Tuesday, April 9, 2019

STARS & Resources Internship with AASHE (remote position)

We are excited to share that AASHE is seeking applications for a STARS & Resources Intern through Monday, April 15th!

This is a PAID student internship ($12.75 per hour) and preference will be given to students at an AASHE member institution. The intern will work from their virtual home office up to 40 hours per week during summer 2019 and then up to 10 hours per week during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Resources Intern assists in submission review of AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) and provides administrative and technical support in the ongoing development of AASHE resources, particularly related to AASHE’s online resource library, the Campus Sustainability Hub. Please review the job description for full details.

If you or someone you know would make a great AASHE intern (especially if already familiar with STARS), please apply or encourage them to apply! Applications are due by April 15th, 2019. 

To apply and for more information, visit: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/96256

  • Assists in the review of STARS report submissions
  • Identifies and submits new resources for inclusion in the Campus Sustainability Hub
  • Assists in data collection for AASHE publications
  • Assists in maintaining organizational data in AASHE’s online data management system
  • Uses basic computer skills to assist in the management of online resources
  • Implements marketing and outreach campaigns to increase submissions to the Campus Sustainability Hub in collaboration with Programs and Marketing staff
  • Contributes to ongoing creative development of AASHE Programs through participation in regular team meetings
  • Assists in building internal and external stakeholder engagement related to AASHE resources
  • Develops and maintains familiarity with trends in campus sustainability by following AASHE and campus sustainability news
  • Demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and diversity in the workplace
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Student at a higher education institution in the United States or Canada
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in higher education sustainability
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong quantitative research skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong internet researching skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Collaborative attitude and strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Comfortable working with and experimenting with technology
  • Experience with working in teams and facilitating groups
  • Knowledge of Google Apps and Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Commitment to advancing sustainability in higher education
  • Familiarity with AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)

Environmental Education Internship at Franklin Creek Conservation Association

Send a resume and cover letter to engage@franklincreekconservation.org before 4/16/2019

Chicago Urban Ecology Field Lab Summe 2019

The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is now recruiting students for the 2019 edition of the Urban Ecology Field Lab and I think students affiliated with the EECB program at NIU would be interested in applying. The Urban Ecology Field Lab is a fantastic professional development opportunity that has helped past participants get jobs in the conservation field. We also work closely with students to make sure they can earn credits at their home institutions.

In brief, the Urban Ecology Field Lab is an 8-week interdisciplinary course that will train students in social and ecological theory and methods that will prepare them to conduct urban ecology research, which they will apply in a practicum project in partnership with a local community-based organization and a land management/public policy agency here in Chicago. This is the fourth year of the program and it's been a fantastic experience to be a part of. The program is run by scientists and staff at the Field Museum of Natural History.

The program runs from June 10 - August 2. The first five weeks involve methods training, field trips, and overnight immersive experiences. The final three weeks require data collection and analysis, culminating in a presentation of actionable results to local stakeholders doing conservation and social engagement work in the community. While this is a research training program, we are also aiming to generate longitudinal data that will help make an impact in regional conservation practices.

Cost of the program is $1500 (Full and partial scholarships are available), which includes:
·  2 overnight immersive experiences
·  Weekly field trips
·  Equipment for methods training
·  Lunch once a week
·  Coffee and tea once a week
·  Does not cover lodging or food

The application deadline is April 12th (soft deadline).

This is an opportunity for students to gain hands-on training and research experience. Our aim is to recruit upper level undergraduates and early phase grad students with some experience/coursework in the social and ecological sciences. We will work with students to ensure the Field Lab can be used for credit in your home institution (most students register the Field Lab as a 3-4 credit internship).