Tag Archives: Environmental Conservation

The Cities Program Internship in NYC with The Nature Conservancy Due Soon!

While the application deadline is April 3rd, TNC is looking at the applications as they come in. The Cities Program in New York State (NYS) builds strategies and initiatives to create a healthy, resilient and sustainable urban environment in NYS cities, with a significant focus on New York City (NYC). We work with government and nongovernment partners to tackle climate change, improve water quality in and around cities, promote nature and environmental solutions to enhance the quality of life, and reduce urban heat island and air pollution challenges.The Nature Conservancy’s NYC Program intern will provide volunteer event planning, research, writing, and communications support during a 10-week summer internship. This position will be based in New York City, NY and provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and real-world urban conservation work.

The NYC Program intern will directly support the Cities team’s Future Forest NYC initiative, focused on improving the protection, growth, and long-term care of trees on public and private lands, with an emphasis on public health and equity. The intern will assist with volunteer event planning, related to tree stewardship; research, write, and present information on New York City tree issues; as well as providing some miscellaneous support to the overall project.

This internship is CCI-sponsored and comes with a $3,000 stipend. Visit Handshake for more information HERE.

Paid Summer 2020 Cartography Internship: Apply NOW!

As the nation’s leading public lands conservation and advocacy organization, The Wilderness Society (TWS) is uniting people to protect America’s wild places. They recognize and employ maps as one of their best tools to convey complex stories and connect the values and perspectives of TWS and partners across urban and rural landscapes. Their maps and graphics guide the implementation of strategic priorities and frequently and meaningfully impact conservation outcomes.

They are looking for a curious and creative Cartography Intern to join their award-winning cartographic program for the summer. The Cartography Intern will work closely with their cartographic designer, Marty Schnure (Midd Geography ’10.5), to help create compelling maps that connect people with conservation issues nationwide.

The planned location of this internship is The Wilderness Society’s office in downtown Seattle, Washington. However, as news continues to reveal the depth of the public health emergency facing the nation as COVID-19 spreads, The Wilderness Society has chosen to close all of our offices and convert to remote work until further notice. At the time of this writing, we do not know whether our offices will be open this summer. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it develops. Applicants should be prepared for the possibility that they will need to work from an alternative location, including the Middlebury Geography Department (if it is open for student workers during the summer), or from a remote location. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.

Compensation and Duration

This internship is based on a schedule of 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, for 10 weeks. Start and end dates are negotiable between early June and late August. A stipend of $5,500 is available.

Interested in more information about how to apply as a Middlebury College undergraduate student? Please read THIS ATTACHMENT with instructions on how to apply. Please direct questions about this internship to Bill Hegman (whegman@middlebury.edu).

Hot Social Impact Internships & Jobs


  • Center for Global Development (CGD), CGD Summer Delegates Program, Expiration: Mar 15th 11:55 pm in Washington, DC (PAID)
  • NOAA, NOAA 2020 Summer Internships, Expiration: Mar 6th 11:59 pm, Various locations in USA (PAID)
  • The Nature Conservancy, Climate & Clean Energy Intern, Expiration: Feb 26th 11:55 pm, Washington, DC (PAID)
  • The Nature Conservancy, Summer Ocean conservation video edition and social media developer, Expiration: May 31st 01:30 pm, Houston, TX (UNPAID)


  • Hawai’i Preparatory School, Independent School Teaching Fellow, Expiration: Feb 20th 11:55 pm, Waimea, HI (PAID/Housing/Car)
  • Health Equity International (formerly St. Boniface Haiti Foundation), Development Coordinator, Expiration: May 1st, 2020 at 11:59 pm, Newton, MA (PAID) – Midd Alum!
  • Conservation International (CI), Foundation Relations Development Coordinator, Expiration: Mar 31st 11:55 pm in Crystal City, VA (PAID)
  • Conservation International (CI), Global Communications Intern, Expiration: Feb 29th 11:55 pm, Crystal City, VA (PAID)
  • RSG, Research Data Analyst, Expiration: Feb 28th 12:30 pm. White River Junction, VT OR Arlington, VA (PAID) (RSG creatively applies state-of-the-art data modeling and analytics to transportation planning, market strategy, environmental management, and custom software development, helping organizations make critical decisions.)

Science and Conservation in the Largest and Deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on Earth: The Pheonix Islands Protected Area

Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

The Phoenix Islands Protected Area, in the Republic of Kiribati, is the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on the planet. It hosts a diversity of marine ecosystems including shallow coral reefs, deep sea, and open ocean, and is an important climate laboratory because it is sensitive to El Nino / La Nina dynamics in the Central Pacific. This talk by Randi Rotjan, Research Assistant Professor at Boston University, will explore the latest integrative and interdisciplinary science in a conservation context.

September 19 at 12:30 in Hilcrest 103

Learn more about the Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series here. This lecture is also part of the 2019 Clifford Symposium: The Future of the Global Ocean.

Midd Alum 1:1 Chats on Climate Risk (CERES) & Conservation Restoration (Intervale) on April 19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Biology major and a variety of different career paths during the Field Guide to Biology Majors on Thursday, April 18th. 

On Friday, April 19th from 9:00AM – Noon, you can sign up for a one-on-one chat with the alumni who have offered to stay this extra day so you can get more personal with them.

I want to bring to your attention 2 of the alumni you might want to chat with. Below are their names and brief Bios to get a sense of the work they do.  If you are interested in talking with them, you must sign up through Handshake here: 

Alumni 1:1 Chats,  9:00 a.m.-noon in Adirondack House

Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to meet with these alumni.

  • Annalise Carington ’15Riparian Restoration & Monitoring Specialist, Intervale Center
    • Annalise joined the Intervale Center in Burlington, VT through a partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. With the USFWS, Annalise works with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program on habitat restoration and other land management projects statewide. She brings that expertise to the Intervale Center’s Agricultural Services team, helping farmers navigate Vermont’s new water quality regulations, assess land management concerns on their properties, and find the technical and financial resources they need to implement conservation practices.
  • Gillian Lui ’13Supply Chain Sustainability Consultant, Ceres, Inc
    • Gillian is a San Francisco-based sustainability professional who has advanced climate change mitigation strategies across the academic, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors. She currently works as a Sustainability Consultant with Ceres, a non-profit that mobilizes Fortune 500 companies and global investors around climate leadership and advocacy. Prior to Ceres, Gillian was a Climate Research Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, conducting research and analysis to develop The Packard Foundation’s US$50 million annual grantmaking portfolio on climate solutions in land use, innovations, and energy.  At Middlebury, Gillian was a joint major in Environmental Studies and Conservation Biology, and minored in Mathematics. She also holds a research Master’s degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Keasbey Scholar and published research at the intersection of tropical deforestation and emerging remote sensing technologies.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Connect with Midd Alums at the Biology Field Guide April 18-19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Biology major and a variety of different career paths. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to attend.

What did they do at Middlebury
and what are they doing now?

go/biofieldguide for more information.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Alumni Panel and Dinner,  5:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Alumni 1:1 Chats,  9:00 a.m.-noon in Adirondack House

Participating alumni:

Click here to learn more about our alumni panelists!

Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to meet with these alumni.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Historic New England: The Planning for Resiliency Paid Design Internship Opportunity- Deadline date: Sunday, March 31

Project Description: The Planning for Resiliency Cohort will include a Design Intern, Ecology Intern, and GIS intern. All three interns will work with the Senior Preservation Services Manager and the Team Leader of Property Care as a cohort to undertake the second phase of a project titled Planning for Resiliency. The project will be primarily housed at Historic New England’s Lyman Estate offices in Waltham, Mass., with supervised field and other site visits to properties north of Boston in Essex County, Mass. The cohort interns will complete an integrated project addressing climate-driven threats at four seventeenth-century museum properties in Newbury, Mass. The cohort will produce a report that examines and identifies current and projected climate change impacts on these museum properties. That report will be used within the Historic New England to formulate adaptation strategies and to coordinate more effectively with local and regional resiliency planning efforts. It is anticipated that the content of the report will also be shared at an international conference on sustainability and historic buildings. The project is plan to engage three interns with quantitative, scientific, and/or design/communication skills to collaborate on a study of climate driven threats to these properties in three areas: 1) stormwater/rainwater management in the gutter and drainage systems of the properties; 2) plant species at the properties that are threatened by climate change and a survey of invasive plants and pests that might impact landscapes, structures, and the collections at this properties and have been documented to be migrating north; and 3) GIS study of coastal and inland inundation, infrastructure, and access impacts.These studies will provide the data and assessments needed for Historic New England to plan for adaptive strategies to be developed and implemented for the subject properties in the near future.

Deadline date: Sunday, March 31

Click here to learn more about this great opportunity and to apply!