Environmental Studies
Holloway Hall

Helpful Internship Links:

National Council for Science and the Environment Clearinghouse: go to http://environmentalinterns.org to look through over 100 internships (and counting!) already uploaded to the platform. You can apply directly through the clearinghouse portal.

Orion Magazine Grassroots Network: Looking for summer internships or that first job? Don't forget to tell them about Orion's job board before they're gone for the semester -- it's free to use and there are opportunities in environmental education, policy, conservation, activism....the whole gamut:  http://jobs.oriongrassroots.org

National Park Service Programs: This pdf document provides valuable information about the NPS Student Educational Employment Program and, at the bottom, provides links for student, seasonal and permanent federal jobs.

http://www.nps.gov/gettinginvolved/internships/upload/Student_Educational_Employment_Program.pdf

Internship Alert:

Migrant Clinicians Network

Migrant Clinicians Network is a global organization working to eliminate health disparities among migrant and seasonal farmworkers and mobile poor populations. Based in Austin, TX, with five satellite offices throughout the US, MCN provides peer support, technical assistance and professional development to health professionals who provide care to migrants. MCN’s Salisbury, MD office has an opportunity for an intern to assist in special projects and research related to the Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) program. The EOH program works to assist frontline providers to integrate EOH practices into primary care in order to address the unique healthcare needs of migrant patients and improve healthcare quality.

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is looking for an intern for the 2015 Spring Semester at our downtown Salisbury office.  In the three years since we’ve moved to our downtown location, we’ve been able to offer internships to seven SU students from a variety of majors. This internship will provide prospective candidates with an introduction to:

·         migrant health                                                                      

·         environmental health and environmental justice                      

·         occupational health and safety                                                 

·         agricultural health and safety                                           

·         pesticides (exposures and health risks)

·         public health

·         public policy

·         worker protections

·         culturally appropriate popular education

Please see the attached internship description for more information.  Interested candidates should email their resume and a brief letter of interest to kbrennan@migrantclinician.org. Students interested in learning more about the internship opportunity can contact me via email or phone- 512.579.4536 (direct line)  Please visit our website to learn more about our organization: www.migrantclinician.org

 

Salisbury Zoo   All seasons; apply directly/online @ http://www.salisburyzoo.org Education-->Volunteers-->Interns. (Be sure to set academic credit up with Mr Nelson before starting the internship.) Note: Though for SU a 3-credit internship during the semester normally demands 10-12 hours per week, the zoo requires 15 hours per week.

National Park Services Assistant.  Fall, Spring.  Employer: The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education.  Internship description: The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies.  Working under the direction of experienced historic preservation professionals, students undertake short-term research and administrative projects. Students learn about and contribute to the national historic preservation programs and the federal government’s preservation and management of historic properties.  NPS:  www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm NCPE:  www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.html See the following pages for a listing of positions, and check the Web sites for updates on New positions.  National Council for Preservation Education, Academic Year 2013-2014 Internships with the National Park Service, & Department of the Interior. 

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy.  All Semesters.  Address:118 Wye Narrows Drive, Queenstown, MD, 21658.  Website: www.eslc.org Phone: 410-827-9756 E163.  Full-time for 4 months (depending on availability), 40 hours/week.  Description Of Internship: In efforts to preserve the prime farmland, wildlife habitats, and unique natural assets of the Eastern Shore, ESLC helps landowners explore and implement various conservation options for their properties, such as conservation easements. To ensure the ongoing preservation of these special places, ESLC annually visits landowners and inspects preserved properties. The Land Stewardship Intern plays an instrumental role by helping ESLC carry out these responsibilities. For more information about ESLC, please visit eslc.org . Qualifications: The Land Stewardship Intern will help monitor our conservation-eased properties by making site visits, observing and documenting changes to the properties and completing and filing monitoring reports for each visit. The Land Stewardship Intern also will help the Stewardship Manager assemble and organize the necessary documents (photos, maps, directions to each site, etc.) for the site visit. Administrative tasks related to the management of the stewardship files include preparing field file forms, labeling maps and photographs, and entering monitoring reports in a database. Applicants will be exposed to an asked to interpret legal documents, such as a conservation easement. The ability to read maps and orient oneself in the field is essential, as is attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Applicants should possess the ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions and walk long distances through varying terrain. Application Procedures: The Land Stewardship Intern will receive experience in easement monitoring, stewardship management, and land conservation.  Rate Of Pay: 2000.  To apply, send resume and cover letter to Megan DArcy, Stewardship Manager at Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, PO Box 169, Queenstown, MD 21658 or by email at mdarcy@eslc.org . Please provide specific dates and length of availability.

The Delmarva Discovery Center on the Pocomoke River, all semesters. A nonprofit cultural, historical, and natural learning center in Pocomoke, is looking for interns (unpaid) for credit or non-credit students.  We are specifically looking for students who would intern within our husbandry and education departments and are comfortable with a wide array of animals (snakes, turtles, frogs, fish, land and aquatic invertebrates) and who possess knowledge or are willing to learn about aquarium care and maintenance for freshwater, brackish, and marine fish and invertebrates.  In addition, our education department is looking for someone interested in wildlife interpretation and public programming and summer camp opportunities, from children to adults. Interns will gain a lot of hands on experience, will deliver public programs, and will have opportunities to work in collaboration with the National Park Service, Salisbury Zoo, Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge and NASA, as well as aquarists and herpetologists from leading zoos and aquariums. Any interested parties can contact Sarah Rubin, Aquarist/ Wildlife Educator by email at srubin@delmarvadiscoverycenter.org or by phone at at 410-957-9933 x 104.

www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org  410.957.9933 x 104

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), MD/DC Chapter (contact: Dave Ray, d_ray@tnc.org, 850.241.6837). Established in 1951, TNC is the largest private conservation organization in the world, employing hundreds of scientists and thousands of conservation practitioners & support staff. TNC’s mission is ‘to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.’ Of our MD land holdings the 10,000-ac Nassawango Creek Preserve, stretching between Salisbury and Snow Hill, MD on the Lower Eastern Shore, is the largest and most active in terms of land management and research. Interns working with TNC staff would have opportunities to develop projects in a variety of areas of mutual interest, examples include: habitat restoration and monitoring, GIS/GPS applications, remote sensing applications, sustainable forestry, low-impact nature-based recreation, and use of dendrochronology (tree ring analysis). To learn more visit our website: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/maryland_dc/index.htm

Pocomoke River State Park Pocomoke River SP could use interns in a variety of possible positions and will work out specific job duties and schedules with you. They have a variety of environmental programs offered to the public and private groups that need assistance including canoe and kayak natural history tours, topic interpretation with live animals and are open to personally built lesson plans on interested topics. They also have a monthly publication, The Pocomoke Paddler, for which they always need articles, and need someone to create promotional materials such as flyers, informational sheets, etc.  PRSP will train all interns just as if they were seasonal employees and each intern would be evaluated by permanent staff. Contact Angela Pease [apease@dnr.state.md.us]

Assateague State Park: 6915 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin MD (Assateague Island). Semester or summer: Contact Angela Baldwin, abaldwin@dnr.state.md.us  or Meghan Sochowski 410-641-2120, ext 20. Interns can work on a variety of projects: developing education programs, teaching student groups, developing and restoring play spaces, and working on the interpretive program and trail for the Rackliffe House, a restored 18th-century coastal plantation house now serving as the park’s Coastal Heritage Center.

Seasonal Fisheries Technician Virginia Tidal Rivers Program (paid) Summer.  Location: Region 1 Office, Charles City, Virginia.  Description: The primary function of the position is to assist with data collection using various fisheries sampling techniques with focus on tidal portions of rivers in Eastern Virginia. Examples of specific data collection techniques and equipment used include: electrofishing, gill nets, trap nets, shoreline seining, mid-water trawling, hydroacoustics, telemetry, and angler surveys. Other duties may include data entry, database management, and equipment maintenance. Work will be completed according to the methodology and time schedule outlined by the Tidal Rivers Project Leader.  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills, and have the desire to learn. Knowledge of fisheries sampling techniques and fisheries practices and principles, and the ability to properly operate and maintain small watercraft, outboard motors and trailers, and specialized fisheries equipment is a plus. The ability to do the following is required: 1) work independently, 2) adapt to changing situations and conditions, 3) work outdoors in various weather conditions, 4) lift moderate to heavy loads, 5) carry moderate loads over rough terrain, and 6) read detailed maps and other instructional information.  Qualifications: Those who have completed or are currently pursuing a degree in Fisheries Science, or closely related field. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Virginia driver's license.  Salary: $12 per hour. Limited to 500 hrs with possibility of continuation. Deadline for consideration: March 3, 2014 by 5:00 pm (ET). ***No state application required at this time*** Please send cover letter, resume/CV, and 2 references directly to: Aaron.Bunch@dgif.virginia.gov

 Organic Farm Internships There are a number of area farms that would like to host interns. If you are interested, talk w/Mr Nelson in ENVR.

Internships more appropriate for Summer

Geography/Engineering intern, Choptank Electric-Paid Intern. Summer. Choptank Electric is seeking a paid intern to work in their Denton, MD office fulltime for the Summer of 2014.  This person must be a U.S. citizen and capable of providing their own transportation to and from work in Denton.  Choptank is seeking a Junior or higher student that has an exceptional knowledge of ESRI ArcMap (version 10) software.  The job involves taking our existing ESRI based maps and relocating the existing electrical facilities to match GPS coordinates that have been provided by an external contractor (basically making Choptank’s maps GPS accurate). Interested students should contact the following person:  Todd Bireley, PE.  VP of Engineering Services. PO Box 430. Denton, MD 21629-0430. 410-479-8575. Fax: 410-479-3941. ToddB@choptankelectric.coop

Environmental Interpretation Internships. Paid,  in MD plus housing. Summer. Number of Positions:  2. Salary:  $195 per week stipend with dormitory housing available.  Location:    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland. Dates of employment: May 16th, 2014 – August 18th, 2014  .  Qualifications:  Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with children and adults preferred. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field desired.  Driver’s license necessary.  Internship is 40 hrs/wk. Duties: Provide quality educational experiences for all visitors to the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Patuxent Research Refuge through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours focusing on wildlife management and research, working with Scout groups, and assisting with all operations of a visitor center. Work schedule will include weekends (two days off during week), and some holidays. How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email. Closing Date:  Received by March 29th, 2014. Contact Person:  Amy Shoop, Visitor Services. Patuxent Research Refuge.  10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708-4027. Amy_Shoop@fws.gov      301-497-5776.

Environmental Interpretation Internships. Paid, in MD plus housing. Summer. Number of Positions:  2. Salary:  $195 per week stipend with dormitory housing available.  Location:    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland. Dates of employment: May 16th, 2014 – August 18th, 2014.  Qualifications:  Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with children and adults preferred. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field desired.  Driver’s license necessary.  Internship is 40 hrs/wk. Duties: Provide quality educational experiences for all visitors to the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Patuxent Research Refuge through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours focusing on wildlife management and research, working with Scout groups, and assisting with all operations of a visitor center. Work schedule will include weekends (two days off during week), and some holidays. How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email. Closing Date:  Received by March 29th, 2014. Contact Person:  Amy Shoop, Visitor Services. Patuxent Research Refuge.  10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708-4027. Amy_Shoop@fws.gov      301-497-5776.

Wildlife Biology Internship. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland. Summer.  Stipend.  Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland.  Dates of employment:   Runs April 7, 2014 – August 22, 2014. Qualifications:  Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience collecting biological data in the field preferred.  Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in wildlife management, natural resources, or related field, and field work experience are desired.  Although a work vehicle will be provided for official duties, applicants must have a personal vehicle and a valid driver’s license. Duties:    Intern works closely with a team of biologists to assist with waterbird surveys, wood duck and other avian production monitoring programs.   Hens and young may be banded.  Intern will also assist biologists with impoundment maintenance and invasive plant species control on the refuge.  Other responsibilities include data entry and analysis.  Intern will have opportunities to participate in other Refuge surveys, including frog calling, woodcock and whippoorwill, and vegetation surveys.  Must interact effectively with staff and volunteers to assure quality data is collected.  On rare occasions, intern may be required to assist with various visitor services at the Visitor Contact Station.  Dormitory housing may be an option, if needed.  Work schedule will be during standard business hours, 40 hours per week, and may include an alternating schedule between Sunday-Thursday and Monday-Friday with federal holidays off.  How to Apply:  Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to e-mail address below. Closing Date:  Applications must be received by March 10, 2014.  Contact Person:  Christopher Wicker. Christopher_Wicker@fws.gov http://patuxent.fws.gov

Delaware State Parks is now accepting applications for 2014 Spring, Summer, Fall, and year round internship positions. Internships range from 12 weeks to year round; our program offers a stipend and free housing. Positions are available for Spring, Summer, and Fall Positions are available at all Delaware State Parks. Love the outdoors? Love Children? Good with people? Want to make some money, get experience and have some FUN? Then Join our Delaware State Parks Internship Program. Academic- and career-focused positions available statewide.

We are currently recruiting for:

·         Environmental Educators and Summer Camp Counselors – direct service working with field experts in educational program delivery, research and coordination

·         Historical Interpreters - direct service conducting historical education programs in costume (period dress), research and develop programming and deliver presentations on- and off-site. Civil War, WWII and Colonial era.

·         Historical preservation - Working alongside our field experts, this position will utilize best practices and Department of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, as well as Section 106 requirements in preservation activities, where needed, at 450 historic buildings throughout the state. The position includes first-hand preservation work and research.

·         Rock Climbing Educators– year long position working alongside field experts in educational program delivery, research and coordination of rock climbing program at Alapocas Run State Park.

BENEFITS: Paid Stipend; exceptional, hands on learning experience working with field experts; Some housing is available at no fee; and interns receive admission to all parks and most activities throughout the Park System.

Requirements: Must be 17 years of age and legally eligible to work in the US

Want to Know More? Visit  http://www.destateparks.com/Internship  and apply online!

OR  Contact the Intern Office at 302-739-9193 or DNREC_HelpYourPark@state.de.us

Karen Minner                 Volunteer, Intern, and Grants Administrator

Delaware State Parks     89 Kings Highway             Dover, DE 19901

302-739-9208 office     302-661-7209 - fax

http://www.destateparks.com/internship

 

Pickering Creek Audobon Center, Easton MD. Contact Director Mark Scallion, 410-822-4903; mscallion@audubon.org  Over the course of eight weeks the intern will observe and participate in all aspects of Pickering Creek’s educational programming – including grant funded, community-based conservation efforts and summer EcoCamp – as well as assisting with the care and maintenance of Pickering Creek’s live reptiles and preparing for the 2014-2015 school year programs. The intern will work with our science education and summer Camp Director, Krysta Hougen, to help provide great experiences in science and the outdoors, helping with experiments and exploring nature with the students. Additionally, the intern will work with Teacher-Naturalist Samantha Pitts, assisting with a habitat restoration project at Magnolia Meadows, a low-income housing development in Easton.  There the intern will help residents of the complex develop and implement a planting plan to make their complex more hospitable for both wildlife and human residents.  The intern will also work with Susanna Scallion, Pickering’s Development Manager, sharing compelling stories that connect people with nature to Pickering supporters. The intern will also help Susanna connect faith groups and community organizations to the salt marshes of Dorchester County.  The summer intern will also work closely with Jaime Bunting, Pickering Creek’s Education Manager, in curriculum assessment and development for science, natural history, and environmental education programs for both formal and non-formal educational settings. 

Abbotts Mill Nature Center, Milford DE. Contact Jason Beale, Delaware Nature Society. 302-422-0847. Website: http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/abbotts.html Interns will be able to assist with a variety of jobs, including developing and teaching natural, cultural, and agricultural history programs as well as environmental education courses to visiting school groups, and upkeep/management of the center's myriad properties, including the 6-acre Cedar Bog Preserve and 21-acre Isaacs Tract, owned by the Nature Society, the core area and buildings owned by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, the 27-acre Lindale Tract, 12-acre Lee Tract,and the 13-acre Morton Farm, allowned by the Division of Fish & Wildlife.  The Delaware Nature Society also manages the nearby 177-acre Blair's, Savage, and Pope Tracts along Tantrough Branch, Blair's Pond, and Griffith Lake. Hiking and wildlife observation opportunities, as well as a 5K (3.1 miles) cross-country course are available on the extensive trail systems.

 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater MD 21037-0028. 443-482-2216, email contact Jane Holly, School Programs Coordinator hollyj@si.edu website: www.serc.si.edu (Summer or semester off) Paid internships from 10 to 26 weeks, with stipend of $425/week, on-campus housing available. Interns may work in one of 18 research labs or in the Environmental Education department, teaching visiting school groups from mid-March through June and then summer camps.

 

Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve: Main office 580 Taylor Ave E-2, Annapolis MD 21401, 410-260.8744. (Semester or summer) Monie Bay wetlands, near Deal Island, are its largest component. Contact Coreen Weilminster, Education Coordinator email cweilminster@dnr.state.md.us ; website www.dnr.maryland.gov . A their website says, “Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR-MD) was established in 1985 with Monie Bay, a large wetland near Deal Island on the lower Eastern Shore, being the sole component. In 1990 Otter Point Creek and Jug Bay were added to the reserve. Together, these three reserve components reflect the diversity of estuarine systems found within the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay providing essential habitat for commercially as well as recreationally important fish and crabs, filtering mud from the Bay's murky waters, and protecting the shoreline from flooding. CBNERR-MD promotes educational opportunities and scientific study of these estuarine systems so that we can better manage and successfully restore these important habitats, as well as enjoy a healthy and productive Bay.” Interns will help strengthen the protection and management of the Reserve, advance Bay conservation, research and education, increase the use of science and of the Reserve sites and help address management issues.

 

Naturalist Internship @ The Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Baltimore.  All Semesters.  The Oregon Ridge Nature Center is a Baltimore County Recreation & Parks facility and is located in Cockeysville, Maryland. The center is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday and offers a variety of trails and exhibits featuring live animals and the history, wildlife and natural environment of the area. Public programs, school field trips, canoeing, scout programs and special events are also offered throughout the year.  Internship Description:  Oregon Ridge Nature Center is seeking responsible, motivated, and organized interns to assist with and lead hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs. Training will be provided. Other general duties include assisting with live animal care, program materials maintenance, trail and garden work, assisting park visitors and exhibit interpretation.  Qualifications:  Applicants should have an interest or pursuing a course of study in natural sciences, environmental science, science education, outdoor recreation, or related field.  Willingness to learn and perform a multitude of tasks.  Excellent communication skills.  Reliable transportation.  Able to work independently and as part of a team.  Commitment: Intern Naturalists are expected to work for the Spring, Summer, or Fall season and generally work a minimum of 12 hours/week. Some evening and weekends may be required.  To apply for an internship, please send cover letter, resume and three references to:  Oregon Ridge Nature Center.  Attn: Naturalist Internship. 13555 Beaver Dam Road. Cockeysville, MD 21030. For additional information, visit www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org  or call 410-887-1815.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (All Semesters) We have 8 internship positions in 2 divisions. Visitor services Internships are open to all Majors, English, Education, Environmental Science, etc. FOR APPLICATION/MORE INFO VISIT: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco/internvolunteer.html

 

Biological Internship. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.  Location: 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway, NJ 08205.  http://www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe Phone: 609-652-1665.  When Is Internship: Summer.  Description Of Internship: Biological Internship General: One full time intern needed primarily to assist with invasive plant species inventory, mapping and eradication. Interns will mechanically, biologically, and chemically control invasive plant species within the refuge boundary and monitor areas treated. Assist with biological surveys. Data collection will follow standardized wildlife inventory/monitoring procedures and may include: vegetation surveys, water bird surveys, invertebrate sampling, and bathymetry surveys. In addition, assist with water level management actions within refuge impoundments. Other duties as assigned include, but not limited to maintenance, construction, data entry, and office assistance.  Qualifications: Interns may be working long and variable hours in adverse conditions. Applicants must be in good physical condition, possess valid drivers license, be able to use kayak, canoe and/or other small non-motorized boats, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker. Work vehicle and equipment provided. Familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills helpful.  Rate Of Pay: $181.50 weekly.  Application Procedures: Email resume and cover letter by February 1 to: Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer Coordinator, ​Sandy_Perchetti@fws.gov

Coastal Nesting Birds.  Summer. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.  Location: 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway, NJ 08205.  ​http://www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe Phone: 609-652-1665.  Description Of Internship: Coastal Nesting Birds Internship: Two full time interns needed to assist with monitoring coastal nesting birds (federally listed piping plover, least tern, black skimmer, and American oystercatcher), salt marsh restoration, and reforestation management at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ. Duties include but are not limited to: collecting vegetative, water, and mosquito samples from refuge salt marsh areas, conducting marsh bird surveys; censusing a variety of beach nesting birds, monitoring productivity from laying to fledging, erecting predator exclosures, posting nest areas and newly acquired refuge lands, data entry, report preparation, light maintenance, and educating the public.  Qualifications: Interns will be working long hours and some weekends and holidays in adverse conditions. Interns must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver’s license, able to use kayak, canoe and other small non-motorized boats, have good hearing and eyesight to see and hear cryptic piping plovers, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker. Work vehicle and equipment provided. Previous coastal nesting bird experience, familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills helpful. Pay: $181.50 weekly.  Application Procedures: Email resume and cover letter by February 1 to: Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer Coordinator, ​Sandy_Perchetti@fws.gov

Outreach Internship. Summer. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.  Location: 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway, NJ 08205.  ​http://www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe Phone: 609-652-1665.  Description Of Internship: Outreach Internship: Wednesdays through Sundays, May 21 through September 1. Outreach intern will be stationed on the beach at the edge of a designated Wilderness area on Long Beach Island, NJ to greet visitors and promote a greater understanding of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the importance of its Holgate Unit. As one of New Jerseys last undeveloped barrier beaches, Holgate is an important and productive area for beach-nesting birds including three New Jersey State-endangered beach- nesting bird species: the least tern, black skimmer, and the piping plover. Intern will provide interpretation and information to promote visitor activities, public stewardship of the refuges biodiversity and foster support of wilderness lands and endangered species. Intern will also prepare and present interpretive walks and environmental education activities. One day a week, intern will help wildlife biologists with projects such as Saltmarsh inventory and Canada goose banding. Qualifications: A Junior, Senior, recent graduate, or graduate student with background in environmental education, interpretation, public affairs, environmental studies or natural resources is desirable. In your resume, be sure to highlight your knowledge of natural history as well as your birding, computer, and public speaking skills. Ability to tolerate the sun, heat, biting bugs, and humidity is a plus.  Pay: $181.50 weekly.  Application Procedures: Email resume and cover letter by February 1 to: Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer Coordinator, ​Sandy_Perchetti@fws.gov

Environmental Education and Outreach Internship. Name Of Requesting Organization: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.  Location: 800 Great Creek Road, Galloway, NJ 08205.  ​http://www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe Phone: 609-652-1665.  Description Of Internship: Environmental Education and Outreach Internship One full time intern, March 1 through August 31. Education intern will assist the Visitor Services Specialist and Visitor Services Manager with environmental education and interpretive programming at the refuge headquarters in Oceanville, NJ. May be required to work weekends, particularly in summer. Intern will provide interpretation and information to promote visitor activities, assist with visiting school groups, and staff the refuge Visitor Information Center. In summer, approximately 4 days of the 5 day work week, intern will be stationed on the beach at the edge of a designated Wilderness area on Long Beach Island, NJ to greet visitors and promote a greater understanding of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the importance of its Holgate Unit. Intern will also occasionally assist wildlife biologists with projects. Qualifications: A Junior, Senior, recent graduate, or graduate student with a background in environmental education, interpretation, public affairs, environmental studies or natural resources is desirable. In your resume, be sure to highlight your experience in working with children, knowledge of natural history as well as your birding, computer, and public speaking skills. Ability to tolerate the sun, heat, biting bugs, and humidity is a necessity. Pay: $181.50 weekly.  Application Procedures: Email resume and cover letter by February 1 to: Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer Coordinator, ​Sandy_Perchetti@fws.gov

Resort Intern Connection.  All Semesters.  Name Of Requesting Organization: Resort Intern Connection.  Address: 22 D Bow Circle  Hilton Head Island, sc 29928.  www.resortinternconnection.com. Phone: 843-785-7346.  When Is Internship: Spring, Summer, Fall.  Description Of Internship: Resort Intern Connection offers internships in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, a world class resort destination. We offer internships for students receiving college credit in the following areas: commercial recreation, community recreation, outdoor recreation, hospitality, hotel management, food & beverage, tourism, business, early childhood education and environmental studies. Internships are non-paid but do include resort housing, paid utilities and $150/monthly stipend. We offer internships throughout the year and always have positions for the best candidates. For further information and application please refer to www.resortinternconnection.com or contact Sandra Archer, Director of Recruiting, sarcher@resortinternconnection.com  

Qualifications: Tourism, recreation, hospitality. Application Procedures: Apply online, www.resortinternconnection.com Rate Of Pay: $150 monthly stipend/housing and utilities provided. Recruiting year round.  Will Any Fees Be Assessed: Yes; if accepted, intern will need to leave a housing deposit, refundable if internship successful and no damage to housing.

 Intern at Sandy Point State Park.  All Semesters. Maryland Park Service - Sandy Point State Park.  Address: 1100 East College Parkway Annapolis, MD 21409.  http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/sandypoint.asp Contact Person: Sara Marcinak. smarcinak@dnr.state.md.us 410-974-2149.  Description Of Internship: There are several different internship opportunities available at Sandy Point State Park. We are looking for motivated students and individuals with diverse backgrounds to assist in a variety of internships. This program offers the opportunity to build your resume with rewarding experiences in the field. Here are the different opportunities [note: non-ENVR positions edited out] -

A. Interpretation- Assist Ranger staff in interpretive programs, staffing interpretive centers, creating displays and exhibits, office work and other interpretive duties. Individuals will have the opportunity to work with live creatures, school groups, and community programs developing a wide-range of interpretive skills while gaining meaningful experiences.

E. Natural Resource/Trail Management : Assist Park Ranger and staff with invasive species management. Work would include pulling/cutting species and removal from site. Boundary marking, trail maintenance, trail registry development and implementation. Identify and map areas of concern, organize and implement volunteer crews to work on those areas. Person would need to be comfortable in using a chain saw, hand tools, carpentry tools and other equipment. Knowledge of invasive and native species necessary.

G. Park Ranger/Operations - Intern will assist with park operations, information, education, interpretation, resource management, and visitor services in support of the management of natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources for the benefit of the public. This position contributes to the staffing needs of the State Park Service at Sandy Point State Park. Other duties associated with the position will also include administrative duties such as answering information requests from the public or media received through internet, mail, or telephone. The intern will have the opportunity to experience all levels of work within the state park including but not limited to interpretation, maintenance, concessions, volunteer coordination and all other duties assigned.

These positions are available throughout the year and are unpaid but occasionally lead to paid positions. Students are expected to work at least 150 hours for a field experience and 50 hours for a basic experience. Students interested in school credits can work up to 400 hours. Work hours are flexible. The above listed positions and their duties can be merged, re-written, and tailored to meet your needs. Students are also encouraged to suggest internships not listed above. Qualifications: On the job training is provided in most areas, so experience is not needed. All majors are welcome.  Application Procedures: Please email a cover letter and application to smarcinak@dnr.state.md.us Unpaid. 

Disney's Agricultural Sciences Internships   Fall, Summer.  The Agricultural Sciences team is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelors degree within 6 months of our internships’ start dates to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, Aquaculture.  Feel free to forward this email along to students and career centers at your university. We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Fall 2014 term (June 2014 – January 2015).  The deadline to apply will be in early March, but please encourage students to apply as soon as possible to get the process started.  Desired majors include but are not limited to:  Ag. Communication, Ag. Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Biological and Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.   Below, interested applicants will find information on our internship program as well as how to apply:  The Agricultural Sciences Professional Internship Program is designed to provide qualified college students with the opportunity for hands-on work experience in the unique growing areas that are part of Living with The Land, an agricultural attraction at Epcot®. Responsibilities: In addition to maintaining the show quality of our growing areas, aquaculture systems or biotechnology lab, interns will spend a significant amount of time leading informative and interactive guest tours through our facilities along with promoting and selling these tours. Additional training sessions, classes and meetings will be scheduled throughout the semester. Other duties vary by discipline: Aquaculture: Operate a recirculating freshwater aquaculture facility. Monitor filtration systems and water quality, assist in diagnosis and control of disease, and raise fish to marketable size for Walt Disney World® restaurants. Biotechnology: Maintain a tissue culture production facility. Prepare media and culture a wide variety of plants. Then, collect, package and deliver the tissue-cultured plants to Epcot® merchandise locations. Entomology: Become an integral part of The Land’s Integrated Pest Management program. Rear and maintain insect colonies, release beneficial insects into greenhouse crops, and maintain entomology-related shows. Plant Science: Maintain a high-quality show of hydroponically-grown food crops from around the globe. Seed, transplant, irrigate and prune plants; harvest produce for Epcot® restaurants; rake, sweep, and provide general cleanup of greenhouses.   Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, school transcript, and one letter of recommendation to WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship@disney.com .  Selected students will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship. http://www.disneyinterns.com/science .  At the bottom of the page, click “Apply Now” to view internship postings about the Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture internship positions along with many other science related internship openings.  Questions about accessing the site, email us directly at WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship@disney.com .  Les Frey, Horticulturalist, Student Program Manager . (407) 560-4547. Laura Kleiss, Horticulturist, Greenhouse Operations. (407) 560-2433 Valerie M. Schulthess, Agricultural Sciences Secretary. (407) 560-7186. 

Outward Bound is the leading wilderness-based character development school in the world. Outward Bound staff are mission-driven, emotionally intelligent, and self-aware. Our staff members come from varied backgrounds; they are traditional classroom educators, wilderness educators, outdoor enthusiasts, veterans and much more. The populations we work with are just as varied as our staff. Teenagers, low to high socio-economic status but mostly all urban, of Baltimore make up the greatest segment of our student population. We also have programs for adults, professional clients, and veterans. Our Instructors are able to effectively and engagingly deliver the Outward Bound Mission: That there is more in each of us than we know, and if we are made to see it, we will never again settle for less.  The Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School is fortunate to have a long standing partnership with the Philadelphia Outward Bound School. Though two independent Outward Bound entities, the proximity between the two lends itself to a great deal of resource and staff sharing. Those who demonstrate flexibility and willingness to serve both organizations will have the most opportunity for growth and work.  Our course offerings take us backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, canoeing on the Delaware Water Gap and Potomac River, on High Ropes courses, sea kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay, into the wilds of West Virginia Mountains, and traversing the cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia.  The Internship program has been developed and proven to produce the most successful Outward Bound Instructors. In the mid-Atlantic region, we host Internship programs in the Spring and the Summer seasons. Applicants who demonstrate professionalism, commitment and strong inter-personal skills will be extremely successful. Outward Bound Interns are extremely hard working, driven and flexible. They seek out opportunities for growth, are able to give and receive feedback and demonstrate strong communication skills. Our community and culture is one in which humility, self-awareness, sense of humor and above all, compassion are of tremendous value.  GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIELD STAFF APPLICANTS:  Necessary Prerequisites for All Field Staff positions. 21 years old. Current drivers license and clean driving record. Sufficiently physically fit in order to participate in all course activities and to perform in any necessary emergency situation. Able and willing to dedicate 9 full weeks to the program; the schedule varies and full availability is an absolute requirement. Wilderness First Responder certification considered a plus. Background clearance including the following are required: FBI and Maryland criminal clearance via fingerprints. Pennsylvania criminal clearance. Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance. INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION: The Internship program is geared towards developing individuals that are driven to serve in the Assistant Instructor role who are in need of training and additional preparation. Interns will perform a multitude of logistical, course support, in-field and administrative roles during the 9 week Internship program. Knowledge and Skills:  Is mature and responsible with an ability to work well with peers. Participates in staff training as appropriate. Participates in a wide array of Outward Bound programming; day programs and longer expeditions as a shadowing instructor. Stays actively involved in own professional growth and improving technical and interpersonal skills in order to become qualified for the Assistant Instructor position. Works towards clear, effective and timely communication and feedback with their supervisors, instructors, and other staff members. Helps Outward Bound students and staff succeed by encouraging teamwork, cooperation, and individual effort

Assist Outward Bound instructional staff through course preparation and instruction process. Is a positive role model for students by maintaining an appropriate appearance, a positive attitude, and professional demeanor. Develops teaching plans and seeks opportunities to teach when qualified and when appropriate. Assists with field evacuations, student supervision and other various program tasks as needed. Assists with logistical functions such as food pack out, course transports, equipment resupply, gear repair and cleaning. Performs base site tasks as assigned, such as building and maintenance of program facilities, sites and equipment

Assists with administrative functions such as development of marketing materials, school briefings, event planning, data entry, etc

Successfully plans, follows through and executes on an agreed upon “final project” . Adheres to all local operating procedures, safety policies and emergency procedures outlined in the staff handbook. Is able to locate and use communication systems in the event of an emergency. Operates 10-passenger vans and trailers competently. Other duties as assigned. Physical Capabilities and Competencies. Must be sufficiently fit to participate in all site and course activities and maintain ample energy, strength and focus to aid students and instructors. On feet most days, sometimes for long hours (e.g. early morning departure to late night return)

Ability to carry, lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds. Compensation:  Exposure to Outward Bound curriculum and facilitation training, Exposure to Outward Bound technical training, Professional development opportunities. Room and board. $125/month food stipend. APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:  Should your qualifications meet our needs you will be contacted for further information within two to three weeks.

Pogo’s Pantry Organic Farm intern at an organic farm only a few minutes from campus! Located on Dikes Road; take Milford Street, right at light, then immediate left. Debbie Nicholson, pogospantry@comcast.net 443-783-8229 (phone is preferred method of contact) needs summer interns to work the farm. You’ll learn about planting, mulching, composting, tending the free-range chickens, watering, weeding, and all of the tasks that go into running an organic farm operation.

 

Internships--Things to Consider

ENVR students can gain valuable experience in the field—and fulfill the Environmental Experiences component of the major—through internships. Internships provide you with an opportunity to learn in a work setting, with a 3-credit internship typically requiring supervised work of 10 hours a week for 12 weeks during a regular semester, or 120 hours of work in a summer or winter term. An internship is not interchangeable with a research project or a directed study – an internship must involve a student placement with a supervisor in a work setting. In the past few years, ENVR students have interned at organizations as diverse as the Colorado Sierra Club; National Park Service; National Forest Service; Maryland Coastal Bays; US Fish and Wildlife Service; Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; MD Department of the Environment; Horn Point Laboratories; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Sussex County Preservation Office; Montgomery County Department of the Environment; Old Growth Forest Network; Adrenaline High, an eco-tourism company; Bienvenidos a Delmarva, an immigrant outreach consortium; and the Salisbury Zoological Park, to name a few. ENVR students have also taught environmental education in a Peruvian orphanage, worked at two different environmental education camps, and interned on three different organic farms.

Students can set up internships in the Salisbury area during the fall or spring, or literally anywhere in the world during the summer. Internships are student-generated; with the assistance of Environmental Studies faculty, Career Services staff, and a little research, you’ll find a myriad of possibilities in addition to the organizations mentioned above.

To create an internship,

  1. Think. Internships can provide many benefits—an experiential learning opportunity, a way to explore possible jobs, a way to fill in holes in your own learning, a way to develop a network of like-minded people. Consider your own interests: What are you passionate about? What piques your interest? What type of job do you think you’d like to have? What area of learning would you like to learn more about?

  2. Search. We recommend a number of avenues:

  3. Define/plan. Talk with the sponsoring organization and Mr. Nelson (410-543-8105, wanelson@salisbury.edu) to work out a plan that spells out hours, expectations, and potential final products. An internship has to involve educationally productive work – not just filing papers, stuffing envelopes, or mopping floors, for instance. To help get you started, Career Services provides general SU guidelines for internships.

  4. Commit.