Student Opportunities, HAGS/AEG please pass on

Hi ES students,

Are you still looking for an internship this summer? See below for a couple of options—I think many of you would like working for DCNR (third link below).

Cheers,

Sarah

From: Behr, Rose-Anna [mailto:rosbehr@pa.gov]
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:52 AM
To: Behr, Rose-Anna
Subject: Student Opportunities, HAGS/AEG please pass on

Dear HAGS/AEG members and friends,

A few student opportunities have crossed my desk this week. Please pass on to anyone you know might be interested.

EPA Region 3 Student Volunteer/Unpaid internship program Summer 2015. Job open 3/25/2015 to 4/3/2015 or as soon as 100 applications are received.

http://www.epa.gov/region3/student_interns.html

Penn-Anthracite Scholarship. High School Senior and College undergrad.

http://community.smenet.org/anthracite/scholarships (The web site isn’t up to date yet, but I am assured they are offering the program)

DCNR Internship positions

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources/interns/index.htm

Scholarship News Release 2015-16.docx

Scholarship Application 2015-16.docx

Scholarship Instructions 2015-16.docx

Recruiting College Students for Solar Energy Fellowship

I am writing from a nonprofit solar financing organization based in San Francisco called RE-volv. RE-volv finances solar projects for nonprofits and cooperatives that serve their community. Last year, RE-volv launched the Solar Ambassador Program, a yearlong internship for college students interested in renewable energy. For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Solar Ambassador Program has been revamped as a fellowship that gives teams of students the opportunity to develop and execute a solar project in their community.

This fellowship is a unique opportunity for college students to take clean energy into their own hands and have a real impact in their communities, while developing key project management and communications skills. Additionally, students will be able to participate in webinars with leaders in the environmental and renewable energy fields.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year, and we are hoping to reach students who would be most interested in this opportunity directly. It would be wonderful if you could pass this along to your students and to others in your department.

I hope you’ll consider encouraging your students to apply for this great opportunity. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me. Application materials and more information can be found here.

Thanks so much, and I look forward to being in touch.

Best,

Gavriella Keyles

Communications & Program Coordinator | RE-volv

973-902-2795

gavi

www.re-volv.org

REU: Interdisciplinary Site in Ecology and Archeology, IL

FW by Andy Wilson>>>>

The Center for American Archeology (CAA), the National GreatRivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC), and Illinois State Museum (ISM) are pleased to announce the first year of our National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) site (NSF Award No. 1460787), June 15 – August 7, 2015.

This REU site will provide students with interdisciplinary research experiences in archeological and ecological sciences. In 2015 students will investigate temporal changes within the environments of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, with a specific focus on fish communities, to more fully understand the longevity of anthropogenic interactions within these environments. Participants will gain practical experiences in archeology and ecology field research, data collection, and analytic methods, and will generate an original research poster that presents their results to public and scientific communities.

*Eligibility*:

Applicants must

· be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of their undergraduate studies in Fall 2015; and

· have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0).

Although all students will receive full consideration, *preference will be given to students enrolled in community colleges and four-year, non-research institutions*. Students graduating in the spring or summer of 2015 are not eligible for this NSF site.

Applicants should have an interest in interdisciplinary research, archeology, and ecology. Although students will engage mostly in archeological and ecological research, undergraduates with interest in biology, biochemistry, environmental sciences, fisheries sciences, wildlife management, anthropology, and paleosciences are encouraged to apply and will greatly benefit from the educational programming of this REU site.

*Additional Information*:

· Students will receive a weekly stipend of $400 per week (i.e.,$3,200 for eight weeks).

· Room (throughout the course of the program) and board (weekdays and Saturday breakfast and lunch) will be provided at no cost.

· Students will receive local transportation to and from various field and laboratory sites.

· Students will be provided with required field and laboratory equipment. Incidental field items, such as sunscreen, bug spray, water bottles, etc., are the responsibility of the participant.

· Students will receive $300 in travel funds to present their research at the Midwest Archaeological Conference and/or the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

· Students are responsible for their travel to and from Kampsville, IL for the start and termination of the program.

*For full program details, stipend, room and board options, application requirements and to apply, please visit http://www.caa-archeology.org/programs/reu/ .

Direct questions about this REU to: education@caa-archeology.org.

REU- Grasshopper Ecology, Montana

FW by Andy Wilson>>>>>

A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position is available at the University of Notre Dame for the summer of 2015 to study insect ecology under the supervision of Drs. Gary Belovsky and Angela Laws. The position will be based at the National Bison Range National Wildlife Refuge in Moiese, Montana.

The REU student will be part of a research team examining grasshopper ecology in western Montana. Potential projects include examining grasshopper population dynamics or species interactions (competition, predation, etc).

The successful REU applicant will also take part in three weeklong modules on grassland ecology, forest ecology, and Native American ecology offered as part of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) undergraduate course in field biology.

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a solid academic record, and a strong interest in field ecology. The REU will be working as part of a team, which can include working outside for long periods in unpredictable weather and conditions, and which requires the ability to work independently as well as contribute to a positive group dynamic.

The duration of the study is from June 1 to mid-August. The REU student will earn a stipend of $4500. Research supplies, lodging, and travel to/from Montana will be provided.

Review of applications will begin April 3 and continue until filled.
Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be currently enrolled in a college or university. Students from underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply. Please email applications (including: contact information for two academic references, a resume, and a cover letter describing research interests, previous research experience, career goals and the range of dates available) to Angela Laws (alaws@nd.edu).

For more information please contact:

Angela Laws

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Notre Dame

alaws@nd.edu

One Year Volunteer Ambassador Internship Opportunity at Fire Island National Seashore

Sent by ES alumni, Paul Di Salvo>>>>>

One Year Internships beginning May 2015

The Centennial Volunteer Ambassador is a year-long position designed to support parks around the country in expanding service and community engagement programs. This work will include:

· Coordinating and hosting hands-on service project associated with national stewardship events (i.e. Earth Day, National Trails Day, National Public Lands Day, Martin L. King Day of Service)

· Developing local events and supporting recurring group service opportunities

· Utilizing traditional and social media to build connections in the communities

How to Apply:

1. Complete an Internship/Corps Application online at thesca.org

2. Add the promo code PO-00643108 to your application.

3. Contact us at recruiting@thesca.org or 603.543.1700 x1499 with any questions; please reference “Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors”

Benefits

• Weekly Living Allowance

• Travel Allowance

• Housing or Housing Allowance

• AmeriCorps Education Award, if eligible

• Expense paid orientation week

• Hands-On Experience

• Networking Opportunities with

Conservation Professionals

Eligibility

• US Citizens

• Young people ages 21-35

• Available for 1 year beginning late May 2015

• Open-minded and has an adventurous spirit

• Work independently and as part of a team

• Eager to act as an ambassador for SCA/NPS

• A college graduate or has equivalent work experience

• A licensed driver

• Able to provide references and resume with their SCA application

• Encouraged to apply by 2/27/15 (applications will be accepted until positions have been filled)

Centennial_Volunteer_Ambassadors_2015_Recruiting Flyer.pdf

CBF Tree planting projects Spring 2015

Hi everyone,

Are you interested in planting trees? See below for some fun opportunities.

Cheers,

Sarah

From: Rob Schnabel [mailto:RSchnabel@cbf.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:42 PM
To: Rob Schnabel
Cc: David Tana
Subject: CBF Tree planting projects Spring 2015

Hey Team-

Happy Spring to you!

CBF Volunteer schedule is set for the season. Please share with your organizations and colleagues.

See below for our Spring tree planting events.

Note that the first two projects are in Frederick County.

Please forward to the appropriate folks.

Thank you!

Rob

David Tana, cc’ed on this email is the person to contact to register for any of these events.

Folks should email this address mdrestoration

Saturday, April 11th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Riparian Restoration in Catoctin Creek Watershed

Middletown, Frederick County, MD

This project is on Pipe Dream Farm, a beautiful grass based sheep farm where animals have recently been fenced out of the stream. Come help plant 800 native trees and shrubs and restore 4 acres of riparian (stream side) forest buffer along 4,000 feet of stream. Volunteers will also learn about “Grazing” as a means of sustainable agriculture, restoring soil health and water quality. The landowners compete in sheep dog competitions throughout the East Coast and attendees may get to see this first hand. The stream on the farm flows to Catoctin Creek and the Potomac River. Partners include the Frederick County Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Maryland Grazers Network, and the Monocacy-Catoctin Watershed Alliance. Funding for this project is through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Washington Gas and Energy Services (WGES). WGES provides funds from consumers wanting to voluntarily offset their carbon emissions.

Saturday, April 25th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Riparian Restoration in Monocacy River Watershed

Keymar, Frederick County, MD

This project is on Springbrook Farm, a dairy farm in Frederick County. The farmer is in the process of fencing the dairy cows out of over 4,000’ of stream banks and installing two stream crossings to get the cows from the barn to pasture. The farmer is allowing for a 10 acre forested buffer to the stream, with 6 acres to be planted in the Spring and 4 acres in the Fall. The stream is a first order tributary in the Monocay River Watershed. Come help CBF plant over 1,200 trees and shrubs as part of Earth Day events throughout the week. This project is part of CBF’s partnership with Washington Gas & Energy Services (WGES) and Sterling Planet to sequester carbon through restoring forested stream buffers. The Frederick County Soil Conservation District provided technical assistance on the stream crossings and fencing for the cows. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation provided funding for the stream crossings and the fencing and cattle crossings. WGES and Sterling Planet provided funding for the plant material.

Saturday, May 9th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Riparian Restoration and Wetland Enhancement in Antietam Creek Watershed

Waynesboro, Franklin County, PA

This project will expand an existing forested stream buffer planted by volunteers years ago. The stream is a first order tributary to the East Branch of Antietam Creek. A stormwater pond adjacent to the stream will also be planted to provide additional nutrient uptake and shading to reduce impacts to this cold water fishery. Come help CBF plant 500 native trees and shrubs. This project is in Partnership with the Antietam Watershed Association, Renfrew Institute and Lee Royer and Associates. Funding is through the National Fish and Wildlife Service.

Saturday, May 30th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Wetland Restoration in Severn River Watershed

Sunrise Farm (Old Naval Academy Dairy Farm) in Gambrills, Anne Arundel County, MD

Come help the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and partner organizations plant 100 shrubs and 1,000’s of wetland grasses at the former Naval Academy dairy farm! Sunrise Farm is an 800 acre farm, the largest organic farm in the State of Maryland. Volunteers will plant a newly graded wetland in what was a unproductive corn field and learn about the restoration master plan CBF and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have completed for the farm. The planting area drains to Jabez Branch and the Severn River before emptying into the Bay. Jabez Branch is the only naturally reproducing trout stream in Maryland’s Coastal Plain therefore dependent on super clean and cold water to maintain this fishery. This project will filter nutrients and sediment from the adjacent fields and barn areas. Project Partners include the Sunrise Farm farmers, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Anne Arundel County Dept. of Recreation and Parks. Funding for this event and for future restoration projects on the farm are through the Trust Fund provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Saturday, June 13th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Stormwater Wetland Restoration in Patuxent River Watershed

Sunrise Farm (Old Naval Academy Dairy Farm) in Gambrills, Anne Arundel County, MD

Come help the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and partner organizations plant shrubs and wetland grasses at the former Naval Academy dairy farm! Sunrise Farm is an 800 acre farm, the largest organic farm in the State of Maryland. Volunteers will plant a newly graded wetland in what was the old manure pond back when the farm was a dairy. The manure has been pumped to the farm fields as fertilizer and the pond has been graded to function as a bioretention area to treat runoff from the parking and barn yard areas. Come learn about the restoration master plan CBF and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have completed for the farm. The planting area drains to Towser’s Branch in the Patuxent River watershed. This project will filter nutrients and sediment from the adjacent parking and barn areas. Project Partners include the Sunrise Farm farmers, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Anne Arundel County Dept. of Recreation and Parks. Funding for this event and for future restoration projects on the farm are through the Trust Fund provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

David Tana, cc’ed on this email is the person to contact to register for any of these events.

Folks should email this address mdrestoration

Rob Schnabel

Watershed Restoration Scientist /

Chesapeake Streams Manager

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

6 Herndon Avenue

Annapolis, MD 21403

443-482-2175

rschnabel

www.cbf.org

Environmental Campaign Jobs for Graduating Seniors

Hi seniors and alums,

If you enjoy going door-to-door and campaigning, below is a job opportunity.

Cheers,

Sarah

From: Environment America [mailto:jobs=environmentamerica.org@mail45.atl51.rsgsv.net] On Behalf Of Environment America
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:47 PM
To: Sarah Principato
Subject: Environmental Campaign Jobs for Graduating Seniors

Hiring graduating seniors for Environment America – apply by March 30.
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Hi Professor Principato,

I’m excited to tell you that so far we’ve had tremendous interest in Environment America’s fellowship program for graduating seniors.

Could you pass on the message below to your students about our last spring application deadline coming up on Monday, March 30?

You may have recently received a similar note from one of my colleagues, so if you’ve already sent this out, thank you!

Environment America’s fellowship program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the kinds of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles.

Emails from professors are one of the top ways that seniors find out about this position, so we are grateful for your help!

Thank you,
Marites Velasquez
Environment America Recruitment Director
jobs
jobs.environmentamerica.org

Fellowship to Stand Up for the Environment

Your job: tackle the most profound environmental challenges of the day and win meaningful results. Apply now at jobs.environmentamerica.org.

Climate change looms as the most pressing issue of our generation; yet there is enough wind, solar and other pollution-free energy to power the entire nation. It’s not the lack of solutions to solve this challenge; it’s the lack of will from too many of our politicians. That’s why at Environment America we’re running grassroots campaigns to bring people together to convince our leaders to stop pandering to big polluters and climate deniers and start getting behind the solutions.

We’re looking for someone with the passion, commitment, talent, and experience to carry out this mission.

Environment America’s last spring application deadline is Monday, March 30. Learn more and apply today: jobs.environmentamerica.org.

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