Employment and Internships

Current Internship Opportunities 


Field School For Environmental Organizing

Green Corps

  • For college graduates. Intensive training in skills of advocacy. Salaried. Seeking a class of 35.

For more information:
http://www.greencorps.org/apply
Deadlines:  Mar 20 and April 3 

Wildlife Medicine
New England Wildlife Center

  • Caring for the animals, all seasons, variable in length. Current students eligible.

For more information:
http://www.newildlife.com/Wildlife-Rehabilitation-Hospital/Internships.html
Deadline: April 1 for summer shift. No deadline for fall or winter shift.

Career Resources


In the Career Planning Office

  • Preparation for job interviews
  • Library of career resources
  • Career matching software and exercises
  • Resumé-building assistance


In the Crumb Library

  • Working for change: making a career in international public service
  • Green at work: finding a business career that works for the  environment
  • The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference
  • The complete guide to environmental careers in the 21st century


In the Environmental Studies Office

  • “Careers Advice Manual” by Meg Doolen, Class of 2006
  • The New Complete Guide to Environmental Careers
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Careers
  • The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference


In the Curriculum

  • Sophomore Colloquium “Environmental Futures” projects
  • Senior Seminar projects


Recent Employment (recently expired or filled)


Assistant Director
, Center for Environmental Studies, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 

Assistant Director, Save the River
Clayton, NY. • Assist in developing annual program plans and budget.

  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of all facets of program work.
  • Assist with fundraising and development activities, including grant writing.
  • Design and conduct community events.
  • Help develop and implement a communications plan.
  • Help develop and implement school programs focused on STR program content.

Campaign coordinator, Campaign for Quiet Waters, Adirondack Explorer magazine, Saranac Lake, NY 

Coastal Resource Management Assistant, Student Conservation Association
10 month position; You will serve with the New York State Department of State's Division of Coastal Resources, one of assist Habitat Unit staff in preparing draft updates of Long Island SCFWH sites for which no revisions in boundaries are anticipated; coordinate information collection to evaluate potential revisions of remaining LIS habitats; work with Habitat and GIS Units to begin South shore SCFWH update process, starting with preparation of draft updates for the Hempstead/Oyster Bay salt marsh island habitats. the host sites in the Hudson Valley Conservation Project.

Community Outreach Assistant
For Scenic Hudson Land Trust; 12 month position; Develop and implement Sound Principals for Riverfront Development education and outreach program in four communities (30%); Develop and implement surveys to determine interests of park visitors at five Scenic Hudson Parks (15%); Engage public through helping to organize public forums that solicit community input on land-use issues (30%); Training and development functions, such as seminars, conferences, and participating with intra-and inter-agency partners (10%);

Copywriter/Editor
Will aid in producing Environmental Grantmakers Association’s semi-annual newsletter (approx. 20 pages), seasonal briefings about environmental issues, and event program guides. EGA works with a custom publishing house to create the newsletter and with individual graphic designers and print shops for all other publications.

Education Coordinator, Colorado Energy Science Center, Golden, CO 

Education Director, Northern Forest Center, Concord, NY 

Environmental Education Fellow
Philips Exeter Academy. Work with student clubs and organizations, which have an environmental focus, to identify, coordinate, and monitor environmental initiatives that will reduce Exeter's environmental impact by: -Launching new projects and competitions that underscore the school's commitment to making the community greener -Acting as member of the Academy's Environmental Task Force -Working closely with faculty on the integration of environmental studies into the Exeter curriculum -Teaching, or helping teach, a course on the environment, depending on background and Academy need -Working with members of the facilities department on projects that range from recycling to energy conservation.  In addition, working with dining hall staff on such matters as food waste audits and introduction of more organic food -Helping monitor the use of special Academy funds to promote student-initiated environmental projects

Environmental Program Specialist Trainee
, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Environmental Specialist
Teck Cominco American Incorporated is recruiting for an Environmental Specialist located at their Pend Oreille Mine in Metaline Falls, Washington. 

Environmental Studies Program/Technical manager, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Lake Steward
The Blue Mountain Lake Steward is employed by the Residents’ Committee to Protect the Adirondacks (RCPA) to fulfill the terms of a Temporary Revocable Permit (TRP) between the RCPA and the Department of Environmental Conservation. The purpose of the Lake Steward is to provide information about public use of the Forest Preserve lands on Blue Mountain Lake and the Eckford Chain of Lakes.

Organizer
, Indigenous Mining Campaign Project, Indigenous Environmental network and project Underground, Berkeley CA and Bemidji, MN

Organizer positions, service projects, Massachusetts Community Water Watch, MASSPIRG-Americorps-MA Service Alliance.  

Wilderness Advocate, Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, Schenectady, NY 


Recent Internships (recently expired or filled)


Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

This internship provides hands-on exposure to all terrestrial aspects of The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s Early Detection/Rapid Response work throughout the Adirondack region. The lead projects will focus on invasive species surveys and management within the Adirondack region.  Working with the APIPP Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator (TISC) and conservation partners, the intern will be involved in surveying, management, and public outreach.

Forest Protection internships 11 in total, six states, National Forest Protection Alliance

Invasive Plant Inventory and Assessment Project internship
six-months; Survey and map occurrences of invasive terrestrial and aquatic plant species primarily in areas of the Core most likely to be in a relatively weed-free condition. Survey and map large, relatively weed-free areas that may be best suited for prevention, early detection, and rapid control measures. Identify invasives threats to weed-free areas, including threats from roadside invasives. Produce a map of terrestrial and aquatic invasive plant occurrences in and around contiguous, relatively weed-free areas in the Core. Document methodologies for surveys, maps, and assessments. Submit data to the Long Island Weed Information Management System (“WIMS”) database, which will link to a central N.Y.S. database. Prepare a final report analyzing and summarizing data using the WIMS program. Maintain a daily journal.
GIS/GPS Technician, Student Conservation Association
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation—Albany, NY   

New York conservation internships 15 in total, Student Conservation Association 

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Stewardship Internship
The Stewardship Internship has three primary goals: 

  • To complete priority trail maintenance and campsite development work along the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
  • To provide interns with experiences and relationships that further their skills in and knowledge about recreation management.
  • To help develop strong leadership and teamwork skills

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Youth Program
NorthWoods Conservation Corps & Youth Conservation Corps
The NorthWoods Conservation Corps is now accepting crew leader and assistant crew leader applications for its 2009 summer youth crews.

The Youth Program Internship has two primary goals:

  • To assist NFCT staff in prepping for our Northern Forest Explorers Youth Program, a rural youth paddling program;
  • To assist a professional guide in leading our youth outdoor education programs in the field.

Two year internship, Yellow Wood Associates, Inc., St Albans, Vt

Regional heritage Development intern, Northern Forest Center, Bethel ME 


Helpful Websites


  • Association for Experiential Education - www.outdoornetwork.com
  • The Online Environmental Community, non-profit organization which provides access to 1000’s of environmental - www.envirolink.org
  • National Association for Interpretation, organization for advancing the field of interpretation, members include zoos, parks, nature centers, museums, botanical gardens, aquariums, etc., job opportunities across the country -  www.interpnet.com/
  • Environmental Career Opportunities, environmental job links in all fields - www.ecojobs.com
  • Environmental Career Organization, national non-profit organization that helps to develop students into professionals within the environmental field through internships and on the job learning experiences - www.eco.org
  • Cyber Sierra Jobs, Job listings in conservation, natural resources, and conservation - www.cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/index.html
  • Green Dream Jobs, Job search and listings within the business field from environmentally responsible employers - www.sustainablebusiness.com/jobs/
  • Environmental Education Directory, resource that has links to internships, jobs, and research - www.enviroeducation.com/careers-jobs/
  • Governmental job search database in city, county, state level - www.govtjobs.com
  • Federal government job search database - www.usajobs.gov/
  • NYSDEC Job Vacancies, NYSDEC job postings and link to civil service exam - www.dec.state.ny.us/website/career/vacancy.html