Community-Based Learning Opportunities

Hi everyone,

Please refer to the attached document for opportunities with CPS.



From: Kim Davidson
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:25 PM
To: Rutherford Platt; Sarah Principato; John Commito; Salma Monani; Monica Ogra; Randall Wilson; Andrew Wilson; Wendy Piniak; Daniel E. Terlizzi (; Erin Benfer; Irene Hawkins; Lisa Rynkiewicz
Subject: ES: Community-Based Learning Opportunities

Dear Faculty,

Attached you will find community-based learning opportunities for students that relate specifically to Environmental Studies. This is not a comprehensive list of all possibilities through CPS, but ones that we thought would be most relevant to your students.

As always, if you are interested in setting up a specific project or research in the community, we are here to assist.


Kim Davidson

Director, Center for Public Service

ES Opportunities – 2014-2015.pdf

GIS internship in Gettysburg

See below — this is a great opportunity to get some practical GIS experience. Please let me know if you intend to apply.

From: Alicia Paulus []
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:18 PM
To: Rutherford Platt
Subject: ACOPD Internship Opportunities

Hello Dr. Platt,

I wanted to contact you about internship opportunities we have available in the Adams County Planning & Development Office. We are currently searching for Planning and GIS interns for the Fall and later seasons. I have attached our new GIS Internship Program Informational Packet. We would greatly appreciate it if you could pass on the information to any interested students.

Thank you,


Alicia Paulus

Geographic Informational Systems Technician


Phone: 717-337-9824 x343

Fax: 717-334-0786

GIS Internship Program.pdf

AmeriCorps Position

Job Title: YVC Urban Agriculture AmeriCorps Member

AmeriCorps Overview:

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. For more information, go to

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) Overview:

Youth Volunteer Corps of Nashville, a program of Hands On Nashville, is one of nearly 30 YVC programs throughout the U.S. and Canada dedicating to changing the lives of youth through service. For over 6 years, YVC of Nashville has engaged youth from diverse backgrounds in service projects helping the community.

Overview of Position:

Supports the Urban Agriculture Program by providing service-learning opportunities for youth, guidance to volunteers in garden maintenance, and ongoing maintenance support of the Hands ON Nashville Urban Farm

Hours: Full time, 1,700 hours, approximately 11 to 12 months


1.) A living allowance of $12,100 distributed in equal installments twice monthly

2.) Basic health insurance (individual only, no dependent coverage available)

3.) A $5,550 educational award upon completion of service term

Primary Functions

• Youth engagement

• Curriculum implementation and development

• Volunteer management

• Nonprofit communications and relationships

• Farm maintenance and upkeep


• Promote utilization of the Urban Farm by local and partner organizations

• Implement and evaluate service-learning opportunities

• Expand curriculum programming

• Expand participation in Crop City (summer youth development program)

• Provide volunteer leadership in garden maintenance

• Assist with Urban Farm planting, maintaining, and harvesting

• Represent Hands On Nashville at school and community service fairs

• Fulfill speaker/presentation requests for schools, faith and community groups

• Recruit groups for year-round curriculum, spring/fall break & summer programming from a variety of sources, with a focus on opportunity youth who are:

  • out-of-school youth, including out-of school youth who are unemployed;
  • in or aging out of foster care;
  • limited in English proficiency;
  • homeless or who have run away from home;
  • at-risk to leave secondary school without a diploma;
  • former juvenile offenders or at risk of delinquency; or
  • individuals with disabilities

• Assist with reporting

• Write and send monthly neighborhood communication

• Work with HON’s communication team to prepare all promotional materials for youth program recruitment

• Active in the YVC AmeriCorps network, including attending orientation training and sharing experiences with other AmeriCorps members as well as others in the YVC network

• Attend YVC Summit, October 10-12, in Kansas City, MO

• Execute other duties as assigned in support of HON’s overall operation


The YVC Urban Agriculture AmeriCorps Member reports immediately to the Urban Agriculture Program Manager.

Availability: Applicants must be available to work August 2013 through July 2014. Commitment will involve evening and weekend hours.


1. Bachelor’s Degree required.

2. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

3. Knowledge of agricultural principals required.

4. Comfortable with instructing groups.

5. Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

6. Able to multi-task while remaining details-oriented.

7. Able to work well independently, and in team settings.

8. Enjoys working with youth populace.

9. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Manatee GIS and Data Management Position at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Working Title: OPS FISHERIES & WILDLIFE BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST II Broadband/Class Code: 19-1023-02 Position Number: 77900909-51196773 Annual Salary Range: $16 per hour Announcement Type: Open Competitive City: SAINT PETERSBURG
Facility: FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE Pay Grade/ Pay Band: BB008 Closing Date: 6/17/2014 Job Description:
This is a technical position that supports Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) scientists in managing tabular and spatial (GIS) data for research on the Florida manatee and its habitat. Specific manatee research conducted at FWRI includes population monitoring, carcass recovery and necropsy, telemetry, mark-recapture, and habitat characterization. The incumbent will interact and problem-solve with researchers and field station staff on various projects. The main responsibilities for this position are entering and verifying tabular and spatial data; assisting with the creation, maintenance, quality assurance and quality control of multiple databases; developing cartographic products and tabular data summaries for use in publications, reports, presentations and field research and for management purposes; assisting with metadata documentation and data archive; and locating, retrieving and compiling biological and environmental data. The person in this position will communicate technical information to coworkers, while maintaining a professional working environment that promotes teamwork within working units and with the Marine Mammal Program at FWRI. The person will occasionally participate in public outreach efforts and may have the opportunity to take part in a limited amount of field work, depending on interests, skills and program needs. Required Education:
A Bachelor’s degree with a major in one of the life or physical sciences. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Knowledge of GIS, relational databases and data management principles. * Knowledge of wildlife ecology, biology, or natural systems.
* Skilled at using a personal computer, preferably including experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and ArcGIS 9.x or 10.x.
* Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Qualified applicants will need to be organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and adept at problem-solving and time management to succeed in this position. * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Driver’s License. Preferred Experience:
Applicants having experience with SQL Server, Microsoft Lightswitch, Model Builder, Python and/or R may be given preference. Application Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Application Form electronically in People First, by midnight on the closing date listed. Go to: (enter 77900909 in the keyword search field). Additionally, applicants are required to complete the additional application questions and are encouraged to attach a cover letter, resume and three references with their People First application by the closing date. Further supporting documentation may be submitted in People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida application form.
If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287. If unable to attach supporting documents to your application, they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110. Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you are applying on each page of your faxed documents.
WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee. WHAT BENEFITS ARE APPLICABLE TO OPS EMPLOYEES?

* State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan – mandatory * Workers’ Compensation – mandatory
* Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory
* Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements) * Deferred Compensation – voluntary
* Employee Assistance Program – voluntary
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification Check will be conducted in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database that confirms the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

EPA GRO Fellowships

ES Majors – check out the EPA fellowship opportunity below. The deadline is coming up soon.

Have a great summer!


From: Laura Runyan
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:58 PM
To: Rutherford Platt; John Commito; Monica Ogra; Sarah Principato; Salma Monani; Andrew Wilson
Cc: Maureen Forrestal; Richard Rosenberg
Subject: EPA GRO Fellowships
Importance: High

Hi All,

EPA GRO Undergraduate Fellowships are currently available for students to apply to. The purpose of the program is to defray costs associated with environmentally-oriented study leading to a bachelor’s degree. The Fellowship provides support for students in their junior and senior year for research and tuition assistance, as well as for a summer internship at an EPA facility. The student is the applicant, not the institution. The stipends are quite generous and last year students at Wellesley, Lafayette, St. Olaf, Dickinson, and others were successful.

Unfortunately, the deadline is right around the corner (May 27, 2014). If you know of any students that might be eligible, feel free to share this information. If not, you could also keep this in mind for next year.



Laura Runyan

Assistant Director

Foundation, Government and Faculty Grants

Gettysburg College