Internships, research, summer jobs, environment
What are you doing during intersession?
Applying for your summer internship (or summer job, or summer research opportunity)!
You will notice a theme in this email. The internships below are all related to the environment, wildlife, biology, medical science, and/or sustainability.
See below. Note deadlines, many applications are due by January or February for next summer. Some may require letters of recommendation and transcripts. These take time to collect and coordinate. Start your applications early!
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local! (Housing and stipend included)
Berkshire Botanical Gardens
Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking applicants for its summer internship program. The program is available for college students in the fields of horticulture, public gardening or landscape design.
Environmental and Outdoor Education summer jobs and internships
Summer jobs! Spend your summer living and working at a National Park!
Get a summer job in Yellowstone, Yosemite, or another national park.
Biomedical science - The Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program will provide the opportunity for young people who are sophomore or junior level college undergraduates to be instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant clinical and scientific community. Ten (10) students who have finished their sophomore or junior year of college will be accepted into the 8-week paid summer program (May 31, 2010 - July 23, 2010) to work with UAB faculty members on mentored research projects. SIBS students will receive a stipend of $2,000 for their participation in the program. Campus housing will be provided, but travel expenses will not be covered.
Intern at the National Zoo! Primate Behavior Internship (in Washington DC, unpaid, no housing provided)
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps.
Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.
Get Real Conservation Experience With SCA Expense-Paid Internships Living Stipend • Housing • Round Trip Travel • 18 and Older • 3-12 Months • All 50 States
Environmental Education Summer Intern (stipend and housing included)
This summer position provides an opportunity to work with a nationally recognized residential environmental education institute while living in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Especially appropriate for someone who would like to gain entry-level experience in environmental education, teaching techniques, natural history and science skills.
Responsibilities: Assist in aspects of implementing summer residential environmental education programs for youth including: teaching natural history activities; conducting evening programs; curriculum research and development; supervision of campers in the dormitory; co-leading hikes; potentially co-leading backpacking trips. All efforts will be made to provide a well-rounded internship experience through work and observation of all aspects of Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. (Visit www.gsmit.org for a detailed job description.)
Qualifications: Energetic, enthusiastic, and committed individual interested in professional training and development in the field of Environmental Education. College emphasis and training in environmental education, natural history, or related field preferred, plus experience working with children. Have the proven ability to work with people, can follow through on assignments, be detail-oriented and have a valid drivers license with a good driving record. One year or more of college in a related degree required. Basic First Aid and Community CPR training preferred.
Compensation: Housing, meals, uniform allowance, and a stipend of $150/week.
Dates of Employment: May 31 – July 30, 2011
Application deadline: February 28, 2011.
To Apply, the following items are required as part of the application submission process; incomplete application packets will be disregarded: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) application form (available at http://www.gsmit.org/jobs. Click on link for “Environmental Education Summer Internship”).
Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies- summer internships - application due February (housing and stipend included)
For the past 23 years, the Cary Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program has provided 8-12 students each summer with an opportunity to conduct quality research in ecology at a world-class institute. Our alumni have gone on to wonderful careers in academic ecology as professors or research scientists, in environmental management or consulting, in ecology education, or in many other fields. In alumni surveys, they report that their Cary REU experience was instrumental in their career success. REU students contribute to the mission of the Institute through their research, with most writing papers for the Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports on-line publication, and many co-authoring peer-reviewed articles based on their work.
Students in the 2011 program will receive a stipend of $5,100, housing in an Institute dormitory, and a food allowance of $600. Students of diverse backgrounds come from all parts the country to participate in the program. REU students stay in a small dormitory, Bacon Flats, located on our campus, just next door to the Plant Science Building and the Likens Laboratory where students conduct much of their work.
Summer Student Fellowship Program for pre-med students that have completed junior or senior year (housing and stipend included)
The fellowship is designed exclusively for pre-medical students (who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents) completing either their junior or senior year in college. It offers the student an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of health care providers within a large community teaching hospital.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Summer Student Research Fellowship Program. The deadline for the receipt of completed applications is February 11, 2011. The dates of the 10 week research program are June 6 through August 12, 2011.
Horticulture Interns! (stipend and housing included)
The oldest plant conservation organization in the country, New England Wild Flower Society is a leader in regional plant conservation programs and native plant studies. Garden in the Woods is our 45-acre botanical garden, containing the largest landscaped collection of native plants in the Northeast (over 1500 taxa). The Society’s native plant nursery at Nasami Farm produces over 55,000 plants for sale to the public and for Garden displays. The Society also owns and manages several sanctuary properties throughout New England, as well as leading conservation initiatives and projects within the region. NEWFS has provided internships for the past several decades, offering interns and fellows experiences in native plant cultivation, nursery production, plant/land conservation, and youth through adult education programming.
Other Information: Interns and the Apprentice are covered by Worker’s Compensation, but NEWFS does not provide health insurance, vacation, or sick-time benefits. Benefits include a wide range of optional education classes and free housing within walking distance of Garden in the Woods, in Framingham. Check our web-site (http://www.newenglandwild.org/) for organizational information, position descriptions and application instructions.
Native Plant Horticulture Internship
Number Available: 2
Application Deadline: February 1, 2011
Duration: (2) 6 months, starting from April through May (prefer early)
Compensation: $240/wk (plus housing)
Contact: Kristin DeSouza, Horticulturist and Facilities Coordinator
Telephone: 508-877-7630, ext. 3404
The Interns will gain hands-on experience identifying and cultivating North American native plants in a botanical garden setting. As part of this experience interns will assist in all aspects of botanic garden management for Garden in the Woods to include: use of proper horticultural practices (such as planting, pruning, weed management, soil fertility, and irrigation), renovation and construction of new gardens, inventory and plant record keeping, and public education. This is an opportunity to gain useful experience working alongside staff caring for gardens and natural areas, planning and leading projects, writing articles, and managing volunteers. Interns will get a chance to complete a special project of their interest, participate in educational activities, network with professionals, and attend field trips. Field trips include a spring and fall visit to the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Joe Dodge Lodge where NEWFS manages a native plant garden. Also scheduled is a mid-summer visit to New York City’s urban parks and gardens. There are two additional fieldtrips of intern and apprentice choice. This internship will provide a break into both horticulture and native plant studies. Candidates should have some familiarity with horticultural practices and botanical understanding.
To apply, e-mail/mail a resume, cover letter, and list of three references.
The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA), a science and history based education, conservation, and astronomy and natural science research institution is offering four summer internships in its public Aquarium. The Interns will gain valuable experience with the marine ecosystems of Nantucket, the technical operations of an aquarium and environmental education.
Specific duties include:
- Workday that runs from 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday – Saturday with evening and Sunday commitments as assigned.
- Daily operations at the Maria Mitchell Aquarium, including reception, gift shop sales, leading guided tours of the facility, collecting specimens for exhibits, exhibit preparation, and maintenance of the aquaria, facilities and grounds.
- Co-Instructor in Marine Ecology Field Trips, held daily from Monday through Saturday.
- Leader of Beach Discovery Field Trips held once per week.
- Participate in on-going biodiversity and scallop research in Nantucket harbors.
- Opportunity to develop a personal marine research project.
- Involvement in other activities of the Maria Mitchell Association, including staffing special events occurring during the summer
- Educational background in biology, marine science/biology or related field with at least 2 years of college experience.
- Interest/experience working with marine systems
- Experience working with the public
- Self-motivated, independent and the ability to plan ahead
- Valid Driver’s license and scuba certification desired
- CPR and First Aid Certification required before internship begins
This is an excellent opportunity for students considering a career in marine or environmental science. The Interns will be exposed to many areas of this dynamic organization, and will participate fully in our busy summer programs. The Maria Mitchell Association is dedicated to Maria Mitchell’s passion of teaching science by doing.
Internships are paid $2,700 for undergraduates or recent graduates, and $3,060 for graduate students, includes housing, and runs from 31 May to 28 August 2011, with required orientation and training from 31 May to 5 June. Optional internship extension available through 11 Sept 2011.
To apply, visit http://www.mmo.org/about/internships.html, complete the application and return it along with a resume, detailed letter of interest and college transcripts to Andrew McKenna-Foster, Director of Natural Science Education and Programming, Maria Mitchell Association, 4 Vestal Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 by 15 February, 2011. Materials or inquiries may also be sent by e-mail (use the send resume option on this site) or by fax to (508) 228-1031. Questions? Call (508) 228-9198.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - summer internship (housing and stipend included)
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. Since 2001 the SERC internship program has been designated a REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) site by the National Science Foundation.
Internships, Fellowships, Volunteers:
Summer research opportunity in Maine for students who have completed at least one semester of biology.
Application due in January (housing and stipend included).
The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is a community of scientists and students who study marine and non-marine organisms to learn about the basic biology of life. Our scientists make critical discoveries about how organisms adapt to their environment and how environment, health, and genetics are related. They study a wide range of organisms such as sharks, skates, and sea urchins to learn about development and regeneration. They investigate the root causes of diseases like cystic fibrosis, and they examine the mechanisms that make living creatures age.
The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is recruiting now for summer interns
NATURALIST INTERN - Wynn Nature Center. June-August. One position. Gain skills and experience to lead Wynn natural history hikes and tours and participate in a research or environmental education project. Energetic, creative individuals needed with academic background in botany and forest ecology with field courses preferred; and some experience with teaching or interpretation. $1000-1200/month BOE + on-site housing.
NATURALIST INTERN - Peterson Bay Field Station. June-August. One position. Gain skills and experience to lead Peterson Bay natural history hikes and tours and participate in a research or environmental education project. Energetic, creative individuals needed with academic background in forest ecology and intertidal and marine ecosystems with field courses preferred; and some experience with teaching or interpretation. $1000-1200/month BOE + on-site housing.
New England Climate Summer is a powerful two month internship experience for students to learn and practice effective community organizing skills while building a powerful movement to solve the climate crisis.
Marine Biological Laboratory (no housing, no stipend)
As part of its outreach and education role, the Marine Resources Center (MRC) of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has established an internship program with positions available to college students and recent college graduates. This is a one-semester program that can take place during the spring, summer, or fall semester of college. The program has recently expanded to accommodate recent college graduates looking for a one-semester, six- month, or one-year program prior to graduate school. Interns will gain hands-on experience in aquatic animal care, husbandry, and culture. Qualifying interns will learn new scientific methods and theory by participating in research being conducted by one of the MRC's scientists.
Summer staff/internship positions may be available at Seacamp
Seacamp is a non-profit, marine science education facility located on Big Pine Key in the tropical Florida Keys adjacent to Looe Key and Florida's fragile coral reefs. Founded in 1966, Seacamp offers marine science education and summer camp experiences including SCUBA, sailing, board sailing, and arts & crafts to students from 12-17 years of age. http://www.seacamp.org/apply.htm
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience - application due in February for 11 week summer research opportunity (housing and stipend included)
The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduate program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation (Site Award 0648969), offers an exceptional opportunity for the motivated undergraduate to participate in scientific research. If you are serious about science but have never had the opportunity to perform like a scientist, then this program is for you.In cooperation with a faculty supervisor, students choose a project that fits both their interests and ongoing investigations of the Lab and that can be completed within the eleven-week training period during the summer.
The 2011 session will be from May 31 through August 12. The application deadline is February 14, 2011.
and more eco-internship listings
Interested in sustainable design and building? Try Yestemorrow!
The Woodshop Internship (12 months) provides an in-depth exposure to woodworking and shop maintenance, and includes participation in the 10-week Woodworking Intensive. General responsibilities of the Woodshop Intern include: ensuring that the woodshop is clean, organized, and tools are safe and ready to use, supporting woodshop instructors before, during and after their classes, maintaining and repairing tools, purchasing supplies, implementing safety protocols, and leading woodworking projects for the Yestermorrow campus. Housing, meals and 12 weeks of classes are provided. Click here to read the detailed internship description.
Application deadline October 1, 2011 for January- December 2012 session
Learn gardening and cooking skills in a 12-month internship position at Yestermorrow (January -December 2011). The Kitchen/Garden Intern is responsible for: growing and harvesting organic vegetables for use in the meal program, planning for future garden improvements and 4-season growing, sourcing and picking up local food for the meal program, preparing whole foods using local ingredients, setting up and cleaning up meals, and maintaining our kitchen and garden spaces to be welcoming, efficient, clean and well-prepared for our students and instructors. Housing, meals and 6 weeks of classes provided. Click here to read the detailed internship description.
Application deadline October 1, 2011 for January- December 2012 session
Community Outreach Intern
The Community Outreach Intern is an opportunity to learn marketing, outreach and project management skills while forging partnerships in the local community. The Outreach intern is responsible for management of Yestermorrow class projects, including in-depth communication and planning with Yestermorrow staff, instructors and community partners. The Outreach intern also represents Yestermorrow at public events, including conferences, energy fairs, home shows, and presentations around the state of Vermont and creates outreach and marketing materials for Yestermorrow, including brochures, e-newsletters, and flyers. Housing, meals and 12 weeks of classes provided. Click here to read the detailed internship description.
Application deadline October 1, 2011 for January-December 2012 session.
Students for Sustainable Agriculture - scholarship opportunity - "Our scholarship program assists undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing studies in Sustainable and Organic Agriculture"
Deadline is December 15th!
Wild life rehabilitation interns needed (18 week internships May-December)
Wild Care's mission is to treat injured, ill and orphaned native wildlife, for release back into the wild capable of independent survival, to prevent wildlife casualties through public education and live counseling, and to engage the community in conservation through volunteerism.