instructions.
Research Technician (03/07/12)
Black Hills region, South Dakota
Deadline: Until filled
Information: Field technician needed to assist with investigation of resource use, demography, and movement of black-backed woodpeckers in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. We are seeking one highly motivated individual to assist with a radio telemetry study starting early May and lasting through mid-August. Work includes capturing birds, radio-tracking, and associated vegetation sampling. Proficiency working with birds, knowledge of radio-telemetry techniques, and a demonstrated ability to work alone and under difficult field conditions is essential. Candidates must also have experience driving manual transmission 4-wheel drive vehicles. Work will be full-time. Pay is $14.00/hr and housing is provided.
Contact: Please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 2 references (name, phone, and email) to Chris Rota at firstname.lastname@example.org
Archbold Biological Station Ecology Summer or Semester Internships (02/22/12)
Information: The Archbold Biological Station provides research training in ecology for graduate and undergraduate students. The goals of Archbold's Internship Program are to train students to develop independent research skills and to foster positive professional interactions between Interns and (a) their supervisors, (b) resident staff and visiting scientists, and (c) other Interns. Visiting college classes and two seminar series each year provide additional opportunities for professional growth.
Earth Island's New Leaders Initiative Internships (02/16/12)
(possible transportation stipend)
Bay Area, CA
Information: The New Leaders Initiative is seeking 2012 interns! As an intern with New Leaders Initiative, you'll be involved in the exciting process of elevating bold, emerging, young leaders in the environmental movement through the Brower Youth Award as well as our various year-round programs. You will be exposed to some of the leading grassroots and national youth-led efforts and have the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of working in an environmental non-profit. A typical day could consist of working in our office, conducting outreach on the phone and email, performing various research tasks, helping to organize an educational event, or promoting our work through various social media outlets. There may also be occasional visits to schools, organizations and to youth and environmental events around the Bay Area. Intern tasks vary seasonally according to our application and program cycle and they can be categorized into these broad areas: Outreach & Communications, Application Recruitment & Processing, Event Planning - Media Outreach and Promotion, Event Planning - Soliciting for In-Kind Donations and Program Partners.
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Assistant Professor in Sustainable Food Systems (05/16/12)
Montana State University
Deadline: Screening of applications will begin on June 1, 2012 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Information: The Department of Health & Human Development at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Sustainable Food Systems. The department is located in the College of Education Health and Human Development (EHHD). The departmental mission is to enrich human well-being through teaching research and outreach. The department strategic efforts are outlined on the departmental website. This position begins August 16, 2012 and is an academic year, tenure-track, appointment with the possibility of teaching during the summer months. This will be an instructional position (50% teaching, 20% research, 20% interdisciplinary effort and 10% service) in an inter-college program in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems, and an interdisciplinary master's program in Food, Family, and Community Health Sciences.
Island Institute Fellowship (03/21/12)
Information: The sponsor provides a Fellowship program to place recent college- and master's-graduates in coastal and year-round island communities for one to two-year assignments addressing community-identified projects.
Applications must be received by Friday, May 25, 2012. However, applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews and selections will be made on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Planning and Outreach Coordinator (05/16/12)
Information: The Planning and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for promoting the San Juan Watershed Group’s mission on a number of levels. The Coordinator will promote the public image and goals of the SJWG and encourage greater stakeholder participation through public outreach events, partnership building, and volunteer recruitment. The successful applicant will work to improve community awareness of water quality issues by planning and conducting a watershed education campaign. They will also assist in the development of a regional water quality database, support the planning and implementation of various water quality monitoring projects, and participate in compiling data and research for a watershed based plan.
Shellfish Assessment Sampler (03/16/12)
Deadline: until filled
Information: The Shellfish and Habitat Assessment Project of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for a seasonal shellfish assessment sampler. The 6-month position starts April 23, 2012. Salary Range: $2,009-$2,083 per month (eligible for full state medical and dental benefits). This position is part of a 5 person team of samplers that support a field- based project to assess estuarine shellfish populations and habitats primarily in Yaquina Bay (near Newport, OR), with additional travel to Tillamook Bay and other coastal estuaries. Work includes: Intertidal and sub tidal surveys of estuarine shellfish populations; Field sampling to characterize estuarine habitats; Assisting with other ecological studies of shellfish populations to address resource management needs; Equipment maintenance (e.g., boats, field sampling equipment); Data recording and management, including data entry in Microsoft Access; Participation in literature review, data analysis, report writing; and Participation in public presentations of Shellfish Assessment Project results to diverse audiences and assist in the development of project-specific outreach products. See Flier for more information and application instructions.
Solar Mosaic - Several Positions (1/13/12)
Location: Bay Area, CA
Deadline: Until filled
Information: We're building a platform for people to invest in solar power, revolutionizing the two biggest industries in the world: energy and finance. And we're hiring. Solar Mosaic is developing a paradigm-shifting platform to make clean energy accessible to the masses. We've been lauded for our vision in the likes of CNN, Forbes, TechCrunch and Gigaom. To fulfill our world-changing mission, we need people who are passionate, creative and dedicated to getting things done. Contact: website
Other Links to Jobs for NAU Graduates
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Clean Edge Jobs (clearinghouse for clean-tech jobs)