Sustainability Internship Opportunities

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory internships

The Iowa Lakeside Laboratory is offering three internships this summer: Visit for descriptions of these internships. Who We Are Lakeside Lab is owned by the state of Iowa and operated through the Board of Regents. Its mission is twofold: 1) to provide science classes and research opportunities for university students, and 2) to offer Outreach Programs and provide services through the state universities. Lakeside's 147-acre campus is located on scenic West Okoboji Lake, on Little Miller's Bay. The bay and adjacent natural areas are used as outdoor classrooms for Lakeside's university courses and Outreach Programs. The campus is open year round, and visitors are welcome to visit during daylight hours. The Vision and Mission of Lakeside Lab Vision Statement Lakeside Lab will be a national model for immersive, field-based research, and education Mission Statement The mission of the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Regents Resource Center (ILLRRC) is to provide facilities and programing as a field station and community resource to support scientific education, research, and outreach programs of the Regents universities and other institutions.

Farmers Market Research - Summer Positions

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).

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Summer Fisheries Work in Decorah

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 internships

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

Undergraduate internship at Lacawac Sanctuary

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.

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Future Parks Leaders of Emerging Change Internships

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.

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National Parks Internships - Mosaics in Science

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.

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Agro-Ecology Internship

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.

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Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment Summer Employment/Internship

Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking a
qualified individual to work with our Environmental Protection Team. This is an exciting
position that will give the candidate great environmental protection experience and learning
opportunities. The position will work primarily on an important records inventory and
groundwater risk assessment project. The position will also provide support and have
opportunities to work in other environmental programs. The work schedule will be 40 hours
per week Monday- Friday, with occasional weekend and evening work.

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