Thursday, August 9, 2018


Student Trainee (Engineering/Physical Science/Life Science)

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): FEW vacancies - Chicago, Illinois
Salary: $32,978.00 to $47,967.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-0899/0499/1399-04/05
Open Period: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Position Information: Internships - Duration of appointment determined in participant agreement.
Who May Apply: Students

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Geography of Disease and Health

GEOG 498E Seminar in Current Problems:  The Geography of Disease and Health

Geographic dimensions of health in local and regional populations across the globe with regional foci on Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Topics include disease ecology, infectious and chronic diseases, geographic mobility, biometeorology, nutrition, development and health, geographic disparities in health, healthcare resources and access, medical systems and ethnomedicine, concepts of health and place, and therapeutic spaces.

Paid Internship Opportunity Announcement with The Conservation Foundation for 2018

Paid Internship Opportunity Announcement
with The Conservation Foundation
for 2018
POSITION TITLE: Undergraduate/Graduate student intern
DUTIES/JOB DESCRIPTION:  Our undergraduate/graduate intern will serve as a part-time member of The Conservation Foundation staff.  Work will be focused around the key mission areas of the foundation: land preservation, river and stream protection, environmental education, restoration and promoting environmental stewardship. 
We will match the skills and interest of the candidate with the needs of The Conservation Foundation.  Past examples of internship projects have included, but not been limited to:
·      Setting up community rain barrel programs and working on education and outreach through our Conservation@Home program
·      Conducting site reviews at properties with conservation easements and providing baseline documentation reports of their natural areas and conditions
·      Performing water quality assessments by working with staff on sediment and aquatic life sampling in our local rivers and streams
·      Being a youth educator through our Mighty Acorns and other nature education programs
·      Help plan and implement ecological restoration activities and volunteer work days
·      Help organize DuPage River Sweep and other river cleanup activities
·      Database management for various programs
·      Help plan and conduct professional and public educational seminars
HOURS:  Flexible, with an average of 16-18 hours per week.
REQUIREMENTS:  Excellent writing and communication skills and knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Office are essential.  Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in an environment-related field (environmental science, environmental studies, ecology, biology, etc.) or be pursuing a Master’s Degree in a related field.
COMPENSATION:  Compensation for this internship will be at a rate of $15 per hour, with the expectation that the intern will work on average 16-18 hours per week for up to 48 weeks.
HOW TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:  Chere Hayes, Director of Advancement, The Conservation Foundation, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL, 60565, or by email to  Information can also be sent by fax to (630) 428-4599.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position to be filled as soon as possible.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  Chere Hayes, Director of Advancement, at (630) 428-4500 x117 or
The Conservation Foundation:  Established in 1972, The Conservation Foundation is a private, not-for-profit land and watershed protection organization, located in Naperville on a 60-acre working, organic farm.  The mission of The Conservation Foundation is: We preserve and restore natural areas and open space, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote environmental stewardship.  The Foundation maintains a membership of approx. 4,000 members and 500 volunteers in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois.
For more information, call The Conservation Foundation at (630) 428-4500 or visit

Minorities in Natural Resources Conservation seeking minority students to participate in the Annual SEAFWA Conference! APPLY NOW!

The Minorities in Natural Resources Conservation (MINRC) subcommittee is actively seeking minority students to participate in the 72st Annual Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Conference. The conference will be held on October 21, 2018 – October 24, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. During the SEAFWA Conference, MINRC will conduct student workshops that will provide valuable career development information. Students will participate in round table discussions to share information on selected topics relevant to seeking employment in the natural resource field.  A keynote speaker will motivate the students to continue their quest to reach their goals. There will also be opportunities for students to speak with professionals regarding employment prospects.  Students are expected to arrive on Saturday, October 20, 2018 no later than 12:00 p.m. to attend a welcome meeting and conference orientation with MINRC professionals.

The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) is an organization whose members are the state and federal agencies with primary responsibility for management and protection of the fish and wildlife resources in 16 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Its objectives are to cultivate friendly relations and mutual understanding among officials engaged in natural resources conservation and to coordinate the programs they administer. SEAFWA also promotes public understanding and appreciation of the importance of conserving natural resources and encourages the management of fish and wildlife resources.

For more information about SEAFWA, the conference and application process, visit