Off-Campus Job Board

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.


Field Crew Member

This position will support Seed Savers Exchange field staff with all garden work and seed production activities.  This work includes collection regeneration and increase grow outs, maintenance of perennial collections, commercial seed productions, trial, display, lot check, and evaluation grow outs. This position runs from August until end of November.

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Natural Areas Steward

Position Summary:  
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.

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Pheasants Forever Wildlife Management Specialist

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.

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Live-in Resort Job Positions

Live-in resort help: chores, basic maintenance, once-a-week cabin cleaning at a small resort on a lake in west central Minnesota. 

 

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Lutheran Volunteer Corps Positions

There are still LVC positions open for the Fall of 2018! If you know anyone interested in spending a year of service with Lutheran Volunteer Corps, consider passing these positions on to them; there are a number of positions that require Spanish. You may start an application here: https://lvc.hiretouch.com/apply.

As the application period closes, there may be other positions available in addition to the ones below. Please reach [email protected]orps.org for any questions.

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Garden Education and Volunteer Specialist Position

 
The Duluth Community Garden Program strives to cultivate healthy neighborhoods by providing access to land, resources, and community. DCGP manages 20 gardens (255 rentable plots) across Duluth, with the goal of building a garden within every 10 blocks. Garden plots are available on a sliding scale basis, to ensure that food growing and resources are accessible to all, regardless of income. DCGP provides access to well stewarded land, and educational resources and community building to its gardeners and members. The DCGP VISTA, will create a more sustainable organization through agency capacity building and creating organizational infrastructure to provide opportunities for healthy futures to low-income Duluthians. This will include developing and implementing a robust volunteer program, creating an effective and evaluated educational program for gardeners, and developing plans to secure funding for these programs. In year one, the VISTA will work to create a program that recruits, manages, and retains community volunteers. This program will enable DCGP to effectively and efficiently complete land stewardship and garden infrastructure projects, hold events, fundraise, and build new gardens. The VISTA will work to improve and create community-based educational programming in the areas of gardening techniques, food cooking and preservation, land management, and community building. Additionally, the VISTA will work to make the DCGP tool library into a community valuable resource. Finally, the VISTA will research and develop a funding plan to support both volunteer and educational programs. This position is a great opportunity to develop skills in community building, grant writing, volunteer management and program creation, curriculum writing, partnership development, quality educational program design and assessment, and gardening, all while living in the beautiful city of Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior. Learn more about DCGP at duluthcommunitygarden.org.

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Seed Savers Exchange Field Crew Member Position

This position will support Seed Savers Exchange field staff with all garden work and seed production activities.  This work includes collection regeneration and increase growouts, maintenance of perennial collections, commercial seed productions, trial, display, lot check, and evaluation growouts.

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Green Iowa AmeriCorps Environmental Steward Positions

Green Iowa AmeriCorps operates through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for
Energy and Environmental Education (UNI CEEE) in Cedar Falls looking to recruit passionate and motivated
individuals for an 11 month service experience in one of our service locations throughout Iowa. As a member of
our new and existing programs sites, you will have the opportunity to create plans in conjunction with city
officials, nonprofit leaders, school districts, and execute projects that will greatly impact the communities we
serve. The leadership and empowerment experienced as part of our program will be like no other!

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Equal Exchange is hiring in Madison

Equal Exchange is a fair trade organization and coffee roaster headquartered in West Bridgewater, MA. Founded in 1986, our mission is to create more fair trade relationships between farmers and consumers. We bypass the conventional marketing system by cutting out middlemen and buying directly from farmer cooperatives. Due to the complex level of training involved with a worker-owner co-operative, Equal Exchange does ask for a two-year commitment to employment. This position is based in Madison, WI, where we have a small office.

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