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Internship Description

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization searching for interns for the summer of 2017. The Ocean Center runs programs geared towards children and adults that are focused on ecotourism and environmental education. Interns at the Ocean Center will be actively involved with all tasks related to daily operations for the Center. Interns will also help forward the Center’s mission of revitalizing the local economy of Hatteras Village.

Interns should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of running a nonprofit. We are currently looking for interns with backgrounds in:

● Biological Sciences

● Earth Sciences

● Environmental Science/Studies

● Education

● Marketing

● Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Tasks and Responsibilities

● 50% – Run educational programs for children and adults

● 30% – Assist with the daily operations of the Center (greet visitors, give tours of the facilities, and running the cash register at the gift shop, etc….)

● 20% Help maintain the building and property (lawn work, cleaning, equipment and general maintenance).

Qualifications

● Have a passion for ecotourism and environmental education

● Must be outgoing and able to encourage conversations with visitors of all ages

● Excellent oral and written communication

● Student in their Junior year of college or higher preferred

● Current valid CPR/First Aid Certification (or higher) preferred

● GPA of 3.0 or higher

● Able to work several hours outside in summer heat

● Must be comfortable working in and around water and on watercrafts

Living Arrangements

● Free housing (shared living space) is provided

● Interns are responsible for their own living and travel expenses outside of housing arrangement

● Jobs in village outside of working hours are permitted so long as they do not conflict with internship

Other Details

● Internship dates are from May 22nd – August is 11th.

● Internship is 12-weeks long

Other Opportunities

Interns will have the opportunity to volunteer with the National Park Service (NPS) on their Turtle Patrol and Nest Sitting initiatives.

On Turtle Patrol interns will accompany a Park Ranger or seasonal NPS staff member on an off-road vehicle to search for nesting sea turtle tracks, excavate nests, and perform necessary protocols associated with identification and marking of new sea turtle nests on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

During nest sitting interns will be able to educate and interact with the general public and ensure the safety of new sea turtle hatchlings at nest sites close to their hatching date. Interns will be responsible for raking out a path from the nest to the ocean, preventing visitors or animals from trampling the nest site or “turtle runway,” answering questions, and helping hatchlings to the ocean if problems arise.

How to Apply

If interested in this internship, please email your cover letter and resume to info@hioceancenter.org.

We will contact you within a day or two and let you know that we received your information.

Application deadline is March 15, 2017.

Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)

If you are interested in a summer research opportunity, the application for the University of Virginia’s Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) is currently open, with a deadline of February 1st
SRIP is a ten week residential summer program that combines an immersive research experience with a number of professional development activities and a communication workshop series. The program considers applications from students who will have just completed their undergraduate studies, as well as those who are earlier in their undergraduate career. It is a perfect opportunity to explore the highly collegial research and training environment here at UVA, while completing a high-quality summer research project under the direct mentorship of one of our program faculty. Our program is supported by several grants from the National Institutes of Health, providing research opportunities focused on cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders and cancer, though we offer opportunities in other disciplines as well. More information about this program, as well as the link to our application, can be found here:
Before Spring semester classes start to consume all of your attention, please consider making plans for the summer!

Noyce Summer Internship Program

Do you enjoy working with youth?  Are you considering a career in teaching? Would you like to earn a little extra cash this summer?

If you answered yes to one of these questions, then the Noyce Summer Internship Program maybe for you.

The VCU National Science Foundation funded Noyce Initiative is sponsoring the Noyce Summer Internship Program to pique STEM majors’ interest in pursuing a career in teaching. As an intern, you will be given an opportunity to work with middle and/or high school students and teachers through one of three STEM pipeline and outreach programs.  Interns will receive a $500 stipend in exchange for your commitment to work for one week (40 hours) during the summer with one of the programs.Interns will assist with lesson preparation and delivery. We believe this relatively low stress exposure will serve as a positive experience to begin building interest in a career in teaching.

Please see the link below to apply for the program.  Applications are due by May 31st.

Noyce Summer Internship Application

Ardent Internship :: Deadline FRIDAY 4/15

Ardent Internship Fall '16

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.

VCU PREP

VCU-PREP is a post-baccalaureate research program that aims to increase the number of underrepresented PhD students in the US (for example, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, students with disabilities, etc). In the program, students participate in an intensive mentored research experience in an area of biomedical research of their choice, and receive coaching and preparation to take the GRE and apply to PhD programs. Additional program information is included in our brochure on the VCU Center on Health Disparities website at http://www.healthdisparities.vcu.edu/. The on-line application is also available there, under the Research & Training tab under Apply Now.

The applicant must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or US national to be eligible for the VCU-PREP program. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent at the time of enrollment (July 1, 2016), and no more than 36 months prior to their selection for participation. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is generally expected for VCU-PREP scholars.

The application should include: undergraduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation from teachers or research mentors, and a personal statement demonstrating a commitment to a career in biomedical research. The supplementary materials (letters and transcripts) can be sent by email to cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org.

The deadline to receive your application, transcripts and letters of reference is March 15, 2016.  

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Khiana Meade at cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org.

If you have questions about research in the biomedical sciences at VCU, please contact the VCU-PREP Program Director, Dr. Joyce Lloyd, at joyce.lloyd@vcuhealth.org.

Click here to learn more about PREP

Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors

Through a partnership with the Student Conservation Association, the National Park Service is offering one-year internships for Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors (CVA). These ambassadors work at parks to plan and promote volunteer activities, create community connections, work with the park’s social media, and do other individual projects they might see a need for.

This will be the second year of the program, and the internship starts in late May.  CVAs get park housing or a housing stipend, a weekly living stipend, and an Americorps education award of about $6000.

Currently we have 70 across the country, and we are expected to expand the program to 100 this year. Most of the parks are located next to urban areas. We would love for students to apply and be accepted for the position right here in Richmond, but they are welcome to apply for positions across the country.

Click Here for More Information

Work study position – Biogeochemistry

The Neubauer lab is looking for a part-time lab assistant to contribute to on-going research in wetland biogeochemistry. Responsibilities will include: cleaning glassware; labeling bottles and test tubes for field sampling and experiments; weighing soil samples; filtering water samples; measuring pH/salinity of water samples; pipetting reagents; drying and grinding soil.

The person should be organized, keep careful notes, proficient with computers, and work well in a team. Possible opportunities for field work available in the spring. Outstanding students may have opportunities to work with scientific instrumentation including: plate reader, gas chromatograph, and ion chromatograph.  Hours are flexible and pay will depend on experience.

– Preference given to biology majors, particularly those who have wetlands, biogeochemistry, or ecology coursework.

– Preference given to students with prior lab experience.

– Individual must have the ability to work independently with a positive attitude for repetitive tasks.

– Must have good organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and be detail-oriented. Must be trustworthy and safety conscious.

– Must be available to work between 9 am and 5 pm (no evening hours available).

– MUST be eligible for Federal Work Study

To apply, please prepare: (1) a letter of interest describing your qualifications for this position, (2) a brief resume/CV, and (3) contact information for three references. Email these documents to odemeo@vcu.edu with “Lab Assistant” as the subject line of your message.