Friday, December 18, 2015

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity - Apply now!

Expand your horizons with a paid internship!

Do you have an interest in ecology, natural resource management, environmental education, environmental policy, or social science as it relates to our environment? 
Are you interested in exploring a career path you may not have considered yet, instead of looking for a summer job?  If so, then apply to become an intern with the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center is offering paid internships throughout the Midwest focused on a variety of research areas such as ecology, fisheries science, education, policy, natural resource management, and social sciences.
Now accepting applications! To learn more about the 2016 projects or for information on how to apply, visit our internship website. 
All applications are due via online submission by January 18, 2016. Download and share the Intern Program flyer and the summaries of available projects.

Application requirements Minimum Requirements: A student must have a GPA 3.25 or higher. Attendance at the Intern Program Short Course (May 24-27) and Intern Symposium (Aug 1-2) is required if accepted as an intern. All application materials must be submitted online (no email submissions accepted) by the application deadline (Jan. 18).

Required Application Materials: All application materials must be submitted electronically within the online application form by the January 18 deadline.
1)       Biographical sketch - Submit a brief statement (100 words or less) about yourself, your interests, and where you see yourself career-wise in 5 years. This information will be included in the August symposium proceedings.
2)      College transcript - Unofficial copy will suffice as long as your name is clearly visible on the transcript. A screenshot or a typed Word version of your transcript will not be accepted.
3)      Resume - Include all relevant coursework, previous employment, internships, and volunteer positions. Organization name, location, and dates should be included.
4)      Cover letter (optional, but encouraged) - Feel free to include a cover letter outlining what makes you a good candidate for this internship. Include any additional information, such as your career and academic goals, that would help us assess your fit for our internship program.

Please contact me if you have any questions about applying for one of our 2016 internships.
Natalie Marioni, Intern Program Coordinator (

Director of Environmental Education & Citizen Science
The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
Lewis and Clark Community College
One Confluence Way * East Alton, IL 62024
Ph: 618.468.2783 * Fax: 618.468.7211 *

West Central Regional Director, Environmental Education Association of Illinois (
Illinois Coordinator, Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) (

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2016 Summer Research in Indonesia

Project Wet Educator Workshop

Attention educators in Southwestern Illinois! I will be hosting a Project Wet Educator Workshop on either February 26th or 27th (depending on registration demand) in East Alton, IL.

Project WET is a multidisciplinary nationwide program, and the only way to receive the curriculum featuring 64 water related activities is by taking a workshop! Learn how to incorporate water resources into your lessons on culture, natural resources, life sciences, and more! Project WET covers grades K-12 and is an amazing resource for formal and non-formal educators alike!

See the attached flyer for more information, including the registration link. Professional development hours are available, and pre-service teachers are welcome to join us as well!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you, and I hope to see some of you in February!
Allison Rhanor
Allison Rhanor
Environmental Educator
The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
Lewis and Clark Community College
One Confluence Way * East Alton, IL 62024
Ph: 618-468-2785 * Fax: 618-468-7786

Environmental Professional - Student Career Seminar

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Jobs

Region 6 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened the following bio-tech positions. most of these will start in the Spring/Summer of 2016. Please share with those who may be interested.