Friends of the Earth Internship Opportunity

Friends of the Earth is looking for motivated students who would like to gain hands-on campaign and advocacy experience for pollinator protection and environmental health issues. This is a great opportunity for students who either have previous campaign experience or who are looking to get their foot in the door of environmental advocacy while helping to create tangible change in their community.

View the attached document for a more in-depth description of the position for more information or contact Jason Davidson, pollinator policy coordinator, with any questions ( or 202-222-0738).
Friends of the Earth BeeAction Campus Coordinator Position Description.pdf

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Paid Communications Internship Opportunity

Wild Forests and Fauna (WildFF) is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring threatened forests through local leadership of community based projects. Over the last three years, this small non­profit has launched four successful projects in Peru and Uganda.

With the organization’s foundation set and projects initiated, WildFF is ready to enhance its communications strategy and increase its exposure to a wider audience. To this end, WildFF is searching for a proactive and engaging communications intern to support our Future Leaders project team.

Future Leaders is a multi­year youth leadership program that provides aspiring young individuals with skills in sustainable business, innovation, and leadership. Programs are hosted in globally important, endangered forests that have significant opportunities for conservation, currently in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. We invite local youth (aged 18­30) who want to conserve their natural resources and be successful entrepreneurs. In this position, you’ll co­develop and implement a digital communications strategy—including blogs, social media and newsletter content—to educate and inspire the public and prospective donors about the Future Leaders project (currently prepping for its 4th Summit). This is an opportunity to work directly with WildFF’s Communications Team—made up of board members who are currently working in the marketing & communications field—while also gaining first­hand experience working with a young and growing international conservation organization.

View the attached flyer for more information on the position and application process.
WildFF. Communications Internship 2016-2017.pdf

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Weekly Jobs Update from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Job Outreaches from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Please see below for a number of great positions. The links will take you to th Forest Service Outreach Database for more information on each job including contact information for the hiring manager, job duties, etc.

Unless otherwise noted, these jobs are being outreached only and are not yet advertised in USAjobs at Please contact the hiring manager found at each position’s weblink given below to be notified when position will be advertised.

Check out the new blog/website at: This is where you can find “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job”, “Top 10 Resume Building Tips For Forest
Service Jobs” and “FAQ”. And, you are welcome to view the Forest Service webinar on “How To Get A Forest Service Job”.

Schedule time to visit with a recruitment specialist. More days and times have been added! Here’s a great opportunity to schedule time with USFS Northern Region’s Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention Program Specialist Amber Kamps. You can visit with her about: jobs with the Forest Service, career advice, help with applying for jobs on USAJOBS, help with your resume, other questions about applying or finding jobs, and anything else. Sign up for available 20 minute time frames using: If you have a resume, please email it to prior to your scheduled appointment. Amber will call you at the scheduled time using the phone number you provide in the booking.

Forester GS-7/9 in Orofino, Idaho

Hydrologist GS-11/12 in Missoula, Montana

Team Leader GS-13 in Helena, Montana

Civil Engineer GS-7/9 in Eureka & Libby, Montana – 2 positions

Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-5/6/7 in Orofino, Idaho

Geographic Information Specialist GS-7/9 in Bozeman, Montana

Maintenance Worker WG-8 in Kooskia, Idaho

Assistant Fire Management Officer GS-8/9 in Hungry Horse, Montana

Fire Management Specialist GS-8/9 in Hungry Horse, Montana

Social Services Assistant GS-6/7 in Anaconda, Montana

Safety & Occupational Health Specialist GS-13 – Telework

Service Desk Liaison GS-12 – Telework

Now Advertised on

Fire Engine Operator GS-6/7 in Ennis, Montana – closes Friday 8/26

Land Law Examiner GS-9 in Bozeman, Butte, or Helena, Montana – closes Tuesday 8/23

Cook WG-6 in Darby, Montana – closes Thursday 8/25, 3 positions to fill


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WCC Yakima Recruiting for Outdoor Work

Washington Department of Ecology – NEWS

WCC Yakima recruiting for outdoor work

Job openings for young adults and veterans beginning in October

YAKIMA – If you love to work outside and are ages 18 to 25, or a Gulf War II era military veteran, reservist or dependent – this may be the job for you! The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is recruiting for its Yakima crew to work throughout Central Washington.

Crews work year-round to protect and enhance natural resources and deploy where needed across the country to provide assistance during natural disasters.

Crews in Central Washington will focus on salmon habitat recovery and native plant restoration. They will work a “spike” schedule, which means members should expect frequent overnight stays close to service sites, Monday through Thursday. During winter months, lodging is in hotels or bunkhouses; in the summer, tent camping is common.

In addition to hands-on environmental career experience, member benefits include the AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,775 (scholarship) upon completing one year or 1,700 hours of service. Full-time members are eligible for educational loan forbearance, health insurance, and Washington state minimum wage throughout the year.

Interested candidates should apply online at For more information, call 509-406-4985. Make applications by Sept. 16 for an Oct. 3, 2016, start date.

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Lolo National Forest GS-9 Fish Biologist Position

The Forest Service is happy to announce the GS-9 Fisheries Biologist position in Huson, MT will be open and posted on starting tomorrow, August 23. The Merit announcement (existing government employees) will close September 1st; and note the Demo announcement (open to all) has a short window and closes on August 25th. The links to the vacancy announcements below will be available tomorrow, or use the Job Announcement Number to search on USAjobs.


Job Announcement Number: 16-0116-0245023G-PT

Job Title: Fish Biologist, GS-0482-9

Opens 8/23/2016; closes 9/01/2016



Job Announcement Number: 16-0116-0245023DP-PT

Job Title: Fish Biologist, GS-0193-9

Opens 8/23/2016; closes 8/25/2016


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Outreach for Grants & Agreements Assistant in Wenatchee, WA

The Forest Service is outreaching for a GS 5/6/7 Grants & Agreements Assistant in beautiful Wenatchee, WA. Wenatchee is located in the center of the state, at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range along the Columbia River. Known as the Apple Capital of the World, Wenatchee is an agricultural center, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, garden produce, millions of apples. It is also a premier wine grape growing region with over 140 wineries in the area. The location also provides world class recreational opportunities – snow skiing, water skiing, fishing, hiking, hunting, backpacking, road biking, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, etc.

The regional G&A team of four is located on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Headquarters, and supports the Okanogan-Wenatchee, Colville, and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests and provides assistance across Region 6.

Come join this great team in a great location!


For more information on this job opening, view the outreach document below:


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SER-UW Nursery Internships

The UW Society for Ecological Restoration is seeking two undergraduate interns for Autumn quarter. Interns will receive credit for ESRM 399 or the equivalent in their school. One intern will focus on education and another on plant propagation and production. Please see the attached flyer.

Fall 2016 Nursery Internships .pdf

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Call for Applications for Graduate Fellow position/Scholars Strategy Network

This is an opportunity to work on behalf of the Scholar’s Strategy Northwest. The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is a nationwide collection of university-based scholars – mostly social scientists – who want to reach out with their research and ideas to policymakers, citizens’ groups, and journalists at the national and state levels. Many of us already do this individually, but SSN has the resources and connections to develop and deepen these connections. You can find more information about the network here: and in the attached membership description and brochure.

With hundreds of scholars around the country already on board, SSN is rapidly expanding. Northwest SSN is a regional network node based in Seattle housed here at the University of Washington. Over the past, we’ve organized events that brought together scholars such as Theda Skocpol, Leslie McCall, Matt Desmond and Chris Uggen with local advocates, policymakers, and journalists. This year we plan to continue to disseminate research findings from local scholars to a wider audience and to facilitate chapter organizing on state budget and tax issues, including the possible production of a report that will document the adverse effects of Washington State’s regressive tax system and underfunding in key policy areas.

As a regional network node, we have the opportunity to name an SSN Graduate Fellow who will help coordinate this effort. The Fellow will receive a $2000 honorarium, in two installments (January and June). Fellows will turn over from one year to the next; they cannot be reappointed.

SSN is currently seeking applications for this position and is especially interested in candidates who have some familiarity with tax policy and the Washington State tax system specifically. If appointed SSN Graduate Fellow, you would become a member of SSN, participate in upcoming SSN events and projects, and assist us as we plan and publicize SSN events, organize chapter initiatives, and in the production of the report. To be eligible for the position, you must have presented your research at an academic conference, completed your Master’s thesis, or published a peer-reviewed article.

To complete an application, please fill out the attached member profile template and send it to us via email along with an idea for your first draft brief. (We will provide plenty of assistance in the drafting of the actual brief). These briefs constitute the core requirement to be an SSN member. We’ve attached an example; please notice the plain English writing style. Many more examples are available here:

SSN is happy to answer any other questions you might have about becoming an SSN Graduate Fellow. Applications are needed back rather quickly – the deadline is August 31.

Please see attached documents for an SSN member profile template and some tips on how to write an SSN brief.
2. SSN Member Profile Template.docx
3. How to Write a Two Page SSN Brief.pdf

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Climate Impacts on Society (ATMS/OCN/ESS 475) for Fall Quarter

ATMO S/OCEAN/ESS 475 (3 credits) Current Research in Climate Science Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:50. Instructor: LuAnne Thompson (Oceanography)

Interested in the impacts of and responses to climate change by human society?   In how these challenges impact both the ability of individuals and nations to thrive?  In this seminar, we will be exploring both the impacts of climate change (both slow changes and extreme events) and the challenges that climate change brings to society. Projections of climate change suggest human populations will be impacted in multiple ways. The stability of governments will be challenged by extreme events that can impact housing, water and food supply. Stresses on natural resources can in turn lead to migration, political instability, violence, and humanitarian disasters.  In addition, the strength of human society also relies on energy, food, and water security. In this class, students will explore these challenges from both natural science and social science perspectives.

See the attached flyer for additional details.

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2017 Delta Science Fellows Program

This fellowship, offered by the Delta Science Program and California Sea Grant, is for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars working on scientific research projects related to the California Delta. Learn more about the program and how to apply here:

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GeoHack Week!

The University of Washington’s eScience Institute is hosting a GeoHack week, November 14-18, 2016. Join the event for five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking, focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize geospatial data. The event will include a team from Google Earth Engine who will lead a series of workshops.


Please visit our website for details.

Application deadline: September 15, 2016.


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Online Autumn Courses

Register now for autumn quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington’s online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this autumn you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an online fee of only $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the autumn quarter 2016 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUW Online courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

The following courses feature the $120 fee and the group-start format:

ASTR 101: Astronomy (NW,QSR)

ASTR 150: The Planets (NW/QSR)

DANCE 100: Understanding Dance (VLPA)

ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)*

JSIS E 111: Elementary Modern Greek

JSIS E 112: Elementary Modern Greek

JSIS E 113: Elementary Modern Greek)

MATH 124: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (NW)

MATH 125: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (NW)

MATH 126: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (NW)

MUSIC 116: Elementary Music Theory (VLPA)

MUSIC 131: History of Jazz (VLPA)

MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)

MUSIC 185: The Concert Series (VLPA)

PSYCH 206: Human Development (I&S)

SCAND 330: Scandinavian Mythology (VLPA)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

*ESRM 100 online fee is $350

†MATH 124, 125, 126 courses have no additional fee

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New Biodegradable Plastic Wins Environmental Innovation Challenge

Creating a biodegradable plastic for agricultural uses that can suppress weeds and conserve water before decomposing into fertilizer sounds like a good idea. That’s what the judges thought, too.

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Fun Summer Reading: Jackie’s Wild Seattle

Jackie’s Wild Seattle

By Will Hobbs

What was the very first thing that led to the writing of this story?

A newspaper clipping. My brother-in-law in Seattle was aware that I’m always cutting articles out of newspapers and magazines—just anything that catches my fancy. You never know what might turn into a story! The clipping he sent was about a volunteer for a wildlife rescue and rehab center who rescued a wild coyote from an elevator in a downtown Seattle office building. Amazingly enough, the man did it without tranquilizing the animal. He just sat down in the elevator with the coyote, talked to it, calmed it down and brought it out in a carrier. I resolved to visit the wildlife center the next time I was in the area, and to meet these amazing people.

Lost, Frightened And Trapped — Coyote Ducks Into Downtown Building

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Looking for I/S out of major: SPHSC 371 Hearing Disorders (3) I&S/NW K. TREMBLAY

SPHSC 371 Hearing Disorders (3) I&S/NW K. TREMBLAY
Introduction to abnormal hearing. Pathologies of the ear and their treatments. Audiometric correlates, communicative and social consequences of hearing loss. Overview of management of children and adults. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Offered: AS.

 21080 A 3 TTh 1230-150 PAA A118 TREMBLAY,KELLY L Open 50/ 120 

Earplugs Help Prevent Hearing Loss Tied to Loud Concerts: Study

THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study confirms a common-sense notion: Earplugs can shield you from the temporary hearing loss that can happen after a high-decibel music concert.

While getting young people wear earplugs at concerts may be a long shot, one expert said the threat to their hearing is real.

– See more at:,709749#sthash.SJcvnBgA.dpuf

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Behavioral Ecology Assistant Professor Position Available

Behavioral Ecology

Assistant Professor

School of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Washington State University

The School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, invites applications for a full-time, permanent, tenure-track faculty position in behavioral ecology. This position is to be filled at the Assistant Professor level and will begin in August of 2017.
Required qualifications:
1) Earned doctorate in an appropriate biological discipline at the time of application.
2) Record of research accomplishment in behavioral ecology.
3) Evidence of commitment to teaching excellence and potential for outstanding teaching.
4) Effective communication skills.
Preferred qualifications:
1) Expertise in genomic, molecular, neurobiological, physiological, and/or use of quantitative approaches to study behavior. Research areas of interest include proximate mechanisms of behavior, behavioral responses to the environment, complex social systems, communication, or ultimate causes of behavior.
2) Ability to complement our faculty’s strengths in organismal and evolutionary biology,
population genetics, ecology, and animal physiology.
Job Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in behavioral ecology,train graduate and undergraduate students, participate in graduate and undergraduateteaching, participate in service needs, and advance the university’s commitment todiversity and multiculturalism.
To apply visit and upload application materials. Applications must include a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, separate teaching and research statements, and up to three selected reprints of published or in press papers. Three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s history of and potential for research, teaching and communication excellence are required. The reference letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through our online application system. Review of applications with reference letters begins September 30, 2016.
For information on the position or the status of your application, candidates may contact Dr. Hubert Schwabl ( notice of vacancy can be viewed at


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Gen Stud 391K: Undergraduate Research for CC Transfer Students

GENERAL STUDIES 391 K (2 cred) |  SLN: 15456

Undergraduate Research Intensive for Community College Transfer Students

1-Day Workshop (September 22) + weekly follow-ups (Fridays, 1:30-2:20 PM)

The Undergraduate Research Intensive designed for incoming transfer students comprises an initial 1-day pre-autumn quarter workshop, held September 22 on the UW Seattle campus, followed by weekly sessions during the quarter designed to help transfer students attain and excel in undergraduate research positions. The course will demystify the research process at UW and provide instruction in research-related skills and resources. All students receive one-on-one advising with Undergraduate Research Program staff and interact with peer researchers.

For more information & to request an add code, contact and include the following:

  1. Your full name:
  2. Transfer institution:
  3. UW student number:
  4. Major, intended major, or area(s) of interest:

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Stressed Out? So Are These Trees!

Interesting article to share; read about the snowball effect of climate change upon these poor trees, and what it means for us:

From mountain forests to city parks, trees are stressed and dying (Nick Bond, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean) – The Seattle Times

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Job Outreaches from the US Forest Service Northern Region.

Civil Engineer GS-13 in Kamiah, Idaho
Geologist GS-9/11 in Huson, Montana
Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation) GS-5 in Sandpoint, Idaho
Wildlife Biologist GS-9/11 in Trout Creek, Troy, or Libby, Montana – 1 position
Fire Management Specialist GS-9 in Helena, Montana
Hydrologist GS-9/11 in St. Maries, Idaho
Administrative Management Specialist GS-11 in Missoula, Montana
Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist GS-13 in Missoula, MT, Portland, OR, and Odgen, UT – 3 positions
Social Services Assistant GS-5 in Anaconda, Montana

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Disasters by Design: Autumn Course

There is available in BE 498A: Disasters by Design: Resilience in the Built Environment for Autumn quarter 2016! Learn more about the course below and the poster here: Disasters by Design Poster-v4

BSE 498A “Disasters by Design: Resilience in the Built Environment” is a pilot seminar for pre-majors/pre-minors interested in exploring the Built Environmental disciplines (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management, and Urban Design & Planning) through the lens of disasters, natural hazards and resilience.  The course examines how natural phenomena such as earthquakes, landslides and flooding become disasters, or don’t, for humans depending on social choices, policies, use of land, and the design of buildings and infrastructure.  The course counts towards either the Natural World or Individual & Society requirement, depending on student need.  The class size is limited to less than 20 freshmen and sophomores, who will work with a small group of professional masters students and undergrad majors in the College of Built Environments to develop scenarios of risk and resilience in actual neighborhoods in/around Seattle.  Mondays and Wednesdays the class will feature lectures by faculty and guest speakers from various disciplines; Fridays will be devoted to readings discussion, team project work, quizzes or other activities. This is the first time we are offering the course, as a pilot for a larger lecture course in future years.  It’s a rare opportunity for pre-majors to work in a small group with more advanced students and close interaction with faculty!


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