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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection PDF Print E-mail

The Department of of Environmental Protection is seeking 20 recruits for its 2016 class of AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors, a program that incorporates a grassroots desire to improve the state and its quality of life for resident.

Application Date:  Accepting applications through August 31, 2015 

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Contact:  Kathy Giordano - Program Manager

                Patricia Ingelido - Supervisor

                (609) 633-1441






Clemson University Job Opportunities - Camp Wildlife] PDF Print E-mail

 Location:  Summerton, South Caroline off the shores of Lake Marion


Looking for college students to work as summer counselors at Camp Wildlife which will takes place at Camp Bob Cooper.   They also offer 2 sessions for Advanced Level at Back Woods Quail Camp in Georgetown, South Carolina.  They work with children between the ages of 8-14. The program activities include:


  *   BB Gun, rifle, shotgun & basic archery instruction

  *   Sporting Clays

  *   Wildlife ecology, outdoor survival skills

  *   ATV operation & safety

  *   Swimming, canoeing, climbing wall and group games



Becki Hayes

Youth Learning Institute | Clemson University

698 Concord Church Rd

Pickens, SC 29671

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Summer 2015 Scientific Expeditions PDF Print E-mail


Operation Wallacea is hosting  scientific expeditions in Indonesia, Transylvania, South Africa, Madagascar, Peru, Guyana, Honduras and Mexico. These research sites are run in remote locations with the help of university volunteers and academics from around the world.> <


Students can join the research expeditions during the summer months to gain experience with field research and data collection:


Research Assistants - volunteers gain experience performing various survey methods and taking field ecology training courses; serves as a volunteer-based internship and some credit options are available.


Thesis Students - Operation Wallacea provides support forstudents to collect data for a thesis project at the undergraduate or Master's level.


Expedition Medicine Course - a chance for Pre-Med students to experience field medicine with expedition teams working in remote areas.


There are funding opportunities available from within our organization:<



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Research Experience for Undergraduate- Marine Science Fellowships 2015 PDF Print E-mail

This program is for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers or graduate studies in Marine Sciences. Students selected for the program will participate in an intensive 10-week research experience in which they will work in a faculty research group to develop and complete an independent research project. Students will gain basic field and laboratory research skills and develop proficiency in data interpretation and presentation. Participants also will benefit from relevant field excursions, a series of workshops on professional skills development, and lectures by outstanding visiting speakers. DISL will award up to 8 semester hours for this experience with prior approval from the student’s home campus.

Research areas of DISL faculty include: ecology of marine and estuarine invertebrates and fishes; plant-animal interactions in seagrass beds; microbial ecology; nutrient biogeochemistry; benthic ecology; trophic interactions and carbon budgets; life history and biomechanics of marine invertebrates; paleoecology; planktonecology; marine mammal ecology; and others.


About the Dauphin Island Sea Lab: DISL is located on a 36-acre campus on the east end of Dauphin Island, 35 miles south of Mobile, Alabama, in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. DISL provides an academic program and research facilities for students and faculty from 22 Alabama colleges and universities, and visitors from throughout the U.S. The campus includes classrooms, research laboratories, dormitories, dining facilities, library, research vessels and a public aquarium. Summer weather on the Alabama coast is excellent for recreation and field research. In addition to undergraduate activities, the summer includes graduate research and classes for 50+ students, research programs of the resident faculty, courses and workshops for teachers, and summer programs for K – 12 students.

Eligibility: Applications are invited from undergraduates in their junior and senior years with interests in biology, chemistry, geology and environmental sciences. Students cannot have graduated at the time of the fellowship. Students who have participated in an NSF OCEfunded REU program are not eligible for a second internship. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions. Minorities are encouraged to apply.


Stipends of $5,000 will be provided for the 10-week full-time program. Students will be provided on-campus housing and food by DISL. Students from outside the Mobile, AL, area may also apply for limited travel assistance (up to $500.00).


Funded By: The National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Research Experience For Undergraduates Program, and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.


Apply on-line:



Application Procedures: 1) Besides the completed on-line application, you need to submit: 2) Official college transcripts of all completed work (must be mailed), 3) Two letters of recommendation, and 4) A statement of career goals and research interest.

For more information contact:

Sally Brennan, DISL University Programs Registrar (251) 861-2141, ext. 2256. Incomplete packages will not be considered.


Application Deadline: February 13, 2015.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL 36528, (251) 861-2141, ext. 2256

Hourly technician positions for undergraduates and recent college graduates are available at our laboratory. The Culture Technician positions will be located at our NJ Aquaculture Innovation Center site in North Cape May, NJ and begin February, March, April, and May. The remaining positions are located at Cape Shore Laboratory sited on the shore of Delaware Bay, approximately ten miles from Cape May, NJ. The rate of pay for the Spring Technician position will be $11.50/hr ($460/wk). This position will begin ~late February/early March 2015 and continue through approximately mid-December 2015. The rate of pay for all summer positions will be $11.00/hr ($440/wk). Dormitory accommodations are available at both facilities, for a fee set by the University. The summer positions begin in mid-May to early June and continue until approximately mid-August. We also encourage students associated with internship programs to apply. Descriptions of the general duties of each of the positions are given below. Additional information can be viewed at our website; Anyone interested is encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Send a resume and cover letter (including which positions you would prefer, if any) to:

Gregory A. DeBrosse
Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory
Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station
6959 Miller Avenue
Port Norris, NJ 08349
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SPRING TECHNICIAN - During the spring and fall, the responsibilities of this position will be varied and will include duties in the hatchery, field, and laboratory as needed. During the summer research period, along with the laboratory Field Manager, is responsible for the care and maintenance of over 300 bushels of experimental oysters confined to bags on our tidal flats. These oysters are progeny groups generated by our long-standing and continuing program in oyster genetics and breeding. Much of the work week is spent on the tidal flats in front of the laboratory. Duties include tray and bag maintenance, collection of biological data on progeny groups, and maintenance of our 75,000 gallon land-based nursery and holding systems.

CULTURE TECHNICIAN – These positions will be located at the New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center located in North Cape May, NJ. Duties associated with these positions include microalgal culture, assisting in spawning of bivalve molluscs, rearing of larvae and post-set juveniles, maintenance of hatchery larval and downweller tanks and nursery upweller raceway tanks and equipment. FIELD

TECHNICIAN - Assist the laboratory Field Manager in the care and maintenance of shellfish brood stock located in our quarantine, nursery, and field grow out systems. Position responsibilities require working outside in all weather conditions, ATV operation, and some lifting.

HATCHERY TECHNICIAN - Duties associated with these positions include assisting in spawning of bivalve molluscs, rearing of larvae and post-set juveniles, daily record keeping, maintenance of hatchery and nursery grow-out system tanks and equipment, and micro-algal culture. Attention to detail is critical in these positions.




Climate Change Youth Leadership Opportunities PDF Print E-mail

The implications of climate change are challenging and far-reaching, particularly for land managers tasked with protecting the resources of national parks and other protected areas. To meet this challenge, managers need to encourage and make use of the creative and innovative thinking of the next generation of youth scientists and leaders.


The George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) builds a pathway for exemplary students in higher education to apply cutting-edge climate change knowledge to park management. Through a summer-long internship, undergraduate and graduate students will gain valuable work experience, explore career options, and develop leadership skills under the mentorship and guidance of the National Park Service (NPS). Parks and programs will increase their capacity to understand and respond to climate change and its impacts.


National parks and NPS programs develop and oversee structured projects in one or more of the following interdisciplinary areas: climate change science and monitoring; resource conservation and adaptation; policy development; sustainable park operations; facilities adaptation; and communication/interpretation/education. During the internship, students apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to climate change challenges and communicate with diverse stakeholders. Interns who successfully complete the YLCC, an approved Direct Hire Authority Internship program, will be eligible to be hired non-competitively into subsequent federal jobs once they complete their degree program. These jobs would be in the Department of Interior (DOI), NPS, or one of the other bureaus within the DOI. An intern must qualify for the job in order to be hired non-competitively.


Quick Facts and Deadlines:

• The YLCC is managed cooperatively with the University of Washington

• Internship opportunities and application forms are posted on

• Internships are 12 weeks (40 hours/week) during the summer

• Interns are paid $14/hour plus benefits

• Applications are accepted from early December 2014 until late

January 2015


Who was George Melendez Wright?

George Melendez Wright was deeply influential in bringing science to the management of America’s national parks. Working as a naturalist in Yosemite National Park in the 1920s, Wright argued that good science was needed for effective conservation. In 1930, he was appointed Chief of the Wildlife Division for the NPS where he encouraged the agency to embrace science-based approaches to conserving species, habitats, and other natural conditions in the parks. Although he died while he was still a young man, Wright’s legacy lives on in the NPS’s commitment to use the best available science for preserving the resources of our National Parks.


For More Information: See the program website,

Employment Opportunities in New York City PDF Print E-mail

The FTE is for an Environmental Analyst:

For the Spring Semester Intern and Summer Intern positions:

Marine Invertebrate Taxonomy/ecologist PDF Print E-mail

Location:   Washington State


 The Marine Sediment Monitoring Team at the Washington State Dept of Ecology is currently recruiting for two Marine Invertebrate Taxonomist/Ecologist positions.  One is a half-time position and the other is a full-time position.  Both will begin with a focus on primary taxonomy of our Puget Sound benthic invertebrate samples, as well as building our voucher sheet library and maintaining and improving our Puget Sound reference and voucher collection. 


Links to both job announcements:


Marine Benthic Invertebrate Taxonomist / Ecologist (Natural Resource Scientist 2) - full time position with benefits



Marine Benthic Ecologist (Natural Resource Scientist 1) - part time (50%) position with benefits



Both position announcements close on 9/7/14.


Learn more about our sediment monitoring program at 



Maggie Dutch

Washington State Department of Ecology Marine Monitoring Unit

300 Desmond Drive, PO Box 47600

Olympia, WA  98504-7600

Phone:  360-407-6021, fax:  360-407-6884
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Blue Waters Graduate Fellowships PDF Print E-mail

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PhD position with Cawthron Institute PDF Print E-mail

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Graduate Field Courses and MA/MAT degree PDF Print E-mail

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