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DEADLINE 2/15-Seabird Research Intern on Maine Coastal Islands

DEADLINE Thursday FEBRUARY 15, 2018

This internship is jointly funded by the Center for Careers and Internships and Environmental Affairs. We have been funding this opportunity for many years.

Location:  Southern and mid-coast Maine at an island field camp

Compensation:  $350/week with food provided.  Shared housing provided when on the mainland; camping is required at Island field sites. 

 

Position Description:
Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program operates seven island field stations along the Maine coast as critical seabird nesting sanctuaries. Research Interns will work under the direction of the Island Supervisor, participating in all aspects of seabird research, monitoring, and management that take place at the field station. The majority of research projects focus on studying the nesting success and foods fed to seabird  chicks,most work focuses on terns, but depending of field site, other species studied may include:  guillemots, puffins, and or razorbills. with most work focusing on terns. Work includes, but is not limited to: conducting population censuses, monitoring productivity and chick growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and re-sighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; and assisting with predator management.

Research Interns will live on island (a single island or group of islands) for the duration of the field season. Interns assigned to inshore islands will have occasional trips to the mainland for logistics and resupplying the field camp, returning to the islands to work and sleep. On offshore islands, food, supplies, and mail are delivered approximately every 2 weeks. Research Interns on off shore islands will remain offshore for approximately eleven weeks. In a tern colony, the birds are loud, and in defense of their nests, terns will dive-bomb anyone moving through the colony. Living conditions on the islands are rustic. A cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents (wooden tent platforms provided). Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland). Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios available as a back-up mode of communication. There is no internet access. Cooking, cleaning, and camp maintenance duties are shared by all island team members.

To see more information about this internship, please go to Handshake here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1333828?ref=16-dashboard

Hot Handshake Social Impact Opportunities – Deadlines 2/6-2/12

Check out some of the many Social Impact internships and jobs in Handshake!

Energy & Water Corps member at Mile High Youth Corps – due 2/6

Join this intensive year-long program for leadership development and an opportunity to serve the Denver Community.

 

Program Coordinator: Outreach and Recruitment at Mile High Youth Corps – due 2/6

This full-time position is responsible for outreach and recruitment for the organization’s youth programs.

 

DC Internships Summer 2018 – due 2/7

Work in International Affairs, Public Policy & Economics, Journalism & Communication, Community Leadership & Service, Business & Government Affairs or Leadership & the American Presidency this summer in Washington, DC.

 

Various Internships at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation – due 2/9

Web Marketing

Automation for Building Energy Modeling

Emerging Workforce Development

Emerging Technologies & Services

Energy Data Analyst

Helpdesk

 

Water Justice Advocate at Clean Water Action Michigan – due 2/9

Counselor at International Camp at The Louis August Jonas Foundation (Camp Rising Sun) – due 2/9

Work as a counselor at this full-scholarship summer leadership program for teenagers from over 25 countries around the world.

 

Spring Outreach Intern at The World Affairs Councils of America – due 2/9

WACA represents and supports the largest national non-partisan network of over 90 local councils throughout the United States that are dedicated to educating, inspiring, and engaging Americans in international affairs and global issues.

 

Summer Internship at Fogary Institute for Innovation – due 2/12

Apply to this immersive hands-on summer experience working amongst med tech start-ups.

 

Public Health Project Assistant “The Tick Project” at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – due 2/12

Research the effects of tick management interventions on the risk of tick-borne disease in people. Other positions are also available at the Cary Institute – check them out here!

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!

Deadlines this Week: Hot Handshake Jobs & Internships

Hot Handshake Listings 1/22: DEADLINES APPROACHING

 

Research Associate at Environmental Law Institute – due tomorrow, 1/23

Work full-time in the field of environmental research in Washington DC.

 

Various Positions at Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – due 1/25

Check out openings at the Illinois EPA:

Chemist

Accounting & Fiscal Administration Career Trainee

 

Asian Outreach Unit Legal Internship – due 11/26

Consider this summer internship at the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services and learn more about the community lawyering model.

 

Vermont Field Technician at The Nature Conservancy – due 1/26

Work in field research and management activities in Vermont.

 

Various Positions at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa – due 1/27

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while also working in conservation and energy response work.

Youth Outdoors Crew Member/Leader

Americorps Field Crew Leader

Americorps Field Crew Leader

Youth Outdoors School and Community Forest Crew Member/Leader

 

Golden Paintbrush Recovery Internships at Institute for Applied Ecology – Due 1/27

Apply to do field work focused on monitoring populations of the threatened golden paintbrush in the Williamette Valley of Oregon.

 

Botany Field Technician (Native Seed Collection) at Institute for Applied Ecology – due 1/27

Work as a field technician this spring and summer in native seed collection. The Institute for Applied Ecology also has various other opportunities listed on Handshake – check them out!

 

Intern/Project Assistant: Latin America and the Caribbean at National Democratic Institute – due 1/27

Assist with implementation of democratic development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Serve for Justice with Avodah’s Jewish Corps

Join this year-long program for recent grads to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, and a powerful professional network.

Sophomores and Juniors: Udall Internal Deadline is Jan 23!

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship–Who Should Apply Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country? Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building? If […]

Hot HANDSHAKE Listings w/o 11/27: Jobs, Internships, Fellowships

HOT HANDSHAKE LISTINGS:

Here are some of this week’s Handshake internships, jobs and fellowships that might be of interest for you in the areas of social impact opportunities. Don’t forget to check out the Career Path social impact Top Resources links for many more opportunities in the sectors of nonprofit organizations/social services, corporate social responsibility, the environment and renewable energy, social entrepreneurship, international development, and sustainable food systems:

 

Regional Advisors’ Country Support Intern at Global Health Fellows Program II – due 11/28

Work for the Strategic and Communications Division at the Office of HIV/AIDS at the United States Agency for International Development next summer!

Middle School Program Coordinator at Breakthrough New York – due 11/30

Change the lives of NYC middle schoolers by leading the first two years of their path as BTNY students and ensuring their placement into top high schools.

Community Organizer Internship at Texas Campaign for the Environment – due 11/30

Work directly for the campaign to envision a Texas free from pollution where all communities have equal access to healthy land, water, and air.

Winter Term Warming Shelter Staff at Charter House Coalition – due 11/30

Spend your J-Term interning at Charter House Coalition and learning more about food and housing needs of the Addison County community.

Camp Program Assistant at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain – due 12/1

Work to deliver educational experiences for children participating in ECHO camps for youth grades 1-5.

Health Care Policy Intern at New York Sustainable Business Council – due 12/1

Work to advance meaningful healthcare legislation in the state of New York.

Organic, Grass-Based Cattle Ranching Apprenticeship at Quivira Coalition – due 12/1

Receive hands-on experience with a cow-calf and grass-finishing operation on the San Juan Ranch in Colorado.

Winter Term Business Development Associate at Metrus Energy – due 12/8

Designed as a learning opportunity for students interested in renewable energy, energy efficiency, or cleantech finance, the Winter Term Intern will simultaneously be exposed to ongoing training sessions with Metrus leadership on topics related to cleantech project finance and energy efficiency.

FELLOWSHIPS: Summer & Post-Grad

IT Lab: Summer Security Intensive at Carnegie Mellon University – due 12/1

A paid summer fellowship for rising seniors to work with leading security, analytics, and policy researchers and take coursework in security analytics and policy.

Fellowship at Environment America – due 12/1

Become an Environment America Fellow to help build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water, and clean energy.

Grist Spring 2018 Fellowship at Grist – due 12/29

A perfect opportunity for a 6-month paid fellowship for a Feb offering three fellowships: a news fellowship, an environmental justice fellowship and a video fellowship! Are you an aspiring writer looking for an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues? Here’s your chance, apply now.

Interesting Environmental Events this Week on Campus

Put a Price On It: a Panel Discussion on Carbon Pricing at Middlebury & Beyond, 11/15/2017, 5:00 PM (Dana Auditorium – Sunderland Language Center)

Join Environmental Affairs for pizza and a screening of the carbon pricing documentary, Priceless, from the series Years of Living Dangerously. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion of carbon pricing at the national, state, and campus College. The discussion is a part of Carbon Pricing Initiative to encourage Middlebury to endorse federal and Vermont carbon pricing efforts and implement an internal carbon surcharge at Middlebury. The screening will begin at 6pm and the panel discussion at 7pm. Pizza (not Green Peppers) will be served at 5:45pm.

Communicating Science to the Public, 11/16/2017, 4:30 PM (Davis Family Library 201- Watson Lecture Hall)

In The Narrow Edge, winner of the 2016 Academies of Science Best Book Award, and the Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists, Deborah Cramer accompanies small sandpipers along their extraordinary migration from the tip of South America up into their Arctic nesting grounds, exploring how their lives are intertwined with ours. At a time when “fake news” abounds, when so many take their news from social media and tweets, and people have not only their own opinions but also their own facts, we are experiencing a massive failure communicating science effectively to the general public.

Join author Deborah Cramer to examine how, in The Narrow Edge, she sought to bridge the gap between how scientists and the public understand the world, reshaping serious scholarly work for a wide audience.