Internships Available!

 

Ecosystem Services Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University | Summer Internship
Deadline: ASAP
Durham, NC
Open to all current undergraduates

The Nicholas Institute is looking for a student to join the Ecosystem Services Program, focusing on a project mapping ecosystem services across the southeastern United States supported by the Southeast Climate Science Center. The objective of this project is to provide information relevant to conservation planners and land managers about the current status and distribution of ecosystem services across the Southeast, and how global change (climate and land use) will affect the future provision of these services. 

The student will report to the Ecosystem Services Program Director, Lydia Olander, and work with current research associates in the program, faculty and student collaborators at Duke, and external collaborators. This is a 10-week, paid full-time position for summer 2018.

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Windy City Harvest | Youth Farm Intern
Deadline: ASAP
Chicago, IL
Open to second, third, and fourth year students

Work with Chicago's most innovative horticulture training program for teens, the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm. Windy City Harvest Youth Farm interns work as part of a dedicated, energetic team at one of our sustainable farms, working alongside teenagers to produce vibrant young people and delicious, organically grown food for underserved communities. Windy City Harvest Youth Farm participants are high school students who learn about principles of sustainable agriculture, teamwork, leadership, and entrepreneurship as they cultivate crops and their own work and career skills. Three-month internships are available at each of our program sites: Lake County, North Lawndale, and Washington Park. Four internship positions are available.

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International Bird Rescue | 2018 Jeff Metcalf Summer Intern
Deadline: February 18, 2018
San Pedro, CA
Open to all current undergraduates

International Bird Rescue is a wildlife rehabilitation organization that specializes in aquatic bird rehabilitation and oiled wildlife response. Our response efforts extend to meet the needs of oiled wildlife locally, regionally, and internationally.

The internship program at International Bird Rescue is a rigorous, hands-on learning program that immerses participants in every aspect of the operations of an aquatic bird hospital. The intensely rigorous nature of wildlife rehabilitation requires many of the same skills that are required in an oil spill, and interns who are able to adjust to the pace and volume of the peak season caseload have an advantage in adapting successfully to working in an oil spill response. Each hospital is staffed daily with at least two experienced Rehabilitation Technicians who oversee case management and facilitate the learning processes of interns and volunteers. 

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Midwest Pesticide Action Center | 2018 Jeff Metcalf Summer Intern
Deadline: February, 18 2018
Chicago, IL 
Open to all current undergraduates

Midwest Pesticide Action Center N.F.P. (MPAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing pesticide use and promoting safer alternatives. MPAC’s programs address both the public health risks and the environmental impacts of pesticides by promoting the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

The focus of the internship will be to work with staff to develop, plan & implement the following projects:

1. Work closely on creating content for our website such as writing new fact sheets, working on our social media campaigns and general outreach.

2. Assist program staff in the development of outreach events on natural lawn care to advance our Midwest Grows Green initiative. Current projects include creating a comprehensive Lawn and Land Forum working group to address the needs of the community transitioning to natural lawn care.

3. Additional duties to assist in other program areas such as structural IPM for schools and childcares, and IPM for low income housing working closely with staff to develop and update toolkits for policy implementation and contract development for municipalities and schools/childcares.

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Program on the Global Environment | Research Assistant
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Chicago, IL
Work-study position

The Program on Global Environment is seeking an undergraduate student research assistant (RA) for the summer of 2018. The RA is expected to work 15-20 hours a week under the supervision of the program director and staff. The RA will support the program’s efforts to broaden its curricular and co-curricular activities and research on urban environmental issues through literature reviews, data collection and statistical analysis, applications of Geographic Information Systems, and attending meetings and events with environmental community partners. Students with some research experience, quantitative skills, communication and design skills, and knowledge of environmental issues are encouraged to apply. The student will work on campus, with some travel within Chicago. 

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Wanxiang Ambassadar Fellows Program | Apply here
Deadline: March 4, 2018 at 11:55pm
Hangzhou, China
Open to first, second, and third year students

Wanxiang Corporation and Career Advancement are partnering to offer a six week summer educational experience in Hangzhou, China. Students will participate in introductory Chinese language courses, engage in cultural exchange and learn about the basics of green technology and clean energy initiatives in China. This program is ideal for students looking to expand their knowledge of Chinese culture and interact with peer students. Students must be willing to immerse themselves in a new culture and approach difference with an open mind.

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Food & Water Watch | Two Internships Available
Deadline: ASAP
Chicago, IL
Stipend available

Food & Water Watch is an environmental advocacy nonprofit that runs dynamic campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources. Food & Water Watch are seeking motivated students to fill multiple positions running campus campaigns to protect our food and water or jump in to work on current campaigns with our Chicago office.

Student organizers will be paid a stipend of $500 per semester, and will gain valuable experience working with grassroots advocacy organizers. Organizing Internships are unpaid but can receive academic and volunteer credit. Here’s a link to the Student Organizer Position and here’s a link to the Organizing Internship.