Tag Archives: conservation

Hot Handshake Opportunities: SOCIAL IMPACT Deadlines Jan. 29-Feb. 2

There are countless Social Impact opportunities that have applications due this week – check out Handshake for even more in your field!

 Event and Fund Development Coordinator at Boys to Men Tucson – due 1/30

Apply to be an AmeriCorps Vista at Boys To Men in Arizona!

 

Writing Justice in the 21st Century Coordinator – Yavapai County, Arizona – due 1/30

This project works to identify and combat the reasons indigenous students do not enroll in college through culturally-based curriculum.

 

Outreach and Programs Intern at Brave New Films – due 1/31

Work at a non-profit, non-partisan social justice documentary company. They also have an opening for a Social Media Intern, app due 1/31!

 

Numerous internships open at New England Aquarium! – applications due 1/31

Positions open include Aquarist Intern, Penguin Colony Intern, Visitor Education Intern, etc!

 

Social Media Project Leader at Save The Water – due 1/31

STW is a nonprofit whose mission is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water, and to raise public awareness about water contamination.

 

Internships at Meals on Wheels America – due 1/31

Training and Education Internship in Arlington, Virginia

Fundraising and Development Internship in Arlington, VAf

 

AmeriCorps positions at ReSOURCE in Vermont – due 1/31

AmeriCorps Training Outreach Coordinator

AmeriCorps Job Site Assistant

Star Island Sustainability Internship at Star Island, Rye, New Hampshire — due 1/31

For those who choose to “vacation with a purpose” during July and August, Star Island is an all inclusive retreat with family style meals, children’s activities and themed “conferences” including world affairs, social justice, natural history, and spirituality.

Youth Care Counselor at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth – due 1/31

An internship for those who are passionate about providing youth with the opportunity to shape their future in a residential setting. They also have a position open as a Group Home Worker.

 

Nature Education Internship at National Audobon Society – due 1/31

Help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds.

 

Conservation Associate, Little Tennessee River at American Rivers – due 1/31

Work in the field of river protection and restoration work in western North Carolina.

 

Native Plant Horticulture Internship at New England Wild Flower Society – due 2/1

 

Conservation Internships at New England Wild Flower Society – due 2/1

There are various internships open at the New England Wild Flower Society, including  Conservation Internships, a Native Plant Horticulture Internship, and the Marylee Everett Internship.

 

Summer Internship at Wrangell Mountains Center – due 2/1

Apply to this summer internship at this center that models a culture of family-style communal activity.

 

Fellowships

Environment America Fellowship – due 1/31

Work in environmental organizing and lobbying.

NOAA Summer 2018 Internships

CCI will be posting this week in Handshake the new NOAA application for any of the dozen or so conservation internships that you can apply to via this link through the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. These opportunities are for NOAA’s College-Funded Internship Program which provides undergraduate students summer internship experience in science, policy, and science communication. Middlebury is a partner school and to participate you must apply through Handshake.  There will be up to 5 funded opportunities through Middlebury’s CCI funding process. Keep checking on Handshake throughout the later part of this week. Use keyword “NOAA 2018 Summer Internship” to directly find the instructions about the application process.

Here are a few of the internships to whet your appetite!

Restoring Habitat via community leadership and support (in Hawaii)

Habitat Mapping GIS Project in the Gulf of Mexico (in Mississippi)

LPW Chinook salmon research (in Alaska)

Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Economic Intern (in Maryland)

Climate and Anthropogenic Impacts on Critical Reserve Habitats: The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Sentinel Site Program, Virginia (in VA)

Using GoPro cameras to document finfish habitat services provided by oyster aquaculture gear (in CT)

The deadline for applications on Handshake will be COB February 14 – but don’t wait to apply!

In Their Own Words: Luke Elder ’13

“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Luke Elder ‘13 interned with The Nature Conservancy in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. 

What did you do?

Luke Elder ’13 and Max Hoffman ’14 interned for The Nature Conservancy this summer.

I worked as a conservation intern for The Nature Conservancy, specifically doing land stewardship and management. We did invasive species control, native plant nursery work, vegetation monitoring, and were involved with a few studies that the TNC Island Office have been conducting for a few years.

What did you learn?

I learned a great deal about what it means to have a field job. My previous environmental or conservation work experience has only been composed of office research jobs, but working for TNC in the field truly showed me what is takes day to day to be a field biologist. For anyone interested in biology, botany, ecology, land conservation and management, I would recommend this internship without hesitation. The experience has taught me a lot about botany and plant work, something that I had never really been exposed to before. I realized that I think I have more of a passion for wildlife work (which I got a little exposure to through this internship as well). But regardless, getting the experience to help me navigate through figuring out what I like and what I don’t like has been so helpful.

What are your plans for the future?

Working for The Nature Conservancy has been a formative experience that has solidified my passion for conservation work. I plan to continue finding work in the field of conservation biology, and after my experience working for TNC I could easily see myself finding a job working for TNC in the future. I had an incredibly positive experience with the organization and have nothing but good things to say about what they do.

Think this experience sounded pretty cool? Check out opportunities like this and more on MOJO.

PRESERVING OUR VALUABLE COLLECTIONS

Ginny Faust in the Conservation Workroom.

Ginny Faust in the Conservation Workroom.

While some of the work of LIS varies with the semesters and seasons, other work continues quietly at a regular pace and sometimes goes unnoticed. Ginny Faust, Binding and Conservation Technician, works to maintain and improve the condition of both the circulating and special collections of the libraries. Routine preservation activities like binding and reinforcement of new materials, repair of worn and damaged items, and repackaging of media materials have gone on for many years and the result of these activities is a library collection in generally excellent condition of which Middlebury can be proud.  In recent years we have expanded our work to include the conservation of selected Special Collections materials.  Ginny has taken classes and independently studied to improve her conservation skills.  We are now able to cost effectively complete conservation treatments in-house that we could not afford to outsource to a professional conservator.  To see examples of this important work please see the overview and gallery here.