There are many off-campus internships and employment opportunities available to students with sustainability experience. See the following list of links for off-campus work, volunteer positions, internships, and post-graduation opportunities.
Farmers Market Metrics Project
Are you curious about emerging trends in the Twin Cities food system? Are you passionate about supporting local food growers and producers? Several paid internship positions are available at two different levels of time commitment – 10 hours and 20 hours per week (with additional hours often available throughout the farmers market season).
The Weber Fish Ecology and Management Lab will be conducting a project based out of Decorah in cooperation with the Iowa DNR and members of the Trout Management Program.
Students can expect to learn valuable field and lab-work skills and experience related to the fisheries field. Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as they are able and the application documents include: transcript, cover letter, and resume with at least 2 references. See the PDF in the side bar of this post for more information.
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is currently recruiting for internships for spring, summer, and fall in several programs (Biology, Plant propagation, Vegetation Management, Visitor Services/Environmental Education, and Outreach). If you know students or former students who might be interested, please pass on this information. Due to the federal government shut-down we are a little behind on advertising. Although announcements were made prior to the shutdown there was some misinformation on deadlines. The deadline for all internships is Feb. 9, although if there aren't sufficient applications by then, the deadline MAY be extended. Internship information can be found at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/
The Lacawac Sanctuary seeks an undergraduate intern for Summer 2019. The Sanctuary is a non-profit biological field station and environmental education center located in NE Pennsylvania. Lacawac's Research Internship Program offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education.
The FPL program provides paid summer internships to highly accomplished undergraduate and graduate students to work on emerging management issues driven by global drivers of change and related effects in national parks. The internship projects may occur in national parks or program offices and are designed by National Park Service (NPS) staff to meet high-priority needs of parks and programs.
Interested in Mosaics? Applications are open and due by February 3rd! A Mosaics in Science Internship (MIS) is a rich opportunity to work side-by-side with scientists and other professionals. Interns are part of bat research, bird surveys, seed collection projects, geological surveys, archeological explorations, and much more.
Do you ever wonder what life is like on an organic vegetable farm? Do you have a desire to grow and distribute healthy vegetables & fruits? Do you yearn to make an impact on local food justice? Do you want to get serious about lowering your carbon footprint? How about gaining experience in community-based, consensus decision-making? Mustard Seed Community Farm, near Ames IA, would be an excellent place for you, and we have great opportunities for interns this 2019 season.
Seed Savers Work Study Opportunities for first and second years!
These positions help plan, schedule, and conduct work (independently or with a crew) on all aspects of on-going field projects related to stewardship of State Natural Areas across six possible work locations in Wisconsin. This position requires an ability to travel throughout assigned work area and work irregular hours, including occasional evenings week-ends, and occasional work away from home work area for up to 5 days (1-2 times/year). A willingness to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions is required. These positions will be responsible for habitat management and invasive species control on State Natural Areas, tracking and evaluating ongoing management, developing grant applications and reports, and burn plan development/assessment. Additionally, these positions will conduct inventory infrastructure, plants, animals, and natural communities on State Natural Areas; conduct site inspections, and Complete habitat assessment for rare and listed species, and submit reports to the Natural Heritage Inventory.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The PF Wildlife Management Specialist is expected to perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and technical tasks at a Wildlife Management Unit or Prairie Resource Center. The employee is expected to display a high level of initiative and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. Employees in this position will work with other wildlife unit personnel and be under the general direction of the Wildlife Biologist. The job duties of this position at a Wildlife Unit include general wildlife management activities on State owned wildlife areas within the assigned unit counties. The primary responsibilities at the Prairie Resource Center are to assist with the production of native grass and wildflower seed.
Live-in resort help: chores, basic maintenance, once-a-week cabin cleaning at a small resort on a lake in west central Minnesota.