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PAID internships for undergrads in ecology - 🟧Sourceful

This list includes PAID jobs for undergrads/recent grads in Ecological fields (mostly US/Canada based). This list is poorly maintained by Anna Boegehold. - 🟧Sourceful

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****This list includes PAID jobs for undergrads/recent grads in Ecological fields (mostly US/Canada based). This list is poorly maintained by Anna Boegehold. To add a job to the list, find me on Twitter: @anna_boeg. I will NOT POST unpaid jobs or pay-to-play postings. Please be aware that I do this in my own spare time ****

This time of year is slow for job openings - but fall and early winter are when i see the most postings! Also ...pandemic. However, government agencies and their contractors are still hiring during this time.

If you feel that any of the postings are exploitative, please DM me through twitter (@anna_boeg) or email annaboegehold at gmail dot com

If you or someone you know has successfully been hired for a job through my list, please send me a note! I would love to hear it and it would make me happy.

Job posting titles are highlighted in yellow, application deadlines in turquoise.

Matt Cover (@matthewrcover) compiled a list of summer internships for students who are undocumented and living in the US, or for those who are not U.S. citizens: http://www.matthewrcover.com/undocumented-in-stem.html

Student Research Opportunities page from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez (includes mainland US postings): http://sro.uprm.edu/browse.php

International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) job board - postings change regularly: http://iaglr.org/jobs

Government agencies often hire recent graduates & students - go to www.usajobs.gov and you can search for a specific agency, or type “student” and/or “recent graduate” into the keyword search to see all jobs. You can also search by agency and refine results to “students/recent graduates”.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is the student contract coordinator for the EPA and other federal agencies - they list jobs for undergrads, recent grads, postdocs, and more. This is their job board: https://www.orau.org/stem-workforce-solutions/jobs-internships.html

Also check out https://www.zintellect.com/Catalog


The Integration and Application Network (IAN; ian.umces.edu) seeks a science communication intern to join a dynamic group of Science Integrators and Science Communicators at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (www.umces.edu) and assist in the creation of effective science communication videos. This position will support IAN's goal of not just studying but solving environmental problems through data synthesis and science communication.

Expected qualifications and skills:

This internship is targeted to graduate or advanced undergraduate students with backgrounds in science, communication, and videography. Video editing skills and a background in biology or environmental science are required. Interns are expected to work with a variety of software packages including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and GIS applications. Training will be provided, but familiarity with these products is preferable.

Responsibilities and duties:

The science communication intern will have multiple duties depending on their qualifications and interests. Tasks may include:

editing text, photos, and videos,

creating high quality videos with After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro

filming with video equipment, including using lighting and sound equipment

creating new vector images and conceptual diagrams, and

working with media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

Included in internship:

This is a contractual, hourly appointment. The chosen candidate will receive a competitive hourly wage and subsidized healthcare benefits may be available depending on number of hours worked. Additionally, interns will gain valuable skills in science communication, including desktop publishing, spatial analysis, environmental assessment, and effective communication. The team provides a dynamic, fun, and exciting atmosphere, as well as a chance to work on some of the most pressing local, national, and global environmental problems.


This position will be located in Cambridge, Maryland or Annapolis, Maryland, based on the needs of the team. Send applications to [email protected] by September 11th, 2020.

Start date:

September 21st or sooner. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Internship duration:

Six months

Applications should include the following items:

A letter of interest including a clear statement of why you would like to participate in this internship

A Curriculum Vitae including two references (with email and phone contact information)

Three examples of videos you produced

A writing sample

UMCES is committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. UMCES provides equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or national origin. UMCES is an AA/EOE. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Post-Bachelor’s Job:


● The Big Sky Watershed Corps provides professional training in fundraising, education/outreach, technical skills, certification in ArcGIS and Project WET, irrigation/agricultural training, project management and so much more…

● The program also has a 96% professional job placement rate after members successfully complete a term of service


Primary duties of the Big Sky Watershed Corps Member (CM) include working with the Host Site staff to complete tasks related to project design and implementation, community outreach and education, volunteer generation and management and reporting functions. The CM works under the direct supervision of the Host Site Supervisor and the Big Sky Watershed Corps Program Staff to ensure successful completion of program objectives. The CM is an AmeriCorps Member and is entitled to the benefit package offered to all AmeriCorps Members

BSWC members develop projects to protect local water resources and improve landscapes, such as watershed inventories, stream and riparian restoration, re-vegetation projects, drought planning, climate adaptation plans, sustainability initiatives, water quality/quantity monitoring, riparian fencing, river clean-ups, abandoned mine reclamation, habitat and wildlife enhancement, irrigation improvements and much more. BSWC members also promote watershed health and natural resource conservation through outreach and education. They engage with local communities through lessons in schools, community field days, workshops, and trainings. They develop curriculum, focus on issues with local solutions, implement outreach initiatives, and organize public meetings and events for community stakeholders. BSWC members consistently engage volunteers for training and events that relate to watershed health and protection. Members also develop a skilled and influential recurring volunteer-base to support local efforts.

Term of Service: 1/11/2021-11/19/2021

Living Stipend: $635 biweekly;

Health Insurance: Provided at no cost;

Education Award: $6,095 upon successful completion of the program

Member Assistance Program: Free access to confidential mental health services, medical advocacy, financial assistance, legal assistance, life coaching and more…


• Work with Host Site staff to develop and implement watershed-related field projects.

• Assist Host Site staff in the completion of watershed-related plans.

• Recruit and manage volunteers on field and service projects; ensure participant safety on all projects.

• Develop materials (brochures, posters, PowerPoint presentations) to use in community presentations.

• Conduct community outreach to educate community stakeholders about watershed-related issues.

• Work with schools and/or youth groups to develop field projects or educational presentations.

• Maintain accurate personnel, safety and project records.

• Complete and submit required program reports in a timely manner.

• Help complete and submit relevant grants.

• Help develop and write watershed-related plans, proposals and reports.

Required Qualifications:

• College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in watershed, agriculture, environment, or education related field.

• Effective written and oral communication skills.

• Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, ability to pass a motor vehicle records check, US Citizenship or ability to work in the US.

• Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and the environment.

• Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites, housing, and trainings.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

• Previous watershed-related experience, fieldwork, data collection & analysis or plan development.

• Previous teaching or volunteer management experience.

● Ability to work with and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.

● Open and adaptable to new environments, different perspectives and rural communities.

● Previous work or volunteer experience with local stakeholder, watershed or natural resource groups.

The Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) is an AmeriCorps program created through collaboration between the Montana Conservation Corps, the Montana Watershed Coordination Council and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana. The BSWC utilizes community based initiatives to protect, preserve and restore local watersheds throughout Montana.

MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff and

PAID internships for undergrads in ecology
Tags Jobs, Ecology, Guide
Type Google Doc
Published 23/09/2020, 09:09:36


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