Tag Archives: Conservation

Summer 2018 Research Technician

Seeking temporary research technician to assist with field survey and status assessment of the aquatic macrophyte Nuphar sagittifolia in eastern North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia from May 21-Early August 2018. Position will be approximately 20 hours/week, $10/hr, based at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Duties will be split between field and office work. The goals of the project are 1) To clarify the taxonomic identity of Nuphar populations 2)To assess population genetics of N. sagittifolia populations 3) To document the location, size and status of N. sagittifolia populations to inform conservation decisions.

Bridge and kayak surveys for N. sagittifolia populations range-wide,
Collect photographs, leaf tissue for DNA extraction, and voucher
specimens, Data management (photographs, GPS points, field data)
Morphology measurements

Required: At least two college-level courses in related field (botany,
ecology, forestry, plant systematics, natural resources etc.)
Preferred: Strong interest in botany and conservation biology
Comfort with kayaking (kayak can be provided)
Proficiency in data entry and management
Ability to work independently after training
Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule
Applicants must have a vehicle for surveys (gas costs reimbursed)

Start Date: May 21, 2018
Approximate End Date: Early August 2018. Hours per week may vary due to field conditions or project needs. Position is funded for approximately 11 weeks at 20 hours per week.
Hourly Wage: $10

To Apply:
Submit application, including resume and cover letter, at:
https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/98635. Review of applications will begin April 3; position will remain posted until filled.

Contact Katherine Culatta: keculatt@ncsu.edu with questions

Earth Day Bazaar


SWC Information Session

SWC Flyer

Removing Invasive Plants (RIP) Team

Want to give back to your local community?

Want to boost your resume?

Love being outdoors?

The Removing Invasive Plants Team will be removing introduced species in the JAMES RIVER PARK SYSTEM.

We will be working on multiple occasions, so you can participate as much or as little as you want. Transportation to and from the park will be provided.

If interested please contact April Harris at harrisal22@mymail.vcu.edu

Click here to view the flyer

REU Opportunities: Mountain Lake Biological Station

Mountain Lake Biological Station (University of Virginia) announces its 2016 summer program of field-based undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses offered by nationally recruited faculty, and its NSF REU undergraduate research internship program, now in its 24th year.


Summer Courses:      mlbs.org/summercourses

·         Plant Diversity and Conservation

·         Field Herpetology

·         Science Writing

·         Field Biology of Fishes

·         Field Biology of Fungi

Financial aid available for undergraduate and graduate students.


Summer REU Internships:      mlbs.org/reuprogram

REU participants are recruited from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior and physiology under the supervision of station scientists. REUs are paid internships that include room and board, travel, and a $5,250 stipend.

Program dates: May 23 – July 29

Application deadline February 20

Youth Conservation Corps

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation  seeks students who are at least college juniors as of Fall 2016 to be crew leaders for the Youth Conservation Corps program.  This is a three-week program involving the supervision and planning of young students interested in conservation.

See this flyer for more information.

Conservation Fellowship Opportunity

The University of Michigan’s Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is looking for the future pioneers in the changing field of conservation.  This is an 8-week fellowship opportunity with a focus on conservation research and practice at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE).

Click here for complete information.

International Student Volunteer (ISV) meeting

See the message below from a representative from ISV:

My name is Nina with International Student Volunteers (ISV), which is a non-profit that organizes life-changing volunteer abroad programs for university students. This summer we have 4-week programs in 6 countries — Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Thailand.

During the first two weeks, our students do 80 hours of volunteer work in either Conservation — where they can work in rainforest regeneration or endangered species management with elephants, dolphins, cheetahs and sea turtles — or in Social Community Development — doing educational programs with children, building schools and houses and basic health care projects.

During the second two weeks, students will travel all throughout their host country, getting immersed into the culture and exploring its natural wonders. They will also get to do exciting adventure activities like white water rafting, zip lining, surfing, cave exploring, going on wildlife safaris and MUCH more!

This program is a wonderful way to get out of the classroom and have some hands-on educational experiences — throughout the four weeks, students will be learning all about the communities, ecosystems and animals with which they are interacting! Furthermore, it gives students an opportunity to do something meaningful with their summer while exploring another culture and country.

We will be having information meetings about these programs this Thursday, September 3rd from 9am to 5pm starting every hour in the Jefferson Hotel – Flemish Room. (101 W Franklin St. – 4blocks from Monroe Park – ask for the Flemish Room at reception) If students can not attend the information meeting, they can email me to get more information.



Nina Matsushima

Campus Staff

International Student Volunteers, Inc.

Office: (714) 779 7392

Email: nina.isvolunteers@gmail.com

The NC Coastal Reserve Stewardship and Research Assistant Position


15 conservation positions available in North Carolina

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is now recruiting applicants for
15 positions with Project GEOS (Growing Environmental Opportunities through
Service), an AmeriCorps program in environmental education and outreach.Our program seeks to reconnect people with the environment and to develop
future leaders in conservation. We have positions available across the
state of North Carolina. (See our website for more details:

We offer a living stipend, health insurance, childcare assistance, and
(upon completion of the program) a $5,730 education award. Applicants
should be able to commit to the entire 10-month program year, which runs
from March 30, 2015 to January 30, 2016.

Program details and application instructions are available on our website:
http://projectgeos.blogspot.com. Host sites are already reviewing resumes,
so please apply as soon as possible. Applications will now be accepted
until February 17th or until positions are filled.

Abby Van de Bogert
AmeriCorps Program Director
Conservation Trust for North Carolina <http://www.ctnc.org>
919-828-4199 x15