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Job Title: 2019 Summer Internships
Job close date: 4/21/2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Job Type: Internships
Location: Varies (Seattle, WA)
Salary: $17.26 – $24.63 Hourly
SUMMARY: The King County Water and Land Resources Division of the Department of Natural Resources and Parks seeks several full-time interns for this summer. Assignments will be to one of the following areas, providing experience in the practical application of coursework in a large-scale, public sector organization.
WHO MAY APPLY: Positions are open to college level students currently enrolled and continuing in the fall 2019 in full or part-time status at an accredited university/college with coursework in the described areas. Proof of full or part-time enrollment status is required. Most positions require a valid driver’s license.
Descriptions of Internship Opportunities
1.Agriculture/Snoqualmie Valley Agricultural Land Strategic Plan Intern
In 2017, the Fish, Farm, Flood watershed planning effort identified a suite of recommended actions and three task forces that would advance the efforts focused on salmon recovery; agriculture production and preservation; and flood risk reduction within the Snoqualmie River Valley. The recommended actions included an assessment of land-based assets on farmlands in the Snoqualmie Agricultural Production District; creation of a plan for needed improvements to farmland assets; and determination of a minimum number of acres of agricultural resource lands required to preserve a viable agriculture sector. The Agriculture Intern will collect, compile and analyze existing land use data; survey farmers to collect new data; and support the project leader with meeting logistics.
The successful candidate will work with the Communications Manager of the Water and Land Resources Division to learn communications tactics and planning functions. In addition, the intern will be exposed to and carry out inclusive communications with a goal of equitable outcomes for all residents and enhancing that aspect of our work. Prepare written articles for publication; pursue story development; coordinate photos, videos and graphics; support the development and implementation of strategic communications plans; manage social media channels; and coordinate newsletter and web page content.
3.Forestry/King County Forest Plan Intern
In response to the 2015 Strategic Climate Action Plan, King County is embarking on an effort to develop a 30-year plan to “re-tree King County.” This effort will bring together partners to “develop a sustainable 30-year plan to maintain and enhance tree cover countywide that identifies specific approaches, including public and private partnerships, geographic focus areas, and number of trees.” The Forestry Intern will focus on the first step in this process, which includes an assessment and compilation of existing information on tree cover in King County, including current tree cover, forest ownership patterns, and trends in tree cover in rural and urban areas of the county, as well as other information relevant to this planning effort and support the project leader with meeting logistics. The information will form the basis of the first chapter of the 30-Year Plan.
4.Environmental Summer Internships/Rivers and Floodplain Management
The Rivers and Floodplain Management Section of WLRD is hiring two summer interns. The position duration is approximately three months.
The internship will provide hands-on experience with many aspects of managing a flood risk reduction project. This internship will include a mix of field work and office work. The intern will assist engineers and planners with site observation and documentation on a construction site and compile data. The intern may also assist staff with project management duties such as updating project web pages, preparing graphics, and digitizing information. You must be able to commit to working 30-40 hours per week during the entire period to be eligible.
5.Microbiology/Aquatic Toxicology Intern
Students will learn existing analytical testing methods for common environmental pathogens (microbiology and algal toxins) found in current King county monitoring programs. In the microbiology laboratory the student will learn core microbiology techniques to isolate and identify bacteria from environmental matrices. The student will learn how to make culture media used to separate and identify the target organisms of interest. In the aquatic toxicology laboratory the student will learn freshwater algae identification skills with a focus on toxin producing types. The student will be trained in the operation of FlowCAM® digital imaging system and image recognition software for the automated classification of freshwater algae in lake water samples. The student will learn how to perform quality control for the test methods commonly used in these monitoring programs. The student will also perform some side by side tests with experienced analysts to check their laboratory techniques.
To learn more about this opportunity please visit our website: https://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/library/water-and-land/wlrd-summer-internships-2019.pdf
APRIL Sustainability Professional Development Programme (ASPDP) is an 18-month long management-trainee programme run by APRIL Group. APRIL is one of the largest pulp and paper manufacturing companies in the world, with plantations and manufacturing operations in Riau, Indonesia.
The ASPDP programme is divided into three rotations, each covering different roles within the APRIL sustainability department, with mentoring from senior management provided throughout the course. Following the completion of the programme, candidates are eligible for fast track promotion, depending on their performance.
We recently opened applications for the 2019 intake. Applications are open to graduate students who have prior working experience (including internships), and who preferably have some demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the forestry, environment, and sustainability sectors.
Announcement for BSE majors.
The 19 positions offered are very diverse and managers are seeking undergraduate and graduate students in:
· Liberal arts – social science, international studies, communications, economics, English, multimedia production
· STEM – math, science, engineering, IT, statistics
· Business – finance, accounting, marketing, business administration
· Public health – biostats, epidemiology, health informatics, health management, public health, global health
· Other – education, architecture
Aga Khan University – 19 internships available, primarily in Nairobi – Deadline April 17th
Through a partnership with UW’s Population Health initiative, Aga Khan University makes international internships available to UW students. Applications for internships that start in autumn are due April 17th. There are a total of 19 internships available in fields such as research, finance, communications, health management, grant-writing, IT, and structural engineering.
One of the 19 internship sites is specifically seeking a UW student. Research Intern – Medicine – Nairobi position. Seeking master’s or PhD student in a field such as public health, global health, epidemiology, social sciences, economics, statistics, and demography. The intern will work with UW professor Michael Chung.
Selected interns will receive monthly living stipend, shared accommodation (furnished apartments) and reimbursement of pre-arrival medical check-ups and internship visa cost. Please note that the selected intern will be responsible for purchasing their return ticket, travel and health insurance.
Application period: March 27 to April 17 2019 (apply to AKU here)
Interview dates: April 25 to May 10 2019
Final intern selection: May 15 2019 (if selected you must follow the UW’s Student International Travel Policy)
Placement start date: September 16 2019 (*subject to internship pass approval)
Click here to learn more about these opportunities.
Please note this additional information from the UW Study Abroad Office & the Office of Global Affairs.
UW students selected for these positions must remain enrolled at UW for the duration of their internship.
Degree-seeking students participating in a University of Washington internship program are subject to the UW’s Student International Travel Policy. If selected for one of the Aga Khan positions, students must complete all UW pre-departure requirements including, but not limited to:
1. Register international travel with the Office of Global Affairs
2. Purchase the UW Student Abroad Insurance for the duration of the internship
3. Request and receive approval for a travel waiver for high-risk destinations
The University is committed to offering a diverse set of international opportunities for students. However, the University reserves the right to cancel or alter, at any time, any international program, internship or activity when, based on a review of the relevant information and resources, it is determined that there is undue risk to the health and safety of students in a particular destination.
If accepted into this internship you must maintain your status as a student at the University of Washington for the duration of your placement by enrolling in Independent Learning through UW Study Abroad. The fee for Independent Learning is $350 per quarter which includes registration for up to 12 credits.
Questions about the specifics of individual internships should be directed to the AKU Programme Coordinator at email@example.com.
Questions about UW policies and procedures related to international internships should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is hosting three Student Conservation Association (SCA) Fisheries Internships in Darrington, WA. Internship estimated start date is Monday, June 10th through Friday, Sept 27th. Application period will be open until positions are filled. Apply on the SCA website.
MORA Combined Description – National Park Service Academy position description
CIP Brochure – General information on Northwest Youth Corps’ Internship Program
2019 Olympic NP… – Internship Opportunity at Olympic National Park (Spring 2019 Placement)
As a reminder, while it is not explicitly stated in the position description for the NPS Academy internship, our goal for this program is to engage students from underrepresented groups in a rewarding 13 week experience at Mount Rainier. The first week of this program will consist of an orientation and training that is centered on conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion on our public lands. Then, the next 12 weeks will focus on in-depth skills training, mentorship, and the opportunity to work directly alongside National Park Service personnel. Ultimately, it is our goal to provide a truly inclusive experience for our interns that will encourage them to consider a career with the National Park Service or its sister land management agencies. With this in mind, we will also be providing training and guidance on applying for federal jobs, networking, and professional development.
Are you interested in wildlife conservation? Do you want to gain field work experience this summer? If so, please consider applying for the UW Quantitative Ecology Lab’s wildlife research volunteer position (attached). This summer position will focus on deploying and maintaining camera traps in eastern Washington as part of the Washington Predator-Prey Project. Deadline to apply is April 5th, 2019.
We have two paid Tribal Climate Resilience Internships available through the BIA Pathways Program for Native American undergraduate and Master’s students. These are excellent opportunities to support Tribal Resilience initiatives, while gaining valuable work and educational experiences.
One position is located in Corvallis, Oregon, and another is in Eugene, Oregon. Completion of the internship program gives the interns federal hiring preference in their future job searches. Deadline: April 5, 2019.
My name is Pepper Hambrick, Program Coordinator for Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Every year, we run a summer camp for ages 3-11 on the hatchery grounds which teaches children about their place in this environment while having fun. In the past, students from the surrounding area have found an enriching summer experience helping out as camp aid and general education assistant, and I would like to extent that opportunity once again. The position is unpaid but offers a wide variety of experiences for someone interested in either biology, environmental science, or early education. Or all three!
Pepper Hambrick |Program Coordinator | 425.392.1118
FRIENDS OF THE ISSAQUAH SALMON HATCHERY (FISH)
I am David Friedman, Executive Director of Terra-Forma Education, a local non-profit environmental education organization. We have a couple of opportunities that we were hoping to make available to students of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. One is an unpaid internship and the other is a paid Youth Mentor employment opportunity.
I have attached copies of the notices.
David “Caveman” Friedman
My name is Sophia Watkins and I founded Forest Fund. We will be running a summer course in applied sustainability entrepreneurship, bringing students to the deforestation forefront to understand the economics of destruction firsthand. They will learn about sustainability problems and analyze the local and international markets that have generated them (lots of externalities!). By the end of the six weeks they will have formed small teams, picked a sustainability problem, and written and pitched a business plan for a startup to address the problem.
Attached is the flyer for the summer course and here is a link to an interview by The Office of Sustainability at Harvard (https://green.harvard.edu/news/understanding-economics-deforestation-amazon).
For students that are still interested, we are able to arrange transportation to fit their schedule
Abraços from Brazil,
Starting June 2019, the hydro-biogeochemistry group at the University of Washington in Seattle has an opening for a summer field technician.
The technician will be working at two field sites located in Alaska — one in Fairbanks and one in Kenai — on a project investigating methane production and methane oxidation in permafrost thaw bogs.
The project is focused on advancing understanding of how permafrost landscapes in Northern latitudes affect and are affected by climatic change. The site in Fairbanks is in the Bonanza Creek LTER research forest and is part of the Alaska Peatland Experiment (APEX). The site in Kenai is located in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The technician will live in Fairbanks over the summer and will travel back and forth to the two field sites by car. This is a paid hourly position with shared housing in Fairbanks provided. The technician will assist the field efforts of a graduate student researcher working at the two sites; will be responsible for making various routine measurements (e.g., gas flux, well elevations, water levels, active layer depth), and overseeing performance and troubleshooting (if needed) of an automated belowground root imaging and oxygen sensor network; and will be expected to backpack heavy loads of equipment into the site (~1 mile distance).
If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Neumann (rbneum) with: 1) a cover letter expressing why you are interested and qualified for the position, 2) a CV or resume, and 3) the names and contact information of three individuals able to provide a letter of recommendation.
As expected, all of our Spring Programs are now closed. Our Summer programs continue to fill at a record rate, and we will be closing applications to Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago and San Francisco at midnight on Sunday the 17th of March. Any students who are interested in those cities should apply now to avoid disappointment.
This year has been the first that we have offered our Student Aid scheme, which grants up to $3,263 to students enrolling in one of our programs. All students are eligible for some aid, with 100% of students so far receiving over $1000 towards a City Internships Program of their choice.
We will continue to provide as much support as possible to Students, but we anticipate making changes in the beginning of April – this is something I will notify you of nearer to the time, but I would again encourage students who aim to rely on our Student Aid offering to apply sooner rather than later as this date may be moved forward.
For a short reminder of what we do: our Programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.
Programs are available in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco
Students may be directed to apply now at: https://city-internships.com/apply
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City Internships is a member of the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), NAFSA: Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad and the National Society on Experiential Education (NSEE).
PAID $$ Part-time GIS intern for the spring quarter 2019 (exact dates are flexible)/ We will begin evaluating applications March 20
We are seeking a part-time GIS intern for the spring quarter (exact dates are flexible). Under guidance and supervision of The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Geographer in Washington, the intern will be responsible for supporting webmap development in two Puget Sound floodplain and agriculture resiliency projects and fulfilling particular mobile mapping needs of our Forest Managers. This internship requires skills with ArcGIS Spatial Analyst to process and prepare raster data for publishing online map services. Experience with geodatabase management (creating relates, domains, etc.), Esri Collector app, and map service publishing are highly preferred. Attention to detail is a must! Our lab is commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our lab’s mission is best advanced by the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. We seek to create an inclusive lab group, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
To apply: Provide a resume and a cover letter to Phil Levin: pslevin. The cover letter should describe your career goals, detail how will this internship help you achieve your career objectives. Please also include names and contact info for 3 references. Please put “internship application” in the subject line
We will begin evaluating applications March 20
Pay is $17 per hour
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Seattle, WA 98121
University of Washington
School of Environmental & Forest Sciences
Seattle, WA 98195
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