PLEASE POST: 2012 NERRS Graduate Research Fellowship Competition Flier

Professors and Researchers,

We are looking to increase the number of students in social science and inter-disciplinary programs reached by our program announcement each year so, if you have not received this announcement in the past, please read on.  The National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) serves as a living laboratory and platform for investigations in the natural and social sciences.  We fund graduate students in these fields through our Graduate Research Fellowship program.  The NERRs’ Graduate Research Fellowship program offers qualified master’s and doctoral students the opportunity to address research questions at local, regional, or national scales. Proposals may be submitted for 1, 2, or 3 year projects and are based on the student’s interest, Reserve’s local needs, and the Reserve System’s national priorities.  Fellows conduct their research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve(s) and gain hands-on experience while conducting research that results in improving coastal management issues and enhancing our understanding of estuarine ecosystems.  In the 2012 competition, we anticipate 9 openings for master’s degree students and Ph.D. candidates at 9 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRs).   

Attached is the 2012 competition flier for you to print, post, and forward along to your contacts, listservs, etc. As the program coordinator for the Graduate Research Fellowship program, feel free to send inquiries to me.  My contact information is listed in the funding announcement and on the program website at  Interested students should contact the Research Coordinators at the National Estuarine Research Reserves where they propose to study – contact information for On-Site Reserve Staff is contained in the funding announcement.  Proposals may be submitted for up to three years of funding and may focus on a single reserve or multiple reserves.   The program’s federal funding opportunity number is NOAA-NOS-OCRM-2012-2003083  and the deadline for applications is November 1, 2011.

Thanks in advance for your help in getting the word out about this program.  Apologies for cross-postings.

Have a great day,

Alison JG Krepp
GRF Program Coordinator

Alison JG Krepp

Program Specialist

NOAA Estuarine Reserves Division

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Ph. (301) 563 - 7105

Fax (301) 713-4012


Environmental Specialist Internship with the Federal Highway Administration

Hi, ES folks –

            Here’s another one.  Several ES majors have had internships or gotten jobs after graduation with transportation-oriented government agencies and consulting firms.

            Good luck! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




From: []
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:30 AM
To: John Commito
Subject: Environmental Specialist Internship with the Federal Highway Administration

Dr. Commito-

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Pennsylvania Division is looking for an intern as part of our Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). This paid internship opportunity will focus primarily on the environmental aspects of transportation project development. The attached document provides an overview of the SCEP, our agency, and a description of this particular internship.

Although I may forward this opportunity on to the Center for Career Development, I am writing to ask for your assistance in identifying and notifying potential candidates. We are looking for an intelligent, hard-working individual who can work independently, as well as on a team of transportation professionals.

Please contact me with any questions or for additional information.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Jon Crum

Environmental Protection Specialist

FHWA- PA Division

(717) 221-3735


Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.


Sierra Club Internships

Hi, ES students –

            It’s never too early to begin looking around for good internships!

            See you soon! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




From: Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter []
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:29 PM
To: John Commito
Subject: Sierra Club Internships

Dear Dr. Commito,


Please see the attached document and forward to your students who may be interested in an internship. As you’ll see, we’re very flexible with our requirements and our internships offer diverse experiences. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions.


Thank you.




Lindsay Delp

Sierra Club PA Chapter



Spring 2012 Undergraduate Fellowships in Marine Science and Conservation

The Duke University Marine Laboratory is pleased to offer two fellowships for spring 2012 semester study.  These fellowships target individuals who identify with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in marine science and who anticipate pursuing a PhD in marine science.  Fellowships will be available during spring 2012, 2013 and 2014.

We hope you will help us contribute to the minority pipeline into graduate programs by encouraging eligible students to consider this opportunity.  The deadline for applications is 16 September.

Each fellowship is worth ~$30K and includes tuition, fees, books, travel to and from Duke, room, board, and fully paid participation in a Beaufort Signature travel course to Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico or Singapore during a semester of study, Spring 2012 in Beaufort North Carolina.   Fellows will enroll in Duke courses taught in Beaufort, where there is emphasis on the biology and physiology of marine organisms, marine molecular biology, marine policy, and coastal socio-ecological issues. These are ALL EXPENSES PAID fellowships.

A description of the opportunity and application requirements is attached.  Our spring curriculum offers a diversity of courses, including courses in natural sciences, social sciences, and even a humanities course (Science and Nature Writing).  

Check the website for complete application information:

Please feel free to distribute this announcement widely.



Cindy Lee Van Dover

Director, Duke University Marine Laboratory

Chair, Division of Marine Science and Conservation

Nicholas School of the Environment 

135 Marine Lab Road

Beaufort NC 28516

tel: 252-504-7655

fax: 252-504-7648

New Course this FALL- Landscape Ecology

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying summer! Have you thought about returning to Gettysburg yet? Well, I have some great news. As you have probably already heard, we will welcome Professor Andy Wilson to the ES department this fall.  He will be teaching a new course, ES 304- Landscape Ecology. Registration adjustment is open NOW, so I strongly encourage you to sign up for the course.   See below for a description.



ES 304- Landscape Ecology

Analysis of ecological patterns and processes at the landscape scale.  Lecture and laboratory provide a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly developing field in ecology.  Studying ecological processes at large spatial scales has been facilitated by the development of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and more specialized computer programs.  This course provides an opportunity to develop GIS skills and gain experience in analysis of spatial environmental and ecological data.  Emphasis on practical learning through laboratory exercises and coursework.

Another new course to consider for those of you interested in Environmental Health (offered through the Anthropology Department):

ANTH 250 B Culture and Medicine

Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Chair of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325