Summer 2016 Externship Program

Dear ES students,

Please see Summer Externship opportunity with the U.S. Department of Energy. The deadline for applying is March 11th .

Lisa A. Rynkiewicz

Environmental Studies Department│Science Center 154

Campus Box 2455│717-337-6077

Gettysburg College│300 N. Washington St.│Gettysburg, PA 17325

From: Michael Budney [mailto:mbudney16]
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 8:00 PM
To: Tiffany Kurzawa
Subject: RE: Inspire current students this summer!

I wanted to make you aware that the Department of Energy recently posted student internships at these links:

Please note students need to apply by March 11!

Michael Budney

Director, Office of Business Operations

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

(202) 586-9526


From: Gettysburg College Center for Career Development [mailto:career]
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 2:00 PM
To: mbudney16
Subject: Inspire current students this summer!

Dear Michael,

Greetings from the Center for Career Development and we hope this email finds you well. As Gettysburg College (and much of the Northeast) is covered in snow, we thought this would be an optimal time to start thinking about summer! Our office is gearing up to support current students in their career development through the Summer 2016 Externship Program and hope you will consider volunteering as a host. We need your involvement in order to make this program successful and inspire as many students as possible!

Externships are week-long job shadowing experiences hosted by alumni and parents that provide students of all class years with meaningful learning experiences that can help them define who they are and what they want to do with their lives. Learn more about the expectations of serving as an externship host and please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns. If you’d like to be a host this year, please complete our online host information form by Friday, February 12th, so that we can move forward in our process. *Not all details need to be worked out by this date.

Thank you for being a career volunteer and supporting Gettysburg students – without you, these experiences would not be possible for students!


Tiffany Kurzawa, Assistant Director/Externships Coordinator
Cathy Bain, Externships Administrative Support
Externship Program Coordinating Team
Center for Career Development

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HIRING: Stream Habitat Assessment Technicians (application date extended!)

FW by Andy Wilson

Stream Habitat Assessment Technicians (Application Date Extended!)

Bureau of Land Management/Utah State University

Craig, CO; Montrose, CO; Alamosa, CO; Rawlins, WY; Moab, UT; Salt Lake City, UT; Vernal, UT; Boise, ID; Taos, NM; Fairbanks, AK.

Job Category:
Temporary/Seasonal Positions


$12-15 per hour depending on experience and/or education, plus per diem while in the field

Start Date
During the week of May 9th, or May 16th at the latest

Application Deadline
March 7th

Job Description:
The National Aquatic Monitoring Center is seeking several stream habitat assessment technicians to assist in the implementation of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) aquatic Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) initiative. The AIM initiative seeks standardized the collection of quantitative data that can be used at multiple scales to assist the BLM in making land management decisions. More information about AIM and AIM implementation can be found at Technicians will sample streams and rivers on BLM land using the BLM’s aquatic AIM protocol. Data collection involves measuring a variety of stream attributes including water chemistry and instream habitat, collecting aquatic macroinvertebrates, and conducting ocular estimates in the riparian zone.
Successful applicants will be required to work and camp in the field for up to 8 days in a row. Some streams will be near a road while others may require hiking several miles to access. Applicants should be prepared to encounter strenuous working conditions including: hiking 5 to 6 miles off trail while carrying a heavy pack, bushwhacking, working in the water and in all types of weather, and primitive camping without access to bathrooms or running water. Camping gear including tent, sleeping pad, and camp kitchen items will be provided.
Crews will consist of 2-3 people depending on the location, thus applicants must have the ability to work and communicate effectively in a small group setting. Each crew will have a designated crew lead with additional responsibilities such as submitting data, planning field work, and interacting with landowners and natural resource specialists to coordinate sampling efforts. Crew leaders should have prior field work experience as well as leadership skills and will be chosen at the end of training.
Pay rate is $12-$15/hr depending on experience. Positions will begin May16th and extend to through the end of September. If arranged prior to hiring, end dates may be able accommodate academic calendars. Locations:
Aquatic AIM technicians will be employed by the National Aquatic Monitoring Center (NAMC) a joint partnership between the BLM and Utah State University located in Logan, UT (, but will be based out of the following locations: Craig, CO; Montrose, CO; Alamosa, CO; Rawlins, WY; Moab, UT; Salt Lake City, UT; Vernal, UT; Boise, ID; Taos, NM; Fairbanks, AK.
Qualified applicants must have:
• An excellent attitude, work ethic, and willingness to learn • Course work in natural resources/ecology or other scientific fields
• Field experience collecting scientific data
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills
• The ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps
• The ability to work in the field in harsh weather conditions, with little contact with the outside world for up to 8 days in a row. • The ability to work closely and amicably with 1-2 other field technician(s) for several days at a time with little to no contact with other people.
• The ability to interact and communicate professionally with multiple stakeholders
including: landowners, recreationalists, hunters, anglers, and BLM employees.
• A high degree of comfort wading in all types of streams including those with slick rocks, boulders, fast water, cold water, mud, and large obstructions (log jams).
• A willingness to work long days (10-12hrs).
• Experience with primitive camping
• Experience driving 4X4 vehicles on rough roads (or a willingness to learn)
• A valid driver’s license

Additional qualifications desired (not required):
• Backcountry travel experience and solid navigational skills • Wilderness first aid certification
• Leadership skills and experience
• Coursework in stream ecology, hydrology, or geomorphology • Experience working in stream and river systems

Application instructions:
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to: In your cover letter, explain your field experience and knowledge of stream and river systems. Also, identify your top 3 desired duty locations (or state no preference). Application materials are due by March 7th.

job in Alaska

Hi everyone,

This job might be best for seniors or recent graduates = check it out.



3. Temporary Field Technician Positions Available


The National Ecological Observatory Network

Fairbanks, Alaska

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) announces a call for applications for Temporary Field Technicians. The positions are full time temporary for the 2016 summer field season, generally April-June through September-October.

The Temporary Field Technician will perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks including biological, seasonal, and periodic sampling activities. Temporary field sampling is conducted with direction from and assistance of others. The Temporary Field Technician will also perform field and laboratory activities.

The Temporary Field Technician’s primary work location is in Fairbanks, Alaska. This position supports sites in the Taiga and Tundra Domains.

Taiga Domain candidate sites are located at the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed near Chatanika, Alaska, south of Delta Junction, Alaska and near Healy, AK. Tundra Domain candidates sites are located at Toolik Field Station south of Prudhoe Bay and at Barrow Environmental Observatory.

The positions are open until filled.

For further information on The National Ecological Observatory Network, go to:

To submit an application, go to:

Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325



Field technician positions: Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park (June-October)

Cool opportunity for Seniors/recent grads

FW by Andy Wilson


Position Announcement – Field Technicians


The Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is committed to guiding present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.

The Schoodic Institute is dedicated to understanding how environmental changes, including climate, land use, and invasive species impact ecology. In addition to and in comparison with automated monitoring technologies, we work with trained field personnel to collect data, through observation and sampling, on populations of diverse organisms. We collect data on plants, birds, insects, and intertidal organisms. Our work contributes to national and international projects designed to detect and forecast ecological change at continental scales. We seek technicians who have, or are in the process of working toward, a bachelor degree in ecology, forestry, zoology, or a related field.


All Field Technicians perform field observation and sample collection, handling, and processing where necessary; assist with Schoodic Institute’s BioBlitz and Earthwatch expeditions; and track and maintain equipment. Field Technicians are responsible for data management of collected data.

The Field Technicians are mentored by Schoodic Institute staff. Once trained, the Field Technicians may lead volunteer field crews.

Daily and weekly work schedules fluctuate. Work days can be up to twelve hours long. Work days may be split with morning and evening work. At times work will begin at dawn and go through dusk. The work week may include weekends.

There are two temporary, full-time Field Technician positions available:

June 5, 2016 through October 29, 2016

June 5, 2016 through November 19, 2016


The Field Technician’s primary work location is on the Schoodic Peninsula near Winter Harbor, ME; field work may occur throughout Acadia National Park. Residence is required on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus (on the Schoodic Peninsula), and housing in a shared apartment will be provided by Schoodic Institute.

See full details and how to apply at:

40 positions at the Census Bureau

Graduating seniors – I am sending this job announcement around again. Many students in the ES department would be strong applicants. See below for advice on how to apply with just a Bachelor’s degree.


The Census Bureau plans to hire 40 geographers at this time. The link below to provides the necessary information for perspective applicants. The positions are listed as two-year term positions that can (and will likely) be extended to 4 years for those whose performance is acceptable. I encourage you to encourage your students to apply. The positions range from GS-9 to GS-12. Normally a GS-9 position requires post-graduate credits or a degree, but those with a Bachelor’s degree can qualify with experience. I strongly suggest that the applicants give themselves credit in their resumes and responses to the questions for any evidence of work they have accomplished, including internships, course exercises, fieldwork, volunteer work etc. Initial evaluations will be done by professionals who are not familiar with the discipline, so choice of words is important in responses.

While this announcement will remain open for several months, we will begin processing applications in early March. This is a great opportunity for graduates to gain experience in a world-class organization that has a diverse range of opportunities in the field of geography – from "making" geography by delineating new geographies, to multiple uses of GIS skills, to determining standards and criteria for geospatial data quality, and managing other staff that support geographic operations. The attached document outlines more details on what geographers do at the Census Bureau.

We look forward to receiving applications from your students!

NSF International REU Site in Community GIS and Citizen Science

An interesting GIS-themed REU program!

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host the first year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” Our program offers fully funded summer research experiences for at least 8 undergraduate students in Belize for 5 weeks and Orlando for two weeks. The program is open to all U.S. students and runs June 20-August 5, 2016. We are interdisciplinary in nature emphasizing community geography, community GIS, and citizen science through mixed methods, including sketch mapping, mobile mapping applications, focus groups, in-depth interviews, GIS, and spatial analysis. Please distribute to interested students and your networks.

Research opportunities: Students will work in one of two research directions with community partners and mentors from University of Central Florida, University of Belize, Georgia State University, and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program:

· Research Direction 1: Mapping disparities in flooding & disaster management

· Research Direction 2: Mapping marine debris & mitigating impacts on coastal communities

Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package, including a $3500 research stipend, $1400 meal allowance, free shared housing in Belize and Orlando, up to $750 in travel support to/from the REU Site, up to $750 for post-REU conference travel, and 2 research methods books.

Application process: The priority application deadline is Friday, March 25th @ 5 PM EST. Complete program information and application instructions can be found at

Student reflections from the field: “Challenging, emotional, fun, collaborative, thought-provoking, interesting, real-life, and eye-opening.” These are some of the words used by students to describe our previous research programs. We expect similar experiences in our new REU! Check out a series of short videos from our students at:

Questions can be directed to:

· Dr. Timothy Hawthorne: Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems at University of Central Florida

o timothy.hawthorne

o phone: 407.823.1030

· Dr. Christy Visaggi: Co-Principal Investigator, Lecturer of Geosciences at Georgia State University

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o phone: 404.413.5755

Check us out on the web and share on social media!





Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne

Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems

Associate Editor, The International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research

Director of the Belize GIS Exchange Program

University of Central Florida

Department of Sociology

Orlando, Florida 32816

Office: 403-P Howard Phillips Hall

Email: timothy.hawthorne

Office Phone #: 407-823-1030

Paid Smith summer internship – Special Collections and College Archives

Check out this summer internship opportunity right here on campus

Hi everyone,

I’m sharing this in case you have students who might be interested. We always love it when faculty send us great applicants! Thanks, Janelle

Diane Werley Smith ’73 Summer Internship

Special Collections and College Archives/Musselman Library

Do you know a student who would like to spend this summer in Special Collections and College Archives? Musselman Library seeks a summer intern interested in special collections, archives, conservation, public history, and/or museum studies.

The Diane Werley Smith ’73 Summer Internship program is in its fifth year and was created through the generosity of Gettysburg College alumni Ron and Diane Smith.

This is a paid full time position that includes summer housing. All grades are welcome to apply including graduating seniors. Details at:

Applications are due February 26, 2016

Please contact Carolyn Sautter csautter 717-337-7002 with any questions.

Janelle Wertzberger | Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications
Gettysburg College | Musselman Library
300 North Washington Street | Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-337-7010 |

Twitter: @GburgColLibrary

My pronouns are she/her/hers.