Category Archives: Internships

Just-in-time Career Fair

Full-time, part-time, and summer jobs at the Just-in-Time Fair

April 6th, 2016
12:00-3:00 pm
Student Commons, Richmond Salons

We invite you to attend the Just-in-Time Career Fair on April 6th in University Student Commons, Richmond Salons. Organizations from around the Richmond region will attend to hire current and graduating students for fill full-time, part-time, and summer opportunities.

List of attending organizations
No pre-registration is required. All students and alumni are welcome.
We strongly encourage you to dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. For more information, contact us at careers@vcu.edu or at 804-828-1645.

Fund for the Public Interest

Make a difference on issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?

Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.

We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water, just to name a few.

You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.

We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action. Skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.

And, you’ll make good money.

Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about. You don’t have to make that choice.

You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in. All while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.

This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply for a summer job with The Fund.

We will be holding information sessions and interviews on Virginia Commonwealth’s campus on Monday 3/21, Tuesday 3/22, and Wednesday 3/23.
Information session locations:
All sessions will be located in VCU Student Commons (907 Floyd Avenue) Metro Room on the 1st floor.

Wed Mar 23, 2016 – 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm
Thur Mar 24, 2016 – 10am, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm

To apply, please visit www.SummerJobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).

Virginia Internship with TNC

I am happy to announce that we are recruiting for a Dave Tice Science Technician Internship position in the Allegheny Highlands Program of VA. The position announcement is available on Nature.org/careers,  job posting number 44058. The position announcement will be posted until April 3rd.

Students may also contact Dr. Lesley Bulluck directly for additional information: lpbulluck@vcu.edu

Extended Deadline: Green Corps

Extended Application Deadline: March 4th
Click here to request more information about Green Corps

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. At Green Corps, we believe there are actually plenty of solutions to these problems, but what’s lacking is political will on behalf of decision makers.  That’s why right now, what we really need is more Organizers – people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit www.greencorps.org/apply

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Learn new skills: Green Corps will teach you to recruit and train activists and volunteers, build coalitions, organize events and gain media coverage, and much more—all of the skills it takes to build public support for our environment.Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Food & Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International, and The Wilderness Society, in major cities to small towns across the country.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: A team of Green Corps organizers helped run a publicity campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s Cereal to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,500. We also offer a generous benefits package.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

The Application Process: In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2016 -2017. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2016 with Introductory Classroom Training and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Amanda Becker, Recruitment Director of Green Corps at jobs@greencorps.org.

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Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

US Army Corps of Engineers Internships

The Norfolk District, US Army Corps of Engineers, is advertising numerous Federal internships under the Pathways Program for college students in a variety of disciplines.  Locations include Norfolk, Petersburg and Arlington.  Please see below for the title of each internship and the link to the announcements on USAjobs.gov. These announcements commenced today and will close on February 26th.

Pathways Student Trainee (Construction Control Representative):  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428919500

Pathways Student Trainee (Survey Aid/Technician):  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428665800

Pathways Student Trainee (Management & Program Analyst): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428865600

Pathways Student Trainee (Geography): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427627700

Legal Assistant Student Trainee: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428954700

In addition to these announcements, we will be advertising Pathways internships for Engineering and Biological Sciences from the period February 26 – March 12.  I will send the links to you when they are announced.  Please assist us in attracting the top talent in your college/university for these important internship positions.

One last note:  The Norfolk District is hosting a Federal Pathways College Job Fair on Wednesday, March 9th from 10-2:30.  We will be inviting students through social media, and I will pass that information along to you as well to distribute to your students.  In addition to USACE, NASA Langley Research Center and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) will be participating in the event.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for your support!

Smithsonian Internship Opportunities

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships wants you to be aware of all current internships being offered by or through the Smithsonian.

The opportunities available are as varied as the students they’re looking for.  All interested students are encouraged to take a look at the internships being offered.

Click here for the full list

PATH/Siemens Seattle Summer Fellowships

Dear Colleagues,

I hope this message finds you well as we’ve fully launched into the new year. I am a Recruiter with PATH, a global health organization focusing on developing and implementing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. With a new year comes new opportunities, and, we are excited to share that PATH and the Siemens Foundation are partnering to offer six new Seattle-based fellowship opportunities in the global health diagnostics space. We could really use your help to attract or identify talented undergraduate and graduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students.

What is the ask from you?!

Will you please consider forwarding the below information and/or attached flier to STEM students, professors, university career counselors, etc.? Please also consider adding an update to your Linked-In status through a quick copy/paste of the blurb towards the bottom of this page (instructions included). You can also send referral or networking ideas to me at khoward@path.org or direct students to apply at http://tinyurl.com/hhrx2bb.

 

About PATH/SIEMENS STEM Fellowship Opportunities, Summer 2016

PATH, a leading global health organization, in partnership with the Siemens Foundation, which advances workforce development and education initiatives in STEM, is launching the new, competitive Siemens Foundation Innovation Fellowship Program. This program is comprised of a cohort of six undergraduate and graduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students, who will join PATH’s staff in their Seattle, WA facilities for a three-month term, starting in June 2016. This program offers hands-on experiences in diagnostics and global health innovation. The fellowships vary from hands-on laboratory research at PATH’s facilities to using various sources for literature research, review and writing. At the conclusion of the assignment, the cohort will visit the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. facility in New York to present and showcase their projects.

These are great opportunities for STEM students to explore careers in global health and gain some valuable, real-life experience, while serving society by accelerating high-impact, low-cost solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health needs. The program also offers a generous housing and living stipend to encourage participation from students whose economic situations may not otherwise offer the opportunity to accept unpaid or lower-paying fellowship or internship programs.

If you know someone with connections to talented STEM students, please help spread the word about the Siemens Foundation Innovation Fellowship Program, and if interested please apply at http://tinyurl.com/hhrx2bb.

I know we’re all very busy, so thanks so much for considering this request!!

Best regards,

Katie Howard

Global Recruiter, PATH

 

If you have a linked in profile, please consider posting an update on your homepage and share publicly with your networks. Here’s an example and how it should look on your Linked In homepage: (see below)

Linked In blurb:

Now hiring STEM FELLOWS!! PATH and the Siemens Foundation are partnering to offer hands-on laboratory and research fellowships in diagnostics innovation. PATH is seeking six undergraduate and graduate STEM students to join their staff in Seattle, WA for 3 months, starting in June. These are great opportunities for students to explore global health careers and gain real-life experience, while contributing to high-impact, low-cost solutions to some of the world’s most pressing health needs. Stipends included. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/hhrx2bb.

USGS Reston Microbiology Lab Internship Announcement

Dear colleagues,

The Reston Microbiology Lab is looking for an intern this summer who will participate in research aimed at understanding microbial impacts on unconventional oil and gas development. We are looking for highly motivated students with backgrounds in microbiology, biology, chemistry or environmental science, that have a strong interest in research. Experience with molecular biology, microbial cultivation, chemistry and field work is a plus.
The students will be working at the USGS National Center located in Reston, VA with Adam Mumford and Denise Akob and more information about the lab can be found here:  ​http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/microbiology/. Housing is not provided although we are happy to make suggestions for housing options. ​ ​
If you know of students that fit these needs would you be willing to post an advertisement for our position? Our administrative officer, Emerson Perez-Paniagua, will be emailing you the advertisement that we would like you to post​ for 5 days (Feb. 12-19). Please encourage students to apply.
Requirements for the application:
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

All applications will be submitted directly to Emerson.

Best,
Denise Akob and Adam Mumford
Dr. Denise M. Akob
Research Microbiologist
U.S. Geological Survey
National Research Program
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.
MS 430/1B402
Reston, VA 20192
Office: 703-648-5819